Friesen is best for Board of Supervisors

first_imgAbout 40 years ago, my late wife, Betsy Davis, became the first woman to run for the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors. She didn’t quite make it. Since then — with understandable bias — I have seen few candidates that could match her concern and commitment. But this year I have been deeply impressed with the candidacy of Pat Friesen for supervisor, a person who has the same commitment that Betsy had. I have known Pat as a member of my congregation, a person committed to “creative industry” (small unique businesses here in town that showcase creative young local entrepreneurs), and a person who has served on almost every board in town dedicated to the arts, civil rights and women’s rights.But it isn’t a question of how many organizations she has served, but rather that of a detailed devotion to so many of the things that make this a great city, from Code Blue to SPAC.When we have someone with this much political experience, wisdom and as powerful and sophisticated a commitment to the public good, it would be a shame to lose that.I strongly urge voters to support her candidacy for the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors.Rev. Tom DavisSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Takeaways from Warriors’ season-opening win over Thunder

first_imgOAKLAND – Below are the takeaways from the Warriors’ 108-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.The Warriors’ ring night had a new twist.Nearly eight years ago, Steve Kerr laughed at Warriors majority owner Joe Lacob.Shortly after being part of an ownership group that purchased the Warriors for $450 million, Lacob proclaimed he would hang a championship banner. Kerr found it absurd to make a proclamation for an organization that had not won an NBA title since …last_img read more

10 months agoCruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cruyff: Great players will choose Man City over Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United striker Jordi Cruyff believes the world’s top players would now prefer to join Manchester City.Cruyff, 44, joined United from Barca — the club built in his father Johan’s image — in 1996 when they were the dominant force in England.He said, “Like other players at the time, I did not need to think twice about whether I would join United or City. Just like Barca, United were irresistible in those years.“With everything that is happening and developments at City, it is no longer an automatic choice for players to choose United, and that is an even bigger concern.“United was not just a beautiful football club, it also followed up the football I was used to.“Home or away, United had a playing style, youth players and a winning mentality which was clear to everyone in the club.“If Barcelona have one bad year, they would still not finish any lower than 3rd in La Liga. That should be the case at Man United, but sadly it is not.” last_img read more

a month agoSampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get serious

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sampdoria president Ferrero challenges Vialli to get seriousby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSampdoria president Massimo Ferrero has challenged Gianluca Vialli to get serious if he wants to buy the club.Ferrero insists he’s not the one holding up the sale.”I called it a song and dance, because if I want to buy a club, a price is agreed, it is paid and the paperwork exchanged,” Ferrero told Rai Due.“Anyone who knows about football gives their value to Sampdoria. When I arrived here, the Primavera youth team was playing 80km away, there was no home stadium for them, but I created Sampdoria Next Generations, a football school introducing kids to Samp.“I don’t know how much they are offering me, because I haven’t heard from anyone and there are no negotiations. If Vialli wants Sampdoria, he should come here and make an offer. You’ve got to stop attacking me about this.“If they give me the money Sampdoria is worth, then I will walk away. If not, I’m staying here, as Samp is in my heart and I am not afraid of anything.“I work for Samp from morning until night. Vialli is a legend for Samp, I know that, but let’s try to make sense of the whole thing.” last_img read more

6 days agoSouthampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton striker Danny Ings praises character for Wolves drawby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton striker Danny Ings praised their character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his overall tally to six for the season.Despite Raúl Jiménez levelling from the penalty spot just past the hour-mark, Saints held on to pick up an important point on the road to leave Ings in buoyant mood.“I felt we could’ve won it,” he said. “But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats.“Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great.” last_img read more

Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute ri

first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away The Arizona Cardinals have lost three games by a combinedeight points.Two of the three losses saw the Cardinals let a fourthquarter lead slip away. So while they’ve been close to wins, the fact is that’snot good enough.“You’ve got to find a way to win,” quarterback Kevin Kolbsaid. “Regardless if it’s 30 points or three points,you’ve got to find a way to win.” Arizona Sports’ Kyndra de St. Aubin contributed to thisreport What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Unfortunately for the Cardinals all they’ve really donethis season is find new ways to lose. The good news, at least from Arizona’s perspective, isthat their problems are self-inflicted. Whether it’smissing an assignment, fumbling the ball or just notmaking a play, the Cardinals know their own mistakes haveled to a 1-3 record.“Whenever you’ve got a game so close like that,” runningback Beanie Wells said, “you think about every little,minimal mistake.“I don’t want to go on further in the season thinkingabout things like that. I would rather close out afootball game knowing that we did everything possible tobring us closer to a victory.”So whether that’s making one more tackle, snagging onemore catch or gaining a few extra yards on a play, theCardinals say they’re ready to start winning again.“Being close, still, it doesn’t get you victories,”receiver Early Doucet said. “At some point we’ve got tofinish games out. “We’re just a player here and a play there from winningthose games and I think, for us, we know that and we’regoing to continue to work hard.”last_img read more

February 10 2010 The 2010 Arcosanti Resident Arts

first_imgFebruary 10, 2010 The 2010 Arcosanti Resident Artshow opens on Valentines Day, Sunday February 14. 2010, with a reception from 1 pm to 5 pm. Resident artists and Arcosanti alumni artists will present works of sculpture, photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, crafts, woodworking and jewelry. The show can be viewed in the Arcosanti Cafe daily from 9 am to 5 pm and will run until April 1. 2010. [Image & text: Cliff Hersted]last_img