MMH holding blood drive

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Blood banks need blood to save lives.You can help next Thursday by donating at Margaret Mary Health.The blood drive will be held at the hospital from 8 – 5.All donors must be 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.To schedule your appointment call 800-830-1091.Remember, one pint of blood can save up to three lives.last_img

Fair scores career high as Syracuse suffers 1st loss of season

first_img Published on December 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman Related Stories TEMPLE OF DOOM: Free throws cost Syracuse as Orange suffers 1st loss of the season to TempleGallery: Syracuse loses first game of season to Temple in Gotham Classic NEW YORK – C.J. Fair tried to singlehandedly lead Syracuse to a win. At both ends of the floor, Fair showed perhaps the most aggressiveness he has all season. When the game was over, though, the thought of what could’ve been is what lingered.Fair scored a career-high 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and hit all eight of his free-throw attempts in his 38 minutes on the floor in Syracuse’s 83-79 loss to Temple Saturday. Where the Orange struggled as a team, Fair shined. He tried to bring Syracuse back, but his efforts weren’t enough and the few mistakes he made were what stood out.He started the game off with a thunderous dunk on the back end of an alley-oop that gave Syracuse a 4-2 lead. From that point on, Fair controlled the Orange’s offense.“I got going early, so I just had to be aggressive,” Fair said. “Mike (Carter-Williams) and Brandon (Triche) did a good job finding me. In the second half, it was just time to be aggressive but you just hate to come up short.”Fair’s performance was the only thing that really let Syracuse even have a chance at winning. The Orange shot 12 3-pointers and only hit two of them, missed 15 free throws and perhaps most importantly, Carter-Williams had nowhere to pass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Owls limited his passing options by not moving off their assignments to help guard Carter-Williams. So they turned him into a scorer instead of a passer, and he scored only six points from the field.“They didn’t come off to help. He’s got to finish those,” head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He missed some good looks, he got some good opportunities.”With Carter-Williams – and basically the entire Syracuse lineup – struggling, someone had to step up. Fair took the assignment.With 5:17 left in the first half, Fair made a huge block on Temple forward Jake O’Brien, then drove the lane hard at the other end for a layup, but was fouled by Quenton DeCosey. He hit both free throws to give Syracuse a 29-26 lead.He then hit two straight jumpers, sandwiching a 3-pointer from Khalif Wyatt, to give Syracuse a four-point lead with 3:54 left in the first half.“He was very aggressive. He was able to get the ball in the lane. I think he got fouled a lot. I think he’s one of the guys that actually made his free throws,” Triche said. “With him being so aggressive, it definitely helped our team out, just him playing at a high level.”He hit two more free throws and a jumper from the top of the lane to help Syracuse take a two-point lead into the locker room at halftime.Fair also kept Temple from making its lead insurmountable for the Orange. He fought through contact and made a layup with 14:05 left that cut Temple’s lead to four.His biggest points came toward the end of the game.With three minutes left, he knocked down a 3-pointer from the left corner that brought SU within two. Temple guard Scootie Randall then missed a 3 at the other end and Fair grabbed the rebound. He went to take another 3 from the same spot on the floor as his previous make, faked, and began a baseline drive for what would’ve been an open layup.Instead, he stepped out of bounds. When the game was over, Fair sat back in his locker and said that was the play that stands out in his mind. Not the 3-pointer that sent a charge through the Madison Square Garden crowd.On a day where he scored 25 points and played almost flawlessly at both ends of the floor, it was that final missed chance that bothered Fair. He had a stellar performance that pretty much went to waste.“The thing that’s in the back of my mind is the play after when I, same situation, stepped out of bounds,” Fair said. “I think I should’ve shot it. That play hurt us.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Turning a transit sanctuary into a traveling ad space

first_imgSeems there’s no place we’re safe from hearing about hemorrhoid creams and vocational training programs. From supermarket checkout lanes to Web casts, we are bombarded daily with appeals to buy stuff. Even in public bathroom stalls, we ladies come under assault from plugs for various products or services placed on the insides of the doors. However, the advertising invasion is moving into a worrisome direction of the personal now that everything else has been tried. This week, The New York Times reported that marketers are now eyeing cell phones as a way to direct individualized, geographically specific ads to every American adult. The concept is so brazenly unimaginable that it makes it difficult for consumer advocates to kick up much of a fuss. But customers have to start drawing the line on the daily intrusions of advertising before someone figures out how to legally beam holographic spots right into our bedrooms. And here’s where Angelenos can start: city buses. I’m not much of a bus rider, being an Angeleno and all. But when I opt to take public transportation occasionally, it’s to take a break from the traffic grind. If I’m going to get stuck for hours in transit, I might as well be able to enjoy a good book or catch up on my backlog of sudoku puzzles. Having ads blasted into my ears during the long commute is not my idea of a pleasant break from driving. It makes the 405-101 transition in the driving rain at 6:30 p.m. on a Thursday seem, comparatively, blissful. So far, there are no plans to install Transit TV on the light rail lines. A pilot program found some reception problems, Morse said. But surely the clever techies at Transit TV or some similar company will eventually figure a way to make it work. They always do. Mariel Garza 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Anyone who has taken the Orange Line across the San Fernando Valley floor has certainly become familiar with the televisions that come standard on the sleek new buses. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority sees the screens and their programming as an amenity for the public-transit riding population. I see them as part of the insidious campaign to insert some sort of advertising into every waking minute of human consciousness. The Orange Line was just the start. The TVs are being installed in all city buses at the rate of 40 each week by a Florida company called Transit TV ( ) that does it at its own cost, MTA’s Warren Morse, deputy executive officer of communications told me. Since June, about 1,000 of the city’s fleet of 2,400 buses have received the new screens. By sometime next summer, all the buses will have them. For the privilege of providing a captive audience, MTA is guaranteed at least $100,000 from Transit TV per year. But if all advertising goals are met, the agency could make as much as $6.7 million a year as part of a revenue-sharing deal. It would be one thing if these bus TVs broadcast HBO or CNN or, my favorite, the Sci-Fi Channel. Instead, they emit the decidedly unflashy (but revenue-enhancing!) broadcasts created solely for buses by Transit TV that combine newsbits and ads. Hollywood had very little to do with it. What becomes evident quickly is that Transit TV programming is a thinly veiled excuse to pump advertising into the buses. Initially, MTA got 30 or 40 complaints about the TVs during the first couple months, Morse said, mostly about the sound being too loud. Since then, the volume has been decreased, and the bus drivers given the ability to slightly increase or decrease the volume, and the complaints have tapered off. In fact, according to MTA’s own ridership survey of 17,000 people, about 86 percent said they prefer riding buses with Transit TV. Possibly, that’s the most alarming thing about the TVs. Apparently, people have been well-conditioned to the barrage of noise and shilling going on all around them. last_img read more