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January 30, 2002
It has taken me several days to recover from the shock of reading Harut Sassounian's victorious commentary in the Friday, Jan. 11 edition of the News Press. In one paragraph, he has been elevated (by himself) from co-chairman of the Citizens' Memorial Committee to Grand Potentate of Glendale. He wishes to make sure that never again will anyone dare to circulate a petition. I would remind Mr. Sassounian that this is a democracy, that there is a basic right to circulate petitions, and that City Council members are elected.
NEWS
April 24, 2008
Genocide recognition advocate on show The weeklong schedule of Armenian Genocide commemorations citywide continues on air Thursday when Larry Zarian hosts Harut Sassounian, longtime publisher of the Los Angeles-based California Courier, on his live TV show. Sassounian, who has long advocated for international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, will discuss recent political developments on the issue. Through the editorial pages of his weekly, English-language newspaper, Sassounian has become a local fixture on analyzing decades-old effort to have the U.S. take the lead in recognizing the genocide.
NEWS
January 17, 2002
I did not agree with the effort to recall Mayor Gomez, nor do I personally know anyone who did. However, Harut Sassounian needs to understand that lowering the American flag to commemorate non-American events on non-American soil is not just '... an ambiguous protocol offense ...' ("Important victory for the Armenian community," Jan. 11). We native-born Americans take our flag very seriously. Just because the silent majority did not support the recall effort does not mean we support lowering the American flag for non-American events.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
Jackson Bell An old Glendale Fire Department ambulance came out of retirement Thursday and is on its way to helping those in need again -- this time in Armenia. The city donated an old ambulance, acquired from the Pasadena Fire Department, when launching its own paramedic program in 2000 through the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Assn., Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray said. The vehicle was shipped Thursday from Long Beach and is headed to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, said Harut Sassounian, president of the United Armenian Fund.
NEWS
March 2, 2000
Paul Anderson GLENDALE -- Paul Krekorian and Craig Missakian, both Assembly candidates of Armenian descent, must have thought for sure this was their time. A well-publicized and emerging Armenian electorate that helped elect an Armenian candidate to the Glendale City Council proved the community could create change at the ballot box. Now was the time to bring that voice from Glendale to Sacramento. A unified voice, standing behind their candidate.
NEWS
June 15, 2001
Alex Coolman SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- A City Council-appointed "atrocity" memorial committee held its first meeting Thursday at Fire Station 21, proving in about two hours of debate that the challenges it faces are profound and present no simple solution. The 30-member committee has been charged by the City Council with creating a memorial commemorating the "Armenian Genocide and/or other Human Atrocities," according to the group's agenda. But the ambiguity captured in that agenda line goes to the heart of the difficulty faced by the committee.
NEWS
June 26, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- The first two meetings of the committee to create a city "atrocity" memorial have produced little in the way of consensus, but committee members say they think this Thursday's session will be different. That's because the committee has changed its approach somewhat: Where the first two of the committee's four scheduled meetings were devoted to the somewhat slippery question of what the memorial's "scope" should be, members will spend Thursday discussing specific suggestions for memorial designs.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
I made a New Year's resolution to stop writing letters to the News-Press; however, Harut Sassounian's gloating letter, "Important victory for the Armenian community," which is laced with personal insults, is the last straw in a conflict that has been characterized by extensive name-calling from his side of the table. Mr. Sassounian seems to feel that the term "ragtag patriot" is the highest insult he can hurl at the "recall Gus Gomez" activists. Well, Mr. Sassounian, I've got news for you. Any American with a decent education in United States history knows that "ragtag" patriots are one of the reasons our nation exists to this day. In the course of our history, the most beneficial revolutionary movements were begun by ragtag groups of patriots.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
With reference to Harut Sassounian's commentary in the News-Press, "Important victory for the Armenian community," in which he states it is an important victory for Glendale's Armenian community that the recall petition failed and that if the recall petition had succeeded, the wrong signal would have been sent to all other politicians, who would have been reluctant to take a stand on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, ...
NEWS
June 21, 2003
Ryan Carter A delegation of Armenian representatives will soon go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, but they might not find what they are looking for. Some Armenian officials and museum representatives seem to be at odds again over the future of a major, permanent exhibit at the center that would chronicle the Armenian Genocide, the killing of Armenians by Ottoman-Turks beginning in 1915. The U.S. government has not recognized the genocide, and Turkish officials deny it. Since the museum opened in 1993, a video describing the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust has played in a section of the museum, and the museum continues to be a hub to talk about such periods of history, officials said.
