The Farsider

April 27, 2017

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

 

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



RETIRED MOTOR OFFICER DICK TUSH


1983 SJPD Commemorative Album

Badge 1230
Born Oct. 1, 1936
Appointed 1962
Retired 1988
Died April 22, 2017


Shortly after Dick retired he moved to Show Low, AZ, where he built a home on 5 acres of land. This became his permanent residence, interrupted by visits to San Jose for the annual MMOC Cioppino feed that he proudly organized over several years. Dick was extremely active in the Municipal Motorcycle Officers of California organization and served as president in 1978, 1982 and 1992. He spent virtually his entire police career on a motor in the Traffic Enforcement Unit.

According to his daughter Stacy, Dick was diagnosed about a year ago with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). it took a turn on him last December after Christmas. After talking about it for a year he decided that it was time to move home to Hollister to be with his family. Before that could happen, however, he was hospitalized for about 6 weeks in Arizona before he was finally sent home with 24/7 oxygen. A few weeks ago his health began to decline, and his doctor said the sooner he gets to a lower elevation the better.

At the time his doctor did not think he could make 6 months, and he needed to get to family and out of the high altitude. He had his favorite dinner of pizza and a chocolate shake last Friday night, his last at his home in Arizona. He was given anti-anxiety medicine to help with the drive to Hollister. He went to sleep in Arizona that Friday night and never woke up.

He slept through the entire drive and while being moved in and out of the wheel chair. We left Show Low in Arizona at 5:45 a.m. last Saturday and arrived at the house in Hollister at about 6:30 p.m. that evening. At about 10 p.m. I said my goodnights and hugged and kissed him to sleep. But I was unable to sleep, and at about 10:15 I went to sit in the room with him and just talk. It was then that I noticed he was not breathing. He had passed away peacefully, thank God. He didn't seem to be in any distress, and he died in in his sleep on the anniversary of his mother’s death on April 22, 1995.

Dick leaves behind his second wife, Lorraine, and three daughters: Stacy Tush Jenkins, Kimberly Tush, and Shelley Tush Gerber.

Plans call for Dick to be cremated. A celebration of life will take place at Stacy’s Hollister residence at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th. The address is 301 McMahon Rd., Hollister, 95023. The family welcomes all of Dick’s friends and former coworkers.

Our thanks to Stacy, Lorraine Tush (Dick’s second wife), and Chuck Schmidt, a close friend of Dick’s since 1961, for providing the information above.

Photos from Facebook



PENSION NEWS


Think our Police & Fire Retirement plan is immune from change because it is separate from CalPERS? Maybe, maybe not…

State’s pension crisis: The “California Rule”

—Reformers claim Dem attorneys general use labor’s rhetoric to describe measures to voters—

By Judy Lin
CALmatters

(CALmatters is a nonprofit journalism venture that covers the Capitol and state politics)


More than 20 times in the last 15 years, political leaders looking to control California’s fast-growing public pension costs have tried to put statewide reform initiatives before the voters. None made it onto the ballot.

Often, advocates could not raise enough money for an initiative campaign. But some of the most promising efforts ran into a different kind of obstacle: an official summary, written by the state attorney general, that described the initiative in terms likely to alienate voters, prompting sponsors to abandon the campaigns.

By law, the attorney general’s title and summary “shall be true and impartial” and not likely to “create prejudice for or against the proposed measure.” The title and summary, which appear on petitions and in the official voter guide, can powerfully shape attitudes toward a ballot measure. The language has emerged as a battleground between those seeking to overhaul California’s public retirement system and those determined to defend it.

“It’s the one thing every voter will see, and it’s the last thing every voter will see,” said Thomas W. Hiltachk, a lawyer who specializes in California initiatives and has run campaigns in support of Republican ballot measures. “Those words are critically important.”

Taxpayer advocates contend that attorneys general — Democrats elected with robust support from government employee unions — put a finger on the scale, distilling the initiatives in language that echoed labor’s rhetoric that the initiatives would dilute benefits already promised to public employees.

Retirement benefits are the fastest-growing expense in many municipal budgets. In Los Angeles and other cities, they account for 20 percent or more of general fund spending. The burden has pushed some cities to the edge of bankruptcy.

Yet a string of court rulings, known collectively as the “California Rule,” has posed a formidable barrier to change. Under the rule, pensions are considered binding contracts protected by the state Constitution. It effectively bars cuts not only in pension benefits already earned, but for the rest of the employee’s career.

For that reason, many of the cost-saving measures passed by the Legislature in recent years, including later retirement ages, did not affect employees already on the payroll. They applied only to new hires. As a result, the savings will not kick in for many years.

Pension reform advocates say that achieving real relief in the near term will require reductions in benefits to current employees. Because of the California Rule, that can be done only by amending the Constitution. And that requires a ballot initiative.

A wide majority of California voters surveyed have favored changing the pension system to save money, but support drops sharply when the change is framed as eliminating benefits for teachers, police and firefighters.

Disputes over the attorney general’s choice of words have figured prominently in several major reform attempts. The most recent, in 2013-14, was led by then-San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego City Councilman Carl De-Maio.

Reed, a Democrat, and DeMaio, a Republican, proposed a constitutional amendment to alter the California Rule by targeting future benefits of current employees. Workers would keep retirement benefits they had earned, but future benefits would be determined through collective bargaining or public referendum.

A survey conducted for labor groups opposed to the initiative found that majority support for pension reform collapsed if it was described as “eliminating police, firefighters, and other public employees’ vested pension benefits” or “constitutional protections.”

Then-Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a summary saying the Reed-De-Maio measure “eliminates constitutional protections for vested pension and retiree healthcare benefits for current public employees, including teachers, nurses, and peace officers, for future work performed.”

Reed and DeMaio sued, accusing Harris, elected attorney general in 2010 with strong financial support from labor and now a U.S. senator, of modeling her ballot language on the labor survey. The court ruled Reed and DeMaio had not proved Harris’ summary was false or misleading and that the attorney general is afforded “considerable latitude” in crafting the language.

Reed and DeMaio dropped the initiative in March 2014 after concluding that it was unlikely to win with Harris’ ballot language.


Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for Californians for Retirement Security, the labor coalition that opposed the initiative, said the labor survey indicated that the initiative would lose “regardless of how the ballot language is written.”

Harris did not respond to requests for comment. But a former senior advisor to Harris said the similarity between the attorney general’s summary and the labor memo reflected shared values, not a quid pro quo.

It was the second time Harris approved summary language that proponents of pension reform regarded as unfair.

California Pension Reform, a Republican-led advocacy group, proposed an initiative for the 2012 ballot that would have reduced benefits for both current and newly hired public workers. It called for imposing caps on how much government employers could contribute toward workers’ retirements.

Harris’ summary stated that the initiative “eliminates constitutional protections for current and future public employees’ vested pension benefits.”

California Pension Reform dropped the initiative, asserting that the “false and misleading title and summary make it nearly impossible to pass.” Dan Pellissier, president of the advocacy group and a former aide to Assembly Republicans, said the summary was unfair because it stated as fact that pension benefits are constitutionally protected when the issue is in dispute. At the time, Harris’ office rejected the criticism, saying the title and summary accurately described “the initiative’s chief points and purposes.”

One of Harris’ predecessors, Democratic Attorney General Bill Lockyer, was accused of writing politically charged language for a pension measure in 2005. The initiative, proposed by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, would have given future state workers 401(k)-style retirement accounts instead of traditional pensions.

Schwarzenegger said in his State of the State address that year that California’s pension obligations had risen from $160 million in 2000 to $2.6 billion, “threatening our state.”

But the Republican governor abandoned the initiative in April 2005, after Lockyer’s office issued a title and summary that said the measure would eliminate death and disability benefits for future public employees.

Schwarzenegger’s initiative did not mention death benefits. But because they were tied to pensions, newly hired civil servants who wouldn’t have pensions wouldn’t have the associated benefits either, unless they were provided separately.

The governor’s communications director, Rob Stutzman, had suggested that the attorney general was trying to curry favor with labor unions: Lockyer received more than $1.5 million in campaign contributions from public employee unions during his two terms as attorney general. Lockyer, now a lawyer with the firm Brown Rudnick in Orange County, said his staff’s analysis of the Schwarzenegger initiative was correct.

Reed and other proponents of pension reform plan to put a new measure on the ballot next year. If they do, the title and summary will be written by California’s new attorney general, former U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, a Democrat from Los Angeles who after his confirmation noted his father was a retired union construction worker with a pension.

“You drive on the roads that my dad built,” Becerra said. “I think anyone who works hard deserves to get what they bargained for.”

THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD


Would it be cynical of us to think that the income speed cameras could generate for San Jose and San Francisco might be an integral part of this plan? Hmmm...

Police Chiefs Say Speed Safety Cameras Will Save Lives

By Edgardo Garcia and William Scott
Mercury News — April 21, 2017


Last year, 50 people in San Jose and 30 people in San Francisco tragically died due to traffic collisions. Each left behind a heartbreaking hole in their families and communities.

The cities of San Jose and San Francisco both have adopted a commitment, known as Vision Zero, to end traffic fatalities in our cities. Our law enforcement personnel, transportation engineers and public health experts are working together on engineering improvements, education and enhanced enforcement to improve overall road safety. Yet traffic collisions because of speeding and other unsafe behaviors remain a serious challenge.

Speeding is the number one cause of severe and fatal injuries in both of our cities. The impact of speed on a fragile human body is exponential: A person hit by a car traveling at 20 mph has a 9 in 10 chance of surviving. At 40 mph, that person has only a 1 in 10 chance of surviving.

There is a proven technology that we know can make a difference: speed safety cameras. But our cities currently are not permitted to use them.

To address this, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee worked with Assemblyman David Chiu on AB 342. This proposed law will allow San Jose and San Francisco to conduct a five-year pilot program that employs speed safety cameras to supplement traditional traffic enforcement.

Using a data driven approach, the cameras would be used only on streets where there is a demonstrated incidence of collisions that result in severe injuries or fatalities.

Speed safety cameras are a proven safety technique in use by 142 communities in the United States. Studies show that employing the cameras results in fewer speeding vehicles and fewer deadly collisions.

Washington, D.C., experienced a 70 percent reduction in traffic deaths after installing speed safety cameras. Similarly, Portland, Oregon, saw a 53 percent reduction in fatalities after implementing the technology.

This is a technology that complements traditional law enforcement and allows officers to focus on other dangerous behavior. The cameras effectively are a “force multiplier.” Experience in other communities that have deployed speed safety cameras, including Seattle, Portland and Washington, D.C., show that police staffing levels have not gone down since speed safety cameras were implemented.

AB 342 places strict policy requirements on public input and notification, data retention and usage and provisions for low income drivers. This ensures a transparent program that incorporates best practices to address privacy and equity concerns while improving safety.

Now is the time for California to adopt technology that has a proven safety benefit in cities across the nation. Installing speed safety cameras in key locations will save lives in our two cities, and our pilot program will refine best practices for the Legislature to consider permitting broader implementation.

AB 342 passed one committee this week and goes before the Transportation Committee Monday. We urge the Legislature to pass it and allow our important pilot project to begin.

Edgardo Garcia is San Jose police chief and William Scott is San Francisco police chief. They wrote this for The Mercury News.



Well, that issue has been settled. Can you hear the sobs coming from the City Halls in San Jose and San Francisco over the loss of all the revenue that speed cameras would have brought it? We can.

Program for Road Cameras in San Jose and San Francisco Dies in Assembly

—Opposition to the plan was led by police unions and privacy advocates—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — April 27, 2017


SAN JOSE — Legislation for a pilot program that would install speed-detecting cameras on the most dangerous traffic corridors in San Jose and San Francisco has been shelved after facing vociferous opposition and tepid support.

Assembly Bill 342 did not make it out of the Assembly Transportation Committee after a hearing held earlier this week. Assemblyman David Chiu, D-San Francisco, authored the bill, which was backed by coauthors that include former San Jose city council members Assemblyman Kansen Chu and state Sen. Jim Beall. Chiu said he plans to revise and bring it back to the statehouse in 2018.

Eddie Garcia, chief of the San Jose
Police Department, is in favor of installing
speed-detecting cameras on the most
dangerous traffic corridors


Chiu’s bill also was supported by San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia and San Francisco Police Chief William Scott as well as their respective city governments.

“I look forward to continuing to refine it with Mayors Ed Lee and Sam Liccardo and the talented transportation professionals who work for both cities,” Chiu said in a statement. “We know that speed kills, and we believe that ASE will save lives. For the sake of Aileen and so many others, we won’t give up.”

The person Chiu referred to is 5-year-old Aileen Quiroz Chavez, who in May 2013 was walking with her sister and aunt near a school in South San Jose when they were hit by an SUV that was driving too fast for the school zone.

Traffic fatalities in San Jose have occurred at an elevated rate over the past five years, topped by a two-decade high of 60 in 2015. Last year, there were 50 traffic deaths in San Jose. San Francisco has recorded about 30 annually for the same period.

San Jose has been particularly troublesome on that front because of its sprawling geographic footprint that is traversed by high-speed thoroughfares and expressways that allow motorists to build up the kind of velocity that experts say exponentially increases the risk of major injury and death.

Garcia and Scott are themselves backed by assorted traffic-safety advocates in their respective cities, as well as the California Police Chiefs Association.

But just as many influential groups are either skeptical of or outright opposed to the speed-camera pilot. Groups like the ACLU worry about the privacy violations that the cameras pose, which the authors addressed by limiting photographs to license plates and setting strict limits on how long data is retained — presumably to prevent tracking a motorist’s movement over time.

