September 3, 2003
Jeff Tully Tulyah Gaines, one of the most successful girls' basketball players in Burroughs High history, will not be returning to the school for her senior year, Indian Coach Doug Nicol confirmed Monday. Gaines, a 5-foot-8 point guard and the Leader's 2002-03 Female Athlete of the Year, will attend high school in Las Vegas to be close to her mother and brother. "From what I know, this was a non-basketball decision for Tulyah and her family," Nicol said.
August 20, 2003
Jackson Bell When it comes to running his business, Kevin Bartanian said his top priority is to make the customer feel comfortable. As the co-founder and director of operations of Intellix Media, a digital marketing company that creates Media Cards, he said customer satisfaction has been his most valuable asset as a businessman. "Usually people don't like dealing with design companies because they're afraid they won't get what they want," he said.
August 6, 2003
IN THE SPOTLIGHT Ukrainian-born comedians, Dimitri Bogatirev and Iryna Ivanytska, have been known to perform little miracles. Once, during a show in Kiev, their comical antics on stage made a pregnant woman laugh so hard, she went into labor. When the husband-and-wife clowns went to the hospital to check on the mother and her newborn, the doctors teased them, saying they were welcome back any time to help induce labor in other patients. Yes, humor is their forte, which is evident in their show, "AGA-BOOM," continuing its run until Aug. 24 at The Falcon Theatre.
July 26, 2003
Ben Godar A man suspected of killing his wife in their Burbank apartment this week is in police custody in Las Vegas, but he could be sent back to Burbank as early as Monday, authorities said. Joong Myung Kim, 53, was taken into custody by CHP officers about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after crashing his Toyota Camry on Interstate 15 between Baker, Calif., and Primm, Nev. Kim was wanted by Burbank Police for allegedly killing his wife, 45-year-old Young Sun Cho, that morning.
June 11, 2003
Jeff Tully As director of the Burbank Boxing Club, Steve Harpst is adept at teaching students the fundamentals of the sport. From conditioning drills, to proper punching techniques, to improving an athlete's footwork, Harpst works with his students three times a week in a small multipurpose room at the Burbank Family YMCA. However, when it comes to getting inside information about boxing, Harpst leaves it up to the experts. At a recent Burbank Boxing Club gathering, the students were treated to a visit by two individuals who have gained prominence in the sport, and who know a few things about the sweet science.
March 29, 2003
EDWIN AND MONTAGAE HADSELL Former Burbank residents Edwin and MontaGae Hadsell celebrated 50 years of marriage with a dinner party at Tony's Bella Vista Restorante in Burbank. The couple was raised in Glendale. They were married March 7, 1953, in Las Vegas. Attending the party was Edwin's 96-year-old mother, Wilma, and several of their friends from Prescott, Ariz. Edwin served in the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement, he was a draftsman engineer with Hydro Aire.
February 8, 2003
FRANCINE AND STERLING LOCKETT Francine and Sterling Lockett of Burbank celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple were married Jan. 19, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nev. Later that year on Nov. 7, they again took their vows in front of family and friends in the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn. Sterling was born and raised in Burbank. He retired 11 years ago and has many hobbies. He is a Master Mason and a Shriner and enjoys his association with the Burbank Masonic Lodge.
February 1, 2003
INSIDE/OUT I spent a weekend in Las Vegas recently, for the first time in more than a decade. I don't gamble, as a rule, but I had heard so much about all the new sights that I had to see them. My itinerary wasn't too ambitious -- I planned to check out some of the spectacular new casinos on The Strip, catch a couple of shows and visit my friend Bob, who recently bought a home there. My friend Mark and I rolled into town about 2:30 a.m. and started looking for the rest of the crew.
September 25, 2002
Dink O'Neal "Dealer's Choice," a joint venture of Birdman Productions and Old Country Productions, playing at Burbank's Third Stage theater, demonstrates a unique synergy of excellent literature and flawless production values. Set in a small London restaurant, playwright Patrick Marber's engagingly humorous drama, revolves around five associates and an outsider, all of whom are linked to gambling. For the quintet of amateurs, who think much more highly of their skills than is warranted, the Sunday after-hours game earns weekly bragging rights as well as furthering individual dreams.
September 21, 2002
BELL-JEFF VS. LA VERNE LUTHERAN WHEN: 7:30 tonight. WHERE: La Verne Lutheran. RECORDS: The Guards and Trojans are 0-1. LAST WEEK: Bell-Jeff lost to Desert, 33-7; La Verne Lutheran lost to Nevada Faith Lutheran, 42-0. OUTLOOK: Both teams took a beating in their season openers. The Trojans come into the nonleague game after being off for two weeks, having lost their first game Sept. 6 in Las Vegas. Bell-Jeff might be able to take advantage of the fact that Lutheran has eight sophomores.