February 23, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- Presidential hopeful George W. Bush made a stop in Burbank on Tuesday night on an abbreviated campaign stop in Los Angeles. Bush, in a contentious Republican primary with John McCain and Alan Keyes, flew in to Burbank and was scheduled to give a short speech to supporters at a rally at the airport. The Texas governor has two campaign events scheduled in Los Angeles today. The first is at Los Angeles International Church, the other a town hall meeting with Latino voters.
August 1, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Rep. James Rogan (R-Glendale) helped raise enthusiasm among delegates at the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday by praising his mom and promising a Republican president and Congress for her grandchildren. "I came here to talk about a hero, a young woman who raised four children on welfare and food stamps," Rogan said. "My hero is my mother, Alice, and because my mom wants poor mothers to see their children succeed, my mother is a Republican who wants George W. Bush to lead America into the 21st century."
October 23, 2000
Making an educated vote in a presidential election is an event from which everyone can benefit. As a young Armenian, I find myself very concerned about the upcoming election. Armenians as a whole tend to be conservative, with their views on traditional family values. During the past eight years, neither Clinton nor Gore has mentioned the word "genocide" in the same sentence as "Armenians." Clinton and Gore mentioned only historical hardship. We cannot forget history.
October 10, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- After Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush face off for the second time in a presidential debate on Wednesday, three well-known commentators will share their views on the showdown on a local radio station. Conservatives Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt and Terry Eastland will take part in a post-debate discussion at 7:30 p.m. on KIEV-AM (870). Medved is a film critic, author and host of his own radio talk show.
October 26, 2000
Gov. George W. Bush has accused Vice President Al Gore of using "fuzzy math" to distort his proposals. But, there is something about the governor's presidential campaign platform that just doesn't add up! Do the math yourself. Bush has said, "My vision is to empower Americans to make decisions for themselves in their own lives." How can the governor make such a statement yet also say that women do not have the right to choose what is best for their own bodies and the future of their own lives?
August 3, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- As Republicans do their best to emphasize racial diversity and inclusiveness at the GOP convention this week, a local man has become a favorite of the national media. Glendale resident Hector Barreto, who identifies himself as one of only a handful of Latinos with official roles at the 2000 Republican National Convention, has been flooded with interview requests since the GOP party began Monday in Philadelphia. "This is exactly what I hoped would happen at this convention, which is to show a spotlight on the other side of the story, which is all the positive things going on in the Latino community and in this party and with this candidate (Texas Gov. George W. Bush)
March 4, 2000
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- Crossover votes in Tuesday's California presidential primary will not determine who wins either the Democratic or Republican nomination. In essence, voters who cross party lines to vote for president will be wasting their vote. A Democrat who votes for George W. Bush or John McCain will have no say in who wins California's 162 delegates to the GOP national convention beginning July 29 in Philadelphia. Independents, officially called "declined to state," will also have no say in the presidential race.
February 3, 2001
As the new administration under George W. Bush takes office and directs our foreign policies, I hope our nation's interests are served better than they were during the Clinton years. Based on character and performance, our foreign policy under Bush and our new Secretary of State Colin Powell should prove more effective. To mention a case in point, the U.S. Congress was on the brink of passing a resolution condemning the Genocide of Christian Armenian citizens by Turkey in 1915, recognized by many countries around the world.
January 11, 2001
Gary Moskowitz GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL -- What was once a group of 15 Glendale High School students attending the inauguration of George W. Bush is now nine, caused mainly by the $1,500 per-person cost to attend and a lack of support from the community. Government/economics teacher Mary Hazlett encouraged her students to seek financial help from the community from the beginning. "Nobody supported us," said 17-year-old Rita Bedrosian, one of the nine remaining students going to the nation's capitol for the four-day trip.
February 5, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, will speak at Friday's meeting of the Glendale Democratic Club. Dukakis, who lost his race to George Bush Sr., will speak on the Supreme Court ruling in favor of George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential election. "He's got strong feelings about that subject," said group member Dean Hartwell, who invited Dukakis to speak. Dukakis has not been absent from the political scene since his defeat.