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ANC PAC Endorses Rick Reyes for City Council

GLENDALEThe Armenian National Committee-Political Action Committee announced recently the endorsement of Richard "Rick" Reyes for the Glendale City Council. Reyes–who is currently a member of the five person council–is seeking a second term. Reyes represented the City of Glendale as Mayor from April 1995-96–and has served on numerous civic and community organizations. With extensive experience

France Armenia Agreemen’s Signed

YEREVAN (Lragir)Negotiations for two joint ventures between Armenia and France were recently completed in Paris. The agreement between the French BJI (Kastel Group) and the Armenian Sil Group–which calls for an $18 million investment from the French in Armenia’s private sector–will target two marketsmineral water and soft drinks–as well as beer and alcoholic beverages. Baghdon

Foreign Ministry Assesses Arzoumanian US Visit

YEREVAN (ARMENPRESS)During a press conference–Tuesday–Arsen Gasparian–spokesperson for the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported on the results of Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian’s visit to the US. According to Gasparian–the three key issues discussed during the visit were the settlement of the Karabakh conflict–Armenian-Turkish and US-Armenian relations. The US stressed the need for bilateral communication and relations in

Glendale’s St. Mary’S Church in Danger

Today–Glendale’s St. Mary’s Church–once again–is confronted with the issue of the historical monumen’s law. As the community is aware–in November 1995 this issue was addressed when the Glendale City Council reviewed the law on Historical Monument Preservation–exempting Glendale’s St. Mary’s Church from that provision. It was decided that the fate of St. Mary’s and two

Midland Bank Closure Reports Refuted

YEREVAN (Respublica Armenia)According to a report in Iravounk weekly "Midland-Armenia bank planned to leave the country." Executive Director of Midland Bank refuted the report through a letter to Armenpress.

Schiff to Hold Office Hour Friday

State Senator Adam Schiff–(D-Burbank)–will hold office hours from 9 am to noon on Friday–March 14– in the community room of the Glendale Fire Station at 421 Oak Street. Constituents who would like to meet with Schiff on that date should call his Pasadena district office at (818) 683-0282 to schedule an appointment.

Armenian Filmmaker to Be Featured in US and Canada

YEREVAN (Respublica Armenia)Filmmaker Armen Manarian’s "Tzhvzhik,"Karine" and "Egnar Spring," shot in the Armenfilm studios–will be featured in American and Canadian theaters in May. "American cinematographers have shown great interest in the Armenia Cinema," explained Manarian–who participated in a recent movie festival in Charleston. His movie "Comrade Panjouni" won a silver award.

Duma Investigates Arms Export Reports

MOSCOW (Itar-Tass)Azerbaijan’s Mili Majlis (parliament) asked the Russian Duma (lower house of parliament) to conduct an investigation on alleged Russian arms exports to Armenia. The letter circulated in the Duma stated–"…with an urgent call not to allow the building up of the military potential of the Republic of Armenia and to prevent the forthcoming escalation

New Daily to Begin Publication in Armenia

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)New daily newspaper "Haykakan Zhamanak" (Armenian Time) is set to begin publication–announced the paper’s editor Ervand Bozoyan. The newspaper–which is being promoted as a uniting force between Armenian authorities and the opposition–is said to be anything but a mouthpiece for any special interests groups. "The daily will aspire to become a "stimulating and

Military Procurator’s Office to Be Restructured

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)Compared to 1995–the number of criminal acts committed within the Armenian army increased by as much as 6.9 percent last year. The nature of the crimes is broad based–with a 66 percent of all the reported crimes concentrating on personnel who were AWOL. The rest of the crimes were of general nature–and all