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October 4, 2013
Re: “Healthcare reform gets an up-close examination,” Sept. 26. There was one very important point not mentioned in the article about an informational meeting telling the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Little has been said about the impact on doctors. The Affordable Care Act, which will mainly take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, is opening up health insurance coverage to approximately 33 million uninsured Americans. It raises the question: Are there enough doctors to treat those who sign up, along with their current patients?
FEATURES
November 5, 2009
Both the Senate and House are finally getting ready to debate and vote on separate versions of health-care reform. Both bills fall short of what President Obama promised and the American people voted for last year. President Obama repeatedly called for bipartisan reform that reduced Americans’ health-care costs. He called for a bipartisan, open process that included televising the entire process on C-SPAN. This, he said, would make the process transparent. Unfortunately, the Senate majority leader and the House speaker rejected the president’s leadership.
FEATURES
September 30, 2006
A new survey of American religious beliefs reportedly finds that one out of five Americans believe God favors the United States in worldly affairs. Among those Americans, the Baylor University study also reportedly found that more Republicans — four times as many — than Democrats believe God favors the U.S. What do you think? It is always a dangerous prospect (not to mention idolatrous) to think that God favors "us" over "them." The Hebrew prophets of old were aware of this danger, and they urged their listeners not to assume any specialness simply because God had chosen Israel.
NEWS
October 15, 2001
Flag critics quickly become flag wavers I would like to thank the gentleman who owns the Shell Station on Pacific Avenue for the wonderful display of flags that he has. People say he uses the flags to draw attention to his business, but I don't agree. I have passed that station for years, stopping for gas only once or twice. The flags are a beautiful sight. When the tragedy in New York City happened, how many Americans owned a flag? I say not many.
NEWS
April 14, 2006
Congressman David Dreier (R-San Dimas,CA), chairman of the House Rules Committee, voted to encourage increased financial literacy amongst Americans. H.Res. 737, Supporting the Goals and Ideals of Financial Literacy Month, was approved by the House with broad bipartisan support,423-1. "As we enter the 21st Century, more Americans have access to financial services and products than ever before," Dreier said in a prepared statement. "With the click of a button, consumers can perform a variety of financial activities over the Internet, from paying bills to managing investments.
NEWS
October 31, 2000
I thought that at least one non-Armenian should register disappointment in Rep. James Rogan's flip-flop on the Armenian Genocide bill. I am, of course, equally disappointed with President Clinton, and the State Department in general. We Americans condemn the Germans and Japanese for the genocides they committed in World War II, yet they remain our allies. Americans are even now willing to admit our own atrocities in the past against the American Indians and African Americans.
NEWS
September 4, 2000
I thank Albert Abkarian for his down-to-earth letter in the Aug. 17 Glendale News-Press, "Freedom of speech and press cannot be compromised." So therefore, may I say let's quit using hyphenated nationality titles. Most people say they come here for the opportunities and or the great fears and dangers they want to flee from. So why not plain Americans when you come. My father was not called German-American, my husband's family not called Norwegian-American, they came and were sponsored by family members here, no help from anyone else, so they had to learn the language as quick as possible and get a job. Family members were very hard-up and strict but they all considered themselves Americans and worked hard to prove themselves.
NEWS
January 29, 2001
I must say that after reading Paul Carney's letter, I feel happy and proud not to be an American. I got sick in the stomach. I am from Italy and have lived in Los Angeles for three years. His letter just proved the opinion I got of America during the period I spent here. America isn't the great country Americans think it is. Its people are uneducated and often racist. What he wrote about the Armenian Genocide is an insult to people's rights. I wonder what would happen if he wrote the same things about other numerous races that make this country.
NEWS
February 8, 2001
Francesca De Cesari's letter (Jan. 29) saddened me. Instead of helping to find a solution for racism, she has chosen to become part of the problem. She has branded Americans, as a group, as uneducated and racist. To her and to others who believe as she does, I say this: America is a dream in the process of becoming a reality. The vast majority of us want America to be a country where there is equal opportunity for all, and we are working to make it that way. Americans have made terrible mistakes, like allowing slavery to exist.
NEWS
December 27, 2001
If Mr. Konialian knew anything regarding American history, he would not place Gus Gomez shoulder to shoulder with Lincoln, JFK, MLK and FDR. Also, the loss of 3,000 Americans had nothing to do with improved understanding and respecting other peoples cultures. What's great about America: too much to put in print here. However, here is one thing: If enough voters feel that Mayor Gomez was irresponsible in carrying out his duties, then this country, state, city, municipality affords these people the right to place a measure before all the voters to determine if enough agree.
