New – 8 and 4 – driving technique considered safer…

New – 8 and 4 – driving technique considered safer…

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny skies with a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms…High 83.  Cooling down on Thursday.

Job Alert:  Center Point Human Services is holding a Job Fair this afternoon from 4 to 7pm.  Location:  4045 University Parkway in Winston-Salem.  Bring your resume.  Center Point oversees behavioral health services in Forsyth, Stokes and Davie counties.  Check out their listing of jobs:    www.cphs.org/CurrentVacancies.aspx

For decades, we have been taught to drive with their hands on the steering wheel at ‘10 and 2’.   However, Triple-A suggesting that driving with your hands on the lower half of the wheel at 8 and 4 may be safer.  The advantages: ‘8 and 4’ is more comfortable and puts less fatigue on your wrists and hands.   Fox 8 reporting that one of the largest driving schools in the state still teaches teen drivers to put their hands at ‘10 and 2’.  A spokesman for the NC Driving School says there aren’t too many 15-year-olds who can control a steering wheel with the lower position. 

‘Dining Out for Hunger’ in Davidson County on Thursday (April 5)…Participating restaurants will donate 10% of their gross sales on Thursday to ‘Crisis Ministry of Davidson County’.  For a listing of participating restaurants:  www.the-dispatch.com/article/20120403/NEWS/304039992

 NASCAR driver Kyle Petty will be at the Krispy Kreme location on Stratford Road in Winston-Salem this Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11am. Meet Kyle, check out the #2 Krispy Kreme Late Model Race car and help send kids to Victory Junction Camp.  Sweet… 

The Deborah Reaves Football Clinic going today AND Thursday at the Thompson Center on the campus of Winston-Salem State University.   Some of the things that will be covered during the clinic include football terminology and the general rules of the game. The clinic is free and open to the public.  www.wssu.edu/roles/visitors.aspx   

Perfect? Women’s NCAA Basketball: Baylor capturing the National title last night, with the Lady Bears going 40 – 0 this season. 

( Connecticut ) A friendly game of kickball in over the weekend ended with a Guinness world record.  The marathon game of kickball which started Friday morning and finally stopped on Sunday, was played in honor of two local children who survived cancer.  The event raised more than $45,000 dollars for cancer research. BTW: The two teams (21 players each) played 54 hours, 345 innings with a final score of 164-117. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120402/D9TSPI0O3.html

First Lady Michelle Obama will be the guest speaker at A&T State University’s graduation next month.  The university has implemented a ticket policy:  students will only be allowed to bring eight people to their commencement ceremony at the Greensboro Coliseum.  The coliseum can hold a little over 23,000, but school officials said the Secret Service will only allow 15,000 to attend the service. http://myfox8.com/2012/04/03/tickets-limited-for-nc-at-graduation-students-upset/

Are you considering putting a LIVE chick or duckling in your child’s Easter basket?  Well, those cute little critters could make you sick with the threat of Salmonella.  The Guildford County Health Department is encouraging hand washing especially for young children.  Young children are especially at risk for illness because their immune systems are still developing.    Info: 641-7777 www.cdc.gov/healthypets/resources/salmonella-baby-poultry.pdf    

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