The Farsider

Jan. 5, 2017

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <leroypyle@sjpba.net>

 

The Farsider is an independent publication that is not affiliated with the San Jose Police Benevolent
Assn. The SJPBA has allowed the Farsider to be included on its website solely for the convenience of
the retired San Jose Police community. The content of this newsletter does not represent or reflect
the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.





We have invited Sissel back to begin another year’s worth of Farsider newsletters with a timeless New Year’s prayer followed by one of the most beautiful renditions of “Auld Lang Syne” we have ever heard. The beautiful photography that accompanies the song makes this a very special opening to 2017 that can be enjoyed by clicking HERE.

 

You can learn more about Sissel Kyrkjebo by clicking HERE




POA NEWS



Dec. 31st


At midnight tonight, two important things will happen. Obviously, one is that we move into the year 2017. I’m hoping for a safe and happy year for all of you and your families! The second thing that happens is that our current SJPOA contract expires with the city.

As all of you know, we have recently worked to get Measure F over the line to restore vested pension benefits for our Tier II members and reinstate disability protections for those of us hurt in the line of duty. We worked hard along with Mayor Liccardo to pass a sales tax increase and a business tax increase that will generate over 50 million dollars for the General Fund. All of these measures were sold to the voters of San Jose as being necessary to rebuild our police department and other essential services.

Our negotiating team has been working hard to bring you a contract worthy of your consideration. Our goal is to rebuild our police department. Period. I know that many of you are frustrated. I understand that many of you are contemplating putting your papers in for retirement and that others may be accepting the many other job offers that are sitting on the table. All I can say is that your POA has been negotiating at the table for a wage increase that will allow the department to recruit and retain officers and allow them to live in one of the most expensive places in the nation to live. We negotiate with the mindset of ‘what will stop the bleeding and save this place.’ We need to have people come back to our department and others to stay. The only way to do this is to make us competitive once again. I do not know what the coming weeks will bring. We have and will make ourselves available day and night to get the wage package in a place for you to vote on. We have heard the Council and Mayor publicly for the last year say that they need to increase wages immediately to turn this place around. Only time will tell if those were empty words.

Happy New Year, and as always, please stay safe.

Paul Kelly
<President@SJPOA.com>



Jan. 4th


Yesterday, a broad coalition of law enforcement associations including the San Jose POA, Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York, San Francisco POA, Los Angeles PPL and the Oakland POA sent a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan that strongly urged  him to remove from the halls of our nation's Capitol a piece of "art" that depicts police officers as Pigs gunning down innocent people.  
 
This offensive painting was selected by a Missouri Congressman as part of an annual congressional contest and is slated to hang in the Capitol for a year. We urge Speaker Ryan to take down this painting and ensure that this type of divisive and inaccurate painting never sees the light of day in the halls of our nation’s Capitol.
 
This "art" has no place in our national dialogue regarding how law enforcement interacts with the communities we serve and should be removed.
 
By allowing this type of anti-police symbol to remain, it supports the violence against law enforcement across the nation and allows the false narrative to continue.  

Click HERE to see the joint Letter.

 



PENSION NEWS


Craig Shuey is always on the lookout for items in and around the state capital that are pertinent to the City of San Jose and/or the SJPD. This item he sent in a few days ago can be read or listened to as it also includes an audio link. Click HERE, then on the red arrow to listen to the audio.

A Case Study On Pension Reform: San Jose's Grand Compromise

By Ali Budner
<http://www.capradio.org/about/bios/ali-budner/>

 

Capital Public Radio, Dec. 29, 2016


Cities and states across the country are facing public employee pension debt that is challenging and, in some cases, crippling their budgets. But some municipalities are experimenting with ways to solve that problem. In San Jose, California, voters passed a set of sweeping pension reforms back in 2012. The public employee unions fought back in court. Now a new initiative passed this November may offer a compromise that works.

It’s a rainy day in October. Three recruiting officers from the San Jose Police Department are standing behind a table in a bustling room on a nearby public university campus. Today is the school’s career fair and the SJPD booth is covered in schwag--stickers, pens, even tiny bottles of hand sanitizer--emblazoned with the Department’s logo. They’re hoping job-seekers will stop and apply.


