Letters to the Editor

BY DI READERS | JANUARY 30, 2014 5:00 AM

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The Crisis Center is looking for more volunteers to help meet the needs of our community.

Before joining the Crisis Center staff, I worked as a crisis intervention volunteer for almost 10 years, counseling callers with all kinds of needs. Now, working as the crisis intervention coordinator, I see firsthand the great need for the Crisis Center’s services. The 24-Hour Crisis Line took more calls than ever this past December, and a significant portion of the calls we get are related to suicide.

Applications for the crisis intervention volunteer program are due Feb. 10. I urge all community members to learn more and download an application at jccrisiscenter.org.

Beau Pinkham
crisis intervention coordinator

Re: Hawkeyes let one get away

Hate to say it, but McCabe is apparently the only Hawk who is not afraid to take a big shot. Marble needs to demand the ball, and the rest of the Hawks need to realize this is only a game and start to relish the chance to make a big shot instead of fearing it. When I played, we had a drill at the end of practice in which each player had to take a shot from his normal range. If he missed, everyone immediately ran a lap. That gave us some practice shooting under pressure. Love my Hawks, but they aren’t tough in crunch time. Only McCabe has a “go for the jugular” attitude. That has been a consistent theme for a few years.

Ray Clemmensen

With regard to Marble, I could not agree more. At the 5:46 point of game, Iowa up 6, with the ball I’m screaming at TV for them to clear out and let him go one-on-one. I promised not to get into next year before this season is over, but for me, the season ends when a conference title gets out of reach. A team not reaching the NCAAs is not worth its salt. I take no pleasure in a one-and-done tournament invitation.

Ross Kenneth Rayner

McCaffery’s technical had nothing to do with the outcome. Make three more of those 13 free throws missed, and it’s a win. Hit a couple of more wide-open jump shots, and the outcome is different. Our guys are just not particularly good shooters. We can’t hit from the perimeter when we really need it. That’s been the story in all of the losses this year. It was a fun ball game to watch. I’m just sad that it’s turning into a two-team race now. It has still been a great year so far. If we beat the teams we should beat the rest of the way, I think it’s a lock for the Big Dance.

Online user rb6banjo

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