The Farsider

Aug. 17, 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.



UPDATE ON BILL KEENEY

Beverly Keeney received the message we left on her answering machine and returned our call last Friday, the day after we went to press with last week's Farsider.

She stated that Bill was diagnosed with cancer of the bile duct last November and that he moved from Chico to Boise, ID where his daughter Christine O'Leary lives. His condition continued to deteriorate to the point where he lost 50 pounds and received hospice care for a week before passing away on May 23rd. There was no obituary. Besides Christina and Beverly, Bill left behind two sons, Douglas and Michael. We have no further information.


POA NEWS



Aug. 16th




THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF SAN JOSE AND THE SJPD


Famed Oakland attorney John Burris is hoping for a big pay off from San Jose, but this article suggests he has an uphill climb…

Officers Cleared in Shooting of Man Who Shot Himself

The man attempted suicide in 2016, but the bullets did not penetrate his skull and
when police arrived he allegedly aimed a handgun at them and was fatally shot    

By Robert Salonga <rsalonga@bayarea newsgroup.com>
Mercury News — Aug. 16, 2017


SAN JOSE — Two officers have been cleared in the fatal 2016 shooting of a suicidal man who shot himself twice in the head before encountering them, with prosecutors saying the man was “twirling” a revolver “like a cowboy” before aiming it at police.

A report released Tuesday by the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office contends that San Jose police officers Michael Santos and Anthony Vizzusi legally shot 18-year-old Anthony Nunez on July 4, 2016 in front of his Feller Avenue home in the east foothills.

“Here, the police knew they were dealing with an irrational, unpredictable person who had apparently decided he had nothing to live for,” Deputy District Attorney Bud Porter wrote in the report. “There is no duty to wait until an injury has been inflicted, or for the person to fire the first shot, for deadly force to be deemed appropriate. The law allows Officer Santos and Officer Vizzusi to fire their weapons in defense of themselves and others until Nunez no longer posed a threat.”



Anthony Nunez’s family and community members
rally at City Hall in June. The Nunez family has filed
a federal lawsuit against the city of San Jose


Nunez’s family continues to pursue a federal wrongful-death lawsuit in the shooting, asserting police should have been more patient, and that Nunez was no longer armed when he exited his home and paced back and forth out front as police were staging across the street.

“They were making assumptions that we don’t believe were reasonable,” said Oakland-based civil-rights attorney John Burris, who is representing the family. “It didn’t seem like the circumstances were of such an urgent nature that he should have been shot and killed.”

Tuesday’s report adds some clarity to the dispute, with evidence photos showing a loaded .38 caliber revolver lying a few feet away from Nunez after he was shot. The family appears to be predicating its suit on the fact that no independent witnesses attest to Nunez holding a weapon — the closest being a neighbor who gave conflicting statements and acknowledged his view was obscured — and that all firm assertions come from the battery of officers who responded to the scene. Home-security cameras in the area similarly did not offer a definitive view of Nunez and his hands.

“That’s going to be the issue of the case,” Burris said, referring to the lawsuit. “Our position is that he didn’t (have a gun). We have a witness who indicates he did not see a gun.”

Porter, however, is unequivocal in the report.

“Officer Santos and Officer Vizzusi each actually and reasonably believed that they needed to use deadly force to protect themselves and others, when Nunez leveled the gun in the direction of police,” he wrote.

According to witnesses and police statements, Nunez shot himself twice in the head at his home, but the bullets did not penetrate his skull. The gunfire was heard just as Nunez’s girlfriend and her mother were approaching the home to check on him after he was apparently dismissed from his job at local grocery store.

That prompted the girlfriend and her mother to head to the store, where Nunez’s cousin, who lived with him, also worked. The cousin went to the house and discovered Nunez bleeding from his head and called 911. The cousin followed the dispatcher’s instructions to take away Nunez’s gun and get it out of reach, so he grabbed the weapon and put it on a back patio before meeting with officers outside, the report stated.

Officer Rubens Dalaison was the first officer to approach the home, and was selected in part because he had crisis-intervention training for interacting with people in mental- health crises. But he backed away, along with trailing officers, after reportedly seeing Nunez in the front doorway holding the revolver, which authorities contend he re-retrieved. The report does not detail how or when Nunez got the gun back.

Dalaison spent more than 10 minutes pleading with Nunez to drop the weapon, according to police and neighbors who overheard “drop the gun” and “throw the gun onto the lawn” several times.

Burris said he objected to that tack.

“You do not yell and scream at someone when someone is mentally impaired,” he said. “It seems to me that more attention should have been given to trying to save his life than trying to take his life. Just because the person is suicidal, you don’t have to oblige him.”

Meanwhile, several officers took cover behind parked cars and nearby porches, including officers Santos and Vizzusi, according to the report.

In his statement to investigators, Santos said “Nunez had the gun in his hand and was swinging the gun around like a cowboy on his trigger finger. Nunez was facing mainly towards the officers north from him.

“Nunez stopped twirling the gun after two to three times. He held the gun at his side, then he pointed the gun directly at the officers to the north.”

That prompted both officers to each fire a shot from their police-issued rifles, both hitting Nunez.

The report does establish a consensus over Nunez’s mental state, and he was described as depressed by his family and his girlfriend, who received text messages from him the day before voicing a desire to end his own life. But prosecutors said his later actions gave officers little choice.

“When Nunez leveled the gun, he presented an immediate threat of death or great bodily injury that had to be instantly dealt with,” Porter wrote.

MAIL CALL



Aug. 10th


This is in reference to the lengthy chase in last week's Farsider that ended with the subject being shot...

Some interesting driving by the cop whose dash cam was used. He starts off the chase several cars back and slowly maneuvers into the lead position. He is then trapped behind two cars at an intersection, lets loose with some fine language at the confused driver blocking his path, and finds himself far behind in the chase, but he again passes all the other chase vehicles and regains the lead. Sure brought back some memories. Thanks for posting the video link.
 
Russell
(Jones) <rjones1502@yahoo.com>

Anyone who has been in a hot chase is aware that the rush of adrenalin can result in some not-so-smart decisions. It appears that many cops have seen and commented on the video in question. Criticisms include following the suspect at high speed across red light intersections and advancing toward the armed suspect at the end of the chase instead of using his patrol car as cover. There are several other areas where criticism is warranted, and I place most of my criticism on the adrenalin factor. Click HERE to review the vehicle chase again if you are interested.




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Aug. 11th

Bill,

This was the Academy Class hired on Feb. 28, 1966, of which I was one, easily identified. After the passage of 51 plus years, only three have passed away to the best of my knowledge. To name them all would take too much effort. The most famous of us all is Bill Lansdowne, pictured standing in the middle, just in front of the top line of personnel.

Carm
(Grande) <marcdanger@sbcglobal.net>



Bill is circled on the left and Carm on the right.


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Aug. 12th

Bill,

I am bad at taking things for granted sometimes. I just wanted to let you know that hundreds of people appreciate to no end your publications, the effort, research, computer time, etc. that is takes you to publish the Farsider. Anyway about 1,000 old farts love it as well as your prior publications like the original Insider and all the others. In addition to the PD updates, deaths, and stories of interest, I also love the video tib bits and the Snopes update.

Jeff Dooley
<Jeffdooley88@gmail.com>

Don’t know how to respond to your missive, Jeff, other than to say thank you very, very much. We try our best to keep our ever shrinking family of oldsters together and informed.

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Question:

Aug. 15th


I have had Kaiser for many, many years through the PD. I am happy with them, but because of my 24 plus years in the Army Reserve I also have Tri-Care coverage, which I have never used. What are my options with this seemingly dual coverage. I would appreciate an email from any reader who has some advice. Thanks.

Jim Silvers
<gymags@hotmail.com>

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Aug. 15th

Bill,

This looks and sounds legit, but one never knows with today’s technology that gives people the ability to make something new look old. Can you confirm that this was actually from 1949?

Red State
<redstate70@comcast.net>


I first saw this and vetted this 4-5 years ago when I chose to include it in the Farsider. As before, Snopes confirms this is from the New York Daily News in 1949. It was published in response to a speech given by President Truman where he spoke in opposition to Democratic efforts to promote the general welfare. Click HERE for more info.


SAY HI TO THE AUGUST BIRTHDAY BOYS FROM LAST NIGHT'S PBA MEETING…


(L-R) Dan Katz; Craig “CJ” Johnson; David Byers; Buck DeMers; Curt Reeves; Brian Gay; and Lee Wilson. The PBA thanks Joe Wicker for handling the job of Cake Manager. He’s giving it up because he is in the process of moving out of the area. Brian Bennert has volunteered to take his place. Whether a full untouched cake will find its way to the POA Hall each month is not guaranteed!


THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS BARBECUE


The Vice/Intel/Gaming Unit is hosting a barbecue at the POA Hall that is open to all current and former members of the SJPD and its support staff. The cost is free thanks to the Vice and Intel alumni who are chipping in to cover the tab. Please RSVP using the address noted on the flyer so they can get an idea of how many are coming. Questions can be directed to Dan below.

Dan Anderson
<daniel.anderson@sanjoseca.gov>
Work 408-277-4041 — Cell: 408-569-4850


THE STATE IS SINKING, MAN THE LIFEBOATS…


I immediately chose to include the following column by Victor Davis Hanson when it first appeared in the paper last Friday. It doesn’t criticize the Democrats or Republicans; it’s a ding on all of us for letting it happen. Read on…

Is California finally hitting a breaking point?



By Victor Davis Hanson
Mercury News — Aug. 11, 2013


Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Google are hitting record highs.

California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a square foot.

It seems as if all of China is willing to pay premium prices to get their children degrees from Caltech, Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA or USC.

Yet California — after raising its top income tax rate to 13.3 percent and receiving record revenues — is still facing a budget deficit of more than $1 billion. There is a much more foreboding state crisis of unfunded liabilities and pension obligations of nearly $1 trillion.

Soon, new gas tax hikes, on top of green mandates, might make California gas the most expensive in the nation, despite the state’s huge reserves of untapped oil.

Where does the money go, given that the state’s schools and infrastructure rank among America’s worst in national surveys?

Illegal immigration over the last 30 years, the exodus of millions of middle-class Californians and huge wealth concentrated in the L.A. basin and Silicon Valley have turned the state into a medieval manor of knights and peasants, with ever fewer in between.

The strapped middle class continues to flee bad schools, high taxes, rampant crime and poor state services. About one-third of the nation’s welfare recipients reside in California. Approximately one-fifth of the state lives below the poverty line. More than a quarter of Californians were not born in the United States. Many of the state’s wealthiest residents support high taxes, no-growth green policies and subsidies for the poor. They do so because they reside in apartheid neighborhoods and have the material and political wherewithal to become exempt from the consequences of their own utopian bromides.

Blue California has no two-party politics anymore. Its campuses, from Berkeley to Claremont, have proven among the most hostile to free speech in the nation.

A few things keep California going. Its natural bounty, beauty and weather draw in people eager to play California roulette. The state is naturally rich in minerals, oil and natural gas, timber and farmland. The world pays dearly for whatever techies based in California’s universities can dream up.

That said, the status quo is failing.

The skeletons of half-built bridges and overpasses for a $100 billion high-speed-rail dinosaur remind residents of the ongoing boondoggle. Meantime, outdated roads and highways — mostly unchanged from the 1960s — make driving for 40 million both slow and dangerous.

The future of state transportation is not updated versions of 19th-century ideas of railways and locomotives, but instead will include electric-powered and automatically piloted cars — all impossible without good roads.

Less than 40 percent of California residents identify themselves as conservative. But red-county California represents some 75 percent of California’s geographical area. It’s as if large, rural Mississippi and tiny urban Massachusetts were one combined state — all ruled by liberal Boston.

Now, a third of the state thinks it can pull off a “Calexit” and leave the United States.

Calexit proponents assume California can leave the union without an authorizing amendment to the Constitution, ratified by three-fourths of all the states. And they fail to see that should California ever secede, it would immediately split in two. The coastal strip would go the way of secessionist Virginia. The other three-quarters of the state’s geography would remain loyal to the union and become a new version of loyalist West Virginia.

Buying a home on the California coast is nearly impossible. The state budget can only be balanced through constant tax hikes. Finding a good, safe public school is difficult. Building a single new dam during the California drought to capture record runoff water in subsequent wet years proved politically impossible.

No matter. Many Californians consider those existential problems to be a premodern drag, while they dream of postmodern trains, the legalization of pot-growing — and seceding from the United States of America.

Victor Davis Hanson is a syndicated columnist.


STORIES OF THE WEEK

Suicide Counselor



Received from Alice Murphy


A desperate looking woman stood poised on the edge of a high cliff, about to jump off.
 
An old homeless bloke who was wandering by stopped and said, "Look, since you'll be dead in a few minutes, and it won't matter to you, how about a quickie before you go?"
 
She screamed, "NO! Bugger off you filthy old bastard!"
 
He shrugged and turned away saying, "Okay then, I'll just go and wait at the bottom."
 
She didn't jump.

This story is proof that suicide counseling really does work.

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God loves drunk people, too



Received from Bruce Morton


A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 a.m. by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger who is standing in the pouring rain is asking for a push.

"Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!" He slams the door and returns to bed.  

"Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers

"Did you help him?" she asks.

"No, I did not, it's three in the morning and it’s pouring like hell out there!"

"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself. God loves drunk people too you know."

Feeling a little guilty, the man gets dressed and goes out into the pounding rain. He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

"Yes," comes back the answer.
 
"Do you still need a push?"

"Yes, please!"  

"Where are you?"

"Over here on the swing!"

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Comparing two diaries…

The Dog's Diary:

 

 7 a.m. - Oh boy! A walk! My favorite!

 8 a.m. - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!

 9 a.m. - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!

 Noon - Oh boy! The yard! My favorite!

 2 p.m. - Oh boy! A car ride! My favorite!

 3 p.m. - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!

 4 p.m. - Oh boy! Playing ball! My favorite!

 6 p.m. - Oh boy! Welcome home Mom! My favorite!

 7 p.m. - Oh boy! Welcome home Dad! My favorite!

 8 p.m. - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!

 9 p.m. - Oh boy! Tummy rubs on the couch! My favorite!

 11 p.m. - Oh boy! Sleeping in my people's bed! My favorite!

 

The Cat's Diary:


Day 183 of my captivity: My captors continued to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat while I am forced to eat dry cereal.

The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from clawing the furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded. Must try this at the top of the stairs.

In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair. Must try this on their bed. Even better, pillows!

Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear in their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan.

There was some sort of a gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly, I overheard that my confinement was due to my powers of inducing "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit.

The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant because it speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured.

But I can wait. It's only a matter of time.

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Another inebriated soul...


A drunk staggers into a Catholic church. enters a confessional booth and sits down, but says nothing.

The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention, but the drunk continues to sit there.

Finally the Priest pounds three times on the wall.

The drunk mumbles, "Ain't no use knockin'. There's no paper on this side either."


THE BEST OF THE LATE NITE JOKES

Aug. 10
(Shows on Aug. 8 and 9 were repeats)


Aug. 10: Tensions with North Korea continue to rise. And you can tell Trump’s nervous because he’s been wearing a “Make America Great Again” helmet.

I read that the U.S. has a plan to launch a cyber attack on North Korea. It’s pretty serious. They say it could affect both of North Korea’s computers.

The news organizations are actually telling people what to do in case of a nuclear attack. They say people should immediately stay inside and keep watching Netflix.

Today Trump said that if North Korea doesn’t get its act together, they’re going to be in big trouble. “Now, look, I’m not mad. I’m just disappointed.”

A spokesperson for North Korea called president Trump a senile man who can’t think rationally. But it turns out they just stole that from Trump’s Twitter bio.

I read that you can now go on Airbnb and rent Trump’s childhood home, where he lived until he was 4. So at least there’s one house where he lasted four years.


Aug. 10: Archaeologists have just uncovered evidence of a Native American civilization that vanished, completely vanished in the 13th century. Isn’t that amazing? Apparently they died out months after selecting their new leader, Chief Trump. Then they were gone.

They found a skull with a big orange wig on it. Scowling at them. But it was the best skull you’ve ever seen.

A Russian spy plane was spotted over New Jersey. Yeah. The Russian pilot was overheard saying, “You know, Siberia’s not so bad.”

Football stadiums are going to get a delivery system that will bring food right to your seat. However, if you’re a Rams fan, your food will most likely be intercepted and returned for a touchdown.

Wal-Mart is testing out an app that would allow shoppers to skip the checkout line. Currently that service is known as shoplifting.

In Virginia someone broke into a man’s apartment, cleaned it, and took nothing. Completely cleaned the place. Police are describing the suspect as his mother.

Chipotle has closed a location in Dallas after diners filmed three rats falling from the ceiling. Don’t worry, the rats died of E. coli before they hit the ground.

A recent study found that sex burns about 3.5 calories per minute. It’s funny, because that was always my pickup line. Hey, baby, want to come back to my place and burn 7 calories?


Aug. 10: This morning Donald Trump started another Twitter war. This time he tweeted at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, telling him to “get back to work on a healthcare bill.” I’m impressed. It is extremely difficult to type the words “get back to work” on a phone while simultaneously teeing off with a 3-wood.

Now sources say Mitch McConnell is going to shoot back a response — as soon as his grandchildren show him what Twitter is and how to use it.

I mean, McConnell versus Trump, this is big, guys. I don’t know who is going to win this battle. It really is a case of the turtle and the hair.

A lot of people are fed up with Donald Trump, but one man has decided to do something about it. A protester in Washington, D.C., has installed a giant inflatable chicken with Trump hair directly behind the White House. The inflatable chicken cost $1,300. Or another way to put that: Worth every penny.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci — you know, the Mooch — posted a tweet comparing what happened during his firing from the White House to what happened to Monica Lewinsky during the Bill Clinton sex scandal. Now think about this: Scaramucci is comparing himself to someone who helped get a president impeached. I LIKE where this is going.


Aug. 10: In an interview Tuesday, White House adviser Steven Miller called President Trump the best orator in that office in generations. When reached for comments, Trump said, “Wow, he say very nice things, he good and me good. Me orator.”

President Trump’s inauguration singer, whose sister is transgender, recently called the president’s ban on transgender people in the military a disappointment. Well, sounds like someone is not getting invited to sing at his impeachment.

A Japanese company has created a new high-end fidget spinner that they say can spin for more than 12 minutes — beating the previous record for spinning held by Kellyanne Conway.

A truck carrying 22,000 pounds of ravioli and jalapenos caught on fire while on a highway in Indiana — and immediately became Guy Fieri’s latest restaurant.


Aug. 10: Things are getting tense between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. We didn’t start it. North Korea has been testing these missiles and saying they’re making them specifically to attack the United States. So, obviously, a firm response is necessary — but maybe not “fire and fury the likes of which the world has never seen.”

I understand wanting to say that, but this is like a hostage negotiation, and you don’t start with, “Go ahead, kill everybody. I’ll kill ’em way deader.”

To be fair, North Korea isn’t helping. Today, they said they’re drawing up plans to launch four intermediate-range ballistic missiles into waters near Guam. NEAR Guam, but not ON Guam. Which is the geopolitical equivalent of your brother saying, “I’m not touching you. You can’t tell Mom, ’cause I’m not touching you. I’m not touching your face. Why are you crying? I’m not touching you.”


WEEKLY SNOPES URBAN LEGEND UPDATE



Click HERE for the most current update.

 




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THIS short but important Twitter video about the North Korean crisis came to us via Joe Suske.  It features former President Bill Clinton with a cameo appearance by George Carlin. Click on the arrow in the middle of the screen and it should play, but be patient as the clip may take a moment or two to load. (1:40)




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Are you as impressed as I am by this woman’s intellectual argument about how we should handle North Korea? I’m sorry I can’t type her NAME. Every time I try my fingers lock up! (1:17)




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On a far more serious note, take a few minutes out of your busy life and listen to THIS young lady tell about her escape from North Korea. We guarantee you will be moved by her story. (8:00)




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We’ll say this about the Chinese military. It certainly has more than its share of attractive females whose marching ability is so precise that they can match virtually any drill team in the world. Have a LOOK. (10:05)




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Anyone care to guess what OJ's Bronco will go for when it shows up on Pawn Stars this coming Monday? I’m in for $100 if it includes the missing mystery knife the Juice USED to kill Ron and Nicole. (1:41)





If you choose to watch this recently posted performance of the world famous Top Secret Drum Corps of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, try to overlook the drumstick that appears on the floor halfway through the show. And don’t let it take away from a nearly FLAWLESS performance. (5:51)




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We hear there is a move afoot to replace Teddy Roosevelt’s likeness on Mt. Rushmore with Barack Obama’s. We found this idea repugnant, so we started our own movement demanding that if Teddy Roosevelt is going to be replaced by someone, it should be an individual whose patriotism is unquestioned by all who know him, and we have chosen Edward “Gramps” Tennant puffing on a big fat stogie for this honor. Terry “The Greek” Moudakas was kind enough to provide us with a rendering of what the mountain would look like with Gramps joining George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln…



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My wife and I caught Christopher's act in Las Vegas nearly 3 decades ago when he performed this number made famous by the Village People. He looks to be 50-60 pounds heavier today, but he can still replicate the five members of the original Village Peopled. THIS resurrection of “YMCA" as performed on America’s Got Talent brings back fond memories of a gentler, saner and a far less combative country and complicated world. (5:37)




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Anyone care to try and explain how 8-year-old Issy Simpson managed to pull off this magic trick on Britain’s Got Talent? It has stumped the half-dozen readers who sent it in as well as the BGT judges. And us too. (7:15)




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Depending on your political preference, we’re going to let you choose whether THESE people are Republicans or Democrats. (2:03)




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Despite your love for a refreshing beer, if you need some solid reasons to give it up, here are THREE. (1:37)




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Here’s the Guinness Word Record for the largest domino fall. If you don’t believe there are 128,000, count ‘em. (7:12)



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This 70-year-old crop duster was calling it quits and retiring after this final spraying assignment. One has to wonder how many mishaps he has survived over the last THREE decades. (3:19)




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One of the lesser known motorcycle skills is known as Trials Riding, which is basically maneuvering your bike over obstacles without letting either foot touch the ground. Toni Bou is one of the best at this skill. WATCH him work. (4:03)




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Anyone up for a little hill climbing? Try to time your BREATHING carefully so you don’t wind up with a lung full of dirt. (6:15)




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Our Hope for Paws animal rescue clip for the week: “Julia: a Wolf? a Coyote? a Dog? THIS rescue is a must see! (5:18)




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Have you ever heard a Polar Bear purr like a cat? Click HERE and you will have such an opportunity. (3:37)




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Skydiving cats? You’ve got to be kidding! Well we’re not! Really? Really! See for YOURSELF. (2:32)




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Our final item this week will take you through an André Rieu Concert dedicated to veterans, especially those who served in World War II. Unlike many other of his concerts available on YouTube, this one is covered in five parts. We hope you will be as moved by the songs and the people’s reactions as we were when we first saw it.

Note: If you find the subtitles distracting, you can turn them off by clicking on the Settings symbol identified by the red arrow…

 

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Click HERE for Clip 1 of 5



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Click HERE for Clip 2 of 5



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Click HERE for Clip 3 of 5



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Click HERE for Clip 4 of 5



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Click HERE for Clip 5



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Vera Lynn is still alive and celebrated her 100th birthday on March 20th
of this year. THIS is her singing her iconic song from World War II…

 




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We'll meet again some sunny day, too...



Pic of the Week




THE FARSIDER SUBSCRIPTION ROSTER as of 8/17/17

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

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To receive the email address of anyone on the list -- or to receive the roster with all of the email addresses -- send your request to
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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
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
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, David
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, Johnson
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, 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
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, 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
Swanson, Ray
Tanaka, Ken
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thayer, Dean
Theobald, Cynthia
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Lorraine
Tyler, Diana
Unger, Bruce
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
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Vanegas, Anna
Vanek, John
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
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Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Mike
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Caven
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Jerry
Wilson, Lee
Wilson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Womack, Kenn
Woo, Paul
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zalman, Ginny
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
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