November 10, 2010
There are a lot of word pairings I avoid. Extra mayonnaise. Officer Jerkface. President Palin. But of all the two-word assemblages I dodge, the least rational is "have got," as in, "I have got a lot of housework to do" or "You have got a lot of responsibilities. " The verb phrase is as common as sunshine and as American as apple pie (except, of course, in Great Britain, where it's as common as cloud cover and as English as organ-meat pie). Yet I can't bring myself to use it consciously, and I cringe when I catch myself using it absentmindedly.
June 17, 2009
Menu through June 23. Meals served at 11:30 a.m. daily at: ? Adult Recreation Center 201 E. Colorado St. Glendale (818) 548-3778 ? Pacific Park Community Center 501 S. Pacific Ave. Glendale (818) 548-3775 ? Sparr Heights Community Center 1613 Glencoe Way Glendale (818) 548-2187 ? TODAY: Stuffed cabbage roll, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, confetti coleslaw, wheat bread, and fruit or apple pie. THURSDA Y: Barbecued brisket, oven-browned potatoes, corn on the cob, citrus salad, dinner roll and ice cream cup. FRIDAY: Fish or pork riblet, baked potato, green beans, country-style tomatoes, cream of mushroom soup, whole wheat bread and yogurt.
May 5, 2006
Rosemont Middle School eighth graders listened and danced their way through history April 28 at the school's Civil War Day. The event was sponsored by the history department. Students learned that on April 12, 1861 Confederate General Pierre Beauregard open fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston, S.C., and one of the bloodiest wars in U.S. history began. They filed past amakeshift gravestone that read, Eleazer McGinnis, a Civil War soldier and grandfather to teacher Lynn McGinnis. The statistics next to the grave read, "620,000 Americans died in the Civil War. 1861-1865."
June 18, 2005
TRACEY MILLER I've got something most of my neighbors don't have. It's called a small automobile. As I look across the street, I see large vans, SUV's, Jeeps and trucks. I hope current gasoline prices don't keep them home all summer. I remember when gas prices were lower, my two daughters and I had a blast heading out of state. We drove off to Medford, Ore., to visit friends and enjoyed a nonstop scenic vacation. The first thing we did was jump onto a small boat.
March 14, 2005
Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Kylie Morales said she can't wait to start sliding. Zach Myers said he craved to get behind the plate and begin catching. And Jimmy Cramer and Josh Dominguez wanted to start their quest for a championship. They'll get their chance to shine in the Jewish War Veterans/Jewel City Little League this season, but first, Morales, Myers and about 400 other people enjoyed the festivities of opening day. Jewish War Veterans/Jewel City -- which used to be two separate leagues, but has since merged into one -- kicked off its season Saturday at Brand Park.
July 18, 2001
Judging by recent letters and statements (on Glendale's channel 6) by Emzy Veazy III, I have concluded that Mr. Veazy believes in the conspiracy theory. First, it was the American flag that Armenians were conspiring to insult. Now it's trade with Armenia, which Mr. Veazy feels conspires against unsuspecting Americans (not Armenian Americans, but the "real" kind). I've recently heard rumors that Armenians will next conspire with little green martians to take over all of America.
April 19, 2001
Alex Coolman CITY HALL -- It will probably go down as one of the most controversial actions taken by the City Council this year, and yet four of the five council members had no control over it. Mayor Gus Gomez signed a proclamation Tuesday ordering the American flag to be lowered to half-staff on April 24 to recognize the Armenian Genocide. That stroke of the pen -- and not a vote by the full council -- was all that was necessary to put the proclamation into effect.