Deputy Chief, Michael Knox says staffing numbers are at a dangerous low. In fact, he says they’re down at least 300 street-ready officers right now. “It causes us to put an enormous amount of stress on the existing staff,” Knox says “to make up for everyone who has left this department.”

He blames the exodus mostly on a watershed moment back in 2012. That’s when San Jose voters passed local ballot measure B. The initiative poured vinegar into the sweet tea of public worker compensation deals by making sweeping cuts to retirement pensions. Current employees would have to pay more for their retirement benefits or take a less generous pension. New employees would be offered less. All public workers would lose their disability protections as well the certainty of their pensions, altogether if there was a fiscal emergency.

“That has made it increasingly difficult to compete with other agencies,” says Knox. “And not only to recruit but to retain our staff.”


But the man who pioneered Measure B -- former San Jose Mayor, Chuck Reed -- says pension reform was necessary. When he took office back in 2007, he inherited a massive budget deficit. To deal with it, first he did all the things that make people hate politicians. He laid people off, raised taxes, and made deep cuts to public services. But he says pension costs were the real culprit.In the first two years of his term, the city’s pension debt had actually skyrocketed to almost a billion dollars. “And so when the choice was cutting services more, raising taxes more, or making some modification to retirement benefits,” Reed says, “the public was supportive of reasonable modifications.”

“It’s not a hard and fast rule,” says Josh Rauh, professor of Finance at Stanford University. “But once more than 20 percent of the city's revenues are going towards public employee pensions, people start saying 'gee, this is untenable'. That's what happened in San Jose. They crossed that threshold.”

Measure B passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote. Reed says, “It felt like the people of San Jose agreed with me that we needed to do something about retirement costs.” He argues it’s something other cities and state of California should be doing, but aren’t.

He points to a framed editorial cartoon on his office wall. It shows California as a Titanic-like ship sinking into the sea. And two men with life jackets reading "San Jose" and "San Diego" (another city that passed its own version of pension reform) are watching it sink from their tiny lifeboat.


“So San Diego and San Jose are rowing away in a pension reform lifeboat while the state of California sinks,” says Reed.

But public employee unions saw Measure B differently. They despised the new law. And it wasn’t just them. Some in the business community worried about its effect on city agencies, especially public safety.

Reginald Swilley, a co-owner of the Minority Business Consortium in San Jose, was so upset about the number of officers the police department lost after Measure B passed, he said he had trouble talking about it. He’s an African American businessman and activist. “You know the problem with police and black people around the country, right?” He says. “We need good police.”

Critics of Measure B eventually got their say. Soon after voters passed the measure in 2012, the public employee unions challenged its legality. A superior court judge struck down a handful of the law’s provisions -- saying it was unconstitutional to alter benefits for current employees.

“San Jose made a risky gamble and it failed,” says Tom Saggau, spokesperson for the San Jose police officers and firefighters. He was at the table when the city and the unions negotiated an entirely new voter initiative (Measure F) based on the court ruling. It passed by a healthy margin this November. It’s a compromise that both sides seem happy with.

For the workers, says Saggau, “it’s a vested benefit, that restores disability protections, and keeps a promise that if you do what you say you’re going to do, have a career here in San Jose, you're gonna have a retirement benefit that you’re gonna be able to support yourself on.”

And the city says it will still save about $3 billion over the next 30 years. That’s because this compromise will significantly cut down on retiree health benefits and cost of living adjustments. It will also eliminate the “13th check” -- an annual bonus payment public workers had received in the years before 2012.


THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

‘Trust in Policing’ Forum Scheduled

—Long-term project aimed at bridging minority groups, police in San Jose—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Jan. 5, 2017


SAN JOSE — A long-term project to bridge minority groups and police in San Jose is set to kick off later this month with a community forum aimed at exposing each side’s concerns and hopes with the other.

