The Farsider

Match 5, 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.

 

 

POA UPDATES



Feb. 24th

Last week, we sent you an email blast outlining our frustrations with a letter sent from the City on February 11th. On February 19th, the POA responded in writing, laying out our concerns with the "half off" concept and the City's unwillingness to commit to a true 2015 solution.

Click HERE to see the POA letter to the City dated 2-19-15

Click below to see past letters.

(POA and Fire Letter dated 2-9-15)

(City Letter to POA dated 2-11-15)

 



March 4th

Over the past two weeks the POA has been informed that members are being approached, while on duty, and being told by Mayor Liccardo that he wants to give them raises but that the POA is standing in the way.

That is untrue. The Mayor and city council have thus far been unwilling to commit to resolving all of our outstanding issues NOW, in 2015, and beginning the process of rebuilding our dwindling department.

The POA has conveyed directly to the Mayor in conversations, letters, and other communication that we are prepared to begin settlement negotiations now over fixing the disastrous Measure B, retiree healthcare, and our contract if the city commits to resolving these issues in 2015. We are uninterested in a photo op or sham negotiations, and without the commitment from the city's side of the table there will be no resolution.  

As time ticks by, officers continue to leave our department and unfortunately more are accepting employment with agencies that respect their work and understand how to work collaboratively with their workforce. San Jose still has not figured that out yet. The latest departures are covered in this NBC Bay Area report that aired last night.

NBC Bay Area: San Jose Police Losing Significant Amount of Female Officers. Click HERE to view. 

The next time any POA member is approached by Mayor Liccardo and told that the POA is in the way of a pay increase, tell him to stop lying and get serious about fixing Measure B in 2015 and commit to it. As soon as he does, the POA will be at the table trying to unravel the mess he helped create.


 

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF THE SJPD AND THE CITY OF SAN JOSE

Surprisingly, we could find nothing for this column even after a two-week hiatus.
 

 

PENSION NEWS

Ditto

 

MAIL CALL



Feb. 25th

Hey Bill:
 
This is good stuff. Hope you can print this letter from Norv. I send him a hard copy of every issue of the Farsider. He has not surrendered to getting a computer just yet! Down toward the bottom he refers to a “Royal.” I think that is what used to be known as a typewriter!

I know that he would love to hear from friends. Here is his mailing address: 

Norv Pulliam
PO Box 653
Janesville, CA  96114


Gary
(Johnson) <gj1901@comcast.net>

You are correct, Gary. Most of us who learned to type did so on a Royal or a Smith Corona. Sorry, but this was the best we could do at building up the contrast of Norv’s typewritten letter…

 

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Feb. 26th

Bill,

I noticed in this morning’s Mercury News that Don Coleman passed away. If you recall, I mentioned his name last year when we were attempting to determine something about another dispatcher, but I was not aware if he was still in the area and alive.

I met him in 1961 when I started my initial years as a dispatcher for the SJPD. He was a humorous person and I enjoyed working with him. He was there before I began in 1961. The paper noted he worked for the city and county for 22 years, but when he started and retired, I do not know.

Carm
(Grande) <marcdanger@sbcglobal.net>

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More on Don Coleman…

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Feb. 26th

Bill,

Today in the Mercury News' obituaries I noticed the passing of Donnie Coleman whom I worked with from 1971 to 1975 as a dispatcher for the City and later the County. Donnie was a character, always making fun of someone or setting someone up to have a good laugh. It appears that he lived to be about 93 years old.

We would often go over to the Lenzen Bar at the corner of Lenzen and Stockton Avenue after work for a few beers and a few rounds of pool. Donnie was always up for a game of pool and telling jokes. He mentioned to me once that another great place to get a beer was the 401 Club right down the street. A few days later I stopped in at the 401 Club for a beer, alone! Being a young and naive kid in my early 20s, I had no idea that Donnie had sent me to a locally famous gay bar. I was, of course, surrounded by several men who were acting more than friendly. I quickly paid for my beer and left it nearly full on the bar before departing. When I arrived at work the next morning Donnie and several of the "older guys" in the dispatch room couldn't stop laughing. Donnie had set me up well, and to this day I get a laugh out of what he did to me and so many others. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

I was part of the group of civilians who were hired to work the Complaint Desk back then, thus relieving the cops who didn't want to be there in the first place. As a 20-year-old kid, I thought the job of answering phones from the public was exciting. The public did not realize they were talking to a 20-year-old however; they always thought they were talking to a cop. I thought what could be better? After a year of answering 297-3565 (the old emergency number that first had to go through the City switchboard) I moved over to being a police and fire dispatcher. It was guys like Donnie Coleman who made being a dispatcher so much fun, along with the likes of Charlie King, Bea Fletcher, Roy “Grandpa” Adams, Sally Coon, “Weird Ralph” Libby, Kathy Willard, Bonnie Wendling and so many others. I loved that job, but 4 years later I moved on to my life-long dream job of being a San Jose cop.

Rest in peace, Donnie, when it's my time to join you I may be sending you someplace, too! I promise I will get even.

Paul
(Gardner) <paulgardner1757@yahoo.com>

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March 2nd

Bill,

The news in the Farsider has been rather grim of late, so I decided to call up something from memory in the form of the column you used to call “The History of the SJPD Shall Not Be Forgotten.”

