January 8, 2013
The St. Francis Stage Company is challenging its creative abilities in acting and set design with Alfred Hitchcock's thriller “The 39 Steps,” opening at 8 p.m. Friday and continuing for two weekends in the social hall of St. Francis Xavier Church. Co-Director Jesse J. Adams saw the award-winning production on Broadway and thought it would be a perfect fit for the sixth annual production that raises funds for the church and school, he said. What makes this play fun is the producers are encouraged to use their imagination to interpret the script any way they want.
December 4, 2002
Service Clubs Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis had its fourth annual Veteran's Salute last month at Veteran's Memorial Hall in Burbank. The salute went out to veterans that exemplified themselves in the service of their country or community. "This is just one of the many ways we honor the men and women of the armed forces," Event Chairman Paul McKenna said. "We're really proud of them." Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at The Castaway restaurant, 1250 Harvard Road.
June 17, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- Although mailers and television ads continue to draw out distinctions between the area's two congressional candidates, their efforts to bring attention to veterans memorials are drawing them a bit closer. While state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is working on creating an Internet-accesible registry of memorials for California, U.S. Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank) is trying to do the same on a national level. Schiff, who introduced his bill in February, suggested Monday that Rogan was following his example, given that the congressman presented his legislation last week.
November 12, 2005
What sort of future waits for the thousands of wounded American veterans returning home from the current crusade in the Middle East? Fifteen years after the end of the Gulf War there are still tens of thousands of American veterans infected with the chronic and debilitating "Gulf War Illness." And what's even more outrageous and scandalous, is that there are reportedly about 300,000 American veterans who are homeless and living on the streets on any given night. Moreover, it is estimated that 500,000 vets will be without a roof over their head at some time this year.
June 9, 2006
MONTROSE — The Memorial Day service in front of the Vietnam War Memorial will go ahead as planned on Monday, but with some significant last-minute changes to the traditional program, organizers said. Art Napiwocki, state budget chairman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will not be officiating at the ceremony as he has done for the past 12 years. Instead he will be attending a service in La Cañada Flintridge. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, including himself, may still attend the Montrose service, Napiwocki said.
February 20, 2008
When 12-year-old Taylor Menadue dressed up for Halloween as Audie Murphy, the most decorated American combat soldier in World War II, it threw people off. “They all thought I was saying ‘Eddie Murphy,’” said Taylor, a Jordan Middle School student. Taylor’s extraordinary interest in World War II history caught the attention of local veterans last month, and he was awarded an honorary membership in the Southern California Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
June 1, 2005
Mark R. Madler When Mike Schirm was serving with the U.S. Army in Europe in the years immediately following World War II, Memorial Day was not observed there. "Memorial Day is an American tradition," Schirm said. "It's wonderful, really and truly, for our citizens -- the old, the young and very young -- to come to the remembrance day every year." Man's history has always been filled with war, Schirm said, but he remains hopeful that there will come a day when the fighting stops.
August 2, 2003
ELMER G. BOEHM Elmer G. Boehm, 80, died July 28, 2003, in Burbank. He was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Chicago, and lived in Burbank for 40 years. Mr. Boehm owned Boehm Insurance Agency for 25 years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the CBI Veteran's Assn., Elks Lodge 1497, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and many golf clubs. Mr. Boehm is survived by his wife, Jeanette; son, Gary; daughter, Sherry Keef; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
June 9, 2001
I'd like to thank everyone responsible for the Memorial Day program at McCambridge Park. A little bit of history came to life that day in a dignified and patriotic ceremony as Burbank honored its own. "Unsung heroes" is an understated epithet for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. I watched the eyes of strong, proud veterans tear up as a list of names of those lost in war was read aloud. I was touched as one man wearing a Veterans of Foreign Wars cap leaned over to a comrade, pointed to two names on the list and softly said, "That's my brother, and that's my son."
September 7, 2002
RALPH J. PEPE JR. Ralph J. Pepe Jr., 67, died Aug. 28, 2002, in Burbank. Born Sept. 22, 1934, in Linden, N.J., he was a Burbank resident for 37 years. He was a retired worker for the City of Burbank. He was also a veteran of the Korean War. He was involved in the Veterans of Foreign Wars 8310, Chapter 40 of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 150 and the Italian Federation of St. Finbar. Funeral services, which are pending, will be in Adel, Iowa.