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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | February 11, 2009
I?m at war with another copy editor, but she just doesn?t know it. Our battles go like this: Every time I copy edit an article that uses the word ?like? to mean ?such as,? I leave it alone. For example, ?Bob enjoys games like Scrabble and Uno.? But any time my foe does a final proofread on one of these articles, she changes every one of these ?likes? to ?such as.? The reason: Grammar myths die hard ? even among journalism pros who are supposed to rely on sources and not their own judgment.
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December 2, 2000
Lolita Harper LOS ANGELES -- The Braille Institute has released the 2000 Shop Braille Catalog so that visually impaired residents of Burbank -- and other cities -- can buy hard-to-find products designed specifically for them. "This catalog is published so that people that live too far away from our regional centers can have access to some very helpful products," said Courtney Goines of the Braille Institute. "You can't just get these things in the mall."
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By Michael J. Arvizu | August 26, 2009
Walk back into the “laboratory” at Mindful Nest in Burbank, and one is immediately struck by the fragrances emanating from within. The laboratory is the workplace of Jennifer Hardaway, owner of Klean Bath and Body and co-operator of Mindful Nest, at 3319 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank. Hardaway has a shop inside Mindful Nest, and works with co-owner Amanda Vernon at the store, one of three stores that opened Aug. 14 on this tree-lined stretch of Burbank’s Magnolia Park District.
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By Alison Tully | June 21, 2008
BURBANK — With more families staying close to home this summer due to climbing gas and food prices, it is as important as ever to keep kids academically engaged, said Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of public instruction. O’Connell provided parents with suggestions on Thursday morning at Buena Vista Library on how to make learning a year-round quest rather than just confined to the school year. The tips included having children play mind-bending games such as Scrabble, write in a journal or diary, set aside time for reading and volunteer at a community organization.
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By Alison Tully | June 19, 2008
BURBANK — With more families staying close to home this summer due to climbing gas and food prices, it is as important as ever to keep kids academically engaged, said Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of public instruction. O’Connell provided parents with suggestions on Thursday morning at Buena Vista Library on how to make learning a year-round quest rather than just confined to the school year. The tips included having children play mind-bending games such as Scrabble, write in a journal or diary, set aside time for reading and volunteer at a community organization.
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By Joanna Linkchorst | June 7, 2008
For decades, on Honolulu Avenue in Montrose, we had Barru — a dark, functional bar whose main communication with the outside world was a laminated sign to remind the public that minors were not allowed inside. Then surprisingly, it transformed itself into an open, boldly decorated martini bar. Less surprisingly, it folded faster than Superman on laundry day. Now, rising from the ashes, we have The Fat Dog, which took over the location in January. The Fat Dog bills itself as a gastro pub (which, if you like Scrabble or paleontology, is only two letters away from gastropod)
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July 24, 2004
It's time for a change. It's time to get rid of double-u. Not the letter itself, which has been with us in its current form for some 1,400 years, but the name. The explosion of the Internet in today's society has shown that the name "double-u" is unwieldy and outdated. Through no fault of it's own, those three syllables, thrice repeated -- as in "double-u, double-u, double-u dot ... " have become as annoying to hear as it is to say. (Just typing it is tedious.
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June 19, 2010
The Vatican has reaffirmed that the cause of sexual abuse by priests in the Catholic Church has nothing to do with celibacy. Others see celibacy (and according to one cardinal, homosexuality) as a reason priests abuse in the first place. Do you believe celibacy is the root cause of this scandal, or could there exist other causes that haven't been addressed yet? How are celibacy and its challenges addressed within your religious ranks, if it is mandated? C elibacy is a charism: a gift from God. As with all gifts, God offers it freely, and we either freely accept or not. It is up to the individual.
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By JUNE CASAGRANDE | February 11, 2009
I?m at war with another copy editor, but she just doesn?t know it. Our battles go like this: Every time I copy edit an article that uses the word ?like? to mean ?such as,? I leave it alone. For example, ?Bob enjoys games like Scrabble and Uno.? But any time my foe does a final proofread on one of these articles, she changes every one of these ?likes? to ?such as.? The reason: Grammar myths die hard ? even among journalism pros who are supposed to rely on sources and not their own judgment.
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