Paysinger, Al Stanley, Hank Fegette, Len Guthrie, Harry Mintey, Art
Moody, Jerry Vavra, Bill Richmond, Dick Winders, Bill French and Sgt. Ed
Cassidy, would also stop in across the street at the Pancake House for
breakfast or lunch and visit with you at least twice week. We always
enjoyed the good food and great company.
However, I don't remember Bob Kramer ever sitting at Johnny's table,
unless he was that little skinny kid with the Mohawk haircut, who wore
bright red bow ties on his T-shirts, had the bad habit of wearing black
shoes and socks with white shorts and always had a small puppy under his
Thanks again for the memories and stay well.
LT. DON BROWN
Burbank Police Department
Float award spotlights civic pride
Congratulations to Burbank for winning the Mayor's Trophy at this
year's Tournament of Roses Parade.
As a Realtor with Century 21 Paul & Associates in Burbank, I have
already received two calls less than 48 hours after the parade from
people who expressed an interest in moving to Burbank. It seems that our
wonderful float was the proverbial icing on the cake.
The residents of Burbank should be proud to live here. The city has
many great things to offer and its pride was on display at the Rose
Parade this year.
Religious ad was shameful
I read with astonishment and sadness the full-page advertisement by
the Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-Day Adventists in your Dec. 29
I am a Catholic. And yes, I read the whole thing. And I know you had
an obligation to publish it.
From the ad, it would appear that Adventist theology is rooted
primarily in hatred of the Catholic Church based on a lunatic and fevered
interpretation of John's Revelation. Can this be true? I sincerely hope
that the church responsible for this ad is a splinter group, which is
just as embarrassing to most Seventh-day Adventists as some Catholic
splinter groups are to me. Perhaps a member of the clergy of a local
Adventist church might care to comment?
I need only look at the beautiful and impressive medical facility in
Glendale to be reminded of the good works that the Adventists are
committed to. This ad is shameful.
The Catholic Church teaches us that any person, sincerely seeking the
truth, and committed to living a good life, is pleasing to God. Does a
church really need to use hatred and fear of other churches to keep its
members motivated? The Catholic Church has learned this hard lesson. The
ad even mentions that the Catholic Church has recognized its own past
faults and sins in this regard, and then tries tries to use even her
repentance to condemn the church.
Really, does this make any sense?