Love your Mother Earth

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionAs you know, Mother Earth, Earth Day is today, April 22. On this day many of your children join together to celebrate you. We Earthlings engage with others in projects to clean up our litter and waste, to plant trees and flowers, and to care for our corner of this planet that we call home. There are so many ways to do this, so many opportunities. You must be very excited and heartened to see us being good stewards and kin to the rest of creation. On this day, we pay attention, we take responsibility, we look at the harm we have caused and we work together to heal some of these hurts. Then Monday will come. For many of us, awareness of this amazing web of life will fade away fast. We will return to our habits of wasting the resources that you provide for us. We will refuse to recycle. We will plunder and squander the habitats of our kin creatures. How can we begin to live in a way that makes every day your day?For us who live in Schenectady, a gift to you would be to recycle. In my neighborhood, I see very few recycling bins out on “trash day.” There is lots of garbage that will go into your belly, the Earth (you know, we call this the landfill). Your children need to see that recycling is so important, especially since our “landfills” are filling up and we will need more of your precious space to dump our stuff. We need to realize that one use throw-away products are so wasteful.Another gift to you would be to stop littering. I live near Central Park. The amount of trash that is tossed on the ground makes me cry. I can only imagine how you feel.So, dear Mother Earth, enjoy your special day. We can only hope and pray that more of the members of your human family will make everyday Earth Day.LINDA NEILSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

After tight battle in Big City Classic, Syracuse to meet Notre Dame again in upcoming Big East tournament

first_img Published on April 28, 2013 at 11:47 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For 45 minutes, nothing separated the nation’s No. 1 and No. 7 teams. Notre Dame’s staunch defense and superb goaltending illustrated why it was regarded as the team to beat heading into the final weeks of the season. Syracuse’s hustle and equally firm defense demonstrated why it could play with anyone.For the final 15 minutes of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium, the Orange asserted itself as the better of the two — even if by a slim margin. And in less than a week they’ll go at it again.The Fighting Irish will have a chance to avenge its 10-4 loss to SU in East Rutherford, N.J., in just days, when the two meet in the first round of the Big East tournament in Villanova, Pa., on Thursday. The winner will advance to next Saturday’s Big East championship against the winner of the earlier semifinal game between the Wildcats and Georgetown.“Mentally we’ve got to get that edge back going into this next game because it’s really difficult to play a team you just beat, play them a few days later,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “It’s mental challenge for us as coaches and players.”For the first 15 minutes, the Orange and UND defenses traded blows, missed opportunities and made spectacular saves. SU midfielder Scott Loy freed himself up on the right side of the field, no defender within five yards. When he cranked up to shoot though, Notre Dame goaltender John Kemp slid over and deflected Loy’s shot with ease.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor 10 minutes, this is how things went. The game was even, as expected. Both Syracuse and the Irish found chances, but Kemp and SU goaltender Dominic Lamolinara positioned themselves in the way when they needed too. But for much of the first quarter, the stalwart defenses kept the opposition away from the cage.UND midfielder Tyler Kimball scrambled around atop the Irish offensive zone, but David Hamlin came in full pursuit. The Syracuse midfielder harassed Kimball, causing a turnover and keeping the teams level through one quarter.“When you come off a win, the tendency is to not evaluate the other team because whatever you did last time worked,” Desko. “I think we can’t do that as coaches. We have to have a Plan B ready.”Even as his defense collapsed in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said he wouldn’t change anything up in practice this week. The Fighting Irish have played well enough all season to merit the No. 1 ranking. Saturday’s collapse was just “a manifestation of four quarters of bad lacrosse.”Said Corrigan: “We’ll come back on Friday – or Thursday – and try it again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Wellington girls hit 13 3-pointers in 65-38 victory over Andale, Duke boys lose

