Volume 44 - No. 29
July 24, 2014
We invite you to jump on board, strap yourself in, sit back, and hang on. Youâ€™re about to go on an adventure as master story-teller, Kent Ballard, lets us take a look into the future.
As we placed and edited this story (a total of two edits, as I recall) we could not help but think we have another writer of the caliber and style of Tom Clancy.
You will find yourself on the edge of your seat as you follow Kentâ€™s story . . . and you will not be able to stop reading it. Nor could I.
Enjoy a Master at work. Editor by Kent Ballard
On this 4th of July, the British Royal Navy christened its latest and largest aircraft carrier. It's only a fluke of timing they did it on America's Independence Day. Or maybe not. It could be a polite way of reminding us they haven't forgotten our previous misunderstandings. If so, my hat's off to them for keeping their typically British dry sense of humor. Either way, there were a lot of Americans who got a kick out of hearing this news as the day wore on.
The thing is twice as big as their Royal Navy predecessors like the famed HMS Invincible, of Falklands War fame, and the HMS Hermes which was sold to India some years ago. The new HMS Queen Elizabeth II will have a crew of around 1,600 (including air crewmen) and she's just under 900 feet long. She will be joined by a sister carrier, the HMS Prince of Wales, now under construction. This will give the Royal Navy a grand total of two aircraft carriers, which might be handy someday considering they are an island nation and cannot feed their population without foodstuffs coming into their country daily over an oceanic "pipeline" of ships from around the world. The UK does not have any carThe Paper - 760.747.7119
rier-capable strike or fighter aircraft. They've retired their Harrier fleet. So they will fly the U.S. F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, actually two fairly different aircraft. Although it is now the biggest ship in the Royal Navy, the HMS QE II is about one-half the size of America's smallest carriers, which we call "amphibious assault ships" and were designed to land and support U.S. Marine forces onshore anywhere in the world. And yes, the HMS QE II has a "ski-jump" ramp to help toss aircraft into flight one at a time due to it's comparatively short length. American carriers have four launch catapults apiece (two on the bow and two amidships) but generally shoot them off at thirty-second intervals for safety reasons. If things became hairy, this interval could be reduced, of course. Nimitz-class carriers can launch entire squadrons in minutes.
Our main carrier fleet of Nimitz-class aircraft supercarriers are roughly a quartermile long. We have ten of them, plus the soon-to-be retired USS Enterprise, the first nuclear supercarrier. The "Big E" is officially in the Reserve Fleet now, her nuclear reactors to be dismantled next year. (But fret not, Enterprise fans. The new "Ford" class Enterprise is the second-next in line to be built of that new class: bigger, better, faster, and with even more attitude.) Counting in our Marine landing assault ships, which carry mostly helicopters but include several Harrier jump-jets for either ship defense or ground attack to support the Marines onshore, America has 20 active aircraft carriers, the smallest of which dwarfs the next-largest in any fleet of any nation, and each of these are supported by carrier combat groups including cruisers, frigates, a nuclear submarine or two, and a screen of
destroyers. Modern American "tin cans," the wry name given to "mere" destroyers by U.S. sailors, are now actually larger than WW II heavy cruisers and one alone could fight--and beat--an entire fleet of WW II full-sized battleships. Naval technology has advanced that much since those days. Nor would the enemy fleet of oldfashioned battlewagons even likely see the lone, modern American destroyer which obliterated them. And American destroyers are soon to become even far more powerful, as antiaircraft and antimissile lasers are due to be mounted on them beginning next year, and shortly after that they will be outfitted with the literally awesome new "Rail Gun" which can accurately take out hard targets at a range of at least 175 miles-and fire several rounds per minute. Each laser shot is expected to
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cost the American taxpayer approximately one dollar per shot, not a bad trade for a Mig29 or Silkworm antiship missile. Each "shell" for the new rail guns can be made out of just about anything--titanium, iron, scrap steel, melted-down old refrigerators or car parts, as long as it's coated with material that will not simply melt at those speeds. And the shells will most likely not even contain an explosive charge of any kind. Their destruction is accomplished by the sheer speed with which they hit the target. They fire at hypersonic velocities and the kinetic energy of the impact alone kinda sorta vaporizes everything in the vicinity. They've been tinkering with this gun at the Navy's Dahlgren Surface Warfare Center for some time now. You can see early test shots of it on YouTube, firing on a mere one-third of its eventual full combat power, and those films will blow your mind. You cannot see the latest test shots, for obvious reasons.
Anyway, that thing will be on U.S. Navy destroyers soon too, along with the one-buck-pershot ship defense laser. And remember, these are just the smallest warships in the Navy, save for tugboats, supply ships, and inflatables used by the
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! On Becoming a Detective
The detective conducting the interview looked at the three of them and said, "So y'all want to be cops, huh?" The blondes all nodded.
The detective got up, opened a file drawer, and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it, pulled out a picture, and said, "To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and oddities like scars and so forth." Then he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after two seconds.
"Now," he said, "did you notice any distinguishing features
SEALS and other peculiar groups.
If you ponder this for a moment, you begin to realize the amount of power we can project around the world. Add to that the fact that the next four navies on earth who sail aircraft carriers have but two apiece (tiny ones, by Nimitz standards) and these are Great Britain, Italy, Spain, and India--who is now operating England's old Hermes which they bought used. Japan has two helicopter carriers, primarily for anti-submarine use. South Korea has one helicopter carrier too.
Then there is China, which is immensely proud of its one carrier, which they bought used from Russia, patched up and repainted, and is met by huge crowds of flag-waving Chinese when it's sailed up and down its coast on public relations visits. China has no aircraft carrier capable jets either, but some say they are trying to design one. When the good people of China asked why their aircraft carrier had no aircraft on it, one was secretly and carefully lowered onto its deck by a crane. Thailand has one carrier, although no one is too sure of its current seaworthiness, and so does Brazil, France, and Russia. These ships are rarely
about this man?"
The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did. He has only one eye!"
The detective shook his head and said, "Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It's a profile of his face! You're dismissed!" The first blonde walked out of the office.
The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in her face for two seconds, pulled it back, and said, "What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?" "Yes! He only has one ear!"
The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, "Didn't you hear what I just told the other lady? This is a profile of the man's face! Of course you can only see one ear! You're excused!" The second blonde walked out of the office.
The detective turned his attention to the third blonde and said, "This is probably a waste of time, but...." He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it, saying, "All right, did you notice anything distinguishing or
sailed and in various states of readiness. Our Navy seems not to be overly concerned about carrier battles with the above nations. But I told you all that to tell you this--
History, as always, has the nasty habit of repeating itself. And almost all generals and admirals always think they will fight the next war using the weapons that won the last one--and they've always been proven wrong after several disastrous losses. We relied on our proud and mighty Pacific fleet of battleships in 1941. The Japanese proved us behind the times. Over and again you can find similar instances in military history. The Allied armies in World War One refused to adopt fully automatic rifles for troops, certain they would "waste too much ammunition." The German trench machine guns ripped hundreds of thousands of Allied troops to pieces and prolonged the war for years. And so it will someday be with aircraft carriers too. Something will come along to make them as obsolete as boltaction rifles and biplanes. And it almost happened in the 1990's. We'd be wise--very wise--to keep this event in mind. Aircraft carriers are made of steel. They are heavier
unusual about this man?"
The blonde said, "I sure did. This man wears contact lenses."
The detective frowned, took another look at the picture, and began looking at some of the papers in the folder. He looked at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said, "You're absolutely right! His bio says he wears contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?"
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Well, Hellooooooooooooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can't wear glasses!" The Packaging of Condoms
A man walks into a drug store with his 8-year old son. They happen to walk by the condom display, and the boy asks, "What are these, Dad?" To which the man matter-of-factly replies, "Those are called condoms, son. Men use them to have safe sex." "Oh I see," replied the boy pensively. “Yes, I've heard of that in health class at school."
He looks over the display and picks up a package of 3 and asks, "Why are there 3 in this package?"
than water. They can--and have been--sunk very quickly by determined and well-coordinated attacks. We've not quite put all our eggs into one basket, but we haven't missed it by far.
Legend has it that in the late 1970s there was a group of young low-level U.S. Navy officers who quietly met and began exchanging ideas. It wasn't exactly a mutiny, but they knew their future careers would be squashed if word got out about their conversations. But they knew history too. And they also wondered if the day of the aircraft carrier had not come--and gone. Carriers are big damned targets, and so expensive they're actually considered national assets, like the Space Shuttle fleet or the entire First Marine Division, the total loss of any of them greatly weakening the nation.
But what could fight and win against, say, even one American supercarrier battle group? They remain at sea, so land armies cannot attack them, and they're capable of defending themselves from airborne attack, and every ship in their battle group exists to protect them from all comers-especially submarines. No
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The dad replies, "Those are for high school boys, one for Friday, one for Saturday, and one for Sunday." "Cool," says the boy.
He notices a 6 pack and asks, "Then who are these for?"
"Those are for college men," the dad answers, “TWO for Friday, TWO for Saturday, and TWO for Sunday." "WOW!" exclaimed the boy. "Then who uses THESE?" he asks, picking up a 12-pack.
With a sigh and a tear in his eye, the dad replied, "Those are for married men. One for January, one for February, one for March......." Car Keys
Several days ago, as I left a meeting at a hotel, I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys.
They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly, I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot.
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existing weapons platform of any kind seems able to knock out an American aircraft carrier battle group and do it with the ease and certainty with which the Japanese destroyed our entire Pacific fleet one December morning--save for our little handful of carriers who simply were not there at the time. Had they been, they would have been sunk too. There is simply no type of ship in existence that could attack an aircraft carrier battle group with confidence and probable complete success. So these young Navy officers invented one. On paper, at least. They called them -- And they kept their sketches, analyses, and ideas to themselves for over ten years. What they eventually came up with was strange, to say the least.
Think of an oil tanker. They come in all different sizes, from small ones which sail up and down a nation's coast or inland waterways, to leviathans which ship millions of gallons at a time around the world, incredibly huge ships. Almost every oil tanker, of any flag, is double-hulled to protect from spills occurring if they suffer minor--or even not-so-minor-damage to their outer hulls. In the 1970s two other revolutionary things were happening in the Navy. Systems were becoming computerized. (Believe it or not, the military had better computers than your old Atari pong-player long before you were aware of it.) And they were mounting missiles on ships to give them stand-off capabilities. Double hulls. Computers. Continuously more powerful, longer range, and more accurate missiles... The younger Navy officers talked about things of this nature.
Had their concepts been adopted, had the Pentagon beancounters (and others) not squelched their idea after they proposed it, over ten years and more rank later, the most destructive warships in a modern American fleet would look like an odd collection of various-sized oil tankers. Actually, less impressive even than that. Not at all spectacular, nothing that would stir your heart with pride to gaze upon, but they would be very, very deadly and a horror to our enemies. Their low dome-like upper structures would be stealthy. Radar would just be deflected away from their small superstructures. They would ride very low in the water. In fact, water could have been pumped in
between the double hulls to lower them even more, making them semi-submersible, looking more like the Civil War Monitor than a 21st Century warship. They would have been almost silly-looking--but extremely hard to see by scout planes, helicopters, even satellites, and even harder for radar to pick up. Pumping water in between the hulls and lowering the main decks to sea level would have increased drag and made them slower, but it would also make their alreadyweak radar return simply vanish. To a radar operator it would have looked as if the Arsenal Ships had simply evaporated.
None of them would have had any guns on them. Instead, they would have been packed from bow to stern with missiles--scores of them. In some cases hundreds of them, all quietly standing upright in their individual launch tubes. What kind of missiles? Anything you wanted to load into those vertical tubes, in any combination or mix, from short-range antiaircraft missiles to Tomahawk cruise missiles, to Harpoon antiship missiles, ASROC submarine killers, extreme long-range antiaircraft birds, and the oncoming hypersonic (superspeed) rockets. They could carry satellite-killer missiles and ballistic nuclear missiles. All of these and more. They would have been designed to accept and fire many Air Force and Army missiles too, as well as rocket-propelled weapons which have not yet been invented. A mixed package would have been deadly from any range from about a block out to a thousand miles or more, and they could have loaded these ships with different missile packages of any kind, every single missile precision guided to its target. And not by that ship itself. Those warbirds could have been remotely launched and even guided by AWACS planes, Navy Hawkeyes, Aegisequipped cruisers and destroyers--and even ground-pounding Navy or Marine forward controllers who'd lugged their portable "black boxes" right up to the front lines of land combat.
None were ever built, not even a "proof-of-concept" model. A few studies were done, all of them pointing out that the addition of Arsenal Ships to any navy would so radically alter its capabilities that it was extremely difficult to even imagine the changes, possibilities, and opportunities they would offer. Some high U.S. Navy officers were wildly in favor of the project, others dead set against it. One young Naval cadet at Annapolis wrote her thesis on them, weighing the pros and cons and even looking farther ahead
than her superiors, and her paper was a solid endorsement in favor of the Arsenal Ships. It was probably the most widelyread student thesis ever typed out.
Now ... the U.S. Navy has a whole lot of people smarter than me. And they certainly do not need my help when it comes to running their railroad--or fleets, for that matter. But I should mention that almost all flag-rank admirals, pretty much the entire upper echelon of our Navy's highestranking officers, wear pilot's wings on their uniforms. And almost all served at one time or another flying jets off of aircraft carriers or in command of them. I'm merely pointing this out, mind you ...
We learned the power of aircraft carriers the hard way at Pearl Harbor on the dawn of World War Two. American shipyards began building them as quickly as humanly possible. Three old American carriers saved this nation at the battle of Midway. The building of them increased, and increased again several times. By the end of that war, our fleets of carriers had destroyed the Japanese Navy, leaving that nation helpless against the B-29s and oncoming Marines and G.I.s.. We relied upon them again and again, in Korea, in Vietnam, in Bosnia, during both Iraqi wars, and in Afghanistan. Furthermore, we found them invaluable for peacetime disaster relief missions around the world, their hangers stuffed with emergency shelters, food, and medical teams. During all these years the modern aircraft carrier has been America's most-used "Big Stick"--and an irreplaceable hand of friendship to those in desperate need after catastrophic natural disasters. So there is a deep and almost mystical love of the big flattops in our Navy and in our government. To many who decide such things, the aircraft carrier is literally the backbone of the U.S. Navy. And you cannot blame them for believing that, heart and soul.
But times do change. Wars and the weapons they are fought with change. The smaller but still incredibly versatile ships we have for Marine expeditionary forces can carry out their wartime duties, and yet are actually of more help to a nation battered by earthquakes or tsunamis due to their larger number of helicopters aboard. And they can be loaded with thousands upon thousands of tons of relief goods too. Entire nations around the world have learned that as long as you're smart enough not to shoot at them, the U.S. Marine Corps can be great people to have around,
angels with leather necks.
Still, in any knock-down, dragout fight at sea, we depend on our supercarrier battle groups. Should any enemy or even group of enemies gather an armada to attack America's interests far out at sea, those in the White House and Pentagon will ask, "Where's our nearest carrier?" That question has been asked before, and will be again. Yet-what if there was something they didn't know? Didn't suspect? What if there was a totally new kind of deep-sea weapon they (or anybody) had never faced before? So now...let us imagine a nonnuclear sea battle between a typical, modern American supercarrier battle group and a fleet of imaginary Arsenal Ships which were never built. Just a thought exercise, if you will ...
Hostilities are imminent. We are at DEFCON Two and the Pentagon has issued a "war warning" to all Atlantic forces. Our carrier battle group takes up formation, heading south towards the imaginary enemy fleet at flank speed. They spread out, the cruisers, both of them, just barely visible on the horizon. Even farther outside of that would be the destroyers taking up the lead and flanks, their radars turned on to full power. All ships would be electronically linked via satellite. What one ship saw or discovered, they would all know instantly. All ships would observe voice radio silence. The carrier group pretty much knows where the Arsenal Ships are located due to spy satellites. Aircraft are loaded with fuel and ordinance, given pre-flight checks, and are placed on deck for speedy launch. Two are already on the catapults, others lined up behind them. The carrier air boss has determined not to use the catapults amidships, which will leave room for returning aircraft to land on the angled deck in case of inflight abortions necessitating an immediate return to the carrier. He knows they can launch aircraft very quickly even without them, and he must always keep the safety of the crews and aircraft in mind. Both fleets are three hundred miles apart and closing fast, the American ships far outracing the slower enemy fleet. It's seven PM local time, about an hour before dark. No problem. Our ships and planes can operate equally well in daylight or darkness. Coded messages from the spysat indicates that the Arsenal Ship fleet has changed positions too, but it doesn't
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The Paper • Page 4 • July 24, 2014 Beware of Bogus Fire “Inspectors”
The Escondido Fire Department advises local businesses to be aware of a scam involving bogus fire inspectors. Individuals are showing up at local businesses and claiming that the Fire Department sent them.They then walk around the premises for a visual inspection and give a bill to the business as they are completing the "inspection." Actual inspections by the Escondido Fire Department are conducted by the agency’s uniformed personnel. If there is a fee involved, the invoice will come from the City of Escondido. If you think an inspection may be a scam, please call Escondido Fire Department at 760-839-5400. Injury Traffic Collision Carlsbad
On Saturday, July 19th, at 12:46 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to the 3200 block of Carlsbad Boulevard regarding three pedestrians that were struck by a vehicle. When officers arrived, they located three pedestrians in the north bound lanes of Carlsbad Boulevard north of Walnut Avenue who suffered
The 49-year-old female driver of the vehicle that struck the pedestrians remained at the scene.
Carlsbad and Oceanside Fire Departments responded to the scene to treat the injured pedestrians.
Two of the pedestrians were transported by ambulance, and one by helicopter, to local hospitals for treatment of unspecified injuries.
The injured were reported as two 29-year-old females and one 31-year-old male. The Police Department's Traffic Division is conducting an investigation into the collision. No arrest was made and fault has yet to be determined. Deer Springs Development Still a Possibility
It’s been an ongoing effort by several developers . . . get approval to build a masterplanned community north of San Marcos in the Merrian Mountains area. The county rejected a proposed development over four years ago but it now re-appears on
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and enjoy visiting with them as well as some of the patrons.
While there we met several interesting people. Flowers by Laureen offer fresh, fragrant bouquets and flowering plants.
Man About Town
You will forgive a couple of salty tears flowing down these chubby cheeks as I come to the realization that strawberry season appears to be coming to a close. Unlike the song says, strawberry fields do NOT last forever . . . as I learned this past Saturday morning. It was beautiful, comfortable tropical breeze, some sun, but hidden behind some softening clouds, all of which made for an ideal morning of strolling, shopping, and chatting.
What better place than the Saturday Market in Escondido, on Kalmia, between Grand Avenue and 2nd Avenue - often our stomping grounds on Saturdays. We’ve come to know several of the vendors
One gent was seen purchasing a couple of bunches of flowers, probably for some good looking lady in his life. He has promised to return next Saturday for even more.
Also met Svetlana Wenzell, purveyor of fine soaps . . . colorful, fragrant, nicely packaged. Originally from Russia, Svetlana emigrated to America, which is now home. We also found a new vendor who sells pillows with covers made out of bamboo fibers and the interior made of shredded foam pellets. Very comfy and he’s offering 50% discounts below Internet prices on slected pillows. We bought one and
Letters to the Editor Rebellion?
To the Editor of The Paper:
I was appalled by your commentary in the July 10 edition of The Paper. It was irresponsible for an Editor of a newspaper to advocate a Revolution.
First your advocated rebellion against the United States. Over one hundred and fifty years ago this nation was torn by the Civil War. Allegedly the cause was to protect States Rights. The real cause was to continue the practice of slavery. More US citizens were killed in that war than all the other wars fought by our country. The effects of the war are still being felt today. Racial prejudice is still a major problem. Yet you suggest another
are likely to buy a second next Saturday. Look for the vendor named Andrew at themostcomfortablepillow.com. And, of course we always visit our favorite vegetable and produce vendors, Jacinta and Juanita . . . probably for this season’s final choice of outstanding strawberries. But, never fear, there will be peaches, plums, all kinds of great produce to munch on. ••••• There’s service, then there’s service.
People who read this column regularly know that we eat out often . . . and we’ll post comments here about great places to eat. Great food, great service and great prices.
Check out that second item. Great service. Sometimes a great eatery has a problem with one of its wait staff - that kinda, sorta ruins the experience. Recently, we’ve had experiences with several of our favorite eateries where the wait staff, while technically efficient, did all the right things at the right time, in the right sequence . . . but were kinda grumpy faced. No smile. No feeling conveyed of “gee, we’re really glad to have you here and it’s my pleasure to serve you. Nice to see you again, what would you like?
rebellion to protect these same State Rights to prevent the Federal government from performing the duties mandated by current law.
The actions of a few people in some communities to prevent the care and housing of the people who have entered this country is an illegal attempt to disrupt the execution of enacted laws. It represents the worst kind of racial prejudice. Courts exist to consider how to treat these people. Perhaps we should allow the courts to decide what is correct. Just yesterday Adam Kwasman, who is running for Congress in Arizona, mistook a school bus full of children headed towards to a YMCA summer camp for illegal migrants. He attempted to block the progress of the bus. He scared the hell out of the children. Is this the message you would send to the President and the Government? You say the President has overstepped his authority and is not acting properly as directed by the Constitution. Again this up to the Courts to decide, not rebels. Revolution is definitely not Constitutional. If you are upset with the law, and
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Dunno about you but when I go out to eat I like friendly folks to take care of me. Whether it’s the owner, manager, or waiter/waitress . . . I like to think I matter to them. Most times that’s exactly the kind of service I get.
(I have spoken to the owners of both eateries. They will presumably handle the problem and talk with the individual involved and have them work on their ‘people skills.’ Usually better to talk to the owner or manager rather than raise hell with the waiter/waitress. I have intentionally not identified the eateries because they are both great. It’s just one individual at each location that needs to be counseled.)
This is, however, a serious enough issue that if I go to either of these eateries again and the only wait staff that is available happens to be the individual(s) to which I refer, I will go elsewhere. Too many people want my dining business that I don’t need to, and will not, tolerate that type of treatment.
Besides, normally, I tip rather well. ••••• A Good Guy has moved away.
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how it is being enforced, change it by electing a different President and Congress. Work to elect representatives who support your ideals. Do not advocate rebellion. Two years ago we the People reelected the President and rejected the programs you endorse.
The President has requested additional funding to resolve the border and immigration problems. It has been rejected by the House of Representatives. They present sound bites without offering solutions. They refuse to consider Immigration reform. It is too busy passing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act that has no chance becoming law. In short the Republican controlled House has not done any thing to solve the problems that face our nation. This reactionary body has only attempted to block the President programs.
The President had requested additional funding for the Veteran's Administration. It was rejected by the House. Now they complain the organization is not operating properly. How can the Administration be effective without sufficient funding? The cause of the Veteran's
Administration problems are two wars that the previous President started by lying to the people about Iraq. Five thousand American have died in this unnecessary war. Thousands of veterans are now disabled with serious injuries received in these wars. Trillions of dollars have been spent pursing these wars. Trillions of dollars will be spent to remedy the damage caused by these wars. Trillions of dollars will be spent to aid the veterans of these wars. There is your cause of the problems in the Veteran's Administration. Our current President is ending these wars. How is it that we spend more on defense then all the top twenty countries combined but can not win wars against the militants fighting us? While I am at it, the previous President caused the greatest recession since the Depression by irresponsible tax cuts that turned a surplus to a deficit. Millions of people lost their jobs, homes, and savings. Our current President has reduced unemployment, increased the number of jobs, reduced the deficit growth, given health insurance to millions of Americans, and ended the wars. During his term the value of the stock market has
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the horizon as a different developer enters the arena and seeks to build a smaller developement which calls for 2,100homes on the site. Those who opposed the last development are likely to oppose this one as well, even though this propoasl calls for 20 percent fewer homes than the earlier proposal. Residents have voiced concerns about traffic, fire protection, water and the impact on the rural character of the area. The newest developer, San Diego-based Newland Real Estate Group, seeks to overcome residents opposition by staging two public workshops this week. They will have been held on Tuesday and Wednesday in San Marcos.
Results and comments from those workshops were not available by press time. We will report on the results in next week’s issue. Three Years Probation for Former Carlsbad City Treasurer
A guilty plea to a charge of embezzlement brought forth a sentence of three years probation for former Carlsbad City Treasurer James Comstock
last Friday. Comstock pleaded guilty to embezzling over $200,000 from a local educational nonprofit. In addition to the probation Comstock was ordered to wear an alcohol monitoring device in view of him having been arrested for DUI while on bail.
He has been in custody at the Vista jail since June 19, but was expected to be released last Friday.
Comstock had been arrested December 18th on charges that he took $212,000 from ArtSplash, a nonprofit arts group where he volunteered as treasurer. Prosecutors confirmed he had returned the money prior to his arrest. He resigned as the city’s treasurer in early 2013 though these charges were not related to any city business. Oceanside City Officials Deny Zoning Change and Permission to Operate - Pot Dispensary Remains Open
Though the Oceanside City Council clearly showed its displeasure over the operation of a ‘medical marijuana clinic’ by denying a request to change zoning that would have
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skill and aviation expertise as was first established by Orville and Wilber Wright.
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Wright Brothers Master Pilot Awards Presented to Three Local Pilots
The Palomar Airport Association recently hosted a special awards ceremony at The Landings, McClellanPalomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad. Rock Swanson, Stu Evans and John Graybill were each presented with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This award recognizes a minimum of 50 years of U.S. piloting experience since date of a first solo flight and is given by the Federal Aviation Administration in recognition of those pilots who have demonstrated professionalism,
Artist Robert Wyland Recognized For Environmental Leadership
Last week, I was honored to present a resolution to the artist Robert Wyland who is known for his marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography. Through his art, Robert Wyland has changed the way people think about the environment.
In addition to the impact of his art, Wyland compounded his public influence by estabWyland The lishing Foundation, an organization dedicated to teaching millions of students about the environment and the role of stewardship. The Wyland Foundation has helped children understand what it means to care for our oceans, rivers, lakes, and more.
Robert Wyland has success-
Orville and Wilbur Wright were engineers who went from designing bicycles to experimenting with kites and gliders with the aim to create a powered machine that could carry man aloft. Their first successful flight took place in KittyHawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, with a 12 second flight that changed history. The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award was instituted by the FAA in October of 2003 and currently there are over 2800 recipients nationwide.
The three pilots have been friends since attending Aviation High School in North Redondo Beach, California (Class of 1961). Swanson and Graybill began flying at Torrance Airport in 1960 and Evans began as a Naval Cadet in 1963. Each pilot shared lively stories at the monthly gathering of the Palomar Airport Association. Rock Swanson noted "With 54 years of flying under my belt, it was a great honor to receive this award and the experience was heightened enormously by being able to share the evening with two of my lifelong friends and fellow recipients." The PAA is a 501©3 organiza-
fully contributed to the arts and environmental education, and yet his successes didn’t stop with these two accomplishments. Wyland also designed one of California Department of Motor Vehicles’ most popular personalized license plates. Wyland’s whale tale license plate has raised more than $18 million for marine education, beach clean-ups, habitat restoration and ongoing marine research. To commemorate his past and future efforts, Wyland was awarded a Senate Resolution to thank him for using his art to promote environmental awareness.
Senator Mark Wyland (no relation to artist Wyland) represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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tion which provides a generalinterest, public-benefit community service for pilots and non-pilots at PalomarMcClellan Airport (KCRQ). More information is available on their website at palomarairportassociation.com Meetings/Events Calendar
Scholarship Opportunity for Republican Woman The California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) is offering a scholarship in honor of President Ronald Reagan. The annual scholarship of $2,000 is being offered to an undergraduate registered Republican woman who is majoring in political science, communication, or directed toward law. The applicant must be a United States citizen, a resident of the state of California, and who has completed two years of college. Deadline is August 15. Visit www.cfrw.org or call Rosalia 760.489.1407 for an application.
Education: A Step in the Right Direction?
One of my top priorities as a mom and as your representative is education. Providing our children with a top-quality education in a safe learning environment is essential for their future and for California’s. There are many good teachers who are doing a noble job every day educating our kids. Unfortunately, too many students are trapped in failing schools that aren’t preparing them to achieve their dreams. But the winds of change are blowing, thanks to the recent ruling in the landmark Vergara v. California case. A group of students sued the state, arguing that they did not have the opportunity to learn from a great teacher due to the state’s rigid tenure laws. The judge in the case ruled that current laws
San Marcos Family Campout - On Saturday, August 2, City of San Marcos Community Services will host the sixth annual San Marcos Family Campout. Families will pitch tents on the grass at Walnut Grove Park. Campers will enjoy arts & crafts, outdoor games, a flashlight hike, campfire songs, s’mores, and much more! Cost is $17 per person and includes a hot dog dinner and a continental breakfast. Families must register by Friday, July 25, at www.san-marcos.net/familycampout or call 760.744.9000, ext 3500, for more information.
Workshop for Colored Pencil on Travertine Stone – Tomorrow, Friday, July 25, from 11am to 3:30pm, Susan Salazar and Deb Gargula will present a workshop on the application of colored pencil on stone. Each piece of stone is unique and influences the character of your image. This project will be a hands-
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violate “a student’s fundamental right to equality of education and that they impose a disproportionate burden on poor and minority students.” The superintendent of Los Angeles Unified testified that it costs between $250,000 and $450,000 per case and can take up to 10 years to dismiss a teacher for poor performance or misconduct. Layoffs are largely determined by seniority, not what’s best for students.
It is my hope that this case will be the catalyst for muchneeded teacher tenure reforms. My Republican colleagues and I have long supported reforms that would make it easier for students to transfer out of failing schools and streamline the process for districts to remove teachers accused of misconduct. The time for action is now. Our children’s future depends on it.
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on opportunity to take your image and transfer it on to the stone, then you will be taught how to apply colored pencil and completing the presentation of your finished art. Step by step instruction and handouts will be provided, and the travertine surface to work on. Come prepared by bringing the following supplies: Pencil Sharpener (hand-held or battery operated); kneaded eraser, small drawing board, dust brush, your favorite Prismacolor pencils (at least a set of 24), and a photo or copy of something you would like to draw. The fee is $55 for CPSA or EAP members; $60 for non members. A $7 materials fee will be collected from all participants. Register by calling the Municipal Gallery at 760.480.4101. Space is limited.
You’re Invited to “Healing Through the Art” – North County Lifeline’s Club Crown Heights youth program is hosting a mural project in their neighborhood and you are invited. On Saturday, July 26th from 10am to 2pm, see Lifeline youth create “legal” graffiti art alongside artists from San Diego’s Writerz Blok for a project funded by The Oceanside Charitable Foundation. The artwork was created by youth in the Club Crown Heights afterschool program and will be transformed as a mural on the side of the La Casita building, 402 S. Brooks St., Oceanside (corner of Brooks and Division St.). Thanks to Fresh & East for donating the refreshments. RSVP to Kristin Carlson at 760.842.6284 or email@example.com.
Camp Pendleton Marines Featured at Oceanside's Film Festival Again - Camp Pendleton Marines, and veterans of all wars are encouraged to see Oceanside International Film Festival's (OIFF) screening of its guest feature film “Patrol Base Jaker,” a breathtaking documentary about the US Marines (1/5th of which are from Camp Pendleton) and on the practice of counter-insurgency in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to be screened at the festival's opening ceremony, which starts 2:00 pm, August 3, 2014, at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA, 92054. The film was one of the Official Selections of last year's OIFF, and winner of two awards. Present during the screening and Q&A session following will be Carla Hogan, mother of Lcpl Donald J. Hogan (featured in the film), who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for the action that took his life on August 26th, 2009 during 1/5's deployment to Nawa, Afghanistan. Carla is the President of the San Clemente Marine Corps Support Group, which through its efforts and those of it's Socks for Heroes Program, has sent over 20 tons of socks and supplies to Marine and Army Infantry Units in Afghanistan since it's inception in May of 2011.
Made by filmmaker David Scantling from Akron, OH, “Patrol Base Jaker” also won Best Documentary Film at the GI Film Festival. “Patrol Base Jaker” takes the viewers to the front lines where US policy meets the reality of on-the-ground execution through the context of day-to-life in Helmand where the Marines have been deployed to change the situation on the ground. According to the organizers of Oceanside International Film Festival, this film is recommended for all people – either in the active military field or civilians – because it clearly answers the question of “why” the U.S. troops are fighting on a foreign land, as it portraits the many positive outcomes of our military forces’ presence there. The festival will take place August 310, at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, and Sunshine Brooks Theatre,
217 N Coast Hwy, both in Oceanside. It will publicly screen 70 unique and independent films, a good mixture from the locals and around the world. Festival admission pricing for general public varies from $10 to $50 with special military rates of $10 for one day admission to screenings and $35 for entire festival pass. For tickets and the names of all 70 films to be shown on big screen at OIFF, go to http://www.ocaf.info/.
Do Orchids Intimidate You? - If orchids intimidate you, you are not alone – but you are also in luck. Phyllis Prestia, Ed.D., a retired educator and Middle School Principal, will be sharing her expertise at Palomar Orchid Society’s August 6th meeting (Wednesday), at 6:30pm, at the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Phyllis’ presentation will be on the genus Cycnoches. With a comprehensive review of the culture for these relatively easy-to-grow orchids, including tips from her own successful experience growing them, even those new to the genus can enjoy these beautiful, fragrant orchids. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, visit the website at www.palomarorchid.org or call 760.510.8027.
Kids in the Garden Class at Alta Vista Gardens – The August Kids in the Garden Class with Farmer Jones will be on August 9th from 10am to 12noon, and will be about Water Wonderland: all kinds of fun with water in the garden. Create bubbles and paintings, work with ice and evaporation, discover compost and use it in planting, and make mud and sailboats. Hands-on discovery and fun for all are emphasized. Alta Vista Gardens (located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, at top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park, Vista) is in the fifth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs provided at AVG just received a National Award from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The class fee is $5/child; fees support the development of the AV Children’s Garden. Adults will stay with their children and pay the $3 Garden entry fee. When you join and buy a family membership in AVG, the monthly Kids in the Garden class and adult entry is free for a year. Donations gratefully accepted. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760.822.6824. Visit the website at altavistagardens.org.
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation Grants Funds to Help Repair Beach Stairway – The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation (CCF) and Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches announced a partnership that resulted in the repair of a beach staircase at South Carlsbad State Beach that provides access to Carlsbad’s beaches for thousands of residents and visitors. A $2,500 grant from The Foundation was received by Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches to help repair the beach stairway. “As one of only nine beach access points at the San Elijo and South Carlsbad beaches, this is a crucial access point for our community and the thousands of tourists who visit each year,” said Bill Wisener, Executive Director, Friends of Cardiff & Carlsbad State Beaches. “We’re grateful for the Foundation’s investment in our organization and beaches.” To celebrate the opening a plaque was installed on the staircase platform commemorating CCF’s donation. “The Foundation’s mission is to celebrate and invest in Carlsbad,” said Pam Valinet, chair of the Foundation. Now in its 7th year of grantmaking, the CCF has more than 160 members, granted more than $420,000 to Carlsbad nonprof-
its, and raised more than $500,000 for a permanent endowment to support Carlsbad causes in the future. Woman’s Club of Vista Installs Officers for New Year
(l-r) President Nancy B. Jones, First Vice-President Judy Pantazo, Director Connie Fletcher, Treasurer Ruth Schneider, Installing Officer Fran Jensen
Newly elected officers of The Woman’s Club of Vista were installed recently at a luncheon held at the Shadowridge Country Club in Vista. The WCV is 98 years old and meets here the second Wednesday of the month. All are welcome. Call Nancy at 760.822.6824 for information or visit www.womansclubofvista.org. More Calendar Items
Mosaics Class at Art Beat on Main St. - Kate O'Brien will hold a two-day mosaics class on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, from 1pm - 3pm each day. Class will be held at Art Beat on Main St., 330 Main St., Vista. In this class we'll be applying a mosaic to a terra cotta saucer to make birdbaths. The cost is $25. Bring your own 14" saucer and all the other materials will be provided. To register and
reserve your spot, call Kate O'Brien at 760.726.8737.
Save the Date for Regional Transportation System Workshop – The Alliance for R e g i o n a l Solutions (ARS) is announcing an interactive workshop to discuss opportunities to improve our regional transportation system, to be held on Thursday, August 14th. The regional land use and transportation plans will dictate for all citizens both land use patterns and expenditure of billions of dollars for circulation and public transportation; crucial issues for those needing housing and transportation access. ARS is one of the community-based organizations working with SANDAG on the regional plan. The meeting is August 14, from 10:30am-12noon, at the North County Lifeline’s Vista Campus, 200 Michigan Avenue, Vista. Lunch will be provided. For more info or to RSVP, contact Marylynn McCorkle at email@example.com. For more info on this project with SANDAG, visit www.sandag.org/sandiegoforward. Meet Up With Contemporary Women for Volunteering Opportunities
Join the members of Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) for a Meet Up on Monday, August 11, from 6:30pm to 8pm at the San
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women of all ages who share an interest in volunteering in the community for a variety of causes - animals/pets,
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My wife has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. Her theory is that the car will be stolen.
As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion that her theory was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police, gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car and that it had been stolen. Pictured from left to right: Back row- Ginny Griffin, Jenna Reid, Ann Lygas, Lynn Eades, Marianne Furtado (Chairman), Arlene Butterman-Cope
Front Row- left to rightKim Ashby & Sean Schacht
Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar, San Marcos. CWONC is a group of
children, education, environment, international outreach and the Military, and meeting women with similar interests. They also have fun social events, a book club and craft (sewing, crocheting & knitting) activities. RSVP to Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website at www.cwonc.org. At their June Sew
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Kirk’s Column by Kirk Effinger
Where Have the Years Gone?
I have made a number of mistakes in my lifetime, and done more than a few things of which I am not proud. One thing I definitely do not put in the mistake column, however, is asking Kaye to become my wife. That she said “yes” and ultimately bore us two children who are a source of boundless pride are the two greatest gifts a flawed man can possibly hope to receive.
This coming Monday marks the beginning of our fifth decade as a married couple. For forty-one years we have loved and hated; fought and collaborated; told truths and kept secrets from one another. In short, we have done the
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things—good and bad-- couples often do while making their way through life together.
She has always been the steady one. Me—not so much. Not for lack of trying, but I have chosen career paths that have been extremely volatile and, as a result, she has been the rock upon which our marital foundation is based.
Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered; I always call her "honey" in times like these. "I left my keys in the car and it has been stolen."
There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard her voice. "Idiot," she barked, "I dropped you off!"
Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."
She retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your car." •••••
See you again next week with a brand new edition of Chuckles! Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Our emotional temperaments are a study in contrasts as well. Her rational nurse’s demeanor in most situations clashes with my sometimes volcanic temper. To her credit, Kaye does not back down when she feels she is in the right. While I rarely admit it, she has kept me from doing stupid things that I would otherwise do without her disapproving comments. I have been by her side to offer advice when asked and to comfort when needed. She has never failed to do the same for me.
The fact that we have even a modicum of financial stability is testimony to her usually subtle—sometimes less so— input into our monetary affairs. It’s also a product of her fierce work ethic, some-
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The Owens Valley War
Over the years, there has been much fighting within the state of California over gold, land, oil, but nothing like the clashes over water rights. California is a “have and have not” state – half of the state has water, the other is always in need.
One of the most memorable of the water wars were the many disputes between Los Angeles and residents of the Owens Valley located in the eastern part of the state. In the late 1800’s the city’s growth demanded more water. Los Angeles officials discov-
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We do not need a Revolution, we need support from the Republican party. Not one that says no to anything the President offers even if it was first proposed by the Republicans. Offer solutions not obstructions. Perhaps we could then help to improve the lives of both Americans and all the immigrants who come to our country with hope for better lives. James Long Scripps Ranch
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ered much-needed water could be brought by aqueduct from the Owens Valley. The aqueduct construction was begun in 1913, overseen by William Mulholland, an engineer who worked on the Panama Canal. Unfortunately the Owens Valley water rights for Los Angeles were acquired through political maneuvering, in-fighting and a series of outright lies to Owens Valley landowners. By the 1920’s, enough water had been diverted from the Owens Valley that growing crops became so difficult that the farmers tried to destroy the aqueduct. But the attempt was foiled and Los Angeles kept the water flowing. By 1926, Owens Lake had been nearly drained, leaving the valley completely dry.
In 1941, Los Angeles diverted water via the aqueduct that previously fed Mono Lake, which is north of Owens Valley. Between 1979 and 1994, the Mono Lake Committee brought successful lawsuits against Los Angeles, forcing the city to stop taking water from around Mono Lake. Aside from all of the early legal wrangling, the skullduggery continued. Mullholland was assisted by Fredrick Eaton, an official with the Los Angeles
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make sense. They seem to be actually breaking formation, as if they were scattering. Some are heading to the extreme east of the American carrier group, others to the west, while the majority of them are boring straight towards the American fleet. The spysat also reports jamming has begun and the Arsenal Ships are becoming harder to detect with every passing minute, something no one can readily explain, even despite the jamming. Also, the spy satellite reports that the Arsenal Ships it is still tracking are actually slowing down. Communications reports no radio traffic from the Arsenal Ships. This has to be a preplanned maneuver. But what does it mean? The attack submarine shadowing the carrier fleet is ordered to best-possible speed ahead to observe the enemy, and to attack when possible. It's decided to launch two armed F-18s to visually observe the bulk of the Arsenal Ship fleet. They will report when in contact. Eight minutes later alarms go off in the combat control center, deep inside American carrier. Missile launches are reported from the Arsenal Ships flying from the west of
The Escondido Library’s new Catalogue is a Boon for Readers
I attended the meeting of the Library Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday and participated in a workshop on the Library’s new checkout and online catalogue called Encore. If you’re used to the old method for finding a book — putting in author, title or keyword — you will find this new one much easier. Although you can start by putting that information into the “Search the catalog” box on the home page, from there you will be taken to a search results page that works much like Amazon, giving you all sorts of options — down the left hand side — to narrow your choices. Along with material available at the Library, it will also provide links to articles from the Library’s many data bases which have always been cumbersome to search.
the carrier battle group. In seconds, their screens tell them six of the missiles are hypersonic, moving at Mach 5.6 towards the F-18s. Shots have been fired. The battle is on. Radio silence goes out the window. The airborne F-18s are ordered to take evasive action. The catapults fire off two more F-18s and an entire wing is ordered to be launched. The supercarrier's deck howls with the sound of dozens of jet engines. Radioed orders are sent out to the leading American destroyer nearest that portion of the Arsenal Ship fleet which fired the missiles--launch Harpoon antiship missiles into that group, accelerate to combat speed, and engage. The order is given. "All weapons free."
But there is no response. The call is made again. Still no response. The carrier does not yet know it, but in the gathering darkness that particular destroyer--and the one that had been nine miles behind it-are ablaze, their keels snapped and sinking, radios knocked out and the few surviving crews leaping overboard. They were each hit within four seconds of each other by three supersonic antiship missiles apiece, flying a mere five feet above the ocean's surface. Their radars never saw them coming. The American carrier battle group has just lost most
You can also create your own account which will allow the Library to contact you when a hold is available or when a book is overdue. You can even set up a private account to keep track of everything you’ve checked out from the library — a helpful feature for those who tend to forget what they’ve read. The Library has created a set of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to help people get started so if you need a little help getting things set up, take a look there first. (We discussed a FAQ at the board meeting and I am very impressed with how quickly they created it and got it online. Great work Viktor!)
My first search was for “Swedish detective” and the results showed me authors I’ve never read, so I added a few to my “Cart” which acts as my reading list — I also emailed the titles to my sister who is a detective fan too.
I like Scandinavian novels in the summer since they often take me to a place where it’s
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of its western arm, the far outriding destroyer screen, along with their weapons and radars.
The satellite reports it has now lost all contact with the Arsenal Ships. Their jamming is effective, but something else is happening too. The satellite has never encountered a situation like this. The leading two F-18's report the hypersonic antiaircraft missiles have been avoided--they already shot passed the fighters, now down on the deck and twisting and turning like writhing snakes, but they also report their radars are seeing swarms of incoming missiles, each of them heading in their direction, but still at wave-top height. They're not hypersonic, but they're damned sure supersonic and they seem to be coming from all directions. The F18s hit afterburners and go vertical, taking the battle upstairs and tossing out flares and chaff to confuse the horde of missiles. Their radars count ten--fourteen--thirty missiles inbound, still on the deck but vectoring in on their general area. They break formation to give themselves more room to maneuver. Forty-two inbounds now ...
This confuses the American carrier's captain and battle officers. Why would every ship in the Arsenal fleet fire the majority of their long-range antiaircraft missiles at a mere two aircraft? Why has the spy satellite overhead lost contact with the enemy ships? Jamming can be effective, but not that effective, not that good. Not nearly so. What exactly is going on here? On the western side of the carrier, brilliant flashes are seen on the horizon. Long trails of light can be seen arching into the sky. The American cruiser has just fired a battery of Harpoon antiship missiles at the western element of the Arsenal fleet. Their launch rails are being reloaded for another attack. Even before they can be fired, a second volley shoots out of the eastern horizon, the missile trails arching high over the carrier and the cruiser,
then dropping, streaking off into the distance, following the first Harpoons. The American battle group's eastern cruiser wants blood too. All three Navy captains knew none of them had yet to discover the precise location of those Arsenal Ships, but all expected the same thing--that the thermal seeker units and onboard radars of the Harpoons would find the enemy when they closed the distance. Eighteen F-18s are on full afterburner heading towards the last known position of the main Arsenal Ship fleet, now 110 miles away. Their group leader reports he can see nothing on his radar--yet. He no sooner makes that report than a half-dozen voices ring out over the fighter radio band. They've just seen a bright flash in the distance. The wingman of the first two fighters that were shot off the carrier screams that his leader just took a missile up his tailpipe and exploded. Those enemy missiles on the deck almost merged on their lookdown/shoot down radars and then went vertical all at once. The wingman says his combat radar is overloaded with missiles chasing him, twenty at least but looking over his shoulder it seems more like at fifty. He's out of chaff and down to five remaining flares. He'll fire them off and streak up for maximum altitude, attempting to run the pursuing missiles out of fuel before they explode him too.
The satellite reports some jammed but faintly detectable infrared signals were picked up which could be hot enemy missile launch rails or tubes-or simply decoy flares. It cannot determine which. Aboard the huge carrier the chief sonar operator calls the captain to report a large underwater detonation ahead. They don't have the range worked out yet, but their computers are reporting the sound being filtered
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through them are likely those of a Los Angeles-class submarine breaking up. Approximate depth is 600 feet. Scratch that-650 feet. No, 700 feet...
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thing I am proud to say both of our children have inherited.
Some might wonder what the secret to our marital longevity is. In truth, I have no earthly idea. I suspect it is the result of many things, indicative of the shear complexity of challenges that life throws our way. Without doubt, one answer is perhaps unsentimental: we’re just used to being around one another. As prosaic as this may seem, this is the basis of many longlasting relationships. There are worse things than being comfortable.
It seems that while marriage is hard work, staying married is even harder.
Lately, more than ever, I’ve come to realize we should not take what we have for granted. We’ve seen many long term
marriages abruptly come undone and the factors that seem to lead up to these dissolutions run the gamut.
Merriam-Webster defines love as: “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person.” I doubt anyone who is truly honest about a relationship as long-lasting as ours could ever attest to “constant” affection. I think it is more likely something that regenerates with the experiences we share. What I can and will say on the threshold of our forty-first anniversary toast is: Kaye, I love you. Here’s to many more.
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The lead pilot of the F-18 wing sent to attack the main body of Arsenal Ships reports another bright flash in the distance, above him at approximately 68,000 feet. Then, with an odd calmness, he reports that the remaining missiles have now turned towards his group--and that several of them are simply falling from the sky, their fuel exhausted. He expects all to run out of fuel before they reach his group, now a mere 60 miles from the main body of Arsenal Ships, or at least where they were last reported to be. He has no radar, thermal, or visual contact with them yet, but expects to at any moment.
The American supercarrier launches its remaining wings of deadly F-18s to search out and destroy the left--eastward-flank of Arsenal Ships. Thirty of them go aloft and head towards the target area, three remain behind as air cover for the carrier along with an E-2C Hawkeye. It's hoped that the Hawkeye can override the jamming and regain contact with the Arsenal Ships--any of them. Again, the Super Hornets go to full afterburner and claw for altitude. Lookouts posted above the carrier's bridge call down and report multiple explosions over the horizon on their port--eastern-side, then several secondary explosions from the same points. Somewhere in that direction is the Arsenal Ship's eastern group. A garbled message is received from a sinking American destroyer that it has been hit badly and is going down rapidly by the stern. The radioman also reports the loss of another destroyer in his wake, with visual confirmation of three missile hits on it and a single hit each on eight of the inbound enemy missiles. His transmission ends abruptly.
The wing commander of the F18s approaching the main body of Arsenal Ships sees a thing that his mind cannot comprehend for a moment. Then he realizes all to well what he's looking at. For a length of at least twenty-five miles, ahead and below him there seems to be a brilliant white sheet rising out of the sea. Its glare prevents him from seeing what launched them, but he is looking at the most massive guided missile attack in history. His warning alarms scream, his targeting and tracking computers simply overload and go offline. The sheet of white flame breaks into patterns: some of the missiles are already at his altitude and still climbing, others are hugging the ocean and flying underneath him, while the fastest-the hypersonic antiaircraft missiles--head directly towards the nose on his face. There are far too many missile exhausts to count. Hundreds of them. Before he snaps his orders, a sad, lonely voice in his head says. "The main body. You found them, all right..." "Celtic Lead to Wing! Scatter! Chaff and flares!" knowing that it will make little difference. The carrier calls him, asking the situation, but he cannot reply. He's in a sevengee turn and dive, unable to speak. He sees two of his aircraft collide and explode before the missile with his name on it finds him. The majority of the antiship missiles continue on under his rapidly-dying wing, hugging the ocean at supersonic speed. All 18 of his Super Hornets are destroyed within the next 45 seconds, save for one skilled and terrified pilot who manages to avoid the barrage for a full one minute and eight seconds. On a variety of radar screens in the surviving American ships they watch the debris fall into the sea then disappear forever. The second wing of F-18s are
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City Water Company.
Beginning in 1902, Eaton used less-than-ethical tactics to get water rights for Los Angeles. A key U.S. Reclamation official, Joseph Lippincott, became a close associate of Eaton, giving Los Angeles officials inside access to the government’s plans. He advised the city the best way to take the water rights from the Owens Valley. In 1907, Eaton solidified the deal by convincing President Theodore Roosevelt the water from the Owens River would be more beneficial to Los Angeles than to Owens Valley.
To make sure his efforts for the city were ensured, Eaton bought a ranch in the Owens Valley, and turned over all his ranch’s water rights free-ofcharge to the City of Los Angeles. Some historians say Eaton was devious; others say he was a shrewd businessman. Defenders say at the time, Los Angeles didn’t have the money to buy Eaton’s water rights and he was just being a good citizen. Later, a bond election paid Eaton for the rights, but he always denied any deception on his part.
Mullholland reportedly misled Los Angeles as early as 1905. He understated the amount of water available for the city and misled Owens Valley residents saying the city would use only “unused flows.” But, all of the water was used to supply the San Fernando Valley, which flowed into the Los Angeles River, creating a large supply for the city. To add even more pressure on Owens Valley, a second aqueduct was built in 1970.
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ordered to break into smaller groups and attack the eastern portion of Arsenal Ships from different altitudes and directions, but missile warnings are already coming from in front of them and from their port and starboard sides. As the wing breaks into four-ship teams and starts to maneuver into position they can easily see the missile exhausts. More missiles than aircraft, many times over. A few pilots note that some are not aimed at them, but seem to be hugging the water and heading for the remnants of the carrier battle group. This was the last conscious thought several of them ever had. Twenty-one Arsenal Ship missiles locked on to the three Hornets flying CAP for the carrier, nine more onto the helpless Hawkeye. Already-sinking cruisers and destroyers where hit again and again as the Arsenal Ship missiles locked on to anything above the ocean surface. The untouched American cruiser volley-fired every gun and missile it could until they were hit by a combined seven antiship missiles, any one of which would have knocked them out of action and most likely sank them alone. Three seconds later the Nimitz-class supercarrier's bridge and "island" were blown completely off the ship by four simultaneous hits, two more tore into the bow at almost the same point, and a seventh supersonic antiship missile slammed into them dead-center amidships. Survivors immediately began fighting the spreading fires and rolling bombs and rockets over the side. Others braved roaring flames to turn the manual valves--all computer controls were non-responsive--dumping jet fuel into the ocean. One party of damage control men were too late and the burning precision-guided 750-pound bomb on the flight deck they tried to ditch exploded just aft of the number two arresting cable, tearing a hole three decks deep into the ship. The carrier, ablaze from bow to stern, began taking on water. In minutes the list was noticeable and increasing. Counterflooding was ordered, but it was slowed due to the loss of electrical power and shattered pumps. The nuclear reactor team frantically scrammed and flooded both nuclear reactors, ignoring the sirens and lights warning them of deadly radiation. The great ship slowed rapidly, then became dead in the water. The battle to save the supercarrier raged on for two hours
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Rio is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1-1/2 year old, 14 pound, Maltese / Poodle mix. (A Maltipoo.)
Maltipoos are affectionate. They don’t shed and, for the most part, they’re hypoallergenic. They meet most apartment, condo, or homeowners association size restrictions. Rio will do best in a mature home. He was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another animal shelter through the FOCAS program.
His $145 adoption fee includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more information or to sponsor a pet until it’s adopted. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.
Holly is a 12-year-old spayed female, German Shepherd/Norwegian Elkhound mix. She is currently receiving all the love and care she needs in a foster home, but she can’t wait to find her family! She’s already potty trained, well behaved and knows some basic commands. She loves going on walks and being the center of attention so it would be best if she’s the only dog in the home. She makes a great companion because she loves to lay by your feet and be with her people all day long. She likes to keep warm and snuggle in her dog bed on the chilly days. If you adopt Holly, She’ll be at your side and be your best buddy. Holly is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, located at 3450 East Valley Parkway. If you would like more information on how to meet Holly, please contact the Adoption Staff at 760-888-2247 or visit
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Buying a New Notebook PC Part #4
This is the last of our four part series on buying a new notebook/laptop PC. In the previous columns we snubbed low-end (under $500) notebooks and revealed our preference for notebooks from manufactures like Acer, Asus, Samsung and Toshiba over non-manufacturers like Dell and HP. We discussed how individual usage patterns determine what size (screen) notebook is best suited and we outlined a specification for a $500-$600 notebook to fit the needs of most users. We noted that retailers often lure customers with lossleader ads and then up-sell them to the more expensive (higher profit) models with upgraded features and components. It’s probably not a good idea to buy the lossleader but it is also not a good
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before enough of the fire was extinguished and watertight doors spun shut for anyone to realize the missiles had stopped flying. They were no longer being fired upon. From the light of the fires, several strange-looking ships could be seen surrounding their crippled vessel. Most men continued the fight to save the carrier, but some noticed small, odd, polygonal superstructures a few hundred meters out from their carrier that seemed, in the eerie firelight, to be rising out of the water. They continued to rise until long, mottled-
sets, microphones and other wireless gadgets. Gamers and designers also need high-end graphics. High-end graphics/designer notebooks can cost several thousand dollars.
Stepping up to a faster CPU is a little tricky. While a faster processor will not make the Internet any faster, it can have a tremendous affect on off-line applications. The computer will boot-up, retrieve files and run applications faster with a faster CPU. How “fast” a CPU actually is can only be determined by “benchmarks.” Passmark benchmarks on the WWW lists the real speed of every CPU. Trying to guess the relative speeds of different CPUs by the clock speed, number of cores or family simply doesn’t work. There
gray hulls appeared under the structures. They were not submarines, more like semi-submersibles of some type. They did not appear to be warships, but sharper-eyed crewmen aboard the wrecked carrier noticed holes atop their decks in some places. Other areas were covered by low domes or flat plates. A few officers on the carrier understood what they were seeing. The holes were empty missile tubes, the domes were the watertight coverings for as-yet unfired missiles. And everyone was astonished at the number of domes and holes on even the smallest of the ghostly ships surrounding them. There were easily over a thousand out there they could see, and only God knew how many they still could not see. Save for their bizarre superstructures, many crewmen thought they were being surrounded by various sizes of simple, ordinary oil tankers--but tankers which could raise and lower themselves in the water. Now a hatch on the side of the largest fully-exposed ship--the Arsenal flagship--was opened, and men were walking out onto the wet decks, gazing up at them and their battered carrier with binoculars and bare eyes, their faces a mixture of awe, wonder--and more than a little sadness in their expressions. One of the victorious fleet's officers began speaking into a walkie talkie. Soon, long,
are CPUs with clock speeds of 2.0GHz that are 10 times faster than others at 4.0GHz. There are dual core CPUs that are faster than some four core CPUs and there are i3 CPUs that are faster than some i5 and i7 CPUs. High-end notebooks are like desktops in that most users need help in arriving at an optimized solution. Big Box electronic retailers don’t have the knowledge or inclination to help users with special needs. Their job is to sell you what’s on the shelf. Most of what’s on those shelves have Microsoft’s latest disaster, Windows 8.1.
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thick streams of water shot forth from the nearest "oil tankers" and into and onto the still burning carrier. My God, the enemy was helping them put out the fires!
After some time of this several things happened at once. Eight crewmen wrestled out a large bag from inside the Arsenal flagship, connected a small gas bottle and inflated it. A small outboard motor was attached and it was carefully lowered into the water. Three men hopped in and started moving towards the American carrier-under a white flag. When within easy hearing distance, a young man raised a bullhorn and said formally, "Ahoy the ship! May we have your permission to come aboard?" The men in the tiny inflatable boat were acutely aware that over a hundred Marines--and many sailors--had M-16s, nine millimeter and .45 caliber handguns, and five M-60 machine guns aimed at them, just waiting--just praying--for permission to fire. A loudspeaker on the carrier's deck squawked and beeped, then went dead. Presently another speaker came on and announced, "Ahoy the boat. Permission granted. Am lower-
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
All across America, people celebrate the first Tuesday evening in August as National Night Out Against Crime. The National Association of Town Watch invites communities to join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime/drug/violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. Over 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities nationwide attend this event. You and your family are invited to join the Escondido Police Department in celebrating the
31st Annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. This year’s event will be held at two locations. At the Police & Fire Headquarters (1163 N. Centre City Parkway) there will be station tours and police-related displays. At Grape Day Park in downtown Escondido the focus will be on awareness of crime prevention. Entertainment and children’s activities will also be provided there. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Escondido Police Department's Special Events Division at (760) 839-4961.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Let the Tasting Begin: BBQ Classic
The Vista BBQ Classic will take place in downtown Vista on Saturday, July 26. For the past 5 years, teams have traveled from all over the state to compete for prize money, trophies, points and bragging rights.
The BBQ teams will descend on historic downtown Vista on Friday afternoon to spend up to 24 hours seasoning, smoking, and grilling their choice cut of meats for competition day on Saturday, July 26.
‘The Arsenal Ships’ Cont. from Page 12 ing ladder."
A crewman on the little rubber boat spoke into his walkietalkie and suddenly that side of the carrier was illuminated by spotlights from his ship. They saw where the ladder was coming down, motored slowly to it, and tied off their boat to a rung of the ladder. All three men began climbing up the long distance to the carrier deck, each one noticing that although they maintained fire discipline, dozens of rifles and machine guns followed them upward.
When they clambered aboard, one man from the Arsenal Ship stood in front, the other two slightly behind and to either side of him. All three formally
There is something for everyone at Saturday’s Vista BBQ Classic. Delicious BBQ tastes, a street fair, live entertainment and a featured concert at the end of the night. There is also an open competition to anyone who wants to take a “taste” of Vista Classic BBQ Sauce. For $1 per taste, you can guess the ingredients in the mystery BBQ Sauce for a chance to win a prize. On Friday, from 5-8 pm, the public is invited to a “BBQ Meat n’ Greet” to meet the teams and watch how they cook up their delectable meats for the following day’s competition. This is a great time to see what goes into competition BBQ and to enjoy the downtown area on a Friday night.
saluted the American flag still smartly flying--although shredded and burned--then saluted the Navy officers who stood before them. The Americans took note of the fact that none of their enemies were wearing sidearms. None returned their salutes. The man standing at their head growled, "Who the hell are you?"
The young man in front cleared his throat and said, "I am Lieutenant William Allan, of the Arsenal Ship 'Tycho'"--he gestured towards the ship he had just left--"My commanding officer wants me to inform you that our fleet is now searching for, and picking up, survivors from your other ships, and he will order them to be brought here, assuming your vessel is not sinking. He offers to send surgeons, medical teams, and
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Leash Law Reminder
Safety is the city’s primary concern and dogs that run free in parks and on trails may encounter snakes, opossums, mountain lions or poison oak. Keeping your dog on a leash can also prevent disturbance of wildlife habitat and limit personal liability.
When you are out and about this summer enjoying the many parks and other outdoor activities San Marcos has to offer, remember that dog owners must keep their animal(s) under control at Ultimately, keeping your fourall times. legged family member onleash is the law and owners San Marcos is home to three can be cited and/or fined for dog parks that designate a safe compliance failure. area for your dog to roam off leash. Leashes must be used For more information visit when walking dogs on trails, in www.san-marcos.net or check parks, or other public spaces. out www.escondidohumanesociety.org. Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Oceanside International Film Festival
The Oceanside International Film Festival, hosted by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, will take place August 3rd through 10th, 2014. This annual event, established in 2009, showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from independent filmmakers, who have not yet signed distribution agreements. The festival provides them with an opportunity to have their work screened and judged. Film buffs also get a chance to view local and international films in beautiful Oceanside, CA, offering miles of sandy beaches ideal for sun-worshipping and surfing. Between screenings, movie aficionados will be able to visit the famous bungalow house featured in “Top Gun” (star-
supplies to assist your ship's doctors. And he wishes to arrange a cease-fire between our fleets." OUR fleets?, the carrier's first officer thought. OUR fleet is at the bottom of the damned Atlantic ocean, you little bastard. What are you really here for? The captain would have been handling this, but he was in sick bay, being treated for terrible burns. "Does your captain expect us to surrender, Lieutenant?"
The younger man looked fore and aft at the smoldering hulk he was standing on, its entire superstructure ripped off and missing, the flight deck buckled and covered with debris, dead bodies, and wrecked airplane and helicopter parts. Fire was still visible in the
ring Tom Cruise), the California Surf Museum, or the longest wooden pier on the western United States coastline – all downtown and within walking distance from OIFF-2014. Among the highlights of the festival will be its traditional redcarpet opening gala, recognition of the industry activists and closing ceremonies with Best-In-The-Category Awards, Best Picture Trophy and Audience Choice Awards. In between showings, you can visit our beautiful Harbor, bustling with restaurants and entertainment, or take a ride to the historic Mission San Luis Rey, the largest building in California when completed in the 1700’s and the most prosperous of the state’s 21 missions, thus earning the name “King of the Missions”. We hope you will join us for this highly anticipated festival! For more information and ticket prices, please visit http://www.ocaf.info/oceanside-international-film-festival/buy-tickets-for-oiff/
huge hole aft of the arresting cable, and the entire ship silent save for the fire hoses playing against the steel plating and turning instantly to steam. He knew he was looking at history here, at something that would be logged down and studied for centuries.
The Lieutenant answered, "No, sir. Only a cease-fire. He does not feel your surrender is...necessary." What the young lieutenant didn't say was that when his captain and combat officers realized the Nimitz-class carrier wasn't sinking too, they held a hasty conference, contacted their government over a scrambled channel, and put
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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4
Sorry to report that Joseph Lane, he who tended so well to the patients at Escondido Pharmacy, has moved back home to Georgia.
Always smiling, always with that gentle southern drawl, he would help patients who needed help with orthopedic products, walkers, scooters, and the like. Nami and Reza, the two cousins who own the store, were also sad to see him go.
Joseph left a touching note to Nami and Reza and their patients explaining it was time for him to retire. He had been working for 50 years and away from home for ten. It was time, he said, to return to his roots. He raved about Nami and Reza and their Escondido Pharmacy. He was proud of how the Escondido PHarmacy was built around personal service that the big chains can’t and don’t offer.
We will miss Joseph, but we will continue to drop in and visit Nami and Reza at Escondido Pharmacy, 909 E. Valley Parkway, 760.480.1871. They’re good people and a great pharmacy. ••••• You’ve heard me brag about my pal, Bruce Krider, my cofounder of the Puppy Coalition Foundation. I’m gonna brag some more.
Bruce has now rescued at least 32 dogs from being euthanized (killed). He has found homes for at least 25 of them.
Last week, he had to put down his beloved Bella, a German Shepherd who had been part of his family for years. Though grieving heavily, Bruce still drove to Baldwin Park, near Los Angeles, and rescued two more dogs, a St. Bernard and a German Shepherd mix. I’ve expressed concern to Bruce that I don’t know what we, the Puppy Coalition, will do when he passes away. I don’t have the time nor energy to do all that he does. I love dogs and puppies . . . but I’ve never met a man with greater love and compassion for our canine friends. I just checked his records and since May he has rescued 19 dogs, a variety of breeds; he has ensured that each rescued dog was spayed or neutered and has all but three or four placed either in a foster home or an adoptive one.
Much of this financial burden he has taken upon himself. He could use some help. If you have some time to walk some
dogs, or foster a dog, or adopt a dog . . . or want to help out in any way, give Bruce a call at 760.612 9156. If you wish to contribute a few dollars to help offset kennel fees, vet bills, etc., you can do that via paypal: email@example.com.
Incidentally, a great many of the dogs Bruce has rescued since May have come from Pryor’s Planet, a dog rescue organization run out of the LA area by Jennifer Pryor, the widow of the famous great and late comedian, Richard Pryor. She, too, is a dedicated rescuer of dogs of all descriptions. We will be working even more closely with her in the near future. We’ll have stories about her, her rescue organization, and what is being done to help save even more dogs. If you want to be part of a team that really does some major good in this world of ours, give Bruce a call. He’ll find a slot for you! ••••• I have a suggestion.
For those of you, who like me, have a great deal of difficulty understanding the lyrics of most of today’s songs . . . and whose ears rebel at the cacophony of noise that purports to be music . . . change your listening habits. Change your radio stations. For the past several years I have made it a point to listen to only KPBS and NPR, the public broadcast system aired out of San Diego State University. Yes, it does have a Liberal bent to some of its programs . . . but, y’know what? I’ve got a lot of Liberal pals . . . and they’re okay. A bit misguided politically, perhaps, but good people.
And the programming on KPBS and NPR is absolutely superb! Brilliant reports from the MidEast, from Washington, from Kai Risdal and his MarketWatch, from Warren Olney, and his To the Point . . . great expert guests, often from both the Liberal AND Conservative viewpoint.
They lose me when they start analyzing plays and movies and operas . . . but all the other stuff . . . grand!
I don’t mind supporting KPBS and NPR at all. They do great broadcasting. (I do, however, resent the frequent pledge drives. It interrupts otherwise superb programming and replaces it with panhandling).
As for Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion on the weekends? Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Give it a try. 89.5 on our FM dial.
Would You Consider Helping Save Rescued Dogs by Fostering Them?
The Puppy Coalition Foundation rescues many dogs from regional kill shelters. These dogs are often rescued on their last day of life in these “shelters.” We initially board them in a private kennel but that is an expensive option and it pulls money away from other rescue needs. As well, kennels are still kennels and do not provide a home environment which these poor creatures are in serious need of. Kennels are not homes where families interact with them and dogs need these. They are pack animals and are very social creatures. The recipe for providing a fos-
ter home for a rescued dog is simple 1.) A little space for a doggie bed somewhere in your home. We will even provide a bed. 2.) Spend a little time with the dog to go out and do “their business” and get some exercise walking. We like to suggest a at least 45 minutes over the course of the day. More is great. These dogs are housebroken. 3.) Then add love. These dogs crave love because in the preceding months they have gotten little and they all yearn for close relationships with humans.
The Puppy Coalition will provide dog food and handle veterinary needs. We will work around your schedule to show the foster dogs to those who may be interested and potential adopters. We believe that you will find it tremendously personally rewarding helping a rescued dog to get a fresh start in a new life. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer to help save some of these wonderful animals, call Bruce at 760-612-9156.
DOUG BEST SWINGS! Saturdays 7AM-11AM
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Ole lovable Doug Best brings you the best in swing music with just a touch of New Orleans jazz. Join Doug every Saturday morning starting at 7AM as he takes out those old phonograph records and takes you on a trip down memory lane with the likes of Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, and Lawrence Welk. And in the final hour of the show it's the "Sweetheart's Corner," where Doug sets the table for you and provides the music while you and your sweetheart do the rest. Phone (during Doug's show only): 760-744-1150 x5576
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The Pastor Says . . .
shaky economy in the U.S., hawks and doves calling foul play with the military budget, a nuclear threat with Iran, increased tension with Russia over Ukraine, conflicts with China in the Far East, and new conflicts over security with our friends in Europe. Every day, there is some new crisis that you would be expected to solve. So you want to be the President?
Pastor Richard Huls, Retired It Is Time To Pray
How would you like to be the President of the United States? You would have free housing, your own airplane, a reasonable salary, accessible staff, and the most powerful position in the world. But all of this comes with a price. Think of what you would face in our world of today – thousands of illegal immigrant children pouring over our border daily along with hundreds of illegal adults, a war in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians, the danger of losing all we have invested in Iraq and Afghanistan with our troop withdrawal, a
‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 8
In, club members completed over 50 Christmas Stockings which will be filled and given during the holidays to their Adopted Marine Squadron, HMLA 369.
San Marcos Chicken Parade is Building Community – Have you seen the chickens yet? They have only been on parade since July 4 and are already building an enthusiastic following. Residents and local readers are encouraged to come out and see the chickens in their “natural” roost at each participating business. The San Marcos Arts Council Chicken Parade, in partnership with the S.M. Chamber of Commerce has already done more to build community than one would have expected painted sculptures to do. There are 28 local businesses exhibiting one-of-
The ultimate of arrogance would be to think you had enough wisdom and intelligence to handle the problems of our nation and the world. The opposite would be to surrender to hopelessness, because it was so overwhelming. The middle road would be to at least try and muddle your way through it all and let history determine whether you were right or wrong. What does a President (our President) need? Not more support from his own party nor more judgment and criticism from the opponent. No one person is up to the task without the help of God. Every American can help by responding to a call to pray, intercede, indeed plead, that God, the Creator, the Great Spirit, would give our President the wisdom, heart, mind, and soul to act and decide wisely, prudently, discreetly, and justly with all the challenges he faces every day.
a-kind chicken sculptures. This citywide exhibition is building a supportive community around the arts, the local businesses and the incredibly talented artists who created the chicken sculptures, local artists include Christopher Polentz, Krista Timberlake, Kent Campbell, Juli Veee, and Roni Draves. You are invited to visit each chicken in the parade now through September 30 to take part in the free Photo Contests and Scavenger Hunt. For a map to the Parade and contest rules, visit www.sanmarcosartscouncil.com. All Chicken Parade activities are free of charge. Visit the Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sanmarcosarts or website at www.sanmarcosartscouncil.com for project and
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Haggis: It's Not For Sissies
I recently perused a copy of a publication which targets local Brits, The Union Jack.
Like The Paper, it is available all across the county. I saw that there are a surprising number of advertised British shops in southern California, all offering imported goods and tempting us with the likes of “Haggis in a Can,” “Bangers and Mash,” and those cute containers of “Marmite.” I guess canned is the way to go if you are hankering for a taste of haggis, seeing that it comes all the way from the UK. (Or perhaps it will remind you of Mel Gibson's movie which involved great hulking Scots and kilt raising warriors.) There are also cook books luring us with recipes.
Here's one I found on the net. Gather the ingredients as follows: 1 sheep stomach, 1 sheep liver, 1 sheep heart, ½ lb. Suet, minced, 3 medium onions, ½ lb. Dry oats, 1 tsp. Kosher salt, black pepper and dried herbs. Basically, you boil the mixture for 2 hours, then mince it, then toss some of it into the stomach, which you haven't minced. Now, you sew the stomach closed, pierce it with a fork a few times so it won't burst in 3 more hours of further boiling. The final direction states; “Serve with mashed potatoes, if you serve it at all.” Apparently their slogan is not, “Nothing' says lovin' like haggis in the oven.”
Marmite sounds a little more tolerable. It is made of yeast extract, obtained from local brewers. It may be the British version of Nutella, also a pasty spread. I don't really know. The process of making Marmite is secret, but my people on the net tell me that part of it involves the self-destruction of the yeast and the shriveling of cells. Somehow, with the additional nutrients and spices, this evolves into a spread that people either love or hate, or eat because their parents placed it on a biscuit in front of them. One good thing is this; it is gluten-free.
I know this does not appear to support or promote the abovementioned dishes. It's a matter of taste. And, face it. There are some dishes born in the United States of America that are equally iffy. My father used to eat pickled pig's feet, and while I admire the genius of not wasting any animal part, I also value presentation on a plate. Call me spoiled, call me snooty, but when haggis or pig's feet are on the table, do not call me at all. Barbara Miller
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this idea forth. The Americans could still detonate one of their nuclear weapons aboard, or call a full nuclear strike on the "Tycho's" homeland--which was not a nuclear state. It was decided to let the Americans up as easily as possible under the circumstances. They would be in shock, certainly. It would be best if that shock did not turn instantly into a wild-eyed killing rage.
"What about our governments, Lieutenant? Does your captain simply assume they will kiss and make up--especially MY government--after what happened here tonight? Do you have any idea how many thousands of Americans you killed in the past three hours? How many billions of dollars' worth of United States property you destroyed? We took higher casualties in men and material in this battle than the entire Pacific Fleet did at Okinawa." The carrier's first officer was becoming furious. "DOES YOUR COUNTRY HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT WE CAN DO TO YOU FOR THIS ATROCITY? YOU fired the first shots! You started this battle!" The younger officer remained unfazed. "You, sir, ordered a nuclear submarine to attack us and sent two armed combat aircraft to find and report our
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position to your waiting strike force. We had the right to defend ourselves and our national interests."
The lieutenant, still standing at attention, paused only for a second to remember the lies he was told to deliver if this happened. "Sir, my captain hopes-we all hope, and you should too--that our governments can work out an end to the tensions between us. It is possible, sir. We know all too well that you can turn our nation into a radioactive wasteland in a half-hour or less, a burned desert unfit for human habitation for the next thousand years." He noted with some alarm the terrible grins that appeared on the faces of the other American officers present. He remembered the lines he was coached to say in this development, and continued. "It is true that my nation has no thermonuclear hydrogen weapons. No nuclear missile submarines. No heavy or medium bombers with any realistic hope of penetrating United States airspace. However, as your own Dr. Robert Oppenheimer tried to point out to President Truman, there is no "secret" to building an atomic bomb. It's merely mathemat-
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016369
The name of the business: Dth, The Relentless Movement, Relentless . . . by Dth, 6820 Embarcadero Ln., Carlsbad, CA. 92011, is hereby registered by the following: Dam’s Davis-Gorman 6820 Embarcadero Ln. Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/11/14. /s/Dam’s Davis Gorman, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/13/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017866
name of the business: Natural Health Homeopathy, located at 4211 Littlefield St., San Diego, Ca. 92110, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Baldwin 4211 Littlefield St. San Diego, Ca. 92110 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lisa Baldwin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/01/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018345
The name of the business: Oh Snap! Entertainment, Oh Snap! North County, Oh Snap! Photo Booth, located at 5078 Nighthawk Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Wendy Anne Hill & James Edward Tobin 5078 Nighthawk Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 Amber Webb 7155 Surfbird Circle Carlsbad, CA. 92011 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/James Edward Tobin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/08/2014 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018254
The name of the business: Home Perqs, located at 2750 Las Palmas Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Ray Leone 2750 Las Palmas Ave Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individaul. First day of business was 7/06/2014 /s/Ray Leone, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/07/2014 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017896
The name of the business: Happy Chang Thai Restaurant, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Diamond Hills Ent. 1450 W. Mission Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/01/2004. /s/Yongyuth Permoon, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/01/2014 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017427
The name of the business: TK Nail, located at 633 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Jessica Hu 149 Espanas Gln Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/25/14. /s/Jessica Hu, New Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/25/2014 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017352
The name of the business: Wilson Ave. Muscle Cars LLC, located at 518 S. Quince, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Wilson Ave Muscle Cars 450 W. Vermont Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/25/14. /s/Bradley Richards, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/25/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-016302
The name of the business: Vista Music, located at 745 Shadowridge Drive, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Dyana Preti 749 Plumosa Ave. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/5/2010. /s/Dyana Preti, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/13/2014 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018011
The name of the business: Motel Med Corporation, located at 2336 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Motel Med Corporation
2336 S. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA. 92025
This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/1/14. /s/Sansita Patel, Secretary
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/02/2014
7/10, 7/17, 7/24 and 7/31/2014
Experts, located at 13864 Paseo Cardiel,
by the following:
Chang Woo Kang
13864 Paseo Cardiel
San Diego, Ca. 92129
This business is conducted by an individ-
ual. First day of business was n/a.
/s/Chang Woo Kang, Owner
This statement was filed with Ernest J.
Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County 6/27/2014
7/03, 7/10, 7/17 and 7/24/2014
business: Matteson’s Florist, located at 1967 N. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following:
Leahanna Escobedo 2406 Flame Tree Pl.
Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/1/10. /s/Leahanna Escobedo, Owner
This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/16/2010
7/24, 7/31, 8/07
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-019332
The name of the business: Thai Therapeutic Massage, Thai Therapeutic Massages, Thai Therapy Massage, Thai Therapeutic, located at 940 E. Valley Parkway #H, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Chamlong and Theodore Snoddy 1257 Stanley Way Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 6/1/2009. /s/Theodore W. Snoddy This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/17/2010 7/24, 7/31, 8/07 and 8/14/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-019268
name of the business: Life Long Videos, located at 1027 Susana Ct., San Marcos, CA.
92078, is hereby registered by the follow-
Claudine Lee Darling 1027 Susan Ct.
San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/17/2014.
/s/Claudine Lee Darling This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County 7/17/2010 7/24, 7/31, 8/07 and 8/14/2014
name of the business: D & S Janitorial
San Diego, Ca. 92129, is hereby registered
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-019113
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-019340
name of the business: San Elijo Lock & Key, located at 325 Royal Glen #606, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Michael David LaLanne 325 Royal Glen #606 Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael David LaLanne This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/17/2010 7/24, 7/31, 8/07 and 8/14/2014
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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094 SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NO. DN177758
NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: Man Tung Law
You have been sued. Read the information below: Petitioner’s name is: Van Britt To
You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call or court appearance will not protect you.
If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center. www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services web site (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association.
NOTICE: RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2 These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.
FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. 1. The name and address of the court are NORTH COUNTY DIVISION, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Van To, 307 Gail Drive, Vista, Ca. 92084 408.220.4523 Date: February 11, 2014 Clerk, by /s/ Toni Ozenbaugh, Deputy 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24/2014
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO VISTA DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Vista, Ca. 92081 760.201.8094
SUMMONS CASE NO. 37-2013-00070347-CL-BC-NC
NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: DONATO MOLANO, an individual and DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Kelsall & Associates PC NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below:
You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library or the courhouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney you may be eligible for free legal services from a non-profit legal services program. You can locate these non profit groups at the California Legal Service website (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is VISTA SUPERIOR COURT 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081.
The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney are: Donato Molano 1209 Granite Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069
Date: October 9, 2013 Clerk, by /s/ A Wagoner, Deputy 7/03, 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24/2014
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The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 4, 2014. Case No: P12-0014: ROZ 14002/ND14-003 Application of: Dream Design Builders Request: Modification of the Ridgeline Overlay Zone (ROZ) to allow a building footprint expansion to exceed 1,000 sq. ft. for an existing single family residence in the Agricultural (A-1) and Ridgeline Overlay Zone (ROZ). Location of Property: Valborg Drive, east of Attebury Drive, more particularly described as: Parcel 4 of Parcel Map No. 3724. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 222121-09. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 7/24/14.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2014-00023827-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Adriana Y. Perez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Diana Paoula Gomez Perez to Proposed name Diana Pa0ula Perez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: September 9, 2014, 8:30a.m., Department 26. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 7/18/2014. /s/K. Michael Kirkman Judge of the Superior Court 7/24, 8/07, 8/14 & 8/21/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
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/s/Justin Cummings, Owner
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Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder
of San Diego County 7/21/2010
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ics, most of which your nation did over seventy years ago. I have been ordered to inform you my nation has eleven atomic bombs in the 750 kiloton range. I remind you that your bomb over Hiroshima was a mere 16 kiloton weapon, roughly, and we have both seen the photos and films of what it did." The rage turned to confusion, then concern. The grins disappeared from the American faces. This might work, the lieutenant prayed silently. The young officer said simply, "We are no longer a nation without nuclear weapons, sir." "Bullshit!" roared the first officer. "I don't buy that for a minute. If you had them we would know about them!"
"Your CIA was off by several years predicting the first Soviet bomb, sir. The first Chinese bomb took them totally by surprise. I have been authorized to tell you that technically we don't even have the bombs within our own borders." The American blinked at that. "Where are they then, son?"
"They were built in, and are scattered through, eleven different cities in the United States, sir." The American officers gasped audibly.
The wrecked carrier's first officer quietly said, "So you say. Where'd you get the plutonium?"
"I am not at liberty to reveal that, sir. The truth is, I don't know. Some of it came from other nations. Some of it was yours. Some we simply stole. I honestly do not know the facts. I'm told finding enough lead shielding to hide them from your Homeland Security detectors was a greater problem than the actual procurement of the...material...itself. We did not smuggle them into your country. We built them there. They are now carefully guarded by our Special Forces agents. If our governments sign a permanent peace agreement they will be made inoperative, disassembled, and we will attempt to smuggle them out of the United States. Your nation's borders are very, very porous, sir." "Why not just surrender them after a peace treaty is signed?" "We'd like to keep them, sir."
Somewhere below the flight deck there was a small explosion. A few men screamed, then fell silent. Both officers continued to stare into each other's eyes. The lieutenant
continued. "Your nation has literally thousands of nuclear weapons. Mine has less than one dozen. But I ask you, sir, to try to envision just eleven nuclear weapons being detonated simultaneously in your major population centers from Los Angeles to New York City. Our final design was crude. They cannot be airlifted by any means without detection. That means groundbursts, sir, and that means massive clouds of heavy radiation sweeping across your country. You have no Civil Defense to speak of. Millions would die instantly, millions more from radioactive poisoning within weeks, your grain belt irradiated and unusable. You could not feed your own survivors. Your communications and electrical grid ruined for years. You would cease to be a world power overnight, and although we would no longer exist there would be other nations quick to take advantage of that fact. That, sir, is why we ask for your agreement to a simple cease-fire. Both of our nations need time to think and think clearly. Under your command structure, you have the legal right to agree to that. We do not ask you to surrender. This ship will remain sovereign United States territory. It can still be towed into a U.S. port and salvaged, rebuilt, or scrapped as you see fit." "What about your medical teams?"
With a touch of pride in his voice, the lieutenant replied, "They have volunteered, all of them, to remain aboard this vessel to treat the wounded until either relieved at sea by your Navy's medical personnel or until they reach an American port, at which time they will be returned to us unharmed. We can either send airliners for them, or you can return them yourselves. That will be worked out by our governments." The young officer looked about him again, then said, "If I may be so bold, sir, I think you could use all the help you can get right now." And so it went. A working computer was found, the document made into four copies signed and dated by officers from both sides, and the cease fire was declared. Eighteen months later a permanent peace treaty was signed in Geneva, Switzerland, while the navies of both nations carefully steered clear of each other on the high seas. The American president was impeached and removed from office. His successor, the vice-president, did not run for reelection. New and different American political parties made great gains in the next election. In nine years there were limited trade agreements between both nations. In twelve, they signed another pact--this time declaring them-
selves allies. They joined NATO and shared the secrets of their Arsenal Ships with the Americans and the British in return for those nations' space technology. Nuclear holocaust-at least for one nation--was avoided completely. America's Department of Homeland Security was disbanded by Congress for its failure to intercept the "out-bound" nuclear bomb-grade material that never existed in the first place. And the FBI and CIA were put on a very short leash, which has not been lengthened yet. Open court orders became the rule for any and all surveillance within American borders.
The commanding officer of that Arsenal flagship had chosen well. He'd picked the best poker player in the Fleet to speak to the Americans. Like the Trojan Horse, like the carefully carved and painted tree trunks which looked like a mass of cannons pointing out from the Confederate Army's weak fortress at Yorktown, which forced Union General McClellan to hold back his massive 100,000 man army, like General George S. Patton's imaginary First Army Group which convinced the Nazis they were coming straight across the English Channel into the port of Calais during the invasion of Europe--it had all been a distraction. A military fog of war. In other words, a damned bold and successful lie. A terrible and costly--for one side--battle had been fought. But a far greater war had been averted. Thousands of brave sailors were lost. Millions of civilians--an entire nation of them--had been saved. Two nations who were at each other's throats became allies, then within a score of years almost brothers. When the nation which set asail the first fleet of Arsenal Ships reveals its cunning gamble (they figure on at least a century before they do), it will be recorded forever as one of the most brilliant military campaigns in recorded human history. But none of it could have happened without the Arsenal Ships.
That is the potential power of Arsenal Ships to rewrite and change history. All wars are decided by superior weapons, new strategies and tactics, and in many cases, by sheer luck. But even now, the concept of the Arsenal Ships remains in both our Navy and the Pentagon. It's never been funded, never even been tried. But it has never been forgotten either. But there might well come a time ...
The Arsenal Ships are the Navy we could have had ... and still can someday. The End Kent Ballard
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 5
allowed the owner to continue opeations, the clinic remains open.
Known as the Nature’s Leaf Collective, and operating a dispensary on Vista Way, the clinic was sued last year by the city. The owner, George Sadler, then asked the city to reconsider its zoning laws.
While the city sought and won a preliminary injunction ordering the store to close, a Superior Court judge stayed the ruling, allowing the owner of the clinic to exhaust administrative appeals through city government. So, now that the Council has denied a zoning change Mr. Sadler seeks further relief by extending the stay. That has been granted until August 4th. Mr. Sadler has given no notice of what action he might take if his stay terminates and the court order is validated. $2.4 Million in Grants to Four North County Cities
The state of California has awarded more than $2.4 million in grant money toward parks, including $1.48 million that goes to San Marcos to help build a park in its Richmar neighborhood. Vista, Escondido and Poway received a combined $982,000 in grants, with roughly twothirds of that going to Escondido.
The money comes from the state’s Housing-Related Parks Program through the Department of Housing and Community Development. The amounts allocated are based on the number of affordable housing units the city had allowed, acquired, saved or upgraded since 2010.
San Marcos will use the money to turn a 1.8-acre vacant dirt lot on Richmar Avenue near North Twin Oaks Valley Road into a swath of green in the park-starved neighborhood. Vista’s roughly $225,000 cut will go toward upgrades and amenities in that city’s Townsite neighborhood. Escondido’s nearly $675,000 will go toward a handful of projects including pool upgrades and court resurfacing at Washington Park. Poway came away with more than $82,000 from the state grant.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018594 The name of the business: Cathy Ellis and Associates, Cathy Ellis Consulting, located at 1848 Kerisiano Way, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Cathleen P. Ellis 1848 Kerisiano Way Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/10/2014. /s/Cathleen P. Ellis, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/10/2014 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 & 8/7/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017783 The name of the business: Transgender Electrolysis located at 910 W. San Marcos Blvd, Suite 207, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Farinaz Abdi 1856 St. Lucia Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Farinaz Abdi, Owner/Individual This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/30/2014 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 & 8/7/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017909 The name of the business: E P Flooring, located at 2426 Caminito Ocean Cove, Cardiff by the Sea, CA. 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Evan Ashley Putzuk 2426 Caminito Ocean Cove Cardiff by the Sea, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/5/04. /s/Evan Ashley Putzuk This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/01/2014 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 and 8/07/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018615 The name of the business: We Sell APTS (WSA), We Sell Apartments, located at 230 N. Rios Avenue, Solana Beach CA. 92075, is hereby registered by the following: Joseph M. Tutrow 230 N. Rios Avenue Solana Beach, CA. 92075 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/2014. /s/Joseph M. Tutrow This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/10/2014. 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 and 8/07/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017218 The name of the business: Brooking Vineyards, Vistabrook, located at 375 Skyline Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Brooking Vineyards, LLC 375 Skyline Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Eric Brooking, Manager/Sole Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/24/2014. 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 and 8/07/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-017327
The name of the business: Aging Gracefully Photography, located at 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe, #693, San Marcos, Ca., 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Lucy J. Wheeler 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #315 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lucy J. Wheeler, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/25/2010 7/24, 7/31, 8/07 and 8/14/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-018653 The name of the business: MY-Corp, Marqusee and Yeh, located at 840 Via La Venta, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Reeve Yeh and Cory Marqusee 840 Via La Venta San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 7/01/14. /s/Reeve Yeh, Co-owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 7/10/2014 7/17, 7/24, 7/31 & 8/7/2014
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