The “Community Trust in Policing Forum” planned for Jan. 21 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza consists of panel discussions led by Police Chief Eddie Garcia and Walter Katz, the city’s independent police auditor. The forum is meant to be a chance for community members to raise their concerns and thoughts with the city’s top cop and its appointed policing watchdog.

The forum comes as the country enters its third full year in which contentious relations between communities of color and police have been firmly entrenched in the national consciousness, with the 2014 police-shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, serving as a cultural launch point.
  

 

San Jose’s independent police auditor, Walter Katz, left, speaks with
police Chief Eddie Garcia (then assistant police chief) in 2015.


“It’s important that various communities of San Jose have a frank conversation about how policing can impact different communities differently,” Katz said. “There is a definite gap in perceptions of reality. It’s important to have conversations so they can learn about how police do their work, and also for police to get a better understanding of how the public perceives their work.”

Mayor Sam Liccardo and Jed York, CEO of the San Francisco 49ers, are scheduled to give opening remarks.

Katz said the forum is the first in a series of events he has planned for the next 18 months to improve the visibility of his office among residents, particularly those that have been historically disenfranchised and have had past tensions with police.

But the auditor, who has an extensive background in police transparency work in Los Angeles, said the ideas of accountability and good police relationships don’t have to be in opposition, as they have frequently been portrayed nationally.

“I’m of the opinion that public safety and officer safety and accountability all work together,” Katz said. “When folks think police are accountable and transparent, they’ll place more trust in police. Research has shown that when there is legitimacy, people are more cooperative as witnesses and more willing to report crime.”

Katz added that San Jose has the chance to be a national leader on the issue, as the city was when it formed the Office of the Independent Police Auditor in 1993. He cited an encouraging sign with an ongoing study commissioned by the police department to examine racial disparities in street detentions — both with pedestrian and traffic stops — that don’t yield arrests.

“San Jose is in a position to keep on setting the example for what oversight can look like in this country,” Katz said. “That requires revisiting on a regular basis where we are, what we are doing well, and what we can be doing better.”

Meanwhile, Chief Garcia has begun a web video series aimed at community outreach, in the form of highlighting everyday victories by his officers patrolling the streets of San Jose. On the department’s YouTube and Facebook pages, he is posting what he plans to be a recurring series of video spots describing police work that might not grab headlines but is reflective of how an understaffed department protects a city of 1 million residents.

Among the cases he has highlighted was a night patrol officer single-handedly stopping a car sought by authorities and confiscating handguns from suspected gang members, officers subduing an erratic knife-wielding man with minimal injury, and an instance where patrol cops caught suspected car vandals and recovered a firearm from them.

“These cases that we’re showing, whether it’s great arrests or de-escalation, they don’t generally make the news but are things that need to be highlighted,” Garcia said. “That story has to be told. These cases are happening daily and weekly with our officers.”

Garcia said he is careful not to be seen as trying to distract from the city’s crime and staffing issues, but rather as “contributing our point of view.”

“In light of everything going on, the assumption is that police officers are just waiting around for something to happen,” he said. “Though we’re going through issues, our officers are proactive and not sitting on their hands.”

To produce the spots, which are shot by the SJPD video unit at the Mission Street headquarters, Garcia said he uses a teleprompter and can usually knock out a recording in about 30 minutes’ worth of takes. For the time being, he’s taking advantage of the safety net that taped recordings offer.

“It’s a real good thing we’re not going live,” he said with a laugh.


MAIL CALL



Dec. 26th


Hi Bill,

I just watched the excellent Elvis/Martina McBride "Blue Christmas" video featured in the Farsider.  

One of the best Elvis impersonators around is a Brit named Ben Portsmouth. Here he is on David Letterman's show back in 2013:  

Hope you had a Merry Christmas. Enjoy your new Bolt!  

