The Farsider

August 6, 2015

 

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

 

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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.


 

RETIRED CHAPLAIN DAVE BRIDGEN'S STATUS


We spoke with Betty Ruth Bridgen last night and received the following news about her husband and the procedures he is going through for the Parkinson’s disease.

Dave got through the CT Scan and Fiducial Placement of the target markers OK on Tuesday. The original plan called for him to remain at Stanford overnight, then return home for a couple of days of rest yesterday before returning to Stanford tomorrow (Fri.) for the installation of the Internal Pulse Generator. But it was determined that Dave was too weak from the procedure and the Parkinson’s to go home yesterday. He will shortly be moved to a rehab facility closer to home, possibly Good Sam or Mission Oaks. Installation of the Pulse Generator has therefore been delayed until Dave regains some of his strength. After that procedure is accomplished, Dave will return to Stanford about a week-and-a-half later for the removal of the staples.

Betty Ruth said that the projected date of Sept. 4th to activate (turn on) the generator is still on schedule.

Prayers are still needed for a successful solution that will allow Dave to lead as normal a life as possible. With everything he has done for us over the past few decades, we know that many of you will want to send a get-well card to his residence. If you send a request to <bilmat@comcast.net> we will provide you with Dave’s home address. This would be far more effective than an e-card since Dave will not be spending any time receiving and/or sending emails in the foreseeable future.

 

HAPPY 90th ROY…


As Ivano Franco Comelli pointed out on his “Vintage San Jose Police” Facebook page, Roy Sanfilippo celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday of this week. His email address is <Royssan@pacbell.net> should you wish to send him a belated email greeting card. Our hearty congratulations, Young Man!

 

PENSION NEWS

Craig Shuey pointed us to this July 31st Mercury News Internal Affairs item available only on the paper’s website (not in the paper’s hard copy). It should be worth a read to everyone who was impacted by Measure B.

Public Safety Unions to City Council: Implement Measure B Changes ASAP!

Mercury News — Internal Affairs
Posted on July 31, 2015 by rgiwargis    
San Jose City Hall

San Jose City Hall

Two weeks ago San Jose city officials announced with much fanfare a compromise to settle Measure B litigation with police and fire unions. There were press conferences brimming with handshakes and lots of pats on the back.

Then there was silence.

Once the dust settled, the real question emerged: How to replace the voter-approved Measure B — which scaled back employee pensions and spurred multiple lawsuits from labor unions — with the new settlement deal reached by the city and its public safety unions.

San Jose has a few options: invalidate the controversial measure through a legal action called “quo warranto,” put the settlement deal’s framework out to voters in 2016 or a less-clear approach of adopting changes now “subject to” approval by voters next year.

But police and fire union leaders say implementing the changes can’t wait until 2016. On Friday, they sent a strong letter to Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council, urging them to take the first action.

“The pension settlement framework means little if we do not implement it as soon as possible and provide former San Jose police officers a reason to come back home and current officers a reason to stay, let’s finish the job now,” said Paul Kelly, president of the San Jose Police Officers’ Association.

Union officials say the “quo warranto” process — which means a Superior Court judge will invalidate Measure B, allowing the city to replace it with the settlement — is the quickest way to drop the lawsuits, start capturing retirement savings and stabilize a police force struggling to keep officers.

Liccardo has publicly expressed concerns with the process, saying he’s worried San Jose will get sued by citizens who voted for Measure B. City Attorney Rick Doyle hasn’t recommended which option the city should take.

Gregg Adam, the POA’s attorney,  said the quo warranto process worked in Seal Beach in Orange County and other cities facing a similar dilemma — overturning a voter-approved initiative. But the problem, Adam said, is San Jose would have to admit it’s wrong.

The city’s firefighters union in 2012 filed charges through the Public Employment Relations Board against San Jose, saying city officials did not “meet and confer in good faith” before putting Measure B on the ballot. The board agreed (the city is appealing the decision), but doesn’t have the jurisdiction to strike down a ballot measure — only a judge can.

That’s where the quo warranto comes in, Adam said. If the city agrees, the groups would collectively go to a Superior Court judge and ask for Measure B to be invalidated, using the PERB ruling as a backbone. “But by doing this, you’re conceding that the city made a mistake,” he said.

Click HERE if you want to read the letter from Police & Fire.

 

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This Mercury News I.A. item 'did' make it into print in last Sunday’s paper…



Fodder for Both Sides on Pension Reform Measure

Mercury News — Aug. 2, 2015

California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office last week released its review of the public pension reform initiative proposed by former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio— and what that review says seems to depend on your point of view.

The 11-page document ends with a summary predicting “significant effects — savings and costs — on state and local governments relating to compensation for governmental employees. The magnitude and timing of these effects would depend heavily on future decisions made by voters, governmental employers, and the courts.”

Opponents were hot out of the gate with a statement noting that the LAO found there’s “significant uncertainty as to the magnitude, timing, and direction of the fiscal effects of this measure and its effects on current and future governmental employees’ compensation.”

