Free television does still exist

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Re March 15 letter, “Spectrum needs plan for senior citizens”: Free TV still exists. Return the box to Spectrum, cancel your cable TV subscription, and install an inexpensive digital antenna. These small antennas usually work perfectly when installed indoors, right next to the TV.I enjoy dozens of free local TV stations over the airwaves, just like in the old days, and I enjoy internet content on my TV by connecting my laptop to my TV with an HDMI cable. Digital antennas are available for less than $50.GUY SPIERSNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

Liverpool sign goalkeeper Mignolet

first_img The Belgium international has penned a “long-term” contract at Anfield after passing medical. The 25-year-old has impressed in the North East since arriving from Sint-Truiden in 2010, establishing himself as one of the most promising keepers in Europe. It’s a big club and when you arrive it’s a big thing,” Mignolet told “I’m very pleased to be here and I’m looking forward to getting started. “The first training [session] will be very early and I’ll be happy to be there. “I think it will be very special the first moment I step onto the pitch.” Mignolet becomes Liverpool’s fourth signing of the summer following Manchester City’s Kolo Toure, Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas and Sevilla’s Luis Alberto. Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to get his business done early and he is also tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Tiago Iloris and is interested in Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He is also interested in signing another centre-back to ensure he has enough cover following the retirement of Jamie Carragher. Liverpool have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Simon Mignolet from Sunderland.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cue’s blog: Talking the band, no stoplights at 8th and Jefferson and other thoughts…

