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December 16, 1990
Al Shawver is a man of ideas.The former Finksburg resident also is a man of determination, working hard to turn dreams into profitable business at his auto performance shop in Hagerstown.Al got his start in racing as a helper at the age of 14. He knew then that he wanted to be a driver someday.But, at 20, his dream of going racing was put on hold.He spent eight years in the Navy, working half that time on nuclear submarine prototypes.In 1974, he returned to the Finksburg area and began working for an engineering company that trains power plant operators for both conventional and nuclear-powered facilities.
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By BILL HUSTED and BILL HUSTED,THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | September 27, 2007
Regarding static electricity and the need to ground yourself (when working on a computer), does this only apply to touching anything inside the computer? Also, is the chassis nothing more than the body of the computer? - Fernando Commodari I usually touch the side of the chassis to make sure that I'm getting rid of any static buildup. For folks who want to be really careful, you can buy grounding straps. These things fit around your wrist and a wire attaches the strap to a ground. Static is, of course, much worse in the winter and in extremely dry climates at any time of the year.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department has reconstructed its ambulance -- badly damaged in a wreck last year -- adding avariety of new features, as well as improved handling."
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 28, 1998
HANOVER, Germany -- Continental AG agreed yesterday to buy ITT Industries Inc.'s brake and chassis unit for $1.93 billion in cash, helping the world's fourth-largest tire-maker diversify its business.The German maker of Uniroyal and General tires plans to finance $386 million of its biggest acquisition by selling new shares. It will raise $1.16 billion through bond sales and loans, and will use cash reserves for the rest.The purchase of ITT Automotive Brake and Chassis, the world's No. 3 supplier of brakes, will boost Continental's sales 36 percent and let it develop more advanced wheel and brake systems.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 12, 1995
Ron Little has been involved in motor sports for more than 20 years.He has been a builder, mechanic and driver in both oval track and drag racing. The versatile Westminster native has just finished building a new dragster that may revolutionize how future cars are built.Little used his past experience in dirt oval track racing to build his dragster. While the conventional long sleek dragster does not have any suspension, Little's prototype does.His new design has a four-link coil-over suspension system with shock absorbers.
BUSINESS
By BILL HUSTED and BILL HUSTED,THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION | September 27, 2007
Regarding static electricity and the need to ground yourself (when working on a computer), does this only apply to touching anything inside the computer? Also, is the chassis nothing more than the body of the computer? - Fernando Commodari I usually touch the side of the chassis to make sure that I'm getting rid of any static buildup. For folks who want to be really careful, you can buy grounding straps. These things fit around your wrist and a wire attaches the strap to a ground. Static is, of course, much worse in the winter and in extremely dry climates at any time of the year.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1996
Eleven days after settling a strike at two brakes plants that had halted all its vehicle production in the United States and Canada, General Motors Corp. has been notified that workers at two suspension parts plants in Kettering, Ohio, may walk off the job next week.The International Union of Electronics Workers, which represents 2,700 employees at the two GM Delphi Chassis plants, has delivered a letter to GM authorizing a strike to begin at 12: 01 a.m. April 11.The issues are reported to be similar to those that led to the 18-day strike at the Delphi Chassis brakes plants in Dayton, Ohio, last month -- GM's purchase of parts from outside suppliers, health and safety.
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By STAN DILLON | January 10, 1993
Randy Zechman is busy preparing his car for the season opener on March 6. The Westminster driver races in the semi-late division at Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa.Unlike most competitors, who have been around racing all their lives, the 37-year-old did not start racing until seven years ago."I got married first and I knew how hard it was to start a family and go racing at the same time. So I stayed away from it until I felt that I could afford to race," said Zechman.Since that first race, he has been making steady progress every year in equipment that he builds with Frank Moser of Hanover.
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 2, 1997
Ted Heaton considers himself an innovator. He prefers to be different from the regular drag racer. While most competitors race a Fords or Chevrolets, Heaton selected a Mopar. And while most drivers buy their chassis from a manufacturer, the Mount Airy resident builds his own."I guess you can say I beg to be different," said Heaton. "I like to build them and make them go. I can make them all run, whether it's a Chevy or Chrysler product."For the past seven years, Heaton has been racing in Class I with a 1973 Dodge Duster.
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By Stanley C. Dillon | July 28, 1991
Nothing has changed more in the past 20 years than motor sports.And no one knows it more than Donny Hess and his friends, Larry Heltebridle and Phil Martin.The Taneytown men, now in their 40s, were very active in drag racing nearly 20 years ago.Though they drifted away from the sport as their time became limited and their priorities changed, they never lost interest.About five years ago, Hess and Heltebridle met by chance back at their old hangout, the 75-80 Drag-A-Way in Monrovia, Frederick County.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 13, 1997
The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Department has reconstructed its ambulance -- badly damaged in a wreck last year -- adding avariety of new features, as well as improved handling."
