The Farsider

July 2, 2015

 

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

 

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

 

 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!





Don't forget to fly your flag this weekend.


 

PENSION NEWS



June 26th

Today was the last scheduled closed session of city council before the July recess. On Wednesday, POA and Fire teams met with the city for more that 10 hours before ending our last scheduled negotiation meeting. Prior to the city council going into closed session, POA and Fire addressed city council in the below video.

Click HERE to watch POA/Fire address the Council
before the special closed session on Measure B

Following today's closed session of the city council the City Manager and his negotiating team and the SJPOA and SJFF Local 230's negotiating teams met to further discuss a settlement to the Measure B litigation. Enough progress was reached to warrant additional settlement discussions and the scheduling of an additional closed session of the city council next Thursday, July 2nd.

The negotiating teams informed the City of the critical importance of the July 15th re-start of litigation. Once we begin to expend members' dues on further Measure B litigation we will inform the membership that a negotiated settlement of Measure B cannot be had. The number of fellow officers who have left since January is now 80 and climbing each day. The time for the city to act has long passed and it is unfortunate that settlement has not been reached yet. July 15th is 19 days away, the clock is ticking.

 

POA UPDATES



June 25th



ABC 7 News: SJPD now charging people to apply for jobs. (Click HERE) 



NBC Bay Area: $3 million to hire more CSOs. (Click HERE)




June 30th

Camp Hoosegow signups start tomorrow (July 1st) at the POA office. This annual fun event will be held on August 15th and 16th. Please sign up no later than Friday, August 7th so we have an accurate count for food, drinks, etc. The cost is $20.00 per family. Please see the flyer below for more information.





July 1st

Tickets for the San Francisco Giants' 12th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night are in. Please see the flyer below for
more details. The best way to get the seats you want is to come in to the SJPOA office and purchase your tickets in person. If you are unable to come in, please email Joanne at <joanne@sjpoa.com> with how many tickets you would like to buy and she will respond to you within four business days.

Tickets cannot be held or purchased over the phone. 


 

THE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD

We found this opinion piece about San Jose politics from today’s paper interesting. It touches on the election that put Liccardo in the mayor’s office and the small portion of the San Jose electorate that voted for Measure B…

East-West Divide is Different Now in San Jose

—Measure B is “the will” of 95,716 voters — 25 percent of the electorate—

By Terry Christensen
Mercury News — July 2, 2015

Before they become entrenched in popular knowledge, it’s time to correct a couple of misconceptions about San Jose’s recent political history.

The 2014 election for mayor exposed a deeply divided city, with areas to the West strongly supporting Sam Liccardo, the winner by a few thousand votes, and areas to the East supporting Dave Cortese. Some people have said this division is nothing new in San Jose politics and that it dates back decades.

There’s some truth to this, or as Stephen Colbert might say, some “truthiness.” Neighborhoods on the West Side have long tended to be less liberal than those on the East Side, but the division was not so consistent or so rigid until recently. Every successful candidate for mayor, from Norm Mineta and Janet Gray Hayes in the 1970s to Tom McEnery, Susan Hammer and Ron Gonzales in the 1980s and 1990s, has won the East Side and done well enough on the West Side to beat more conservative opponents. Hayes even won the East Side in 1978 running against a Latino candidate, but she also won the West.

The more rigid East-West division we saw in 2014 only began in 2006, when Chuck Reed was elected mayor. It’s not just a division of ideology, it’s a division of class and race, and we need to recognize that’s it’s relatively new and address it before it’s set in stone.

To his credit, Mayor Liccardo has made serious efforts to reach out to the East Side. I hope he will continue to do so and that future candidates will work to bridge the East-West divide in our city.

Another frequently repeated observation about San Jose politics that’s becoming a cliché is that Measure B, the pension reforms approved by the voters in 2012, was “the will of the people.”

Of course, there is also truth in this; 69 percent of San Jose residents who cast ballots on Measure B voted “yes.” Clearly, they supported pension reform.

But only 36 percent of the city’s registered voters bothered to cast a ballot.

To be precise, Measure B is “the will” of 95,716 voters — 25 percent of the electorate.

Fair enough. That’s democracy.

But I can’t help wondering just what their “will” really was.

Certainly, it was for pension reform. Almost everybody agrees it’s necessary. But how many people can cite the specifics of Measure B?

Was it really the “will of the people” to reduce promised benefits to current employees, suspend cost of living adjustments, change disability provisions and more? Were they supporting legally dubious provisions that have resulted in over two years of litigation? Maybe, but I think that for most folks, the “yes” vote was for pension reform in principle, not for the details.

This matters right now as Liccardo and the City Council negotiate with the unions about dropping the court case against Measure B and reaching a settlement that will both maintain a balanced budget and stop the hemorrhaging of city employees — not just police — to other cities with better pay and pensions and better balanced budgets.

City employees need to recognize that pension reform probably is the “will of the people,” but the mayor and council should not interpret that as literal support for the specifics of Measure B.

