The Farsider

January 15, 2015

 

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 web site 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.

 

 

P.B.A. MEETS NEXT WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21st


POA Hall
Bar opens at 5:00
Dinner at 6:00 or thereabouts

 

ANNOUNCING THE P.B.A. VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER DANCE



Saturday, Feb. 14th — 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
POA Hall, 1151 N. Fourth St.
San Jose

Hors d'oeuvres aplenty
Entrees: Your choice of Salmon and/or Prime Rib
Hosted Bar and Wine on the Tables
Dancing to your kind of music following dinner

$25 per person — $50 per couple

Make checks payable to the "SJPBA" and mail to:
SJPBA
P.O. Box 42
San Jose, CA 95103
or
Give your check to Lumpy at next week's (Jan. 21st) PBA Meeting

Questions? E-mail PBA President Dave Wysuph at <dbw1696@aol.com>
or Secretary/Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg at <lumpyl@sbcglobal.net>

 

POA UPDATES



June 14th

Click on the links below to watch and read…


NBC Bay Area: “We Are in Big Trouble” — Understaffed San Jose Police Dept. Sees Low Number of Academy Recruits. Click HERE.

 

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NBC Bay Area: “It Really is Painful” — Dwindling SJPD Staff May Shift Homicide Detectives to Street Patrol. Click HERE.

 

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KPIX Channel 5: San Jose Neighborhood Fed Up with Burglaries; Residents Pay $40 a Month for Private Security. Click HERE.


 

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE CITY AND SJPD

How effective can "reaching out" be when so much blood has been spilled on the political battlefield? Just askin'.

Liccardo is Reaching Out; Who’s Next?

Editorial — Mercury News — Jan. 13, 2015

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is reaching out to political opponents on the City Council, in labor unions and other constituencies that supported his opponent, Dave Cortese.

It’s time to meet him halfway. Or even a third of the way. Maybe a 10th? So far it’s been pretty much zero.

Liccardo had a rough start last month, before he was sworn in, and some of that was of his own making. But labor interests who bitterly opposed his election act as though he’s done nothing to bridge the divide. Liccardo is like his predecessor, Chuck Reed, in that he’s committed to financial stability and he’s capable of being tough.

But he’s making it clear he wants a more inclusive and collaborative mayoralty.

For example:

Among his transition advisers, Liccardo included not only supporters but also Cortese backers who represent important community interests.

He has met with representatives of all city unions, including police and fire, to try to establish relationships. He offered to come talk with their members.

He has tried to open communication with Ben Field, head of the South Bay Labor Council, which coordinated a — oh, let’s just say passionate — independent expenditure campaign against him.

He invited police and fire unions to resume negotiations immediately to resolve the deep conflicts over voter-approved Measure B pension reform.

He has appointed council members who don’t support him, such as Ash Kalra and Don Rocha, to chair committees. This is highly unusual. Even second-term mayors rarely appoint opponents to powerful chairmanships.

More symbolically, Liccardo’s inauguration event and speech last Tuesday celebrated the diversity of the city, raised aspirations and invited residents to participate in solving city problems. Then on Friday he announced that instead of a downtown State of the City event on a weeknight, this year’s will be a community affair on a Saturday morning, 10 a.m. March 14, at Independence High School in East San Jose so families can attend.

How have opponents responded? As if the campaign hasn’t ended.

The police union has refused to resume negotiations on Measure B until next summer. Leaders blame Liccardo actions, such as pushing out City Manager Ed Shikada, whom they saw as an ally.

But the longer talks are delayed, the worse it will be for the community — and for officers who, despite the union’s best efforts, have not left. While voters would have to approve it, an agreement would allow the city to move on.

Then there’s Rocha, the only council member who didn’t attend the inauguration. In a lengthy memo, he seized on a technical glitch and vilified Liccardo’s plan for larger council committees as an evil attempt to suppress debate. The problem was easily remedied.

The election is over. It’s a new year, and there’s a new mayor. Can’t we at least try to make a fresh start?

 

MAIL CALL



Jan. 13th

Bill,

I’ve been reading the Farsider for years and have noticed that you sometimes try to prompt readers to write in. It has been my intention to do that, but I always wound up waiting to see who else will take you up on your invitation. This week is different. There are a few things I want to get off my mind. Perhaps it will get some other readers off their butts and motivate them to generate some input. I don’t want you and Leroy to think you are talking to an empty auditorium each week.

My first comment is about the French police. One of the early reports I heard about the massacre in Paris was that neither the cop who was assigned security in the office or the wounded Muslim officer who was assassinated on the sidewalk outside were armed. This was also the case of the female cop who was shot and killed while she was investigating a traffic accident a little later. If true, why isn’t the fact that they were unarmed pointed out by the media? Because of the liberal bent of the mainstream media in our country I have my suspicions that it doesn't want to admit that a firearm could have possibly saved one or more of their lives.

I also question why the media — even Fox News — refused to show the full, uncensored video of the wounded Muslim cop who was shot and killed. It’s not like it has been banned on the Internet.



<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj_6ukC3vRE&sns=em>

The second topic is about Retired General David Petraeus and Eric Holder’s threat to prosecute him for releasing classified information to his mistress Paula Broadwell, who was a Lt. Col. and had her own security clearance. Despite his fall from grace due to the affair, Petraeus is among a handful of the only heroes our country has turned out over the past 20 years in my opinion. So why would Holder threaten to prosecute him? I’m not big on conspiracies, but could the intent be to ensure that Petraeus keeps his mouth shut about Benghazi? He was, after all, the head of the CIA with the facility was attacked.

Perhaps others are curious about these and other things that are going on with our dysfunctional government and will write in with their opinion. In the meantime, I would like to use the nom de plume below.

Thanks, Bill. You and Leroy do a great job of keeping us informed. Don’t stop.

Talking Points <talking.points@comcast.net>


You make some interesting points, TP, but I’m not going to brace myself for a flurry of reader responses. I’ve gotten to know them pretty well over the past several years, and it seems that the vast majority of them are only verbose when they are talking one-on-one or with a small group of friends. The thought of expressing their views in front of an audience of more than a thousand people gives most of them the willies. But thanks for writing in and trying to stir the pot.

As for the issue about French cops being unarmed, I spent 20 minutes on Google and looked at 15-20 websites trying to determine if the three officers — or any combination thereof — were armed or not. No luck, but I do recall hearing on the news not long after the initial shooting that the victim officers were unarmed. I also read on several sites that France's gun control laws are very strict, not unlike the UK's. An example is the item below.

This article from the Examiner.com website provides some insight into the French and the issue of guns. It also explains why I am not a fan of Liam Neeson, the Irish-born actor who starred in Taken, Taken 2 and the newly released Taken 3. In my opinion, actors who make their living killing people with guns on the big silver screen, then use their celebrity status to actively support gun control are hypocrites.

Actor Liam Neeson on Paris Attack: Americans Have Too Many Guns

Examiner.com — Jan. 12, 2015
Click HERE for the Web article

While standing in front of a poster of himself brandishing a firearm in "Taken 3," actor Liam Neeson offered condolences for the victims of the recent terror attacks in Paris, then launched into a profanity-laced tirade against gun ownership in the United States, Breitbart.com reported Monday, citing Gulfnews.com. According to Neeson, gun ownership in America is "a (bleeping) disgrace."

"First off, my thoughts and prayers and my heart are with the deceased, and certainly with all of France, yesterday," he said. "I’ve got a lot of dear friends in Paris.” He then reportedly linked the attack to gun ownership in America.

“There’s too many (expletive deleted) guns out there,” he said. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a (expletive deleted) disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.’”

"Let’s not get into it," he added when asked if the issue extends to police responsibility. "Let’s put it this way: I think a light has been shone on the justice system in America, and it’s a justifiable light.”

Breitbart's AWR Hawkins said Neeson apparently overlooked the fact that France is "rich in gun control," but all of the country's laws were unable to stop the brutal killings in Paris.
Initially, reports said, French officers responding to the scene of the attack were forced to retreat because they were unarmed. Officers in Paris are given the option to carry firearms, TPNN said, but many apparently do not.

The Washington Post said that unlike the United States, French citizens do not have a right to keep and bear arms. Those wishing to own guns must obtain a hunting or sporting license that must be repeatedly renewed and requires a psychological evaluation. Weapons like those carried by the Charlie Hebdo attackers are highly restricted and those wishing to purchase them must undergo extremely stringent background checks, the Post added.

Despite having severe restrictions on guns, French authorities believe there are some 7.5 million illegal weapons in circulation. According to estimates, the number of illegal guns is more than twice that of legal firearms in the country, and military-grade Kalashnikovs have been flooding into France for some time.

Neeson, a supporter of gun control, said his portrayal of trigger-happy Bryan Mills does not encourage others to buy guns or engage in violence. "I didn’t end up a killer," he said, noting that he grew up watching cowboy movies and enjoyed making gun gestures with his hands.

“A character like Bryan Mills going out with guns and taking revenge: it’s fantasy," he added. "It’s in the movies, you know? I think it can give people a great release from stresses in life and all the rest of it, you know what I mean? It doesn’t mean they’re all going to go out and go, ‘Yeah, let’s get a gun!’"

Click HERE for the Wikipedia entry on Liam Neeson.

 

THIS HEADLINE FROM LAST FRIDAY’S PAPER WAS NOT A SURPRISE

If the Dept. was to terminate Officer Phillip White — who is still on paid administrative leave — the consensus of opinion from other retired cops I have spoke with is that he would sue to get his job back — and win. As for the D.A. refusing to prosecute him, it's difficult to bring charges against an individual when there is no victim.

No Charges for Tweeting Cop

—Career still in jeopardy for officer who’s anti-protest messages sparked debate—

By Robert Salonga and Tracey Kaplan — Staff writers
Mercury News — Jan. 9, 2015

SAN JOSE — The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday that no criminal charges are warranted against a San Jose police officer whose combative anti-protest tweets drew wide scorn amid a heated national conversation over police-community relationships. While cleared of criminal conduct, the police career of Officer Phillip White, a 20-year SJPD veteran, remains in jeopardy. He has been on paid administrative leave since a series of his tweets surfaced on the Buzzfeed website in mid-December.

The most inflammatory tweets read, “Threaten me or my family and I will use my God given and law appointed right and duty to kill you. #CopsLivesMatter” and “By the way if anyone feels they can’t breathe or their lives matter I’ll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun.”

But the DA’s office determined the social-media posts did not constitute criminal threats or any other crime for which they could file charges, primarily because prosecutors could not pinpoint anyone who felt specifically threatened, including those who engaged with White on Twitter.

“The officer’s tweets were inappropriate and unprofessional,” District Attorney Jeff Rosen said in a statement. “Communicating something disturbing is not a crime, unless it is an intentional and specifically-aimed threat. Civil communication between the police and members of the public is important in establishing and maintaining trust.”

White could not be immediately reached for comment.

Legal experts told this newspaper in December that free-speech protections would likely shield White from any criminal penalties, but would not preclude him from discipline or termination if police commanders decided his effectiveness as a police officer was diminished, particularly in earning community trust.

Both police brass and the police union denounced the comments, which spurred an online petition as well as a local march led by area social-justice groups calling for White’s firing. An internal investigation continues into the tweets as well as White’s future with SJPD.

Prosecutors on Thursday also revealed new details about what White may have been responding to when he posted the infamous tweets. The officer made earlier posts criticizing protesters that drew angry responses on his Twitter feed, many of which came while White was out of town working as an assistant basketball coach for Menlo College, said Luis Ramos, the supervising district attorney who reviewed White’s case.

That included a message urging him to call his campus line, where White found a voice mail saying, “Hey you little (expletive), you should really be careful who you talk (expletive) on Twitter, punk. Don’t think I won’t (expletive) show up either,’’ implying he knew where the officer lived, Ramos said. Menlo Park police investigated that call, but Ramos said an officer there “seemed to think it was going nowhere.’’

Amid the controversy, Menlo College cut ties with White, issuing a statement saying the school “will not be represented by expressions of intolerance and bigotry on the campus, on social media, or on the Internet.” While his case is examined, White cannot carry a concealed firearm, since a routine condition of administrative leave is that he must surrender the badge and police ID that allowed him to carry a weapon off duty without needing a concealed-carry permit from the county. Demonstrators have been protesting what they view as widespread racial injustice by law enforcement, in the wake of grand juries declining to indict white officers in the deaths of African-Americans Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York. Garner’s last words — “I can’t breathe” — have become a rallying cry, and #BlackLivesMatter now is a common social-media hashtag.

Police across the country have pushed back, criticizing fringe movements that have advocated violence against officers. In the Bay Area, the police unions in San Jose, San Francisco and Oakland — where anti-police demonstrations were a nightly fixture for much of December — issued a joint statement last month calling for constructive dialogue rather than the vilification of police.

 

IT WASN’T EASY, BUT WE MANAGED TO FIND SOME GOOD NEWS

Peyton Manning and his team may have lost to Indianapolis last weekend, but the legendary quarterback is still a winner in the eyes of many. We went fishing for some good news for this week's Farsider by dropping our line in the Google pond and pulled this out of the water…

Military Wife’s Letter to Broncos QB Peyton Manning Ends Up With a Startling Call From Police

Reported by Right Wing News

<www.rightwingnews.com>

Some celebrities will do nice things for veterans, like help arrange a homecoming surprise or set up a meeting. But not many will spend three months hunting down a military family in order to give the service member a chance to meet his idol — but what’s what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did after receiving a letter from military wife Kristen Patteron.

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning no doubt receives stacks of fan mail every day. Recently, however, one letter from an Alaska woman got his attention, and led to a call from the police — and an incredible opportunity.

Kristen Patterson grew up in Indiana, a state where Manning used to play football with the Indianapolis Colts. Both the woman and her husband, Army Sgt. Ryan Patterson, are major fans of the NFL star.

When Kristen asked Manning to simply say “hello” to her veteran husband, she had no idea that he would even open the letter. What actually happened shocked her: She received a call from the Alaska State Troopers, who were trying to locate her on behalf of Peyton Manning.

“When I got a call from (an Alaska) State Trooper they asked if I wrote a letter to Peyton Manning,” Patterson said, according to 9News. It turns out that Manning wanted to meet with her and her husband, but couldn’t locate them.

That letter had apparently made a big impression on the star, who now plays for the Denver Broncos.

When the police called Kristen, she was understandably confused about the call. However, the police explained that Manning had arranged the call in order to keep it a secret from Sgt. Patterson.

In her enthusiasm about writing the letter to the quarterback, Kristen Patterson had neglected to include her phone number or other contact information. Amazingly, Peyton Manning gave his personal assistants the task of tracking her down… all the way to Alaska.

According to Mad World News, both Kristen Patterson and Peyton Manning were able to keep the meeting secret until the day before the Bengals vs. Broncos football game.

The veteran of Afghanistan was clearly excited to meet the star player, but assumed that it would be an impersonal group interaction in the hotel lobby. Then Peyton Manning surprised the Patterson’s again: They were escorted to a private conference room for a one-on-one meeting with the famous quarterback.

When Manning arrived, he personally thanked Sgt. Patterson for his military service. “He seemed genuinely tickled that we lived in North Pole, Alaska. He said, ‘You guys are really hard to find,’” Ryan Patterson recalled.

