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By June Casagrande | June 2, 2010
M y husband and I have a disagreement about the dishwasher. He clings to the irrational belief that it's possible to overload it. I, on the other hand, subscribe to the enlightened view that, when it comes to dishes, there's always room for one more — even if you just made room for 20 other "one mores." So please don't tell him what happened in this column last week. The column was about the mistakes that can slip past even the best writers. I started by compiling a list of easily confused words, and then I started putting them into column form.
NEWS
June 18, 2001
I was delighted to read that Charles E. Hed, a News-Press copy editor who died in World War II, had been added to Glendale's Veteran's Memorial this past Memorial Day (News-Press, May 29). Hed's name also appears on another memorial in Glendale that I don't think many people know about. Tucked away in the beautiful Court of Freedom at Forest Lawn Glendale is a memorial to the members of the press who died during World War II. The inscription reads, "o7 This memorial honors the integrity and selflessness of all who serve mankind by accurate and dispassionate appraisal of world events in peace or war. It is dedicated to the perpetual memory of those whose courageous adherence to an ideal in the battle zones of World War II made a final headline at the cost of their own livesf7 ."
NEWS
April 22, 2002
I am a 24-year-old Armenian female. I was born here, my parents were born here, and half of my grandparents were born here. Both my grandfathers served in World War II; my great-grandfather served in World War I. I am just about as American as they get, and I am enraged by this woman's remarks. I am writing to whomever I can, including everyone I know, to do something about these horrible remarks and the hatred this woman has toward my people and me. I thank you for the article and bringing this issue to my attention.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
Students and faculty at Wilson Middle School paid tribute to four U.S. military veterans Wednesday as a part of the school's annual Veterans Day assembly. With Veterans Day still a few days away, guests of the assembly included World War II veterans Thomas Simms, Joseph Onesty and Richard Ostronik, as well as World War II and Korean War veteran and test pilot Bob Gilliland. “There is no other greater responsibility of a citizen than to wear the uniform of the military of the United States of America,” said school Principal Richard Lucas, “and we are honoring those people today.” Gilliland detailed his experiences in the wars and also spoke to students about being the first person to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird, a reconnaissance aircraft that was produced in Burbank in the 1960s.
COMMUNITY
September 6, 2012
Carl Louis Almquist Jr. was born in Glendale, California on October 4th, 1926 and passed away on August 16, 2012. He was born to Carl Louis Almquist Sr. and Nancy St. Clair who were married in 1924. Carl had one sibling, Catherine Almquist born in 1929. Carl originally lived in Beverly Hills where his parents purchased a home and then moved to Glendale, where his parents purchased their second home. Carl grew up in Glendale and attended Hoover High School where he enjoyed playing the violin.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | March 1, 2006
Matthew Jamgochian grew up and attended public schools in Glendale, which he has called home for more than 80 years. Jamgochian, 84, attended college before he served in the armed forces during World War II. After the war, he went back to school on the G.I. Bill and earned his teaching and school administration credentials. In 1949, Jamgochian started working for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He took part in educational radio and television programs and played host for a series of science-themed shows.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
Richard C. Snodgress, long-time Glendale resident passed away January 27, 2012.  Born July 21, 1917 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Richard attended Glendale schools and graduated with a degree in economics from U.C. L.A.  He worked for Bank of America for 43 years until his retirement in 1982 and also was on the Board of Directors of the Kasler Corporation.  During World War II he served as a Navy communications officer. Recently predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy, he is survived by sons James (Carol)
NEWS
October 18, 2013
Re: “Mayor reopens statue tiff,” Oct. 3. I hold the Glendale News-Press' accuracy by my score quite high. Then we learn things by the spoken word of others and the age-old game of “telephone” steps in. The greater the number of “telephone” connections, the less likely that accuracy will prevail. So when I read a story concerning how the mayor of Glendale found his way to a reporter from a “far right” channel I am already going “huh?” Now the lead to this front-page article was “Glendale was wrong to install controversial monument honoring Korean sex slaves taken by the Japanese Army during World War II, Mayor Dave Weaver said.” Mayor Weaver upheld the facts that these women were taken by the Japanese Army and that they were sex slaves.
NEWS
By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school's students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on campus, where Ana Jones, a teacher specialist, said they are touched by the recognition. “Every year, they get very emotional that we invite them,” she said. “They just feel like it's such a great honor.” The elementary students read the veterans' names out loud, sang songs and read a poem written by the schools' sixth-graders.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | May 31, 2010
GLENDALE — A well-preserved black-and-white photograph of Maj. Arthur Lynch was delicately pinned Saturday on a cloth wall created in honor of war veterans. Kathy Lynch decorated her father's photograph with his World War II and Korean War badges for Saturday's inaugural Veterans' Memorial Program at Wellness Works, a holistic medicine center. The center provides free therapy services to active-duty service members, veterans and their family, who are stressed and suffering. "He was a great dad, but I didn't know him . . . and I didn't realize how much he was suffering," said Kathy Lynch, the center's director.
