Editorial: Thank you for sharing your voice

first_imgThis is the place where we learn what our readers think about Donald Trump or the national anthem protesters or climate change or the casino or Congress or other public servants. It’s where people can write what they know and like about political candidates. It’s a forum for them to lobby their fellow readers on issues of local importance like library votes and land sales or zoning decisions. It’s a place where people can share their experiences with the care they received, good or bad, at a hospital or a nursing home, where they can say thank-you to the good Samaritan who didn’t leave a name, where they can rave about that great local production or the volunteers who put on an event. It’s where they can take issue with the opinions expressed in our columns and editorials. This is where the discussion can be as individual as the fear of cars speeding on a neighborhood street or as collective as the threat of nuclear war.Our letters run the gamut of the political and societal spectrum. No letter is rejected or edited because it takes a particular point of view on any issue. We believe our society benefits from exposure to all points of view, even those points some might find disagreeable.As 2017 edges to a close, The Gazette has received letters from more than 1,135 separate individuals and published nearly 1,400 letters overall. The writers’ names are listed below.Many readers write only once, while others use the opportunity to speak their minds regularly throughout the year. We get most of our letters by email these days. But a surprising number of readers still write their letters by hand and mail or fax them in.We’re pleased to be able to provide this community forum for our readers, and we want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your voice.CONTRIBUTORS TO YOUR VOICEJeanne AbernathyEddy AbrahamRobert AbramsCarol AccorsiKermit Ackley Sr.Fred AcuntoMarcia AdamsRonald AdamsWilliam AikenWilliam AlbersJonathan AlbertNicholas AlejandroVince AlescioAl AlexanderPatty AlheimEric AlmondJeff AltamariStephen B. AmesStephen AndersonRichard AngelloLinda AngelloJohn AngillettaBetty ApkarianMichael AragosaMike AragosaPaul J. ArcieroMichael ArmstrongJeff ArnowEleanor AronsteinPhil AronyDeborah AshlineMaureen AumandBrian BackusJohn BaetaniJames BaileyBrian BaldwinKaren BallesterDeb BallietStephanie BandosikAnne BarkelyLyle BarlynDave BarnesSamantha BarnesDiane BarneySara BaronJohn BaroneBruce Barringer Sr.Charles BaryanyaiBenjamin BaskinPeter BauerJudy BeckSharon BeckerGlenn BeckerVincent BelardoBob BeliveRon BelliAndy BelniksTammy BemisNeufeldRuth BenacquistaJuliet BenaquistoJohn BennetRichard BennettKenneth BensonRoger BensonStephen BentonBeth BergmanFrank BerlinEdward BernierJoe BialekAnthony BiscottiChristine BishopMary BlaauboerFrank BlairShelia BlaschKen BlattSteve BloodGloria BlumAndrew BlumbergMike BlyskalMick BlyskelCaroline BoardmanJohn BoardmanGlenn BoldDiane BollingerJoni BonillaSander BonvellStacey L. BormanDennis BouchardAshley Jeffrey BouckLiz BourgestAllison BoyajianAllison BoyajianPeter BoydLauren BoydGordan BoydKathleen BoyleBeverly BoyleHerbert BoytonEd BradtClayton BradtDon BraimRobert BramskiIrene BrazelleWalter “Neal” BrazelleJordon BreaneauHelen BreckerDenis BrennanKen BressDavid BrinkmanMaxine BrisportJames BrodieAlbert BrombertJames BrophyGeorge BroughamMichael BrownArlene BrownGeorge BrownDale M. BrownCharles BrownDavid BrownMaggie BrownJudith BrownAlex BrownsteinPatricia BruschettiNathan BruschiSean BryantAndrea BryneScott BrysonJerry BubniakGary BuczkowskiRalf BuengenerJohn A. BulgaroSteve BulgerSteven BulgerAnn BullockFrank  BurckerKathleen BurkeSophia BurnettBernard BurnsDiane Chignon BurnsSusan BurtonEmily BushBruce BussetPeter ButrynAlan BuzanowskiBonita CadeHelena CalvanoBruce CampbellKristin CanjuraConcetta CannizzanoJames CapassoJane CapelloGail CapobiancoFrank CaponeRon CapulloAngela