Power worked continuously at this location from 6 p.m. Monday until 1
a.m. Wednesday to repair this major supply line.
This break caused a loss of water service to several hundred
Glendale residents. A temporary water line was placed in service to
restore water service to those affected by the broken main.
The response to this incident by the three city agencies involved
was outstanding and exemplifies why residing in Glendale is so
rewarding. Thanks again to those involved for your rapid response and
untiring efforts to repair this water main.
Recruiters should discuss soldiers' health issues
Americans are united in support of our military. We're also united
in applauding patriotic people who have the courage to speak out
about harmful decisions by appointed or elected officials.
Joyce Riley, a registered nurse who experienced a sharp decline in
her health after service in the first Gulf War, spoke Nov. 18 at
Glendale Community College. TV news and, I assume, military
recruiters, avoid discussing military health problems related to
mandatory vaccinations, exposure to radioactive U-238 particles and
the combination of factors for Gulf War Syndrome. Speaking or writing
publicly about these issues involves respect for the men and women in
our military and, to use the vernacular, guts.
It's admirable that Mike Gomez, the father of a high school
student, had the courage to write a letter to the News-Press about
the concern he and some other parents feel about military recruiting
in high school classrooms. I assume Mr. Gomez will never repeat the
error he made of using the name of the parents' group in which he's
active, but, as the saying goes, "The only person who never makes a
mistake is the person who doesn't do anything."
Several writers to this newspaper criticized Mike Gomez after he
wrote about classroom recruiting. Do those writers realize that their
letters work to frighten others from using our freedom of speech?
Soldiers have died to defend this right, which is needed for getting
accountability from government officials.