“This measure is a Trojan horse that will undermine the retirement security of millions of California families with unknown costs to taxpayers under the guise of giving them more power,” Dave Low, chairman of Californians for Retirement Security, said in Tuesday’s statement.

But DeMaio and Reed followed up with a statement saying the LAO had confirmed “that the mandatory requirements of the measure would produce ‘significant savings.’ Even better, in addition to what is specifically mandated by the measure, the LAO confirmed that voters would have new powers to add to the savings.”

“Government union bosses are desperate to protect their gravy train at taxpayers’ expense. That’s why they are spinning a web of lies about the measure,” Reed and DeMaio said.

 

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Then there was this article that appeared in the SacBee on Tuesday of this week…

Pensions, Contracts on August Agenda

By Jon Ortiz <jortiz@sacbee.com>
Sacramento Bee — Aug. 4, 2015

The thermometer flirts with triple digits. The Legislature is in Week 3 of a month-long recess. Fewer luxury cars are parked around the Capitol, signaling that lobbyists are on hiatus, too.

So during this regularly scheduled break, let’s look at two stories California state workers should watch in coming weeks.

Pensions: Attorney General Kamala Harris has until Aug. 11 to issue the official title and summary language for a ballot proposal on public pensions. Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, a Democrat, and former Republican San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio are behind it.

Both backed successful local pension-change ballot measures in their respective cities in 2012 and figure they can bring that mojo to a statewide proposal in 2016. Their plan would, among other things, require that voters authorize future public pension benefit increases. Beginning in 2019, new employees would not go into a traditional pension plan without voters’ OK.

Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate, must give the 1,200-word proposal a title and summary of no more than 100 words for use on petition materials.

Based on fights over the attorney general’s interpretation of previous pension measures, don’t be surprised if the proponents claim that Harris used poll-tested poison-pill language to misrepresent their plan and spin it against voters’ biases.

If that happens, Reed and DeMaio have three options: Fight the wording in court (Reed tried that with another pension measure and lost), start signature collection (but who would throw money into near-certain loser?) or submit a rewritten proposal crafted to counter Harris’ analysis.

The proposal’s proponents filed their measure early enough to allow for that third option without running afoul of deadlines that will loom late this year. So look for a revised proposal this fall.

Contracts: Labor pacts covering state craft and maintenance workers, correctional officers, scientists and engineers expired around the June 30 end of the fiscal year and their unions are now bargaining for new agreements. A fifth union representing firefighters is still under contract, but has reopened talks over pay.

The negotiations with Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration appear to have bogged down over salaries and retiree health benefits. The governor has offered modest raises, but also wants employees to contribute to retiree medical coverage, something most don’t do now.

Negotiations have to wrap up by early September or lawmakers, who must approve any labor deals, will be on recess (again) until January. The unions don’t want bad contracts, but they don’t want talks to drag out, either.

Watch for what Brown negotiates with the 30,000-member correctional officers union, which will send a clear message to the smaller groups now and set the stage for talks with other state-employee unions next year. Read more HERE.

  

MAIL CALL



Aug. 1st

Bill,

First, please withhold my name and email address if you include this message as I don’t want to go down on record as being a meanie. If you can’t, please ignore the rest of this.

Second, I totally agree with the letter from Talking Points about the excessive advertising by the various charities asking for a $19 a month donation. I find the repeated ads so irritating with the same crying women, handicapped children and homeless cats and dogs that none of them are included in the three charities I donate to on a regular basis.

But Talking Points missed one that makes me want to put a shotgun round into my radio every time I hear it. I’m talking about that Cars for Kids ad that is all over KGO radio and other stations. Lately, it has even invaded TV with kids playing that damn jingle. I did a Google search on the so-called charity and found a news report that investigated the organization. What it said didn’t surprise me. (I’ll attach the link below.)

Again, please disregard this email if you can’t withhold my name.

(Name Withheld by Request)

I agree with this reader. When I’m in my car listening to Ronn Owens on KGO and I hear that jingle start, I immediately switch over to KCBS or another station. While I have never considered ruining the dashboard of my car with a round from my Remington 870, I might consider doing so now that I have seen the video that accompanied the reader’s email. It is an investigative news report from the NBC affiliate in New York City and can be viewed by clicking HERE (the video may take a few moments to load).

This is the 30-second ad that Kars for Kids is running on TV.  Do not click HERE unless you want to find yourself humming that damn jingle for the rest of the day.

 

 

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Tom McCready wrote to say that if you look closely at this advertisement by the DENTIST that took out Cecil the Lion, you will find clues about his hobby. That got us to wondering if the hunter might be Lumpy’s out-of-town dentist? (1:40)

 

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And then there was this from a guy (presumably a guy) who is becoming a regular staple for the Mail Call column…

Aug. 2nd

Bill,

You said in the (last week’s) Farsider that controversial views are welcome for your mail column. Well, I’m going to see if you meant it by saying that I have had about as much of Cecil the Lion as I can handle. Here is an alternate perspective on the lion's demise.

Talking Points <talking.points@comcast.net>

Cecil the Lion was no choirboy. Photos have surfaced of him in the act of killing and eating Gary the Gazelle, a favorite of both locals and visitors at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, where he delighted onlookers with his trademark leap while clicking his heels (no small feat, pardon the pun). Gary was 12 years old and leaves behind his beloved wife, Greta Gazelle, and their 8 offspring, whose names don’t translate to English.

Gary’s long-time friend, Zeke the Zebra said, “A lot of people have been crying over Cecil lately, but let me tell you, I’ve lost a lot of friends and family members to him. He was a real animal, and I won’t be crying no tears over his demise.”









If TP's missive doesn't spark some controversy and/or hate mail, nothing will. C'est la vie.


 

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ANYONE ELSE FIND THIS AS OUTRAGEOUS AS WE DO?


The item below that went viral after former Congressman and retired Army Colonel Allen West posted it on his website on Aug. 1st created such a furor that the Pentagon tried to walk it back. On Monday, Aug. 3rd, Fox News reported that a Pentagon spokesman said the chances of charging the Lt. Cmdr who is the subject of this posting are very “slight.”

What’s Happening to his Heroic Navy Officer from
the Chattanooga Shooting Will Make Your Blood BOIL

By Allen West — August 1, 2015

Click HERE to view this on Allen West’s website.
 

 

Lt. Commander Timothy White and
Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez

I never like to be reactionary and follow anything that may just be hyperbole or conspiracy theory. That’s why I held off on addressing this issue until I got confirmation — which came Friday afternoon via text message.

There are things which make you just upset, like the liberal progressive left and media accomplices’ rage over the shooting of a lion in Africa but abject disregard and disdain reference Planned Parenthood dismembering babies and selling their body parts.

But this story has me dog fighting mad and seriously pissed off.

As reported ten days ago by Western Journalism, “A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred.

The cold-blooded assault killed four Marines and one active-duty Navy reservist. The center’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, used his personal firearm to engage the shooter during the attack, according to sources quoted in the Navy Times. A report from The Washington Post said that one of the Marines killed in the shooting might have been carrying a 9 mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the shooter.

At the time, Western Journalism wrote, Lt. Cmdr. White could face disciplinary action for violating policy about possessing a weapon on the facility that was supposedly a gun-free zone. The investigation into the attack is ongoing, and authorities will not know if White or the Marine hit the shooter until an autopsy and a ballistics report have been completed.

Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property.

The text message asked if it would be possible for Lt.Cmdr White to reach out to me. To wit I replied, affirmative.

What kind of freaking idiots are in charge of our Armed Forces — pardon me, our “unArmed Forces”? What would they prefer that Abdulazeez had been able to kill all the Marines and Sailors at the Naval Support Reserve Center? Let me draw an interesting contrast: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is more concerned about lifting the ban on transgendered Sailors. Mabus has a problem in that for the first time since 2007 the US Navy will not have a Carrier Battle Group operating in the Persian Gulf. But this knucklehead has no problem with the Navy seeking to destroy the career of a Sailor, a commander of an installation, returning fire against an Islamic jihadist attack. I do not care if it was his personal weapon, he deserves a medal for facing the enemy.

Folks, this has become the Obama military that will not implement policies for our men and women in uniform to be protected — but will punish them if they do protect themselves. What ever happened to the Navy of John Paul Jones, Farragut, Halsey, and Nimitz? What has happened in our America where we believe that our men and women in uniform — especially the commanders — are just targets for these damn Islamic jihadists?

Can you imagine the message this sends to ISIS and all the enemies of America? We are going to end his career and court-martial a man who drew his sidearm to protect his command, and the assigned Sailors and Marines.

What is the difference between Lt. Cmdr White and the reserve officer in Moore, Oklahoma who went to his vehicle and armed himself to prevent a second woman from being beheaded? Is it that we expect less from our uniformed warriors? Are they just supposed to sit and be butchered, gunned down, until local law enforcement come along? Let’s be very clear here, I can attest that there are many reserve and National Guard troops who are carrying concealed during their drill periods…why? Because they are lions, not sheep, like the imbeciles who are making the decision to punish Lt. Cmdr White.

Doggone, what does it take? Here we have a known deserter, Bowe Bergdahl, out getting picked up smoking marijuana, or at a house growing marijuana. According to Susan Rice, he served with honor and distinction. The real men of honor such as Army 1 Lt. Clint Lorance, and now it seems Lt. Cmdr White, are forced into jail.

Ponder this, Obama will pardon drug dealers, but men who fight the enemy are imprisoned? Now, can someone, any one of you inane characterless liberal progressive trolls explain that to me? Explain it to us that you would rather have had more Sailors and Marines die than for this Navy Commander to draw his personal weapon in defense of his command. That’s what the Naval Support Center was for Lt. Cmdr White — his responsibility to defend, protect.

Here we have a president and secretary of state sitting down with a sworn enemy in Iran who holds four Americans hostage, and we’re going to bring charges against an American Naval Commander who returned fire against the enemy.

This is indeed FUBAR!

Here’s what needs to happen. Flood the phone of SecNav Ray Mabus and SecDef Carter and ask them whose side they’re. Demand the charges being brought against Lt. Cmdr White be immediately dropped. If those charges are not dropped, I will personally lead the charge to have Carter and Mabus removed from their positions.

America, this cannot be tolerated and must not be allowed to stand. I guess the life of an African lion means more to these liberal progressives than one of our brave Sailors. It is beyond belief that the Navy would embark upon this folly — they could simply issue a “local letter of reprimand” that would not enter into Lt. Cmdr White’s permanent personnel file — then immediately pin a medal upon his chest and fast track him for promotion to Commander.

White exemplifies the highest and finest of character and tradition of the US Navy. Those who would bring charges against him are indeed cowards and need be exposed.

Lieutenant Commander Timothy White, I await your call, and I will not rest until these charges against you have been dropped. You stay strong. You showed that you are Steadfast and Loyal. And we will not allow you to be abandoned to the perfumed princes of the Pentagon…and the White House. America shall rally to your cause!

This is just another in the long line of reasons why we must NEVER allow a progressive socialist to be commander-in-chief.



Lt. Cmdr Timothy White and his family

 

THIS IS OUR “FEEL GOOD” STORY OF THE WEEK

English Professor Swears Cop Profiled Her; Audio Proves She’s a Liar, Gets Her Arrested

—Playing the race card can backfire in your face, especially when you’re lying about it—

Minati Roychoudhuri, a professor at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, wrote the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in June claiming she was racially profiled by a state trooper who pulled her over for an illegal lane change on May 9.

But after it was discovered that she lied in her report, a warrant was issued for her arrest and she surrendered to police on July 28, WTIC-TV reported.

Here is how Roychoudhuri described the encounter:

“An unmarked police car with flashing lights stopped me on the ramp after I had taken the exit. The policeman asked me if I could speak English and if I knew why he had stopped me,” she wrote in the letter. “I said, ‘yes’ to speaking English and ‘no’ to why he had stopped me. He then asked me for my driver’s license and registration. He returned with an envelope and said that I could simply mail in the infraction.

“The officer did not give me any reason as to why had stopped me. His asking if I could speak English shows that he had racially profiled me and was not able to give me a concrete reason for stopping me,” Roychoudhuri added. “Further, the officer had checked ‘Hispanic’ in the race category in the infraction ticket. I am a Professor in English at Capital Community College, I teach about diversity and the negative impact of racial profiling, I have now become a target of the same insidious behavior! It is easy to connect the dots with the nationwide racial profiling which has led to serious consequences.”

When she was interviewed by Internal Affairs on June 15 she repeated the claims and signed a statement swearing to it.

One problem: The audio of the stop proves the officer never asked her if she spoke English.

A transcript of the traffic stop reads as follows, via WTIC-TV:

Officer: Hi ma’am, do you know why I’m stopping you today?

Roychoudhuri: No

O: OK. There’s that big gore area with white lines painted across it and you cut in front of it, in front of me, thinking it’s a lane or something. You have to wait until it’s a dotted white line. License and registration.

(She handed him insurance, so he requested the registration again, which she gave him)

O: Thank you. This is for your Subaru car.

R: This is my Subaru car.

O: Is this a station wagon, color green? The plate doesn’t match what’s on there.

R: [Inaudible]…I thought that was my [inaudible]

O: I’ll run the plate and see what it comes back with.

R: This is the [inaudible] that I have.

(Officer returns to his car for three minutes to write out the ticket for failure to drive in the established lane)

O: Ma’am. So I wrote you the infraction for that improper lane change that you did.

R: Please, you know, I probably crossed over there, and that’s why I did it.

O: OK.

R: Obviously I did that.

O: [Inaudible]

R: My [inaudible] is absolutely clean.

O: OK. So I wrote you an infraction for that improper lane change that you did.

R: OK.

O: The answer date is on the front of it and the instructions are on the back of it.

R: Wait, what?

O: It’s a mail in infraction. All you have to do is mail in, either a check or money order, and mail it in.

R: OK.

O: Alright.

R: Thank you.


Roychoudhuri was arrested and charged with giving a false statement in the second degree.


 

THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

July 29th — Aug. 4th

July 29: It seems like every day, another candidate comes out of the woodwork. In fact this week, a man from Iowa whose actual legal name is Deez Nuts, announced that he is running for president. Then Americans looked at the other candidates and said, “He can't be worse than DOZE nuts.”

The NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension yesterday, and said the decision involved the fact that Brady destroyed his cellphone just before he was investigated. Then Hillary said, “You didn’t have to destroy it — you just switch the SIM card memory chip! Uh, so I’ve heard. I don't know. Bye. Gotta go."

A dentist from Minnesota went on one of those big-game hunting trips in Africa and ended up illegally killing a pretty famous lion named Cecil. So many people hate this guy, Donald Trump is considering him as a running mate. "This guy is the worst. He’s perfect for my campaign."

A recent study shows that standing at work for long periods of time is bad for you, after earlier research indicated that sitting for too long at work is bad for you. So really the only thing we know is, work is bad for you.

July 30: We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in New York City, and temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s for the next several days. In fact Donald Trump was so mad about the weather, he actually gave away Al Roker's personal phone number.

Trump said if his presidential campaign fails, he will “ride into the sunset." And if Donald Trump WINS the presidency, Hillary says she's gonna ride off a cliff like Thelma and Louise.

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore officially announced his campaign yesterday, bringing the total number of Republican candidates to 17. Here's how I know that’s too many: If I saw 17 people in line for the BATHROOM, I’d be like, “NOPE! I'll hold it until 2020.”

This isn’t good. Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania could face up to 100 years in jail, after he was charged with several counts of corruption. Which would explain Chaka’s new name: Chaka Con.

I saw that the D.C. newspaper The Hill published its annual list of the 50 most beautiful people in politics yesterday. And once again, it only had five people on it.

July 31: It seems like everybody's weighing in on Trump's campaign — even Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. He said that Trump is “probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long, long time.” Then Trump was like, “Well, at least one Cuban loves me.”

Jeb Bush participated in his first Spanish-language interview with Telemundo this week, where he said he's more optimistic than the other candidates. And you can tell he's optimistic, cuz he thinks speaking in Spanish will help him with REPUBLICANS.

Nintendo announced a profit this quarter, marking a turnaround from its recent earnings slide. They were actually close to going bankrupt until they hit up-up-down-down-left-right-B-A-select-start and got more lives.

A new report says that San Francisco is the most expensive city for single people in the U.S., due to the cost of gym memberships, date nights, and clothing. So if you don't mind being overweight, alone and naked, San Francisco is actually quite affordable.

Aug. 3: In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton said that one of the jobs that prepared her to be president was sliming fish in Alaska. As opposed to Bill, who learned by catching crabs in Cancun.

After Donald Trump gave out Lindsey Graham's personal phone number a couple of weeks ago, the website Gawker gave out Trump's personal cellphone number. Which backfired when Trump just speed-insulted everyone who called him: Loser. Moron. Idiot. Loser.

Jeb Bush's campaign and the super PACs supporting him have raised more than $120 million so far. In fact, Jeb's campaign was this weekend's second highest grossing "Mission: Impossible."

Chris Christie, John Kasich, and Rick Perry are currently fighting for the final two spots in Thursday's Republican debate. It's going to be tough – Chris Christie really wants those two spots.

Happy birthday to Tom Brady, who turned 38 years old today. He had a great party, but it got weird when someone caught him letting air out of the balloons.

Aug. 4: We have the great Don Rickles on the show tonight. He's a guy known for brilliantly insulting everyone in the room — or as Donald Trump calls him, “the original me.”

The International Olympic Committee is officially recognizing ultimate Frisbee, which means it might actually be in the next Olympics. They say ultimate Frisbee will be the first Olympic sport where athletes are disqualified for NOT testing positive for drugs.

Over the weekend in Iran, temperatures reached 165 degrees, one of the highest temperatures ever recorded on earth. In fact, it was so hot in Iran, American flags burst into flames on their own.

It was so hot in Iran, they changed their name from Iran to "Iwalked."

Aug. 3: Another American is in trouble for hunting a lion. First a dentist, now a doctor is also being accused of illegal lion hunting in Zimbabwe. Here's my question: Whatever happened to golf, seriously? They used to play golf, doctors, right?

Donald Trump has fired a campaign adviser for posting racist remarks on Facebook. Isn't that shocking? Donald Trump has a campaign adviser.

There's a rumor out there that the CEO of Starbucks might run for president. In fact, he opened up his first campaign headquarters and another one right across the street.

The International Olympic Committee has officially recognized Ultimate Frisbee as an Olympic sport. The news was greeted with excitement by thousands of guys named Chad. Guys named Chad everywhere: “This is awesome! I'm going to the Olympics!”

Aug. 4: Thursday night is the first Republican presidential candidates' debate. Just like "Celebrity Apprentice," you'll see Donald Trump on TV yelling at people you barely recognize.

Donald Trump's phone number has been leaked. When you call Trump's cellphone number it plays a campaign message. If you want to hear Trump's message in English, press one. If you want to hear it in Spanish, you probably don't follow the news.

Ben from Ben & Jerry's has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. After hearing this, Chris Christie said, "After all we've been through together?"

UFC champion Ronda Rousey will be the next model for Carl's Jr. Carl's Jr. chose Rousey because she also knows what it's like to damage someone's organs in less than 30 seconds.

July 29: A designer in New York is developing the world's first spray-on condom. True story. If you're wondering how this works — it doesn't.

There's a new app out called MileHi that allows users to find people on their flight who are looking to have sex. This app is the most downloaded app at check-in and the most deleted app at baggage claim. No one is finding their soul mate on this app. It must be so frustrating when the guy is like, "I'm not really looking for anything long-term. I'm actually changing planes in Phoenix."

July 30: A man in the U.K. is in hot water with his wife because the Google street view camera caught him having a cigarette in their driveway after he claimed to have quit smoking. If you're trying to not get caught doing something, maybe go somewhere that's not six feet from your front door.

That's like a drug dealer going, "Don't meet me in front of the police station. Meet me at the Pinkberry next to the police station. It's just safer that way."

Kentucky Fried Chicken has come out with something called the KFC Memories Bucket, which prints pictures of you and your friends eating their chicken. You don't need a bucket that creates memories at KFC. You need a bucket that destroys memories.

Aug. 3: HitchBOT, the lovable hitchhiking robot, hitched safely across Canada, made it to the East Coast of the United States, but unfortunately didn't get out of Philadelphia alive. To be fair, Philadelphia is the city that pelted Santa Claus with snowballs. They threw batteries at their own baseball team, and forced Will Smith to go live with his auntie and uncle in Bel Air.

Poor sweet HitchBOT was vandalized, his head and arms were torn off, and then he was left on the side of the road. When reached for comment, Philadelphia said, "Yep. That sounds about right."

July 29: There's a new study that says standing for prolonged periods of time on the job can lead to long-term back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Which is kind of funny because for the last three years all we've been hearing is how bad it is to sit all day at work. Maybe the problem isn't standing or sitting, maybe the problem is work.

Donald Trump — there are still 15 months to go in this election, he was all over the news again today. He's on everything all the time. I don't know how he's going to keep up this pace. Donald Trump has reached a saturation level that is nothing short of Kardashian-esque.

A hot new surf destination has been discovered and it's none other than North Korea. Up until this point, surfboards have been used primarily as a means of escape from North Korea. I can't think of any country that embodies the easygoing surfer attitude more than North Korea. The Beach Boys should definitely write a song about this.

The NFL upheld the four-game suspension they imposed on Tom Brady for his suspected role in Deflategate, which upset Tom Brady — he was expecting it to be reduced, especially since one of his colleagues got a two-game suspension for hitting his wife in an elevator.

The league upheld the suspension because they said Tom Brady willfully obstructed his investigation by telling his assistant to destroy his cellphone. The way the NFL is reacting to this, you'd think they caught Tom Brady running a meth lab under Gillette Stadium.

July 30: Summer is the best, really it is. Summer is to the four seasons what Frankie Valli is to the Four Seasons — a little joke for the older folks.

Angry Birds 2 was released today. It's about time. The other day I was forced to throw a seagull at the wall.

The original game was hugely popular and made many millions of dollars. You'd think all that success would have made the birds happy, but apparently not. They are still very, very angry.

Donald Trump is still leading all Republican candidates for president. A new Quinnipiac University poll, which of all the major polls is the hardest to say, has Donald Trump ahead.

While Donald Trump leads the Republican field by a wide margin right now, he seems to be unelectable. The same poll shows him losing to Hillary Clinton by 12 points. Losing to Joe Biden by 12 points. Losing by 8 points to Bernie Sanders. He's 5 points behind Bill Cosby.

"Rogue Nation" opens tomorrow, the fifth movie in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. I'm starting to think the mission is possible. Four times in a row and probably for a fifth.

Donald Trump said yesterday that he would love to have Sarah Palin in his administration because she is somebody who knows what's happening. Said Sarah Palin, "Trump's running for president? When did that happen?"

Chris Christie said yesterday if he's elected, he'll fight against legalized marijuana, so Colorado and Washington residents had better, quote, "Smoke that pot now." Colorado and Washington residents said, "OK. That was the plan all along. Are you guys trying to trick us? Hey, if you're a cop, you have to tell us. You're eating doughnuts."

A teen couple has won over $20,000 in scholarship money for making their prom outfits. They made their prom outfits entirely from duct tape. Unfortunately, they had to spend it all on hospital bills after taking the outfits off.

Scientists said yesterday that the T. Rex may have had teeth serrated like a steak knife, which may have helped it eat meat more efficiently. Experts believe the T. Rex evolved the knife-like teeth after having so much trouble using regular silverware.

You hear less about Hillary Clinton, she's not giving a lot of interviews because I think she's looking at everyone else who's running for president, and she's thinking, “If I keep my mouth shut, I think I've got this thing.”

Hillary Clinton revealed today she thinks her biggest weakness is her impatience. Said the interviewer, "Mrs. Clinton, I haven't asked you anything yet."

Hillary also said today that her greatest strength is her passionate commitment to helping people. For instance, there was that time in 2008 when she helped a young black man from Chicago become president.

NFL training camp began today for many teams. As usual, the New England Patriots camp began with the ceremonial burning of the rule book.

A director for the show "Law & Order" was arrested yesterday on child pornography charges. But I don't think he did it, because it's never the first guy they arrest.

Aug. 3: Donald Trump is still leading the Republican polls, with support from 19 percent of voters. Of course, it’s only a matter of time before Trump slips up and says something completely sane.

Dr. Drew has announced that he will release his first album in 15 years. Wow, we’ve waited 15 years for a follow-up? I guess he really is a doctor.

Oreo has come out with a new lower calorie cookie called Oreo Thins. Which is also a good way to describe people who eat them. “I wouldn’t say you’re fat, I’d say you’re ... Oreo Thin.”

Aug. 4: Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy announced today that they're ending their relationship of nearly 30 years. I guess in the end, Miss Piggy just had a fear of commitment.

It was so hot in Sochi this past weekend, they created a new Olympic sport, "downhill water skiing."


 

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If you love music, you are going to want to bookmark this website that is touted as the Best Jukebox Ever. And we believe it. Not only is it the most extensive we have seen in the number of artists and selections, the songs also include videos or photos of the artists. When you click on an artist or group, the first song will begin to play. To select another song, click on the Playlist in the upper left portion of the screen.
(Note: You may need to expand the window to the maximum to view the entire page as it is massive.) Click HERE to give it a look and listen.




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If you have never seen 1,000 musicians all playing at the same time, click HERE and watch this clip of the Foo Fighters leading the group in Cesena, Italy sent in by Dirk Parsons. The song is “Learn to Fly.” (7:28)




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Want to take another nostalgic trip back to the ‘50s. THIS contribution from Mike Thompson is your ticket. (He loves this clip because the pic below bears a slight resemblance to the classic pick-up parked in his garage.) Have a good trip. (3:40)




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If you want to have some fun, let’s go dancing by clicking HERE and watching this clip that Pete Salvi posted on Facebook. (3:18)




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Staying on the same subject, what are your 10 favorite dance scenes from Hollywood dance movies? Are any of YOURS included in this Top 10 List? (13:48)




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This contribution from Alice Murphy isn’t exactly what we would call a flashdance, but it’s close. And if it brings to mind the movie “10” with Bo Derek, that’s understandable. Click HERE, sit back and enjoy “Bolero” by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. (6:01)




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This Trolley Bags video that Lynne Caro posted on Facebook may be of interest to whoever in your family does the grocery shopping, especially now that the free plastic bags are verboten. The bad news is, the bags are only available in Australia, New Zealand and the UK at this time. The good news is, the company said they will begin SELLING them here in the U.S. soon. (1:13)




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Tom Macris says this article from the Aug. 3rd on-line edition of Fortune gives new meaning to the term, “Have a stiff one,” and that it shows how far China is ahead of the U.S. Click HERE to see what Paul Harvey would call “the rest of the story.”




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This is why you’ve gotta love the Irish, according to David Byers.

Airborne approximately thirty minutes on an outbound evening flight from Dublin, the lead flight attendant nervously made the following painful announcement:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm so very sorry, but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up just prior to takeoff by our airport catering service. I don't know how this happened, but we have 103 passengers on board and  only 40 dinner meals. I truly apologize for this mistake and inconvenience."

When the passengers' muttering had died down, she continued:

”Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can eat will receive free, unlimited drinks for the duration of our 5-hour flight."

Her next announcement came 90 minutes later: ”Ladies and gentlemen, if anyone would like to change their minds, we still have 40 dinners available."


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Has any other generation seen such radical changes? We say no, and this is why:

The phone the 6-year-old granddaughter has.



The phone her mother had when she was six.



The phone the mother’s dad had when he was six.


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Unless you have a waterproof keyboard, try not to salivate when you watch Clip 1 of the Terrafugia TF-X as it is still a few years off in the future. Clip 2, however, is already a reality.

Click HERE to watch clip 1 (3:08)



Click HERE to watch clip 2 (3:57)




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Is this really an Orangutan Tokyo Zoological Park cooling himself off like a human, or a human in an Orangutan costume? We REPORT, you decide. (2:21)

 

This short CLIP of an Orangutan bathing itself could help explain their behavior. (1:18) 




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As short clips go, this one could answer the age-old question, "Do CATS mind getting their feet wet?" (0:25)




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This might be one of the most amazing animal videos you are likely to see. It’s about a cat that thinks it gave birth to THREE ducklings along with some kittens. (5:29)




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Speaking of felines, THIS may be a Friskies’ ad, but that doesn’t make it any less entertaining if you are a cat or dog owner. Meet the star of the show, “Grumpy Cat.” (2:31)




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This Rochester cop’s dashcam footage that shows him handling a dangerous self-initiated call should justify him being awarded a Hazardous Duty Medal. Have a LOOK and see if you agree. (0:57)




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Looking for a cute, little friendly pet to adopt? Think about this little critter. When most people see a Meerkat they immediately think about Timon from "Lion King.” But it turns out that the real animal is way more entertaining than its on-screen portrayal. Will Burrard-Lucas found this out first-hand on a recent expedition for a photography project where he was attempting to capture some rare FOOTAGE of Meerkats in a natural environment. (2:12)




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If you are looking for a small critter as a pet and a Meerkat doesn’t float your boat, you can always head for the pet store and pick up a Rat. Just try to forget that the fleas they carried were responsible for tens of millions of deaths from the Bubonic Plague (Black Death) that swept across Europe in the 14th century. Have a look at THIS clip and you will find them not only adorable, but easy to train. (3:56)  




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Have 32 seconds to spare? After watching numerous people do backflips and dive off the cliffs at THIS locale in Malta, a little dog decided it was time to stop being a spectator and start being a participant. We give the mutt a score of 9.5. (0:32)




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If you have sported a beard for many years and want to see what the reaction from others might be if you got rid of that hairy growth, THIS Israeli ad for a razor might give you an idea of what it would be like. (3:02)




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On a far more serious note, this video is about a male and female officer who stopped a subject who turned out to be armed with an AK, but the cops were unaware of the danger until the subject came out shooting. Leroy has it right. This two-minute clip illustrates a beat cop’s WORST nightmare. (2:04)




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Snippets of this video are not pleasant to watch, but it speaks to the TRUTH. It takes on the national media for fanning the flames of hate. (6:52)




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On a positive note, the SJPD hasn’t experienced an embarrassing situation like this. At least not yet. There are three newscasts in THIS video about a Memphis cop who resigned before she was about to be fired for participating in rap videos, hanging with the Bloods and several other violations of the Memphis PD duty manual. (7:16)




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Could we see the day when an illegal alien (sorry, “undocumented immigrant”) becomes the governor of California? Yes, that’s an extreme example, but is the proverbial camel about to poke its nose under the tent? If you are surprised by the headline and pic below, click HERE and check out the story that appeared in the Aug. 3rd edition of the L.A. Times.




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This week’s helpful hints item comes from Alice Murphy whose contribution shows you ten ways to use RUBBER BANDS that you may not have been aware of. (3:49)




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You gear heads should appreciate this time lapse VIDEO of an engine rebuild set to the perfect musical piece. Check it out. (2:20)




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If you have never seen a motocross rider use his bike to surf ocean waves, you should have a LOOK at this short production titled “Pipe Dream” (3:59)




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Along similar lines, the spectacular scenery of northern Finland in THIS video of Dougie Lampkin performing the sport of Motorcycle Trials should be worth a few minutes of your time, especially when he rides through a hotel made entirely of ice. (6:57)




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If you were a fan of the late Carl Sagan and his “Cosmos” series, you should find this short animated film compelling as Carl’s narration was used in its production. Titled “Wanderers,” the locations depicted in the FILM are actual locations in our solar system and were created using real photos and maps whenever possible. (3:50)




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Here is some red meat for those of you who believe that UFOs not only exist, but that they are controlled by beings not of this earth. We recommend against poo-pooing the video unless you are absolutely sure you know EVERYTHING there is to know. (7:04)




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We are closing THIS week’s Farsider with this touching video clip about a little boy who misses his dad who is serving overseas. Sure, it’s an ad that runs for only one minute, but that doesn’t make it any less heart-warming. (1:00)




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C'ya


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Alcantar, Ernie
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Alford, Mike
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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
Appleby, Judy
Arata, Jennifer
Arca, Rich
Archie, Dan
Avery, Rod
Babineau, Dave & Cheryl
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Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
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Balesteri, Lou
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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
Bayer, Lance
Bayers, Dennis
Beams, Bob
Beattie, George
Becerra, Manny
Beck, Brian
Beck, Tom
Becknall, Jim
Beckwith, Tony
Beiderman, Margie
Belcher, Steve
Bell, Bob
Bell, Mark
Bell, Mike
Belleci, Ron
Belveal, Chuck
Bence, Martin
Bennett, Joy
Bennett, Mark
Berggren, Heidi
Bergtholdt, Doug
Bernardo, Guy
Bettencourt, Ed
Bevis, Sherry
Biebel, Phil
Bielecki, Mike
Binder, Andrew
Biskup, Shelley
Blackmore, Chuck
Blackstock, Carroll
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
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
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
Gonzalez, D. (formerly D. Avila)
Gonzalez, Frank
Gonzalez, Jorge
Gott, Pat
Graham, George
Grande, Carm
Grant, Bob
Grant, Doug
Grant, Rich
Granum, Jeff
Graves, Pete
Green, Chris
Grigg, Bruce
Griggs, Fran
Grimes, Eric
Guarascio, Dan
Guerin, Pete
Guido, Jr., Jim
Guido, Sr. Jim
Guizar, Ruben
Gummow, Bob
Gummow, Rich
Gutierrez, Hector
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
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Hendrix, Dave
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Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
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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
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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
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Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
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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
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
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North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
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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
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Rheinhardt, Bob
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Riedel, Gunther
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Roach, Jim
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Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
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Rogers, Lorrie
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Russell, Stan
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Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
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Sugimoto, Rich
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Ted Sumner
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