September 27, 2001
Apparently, Robert Kneedler (Community Forum, Sept. 7) and Robert Morrison (Community Forum, Sept. 3) have a problem with the dissemination of information about a public servant. The distribution of the TRIM (Tax Reform Immediately) bulletins has nothing to do with Oakmont View V, and everything to do with the voting record of Adam Schiff. Whether or not the Gregg family develops their property is not a federal issue. However, pilfering $5 million-plus from the public is. And as to the cries of partisanship on the part of the John Birch Society, TRIM bulletins were distributed in a similar manner for then Congressman Jim Rogan.
June 5, 2000
Finally, someone takes the lead on education. I was very happy to see the effort of our congressman, Jim Rogan, to help fund Glendale Edison-Pacific School Project. Our representatives need to take the issue of education and our children's future seriously. In my opinion, it is the most critical issue facing Glendale and this nation. Having said that I am extremely supportive of Congressman Rogan's action and work on education. I think that common sense Republicans like Congressman Rogan have the correct agenda on education.
April 14, 2001
The recent analysis of Jim Rogan's defeat are baseless and devoid of political substance. Rogan brilliantly participated in the impeachment of the real person who was responsible for scuttling the genocide resolution in Congress. President Clinton, in scuttling the resolution, was also the same individual that many Armenians naively supported in the 1992 and 1996 elections. The Armenians were duped into thinking that Adam Schiff was going to be more beneficial for the Armenian cause in Congress.
September 16, 2000
Recently, the House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill for the elimination of the marriage penalty, which is very important to all who believe that traditional marriage and strong families strengthen their communities. They also passed major estate-tax reform legislation to eliminate estate taxes for most individuals. We are burdened with approximately 30% of our income supporting direct taxes to the federal and state government and 20% into hidden excise taxes in the goods we purchase i.e., sales tax, gasoline tax, property tax, etc. About 50 cents of every dollar we earn goes to some form of tax. Lower taxes for individuals encourages more consumer savings, reduces credit debt and promotes investment in a stronger economy.
July 14, 2000
I was out of town a few months back, and when I returned, I noticed that there were a lot of name changes on the News-Press editorial page. I don't know where or why the old regime has gone, but I, for one, am extremely disappointed in the new direction of the Community Forum section. There used to be several letters printed daily. A lively exchange from all viewpoints on a variety of topics that affect our city. Some I agreed with, some I did not, but I enjoyed joining in the fray.
June 15, 2001
Jason C. Roe With Jim Rogan now out of elective office, spending time with his wife and twin daughters 3,000 miles away and about to join President Bush's administration, Will Rogers must be going through depression. I once naively thought his ranting hatred for Jim Rogan was due to political differences. Now I see it for what it is -- envy. Here was Rogan by age 40: L.A. County gang murder prosecutor; named one of the most effective DA's in California; youngest state court judge in California; elected presiding judge of the court; member of the state legislature; named No. 1 in integrity and effectiveness as Glendale's assemblyman; elected majority leader of the Assembly in his freshman term; member of Congress; prosecuted the first impeachment of a president in 130 years.
April 1, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum Dave Boucher pulled his car to a stop in the middle of Rossmoyne Avenue, drawn by a collection of 31 campaign signs adorning a front lawn. "It's like Christmas decorations," Boucher said through the car's open window. "Is that everybody that's running?" No, Jim Perkins' lawn does not have campaign signs for everybody who's running in Tuesday's municipal election. In fact, only a few current candidates are displayed in Perkins' frontyard ode to elections.