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By PATRICK CANEDAY | December 20, 2008
“Daddy, today I am going to try buttons,” my 6-year-old announced to me some months ago. She then proceeded to take the rest of the day to do just that and discover that she can indeed button her own pants, shirts and sweaters. Having children is both the greatest gift and greatest punishment we receive in life. It is the greatest gift because of all the discoveries that are made by and about our children and ourselves. Sadly, it is the greatest punishment for the very same reason.
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May 11, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- They do everything from alleviate first day of school jitters to help students master reading and multiplication tables. And for them, homework never ends. They're teachers, and on Wednesday they were honored locally and throughout the state as part of the "Day of the Teacher." At Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, principal Linda Acuff waited for her staff in the teacher's lounge just after recess with a surprise. She gave each one a bright pink folder full of dozens of appreciation notes from their students.
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December 4, 2002
Mary Burkin "The Cherry Orchard" was Anton Chekhov's last play, finished shortly before he died of tuberculosis in 1904. He believed he'd written a comedy. And why not try to smile, when loss and change were the great realities of what was left of his life? But as seen in the current production produced by A Noise Within, it's not a comedy of one-liners, but a comedy of self-delusions. The problems are really created by the characters themselves, rather than their circumstances.
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March 21, 2001
GAIN A WING AND A PRAYER Nothing was more touching than the newfound relationship between a local priest and a lost parakeet, dubbed "Joey," that alit on the reverend's shoe as he walked in prayer a few weeks ago in the parking lot of St. Francis Xavier Church. Blessed with a moral compass that's always pointed heavenward, the priest decided it would only be right to put an ad in the paper to find Joey's rightful owner. So far, no answers, no takers.
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June 25, 2005
Phyllis McWilliams Schultz celebrated her 100th birthday with her family on May 21. Celebrating with her were her children Gerry Johnstone of Glendale, Beverly Brown of Northridge and David Schultz of Cathedral City; grandchildren Laurie Johnstone, Courtney and Joseph Kelley, Paul and Susan Brown, Jim and Linda Brown; and her great-grandchildren Shelby, Madisen and Justin Brown. Schultz was born in Winnipeg, Canada and moved to Glendale in 1954 after living in Indiana, Ohio and nearby Eagle Rock.
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November 30, 2002
Give thanks for friends Even during the appearance of great danger in the world, it is still a very wonderful time to take inventory of the gifts that have been given us throughout our lives. The more Thanksgivings and Christmases I experience, the more I realize that for me the greatest gift of all is my friendships. The precious hours we spend together, whether in school, church, home or at work, are so often overlooked as we search for "something" outside of our relationships that we think will bring us happiness.
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May 18, 2002
Legacy Luncheon benefits YWCA NBC4 reporter Beverly White is mistress of ceremonies at the YWCA of Glendale fifth annual Legacy Luncheon on Wednesday at the La Canada Flintridge Country Club. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. with silent auction and reception followed by program and lunch at noon. This year's honorees are Jeanne Bentley, Glendale Unified School District member; Phyllis Campbell, retired community volunteer and founder of the Glendale Assn.
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May 8, 2002
Edward Headington If there is one theme that resonates throughout our lives, community and nation, it is service to others. Apart from love and friendship, labor is the greatest gift we can give to one another. And laboring for others through service clubs is what Tocqueville was hinting at almost two centuries ago as to the secret to our country's greatness. I come to this column with a great love for our city, as a third-generation Burbanker, and with a family history in serving others.
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By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | June 13, 2012
The family of an FBI agent who disappeared from his Burbank home more than a month ago made an emotional plea on Wednesday for the public's help in preventing the case from going cold. It was the second time the family of Special Agent Stephen Ivens appealed for help in tracking down Ivens' whereabouts since he went missing May 11, seemingly vanishing despite a massive manhunt by foot and air in the days after his disappearance. The active, on-the-ground searches have long been called off, and authorities say few, if any, leads have come in. The family has since launched its own search effort, aided in large part by social media websites and campaigns.
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December 10, 2003
The morning of Nov. 22 dawned bright and clear. Our frontyard is covered with leaves and the air is crisp. I can smell the wood smoke from a neighbor's fireplace. It's a lovely fall day in Burbank. Yesterday was cold and the skies were overcast, which seemed fitting. It was the day we laid Officer Matthew Pavelka to rest. It was 40 years ago today that another young man lost his life in the service of his country. His name, of course, was John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
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By PATRICK CANEDAY | December 20, 2008
“Daddy, today I am going to try buttons,” my 6-year-old announced to me some months ago. She then proceeded to take the rest of the day to do just that and discover that she can indeed button her own pants, shirts and sweaters. Having children is both the greatest gift and greatest punishment we receive in life. It is the greatest gift because of all the discoveries that are made by and about our children and ourselves. Sadly, it is the greatest punishment for the very same reason.
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