Dirk
(Parsons) <ducksley@gmail.com>


Mesmerizing is the only way to describe this guy. Shut you eyes and you will swear you are listening to the real Elvis, RIP. Open them a little and you will also believe you have front row seats to his performance. Want proof? Click HERE, sit back and enjoy. (5:43)


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Ed. — The following is in response to the comments about the Police/City contract mentioned in the SJPOA Membership alert above…

Jan. 1st


it looks like the City is trying to throw off the hold the POA tried to get to restore the Dept. I have little hope they are going to get a vote to bring this mess anywhere near what has to happen, even with Trump in there. In fact, I know Trump has a memory like an elephant and that he will remember the lack of protection and bad welcome he got when he stopped in San Jose for a “Peaceful” rally. I had just been to his stop in Sacramento where there were plenty of police in control of the crowd. There was no violence to speak of except for a few loud mouths who tried to get something gong. In short, no BS was allowed!

This contract should have been renewed a long time ago it would seem. As long as San Jose is a Sanctuary City it will go down and down like many others are right now.

Again, this is partly due to our Association always favoring the Democratic liberal side of things. I remember when Janet Gray Hayes was Mayor and saying something like “We are going to make San Jose Great Again!” The POA loved it until she got the money and then the hell with us.

Of course we were in a constant battle with “Ritters’ Rag” (the Mercury News) that turned on us every chance it got. And nothing has changed.

Lou Balesteri
<balesteri@aceweb.com>

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Jan. 2nd


Happy 2017, Bill. Can't believe Don and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. He sent me these cartoons which makes me wonder if he's trying to tell me something?! If you can use them, great.

Hi to Leroy! A big thank you to both of you for keeping the Farsider going.  We really look forward to receiving it each week.

Joanne MacDougall
<joannemacdougall@yahoo.com>

Happy New Year to you and Don as well, Joanne. I hope 2017 is a great year for all of us. Congrats on your upcoming Golden Wedding Anniversary. Certainly does make for a memorable milestone. I stashed the cartoons you sent in my filler file for those occasions when the newsletter needs some colorful images like this one that is from the group…

 

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Jan. 2nd


Hi Bill,

Who is Large and in Charge?                                 

Right now Donald Trump is only the President-elect, but in just a few short weeks he will be Large and in Charge. There's a sobering set of words to contemplate. We can all agree to disagree regarding who should have won the election. But for right now, Trump is in the driver's seat, and it is what it is. We'll all have to deal with the consequences.

Large and in Charge is not meant to be just a play on words. In my opinion  those words perfectly describe Trump's outward persona, and that persona has many unequal sides. Some people think he is the most intelligent, affirmative decision maker ever to enter the oval office, and that he has the hide of an alligator. He won the election when half his Party was against him, a remarkable feat in itself. Unspoken, and beneath the surface people could sense that Hilary might not be strong enough to ward off our gathering enemies. Trump has keen political instincts and plays his opponents ten steps ahead before they know they've been played. Many of his followers believe he is savvy, strong, and tough enough to lead America to greatness again.

On the minus side, many people are put off and confused by his language, mannerisms, and his unpredictability. There are some who only see the bully side of Trump, and still seem shocked and off balance that he got this far. In their disproportionate fear they can only see him as a dangerous swooping angel of darkness. They believe that Trump is a high states gambler and his undercover and sinister motives are to prepare America for war. What does he see, that the rest of us can't?  Is he the one in charge or will world events soon overtake him?

Which way will the chips fall? How many chips will fall? Whose chips?  Nothing is clear right now, but very soon we shall all see what a person who believes himself to be Large and in Charge is actually going to do. So stand by. At present, for me at least, I can only respect the process (barely), and bid him safe travels. I wish him only the best with hopes that he has the strength and insight and wisdom to hold the whole turbulent mess together.

Comments welcome.

Best,
 
Dave
(Scannell) <silent.eagle46@yahoo.com>


NEW VANGUARD NOW AVAILABLE



Jan. 3rd

 
The January 2017 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies of the magazine should have already arrived in the mail. Click HERE, then on the image of Vanguard to download it to your desktop.


 

INFO FOR RETIREES



Jan. 4th


Dear Members,

As some of you are aware, there are certain retirees who reportedly received incorrect payments for the pension benefit.  These include both overpayments and underpayments. Despite the fact that the City was notified of this problem approximately seven years ago, it is just now contemplating taking action.