Other critics say the prospective $100 fines levied on violators who go 10 mph above the prescribed speed limit are unfairly punitive to lower- and middle-class drivers compared to more well-to-do drivers who can more readily absorb the cost.

The most vocal opposition, however, came from police labor unions from throughout the state who criticized the cameras as a poor substitute for well-trained law enforcement officers.

California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Maguire, speaking for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, the agency’s rank-and-file union, challenged the basic premise for the cameras’ introduction.

“I have never investigated or assisted in an investigation that involved a vehicle and a pedestrian or a vehicle and a bicycle that resulted in a fatality where speed was the primary collision factor,” Maguire said. “Never.”

Maguire qualified his statement by contending that serious traffic collisions that injure pedestrians and bicyclists are primarily violations of crosswalk and bike lane protections.

But Jaime Fearer, planning and policy manager for California Walks, cited no fewer than a half-dozen studies off the top of her head about the danger of speed on city roadways.

“The fact remains that speed is still the top indicator of whether you’re going to survive a crash. Period,” Fearer said. “Our bodies aren’t meant to be tossed around at that speed whether they are in a steel shell or not.”

Maguire also argued that the deterrent effect of a traffic stop by an officer, and the discretion of an officer in issuing a citation or a warning, are more effective.

“Ticketing alleged speeding vehicles by the tens of thousands is not addressing the cause of these collisions,” Maguire said. “Meaningful enforcement will exponentially increase the odds of gaining compliance that these cities seek on their roadways.”

Maguire also warned that ire over the automated tickets will be misdirected at him and other traffic cops.

“This in and of itself is a serious and credible threat to officer safety,” he said. “They won’t be mad at the local city government ... they’re going to be mad at road officers like me.”

Garcia said he is puzzled by the law enforcement opposition. He backs the speed cameras as a supplement to an understaffed city force that has to focus on curbing violent crime.

“From my investigators, speed is a major cause here in San Jose,” he said. “Our primary function is not traffic enforcement, and we have to concentrate scarce resources. If this can help our secondary function of traffic enforcement, this is one way we can do it.”

Garcia also noted that nothing in the bill makes the cameras mandatory for any jurisdiction, and theorized that some of the opposition stems from a broader long-term worry.

“What are they afraid of? They don’t have to do it,” he said. “There is an irrational sense of a threat that this will somehow affect staffing in police departments. Never would I advocate for this program to be in lieu of officers, only in addition to. It would just enhance what agencies have.”


QUESTION OF THE DAY: WHY DOES SCOTT HAVE A MAD-ON FOR LAURIE?


This sounds so petty that it makes us wonder what the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in Santa Clara Co. (yes, she outranks all of the county's police chiefs) has done to piss off the Mercury News’ primary columnist. Herhold almost sounds like a jilted lover out for revenge…

Sheriff Should Not Go to Korea



By Scott Herhold — Columnist
<sherhold@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — April 27, 2017


From May 20 to May 28, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith will travel to South Korea to attend what is called the Tenth International Police Training Program, sponsored by the Korean National Police Agency. I probably should shrug at the news. But I can’t quite. This one has the smell of the six-letter word known to the legislators who take trips to Hawaii — junket. While a spokesman for Smith says she will present a talk at the conference, I’m not persuaded she has to travel so far — or be gone so long — to exchange notes with cops. Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Glennon told me by email that “foreign police officials are invited from various countries so that law enforcement executives can learn from one another.’’

Sheriff Laurie Smith


Though I couldn’t reach the sheriff directly, Glennon said that no taxpayer money is being spent on the sheriff’s trip, which will be paid for by the Korean authorities.

Certainly it’s fair to say that Smith is hardly the only local elected official to take a junket: Over the years, it has happened fairly regularly at San Jose City Hall.

But let me offer a dissent. There are four reasons why Smith should reach for her phone and tell the Koreans that she needs to stay in San Jose.

1) The sheriff needs to tend home fires. I’ve written before that the long litany of mishaps in the department under Laurie Smith mean that she should not run again in 2018. After two decades of her administration, the department deserves a change. But before that rolls around, we need Smith to focus her energies here first. She has many more pressing things on her agenda, like fixing the problems in the jails and improving training for her troops.

2) There’s no free lunch. Fiscal conservatives look at statements like “no taxpayer money’’ positively. I see it differently. If the trip was important, the county should foot the bill rather than incurring an implicit debt. My estimate is that Smith’s trip will cost the Korean authorities around $5,000 for airfare, hotels and food. And while that sounds innocent enough, my experience is that it doesn’t come wholly free: It means that a phone call to Smith’s office from the Korean police might get returned a little quicker than, say, an inquiry from Chattanooga. You can argue that the sheriff deserves good treatment because she is presenting a talk. But you have to wonder what she will talk about. How to handle it when three of your correctional deputies are accused of beating a mentally ill inmate to death? How to avoid the escape of serious felons from the jail? I couldn’t get an immediate answer from the sheriff’s office on this point.

3) There’s nothing to be exchanged or learned in Korea that can’t be accomplished in California or nearby states. Let’s be clear: Laurie Smith is not the head of the FBI. She is not a high-ranking member of a national intelligence agency. She is not even the head of the California Highway Patrol, a job she sought when Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor. She is an elected sheriff, a struggling administrator but a savvy politician. She has more to learn from California officials who face similar issues in patrol and detention. If she needs a junket, I can point out a few in Napa, Carmel or Monterey. It would save her time (Smith’s salary and benefits were more than $395,000 in 2015, according to Transparent California,
<www.transparentcalifornia.com>.

4) The Korean police have a checkered record on civil liberties. I hate to throw a wrench in anything as noble-sounding as the “Tenth International Police Training Program.’’ But international experts have found that South Korea is not quite the home of the brave and the land of the free. The Peterson Institute for International Economics — a well-respected outfit — concluded in 2012 that the country’s National Security Law had “been used by South Korean authorities to undermine the freedom of association as well as expression.’’ And a report by a special U.N. investigator last year was sharply critical of the way police handled protests with vehicle barricades and water cannons.

All of it suffices for Smith to send her regrets to Seoul. Go ahead and make the call, sheriff.


ROB DAVIS TOSSES HIS HAT IN THE RING IN MESA, AZ

This is from last Sunday’s I.A. column in the Mercury News…



San Jose’s Former Top Cop Seeks Post in Mesa, Ariz.


Former San Jose police Chief Rob Davis, who has spent the past several years living the good life as a do-all consultant, is reportedly now looking to unretire from law enforcement. But at least it’ll be in a retirement-friendly state. Davis, who headed SJPD from 2004 to 2010 to cap a 21-year career with the force, is now one of four finalists for the vacant police chief job in Mesa, Arizona, according to the city. At the moment, Davis is senior vice president of law-enforcement consulting at Chicago-based security and corporate investigations firm Hillard Hentze, for whom he oversees West Coast operations.

He faces steep competition from other veteran police administrators led by Michael Dvorake , the current interim chief in Mesa. Also in the running are Jose Banales , chief for the Texas State University Police Department, and Ramon Batista , an assistant chief down the I-10 in Tucson.