CapulloEdward A. CarangeloFred CardLauri CardinaliVincent CarelliEd CareyRobert CarlosMarica CarlsonPeter J.B. CarmanPeter CarmenFlorene CarnahanRobert CarneyAnthony CarotaRenee CarrLivia CarrollMike CarrollBruce CastkaMargaret CatellierMary CaterMelvin CaterCorinne CazerDon CazerPhyllis ChapmanBob ChaseJim ChatfieldWilliam CherryBarbara ChesnutDavid ChildsThomas A. ChiltonLaura ChodosReba ChristieJames Cimino Jr.Jackie ClarkNicole ClarkeJamin ClementeDiane ClementsJoe ClevelandJoanne CloughJoyce M. CockerhamGrace CoddJohn CoffenburgDoug CohenDon ConleyMark ConnollyTim ConnollyCathy ConroyLaura ConstableChris CookWilliam CookMaureen CooleyDon CooperCharron CoppolaChristopher CorbettJeff CorginRobert CorlissLinda CortesLinda CorteseNancy CouseColleen CozzolinoTodd CramerDenise CrisciMichael Croce Sr.John CromieLaura CrounseMichael CrowleyMichael CuevasMatthew CuevasTerry CuomoDorothy CurleyDan CurranRob CurtissNicholas D’AllesandroVince DacquistoMike DaileyJoe DaltonMaureen DaunoMichael DaviJeanette DavidsonLale DavidsonKernan DavisTom DavisMitch DavisEdmond DayK. Dan DaytonNancy De KorpJoe DeBlaseStacy DeBritzPhyllis DeckerMichael DeckerMichael DeckerCarole DeForestSandy DeGraffPaul DeierleinDaniel Del NegroDevin Del PosVincent DeluciaChristina DeMariaLeonard DeMasiCarolyn DemkowskiEd DempseyGeraldine DeneckeTom DennyKathleen DeSalvatoreFrank DeSantisRalph DeSorboSimon DeutscheRobert DevriesJerome DewaldAngie DiacovoLewis DiCaterinoTheodore DickAllen DickinsonBeryl DicksonHerg DieckTerence DiggoryGary DiLalloEllie DillonDan DixonShelly DodsonPaul DonahueFrank DoneganPatricia DonnellyRon DravesGeraldine DrawitzVan DressenJohn DrislaneJoe DruzbaSandy DruzbaCarol DucheseneKevin DuggyMark DuquetteBruce DuxburyJohn DworkJanine DykemanRoger A. DziengeleskiArt EdelsteinDavid EdwardsDave EdwardsJohn EkmanFrank ElflandLewis EliaTom EllisJack M. EllisBernie ElwoodDawn EngelDanielle EptingFrederick W. ErlichBette ErrigRichard EvansJessica Hornik EvansJohn EverstonBill FargonTim FarleyWilliam FarmerJohn FasoGeorge FerroSanford FialkoffS.F. Fiminski Jr.Jerry FioreJack Fitch Sr.James FlackeDennis FlanaganTom FlanaginSandra FlintMike FoleyMichael FonacaroKate ForerJames ForgertyAndy FosterJohn FosterMichael FosterMarion FosterRemigia FoyRuth FranciscoAnthony FrankJeanne FrankMeagan FranzLance FrasierLance FrasierJo FreedmanAimee FrenchCharles FrenchRebecca FrettoAnne FringoJane FringoBaruch Frydman-KohlGordon FurlaniMike FuscoDavid GadeJohn GaetaniTim Gaffney Sr.Norlene GagewayLinda GaidaTom GallantElisa GallaroDavid GallupJoseph GarciaKaren GarofalluDaniel GarrowCarol GarryBob GattaJohn GentileDavid GerhanWilliam GettmanDavid GiacaloneSusan GibsonJoseph GibsonDavid GibsonRalph GielloEdward GiffordRay GillenDavid GillikinPatricia M. GioiaGeorge GirouxArthur GlaudeBill GlockMike GodlewskiBob GodlewskiSuanne GoldSteven GoldbergLouise GoldsteinNeil GolubSid GordonSylvia GoreRita GormanWilliam GormanRoger GraiserMary GrandhiMary GrassfieldBob GrattaGlenn GrayMichael GrazzoMichele Grieco-HackettNoney GrierJim GriffthMichael GrignonPriscilla GrimRobert GrimmJune GrinterJune GrinterPeter GrippoBarry GroatPeter GuareDominick GuarneiMarilyn GuidarelliPeter GuidarelliShirley GuidarelliGary GuidoEd GundersenHarold HaborSuzanne HagadornGeoff HallAlex HallensteinKevin HalloranCourtney HalsdorfJames HamiltonDoug HamptonRichard HarlowRose HarriganPatricia HarringtonTrish HarringtonDoreen HarrisRaymond HarrisPriscilla HarrisJudy HarrisEric HarrisonDonna HartDarrin HartWilliam HartmanPaul HasbrockLes HassanGerard HavasyGeraldine HaversyGeorge HebertShirley HedmanJean HeeschTom HeffernonJoseph J. HehirJoseph HehirFrederick HeitkampArt HenningsonPete HenningsonPeter HenningsonBetsy HenryTed HermanJosh HermaneRoberto HernandezJohn HersheyJoseph HialGraham HigginsDennis HigginsGuy HildrethBeth HiligDeidre Hill-ButlerArno HirisMarge HladikJohn HoetkerKurt HollacherJo HollandBrien F. HollowoodPauline HolmesArthur HombachDiane Sanders HombachLaura HooseMichael HoranDorothy HorstkotteCarol Pingelski HotalingSusan HoverClaudette HowardGeorge HugesMartha HugginsBetty HughesAnn Marie HughesWallace HughesWanda HunterTerry HurlbertMartha IacolucciDelores InzeroRoland JacobsonMaryann JacobsonJay JaczakKara JamesRobert JarvenpaJerry JasinskiAnna JastrzabMark JaycoxDonald JennerJoanne, HollandPhyllis JohnsonPhilis JohnsonJean JonesSteve JonesKen JonesLarry JordanCarol JoyceJoe JurczynskiJoe KacznskiNikolas KaiserLisa KarandyRobert KarandyJohn KarlMarjorie KaroweMaria Mercedes karrDeb KazmierczakPamela KearnsTimothy KeeganJohn KelchMichael Kelly Sr.Gary KellyDebra KenfieldEdward KenitzJohn KenneyTeresa KenneyJim KepplerBK KermentiStephen KerznerBill KeverGenghis KhanLee KiernanBobby KilleenEuncie KilmerJoshua KimballJoyce KimballKenneth KimballKen KimballPatrice KindlLawrence KingJ.P. 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LachanskiDonna LagasseGinny LaJueneDeborah LakritzLeland LakritzMike LaMalfaJoe LambPat LambertTom LankaLeonore LankaRoss LaPlantePeg LapoMichelle LarkinKen LarsenLief LarsenLynn LathamJames LawrenceBill LeaderFrederic LeeJennifer LeidigRosine LeloirRich LeonMargaret LeonardFrank LeoneCharles LeoniAlison LeskeMark LeszczynskiJoseph LevyRichard Lewis Jr.Ricki LewisKirk LewisLarry LewisDan LewisMichael LibertucciBarry LindenbergBob LindingerSteven LippicottHoward LittmanEd LittsEd LittsJohn LohretTom LolliasJim LombardiBob LongPeter LookerOttavio LoPiccoloJanine LordiHolly LothLaura St. LouisDave LowryMichael lSkrebatenasDavid LucierMishka LuftTheresa LuksaBlase LulianoJudith LundeMichele LupePhilip LyfordGeorge LymanC.G. 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TrinciLauren TrinkoPeter TrolioCeleste TrotzDeborah TrudeauBarbara TrypalukSusan TucciJan TucciPaula TuckerBenjamin TuranBob TurnerMarge UgaldeDennis UleryJack UnderwoodSuzanne UngerPaul UppalMeghan A. UsmaniMatt VainauskasMary Jane ValachovicWilliam F. ValachovicJames ValachovicDick ValeHenry van de HeeverPhyills Van SteenbrughEdward VanderwallMary Jo VendettiRose VerroBob VielkindJim VincentTed VinickHoward ViplerAnn VitaleJoe VivaPaul VolskyMargaret VozzyDale Wade-KeszeyEdward WagnerJoan WagnerEdward F. WagnerLonsdale WalkerJim WallaceChristopher WallinHans WalterJance WalzJanice WalzPhillis WangPhyills WangJohn WardDave WardJulie WashRaymond WatkinPeter WatrousBarbara WattJean WeedRussell WegeRay WeidmanJane WeiheJerry WeisgrauMarcia WeissDavid WelchBill WempleRay WempleRobert WernerMary WhiteBob WhiteFranks WicksAdriane WildersMichael WillLisa WillardHeather WilliamsJackie WilliamsDouglas WilliamsTom WilliamsWilliam D. WillsMax Wilner-GiwercStacy WilsonMalcolm WilsonDarchelle WinchellPolly WindelsMartha WinstenCatherine WinterGlenn WiteckiBernard WitkowskiChristine WitkowskiJoseph WolfeEric WoodC. Ann WoodSidney J. WoodcockDon WoodsGeorge WoodzellLarry WoolbrightBill WrayDustin G. WrightAdam WrigleyWalter WrobleWalter WrobleLeon WroblewskiCarl YanochCaroll YanochKokwai YapAllen YerdanJohn ZaluckiMorgan ZegersMelissa ZiekerCynthia ZielaskowskiFrederick ZiemannDave ZilcoskyCass ZilcoskyPamela A. ZilkaPierre ZimmermanDarcy ZinkZdenek ZonalSpero ZoulasTheresa ZubretskyIf you wrote a letter in 2017 and your name doesn’t appear, we apologize. Please let us know.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? Categories: Editorial, OpinionYou provide the ink. We’ll provide the pad.And together as a community, we’ll all learn something about one another and the way we each view the world.We call our Letters-to-the-Editor section “Your Voice” because it’s your opportunity to react to the news, to share your thoughts about something you might have read or something that happened to you, to agree or disagree with one someone else in a non-threatening forum, and to share information you have that you might want others to know. Your voices not only illuminate and educate your fellow readers, but often entertain them. last_img read more

Julius Randle unafraid, unfazed vs. Metta World Peace

first_imgWorld Peace, meanwhile, had just returned from Italy after playing overseas there.World Peace argued those two factors contributed to both players feeling rusty. “I had some advantages, and he had some advantages,” World Peace said of Randle. “He’s going to continue to gain advantages as long as he continues to gain intelligence.”World Peace chuckled when asked if it was intelligent for Randle to play aggressively against him. After all, World Peace once gave James Harden a concussion after inadvertently swinging his elbow at him. In 2004, as an Indiana Pacer, the former Ron Artest drew an 86-game suspension for going into the Pistons crowd and punching a fan for throwing a drink at him.“I’m still pretty edgy. I don’t show it as much emotionally. But mentally, I’m really, really angry, “ World Peace said, laughing. “I’m able to control it better. I can control it better than The Hulk.”Still, World Peace sounded invested in Randle’s development. World Peace said the Lakers initially asked him to practice at their facility earlier this summer partly to train Randle. World Peace has since remained a constant presence during informal workouts for the past month and a half.Four years after his four-season tenure (2009-13) in Los Angeles, the team still might sign the 35-year-old veteran which would result in World Peace, Randle and Brandon Bass competing for minutes. “You learn his tricks,” Randle said of training with World Peace. “He’s a tough defender. He didn’t give anything easy and he didn’t take any possessions off. So it was tough, but it was great for me.” Did that give Randle extra confidence he can succeed against top NBA talent?“No matter who is guarding me, I’m going to be confident,” Randle said. “Does it give me reassurance? Not really. I always had confidence in myself. But it was a great test for me.”World Peace stressed keeping proper body positioning so Randle can make quicker rotations. World Peace also has encouraged Randle to drive-and-kick, a skill World Peace believes will enhance his playmaking abilities and add to the Lakers’ spacing.“His potential is great. I think he catches on real quickly,” World Peace said of Randle. “If he can continue to learn the little things, you’ll see the Lakers in the playoffs.”Editors note: Story has been updated to corectly identify Metta Wold Peace’s age as 35. He usually intimidates opponents by flexing his biceps, roughing them up or scowling at them.But Metta World Peace’s presence hardly scared Julius Randle. Randle, who played only 14 minutes in his NBA debut last season before suffering a season-ending right leg injury, trained with World Peace this summer.And the Lakers’ former first round draft pick proved he could match and absorb World Peace’s strength. “This guy is arguably one of the greatest defenders of all time, so my thing is, ‘Let me test myself.’” Randle recalled, laughing. “‘Let me see where I’m at and how good I am.’” I have no fear in anybody.”Randle passed the test against World Peace, whose 17-year NBA career included a defensive player of the year award in 2004 and a key role in the Lakers’ 2010 NBA championship run.Not bad for Randle to have that on his resume entering the Lakers’ training camp, which begins Sept. 29 in Hawaii. “Every now and then, Metta got the best of (Randle),” Lakers coach Byron Scott said earlier this summer. “But when he hit Metta, Metta kind of bounced off of him.”World Peace hardly sounded interested in offering diplomacy. He acknowledged that Randle “attacked me.” But World Peace promptly dismissed the implications surrounding that matchup for two reasons. Randle had just received medical clearance for full-court five-on-five drills after spending the past year rehabbing his surgically repaired right leg.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more