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By Melanie Hicken | February 11, 2010
GLENDALE — Two Armenian doctors will visit Southern California next month to study pediatric transplant methods at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Sponsored by World Children’s Transplant Fund, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, surgeons Gegham Poghosyan and David Dallakyan will spend six months studying pediatric liver transplant techniques, which they can then apply to their work in Yerevan, Armenia. Each year, Armenian children die because of the lack of qualified physicians and specialized equipment needed to perform successful transplant surgeries, said Valerie McCaffrey, a member of the nonprofit’s board of directors.
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By Max Zimbert | January 5, 2010
GLENDALE — An Armenian-American coalition wrapped up its 20th anniversary this past year with its 154th charitable airlift to Armenia via chartered jetliner that delivered $4.5 million worth of medicine, medical supplies and humanitarian aid. The United Armenian Fund is a coalition of charities that works to send warm clothes, medical equipment and other items requested by residents in Armenia. “If it’s needed, we send it,” said Harut Sassounian, president and founder of the Glendale-based organization.
NEWS
April 24, 2008
Genocide recognition advocate on show The weeklong schedule of Armenian Genocide commemorations citywide continues on air Thursday when Larry Zarian hosts Harut Sassounian, longtime publisher of the Los Angeles-based California Courier, on his live TV show. Sassounian, who has long advocated for international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, will discuss recent political developments on the issue. Through the editorial pages of his weekly, English-language newspaper, Sassounian has become a local fixture on analyzing decades-old effort to have the U.S. take the lead in recognizing the genocide.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
Jackson Bell An old Glendale Fire Department ambulance came out of retirement Thursday and is on its way to helping those in need again -- this time in Armenia. The city donated an old ambulance, acquired from the Pasadena Fire Department, when launching its own paramedic program in 2000 through the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Assn., Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray said. The vehicle was shipped Thursday from Long Beach and is headed to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, said Harut Sassounian, president of the United Armenian Fund.
NEWS
June 21, 2003
Ryan Carter A delegation of Armenian representatives will soon go to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, but they might not find what they are looking for. Some Armenian officials and museum representatives seem to be at odds again over the future of a major, permanent exhibit at the center that would chronicle the Armenian Genocide, the killing of Armenians by Ottoman-Turks beginning in 1915. The U.S. government has not recognized the genocide, and Turkish officials deny it. Since the museum opened in 1993, a video describing the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust has played in a section of the museum, and the museum continues to be a hub to talk about such periods of history, officials said.
NEWS
January 30, 2002
It has taken me several days to recover from the shock of reading Harut Sassounian's victorious commentary in the Friday, Jan. 11 edition of the News Press. In one paragraph, he has been elevated (by himself) from co-chairman of the Citizens' Memorial Committee to Grand Potentate of Glendale. He wishes to make sure that never again will anyone dare to circulate a petition. I would remind Mr. Sassounian that this is a democracy, that there is a basic right to circulate petitions, and that City Council members are elected.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
I made a New Year's resolution to stop writing letters to the News-Press; however, Harut Sassounian's gloating letter, "Important victory for the Armenian community," which is laced with personal insults, is the last straw in a conflict that has been characterized by extensive name-calling from his side of the table. Mr. Sassounian seems to feel that the term "ragtag patriot" is the highest insult he can hurl at the "recall Gus Gomez" activists. Well, Mr. Sassounian, I've got news for you. Any American with a decent education in United States history knows that "ragtag" patriots are one of the reasons our nation exists to this day. In the course of our history, the most beneficial revolutionary movements were begun by ragtag groups of patriots.
NEWS
January 23, 2002
With reference to Harut Sassounian's commentary in the News-Press, "Important victory for the Armenian community," in which he states it is an important victory for Glendale's Armenian community that the recall petition failed and that if the recall petition had succeeded, the wrong signal would have been sent to all other politicians, who would have been reluctant to take a stand on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, ...
NEWS
January 17, 2002
I did not agree with the effort to recall Mayor Gomez, nor do I personally know anyone who did. However, Harut Sassounian needs to understand that lowering the American flag to commemorate non-American events on non-American soil is not just '... an ambiguous protocol offense ...' ("Important victory for the Armenian community," Jan. 11). We native-born Americans take our flag very seriously. Just because the silent majority did not support the recall effort does not mean we support lowering the American flag for non-American events.
NEWS
January 11, 2002
Last April 24, when Glendale Mayor Gus Gomez issued a proclamation ordering the American flag lowered in honor of the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, a ragtag group of self-described "patriots" started a petition to recall him from office. They claimed that the mayor had offended their patriotic feelings by violating the U.S. flag code. The petition drive generated a very heated and acrimonious debate in Glendale for more than eight months.
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