Guns not only lethal in hands of criminals

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThis is in response to the Feb. 14 letter arguing that it is criminals, not guns, who are responsible for gun deaths:Strong political opinions are rarely altered by arguments. What does change people’s minds is personal experience. Mr. Homan, it would only take one unsupervised child getting a hold of your gun and accidentally shooting another child to change your mind. It would only take one depressed neighbor knowing you had a gun and subsequently borrowing it to kill herself to change your life.As a retired mental health worker, I know many such cases, and none of the people involved were criminals.Nancy OrtnerScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…last_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

first_img* Juniors will meet in the Auditorium on Tuesday during 1st block.  Sophomores will meet on Wednesday and Freshmen on Thursday *It is not too late to join us on our trip to Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales in June 2015!  If you are interested please see Mrs. Groom for information as soon as possible.  Trip price will go up Oct. 1. *If you purchased School Pictures, you make pick them up in the office. Tuesday’s lunch: Pork Rib/bun, romaine and tomato, tri-tater, green beans, fresh kiwi, apple crisp. 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 *Movie Club will be showing the movie “Cannery Row” tomorrow @ 3:30 pm. Bring a Friend! Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Sept. 22, 2014:Monday•Freshman and Junior varsity Football at WHS vs. Circle 5 p.m.•Novice JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.Tuesday•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 3 p.m.•Varsity/JV Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.•Picture RetakesWednesday•Junior Magazine Meeting 10:15Thursday•Cross Country at Winfield 4 p.m.•C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.•JV Tennis at Goddard  3 p.m.Friday•Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.Saturday•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 9 p.m.•C-Team Volleyball at Clearwater 9 p.m. *Spirit Week is next week!Monday- Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now? – Wear your Pajama’s to school.Tuesday- Cat in the Hat- Crazy Hair/Hat DayWednesday- Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? Favorite Dr. Seuss character or AnimalThursday- The Sneeches- Go all out and wear your starsFriday- One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish- Wear red to show your Crusader Pride *Experience a day in the life of a Shocker! Don’t miss out on Wichita State University’s Junior and Senior Days this fall. At these events you will explore the different academic majors and student involvement opportunities WSU has to offer. Students will also have the opportunity to tour campus and Koch Arena, home of Shocker Basketball. If you are interested in attending, please visit the counseling webpage under Camps, Senior/Junior Days. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25th. *Atteniton All Seniors- On Friday, October 3rd all Seniors will be taking a picture in the gym during 2nd block. We want this to be epic, so make sure to wear red and white to show your Crusader Pride. *Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. Today’s News*Just a reminder…Picture Re-takes will be tomorrow morning. Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Friday, September 26- KUMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn Tuesday, October 21- KANSAS STATEThursday, October 23- Butler CCC Tuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays College.Follow us on Twitter. Monday’s lunch: Chicken Tetrazzini, tossed salad w/Romaine, steamed carrots, biscuit/jelly, applesauce.last_img read more

Colts-Texans Thursday Night Football Betting Preview: Odds, trends, pick

first_imgWEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPYou can find all updated NFL point spreads, odds and lines at BetQL!Colts outlookIndianapolis is coming off of an impressive 33-13 victory over the Jaguars last week and celebrated the return of quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee), who was injured during Indy’s Week 10 loss to the Steelers and sat out during their embarrassing home defeat to the Dolphins. While he didn’t exactly light it up, the Colts’ running game did, as multiple contributors turned 36 carries into a whopping 264 yards and three touchdowns. However, the team’s leading rusher, Marlon Mack, suffered a broken hand and will be out for at least this week (and likely longer). That opened the door for Jonathan Williams, who logged 13 carries for 116 yards. Expect Williams to see most early-down work tonight, though Jordan Wilkins, who has missed the past two games because of an ankle injury, will also be involved. Nyheim Hines’ snap count should also increase, especially on passing downs. It remains to be seen how Indianapolis’ offense operates without Mack, who has been relied on to shoulder the load throughout 2019. Game script will likely determine which backup sees more time on the field.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | RotoQL Lineup BuilderThe Texans have allowed 102 rushing yards per game (13th) and 272.4 passing yards per game (29th) this season, so a pass-heavy game plan could be in store for the Colts. It’s worth mentioning that both T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Eric Ebron (ankle) fully practiced on Wednesday but are listed as questionable for this contest. If they both suit up, Brissett will likely have plenty of time to find open receivers in the pocket, as Indy’s elite offensive line has allowed just 15 sacks all season and Texans’ Pro Bowl pass rusher J.J. Watt (pectoral) is done for the season.MORE WEEK 12 TNF: DraftKings Showdown lineup | Start or sit?Texans outlookOver the past two weeks, the Colts defense has allowed 47 and 31 yards, respectively, to running backs. That doesn’t create much of a positive outlook for Texans running back Carlos Hyde, who is enjoying a resurgent season (4.9 yards per carry, 769 rushing yards). He has been explosive over the past couple of weeks, averaging 8.4 yards on 19 carries against the Jags and then 7.2 yards  on nine carries in a loss to the Ravens. If Houston can establish the run with Hyde, Deshaun Watson will become very dangerous. Even though the Colts have allowed just 228.8 passing yards per game (11th), there’s a chance that he will have his full stable of weapons back on the field for this game if Will Fuller (hamstring) is able to suit up. After getting embarrassed by the Ravens last week, expect Watson to lean on DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Stills, Keke Coutee, Darren Fells, Duke Johnson, and Fuller (if he plays). Don’t be shocked if Watson and company rebound from last week and light up the scoreboard in front of their home fans.WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker When the Colts (6-4) take the field against the Texans (6-4) at NRG Stadium on Thursday night, a lot will be on the line — and not just the betting line. Since both teams are tied atop the AFC South standings at the moment, the outcome could have serious playoff implications, especially for the home team. Falling to 6-5 would spell trouble for the Texans, who will play host to the Super Bowl favorite Patriots next week. As indicated by the 3.5-point spread and 45.5 point over/under, the Colts-Texans TNF matchup is expected to be a close-fought, moderately low-scoring battle between two very similar teams. As seen every week in the NFL, anything can happen, but 7-4 feels a whole lot different than 6-5.  On the season, the Colts are plus-21 in point differential while the Texans are plus-13. Let’s try to find an edge. PredictionBetQL’s NFL Model lists Houston’s -195 moneyline as the best bet in this matchup. Find out which team the algorithm supports against the spread and whether the over or under is the best bet!Per BetQL’s NFL consensus picks dashboard, 58 percent of total bets and 58 percent of the money has been wagered on the Texans -3.5, while 54 percent of total bets have been wagered on the OVER. Find out what shocking percentage of the total money has gone on the OVER on BetQL’s NFL ATS Picks dashboard!last_img read more