SPORTS
By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 2, 1997
Ted Heaton considers himself an innovator. He prefers to be different from the regular drag racer. While most competitors race a Fords or Chevrolets, Heaton selected a Mopar. And while most drivers buy their chassis from a manufacturer, the Mount Airy resident builds his own."I guess you can say I beg to be different," said Heaton. "I like to build them and make them go. I can make them all run, whether it's a Chevy or Chrysler product."For the past seven years, Heaton has been racing in Class I with a 1973 Dodge Duster.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 30, 1996
DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia -- FBI agents were reported yesterday to have uncovered the first leads in the investigation of the bombing here that killed 19 U.S. soldiers, and the Defense Department announced that it would make changes in security at U.S. military installations in Saudi Arabia.President Clinton, speaking at the end of a gathering of leaders of industrial democracies in Lyon, France, announced that Gen. Wayne Downing, former commander in chief of the U.S. Special Operations Command, would lead an investigation of thebombing and make recommendations within 45 days on how to prevent further attacks like it.U.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | April 3, 1996
Eleven days after settling a strike at two brakes plants that had halted all its vehicle production in the United States and Canada, General Motors Corp. has been notified that workers at two suspension parts plants in Kettering, Ohio, may walk off the job next week.The International Union of Electronics Workers, which represents 2,700 employees at the two GM Delphi Chassis plants, has delivered a letter to GM authorizing a strike to begin at 12: 01 a.m. April 11.The issues are reported to be similar to those that led to the 18-day strike at the Delphi Chassis brakes plants in Dayton, Ohio, last month -- GM's purchase of parts from outside suppliers, health and safety.
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By Stanley Dillon and Stanley Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 12, 1995
Ron Little has been involved in motor sports for more than 20 years.He has been a builder, mechanic and driver in both oval track and drag racing. The versatile Westminster native has just finished building a new dragster that may revolutionize how future cars are built.Little used his past experience in dirt oval track racing to build his dragster. While the conventional long sleek dragster does not have any suspension, Little's prototype does.His new design has a four-link coil-over suspension system with shock absorbers.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | May 21, 1995
Last Saturday night was a dream come true for Paul Crowl. It was a night he had worked long and hard for as the Upperco native won his first career late-model feature at the Hagerstown Speedway.Crowl, 36, picked up the lead from the pole starting spot and right from the start he felt the pressure of Frankie Plessinger of McConnellsburg, Pa.Plessinger had found the high groove on the half-mile clay oval to his liking and was just about to take the lead on lap six when the caution was waved, putting Crowl back in front on the restart.
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By STAN DILLON | November 20, 1994
Jesse Wentz has just completed one of his best years in racing since he started driving super sprints 10 years ago.For the first time in his career, the Manchester native chased the track championship at the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. and finished fifth in overall points with several top-five finishes throughout the year. Wentz also had a top-five finish at Grandview Speedway in Betchelsville, Pa.Wentz finished the season with a dazzling display of driving skill in the Pennsylvania State Super Sprint Championship.
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By STAN DILLON | May 21, 1995
Last Saturday night was a dream come true for Paul Crowl. It was a night he had worked long and hard for as the Upperco native won his first career late-model feature at the Hagerstown Speedway.Crowl, 36, picked up the lead from the pole starting spot and right from the start he felt the pressure of Frankie Plessinger of McConnellsburg, Pa.Plessinger had found the high groove on the half-mile clay oval to his liking and was just about to take the lead on lap six when the caution was waved, putting Crowl back in front on the restart.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | November 20, 1994
Jesse Wentz has just completed one of his best years in racing since he started driving super sprints 10 years ago.For the first time in his career, the Manchester native chased the track championship at the Lincoln Speedway in Hanover, Pa. and finished fifth in overall points with several top-five finishes throughout the year. Wentz also had a top-five finish at Grandview Speedway in Betchelsville, Pa.Wentz finished the season with a dazzling display of driving skill in the Pennsylvania State Super Sprint Championship.
SPORTS
By STAN DILLON | October 23, 1994
"I think you have to have racing surgically removed to get away from it," said Martin Spalding, trying to explain his long relationship with motor sports. The 49-year-old Reisterstown native has been involved in racing in one form or another since he turned 16.Spalding started racing with a 1955 Chevy as soon as he could drive. After a stint in the service, he did not pick up racing again until after he married and had a business successfully under way.When Spalding returned to racing, he tried road racing with a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette.
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