Gary <hoyaleonard@gmail.com>

Catch, Pummel and Release Caper

By Gary Leonard

Back in the "early days" San Jose Police often hired one officer at a time. I came to work on the 8-hour midnight shift and rode with experienced officers for about 2 weeks, after which I was placed on one of the two walking beats downtown. A few weeks after I came on, "WJ” Martin was hired and soon he was walking the First Street beat while I was walking the beat on Market Street. We were told to show a "strong presence and take no guff,” but don't arrest anyone unless it was absolutely necessary. In the event we did arrest someone we were to take them to the nearest light pole, handcuff them around the pole and then go to a call box or borrow a business owner’s phone and call it in. There were no such things as hand-held portable radios, cell phones, police academies or FTO programs at the time, which help explains why we did not yet know the law.

Around 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. we were to assume a standing beat position, me at Market and Santa Clara and WJ at First and Santa Clara. Our duties were to greet folks on their way to work, help anyone who needed assistance stepping up on the curb, and present a good image for the Department. Around 7:30 to 7:45 AM a beat car would arrive and take us to the station so we could formally go off duty.

One morning while on this standing beat as I glanced around to check out and admire my image in the Hart's Department Store window I looked down to First Street and saw a subject running full tilt towards me with WJ in pursuit. As the subject neared me he ran out into the traffic on Santa Clara Street traffic with me in pursuit followed closely by Martin. Traffic screeched, dodged and nearly hit us as we were at a full run North on Market. The guy we were chasing was fast, but I was slowly gaining as he turned onto St. James and headed towards First Street and St. James Park. As he ran into the Park I tackled him with a move that would have made my high school football coach in Casper, Wyoming, proud.

The park's overnight guests as well as the 'social group' that usually gathered around the restroom quickly exited the park as WJ and I pummeled the subject. I was pleased to be able to use my handcuffs for the first time on someone other than my wife and kids. They worked fine. As soon as I was able to catch my breath, I asked WJ why we were chasing him. As WJ got his breath back he explained that the scofflaw had given him the "finger.”

Instinctively assuming that giving a cop the “finger” was some type of law violation, I suggested to WJ that he hold the subject down with his foot while I went to the call box on the corner and called for transportation.

Dispatch connected me to the Patrol Sergeant who immediately began yelling at me because they were searching for us. His demeanor immediately reduced some of the joy and excitement I felt about the chase. When I told him the arrestee had given the finger to WJ and that we had him in custody I heard a gasp, followed by some more yelling. The sergeant made it very clear that WJ and i were to release our prisoner, dust him off and send him on his way with an apology while we wait for transportation to the station. The middle finger scofflaw was quick to run off and disappear from sight.

To say that the sergeant went ballistic when we arrived at the station is an understatement. He told us to read the municipal code, penal code, and any other codes we could find and make sure we never did something like this again. As WJ and I changed clothes in the locker room I told him I thought it ought to be against some law to give a cop the finger. He agreed.

Later WJ and I often laughed about our Catch, Pummel, and Release Caper. And to this day, I still feel that giving a cop the finger should be a violation of the law. I have mentioned this to legislators on occasion but it has yet to gain any traction.

Good story from the former SJPD Capt. turned Chief (Grand Junction, CO) turned Chief (Alexandria, VA) turned Chief (Sandy City, UT), turned Chief (Greefield, CA) turned Chief (West Sacramento, CA) turned Retiree. But it seems that recalling a war story from yesteryear gave him a case of the hungries. This pic of Gary accompanied his Catch, Pummel and Release tale...



 

THE NEW VANGUARD IS ON-LINE AND AVAILABLE



Click HERE to download the March edition of the SJPOA Vanguard to your desktop.

 

 

NEW BILLY & SPANNER IS ALSO ON-LINE



Click HERE to download the February newsletter to your desktop.

 

 

WALT TIBBET TO RETIRE AS CHIEF OF THE FAIRFIELD P.D.

Feb. 23rd

Hello,

Chief Tibbet asked me to forward you the invitation to his retirement event for distribution to the San Jose retiree group. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Gabriele M. Cohen, Police Support Supervisor
City of Fairfield Police Department
707-428-7374 <gcohen@fairfield.ca.gov>

Click HERE for an associated news article about Walt’s impending retirement.



 

TIME ONCE AGAIN FOR THE ANNUAL KIWANIS CRAB FEED



 

MIKE AMARAL AND HIS BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE BAND ARE 10-8




 

ANNUAL MMOC CIOPPINO FEED REMINDER

Bill & Leroy:

It's that time again and we are closing in on another great MMOC Cioppino Feed for our law enforcement family. Our team has secured a great rate at the Holiday Inn for only $79 + tax (it is normally priced much higher). If there are those who don't care for Cioppino but wish to support us, they can request Chicken and Pasta. We promise a great time with lots of benefits.

Rich Bailey & Kimberley Wirht <kwirht@aol.com>
MMOC Cioppino Coordinators



 

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IS THIS A GREAT COUNTRY OR WHAT?

