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By Ani Amirkhanian | November 25, 2006
Wearing a Santa hat and a red vest, Ray Dollinger rolled into the dining room at the Salvation Army of Burbank in his wheelchair, claimed a spot at a table and waited for dinner to be served. Dollinger came to the Salvation Army Burbank Corps Community Center on Wednesday to eat a Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie for dessert. "I've been here about four or five times," Dollinger said, pushing back his plate. "I've actually lost track."
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NEWS
April 19, 2003
Ryan Carter In an annual effort that has traditionally been an uphill battle on Capitol Hill, a local congressman has taken the reins of pushing a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide for passage. This year, for the first time, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took the lead in nudging Congress to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide because former Rep. David Bonior (D-Mich.), the effort's former lead sponsor, retired. Schiff also sits on the House International Relations Committee and the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights.
NEWS
November 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Diana Rhoads' kindergarten classroom was more crowded than usual Tuesday morning. In addition to the abundance of harvest-themed decorations covering the walls of her classroom at Bret Harte Elementary School, Rhoads entertained 38 kindergarten students with a Thanksgiving feast shared with colleague Karyn Lombardo's class to celebrate everything they are thankful for. ...
NEWS
July 17, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum A day after getting the House of Represen- tatives to recognize the Armenian Genocide for the first time, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was already feeling pressure Friday from the House's Republican leadership to drop the issue. The House of Representatives accepted an amendment to the foreign operations appropriation bill Thursday sponsored by Schiff that would prohibit Turkey from using U.S. foreign aid funds to lobby against recognition of the genocide.
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By Melanie Hicken | July 25, 2009
BURBANK ? Local members of the Armenian Youth Federation joined their fellow members across the nation Tuesday in protesting Chevron Corp.?s lobby in Washington, D.C., against a proposed resolution in the House that would formally recognize the slaughter of more than 1 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide. The protests ? which took place in Burbank, Glendale La Crescenta and other cities nationwide ? were in response to a Associated Press report in June that the corporation was secretly lobbying against official U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
NEWS
October 2, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Rep. Adam Schiff and 62 other representatives asked Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert to back off his opposition to an amendment to the Foreign Operations bill that refers to the Armenian Genocide. The amendment, proposed by Schiff (D-Burbank) and approved by the House in July, prohibits Turkey from using U.S. foreign aid to lobby against a House resolution that would recognize the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915 to 1923 as a genocide.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
Lolita Harper HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Many Burbank families don't have enough money to buy the 10-pound turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pies that are traditionally associated with Thanksgiving dinner. That's why the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club has committed to providing a full Thanksgiving dinner, plus other household items, to two local families. "We take for granted that everyone can have a nice Thanksgiving dinner," said Ron Shively of the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club.
NEWS
May 1, 2002
I have been asked if the Armenian Genocide by the Turks happened in 1915. In 1982, I asked my uncle to prepare our family genealogical tree. He did. There are some 140 names or entries. Of those, 35 are marked "1915." Did they all die in 1915? They were massacred. Being an Armenian, I tell people, don't take my word, I may be prejudiced. Read the following books: 1) "Ambassador Morgenthau's Story," by Henry Morgenthau, U.S. ambassador to Turkey in 1915.
NEWS
November 29, 2003
City staffers and community volunteers brightened the Thanksgiving holiday for homebound seniors. Employees of the Burbank Senior and Human Services Department Nutrition Program cooked up about 75 meals that were delivered to seniors by 17 volunteers, said Renee Crawford, supervisor of Social Services. Many of the seniors receiving meals no longer have family to spend the day with, and the volunteers were the only people they saw Thursday. Among the volunteers delivering the meals were Boy Scouts from Troop 209. The meals included turkey, stuffing, string beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, pumpkin pie and juice.
NEWS
May 24, 2003
The House Judiciary Committee this week passed a resolution sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D--Burbank) recognizing the Armenian Genocide. The resolution, co-sponsored by Rep. George Radanovich (R--Fresno), was passed unanimously, and will now be eligible for a floor vote by the full House of Representatives. It states that 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children were killed between 1915 and 1923 by the Ottoman Empire, which is modern-day Turkey. The bill was introduced April 10 to coincide with the 88th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
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