The ones that she’s able to save depend on the number of foster homes she has, and right now CDHA is in desperate need of kind, compassionate and able people to fill the void.Are you a kind, compassionate, tolerant dog lover who could help them?So many of us have so much to be grateful for, and this is one way to give back for all that we have been blessed with.If you can help, you can go to CDHA.com or contact Jennifer Politis at 518-664-3450 or 518-369-4482.Martha WinstenGansevoortMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere are so many little dogs on death row at this moment. The head of the Capital District Humane Association (CDHA), Jennifer Politis receives pictures of these desperate little dogs, who just have a day or so left unless Jennifer is able to let the shelter holding them know that she will be able to rescue them from certain death.
H2O (Hoosier Hill Otters) Madison, Indiana Swim Team Wins the 2019 SEISA Conference Championship for the third year in a row. Coached by Batesville native John Schutte.The 43rd Annual Southeastern Indiana Swimming Association (SEISA) Conference Championship was held on Saturday June 29th at Madison Jr. High School Natatorium consisting of 7 teams. The final scores were as follows: H2O 2829, Greensburg 1432, Batesville 1270, Milan 1041, Switzerland County 604, Hidden Valley 500 and Jennings County 322.The Championship meet is a day-long event where swimmers compete in two separate sessions. The morning session was for swimmers ages 5-10 and ages 11-18 swam in the afternoon session. Athletes who finished in 1st through 12th place earned points for their team.H2O was well represented by 6 local swimmers: Santiago (11) , Alejandra (9) and Salvador (6) Schutte, (Sunman), Nash (10) and Hadlee (7) King (Batesville) and Madden Owens (10) (Batesville).Santiago (4th summer swimming with H2O); 2nd 50 breast-36.29 (State Cut); 5th 50 fly-33.58 (Divisional Cut); 1st 100 free-1:01.71 (Divisional Cut); 2nd 100 IM-1:13.43.Alejandra (4th summer swimming with H2O); 6th 50 free-36.27 (Divisional Cut); 3rd 50 breast-48.11 (Divisional Cut); 9th 50 fly-51.44; 7th 100 IM-1:36.49.Hadlee (1st summer swimming with H2O); 11th 25 breast-40.04; 6th 25 back-26.06; 9th 25 fly-37.27; 6th 100 IM-2:43.21.Madden (1st summer swimming with H2O); 4th 50 breast-49.98 (Divisional Cut); 5th 50 fly-58.32; 5th 100 IM-1:48.80.Salvador only had one event-25 Freestyle.Not only did he place 1st in all his events, Nash King set Individual SEISA Records: 10 & U Boys: 50 Breaststroke – 37.95 (38.54 old record held by Bradley Fortuna, Jennings County, 2001); 10 & U Boys: 50 Butterfly – 30.49 (31.89 old record held by Dean Fox, South Dearborn, 1993); 10 & U Boys: 100 Freestyle –1:05.38 (1:07.37 old record held by Bill McKeand, Jennings County, 1995); 10 & U Boys: 100 Individual Medley – 1:14.59 (1:17.49 old record held by Bradley Fortuna, Jennings County, 2001).“Don’t take yourself too seriously…always have fun and project that fun into your training. Those words describe Santiago Schutte to a “T”. Santiago continues to improve his overall performance and he does it with enthusiasm and team spirit.”“Passion is often what drives a strong work ethic, and this is exhibited through determination, drive, and mental toughness. Nash King shows up for every practice determined to make himself better. He sets high goals and works hard to achieve those goals.”“The common thread in TEAM effort is doing it together, supporting each other and giving your best to create a positive work environment. Alejandra Schutte brings the team together. She works hard to develop her technique and speed but more importantly, she is compassionate about her teammates.”“Success is always going to be different for each individual. Hadlee King is working very hard to improve her technique. It is a huge accomplishment for a swimmer at the age of seven capable to swim every stroke.”“My personal goal for each athlete is helping them achieve swimming success through Technique, Intensity, and Growth. Madden Owens was determined to get a Divisional Cut this season. He found the breaststroke to be his favorite stroke to swim and perfected his technique to achieve his goal.”“We can’t forget about our youngest member of the team, Salvador Schutte. We have Salvador focused on performance, not results. Getting across the pool this year was a huge accomplishment! The team is inspired by his effort at practice and his desire to keep up with the rest of the Schutte family.” said John.Not only did H2O come out as Champions, they went undefeated this swim season with a 5-0 record (The swim meet against Batesville was canceled due to rain)“It was a great summer for the Otters and our coaches couldn’t be more pleased with the performance of the ENTIRE H2O TEAM,” shares head coach John Schutte. “All their hard work paid off!!! We are so very proud of every swimmer’s determination to improve individually and work together to win as a team!”Courtesy of John Schutte-VP Sales Batesville Casket, Batesville High School graduate 1981.Lives in Madison, IN
Doc Rivers sometimes speaks about having been told, as a player, that he would be a good coach someday. He says he never believed it until it happened.It was Doc Rivers who suggested that Lue, as a player, might face a similar fate, having noticed Lue’s attention to detail and appetite for coaches’ scouting reports.“Ty is, he’s like my son,” Rivers said before this season began. “I love the guy. I never thought I’d tell another coach, ‘Hey love ya, take care.’ Yet every time every time me and Ty talk, that’s what we say.”Rivers said he and Lue spoke at length Sunday.“I think it’s awful,” Rivers said. “What it shows you is: Go to the Finals, win it, go to the Finals three years in a row and then come back and get fired. LOS ANGELES — For the first time in four seasons Sunday, Clippers coach Doc Rivers found himself coaching against his son – and hurting for another coach who he has likened to a son.The Clippers’ game against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center on Sunday night represented Austin Rivers’ first meeting with his former team – and his dad – since the 6-foot-4 guard was traded for starting center Marcin Gortat during the offseason.Being reunited as rivals would be fun, Doc Rivers said, in contrast to the “ugly” news that the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Coach Tyronn Lue, one of Rivers’ proteges. Lue coached the Cavs to three consecutive NBA Finals, including the 2016 NBA title, and was 128-83 on the job – but 0-6 this season, following LeBron James’ departure.Lue played for Rivers in Orlando and was one of Rivers’ assistant coach on the Boston Celtics team that won the championship before he came aboard as a Clippers assistant coach – operating as something of a defensive coordinator from 2013 until Cleveland hired him as an associate head coach the next year. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a statement to ESPN, Lue said, in part: “I am very grateful for the dedication, sacrifice, and support of all the players on our team, the tremendous coaches I worked with and of course, our incredible fans. Lastly, deep thanks to (owner) Dan Gilbert, (former General Manager) David Griffin and (GM) Koby Altman for the opportunity over the last three years and I only wish the organization success moving forward.”Rivers said he would have had a hard time being so diplomatic.“I thought the way he handled (it), he’s better than me,” Rivers said. “He handled it with just amazing class, thanked everybody – he’s better than me.”GREAT SCOTTCoach Scott Brooks said his Wizards were happy to see Clippers forward Mike Scott, who averaged 8.8 points and shot 53 percent from the floor in 18.5 minutes per game last season for Washington. Scott signed a one-year, $4.32 million deal with the Clippers in July.“He’s loved by all of this team,” Brooks said. “We just saw him a few minutes before (when) he came in the locker room. A lot of hugs. A lot of great memories with Mike. We wish him nothing but the best and hope he has another great year.”This season with the Clippers, Scott is averaging 2.2 points in just fewer than 10 minutes per game. “It makes no sense, it’s the ugly part of our game. He’s really disappointed, but he has a lot to be proud of. He did a heck of a job in extreme circumstances and (I’m) probably no prouder (of) anybody that’s played for me and been a coach under me than Ty Lue. It makes you so angry when you see stuff like that, but there’s nothing you can do about it.”