An item received from Tea Party Supporter Bob Tenbrink this past week led us to a website that claims a Muslim-only city with a local Islamic government now has its tentacles in U.S. soil. Could it be true? Given the history of the Feds in matters of transparency (or lack thereof) and the mainstream media’s reluctance to cover something of this nature, we can see the possibility that the information might be kept from the public. Bottom line: Take what this article says with a grain of salt if you choose to read it…

America’s First Islamic Government: A Muslim Only City-State on American Soil

Yes. The headline may be hard to believe. But it is correct. America’s first Islamic government has been established, sitting on American soil. Located in Hancock, NY, this Islamic town is right there for anyone to…well, not actually for anyone to see.

Click HERE to access the Tea Party website and view the entire article.
For reference, clicking HERE will take you to a Wikipedia link about Islamberg.


 

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES
     
February 18 — March 3

In the Northeast it's just ice cold. Officials are worried all the snow and freezing temperatures could really put a strain on hospitals. Not now, but in nine months when every woman in Boston is giving birth at the same time.

The mayor of Boston actually had to issue a statement yesterday telling residents to stop jumping from their second-story windows and rooftops into giant piles of snow. Do not do that at home unless you have a camera ready.

Chris Christie addressed recent stories about his change in personality and said, “There's only one Chris Christie.” He said the only time there are two Chris Christies is when he's buying seats on a plane.

There's a 37-year-old woman from Utah who's trying to break the Guinness world record for most bridal bouquet catches after she just caught her 46th bouquet. That's in addition to that other record she holds — most Ben & Jerry's eaten on Valentine's Day.

Jeb Bush gave a speech yesterday. He had a pretty rough time. He accidentally said that ISIS has 200,000 men instead of 20,000, and then he mispronounced the name of the terrorist group Boko Haram. So if history has taught us anything, Jeb is well on his way to winning the White House.

During a trial in Brooklyn this week, it was revealed that a member of al-Qaida posed as a woman to attract less attention from authorities. It would have worked better if he had remembered to shave his beard.

A new Dr. Seuss book is coming out in July. It has been over 20 years since he passed away. I'm not saying it's a bit spooky, but the book is called "The Ghost Who Wrote the Most."

Rapper Vanilla Ice was arrested and charged with burglary after breaking into a house in Florida. That's right. Someone had his stuff stolen by Vanilla Ice. And then Queen and David Bowie said, "Been there."

Sunday is the 87th annual Academy Awards. It's the time of year when all the biggest movie stars get together and try to piece together what happened after they blacked out at the Golden Globes.

I heard that this year’s Oscar nominee gift bags are each worth over $167,000 and include items like free luxury car rentals and a stay at a five-star hotel in Tuscany. As opposed to the Emmys, where we get an AOL CD and two loose Twizzlers.

President Obama is giving fourth graders and their families free admission to parks for a year. You can tell kids don't get outside enough, because the last time they saw a sunset they said, “Hey, there’s that thing I saw on Instagram.”

This week Wal-Mart announced that it will increase its employees' hourly wages by 40 percent. Workers are pretty excited because they'll finally make enough money to shop at Target.

I'm your host, Jimmy Fallon. I would say we've got a great show tonight, but instead I put all my predictions in a briefcase that we'll open at the end of the show.

At the Academy Awards last night, “Birdman” won for best picture even though many expected “Boyhood” to win. I guess voters felt like if they wanted to see people age 12 years, they could just watch last night's Oscars.

Last night was the 87th annual Academy Awards. All the big designers were on display. Emma Stone's dress was designed by Elie Saab, Scarlett Johansson was done by Versace, and John Travolta was designed by Madame Tussaud.

A theater in Colorado accidentally played “Fifty Shades of Grey” instead of “The SpongeBob Movie” to a theater filled with children. Which explains its new name: SpongeBob NoPants.

The White House announced that many Obamacare customers got the wrong tax information and may have to refile their taxes this year. It's pretty inconvenient — mainly just remembering what you lied about the first time you filed your taxes.

New Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said that he is open to letting transgender people serve in the military. He said there’s no reason to prevent people from being generals just because of their privates.

Admission to Disney World now costs $105. Disney said that after giving it much thought and looking at the economics of it all, parents won't have a choice anyway. There’s only one Disney World.

The country continues to deal with brutal weather. A group of teenagers in Colorado surprised their neighbors by shoveling 50 driveways and walkways for free. They didn't mean to. They were just too stoned to remember which house was theirs.

President Obama vetoed the Keystone pipeline yesterday. Everyone expected him to do that, but Republicans say he vetoed the bill only because their party was in favor of it, while Obama said, “That’s what you guys have been doing for how many years?"

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald got in some hot water this week for saying that he served in the military's Special Forces when he never did. It gets even worse when you find out the place he actually served was Old Navy.

Waffle House is partnering with a mail delivery service app so customers can pick up their packages at the restaurant. So if you're someone who is interested in getting packages delivered to a nearby Waffle House, congrats on being the sketchiest person on earth.

A new study found that smoking weed is 114 times less harmful for people than drinking alcohol. And if you want to learn more, you can ask people waiting for their deliveries at Waffle House.

As of midnight last night, marijuana is officially legal in our nation’s capital. Or as President Obama put it, “Clear some space, Michelle. Barry's getting his OWN garden!”

Hillary Clinton is receiving criticism after telling a crowd to “unlock their full potential,” because that line is commonly used by another possible candidate, Carly Fiorina. People said, “You can’t just steal someone’s slogan like that!” And Hillary said, “Yes we can!”

Lady Gaga will become a series regular in the FX series “American Horror Story.” The new season is going to be called "American Horror Story: Hotel.” Or as most people call that, staying at a Red Roof Inn.

There's this picture of a dress that someone took, and people online are fighting over what color it is. Some people say it's black and blue. Some say it's white and gold. I think someone should ask Obama, our country's first gold president.

After the FCC issued the net neutrality rules yesterday, President Obama posted a thank you letter online addressed to the millions of people who helped support the change. He finished with a heartfelt plea, "Could someone please tell me what net neutrality is?"

In New Jersey, Chris Christie joked that he gave up The New York Times for lent. But then his priest told him he had to give up something he'd actually miss.

KFC has teamed up with scientists in the U.K. to create edible coffee cups made with cookies and wrapped in sugar. It's perfect if you've ever wanted to wake up and give up at the same time.

This weekend the Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, featured several speakers including Sarah Palin and Phil Robertson from “Duck Dynasty.” It was a good weekend for conservatives — and a great weekend for wild animals.

During the CPAC conference, Rand Paul told the crowd it was time for a new president and that people need to help make the change. Of course, most people agreed with him, since that’s how term limits work.

RNC chairman Reince Priebus criticized Joe Biden, saying that he can't control his mouth. That's kind of like someone trying to say the name "Reince Priebus," which sounds like a drunk person trying to say "rented Prius."

Kanye West revealed on Twitter that his upcoming album will be named “So Help Me God.” Or as Kanye calls it, “Self-help.”

Another scandal for Hillary Clinton — they’re saying she used a private email address when she was secretary of state, which means the government couldn’t archive and preserve her emails. Then Obama said, “Don’t worry, we saw them. We see everyone’s emails.”

Hillary Clinton used a private email account to conduct official state business. Experts say that if this violates any federal rules, then she . . . will still be president.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to Congress. It aired in Israel with a five-minute delay. Israelis had to wait five minutes to hear what their president was saying, or as Americans call that, watching Obama live. "Every speech … I make … takes … three hours.

CBS has extended Judge Judy's contract through the year 2020. It's good to hear she'll have a job because when you're unemployed, the only thing to do is watch "Judge Judy."

President Obama has appointed a new head of the Secret Service. The new Secret Service director was so excited that he jumped over the White House fence for joy.

The restaurant chain Salad Works has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Analysts attribute the failure to it being a salad restaurant located in America.

The USDA has approved the first genetically modified apples that don't turn brown after being sliced open. The no-browning apples are being called groundbreaking, revolutionary, and slightly racist.

The 1990s' rapper Vanilla Ice has been arrested on burglary charges. Ice's lawyers say they can prove their client's innocence, but not his relevance.

Yesterday during a speech on national security, Jeb Bush mispronounced Boko Haram and got confused between Iran and Iraq. When reached for comment, his brother George W. said, "He sure sounds presidentiary to me."

The Oscars are this Sunday. Host Neil Patrick Harris said he hopes the broadcast will include a "Kanye moment." Unfortunately a Kanye moment may not be possible because that would require a black person to be at the Oscars.

Starbucks has launched a home delivery service. It's perfect for anyone too lazy to walk one block in any direction.

Little Caesars has introduced a giant, deep-dish pizza with a crust wrapped in three feet of bacon. Two hours ago Pizza Hut surrendered.

This will be a four-hour show, ladies and gentlemen. We're following the Oscar pattern.

During her Oscar acceptance speech, Patricia Arquette called for equal pay for women. Then Oprah stood up and said, "She's right, I can't live like this. I can't take another second of this living hell."

"Interstellar" won the Oscar for best visual effects. They made it look like Matthew McConaughey understood physics.

During his acceptance speech, the winner for best supporting actor, J.K. Simmons, told everyone to call their parents. I tried to call my parents but they were at the movies watching "50 Shades of Grey."

Nicolas Cage is going to be starring in a film based on Edward Snowden. Cage said he's perfect for the role because he knows what it's like to go into hiding after doing something people don't like.

The new James Bond movie in production features the oldest ever Bond girl. Which explains why he spent a lot of the movie repeating, "I SAID BOND. JAMES BOND!"

Jay-Z and Beyoncé are renting a house in Los Angeles for $150,000 per month. The house was renting for $2,000 a month until the landlord got a rental application from Jay-Z and Beyoncé.

Some people are saying Bill O'Reilly exaggerated his war experience in the 1980s. People became suspicious because O'Reilly said he was injured in the East Coast/West Coast rap wars.

Disneyland just raised its ticket prices to $99 a day for kids over 10. However, kids with measles still get in free.

A new study suggests dishwashers may increase a child's risk of developing allergies. So the message is clear: Stop washing your kids in the dishwasher!

A new study claims muscular men make the worst boyfriends. Come to think of it, I was kind of a jerk back in the day.

Yesterday Justin Bieber turned 21 years old. Justin started celebrating on Saturday — five years ago.

Over the weekend a fire broke out at Disneyland. Witnesses say the fire spread like measles at Disneyland.

UFC champ Ronda Rousey beat her opponent in 14 seconds. A former NFL player said if he had eight weeks to train he could beat Rousey in a fight. When they heard that, the NFL said, "Uh, not helping."

Leonard Nimoy passed away. Sad news. To honor Nimoy, Canadians have been sketching Spock's eyebrows, hair, and ears. As a result, Canadians will now be called Canerdians.

Jeb Bush is getting his presidential campaign in gear. Last week he said he supports a path to citizenship for immigrants. He said, "I believe in an America where hard work and dedication can lead to any job that your brother and dad once had."

China soon will begin casting for its own version of "Saturday Night Live." And apparently it is so much like "SNL" that it too won't have any Asian performers.

It was reported today that Edward Snowden may return to the United States. He is going to carpool with Julian Assange and Roman Polanski.

Two California teachers are charged with having sex with students and giving them cocaine. On the plus side, the students involved had perfect attendance.

Maybe some of you folks were here for the dog show. We have a brand new champion. And as usual, the dog from Kenya won.

They had a lot of exotic dogs at the dog show, like for example the English Cumberbatch.

One of the dogs in the competition, a Portuguese Water Dog, is related to President Obama's dog, Bo. But they only see each other at funerals and weddings.

Baseball is around the corner and the Yankees have their hands full with Alex Rodriguez. He was suspended for all of last year from baseball, and the Yankees paid him $3 million. By God, that will teach him.

Do you know who is ready to go with the presidential campaign? Jeb Bush. Jeb already has plans to end the war in Iraq that his brother started. All he needs is a hot tub time machine.

It's going to be different this year for the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter has retired. He wanted to spend more time with his money.

It's the beginning of Lent, the time when you give up things that are important to you. The New York Knicks have just given up.

Sunday is the Academy Awards. Every time an actor says, "I didn't expect this," Ruth Bader Ginsburg will do a shot.

It's Fashion Week in New York City and the cold was playing havoc earlier today. It got so cold that a supermodel actually snapped in half.

Alex Rodriguez will be back with the New York Yankees after being suspended for a season. He wrote the fans of the Yankees an apology. We're still waiting on one from the Knicks.

The FCC has delayed the decision on the Time/Warner Comcast merger. So how do you think those folks like being put on hold?

Kim Jong Un shaved his eyebrows and got his hair sticking right up. How would you like the leader of your country looking like Lady Gaga? Even Dennis Rodman told him he looks weird.

The Academy Awards are passed out on Sunday. It's voted by members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Or as I call them, 50 shades of white.

Thank you very much for being here. We're going to zip right through the show. We'll get you out of here in time for the rest of the Academy Awards.

The Academy Awards is an annual event that swallows all time and matter.

I thought Meryl Streep did a great job as Neil Patrick Harris.

"50 Shades of Grey" has already made $400 million. But to be honest, that money's tied up.

It's cold in New York City. It's so cold that Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris is wearing long underpants.

For the fifth year in a row the Academy Award for best animated short went to Tom Cruise.

Alex Rodriguez reported to spring training with the Yankees two days early. He's ready to play ball. Here's his schedule — tomorrow a urine test. Next day, he's suspended for a year.

Alex Rodriguez showed up two days early. There was nothing to do so his lawyers took batting practice.

It's so cold in New York City today, the No. 1 movie is "50 Shades of Grey Flannel."

Guess who's turning 21 today? Justin Bieber. He's turning 21, so now he can finally drink.

If you're thinking of getting something for Justin Bieber's birthday, you can't go wrong with bail money.

Pitcher CC Sabathia is in the Yankees spring training camp at 305 pounds. He says he feels better at 305 than he does at 290. Yeah, try that one on your doctor.

It's a big day for Catholics today. It's Ash Wednesday. Thank you for not giving me up for Lent.

Little Caesars is about to deliver a bacon-wrapped deep dish pizza. It's a pizza with three and a half feet of bacon wrapped around it. I think we've reached a point as Americans where normal pizza has become too healthy for us.

Regular pizza is now salad compared to pizza wrapped in bacon. We had to up the ante.

We will not stop until we've created a pizza that leaps out of the box and pulls our hearts directly out of our chests.

As an advance warning, if I pass out tonight it's because I'm starving myself to fit into my Oscar gown on Sunday.

Sunday night on ABC is the 87th annual Academy Awards. It is by far the most glamorous parking nightmare of the year here in Hollywood.

Gallup, the polling company, released its annual well-being index where they rank the health and happiness of residents of each of the 50 states. Alaska finished first and Hawaii was No. 2. It's interesting that the top two happiest states are the ones that are farthest away from the rest of us.

Right now in Long Beach, the U.S. Coffee Championships are going on. You will never see a more excited group of fans than at the U.S. Coffee Championships. I don't know where they get their energy.

All I could think of all day yesterday while watching all of the Oscar-related shows was how much I miss football.

I don't want to say the Oscars ran long but the kid from "Boyhood" just moved into a senior living facility.

There really weren't any Oscar surprises last night. The only real surprise of the night was Lady Gaga wore a regular dress. They should have had Julie Andrews come out covered in lunch meat or something.

The Oscar telecast went smoothly. It helped that Bradley Cooper was in the balcony with a rifle in case any of the speeches went on too long.

Alaska today officially legalized marijuana for recreational use. I think they did this years ago. That's how the Palin kids ended up with those names, right?

Alaska does have some special rules. You're not allowed to smoke marijuana in public, and you have to follow special disposal rules. You can't just throw a joint in the trash. The last thing you want is a grizzly with the munchies.

We have a brand new crop of dancing stars. Rumer Willis is one of the stars this season. You may know her from such work as her father being Bruce Willis.

"Dancing With the Stars" will be announcing one more surprise contestant before the season starts. I happen to know who it is. It's actually Pope Francis. He's really loosening things up at the Vatican.

According to a new poll, the value of baby teeth is skyrocketing, up 25 percent from last year. In the U.S., the tooth fairy left a total of $255 million last year. The Vikings believed that children's teeth had magic powers that would help them fight in battles. This explains why there are no more Vikings.

When you think about it, the tooth fairy is definitely the creepiest lie we tell our kids, right?

On May 2, Las Vegas will host the fight of the decade, Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. It's a long time coming. Tickets are expected to start at $1,000 for the worst seat. It's estimated a child would have to lose around 230 baby teeth to afford a ticket to this fight.

I'm glad to see Manny and Floyd are finally putting aside their differences to fight.

Donald Trump says that he is more serious than ever about running for president in 2016. He hasn't spelled out his platform yet. But he has spell the out the word "Trump" on his platform.

I'd vote for Donald Trump just to find out how he and Melania would redecorate the White House.

Happy birthday to Justin Bieber. Yesterday he turned 21, which means he can be tried as an adult.

Justin Bieber celebrated the milestone on an island in the Caribbean. Big party — all of his closest freeloaders were there.

Forbes released its annual list of billionaires. Once again the richest person on the planet, with $79.2 billion, is Bill Gates. To put that into perspective, that's enough money to never have to drink tap water at a restaurant ever again.

Taco Bell is testing a new dessert item called Cap'n Crunch Delights. They are warm doughnut holes filled with sugary cream and rolled in Cap'n Crunch. They really know how to capture the flavors of old Mexico.

Taco Bell is essentially what you get if you gave a stoner a research and development team. Cap'n Crunch Delights is what happens when people start thinking outside the bun.

Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. In Canada, where he's not even from, they're paying him an unusual tribute called "Spocking." They draw Spock ears, hair, and eyebrows on the guy on their $5 bills. Spocking is not illegal in Canada, although it could incur the wrath of Khan.

I can think of no better way to honor the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy than by defacing Canadian currency. It's perfectly logical.

Rapper Vanilla Ice told reporters that his arrest this week for burglarizing an abandoned house is all a misunderstanding. Apparently he misunderstood how long his "Ice Ice Baby" money would last.

Photoshop is turning 25 this week. Well actually, it’s turning 38 but it looks 25.

Yesterday Marvel Comics released its first-ever comic series featuring a female Asian-American superhero, named "Silk." Said Silk's parents, "You could have been a doctor."

TLC is reportedly working on a spinoff of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." They're calling it "You People Will Watch Anything."

How many of you watched the Oscars last night? And how many of you are still watching it?

I don't want to say the Oscars ran long, but the best picture Oscar was awarded on "Good Morning America."

The ratings for last night's Academy Awards hit a six-year low. So few people saw the Oscars that it's been nominated for an Oscar.

A woman in Mexico was arrested at a movie theater this weekend during "Fifty Shades of Grey." She was sad about being arrested, but really psyched about being handcuffed.

New research shows marijuana is by far the least dangerous recreational drug. Studies have shown again and again that it leads to virtually no recreation. That's how safe it is.

A new CBS News poll shows Chris Christie is ranked ninth out of all Republican presidential candidates. He's just behind Bobby Jindal and just ahead of a gun wearing a cowboy hat.

Boston's city council is considering increasing its alcohol tax. The plan would raise an estimated $900 million billion trillion.

John Boehner said yesterday that President Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline was a "national embarrassment." And then, out of habit, Joe Biden said, “Here!”

A study has found that the most popular type of business in New Jersey is golf equipment stores. Though most customers come in and say, "I need a blunt object and a bag about as big as a guy."

Jamaica has officially decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. Which would be great news if anyone in Jamaica had small amounts of marijuana.

A student at Philadelphia University has created a Batman costume that can withstand punches, machetes, and baseball bats. In fact, the only thing it can’t withstand is his father’s disappointment.

President Obama's former press secretary, Jay Carney, will reportedly become a senior vice president at Amazon. Carney says he's excited to work for someone who doesn't take six years to deliver.

The Kardashian family has signed a deal keeping them on the air for four more years and paying them $100 million. So let that be a lesson. If you really work hard and apply yourself, you are wasting your time.

Police in Florida are searching for someone who stole 360,000 nickels during a house party. Police believe the suspect is almost to the end of the street.

The third season of House of Cards premiered on Netflix this weekend. There was corruption, deceit, and betrayal, and that was just me cancelling plans so I could watch it.

The latest ranking of the world's richest billionaires came out this morning. Bill Gates came in first with $79.2 billion. I feel bad for him. Can you imagine having that much money and you still don't have an iPhone 6?

Taco Bell is testing a new product called “Cap’n Crunch Delights,” which are balls of sweet dough, covered in crushed Cap’n Crunch cereal, and filled with a “milk icing” — you know, Mexican food.

Today during his speech in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly referred to Congress as "my friends." It was a move that had many in Congress Googling the word “friend.”

Nancy Pelosi said she was "near tears" during the prime minister's speech to Congress because it insulted America's intelligence. So please, nobody tell Nancy Pelosi about "The Bachelor."

Archaeologists in Nazareth believe they may have found the house that Jesus grew up in. And in the backyard they found the pool where he learned to walk.

It's being reported that the Apple Watch will be able to check people in and out of hotel rooms. And give Apple a history of everywhere I stay? — not on my watch.


 

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE AS OF JAN. 24, 2015

Does the BATF plan to ban "green tip" ammunition due
to an executive order issued by President Obama?



For the most current (Feb.28th) update that includes the issue over the ammunition above, click HERE.
 

 





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If ever there was a panoramic photo competition entry that should qualify as a must-see, it would be this one received from Bert Kelsey. To paraphrase a certain House Minority Leader, you have to see it to understand what was in it. Trust us, with a perfect musical soundtrack, THIS is well worth a look and listen. (7:07)

 

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If we are to believe the details in the handful of emails we received that included THIS rare footage of The King singing “Unchained Memory,” it took place at a concert in Rapid City, SD on June 21, 1977, two weeks before the song was officially released, and five days prior to Elvis' very last performance. He died seven weeks later on Aug. 16th from a heart attack at the age of 42. Of this performance, Rolling Stone Magazine said, “His body was falling apart, but his voice remained almost as powerful as ever. Without any doubt, it was the last great moment of his career." (4:33)





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Ladies and gentlemen, the Farsider is happy to present for the third time over the past seven years “The Man Song,” sung by a MAN who represents the vast majority of married men today. (!:52)





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She believes she can fly. (To appreciate the humor in THIS clip you will probably have to play it a few times, but that’s not a big deal since it is only 4 seconds long.)





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When you consider everything from the largest aircraft carriers (10) to the smallest military satellites (134) to nuclear weapons (5,100) and everything in between, it's difficult to imagine how large our military is. Whether you agree with the philosophy or not, THIS video explains why some call the United States “The World’s Police.” (8:08)

P.S. Pay no attention to all the profanity and negative comments by the Russians, Muslims and other anti-Americans who watched this video and left nasty ramblings in the comments section below the video.

 

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This is another example of how some realtors on the other side of The Pond are showing homes to prospective buyers. (We published the first example a few months ago.) So will we ever see THIS selling technique here in the U.S.? Our guess: Not as long as there is so much as one personal injury lawyer still alive. (1:30)





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Take a minute — 1:16 to be exact — and watch THIS dramatic film received from Sharon Lansdowne. We guarantee you won’t regret it.





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For the kid who wants to practice, there’s lots of magic to be found in the digital age, so says Paul Salerno. Watch THIS. (4:49)

 

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This clip of one of Ireland’s Dumbest Criminals made Bob Kosovilka’s day. WATCH as the idiot throws a brick at the passenger’s side window in an attempt to break into a Mercedes only to have the car throw the brick back at him and knock him out cold. (0:59)

 

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Tom Macris has lacked a serious interest in politics because he has never been able to find what he considers an honest POLITICIAN until he was introduced to Gil Fulbright, or Bill Gulbright, or Phil Brilbright, or whatever the SOB calls himself this week. (1:17)

 

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Quiz One:

OK, Smarty Pants, here are two opportunities for you to shine. This first quiz asks if you are Smarter or 'Stoopider' than the average person? Take the short I.Q. test and see if you can beat this score…

But first, there are two things to keep in mind: 1) You only have 8 seconds to choose the right answer, as shown by a clock on the right side of the question. 2) Re-taking the test mixes up the questions, so you can’t gain anything there.



Click HERE if you are ready to begin.

 

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Quiz Two:


So what do you know about the news?

This updated World News I.Q. Test from the Pew Research Center shows results in a number of ways. For one thing, it is astonishing that so many people who have taken the test got less than half the questions correct. If you get less than half correct, you are respectfully requested to cancel your voter registration.

Unlike the Smart or Stoopid quiz above, this test has no time limit, but that doesn’t mean you can use a smart phone and Google to look up the correct answer.

For the record, Doug Bergtholdt missed only one question while yours truly missed two. Give it a shot and see if you can ace it by clicking HERE.
 

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It’s not just guys who can perform insane stunts on a motorcycle, check out THIS young lady named Sarah Lezito. (3:31)

 

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Speaking of stunt women, the  blonde behind the wheel in THIS clip is a stunt driver, but her blind date in the passenger seat doesn’t know that. Watch him (and others) get pranked in what we suspect is Ford’s answer to last year’s Jeff Gordon prank commercials. (6:23)

 

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Are these two women about to become millionaires for inventing the “Invisible Bicycle Helmet?” — or as we would call it, an airbag for the head. It certainly looks like it has a lot of promise. Have a look. (3:46)



 

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Here are snippets of the 2014 Cameron Airshow courtesy of Don Hale. And before you ask, the answer is YES. Many of these pilots are in fact crazy. (4:28)





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After nearly 50 years of marriage, Ted was lying in bed one evening when his wife felt Ted begin to massage her in ways he hadn't in quite some time.