first_img2. No stoplight…I nominate the Canadian trucker who took out the stop lights at the 8th and Jefferson intersection with his tall water tank as next year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient (see story here).He took out one of the few unnecessary stop lights in downtown Wellington and for that we should thank him profusely. Hopefully, the Wellington City Council will do the right thing and keep it as a four-way stop sign intersection. Transportation studies have proven that four-way stops are safer intersections than those with stop lights anyway.I personally hated the lights at 8th and Jefferson more than all the others, especially when trying to get to the Wellington Middle School. It is almost impossible to get through the 8th and Jefferson light and then get through the 8th and Washington light when heading east. Inevitably, you end up sitting at the stop light on Eighth with no travelers going north and south on Jefferson or Washington, since the downtown lights are not the motion-sensitive lights like on U.S. 160. One of Wellington’s best kept secrets is that more than a few travelers have ran a red light at night when no one was looking.Please, Wellington City Council, do the right thing and make 8th and Jefferson — a permanent four-way-stop-sign-no-stop-light kind of intersection. 5. Shout out of the week #2 — My other shout out goes to the South Haven basketball teams. South Haven became the second school in South Central Border League history to take both a boys and girls team to state in the same year. Caldwell did it in 2001. Girls start play on Wednesday. Boys start play Thursday in Emporia. It will be a fun week. 3. Gays in sports…In the “useless controversy of the week manufactured by the national media” category, there seems to be great outrage over allegations that NFL general managers were asking potential draftees whether they are gay or not.Then the debate has evolved into “why no one is openly gay in the four major sports professionally?” topic.While it is illegal for the NFL GMs to ask those kinds of questions, I can understand while they would be inclined to do so — and it has nothing to do with bigotry or homophobia. It is the media circus that would surround them if one of their players decided to do so. The second a pro player comes out openly gay, ESPN will devote 24 hour a day coverage. So will the newspapers, TMZ, the Kansas City Chief Newscow website. Time Magazine will have the player on the cover of its magazine.It most certainly will be a distraction and will inevitably disrupt the team’s chances of winning. If you don’t believe me, why are so many teams unwilling to touch Tim Tebow, because of the media circus which surrounds him everywhere he goes?Now as far as a player coming out being gay is concerned, I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever. However, unfortunately, there are others who do. I think there is sure to be a backlash from some of his more ignorant teammates, who are homophobic bigots, and will likely sabotage him indiscreetly. Plus, he will be under the media spotlight every move he makes. I don’t see how that will help his career with such a pronouncement. This is a topic that needs to fade away. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, March 3, 20131. The band…The Wellington school district lost a good one when David Brody announced his retirement as band instructor after 25 years at the helm. There was no denying his expertise in music was exceptional. One can only hear him personally perform in concert to realize what an exceptional musical talent he is. As far as his teachings, a great number of WHS students are better people because Brody brought out the seeds of talent in them.It’s hard to imagine having to be the sole instructor for all band students in a Class 4A school from fifth grade to graduating seniors.If Brody had a weakness, though, it was his inability to sell the program to outsiders – not tied to the program. It reflected in the low number of band students in the latter stages of his career. It was hard for Wellington sports fans to give him the benefit of the doubt, when travelling to places such as Buhler, Augusta and Winfield and see the bands perform there.If what was accurately written in this week’s comment section, those bands were blessed with three or four instructors. Perhaps, Brody needed some help and that led to fatigue. I don’t know the answers to that particular question. I am not privy to the inner workings of the band program.This does give the Wellington school board an opportunity to evaluate the current state of the band program and look for a band instructor who can spark the kind of enthusiasm found in schools such as Buhler and Augusta.  May I suggest a selection committee to pick the next band instructor, much like a committee picks the next football coach? This next hire is a huge one.I realize the Wellington school system — as are all school systems across the state of Kansas — are being held hostage by our Governor Sam Brownback. So funding will be a problem.But continuing a band program and making it even better than it is now — would spark some new-found enthusiasm in the community and school.center_img 4. Shout out of the week #1 — I have to give it to the Wellington City and Sumner County street/road crews, who were out diligently cleaning off the roadways for us travelers from last week’s winter storms. Also, thumbs up to Sumner-Cowley Electric Crews for getting everyone’s power restored in the county after Monday’s storm in a timely manner. 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 (13) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. -3 Vote up Vote down No ???? · 388 weeks ago Cueball the GM has no right asking those questions because it is Illegal. No more than a local employer has the right to ask yo what your religion is or if you have screwed around on your wife. Really do you think that having a gay player is worse than having one that screws around on his wife and his kids. How about one that goes out and gets arrested or runs a red light and kills someone. Here is the bottom line, like it or not we have gay people just like we have jerks that cheat or beat on their wife that play professional sports. I don’t think that it is any of my business. Now the whole Tebow thing is he is a clown in his own circus. If you can’t throw the ball and think quick on your feet when the blitz is coming nobody wants you. Not even your hometown jags. Report Reply 3 replies · active 388 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down bang the drum · 388 weeks ago I am not going on a Bash Brody rant here. But Jerry Stone ran these programs also by himself after Denny Sennseny left Wellington. He did a wonderful job. Brody style was just different. I would suggest that having a band instructor that plays the whole game on friday nights would be nice. I wish Mr. Brody the best on his retirement. He has earned it..I hope we hire a young instructor that has a vision on expanding our band. Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down swimmers13 · 388 weeks ago Definately agree with the Stop Light !!! Annoying and unnecessary. Report Reply 1 reply · active 388 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 388 weeks ago There are a number of well-chronicled situations over the years where certain “proclivities” caused major issues in the locker room. One particular situation at a major college basketball program resulted in at least one high-profile player transferring. If one looks at it in the context of “other players being uncomfortable in the locker room environ.” A GM has a need to know if a multi-million dollar player’s presence in a locker room will cause problems. Its not homophobic, its business. Report Reply 1 reply · active 388 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 388 weeks ago Hey, how about a shout out to the Wellington City Electric crews? They also spent some long hours out there in the storms replacing power! Both Sumner-Cowley and the local city electric crews work in all kinds of weather, in very dangerous situations, and without any recognition from their customers. They all work long and grueling hours during all kinds of storms, while we are all snug, warm, dry, and safe in our homes. They only hear the complaints when someone loses power, never the thanks for doing a great job. Working with electricity is dangerous, especially during storms! Let’s remember to include them in our prayers and ask for their safe and unharmed return to their families each and every day, as well as, our firefighters, law enforcement, paramedics, and all the other public service employees that risk danger every day at work for our well-being! Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jennifer · 388 weeks ago Did you guys seriously just compare a homosexual to wife beaters,killers & adulterers? *Sigh* I’d take a gay neighbor over an adulterous one (or narrow minded, judgmental busy body) ANY DAY. Report Reply 0 replies · active 388 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Booster · 387 weeks ago Are we really going to be able to hire a young and energetic music & band director to Wellington? Our pay scale is at the bottom, our roads look like we’ve been attacked and our city taxes are a sconch too high.. And if we can snag a good one, make sure to warn them the “Retirement” carrot the board dangles in front is really subject to whim and could be gone at any minute. Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Keep the Light · 387 weeks ago I think the traffic light at 8th & Jefferson is a safety issue. The Fire/EMS Department responds through that interestion everyday. It had a controller on it so that the emergency response vehicles could change the light so that three sides would be red and the west bound lane had the green. This is a blind interestion on the southside because of the Recycling Center and when this building was the Fire/EMS Department it had manual controls to activiate stop lights south of the building. I hope the Mayor and City Council see that the traffic light is important to the safety on the responders and the citizens. Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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