The Farsider

January 29, 2015


Bill Mattos, Editor and Publisher <>
Leroy Pyle, Webmaster <>


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the views of the San Jose Police Benevolent Association's Board of Directors or its membership.




Badge 2415
Born July 24, 1948
Appointed March 1, 1984
Retired July 10, 2004
Died Jan. 28, 2015

We were notified by Chaplain Jim Becknall yesterday morning that Frank was in critical condition at Stanford following a lengthy illness. We then learned that he passed away with family members by his side yesterday evening. If a service is scheduled prior to next Thursday we will send out a special notification to all subscribers, otherwise additional information including a possible obituary will appear next week.

The following was posted by retired Sgt. Jack Baxter on Facebook yesterday prior to Frank’s passing:

"Thinking of my pal Frank Keffer in Stanford Hospital battling for his life. This little fire plug of a man is one of the toughest and bravest men I know. A Vietnam combat veteran, Airborne soldier and San Jose Police Officer who is a man of honor. His many friends are thinking of him and I know he is in everyone's thoughts and prayers. 'All the way,' Frank, keep up the good fight."



Last Friday’s Mercury News covered the passing of Carol Nagengast, the widow of retired Sgt. Tom Nagengast…

Carol Elizabeth Nagengast

Resident of San Jose

Beloved mother and grandmother, Carol Elizabeth Nagengast passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan 16, 2015. A devout Catholic and longtime resident of Santa Clara Valley, she has left behind many friends and relatives.

Carol was born October 30, 1932 to Helen Morelli Rankin in Milford, CT. Her family moved to California when she was young. She was a beloved sister to Fredrick Wheeler.

She graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1950 and earned a degree in Interior Design from San Jose State College, where she met and married Thomas Nagengast (dec.). She was a devoted wife for 57 years and mother to their six children: Dan (dec.), Steve (Rebeca), Karen (Matt), David (Beth), Andrew (Anne) and Teresa (Ken).

She was an adored grandmother to her ten grandchildren: Kaleigh, Thomas, Natalie, Juan, Zachary, Beau, David, Benjamin, Pablo, and James. She also cherished the countless extended family members and friends who meant so much to her.

Carol created a wonderful home for her family, worked for Campbell School District as a teacher’s aide, and volunteered for various groups dear to her heart. She always found time to cheer on her children and grandchildren at countless sport events and artistic performances. She was an active member of St. Lucy Parish, volunteering her time to many, including the Altar Society and socializing with members of St. Basil’s Club. She loved to host family gatherings, traveling with family and friends and enjoyed time with her lifelong friends from Notre Dame.

Her faith carried her through two bouts with cancer, loss of a husband and child, and gave her strength to the end. A Memorial Mass and reception will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:00pm at St. Lucy Catholic Parish in Campbell. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Lucy Parish, 2350 Winchester Boulevard, Campbell, CA 95008.

Tom Nagengast 

1926 - 2011

Tom’s passing was covered in THIS Nov. 17, 2011 edition of the Farsider.



Nothing as of press time





Jan. 23rd

Rudy Belluomini, the first civilian assigned to Internal Affairs circa 1977-1979, passed away on Jan 15, 2015. He was a great guy as well as being I.A's "Command Central" and the go-to guy for the Cinco de Mayo parades and Mexican celebrations of that era.  Never in the wildest dreams of the participants of this Mexican holiday realize that I.A. was the scheduling force and central clearing point for this ethnic holiday. Those of us who had the opportunity to work with Rudy were proud to have been acquainted with him.

Bob Moir <>

Rudy Belluomini 

Click HERE to view Rudy's obituary from the Jan. 22nd edition of the Mercury News.


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Jan. 24th

Bill and Leroy,

You two are fantastic! Thanks so much for keeping the Farsider coming. I really enjoy looking at my email on Thursdays, and yours is the first one I read. Attached is some material that you might like to use at the end of the newsletter.


(MacDougall) <>

Good to hear from you, Joanne, and thanks for the attachments that I tossed into my graphics’ file for future use. There are several like the one below that I can relate to…


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Jan. 26th


The guy in the attached YouTube video is a retired cop who was the victim of an attempted home invasion robbery. I would bet that the overwhelming majority of your readers will be able to relate to him if they will take a few minutes and watch what he and his wife went through. (7:12)

Take care,

Talking Points <>

I can’t speak for everyone, TP, but I know I can relate. Those retirees who would like to view the video should click HERE.

(Who the hell are you anyway? Don't make me offer a reward for the disclosure of your identity.)



Something in the Universe is definitely out of kilter when the liberal New York Times has something nice to say about a Fox News personality, but seeing is believing...

Now Even the New York Times is on the Megyn Kelly Bandwagon

By F. Peter Brown — New York Times — Jan. 22, 2015 

The New York Times has now written a story, most of it positive, of Megyn Kelly, the Fox News superstar who has brought the network unrivaled success. The story will be appearing in the Sunday Magazine section of the Times this weekend.

Kelly’s show, “The Kelly File,” has been a huge hit, ahead of everyone in her time slot on all of basic cable, even beating out shows such as “Duck Dynasty” and “Mob Wives.” In all of cable news, she is second, bested only by Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.

She has drawn praise even from people who hate the Fox News Channel, due to her Megyn “moments,” times when she argues with the typical Fox viewpoint if she believes it does not line up with the facts. Even people who are aligned with Fox such as Karl Rove and Dick Cheney have not been immune to her questioning.

Fox News president Roger Ailes has called Kelly his “breakthrough artist,” as she has racked up impressive rating numbers.

Kelly has not always pursued a news career; she attended Albany Law School after graduating college and began a career in corporate litigation.

Executives from other networks have said that Kelly could have gone on to work at their companies, with former CNN/US President Jonathan Klein saying that one of his biggest regrets was not hiring Kelly.

When she first came on Fox News, Kelly regularly appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s show, often debating him, until she became popular enough to push Sean Hannity out of his 9 PM slot and back to 10 PM.

Ailes  says that “we’ve been on the air for 18 years. She shows up, and in one year goes to No. 2 and close to No. 1. That is an astounding accomplishment. Before this is over, she may be bigger than anybody.”



This open letter to Michael Moore is in the process of going viral on the Internet...

Green Beret Sniper, Bryan Sikes (left), Hilariously Slams ‘Cupcake’
Michael Moore for Calling American Sniper, Chris Kyle, a Coward 

Mr. Moore,

Good afternoon there sweetheart, I hope this finds you alive and well. You can thank our men and women of the armed forces for that, by the way, and that also includes us cowardly snipers. It seems you’ve found time between licking the jelly off your fingers and releasing your grasp of a bear claw to TWEET SOME JUNK about snipers being cowards.

My buddies and I got a good laugh over the tweet, so I thank you. For a guy worth $50 million dollars, you sure have quite a bit to bitch and cry about. I guess like a moth to flame, you too gravitate towards things that are popular and in the moment — in this case it’s snipers. Too bad for you that your attempt at being relevant via your 70+ year old family experience has failed. It has only made you look dumber than a bag of hammers. Next time you should try something more original than going after snipers for one reason or another…that was so last month.

It’s typical of “men” like you to criticize the intestinal fortitude, focus, discipline and patriotism of a sniper. It must stem from an inferiority complex or something. But hey, it’s okay cupcake. We snipers are thick skinned and the efforts of world class turds such as yourself to portray us in a negative light only makes us laugh. If you and I were in the same room, I’d throw you a smile and gently pat you on the head knowing you’re nothing more than a mouth breathing, Crisco sweating waste of space not even worthy of being in the presence of a sniper. It’s almost funny how people like you preach things like ‘acceptance’ and ‘not passing judgement’ or ‘labeling people’, but then are the first to do so when a person is in some way dissimilar from you.

So tenderfoot, I leave you with this final thought: what if you found yourself in some sort of hostage situation where you were held at knife-point by some crazed person and they were dead set on making an example of you by bleeding you out on Hollywood Blvd in front of the world, and the only way out was with the precision aimed fire of a sniper? Would you want that coward to take the shot? Because knowing how you feel about snipers such as myself and your hatred of firearms, I’d probably drop the mag, roll the bolt and go get a Jack & Coke before helping you out.

Very Respectfully,



—Time is growing short; make your reservations now!—

Saturday, Feb. 14th — 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
POA Hall, 1151 N. Fourth St.
San Jose

Hors d'oeuvres up the Ying-Yang
Entrees: Salmon and/or Prime Rib with all the Fixins'
Hosted Bar + Wine on the Tables
Dancing to your kind of music following dinner

$25 per person — $50 per couple

Make checks payable to the "SJPBA" and mail to:
P.O. Box 42
San Jose, CA 95103

Questions? E-mail President Dave Wysuph at <>
or Secretary/Treasurer Lumpy Lundberg at <>



Ed. — The survey being requested of all members by the new president (Mike Alford) is simple and only takes a minute. Please consider taking it by clicking on the link below.

Jan. 20th

Dear Members,

The Association is constantly looking for the most effective ways to keep you informed on issues relevant to you. As we start the New Year, we are seeking your input to help us communicate with you as effectively and quickly as possible.  

To learn more about the best ways to keep in touch with you, we're asking for your help in completing a very brief survey. It should take less than two minutes to complete. You can access the survey by clicking this link.


Your responses will help guide our communications efforts over the next year. We greatly appreciate your help and feedback.

Mike Alford <>


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The online edition of the Jan. Billy & Spanner is now available. Clicking on THIS link will either download it to your desktop or open it up in your browser.


Jan. 21 thru Jan. 27

Last night was the State of the Union address, and everyone’s excited about the huge special appearance by a guy we haven't seen in a really long time: 2008 Barack Obama. That guy had swagger.

The president took a moment to wish astronaut Scott Kelly luck on his upcoming year-long mission in space, and even said, “Make sure to Instagram it.” Obama loves Instagram because after six years with Biden it’s the one thing he can still put a filter on.

First lady Michelle Obama wore a suit to the State of the Union last night that apparently had also been worn by Julianna Margulies’ character on the “The Good Wife.” They both wore the same outfit, which is why Obama just passed an executive action ordering Us Weekly to say Michelle wore it better.

A new helicopter service called Gotham Air is now offering users cheap flights from Manhattan to JFK or Newark airports that start at just $99. If there's two words I trust together in the same sentence, it's “cheap” and “helicopter.”

Vice President Joe Biden said he has privately met with 17 Republican senators at his home to try and connect on issues like tax reform. Biden asked what he can do to speed up negotiations, while Democrats asked, “Does this door lock from the outside?”

One of the most Googled questions during this week's State of the Union address was, “How much does the president make?” When he saw it was $400,000 a year, Mitt Romney said, “I'm out!”

As gas prices continue to drop, 28 states are now selling regular gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. It's getting cheaper to pump two gallons of gas outside the station than it is to pump two squirts of nacho cheese inside.

New Kids on the Block announced they are going back on tour in May. Wait, the New Kids are touring, gas is at two bucks a gallon, and we may have another round of Bush vs. Clinton for president. If I get home and find a stack of free AOL CDs in the mail, then I'm pretty sure I just traveled through time.

President Obama said that if he could have any superpower, he’d want the ability to speak any language. That's so everyone in the world could tell him he picked one of the lamest possible superpowers.

Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon announced that this will be his final season of racing. You could tell it was time for him to retire during his last race when he had his blinker on the whole time.

SkyMall’s parent company has filed for bankruptcy, which could mean the end of the catalog. Airline passengers were really upset. They said, "Now what am I gonna spit my gum into?"

At the State of the Union address last night, President Obama made history by using the words transgender, lesbian, and bisexual in that speech. It was the part of the speech where he was just reading Craigslist personals.

In South Florida, Shaquille O'Neal has been sworn in as a reserve police officer. Personally, I can't wait until he works undercover.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell asleep during Obama's speech. She woke up with the other justices drawing a gavel on her face.

California officials want to contain a measles outbreak that originated in Disneyland last month. They are in luck because everyone who is exposed to it is still in line at Space Mountain.

Musician Kid Rock came under fire for posting a photo of himself holding a cougar that he had just killed. People were outraged until they realized the cougar was one of the "Real Housewives of Orange County."

Doctors say that your attention span is like a muscle that can be strengthened. I didn't read the rest of the article because I saw a shiny thing.

 The Northeast is being hit with a major snowstorm. Forecasters said they've haven't seen a whiteout like this since last week's Oscar nominations.

In France, a court ruled that a couple cannot name their baby "Nutella." The court said a name like that can only lead to teasing. So the couple has moved on to their second choice — Conan.

A company has developed a coffee that can help you fall asleep. It's called the Cosby-chino.

Today President Obama is in the Middle East. He met the new king of Saudi Arabia. Obama also met Saudi Arabia's first lady, the second lady, third lady, and fourth lady.

In a speech today, President Obama said that Michelle Obama is very strong and talented and she frequently tells him that he is wrong. As a result, Michelle Obama is now the Republican front-runner for 2016.

President Obama said the small drone that flew over the White House fence yesterday could be bought at any RadioShack. After hearing this, the RadioShack CEO said, "I'm shocked to find out we still sell something people want."

Today, the Apple iPad turns five years old. So it's official. The iPad is as old as the people who make it.

Yesterday was going to be a historic blizzard. And when you get information like this, you make mistakes. Boy, is my face red. Last night, at the last minute before the supermarket closed, I wrestled a lady for the last Lean Cuisine.

The blizzard was a huge non-event and, of course, the next big non-event is the Super Bowl.

More bad news for the New England Patriots. The NFL now has video of those deflated footballs alone in an elevator with Ray Rice.

In the last 48 hours King Abdullah from Saudi Arabia passed away. I have a moral dilemma. The king passed away three or four days ago. Is it too soon to hit on Queen Latifah?

Today is National Hugging Day. It's a day that encourages people to hug more often. Why they have it in the middle of cold and flu season, I have no idea. I don't know if it was sponsored by Theraflu or what.

A-Rod — Alex Rodriguez — has reportedly been training with none other than Barry Bonds to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. They're either training together or forming a league of baseball super-villains, I'm not sure which.

A-Rod was suspended last season for using performance-enhancing drugs and Barry Bonds is the godfather of that. This is baseball's version of when Jesse Pinkman got out of rehab on "Breaking Bad" and started working with Walter White again. Why would A-Rod do that, and how is it even possible that both their heads fit in the same room?

Kim Kardashian is releasing a book of selfies. They do say, "Write what you know." So the book is called "Selfish." The description on the publisher's website refers to Kim as a trailblazer of the selfie movement. Selfie movement? — this book is the whole selfie movement, OK? Other than that, there's no movement.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was summoned to answer questions about the footballs that were mysteriously deflated in their game against the Colts. This was covered live on all the sports networks and also live on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, and a bunch of local channels. You would think Tom Brady had killed the president's dog.

If the Patriots are found to have underinflated the balls they might lose draft picks, and the league could take away coach Bill Belichick's favorite hoodie.

Deflate-gate isn't the only thing in Boston now. Boston is the city chosen to vie for the Summer Olympics in 2024. Mayor Walsh is prohibiting city employees from making negative comments about the games or the process. That seems unnecessary. If people from Boston are known for anything, it's for keeping their opinions to themselves, right?

There's a documentary airing on TLC called "My Husband Is Not Gay." It's about women whose husbands aren't gay. Wouldn't that be most women?

Last night in Miami was the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant. The winner this year was Miss Colombia, and the loser was women everywhere else.

SkyMall is going out of business. The company filed for bankruptcy. They were forced to file for bankruptcy when it was declared they have never sold an item.

If SkyMall goes down, this will have a dramatic effect, mostly on passengers who need a place to put their gum when they're on the plane.

SkyMall was the premier shopping destination for people who just drank four tiny bottles of Jim Beam.

With all the bad weather, people are expecting to be cooped up. Some have been turning to Craigslist to find blizzard companions. As a general rule, if you wouldn't sleep on a futon you found on Craigslist, you probably shouldn't sleep with a person you found there either.

If you want to go to the Super Bowl in Phoenix, it will cost you a lot of money, double what they were last year. The average asking price is around $6,000 per ticket. Do people not know the game is on television this year?

On eBay, a group of four Super Bowl tickets is going for $51,000. Although to be fair, that price includes a full-body rubdown from stadium security.

Last night President Obama gave the State of the Union address, and I just have to say that I don't know what union he was describing. But I want to live there. I want to move. It sounds outstanding. There's a middle class. They have small businesses. It sounds great.

There's a new study out. We love new studies. We genuinely get excited about new studies, mostly because we don't have time to study things. We just want people to do the studies, and deliver us the results. And then we can, you know, make merry about them.

A new study suggests that having one glass of wine every night can have a positive effect on heart health. And no, Aunt Rita, they didn't say anything about the size of the glass. I'm sure your heart's fine by now, Aunt Rita. I hate when I use my time here to unload on Aunt Rita, but . . .

Yesterday a baby was born on a New York-bound flight three hours before landing. Serious question: Would you rather ride next to a baby a whole flight, or have the first half of the flight no baby but then the actual birthing of a baby? Because again, that's three hours of peace where there's just no baby. I'd like to see a study about that.

CNN is developing a game show to be hosted by Anderson Cooper. It will be just like the other CNN shows except the contestants will make wild guesses instead of the news anchors.

The Jamaican government is considering a bill to decriminalize marijuana. But first they have to get over the shock of finding out it was illegal in the first place.

According to a new report, there are still five people alive today who were born in the 1800s. Even crazier, every one of them was re-elected this November.

The burger chain, Carl's Jr., is causing some controversy with its ad for an all-natural burger that features a woman walking naked through a farmers market. Apparently Carl's Jr. customers were offended by the sight of a farmers market.



Did left-wing billionaire George Soros donate $33
million to fund rioting Ferguson protest groups?

Click HERE to view the Jan. 24th Snopes update.


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Click HERE if you want to meet Dover (Delaware) Police “Master Corporal” Jeff Davis who became an Internet star last week when dash-cam footage captured him singing along to Taylor Swift’s hit song “Shake It Off” while on patrol. Until we saw this clip, we were unaware that the video had been scripted and rehearsed by the Dover PD as a positive public relations production. (2:46)

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THIS half-minute Doritos TV ad produced for the Super Bowl has been pulled and won’t be shown. Don’t know why; it’s rather tame compared to some of the other stuff we are exposed to on the tube. (0:30)

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You may also have HEARD that GoDaddy had planned to air the following Super Bowl ad about a lost puppy, but decided to pull it after there was a backlash by dog lovers who had the opportunity to preview the ad. (1:27)

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If that GoDaddy ad made you sad or mad, THIS Budweiser commercial that will air during the Super Bowl should make you feel better. (1:00)

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The people who made THIS video should be arrested and turned over to PETA for antagonizing the poor squirrel who simply wanted to have a snack. And if you laugh, you should be arrested, too. (3:00)

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Ever wonder what the players and coaches are saying when the camera zooms in on them during a football game? Until someone invents a super-sensitive microphone, the TV networks have to depend on lip-readers to tell the viewers what the players and coaches are saying. THIS clip from Paul Salerno shows what happens when the networks hire poorly skilled lip-readers. (4:09)

Other examples of bad lip-reading have been posted on YouTube. THIS is one of several. (3:47)


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Dewey Moore wants to know where Ma Yan Yan who performs a magical ballet act on China's Got Talent stores all her props. So do we. By props, we're talking about all the debris on the floor around her at the conclusion of her performance as seen in the PHOTO below. (4:55) 


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Bill Whittle and his “Firewall” series have apparently struck a chord with several Farsider subscribers as his latest video about gun ownership that was posted on YouTube last Friday was received from a half-dozen readers. If you are tired of hearing the anti-gun lobby spit out statistics trying to show that the number of guns in the U.S. makes us the murder capital of the world, you need to watch THIS and pass it on. (6:24)

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So just how realistic or factual is Hollywood’s portrayal of archers such as Robin Hood? Not very, according to this amazing video that has received in the neighborhood of 20 million views since it was first posted on YouTube last Friday. THIS clip of Lars Andersen has to be seen to be believed. (5:51)

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Dirk Parsons wishes that his local car wash was as fast and efficient as THIS one in Sacramento. He also likes that the owners of the Quick Quack Car Wash came up with a catchy advertising jingle. (0:59)

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For you aviation buffs who didn’t see this item about Lindberg’s flight to Paris when we last ran it almost six years ago, you are in for a treat. And for those of you who did view it back in ’09, odds are you will enjoy it a second time.

Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport properties, posted on his website this 4-part video he created of Charles Lindbergh's famous and risky takeoff in the "Spirit of St. Louis" on May 20, 1927. Perkins said he "painstakingly assembled news footage from the five cameras that filmed Lindbergh's takeoff from Roosevelt Field, Long Island and mixed it with enhanced audio from the same newsreel sources."

INSTRUCTIONS: When you click on the link below episode #3 comes up ready to play. But we suggest you first click on "CONTACT" to the left and select “Part 1: Dead Men Flying,” then watch the other three parts in order by going back to “CONTACT” at the end of each one and selecting the next part in sequence.



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Wouldn’t it be fun to be young again and be assigned one of these patrol vehicles that are recognized as the fastest police cars in the world? The only drawback — and it’s HUGE — is that you would have to move to Dubai. (3:56)

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If you had to guess, how many broken bones do you think THIS motorcycle stunt rider endured before he became so proficient that he was able to win 1st Place in this 2013 competition known as the Stunt Grand Prix? Our guess? All of them. (4:00)

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Speaking of bikes, if you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle or hone the skills you already have, Bruce Morton says THESE Russkies will show you what you need to know. The first half of the lesson is accompanied by a catchy tune, but you will probably have a difficult time singing along unless you speak Russian. (4:23)


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If you have never ridden a motorcycle but have hung with people who have, you may have heard the expressions “Low Side Crash” and/or “High Side Crash.” Here’s how to tell the difference…

Low Side Crash — Click HERE

High Side Crash — Click HERE


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From our "Oldies But Goodies" file...

A husband walks into 'Victoria's Secret' to purchase a sheer negligee for his wife. He is shown several possibilities that range from $250 to $500 in price; the more sheer, the higher the price. He opts for the most sheer item, pays the $500, and takes it home.

He presents it to his wife and asks her to go upstairs, put it on, and model it for him.

The wife takes the negligee upstairs, looks at it and realizes it’s so sheer that it might as well be nothing at all. She decides that instead of putting it on, she’ll model it in the nude, then return the negligee the next day and keep the $500 for herself

She then appears naked at the top of the stairs and strikes a pose.

The husband says, "Good grief, you'd think that for $500 they'd at least iron it!"

He never heard the shot.

The funeral is next Thursday at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations to the NARH (National Association for Retarded Husbands) are preferred.


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Unknown by most people today, the Ford Motor Co. used to produce travelogs on film for its Educational Library that were shown at various venues. We think it’s safe to say that THIS one about Hawaii sent in by Don Hale was made long before even our oldest retiree was born. (Don says he has photos of his Dad in shorts, mask and fins with a big catch of fish strung on a spear on Waikiki and not a hotel in sight on the shore all the way to Diamond Head.) (9:40)

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Some say that driving around the Big Apple is no different today than it was in 1928, as shown in THIS Harold Lloyd short that was filmed one year before Wall Street crashed and resulted in the Great Depression. None of the people in the film — the vast majority of whom are no longer alive — had even an inkling of what was coming, including the guy in the backseat of the taxi who baseball fans should recognize. (5:10)

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For those of you who have an interest in such things, this link received from Lumpy will take you to a site showing the assembly of the two atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan in 1945 which ended World War II. Also included are detailed photos that show the preparation for loading Little Boy into the Enola Gay, the B-29 that carried the bomb on to Japan. Photos of Little Boy (Hiroshima) and Fat Man (Nagasaki) were highly classified until several years after the war. THIS site is photo intensive, so give it a few moments to load if you plan to visit.

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Didn’t you use to hate it when you pulled over an ET and THIS happened? Leroy and I agree that it certainly got tiresome after the third or fourth time. (0:41)

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Hypothetical question: You are a Russian traffic cop standing on the side of the road looking for violators and you wave over a car for having a headlight out. While you are talking to the driver a large pack of wolves comes running toward you. WHAT do you do? (1:42)

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This photo collection received from Don Hale includes highly-detailed and stunning photos that capture the essence of San Francisco in the 1940s and ‘50s, an era that most of you should recall. As with large photo collections, give THIS BuzzFeed web page a few moments to download the numerous images.


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An email from Ken Hawkes said, “Don’t stop me if you’ve heard this. I like to tell it.”

We like it too, and since it has been over eight years since we last told the story of Frank Feldman — it was in the Dec. 14, 2006 Farsider — here it is again…

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A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by.

He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank."

Passenger: "Who?"

Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman all the time."

Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."

Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star. And you should have heard him play the piano! He was an amazing guy."

Passenger: "Sounds like he was somebody really special."

Cabbie: "Oh hell there's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order, and which fork to eat it with. And he could fix anything. Not like me, I change a fuse and the whole street goes dark. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right."

Passenger: "Wow, some guy then."

Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made mistakes, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel special. He would never argue back, even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! I never knew him to make a mistake! No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman."

Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"

Cabbie: "Well. I never actually met Frank. He died, and I married his wife.


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If you are not aware of THIS technology that makes it possible for a thief to steal your ATM PIN code using an iPhone, perhaps you should be. It would at least be worth knowing about. (3:45)

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Many of you golfers have seen THIS clip that runs less than a minute whereas most of you non-golfers probably haven’t. For those of you who don’t play the game, we thought you might be interested to see what can happen to a golfer who is practicing lob shots that go high in the air. (0:51)

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Speaking of golf, HERE'S a video titled the “Top 10 Animal Encounters on the PBA Tour,” courtesy of Alice Murphy. (5:34)

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Have a cat? We’re willing to wager that yours doesn’t show you the love that THIS one does. (0:48)

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What better way to close THIS week's Farsider than with a clip about a six-year-old boy whose actions set an example for adults? We recommend that you take a minute or two and listen to this story about first-grader Vincent Butterfield and his best friend. (2:53)

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The winner for the most Creative Panhandler Award goes to this
gentleman who was spotted along a highway in Hardy, Arkansas.



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Jim North — Added
Mary Polanco — Address change

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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, Cynthia
Allbright, Bill
Allen, Bob
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, Dave
Baggott, Jim
Bailey, Rich
Baker, Beth
Balesano, Bob
Balesteri, Lou
Ballard, Gordon
Banner, Ken
Barikmo, Jon
Bariteau, John
Barnes, Steve
Barnett, Brad
Baroff, Stan
Barrera, Ray
Barranco, Rich
Barshay, Marc
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
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
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
Brockman, Joe
Brookins, Dennis
Brooks, Bob
Brown Jr., Bill
Brown, Charlie
Brown, Dennis
Brown, Ernie
Brown, Terry
Browning, Bob
Brua, Dale
Bullock, April
Bullock, Dan
Bulygo, Corinne
Bulygo, Mary
Burns, Barbara
Burroughs, (Bronson) Utta
Busch, Dennis
Bye, Bud
Byers, Dave
Bytheway, Glenn
Caddell, Jim
Cadenasso, Richard
Caldarulo, Wendy
Calderon, Richard
Caldwell, Phyllis
Camara, Bob
Camarena, Raul
Campbell, Jason
Campbell, John
Campbell, Larry
Campos, John
Cannell, Tom
Caragher, Ed
Caraway, Steve
Card, Christine
Cardoza, Vic
Carlin, David
Carlsen, Laura
Carlton, Jim
Caro, Bert
Caro, Lynne
Carr Jr., John
Carr, John
Carraher, Don
Carraher, Jim
Carter, Ernie
Carrillo, Jaci Cordes
Carrillo, John
Cates, Dean
Cavallaro, Dave
Cedeno, Rey
Chalmers, JC
Chamness, Hank
Chapel, Ivan
Chevalier, Brian
Chavez, Ruben
Chewey, Bob
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, Kent
Cotterall, Doug
Couser, Rich
Cripe, Rodger
Crowell, Chuck
Culwell, Ken
Cunningham, Stan
D'Arcy, Steve
Dailey, Karen
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
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, Bob
Evans, Ron
Ewing, Chris
Ewing, Don
Ewing, Paul
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
Frechette, Dick
Freitas, Jordon
Fryslie, Kevin
Furnare, Claud
Gaines, Erin
Galea, Andy
Galios, Chris
Galios, Kathy
Gallagher, Steve
Garcia, Jose
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
Guzman, Dennis
Guzman, Kim
Gwillim, Reese
Habina, Ron
Hafley, Gary
Hahn, Chuck
Hale, Don
Handforth, Terry
Hann, George
Hare, Caren (Carlisle)
Harnish, Mary (Craven)
Harpainter, Bob
Harris, Bucky
Harris, Diane
Harris, Don
Haskell, Marty
Hawkes, Ken
Haynes, Sandy
Hazen, Skip
Heck, Steve
Heckel, Rick
Hedgpeth, Bob
Helder, Ron
Hellman, Marilyn
Hendrickson, Dave
Hendrix, Dave
Hernandez, Ernie
Hernandez, Irma
Hernandez, Joe
Hernandez, Linda
Hernandez, Rudy
Hernandez, Vic
Herrick, Mike
Herrmann, Erma
Hewison, Jamie
Hewitt, Dave
Hilborn, Art
Hildebrandt, Karen
Hill, Sandra
Hippeli, Micki
Hirata, Gary
Hober, Margo
Hodgin, Bruce
Hoehn, Charlie
Hogate, Joanne
Hogate, Steve
Hollars, Bob
Holliday, Sandy
Hollingsworth, Larry
Holloway, Sandi
Holser, George
Hong, Bich-nga
Horton, Debbie (McIntyre)
Hosmer, Dewey
Howard, Terri
Howell, Jim
Howsmon, Frank
Howsmon (Sr.), Frank
Hudson, Kim
Hughes, Gary
Hunter, Jeff
Husa, Sonia
Hyland, Brian
Ibarra, Miguel
Imobersteg, Rob
Inami, Steve & Francine
Ingraham, George
Ireland, Joe
Jackson, Curt
Jacksteit, Ken
Jacobson, Barbara
Janavice, Dean
Jeffers, Jim
Jenkins, Dave
Jensen, Dan
Jensen, Janie
Jewett, Donna
Jezo, Pat
Johnson, Bob
Johnson, Craig
Johnson, Cynthia
Johnson, Dave
Johnson, Gary
Johnson, Jon
Johnson, Karen
Johnson, Kyle
Johnson, Mardy
Johnson, Tom & Fran
Jones, Russ
Kaminsky, Glenn
Katashima, Annie
Katz, Dan
Keeney, Bill
Keffer, Frank
Kelsey, Bert
Keneller, Dave
Kennedy, Scott
Kennedy, Tom
Kensit, John
Killen, Pat
Kimbrel, Tammy
Kinaga, Rose
King, Charlie
Kingsley, Fred
Kirkendall, Dave
Kischmischian, Gene
Klein, Lou Anna
Kleman, Karl
Knea, Tim
Kneis, Brian
Knopf, Art
Knopf, Dave
Kocina, Ken
Koenig, Heinz
Kong, Ernie
Kosovilka, Bob
Kozlowski, Astrid
Kracht, John
Kregel, John
Lanctot, Noel
Laney, Tammy
Lansdowne, Sharon
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            
Livingstone, John
Lobach, Bob
Lockwood, Bob
Lockwood, Joan
Logan, Maureen
Long (Huntwork), Eunice
Longaker, Mary
Longoria, Noe
Lopez, Candy
Lopez. Dan
Lopez, Ruvi
Lovecchio, Pete
Low, John
Lu, Elba
Luca, Dennis
Lucarotti, Jim
Luna, Gloria
Lundberg, Larry
Lyons, TB
MacDougall, Joanne
Macris, Carly
Macris, Tom
Madison, Gary
Maehler, Mike
Mahan, Rick
Malatesta, Jim
Malcolm, Roger
Mallett, Bill
Malvini, Phil
Mamone, Joe
Marcotte, Steve
Marfia, John
Marfia, Ted
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
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
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
Mosunic, Taffy
Moudakas, Terry
Moura, Don
Mozley, Ron
Muldrow, Mark "Mo"
Mullins, Harry
Mulloy, Dennis
Munks, Jeff
Munoz, Art
Murphy, Bob
Musser, Marilynn
Nagel, Michael
Nagengast, Carol
Nakai, Linda
Nalett, Bob
Namba, Bob
Ng, Dr. Jonathan
Nichols, John
Nichols, Mike
Niquette, Paul
Nissila, Judy
Norling, Debbie
North, Dave
North, Jim
Norton, Phil
Nunes, John
Nunes, Les
O'Carroll, Diane (Azzarello)
O'Connor, Mike
O'Donnell, Tom
O'Keefe, Jim
Oliver, Pete
Ortega, Dan
Ortiz, Leanard
Otter, Larry
Ouimet, Jeff
Ozuna, George
Pacheco, Russ
Padilla, George
Pagan, Irma
Painchaud, Dave
Palsgrove, Ted
Panighetti, Paul
Papenfuhs, Steve
Paredes, Carlos
Parker, Rand
Parlee, May
Parrott, Aubrey
Parsons, Dirk
Parsons, Mike
Pascoe, Brent
Passeau, Chris
Pate, Neal
Patrino, Lyn
Payton, George
Pearce, Jim
Pearson, Sam
Pedroza, Frank
Peeler, Eleanor
Pegram, Larry
Percelle, Ralph
Percival, John
Perry (Cervantez), Martha
Petersen, Bruce
Peterson, Bob
Phelan, Bill
Phelps, Scott
Phillips, Gene
Pitts, Ken
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
Reek, Rob
Reeves, Curt
Reid, Fred
Reinhardt, Stephanie
Reizner, Dick
Rendler, Will
Rettus, Bev
Reuter, Larry
Reutlinger, Leslie
Reyes (Buell), Cindy
Reyes, Joe
Reyes, Juan
Reyes, Mo
Rheinhardt, Bob
Rice, Jayme
Rice, Lyle
Richter, Darrell & Annette
Riedel, Gunther
Rimple, Randy
Roach, Jim
Roberts, Mike
Robertson, Harry
Robinson, Walt
Robison, Rob
Rodgers, Phil
Rogers, Lorrie
Romano, Marie
Rose, John
Rose, Wendell
Ross, Joe
Ross, Mike
Rosso, Ron
Roy, Charlie
Royal, Russ
Ruiloba, Louie
Russell, Russ
Russell, Stan
Russo, Grace
Ryan, Joe
Saito, RIch
Salamida Joe
Salerno, Paul
Salewsky, Bill
Salguero, Desiree
Salvi, Pete
Samsel, Dave
Santos, Bill
Sanfilippo, Roy
Savage, Scott
Savala, john
Sawyer, Craig
Scanlan, Pete
Scannell, Dave
Schembri, Mike
Schenck, Joe
Schenini (Alvarez), Joanne
Schiller, Robert
Schmidt, Chuck
Schmidt, Paul
Schriefer, Hank
Seaman, Scott
Seck, Tom
Sekany, Greg
Seymour, Chuck
Seymour, Jim
Sharps, Betty
Shaver, John
Sheppard, Jeff
Sherman, Gordon
Sherr, Laurie
Shigemasa, Tom
Shuey, Craig
Shuman, John
Sides, Roger
Sills, Eric
Silva, Bill
Silveria, Linda
Silvers, Jim
Simpson, Terry
Sinclair, Bob
Sly, Sandi
Smith, Bill
Smith, BT
Smith, Craig
Smith, Ed
Smith, Jerry
Smith, Karen
Smith, Kerry
Smith, Mike
Smoke, Wil
Sorahan, Dennis
Spangenberg, Hal
Spence, Jim
Spitze, Randy
Spoulos, Dave
Springer, George
Stauffer, Suzan
Stelzer, Rex
Sterner, Mike
Strickland, John
Sturdivant, Billy
Sugimoto, Rich
Suits, Jim
Summers, Bob
Sun, Jeff
Suske, Joe
Swanson, Ray
Tarricone, Linda
Tate, Bill
Taves, Phil & Paula
Taylor, Joyce
Tenbrink, Bob
Tennant, Ed
Teren-Foster, Aileen
Terry, Glenn & Maggie
Thawley, Dave
Thomassin, Ron
Thomas, Art
Thomas, Dick
Thompson, Gary
Thompson, Margie
Thompson, Mike
Tibaldi, Ernie
Tibbet, Walt
Tice, Stan
Tietgens, Dick
Tietgens, Don
Tomaino, Jim
Torres, Gil
Torres, John
Torres, Nestor
Torres, Ralph
Townsend, John
Townsend, Vicki
Tozer, Dave
Trevino, Andy
Trujillo, Ted
Trussler, Christine
Trussler, John
Tush, Dick
Tyler, Diana
Unland, Jim
Unland, Joe
Urban, Diane
Usoz, Steve
Valcazar, Dan
Vallecilla, Ernie & Peggy
Van Dyck, Lois
Vasquez, Danny
Rich Vasquez
Vasquez, Ted
Vasta, Joe
Videan, Ed
Videan, Theresa
Vidmar, Mike
Vincent, Bill
Vinson, Jim
Vizzusi, Gilbert
Vizzusi, Rich
Vizzusi, Tony
Waggoner, Bill
Wagner, Jim
Wagstaff, Greg
Wahl, John
Walker, Dave
Wall, Chuck
Ward, Jean
Ward, Ray
Watts, Bob
Way, Vicky
Webster, Ron
Wedlow, Dean
Weesner, Greg
Weesner, Steve
Weir, Tony
Welker, Jessica
Wells, Bill
Wells, Brenda
Wells, Mike
Wendling, Boni
Wendling, Jay
Weston, Tom
Wheatley, Tom
White, Rich
Wicker, Joe
Wiley, Bruce
Williams, Jodi
Williams [Durham], Lanette
Williams, Rick
Williamson, Kathleen
Williamson, Ken
Wilson, Jeff
Wilson, Lee
WIlson, Neal
Wilson, Stan
Wilson, Tom
Windisch Jr., Steve
Wininger, Steve
Winter, Bill
Winters, Pres
Wirht, Kim
Witmer, Dave
Wittenberg, Jim
Wolfe, Jeff
Wood, Dave
Wood, Jim
Woodington, Brad
Wysuph, Dave
Yarbrough, Bill
Young, Mike
Younis, Tuck
Yuhas, Dick
Yules, Ken
Zanoni, Mike
Zaragoza, Phil
Zenahlik, Tom
Zimmerman, Eliza
Zwemke, Doug