It's just too bad that when football players from Burbank and John
Burroughs high schools met head to head in a bite-for-bite battle that a
few of the fellows overstuffed themselves and had upset stomachs.
But we've got to hand it to Burbank. When other school districts are
worrying about gang members shooting it out on the football field,
there's nothing better than good clean fun.
ELDERLY LOSE DAY-CARE FACILITY
It's a tough break when a parent or grandparent, once mobile and
vital, takes a turn for the worse from a debilitating disease or injury.
Currently, Burbank has a facility where the mentally or physically frail
seniors can go and continue to participate in life.
Unfortunately, Burbank is losing Adult Day Services Center, where
those suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease could spend
their days. The center is to be closed in mid-December.
The loss of the facility is due to a lack of funding. But executives
of the Assistance League of Southern California, which runs the facility
(which is $70,000 in the red) aren't giving up hope.
But it does look hopeless for the helpless. This is a serious loss for
the elderly of Burbank.
MARIAH FINDS A HOME
It was the kind of animal sob story that sucked in readers, then
compelled them to finish each paragraph, each word, to find out the
plight of an orphaned dog.
It was the story of Mariah, a 7-year-old German shepherd whose elderly
owner died, but not before a lengthy stay at a convalescent home, where
the dog would sneak in and lie under the dying woman's bed.
One Burbank couple read the story of the orphaned dog in the Leader,
drove over to the German Shepherd Rescue and adopted Mariah.
It's wonderful that Mariah, an even-tempered and loving dog, found a
home. But what about all the other loving and loyal dogs that don't have
an article written about them in a newspaper?
Please try to remember those unwanted and forgotten dogs. If you have
room for a dog, adopt one. And if you already have a dog, why not adopt
another furry friend as a companion for your canine? Your reward?