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NEWS
April 23, 2014
Leaders of the Armenian community in Glendale said a  statement by the Turkish Prime Minister on Wednesday offering his condolences to descendants of Armenians massacred by the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago fell short because the country continues to refuse to characterize the deaths as a genocide. The statements by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan come as Armenian-Americans in Glendale prepare to host a variety of events commemorating the genocide of about 1.5 million people.
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NEWS
April 18, 2014
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) and the Home Depot Foundation have secured a $20,000 grant to give the American Legion Verdugo Hills Post 288 in La Crescenta a face-lift. Located at 4011 La Crescenta Ave., the veterans center will have two of its restrooms remodeled by Home Depot's volunteer force May 1 to 3. They will also be repainting the interior of the building, installing new ceiling tiles and replacing kitchen counters and cabinets. "I have always considered philanthropy a duty of those who are able, especially when it comes to honoring our veterans," Gatto said in a statement.
NEWS
By Lynne Heffley | March 7, 2014
In "Stand-Off at HWY #37," Vickie Ramirez's deeply felt new play presented by Native Voices at the Autry National Center, a protest against a highway slated to cut across sovereign Indian land sparks issues of identity, cultural tradition, difficult historic truths and present-day hardball politics. Bulldozers are scheduled to arrive for the construction of a public highway on land reclaimed from a Haudenosaunnee (Iroquois) reservation in upstate New York by the United States government, reportedly due to the recent unearthing of an obscure historical document, but widely assumed to be the result of yet another broken treaty.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 25, 2014
High expectations heading into the upcoming season for the Glendale Community College baseball team were accompanied with even higher praise from the California Community College Baseball Coaches Assn. The CCCBCA released its state preseason All-American list that included four GCC players, three of which are pitchers. “When I first heard about this, I was real excited. It means a lot that our program has reached a level of success where we're recognized like this,” Vaqueros Coach Chris Cicuto said.
SPORTS
By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | January 25, 2014
Glendale Community College's baseball team is well aware of its recent history. The Vaqueros have won three consecutive Western State Conference Southern Division championships, they just had four players named to the preseason All-American list and they're ranked in the top 10 by the California Community College Athletic Assn. Their success has been noticed by high school athletes wishing to continue to play at the next level and other community college players, including David Whitaker, a Crescenta Valley High graduate who transferred to Glendale college from Pasadena City College.
NEWS
By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | January 25, 2014
Glendale got an “A” on the American Lung Assn.'s annual report card highlighting cities and counties with the best antismoking rules released this week. Glendale is one of 18 cities and counties - 3% of those surveyed - that received the top score on the “ State of Tobacco Control 2014” report . Glendale also moved up in a sub-category - smoke-free housing - from B to A due to new legislation the City Council passed last year, banning smoking in all new apartment and condominium units.
SPORTS
By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 18, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Nick Dragovich (Crescenta Valley High, 2010) Chapman basketball senior: Thanks in big part to the efforts of Dragovich, Chapman snapped a three-game losing skid and survived for a 65-64 win on Wednesday over La Verne in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play. Dragovich garnered his third double-double of the season in scoring 12 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Chapman improved to 9-6 with the win and evened out at 3-3 in conference as it was set to host Occidental in a conference tilt Saturday evening.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 18, 2014
While the high school boys' water polo season is long done, three area players were recently recognized for their accomplishments by being named to either the 2013 All-Southern California or All-American team or in two instances, both. La Cañada High's Peter Loakes and Glendale's Arman Momdzhyan were tabbed to both all-star lists, while Nitro Manuk Piloyan was also selected to the Southern California squad. “This was actually one of my goals heading into this year's high school season,” Momdzhyan said.
SPORTS
By Andrew J. Campa, andrew.campa@latimes.com | January 8, 2014
While he has yet to play a game in 2014, Flintridge Prep's Robert Cartwright nonetheless found himself among elite competition on Tuesday. The senior guard, who has been out since the middle of December with a leg injury, was nominated to participate in the McDonald's All-American Games. Cartwright was one of 984 students - boys and girls - nationwide nominated for the games, which will be held April 2 at Chicago's United Center. “Obviously this is a well-deserved honor for Robert.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich and Andrew J. Campa | January 3, 2014
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Michael Davis (Glendale High, 2013) Brigham Young University football freshman: A successful season that included eight victories and a bowl appearance did not end well for Davis and BYU. The Cougars were shut out in the second half and fell to the University of Washington, 31-16, in the Fight Hunger Bowl on Dec.27 at San Francisco's AT&T Park. BYU, which trailed, 14-13, after a 31-yard field goal from Justin Sorensen with 3:46 left in the second quarter, was outscored, 17-3, the rest of the way and 10-0 in the second half.
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