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October 18, 2002
Karen S. Kim At a time when America teeters on the verge of war with Iraq and the emotions of community members are running high with conflicting opinions, leaders of St. Bede Parish Center say they have stepped up to offer some perspective. The church will host a forum at 7:30 p.m. Monday discussing the legal and moral implications of a first-strike war with Iraq. La Canada Flintridge attorney Joseph Hudson, who is moderating the event, said the forum is a way for the church to fulfill its duty to the community.
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NEWS
November 13, 2004
Ryan Carter Edward Blecksmith knows war. As a Marine during the Vietnam War, he saw the carnage. But he never knew a day like Thursday. That was the day -- Veterans Day -- when he and his family found out that his son, J.P. Blecksmith, was killed in Iraq. Blecksmith, 24, a 1999 graduate and former standout quarterback at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada Flintridge, was killed Thursday afternoon during a military operation in Fallouja, Iraq, his father said.
NEWS
September 21, 2002
Gary Moskowitz As the setting sun's rays dropped on East Colorado Boulevard on Friday evening, so did support of a possible Iraqi invasion. A group of Glendale and area residents gathered outside the National Guard Armory on Colorado Boulevard to conduct a peace vigil against President Bush's call for military action in Iraq. Vigil organizers Nancy Kent and Julianne Spillman, both Glendale residents, wanted local residents to know that there are people who do not support an attack of Iraq.
NEWS
August 20, 2004
Jackson Bell Iraq is worse off than the last time Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale) visited it a year ago, but he believes the country's new prime minister will stabilize the struggling new democracy. Schiff, traveling with four other members of Congress, left for Iraq on Tuesday and met with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi to discuss the leader's vision for his country. Schiff also met with troops from various California cities, including La Crescenta, Montrose and Pasadena.
NEWS
April 14, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Local school administrators and teachers mourned for a former student and his unrealized potential Tuesday after he was killed in the war in Iraq. Marine Pfc. Eric Ayon, 26, died Friday during a gun battle in the Al Anbar province in Iraq, one of 83 Americans killed in the war on terrorism this month. The 13 days have been the deadliest since the fall of Baghdad a year ago. Ayon was a student at Hoover High School during his first two years and then transferred to Allen Daily High School in November 1994 for unknown reasons, Glendale Unified School District officials said.
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By ADAM SCHIFF | February 17, 2007
This week, the House debated a resolution opposing the President's troop escalation proposal. The resolution states, "Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States...
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By Chris Wiebe | November 9, 2007
Though thousands of miles away, the war in Iraq is sending shock waves through Glendale. Glendale resident Daniel Dishchekenian, 62, recently returned from a trip to his homeland Armenia to news that a private security force had riddled his sister’s car with bullets near a checkpoint in Iraq, killing her and a passenger. La Crescenta resident Sarkis Jilzian, 56, talks to his brother and his family in Baghdad twice a week, hearing only bleak reports about the situation.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 29, 2008
This past weekend, little girls throughout Crescenta Valley put on their prettiest dresses and had their hair done just right. Even the youngest were allowed to put on a tiny amount of makeup. Their dates waited for them, some with flowers, all with proud smiles as these lovely young ladies took their escort?s arm for a magical evening. Lincoln Elementary School and Holy Redeemer Catholic School held their daddy-daughter dances Feb. 22 and 23. For one little girl, the evening was made even more magical when her dad, who had been serving in Iraq, was able to catch an earlier flight to arrive home just in time to escort his daughter to the dance.
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By Jason Wells | February 17, 2007
Col. James McGinley has told his wife from the beginning that the only surprises Marines like are the ones they themselves give. But on Thursday night, she gave him one anyway as they both pulled up to their Glendale home to more than a dozen cheering neighbors and a couple of television news crews that were on hand to help celebrate McGinley's return from his tour in Iraq that day. "It was truly heartening and I was deeply grateful for...
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