Flag statements don’t dishonor the country

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFlag statements don’t dishonor the countryThe flag and anthem are more than symbols of patriotism and the military. The flag is a symbol of freedom for all citizens.And when some citizens feel the flag does not fly over them with the same resonance that it flies over others, then making that statement in the presence of the flag is what should be done.It doesn’t dishonor the flag or the military. Rather, it states that all citizens have an equal right to the same level of freedom, and no political son of a bee should defame the First Amendment. It’s for the First Amendment and other fundamental rights that our forefathers fought, sacrificed and died. To denigrate free speech is to dishonor the flag and the military. It’s to hurl insult at our heritage. The First Amendment is why these very words can be written and shared. Without freedom in our country, the flag is no more than colored cloth blowing in the wind. Now we see that some are more interested in stirring up conflict than they are in offering condolences to the grief-stricken families whose loved ones paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Shame. Humpty Trumpty sat on a wall.Humpty Trumpty was vindictive to all.All his advisers. And all of his men.Dreaded the moment he would tweet once again.Glenn WiteckiSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Orange defense thrives off pressure, turnovers in 22-8 win over Virginia Tech

first_img Published on April 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Virginia Tech’s Cawley Bromley lifted one hand off her stick, spun around and dropped her head back. She jogged up the field after she couldn’t catch a pass and watched it trickle out of bounds. She walked back to her spot near the 50-yard line and stood next to Syracuse’s Kelsey Youmell.On the next Syracuse possession, the Orange scored its 22nd goal of the game.It was a sequence that happened all afternoon for the Hokies: A turnover, followed by an SU goal.“(I) thought we were aggressive,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said, “caused a lot of good turnovers, got the ball back and happy with the outcome today.”The No. 7 Orange (9-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) defeated Virginia Tech (6-8, 0-5) 22-8 on Saturday in the Carrier Dome thanks in part to a strong defensive performance that led to seven goals off turnovers. It was just the third game this season that SU held its opponents to fewer than 10 goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse face-guarded VT’s Megan Will, who ranks ninth in the country in goals, throughout the game. After using a pressure zone defense in the first half, Gait incorporated some man-to-man in the second half, holding the Hokies to just three second-half goals.“Obviously that throws a little bit of a wrench in your plan,” Virginia Tech head coach Megan Burker said of the mid-game adjustment, “but I thought our offense did a nice job of handling it. We just didn’t convert the way that we wanted to on our shots.”Due to the Orange’s pressure, none of VT’s first seven goals were assisted and most came in unsettled situations when shooters were one-on-one with SU goalie Kelsey Richardson.But in more typical offensive sets, the Hokies repeatedly threw the ball away. And while Virginia Tech took 28 shots, only 14 of them were on goal, a testament to the defense’s performance, Richardson said.“Our defense is really coming along and really working out all of our kinks,” Richardson said, “and I think each game we get better and I think it’s going to be really, really effective come the ACC tournament and farther in the postseason.“We’re peaking at the right time.” Commentslast_img read more

Trojans look to maintain strong play over weekend

first_imgThe USC men’s tennis team hopes to keep its momentum swinging in the right direction as it battles No. 3 Texas on Friday and No. 27 Louisville on Saturday.USC will also travel to Florida next week to take on No. 15 Florida and No. 36 Florida State.The Trojans and Longhorns last met more than a year ago, when the then-No. 1 Trojans fell to then-No. 8 Texas in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships last year.Doubles play was the thorn in the Trojans’ side and they were ultimately not able to bring it back in singles play, losing 4-2.“[They have] very good doubles teams, so it will be a really good win,” said senior Jaak Poldma. “It will be tough though. I think our singles will be stronger on the top courts.”Doubles has been a sore spot all season for the Trojans, who would like to avoid repeat of last year.Lately, however, the Trojans have begun to look stronger and more consistent, especially during last week’s 5-2 win against UCLA.“[It has] a lot to do with injury,” Poldma said. “We tried a few different lineups when some of the guys were out and found what works.”Injuries have still been an issue for the Trojans, with senior Peter Lucassen sidelined with a stress fracture.Earlier this season freshmen Michael Grant and Ray Sarmiento were out, and sophomore J.T. Sundling recently hurt his knee.“We’re a good team as a whole, so whenever we’re all playing it’s good,” Poldma said. “But when we’re injured it’s not so good. Still, I think that when we are healthy we’re the favorites.”Singles has been a strong spot for USC, with dominant performances from the top four seeds, juniors Steve Johnson and Daniel Nguyen, Poldma and Sarmiento. Johnson competed as a wildcard entry in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells earlier this week.“Steve has been unbelievable,” Poldma said. “He just lost to a top player. I haven’t lost a set. Daniel is ranked in the top 20, and Raymond hasn’t lost a match since he had to forfeit [due to injury].”First serve against Texas is at 3 p.m. at Marks Stadium. The Trojans then take on Louisville on Saturday.The teams met earlier this season in Seattle at this year’s ITA Indoor Championships where USC beat the Cardinal in a 4-0 shutout.Saturday’s matchup begins at noon.last_img read more

