Bangor's Mike Martino, surrounded by blue-clad Wilson players, passes to an open man, during the Slaters' last second 61-60 loss to the Warriors in a game played at Bangor tonight. (PARTIAL PHOTO GALLERY) (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Julie Poliskiewicz.
Bangor's Brieann Ohland (12) has but 3 seconds to get rid of the ball during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl last night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Pen Argyl's Jeff Rufe won by a 10-8 decision at 152 during the Knights' 42-27 win over Notre Dame Friday night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Jake Holden of Pen Argyl wrestled at 170 during the Knights 42-27 win over Notre Dame. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Bangor's Ciarrah Holmqvist (5) defends Pen Argyl's Abby Strouse (4) during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl last night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Pen Argyl's Olivia Bender (24) tries drive between a pair of Bangor defenders during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl last night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) (Another photo below) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Negligence is the rust of the soul ... and the car
(BPT) - Whether it’s the anxiety of looking at a bank statement after a big purchase or waiting for news from a doctor, facing harsh realities can be nerve-racking. The same mentality applies when dealing with your car discrepancies, be it routine maintenance or even skirmishes with other drivers on - and sometimes off - the road.
These drivers are not abiding by one of the fundamental, unwritten road rules, according to a recent survey conducted by Hankook Tire. In the latest Hankook Tire Quarterly Gauge Index, results showed that 86 percent of American drivers have had their car damaged by others when parked and never received a note from the person responsible. However, despite these findings, the gauge also revealed that only 14 percent of Americans say they have dinged a car and didn’t leave a note, which begs the question: Who’s telling the truth?
Aside from avoiding issues with others on the road, drivers also tend to neglect their own routine car obligations. The recent gauge index also revealed that 57 percent of Americans leave regular car maintenance obligations such as registration, oil changes, and car inspections until the last minute or past the recommended timeframe.
But what the large majority of the driving population lacks in fulfilling some standard car care needs, they make up for in other ways. Seventy-seven percent of drivers make sure to fill their gas tank before or immediately after their gas light goes on. And although many Americans lack manners by failing to leave notes in parking lots, they take pride in their parking skills. Sixty-seven percent of drivers consider themselves “excellent” or “good” parallel parkers, maneuvering into a tight spot in two tries or less.
Now that the fall and winter months are here provide drivers with less than stellar road conditions are here, take into account these helpful car safety tips that will help you be more mindful of your cars basic needs:
Check your tank – Running low on fuel on a regular basis can be hazardous to a car because it causes the fuel pump to pick up debris from the bottom of the fuel tank that can clog the pump or fuel injectors. Be mindful of your gauge, and try to get to the nearest fueling station as soon as you can.
Check your engine – Thirty-one percent of Americans wait to change the oil until past the recommended service date. Not changing your oil often enough allows harmful dirt, particulates and acids to degrade or damage key engine parts.
Rotate your tires – According to the Hankook Tire Quarterly Gauge Index, 33 percent of Americans say tire rotation is the No. 1 routine car maintenance obligation that they put off until the last minute. However, rotating the tires allows them to wear more evenly, increasing the tires’ lifespan.
Choose the right tire – Do you know what brand of tires you have on your car right now? If you said no, you’re not alone. Thirty-six percent of Americans say they don’t know their tire brand. Knowing this information is important to be sure if the tires are appropriate for the upcoming fall and winter driving conditions. The Hankook Winter i-cept evo is a winter tire that provides excellent performance during winter weather conditions.
Bangor's Emily Wilkins (41) drives down court during the Slaters' 37-23 win over Pen Argyl in a game played at Pen Argyl last night. PHOTO GALLERY (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
A video of two men playing on swings attached to the front loader of a moving digger in the Saudi Arabian desert is going viral.
More than 350,000 people have watched the clip which captures the men swinging from the unmanned digger as it slowly reverses across the screen.
Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct)
The west bound lane of the Messinger Street Bridge (Viaduct) between First Street (Rte 191) and Murray Street in Bangor has been closed.
After a recent inspection it was determined that the westbound lane of the bridge needs to be closed and detoured due to in-creased deterioration to the bridge.
Eastbound traffic will not be affected.
This restriction will be in effect until construction of the new bridge, estimated to begin in late 2015.
Motorists will have two detour options:
Pen Argyl Academic Wall of Fame Nominations
It is time for the Pen Argyl High School Alumni Association to select the 2015 Inductees to the Academic Wall of Fame.
This honor is bestowed on a select number of graduates or past district educators each year who have distinguished themselves through community service, academic accomplishments, as well as, advancements in their chosen profession. The creation of this distinction was to set an example of what is possible for all present and future Pen Argyl students!
This honor is different from the PAHS Athletic Hall of Fame where chosen Alumni are honored for their athletic contributions while at Pen Argyl High School.
Anyone can nominate a PAHS graduate for the Academic Wall of Fame honor. Our Academic Wall of Fame Inductees have made a meaningful contribution to the world around them, and the Pen Argyl Alumni Association is proud to bestow this honor. To nominate a graduate, please contact Jim or Heather Hunter at 610-863-9443 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations is February 20, 2015.
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