It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back.

He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down, stopping just over her stomach.

He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, working down her side, passing gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf.

Then, he proceeded up her thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg.

He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent.

As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, “Honey, that was wonderful. Why did you stop?”

He replied, “I found the remote.”
 

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Behold the Great Dorset Steam Fair World War 1 Commemorative Convoy from Covington Camp to Tarrant Hinton in the UK that took place last Aug. Bill Vincent sent the clip to Jim Silvers who forwarded it to us. Keep your eye on the driver in the lead tractor and WATCH how much effort he puts into turning the monster. (3:14)





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We’ve seen a complete tear-down and rebuild of a Jeep before, but never inside of four minutes. As near as we can tell, THIS demonstration took place at a U.S. Army base in Germany. (3:38)





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Have the need to rid yourself of some stress? Bob Tenbrink suggests that you watch a few minutes of THIS Red Giant enjoying lunch. We have no idea what powers this bad boy, but it’s a good bet that it isn’t four AA batteries. Watch how it handles engine blocks at the end. (6:14)

 

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Take a good look at the PUPPY on the right. In about 30 seconds you won’t recognize it. (1:19)





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Dozens of countries can boast about their (fill in the blank)’s Got Talent shows. THIS also is true of Thailand, but in their case, it’s all about elephants. Check out this clip from Chuck Blackmore and you may suspect that in some cases these are actually very big men in elephant costumes. (5:12)

 

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While those elephants were immensely well trained, they can’t hold a candle to the dolphins in this show that also was received from Chuck. Some of you may feel that it should be a crime to capture and train them for the purpose of public entertainment. Others may reason that THESE intelligent mammals live a safe, comfortable, healthy life and that they appear to enjoy doing what they do. Who’s right? You be the judge. (4:24)

 

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This snowball fight between a half-dozen Franciscan MONKS in Jerusalem certainly changes our stereotypical view of the holy men, but not so much that we would entertain the thought of joining their monastery. (0:42)





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RFID chips in pets and credit cards is so passé. Check out THIS short clip as it will show you what the future holds. (1:23)





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Have an iPad? Want to see how it’s made? Not to worry; it’s not as bad as WATCHING workers in a sausage factory. (2:39)





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Speaking of iPads, we’ll WAGER that yours (if you have one, of course) can’t do what you are about to see. I know that mine can't, and by Ellen’s reaction, hers can't either. (4:30)





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THIS final episode of the original Star Trek series that never made it to air ended with the destruction of the Starship Enterprise in an episode titled “Star Trek Meets Miley Cyrus.” (1:30)





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I didn’t really have a reason to buy a drone until I watched THIS video and realized it might be the perfect answer for an irritating neighbor who lives across the street. Besides, I can’t afford an F-16 or an F-18. (1:22)





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Never had much of an interest in surfing. Tried it twice and damn near drowned each time. After watching THIS video, I wouldn’t want to be caught within 10 miles of waves THIS size. They make the Mavericks over on the coast look like ripples on a pond. (2:12)





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Speaking of the ocean, the Dept. of Labor suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him.

"I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them," said the DOL agent.

Replied the boat owner: "Well, there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for three years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90 percent of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of fine Barbados Rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally."

"That's the guy I want to talk to," said the DOL agent.

"That would be me," said the boat owner. "What would you like to know?"

 

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Former San Jose cop-turned Secret Service agent-turned retiree Ken Banner says you are a fuddy-duddy if you don’t tap your feet and bob your head to THIS masterpiece by the Boogie Woogie Twins. We couldn’t agree more. Talk about fast and furious fingers! (3:25)





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If you like rhythmic dancing, you should take a few minutes and watch the precise moves of THIS Irish dancing troupe that was part of a "Got To Dance" talent competition. Some of the dancers are reported to be former members of the Riverdance group that was world famous a few short years ago. (1:43)





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As a huge fan of the old MGM musicals of the ‘40s and ‘50s, this clip from Alice Murphy reminded me that GENE KELLY was arguably the most athletic singer and dancer of all time, even more so than the likes of Fred Astair and Donald O’Connor. “It’s Always Fair Weather” (1955) wasn’t one of MGM’s more popular musicals, but it gave Kelly the opportunity to show off his penchant for doing what he does best, even clad in roller skates. (4:20)





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Coming up with something political that is light-hearted and fun is nearly impossible these days, so we delved into the Farsider Archives and took a look around. Turns out we struck gold in the form of this final item from the Jan. 19, 2013 Farsider…

In closing, it was the public's loss in our opinion to have never seen President Reagan and his wife Nancy (God bless 'em both) laugh as hard as they did at THIS Michael Davis performance at Ford's Theater — or Tip O'Neill and the rest of the political entourage for that matter. This excerpt from the show is one to be savored because it takes us back to an era when the mood of the country was far more upbeat and friendly than it is today. (9 Mins.)





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THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 3/5/15

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

Dennis Sauao — Added

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

Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cynthia
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, Dave
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
Bartels, Don
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Brocato, Dom
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Kent
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Bob
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Frazier, Rich
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
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
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
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
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
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
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Niquette, Paul
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
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, 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
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
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
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Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vanek, John
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
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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
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
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Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug