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Windows outcry from ‘hypocrites’ In regard...

Windows outcry from ‘hypocrites’

In regard to the trumped-up dual-pane windows issue that the

Burbank Unified School District critics has seized upon the last few

weeks:

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Besides the pettiness of this issue -- as in, is this the best

they can come up with? -- one of the most laughable things about

these people is, simply put, where were they all when these facility

decisions were being made?

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I don’t recall any of them ever attending facility meetings, or

bond oversight committee meetings, or design review committee

meetings or even board meetings, to discuss their concerns over the

type of windows the BUSD was installing. I should know, because I was

one of the few people who criticized the board about all of these

kinds of plans when they first came up. I gave up because nobody else

cared. So did Ted McConkey.

Besides proving themselves to be raging hypocrites, I remain

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astonished that all of these so-called concerned parents go out of

their way to absolve the former superintendent of any responsibility

about these items. David Aponik signed off on all these plans -- to

leave him out of the equation is patently dishonest.

If all of our newly minted environmentalists in town were really

concerned about energy savings at the schools, they would have

already made sure we had windows that could actually be opened to

the outside world. In a climate as blessed as that of Southern

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California, it’s absolutely insane -- and potentially unhealthy -- to

subject our kids to sealed classrooms.

Instead, anti-board factions have seized upon this dual-pane

windows issue in a blatantly phony attempt to humiliate political

incumbents.

Where was everybody when all these decisions were being made?

You’d think that if these critics were sincerely involved in this

issue, they would have said something about it earlier.

JIM CARLILE

Burbank

Big thanks from Beverly Manor

I have been a resident of Burbank for just over one year and the

executive director of Beverly Manor, a 188-bed skilled-nursing

facility on South Main Street, for the same amount of time. I would

like to take a moment to thank an incredible group of people for

their recent acts of kindness to our staff and residents.

The family council donated a new 53-inch wide-screen TV to replace

our 12-year-old one that was beyond repair. This was no small task,

and it took the cooperation of many people, including the

super-special staff and residents here who participated in one of the

raffles to raise the funds. In addition to the donation of the

large-screen TV to our facility, the family council purchased and

assembled a gift for each one of our 225 staff members.

Our goals for care include caring for the mind, the body, the

spirit and life enrichment. This donation certainly supports all of

those things.

Thanks again to the Beverly Manor family council for the generous

donation and continued support.

KENNETH W. CARROLL

Executive Director,

Beverly Manor


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