BANNER POLICY: Birth announcements can no longer be accepted by e-mail or fax due to legal considerations. Submitted information must be accompanied by photo ID and verified by health provider on an official form. The Banner will print the standard announcement as a courtesy. There will be a $10 charge to include additional information such as deceased grandparents or family members other than siblings. (Announcements with photos have to go through the paid advertising department.) Call the Banner for more information at 472-5041.