The Retirement Board will be discussing this issue at its monthly meeting tomorrow. We submitted this letter for the Board's consideration.

Retirement Services has set up a conference call line which will allow you to call into the meeting if you wish.  The item will be heard at 11:00 AM. The call in information is 1-888-204-5984 and the Participant code is 509694#.

Will we keep you apprised of what happens following the meeting.  

Sincerely,

Mike Alford
<president@retiredsjpoff.org>

STORIES OF THE WEEK

Boy With Train


The day after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen listening to her young son playing with his new electric train in the living room.
 
She heard the train stop and her son said, "All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now, ‘cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses in the train, ‘cause we're going down the tracks."
 
The mother went nuts and told her son, "We don't use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and you are to stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language."
 
Two hours later, the son comes out of the bedroom and resumes playing with his train.
 
Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, "All passengers who are disembarking from the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for riding with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one. We hope you will ride with us again soon."
 
She hears the little boy continue, "For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train. We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us today."
 
As the mother began to smile, the child added, "For those of you who are pissed off about the two-hour delay, please see the cranky old bitch in the kitchen car."

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 A few words about the Green Thing


Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The older woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this Green Thing back in my earlier days."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save the environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the Green Thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the Green Thing back in our day.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right, we didn't have the Green Thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the Green Thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the Green Thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we wanted a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the Green Thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of outlets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

Isn't it sad how the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the Green Thing back then?

Feel free to forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a young smart ass grocery clerk. And remind the youngsters of today that they would do well not to make us angry. We don't like being old in the first place, and it doesn't take much to piss us off.


THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

Dec. 21 — Jan. 3


There were only three live performances by the late night talk show hosts since Dec. 21st. due to Christmas and New Year’s.


Dec. 21: Donald Trump loves Christmas. It's the one time of year where he can say, "Those are real, those are fake," and claim he was talking about Christmas trees.

Trump confirmed yesterday that he met with Mexican businessman Carlos slim recently. And I guess it went well, 'cause he later tweeted in all caps, "HE IS A GREAT GUY."

Even in print, Trump's way of communicating with foreigners is just speaking English louder.

Amazon's home assistance device, "The Echo," is already sold out until after the holidays. In the meantime, if you want to yell at something to turn off the lights or music in your house, just try your kids.

Walmart will close two hours earlier this year on Christmas Eve, at 6:00. Yeah, but the meth lab in the bathroom will stay open until 9:00.

A new study found that marijuana use among people over 65 has gone up 250 percent in recent years. One woman said, "I like to smoke up before watching 'Jeopardy!' I call it my daily doobie."


Dec. 21: Rudy Giuliani said this morning that even though Donald Trump passed him over for a position in his administration, Trump hasn't forgotten about him. Said Trump, "It's true. How could I ever forget Rudy Garziola? Gorgonzola, whatever. I'll never forget my good friend Judy."

Bill O'Reilly said last night that liberals want to eliminate the Electoral College because they want power taken away from the white establishment. Bill, you don't have to say, "White establishment." It's redundant. That's like saying ATM machine. The "M" means machine.

Vice president Joe Biden will reportedly work at the University of Pennsylvania once he leaves office. Apparently they had an opening for, "Cool R.A."

According to a recent study, Pokémon go players have collectively walked 5.7 billion miles while using the app. They've walked everywhere except into a job interview.


Jan. 3: Yesterday Donald Trump tweeted at North Korea after they announced plans to test an intercontinental nuclear weapon. Trump tweeted, "It won't happen." I'd like to believe he's right, but "It won't happen" is exactly what everyone said about Trump becoming president.

I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure you can't stop a nuclear missile by tweeting at it.

On New Year's Eve Trump tweeted: "Happy new year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!" Enemies? The only people who admit to having "Enemies" are Donald Trump and 8th grade girls.

He yells at his enemies, then ends the tweet with the word "Love!" That's like getting a letter from your landlord that says, "I'm increasing the cost of your rent! Generosity!"


WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



Click HERE for the most current update.



