GCI Helps Ease Impact of Government Shutdown for Federal Employees
Alaska customers impacted by shutdown can defer payments, set up payment plan
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – GCI customers who work for the federal government and are affected by the partial shutdown can now set up payment plans for GCI services for the duration of the event.
“Federal agencies like the Coast Guard and the National Park Service deliver the services that protect Alaska’s people and resources and help our economy grow,” said GCI spokesperson Heather Handyside. “To help mitigate the negative impact of the shutdown on federal employees and the Alaska economy, GCI customers impacted by the shutdown can set up a payment plan to defer portions of their payments until after the situation is resolved.”
GCI customers who wish to set up a payment plan can visit their local GCI store or call a customer service representative at 907-265-5400 or 800-800-4800.
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.