Can’t we all get along?
I have to commend Don Elsmore, Ron Vanderford, Stan Hyman, and now,
Mike Nowak, from Glendale, for having extensive background information
about the airport issue.
They quote it freely. But, invariably, it is used against the airport.
Can’t they say anything positive about a form of transportation that
brings business, jobs and revenue to the city?
It is an integral part of the community. Is there something wrong with
two sides (the city of Burbank and the airport) negotiating with each
other to find a solution to the noise problems?
Mr. Nowak quotes a study predicting the future about the number of
flights that will increase at the Burbank Airport. Because it’s a study
doesn’t guarantee that it’s correct. If you’d like to hear disparate
results from studies by eminent experts, try the subject of global
Leader short on pageant coverage
I am writing to express my disappointment on your coverage of the Miss
Burbank and Miss Teen Burbank pageants. I was hoping to find big color
pictures of the “new queens of Burbank.” Instead, I found a small article
(“Belles of the ball,” Dec. 8) and an even smaller picture on the back of
I would hope that The Leader would see what a wonderful event this
was. The Miss Burbank Pageant has been an exciting annual highlight for
over half a century. This also happens to be the Miss Burbank Pageant for
the Year 2000.
I attended the event myself, and I was very impressed as well as
entertained. The competition was organized and funded by our city’s
Junior Chamber of Commerce. All proceeds go to help local charities (Boys
and Girls Club and others). The Burbank Jaycees worked very hard for no
money to make this very special event a success.
To top it off legendary movie star and Miss Burbank 1948 Debbie
Reynolds was the special guest. She got up on stage, spoke of her days as
Miss Burbank and made everyone laugh. She is a class act and I was hoping
to see a picture of her in the paper. Debbie Reynolds brings so much
notoriety to our little town.
Perhaps I am a little biased because I am the former director and
producer of the Miss Burbank USA and Miss Burbank Teen USA pageants
(1995-97) as well as Miss Burbank USA, 1993-94. I spent several months
working my tail off in order to bring to the residents a fabulous show.
Just a few years ago the Burbank Leader was extremely supportive of our
annual event. I have many great memories of my year as a titleholder,
thanks to the Burbank Leader.
I hope you show our new Miss Burbank, Dawna Gunn, and Miss Teen
Burbank, Samantha Mollaun, plenty of support. I watched both young ladies
win their crowns and I was thoroughly impressed. They both are very
articulate, sophisticated, elegant and intelligent people. They will
represent our city in a most dignified way.
Attacking for attack’s sake
Louis Robins’ Dec. 18 letter, (‘Politics make strange bedfellows’),
began: “Whatever happened to U.S. Rep. James Rogan’s sharp tongue?"Then
he viciously attacked Rogan because he hasn’t said anything for which he
could be attacked.
Just goes to show that hatred is its own motivator. Left-wing fanatics
are so full of venom that they don’t even need a flimsy excuse to spew it
in any direction.