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Visitors to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington on this day in May for the Changing of the Guard probably received a surprise when THIS Army Sergeant began to speak. (9:17)




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Pat Boyd is inviting you to THIS party where Toby Keith is paying homage to the Red Solo Cup that we all know so well. (It may remind you of a frat party from your past where you learned how to pray to the porcelain god.) (3:43)

 

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Take sixteen seconds out of your busy life and imagine you are Muldoon the welder. Key question: What do you do NOW? (0:16)




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One could argue that THIS is not ideal golfing weather unless, of course, you are a robot who is challenging Rory McIlroy to a round. Check out this clip I received from my brother-in-law. (3:55)




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Upon reviewing THIS anti-DUI video we received from Dave Walker, one thought keeps running through our mind. Assuming the three “actors” are Mt. View cops, perhaps they should stick to their day jobs and leave the acting to Hollywood. (0::40)




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If none of the scenes in this video pique your interest, at least skip ahead to the 8:35 mark and watch what happens. Fake? Maybe? Probably? If so, it is VERY well done. (10:22)




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Over a half-dozen readers sent in the following video and suggested we pass it along to those of you who disagree with Colin Kaepernick's’s refusal to stand during the national anthem. The clip from an Arizona Cardinals’ game this past Nov. that featured our nation’s symbol of freedom makes it extra special, which is why we selected it as THIS week’s closer. (2:02)





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Have a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017.



Pic of the Week

 



THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 1/5/16

Additions and changes since the last published update (alphabetical by last name):

Les Basilio — Address Change
Steve Pryor — Added
Kenn Womack — Added

To receive the email address of anyone on the list -- or to receive the roster with all of the email addresses -- send your request to
<bilmat@comcast.net>.



Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cyndi
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Allen, Chaplain Bryan
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
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Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, David
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
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Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barker, Ken
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barranco, Rich
Barrera, Ray
Barshay, Marc
Bartels, Don
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Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
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Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
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Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Beltran, Phil
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Bergtholdt, Doug
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Bettencourt, Ed
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Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Blank, Craig
Boales, Tina
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
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Bowman, Mike
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Bridgen, Betty Ruth
Bridgen, Dave
Brocato, Dom
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
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Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Marilyn
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Mary
Burke, Karol
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardin, Randy
Cardone, Lloyd
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Carter, Ernie
Cassidy, Kevin
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chavez, Ruben
Chevalier, Brian
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clark, Kevin
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Clough, Mark
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Conroy, Mike
Contreras, Dee
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Cossey, Neil
Costa, Mike
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daley, Brian
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
Deitschman, Tracy
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Dennis, Sandra
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
DuClair, Jim
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Linda
Evans, Michael
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Francois, Tom
Frazier, Rich
Freitas, Jordon
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Garcia, Lisa
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimaldo, Linda
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handa, Mitch
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hinkle, John
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Dave
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, (Jr.) Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirby, Erwin
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Dave
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
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Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Kunesh, Cindy
Kurz, Jennifer
Lagergren, Fred
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leak, Felecia
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Leroy, Jim
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
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Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
MacDougall, Joanne
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Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marks, Rex
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mattocks, Mike
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
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Miller, Laura
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Miller, Toni
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
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Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosley, Joe
Mosunic, Taffy
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Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
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Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Nascimento, Mike
Nelson, Ed
Ngo, Phan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
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North, Jim
Norton, Peter
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
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O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
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Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parrott, Aubrey
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Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
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Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Pennington, Ron
Percelle, Ralph
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Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Piper, Will
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Pringle, Karl
Propst, Anamarie
Pryor, Steve
Punneo, Norm
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Pyle, Leroy
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Quezada, Louis
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Quint, Karen
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Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
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Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
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Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Bill
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Julie
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ruth, Leo
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spicer, John
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sumner, Ted
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
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Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
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Thayer, Dean
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
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Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
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Tyler, Diana
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Unland, Joe
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Videan, Theresa
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Vinson, Jim
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Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
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Wagner, Jim
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Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
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Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
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Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
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Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
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Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
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Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
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Wilson, Jerry
Wilson, Lee
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Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
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Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Womack, Kenn
Woo, Paul
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Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
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Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
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Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
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