Messi hat-trick as Barcelona win 3-2 at Valencia

first_imgBarcelona and Real Madrid maintained their 100% starts to the season with La Liga victories on Sunday.Lionel Messi notched a hat-trick in Barca’s 3-2 victory in Valencia , while Cristiano Ronaldo was on target as Real out-played Athletic Bilbao 3-1.Messi fired the visitors into a three-goal lead before Helder Postiga hit back with a brace for Valencia in the space of 50 seconds.All five goals came in an action-packed first half.Meanwhile, Isco scored twice at the Bernabeu where Ibai poached a 79th minute consolation for Bilbao.Both Spanish giants have taken nine points from their opening three games.last_img read more

Sumner County weekly sheriff bookings: June 24 – July 1, 2013

first_imgSwope. Jeramie30Enid, Ok610 E HillsideSGSOProbation Violation6/26/13 Wells, Joseph L21Belle Plaine, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOServing Sentence6/28/13 Weiner, Thomas26Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOProbation Violation6/26/13 Walcher, Melissa A.33Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOServing Sentence 10 Days6/28/13 Eagle, Justin36Wellington, Ks.509 N Elm St Wellington KsSUCOFailure to Appear6/28/13 Dirks, Jesse E.27Wichita, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUCOWarrant arrest for Theft6/28/13 Pruett, Christopher D.26Wellington, Ks.Prairie Lawn Cemetary, Wellington, Ks.WPDD.U.I., Transporting Open Container, Obstruction of Official Duty6/27/13 Marsell, Zachary I.21Des Moines, IA.I-35, MP 16, Wellington Ks.K.H.P.Failure to Pay Toll6/24/13 Reynolds, Reiko D.27Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOServing Sentence6/28/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrest Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 6/24/2013 thru 7/1/2013 Reyes-Hernandez, Raul43Wichita, Ks.1300 N US 81 PeckSUCODriving while suspended, Falsely reporting crime (Interference)6/28/13 Owens, Steven Charles31Wellington, Ks.21st washington Wellington KSWPDDWS6/29/13 McKellip, Shawn R.44Wellington, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOProbation Violation6/25/13 Myers, Brittany24Wellington, Ks.600 W HarveyWPDDWS, Unlawful possess of controlled substance6/26/13 Bookings Wortman, Joshua M.27Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOServing Sentence6/28/13 Herrman, Sheldon T.32Rose Hill, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOFailure to Appear6/27/13 Auzat, Brendan25Wellington, Ks.224 South Blaine Wellington KSWPDCity Warrant – Failure to Appear6/27/13 Winegarner, Stacey M.37Wichita, Ks.400 E. Ave. N, Wellington KsSUCOD.W.S. and D.W.S. Habitual Violator6/28/13 Sharpsteen, Don J.55Grove, Ok.2022 E. 16th, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.Failure to Appear6/25/13 Cook, Rickey47Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence6/27/13 Stallings, Jason36Lawton, Ok323 S C Wellington KsWPDFailure to Appear (X3)6/26/13 Penny, Charles O.43Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOFailure to Appear6/28/13 Quakenbush, Kindra30Wichita, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUCOWarrant arrest for Probation Violation6/28/13 Gorges, Tammy42Amarillo Tx1600 Blk W 160 Hwy ArgoniaSUCODUI, TOC, Refusal to submit to prelim breath or saliva test6/26/13 Pouge, Tosha R.37Wichita, Ks.Highway 166 and WoodlawnSUCOD.W.S. and No Insurance6/24/13 Wellington PD13 Bergman, Lars Lynn27South Haven KSTaco Belle Parking lotSUSOPoss Cont. Sub,Poss Drug Para,Violation of restriction,FTA,PV6/29/13 O’neal, Brandon20Wichita, Ks.500 N Washington Wellington KsSUCOBurglary of a Moter Vehicle, Burglary of a Non-Residential, Theft6/27/13 Hobbs, David22Wellington, Ks.1800 E Lincoln, Wellington KSWPDDUI, Duty of driver to report accident with an unattended vehicle/property6/26/13 Prosser, Jeremy25Ark City, KS1900 E  16th Wellington, KSSUCODriving while suspended, No proof of insurance, Vehicles; unlawful acts; e.g., registration6/26/13 Berge, Steven45Wellington, Ks.1100 E 16th WellingtonWPDLiability insurance required6/30/13 Sharpsteen, Don J.55Grove, Ok.2022 E. 16th, Wellington Ks.WPDBond Revocation6/28/13 Ferguson, Jordyn23Wellington, Ks.610 E HillsideWPDServing Sentence (Local)6/29/13 Lane, Levi Robert34Wellington, Ks.Taco Belle Parking lotSUSOPoss Drug Para6/29/13 Franks, Starkell P.26Wichita, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUCOServing Sentence6/25/13 Kaburek, Joshua33Wellington, Ks.401 N Olive Wellington, KsWPDCriminal damage to property6/30/13 Ferguson, Jordyn23Wellington, Ks.610 E HillsideSUCOServing Sentence (Local)6/28/13 Cook, Ricky46Wichita, Ks610 E Hillside Wellington, KsSUCOTraffic Contraband into Jail7/1/13 Brewer, Todd45Anthony, Ks15th and Jefferson Wellington KSWPDDWS, No proof of insurance6/26/13 Farley, Weston F.20Wellington, Ks.130 W. 90th St. S., Wellington KsWPDPoss. of Meth, Poss. of Paraphernailia6/28/13 Sedgwick40 Sumner23 KHP1last_img read more