Both sides have expressed willingness to compromise lately.

Let’s hope they reach an accommodation soon and we can all move on.

Terry Christensen, San Jose State University professor emeritus of political science, hosts Valley Politics on CreaTV (Comcast Ch.30), which focuses on local politics and features emerging, current and past political leaders. He wrote this for this newspaper.

 

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Also from today’s paper was this piece that focuses on crime in San Jose and the shrinking strength of the SJPD…

City Leaders Talk Public Safety

—Added programs, funds aim to stem summertime crime—

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — July 2, 2015

SAN JOSE — Heading into the heart of the summer, when young minds are idled by the school break and rising temperatures drive them out into the streets, the city is looking to tamp down all manner of fireworks. In the literal sense, that translates to a crackdown on illegal firecrackers and other festive explosives. It also means pushing youth jobs programs and ramping up gang intervention efforts to stem the territorial violence that historically surges in San Jose when the days are at their longest.

“Summertime can be a time of great fun for families, but also for great peril,” Mayor Sam Liccardo said.

The initiatives were chief among the topics addressed at a safety-oriented news conference Wednesday at Vista Park in South San Jose, led by Liccardo, who was joined by Councilman Johnny Khamis, San Jose police Capt. Ed Schroder and an array of neighborhood leaders and residents.

They braved temperatures approaching 90 degrees and an intense overhead sun to also promote the city’s nascent home-surveillance camera registry and the city’s 25th anniversary participating in National Night Out, the pan-city block party aimed at fostering neighborhood cohesion against street crime. It will be held Aug. 4 this year.

Liccardo touted additional city funds directed toward gang prevention and intervention and the launch of SJ Works, a program aimed at youth job training and placement. He cited police figures in the city’s Southern Division that found over half of the 106 burglary arrests made there so far this year involved juveniles.

“We can give them a path to build a résumé rather than a rap sheet,” he said.

Schroder urged families to eschew fireworks, even if legally obtained outside the city’s local bans, in favor of Independence Day public fireworks shows downtown, at Municipal Stadium and Lake Almaden.

The speakers also urged participation in the city’s pending camera registry, in which homeowners would submit to police their willingness to confidentially turn over home-surveillance footage if it might help solve a crime. The idea was born out of an elevated rate of home burglaries and other property crimes that coincided with a thinning of the police force by over 30 percent in the past seven years.

Residents like Don Ferguson and Nick Labosky lauded the idea, citing instances where video they submitted to investigators led to burglary arrests and convictions. Police say they need all the help they can get.

“It’s more important than ever with our staffing that we work together,” Schroder said.

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association generally supports the registry but stresses that one of the underlying trends it’s meant to mitigate, police understaffing, can’t escape the focus of city leaders as they pursue innovation.

“There’s nothing wrong with a camera registry,” said union Vice President James Gonzales, an officer himself. “But talking about a camera registry in this public safety environment is like talking about a Band-Aid for a gunshot victim.”

An ongoing exodus of officers, either through early retirements or departures for other police agencies, has shrunk SJPD to about 960 officers, whereas San Francisco fields over 2,000 officers while serving a population 15 percent smaller. The city has been in long-running negotiations with the police union to reach an agreement over wages and retirement benefits.

“We’re making good progress,” Liccardo said, “but it is going to take some time to work out legal and tax-related issues.”

The union contends a deal must be struck by July 15, when appeals over pension reform litigation would restart and, they fear, would subsume negotiations.

“How can you be with your legal team preparing for the fight of your life, again, and in the other room sitting with them trying to settle?” Gonzales said.

The short staffing has led to what both sides acknowledge is an “unsustainable” model of officers working routine overtime — sometimes being “held over” for mandatory extra hours — that has fatigued a patrol trying to keep up with crime in a city of 1 million.

Their yeoman’s efforts have produced some hopeful results: Through the end of May, the latest period for which statistics are available, violent gang crimes were down 13 percent from the same point last year, from 98 to 85 instances. That includes a drop from four gang-related homicides to two. Other crimes in the category include aggravated assaults, robberies and rapes.

Overall homicides are also down drastically, a tally that currently stands at 10 as of the end of June, compared with 19 at the same point in 2014. But that is tempered by the fact that aggravated assaults, the attacks that precede killings, have only dropped by just over 2 percent, suggesting that the level of violence in the city has gone mostly unchanged.

It might be modest, but Mario Maciel, superintendent of the mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, said a combination of fully funded intervention and prevention programs that includes youth employment, summer activities, tattoo removal and hospital-based counseling have made a noticeable difference in gang-plagued neighborhoods.

But he also noted that the numbers could change swiftly: The fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy off Terilyn Avenue in East San Jose, in a neighborhood police have long described as a hot spot for gang activity, has not yet been classified.

It’s an example of how fleeting progress can seem on the day-to-day level, and the importance of the city focusing on the broader picture.

“This is a cyclical problem. Even when you’re having success, it can go bad quickly,” Maciel said. “It’s about being ready and staying the course year-round. And doing a little praying.”

