Elian affected all of us
While this is not a local issue, I think the matter of Elian Gonzalez
is one that we have all been subjected to, for better or worse, and I for
one am glad to see it finally move toward some sort of conclusion.
I am in complete agreement with the Justice Department's desire to
reunite the boy with his father and applaud the government's bold action.
The behavior of those who attempted to hold on to Elian has been nothing
short of despicable and, despite bitter rhetoric of their lawyers and
fawning politicians, it was they, not the Clinton administration, who
have been negotiating in bad faith all along.
After consistently stonewalling all attempts to meet with the father,
and repeatedly challenging the authority of our (and their) government,
Janet Reno was ultimately left with no choice but to use force.
Of course, the obnoxious relatives will not let it rest there, but at
least Elian is out of their clutches. The mentality of those "freedom"
loving Cubans in Miami appears to be no different from that of their
"enemy" Fidel Castro, and has now been exposed as such.
Plenty of aviation history at local museum
Regarding Joe Santo's letter about the lack of Lockheed memorabilia on
display in Burbank, I call your attention to the Gordon Howard Museum at
1015 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. ("Turning our back on aviation heritage,"
The Burbank Historical Society has maintained a large display of
Lockheed photos, models and other items the company donated years ago. I
invite Mr. Santos and the public to visit the museum any Sunday afternoon
from 1 to 4 p.m. at no charge and enjoy this display and those of Warner
Bros., Disney, NBC and others, plus our 12 antique vehicles, three of
which will be in Burbank on Parade.
Enter the parking lot off of Clark Street and Lomita.
How about some real changes at the airport
Has my sense of well-being improved since the bold action by the
Airport Authority to eliminate luxury travel? ("Airport grounds 1st-class