‘He’s screwed now!’ Gattuso welcomes former Milan teammate Pirlo into Juve job

first_imgGennaro Gattuso warned Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo that his illustrious playing career will count for little in his new job.Pirlo, who has not had a coaching job and only took over as Juve’s Under-23s boss last week, was handed the reins in Turin on Saturday in the wake of Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal. MORE: Messi always gives Barca a chanceSarri was sacked after just a single season in the job, after leading the Serie A champions to defeat to Lyon in their Champions League last-16 tie the previous evening.The former midfielder – who won four Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana during a four-year spell with Juve – has signed a two-year deal, and he is now gearing up for his first coaching job at one of the world’s biggest clubs.And Gattuso, who played alongside Pirlo at Milan and for Italy, provided an honest assessment of the job’s difficulties for his former team-mate.”Well he’s screwed now… That’s the job,” Gattuso told Sky Italia following Napoli’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Saturday.”He’s lucky to be starting at Juventus, but this profession is one where a great playing career is not enough.”You have to study, to work hard, and you don’t get much sleep.”OFFICIAL | Andrea Pirlo is the new coach of the First Team. https://t.co/riVxl1enbJ #CoachPirlo pic.twitter.com/pf9QRbJ6Ll— JuventusFC (#Stron9er ) (@juventusfcen) August 8, 2020Gattuso’s first job in coaching came at FC Sion, with the 42-year-old then having spells at Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa before he took charge of Milan’s youth team in 2017. He was promoted to first-team head coach following Vincenzo Montella’s sacking later that year, though he was dismissed at the end of the 2018-19 campaign after a fifth-place finish, going on to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli, who he guided to the Coppa Italia title this term.”Being a player and being a coach is really not the same thing at all,” Gattuso added.”It’s a totally different profession and we can’t learn it just from books, we need to get in there and work hard. It’s a different world.”last_img read more