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NEWS
January 31, 2014
Having written so much about her and being a personal close friend, I would like to add to your elaborate article on the passing of Liz Blackwelder in your Jan. 23 edition . In World War II, she became one of the first officers in the newly established U.S. Navy WAVES branch for women where she served for three years and two months. Enlisting in 1942, she carried out her officer duties at three different Navy medical centers stateside. Liz had graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts as a member of the WAVES second class there.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 8, 2013
Franklin Magnet School honored 17 veterans during a campus assembly Thursday. The veterans were either connected to American Legion Glendale Post 127 or to the school's students. For decades, the elementary school has hosted local veterans on campus, where Ana Jones, a teacher specialist, said they are touched by the recognition. “Every year, they get very emotional that we invite them,” she said. “They just feel like it's such a great honor.” The elementary students read the veterans' names out loud, sang songs and read a poem written by the schools' sixth-graders.
COMMUNITY
October 29, 2013
Mary Caroline Martinsen entered her eternal rest on Oct 24th at the age of 89 at her residence surrounded by loving family. She was born in Endicott New York but has lived in Southern Ca for most of her adult life. Daughter of the late Stephen and Katherine Zilavy. Sister to the late Frank Zilavy, Stephanie Zilavy and Lucy Davis. Devoted mother to Noel Martinsen, Judy Martinsen, Janise Martinsen Lepisto and William Martinsen Jr. She is survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Andy Klein | October 21, 2013
Despite his three Oscars, Oliver Stone remains a divisive director, partly because he often reinterprets history as a form of melodrama (“JFK,” “Nixon,” “W.”). Thankfully, in his “Untold History of the United States,” he is restrained and straightforward. Originally airing on Showtime late last year, this 10-hour documentary series presents an outline of the nation's history from World War II to the present. ” Bias may not change the facts - though it frequently does - but it defines just where the fulcrum for the balance sits.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
Re: “Mayor reopens statue tiff,” Oct. 3. I hold the Glendale News-Press' accuracy by my score quite high. Then we learn things by the spoken word of others and the age-old game of “telephone” steps in. The greater the number of “telephone” connections, the less likely that accuracy will prevail. So when I read a story concerning how the mayor of Glendale found his way to a reporter from a “far right” channel I am already going “huh?” Now the lead to this front-page article was “Glendale was wrong to install controversial monument honoring Korean sex slaves taken by the Japanese Army during World War II, Mayor Dave Weaver said.” Mayor Weaver upheld the facts that these women were taken by the Japanese Army and that they were sex slaves.
COMMUNITY
May 17, 2013
Alex was born September 29, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up in Texas. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and remained in California following the war. Alex was a long time resident of Glendale and Burbank where he entered the arms of Jesus May 1, 2013 at the age of 93. He is survived by a brother, John Cargill, of Texas, two daughters, Nancy Choate of Colorado and Opal Lopez of California, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren,...
COMMUNITY
November 26, 2012
“Scotty” was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1922.  During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines and sailed completely around the world and helped evacuate the women and children from Singapore. Later, he decided to immigrate to America. He arrived in Hollywood, California on Thanksgiving Day in 1954. He was surprised that everything was closed on a Thursday until the American holiday of Thanksgiving was explained to him. He immediately fell in love with California and its weather.
NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | November 9, 2012
When the United States entered World War II, the nation needed financing in order to build up its defense system. So the government issued a new series of war bonds. The first one, Series A, had been issued in 1935, as a way of promoting safe investments, according to Wikipedia. It was followed by series B, C, and so on. By wartime, they were up to Series E. President Franklin D. Roosevelt purchased the first one from Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau. Ranging in value from $25 to $10,000, the bonds were first sold as 'defense bonds' and later as 'war bonds.' Various 'drives' to sell these bonds were conducted during the war years; each lasted a couple of months.
NEWS
November 7, 2012
Students and faculty at Wilson Middle School paid tribute to four U.S. military veterans Wednesday as a part of the school's annual Veterans Day assembly. With Veterans Day still a few days away, guests of the assembly included World War II veterans Thomas Simms, Joseph Onesty and Richard Ostronik, as well as World War II and Korean War veteran and test pilot Bob Gilliland. “There is no other greater responsibility of a citizen than to wear the uniform of the military of the United States of America,” said school Principal Richard Lucas, “and we are honoring those people today.” Gilliland detailed his experiences in the wars and also spoke to students about being the first person to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird, a reconnaissance aircraft that was produced in Burbank in the 1960s.
COMMUNITY
November 1, 2012
ST. GEORGE, UT: Robert Emery Lusby, 90, October 26, 2012 in Washington City, Utah. He was born October 09, 1922 in Glendale, California to Charles Raymond Lusby and Gertrude Carrie Wilson. He married Patricia Ann Heydenreich. They later divorced. He married Patricia Fry in Glendale, California on June 11, 1968. Bob was raised in Glendale, California on Pacific Avenue. He mowed lawns and enjoyed homegrown persimmons and avocados. He grew up fishing. Bob attended R.D. White Elementary (Doran Street School)
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