Knights win fifth straight over Bangor
Pen Argyl's Mike DePaolo (22) runs behind a wall of blockers, including Ryan Hunt (16) Ryan Lobb (4) and David Reyes (70) during the Knights 28-20 win over Bangor Friday night. DePaolo rushed for three touchdowns while gaining 127 yards. Larry Cory
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Swarms of ladybugs overtake homes
Asian lady beetles have swarmed Tennessee homes. The ladybugs are covering houses throughout areas of the state and are attracted to light colored structures for warmth as outdoor temperatures drop.
Lebanon resident Diane Stroud told WTVF Newschannel 5, "There were probably one million of them…They were all over the porch. I mean the whole porch was completely covered…I mean, it was almost completely black with ‘em."
Ken Thompson, another Tennessean in Madisonville dealing with the insects told WBIR, "The ladybugs come from the north, over here, and it looked like a big swarm of hornets coming. And about 12 o'clock, they covered this whole side of the house from that side, all the way around."
Entomologist and Davidson County Extension Agent David Cook said, “Some of our other county agents have called in and say, ‘What’s the deal with these? All of a sudden they just show up.’” David gave his assurance that the bugs are harmless but they have, “a very foul odor and a very bitter taste and so this protects these insects from being preyed on by lizards and birds.”
Experts say the invasion will not end until several cold snaps cause the insects to die naturally. Guy Wilson of Wilson County told WKRN News 2, “Well I don’t like cold snaps, but uh, yeah, I’d like to see them go ‘cause it’s be a bit of a problem if we have to keep cleaning them up every, every day.” Adam Weckesser of Dayton’s Pest Control gave this helpful cleanup tip, "Pantyhose on the inside of a vacuum and so you suck ‘em into a vacuum and then you can throw the pantyhose away, and you can kind of collect them this way ‘cause once they get into the bag, it's just going to stink up."
Swarms of the Asian lady beetles have also been reported throughout the Midwest, parts of the Northeast and Canada. For those that are fond of insects, pest control experts say that there are more to come, as kudzu bugs are likely to follow.
Tattoo turns artist's arm into a comic
A Califiornia artist has turned himself into a comic by having blank panels tattooed on his arm - which he fills in every day.Patrick Yurick wanted to combine his love of comics with an unfulfilled desire to get a tattoo.
The perfect opportunity presented itself when the 30-year-old from San Diego saw a coupon deal for a cut-price inking.
He said: "I have wanted a tattoo for over a decade but could never commit to a design.
"I am too picky with my art and being married to one single design on my body was always a tough decision.
"I decided on a four panel format as an homage to Bill Watterson, author of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.
"Sometimes I get in one or two a day and sometimes I just don't have enough time to finish them and I wait for a really great idea.
"I do take the comic seriously though. My ultimate dream with the whole project is to generate a couple hundred strips and take the 50 best and make them into a high quality picture book."
Mr Yurick's daily comic strips can be viewed at:http://myarmthecomic.tumblr.com/