The Farsider

July 13, 2017

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

 

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



PBA's ANNUAL BBQ MEETING SET FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY

POA Hall
Wednesday, July 19th
5:00 p.m.


Next Wednesday's (July 19th) PBA meeting will feature its once-a-year barbecue extravaganza. Hors d'oeuvres and snacks will precede the lavish dinner which will be comprised of huge New York Steaks prepared on the grill by Lee Wilson, Jim Polmanteer and Terry Handforth. The dinner will also include a pot of Lumpy’s delicious Road-Kill Chili (see the * below), Corn on the Cob, toasty Garlic Bread and a huge bowl of Lumpy’s Ensalada Grande. A special dessert from current Cake Boss Joe Wicker will follow the feast while Sgt. at Arms Bob Moir will see to it that a full array of spirits along with a variety of beer and wine will be available at the open bar, including some single-malt sipping Scotch for the discriminating alcoholic.

PBA members are invited to bring their appetites and enjoy this annual event, but no guests. Remember, this is for members only. Any member who shows up with someone in tow who isn't a PBA member will be turned away.


* Toothpicks will be available next to the pot of Lumpy’s Road-Kill Chili in case some of the boar's hair gets lodged in your teeth. (Take a couple; the hair is pretty coarse.)


POA NEWS








July 10th


Integrity, respect, and humility are only a few of the characteristics that pave the way of a San Jose Police Officer's commitment to the community. Officers carry these characteristics out every day and yet they are done in such a quiet, humble way as not to bring attention to who the officers really are as an everyday person. That is why we wish to recognize some of the heroes that are intertwined within the very community they serve.

Many years ago, officers from SJPD began volunteering their time, off duty, by escorting thousands of participants in the AVON 39.3 Breast Cancer Walk while riding their bikes in uniform along side the participants. Like most, a loved one who is or has battled cancer, including some of our very own, has touched many officers in some manner. Officers began volunteering their time to lend support, provide comfort and to let the "walkers" know we have their back; you will not walk this road alone! Whatever the motivation or reason, the sense of commitment to the community is at the very foundation of these dedicated officers.

It is yet again that the Breast Cancer Walk has come and gone with our very own silent heroes supporting the first to the very last walker. Though the officers are recognized, welcomed, and even cheered by many, the officers shy away from the attention as they believe the true stars are the participants, the ones battling cancer. Through many laughs and some tears, these officers begin to paint the picture of who San Jose Police Officers really are and what they represent.

To the many San Jose Police Officers and Dispatchers, THANK YOU for your tireless efforts not only in supporting the many fighting cancer, but also for helping bring clarity to who and what police officers across this nation stand for through compassion towards their community.
 
Many thanks to all who participated,
 
Sean Pritchard, Board Member
San Jose Police Officers' Association



THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD


It’s been a few months since we last dug in the garden of the Mercury News’ Internal Affairs column and pulled out a weed, but last Sunday’s paper gave us that opportunity in support of our firefighter cousins and — as our co-pensioners — us as well…



Oliverio Enrages Firefighter Union


Santa Clara County supervisor candidate Pierluigi Oliverio rolled through the July 4 “Rose, White and Blue” parade in a big red fire engine that sported his campaign banner and blasted tunes like “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” as he smiled widely and waved to kids.

And that didn’t sit well with San Jose’s firefighter union, with whom he battled as a city councilman over measures to trim pension costs. The “Friends of San Jose Firefighters” posted a “rant” on Facebook calling out Oliverio for what they argued was an effort to deceive voters.


“LET US BE CLEAR, firefighters and police all across this valley will never support this snake in the grass,” the post read. “For him to utilize this tactic to appear to have our support as firefighters is dirty politics. This is the kind of man he is … period.” The post concluded that Oliverio won’t support public safety “no matter what lies he may utter.”

Oliverio, who rented the private truck from friends who own Joseph J. Albanese, a Santa Clara construction company, denied trying to mislead the public. Oliverio said he chose a fire engine to show support for fire officials and because it’s an attention-grabber. “I’m a little surprised at the union’s reaction since this type of whining and bullying is done right before the election,” Oliverio said. “There’s more to supporting firefighters than giving a blank check to pensions.”

San Jose prohibits using city property for political campaigns and the privately-owned truck was from Southern California. The truck, which cost Oliverio’s campaign $150 to rent per hour, is often used in other parades, such as a Christmas parade in Los Gatos.

But Sean Kaldor, president of the San Jose Firefighters Local 230, isn’t buying it. “It’s pretty disappointing that a candidate would use his own money to rent a fire engine to imply firefighters are supporting him,” Kaldor said.

 

Police Union Hopes for ‘CARE’ Money

 

—S.J. officers joining other unions to ask for federal help to address clashes with mentally ill—   

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayareanewsgroup.com>
Mercury News — July 13, 2017


SAN JOSE » Amid a string of high profile police shootings involving mentally ill people, San Jose officers have joined a national effort to secure federal funding and resources to better train officers who are commonly first-responders to violent mental-health episodes.

The San Jose Police Officers’ Association is joining a dozen big-city police unions converging in New York City on Thursday to formally announce a legislative agenda dubbed CARE — Compassionate and Accountable Responses for Everyone — asking the federal government to bankroll new equipment, training, and legal outreach they assert will drive down fatal clashes with the mentally ill.

In San Jose, six of seven police shootings this year have involved mentally ill people in crisis, three of which were fatal. State estimates from the past few years purport that mental-health episodes account for as much as 40 percent of officer-involved shootings in California.   



A suspect’s pickup sits at Lawrence Expressway in
March in San Jose. Officers shot a suspect after a chase.


“You’ve got too many shootings that involve the mentally ill across the nation every single day,” said Sgt. Paul Kelly, SJPOA president. “ We can’t wait to fix a problem just in San Jose or Oakland.”

The New York announcement is also firmly political, driven in large part by a recent murder and manslaughter indictment against New York City police Sgt. Hugh Barry, who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in the Bronx last fall. The police unions are assembling to present a united front against the prosecution of officers they say are placed in a no-win situation when confronted with a mentally ill subject.

“It’s all put on one cop’s back in that call for service,” Kelly said.

Besides lamenting the indictment, Kelly said the unions — also including those from San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, among others — “want to pivot this into a good thing for the community and the mentally ill” by lobbying for federal assistance.

The coalition calls for the formation of multi-disciplinary response teams that pair officers and mental-health clinicians who are on-call for serious police calls that involve a mentally ill person. Santa Clara County is currently pilot testing two such teams, one in San Jose and one in South County.

The aim for the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team is to give officers another avenue to respond to a crisis other than a standard police response, which can quickly prove ineffective in cases where a person being contacted is unable to recognize or understand officer commands.

But the two teams are far outpaced by demand in a county of 1.9 million residents, which is why Toni Tullys, director of Behavioral Health Services for the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, welcomes the idea of more funding and resources for the effort.

“Dedicated and additional funding for these teams, and the education and training needed to implement the program, would mean more police officers recognizing a person experiencing a mental health crisis, understanding what is taking place, and being able to better respond,” Tullys said in a statement.

Jim and Vicki Showman, whose daughter Diana was shot and killed by San Jose police in 2014, said federal legislative support would be a promising sign that the often violent intersection of police and the mentally ill is a national priority. Diana Showman, who was bipolar, approached officers on Blossom Hill Road with a cordless drill painted black after boasting of having an Uzi in a 911 call she made herself.

“While we are sensitive to the need to reduce government spending, this has become a necessary expense,” the Showmans said in a statement.“ The public has become more and more distrustful of police, and less-than-lethal approaches … with people in crisis would go a long way toward building and restoring trust in law enforcement.”

They added: “On a practical level, we believe that we’ll see fewer tragedies when calling for help from the police.”

In what is likely its most challenging proposal, the coalition of police groups is calling for federal legislation to selectively override medical privacy restrictions so that officers can know if a person they’re called out to contact has recently had a psychiatric hold so they can respond accordingly.

A more familiar proposal in the unions’ legislative agenda is creating a national standard curriculum for crisis-intervention training, which schools officers in areas like de-escalation techniques, having baseline knowledge of how people act under the influence of different narcotics, and discerning between a person who is maliciously angry and violent and one who is in a mental health crisis.

CIT training is mandatory in the San Jose Police Department, and the instruction is being disseminated throughout the force, though not as quickly as desired due to understaffing.

“We don’t have enough time to get guys off the street for training,” Kelly said. “But even in a perfect world, where everyone gets CIT, does it fix everything? Absolutely not. We have to have all the other stuff.”

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia said there is a need for more services for the affected population to defuse tensions before police have to get involved.

“Having that funding is imperative. Police cannot be the only option, the burden cannot simply fall on them,” he said. “It’s a problem that’s coming to light, but it has also been a problem for as long as officers have been patrolling.”


MAIL CALL



July 9th


The rabble rouser is at it again. (Bless ‘em!) This is from the Letters Page of the July 9th Mercury News…





July 11th

Bill,

Have you seen this video of Trump picking up a Marine’s cap that had blown off and placing it back on his head? True story, although the second time the wind blew the hat off the president handed it to an aide. I can’t see the prior POTUS doing this.

Talking Points
<talking.points@comcast.net>

Here is the clip TA sent in. Seemed like a nice gesture on the part of the president knowing that the Marine had to continue standing at attention. What is interesting is that the clip was posted on YouTube by RT, which stands for “Russia Today.”



<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSSJKELF1gQ&sns=em>




July 12th

Bill,

I visited with Raul Camarena for a couple hours and he has okay-ed sharing his latest bad news. He was successful in beating prostate cancer surgery and was doing well, however some new symptoms lead to a new diagnosis of bone cancer all through his body. He is feeling pretty ragged but welcomes visiting friends.

Don Hale
<samhaleceo@pacbell.net>

Raul’s email address is
<raul.camarena@sbcglobal.net>. We don’t have phone number or home address info for Raul, which may be available from Don. We have added Raul to the list of SJPD family members who we and our Chaplains are praying for.

 

July 12th

Bill:

I'm kind of late with this — the book has been out for a couple of years — but I had to hold off until I could find a used copy so the HA's (Hells Angels) didn't get a cut of the profit from sales.

Some fairly interesting stuff, but 'ol Phil is a veritable fountain of bovine fecal material. In one instance Cross describes an officer shooting a Joker in the back. I was there too, and Cross was in no position to see anything that occurred.


There are some names that bring back memories and our retired members will be pleased to know that they were mostly all headed for sainthood until harassed by the police and their names besmirched. (Remember playing piñata with Dirty Doug Bontempi?) Motor rats I knew fairly well, and tangled with, include Armond Bletcher and Jack Nye, among others.

Interesting that what we called choir practice they called church, although the results were usually different.

A few select 'ol timers will remember Jethro Pettigrew and his actions which were despicable even for a lowlife HA...

If you see it on a Thrift Shop bookshelf, you might want to pick it up, it's worth a few grins.

Ken
(Hawkes) <hawkes@garlic.com>

 

NEW VANGUARD NOW ON LINE…


Dear Vanguard Reader,
 
The July 2017 eVanguard is now online. Hard copies of the magazine should be arriving in the mail soon. Please click HERE to bring up the POA home page, then scroll down and click on the image of the Vanguard.



ANOTHER INVITATION FROM THE NEWLY FORMED “SJPD EMERALD SOCIETY”

Contact Margie Thompson at <margiet@goodwillsv.org> for more info about this…




MIKE AMARAL’S CALIFORNIA BEACH BOYS PERFORMING TOMORROW IN BRENTWOOD



Sponsored by the City of Brentwood, Parks and Recreation

Friday, July 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Click HERE for more information



ALL TOGETHER NOW: “RELEASE THE VIDEO, RELEASE THE VIDEO”


We don’t often agree with Mercury News Columnist Scott Herhold, but he nailed it with this column from last Friday…

Release Footage of Mob Attack


By Scott Herhold — Columnist
Mercury News — July 7, 2017
<sherhold@bayareanewsgroup.com>


For the folks anticipating the arrival of BART in San Jose, the challenges generally are cast in engineering or financial terms: How difficult will it be to bore underground? How much will it cost? What are the physical obstacles? And how many people will ride? Fair as those questions are, we shouldn’t forget that BART is a governmental entity, too, with all the frailties that implies. What has happened since a disturbing April 22 attack at the Coliseum station has done little to renew faith in a troubled BART administration.

This has a special resonance because of the news of a second robbery by a group of teenagers at the same station last Friday. In the latest case, a rider retrieved a stolen iPhone7 — and a BART police team reportedly stopped at least ten kids who fled the scene.

The April robbery remains more harrowing. A mob of 40 to 60 kids jumped over the fare gates and held up a Dublin-bound train around 9:30 p.m on a Saturday, robbing seven passengers and banging up two. Then they jumped back over the gates and vanished.

After examining surveillance tape from the train, BART sought arrest warrants and reported the arrests of at least two teenagers. The investigation continues. The transit agency refuses to release footage of the incident, saying the attackers appear to be minors. It has not released footage of last Friday’s robbery, either.

Here’s the issue: BART’s reason for secrecy is wholly unconvincing. As the newspaper “Fugitive Watch News” pointed out recently, other police departments routinely release this kind of footage, even if it shows minors. The video was recorded in a public place.

“By refusing to release this video BART isn’t upholding the law, it is shielding the criminals and putting the public in danger,’’ the newspaper wrote. “BART claims to be taking a principled position, but it really is acting irresponsibly and in breach of the public trust.”

There are a couple of reasons for releasing the footage. Though BART says it has strengthened its law enforcement presence since the incident, the video would reveal just what dangers BART riders can face. It keeps the conversation front and center.

Second, high-quality footage can help identify and locate bad guys. No police department, whether it’s Oakland PD or BART, can afford to ignore tips from the public. A release of the footage is a little like crowd- sourcing: It invites a broader range of people to call in.

From the beginning, BART has held information on the incident tightly. When the attack first occurred, BART did not publicize the news immediately, although officials said a summary was included in a daily police log available to the media by email. The attack was not revealed generally until Monday morning, April 24.

When I asked BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost why the footage was not being released, she responded with an email that said: “BART Police have made the determination that the records you seek relate to the taking of minors into custody, making them duly exempt.’’

Actually, no one was taken into custody on that harrowing Saturday night — and that’s part of the problem. “ We’re asking for the crime in progress so that the perpetrators can be identified and the public can be warned,” says Steve Ferdin, an ex-(SJPD) cop and the co-founder of Fugitive Watch. BART has said the robbery is “neither reflective of the safety of our system nor of public transportation generally.’’ If that’s true, then let people see the events for themselves. We’ll all have a better idea of what needs to be fixed before the trains arrive in San Jose.


HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A BELLIGERENT 18-YEAR-OLD GIRL


Girl Tells Social Media she was ‘sexually assaulted’ By police, so chief releases bodycam video footage...

Burlington Police Chief Calls Out Logan Huysman For Lying About Arrest

Blue Lives Matter — July 7, 2017
<https://bluelivesmatter.blue/video-logan-huysman-arrest/>


Burlington, VT – 18-year-old Logan Huysman took to social media after her arrest, claiming that Burlington police sexually assaulted her. She even showed off bruises on her arms as proof. In response, Chief Brandon del Pozo released the bodycam footage which showed an impaired Huysman acting disorderly, assaulting police officers, and more (video below.)

Not only that, but Chief Brandon del Pozo even responded directly to the girl’s Facebook post, prompting a wave of outrage at the girl’s behavior which resulted in her deleting the post.

The ACLU is not happy that the chief released facts about the case in order to counter lies spread by Logan Huysman, accusing him of using facts to “shut down conversations.”

“There’s a fine line between engaging the community, which is something we want our law enforcement officers to do, and doing what some might see as trying to shut down conversations,” said Jay Diaz, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, according to Katie Jickling with Seven Days. “Affirmatively posting on a citizen’s Facebook page, especially in a sensitive situation, seems fairly inappropriate and would be understandably chilling.”

This isn’t the first time that the Chief del Pozo has responded to police-haters on social media and created controversy.

He has learned that people who post anti-police statements on a public forum, such as their open Facebook or Twitter pages, tend to become very uncomfortable when engaged directly.

When former city councilor Haik Bedrosian posted to social media that the department’s new badge design “belongs on a robot soldier in a dystopian future police state,” this chief respectfully responded in a private message.

“Writing it off … is your prerogative and your opinion, but you should also take seriously the months of careful work a lot of people put into it,” del Pozo wrote, according to Seven Days. “They were not robocops, but nearly all born Vermonters who have a deep affinity for the city and its police.”

Bedrosian says that he was shocked by the intimidation in the message, and even after deleting the message and blocking the chief he said, “I remain intimidated by Brandon del Pozo to this day.”

On June 22, the date of Logan Huysman’s arrest, officers located a group of unconscious teens in a running car in a parking lot at Cumberland Farms on Pine Street.

Officers worked to rouse the teens who were passed out next to marijuana and alcohol. During the 90-minute ordeal, Huysman demanded that the officer pay her $80 for her marijuana bong, threatened suicide, performed cartwheels, destroyed paperwork, reached into her waistband and simulated producing a gun with her hand, pointing it at officers, screamed at officers, resisted arrest, and assaulted officers.

Logan Huysman was ultimately arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

After her release, Huysman claimed on social media that police touched her inappropriately, and posted pictures of her bruised arms. “I would consider that sexual assault, especially coming from ‘authority,'” she said. She later claimed that the post was meant to be a “wake-up call” on police misconduct, indicated that she has still failed to take responsibility for the situation even though she now says that she regrets making the post.

Logan Huysman’s father saw the footage and is siding with the police, saying, “She was resisting arrest, and she had to be forcefully put in the police car. The police showed more patience than I would have.”

As for the chief, he says that he’s done posting directly on people’s social media pages, and future releases would come out on the department’s pages.

Click HERE to watch the body cam footage of the arrest.



NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THE PRINT MEDIA IN BOONE COUNTY


Newspaper Columnist Writes He Almost Got Shot On Traffic Stop, Then Sheriff Releases Video..

Boone County Sheriff Refutes Columbia Daily Tribune Column By Bill Clark

Blues Lives Matter — July 5, 2017
<https://bluelivesmatter.blue/video-bill-clark-boone-county-sheriff/>


Boone County, MO – When Columbia Daily Tribune columnist Bill Clark wrote a piece attacking the Boone County Sheriff’s office, claiming “I’m lucky I didn’t get shot,” on a traffic stop, Sheriff Dwayne Carey released video of the traffic stop which shows the truth (video below.)

Bill Clark wrote the piece for the Columbia Daily Tribune, and the newspaper editors apparently approved it. In addition to claiming that he’s lucky he didn’t get shot, he claimed that he now knows, “how minority motorists feel,” and that he was subjected to “official arrogance.”

The reason for the stop was because Clark hadn’t used his turn signal. However, Clark suggests that the real reason for the stop was because he had an old car with a lot of liberal bumper stickers and a dent.

In the article, he claimed that he pulled over to yield to the police car, assuming it would pass. When he realized that he was being stopped, he took off in order to avoid blocking the road, prompting the “arrogant” deputy to ask him not to drive off during a traffic stop.

Bill Clark even finished off his article by saying:

“I’ve just come to appreciate even more the words of those minorities when they speak of harassment and police arrogance. I had a good dose of arrogance on this evening and, in my rear view mirror, the image of the second officer out of the car, his hands ready in case I made the wrong move. My life seemed to be in danger. I fully understand how a person can lose their respect for law officers. When you are in the shoes of the minority, you learn a lot more about their journey.”

When Sheriff Dwayne Carey found out about this, he investigated. What he found was a normal traffic stop for a driver who failed to signal their turn. In part of his rebuttal statement he said, “The female deputy has been with our department for about three years. Not only does she serve citizenry locally, but she also serves our country as a member of the military. She recently returned from a 10 month deployment overseas.”

The male deputy is a field training deputy. We always have our deputies returning from military duty ride with a training deputy for a few weeks after they return. It is a good practice, as it allows the returning deputy to get back into the swing of civilian law enforcement and feel comfortable doing things, such as making traffic stops.

Our department receives a lot of traffic complaints from residents on Grace Lane (one resident in particular) and we are often criticized for not working traffic enough on that road (i.e., a good place to go work traffic for a deputy needing to make traffic stops). Now to the play by play!

Clark turns right on to St. Charles Road off of Grace Lane. He doesn’t use his turn signal, which is the probable cause for the traffic stop. The female deputy, who is driving, activates her emergency lights to get Clark to stop. Clark gets to the intersection and clearly steers his vehicle to the right, as if he is stopping for the deputy.

You can hear the deputy put the patrol vehicle in park, you hear the deputies release their seat belts and the female deputy notifies Joint Communications of the stop location and provides the license plate. Pay attention to the intersection light, as it is red at the time. You will also see a four door Ford truck pull up next to Clark’s Toyota, occupying part of the driving lane. Thus, his vehicle is not blocking traffic.

As the deputies begin to exit their vehicle to approach, the intersection light turns green and there goes Clark cutting in front of the Ford truck. In the law enforcement world that is an indication that the driver is going to flee. This is the reason for the audible siren.

Clark does pull over and initial contact is made. In his column he indicates, “I’m lucky I didn’t get shot.” There is never a weapon drawn, the deputies don’t take a position of cover, there are no loud verbal commands, no panic or anything else for that matter by the deputies. Would you agree this is sensationalism at its best? I say yes!

Did you ever see a point where Clark’s life was in danger (other than when he cut in front of the truck)? What about that good dose of arrogance he received from the deputy who addressed him as sir and thanked him numerous times? How was he in the shoes of minorities as an elderly white male? Was he saying minorities don’t follow traffic laws or was he saying they are argumentative when stopped by law enforcement? I don’t know, but Clark was guilty of both.

If he believes this is how minorities are treated, then minorities can be assured from this video that they will be treated professionally by Boone County deputies.”

You can see the video of the mundane traffic stop below by clicking HERE. Warning: It’s mundane:



THOUGHT THIS WAS HUMOROUS, BUT NOT FACTUAL...



…then I thought, why not Google Ronald Wayne before moving on to the next item?



Have a LOOK at what turned up.



MEMORY QUIZ: REMEMBER THIS FARSIDER ITEM FROM NINE YEARS AGO?



The Land That Made Me Me

Author Unknown

 

Long ago and far away,
In a land that time forgot,
Before the days of Dylan,
Or the dawn of Camelot.

There lived a race of innocents,
And they were you and me,
Long ago and far away
In the Land That Made Me Me.

Oh, there was truth and goodness
In that land where we were born,
Where navels were for oranges,
And Peyton Place was porn.

For Ike was in the White House,
And Hoss was on TV,
And God was in His heaven
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We learned to gut a muffler,
We washed our hair at dawn,
We spread our crinolines out to dry
In circles on the lawn.

And they could hear us coming
All the way to Tennessee,
All starched and sprayed and rumbling
in the Land That Made Me Me.

We longed for love and romance,
And waited for the prince,
And Eddie Fisher married Liz,
  Tho' no one's seen him since.

We danced to "Little Darlin",
And Sang to "Stagger Lee"
And cried for Buddy Holly
In the Land That Made Me Me.

Only girls wore earrings then,
And three was one too many,
And only boys wore flat-top cuts,
Except for Jean McKinney.

And only in our wildest dreams
Did we expect to see
A boy named George with lipstick,
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We fell for Frankie Avalon,
Annette was oh, so nice,
And when they made a movie,
They never made it twice.

We didn't have a Star Trek Five,
Or Psycho Two and Three,
Or Rockey-Rambo Twenty
In the Land That Made Me Me.

Miss Kitty had a heart of gold,
And Chester had a limp,
And Reagan was a Democrat
Whose co-star was a chimp.

We had a Mr Wizard,
But not a Mr T,
And Oprah couldn't talk yet
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We had our share of heroes,
We never thought they'd go,
At least not Bobby Darin,
Or Marilyn Monroe.

For youth was still eternal,
And life was yet to be,
And Elvis was forever,
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We'd never seen the rock band
That was Grateful to be Dead,
And Airplanes weren't named Jefferson,
And Zeppelins weren't Led.

The Beatles lived in gardens then,
And Monkees in a tree,
Madonna was a virgin
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We'd never heard of microwaves,
Or telephones in cars,
And babies might be bottle-fed,
But they sure weren't grown in jars.

And pumping iron got wrinkles out,
And "gay" meant fancy-free,
And dorms were never co-ed
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We hadn't seen enough of jets
To talk about the lag,
And microchips were what was left
At the bottom of the bag.

And Hardware was a box of nails,
And bytes came from a flea,
And rocket ships were fiction
In the Land That Made Me Me.

Buicks came with portholes then,
And side shows came with freaks,
And bathing suits came big enough
To cover both your cheeks.

And Coke came just in bottles,
And skirts came to the knee,
When Castro came to power
In the Land That Made Me Me.

We had no Crest with Fluoride,
We had no Hill Street Blues,
The gals wore superstructure bras
Designed by Howard Hughes.

We had no patterned pantyhose
Or Lipton herbal tea,
Or prime-time ads for condoms
In the Land That Made Me Me.

There were no golden arches,
No Perrier to chill,
And fish were not called Wanda,
And cats were not called Bill.

And middle-aged was thirty-five
And old was forty-three,
And ancient was our parents
In the Land That Made Me Me.

But all things have a season,
Or so we've heard them say,
And now instead of Maybelline
We swear by Retin-A.

They send us invitations
To join AARP,
We've come a long way, baby,
From the Land That Made Me Me.

So now we face a brave new world
In slightly larger jeans,
And wonder why they're using
Smaller print in magazines.

We tell our children's children
Of the way it used to be,
Long ago, and far away
In the Land That Made Me Me.

~ ~ ~

That poem segues into the link below.
Sing-along by clicking on the link below if you are so inclined...



<http://yeli.us/Flash/Fire.html>



STORIES OF THE WEEK

An assignment from the Chairman of the Board

All ten senior members of the Board of Directors of the company were called into the board room by the chairman one at a time until only Bob, the most junior member, was left sitting outside.
 
Finally it was Bob's turn to be summoned. He entered the board room to find the chairman and the nine other directors seated around a table. Bob was invited to join them. As soon as he sat down the chairman turned to him, and looking him squarely in the eye and with a stern voice, he asked, “Have you ever had sex with Mrs. Foyt, my secretary?”
 
“Oh, no Sir, positively not!” Bob replied.

“Are you absolutely sure?” asked the chairman.

“Honest, I’ve never been close enough to even touch her!”

“You’d swear to that?”

“Yes, I swear I’ve never had sex with Mrs. Foyt anytime, anywhere.”
 
“Good, then you fire her!"

• • • • •

 

Headlines from the year 2029


Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia formally known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language

Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock

Baby conceived naturally; scientists stumped

Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage

Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon)

Iraq still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels

France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica

Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking

George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036

Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only

85-year, $758 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss

Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.

Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative

Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights

Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches

New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036

Capitol Hill intern indicted for refusing to have sex with congressman

IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent

Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines

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Puns for the Educated Mind



Received from Debbie Zearbaugh


• The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

• I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

• She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.

• A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.

• No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

• A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering.

• A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

• Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

• A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

• Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

• Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

• Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

• I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger. Then it hit me.

• A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab center said: 'Keep off the Grass.'

• The midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

• The soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

• A backward poet writes inverse.

• In a democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

• When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

• If you jumped off the bridge in Paris, you'd be in Seine.

• A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.'

• Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'

• Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

• Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says, 'I've lost my electron.' The other says 'Are you sure?' The first replies, 'Yes, I'm positive.'

• Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.

• There was the person who sent ten puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in ten did.


THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

July 10 only due to vacations and/or days off by most late night show hosts


July 10: President Trump is being criticized now for allowing his daughter Ivanka to sit in for him at the G-20 summit. At a press conference today, the White House press secretary’s 8-year-old daughter said, “It’s no big deal.”

At this weekend’s G-20 summit, President Trump and Vladimir Putin had a private two-and-a-half hour meeting. It’s probably not a good sign that it ended with Putin handing Trump a single red rose.

Over the weekend, Los Angeles experienced a massive heat wave. Some people were so desperate for air conditioning, they actually went to see the new “Transformers” movie.

On Saturday, President Trump had back-to-back meetings with the leaders of China and then Japan. There was an awkward moment when Trump asked the leader of Japan, “Hey, didn’t I just meet with you?”

In Iraq, ISIS is on the verge of total defeat. You can tell ISIS is pretty much on the way out, because they’ve already been booked to appear on next season’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

Some tech experts in Silicon Valley now believe that a robot would make a better president than a human. I don’t know about you, but at this point, I would vote for President Roomba.


July 10: President Donald Trump flew to Germany to meet with other world leaders for the G-20 summit. They had trouble booking a hotel room because they waited so long to do it, which is funny for a guy who owns a dozen hotels.

The president wasn’t alone at the G-20 summit. His wife “Malaria” and his daughter Ivanka were there. At one point Ivanka sat in for Donald Trump at a meeting with world leaders. Of course Twitter went nuts, and that’s the only thing he reads, so he got very defensive. This morning, he wrote, “If Chelsea Clinton held the seat for her mother, the Fake News would say ‘Chelsea for Prez’” — which is stupid, because if Hillary Clinton was president she wouldn’t let ANYONE sit in that seat.

If Hillary had to go to the bathroom, she would literally have picked up the chair and carried it with her into the stall.

He’s got a point, I do think people are overreacting. She just held his seat. I don’t remember people complaining when President Obama let Sasha give the order to kill bin Laden, do you?

But the big event this weekend: Donald Trump finally met his BFF, Russian President Vladimir Putin. They’d never met before, and they could not take their beautiful blue eyes off each other.

They were only scheduled to meet for 30 minutes but they talked for two hours. During the chat, Trump and Putin talked about teaming up to form a cybersecurity unit to stop future hacking of elections. It’s great idea; think of the time it’ll save! They already know our passwords, so why not? It’s like hiring the guy who stole your car stereo to put it back in.


July 10: We learned yesterday that on June 9 of last year, Donald Trump Jr. met with a Russian lawyer after being promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton. [Audience reacts] Yeah, you took the “Ooh” right out of my mouth. You could knock me over with ... whatever you use to knock over someone who isn’t the least bit surprised.

The meeting took place at Trump Tower and included Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort — and proves that at least some in the campaign were willing to accept Russian help. So it’s not a smoking gun, but it IS a gun meeting with a Russian bullet about their mutual desire to smoke.

Pretty damning, but Don Jr. has a good explanation: “It was a short introductory meeting. I asked Jared and Paul to stop by. We primarily discussed a program about the adoption of Russian children.” Yes, I think they were talking about the adoption of little Timmy Kislyak.


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The picture quality of this hilarious segment from a 1991 airing of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson leaves something to be desired, but it is so rare that it is worth a look if you were one of Johnny’s fans and also a fan of the Smothers Brothers. The clip was uploaded to YouTube from an old VHS ape that had been recorded in the slow (SLP) speed, which accounts for the lack of quality. Click HERE and watch Tommy's near perfect imitation of Johnny. (4:02)




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Sad to say, there doesn’t appear to be much hope for the future of America based on the current crop of millennials, many of whom are referred to as SNOWFLAKES. (4:53)




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Have a look at this imaginative Japanese commercial and see if you can determine what’s going on and/or being ADVERTISED before the 90 second mark. (3:00)




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Could this occurrence that took place on a train outside of Perth, Australia happen on BART or any of the other public transportation facilities in a major city in the U.S.? We THINK not! (4:37)




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When it comes to advertising, no international airline is more creative than Air New Zealand whether it’s promoting the airline or presenting safety briefings. (YouTube is rife with them.) On some flights, passengers are treated to this unique safety video. It helps, of course, to have SEEN the hit Hollywood movies “Men in Black" and its sequels. (5:05)




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Real or fake? But first consider that this is CCTV footage from a supermarket in China, not the U.S. where one might expect shenanigans like this to occur by hoaxers. Pay CLOSE attention, and stick with the clip until the end when the box falls off the shelf a second time. (4:14)

 




The American heavy bomber of WWII known as the B-24 Liberator isn’t as well known to the general public as the B-17 Flying Fortress, but many feel it was just as impressive. THIS film received from Bob Kosovilka takes you through the bomber’s Willow Run Assembly Plant and on a test flight of one of the heavy bombers that just came off the line. (7:03)




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If we are to believe the info that accompanies this clip, the National Geographic Channel paid $1 million to the person who shot the video where a small dog saves three tiger cubs from a wolf. We doubt that is true, but the video is well done. Have a LOOK. (2:54)




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Are you ready to witness a miracle? You can with a simple click of your mouse right HERE. (3:52)

 



If it wasn’t for the store signs, one might assume this flashmob was doing its thing in an American big box store such as Target or K-Mart. And were it not for the foreign language, the SINGERS would be indistinguishable from American millennials. Makes one wonder just how much substantive difference there actually is between the young people of America and Russia. (4:06)




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Salut Salon is back. I was immediately taken with this chamber music quartet from Hamburg, Germany a few years ago when they were featured in the Farsider. Seeing this performance on Facebook a few days ago prompted me to include them again as I’m just as infatuated with them now as I was a few years ago. Maybe MORE. (3:24)


The girls’ talent extends well beyond their ability to handle musical instruments. Have a LOOK and listen to their rendition of the “Levan Polka.” (1:57)


In this clip, the ladies start out straight faced with “We’ll Meet Again” before getting the giggles. To understand why, you will need to read the text under the screen. THIS shows their light-hearted side. (2:49)


And finally, have you ever heard “Mr. Sandman” with German lyrics? Click HERE and you will be able to say you have. This video also highlights their bubbly personalities. (2:57)


For more videos, go to <www.youtube.com> and enter “Salut Salon” in the search field.

To learn more about these musical ladies, click on THIS Wikipedia link.

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C’ya


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Abram, Fred & Connie
Adams, Gene
Ady, Bruce
Agerbeek, Bob
Agerbeek, Rudy
Aguilar, David
Aguirre, Jim
Albericci, Jerry
Alberts, Dick
Alcantar, Ernie
Alfano, Phil
Alford, Mike
Aligo, Cyndi
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
Allen, Chaplain Bryan
Alvarado, Marie
Alvarez, Pat (Campbell)
Amaral, Mike
Anders, Alberta
Anderson, Jim
Anderson, Mark
Anderson, Sharon
Anthony, Tom
Antoine, Steve
Antonowicz, Germaine
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
Bacigalupi, David
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barker, Ken
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barranco, Rich
Barrera, Ray
Bartels, Don
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartoldo, Tom
Basilio, Les
Bastida, Maggie
Bates, Tom
Battaglia, Nick
Battaglia, Will
Baxter, Jack
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Beltran, Phil
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
Blank, Craig
Boales, Tina
Boes, Judith
Boggess, Eileen
Boggess, Mike
Bonetti, Jon
Borbons, Carl
Bosco, Al
Botar, Rick
Bowen, Gordy
Bowman, Mike
Boyd, Pat
Boyles, John
Bradshaw, Bob
Brahm, Bob
Bray, Mary Ellen
Brewer, Tom
Brickell, Dave
Bridgen, Betty Ruth
Bridgen, Dave
Brocato, Dom
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Marilyn
Brown, Ricky
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Buckhout, Craig
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Mary
Burke, Karol
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardin, Randy
Cardone, Lloyd
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Carter, Ernie
Cassidy, Kevin
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chavez, Ruben
Chevalier, Brian
Chewey, Bob
Christian, Brian
Christiansen, Bob
Christiansen, Rich
Christie, Kenn
Clark, Bill (the one who stayed)
Clark, Bill
Clark, Kevin
Clayton, Dave
Clear, Jennifer
Clifton, Craig
Clough, Mark
Coates, Marisa
Cobarruviaz, Lou
Coen, Roger
Colombo, Tony
Comelli, Ivan
Como, John
Confer, Rick
Connor, Stephanie
Connors, Kim
Conrad, Mark
Conroy, Mike
Contreras, Dee
Conway, Ed
Cook, John
Cooke, Bertie
Coppom, Dave
Cordes, Marilyn
Cornfield, Scott
Cortez, Darrell
Cossey, Neil
Costa, Mike
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
Daley, Brian
Daly, Ron
Damon, Alan
Damon, Veronica
Daniels, Jim
Daulton, Rich
Daulton, Zita
Davis, Bud
Davis, Joan
Davis, Mike
Davis, Rob
Day, Jack
Deaton, Caroll
DeBoard, Joe
DeGeorge, Bob
Deitschman, Tracy
DeLaere, Sylvia
Delgado, Dave
DeMers, Buc
Dennis, Sandra
Destro, Mike
Destro, Tony
Devane, Dan
Devane, Joe
Dewey, Rod
Diaz, Mike
DiBari, Dave
DiVittorio, Gerrie
Dishman, Billy
Doherty, Janiece
Dolezal, Dennis
Dominguez, Bob
Dooley, Jeff
Dorsey, Ed
Dotzler, Jennifer
Dowdle, Mike
Doxie, Tara
DuClair, Jim
Dudding, Bill
Dudley, Bruce
Duey, Dennis
Dye, Allen
Dwyer, Pat
Earnshaw, Kathy
Earnshaw, Patrick
Edillo-Brown, Margie
Edwards, Derrek
Edwards, Don
Egan, Mike
Eisenberg, Terry
Ellner, Howard
Ellsworth, Larry
Embry (Howsmon), Eva
Erfurth, Bill
Erickson, Scott
Esparza, Dave
Esparza, Fred
Estrabao, Dario
Eubanks, Earl
Evans, Linda
Evans, Michael
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
Fagalde, Kevin
Fair, Bruce
Fairhurst, Dick
Fanucchi, Roscoe
Farlow, Paul
Farmer, Jack
Faron, Walt
Farrow, Chuck
Faulstich, Marge
Faulwetter, Stan
Faz, Dennis
Fehr, Mike
Ferdinandsen, Ed
Ferguson, Betty
Ferguson, Ken
Ferla, Al
Fernsworth, Larry
Flauding, Ken
Fleming, Joe
Flores, Phil
Flosi, Ed
Fong, Richard
Fontanilla, Rick
Forbes, Jay
Foster, Rick
Foulkes [Duchon], Louise
Francois, Paul
Francois, Tom
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
Goings, Mark
Gomes, Rod
Gonzales, Gil
Gonzales, Jesse
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimaldo, Linda
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handa, Mitch
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harper, Glenn
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hinkle, John
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Dave
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, (Jr.) Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Dick (via daughter Kim Mindling)
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Jones, Wayne
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirby, Erwin
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Dave
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Kunesh, Cindy
Kurz, Jennifer
Lagergren, Fred
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
Lara, Bill
LaRault, Gary
Larsen, Bill
Laverty, Ann
Lax, John
Leak, Felecia
Leavy, Bill
Leavey, Jack
LeGault, Anna
LeGault, Russ
Lem, Noland
Leonard, Gary
Leonard (Lintern), Lynda
Leong, Ken
Leroy, Jim
Lewis, Lefty
Lewis, Marv
Lewis, Steve
Lind, Eric
Linden, Larry  
Lisius, Jim
Little, Keith            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
Marin, Julie
Marini, Ed
Marlo, Jack
Marsh, Scott
Martin, Brad
Martin, Lou
Martin, Todd
Martinelli, Ron
Martinez, Rick
Martinez, Victor
Matteoni, Charlotte
Mattern, John
Mattos, Bill
Mattos, Paula
Mattocks, Mike
Mayo, Lorraine
Mayo, Toni
Mazzone, Tom
McCaffrey, Mike
McCain, Norm
McCall, George
McCall, Lani
McCarville, John
McCollum, Bob
McCollum, Daniele
McCready, Tom
McCulloch, Al
McCulloch, Scott
McDonald, Joey
McElvy, Mike
McFall, Ron
McFall, Tom
McGuffin, Rich
McGuire, Pat
McIninch, Mark
McKean, Bob
McKenzie, Dennis
McLucas, Mike
McMahon, Jim
McMahon, Ray
McNamara, Laurie
McTeague, Dan
Meheula, Cheryl
Mendez, Deborah
Mendez, Mike
Messier, Tom
Metcalfe, Dave
Metcalfe, Mickey
Miceli, Sharon
Miller, Keith
Miller, Laura
Miller, Shirley
Miller, Stan
Miller, Toni
Mills, Don
Miranda, Carlos
Mitchell, Carol
Modlin, Dick
Mogilefsky, Art
Moir, Bob
Monahan, Chris
Montano, Wil
Montes, José
Morales, Octavio
Moore, Dewey
Moore, Don
Moore, Jeff
Moore, JoAnn
Moorman, Jim
Morella, Ted
Moreno, Norma
Morgan, Dale
Morin, Jim
Morris, Jack
Morton, Bruce
Mosley, Joe
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mulholland, Kathy
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Nascimento, Mike
Nelson, Ed
Ngo, Phan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Nimitz, Stephanie
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Peter
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Paxton, Bob
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Pennington, Ron
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Peterson, Bob
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Piper, Will
Ken Pitts
Pitts, Phil
Plinski, Leo
Pointer, John
Polanco, Mary
Polmanteer, Jim
Porter, John
Postier, Ken
Postier, Steve
Powers, Bill
Priddy, Loren
Princevalle, Roger
Pringle, Karl
Propst, Anamarie
Pryor, Steve
Punneo, Norm
Purser, Owen
Pyle, Leroy
Quayle, John
Quezada, Louis
Quinn, John
Quint, Karen
Ramirez, Manny
Ramirez, Victoria
Ramon, Chacha
Raposa, Rick
Rappe (Ryman), Bonnie
Rasmussen, Charlene
Raul, Gary
Raye, Bruce
Realyvasquez, Armando
Reed, Nancy
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrel
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Bill
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Julie
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ruth, Leo
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Sauao, Dennis
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
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Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
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Shuman, John
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Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
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Smith, BT
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Smith, Ed
Smith, Frank
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spicer, John
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sumner, Ted
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
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Tennant, Ed
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Thayer, Dean
Theobald, Cynthia
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Thompson, Mike
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Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
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