The Farsider

June 23, 2016

Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <bilmat@comcast.net>
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Fallen SJPD officer remembered as man of faith, dedication
who cherished his appointment to the force’s motorcycle unit

 
 

By Robert Salonga, Sophie Mattson and Mark Gomez — Staff writers
Mercury News — June 22, 2016


SAN JOSE — Amid more than a thousand officers from across the region, it quickly became clear Michael Katherman’s impact on the San Jose Police Department went far beyond his 11 years on the force.

His academy classmates, who had exactly as much time on the force as he did, aspired to his passion, preparation and joy for the job. His commanders, who each had at least double his police experience, envied how he carried himself as a man of family and faith.

“Mike means so much to me because he represents everything I’ve wanted to become: a good moral person,” said Sgt. John Carr, who supervised Katherman.

Carr was among several colleagues to eulogize Katherman, a well-respected motorcycle officer who died June 14 in a traffic collision, at a Tuesday memorial. A gathering of about 3,500 that included police officers from the region and well beyond sat solemnly inside the SAP Center in downtown San Jose to honor the 13th SJPD officer killed in the line of duty, and the second motorcycle officer.

 

Funeral procession for Officer Michael Katherman arrives at SAP Center.


Many wore their badges with black bands over them emblazoned with “3900” the fallen officer’s badge number. Many also made reference to his love of ice cream, thought to have been inherited from his mother, to the point he inspired mythology that he knew the location of every ice-cream and frozen-yogurt shop within 100 miles.

Tom Katherman paid tribute to how his son wove his Christian faith into all aspects of his life, from serving in the police chaplaincy to instilling those values in his sons, 10-year-old Josh and 8-year-old Jason.

“This alone is a pinnacle, a zenith,” Tom Katherman said. “You have no idea what that legacy means to his mother, Diane, and I.”

The elder Katherman said, “Michael loved putting on that uniform and he loved those who served with him. I’m sure for those who know him, you would agree, he is a hero.”

Austin Nielsen, Katherman’s roommate for two years at Simpson University in Redding, echoed that “Mike’s happy-go-lucky personality was coupled with a deep faith and willingness to put others before him,” adding, “Mike has left a legacy and it needs to be shared.”

Michael Whittington, a close friend of the officer since their days in the police academy, spoke to a recurring theme among the eulogies, mainly that Michael Katherman’s medium stature — about 5-foot-9 in shoes — belied what many would discover to be surprising athleticism and indefatigable physical spirit.

Whittington said he learned that lesson early and forcefully, when the person he knew as “Kat-Man” — a Valley Christian High School alum who would go on to play basketball at Simpson — knocked him over with a basketball pass. When someone doubted his skill, Michael Katherman would have a video clip queued on his cellphone showing him dunking on a regulation rim.

“The boy was built for power,” Whittington said.

Friends and family said Michael Katherman passed on his love for basketball and other pastimes — including dirt biking and fishing — to his sons. They noted it was a particular thrill for him to coach the boys in basketball, something he honed in college when he traveled to China and ran basketball clinics there.

“It was the kind of mentoring that Mike enjoyed and he was good at it,” Tom Katherman said.

At one point in the ceremony, Michael Katherman himself spoke to the audience, through an archived video interview he gave shortly after he was sworn in to SJPD in 2005.

“I always wanted to be a police officer. It’s always something you dream about when you’re a kid,” he said, later showing his appreciation to his family. “To my wife, thank you so much for your love and support, my parents, thank you very much, my brother.”

Carr remembered how the officer would turn down extra work, recalling him once saying, “I need to go home. My family needs me more.”

Police Chief Eddie Garcia and others remembered how Michael Katherman, an avid motorcycle rider, had to wait several years for a spot to open up on the SJPD motor unit. Once he made it last year, Garcia said it was tough to get the officer off his police bike.

“If he could have ridden his motorcycle into the locker room, he would,” Garcia said.

Garcia also took a look at Michael Katherman’s personnel file and found a note of gratitude from a woman whose troubled granddaughter turned her attitude around after a heart-to-heart with the officer.

“This wasn’t an arrest or (citation). He was doing what he was trained to do before police work, to be a lighthouse” for someone on a dark path, Garcia said.

One way Michael Katherman made himself known in police circles was his involvement with the Keith Kelley Club, an organization within the department formed to help the families of officers facing hard times. In the same spirit, Michael Katherman recently rode in the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in Washington, D.C. to honor Officer Michael Johnson, who was fatally shot while on duty in San Jose last year. Several local officers with whom he rode appeared at Tuesday’s ceremony in their tour jackets.

Detective Chau Pham, an academy classmate of Katherman, called on the attendees to contribute to the club to continue their fallen colleague’s commitment to the larger police family.

“It’s his turn to rest,” Pham said. “It’s our turn to take his watch.”

 

Procession for motorcycle Officer Michael Katherman proceeds down W. San Carlos Street.


Before and after the memorial, more than a thousand officers stood at attention outside, including hundreds of motorcycle officers, as an American flag hung overhead from raised ladder trucks from the San Jose Fire Department. Michael Hensley, a sergeant with the Napa Police Department, said the turnout for the memorial is a testament to how much police forces support each other.

“We’ve had officers at other memorials from New York, so it’s not uncommon, especially in a line-of-duty death, for us to come together and support each other,” Hensley said.

As the memorial came to a close, Michael Katherman was formally signed off duty through a countywide police dispatch broadcast.

“9204, no response,” the dispatcher said, referring to the officer’s call sign. “Attention all units, please observe a moment for Officer Michael Katherman, badge 3900 ... 9204, Godspeed.”

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Family Asks for No Mayor at Funeral

—Kin requests most council members and Liccardo not attend—

By Ramona Giwargis <rgiwargis@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — June 22, 2016


SAN JOSE — While thousands of people poured into the SAP Center Tuesday to pay their respects to fallen Officer Michael Katherman during a public memorial, Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice Mayor Rose Herrera weren’t there. Liccardo and six other council members were asked not to attend the public service. It was the family’s request, they said they were told, based on the San Jose police officer’s will. Katherman was killed on duty last week in a motorcycle accident. Liccardo confirmed he did not attend the service in a text message Tuesday.

“I didn’t attend the service, to honor Officer Katherman’s family’s preference that most of the members of the City Council not attend,” Liccardo wrote. “The tragedy of Mike’s loss makes the wishes of his family paramount over any other consideration.”

Other council members would only discuss the matter on condition that they not be identified due to the sensitivity of the situation. “I was just told we were not invited,” said one council member Tuesday. “It’s frustrating because we want to pay our respects. But the Police Officers Association apologized and said it’s the family’s wish.”

While council members said they weren’t given a specific reason, they said they believed it stemmed from tensions between the mayor and council and city employees — especially police officers — over Measure B pension reforms.

Although Liccardo settled the pension dispute last year and the city is now asking a judge to repeal Measure B, bad blood remains between the mayor and the rank-and-file police who backed his opponent.

There were two exceptions: Councilman Raul Peralez, a former police officer who served with Katherman, and Councilman Ash Kalra, who had opposed Measure B. Also in attendance were City Manager Norberto Dueñas and four county supervisors.

Shunning politicians at police officer funerals is rare but not unprecedented. Liccardo attended slain officer Michael Johnson’s funeral last year, though he did not speak. In Oakland, police did not allow Mayor Ron Dellums to speak at the funeral for the four officers who were killed on the same day in 2009. In New York, thousands of city police officers last year turned their backs while Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized a slain officer, angry over his perceived support for anti-police protests.

But a San Jose council member banned from Tuesday’s service said, “I’m not offended by it.”

“When people die,” the council member said, “they have a right to have the funeral the way they want to.”

San Jose Police Officers Association President Paul Kelly said in a statement that an “ounce of respect and remembrance for Officer Katherman’s sacrifice is all his family requested on this very difficult day.” He criticized the newspaper for reporting the family’s request to exclude the mayor and council members, saying it valued “chasing a salacious headline over common decency.”

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Bay Area agencies filled the BFO Briefing Room in preparation for patrolling the
streets of San Jose so SJPD personnel could attend Tuesday’s memorial service.

 

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Several videos related to Mike’s memorial service were posted on YouTube by the local media as well as citizens in support of the SJPD. Below are just a few. To see more, go to
<www.YouTube.com> and type “Katherman Funeral” into the search field.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMXamukEXHY&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix8WskRduu8&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYPHCcWcaWI&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17ih4x3vC0&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ_XWIDbk0g&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDB7aZfnbqs&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI4Id6f6_M4&feature=youtu.be



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-6ReQsHTpY&feature=youtu.be
 


This is Michael on the left.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo72KxJFwq8&feature=youtu.be


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RETIRED ASSISTANT D.A. AL WEGER

 

The following information was posted on Facebook on June 16th.
(Photos are from Al’s Facebook page.)


We wanted to pass this info along as I know my father was known by veteran and retired officers. Sorry, I was unable to attach the obituary to this post.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of (Retired Assistant District Attorney) Al Weger, our loving husband and father. He went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2016, at the age of 76.    

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at: Venture Christian Church Worship Center, 16845 Hicks Rd., Los Gatos, CA  95032.

Luncheon will served immediately following the service upstairs in Venue Two.

Al’s wife and daughters would greatly appreciate having your stories and or memories of Al memorialized. If you are willing to share, please bring a written copy to place in the memory basket or mail to: The Wegers, P.O. Box 1434, Los Gatos, CA  95031

In lieu of flowers, donations designated in Al Weger’s memory may be made to either:

By mail: The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC  28201 — or — Venture Christian Church, 16845 Hicks Rd., Los Gatos, CA  95032

Al will be laid to rest at a private ceremony.

 

Christmas 2015

 

SJPOA NEWS

A few days after the fatal accident that took Michael Katherman's life, another SJPD motor went down injuring Sergeant Rich Lira. The following was an update on his condition that was sent out by the POA...

 

June 16th

As many of you are aware, Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Rich Lira was involved in an on-duty motorcycle accident earlier this morning at Berryessa Road and Flickinger Avenue.  Rich was transported to and admitted into to RMC with fractured ribs, a fractured collarbone, and broken ankle, which he may have surgery on tomorrow.  Although in a lot of pain, Rich remains in good spirits.  Telephone calls and visits are OK.

We hope Rich has a quick recovery and ask all of you to continue to reach out to each other  for support during these emotional days, stay safe

 

 

PENSION NEWS

If this item makes you feel like hurling, it's Don Hale's fault; he’s the one who sent it in…


Retirement Security Initiative Announces New Executive Director

PR Newswire-US Newswire — June 14, 2016


SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Retirement Security Initiative (RSI) today announced that its Board of Directors has named Pete Constant as the organization's new Executive Director, effective June 16, 2016. Constant brings to the position an extensive background in pension management and reform, government policy and law enforcement. He replaces Peter Furman who is retiring.


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"Pete is unique in that he has a 360 degree understanding of the need for pension reform," said RSI Board Member and former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. "Because of his significant career experience, he has in-depth insight of the issue stemming from his varying roles as police officer and pensioner, city council member, plan trustee and board member, and reform advocate."

From 2015 to present, Constant was Director of the Pension Integrity Project and Senior Fellow at the Reason Foundation. There he led the team that designed, drafted and negotiated the successful public safety pension reform plan for the state of Arizona, which was passed with strong bipartisan support in both the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives and was signed into law by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

"Because of Pete's tenacious efforts at facilitating consensus among Arizona stakeholders, policymakers were able to pass ground breaking pension reform legislation, effectively putting the safety pension system on a path to stability and saving the state billions of dollars in the coming decades," said RSI Board Member and former Utah State Senator Dan Liljenquist.

Prior to his work at the Reason Foundation, Constant served as Councilmember for the City of San Jose from 2007-2014. As Councilmember, he championed efforts to successfully balance the budget in the face of a cumulative deficit of nearly $650 million, and was instrumental in recommending and advocating policy, funding and public safety reforms.

From 2007-2014, he served as trustee of the $1.9 billion San Jose Federated City Employees' Retirement System. From 2011-2014, he served as board member of the $2.8 billion San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Plan. During his tenure, his policy recommendations led to structural changes of the boards' composition to include both stakeholders and financial experts, which minimized conflicts of interest and increased plan performance.

Constant began his career in law enforcement as a police officer for the City of San Jose, where he served for 11 years until an on-duty injury forced his early retirement.

He replaces Peter Furman who helped launch RSI in July 2015 and has since led its advocacy efforts and day-to-day operations.

"Peter has been instrumental in launching and growing the organization," said Reed. "Because of his substantial contributions, RSI is well positioned to successfully implement our long term plans. We wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement and much enjoyment as he explores the back country in his 4WD camper."

RSI advocates for state and local governments to act to ensure that their retirement plans are sustainable, fiscally sound and responsibly managed so that all retirees and employees get paid what they have earned. The organization also advocates for decision making and management of retirement plans to be open, transparent and non-political. To learn more, visit:
<http://www.retirementsecurityinitiative.org/>


THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD


This is a follow-up article from last Saturday’s paper on the fatal traffic accident that took Michael Katherman’s life…

Crash Witness Recounts Helping Officer

—‘It all happened so fast,’ says truck driver who rushed to block traffic, protecting injured motorcycle officer—


By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — June 18, 2016


SAN JOSE — Tuesday, Dan Sullivan was driving a concrete mixer through an industrial area of San Jose, like a lot of days on the job.

As he headed south on North 10th Street toward downtown, he heard a “big bang” and thought someone hit his truck.

Sullivan looked ahead again and saw a cloud of dust appear in the roadway.

“When the dust cleared, I witnessed a police motorcycle lying on its side,” he said.

And there in the roadway was a severely injured Officer Michael Katherman. In seconds, Sullivan said he used his 50-foot rig to block traffic and protect him and rushed to his aid.

“I was out of my truck in two seconds and ran across the street as fast I could,” he said.

Another man was with the officer and had commandeered the officer’s police radio to call for help: “Officer down! ... He’s bleeding bad, he’s hurt, not moving.”

Then the man handed the radio over to Sullivan, who offered more details to dispatchers, including letting them know when other officers got to the scene. Then he assisted first responders as they performed CPR on    the officer, who was rushed to the hospital.

But Katherman, a 34-year-old married father of two young sons and 11-year police veteran, succumbed to his injuries.

He was the 13th San Jose Police Department officer to die in the line of duty and the second while patrolling on a motorcycle.

A public memorial for Katherman has been scheduled for Tuesday morning at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose.

Katherman was on patrol Tuesday afternoon and riding his police-issued motorcycle northbound on North 10th Street past Hedding Street when he collided with a southbound minivan turning left onto Horning Street. On Thursday, Katherman’s body was transported from the county medical examiner’s office in San Jose to a funeral home in Los Gatos.

Sullivan, 52, said he’s haunted by the images of what he saw Tuesday. They resonated even more strongly than they would for most because his younger brother Michael is a veteran San Jose police lieutenant.

“When you see a police officer down in the line of duty, it’s something I’ll never forget,” Sullivan said. “It all happened so fast.”

What the police department will never forget is how Sullivan and at least two other witnesses sprang into action to help Katherman. The other two witnesses have not come forward to speak about the accident.

“We can’t lose sight of the fact that we had residents of the city that didn’t just make a call on their cellphones, but physically tried to save his life and picked up his police radio,” police Chief Eddie Garcia said Wednesday. “I’m still in awe about that.”

It was only after the adrenaline subsided, and it all sank in, that Sullivan fully realized what happened. And he thought of what the community had lost.

“I want to send my condolences to the wife of Officer Mike” — which, incidentally, is what Sullivan could call his own brother — “and his kids.”

Tuesday’s public memorial, scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., is expected to be preceded by a procession from a Los Gatos funeral home to the arena, and planners anticipate that police officers from throughout the country will attend, along with thousands of members of the public.

An impromptu memorial in front of SJPD headquarters continues to grow with flowers and messages of sympathy and support being added by residents and officers, many from out of town.

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More on Michael Katherman from the June 20th edition of the Mercury News…

Risks of Riding Come Home

—Despite the dangers, motorcycle officers say they relish the work—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — June 20, 2016


SAN JOSE — Even for police work, it’s considered a dangerous assignment. Riding on two wheels, speeding and weaving as they respond to emergency calls, often there isn’t much margin for error.

It’s what motorcycle officers sign up for. They relish the job, despite the risk.

“A lot of it just has to do with riding bikes,” said San Jose police Officer Mark Hernandez, who was injured three years ago while on motorcycle patrol. “When you enjoy that, why wouldn’t you want to do a job where you ride a bike?”

But for the tight-knit brotherhood of motorcycle officers, the     dangers came home in the most difficult way Tuesday when one of their own, Michael Katherman, was killed while on patrol barely a mile from San Jose police headquarters. Katherman and a minivan collided on North 10th Street near Horning Street. His memorial is set for Tuesday morning at the SAP Center.

Like many of his comrades, Katherman was an avid rider even before he entered law enforcement, and those who knew him described him as “living his dream” and being “a fish in water.”

His death is a somber reminder of the vulnerability motorcycle officers face every time they strap on their helmets and get out on the road amid speeding cars, rigs and other hazards.


“This hits us pretty hard,” said Sgt. Ken Kratt of the Palo Alto Police Department. “It’s a reminder of the dangers of the job.”

Those dangers have been prevalent lately. On the same day Katherman died, an Antioch motorcycle officer was injured after he was rear-ended by another vehicle. On Thursday, as he joined his colleagues in mourning, another San Jose motorcycle officer was hospitalized for moderate injuries after he made contact with a fellow officer’s motorcycle and crashed.

FBI figures show that between 2005 and 2014, 10 percent of fatal police accidents nationwide involved motorcycle officers, a pronounced rate given that such officers comprise far less than 10 percent of police departments across the country. Motorcycle officers know the dangers, but for them, it always comes back to they joy they get out of the assignment.

“It’s the most rewarding and challenging thing I’ve done in my career,” he said. “And I’ve got to tell you, it’s a lot of fun.”

“It’s the adrenaline,” said Officer Mathew Storckman of the California Highway Patrol. “That’s what I gravitate toward.”

Mountain View police Sgt. Jose Albarillo also points to the camaraderie shared by motorcycle officers, both within his department and when he crosses paths with others. “It makes the motor community different,” Albarillo said. “We’re working constantly with other agencies, motor officers. It’s a club, almost a fraternity.”

Kratt says part of that bond comes from the rigorous weeks-long training required for the job; several officers told this newspaper the washout rate is high compared with other specialized assignments.

“We went though all of that training, that stress of motor school,” he said. “I’ll ride side by side with any motor officer, whether they’re with (my department) or not. I have that type of confidence in the training.” Hernandez remembered Katherman being a natural rider, at the top of his training class. But the first two times he was up for being added to the SJPD motor unit, the availability vanished. By the third chance, a spot came up and he was in. Hernandez said Katherman was just as revved for it as the first time.

Albarillo alluded to the unique assignments that can come with motorcycle work, from manning presidential motorcades to a simple visit to the local park.

“Kids, they love motorcycles,” he said. “You pull up in a car and maybe 10 kids come to see you. With a motorcycle, 20 to 30 kids want to take a look.”


For many of the motorcycle officers who shared their stories with this newspaper, their next major detail will be joining upward of 400 motor officers riding in tribute to Katherman in a procession and gathering before his public memorial Tuesday at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose.

Besides the mourning that will be shared by all law enforcement officers on hand, there will be particular reflection among the motorcycle cops who have seen their fair share of near-misses and close calls, memories evoked by Katherman’s death.

Hernandez can speak to that better than most: In 2013, his police motorcycle was hit by a vehicle as he responded to a robbery call. Besides severe injuries that required over a year to heal, he has no memory of the impact. Hernandez went back on motor patrol after his recovery, then rotated out to another assignment.

The collision that killed Katherman remains under investigation, though police Chief Eddie Garcia has described it as a “tragic accident.” Still, Hernandez, drawing from his own experience, said there can still be a public takeaway that could save lives.

“The biggest thing is inattention,” he said. “The biggest thing with motorists is once someone gets in their car, the last thing they’re thinking about is driving. There are so many things going on in the car other than driving.”

Storckman added that Katherman’s death “refreshes you of the dangers of the job. It reminds you that you can do everything right, but based on someone’s mistake, you’re the one who’s going to lose.”

And on Tuesday, as they head to the memorial to honor a fallen member of their exclusive club, they’ll use his memory to inspire a vigilance to prevent another similar heartbreak.

“We’ll be riding in honor of him. We’ll remind ourselves of the challenges and the dangers,” Kratt said, adding that in tribute to Katherman’s passion, “we’ll remember that we enjoy it.”



San Jose police Officer Michael Katherman, center right in photo
above, is pictured with other members of the SJPD. He is also
shown in photo at right. (Photo courtesy of April Katherman)

 

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Also from the June 20th Mercury News…

Family Breaks Silence on Fallen Cop

—Statement notes officer’s devotion to faith, says he was doing his dream job—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — June 20, 2016


SAN JOSE — Michael Katherman was already living a dream life as a police officer when, last September, he got the chance to live out even more of his dreams all at once.

That’s when, after two previous tries, Katherman earned a spot on the San Jose Police Department’s traffic enforcement unit, which meant he was going to patrol the streets of his hometown on a motorcycle. It was a consummate match for the avid rider and dirt-biker.

“As a child, Mike always wanted to be a police officer,” Katherman’s family said in a statement released to this newspaper.

It was while performing that duty June 14 that the 34-year-old Katherman was fatally injured when his police motorcycle collided with a minivan at North 10th and Horning streets.

Katherman was the 13th San Jose Police Department officer killed on the job, and the second motorcycle officer. He was 11 years into his police career.   

Katherman will be honored at a public memorial Tuesday morning at the SAP Center in downtown San Jose.

Still grieving, his family broke its silence over the weekend in part to ensure that Katherman was remembered faithfully.

While Katherman had lifelong aspirations to work in law enforcement, his family said he really got into gear after graduating from Valley Christian High School in San Jose. Known by his family and friends for his religious devotion and as “a man of God,” he attended Simpson University, a small Christian liberal arts college in Redding.

While studying at Simpson, he met April, the woman he would marry and with whom he later had two sons: 10-year-old Josh and 8-year-old Jason.

It was during college that Katherman “really felt the calling” to follow through on his police dream, his family said. He got a job as a loss-prevention officer while he applied to the San Jose Police Department. In July 2005, he was sworn into the force.

As a patrol officer, Katherman was a standout, earning the department’s Outstanding Police Duty Award in 2009.

And he always wove his faith into his work as an officer. He was a director on the Police Chaplaincy Board and was vice president of the Keith Kelley Club, an internal organization that provides support for officers and their families who endure hard times. Kelley was the first SJPD officer to die during active military service when he was killed during World War II.

When Officer Michael Johnson was fatally shot while on duty in March 2015, Katherman was heavily involved, through the club, in helping and comforting Johnson’s family.

“Mike truly understood the mission of the Keith Kelley Club to assist department members in need,” his family said.

At the end of their statement, Katherman’s family said, “Michael J. Katherman was 34 years old at his end of watch on June 14, 2016, when he was called to serve as one of God’s peacekeepers.”

Katherman, who lived in Hollister, is survived by his wife and sons.


MAIL CALL



June 17th

Hi Bill:

For years, I have used Comcast email with Windows Live Mail (WLM) for my email client. Over the last several months my email has become unstable, and it appears that it is the WLM that is messing things up. I want to stay with my Comcast email address, but migrate away from WLM. I really don’t want to go to Outlook, and I have been hearing some good things about Mozilla’s Thunderbird. Do you think any of our readers might have some guidance for me? I am probably not the only one in this situation.

Thanks!!    

Gary Johnson
<gj1901@comcast.net>

You will hopefully receive some advice from the readers, Gary. I'm not a Windows user (I have always used a Mac), so I don't know anything about the WLM email client. But I have been using Mozilla's Thunderbird since it was first introduced several years ago and love it. No problems whatsoever. In fact, I use Thunderbird to format the Farsider before sending it to Leroy for distribution to the 922 readers. If it works as well for Windows machines as it does for Macs, I'll wager that you will like it too once you get used to the different look.

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June 19th


Ed. — This video appears to be going viral, at least within the retired SJPD community based on the number of subscribers who sent it in. Their comments vary and are too lengthy to include (print one and we’d have to print them all). The speaker is Paul Weston, a British politician who is not shy about expressing his conservative views. Google his name and you will find several entries linking him to controversial issues in this politically correct world. In THIS 4-week-old video he is highly critical of David Cameron and all other politicians who, in his opinion, are failing to take the threat of Islam seriously.  (6:33)


I did some vetting on Weston and found this three-year-old video where he admits to being a racist. But don’t be too quick to judge, listen to what he has to SAY and you may come to the conclusion that you are a racist too. (7:26)




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June 18th

 

Are you concerned about rude political candidates?


Those who are terrified of Trump’s comments and are suggesting he will take the US over a cliff should look back at the comments made by President Reagan starting before he ran for Governor and throughout his presidency. It was widely believed that Reagan was a “loose cannon” and would most assuredly get us into a nuclear war with the once powerful USSR. Compared to the comments made by Reagan, Trump’s comments are child’s play. Some examples:

As governor of California, Ronald Reagan once said of University of California at Berkeley protesters, “If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement.”

When the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst and forced her family to distribute food to the poor, Reagan quipped, “It’s just too bad we can’t have an epidemic of botulism.”

During a pre-speech microphone check he said, “My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

And, “Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.” The demographics at that time were entirely different than today (mostly white), and that comment could have cost him votes. He carried 49 states in his second term election.

So, now having looked back on some of Reagan’s comments, are Trump’s comments still making any of you snowflakes run for “safe spaces?”   

President Reagan ultimately pushed the USSR into bankruptcy which freed Eastern Europe. With the help of a Democratic Congressman, he got Russia out of Afghanistan without sending in troops, and when he left office we were not at war. (Note: He didn’t start WWIII.) His approach to fixing the economy was textbook perfect. But the quality that goes most unnoticed is that Reagan, clearly not an intellectual, picked the absolute best staff and advisers he could bring into his administration, and Trump has done the same in running his empire.

Trump my not have the polish or delivery of a Ronald Reagan, but he has the skill set to run the economy and deal with strong foreign leaders.  “Loose Cannons” don’t make it to Trump’s level of success. So far, Trump has a least one of Reagan’s advisers in his circle, Arthur Laffer, which is very reassuring.

And finally, before you vote for Hillary, “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”  —Ronald Reagan.

Charles Hoehn
<contractor@mindspring.com>

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June 20th

Bill,

Many thanks to the Farsider readers who have contributed to the Indiegogo fundraising campaign for the short film — “Goodbye Nola” — I shot in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. Thanks also to everyone on the Farsider staff who helped me to get the word out.

The shoot went really well. Great performances from our actors, and we completely lucked out with the weather. It poured before and after our shoot, but we managed to skate. Good deal because the day we shot out on the River Walk would’ve been a disaster had it rained, and we had no backup plan. Our film permits were only good for the limited days we had locations locked.

If anyone is still interested in checking out our film and possibly helping to bring this true story to the screen, here’s a link to the page with all the details.
<https://goo.gl/jFNK1E>

I’m also including a link to where our trailer can be viewed on YouTube.



 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGUR0-GySEQ>


Thanks for listening!

Scott Cornfield
<scotty@scottycornfield.com>

Ed. — Just for an ego boost, I donated to Scott’s film so I could add “Film Producer” to my résumé.

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June 20th


Hi Bill,

I'll keep tracking and updating the election horse race as I see it. Things could completely change by tomorrow the way times are flip-flopping all over the place. But for today, it's Hillary in the lead by a length and a half while Trump is tanking with his foot in his mouth. Elizabeth Warren keeps banging him over the head at every turn, and he's still acting the part of a fool. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he bailed out of the whole race when his numbers bottom out because his ego won't be able to stand it. Now he's fired his campaign manager. Sanders is barely holding back 'till the feds report on Hilary's emails. Republicans from top to bottom are talking behind the scenes on how to get rid of The Donald through the Dump Trump and Thump Trump movements.

Then right in the midst of all this swirling energy comes is another mass shooting, this one in Orlando. And a Pastor in Sacramento starts preaching to his flock that the Florida shooter should have shot more gay people. Woooo! Up comes the gay issues, the gun control issues, the terrorism issues, the you-name-it issues.

How do most Americans feel about all this? How are they to cope?  Everybody's minds must be reeling in frustration. We didn't sign up for all this. I feel that most Americans are very much fed up with the whole process. Can you blame them? They are dazed, angry and are shaking their hands to the sky for relief. What has happened to their democracy? Has everybody gone frigging' mad? How did we end up in this mess? With these two candidates? There must be something radically wrong with our system. - with us. Both? My take, as of right now, it looks dark and dire and pretty darn dim for everybody concerned.

Wake up a little Suzie…WAKE UP!

Take good care,

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


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STORY OF THE WEEK


A large percentage of our country doesn't seem to know or care about the Normandy invasion of WWII. It’s as if the historic event has been removed from the history books.

In 2013, British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils in hand to etch 9,000 silhouettes representing fallen people into the sand. Titled “The Fallen 9000,” it was meant as a stark visual reminder of those who died during the D-Day beach landings on June 6, 1944.

The original team consisted of 60 volunteers, but as word spread, nearly 500 additional local residents arrived to help with the temporary sand etches that lasted only for a few hours before being washed away by the tide...













Click on this LINK for a brief video about the Fallen 9000

 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

June 15 — 21


June 15: According to the Social Security Administration, the most popular baby names in 2016 are Noah and Emma. Least popular baby names? Donald and Hillary.

According to a political science professor, all of Donald Trump's speeches are given at a fifth-grade level or below. And today Trump said the professor who did the study was a doody head.

Bernie Sanders is still not conceding. Bernie says he is the most anti-fossil fuel of any of the candidates. Well of course he is, that's 'cause he's the only candidate who is an actual fossil.

Bernie Sanders is still upset because he says his fundraising dinners didn't raise as much money as Hillary Clinton's. Well, of course they didn't. Nobody wants to eat dinner at 4:00 in the afternoon.

During an interview last week, Bernie Sanders admitted to smoking marijuana as a young man. He said it impaired his perception and distorted his thinking but he expects that to clear up eventually.

June 16: Former Republican candidate Herman Cain said that one of the biggest lies about Donald Trump is that he is a racist. Then Trump was like, "Thank you, Jay Z. Give my best to your wife, Oprah."

One of Trump's big supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is having a rough week. Lawyers working on the Bridgegate investigation claim that Christie destroyed evidence connecting him to the scandal, including a cellphone. Christie said he had no idea where the cellphone was, then his stomach started ringing.

The FDA says it found "serious health violations" at some Whole Foods stores and actually sent Whole Foods a warning letter. In response, Whole Foods shredded the letter, mixed it with some kale, and is now selling it for $18 a pound.

Kim Kardashian appears nude on the current cover of "GQ," with the headline "Kim as you've never seen her." Which I can only assume means in a library?

June 17:  This Sunday is Father's Day and it's also Game 7 of the NBA Finals, the final round of the U.S. Open, and a new episode of "Game of Thrones." Kids were like, "We're going spend the whole day bringing you beers, aren't we?" And you go, "Yeah, yeah."

Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating his first Father's Day this Sunday. Mark can be the one dad who's actually excited to get a boring sweatshirt and a mousepad.

Some male celebrities, like Kanye West and Justin Bieber, are wearing ripped jeans that cost up to $900. Or as dads with only one old pair of jeans put it, "Well, look who's just as cool as Kanye Bieber."

A naked restaurant is opening in Japan next month, but apparently they’re banning customers who are overweight, over 60-years-old, or have tattoos. They said the last thing they want at their naked restaurant is a bunch of weirdos.

June 20: Last night, the Cavs made one of the biggest comebacks of all time to defeat the Golden State Warriors, who many people thought were unbeatable. Then Bernie Sanders said, "Is everyone as turned on as I am right now?"

It’s the first NBA title and the first championship for Cleveland in 52 years. And now a lot of sports writers are saying that Cleveland will no longer be synonymous with losing. Then the Cleveland Browns said, “No, we’re still here."

Congrats to Chelsea Clinton, who welcomed her second child over the weekend. After the birth, Bill brought flowers, while Hillary brought a focus group to help name the baby.

Donald Trump fired his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Trump said Lewandowski was controversial, impulsive and short-tempered — and will make a great running mate.

This was a little controversial: Pope Francis recently said that the majority of modern Catholic marriages are worthless because couples don’t always mean it when they say they’ll love each other forever. And that’s the last time Pope Francis was ever asked to give a best man speech.

June 21: A new Election Commission report just came out saying that the Trump campaign isn't doing so well financially, and is practically broke. It's not good — in fact today, Trump stole a bunch of towels from his own hotel.

The report revealed that Donald Trump's campaign started this month with only $1.3 million, which is almost $8 million less than Bernie Sanders’ campaign. Even Bernie was like, “How does it feel to be poor, you LOSER!”

President Obama will be attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in California. The only place to see more people describing themselves as “entrepreneurs” is on “The Bachelorette.”

It's being reported that LeBron James' 11-year-old son already has basketball scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky. After hearing this, LeBron was like, “So I can stop saving for his college? Phew.”

Seventy-two new emojis came out today, and I saw that one of the new emojis is a pregnant woman. Apparently it’s the emoji you get nine months after texting, “You up?”


June 17: Microsoft has purchased a networking website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. For those of you who don't know, LinkedIn is a website that helps you find a job. Although, I guess none of you know since you are watching a TV show in the middle of the night on a Thursday. So you probably don't have a job.

Microsoft purchased LinkedIn for $26 billion. In other words, that's $1 for every LinkedIn invitation you deleted from your in box. But I'm going to say this, if bothering you with constant annoying e-mails is worth $26.2 billion, my grandparents should be trillionaires.

Harley-Davidson announced this week that they plan to introduce quieter electric powered motorcycles within the next five years. Get ready to see motorcycle gangs brawling over who gets to plug in at the outlet outside a biker bar first.

June 21: There's a lot of controversy around the summer Olympic Games and now Russia's track and field team are barred from the competition after allegations of use of performance-enhancing drugs. Apparently the Russian athletes were so upset they barely had enough of an appetite to finish their morning bowl of steroids.

I believe getting banned from running is a reward, not a punishment. I'm serious. You only run if you are chased where I grew up.

The Russians tried to cover up their doping. There are reports that for many years Russian athletes have evaded authorities to escape being tested. And of course they're impossible to catch because they're Olympians.

A man in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is suing the TSA claiming that overly long airport security lines caused him to miss a flight. Seems like a strange move until you realize there's no jury in the world that will side with the TSA.


June 15: In Virginia recently, a computer crash wiped out a decade's worth of U.S. military data. However, this morning, the Chinese government called and said no problem, we backed it up.

Yale University's being pushed to modify a poetry course because students have complained that the content is too white. Students objected specifically to a poem called "Ode to a Lost Prius in the Whole Foods Parking Lot."

The FDA has approved a device for weight loss that sucks the food out of your stomach through an abdominal incision. Or, you could just try a salad some time.

June 16: Donald Trump says, if elected, he is willing to “accept” a visit by Kim Jong Un. Kim Jong Un said, "No, thanks, that guy’s crazy."

One year ago today, Donald Trump announced he was running for president as he rode down an escalator. And our country’s been going down that escalator ever since.

Oprah has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. When asked about Hillary’s chances of becoming the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah said, "Oh, I’m not stepping down."

Oscar winner Helen Mirren confirmed that she will be appearing in the eighth "Fast and Furious" film. She’ll be playing a respected actress who needs the money.

June 20: Sources say LeBron James might skip the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. You know Rio is in bad shape when you’d rather spend the summer in Cleveland.

Today is the first day of summer. Or as my skin calls it, "Melanoma-palooza."

In Beverly Hills it was 108. Of course, because it was Beverly Hills, it only looked 90.

Donald Trump has dumped his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. Lewandowski said he’s going to return to his old job, as a manager in pro wrestling.

Even though he has no chance of winning the nomination, taxpayers are still paying for Bernie Sanders to have Secret Service. It’s not that expensive though, it’s just one guy that goes out late at night to buy Fig Newtons.

A new poll came out and it claims that 25 percent of voters remain undecided. Apparently, they’re undecided on whether to move to Canada or Mexico.

June 21: Today members of the conservative Christian clergy met with Donald Trump. They came out of the meeting proclaiming "THERE IS NO GOD!"

Many people are going to the movie theaters to get out of the heat. In fact, here in L.A. nine people actually went to see the movie “Warcraft.”

Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for running mate includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Tim Kaine, and HUD Secretary Julian Castro. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s shortlist includes "anyone from the cast of 'Entourage.'"

Some private companies are now taking over the reporting of local news. I read all about it in this week’s issue of US News & Zesty Cool Ranch Doritos.

Scientists now think the Tyrannosaurus Rex immigrated to North America from Asia. So now scientists think the T. Rex was wiped out by its parents' crushing academic demands.


June 16: The DNC accused Russian hackers [of stealing its opposition research on Trump], and Trump is accusing the DNC of leaking it. Accusing the other party of leaking it is like accusing McDonald's of leaking McNuggets.

Trump said much of the information is false. And if people want to read hundreds of pages of false information about him, they should go to his Twitter page where he writes it himself.

Donald Trump said he would, unlike previous presidents, sit down and meet with Kim Jong Un to make a kind of deal but only on U.S. soil. I don't think that will work. I think they should meet but somewhere neutral, like at a Supercuts.

June 20: We are in the midst of a hell-like heat wave on the West Coast. The temperature hit 112 in Beverly Hills yesterday. That's dangerous. Many residents of Beverly Hills are made of materials that melt at temperatures like that.

Experts say the best thing you can do in heat like this is take a screen shot of the weather app and post it to Facebook. That way if you die, you go out with some likes.

The basketball game last night was the most watched NBA ever for ABC. The Golden State Warriors seemed to be invincible during the regular season. Before the season started, an evil wizard cast a spell on LeBron that moved his hairline back. The only way to get it back was to win the championship for the city of Cleveland.

June 21: Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Columbus, Ohio, where she called Trump an uncaring businessman. Which I guess is supposed to be an insult, except those are the exact words he has printed on his business card.

Clinton's senior adviser said if we were to put Trump behind the wheel of the American economy, he would drive us off a cliff. That's ridiculous. He's going to drive us into a wall, a nice beautiful wall paid for by Mexico.


June 15: The latest polls show Hillary Clinton now leads Donald Trump by 12 points nationally. I guess she's getting some traction from her new slogan, "Come with me, if you want to live."

GOP Sen. Tim Scott yesterday walked out of a press scrum and hid on the Senate floor to avoid questions about Donald Trump. That's how much senators don't want to talk about Trump. They're actually showing up in the Senate.

A European perfume company has released a series of "Star Wars" themed scents called Empire, Jedi, and Amidala. It's the perfect cologne for what is almost certainly your first date.

Actor Charlie Sheen has announced he will be the official spokesman for a new Swedish brand of condoms, 'cause nothing gets your girlfriend more excited for sex than saying, "It's the kind Charlie Sheen uses."

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said in a speech today that he feels Donald Trump is not a racist. Said Trump, "Thank you, Ben Carson."

June 16: Today is the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's announcement that he would run for president. It's hard to believe it was only one year ago that Democrats were worried about Jeb Bush.

A Georgia man is facing charges after he tried to enter a Waffle House completely naked. Ugh. Can you imagine? Walking into a Waffle House barefoot?

In a new poll, 35% of Americans say they think Donald Trump will be elected president in November. They also said, "Now if you'll excuse me, I need to finish packing."

Authorities are warning people to avoid swimming in some New Jersey rivers because of increased numbers of so-called clinging jellyfish. Though if you're swimming in New Jersey rivers, you're probably not big on warnings.

June 20: The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors last night and became the first NBA team to ever come back from a 3-to-1 deficit to win the championship. Said Bernie Sanders, “So you’re saying there’s a chance!”

Donald Trump thanked crowds in Phoenix for their support this weekend, saying, “I feel like a supermodel, except like times ten.” By the way, “supermodel times ten” is also his spray tan setting.

Chelsea Clinton gave birth to a son this weekend. Unfortunately, due to his young age, he’s a Sanders supporter.

A company has created a line of non-alcoholic wines for cats containing catnip, water, and organic beet juice for owners who want to drink with their pets. Said the cats, “Yeah … I actually have a thing tonight.”

June 21: Hundreds of demonstrators showed up in Times Square today to protest Donald Trump’s meeting with evangelical leaders at a nearby hotel. That’s how much those protesters hate Donald Trump: They’re willing to go to Times Square.

At a meeting with nearly 1,000 evangelical leaders today, Donald Trump told the attendees that Hillary Clinton is not worthy of their prayers. Although I’m pretty sure Hillary’s prayers were already answered when Trump won the GOP nomination.


June 15: Last night, the last primary was held in Washington, D.C. The primaries being over reminds me what my brother used to say when I was a kid: "I'm going to keep punching you in the face but it will feel so good when it's over."

It is now being reported that the Democratic National Committee was hacked by the Russians. Hey, maybe they know where Hillary's emails are.

While they were in the DNC cyber matrix, the Russians apparently stole opposition research on Donald Trump. Russia, what are you doing? If you want damaging information about Donald Trump, just wait for him to talk.

The British are about to vote on whether to exit the European Union. They call it the Brexit, which, in America, of course is the meal between breakfast and exiting breakfast.

June 21: The election is still going to be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. It is the very first time in American history that both political parties have the same slogan, "2016, look, it is what it is. What are you gonna do."

Last night, the Federal Election Commission announced how much cash each campaign has on hand. And Hillary Clinton is burying Donald Trump $42 million to $1.3 million. I always knew those huge skyscrapers were overcompensating for something in his pants. I just never imagined it was his wallet.

$1.3 million isn't even enough to afford a one-bedroom apartment in Trump's own building. Not that he would want it. I hear the landlord is a jerk.

WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



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This video received from Comrade Kosovilka proves that Norway has talent, too. Lots of it! This young lady — 8-year-old Angelina Jordan — won Norway’s Got Talent in 2014 for performing Dinah Washington’s “What a Difference a Day Made.” Have a listen as she performs the song again in
THIS outdoor concert in Norway. (2:47)


If that didn’t sufficiently impress, perhaps
THIS rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon” that she performed back in April on the TV show “Little Big Shots” will do the job. If this still leaves you unimpressed, consider yourself hopeless. (3:44)




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If we were to hand-select 36,000 American children and pit them against
THESE 36,000 kids from China’s Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy, which group do you suppose the Vegas bookmakers would favor? (3:25)




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This young lady’s appearance on Britain’s Got Talent is the perfect segue from the video of the Chinese kids above. Look at that angelic face, then keep an
EYE on it during her performance. (5:00)




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Did children like those in the clip below exist when we were kids? I think not. At least not in my peer group. We were focused on playing marbles, jacks and hopscotch at this age. Listen to
THESE two little tykes as they sing “You raise Me Up” by Josh Groban. (4:11)




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Say what you want about North Korea, but there is no denying that the country can’t produce some amazing children. In fact, I would suggest that if they could clone the little cutie in the middle of
THIS group of five they could conquer the world using nothing more than cuteness. (3:10)




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This guy delivers pizzas when he’s not performing on America’s Got Talent and getting top model Heidi Klum all hot and bothered. If you think that's hard to believe, watch
THIS. (6:59)




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Check out
THIS contribution from Sharon Lansdowne. It’s about a life-changing transition for Hoover the Tiger who spent most of his life in a circus cage. (5:17)




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It’s been three years since our last visit with Pinky who had just become available for adoption. Let’s visit the pound again and see if the little
FELLA has finally found a home. (1:15)




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If you don’t think cats can get into horror movies, check out
THIS clip from Dirk Parsons. You can see that following the scary action on the big screen TV is giving the little feline the heebee jeebies. (1:00)




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If you care about your pet getting enough exercise while you sit on the couch watching the tube and munching on snacks, you should get an automatic fetch machine like
THIS one to keep him or her slim and trim. Does this little guy love it? What do you think? (0:37)




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Wow! This is amazing! Check out
THIS clip received from Alice Murphy about Google’s new self-driving bicycle that is now available in the Netherlands. (1:54)




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Sharon Lansdowne is right; there are a couple of bike riders in THIS short clip who would like to have a word or two with the (expletive deleted) who designed this downhill course. (1:04)




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This brief history of the F8F Bearcat flown by the Blue Angels in 1946 was received from JC Carlton…

Al Taddeo, one of the original Blue Angels, recently passed away at the age of 94. He was a Blue Angel from 1946 to 1947 flying Hellcats and Bearcats.


An airplane with a wing span three feet less than the Wildcat and just about as long with a massive 2,100 HP engine, nothing could touch a Bearcat. They were on the carriers sailing to Japan when the empire surrendered in 1945. With a top speed of 447 MPH, a ceiling of over 41,000 ft. and a climb rate better than 6,000 fpm, the Bearcat was the best of any piston-engine fighter. It could out-turn any allied fighter and would even turn with a Type 52 Zero. With its fast speed, great acceleration and high climb rate, the Bearcat was the definitive answer to the Japanese Kamikaze threat, and it remained as the Navy’s frontline fighter until 1952.  

Here’s a fascinating albeit brief look at the history of the Blue Angels that begins with a brief interview of the late Al Taddeo, one of the original
PILOTS of the “Blues.” (9:03)

 


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In World War I there was a famous German pilot by the name of Manfred Von Richthofen who flew a red Fokker Tri-plane (3 wings) and was considered the "Ace of Aces." You may know him better as the "Red Baron." Contrary to what some may believe, he was 'not' shot down by Snoopy sitting atop his Sopwith Camel.

This LINK will take you up in the sky where you can watch first-hand an excellent reenactment of the air battle that would become the Red Baron's final flight. It has become an integral part of the aviation history of World War I. (6 Mins.)



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Watch this short record-setting base jump from the pinnacle of the world tallest building that is located in Dubai and you will be able to understand
WHY it has received over 13 million views. (1:42)




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How well do you old timers know your trucks from yesteryear?
THIS 21-question quiz should answer that question if your memory is still firing on all 8 cylinders.




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Speaking of quizzes, here’s a new one from the Pew Research Center that will show how much you know about recent events. It is only 12 questions long, and you will be graded against a sample group of 1002 other citizens. At the end you will be able to see how well you did compared to the sample group.

Ready, set, GO

 

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OK, smarty pants, explain how
THIS guy who calls himself “Special Head” appears to levitate without his cane. That's the 64-cent question! It looks like his only contact is with the head of the so-called homeless guy who is wearing a pair of $250 Reebok tennis shoes. (2:55)


If you have an answer to that one, does it also apply to
THIS illusion where Special Head claims to be Jesus Christ and seems to levitate himself on an L.A. bus? (2:34)


This is how the trick is
PERFORMED by street artists in London and other cities. But it appears to be far different than Special Head’s technique. There are other examples on the same YouTube page. (6:27)




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Check out the technology in
THIS clip from Alice Murphy that is saving lives on the roads in Argentina. Will it ever make it to U.S. shores? Highly doubtful in our opinion given its cost and the number of 18-wheelers with box trailers on our roads. Oh yeah, we forgot about a major America’s curse: vandalism. (2:00)




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Sharon Lansdowne is right; there are a couple of bike riders in
THIS short clip who would like to have a word or two with the (expletive deleted) who designed this downhill course. (1:04)

 

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Our final item of the week ties in with Normandy’s "Fallen 9000" entry which was the Story of the Week above.

June 6th marked the 72nd anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. Ask those under the age of 40 about D-Day today and the vast majority wouldn't have any idea what you were talking about. Unfortunately, there was hardly a peep from the media to tell them about the historical WWII event that turned the war around. Had it not gone well, we might be speaking German or Japanese today — if we were lucky to be alive. For those who do know about the D-Day invasion by allied troops, here is historical footage from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library of the late president commemorating the then-40th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion in 1984.

Sure wish there was
SOMEONE like "The Great Communicator" running for president today. (13 Mins.)




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C'ya


Pic of the Week

This is unfair because it’s discriminatory against vegetarians…




THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 6/23/16

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74.    Belveal, Chuck
75.    Bence, Martin
76.    Bennett, Joy
77.    Bennett, Mark
78.    Berggren, Heidi
79.    Bergtholdt, Doug
80.    Bernardo, Guy
81.    Bettencourt, Ed
82.    Bevis, Sherry
83.    Biebel, Phil
84.    Bielecki, Mike
85.    Binder, Andrew
86.    Biskup, Shelley
87.    Blackmore, Chuck
88.    Blackstock, Carroll
89.    Boales, Tina
90.    Boes, Judith
91.    Boggess, Eileen
92.    Boggess, Mike
93.    Bonetti, Jon
94.    Bosco, Al
95.    Botar, Rick
96.    Bowen, Gordy
97.    Bowman, Mike
98.    Boyd, Pat
99.    Boyles, John
100.    Bradshaw, Bob
101.    Brahm, Bob
102.    Bray, Mary Ellen
103.    Brewer, Tom
104.    Brickell, Dave
105.    Bridgen, Dave
106.    Brocato, Dom
107.    Brookins, Dennis
108.    Brooks, Bob
109.    Brown Jr., Bill
110.    Brown, Charlie
111.    Brown, Dennis
112.    Brown, Ernie
113.    Brown, Terry
114.    Browning, Bob
115.    Brua, Dale
116.    Bullock, April
117.    Bullock, Dan
118.    Bulygo, Corinne
119.    Bulygo, Mary
120.    Burke, Karol
121.    Burns, Barbara
122.    Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
123.    Busch, Dennis
124.    Bye, Bud
125.    Byers, Dave
126.    Bytheway, Glenn
127.    Caddell, Jim
128.    Cadenasso, Richard
129.    Caldarulo, Wendy
130.    Calderon, Richard
131.    Caldwell, Phyllis
132.    Camara, Bob
133.    Camarena, Raul
134.    Campbell, Jason
135.    Campbell, John
136.    Campbell, Larry
137.    Campos, John
138.    Cannell, Tom
139.    Caragher, Ed
140.    Caraway, Steve
141.    Card, Christine
142.    Cardin, Randy
143.    Cardoza, Vic
144.    Carlin, David
145.    Carlsen, Laura
146.    Carlton, Jim
147.    Caro, Bert
148.    Caro, Lynne
149.    Carr Jr., John
150.    Carr, John
151.    Carraher, Don
152.    Carraher, Jim
153.    Carter, Ernie
154.    Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
155.    Carrillo, John
156.    Cassidy, Kevin
157.    Cates, Dean
158.    Cavallaro, Dave
159.    Cedeno, Rey
160.    Chalmers, JC
161.    Chamness, Hank
162.    Chapel, Ivan
163.    Chevalier, Brian
164.    Chavez, Ruben
165.    Chewey, Bob
166.    Christian, Brian
167.    Christiansen, Bob
168.    Christiansen, Rich
169.    Christie, Kenn
170.    Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
171.    Clark, Bill
172.    Clayton, Dave
173.    Clear, Jennifer
174.    Clifton, Craig
175.    Coates, Marisa
176.    Cobarruviaz, Lou
177.    Coen, Roger
178.    Colombo, Tony
179.    Comelli, Ivan
180.    Como, John
181.    Confer, Rick
182.    Connor, Stephanie
183.    Connors, Kim
184.    Conrad, Mark
185.    Conroy, Mike
186.    Contreras, Dee
187.    Contreras, Dolores
188.    Conway, Ed
189.    Cook, John
190.    Cooke, Bertie
191.    Coppom, Dave
192.    Cordes, Marilyn
193.    Cornfield, Scott
194.    Cortez, Darrell
195.    Costa, Mike
196.    Cossey, Neil
197.    Cotterall, Doug
198.    Couser, Rich
199.    Cripe, Rodger
200.    Crowell, Chuck
201.    Culwell, Ken
202.    Cunningham, Stan
203.    D'Arcy, Steve
204.    Dailey, Karen
205.    Daley, Brian
206.    Daly, Ron
207.    Damon, Alan
208.    Damon, Veronica
209.    Daniels, Jim
210.    Daulton, Rich
211.    Daulton, Zita
212.    Davis, Bud
213.    Davis, Joan
214.    Davis, Mike
215.    Davis, Rob
216.    Day, Jack
217.    Deaton, Caroll
218.    DeBoard, Joe
219.    DeGeorge, Bob
220.    DeLaere, Sylvia
221.    Delgado, Dave
222.    DeMers, Buc
223.    Dennis, Sandra
224.    Destro, Mike
225.    Destro, Tony
226.    Devane, Dan
227.    Devane, Joe
228.    Dewey, Rod
229.    Diaz, Mike
230.    DiBari, Dave
231.    DiVittorio, Gerrie
232.    Dishman, Billy
233.    Doherty, Janiece
234.    Dolezal, Dennis
235.    Dominguez, Bob
236.    Dooley, Jeff
237.    Dorsey, Ed
238.    Dotzler, Jennifer
239.    Dowdle, Mike
240.    Doxie, Tara
241.    DuClair, Jim
242.    Dudding, Bill
243.    Dudley, Bruce
244.    Duey, Dennis
245.    Dye, Allen
246.    Dwyer, Pat
247.    Earnshaw, Kathy
248.    Earnshaw, Patrick
249.    Edillo-Brown, Margie
250.    Edwards, Derrek
251.    Edwards, Don
252.    Egan, Mike
253.    Eisenberg, Terry
254.    Ellner, Howard
255.    Ellsworth, Larry
256.    Embry (Howsmon), Eva
257.    Erfurth, Bill
258.    Erickson, Rich
259.    Esparza, Dave
260.    Esparza, Fred
261.    Estrabao, Dario
262.    Eubanks, Earl
263.    Evans, Linda
264.    Evans, Ron
265.    Ewing, Chris
266.    Ewing, Don
267.    Ewing, Paul
268.    Fagalde, Kevin
269.    Fair, Bruce
270.    Fairhurst, Dick
271.    Fanucchi, Ross
272.    Farlow, Paul
273.    Farmer, Jack
274.    Faron, Walt
275.    Farrow, Chuck
276.    Faulstich, Marge
277.    Faulwetter, Stan
278.    Faz, Dennis
279.    Fehr, Mike
280.    Ferdinandsen, Ed
281.    Ferguson, Betty
282.    Ferguson, Ken
283.    Ferla, Al
284.    Fernsworth, Larry
285.    Flauding, Ken
286.    Fleming, Joe
287.    Flores, Phil
288.    Flosi, Ed
289.    Fong, Richard
290.    Fontanilla, Rick
291.    Forbes, Jay
292.    Foster, Rick
293.    Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
294.    Francois, Paul
295.    Francois, Tom
296.    Frazier, Rich
297.    Freitas, Jordon
298.    Furnare, Claud
299.    Gaines, Erin
300.    Galea, Andy
301.    Galios, Chris
302.    Galios, Kathy
303.    Gallagher, Steve
304.    Garcia, Jose
305.    Garcia, Lisa
306.    Gardner, Paul
307.    Garner, Ralph
308.    Gaumont, Ron
309.    Geary, Heide
310.    Geer, Brian
311.    Geiger, Rich
312.    Gergurich, Judy
313.    Giambrone, Jim
314.    Giorgianni, Joe
315.    Giuliodibari, Camille
316.    Goates, Ron
317.    Goings, Mark
318.    Gomes, Rod
319.    Gonzales, Gil
320.    Gonzales, Jesse
321.    Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
322.    Gonzalez, Frank
323.    Gonzalez, Jorge
324.    Gott, Pat
325.    Graham, George
326.    Grande, Carm
327.    Grant, Bob
328.    Grant, Doug
329.    Grant, Rich
330.    Granum, Jeff
331.    Graves, Pete
332.    Green, Chris
333.    Grigg, Bruce
334.    Griggs, Fran
335.    Grimes, Eric
336.    Guarascio, Dan
337.    Guerin, Pete
338.    Guido, Jr., Jim
339.    Guido, Sr. Jim
340.    Guizar, Ruben
341.    Gummow, Bob
342.    Gummow, Rich
343.    Gutierrez, Hector
344.    Guzman, Dennis
345.    Guzman, Kim
346.    Gwillim, Reese
347.    Habina, Ron
348.    Hafley, Gary
349.    Hahn, Chuck
350.    Hale, Don
351.    Handa, Mitch
352.    Handforth, Terry
353.    Hann, George
354.    Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
355.    Harnish, Mary (Craven)
356.    Harpainter, Bob
357.    Harris, Bucky
358.    Harris, Diane
359.    Harris, Don
360.    Haskell, Marty
361.    Hawkes, Ken
362.    Haynes, Sandy
363.    Hazen, Skip
364.    Heck, Steve
365.    Heckel, Rick
366.    Hedgpeth, Bob
367.    Helder, Ron
368.    Hellman, Marilyn
369.    Hendrickson, Dave
370.    Hendrix, Dave
371.    Hernandez, Irma
372.    Hernandez, Joe
373.    Hernandez, Linda
374.    Hernandez, Rudy
375.    Hernandez, Vic
376.    Herrick, Mike
377.    Herrmann, Erma
378.    Hewison, Jamie
379.    Hewitt, Dave
380.    Hilborn, Art
381.    Hildebrandt, Karen
382.    Hill, Sandra
383.    Hippeli, Micki
384.    Hirata, Gary
385.    Dave Hober
386.    Hober, Margo
387.    Hodgin, Bruce
388.    Hoehn, Charlie
389.    Hogate, Joanne
390.    Hogate, Steve
391.    Hollars, Bob
392.    Holliday, Sandy
393.    Hollingsworth, Larry
394.    Holloway, Sandi
395.    Holser, George
396.    Hong, Bich-nga
397.    Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
398.    Hosmer, Dewey
399.    Howard, Terri
400.    Howell, Jim
401.    Howsmon, Frank
402.    Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
403.    Hudson, Kim
404.    Hughes, Gary
405.    Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
406.    Hunter, Jeff
407.    Husa, Sonia
408.    Hyland, Brian
409.    Ibarra, Miguel
410.    Imobersteg, Rob
411.    Inami, Steve & Francine
412.    Ingraham, George
413.    Ireland, Joe
414.    Jackson, Curt
415.    Jacksteit, Ken
416.    Jacobson, Barbara
417.    Janavice, Dean
418.    Jeffers, Jim
419.    Jenkins, Dave
420.    Jensen, Dan
421.    Jensen, Janie
422.    Jewett, Donna
423.    Jezo, Pat
424.    Johnson, Bob
425.    Johnson, Craig
426.    Johnson, Cynthia
427.    Johnson, Dave
428.    Johnson, Gary
429.    Johnson, Jon
430.    Johnson, Karen
431.    Johnson, Kyle
432.    Johnson, Mardy
433.    Johnson, Tom & Fran
434.    Jones, Russ
435.    Kaminsky, Glenn
436.    Katashima, Annie
437.    Katz, Dan
438.    Keeney, Bill
439.    Kelsey, Bert
440.    Keneller, Dave
441.    Kennedy, Scott
442.    Kennedy, Tom
443.    Kensit, John
444.    Killen, Pat
445.    Kimbrel, Tammy
446.    Kinaga, Rose
447.    King, Charlie
448.    Kingsley, Fred
449.    Kirby, Erwin
450.    Kirkendall, Dave
451.    Kischmischian, Gene
452.    Klein, Lou Anna
453.    Kleman, Karl
454.    Knea, Tim
455.    Kneis, Brian
456.    Knopf, Dave
457.    Koenig, Heinz
458.    Kong, Ernie
459.    Kosovilka, Bob
460.    Kozlowski, Astrid
461.    Kracht, John
462.    Kregel, John
463.    Kunesh, Cindy
464.    Kurz, Jennifer
465.    Lanctot, Noel
466.    Laney, Tammy
467.    Lansdowne, Sharon
468.    Lara, Bill
469.    LaRault, Gary
470.    Larsen, Bill
471.    Laverty, Ann
472.    Lax, John
473.    Leak, Felecia
474.    Leavy, Bill
475.    Leavey, Jack
476.    LeGault, Anna
477.    LeGault, Russ
478.    Lem, Noland
479.    Leonard, Gary
480.    Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
481.    Leong, Ken
482.    Lewis, Lefty
483.    Lewis, Marv
484.    Lewis, Steve
485.    Lind, Eric
486.    Linden, Larry  
487.    Lisius, Jim
488.    Little, Keith            
489.    Livingstone, John
490.    Lobach, Bob
491.    Lockwood, Bob
492.    Lockwood, Joan
493.    Logan, Maureen
494.    Longaker, Mary
495.    Longoria, Noe
496.    Lopez, Candy
497.    Lopez. Dan
498.    Lopez, Ruvi
499.    Lovecchio, Pete
500.    Low, John
501.    Lu, Elba
502.    Luca, Dennis
503.    Lucarotti, Jim
504.    Luna, Gloria
505.    Lundberg, Larry
506.    MacDougall, Joanne
507.    Macris, Carly
508.    Macris, Tom
509.    Madison, Gary
510.    Maehler, Mike
511.    Mahan, Rick
512.    Malatesta, Jim
513.    Malcolm, Roger
514.    Mallett, Bill
515.    Malvini, Phil
516.    Mamone, Joe
517.    Marcotte, Steve
518.    Marfia, John
519.    Marfia, Ted
520.    Marin, Julie
521.    Marini, Ed
522.    Marks, Rex
523.    Marlo, Jack
524.    Marsh, Scott
525.    Martin, Brad
526.    Martin, Lou
527.    Martin, Todd
528.    Martinelli, Ron
529.    Martinez, Rick
530.    Martinez, Victor
531.    Matteoni, Charlotte
532.    Mattern, John
533.    Mattos, Bill
534.    Mattos, Paula
535.    Mattocks, Mike
536.    Mayo, Lorraine
537.    Mayo, Toni
538.    Mazzone, Tom
539.    McCaffrey, Mike
540.    McCain, Norm
541.    McCall, George
542.    McCall, Lani
543.    McCarville, John
544.    McCollum, Bob
545.    McCollum, Daniele
546.    McCready, Tom
547.    McCulloch, Al
548.    McCulloch, Scott
549.    McElvy, Mike
550.    McFall, Ron
551.    McFall, Tom
552.    McGuffin, Rich
553.    McGuire, Pat
554.    McIninch, Mark
555.    McKean, Bob
556.    McKenzie, Dennis
557.    McLucas, Mike
558.    McMahon, Jim
559.    McMahon, Ray
560.    McNamara, Laurie
561.    McTeague, Dan
562.    Meheula, Cheryl
563.    Mendez, Deborah
564.    Mendez, Mike
565.    Messier, Tom
566.    Metcalfe, Dave
567.    Metcalfe, Mickey
568.    Miceli, Sharon
569.    Miller, Keith
570.    Miller, Laura
571.    Miller, Rollie
572.    Miller, Shirley
573.    Miller, Stan
574.    Miller, Toni
575.    Mills, Don
576.    Miranda, Carlos
577.    Mitchell, Carol
578.    Modlin, Dick
579.    Mogilefsky, Art
580.    Moir, Bob
581.    Montano, Wil
582.    Montes, José
583.    Morales, Octavio
584.    Moore, Dewey
585.    Don Moore
586.    Moore, Jeff
587.    Moore, JoAnn
588.    Moorman, Jim
589.    Morella, Ted
590.    Moreno, Norma
591.    Morgan, Dale
592.    Morin, Jim
593.    Morris, Jack
594.    Morton, Bruce
595.    Mosley, Joe
596.    Mosunic, Taffy
597.    Moudakas, Terry
598.    Moura, Don
599.    Mozley, Ron
600.    Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
601.    Mulholland, Kathy
602.    Mullins, Harry
603.    Mulloy, Dennis
604.    Munks, Jeff
605.    Munoz, Art
606.    Murphy, Bob
607.    Musser, Marilynn
608.    Nagel, Michael
609.    Nagengast, Carol
610.    Nakai, Linda
611.    Nalett, Bob
612.    Namba, Bob
613.    Nelson, Ed
614.    Ngo, Phan
615.    Nichols, John
616.    Nichols, Mike
617.    Nimitz, Stephanie
618.    Nissila, Judy
619.    Norling, Debbie
620.    North, Dave
621.    North, Jim
622.    Norton, Peter
623.    Norton, Phil
624.    Nunes, John
625.    Nunes, Les
626.    O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
627.    O'Connor, Mike
628.    O'Donnell, Tom
629.    O'Keefe, Jim
630.    Oliver, Pete
631.    Ortega, Dan
632.    Ortiz, Leanard
633.    Otter, Larry
634.    Ouimet, Jeff
635.    Ozuna, George
636.    Pacheco, Russ
637.    Padilla, George
638.    Pagan, Irma
639.    Painchaud, Dave
640.    Palsgrove, Ted
641.    Panighetti, Paul
642.    Papenfuhs, Steve
643.    Paredes, Carlos
644.    Parker, Rand
645.    Parlee, May
646.    Parrott, Aubrey
647.    Parsons, Dirk
648.    Parsons, Mike
649.    Pascoe, Brent
650.    Passeau, Chris
651.    Pate, Neal
652.    Patrino, Lyn
653.    Payton, George
654.    Pearce, Jim
655.    Pearson, Sam
656.    Pedroza, Frank
657.    Peeler, Eleanor
658.    Pegram, Larry
659.    Pennington, Ron
660.    Percelle, Ralph
661.    Percival, John
662.    Perry (Cervantez), Martha
663.    Peterson, Bob
664.    Phelan, Bill
665.    Phelps, Scott
666.    Phillips, Gene
667.    Piper, Will
668.    Pitts, Phil
669.    Plinski, Leo
670.    Pointer, John
671.    Polanco, Mary
672.    Polmanteer, Jim
673.    Porter, John
674.    Postier, Ken
675.    Postier, Steve
676.    Powers, Bill
677.    Priddy, Loren
678.    Princevalle, Roger
679.    Pringle, Karl
680.    Propst, Anamarie
681.    Puckett, Bill
682.    Punneo, Norm
683.    Purser, Owen
684.    Pyle, Leroy
685.    Quayle, John
686.    Quezada, Louis
687.    Quinn, John
688.    Quint, Karen
689.    Ramirez, Manny
690.    Ramirez, Victoria
691.    Ramon, Chacha
692.    Raposa, Rick
693.    Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
694.    Rasmussen, Charlene
695.    Raul, Gary
696.    Raye, Bruce
697.    Realyvasquez, Armando
698.    Reed, Nancy
699.    Reek, Rob
700.    Reeves, Curt
701.    Reid, Fred
702.    Reinhardt, Stephanie
703.    Reizner, Dick
704.    Rendler, Will
705.    Rettus, Bev
706.    Reuter, Larry
707.    Reutlinger, Leslie
708.    Reyes (Buell), Cindy
709.    Reyes, Joe
710.    Reyes, Juan
711.    Reyes, Mo
712.    Rheinhardt, Bob
713.    Rice, Jayme
714.    Rice, Lyle
715.    Richter, Darrell & Annette
716.    Riedel, Gunther
717.    Rimple, Randy
718.    Roach, Jim
719.    Roberts, Mike
720.    Robertson, Harry
721.    Robinson, Walt
722.    Robison, Rob
723.    Rodgers, Phil
724.    Rogers, Lorrie
725.    Romano, Bill
726.    Romano, Marie
727.    Rose, John
728.    Ross, Joe
729.    Ross, Mike
730.    Rosso, Ron
731.    Roy, Charlie
732.    Royal, Russ
733.    Ruiloba, Louie
734.    Russell, Russ
735.    Russell, Stan
736.    Russo, Grace
737.    Ryan, Joe
738.    Saito, RIch
739.    Salamida Joe
740.    Salewsky, Bill
741.    Salguero, Desiree
742.    Salvi, Pete
743.    Samsel, Dave
744.    Santos, Bill
745.    Sanfilippo, Roy
746.    Sauao, Dennis
747.    Savage, Scott
748.    Savala, john
749.    Sawyer, Craig
750.    Scanlan, Pete
751.    Scannell, Dave
752.    Schembri, Mike
753.    Schenck, Joe
754.    Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
755.    Schiller, Robert
756.    Schmidt, Chuck
757.    Schmidt, Paul
758.    Schriefer, Hank
759.    Seaman, Scott
760.    Seck, Tom
761.    Sekany, Greg
762.    Seymour, Chuck
763.    Seymour, Jim
764.    Sharps, Betty
765.    Shaver, John
766.    Sheppard, Jeff
767.    Sherman, Gordon
768.    Sherr, Laurie
769.    Shigemasa, Tom
770.    Shuey, Craig
771.    Shuman, John
772.    Sides, Roger
773.    Sills, Eric
774.    Silva, Bill
775.    Silveria, Linda
776.    Silvers, Jim
777.    Simpson, Terry
778.    Sinclair, Bob
779.    Sly, Sandi
780.    Smith, Bill
781.    Smith, BT
782.    Smith, Craig
783.    Smith, Ed
784.    Smith, Jerry
785.    Smith, Karen
786.    Smith, Kerry
787.    Smith, Mike
788.    Smoke, Wil
789.    Sorahan, Dennis
790.    Spangenberg, Hal
791.    Spence, Jim
792.    Spitze, Randy
793.    Spoulos, Dave
794.    Springer, George
795.    Stauffer, Suzan
796.    Stelzer, Rex
797.    Sterner, Mike
798.    Strickland, John
799.    Sturdivant, Billy
800.    Sugimoto, Rich
801.    Suits, Jim
802.    Summers, Bob
803.    Ted Sumner
804.    Sun, Jeff
805.    Suske, Joe
806.    Swanson, Ray
807.    Tarricone, Linda
808.    Tate, Bill
809.    Taves, Phil & Paula
810.    Taylor, Joyce
811.    Tenbrink, Bob
812.    Tennant, Ed
813.    Teren-Foster, Aileen
814.    Terry, Glenn & Maggie
815.    Thawley, Dave
816.    Thayer, Dean
817.    Thomassin, Ron
818.    Thomas, Art
819.    Thomas, Dick
820.    Thompson, Gary
821.    Thompson, Margie
822.    Thompson, Mike
823.    Tibaldi, Ernie
824.    Tibbet, Walt
825.    Tice, Stan
826.    Tietgens, Dick
827.    Tietgens, Don
828.    Tomaino, Jim
829.    Torres, Gil
830.    Torres, John
831.    Torres, Nestor
832.    Torres, Ralph
833.    Townsend, John
834.    Townsend, Vicki
835.    Tozer, Dave
836.    Trevino, Andy
837.    Trujillo, Ted
838.    Trussler, Christine
839.    Trussler, John
840.    Tush, Dick
841.    Tyler, Diana
842.    Unland, Joe
843.    Urban, Diane
844.    Usoz, Steve
845.    Valcazar, Dan
846.    Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
847.    Van Dyck, Lois
848.    Vanek, John
849.    Vasquez, Danny
850.    Rich Vasquez
851.    Vasquez, Ted
852.    Vasta, Joe
853.    Videan, Ed
854.    Videan, Theresa
855.    Vidmar, Mike
856.    Vincent, Bill
857.    Vinson, Jim
858.    Vizzusi, Gilbert
859.    Vizzusi, Mike
860.    Vizzusi, Rich
861.    Vizzusi, Tony
862.    Waggoner, Bill
863.    Wagner, Jim
864.    Wagstaff, Greg
865.    Wahl, John
866.    Walker, Dave
867.    Wall, Chuck
868.    Ward, Jean
869.    Ward, Ray
870.    Watts, Bob
871.    Way, Vicky
872.    Webster, Ron
873.    Wedlow, Dean
874.    Weesner, Greg
875.    Weesner, Steve
876.    Weir, Tony
877.    Welker, Jessica
878.    Wells, Bill
879.    Wells, Brenda
880.    Wells, Mike
881.    Wendling, Boni
882.    Wendling, Jay
883.    Weston, Tom
884.    Wheatley, Tom
885.    White, Rich
886.    Wicker, Joe
887.    Wiley, Bruce
888.    Williams, Jodi
889.    Williams [Durham], Lanette
890.    Williams, Rick
891.    Williamson, Kathleen
892.    Williamson, Ken
893.    Wilson, Caven
894.    Wilson, Jeff
895.    Wilson, Jerry
896.    Wilson, Lee
897.    Wilson, Neal
898.    Wilson, Stan
899.    Wilson, Tom
900.    Windisch Jr., Steve
901.    Wininger, Steve
902.    Winter, Bill
903.    Wirht, Kim
904.    Witmer, Dave
905.    Wittenberg, Jim
906.    Wolfe, Jeff
907.    Woo, Paul
908.    Wood, Dave
909.    Wood, Jim
910.    Woodington, Brad
911.    Wysuph, Dave
912.    Yarbrough, Bill
913.    Young, Mike
914.    Younis, Tuck
915.    Yuhas, Dick
916.    Yules, Ken
917.    Zalman, Ginny
918.    Zanoni, Mike
919.    Zaragoza, Phil
920.    Zenahlik, Tom
921.    Zimmerman, Eliza
922.    Zwemke, Doug