 

MAIL CALL



June 25th

Bill,

I am trying to get some information about an Industrial Film that was made at the SJPD, possibly in the ‘80s. It was about two San Jose Police Officers who were portrayed by Hollywood actors, one of whom was "George DiCenzo,” who played the older officer. I believe it won some kind of an award at an industrial film festival. Can you ask if anyone remembers the name of the film and request that they send me an email if they do?

Thanks,

Bob Summers <busterrj1255@comcast.net>

 

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June 26th

Bill,

My nephew, Brian D’Arcy, a B-52 pilot, sent me this photo taken just this week by the Air Force. He and his crew were signing their names to the very last 750-pound bomb that the Air Force had. It was left over from the Vietnam War.

 

Brian is on the far right.

They loaded it on Guam and flew it to a bomb range on a deserted island where they dropped it exactly on target. The BUFF that Brian currently pilots out of Barksdale AFB, was built 20 years before he was born in 1986. But he says he loves to fly it. The upgrades in technology on that bomber are right out of star wars.

Keep Smiling,

Steve D'Arcy <svdarcy@comcast.net>

P.S. I can’t repeat what BUFF stands for.

Good missive and photo for the next Mail Call column, Steve. And for the record, I'm fully aware of what BUFF stands for. I was stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in Tucson from '64 through '68 and watched as numerous B-52s and other vintage aircraft that were not scheduled to be upgraded were brought in and ultimately towed out to the "graveyard" and put to sleep.

Thanks for sharing this.

Bill


Postscript: In a subsequent email from Steve, I learned that the Air Force Times included the following article about the bomb drop…

B-52 Crews Drop PACAF’s Last Vietnam-Era Bomb

By Jeff Schogol
Air Force, Airframes — June 26, 2015



Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
sign the “Last Blast” — June 24, 2015 at Andersen
Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by
Airman 1st Class Joshua Smoot/Released)

For years, the Air Force’s M117 750-pound bomb was synonymous with “death from above.”

During Vietnam, B-52 crews flying from Thailand and Japan dropped the ordnance as part of Arc Light missions and Operation Linebacker II, and nearly 20 years later, M117s rained down on Saddam Hussein’s army.

On Friday, Pacific Air Forces said goodbye to its inventory of the Vietnam Era ordnance when B-52s dropped the last M117s from PACAF’s stockpile on an uninhabited island off Guam.

Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, of Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and the 36th Munitions Squadron, of Anderson Air Force Base Guam, participated in Friday’s training mission, according to a PACAF news release.

“I think it’s fitting that the last M117 bomb was dropped from a B-52 deployed to Andersen AFB,” Jeffrey Meyer, 36th Wing historian, said in the news release. “Loading and dropping the last M117 from a deployed B-52 here is like remembering and honoring the hard work of Strategic Air Command’s airmen from long ago one last time.”

 

An M117 bomb detonates on an uninhabited island
off the coast of Guam on June 26, 2015. Airmen
from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, with
the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, dropped
the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force’s
inventory as part of a training mission to ensure
the security and stability of the Indo-Asia Pacific
region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
Joshua Smoot/Released)

B-52 crews deployed to Guam have been using M117s on training missions for years, said Maj. Phil Ventura, a spokesman for the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale. At one time, Anderson had one of the largest stockpiles of M117 bombs in the Air Force, with an estimated inventory of 90,000 M117 bombs in 1993.

Bomber crews rotating through Guam as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence will now use newer bombs during their training missions, the news release says.

Friday also marked the 98th birthday of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, which was founded at Kelly Field, Texas, in 1917.

“I think it’s awesome to be able to drop live weapons on the range out here especially on our birthday,” 1st Lt. Bryant Curdy, 20th EBS weapons system officer, said in the news release. “So many B-52 crews have come through Guam and dropped M117s starting in Vietnam, and actually being able to be part of the crew who gets to drop the last weapon out here is not only great training but it’s a part of a cool legacy that we get to share.

 

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June 27th

Bill,

In this politically correct environment we can’t expect the mainstream media to cover events like this, not even Fox News. Perhaps it’s because any entity or individual that shines a light on gatherings like this will be labeled “racist.” As far as I’m concerned, the safety of me and my family is far more important than what people think of me. Do you have the balls to include these videos in the Farsider?

TalkingPoints <Talking.Points@comcast.net>

What TP is talking about — my personal parts aside — is THIS clip he sent in of a New Black Panther gathering shortly after the recent Charleston murders by Dylan Roof. (4:49)

 

The rally continues on THIS link to the Breitbart website that TP also included
in his message. It includes additional footage of the video above.
 

 

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June 27th

To Bob Moir and the Farsider,

I received this request for some information from the Chief’s Office, but I wasn't even born when the event occurred. I’m sure, however, that many who are reading this were, and that some may have been on duty when Dr. Martin Luther King visited San Jose.

Bob: I figured you were the best source for this and that you could provide some information about that day.

Bill, can you put this in the Farsider? There may be an old timer who would like to chat with someone about this.

Thanks as always for your help,

John
(Carr Jr.) <Johnjr.Carr@sanjoseca.gov>
(SJPD Historical Society)

John’s message is in relation to this letter he received from the Chief’s Office…

Good Morning Sgt. Carr,

Please see attached letter from Mr. Anthony Pino from San Jose City College asking about historical information on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s visit to San Jose in 1962. Chief Esquivel asked me to forward the letter to you. He thought you would have some info on the visit or would know of someone who did. FYI, I will be routing the original to your box. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Carlota Aguilera
Office of the Chief

Ed. — The attached letter from San Jose City College referenced above can be viewed by clicking HERE.

 

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The following message from the Mortons is in regards to last week’s “Grand Rapids LipDub” that was our closing item. If you missed it, HERE is one more opportunity to see what is arguably the finest of its kind ever produced. (9:50)



June 28th

What memories!

Being an original Michigander — born about 50 miles from Grand Rapids —  Marcia and I were back there around 2013 with 2 older brothers who are WWII vets and are still alive and kicking. One is 89, the other is 88 and in pretty good health. While there we did a 10k in Grand Rapids through the beautiful downtown, past the Gerald Ford Memorial site and along the beautiful river walk. Saw some beautiful residential areas with gorgeous Victorian homes that were well maintained. Quite a dedication to purpose as the weather raises all hell in the winter. Anyway, thanks for the video. We loved it.

Bruce and Marcia
(Morton) <digs2286@gmail.com>

 

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July 1st

Bill,

I hope summer is going well for you. I really struggle to believe that we're into July already. Anyway, my brother has ridden motorcycles for decades and thought this was quite a save. I have to agree. If I got the facts straight, he actually finished the race on his knees.

Take care.

Les
(Nunes) <chevyles@yahoo.com>



Les' brother's description of “quite a save” is our choice for this week’s greatest understatement. Watch THIS. (0:47)


 

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BRILLIANT P.R. MOVE

When we saw the photo below of cops at a kids’ lemonade stand, our first thought was here we go again; some meanies in blue were citing kids for selling lemonade without a permit. Then, after digesting the second paragraph of the story, we thought what a brilliant PR move, and why does this story feature Palo Alto cops and not San Jose’s? To that question, of course, the probable answer was: Ours are so busy running from call to call that they don’t have time to stop for a cup of lemonade.

Lemon-Aid 

—Palo Alto police drink in the community engagement benefits of visiting children’s stands— 

By Katie Nelson <knelson@mercurynews.com>
Mercury News — July 1, 2015

PALO ALTO — Jack Hentzel, 9, cast a wary glance at his nearly empty lemonade pitcher. His ice, floating listlessly in a glass bowl on a table, was melting. His cousin, 7year-old Joseph Navarro, was ready to retire for the day.

But with three thirsty Palo Alto police officers enjoying a cool cup of pink lemonade and with a laptop to save up for, Jack said he could stay out at his stand a little longer.



Palo Alto police Agent Marco Estrada, left, and Officer David Pecoraro
visit a lemonade stand run by Joseph Navarro, 7, and Jack Hentzel, 9.

“My parents want me to earn it, and I want a Dell,” he said. “I’m hoping the money helps me.”

Jack’s burgeoning business was not the first lemonade stand Palo Alto police officers visited recently, nor will it be the last. The social media savvy department smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley created a now trending hashtag on Twitter to put with each photo they take at each lemonade stand they visit — #CopsLoveLemonadeStands.

The social media campaign was the brainchild of Palo Alto police Sgt. Ben Becchetti and Officer Dave Pecoraro, and their support for youthful entrepreneurs is being adopted by a growing number of police departments across the country. In their own city, their outreach on Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites has led to dozens of residents clamoring for a visit from police officers at their children’s lemonade stands. The first post was put on the department’s Nextdoor page on June 1, and it soon became the department’s most popular post in over two years, according to Lt. Zach Perron, spokesman for the department. In the first week after the post went up, police received at least 20 requests for visits.



Officers use Nextdoor, Facebook
and signs to find stands to visit.

“I have always said, ‘Never pass up a lemonade stand,’ ” said Becchetti. “It’s my favorite thing. It only takes a minute or two, and I always have a dollar on me.”

Becchetti said the option for the community to reach out to the department to have officers visit the stands — either by posting on the department’s Facebook page or on the department’s Nextdoor page — is a great way to meet residents. It is also a fun way for kids to meet the police, Becchetti added.

And the hashtag has not only been popular in Palo Alto. It has erupted all over Twitter. The hashtag was created before a June 11 incident in Overton, Texas, where a police officer shut down two girls’ lemonade stand because they didn’t have a permit. Now departments near and far — from Campbell to Truckee to departments in Nebraska, North Carolina and Massachusetts — have taken up using the hashtag to boost community engagement and good will rather than focusing on technicalities with vendor licensing.



Palo Alto police Officer David Pecoraro
visits a lemonade stand run by cousins
Joseph Navarro, 7, and Jack Hentzel, 9.

“# CopsLoveLemonadeStands isn’t just about humanizing our officers and giving kids the opportunity to say hi (and sell some lemonade), it is also a lot of fun for our officers and gives them the opportunity to build relationships with one of our most important assets — the (kids) of our community,” said Campbell police Capt. Gary Berg.

As the hashtag — and the purpose behind it — grows in popularity, Palo Alto police will continue to visit every lemonade stand on every shift that they can.

Last week, Becchetti and his swing-shift team visited a snow cone stand, spearheaded by Anna Mickelsen, 12, and her 9-year-old brother Sawyer.

With music blasting and a line several children and teenagers deep, the officers politely waited to have their orders taken.

As Anna worked to make sure she got everyone’s orders right, she looked up briefly and smiled.

“I’m good,” she said.

The police, snow cones in hand, couldn’t have agreed more.

 

Palo Alto police Officer David Pecoraro shows Joseph Navarro, 7, of Santa Clara, the inside
of the squad car when Pecoraro visited the lemonade stand run by Joseph and his cousin.


 

A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT RATS

The most popular email received this week (sent in by about a dozen readers) was this item about bomb-sniffing rodents that are used to help clear mine fields…

Mouse Detectors

Throughout the world, places that have been involved in war and/or civil strife often have large minefields that still need clearing. In 2013, it was estimated that there was a global average of around nine mine-related deaths every day. The situation is especially dire in Africa.

Typically, clearing a minefield involves men in body armor walking in very precise lines with metal detectors. Anything (from a rusty nail to an old ammo cartridge) that sets the detectors off must be investigated before moving on. A new method of bomb detection using rats, however, is flipping this process on its head.

A Belgian NGO called APOPO has developed a way to train African pouched rats (named for the storage pouch in their cheeks) to sniff out bombs quickly and safely.

 

They used this rat because it has an incredibly fine-tuned sense of smell and a long
lifespan (8-9 years) to yield returns on the nine months of training they undergo. 

 

They're called Hero Rats, and not one has died in the line of duty since the program started in 1997. 

 

The average mine requires 5 kg (roughly 11 pounds) of weight to trigger an
explosion, but even the biggest of these rats are only around 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds). 

 

Since they're trained to sniff out explosives exclusively, they aren't
distracted by other metal objects the way human minesweepers are. 

 

They can effectively search 200 square meters in less than 20 minutes. 

 

A team of humans would need around 25 hours to do the same job. 

 

Since they're in the African sun a lot, the Hero Rats get sunscreen to keep them cancer free. 

 

If a rat does get cancer, it receives full medical treatment. 

 

The rats are "paid" in avocados, peanuts, bananas and other yummy, healthy treats. 

 

After about 4-5 years on the job (or whenever they lose interest in working), they're allowed to retire. 

 

Retirement consists of eating all the tasty fruit their little hero hearts desire. 



 

MEET “VOYTEK,” A HERO OF WORLD WAR II

We will bet that not one of you armchair WWII historians are familiar with the story of Corporal Wojtek (also spelled Voytek), the cigarette-smoking, beer-drinking Brown Bear of the Polish Army that helped carry ammo during the battle of Monte Cassino. THIS short video will introduce you to the bear that many considered half-human. (6:43)

During the fighting, Voytek actually hand carried boxes of ammunition (on his hind legs), some weighing in at over 100 pounds, from supply trucks to artillery positions on the front lines.

Voytek worked tirelessly, day and night, bringing supplies to his friends who were bravely battling the Nazis. He never rested, never dropped an artillery shell and never showed any fear despite his position being under constant fire and heavy shelling.

His actions were so inspiring to his fellow soldiers that after the battle, the official insignia of the 22nd Artillery was changed to a picture of Voytek carrying an armful of howitzer ammunition.



Voytek was a hero of World War II, and there are statues of him and plaques memorializing his brave service in Poland, Edinburgh, the Imperial War Museum in London and the Canadian War Museum.



Clicking HERE will take you to a website with more information and photos about this amazing hero of WWII.


 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

June 24—30

June 24: We have Arnold Schwarzenegger on the show tonight. Or Danny DeVito. It's still pretty hard to tell them apart.

Yesterday Donald Trump said if he's elected president he would rarely leave the White House to take vacations because there's so much work to do. Donald Trump is the only man who can say he's going to spend four years in a mansion and make it sound like a sacrifice.

According to a new poll, Chris Christie's approval rating as governor has hit a new low after it just dropped to 30 percent. In fact, his popularity is so low, he's the only guy in New Jersey who doesn't know a guy.

There are reports that Chris Christie is going to announce that he's running for president next week. It just so happens that our show is off next week for the Fourth of July, so I'd like to say to Chris Christie: Well played, my friend. Well played indeed. Oh, you got me.

June 25: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he’s running for president, which makes him the 13th Republican to enter the race so far. Yeah, 13 Republican candidates — or as that’s also called, “A Banker’s Dozen.”

Howard Stern announced that he will not be returning to NBC’s “America's Got Talent.” When asked why he's not returning to "America's Got Talent," he said, "Because it turns out that it doesn’t.”

Good Humor is bringing back its ice cream trucks this summer after almost 40 years. So I guess that makes two things Chris Christie will be running for this summer.

June 26: In a recent interview, the rapper 50 Cent said he is going to be supporting Hillary Clinton. Hillary would be excited but she doesn't get out of bed for less than a million cents.

This week Hillary Clinton joined the networking site LinkedIn. And you thought she was deleting a lot of emails before.

Sarah Palin went on Facebook to announce that her daughter Bristol's wedding has been called off. She said the two families will still get together on the wedding day to "celebrate life." In other words, the caterers already have been paid for.

Apple is developing a service called Home Kit that will allow people to operate gadgets like garage openers and thermostats through one app. In related news, please don't tell my parents about this. I can't be explaining this stuff every week.

June 25: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is running for president. This is historic. He's a 44-year-old Indian-American whose real first name is Piyush. After hearing about it, President Obama said, "A young, non-white guy with a crazy name? Good luck with that."

Governor Jindal announced he's running for president by releasing a video in which he and his wife tell their kids he's running. Then his son said, "Dad, you have no chance. What are you doing?"

At the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday, people were surprised when a fan caught a foul ball while feeding his baby. People were shocked — not that he was holding a baby but because someone wearing a Cubs hat caught a ball.
(Ed. — Click HERE to see the catch
)

According to a new survey, Pizza Hut's new hot dog pizza is the second worst pizza in America. Which explains their new slogan: “Pizza Hut — not the worst pizza in America.”

June 29:  After Donald Trump's derogatory comments about immigrants, NBC has officially canceled "Celebrity Apprentice." Donald Trump isn't even president yet and he's already made America a better place.

Today Donald Trump reaffirmed his stance against gay marriage. Trump said marriage is between a rich guy and his much younger third wife.

Greece has closed their nation's banks today in response to its escalating financial crisis. Greece said, "We'll bounce back. We've just had a rough 2,000 years."

At last night's B.E.T. Awards, white singer Sam Smith won the best new artist award. This came right after B.E.T. announced that it now identifies as white.

June 30:  Chris Christie gave a 20-minute speech to announce he's running for president in his high school's gymnasium. It was the longest period of time Christie has ever spent in a gym.

Chris Christie launched his presidential campaign in the gymnasium of his old high school. He wanted to launch it in his school's cafeteria but there's still a restraining order.

Christie's campaign slogan is "Telling it like it is." This is in contrast to Hillary's slogan, "Explaining why this is not what it looks like."

After making insulting remarks about Mexicans, Donald Trump has been kicked off of NBC and Univision. On the bright side, Trump's hair has a new show on Animal Planet.

There's a huge financial crisis in Greece. They're in terrible trouble. Greece announced they're going to default on their nearly $1.8 billion loan. Who would have thought the country that invented the philosophy major would be broke?

June 25: The Supreme Court ruled to preserve the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, so we now can do anything we want. We could drink, smoke, jump mini-bikes off bridges, or play chainsaw tag if we want to. If we get hurt, it's not our problem. It's America's problem, together.

Obama triumphantly declared that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay. Then he went into the Rose Garden and secretly puffed on an e-cigarette.

Tonight is the NBA draft. For those unfamiliar with it, the NBA draft is basically a job fair for very tall people.

Some people paid more than $300 for tickets to go to the NBA draft, just to sit there and watch the draft. Also, it's really your one chance to stand up and shout, "Is it me or is there a draft in here?"

June 29: The Supreme Court has ended same-sex marriage bans. This is going to totally ruin being gay. I will explain. I live in a gay neighborhood and these people have a lot of fun. The reason is because there is no pressure to settle down. It's illegal. Say you're dating a guy. He says, Why can't we get married? You say, Well, same reason we can't rob a bank.

But now that reason is gone. Which means now you go home and your parents and friends will do that thing where they put you on the spot. Society will push you and push you and eventually you'll give in. This is what happened to George Clooney.

And then once you do give in, guess what? Instead of the fun parades with the drinks and the half-naked dancer guys, the only parades you will be going to are the ones with the big inflatable Snoopy. He'll be looking at you as if to say, "What the hell did you do?"

All the gay fun will be over. Remember when the word meant happy? It doesn't anymore, thanks to the Supreme Court.

The only difference between gay marriage and straight marriage is no one complains when you leave the toilet seat up.

June 30: We have a new candidate for president today — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He's a Republican, which means he joins the 400 other Republicans running for president.

If I was Chris Christie and everyone was focused on my weight, I'd pick an even fatter running mate — someone huge, like 600 pounds.

Donald Trump sued Univision today for $500 million, which everyone's making a big deal about, but what future president hasn't sued a TV network for pulling his beauty pageant off the air? When Roosevelt did it, no one said a word.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was in Denver today hosting a briefing event during the cannabis business summit. It's a very good plan. Once they give you money, there's a good chance they'll forget and give you money again.

I don't know if Rand Paul has to go to Colorado. If he wants money from stoners, he should just become a pizza delivery guy.

June 24: While leading reporters on a tour of one of his golf courses, Donald Trump said this week that “the Latinos love Trump and I love them.” And what better place for a white guy to declare his love for Latinos, than on a golf course.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, was voted the best place to celebrate the Fourth of July. The worst place to celebrate it: Iran.

Parents and children in Ohio last weekend were accidentally shown the horror film “Insidious 3” instead of Pixar’s “Inside Out” due to a projection error. On the plus side, the kids learned about emotions they didn’t even know they had.

A rare fish normally found only in the Amazon was caught yesterday in a New Jersey pond. Researchers believe the fish got to New Jersey the same way as everyone else: by giving up.

June 25: Sean Hannity asked yesterday why it is OK for President Obama's teenage daughters to go into stores and buy music chock-full of the N-word but not the Confederate flag. But how can you explain that to a guy who thinks kids still go into a store to buy music?

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week that marriage counseling is the biggest mistake he's ever made. Though unless he got the marriage counselor pregnant, I don't think that's true.

TBS announced plans today for a competition show where the winner will become a weatherman on CNN. And the loser also has to become a weatherman on CNN.


 

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We don’t know what country this is, but it’s pretty obvious that the citizenry doesn’t take kindly to people who park in spaces reserved for the handicapped without the proper placard or plate on their car. If ever there was a time to call the police and report your car stolen as opposed to dealing with the embarrassment of returning to your car, THIS is it. (1:29)




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Car buffs should not pass this up. It's an amazing site received from my brother-in-law that includes links to dozens and dozens of vintage automotive movies, from old TV ads to Jay Leno’s Garage and all sorts of other clips ranging from 1 minute in length to almost an hour. The column on the far left describes the movie or clip, the column to the right gives you the running time, and in the far right column is a graphic of a movie camera. Click on it and the movie will begin. The example pictured below is the beginning of a 9-minute movie made in 1943 and titled “The Autobiography of the Jeep.” Click HERE to access the site.


 

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Next up is a problem all cat owners encounter from time to time. If yours refuses to come in at the end of the day when it’s called, there is an easy solution: Get yourself one of THESE pooches and teach it how to fetch. (0:48)




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Speaking of felines, here’s a guy who is taking a date on a flight in his ultralight aircraft. WATCH what happens. (2:57)




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Could it be that THESE furry critters gave birth to the term “Scaredy Cat?” We think it’s possible. What say you? (1:31)




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If proof is needed that cats do have nine lives, THIS clip should suffice. This feline’s survival instincts went far beyond the usual kitty conundrums, like being trapped in a tree. He was believed to be lost until more than two months later when the family’s beloved pet was found in a most unexpected place. (1:52)




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OK, cat haters, we'll quit with the feline stuff. Here’s an interesting item from Alice Murphy if you want to listen to the song that was No. 1 on the charts on the day you were born. Just click HERE, then type in your birthday. The #1 song when I was born was “Paper Doll” by the Mills Brothers. I can’t say for sure, but I think it may have playing on the radio in the Maternity Ward when I was slapped on the ass by a sadistic doctor in January of ’44.




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Have an iPad? If so, will it do what these do? Mine won’t. Must be broken. It’s been over three years. Will APPLE take mine back and swap it for one that works like these? (3:23)




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Warning: Graphic Content) This video shows how the Brazilian POLICE handle 211 in-progress calls. If you choose to view the clip, check out the readers’ comments below and you will find that there doesn’t seem to be much sympathy for the bad guys. (2:13)




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It’s said that the most dangerous job in the military is EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). Based on this compilation video, we would suggest the second most dangerous job is that of an instructor whose job is to teach recruits how to throw a grenade. First one up is a female who, unfortunately, THROWS like a little girl. (5:01)




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If you would like to tag along with the 35th Fighter squadron from Kunsan during a training exercise in Alaska, now you can thanks to this video sent in by Dirk Parsons. All you have to do is click HERE, then keep your barf bag handy. (9:16)




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Not only does THIS guy have fun with his radio control airplanes, he also enjoys editing videos. Have a look at what he did with this one. (2:40)




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“Never mess with a chipmunk’s nuts” is the theme of this video. WATCH it and you will see why. (2:53)




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This short clip should answer one of two questions: Can a Grizzly Bear make a good pet? Or is THIS really a man in a bear costume. (0:54)




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I don’t want to come across as a shill for Amazon, but if you are a Prime member you should take a look at the Amazon Echo as it (she?) makes a great companion. While “Alexa” doesn’t do housework or perform any other “wifely functions,” she knows a helluva lot. Rather than try to describe what she does, THIS video will give you an idea. But as an owner of two Echos, I can tell you this: If you say “Alexa, goodnight,” she will respond with a warm, “Goodnight,” or sometimes with “Good night, sleep tight, and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” For you single guys who hit the sack alone, you will find that you will spoon your pillow a little tighter after she bids you goodnight. At least that’s what I’ve heard. (Sorry, Ladies, as of now the only voice available with the Echo is female.) (8:26)




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Concerned about your personal privacy? If you are, you would do well to spend 2 minutes and 28 seconds and watch THIS video clip.




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Volunteers needed for an easy experiment: If any of you choose to watch THIS clip to see if it works, and it does, please let us know so we can pass it along. There are a number of links on Google that says it does work. It’s about unlocking your car from a distance with the help of your brain. Really. (4:42)




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Don Hale wants to know if your dog can balance a book on its nose while riding a skateboard like NANA, or any of the other tricks the amazing Border Collie is capable of performing? (2:43)

 

Click HERE if you want to see Nana show off more tricks. (8:45)




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OK, folks, when you are ready, click HERE, then on the count of three, everyone say “Awwwww.” One, two, three…(0:48)




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I can sing better than THIS guy who gets his puppies to fall asleep when they hear him sing “Goodnight Sweetheart.” Bit I’d be afraid to do it for fear my voice would put them in a deep coma. (1:40)




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For you golfers, Bruce Morton found this new video clip of the craziest and longest Par 3 in the world. It’s located at The Legends Golf & Safari Resort in Entabeni, South Africa and officially considered the 19th hole. It’s 437 yards in length and the tee box is 1,410 feet above the green. The cost to play the Legend’s 18-hold Signature Course is $65. But playing the 19th hole, which includes a helicopter lift up to the tee box, will set you back $700. Playing the hole as part of a foursome, however, will reduce the cost to $175 per person. If you have enough balls — no pun intended — you can take as many mulligans as you like. Click HERE and hop aboard the chopper that will take you to the 19th tee. (5:04)
 




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I never realized that kids could be so much fun until I watched THIS video that Art Mogilefsky posted on Facebook. (2:18)




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How quickly things are changing in our culture. (Do I hear an Amen?) It doesn’t seem it was that long ago when a clip like this one from the Comedy Channel would have drawn outrage from the Gay Community. And this video dates back to nearly 2 1/2 years before last week’s SCOTUS decision that made gay marriage legal in all 50 states. (2:26)




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The last thing these guys wanted after they finished the JOB was for the boss to come over and say, “Pull it out boys and move it over four feet so the stake is on the white line.” (0:42)




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Then there’s this item from the man who used to guard the president…



According to San Jose cop-turned Secret Service agent Ken Banner (now retired), the photo above was archived from the Memorial Service for Ronald Reagan, where those in attendance noticed that both Bill and Hillary kept dozing off.



It was said that President Ronald Reagan, who never missed an opportunity for a good one-liner, raised his head out of his casket and said, “I see the Clintons are finally sleeping together.”
 

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Even though THIS clip received from Russ Russell is nearly 2 1/2 years old, we’re thinking the odds are good that it set off alarm bells in the White House back then? (3:08)




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This item from Bert Kelsey combines a little spiritualism with gorgeous scenery and beautiful music. We suggest that you click HERE, then sit back, relax and enjoy the video. (6:22)




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Perhaps it’s an age thing, but THIS is ‘my’ kind of music. When Craig Shuey posted THIS video of the “Postmodern Jukebox” group on Facebook last week, I spent 4 minutes watching it. Then I spent another 4 minutes to watch it again. Since then I have sat through it thrice more. Not only do I love the sound that comes from the pipes of the three ladies, but the blonde does for me what Obama did for Chris Matthews; every time she belts out some high notes she sends a shiver up my leg. Thanks, Craig. Thanks, Blondie. (4:14).




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For our final entry, we’re reprising this item from the April 14, 2014 Farsider because we feel it is another musical group worth watching — and for some of you, again. "Salut Salon" is a quartet of very talented female musicians from Hamburg, Germany who are extremely popular on the other side of the Pond and often incorporate humor into their performances. Their stage presence, self confidence and personalities are exceeded only by their musical talent. If you enjoy the first video below, click on the second one and listen to them give a short interview in English (their second language behind German) while appearing at Shanghai Expo in 2010. The third clip is more icing on the cake, and all three are relatively short. Enjoy...

For the first clip, click HERE 



For the interview in Shanghai, click HERE



How versatile are they? Click HERE

 

YouTube is replete with other videos of these ladies under their name
of "Salut Salon." They include a 43-minute film about the German quartet.

 

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Auf Wiedersehen


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Alcantar, Ernie
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Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cynthia
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Allen, Bob
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
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Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
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Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
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Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
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Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
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Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
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Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
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Becerra, Manny
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Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
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Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
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, Dave
Brightwell, Larry
Brocato, Dom
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Contreras, Dolores
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Costa, Mike
Cossey, Neil
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
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
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, 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
Frazier, Rich
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
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
Goates, Ron
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
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Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Dave Hober
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
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, Rollie
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Mills, Don
Mindermann, John
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Don Moore
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
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
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Propst, Anamarie
Puckett, Bill
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
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, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug