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June 4, 2005
Charles and Thelma Wallen Charles and Thelma Wallen have just celebrated their 68th anniversary. They reside in Burbank and have lived here since 1949. They were married in Minneapolis, Minn., in March 1937. Charles was the district manager for the Harris Corp. for 28 years. He served in the Air Force for two years. He has also enjoyed being a musician with a band, in which he plays the saxophone. Thelma has been a homemaker and was a charter member of the Women's Golf Club at DeBell golf course.
December 5, 2001
Molly Shore BURBANK -- Shirley A. Nelson, 70, a prominent Realtor in Burbank, succumbed to pancreatic cancer after an 18-month battle. She died at home Dec. 2, 2001, surrounded by her family. She was born Dec. 28, 1930, in Mankato, Minn. Nelson had been a Burbank High School devotee since moving here from Minneapolis during her high school years. She served the city as a police commissioner; was president of the Burbank High PTA; was elected to the Burbank school board and served as its president; and was a member of the Pacific Homes, Civic Pride Committee and PTA Council of Burbank.
By Jeff Tully | April 29, 2006
Linda Murphy realizes her life will be forever intertwined with volleyball. Along with being a standout player for the United States national team in the 1960s, Murphy ? a Burroughs High graduate ? was also an Olympian and has spent decades coaching and holding clinics for young players. In recent years, she has also taken up another volleyball-relayed cause. Murphy is passionate about preserving and chronicling the history of the U.S. national women's teams from throughout the years.
February 3, 2001
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A former Burbank city employee and convicted felon found himself behind bars for the second time in two weeks. Charles Ross Burke, 54, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Burbank Superior Court to one count of being felon in possession of a firearm. He allegedly had seven guns in his home in the 700 block of Country Club Drive. Burbank police officers said Burke's son, whose name was not released, told them he had given back to his father several guns Burke had asked him to keep while he was on probation.
October 28, 2000
VALLEY -- PROCTOR Augustina Valley and Marlan A. Proctor III were married at St. Paul Reformation Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn., with the Rev. Paul Tidemann and pastoral minister Anita Hill officiating. The couple left the wedding in the same 1964 Corvette that the groom's parents drove away from their wedding in 1967. A reception followed at The Landmark Center in St. Paul, the former site of the United States Courthouse. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic landmarks.
September 5, 2001
The Rogers clan has returned. Our first vacation of the new millennium is behind us. The initial idea was for my kids and I to drive to Minnesota, where my wife would fly to meet us. The scheme was advertised here, derided by readers who imagined being trapped in a car with me for days. But my wife later agreed to join us for the drive out on the condition we could all fly home together. Hitting the road, family intact and in a new SUV rented for one-way travel, wasn't the only change.
October 16, 2002
Mary Burkin Amy Elizabeth Fisher (A.K.A. Katie Kidd) has spent the last 10 years transferring the delights of comedy improvisation over to the world of children. She may have single-handedly started the unseasonably warm weather streak in Minneapolis just before moving out here. All by herself over the course of one hour, Fisher sings, plays the guitar, leads, cheers, comforts, encourages, praises and laughs with (never at) her young comedy partners, as one by one they find the courage to come up on stage to play.
April 17, 2002
Karen S. Kim MAGNOLIA PARK -- Norcostco California Costume in Burbank is used to catering to all kinds of customers. Whether someone is looking for a dress to wear for a Renaissance Faire, high school stage production, book report presentation or even a drag party, Norcostco employees said they'll do their best to come up with a costume that will knock them dead. "We try to make everyone walk away feeling like they walked away with something really unique," costumer Liz Schmidt said.
January 27, 2001
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A former Burbank city employee was slapped in handcuffs by Los Angeles Police Department officers and escorted off a jet grounded at Los Angeles International Airport after he allegedly acted "bizarre" during a plane trip. Charles Ross Burke, 54, who worked as a civil engineer for Burbank Water & Power from January 1988 to August 1997, was escorted by a phalanx of officers from a Northwest Airlines flight Jan. 17 after he allegedly displayed erratic behavior that climaxed when he tried to light himself on fire, LAPD Lt. Bill Hart said.
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