Davis and the others were selected by community panels, a strategy used to select Davis’ successor in San Jose, Chris Moore. The strategy was unceremoniously scrapped for the two chief selections since.

How much scrutiny Davis will get for controversies near the end of his San Jose tenure — primarily sharp racial disparities in officers’ use of force and enforcement of public intoxication in the downtown entertainment zone — remains to be seen. All four finalists are scheduled to give presentations to the police department in the coming weeks.


MAIL CALL



April 24th

Hi Bill,

I have been contacted by a couple of retirees regarding a "Run 2 Remember" shirt I recently took orders for. The deadline has passed, however, if I get an order of 26 or more I can place another one. Hoping you will include the attached flyer with the info about the shirts to all the retirees who receive the Farsider.

Thank you for your time and consideration!

Cynthia Theobald
<CYNTHIA.THEOBALD@sanjoseca.gov>
SJPD GIU 408-537-1270


The Run to Remember
<http://onyourmarkevents.com/oymenew/index.php> is coming up on Saturday, May 6th, in Pleasanton at Shadow Cliffs Regional Parks.  

The dry wick running shirt (above) was created to show our support of our officers killed in the line of duty. I have been contacted by a few people who missed the original deadline and are interested in ordering one. If an order of 26 shirts is placed by May 18th, I will place another order. The shirts come in Men/Women/Children’s. The cost is $20 each with a portion being donated to our local chapter of COPS.

Orders/payment must be received by 12 noon on Thursday, May 18th. Orders must indicate size and style, and payment must also be received. If not enough people order I will mail/route or deliver money back to you.)  

Checks made payable to me can be mailed to: Cynthia Theobald C/O SJPD – GIU, 201 W. Mission Street, San Jose, CA 95110.   

To order: email
<Cynthia.theobald@sanjoseca.gov> the size/style (M/W/C).  Payment must be received before the noon deadline on May 18th.   

If you are a PAAF member and register for the run, PAAF will reimburse you the cost of the shirt. All SJPD employees sworn and civilian can become PAAF members by contacting any of the board members or myself for a registration form.

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April 25th

Hi Bill,

Would you please run the attached flyer in the next few weeks of the Farsider.

Not sure how many folks know that Juan Reyes was recently diagnosed with ALS. Yolie Reyes recently retired after 20+ years with SJPD to care for him. There will be some other events in the near future which I will forward to you as I receive them!

Cynthia Theobald
<cynthiatheobald88@gmail.com>
SJPD GIU, 408-537-1270
and Jessy Sparks
<jessica.renee07@gmail.com>

Juan was a prior editor of the SJPD Insider.

 



REMINDER RE: THE ANNUAL BOBBY BURROUGHS FOLSOM BARBECUE



April 6th

Dear Members,

This is another reminder to sign up for our annual Bobby Burroughs Folsom BBQ and Association membership meeting. Details are below. You can sign up on-line by clicking THIS link.

Place:
The Lew Howard Pavilion
7100 Baldwin Dam Rd.  
Folsom, CA 95630
 
When:
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Lunch at 12:00 PM
Meeting right after lunch.
 
Food Choices:
Tri-tip or Chicken
Please make your selection when signing up.

Cost:
Members are free
$5 for spouse & guests

Directions:

 

From I-80 in Roseville

 
I-80 to Douglas Blvd., east on Douglas Blvd. Go approximately 5.1 miles to Folsom Auburn Blvd. Turn right and go 4.1 miles to Oak Ave. in Folsom (there is a McDonalds fast food on the corner). Turn right on Oak Ave. and go approximately 0.4 miles (the road ends). Turn right on Baldwin Dam Rd. You will see the Lew Howard Memorial Park Arch. Go under the Arch and drive to the top of the hill where the picnic grounds are (approximately 0.3 miles). You have arrived.

From I-50 in Folsom

I-50 to Folsom Rd. Exit. Take Folsom Rd. 2.4 miles and cross the American River Bridge. At this time the road name changes to Folsom Auburn Blvd. Continue 0.8 miles to Oak Ave. You will see a McDonald's fast food restaurant on the left corner. Turn left on Oak Ave. and go approximately 0.4 miles to Baldwin Dam Rd. Turn right and you will see the Lew Howard Memorial Park Arch. Drive straight through to the top of the hill and you have arrived.

We will need a count of Retirees and Spouses
who will be attending the BBQ, by May 10, 2017



WHO DOESN’T LIKE HAPPY HOUR?

For information about this fundraiser, contact either of the following:

Brian Hyland at <brian.hyland1@gmail.com>
Margie Thompson <margiet@goodwillsv.org>

 

STORIES OF THE WEEK

Shorthand Codes for Seniors



Received from Debbie Zearbaugh


Teens have their own texting codes such as LOL for Laughing Out Loud, OMG for Oh My God, and TTYL for Talk To You Later, etc. Thinking this was a good idea, a couple of seniors created some shorthand codes for the older generation. Think of all the key strokes you can save by using the following shortcuts:

ATD - At the Doctor's
BFF - Best Friend Fell
BTW - Bring the Wheelchair
BYOT - Bring your own teeth
DWI - Driving While Incontinent
FWIW - Forgot Where I Was
FMI - Found My Insulin
GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low
GHA - Got Heartburn Again
IMHO - Is My Hearing Aid On?
LOL - Living on Lipitor
OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas
ROFLACGU - Rolling On Floor And Can’t Get Up
TOT - Texting on Toilet
TTYL - Talk to You Louder
WTP - Where are the Prunes?
GGPKI - Gotta Go, Prunes Kicking In...

 

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Suggestions for New United Airlines Motto:

 

“Drag and Drop”

“We put the hospital in hospitality”

“Board as a doctor, leave as a patient”

“Our prices can’t be beaten, but our passengers can”

“We have First Class, Business Class and No Class”

“Not enough seating, prepare for a beating”

“We treat you like we treat your luggage”

“We beat the customer.  Not the competition”

“And you thought leg room was an issue”

“Where voluntary is mandatory”

“Fight or flight.  We decide”

“Now offering one free carry off”

“Beating random customers since 2017”

“If our staff needs a seat, we’ll drag you out by your feet”

“A bloody good airline”

 

And the winner is…

 

 

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The Thriftiness of the Scots

 


A Scottish woman went to the local newspaper office to publish an obituary for her recently deceased husband.

The obit editor informed her that there is a charge of 50-cents per word.

She paused, reflected, and then said, "Well then, let it read, "Angus MacPherson died."

Amused at the woman's thrift, the editor told her that there is a seven word minimum for all obituaries.

She thought it over for a minute and said, "In that case, let it read "Angus MacPherson died. Golf clubs for sale."

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Letter from God




From the Dec. 18, 2008 Farsider


There seems to be a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the U.S. Postal Service based on this email that is making the rounds...

Our 14-year-old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4-year-old daughter, Meredith, was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could, so I composed the letter while she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her, you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love,

Meredith.


We put the letter in an envelope along with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God in Heaven. We also put our return address on it. Then, Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.

A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.


Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch. It was addressed "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers with the title, "When a Pet Dies." Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey and Meredith, along with this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized her right away.

Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me, just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Love,

God

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THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

April 18 — 25


April 18: Today was the deadline to file your taxes. I guess Trump got some good news this year. He got to write off the first 100 days of his presidency as a total loss. Good for him.

JetBlue is holding a sweepstakes where if you owe money to the IRS, you can enter to win a free flight. And get this, United’s offering just to drag the tax collector out of your home.

Trump just gave an interview where he appeared to confuse Kim Jong Un with his father, Kim Jong Il. It got worse when Trump was like, “Which one’s married to Kanye?”

There’s a lot of politicians on Instagram, they’re always posting photos. One thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes they’ll write the exact same caption as someone else, but the picture they post will be completely different. Let me show you an example from Bernie Sanders and Betsy DeVos. They both wrote, “This is bananas.” Bernie Sanders posted a picture of Neil Gorsuch being appointed to the Supreme Court. And Betsy DeVos posted a picture of oranges.

April 19: Fox News announced that Bill O’Reilly has been fired, after his sexual harassment scandal. Experts say it is not likely that any self-respecting network will ever hire him — then CNN said, “Welcome aboard!”

I saw that earlier today, O’Reilly actually met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. And when he saw O’Reilly go into confession, the next guy in line said, “You know what? I’ll come back tomorrow.”

President Trump gave a speech in Wisconsin yesterday — he actually spoke in front of a giant flag made out of wrenches. When he heard he’d be speaking in front of a bunch of tools, he said, “My Cabinet’s gonna be there?”

Congrats to Serena Williams! She just announced that she’s expecting a baby, which means she won the Australian Open while she was pregnant. Then the baby said, “So, do I get a doubles trophy?”

I read that after the success of their in-store cafes, Ikea might open its own restaurants. Which is great, until you have to assemble your own table.

April 20:  In honor of 4/20, Ben and Jerry's introduced a new menu item that's an ice cream waffle cone taco with fudge called a "Choloco." Or as stoners put it, "You had us at ice cream . . . And then you had us at waffle and then cone and then taco!"

Legal marijuana in South Dakota could help boost funding for teachers. And teachers said, "Well, screw the money. Just give us the weed."

Last night, Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock met with Trump in the Oval Office — or as they're more commonly known, "The redneck Holy Trinity."

The New England Patriots visited the White House, and Patriots star Rob Gronkowski interrupted Sean Spicer's White House press briefing and asked if he needed help. Reporters all laughed while Sean Spicer whispered, "Yes."

Chelsea Clinton recently said that when her mom traveled, she would leave a note for her every day that she was gone. Though every day the note just read, "Keep an eye on your father."

April 24: This weekend was the big march for science. And there were a lot of animal rights activists protesting Trump’s policies on endangered species. Trump was like, “I love endangered species. That’s why I refuse to drink the new unicorn Frappuccino at Starbucks.”

Environmental activists say that Trump’s border wall would disrupt the migration of hundreds of species. Animals were like, “No problem. We’ll just tunnel under it like everyone else.”

Bill Nye the science guy spoke at the march in D.C., and said that the founding fathers promoted science in Article 1 of the Constitution. Trump was like, “Eh, I don’t read it for the articles.”

Trump says now the wall will cost less than $10 billion, but it could be more if he makes it “super-duper.” And taxpayers said, “Wait a second. You never said it could be super-duper.”

On Saturday, Kenny G gave a surprise performance on a Delta flight. Or as United put it, “Touché.”

April 25: President Trump did an interview the other day where he said he never realized that being president was such a big responsibility. And somewhere far, far away, Hillary Clinton crushed the wine glass she was holding.

Trump is asking Congress to fund his border wall, and there might be a government shutdown if they don’t. Or as Trump put it, “Hear that? The wall hasn’t even been built, and it’s already a HUGE obstacle.” Amazing how quickly that happened! Bigly!

Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was just vandalized again. As of tonight, police have narrowed down the list of suspects to 150 million people.

Trump hasn’t visited a single foreign country in his first 100 days, while Obama had visited nine. And today, Trump was like, “Quick, take me to Epcot! I need to bang out 10 countries ASAP.”


April 18: Today is Tax Day. It’s the day that all Americans but one release their tax records.

President Trump has begun hiring more people from President George W. Bush’s administration. Trump specifically asked for the Iraq guy and the Katrina guy. “I want those guys, they’re the best.”

Several days ago, President Trump said an American aircraft carrier was heading towards North Korea, but it turns out it was sailing in the opposite direction. It’s the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Metaphor.

A Republican lawmaker who was criticized about his vote against internet privacy said nobody’s got to use the internet. Then someone told him that’s where porn was. And he said, “I have been a fool. I apologize.”

In New York, a Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested for having a loaded gun hidden in his carry-on bag. The pilot was fired from Southwest and immediately hired by United, so we’re all set now.

Researchers are now using the video game “Grand Theft Auto” to teach self-driving cars how to drive. That’s true. In fact, two Google cars were just arrested for beating up a hooker.

April 19: A recent security purge by Facebook has unintentionally gotten rid of millions of “likes.” Just think... all those wasted hours, wasted.

A new report says the U.S. border wall could cost three times as much as previously estimated. However, Trump says he’ll keep costs down with his secret business trick called “not paying for stuff.”

Bill O’Reilly has been fired from Fox News after being accused of sexually harassing up to 12 women. Apparently O’Reilly violated Fox News’s strict 11-woman limit.

Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly. The head of Fox News said, “There’s only one place for an angry old guy that demeans women, and that’s the White House.”

Bill O’Reilly is vacationing in Italy, and yesterday he was spotted at the Vatican, shaking hands with Pope Francis. Man, O’Reilly really will hit on anything in a dress.

An archaeologist is claiming he’s discovered an amazing lost city in Kansas. Then he realized he just got drunk and watched “The Wizard of Oz.”

April 20: After allegedly sexually harassing his fellow employees, Bill O’Reilly is leaving Fox News with a severance worth $25 million. So with that in mind, I’d just like to say to Andy, "Nice rack."

Sarah Palin visited the White House last night along with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. All three expressed their regrets that Honey Boo Boo couldn't make it.

Last night, Donald Trump hosted a dinner at the White House that was attended by Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock. The dinner was interrupted when an episode of "Cops" broke out.

Today is 4/20. 4/20 is that special day of the year when everyone who smokes pot continues to smoke pot.

Today, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that he might unleash a “super mighty preemptive strike.” When she heard, Mrs. Kim Jong-un rolled her eyes and said, "Trust me, I wouldn’t worry about it."

Scientists have developed a new kind of robot that is able to shoot a gun. In fact, earlier today, I was carjacked by my Roomba.

Major League Baseball is planning to have a "Game of Thrones" theme night at stadiums across the country. Instead of bobbleheads, fans will receive actual severed heads.

A man is suing Grindr because over 1,000 men showed up at his place of business demanding sex. Though in fairness, the man does work at "Al’s House of Crullers and Anonymous Gay Sex."

April 24: This Thursday, President Trump will be having dinner with the members of the Supreme Court. However, Mike Pence cannot attend because his wife won’t let him dine with that temptress Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Today, President Trump held separate phone conversations with the president of China and the prime minister of Japan. Trump was shocked to learn that those are two different people.

Saturday marks President Trump’s first 100 days. Political analysts say that we are still in President Trump’s “honeymoon” phase. Which may account for that feeling that we’re being repeatedly screwed.

American Airlines is under fire after one of its flight attendants allegedly yanked a stroller away from a mother with a baby. Passengers were outraged that the attendant took the stroller and not the baby.

Today, Astronaut Peggy Whitson set a record for the longest time spent in space by an American astronaut, and got a congratulatory call from President Trump. When Trump asked what motivated her to stay in space so long, Whitson answered, “You.”

Over the weekend, musician Kenny G was on a Delta flight and gave a brief performance. Passengers are describing the performance as “not brief enough.”

April 25: The U.S. State Department has hired a female anchor from Fox News. However, the State Department described it as “more of a rescue mission.”

Top Republicans are now saying that Trump’s border wall doesn’t mean an actual wall, but a metaphor. Which makes sense, because during the campaign all those Trump supporters were shouting “build the metaphor, build the metaphor!”

Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany. Apparently she told the people of Berlin, “Why would you get rid of a perfectly good wall?”

In Germany, Ivanka Trump told a crowd that her father is a “champion of supporting families” and she got booed. Ivanka said she was surprised; she has always been told to open with a joke.

Saudi Arabia has been named to the United Nations’ Commission on Women’s Rights. In a related story, Ireland has been named to the UN Commission on Sobriety and Tanning.

A company in Japan has created a device to help parents shut down their child’s smartphone if they use it too much. It’s meant for children ages 6 to 12 or the president of the United States.

A nature preserve in Kenya has set up a Tinder account to find a mate for its male white rhino. Then, today, the rhino revealed it would prefer to be on Grindr.


April 18: Big news from my home country, Great Britain: The prime minister, Theresa May, surprised everyone by calling for an early election on June 8, even though it wasn’t supposed to happen until 2020. She’s fed up with all the political fighting, so she’s asking for another election right away. To which Americans replied, “Wait, we can do that?”

Having the election on June 8 means there’s only seven weeks of campaigning. That might seem crazy here in America, where you campaign for, um, a decade. But believe me, seven weeks is more than enough time to hate all the candidates.

A man was arrested at the Coachella music festival over the weekend after it was discovered he’d stolen over 100 smartphones. Listen, you’re not going to get away with stealing phones at Coachella. Coachella is basically a selfie festival that happens to have music.

A high school boy in Georgia got the local police to help him stage a drug bust in order to ask a girl to prom. The cops questioned both of them about a fake bag of marijuana, then eventually gave the girl a note with a request to go to prom. Look, this is a family show, and I would never usually say this, but (bleep) this kid. I mean, seriously. Who does he think he is? What did he do, call 911? “911, what is your emergency?” “Well, there’s this girl, Katie...” “We’ll be there!”

In my day, school dances were very simple affairs. Everyone said no, and I stayed home.

The police say they loved helping the two with the prom-posal, and look forward to seeing them together on prom night when they arrest them for underage drinking.

This is the sign that the boy gave her: “Say yes or you’re under arrest.” The scary part? That’s also Donald Trump’s campaign slogan for 2020.

April 19: One person who hasn’t had a great day is Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly, who has been fired from the network after years of multimillion-dollar sexual harassment suits. I mean Fox News had no choice. They have a very strict “28 strikes and you’re out” policy.

This is a lesson for all of us: If you behave like an animal who sexually harasses women, you can’t host a talk show. You can be president, but you can’t host a talk show.

In addition to being cable’s top rated host, O’Reilly has written a number of best-selling books including “Killing Lincoln,” “Killing Reagan,” and “Killing Kennedy.” And I really look forward to his next book, “Killing Time at Home.”

A packet of McDonald’s discontinued Szechuan sauce from 1998 just sold on eBay for nearly $15,000. This has created such a buzz, the bidding got so high, that McDonald’s is thinking of bringing the Szechuan sauce back. To which the guy who just spent 15 grand said “Wait, you’re going to what now?”

The nation’s first drive-through marijuana dispensary is opening tomorrow in Colorado. Also, down the street will be the world’s most successful DUI checkpoint.

April 24: On Sunday Trump blamed Democrats for not wanting to fund the border wall, which he claims Mexico will be paying for, quote, “in some form” and “at a later date.” In some form — what form? Like, they can just buy us a round of beers?

Can you imagine if other great leaders had talked this way? “I have a dream ... in some form, at a later date.”

Today President Trump congratulated NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for breaking a record for total time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut. Trump asked her how she managed to be up there for so long, and she explained it was easy. “You see, you announced you were running for president, and I immediately asked to be launched into space as soon as possible.”

Trump wanted to know what the hardest part has been, and she explained, “Having to deal with the dark, empty vacuum of nothingness.” But she then continued, “As soon as this call is over, I’ll be fine.”

A dentist in Alaska is in hot water over a video of him pulling a patient’s tooth while riding a hoverboard. Now he could face criminal charges — not for the tooth, just for being an adult on a hoverboard.

He got in trouble for this? Next you’re gonna tell me it’s inappropriate for my doctor to give prostate exams while riding a Segway.

A major food company has recalled two types of frozen hash browns because the potatoes may contain pieces of golf balls. Doctors say if you’ve already ingested pieces of golf balls, the best thing is to just let them play through.

April 25: We’re creeping up on Donald Trump’s 100th day as president. Coincidentally, my 100th day on Xanax.

Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, was booed at a women’s entrepreneurship summit in Germany on Tuesday when she described her father as “a tremendous champion of supporting families.” You know you’re on the wrong side of history when Germany’s booing you.

Police officers in Australia pulled over a 12-year-old boy who had been driving alone for 800 miles. My question is, why didn’t anyone stop this kid when he pulled over to buy gasoline? “Man, it’s hot out here. I’m sweating like it’s one of Mrs. Henderson’s math tests. Am I right?”


April 18:  Tax Day normally falls on April 15 traditionally, but they moved it this year because the 15th was a Saturday, and I think it’s illegal to make people do math on Saturdays.

It’s weird that the government more or less just trusts us to tell them how much we owe them. A restaurant wouldn’t do that.

I used to do my own taxes. For years, I would save all the receipts, log all my miles on my car. Every time I bought something I’d figure out some angle. “Oh, this hamster cage is clearly a business expense, I might try to write a movie about hamsters or something.”

Then I hired an accountant, which is counterintuitive because all throughout school, you’re not allowed to pay a nerd to do your homework for you. Then you become an adult and that’s exactly what you do.

Accountants must hate us and the month of April so much. I bet there’s a party going on at H&R Block right now like you would not believe.

President Trump is refusing to release his tax returns for 2016. It’s become kind of a tradition for him now, to not release them. I think I’ve figured out why the president doesn’t want us to see his tax returns, why he’s keeping them secure: He’s planning a party for us and he wants them to be a surprise. He’s going to put them all in a piñata and give us each a stick.

Does Trump really not know that when Bill Clinton was president, Kim Jong Un was 16 years old? This is crazy! There’s a 50-50 chance we might accidentally bomb South Korea if we’re not careful.

To be fair, there are a lot of Kims out there. As a service to our president I thought we’d make it clear [shows photos]: This is Kim Jong Il. He is very dead. This is Kim Jong Un. He is still alive. And this is Lil Kim. She has nothing to do with any of it, leave her alone.

The Trump administration has decided that, unlike the Obama administration, they will not release the White House visitor logs. It will no longer be a matter of public record. Which I’m sure is fine. It’s like when your teenage son borrows your laptop, when you get it back he cleared the browser history. Not suspicious at all.

April 19: At the White House today, President Trump hosted the Super Bowl champion, the New England Patriots. You know, they were lucky to catch the president. It’s Wednesday — usually he’s on his way to the Mar-a-Lago for the weekend.

Several players chose to skip the White House field trip. Quarterback Tom Brady said he had “personal family matters” to deal with, which means he stayed home to watch “Family Matters.”

Trump set a record for the most money raised for an inauguration. He raised $107 million, more than double what Obama raised for his first inauguration. 107 is a lot of million dollars. It makes you wonder, though, why could they only book 3 Doors Down? With that kind of money you could afford so many more doors down.

He raised the money through donations from companies and wealthy individuals, including $5 million from billionaire Sheldon Adelson, $4 million from someone who just goes by initials — this is interesting: KGB. I don’t know who it is. It could be anyone.

$107 million seems like a lot to spend on an inauguration, but when you go through the expenses, it makes sense. Here’s how it breaks down according to the White House: Microphone, $225. Podium, $650. $750,000 for all the limos and the security. Mini Bible to make Trump’s hands look big, $57. The helicopter to get rid of the Obamas, $257,000. $15,000 for Melania’s dress. $2,700 for her gloves. 20 million Slovenian euros for Melania herself. And they paid the piano guys with lunch, just a few dollars there. Trump’s appearance fee, $85 million for him to speak, for a total of $107 million.

At the site where the North Koreans are expected to test a nuclear missile, according to new images from our satellites, soldiers on the ground, instead of working frantically to get the test together, were seen playing volleyball. Which can only mean North Korea is planning to attack us with a volleybomb. And only Tom Brady can save us, and where is he?

April 20: After allegedly sexually harassing his fellow employees, Bill O’Reilly is leaving Fox News with a severance worth $25 million. So with that in mind, I’d just like to say to Andy, "Nice rack."

Sarah Palin visited the White House last night along with Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. All three expressed their regrets that Honey Boo Boo couldn't make it.

Last night, Donald Trump hosted a dinner at the White House that was attended by Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock. The dinner was interrupted when an episode of "Cops" broke out.

Today is 4/20. 4/20 is that special day of the year when everyone who smokes pot continues to smoke pot.

Today, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un warned that he might unleash a “super mighty preemptive strike.” When she heard, Mrs. Kim Jong-un rolled her eyes and said, "Trust me, I wouldn’t worry about it."

Scientists have developed a new kind of robot that is able to shoot a gun. In fact, earlier today, I was carjacked by my Roomba.

Major League Baseball is planning to have a "Game of Thrones" theme night at stadiums across the country. Instead of bobbleheads, fans will receive actual severed heads.

A man is suing Grindr because over 1,000 men showed up at his place of business demanding sex. Though in fairness, the man does work at "Al’s House of Crullers and Anonymous Gay Sex."


April 24: In a new interview, President Trump said he is “mostly there” on fulfilling the promises of his first 100 days. Said Trump, “Look, at this point, I’ve already accomplished 95 days.”

This week is National Volunteer Week. Said President Trump, “So ... anybody wanna be president?”

A restaurant opened in London today specializing in airline-style food. And if you like your steak a little bloody, order it “United.”

A New Jersey restaurant has begun selling a massive taco-covered pizza for $75. “Seems a little steep,” said a customer who was looking at the three steps in front of the restaurant.

April 25: President Trump spoke today at the National Holocaust Museum’s National Day of Remembrance. He reminded the crowd that we must never forget the 6 million people who attended his inauguration.

It was reported that President Trump spoke today at the Holocaust Museum, though Steve Bannon denies it.

Spirit Airlines has scored the lowest customer satisfaction rating in its industry for the third year in a row. Really? Lower than United? What does Spirit Airlines do when their flights are overbooked, just crash the plane into a mountain?

Today was National Hug a Plumber Day. Said plumbers, “This doesn’t make up for what you did in there. To be honest, I don’t think I want a hug from you.”

The founder of Wikipedia recently announced plans for crowd-funded new website in the hopes it would combat the spread of “fake news.” But take that with a grain of salt, because I read it on Wikipedia.


April 19: Bill O’Reilly has been fired by Fox News. It’s not that big of a surprise. We all saw this coming at us, you know, like an old man cornering an intern in the break room.

Fox issued an official statement this afternoon on O’Reilly’s dismissal. I think they just took the Roger Ailes statement and just changed the nouns.

They celebrated O’Reilly’s career, saying, “By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” By rating stands he is. By moral standards, he was a self-righteous landfill of angry garbage.

Huge election last night in Georgia’s 6th District. It was an unusual election. It was what’s called a “jungle primary,” because like every election this year, it will probably end in madness and cannibalism.

Sure enough, Ossoff only got 48.1 percent of the vote. If he had gotten over 50 percent of the vote, he would have won outright, but he got less than the majority, so now I think he gets to be president of the United States. Is that how it works?

April 24: It’s a huge week for Donald Trump. On Saturday, he will reach 100 days in office. Boy, it sure seems longer.

Friday is Day 99 of the Trump administration, and we may have a government shutdown if Congress does not pass a budget. Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for the border wall, which may kill the bill and make the U.S. financially insolvent. So, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses.

Nothing matters to Donald Trump more than ratings. When Trump was asked if he planned to fire embattled press secretary Sean Spicer, he said, “I’m not firing Sean Spicer, that guy gets great ratings. Everyone tunes in.” It’s true. You can’t tear your eyes away from Sean Spicer — it’s like watching a car crash that knows nothing about the Holocaust.

April 25: Every day, tensions are rising between the United States and our sworn enemy, Canada: Cold Mexico, the Great White North Korea.

Since becoming president, Donald Trump has not left the country — he’s barely left the country club. But today, Trump sent Ivanka to Berlin to participate in a women’s conference, making her the first Trump to attend a women’s conference that didn’t include a swimsuit competition.

Ivanka spoke on a panel titled “Inspiring Women: Scaling Up Women’s Entrepreneurship.” And the Trump family has a long history of inspiring women — to march, to sue, to flee from a dressing room.

When Ivanka was talking about her father and how he was a champion of family leave, she was met with groans and hisses from the audience. Well, that’s not fair. Trump obviously supports family leave. That’s why he’s always leaving one and starting another.

Stateside, they’ve had trouble moving Ivanka’s line of clothing, so they secretly relabeled it as Adrienne Vittadini. That’s how unpopular the Trump name is — her clothing has been put in the Witness Protection Program.


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If you want to listen to Bill O’Reilly’s first podcast after getting the ax from Fox News, all you have to do is click HERE to go to his website, then on the play button on the black bar you see near the top of the page (see below). It begins with, “Hey, I missed you guys.” THIS is the first edition of what he calls the “No Spin News.” (19:02)






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My how things have changed, and not for the better! Are you old enough to remember San Francisco in the mid ’50s? If you are, you may feel a twinge of nostalgia by playing THIS Cinemascope documentary of the Baghdad by the Bay. (21:28)





Hey, guys, don’t you hate it when THIS happens? Look closely and you will see Leroy and me nodding our heads. (0:58)




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Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is a woman’s strength. THIS is another amazing performance from the LePlus Grand cabaret du Monde in Paris. (6:06)




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If you enjoy thrills, spills and face plants by rednecks with paychecks, you should like this. It’s called Barbie Car Downhill Racing. My money is on Bubba, which is probably a safe bet because most of the guys in THIS video sent in by Dirk Parsons are likely named “Bubba.” In addition to the crazy spills (only one or two reach the bottom of the hill unscathed) are some humorous moments. Look for an inflatable sex doll in the crowd, and the way a racer with a possible neck or back injury is carried off by two of his buds is also good for a chuckle. (10:35)




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We have to agree with Comrade Kosovilka, our token Ruskie. Many of THESE world-wide sculptures are very interesting. (7:22)




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Move over, Uber and Lyft, says Dave Walker. Transportation competition is going to heat up when THESE air taxis take to the skies next year. (1:26)




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If proof is needed that some people have way too much time on their hands, have a look at this variation of a domino fall using magnets and marbles. That description could also apply to people who spend hours searching YouTube for videos like this, right Dirk? Whatever the case, THIS clip is closing in on 8 million views.(4:04)




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Q: Why marry a Muslim?



A: When you divorce one and marry another, you
can keep the same photo in your wallet and on your desk.




This poor little guy is stuck in a waterhole. Can the adults get him out? Won’t be easy. Click HERE and see. (2:22)




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Ever see a momma Moose give birth to twins? Watch THIS if you can handle such things and you’ll be able to say you have. (6:38)




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Bill Leavy says there will be no fish and chips tonight for THIS guy who was too cheap to spring for a fishing pole. The fish, on the other hand, appeared to have thoughts of dining on Filet of Arm. Turned out to be a bummer for both man and fish as they both went home hungry. (1:09)




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If you have ever wondered just how deep the ocean really is you will want to watch THIS short animation. (3:29)




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Well over a hundred videos of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated coastal towns and cities in Japan in 2011 have been posted on YouTube since the day of the disaster. THIS one that was posted five months ago focuses on the earthquake itself and includes aerial footage of the tsunami as it rolls in and swamps the city of Kuji. The clip also has excellent subtitles that describe what you are seeing. (14:36)




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Last month, on the 6th anniversary of the 2011 Japanese tsunami, THIS well produced story of the event was posted on YouTube. It was dedicated to the victims and all the people who lost their families and friends in the devastating disaster. (13:28)

 

 



Planning on a cruise this spring or summer? Here’s an update from the video we ran last year that shows what you can expect if Neptune isn’t overly fond of you having fun sailing on his oceans. The sailing is relatively smooth until the 2:35 mark, then all HELL breaks loose. (6:05)




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Despite these guys having to deal with the pucker factor times 10, they managed to escape with smiles on THEIR faces. (2:56)




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George C. Scott may have made a better Patton, but THIS one was the real deal. This was General George S. Patton giving a speech in Los Angeles in 1945 followed by his passing a short time later. It is being narrated by a future President of the United States whose voice you will recognize. (4:54)




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Over the 12 years we’ve been publishing the Farsider, some items have been so special that we have included them more than once. And on rare occasions, they have been part of the Farsider on three occasions. Such is the case with THIS entry that first appeared in July of 2009, and again in July of 2012. It’s titled “Return to Makin Island,” and it may call for a Kleenex or two. (7:00)




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As in 2012, it’s not a coincidence that we chose to conclude this week's Farsider and follow the Makin Raid video with THIS rendition of "Amazing Grace" by Andre Rieu and his orchestra accompanied by dozens of pipers. If it doesn't stir your soul, you may be from another planet. (5 Mins.)




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THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 4/27/17

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

Mike Amaral — Address change
Chris Monahan — Added
Lorraine Tush — Added
Cynthia Theobald — Added

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Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cyndi
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Allen, Chaplain Bryan
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, David
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barker, Ken
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barranco, Rich
Barrera, Ray
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
Beltran, Phil
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
Blank, Craig
Boales, Tina
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, Betty Ruth
Bridgen, Dave
Brocato, Dom
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Marilyn
Brown, Ricky
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Mary
Burke, Karol
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardin, Randy
Cardone, Lloyd
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Carter, Ernie
Cassidy, Kevin
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chavez, Ruben
Chevalier, Brian
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clark, Kevin
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Clough, Mark
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Conroy, Mike
Contreras, Dee
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Cossey, Neil
Costa, Mike
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daley, Brian
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
Deitschman, Tracy
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Dennis, Sandra
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
DuClair, Jim
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Rich
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Linda
Evans, Michael
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Ross
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Francois, Tom
Frazier, Rich
Freitas, Jordon
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
Garcia, Lisa
Gardner, Paul
Garner, Ralph
Gaumont, Ron
Geary, Heide
Geer, Brian
Geiger, Rich
Gergurich, Judy
Giambrone, Jim
Giorgianni, Joe
Giuliodibari, Camille
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
Harper, Glenn
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heckel, Rick
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, Sandra
Hinkle, John
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Dave
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, (Jr.) Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Jones, Wayne
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirby, Erwin
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Dave
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
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
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
Mattocks, Mike
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Miller, Toni
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Monahan, Chris
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
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
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Pennington, Ron
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Peterson, Bob
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Piper, Will
Ken Pitts
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, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Bill
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Julie
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ruth, Leo
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spicer, John
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sumner, Ted
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
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
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Lorraine
Tyler, Diana
Unger, Bruce
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vanegas, Anna
Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Mike
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Caven
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Jerry
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Womack, Kenn
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug