The Farsider

Feb. 7, 2019

 

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.



RETIRED SGT. JERRY ALBERICCI



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Born April 27, 1944
Appointed Sept. 13, 1965
Retired Jan. 2, 1997
Died Feb. 5, 2019


A message was received from David Byers this past Tuesday night advising that Jerry had just passed away; he had received the news from Jerry’s close friend, Ken Banner. There was no further information until yesterday (Wed.), when contact was made with Kari, one of Jerry’s daughters who provided the following details.

Jerry passed away at about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. Kari said he succumbed to a combination of congestive heart failure and the shutting down of his lungs and kidneys. In addition, the stress from two major surgeries over the past 18 months combined with the necessity of living in a trailer since an attic fire had made his Placerville home unlivable is believed to have contributed to his ill health and subsequent passing.

Jerry leaves behind his wife Robbie; daughter Kari Hardin and her husband Karl, their two children, Jesse, 27 and Meghan, 25; daughter Denell and her husband Travis, and their two children, Kelsi, 24, and Tanner, 18.

The photo was taken in May of last year in Fort Kent, Maine at Kelsi’s college graduation.

Like so many before him, Jerry didn’t want a service, although there is a possibility that his family may hold a celebration of life at some point in the future. No additional information is available at this time.


POA NEWS



Feb. 4th


Last Friday your POA and the Los Angeles Police Protective League did simultaneous press conferences related to California’s Proposition 57. In 2016, the so called “criminal justice reformers," like the ACLU, pushed for Prop 57 and claimed that violent offenders would not qualify for early release.

Many law enforcement organizations warned the public that the reformers were lying to them, and they were right! Last week the California Court of Appeal issued a ruling that a third-striker convicted of forcible rape, forcible child molestation, and assault with a deadly weapon is in fact a “non-violent” offender under Prop 57.

Just an example of some other crimes under Prop 57 where inmates could be released are: human trafficking of a child, rape by intoxication, drive by shooting, felony domestic violence, taking a hostage when avoiding arrest, and solicitation to commit murder.

Your POA is sounding the alarm bell. We cannot forget the crime victims, both past and future. Voters should be outraged that they were lied to by groups like the ACLU. They deserve better. It’s time these types of groups be held accountable for their actions.

Your POA will be part of this discussion and will not let you or our community down.

Stay safe as always,

Paul Kelly

Click on the station I.D. to view the newsclips...

KTVU 2 (2:01)



NBC 3 (1:00)



See the Trials and Tribulations column below for a related article…



THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

Prop 57: Cops Say Court Ruling Opens Door to Early Release of Violent Felons

—2016 voter initiative aimed to reduce prison overcrowding—



The exterior of San Quentin State Prison in San
Quentin is depicted in this undated handout photo.

By John Woolfolk <jwoolfolk@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Feb. 1, 2019


Gregory Gadlin is a convicted rapist and child molester serving 35 years to life in prison under the state’s Three Strikes and You’re Out law after an assault with a deadly weapon, but an appellate court decision this week said he should be eligible for consideration for early release.

Now, police officers and other victims’ advocates warn that the ruling could open the door to early releases of more violent felons under Proposition 57, the 2016 initiative aimed at easing prison overcrowding.

State prison rules implementing Prop 57’s early release program that “exclude Gadlin and all similarly situated inmates from early parole consideration” run afoul of the law, the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled, and “Gadlin is entitled to early parole consideration.”

“This ruling means more sex offenders and violent criminals will be applying for early release back into our neighborhoods,” said Paul Kelly, president of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association.

“During the 2016 campaign, Prop 57 supporters lied to the voters telling them rapists, child molesters and career criminals would not be released early,” Kelly said. “Who is standing up for crime victims?”

But criminal justice reformers say this week’s ruling will do nothing close to swinging open the prison doors.

The appellate court ruled only that Gadlin be permitted “early parole consideration, not release.” The Board of Parole Hearings, it said, “will be permitted to consider his full criminal history, including his prior sex offenses, in deciding whether a grant of parole is warranted.”

W. David Ball, an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law who supported Proposition 57, said he doesn’t see the appellate court decision leading to early release of violent offenders. He also noted that the ruling could be appealed to the state Supreme Court. And even if it stands, prisoners like Gadlin still face a steep hill persuading the parole board and governor — who can deny its recommendations — that they are safe to release.

“It’s not going to open up the floodgates,” Ball said. “There are lots of safeguards in place. This is just trying to make political hay out of something that’s a long, long way away from even releasing a single person.”

The ruling came the same week the California state auditor issued a report that found the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s programs have failed to reduce the state’s “stubbornly high” recidivism rates in which half of released prisoners reoffend.

The case comes amid ongoing debate over Proposition 57, which was aimed at easing state prison overcrowding by allowing early release consideration for nonviolent offenders. Many law enforcement officials said it went too far and would put dangerous convicts back on the streets.

California voters approved Proposition 184 — the Three Strikes law — in 1994 in a wave of outrage over violent crimes by career criminals, including the 1992 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Kimber Reynolds and the 1993 kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas.

The Three Strikes initiative called for criminals with a past conviction for a violent or serious offense — murder, armed robbery, rape and other sex offenses, assault, burglary — to face 25-years-to-life sentences for a third felony conviction, even if it wasn’t violent. State voters have since softened the measure.

In 2012 they approved Proposition 36, requiring the third conviction to be a violent or serious felony for a Three Strikes sentence.

In 2014, voters approved Proposition 47, reducing some non-violent felonies — drug use and crimes like theft, fraud, check kiting and shoplifting valued under $950 — to misdemeanors for offenders without prior convictions for murder, rape and certain sex and gun crimes.

And in 2016, voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 57, the The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act. Proposition 57 left it to prison officials to clearly identify which crimes deemed nonviolent would qualify and how an inmate’s criminal history would affect eligibility. Final Proposition 57 regulations were approved last year.

Gadlin was convicted of forcible rape in 1984 and forcible child molestation in 1986, both of which required him to register as a sex offender. In 1998 he was convicted in Los Angeles of assault with a deadly weapon and, with added penalties for the earlier offenses, sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. He won a new trial on appeal but was convicted again on the same charges in 2007 and given the same sentence.

In November 2017, Gadlin challenged the state prison department’s exclusion of him from early release under Prop 57 because of his status as a three-striker and his prior sex offenses. The appellate court noted that an earlier ruling removed the three-strike status as grounds for not considering his early release, and focused on his prior sex offenses.

The state prison department argued that sex offenders “represent an unreasonable risk to public safety” to be considered for early release.

But the court ruled the department’s “policy considerations, however, do not trump the plain text” of the initiative. Early parole eligibility, the court said, “must be assessed based on the conviction for which an inmate is now serving a state prison sentence (the current offense), rather than prior criminal history.”

The next step for Gadlin could be a hearing before California’s parole board. Still, experts say even under Prop 57, it’s unlikely he would be released.

MAIL CALL



Feb. 1st

Bill,

We’re almost reaching the point where one is hesitant to open the weekly Farsider because of the increasing number of co-worker deaths. In the recent edition of your newsletter is the obit for Don Edwards. I did not know Don personally, but he was the homicide/interview and interrogations’ instructor during my in-house academy in Feb. of 1971. He kept the class riveted by going into great detail regarding one of San Jose’s most infamous murders — the case of Dr. Geza de Kaplany.  That case was particularly interesting to me because I grew up only blocks from where the killing took place, in an apartment in the area of Ranchero and Will Rogers near Saratoga Ave. and Williams Rd. The crime gained national attention and was covered extensively in the local newspaper and on TV.

For those unfamiliar with the facts, Dr. de Kaplany was an anesthesiologist who fled his home country of Hungary during the communist takeover of 1956. He eventually settled in San Jose and married a former beauty queen. Hearing rumors that his new bride was being unfaithful, de Kaplany decided to torture her and ruin her beauty for life. He tied her to a table in their apartment, sliced off her breasts with a butcher knife and then poured acid on her. She live for 30 days after the attack, but eventually succumbed to her wounds. The doctor was tried for first degree homicide and found guilty, but he was only given life imprisonment instead of the death penalty. He was eventually paroled and deported. He feared returning to Hungary because of his wife’s family’s threats of retaliation and wound up living and working for a charity organization in the Orient.

Don Edwards told us that what was interesting about the investigation was that detectives went through de Kaplany’s garbage and found receipts for tape and the butcher knife used in the attack. The receipts showed that he had bought the items a few days before butchering her thus proving the needed premeditation for a first-degree murder charge.   

Side note: After retiring and living in N/E California, I met a retired California State Prison guard who had worked most of his career at the prison complex in Susanville. When he heard I was a retired San Jose officer, the case of de Kaplany immediately came up. The retired guard said he knew the doctor well and that he had been a model inmate during his incarceration in Susanville.

Ron
(Webster) <tucsonron1462@msn.com>

Interesting story, Ron. I heard bits and pieces of the murder over the years, but I was only a year out of high school in 1962 when the grisly murder occurred and had other priorities than the news. For the curious, many of the details are covered in THIS Wikipedia link, and Google has numerous photos of the couple, including these of the doctor and his wife, Hajna.




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Feb. 1st

Hi Bill,

Happy New Year to you. This just popped up on YouTube today. I'm pretty sure you haven't used it in the Farsider yet, but my deductive reasoning abilities aren't all that great anymore, so I could be wrong. Anyway, here you go. Take care.

Les Nunes
<chevyles@yahoo.com>


Thanks, Les. I would have found it eventually, but there’s no better time to include it than after what turned out to be a ho-hum Super Bowl. Readers can click HERE for the NFL 2019 Bad Lip Reading video Les sent in.


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Feb. 4th

Bill,

Before the State of the Union address; I thought I'd give some short thoughts on the current state of play.

The first has to deal with the date  — Feb. 5, 2019 — which signals the beginning of The Chinese Year of the Pig. My sources are calling it more accurately "The year of the Boar" — even more specifically the wild Boar. Think in terms of wild snarling, snorting energy, moving, darting, uncontrolled energy, rugged, ragged charging energy. Some write about "ferocious volatile forces," others use words like “great monumental shifts.” Because, the boar is associated with hunger, words like powerful grabbing and swallowing. Sparks igniting powerful unforeseen changes. Great logical policies used in illogical ways.

I've checked with all my sources and they are saying pretty much the same things, so stand by for the whole year as the wild boar snarls its radical energy. Some articles suggest we'll have to use strength after strength after strength to make it the distance, so preserve and conserve. Remember, I'm not saying; I'm just reporting. Stay detached all year, my friend. If you can't manage that, stay calm and balanced and together.

Good luck to all.

The second items will have to wait while I gather my thoughts.

Take care,

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

There’s more?

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Feb. 6th

Bill,

I believe that in this life there is good and evil. They both do exist, and there seems to be a constant battle between the two. Every reader of The Farsider has been a witness to this battle. Knowing this, how can people applaud the decision to legalize late term abortion?

The Governor of Virginia has been in the news as of late and many are calling for his resignation. When you weigh his two offenses, wearing blackface decades ago vs. pro-late term abortion, it seems that many have decided wearing blackface decades ago is more of a reason for outrage than killing a baby today.

Let's contrast the two offenses by way of example: Has anyone ever made a successful bid for office by campaigning pro-blackface? Has anyone ever run for office and been elected on the platform of being pro-abortion?

I rest my case.

Dave
(Walker) <davethreewits@sbcglobal.net>

Attached to Dave’s message was THIS news clip.


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EMERALD SOCIETY NEWS





THE MAGIC CARPET THAT BROUGHT EVERYONE HOME…


We seldom run exceptionally long items in the Farsider, but this one is an exception because it touches on an aspect of World War II that is hardly ever brought up, if it's mentioned at all. Perhaps it’s because it is about the only event of WWII that can be described as “joyful.” People who complain about crowded highways, airports and cities today have no idea what the word “crowded” really means when compared with the heroic return of our country’s veterans at war’s end. The name of the author who put the following together is unknown. but he or she deserves credit for focusing on this subject...

Returning the troops home after WWII was a daunting task. The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II. In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the Coast Guard. In 1945, there were over 12 million, including the Coast Guard. At the end of the war, over 8 million of these men and women were scattered overseas in Europe, the Pacific and Asia. Shipping them out wasn’t a particular problem but getting them home was a massive logistical headache. The problem didn’t come as a surprise, as Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall had already established committees to address the issue in 1943.



Soldiers returning home on the USS General Harry Taylor in
August 1945 when Germany fell in May 1945, the U.S. Navy
was still busy fighting in the Pacific and couldn’t assist


The job of transporting 3 million men home fell to the Army and the Merchant Marine. Three hundred Victory and Liberty cargo ships were converted to troop transports for the task. During the war, 148,000 troops crossed the Atlantic west to east each month; the rush home ramped this up to 435,000 a month over 14 months.



Hammocks crammed into available spaces aboard the USS Intrepid.


In October 1945, with the war in Asia also over, the Navy started chipping in, converting all available vessels to transport duty. On smaller ships like destroyers, capable of carrying perhaps 300 men, soldiers were told to hang their hammocks in whatever nook and cranny they could find. Carriers were particularly useful, as their large open hangar decks could house 3,000 or more troops in relative comfort, with bunks, sometimes in stacks of five welded or bolted in place.



Bunks aboard the Army transport SS Pennant.


The Navy wasn’t picky, though: cruisers, battleships, hospital ships, even LST's (Landing Ship-Tank) were packed full of men yearning for home. Two British ocean liners under American control, the RMS Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, had already served as troop transports before and continued to do so during the operation, each capable of carrying up to 15,000 people at a time, though their normal, peacetime capacity was less than 2,200. Twenty-nine ships were dedicated to transporting war brides — women married to American soldiers during the war.



Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen
Mary in December 1944, before Operation Magic Carpet


The Japanese surrender in August 1945 came none too soon, but it put an extra burden on Operation Magic Carpet. The war in Asia had been expected to go well into 1946 and the Navy and the War Shipping Administration were hard-pressed to bring home all the soldiers who now had to get home earlier than anticipated. The transports carrying them also had to collect numerous POWs from recently liberated Japanese camps, many of whom suffered from malnutrition and illness



U.S. soldiers recently liberated from Japanese POW camps


The time to get home depended a lot on the circumstances. USS Lake Champlain, a brand new Essex-class carrier that arrived too late for the war, could cross the Atlantic and take 3,300 troops home a little under 4 days and 8 hours. Meanwhile, troops going home from Australia or India would sometimes spend months on slower vessels.



Hangar of the USS Wasp during the operation


There was enormous pressure on the operation to bring home as many men as possible by Christmas 1945. Therefore, a sub-operation, Operation Santa Claus, was dedicated to the purpose. Due to storms at sea and an overabundance of soldiers eligible for return home, however, Santa Claus could only return a fraction in time and still not quite home but at least to American soil. The nation’s transportation network was overloaded: trains heading west from the East Coast were on average 6 hours behind schedule and trains heading east from the West Coast were twice that late.



The crowded flight deck of the USS Saratoga.


The USS Saratoga transported home a total of 29,204 servicemen during Operation Magic Carpet, more than any other ship. Many freshly discharged men found themselves stuck in separation centers but faced an outpouring of love and friendliness from the locals. Many townsfolk took in freshly arrived troops and invited them to Christmas dinner in their homes. Still others gave their train tickets to soldiers and still others organized quick parties at local train stations for men on layover. A Los Angeles taxi driver took six soldiers all the way to Chicago; another took another carload of men to Manhattan, the Bronx, Pittsburgh, Long Island, Buffalo and New Hampshire. Neither of the drivers accepted a fare beyond the cost of gas.



Overjoyed troops returning home on the battleship USS Texas.


All in all, though, the Christmas deadline proved untenable. The last 29 troop transports, carrying some 200,000 men from the China-India-Burma theater, arrived in America in April 1946, bringing Operation Magic Carpet to an end, though an additional 127,000 soldiers still took until September to return home and finally lay down the burden of war.


STORIES OF THE WEEK

How long before I can get a haircut?



Contributed by Tom McFall


A man stuck his head into a barber shop and asked: “How long before I can get a haircut?”

“About 2 hours,” the barber replied, then the man left.

A few days later the same man stuck his head in the door and again asked, “How long before I can get a haircut?”

The barber looked around at the shop full of customers and said: “About 3 hours.” The man left again.

A week later the same man stick his head in the shop for the third time and asked, “How long before I can get a haircut?”

The barber looks around the shop and said: “About an hour and a half.” The man left again.

The barber, who is intrigued by this point, looked over at a friend in the shop and said: “Herb, go follow that guy and see where he goes.”

A little while later, Herb came back back to the shop and was laughing hysterically.

“Where did he go when he left here?” the barber asked.

With tears of laughter in his eyes, Herb replied, “Your house!”

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Be on the lookout for...



Contributed by Joe Devane


Saint Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys wearing dark hoodies and sagging pants arrive. St. Peter looked out through the Gates and said, "Wait here. I'll be right back."

St. Peter goes over to God and tells him who is waiting at the entrance.

God says to St. Peter: "We have discussed this. We are not judgmental now. This Is Heaven. All are loved. Go and let them in."

St. Peter goes back to the Gates, looks around, and lets out a heavy sigh.

He returns to God and says, "Well, they're gone."

"The guys wearing hoodies?" asked God.

"No. The Pearly Gates."

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The Impact of the Government Shutdown



Received from Lumpy


The shutdown has hit everybody really hard, especially those not receiving their wages.

My neighbor got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

CEOs are now playing miniature golf.

Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

A stripper was killed when her audience showered her with rolls of pennies while she danced.

I saw a Mormon with only one wife.

If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.

McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.

Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.

Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.

My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!

A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

A picture is now only worth 200 words.

When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.

The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.

How bad is it? It’s so bad that wives are having sex with their husbands because they can no longer afford batteries.

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Retirement Bonus



Received from Joe Devane


The Marine Corps found it had too many officers and decided to offer an early retirement bonus. They promised any officer who volunteered for Retirement a bonus of $1,000 for every inch measured in a straight line between any two points on his body, and the officer got to choose what the two points would be.

The Major who accepted asked that he be measured from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. He was measured at six feet and entered civilian life with a bonus of $72,000.

The second officer who accepted was a Lt. Col. He was a little smarter than the Major and asked to be measured from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. He walked Out with $96,000.

The third Marine was a non-commissioned officer, a grizzly old Master Sergeant who, when asked where he would like to be measured replied, “From the tip of my penis to my testicles,” he said.

It was suggested by the Marine who was conducting the interviews that he might want to reconsider, pointing out the nice big checks the previous two officers had received. But the old MSgt. insisted, so the Medical Officer was called in to take the measurement.

The Medical Officer instructed the MSgt. to “Drop 'em." He then placed the tape measure on the tip of the MSgt.'s penis and began to work back. “Dear Lord.” he suddenly exclaimed, "Where are your testicles?"

The old MSgt. calmly replied, ’’Vietnam.”

 

The Funeral

 

 

From the Archives

During a funeral, the pallbearers accidentally bump into a wall and hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find out that the man inside is actually alive. He lives for 10 more years and then dies. There is another funeral for him. At the end of the service, the pallbearers carry out the casket. As they are walking out, the wife shouted, “Watch out for the wall.”


WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



Click HERE for what’s new.

 



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Do you believe in magic? We’re talking “real” magic? If you will watch this Britain’s Got Talent performance by a chap named Marc Spelmann that was received from retired Feebie Tom Weston, you may very well become a BELIEVER at the end. (9:15)




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Here’s a short police story about a beaten and abused girlfriend that has a HAPPY ending. (3:43)




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It’s a good thing the bad guys doing time in the joint can’t escape as easily as the animals in this clip received from Alice Murphy. What’s notable are the two cats starting at the 1:50 mark who are on the verge of fleeing, but get caught and try to pretend they they didn’t unlock THEIR cages. (3:26)




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Alice also sent in this clip along with a warning to “Fasten your seat belt.” For many of THESE moments that’s good advice. (9:08)


 

Fiona, who was born 6 weeks premature back in 2017, celebrated her second birthday at the Cincinnati Zoo last month on Jan. 23rd. HERE are some highlights of that special day for the little cutie. (3:36)

 

(Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that Fiona is a Hippopotamus.)

 

 

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Could it be that Gorillas inhabit the planet that is home to the E.T. that was featured in “Close Encounters?” YOU be the judge. (4:47)







Last week’s Hope for Paws story was about Eldad and Lisa spending a week in Costa Rica in 2015 volunteering with an animal rescue group that had sent them an invitation. This week’s video is a short documentary of their return trip the following year. But this time Eldad and Lisa were accompanied by Scott Bradley and Shannon Von Roemer from Bark N’ Bitches, one of the foster homes that receive the rescues from Hope for Paws. If you have been following the rescues in the Farsider you should enjoy watching THIS. (33:11)




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Last week one of the Hope for Paws videos was about the rescue of a Maltipoo, a breed of dog I freely admitted i had no knowledge of. That generated the pic below and a message from Kerry Smith that read, “This is a Maltipoo. With my wife he snuggles neck to neck. With me, it’s a butt in the face!”




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This isn’t the first time a female prisoner in the back of a patrol car slipped out of her cuffs, climbed in the front seat and took off while other cops scrambled to their cars to give chase. And we are quite sure it won’t be the LAST. (3:24)




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We have a reason for bringing back Christopher and his Village People dummies as they sing and dance to “YMCA” for the umpteenth time. You will see the reason soon. Meanwhile, click HERE and get ready to spell Y-M-C-A with your arms. (2:33)



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As promised, here is the reason we brought Christopher back. It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If true, Christopher should be significantly flattered by THIS. (2:28)




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If you have even the slightest interest in UFOs, see of you can digest THIS sighting by actor Kurt Russell. He sounds pretty credible to us. (5:46)







In this History Guy short he tells about the forgotten heroes of Pearl Harbor, a/k/a the men who flew the SIKORSKY JRS-1. You say you are unfamiliar with that aircraft? Think of it as a Baby Clipper or a cousin to a PBY. (5:50)




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Those of you interested in aviation might be interested in this contribution from Dick Parsons. It’s video of planes trying to land at the Narita Airport in Japan during heavy crosswinds and windshear alerts causing several “go arounds” by airlines from all over the world. The video also includes the audio from ATC. Fasten your seatbelts, raise your tray tables and click HERE. (11:52)







Got a grandson(s)? Here’s an inexpensive pastime while you introduce him or them to something fun you did as a kid: Pay attention and you'll be able to make a paper airplane that flies better than any other design. Watch THIS. (11:03)




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What has shaken up Capt. Kirk and the crew on the bridge of the Enterprise? Clicking HERE will show you the threat they see on the monitor. (2:29)




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OK, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for scenes like this. They make me want to hoot and holler and jump up and down. The only thing that stops me from reacting like a 10-year-old is that I might SCARE my neighbors. (2:54)




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—This Week's Closer—


You may find this contribution from Bruce Fair interesting and/or fun. It allows you to listen to what’s going on in the rest of the world? The green dots on this Google Earth represent radio stations all over the world. Select any one of the dots and you will immediately be tuned into that station. All you need to do is position your cursor anywhere on the globe and move it so that a green dot (radio station) you selected is directly under the big white X. You can zoom in or out using the plus or minus in the lower left. There are also settings in the upper part of the screen you can experiment with. Click on the link under the globe and have fun...



http://radio.garden/live/


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C'ya


Pic of the Week

Toughen up, Snowflake...




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Brocato, Dom
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Marilyn
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Buckhout, Craig
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Mary
Burchfiel, Bob
Burke, Karol
Burke, Ryan
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, David
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
Ciaburro, Anthony
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
Cook, Paul
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Cossey, Neil
Costa, Mike
Cotterall, Doug
Cottrell, Keith
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
Daniels, Rodney
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
Dini, Paul
Dishman, Billy
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dominguez, Frank
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
DuClair, Jim
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dulong, David
Dumas, Jerry
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Jason
Dwyer, Pat
Dziuba, Michael
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Scott
Escobar, Stacey
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Esparza, John
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Linda
Evans, Michael
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Roscoe
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, Johnson
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Francois, Tom
Frazier, Rich
Frazier, Tom
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Enrique
Garcia, Jose
Garcia, Lisa
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Gay, Brian
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Gil-Blanco, Jorge
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
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
Hedgpeth, Bob
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, Louie
Hill, Sandra
Hinkle, John
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Dave
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Honda, David
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hoskin, Wendy
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, 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
Jepson, Cliff
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
Jones, Wayne
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
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
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
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
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
MacDougall, Joanne
Macias, Steven
Macris, Carly
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
Marlo, Jack
Marozick, Chief Jeff
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Jr., Raul
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
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
McDonald, Joey
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Messimer, Dwight
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Miller, Toni
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Bill
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Monahan, Chris
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Don
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosley, Joe
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mulholland, Kathy
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
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Peter
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
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Paxton, Bob
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Pegram, Larry
Pennington, Ron
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Peterson, Bob
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Piper, Will
Pitts, Ken
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
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Roland
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Ratliff, Fran
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Retuta, Rene
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrel
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
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
Ryan, Larry
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Sandoval, Thomas
Santos, Bill
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, Randy
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, Betty
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smith, Nancy
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, Geoff
Sumner, Ted
Sun, Jeff
Sun, Wei
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tanaka, Ken
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thayer, Dean
Theobald, Cynthia
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tokiwa, Robin
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trapp, Greg
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Lorraine
Tyler, Diana
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Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
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Vanegas, Anna
Vanek, John
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Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
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Videan, Theresa
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Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
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Vizzusi, Mike
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
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Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Werkema, Jim
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
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Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Caven
Wilson, Chris
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Jerry
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
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Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Womack, Kenn
Wong, Andrew
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
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Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
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Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
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