WNYNewsNow Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities will flush water mains throughout the system starting in early October, weather permitting.Pre-flushing in Falconer will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the areas of Aldren, Mapleshade, Ralph and Valmeere. The complete Village of Falconer will be flushed from 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3, overnight into Sunday, Oct. 4, until Falconer is entirely flushed. During Falconer flushing, water may be discolored on the north side of Jamestown as well as in the Village.Flushing of the remainder of the BPU Water Division system will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 5 through 9; and Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 12-14.The exception will be Wednesday, Oct. 7, when flushing will take place from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accommodate any downtown and Fairmount Avenue businesses and restaurants. Flushing that day could affect streets directly off Fairmount Avenue and Route 394, even though their streets are not flushed that day. Flushing can discolor water, especially when water line cleaning takes place in the customers’ immediate areas near their scheduled flushing days. Customers may see discolored water at any time during flushing, even on days other than their scheduled flushing days.The BPU’s September customer newsletter contains a two-page color-coded map section showing which areas will be flushed on specific days. The maps also are posted on www.jamestownbpu.com.The BPU website, FACEBOOK and Twitter pages will show daily flushing locations. The BPU recently informed commercial and industrial customers of their flushing dates by automatic calls. Residential customers, whose phone numbers are current on their accounts, can expect to receive such calls two days in advance of their flushing days.Customers with questions about flushing and their flushing dates may call the Flushing Hotline at 661-1688 or Communications at 661-1680.BPU Communications Coordinator Becky Robbins says, “If you receive voicemail when calling, please leave your address, the names of the streets at the end of your block and your phone number. BPU employees will return calls with flushing location dates and with answers to anyquestions.”The main precaution that customers may take during water main flushing is to check for discolored water before doing laundry and to avoid pulling discolored water into their hot water tanks. The BPU also suggests putting aside water for cooking or drinking a day or so ahead of their flushing days because the discolored water is unattractive in appearance. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
JAKE NAUGHTON/Herald photoWith the controversy surrounding pitcher Roger Clemensmaking national headlines, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig was inMadison Monday. At a press conference in UW’s Humanities Building, thecommissioner discussed steroids in baseball, his contract extension and thestate of the game today.Perhaps the biggest message Selig ? a UW alumnus and formerMilwaukee Brewers owner ? offered to the room of reporters was that thesteroids epidemic is not contained within his sport.?This is not a baseball problem,? Selig said. ?This is asocietal problem.?Selig pointed out that young athletes continue to turntoward steroids, a problem he and the league hope to curb.?We try to educate not only our players, but the youth ofAmerica,? Selig said. ?All we can do is take care of the present and thefuture.?The topic of the Mitchell Report was also discussed Monday.The report, released in December by former Senator George Mitchell, outlined aninvestigation of steroid use in baseball.?What I wanted the Mitchell Report to do ? was to be a roadmapfor future commissioners,? Selig said. ?I have great respect for the senatorand pretty much agree with everything he said.?Selig added that the report needs ?a very carefulexamination.?The commissioner has often been criticized for looking theother way in regard to the steroid issue in baseball, but said Monday hecontinues to fight for a solution to the problem.?My only goal always is just to do what I think is in thebest interest of the sport,? Selig said. ?Nobody is more frustrated for nothaving a test for human growth hormone than me.?As the steroid epidemic continues to soar, however, so doesthe league’s attendance numbers. Selig projected the league will again set anattendance record in the 2008 season.?Here’s my frustration: The sport has never been healthier,?Selig said. ?It’s amazing. The minor leagues will set another (attendance)record. ? I use that to show it’s a manifestation of how popular the sport is.The sport has just exploded. But like everything else in life, nothing isperfect.?As imperfect as the MLB may be, Selig said it’s gettingbetter. According to the commissioner, positive testing for steroids in recentyears has dropped from past tests.?Last year we had three positive tests. The year before wehad two,? Selig said. ?I’ve met with doctors and trainers and in an ongoingregular basis. I wish you could hear what they had to say about how well theseprograms are working and how pleased they are.?Admittedly, Selig said he has grown tired of discussing thesteroid issue, something that seemingly has plagued the commissioner’s career.Clemens’ recent hearing in front of Congress ? which Selig declined to speakabout ? is just the latest in a string of incidents involvingperformance-enhancing drugs in baseball that have happened during Selig’s reignas commissioner.?I’d rather talk baseball,? Selig said. ?I like talkingbaseball. It’s the one part of my job that I miss because I don’t have theday-to-day contact that I used to have years ago.?Selig also sounded relieved that teams have begun to reportto spring training, taking some of the focus away from the issue of steroids.?I guess the best news of the day ? pitchers and catchersreport,? Selig joked.Selig recently received a contract extension that will keephim as baseball’s commissioner through 2012. He admitted he hadn’t originallyplanned to continue after his previous contract expired, but he said he hopesto leave a lasting legacy on the sport once his time is finally up.?What I want when this is all over is maybe long after I’mgone,? Selig said, ?is that people will say, ?Look, they had a problem, theydid something.??
Asa Goldstock banged her stick on the two goalposts, alternating twice before spinning the stick and stationing herself in front of the goal. It was late in the second half of Syracuse’s April 3 game against Virginia Tech, and the Hokies’ Mary Claire Byrne had just earned a free-position shot.The whistle blew and Byrne quickly shuffled forward before the attack was met by a pair of SU defenders. A shot headed straight for the upper-left corner of the goal before Goldstock sprung up and picked it off, her sixth save of the game.The No. 5 Orange (14-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) went on to defeat Virginia Tech, 14-13, marking their fifth victory of the year by one goal. Syracuse’s defense, which allowed seven free-position goals to the Hokies in a 15-14, double-overtime loss last season, held Virginia Tech to just two scores on seven free position opportunities.Opponents are converting on just under 38% of their free-position chances against SU’s defense, the second-lowest mark the Orange have allowed in program history. The efficient clip has saved SU, which has faced an average of 5.8 free position attempts per game, from allowing teams to take advantage.“We watch a lot of film, certainly put it on the scouting report,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Some players tend to have the outside rip, some want to carry it in every time.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIf a player likes to shoot from the outside instead of running in, like Syracuse’s leading scorer Emily Hawryschuk (57 goals, 21 from the free-position) tends to do, the Orange will rush to force a deflection or errant shot. If the player is like Byrne and prefers to take a few steps toward the goal before releasing its shot, Syracuse’s game plan is to get as many bodies possible to congest shooting lanes.Against Florida on March 13, another game the Orange won by just one score, the Gators earned 14 free-position shots, including eight in the second half. SU stopped nine of them, the most they have prevented in a game this season.The Orange also keep track of players’ dominant hands in relation to where the shot is on the eight-meter arc. If a player is a lefty and they’re on one of the left hash marks, they’ll likely shoot the ball. If they’re on an opposite hash, they’re more prone to pass, which is something Syracuse has to be aware of at all times.“Most players maybe won’t take that shot they’re not sure of,” SU midfielder Sam Swart said. “We’re pretty smart about that on our team.”One of the reasons SU is so adept at both scoring off free-position opportunities as well as defending them is because it practices eight-meter shots every day during practice. While other aspects of the game — like clears and rides — aren’t practiced frequently due to their time constraints, free-position shots are routine.During games, Goldstock usually takes on the responsibility of moving around the defenders in front of her. If Goldstock doesn’t like the defense, she’ll move her teammates around accordingly. Nearly every free-position shot leads to attack and defenders jockeying for position.“Asa will help us rearrange if we need based on the circumstance,” SU defender Sarah Cooper said. “If they’re putting players behind we know we need to get someone behind, and Asa’s the one telling us.”Syracuse hasn’t found a way to reduce its penalty numbers. But so far this season, its recipe to stop free-position tries, and limit the damage, has been successful.“Sometimes we do a great job then it comes down to Asa making some saves at the end,” Gait said. “We wanna get solid and get some stops, so we work at it.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34