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  • Biography done with integrity

    Oh, the difficult task of bringing the life story of someone pivotal in world history to the stage or screen. Why are the end results so routinely repetitive in structure or endlessly boring in execution? Well, too many biographies spend so much time on...
  • Students improve on exit exam

    GLENDALE — More students passed the high school exit exam on their first attempt in Glendale and Burbank unified school districts in 2010 than last year, according to data released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. Scores for the...
  • In Theory: Is America Islamophobic?

    Last week's Time magazine cover story by Bobby Ghosh reported that "hate speech against Muslims and Islam is growing both more widespread and more heated," with protests against a mosque in lower Manhattan and the building of other mosques elsewhere not...
  • In Theory: Should 'Don't Ask' law be repealed?

    The government is debating whether or not to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the U.S. military's 17-year-old policy prohibiting openly gay and lesbian servicemen and women from serving in the military. Some say that the military would benefit from the...
  • Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity

    Small Wonders: Circling back to Christianity
    This is the first in a three-part series. In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic. Were I the extremist...
  • In Theory: Scoring on the Religion Quiz

    The Pew Forum on Religion & Public life this week published a short, 15-question religion quiz. The quiz is a shorter version of the "3,412 sampled adults who were asked these and other questions in the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey." The poll was...
  • Prayers not answered on a schedule

    Prayers not answered on a schedule
    This the second in a three-part series: When Marguerite Beck was 5, she prayed for God to make it snow. Though infrequent, snow in the foothills of La Crescenta wasn't unheard of. She awoke the next day to a blanket of white covering her neighborhood....
  • In Theory: What about bullying?

    Cyber bullying has become more and more commonplace in schools, seemingly replacing or becoming part of common playground bullying. This issue has been brought into the forefront on the heels of the suicide of 18-year-old Rutgers University freshman Tyler...
  • Small Wonders: The search for commonality

    Small Wonders: The search for commonality
    This is the last in a three-part series: Marguerite doesn't pray for snow anymore. "Let's just say for the past 25 years, the only time I pray is when I'm taking off or hit turbulence in an airplane." It took years for Marguerite to reconcile the...
  • Pair cons woman out of $8,000

    Police are searching for a pair who conned a 72-year-old Burbank woman out of $8,000 after claiming they would let her in on a winning lottery ticket. The woman, who police would not identify, was approached at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13 by a woman asking for...
  • In Theory: The church and gay lifestyles

    A recent poll by the Public Religion Research Institute asked 1,017 Americans their view on religion and homosexuality, between Oct. 14 and 17, in the wake of a highly publicized rash of suicides by gay people. The poll revealed that most Americans...
  • From the Back Pew: The leadership competition

    From the Back Pew: The leadership competition
    I've been quite amused by the News-Press and Burbank Leader sports departments the last couple of weeks, as all eyes were locked on our little newsroom television as it showed images of various baseball competitions played to determine who would be the...