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Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event

first_img February 08, 2018 Hundreds Join Wolf Administration in Gettysburg for Cabinet in Your Community Event SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Gettysburg, PA – Today, Wolf Administration cabinet officials were joined by more than 200 people for a Cabinet in Your Community event at the Gettysburg campus of Harrisburg Area Community College. This was the fifth in a series of town-hall style events held across the state in which members of the community can talk with cabinet secretaries and discuss issues important to the region.“This is a great opportunity for communities to engage with their state government and learn about the commonwealth’s investments in their region,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “From events in Nanticoke and Lock Haven to Chester, Hawley and now Gettysburg, we are hearing from residents, college students, local elected officials, and more through a positive two-way dialogue between the community and Harrisburg.Featuring Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn, Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards, the department secretaries provided updates on regional projects and accomplishments and answered questions from the audience.The next Cabinet in Your Community event is currently scheduled for February 16 in Erie at 3207 State Street with cabinet secretaries from the departments of Community and Economic Development, Environmental Protection, Health, Revenue, and Transportation.last_img read more

Whicker: Clippers are setting a club record for possibilities

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Steve Ballmer promises a “wall of sound” in the Clippers’ new arena, and it takes one to know one.Ballmer also said Thursday night that the Clippers would open those new doors five years from now.“After we’ve won some championships,” he added.The Clippers’ owner was on stage at the Wiltern Theater, and he basically was selling bacon to pit bulls. His audience was a group of Clippers’ season-ticket holders, who roared at nearly everything said by Ballmer, player personnel director Lawrence Frank and the self-explanatory Jerry West, during their annual state-of-the-team rundown. “I can’t tell you how many people said, ‘I can’t believe you got both of them,’’’ West said.“You can drive yourself nuts over things you can’t control,” Frank said. “We were pretty transparent that Kawhi was our No. 1 guy. After a while, you just do your best and just surrender and enjoy it. All three teams (Toronto, Lakers, Clippers) were right in there. You could make an argument for all of them. What could we control? Try to get an elite player like Paul George. That can’t hurt, no matter what happens. And in the end, a lot of things happened almost simultaneously.”The fans only booed once. That was at the first mention of the Lakers. West playfully cupped his ear, asking for more.“I’m not a betting man, except at gin,” West said. “But I’m pretty confident that on Christmas Day, the Clippers will be playing the Lakers.”On a night when Staples sounded like a fixer-upper and Inglewood looked like Shangri-La, Christmas Day seemed hot and now. The state of this team? The Arctic Circle, or points north. The Clippers traded for Paul George, signed Kawhi Leonard, retained the concept of a working roster, and yet stayed out of luxury-tax lockdown.This is a franchise that has swaggered before, but now their owner brings digital wallpaper to life.Some of us remember when their biggest offseason activity was Donald T. Sterling’s Lottery Party, a symbol of his decadence and their wretchedness. Then they got good. It took a guy like Ballmer to realize that good wasn’t enough. Neither was it enough to be the third tenant at Staples Center, to play 12:30 p.m. games on Saturday and then walk past all the hockey equipment bags as they hustled home, to beat the outgoing and incoming traffic.“This will be our home,” Ballmer said. “Hockey?” He thrust his thumb to the sky, the international symbol for you’re-outta-here.Ideally, the construction will begin in the summer of 2021. More ideally, Leonard and George will be entering their third Clippers season, although they are eligible to opt out. In between, the Clippers strongly believe in their 1-through-15 cast. What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters center_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “We have two of the best five players in the NBA now,” West said. “They’re going to open up opportunities for everyone. You think about the ends of games. We’ll have those two show ponies plus Lou Williams? I really don’t know who’s going to stop them.”West pointedly mentioned Terance Mann, the second of the Clippers’ draft choices. As a guard, Mann led the NBA Summer League in rebounding, but West said Mann’s passing will fill the Clippers’ largest need. “I really think he’s going to be playing a lot by the end of the season,” West said.Such are the benefits of the NBA’s best pick-and-roll bargain. Williams is making $8 million this coming season, Montrezl Harrell $6 million. They become free agents next summer, but that’s how you can add Moe Harkless at $11 million and still give the Mad Max contracts to Leonard and George.As has been reported, the Clippers knew they needed a running buddy to get Leonard. When Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler committed elsewhere, they were facing a two-strike count. But they found Oklahoma City, which had a throbbing salary-cap headache.Frank said they explained their vision to Leonard, in an early meeting, and then put George’s name on their board. “That’s the guy,” Leonard replied. So that became the plan.“They’re the two best two-way players in the league,” Frank said. “Defensively they check every single box. Can they guard their own position? Can they guard down (smaller players)? Can they guard up? Check. It makes us a lot more switchable. And then you add what Pat Beverley does on defense.“For the first time, Paul doesn’t always have to guard the other team’s best player. And when you have that culture, nobody wants to be the weak link defensively.”Ballmer, Frank and West spent most of July 5 on various phone calls, two of which were disrupted by earthquakes. West was at the Summer League in Las Vegas.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more