“(Kristen) enjoyed the fact that she is the greatest wife ever and there was nothing I could ever do to top this,” the solider explained. “If you asked me who is the one person, anybody in the world, I want to meet, I would immediately say Peyton Manning and she made that happen.”

It’s always nice to see celebrities going out of their way to do something good, especially when it’s for people like the Pattersons who sacrifice for this country. Manning could have given up and done something else for another fan, that didn’t require so much work and effort, but instead he stuck it through and gave this soldier a great moment — he deserves every bit of positive publicity he gets for that.

 

BREAKING NEWS

Unskilled Workers Report for New Jobs



Jan. 2, 2015

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Sixty-four unskilled workers will report to new jobs in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday as part of a federal jobs program that provides employment for people unable to find productive work elsewhere.

The new hires, who have no talents or abilities that would make them employable in most workplaces, will be earning a first-year salary of $174,000.

For that sum, the new employees will be expected to work a hundred and thirty-seven days a year, leaving them with two hundred and twenty-eight days of vacation.

Some critics have blasted the federal jobs program as too expensive, noting that the workers were chosen last November in a bloated and wasteful selection process that cost the nation nearly four billion dollars.

But Davis Logsdon, a University of Minnesota economics professor who specializes in labor issues, said that the program is necessary to provide work “for people who honestly cannot find employment anywhere else.”

“Expensive as this program is, it is much better to have these people in jobs than out on the street,” he said.


 

CRIA TRAINING CONFERENCE SCHEDULED FOR FEB. 3 IN VEGAS



43rd Annual Training Conference Las Vegas, Nevada


February 3rd – 5th, 2015

Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, 3475 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

 This conference is POST accredited for annual training points and tax deductible as law enforcement training. Go to the new CRIA website for complete information and easy registration.

New and Improved Website at <www.robberycria.com>

Contact Jack Baxter at <drjoaquin1525@gmail.com> for more info.

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
     
Jan. 7 - 13

President Obama met with the president of Mexico. When asked what it's like to govern 100 million Mexican people, Obama said, "It can be challenging."

Some more news out of Washington. During a recent interview, a White House adviser said Joe Biden is the reason President Obama got elected both times. Then he said, “He's also the reason we got banned from Applebee's."

Congrats to former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary yesterday, and it's actually the longest presidential marriage since John Adams. Or as Barbara calls Adams, "my first love."

Some areas near Dallas experienced a 3.5-magnitude earthquake, which some blame on fracking. However, scientists say that it was more likely aftershocks from Chris Christie celebrating at the Cowboys game.

Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush will release a decade’s worth of tax returns to avoid comparisons to Mitt Romney. Yeah, they’re nothing alike. They’re just both former governors from wealthy families whose parents gave them super-weird names.

Hillary Clinton is the leading presidential contender for the Democrats. Former Clinton aide John Podesta said Hillary will highlight her differences with President Obama if she runs. The biggest difference: Hillary is still interested in being president.

According to a new study, people with certain names tend to work in the same profession. Many women named Susan are hairdressers. Women named Janet tend to be scientists. Guys named Bobby are race-car drivers, Eleanor for librarians, and apparently, Jimmy for talk-show hosts.

This week hackers stole over $5 million in bitcoins from a Slovenia-based bitcoin exchange. If it’s not safe to keep your money in a Slovenian bitcoin exchange, where CAN you keep your money?

President Obama posted a video on Facebook yesterday announcing his plan to make the first two years of community college free. Unfortunately he was interrupted when Biden got confused and threw a bucket of ice water on his head.

Former Arkansas governor and potential 2016 candidate Mike Huckabee is releasing his 12th book later this month called, “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.” The craziest part: that's just his favorite aisle at Wal-Mart.

Macy’s may create a discount clothing chain similar to T.J. Maxx. Meanwhile, J.C. Penney will continue operating out of an unmarked van.

Macy's is interested in creating discount clothing stores similar to T.J. Maxx. It'll be great for customers who love the style of Macy's, but prefer all that clothing thrown on the ground.

Donald Trump said he is thinking very seriously about a 2016 presidential campaign. You can tell he's serious. Today I saw him shaking hands and firing babies.

Mitt Romney says he is considering a third campaign for the presidency. He made the announcement during a private meeting with donors. It’s pretty shocking, you know, that Mitt Romney needs donors. I mean, what are these guys, trillionaires?

The film “Boyhood” won the Golden Globe for best drama. It follows one guy's journey over the course of 12 years — or as Mitt Romney calls that, “running for president.”

Days after Mitt Romney announced he is considering a 2016 presidential campaign, his former running mate Paul Ryan announced that he will not run. Ryan won't say who he'll support. He just wants the best man for the Jeb...Job, I mean job.

Fifteen states across the country have gas prices that have dipped below $2. That means it’s now cheaper to buy a gallon of liquefied dinosaurs than one cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Virgin Media is developing a 3-D printed wristband that can sense when the user is falling asleep and record whatever they are watching on TV. You know, so that way, you can catch up on everything that bored you to sleep.

New research suggests that men who regularly post selfies are more likely to have psychopathic tendencies. While women who regularly post selfies are more likely to be a Kardashian.

According to a new report that just came out, the average college freshman reads at a seventh grade level. Or if you're an optimist every seventh grader now reads at a college freshman level.

Scientists are adding an extra second to the year 2015. Yeah. Here's the bad news. You just wasted it listening to this joke.

This is really hard to do but I'd like to change the tone now and briefly mention today's terrible tragedy in France. Twelve people were killed because a satirical newspaper made jokes that some group found offensive. All of us are accustomed to bad news from around the world. But this story hits home for anybody who mocks anyone.

Today's tragedy in Paris reminds us very viscerally that it's a right that some people are inexplicably forced to die for. So it's very important tonight that I express that everybody who works at our comedy show, all of us are terribly sad for the families and people of France and anybody in the world tonight who now has to think twice before making a joke. It's not the way it's supposed to be.

Today, Angelina Jolie met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Long story short: She adopted him.

California's 74-year-old Senator Barbara Boxer announced she will not run for re-election in 2016. When I saw the headline "74-Year-Old Boxer," I assumed they were making another "Rocky" movie.

Bill Gates released a video of himself drinking water that was filtered from human excrement. No word yet on whether Gates got into the fraternity.

Did you see the Golden Globes? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious. They made jokes about Bill Cosby. And to show there were no hard feelings, today Cosby offered to buy each of them a drink.

The top movie at the box office this weekend was "Taken 3." In "Taken 3" movie audiences are held hostage by a plot hijacked from "Taken 2."

Nike announced that this year it will sell self-lacing tennis shoes. By the way, if you're too lazy to lace up your tennis shoes you're really going to hate tennis.

A Saudi Arabian prince has said that oil may never again rise above $100 a barrel. He said it's gotten so bad he can't afford to buy his wife her own car that she's not allowed to drive.

A new Republican Congress is taking over. Sen. Ted Cruz has been appointed to overseeing NASA in Congress. He says he wants NASA to focus on finding aliens so he can deport them.

Republican Mike Huckabee criticized the Obamas for letting their daughters listen to Beyoncé due to her explicit lyrics. So now the Obama girls are faced with the tough choice every teen must eventually make — listen to Beyoncé or Mike Huckabee.

A congressman from Texas sent out a tweet comparing President Obama to Hitler. That is ridiculous because at this point in his career Hitler had a much higher approval rating.

An NFL player was arrested in Florida on gun charges. The news was shocking to anyone who knows nothing about the NFL or Florida.

Here in New York City, it's cold. It's so cold the Republicans want to use the Keystone Pipeline to deliver soup.

On the TV this morning the weatherman said to dress warm if you're going outside. If you need a TV weatherman to remind you to dress warm, you've got bigger problems than the cold weather.

Paul Revere had a time capsule. They opened it up after a couple of hundred years, and guess what they found? A stack of love letters from Barbara Walters.

They found O.J. Simpson's long-lost Heisman Trophy. So we can all sleep better tonight. No word on the long-lost murder weapon.

Donald Trump is on the show tonight. Donald is a big man, I think 230 pounds — 235 with cologne.

Donald's on the show tonight to announce another phony run for the presidency.

If Trump is elected, he will be the first president with a beauty pageant.

Happy birthday to evil North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. He gathered family and friends together and celebrated by executing a few close friends.

According to a new study, a nap at work is healthy. A nap at work is healthy. Call me when it's healthy to drink at work.

A 30-minute nap, they say, will make you fresh and alert when you're fired.

Sunday is the Golden Globe Awards. It's always fun to see millionaire celebrities eating free dinners.

Meryl Streep is nominated for her incredible portrayal as James Brown.

Did you folks enjoy the Golden Globes last night? Help me out with something. Are the Golden Globes an indicator, a predictor, or a precursor of the Academy Awards?

Last night, the Golden Globes presented George Clooney with a lifetime achievement award. I have never received a Golden Globe but I did receive a special award from the Golden Corral people.

And how about Jennifer Lopez in that dress at the Golden Globes? The referees ruled it incomplete.

A guy had a job and it turned out he didn't show up for 25 years. Finally, his boss discovered he wasn't showing up and fired him. So let this be a lesson to you kids out there. If you don't go to work for 25 years, you're gonna get fired.

Paul Ryan announced that after a lot of thought, and talking it over with family and friends, that he is not going to run for president in 2016. I'm telling you, this announcement sent shock waves through no one.

Congratulations to Ohio State, your new college football champions. Coach Urban Meyer may be the greatest football coach of all time. Don't confuse him with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. That's urban quagmire.

Fifteen years ago tomorrow I had open heart surgery, a quintuple bypass surgery. Thanks to all of my doctors. Because of them, in 15 years of life I've been able to experience, well, acid reflux, short-term memory loss, and erectile dysfunction. Thanks for all your work. It's great to be alive.

What a day that was 15 years ago. I woke up and had to swing by the hospital. I thought I was going in for a routine face lift.

In Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show is going on. It displays new technology that makes you already hate the TV you bought two weeks ago for Christmas.

The Consumer Electronics Show included a Wi-Fi kettle, which is a kettle that lets you boil water from anywhere in your house. Gee, finally.

The Consumer Electronics Show also features high-tech gadgets for pets. One device is a smart feeder, which costs $250. That is a ridiculous amount to spend on a dog bowl — unless your dog is a very, very good boy.

Another device lets you talk to your dog while you're at work, and another monitors how many calories your dog burns throughout the day. Do we need gadgets like this? There's already a device that tells you how your dog is feeling. It's called a tail.

The flu season is especially bad this season. Ground zero for most disease is that electronic stylus attached to the credit card swiper at stores. I'm not a germ freak, but why would we all touch that thing? They are filled with bacteria. They should store them in that blue liquid they have at the barber shop.

You ever notice the only people still writing checks are old people, and maybe that's why they are old. They are living longer because they don't touch those disgusting electronic pads.

Today is the birthday of Elvis Presley and dictator Kim Jong Un. Elvis would've been 80 today. Kim Jong Un is either 32 or 33. They actually aren't sure. North Korean scholars agree that when he entered the world a silver eagle ascended and promised 1,000 years of prosperity for his people. That should kick in any day now.

Last year Kim Jong Un had Dennis Rodman on hand to sing to him. This year he had a low-key celebration. He spent the day at home reading Sony's emails.

The FDA is warning New Yorkers about Chinese food after a major Brooklyn distributor was found with rats and birds nesting in boxes of ingredients. The distributor says it's all a misunderstanding — those ARE the ingredients.

The next time you eat Chinese food, know that a bird slept there.

Tonight for the first time since November, Bill Cosby returned to the stage for a show in Canada — because, you know, in Canada pills are cheaper.

Bill Gates says he is a strong advocate of technology that converts human feces into drinkable water. After he drank it, he said he would happily drink it every day. But remember, this is a guy who still uses a PC.

President Obama has issued three veto threats in just two days. Meanwhile, Chris Christie has threatened four Vitos, two Charlies, and a Doug.

New research shows that thousands of homes are robbed every year because people hide their house keys in obvious places. So make sure you hide them where no one looks, like on your middle child.

Mitt Romney said he is considering a third presidential bid. Romney said he got the idea from watching his dog repeatedly run into an electric fence.

The Denver Post recently hosted a focus group discussing the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado. They called it a “focus group,” because the host kept saying “Come on, guys. Focus!”

Yesterday was New York’s 14th annual no-pants subway ride. Of course, if you want to see a bunch of people riding the subway without pants, today works too.

Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20. Police in Ohio had to use tear gas on crowds after celebrations got too rowdy following the game. Oregon fans, on the other hand, were able to make their own tears.

Mitt Romney is reportedly putting his 2012 election team back together. And somehow, miraculously, none of them were busy with other stuff.

Fidel Castro, who hasn’t been publicly seen for more than a year, wrote a personal letter referencing current events to prove he is still alive. And nothing says “I’m alive in 2015” like writing a letter.

Police are looking for a woman who stole $3,000 worth of cat-grooming supplies at an airport baggage carousel. Police describe the suspect as “single.”

 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF JAN. 10, 2015

The facts behind the legends, information and
misinformation that has or may show up in your inbox

New Articles

• The FBI raided a pig brothel in Missouri.

• Spraying a mixture of vinegar and water on your car's windshield will de-ice it.

• A bevy of tax increases were quietly imposed upon Americans in January 2015 due to the Affordable Care Act.

• For several years, Webster's New International Dictionary mistakenly included an entry for a word that did not exist.

• The government is planning to track the homeless by implanting them with RFID chips.

• A 'Doggies for Anthony' Facebook event requests photos of dogs for 16-year-old leukemia patient Anthony Lyons.

• Half of all children will be diagnosed with autism by 2025, due to the use of glyphosate on crops.

Sarah Palin said that affirmative action, food stamps, and athletic scholarships result in 'black privilege.'

Sandy Hook victim Noah Pozner was pictured alongside victims of a school massacre in Pakistan.

Fox News used a photo of Stephen A. Smith during their tribute to Stuart Scott.

• A 2-year-old boy who shot and killed his mother in a WalMart store is going to be tried as an adult.

• Burger King created a fake 'discontinued' sandwich from the 1970s for nostalgia purposes.

NFL referee Pete Morelli was paid $500,000 after controversially reversing a penalty call during a playoff game.

• Gang members are tampering with the lug nuts on tires of police officers and their supporters.

• EastEnders actor Danny Dyer has died at the age of 37.

• McDonald's employee Bubba Conroy bragged on Twitter about spitting in white customers' food.

President Obama wore an "I Can't Breathe" shirt to the swearing-in of Congress.

President Obama said that the "future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" during a speech in 2012.

• A "little old lady" was arrested after she was caught using neighborhood cats to make fur coats.

Michael Kors wrote on Twitter that he was "tired of pretending to like blacks."

• Jaden Smith claims that God told him to start a fashion line called 666.

• Students in Massachusetts were forced to recite an Islamic conversion prayer.

• A ghost ship carrying ebola-infected rats is heading toward Florida.

Kraft cheese will not melt, even when exposed to direct flame.

• A leaked selfie depicts Malia Obama wearing a rap collective's t-shirt.

Winston Churchill wrote about the "dreadful curses of Mohammedanism" in his 1899 book The River Wars.

Malicious code is loaded onto computers via the e-mailing of fraudulent court appearance notices.

• An illustration created in response to the 'Charlie Hedbo' attack was drawn by graffiti artist Banksy.

• U.S. General John J. Pershing effectively discouraged Muslim terrorists in the Philippines by killing them burying and their bodies along with those of pigs.

• Senator Dianne Feinstein said 'when the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will lay down his weapons and turn himself in, that's human nature.'

• A North Carolina town was forced to remove a statue of a praying soldier from a public memorial.

• A cache of orichalcum, a rare and ancient alloy, was discovered off the coast of Sicily.

• A photograph shows a UFO discovered at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

Albert Einstein once switched places with his chauffeur.

• Don't forget to visit our Daily Snopes page for a collection of odd news stories from around the world!


Worth a Second Look

• Does it cost more than one cent to manufacture a U.S. penny?


Still Haunting the Inbox

• Check out our 25 Hottest Urban Legends list to keep abreast of what's circulating in the on-line world.

http://www.snopes.com/info/top25uls.asp


Fraud Afoot

• Visit our Top Scams page for a list of schemes commonly used by crooks to separate the unwary from their money.
 

POLICE-RELATED ODDS AND ENDS

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Every cop’s nightmare is brought to life in the crystal clear images of this video of a Billings, Montana officer (Grant Morrison) immediately after he shoots and kills a subject he thought was pulling a gun (he was unarmed). It begins with a friend or supervisor (Brad Ross) responding to the scene and continues as he tries to console and provide support for Morrison who suffers an emotional breakdown before he eventually regains his composure. Also of possible interest are some of the comments posted by viewers under the video. THIS clip shows a side of the job that only cops can relate to. (6:52)


The subject who was shot and killed was 38-year-old Richard Ramirez. He was identified as a suspect in an earlier armed 211 in which a 61-year-old victim was shot. Click HERE to listen to the 911 calls following the incident.


And finally, THIS article from the Billings Gazette about the Coroner’s jury’s ruling that the shooting was justifiable homicide also includes dash cam footage of how the shooting went down. (4:25)



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Remember when police calls to North Jackson and a few other areas of San Jose often required a “holding quad” so we could respond en masse to the call for service? Compared to the 750 “No-Go Zones” in Paris where cops don’t respond at all, San Jose’s rough neighborhoods were nothing by comparison. Nada. Zero. Zip. While this CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) news report may be a little biased in support of Christianity, let’s hope the multiculturalism problems plaguing France and several other European nations doesn’t portend our future here in the U.S. As Carm Grande said when he sent us THIS video, “OK, boys, keep ‘em clean, locked and loaded.” (4:43)  





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Speaking of keeping them “clean, locked and loaded,” it wasn’t until Bert Kelsey watched THIS clip that he realized he’d been gripping his handgun in an improper manner over the past 60 years. Watch and learn. (2:36)





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Shoot or don’t shoot? Earl Eubanks — one of our compadres from our tenure at the S/O back in the late ‘60s who concluded his L.E. career working for Tom Brewer at the D.A.’s Office — sent us THIS video about the experience of an activist who had been critical of the Phoenix police. He then accepted an offer from the Maricopa S/O to go through three “shoot, don’t shoot” scenarios and underwent an awakening. If one of the scenarios reminds you of the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, it’s not a coincidence. (5:01)





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As a follow-up to the "Shoot, Don’t Shoot" scenarios above, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has invited Al Sharpton to “Come on down.” Check THIS out. (0:48)



Click HERE for a more detailed news report.

 

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It’s difficult to tell who should have bought a lottery ticket after this incident, the cop or the 17-year-old who was armed with a BB gun. Maybe both of them should have invested in a couple of tickets. Check out THIS news report that was posted on YouTube last week. (4:03)

 

Click HERE for more details regarding this incident.


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Have an opinion about body cameras for cops? Watch THIS video where a cop wearing a camera confronts a 10-66 in a neighborhood and see if it reinforces your opinion, whatever it may be. Note that the audio doesn’t begin until after the officer exits the car, and that the footage stops after the camera receives a blow from the subject’s shovel. The incident occurred in Salt Lake City, and the suspect did not survive the confrontation. (2:31)

 

Click HERE for a more detailed report of what happened.


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Note to gun owners: Don’t applaud too loud over THIS Gunny and Glock ad. If you do you might disturb your neighbors. (2:07)


 

NOW WE’RE AT THE LIGHTER SIDE



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For those of you with an interest in the history commercial aviation, HERE'S a website contribution from Les Nunes that celebrated the 60th anniversary of Boeing’s 707 Dash 80 prototype that first showed up on airport tarmacs on July 15, 1954.


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Next time you are having a bad day, Dirk Parsons and Don Hale say you should watch this short video about William Rankin, known as the “Man Who Rode the Thunder.” Watch the CLIP and you will see how that title relates to the video. (3:16)




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Who’s crazier, the rally fans or the drivers? THIS video from last Dec. features some of the closest calls, luckiest drivers and spectacular crashes ever captured on video. (7:56)




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Tip of the Week: Next time you are around a negative person who does their best to rain on your parade, think about this oldie but goodie received from Sharon Lansdowne…

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A woman was at her hairdresser getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her husband. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded:

"Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?"

"We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We got a great rate!"

"Continental?" exclaimed the hairdresser. "That's a terrible airline. Their planes are old, their flight attendants are ugly, and they are always late. So, where are you staying in Rome?"

"We'll be at this exclusive little place over on Rome's Tiber River called Teste."

"Don't go any further. I know that place. Everybody thinks it’s gonna be something special and exclusive, but it's really a dump."

"We're going to go to see the Vatican and maybe get to see the Pope."

"That's rich," laughed the hairdresser. “You and a million other people trying to see him. He'll look the size of an ant up on the balcony. Boy, good luck on this lousy trip of yours. You're going to need it."

A month later, when the woman returned to the hairdresser to have her hair done, the hairdresser asked her about her trip to Rome.

"It was wonderful," explained the woman, "not only were we on time in one of Continental's brand new planes, but it was overbooked and they bumped us up to first class. The food and wine were wonderful, and I had a handsome 28-year-old steward who waited on me hand and foot. The hotel was great, too! They'd just finished a $5 million remodeling job and now it's a jewel, the finest hotel in the city. They, too, were overbooked, so they apologized and gave us their owner's suite at no extra charge!"

"Well," muttered the hairdresser, "that's all well and good, but I know you didn't get to see the Pope."

"Actually, we were quite lucky. As we toured the Vatican a Swiss Guard tapped me on the shoulder and explained that the Pope likes to meet some of the visitors, and if I'd be so kind as to step into his private room and wait, the Pope would personally greet me. Sure enough, five minutes later the Pope walked through the door and shook my hand! As I knelt down, he spoke a few words to me."

"Oh, really! What did the Pope say?"


He said: "Who f--ked up your hair?"

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Bruce Morton is of the opinion that you can’t call yourself a “real fisherman” unless you have one of THESE machines. (4:19)




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At the ripe old age of 79 it’s unlikely that former rock and roll star Jerry Lee Lewis can tickle the ivories like he used to. (Yes, he's still alive.) But worry not, Steve Hayes looks and sounds like a suitable replacement. When he entered a hardware store in Ohio last year and spotted an unfinished piano, he decided to sit down and give a whole lot of shakin’. Check THIS out. (2:49)




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If you consider yourself a gearhead and/or a fan of classic cars and/or want to see what has to be the ultimate man cave, you are going to want to click HERE. This place puts Jay Leno’s Garage to shame. (4:18)




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Thoughts on aging…


Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes and come out wrinkle free and three sizes smaller?

Last year I joined a support group procrastinators. We plan on meeting one of these days.

I don’t trip over things. I do random gravity checks.

When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment. At my age today it feels like a small vacation.

The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”

I don’t need anger management. I just need people to stop pissing me off.

Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the friends to post my bail when I finally snap.

I don’t have gray hair. I have “wisdom highlights” that shows I am very wise.

My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance for idiots that needs work.

Teach your daughter how to shoot because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.

The kids text me “plz” which is shorter than “please.” I text back “no” which is shorter than “yes.”

I like my middle finger best because it always sticks up for me.

I’m going to retire and live off my savings. What I’ll do the second week is anybody’s guess.

I’ve lost my mind and I’m pretty sure the kids took it.

Even duct tape can’t fix stupid. Best it can do is muffle the sound.

Lord give me patience, and give it to me NOW.

Old age is definitely coming at a bad time.

Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice.

At my age “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.

Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. And that means chocolate is salad.

Why do I have to press “1” for English when I’m going to be transferred to someone I can’t understand anyway?

Oops, did I just roll my eyes out loud?

If God had wanted me to touch my toes he would have put them on my knees.

 

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It’s recess for the young Pandas, according to THIS clip from Don Hale. That means it’s time to go out in the yard and play on the slide. (1:27)




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What you see below are 28,835 jelly beans. If you click HERE to see what they represent you won’t regret it. (2:44)




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We first ran THIS clip of a dog being teased by its owner about three years ago. Here it is almost 36 months later and it’s still going on. Bummer for the mutt. (1:20)




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Titled “Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark,” this short video Lumpy sent in is worth a look. According to the description, “When his owner Zach leaves for the afternoon, little Indiana Bones discovers adventure in search of his lost bark. THIS video was created with 3 rolls of duct tape, 108 glue sticks, 18 large boxes of cardboard, a few all nighters with an adorable puppy.” (4:55)




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If you think Houdini was king of the escape artists, you should see THIS short video about Badgers we received from Sharon Lansdowne. When it comes to intelligence, they are at or near the top of the list. (4:11)

 

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Want to be part of this crew as they clean the windows on the tallest building in the world? If you are uncomfortable with heights, the solution is to NOT look down. Or to pass over the clip completely. To join them, grab a squeegee and click on THIS link sent in by Alice Murphy. (4:19)




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And finally, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have lots of fans, including Moi. The 65-year-old Dutch conductor’s recently released DVD titled “Love in Venice” is a little misleading as the concert actually took place in his hometown of Maastricht in Holland; the reference to Venice is based on the theme of the performance.

In addition to the male and female tenors who are regular members of Rieu's orchestra, this particular concert included a then-9-year-old (now 10) young lady by the name of Amira Willighagen who has to be heard to be believed. Click HERE and enjoy the little lady who is no doubt on her way to become the next Sarah Brightman. (4:55)




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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
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Ng, Dr. Jonathan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Niquette, Paul
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Ken
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
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, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salerno, Paul
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
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
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
WIlson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Winters, Pres
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug