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The Early Edition – Glendale News-Press

September 24, 2009
Rachel's Challenge presenter Todd Lauderdale talks about the similarities between Rachel Scott, right, and Ann Frank during presentation at Glendale High School on Wednesday.  Rachel's Challenge includes five points, which are to Eliminate Prejudice, Dare to Dream, Choose Positive Influences, Kind Words and Start a Chain Reaction.  Scott was the first person to be killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

Rachel's Challenge presenter Todd Lauderdale talks about the similarities between Rachel Scott, right, and Ann Frank during presentation at Glendale High School on Wednesday. Rachel's Challenge includes five points, which are to Eliminate Prejudice, Dare to Dream, Choose Positive Influences, Kind Words and Start a Chain Reaction. Scott was the first person to be killed in the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. (Raul Roa/News-Press)

DEFUSING VIOLENCE
Glendale High School students participated in Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-violence program started by the parents of Rachel Scott, the first death in the Columbine school shooting outside Denver in 1999.

Activists pursue genocide payment
SOUTH GLENDALE — Armenian activists insisted Wednesday that a recent federal appeals court ruling would not stop them from seeking payments from life insurance companies on the policies of those killed in the Armenian Genocide.

How to say no to drugs
LA CRESCENTA — Education and police officials said hard drugs like Ecstasy and heroin are proliferating at some campuses for the first time, a trend made more disturbing by the fact it is reaching into middle schools.

Vons will get a makeover
MONTROSE — Indian Springs Shopping Center, which houses a Vons grocery store, kicked off a transformation effort this week, just as Trader Joe’s begins negotiations for a nearby location.

Falcons fall from top spot
ARCADIA — There’s still two more Pacific League meets left to be run this season, but on Wednesday, Arcadia High took the first step toward possibly dethroning six-time girls’ league cross-country champion Crescenta Valley.

CV grinds out victory
LA CANADA FLIÑTRIDGE — Tom Gossard was borderline giddy.

A BALCONY VIEW: Finding profit in our bad diets
I was going to sugar-coat my opening stanza of this week’s column. But I realized over sweetening things is a colossal problem today so I’ll just say it: Americans are pretty fat compared to the rest of the world.

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