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Burbank woman honored by Frommer

BURBANK -- A Burbank woman responsible in part for maintaining

affordable dental care for Burbank children has been named the woman

of the year for the 43rd Assembly District.


Carole Nese, a founder of the Kids’ Community Clinic, was selected

for the honor by Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D--Burbank).

When a similar clinic at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center

closed in 1997, Nese led a group that solicited city funds to start


the Kids’ Clinic, which is in the Burbank YMCA. The organization

provides dental treatment for children 2 to 19 whose families are

unable to afford such services.

Nese said she was shocked to be singled out for the award.

“It’s such a great honor, but it’s an honor for the clinic too,”

she said.

Ben Godar

Airport’s new tracking system up


AIRPORT DISTRICT-- Residents who want to track flights in and out

of Burbank can monitor aviation activity on the Internet.

The Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport Authority’s new tracking

system, Passive Surveillance Radar, became available online Tuesday

through the airport’s Web site.

The system uses color coding to show which planes are arriving or

departing Burbank, and which are related to other airports within 150

miles. It is the same technology used by Los Angeles International


Airport to track its planes.

Because the system does not measure noise, it will work in tandem

with the airport’s noise-monitoring system.

The tracking system can be viewed online at www.burbank-

Laura Sturza

New public-address system at airport

AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Though airports are notorious for broadcasting

garbled messages to the public, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport’s

decision to replace its sound system is based on the need to update

technology -- not because its messages are indecipherable.

While the current public- address system is adequate, security

changes that have expanded the facility and the age of the equipment

mean it can be better, Airport Authority spokesman Victor Gill said.

The $315,000 project will be paid for with money from

passenger-facility fees. Construction is scheduled to begin late

April and will not affect airport operations.

Laura Sturza

Dance troupe honors Cesar Chavez

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Local dance troupe Ballet Folklorico Mexico

Azteca will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in the Buena Vista Branch

Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St. The program honors the life of Cesar

Chavez, who would have been 76 on Monday.

This program is free. For more information, call 238-5620.

Molly Shore