first_img10 Andale 14 65 17 6 13 21 18 38 13 Andale boys 58 Wellington 45 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Andale: Dagenars 6, Cothran 3, Meyer 5, Carney 13, Walstad 11, Bruce 5, Ast 14. Total 10 (7) 17-25 58 18 Follow us on Twitter. 13 4center_img Wellington girls 65 Andale 38 16 Andale: Hopper 2, Easter 4, Eck 4, Bergkamp 6, Dreiling 12, Winter 2, Chavez 2, Walther 2. Total: 17 (0) 4-10 38 8 16 Wellington Connor Phelps brings ball downcourt against Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 3-pointers came raining down in Crusader gymnasium as the second-ranked Wellington girls beat Andale 65-38 Friday evening.The boys lost to Andale 58-45 in the nightcap.A huge homecoming crowd was on hand to view the festivities that eventually ended with Julian Cornejo crowned the Duke of Wellington.Fresh off a scare against Winfield Tuesday, the Wellington girls had little trouble disposing of their Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV rival as the second rotation of league play began. Wellington is now 6-0 in league and 16-0 overall.Wellington tied a school record by hitting 13 3-pointers as five girls contributed to the cause. Both Grace Mitchell and Avery Rusk knocked down four of them, while Lauryn Snipes and MeKenna Adams had two apiece. Even freshman Jacelyn Buck got in the act, nailing a three late in the fourth quarter on a running clock.Going into this contest, there was some uncertainty, even though Wellington had beaten this same team 59-43 at its place in December. Andale had earlier beat Winfield 46-32.The game started slowly, but Wellington went on a nice run at quarter’s end to lead 13-6. In the second quarter, for the first time since Augusta, Wellington found its offensive grooved the 3-pointers started to come. Fellow sophomores Rusk and Adams took turns hitting treys. By halftime, Wellington led 31-19 at the half.“They were throwing a lot of junk defenses on us, triangle-and-two, box-and-ones,” Adams said. “We did a good job tonight shaking that off.”Mitchell had only three points at halftime, victim of those defenses built to stifle her. But by the third quarter, when it was apparent Andale wasn’t stopping the other girls,  the Indians went into standard defensive sets. Mitchell then returned to form and would eventually score 18 of the game.But this night belonged to Rusk, who had 19.“Coach told us in practice that he thought Andale could beat us,” Rusk said. “It made us mad so we went out there to prove him wrong.”Wellington will host Mulvane Tuesday before traveling to Wichita Collegiate next Friday. 45 ————The Wellington boys have always played Andale tougher the second time around.When the Crusaders traveled to Andale in December, the Indians won 63-26. Andale would go on an 18-0 run in the first quarter to coast to victory.Andale got off to a similar start Friday night, taking a 16-4 lead into the second quarter. The difference this time Wellington would never let the Indians expand on its lead thereafter.Too bad there wasn’t a fifth quarter for this game. A.J. Snipes seemed to be just warming up. He scored 25 points for the game, but he had 2 in first, 4 in the second, 8 in the third and 11 in the fourth – including three 3-pointers.Wellington could never shave the lead into single digits, but it was clear it was outplaying Andale down the stretch – outscoring the Indians 17-16 in the fourth.The Crusaders are back at .500 at 8-8 and hosts Mulvane Tuesday. Andale 58 Wellington: Snipes 15, S. French 4, Rusk 19, Adams 6, Buck 3, Mitchell 18. Total: 9 (13) 8-12 65. Wellington 6 Wellington: Ca. Phelps 2, Co. Phelps 4, Frame 5, Snipes 25, King 9, Total 10 (4) 13-20 45 13last_img read more

Vancouver man avoids collision dumps hazardous material in Ore

first_imgA tractor-trailer driven by a Vancouver man spilled 34,000 pounds of hazardous material Thursday morning near The Dalles, Ore.Monte Harlbut, 27, was driving northbound on Steele Road in Wasco County when an oncoming commercial vehicle entered his lane, according to the Oregon State Patrol. Hurlbut drove toward the ditch on the right side of the road to avoid a collision and his tractor-trailer rolled down the embankment, dumping solid hazardous material, according to the State Patrol.The material is considered a marine pollutant, but it didn’t get into any waterways, OSP reported. A trucking company was removing the contaminant Thursday.Troopers are searching for the commercial vehicle that veered into the wrong lane, as well as anyone who witnessed the incident.last_img read more