William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 9-1-14
The beginning of the school year looms notes State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) and motorists are reminded to use additional caution on roadways with school buses and other school transportation vehicles soon taking to the road.
Pennsylvania law requires that motorists stop at least 10 feet away from school buses when their red lights are flashing and their stop arm is extended. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety. Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety.
Penalties for failure to obey school bus safety laws can result in a $250 fine, five points on a driving record and a 60-day license suspension.
Parents are reminded to ensure that their children are at the bus stop early to avoid rushing. Students should stay where the bus driver can see them while boarding or exiting the bus.
School Bus Law Reminder For Pennsylvanians
William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 9-1-14
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: The bloodthirsty hate a person of integrity and seek to kill the upright
William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 8-31-14
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: Every summer my mother would say, ‘Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.’
William Lawrence Sr Omnibit 8-30-14
It is possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs
Commonwealth Foundation has posted this graph of Facebook showing that Pennsylvania spends $2,900 more per student than the national average, and that two thirds of the state’s residents are blithely unaware of it.
Thank you old media. That was sarcasm.
OpenPaGov.org estimates that Pennsylvania in 2012-13 spent $15,341 per pupil.
Pennsylvania Education Spending Per Student
Hat tip Donna Ellingsen.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is hosting a Mentored Youth Fishing Day on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, on 17 Panfish Enhancement Lakes, the closest one to Delaware County being Chambers Lake in Chester County’s Hibernia Park which is on Route 82 north of Coatesville.
To encourage participation, the PFBC has reduced the price of a Labor Day one-day adult resident and Labor Day one-day adult non-resident license to just $1 on Labor Day, says State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129). With issuing agent and transaction fees, the total price for the one-day adult license is $2.70.
To participate in the Mentored Youth Fishing Day, anglers 16 years of age or older (adult anglers) must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and be accompanied by a youth (less than 16 years of age) who has obtained a Mentored Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth Fishing License from the commission.
For full details on program requirements and the availability of these one-day licenses, visit the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s website here.
Mentored Youth Fishing Day
House Resolution 882 designated Aug. 24 through Sept. 6 as back-to-school weeks in Pennsylvania, reports State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129).
Residents are reminded to watch for reduced speed limits in school zones, be cautious around school transportation vehicles and be on the lookout for crossing guards that may stop traffic for students.
Many children will also be involved in extracurricular activities around school campuses even after the school day is completed, so continue to be on the lookout for pedestrians around schools.
Back To School Week
William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 8-30-14
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Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The old saw about it not being the heat but the humidity as the cause of summer misery is not the best summation. Dew point is the key to comfort.
“Dew point” is a phrase often seen on weather reports but little pondered. The words describe the temperature at which water vapor — which is measured as humidity — condenses at the rate it evaporates. As this is dependent on air pressure, this is not a constant.
If the temperature is below the dew point, the water stays rather than goes. High dew points mean discomfort. As it is the evaporation of perspiration that cools the skin, the slower the evaporation, the slower the cooling.
If you want to calculate the dew point yourself, this link explains how. We’ll stick to the weather report.
Dew Point Key To Comfort