July 1, 2009
Saturday’s In Theory question (“Militant approach to Christianity”) referred to a recent Newsweek article in which it reported that the U.S. military had been accused of using its presence in Muslim countries to spread Christianity in violation of military protocols. Five of the six religious commentators addressed the issue and made thoughtful comments about the conduct. Pastor Jon Karn did not address the issue. Instead, “as a Christian minister and thinking American” he chose to present his negative opinions of the magazine.
July 4, 2009
Pastor failed to address issues The In Theory question on June 20, “Militant approach to Christianity,” referred to a Newsweek article in which it reported that the military had been accused of using its presence in Muslim countries to spread Christianity in violation of military protocols. Pastor Jon Karn did not address the issue. Instead, “as a Christian minister and thinking American” he chose to present his negative opinions of the magazine.
June 27, 2009
Newsweek magazine reported this week that a civil rights watchdog group is accusing the military of using its presence in Muslim countries to spread Christianity among the population, a “serious” violation of military protocol. What implications are there for those people who suddenly see themselves staring at the cover of a Christian Bible and are pressured into believing in something they don’t? What actions should the military take, both at the command level and rank-and-file, to prevent this from happening?
September 24, 2003
Molly Shore It's midnight and you need to know the year King John of England signed the Magna Carta. Where do you go? For anyone with a library card, the answer to almost any question is a few keystrokes away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Burbank Public Library's Web site, www.burbank.lib.ca.us. "Our goal is to really turn this into our fourth branch because we know that people prefer to do things from home now," Library Services Director Sharon Cohen said.
July 4, 2001
Karen Hubbard Thanks to the leadership of outgoing president Kermit Floyd and the generous support of Burbank Noon Rotarians, at a recent meeting of the club, Julie Ann Larsen, treasurer of the Burbank Center for the Retarded, was presented with a giant symbolic check in the amount of $20,000, for which she expressed the gratitude to everyone -- clients, families, staff and trustees. The center will use the equipment grant funds to purchase a commercial-size refrigerator, a nine-unit wall cabinet, a state-of-the-art main office photocopier, a small photocopier and letter machine for use by teachers, a digital camcorder and several other miscellaneous items.
July 16, 2003
Gary Moskowitz Eric Goss was perfectly happy to graduate from Hoover High School last month with a 4.33 grade-point average, but he's glad he didn't turn into a walking zombie in the process. Goss, ranked No. 20 in Hoover's Class of 2003, got one B and one C in his freshman year, but went on to take primarily advanced placement courses for the rest of his high school career. He will attend UCLA in the fall. "I felt swamped at times," said Goss, 18. "I didn't feel that I had time to do much else, short of being a mindless zombie floating around from class to class.