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CSC, halls recycle cans for Worker

first_imgThrough a partnership between the Center for Social Concerns (CSC) and the South Bend Catholic Worker, Notre Dame students will contribute to the local community this school year by recycling aluminum cans. The program, called Miraculous Metals, began this week and will continue as long as students support it, said Michael Hebbeler, director of student leadership at the CSC. There are currently 22 residence halls participating in the Miraculous Metals program, Hebbeler said. Students can collect aluminum cans and drop them in designated boxes in their halls. Catholic Worker staff members, as well as people who receive support from the Worker, will collect the cans and bring them to a local recycling center. The cans will then be exchanged for money, which will support the Worker’s daytime drop-in center, Our Lady of the Road, and the nighttime shelter, the St. Peter Claver House. “There’s a men’s house and women’s house, and they take in the poor and marginalized, so people looking for a home, looking for a roof, looking for community,” Hebbeler said. “The houses open up their doors to those in need, and the people live there.” Most of the proceeds will go to Our Lady of the Road, where people can eat a meal, do their laundry or take a hot shower. The center supports 60 to 130 people each day. The funds raised by the Miraculous Metals program will support the center’s operation as well as building repairs. Hebbeler said these funds are especially helpful in the winter when the St. Peter Claver House provides overnight shelter from cold weather. “They like to keep it small for fellowship and community, and they can take up to 10 men each night,” Hebbeler said. “They provide a roof and bedding and coffee and breakfast in the morning.” Hebbeler also said many Notre Dame students regularly volunteer at the Catholic Worker. He said the visits create “a sense of solidarity of walking together.” “There will be Notre Dame students spending the night with the homeless men as part of weather amnesty,” Hebbeler said. “Some of the money [from the metal collection] may be feeding volunteers. That’s what makes the Worker what it is — this sense of community. Notre Dame has a vital presence in the drop-in center and at the Catholic Worker.” Although the project is just beginning, Hebbeler said the CSC is looking forward to seeing the program’s results. He also hopes more Notre Dame students will become involved with the Catholic Worker. “There’s good enthusiasm from the [residence hall] social concerns commissioners, and we have a great partnership with the Catholic Worker community,” Hebbeler said. “We expect this project to bring more students into the community to see the impact.”last_img read more

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly grades high behind the scenes

first_imgLosing Game 5 of the National League Division Series was as much a referendum on Don Mattingly’s ability as any of the 828 games he’s managed the last four years.If anything, that’s overstating Farhan Zaidi’s opinion of the role of a manager in baseball.“If you tell me that the team’s success is solely driven by the manager, I just don’t think that’s how it works,” the Dodgers’ general manager said Oct. 6, days before the NLDS commenced. “Managers make strategic decisions and put guys in positions to succeed, but a lot of decisions they make are 52-48 or 55-45. “The games are decided by the players on the field. Managers certainly have some input into it, but it’s a little far to say they should be fully judged on it.” That, Zaidi said, matters more to the job than any double-switch, any sequence of relief pitchers, any order to lay down a bunt.“The longer I’ve been in baseball, the more it’s tilted toward managing the clubhouse, the personalities, the egos,” Zaidi said. “I think from the outside the average person watching a game just sees the X’s and O’s, whether he took a reliever out or left him in. But again, in my view, a lot of those are 52-48 or 55-45 decisions, and you get judged by the outcome rather than the process.”So, what say the clubhouse?For a moment Thursday, it looked like right fielder Andre Ethier had nothing good to say about Mattingly. In the bottom of the third inning of Game 5, a television camera caught the Dodgers’ right fielder turning and yelling toward Mattingly as the two walked the length of the dugout. It was the second time in three weeks that a player was visibly angry at Mattingly while cameras rolled during a game — or was it?Afterward, Ethier and Mattingly set the record straight: Mattingly was merely trying to calm down Ethier, who was upset by umpire Gary Cederstrom’s strike zone. In a twist of irony, what appeared to be an ill-timed conflict was actually an example of Mattingly “managing the clubhouse.”“We’re all individuals in there playing,” Ethier said. “We all have our moments, times where we do crazy, unusual things. It’s unfair to question a person’s decisions sometimes for playing a guy, him going out and making a mistake, doing something like that. Donnie’s proven pretty well what he’s capable of doing as a manager the last three years.”The Dodgers’ early playoff exit, Ethier said, “has something to do with (Mattingly’s) decisions, but it’s up to the players to go out there and perform, to play this game and win. We didn’t do it as a team.”The in-house squabbles of the 2014 Dodgers away from the field are well-documented. To that end, third baseman Justin Turner said that Mattingly had it better this year than last.“Not as many distractions, not as much crap going on in the clubhouse and off the field,” Turner said.Turner went on to praise the stabilizing influence of veteran infielders Jimmy Rollins and Howie Kendrick, both of whom are approaching free agency. But he reserved his highest praise for Mattingly.“I love playing for Donnie,” Turner said. “I would play for Donnie any day of the week, anything he wanted me to do, anything he asked of me, I’m right there behind him 100 percent. I think he’s an unbelievable manager, did an unbelievable job handling everything that goes on, both on and off the field with this club. He’s got my support 100 percent.”Does the Dodgers’ front office agree? The answer could come soon enough. The San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Miami Marlins are all in the midst of a managerial search. By the time Friedman, Zaidi and team president Stan Kasten have reached a decision, one or more qualified replacements could be off the market.Judging by the opinions of those who have worked with Mattingly behind the scenes, the list of qualified replacements could be short.AlsoCatcher Yasmani Grandal told SportsNet LA on Friday that he will have surgery on his ailing left shoulder Wednesday. The team did not offer further details on the surgery or Grandal’s diagnosis.Grandal was chosen to the National League All-Star team in his first season with the Dodgers. The 26-year-old had a .401 on-base percentage, 14 home runs and 36 RBIs at the All-Star break.While he continued to split time with A.J. Ellis through the end of the season, Grandal was never the same hitter after he was struck on the left shoulder by a foul ball during an early August road trip.Grandal collected five hits over the final two months of the season — including one hit, a single, in the NLDS. He finished the season with a .353 OBP and .234 batting average. Grandal is eligible for salary arbitration. Of course, the Dodgers’ front office will judge Mattingly’s job performance in the coming days. It’s an annual end-of-the-season ritual.The manager is under contract through 2016. He declined to address his outlook for next year after the Dodgers were eliminated Thursday.Zaidi and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman already have contracts for next year, too, but both were hand-picked for their jobs a year ago. They are safe in their seats. Since neither man hired Mattingly, there’s a perception that the manager’s job is less safe.Most of Mattingly’s work takes place behind the scenes. So while it’s tempting to judge him on wins and losses — especially after a second consecutive season-ending loss in the first round of the playoffs — it’s important to understand how those around him judge Mattingly’s behind-the-scenes work.“His preparation has been tremendous,” Zaidi said before the NLDS. “We spend some time with him before every game. We see how thorough he is, having all his lineup cards and matchups ready to go. Some of that is his own preparation; some of that is the conversations he has with us. I view him as very, very prepared going into every game.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more