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By Frank Lorey III Some of the most dangerous flying during World War II occurred in the China-IndiaBurma Theater where supplies had to be brought in by Douglas C-47 Dakotas and Curtiss C-46 Commandos. The planes and crews had to go through practically arctic weather conditions over the highest mountains in the world—the infamous “Hump.” Every pilot that flew the route has stories to remember about making the trips. Many never returned, and there are still a large number of aircraft and crews listed as “missing in action” because of the dangers involved. In the early months of the war, Japan had cut the famed Burma Road, leaving thousands of American and British troops without means of re-supply. On February 25, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “It is obviously of the utmost urgency…that the pathway to China be kept open.” Efforts to keep the route open by ground troops were not effective in the long run. The only method remaining was by air, so routes were established to fly between India and China, frequently requiring altitudes of well over 20,000 feet. It was always winter up there, and the extremely tricky winds with severe up and down drafts made every flight a challenge. In the early war years, transport planes were at quite a premium; many airlines had their Douglas DC-3 airliners conscripted into service as CThe Paper - 760.747.7119

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47’s. The DC-3/C-47 had a heritage dating back to 1935. In military service much of the interior, including comfortable seating and the insulation, was stripped out. It could carry 6,000-pound loads over about 1500 miles. C-47B’s were given superchargers to help with the altitudes required over the “Hump.” Curtiss-Wright had also developed a transport to compete with the DC-3, original-

ly known as the CW-20. It first flew in 1940, and was ordered by the Army Air Corps as the C-46 Commando to serve in military service. It never really competed as an airliner, but it was immensely successful as a military transport. It could fly 11,700 pounds of cargo for a distance of 1700 miles. With the greater capacity, the Commando became the dominant workhorse of the Hump route. It had much better operating characteris-

tics at the altitudes required to clear the mountains. Black rubber deicer boots on the leading edges were considered standard equipment on those routes. Ray Avery, Dick Roberts, Dick Rossi, and Erik Schilling all flew the C-47 transport over the “Hump,” as the IndiaChina route became known. Rossi and Harry Kaplan flew the larger C-46 Commando, also on the “Hump” routes. George Hartman flew the

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Page 2 - April 05, 2012 ‘Flying the Hump’ Cont. from Page 1 Navy version of the C-47, known as the R4D, in another theater of the war that also had similarly extreme weather conditions—Alaska. Both Schilling and Rossi had quite a bit of previous success with the American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers.” Each had become an ace, and when the AVG was officially disbanded due to many problems in July 1942, seventeen of the original Tigers joined up with the existing China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC). Eric Schilling had already earned a lifetime worth of flying experiences before he got into flying the C-47. Schilling recalled the end of the AVG, when highly esteemed General Claire Chennault was overruled by Gen. Clayton Bissell. Bissell had stated he would turn the

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This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Priest's Retirement Dinner A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 35 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: 'I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first per-

AVG into “regular Army.” If the men refused, they would get no help back in the States, and they would be drafted into the infantry. “The fellows were so irritated at Bissell that the ground crews taught the Chinese fuel truck drivers that the way to say ‘hello’ in English was to say ‘Piss on Bissell’,” Schilling stated. Bissell was obviously not pleased when he toured the airfields!

fighters. The US Army Air Forces actually gave the crews credit for a combat mission, not just a transport or supply mission.

hoping to avoid detection. “I dove at 300 [MPH] into a river bed, and figured if the fighter did not overshoot I would belly land in the river and walk out,” he related. As he broke out of the clouds, he no longer could spot the enemy fighter. Schilling then flew down on the deck for the rest of the way home.

Flying the “Hump” in C-47’s was quite an experience for Schilling, as he said “the high winds and Japanese fighters made it quite hazardous. With mountains at 12,000 to 23,000 feet, and engines rated at 12,500 feet, you had to know right where you were. The chances of surviving if you went down were damn small.”

Schilling spent the rest of his war “flying the hump”—making over 350 successful crossings. The normal flight was over a 540-mile route from India to Kunming, then completing the return flight. Pilots tried to avoid using the most direct route, since it went directly over a Japaneseheld airfield. Clear weather was considered to be fighter weather. If the weather was bad, the transports would try it, however, hoping that the Japs would decide not to fly. At least one time it did not work out so well for Schilling.

The American-crewed planes were usually not armed, but the British were known for mounting Vickers machine guns in windows of the cargo bay, at least giving some fighting chance against the enemy

“I was on the direct route because there had been cloud cover, but it cleared,” Schilling recalled. Out of the corner of his eye he spotted a climbing Japanese fighter, so Schilling flew back into the cloudbank,

Schilling also went on to fly the C-47 during the Korean War, still confident that it was a very safe plane. The most interesting use of the

son who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents, embezzled from his employer, had an affair with his boss's wife and had taken illegal drugs. I was appalled. But as the days went on I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.'...

high, pig tight and bull strong. Don't corner something meaner than you. Don't go hunting with a fellow named Chug-A-Lug. Don't name a pig you plan to eat. Don't sell your mule to buy a plow. Every path has some puddles. Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads. It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge. Lazy and Quarrelsome are ugly sisters. Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce. Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps. Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds. Meanness don't happen overnight. Mortgaging a future crop is saddling a wobbly colt. Most of the stuff people worry about never happens. Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal, it just ain't helpful. The best sermons are lived, not preached. To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not

their houses. Trouble with a milk cow is she won't stay milked. Two can live as cheap as one if one don't eat. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled. You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies. You can't unsay a cruel thing.

Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk: 'I'll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,' said the politician. 'In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.' Moral : Never, Never, Never Be Late. Country Wisdom A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor. Country fences need to be horse

“We also flew some drop missions, bringing supplies to the fighters in the Burma jungles— including Merrill’s Marauders,” Schilling said. He said most flights were in the 3 ½ to 3 ¾ hour range, and that the “Hump” had extremely high winds, which caused many problems for the pilots and their aircraft.

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Just A Weeeeeee Bit An extraordinarily handsome man decided he had the responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce beautiful children beyond compare. With that as his mission he began to search for the perfect woman. Shortly thereafter he met a Redneck who had three stunning, gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away. So he explained his mission to the Redneck and asked for ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 10


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‘Flying the Hump’ Cont. from Page 2 transport was to pick up secret agents on the mainland—dropping down to snag a harness rigged between two poles at 80 MPH. “The guy would go up and away, and he would be automatically reeled in when the pull was less than 6 G’s,” Schilling remembered. He also recalled playing in a “dogfight” with an F-51 Mustang (the new Air Force designation). The Mustang had “jumped” him, and Schilling turned into the F-51, relating that “believe me, it can turn inside the Mustang.” It was quite a surprise to the Mustang pilot. Dick Rossi, another Flying Tiger ace now living in Fallbrook, California, also left the AVG during the controversies of July 1942. Like Schilling, he immediately went on the "fly the Hump," crossing the highest mountains in the world, with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), and later the United States' Air Transport Command (ATC). He regularly flew in both the C-47 and C-46, and greatly liked the two aircraft. “We took 80-90% of the supplies into China,” Rossi recalled, adding that “much of what we did was really on the job training, since no one had previous experience flying over these mountains.” After the war he continued to fly supplies over the dangerous route, flying only the C-46 Commandos for the United Nation's relief effort. Ray Avery was at UCLA when the war broke out. He took a job at Douglas Aircraft, but then decided to join the Army Air Corps. He went through pre-flight training at both Hayes, KS, and Santa Ana, CA. “We did mostly school and a lot of marching,” he recalled. Avery’s first flight was in a Stearman biplane trainer at

Dos Palos, CA, with a colorful ex-crop duster as an instructor. After completing the primary, it was on to Merced, CA, flying the BT19, and Luke Field in Arizona for more advanced instruction in the AT-6 Texan. “Most of us had visions of being hot pilots in P-51’s, but I was in Class 44-G, late in the war, so there was no need,” Avery related. He was assigned to the Long Beach Air Transport Command, flying transports that were planned for delivery to the Southwest Pacific. Avery had to make a stop at Reno, NV, to pick up his multi-engine rating, but commented that there was “not a lot of training.” “My first orders were to pick up a C-47 in Fort Wayne, Indiana on December 24, 1944,” he remembered. The weather was terrible, and he sat there for a week without being able to make the flight. When the weather finally cleared, it was discovered that one engine wouldn’t start—so Avery was forced to sit for another week while repairs were being completed. The flight was eventually cleared for Newark, NJ, to pick up some cargo, which was then delivered to Wilmington, Delaware. The plane was supposed to continue to England, by way of Florida, Puerto Rico, British Guyana, Brazil, and then crossing the Atlantic to Ascension Island. On the leg to Puerto Rico, something went wrong. “The engine started to miss, so we headed to Nassau, and stayed there four or five days, but they couldn’t find what was wrong, so we went back to West Palm Beach,” said Avery. These were certainly better places to be stuck than Ft. Wayne was! The problem was eventually fixed, so the journey continued, finally making the Atlantic crossing. At Ascension Island, the trip took a two-day detour to Liberia and Dakar, where just

after taking off the plane had more engine trouble. “We barely made it back to the field,” Avery recalled. When it was fixed, they went to Marrakech, then up the coast of Portugal to England. Avery remembered that when they arrived, it “looked like a beehive—planes circling waiting to land, some coming back from Germany.” After the long flight, Avery was given some time off. He took a train into London and went to Piccadilly Circus to see a show. While waiting in England, his orders had been changed. He was now assigned to fly the infamous “Hump.” Avery went on as a passenger on another C-47 to Paris, Marseilles, Malta, Tobruk, Cairo, Karachi, and finally reached his duty station at Chapra, India. There he described the type of flying they did as “very dangerous.” The cargo for his first trip was a single cannon, large enough that it took the ground crew six hours to load. Once it was inside, the cannon filled the whole cargo bay. The ground crews were actually put through rigorous practice, learning how to make difficult loads fit inside the cargo bays. “Often we were used to move Chinese troops closer to the war,” Avery remembered. One assignment in March 1944 called for moving 22,000 Chinese troops to protect an area in Burma. They also frequently took loads to Kunming, China, and various places in Burma. Even thought the flying was hazardous, he said he “enjoyed flying the C-47 very much. They were great trips, even though we could have twelve-hour flights on occasion.” Dick Roberts flew a total of 327 missions in the C-47. Like Schilling, he also could recall making “a lot of drops to the troops” in the Burma jun-

gles. They would fly in low, look for markers, and make the drops. Sometimes it took more than one pass to complete the re-supply missions— “the crew was furiously kicking out loads on each pass.” Roberts said he “felt very confident flying the C-47 transport, as it was a very sturdy plane.” Harry Kaplan was a C-46 Commando pilot that flew hump missions over some of the wildest terrain in the world during the war. He had a total of 93 missions, with about 655 combat hours, usually flying between the airfield at Mohanbari, India and Kunming, China. “I would fly mostly 100 octane gas, ammo, and on occasion Chinese troops and bombs,” he recalled. He bailed out once, only about 10-15 minutes into the flight. Kaplan remembered “We were carrying gas in drums, and we smelled gas. The orders were to get out.” There was no hesitation in obeying those orders. They landed in deep jungle, and it took a couple of weeks for them to make it back to the base. It really took a lot of nerve to fly heavy loads of highly flammable aviation fuel through enemy-patrolled territory, not a popular cargo to have to carry. He also flew on the January 6th mission that became known as “The Wildest Night,” where the weather was so bad that half of the pilots refused to fly. A greatly misinformed general based in Calcutta made the flippant remark that “there is no weather over the hump,” yet around 40 planes were lost that one night—more than any other night during the war. It turned out that sustained winds of 75-120 MPH, with updraft gusts of 200 MPH, were encountered. The cloud tops were reported to be over 40,000 feet high. Kaplan commented “I went up and ‘Flying the Hump’ Cont. on Page 5


Page 4 - April 05, 2012 Carlsbad Police Makes Arrest in Front Porch Thefts Series On Tuesday, March 27th, the City of Carlsbad Police Department arrested two men thought to be responsible for a series of thefts from front porches, residential burglaries and vehicle burglaries in Carlsbad. The suspects, James Dorman born 9/30/83 and Victor Alaniz born 10/30/77, were arrested after a residential burglary on Calle San Blas in Carlsbad. On March 27th at 11:58 a.m., a resident called the police department regarding suspicious activity at a neighbor’s vacant house. It was reported that Dorman and Alaniz rang the doorbell, proceeded through the side gate and entered the house from the rear. Numerous Carlsbad Police Officers arrived at the address and took the two men into custody. An earlier report documented the same two suspects removing property from a truck bed parked at the Extended Stay Inn on Grand Ave. in Carlsbad.

Man About Town We continue to be impressed and amazed at the brilliant police work being done by the Carlsbad Police Department. (See lead stories in this week’s Local News, above). These folks are doing a phenomenal job of catching the bad guys (and bad guy suspects) after major crimes are committed.

Local News Dorman resides on Phillips Way in Vista. Carlsbad Police Detectives arrested nine suspects at this address on Jan. 11, all of whom were thought to be involved in the same series. Alaniz is on parole. There might be as many as 19 cases in this series. The cases span the first three months of 2012. An additional suspect, Saul Tellez born June 20th, 1970, was arrested by Oceanside Police Department on March 26th. Tellez was arrested for crimes similar to those occurring in Carlsbad. All three men are still in custody at the Vista Detention Facility.

The Hispanic male adult victim survived his serious gunshot wounds. Carlsbad Police investigated this incident and identified Gilberto Castillo as the suspect in this homicide and attempted homicide. On December 19th, 2003, an arrest warrant was issued for Gilberto Castillo who was believed to have fled to Mexico.

On December 7th, 2003, at approximately 8pm, Carlsbad Police officers responded to a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot located at 3016 Carlsbad Blvd. When officers arrived at the scene they found two victims who had sustained serious gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to hospitals. The Hispanic female adult victim died as a result of her injuries.

On March 31st, 2012, Gilberto Castillo was contacted by Mexican police officials in Tijuana, Mexico. The Mexican police officials learned that Gilberto Castillo was wanted by the Carlsbad Police Department. With the assistance of the San Diego Police Department and the United States Marshal’s Office, Gilbert Castillo was released to Carlsbad Police detectives at the San Ysidro border crossing. Castillo was transported to the Carlsbad Police Station for further investigation. Castillo was ultimately booked into the Vista Detention Facility based on the arrest warrant for Homicide and Attempted

This week, for example, they nailed a suspect in a homicide that happened in 2003. Nine years ago!

we’re so impressed with the Carlsbad Police Department. They do their job and they do it well.

We are also impressed by the improved cooperation we are seeing between the Tijuana Police Department and San Diego County police agencies. For way too long the Tijuana Police Department was a joke; a cesspool of corruption. New leadership came in, identified the bad cops, fired them, hired and trained new, more professional cops. Tijuana is still not Heaven on Earth . . . but it’s always good to see improvements are being made.

The problem is, I suspect the Escondido and Oceanside Police Departments do a comparable job.

Carlsbad Murder Suspect Captured

The Man About Town still does not go to Mexico (I love Puerto Vallarta); it’s just part of my own personal boycott of the nation until the narco-terrorist issue is resolved. It’s just too dangerous to go into Mexico and I neither recommend it nor go their myself. Still, it’s encouraging to see some signs of progress. We’re a great admirer of law enforcement and its members. That’s just one reason

The difference? The Carlsbad Police Department has a superb public relations department and they get timely news releases out to us and we, in turn, are able to update you on what they are doing to earn their salaries and pensions. That’s another reason the recent debacle in Escondido regarding the $200,000+ pay raises doled out to department heads while the police officers and fire department, and other city staff, have had to sit on their wage increases and benefits package. Can’t think of anything the city of Escondido could have done worse, in terms of destroying the trust necessary to complete negotiations. We’re watching the situation closely and will report and/or comment elsewhere, as the need arises.

Homicide. Castillo’s bail was set at $2,000,000.00. Marine Sergeant Claims Marine Corps in Violation of Law J. Mark Brewer, Civilian Legal Counsel to Sgt. Gary Stein, recently sent a letter to Sgt. Gary Stein’s Commanding Officer, Colonel Christopher Dowling. The letter suggests the Corps may be in violation of a Federal Judge’s permanent injunction of DOD Directive 1344.10 made back in 1997 on a different military free speech case. The letter reads, in part: On behalf of Sgt. Gary Stein, I respectfully request that you withdraw the subject 21 March 2012 notification of administrative separation proceedings to Sgt. Stein in compliance with the permanent injunction issued by the Honorable Stanley Sporkin, United States District Judge for the District of ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 7 Sufficeth to say . . . it’s a damned mess and it’s a shame it happened. Escondido is a great city and it has great city employees . . . with a few leadership exceptions. Let’s hope the matter can be set right. It it’s not . . . there will be big-time problems. ••••• We don’t normally publish poetry in The Paper . . . but we offer the following as an exception. Morgan Cunning, a beautiful 14-year-old student from Cathedral Catholic High School in Del Mar, and the daughter of proud parents, Tim and Marie Cunning of Escondido, was given a class assignment dealing with a study of the Holocaust. The assignment was to take on a class project and develop something that would tell the Holocaust story. Morgan came up with the following, very powerful and moving poem: Shoah The cold eyes of the soldiers, With an acquired hate so powerfully declared, To the eyes of the people like me, So frightened and unprepared. I always thought we were the ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 7


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made it—I was just lucky, I guess.” Too many others had their luck run out. Kaplan also flew the C-47 Dakota a few times to ferry dignitaries around India, and also flew the C-87 Liberator, a version which had been converted into a transport, on some missions. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his C-46 missions. Early in the war, George Hartman was serving as a Navy flight instructor at Pensacola, Florida, flying the Beech SNB twin engine trainer. He got into the Navy version of the C-47, known as the R4D, when he was later reassigned to a transport squadron. The Air Transport Command kept a 2,200-mile long route going between Great Falls, Montana and Anchorage, Alaska. From there, the routes branched out over some pretty rough and wild terrain.

“We flew Seattle to Anchorage, Fairbanks, Pt. Barrow, the Aleutians chain—Kodiak, Attu, Kiska,” he recalled. He remembered that they “flew on the gauges a lot of the time— because of poor weather—but when it was clear it was beautiful.” He also recalled a time that one of the engines wouldn’t start, and the plane commander suggested starting down the runway with the errant engine’s propeller windmilling while getting up to speed. The idea didn’t work, and stopping was the only thing left to do—with not much room left in which to do it. “Both of us, including the copilot, had our feet on the brakes,” Hartman related, adding that when they stopped “one tire was really smoking.” The frequent subzero weather caused many ‘Flying the Hump’ Cont. on Page 14

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back seat until we clear the decks.

Commentary A Modest Proposal Given the situation in which the city of Escondido now finds itself, an irate group of city line/staff employees, including our police and fire department personnel, an angry group of taxpayers and voters, an irritated City Council, all as a result of the horrendous decision to parcel out over $200,000 in raises to department heads . . . and completely ignore all other city staff members . . . it is time to fix the problem. The city of Escondido did not need this problem. There are plenty of other problems to attend to, many of which, however, must now take a

The city needs to try and restore trust with the EPOA (Escondido Police Officer’s Association) and show some long absent good faith in negotiations. A good first step would be to restore the pay cuts the officer’s had endured in recent years, including restoration of uniform allowances, holiday pay, and wage increases based on years of service. If the City Manager could find the money to parcel out the $200,000 plus dollars for department heads making over $100,000 annually, he can find the money to cover the police officers. At the same time, the city wants pension reform. We agree. Pension reform is needed. The EPOA would need to agree to the pension benefit cuts for new hires. The present cadre of officers would be protected but the new hires would receive a more reasonable pension benefit package. All other unions ‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 14


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Social Butterfly

Page 6 - April 05, 2012 Marcos Resort, with 75 people in attendance. Elsie was born on March 1, 1912. Family members from as far away as Oklahoma attended the event, and many friends and neighbors from San Marcos. Elsie is well known in the area. If you missed getting to wish her a Happy Birthday on her birthday, March 1, you can still do that today ~~ she would love to hear from you. Breakfast With Peter Cottontail

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net Edna Sahm Turned 95 Edna Sahm's 95th birthday recently was a cause for celebration, and was attended by approximately 85-90 people, including her son and his wife from Arizona. Edna is wellknown for her many activities in the community, and wellliked because she is such a 'sweetheart' of a person. At age 90 she wrote her first and only book, entitled "Ninety and Loving It!" She said it is the "Reflections of an Ordinary Woman's Extraordinary Life." The book ends with this paragraph: "This journey that we're all on is wonderful. There is fear, and there is pain, but on the balance, I wouldn't have it any other way. I never expected life to turn out so well for me. I am far too grateful to express in words what I feel in my heart. The only thing you can do is enjoy it, and so I do." And enjoy it we did, at her birthday celebration! Now, we're waiting for next year's celebration her 96th!

City of San Marcos presents its annual holiday breakfast and egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos. "Breakfast with Peter Cottontail" will be held inside the Williams Barn in Walnut Grove Park from 8-10am. This early morning breakfast of pancakes and eggs will be prepared by the Life and Eagle Scouts Troop 649. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5/adults, and $4/youth, 10 and under. Immediately following breakfast at 10:15am, toddlers through 5th graders are invited to the community "Holiday Egg Hunt" where eggs with prizes will be scattered throughout the park. This year, every child who recycles their eggs will receive a special prize. Families are encouraged to bring their children early to have their pictures taken with Peter Cottontail and enjoy carnival games and party jumps. Each child should bring a bag or basket. Suggested donation is $5/per family. For more info, call 760.744.9000. San Marcos Announces

tators cheered on the competitors as judges Michael Reid, Van Pham, Sara Paulson, and Hurjane Vongsachang scored each entry. Melissa Mattingly was the Mistress of Ceremonies. The winners in each category were: Instrumental: 1st, Danielle Xie; 2nd, Edward Xie; 3rd, Emily Wang Novelty: 1st, Li Jun's Music Ensemble; 2nd, Andrew & Sean Boyle; 3rd, Mireya and Ariana Gonzales. Vocal (ages 8-11): 1st, Shaliyah Ruelos; 2nd, Shantelle Ruelos; 3rd, Cassidy Wilmot Vocal (ages 12-15): 1st, Rachel Martinez; 2nd, Ayanna Rodgers; 3rd, Cori Strell Dance (individual and duo): 1st, Jordan Chodorow; 2nd, Katie and Kassidy Clark Dance (group): 1st, San Marcos Middle School/Boys & Girls Club Dance Team Adults: 1st, Jae-Ann Cordoba; 2nd, Ted Huebner. Best of Show: Shaliyah Ruelos See Photos of many of these outstanding talents on Page 9 of today’s issue (in color!) Calendar of Meetings/Events Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP) Municipal Gallery is collecting your old cell phones and mp3 players. The EAP has partnered with ecoATM, a local startup that pays cash for used electronics. EAP is asking people to bring their old cell phones and mp3 players to drop in a donation box, and EcoATM will pay cash for every single phone donated. Also, ecoATM offers exceptional value for newer phones such as Blackberries, iphones and other smart phones, and these can be donated as well. Learn more about ecoATM at www.ecoATM.com - a great way to recycle and support arts and culture in your community. The EAP is located at 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. OASIS North County invites adults over 50 to participate in the many programs offered throughout North County; new classes start each week. There is something for everyone from arts and humanities, to computer classes, consumer information and finance, personal development, crafts, exercise and dance, health and wellness, and much more. OASIS is located at the Joslyn Sr. Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido. A one-time

Edna Sahm admiring one of her two birthday cakes. Elsie Marshall Celebrated her 100th Birthday! Another person who celebrated a special birthday recently was Elsie Marshall of San Marcos. A party in honor of her 100th birthday was held by her sons and daughters-in-law at the Bridge Room of the Lake San

Talent Contest Winners City of San Marcos announces winners of Talent Competition held recently at the San Marcos Community Center. Forty individuals and groups competed in this amateur talent show, all vying for cash prizes and trophies. Contestants were grouped by age and category: instrumental, vocal, novelty, and dance. More than 250 spec-

trimester processing fee of $10 is charged for your first class in addition to the class fee. Check the website for information about all classes, and registration can be completed online at www.oasisnet.org/escondido, or call 760.796.6020, or drop by the office Monday thru Friday from 10:00am–3:00pm. The Escondido Chamber Business After 5 Mixer will be held on Thursday, April 12, from 5-7pm, at the First California Bank, 320 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido. There will be a no-host bar, door prizes and networking. Cost is $10/members, and $15 for prospective members. For info, call 760.745/2125 or email info@escondidochamber.org. On Thursday, April 12, the Vista Friends and Newcomers will welcome three members, Anne Johnston, Juanita Savage, and Jane Gilbert, who will present information from a historical aspect and introduce us to their relatives who lived in the era of the revolutionary war. Guests and prospective new members are welcome at the Coffee Meeting at Arcadia Place, 1080 Arcadia Place, Vista, at 9:30am. Vista Friends and Newcomers is an active group who have a variety of interest groups in which to participate, such as, Book Club, Gourmet, Bunco, Bridge, Lunch and Dinner groups and special events. For information, call 760.758.4120. The April calendar for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, includes The Music of Sally DeFord on Friday, April 13, at 7:30pm in the Concert Hall, presented by the San Diego Mormon Choir and Orchestra. Ticket prices are from $13.50 to $21.00. On Sunday, April 15, the program Kundirana 2012, 40th Anniversary: Changing the World, be will held at 5:30pm in the Concert Hall. This is presented by the Kundirana Friends of San Diego North County in cooperation with the La Salle Young Artists' Foundation. Tickets are $30. Other programs during the month of April are on April 18, 19, 23-24, 27, and 29th. For details on all the programs scheduled for April thru June, check the website at www.artcenter.org, contact the CCAE administration at 760.839.4138, or the box office at 800.988.4253. The Center is located at 340 No. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Escondido Democrats will discuss transportation and climate change when the Club meets on Saturday, April 14, at 10:30am, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 No. Broadway, Escondido. They will feature the Sierra Club's Mike Bullock whose presentation will be "Climate and Climate Mandates on Regional Transportation" and he will discuss the San Diego Regional Transportation Plan and how it fails to meet the climate responsibilities. Admission to the meeting is free, open to the public, and parking is free. Light

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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 same, And I don’t mean to pry, But no one answers my questions, My questions as to why. I long for my friend, But with the most terrible things I find, There lies my friend, Who was so beautiful and kind. Crying doesn’t help, Yet with each flow of tears, I slowly start to break, Aging beyond my years. I want to go home, Because what is so painful to see, Are those getting punished, At their attempt to flee. But maybe if I’m good, If I do what I am told, Maybe they’ll let me live, Although my spirit would be sold. "My poem refers to the desperation and injustice laid upon the many people captured and forced into concentration camps during the tragic event of the holocaust, Shoah being the Hebrew word for the calamity."

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Morgan Cunning (left) with friend, Sandra Velasquez

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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 Columbia (7 April 1997), [which enjoins the government from taking any action that prohibits the plaintiffs from exercising their free speech and free exercise rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution].” I respectfully submit that the pending proceedings against Sgt. Stein are not in compliance with this permanent injunction and, if allowed to continue, I am concerned that the Commanding Officer, the Board, and the Recorder would be deemed to be in contempt of the court’s order. In the alternative to my request for withdrawal of the 21 March 2012 notification, I respectfully request that you delay these proceedings until at least 14 days following the issuance of an ethics advisory opinion in response to the attached request. Respectfully submitted, J. Mark Brewer Civilian Counsel to Sgt. Gary Stein

the Church Sanctuary at 341 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Classical flutist Mark Teplitsky will be accompanied by Dana Burnett in a program including works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Fauré, Boehm, and others. The public is invited; no tickets are necessary. A free-will offering will be received and a reception to greet the artists will follow. This concert is cosponsored by the Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego. Mark Teplitsky was born in Jerusalem to Russian parents, and at age ten he began studying an instrument. He regularly performs throughout San Diego County in community outreach programs and recitals. For information, call 760.745.5100, Ext. 19, or email dls@fumcesc.com. Volunteers Make a World of Difference - at least to the North County Lifeline. On Tuesday, April 17, during National Volunteer Week they will celebrate Lifeline's 200 volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. This year's theme "Volunteers Make a World of Difference" epitomizes the organization's sentiments. Every day the volunteers make a difference in the lives of clients through tutoring youth, providing free tax preparation assistance, mediating legal conflicts, offering free counseling services, and more. Whether they are behind the scenes or working directly with clients, these volunteers change lives. For more information about the volunteer recognition event or the volunteer program, contact Melissa Schlueter at 760.842.6254 or mschlueter@nclifeline.org.

Videos from Your Pictures are only $5 each for a single 1.5 hour class. One-onone tutoring is available on most subjects any time on an appointment basis for $5/hour. We have classes on PCs with Windows and Vista and Apple Computers with Snow Leopard. Classes are held in the SSCE computer lab with only three students per instructor. Call 760.480.0611 for information. Join OASIS Escondido to explore America's finest city by trolley on Thursday, April 26. The trolley will pick up in Rancho Bernardo for a two-hour, narrated tour of San Diego and view the city as the tourists do. This is a private tour just for OASIS. A one hour stop is planned for lunch on your own at Sea Port Village, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Coronado Bridge and San Diego Harbor. Cost is $49.00 and includes transportation, coach refreshments and driver’s tip. Pick up location is R.B. Community Center, 12308 W. Bernardo Dr., leaving at Call 10:30am, returning at 3pm. 760.670.5538 for reservations.

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Letters to the Editor Editor: I enjoy your paper that is delivered to the senior mobile home park I live in. I feel a case that is being settled on April 4th should be published to make seniors aware of the situation. Ms Christina Devish-Garcia will have final sentencing in Case #CD2305053, D.A. Case #ACZ511 on April 4th, 08:30 in San Diego Department 25. Ms Garcia was found guilty of Felony Theft while serving as a care provider for my parents, Mr. and Mrs Nick Bebaeff. Her restitution is a fraction of the amount of the

When she pleads guilty and pays the restitution ($25,000.00) the charge will be dropped to a misdemeanor and she will be allowed to continue working in the health care field. This possibly places other senior citizens at risk and a paper delivered to senior centers should put out the word. She was recommended by a mobile doctor for the position as care provider for my parents. /s/Norman Traviss Successor Trustee Bebaeff Family Trust A Response to a Critic I'm sorry, but Douglas Crews MUST be responded to. My, my, my. Normally, I would lecture you on how the law USUALLY works and justice is meeted out. I doubt Mr. Crews would get that lecture even if I slowed it down to single syllables. Wasn't it the Clinton era apologists who coined the phrase "rush to judgement" as

Ozzie - the Kissing Bandit is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He's a 3 year old, 6 pound, neutered, male, Chihuahua. When we shot a video for the website we discovered that this canine Casanova has an eye...and lots of kisses...for the ladies. He arrived at RCHS through the FOCAS program. Ozzie's adoption fee of only $125 includes his neuter, up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, and microchip. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413. To see Ozzie "making out" with the RCHS staff log on to www.sdpets.org. they defended the defiler in chief? I remember just how critical they were of congressman who HAD THE FACTS on suborning perjury. Crews on the other hand has NO FACTS, just some info he got from a NEWS source. (Always reliable right? And I believe we can conclude Crews was not an eye witness). Crews believes in "hate until proven innocent" rather than "innocent until proven guilty." Crews is upset at the "just unfunny, heavy propaganda" of the gun jokes.” PUHLEEEZ!! One more "do as I say not as I do" progressive person with no sense of humor. Crews claims "you should be ashamed of your actions." Crews, I would say YOU should be ashamed of not giving a man his day in court. Apologize to lady liberty and try not to spread any more racial hate. THAT is truly "disgusting in the extreme". G. Lackerdas San Diego County, CA. Editor’s Note: Mr. Lackerdas actually wrote two Letters to

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the Editor about the same subject but addressing two different people on the same subject (an item in the Chuckles Column dealing with guns). We respect everyone’s right to their opinion, even if it is critical of ours (as was Mr. Crews Letter). We only print one Letter to the Editor per writer, per issue, particularly with reference to the same subject matter. We also edit letters to deal with issue rather than personalities and edit out bombastic and inflammatory comments. That’s why they call us “Editor.” Likes “The Air War In Korea” In the most recent issue, I greatly enjoyed the excellent article written by Frank Lorey titled, “The Air War in Korea.” Are any follow up articles in the works ? Padre announcer Jerry Coleman is still alive and kicking and might perhaps ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 14


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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Enhanced Business Incentives in Escondido

I am pleased to announce that the Escondido City Council recently revived the Façade and Property Improvement Program to provide incentives to small businesses to improve their properties. It was first established in 1988 and focused on businesses in Escondido’s downtown. Since its start, the program has grown to include all commercial districts within the City limits. To date, over 150 properties have taken advantage of this successful program, which has awarded over $900,000 in matching grant funds representing $9.8M in private investment. Our expanded pro-

gram increases the maximum grant awards to twice their previous amounts (so a property with 150 linear feet of frontage can now qualify for up to $20,000 in grant funds), considers all public ways “frontage” so our businesses which have high visibility on alleyways can be eligible for additional funds and provides additional funds for our pedestrian-oriented areas like our historic Downtown and the Escondido Creek Trail. Escondido is committed to our business community’s success by providing tangible incentives to encourage private investment. For more information about the Façade and Property Improvement Program, contact Michelle Geller in the City Manager’s Office at (760) 839-4587 or mgeller@escondido.org.

Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders A Major Milestone in Our Recovery I delivered some terrific news recently about San Diego’s fiscal recovery: The city’s decades-long structural budget deficit is history. Through the combination of moneysaving reforms and a recovery in tax revenue, we’re projecting a $16.5 million surplus for the current fiscal year, which ends in June. I’ve directed the chief operating officer to keep half the money in reserves. But the recovery of revenue from recessionary lows is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, which warrants the targeted restoration of services in the police, fire, library and park depart-

ments. This spring, we intend to increase operating hours at all 35 branch libraries in the city by an additional four hours per week; add five hours per week to operations at all of the city’s 55 recreation centers; add 15 more cadets to the next police academy; and fund a new fire station alert system that connects the city’s 47 fire stations with the dispatch center, to replace the badly outdated 20-year-old system. Scaling back core services is something we did with great reluctance, but we’re now through the worst. Thanks, San Diego, for the sacrifices you've made to get us through our darkest days to restore the finances of the city we all love so much.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Several road improvement projects are taking place throughout the city. The repaving of Emerald, Bobier, and Business Park drives is underway. While a lot of the night work has been completed; the final resurfacing on each road will not take place until the night time temperatures are above 50 degrees. The street improvements should be completed by early summer. I encourage you to check the City’s web site at cityofvista.com under “Construction Updates” for information on all of the road improvement projects occurring around town. Spring is here and this Saturday (April

7) is a good time to celebrate with the family. Bring the kids to the Egg Hunt in Brengle Terrace Park, located at 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. The event features a bonnet contest and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. If you have the time, volunteers are needed in Buena Vista Park on Saturday, April 28 to clean up trash around Roman Creek. The clean up is part of the annual Creek to Bay “I LOVE A CLEAN SAN DIEGO” event. Keeping our creeks clean creates a healthy environment for fish and wildlife and adds beauty to our landscape. Contact the city at 760.726.1340 ext. 1331 for more information.

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond San Marcos home to San Diego County Youth of the Year Last week, the San Marcos City Council declared March 27, 2012 as Chelsea Huskey Day in the City of San Marcos. Chelsea Huskey is a proud San Marcos resident and has been named the 2012 San Diego County Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Club. After hearing Chelsea’s story, I’d say that her perseverance and

determination had a lot to do with her earning this award. You see, Chelsea spent the majority of her youth in and out of foster care --- an experience she says brought on a lot of stress and fear. Thankfully, Chelsea had the Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos to help channel those emotions. In fact, she says her experience with the Club changed her completely from the person she once was. Today, Chelsea is part of a loving adoptive family and is a senior at Mission Hills High School with an impressive 3.5 GPA.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Spanish Guitar Maestro – David Maldonado On Saturday, April 7, Spanish Guitar Maestro David Maldonado will be the opening performance for the City of Oceanside’s 2012 World Music Series. In cooperation with the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, this concert will take place at 2:00 PM in our Civic Center Library Community Rooms, located at 330 North Coast Highway, and is free to the community. This musical journey features original Spanish compositions and re-worked pieces

dating back to the early 1900s by legendary composers Geronimo Jimenez, Sabicas (Godfather of Flamenco), Albeniz and even selections by Augustin Barrios. David Maldonado, who was born in Mexico and brought up in the tradition of the guitar, has released six albums worldwide and performed concerts globally, from Paris to Tokyo, entertaining audiences with flamenco, classical and modern styles of Spanish guitar. For more information on this great event or other upcoming concerts, be sure to call the Oceanside Library at (760) 4355600 or visit us on the web at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

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“Geeks on Call,” “Geek Squad,” “Geeks R Us,” “Geeks n Freeks.” Many of the recent entrees into the mobile PC service business identify with the “Geek” sobriquet. Why? Are their employees really “Geeks”? Does Best Buy actually think we want “Geeks” drooling over our keyboards? The term “Geek” originated with the traveling circuses in 16th century Europe. Troupe members who could no longer perform due to age or injury often became “Circus Geeks.” A “Geek” made his living in the “Geek Pits” AKA sideshows. The “Geek’s” performance required no particular talent. They drew crowds of morbidly

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According to Wikipedia, today’s “Geek” is “a person who is fascinated, perhaps obsessively, by obscure or very specific areas of knowledge, often electronic in nature.” The obsessive preoccupation precludes the development of normal social skills. The classic “Computer Geek” resembles the WWII stereotype of the Japanese fighter pilot with protruding, gapped teeth and horn-rimmed glasses. Add a white shirt, pocket protector, wrinkled pants, white socks and sandals and you have the stereotypical “geek.”

best. Sure there are a few “boys in the band” who fit the Geek profile, but the overwhelming majority of folks who play music are pretty normal and possess excellent social skills. In the early days “Computer Geeks” created the PC industry. Certainly folks like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were Geeks. With billions of dollars in their bank account, who but a Geek would keep going to work every day? “Computer Geeks” can still be found haunting college campuses or managing their “Avatars” in mortal cyber-combat far into the night but they don’t come to your house to hook up your broadband and they don’t sell

PCs in retail stores. Dealing with the public requires social skills and a broad knowledge of user needs that exceed the understanding, interest and attention span of the true “Geek.” Perhaps in the early days plumbers and auto mechanics were called “Toilet Geeks,” and “Horseless Carriage Geeks,” but PCs have been around for over 30 years. It’s time to recognize the fact that the technicians who keep our PCs up and running are mainstream men and women that lead perfectly normal lives. If Best Buy really hires “Geeks” for “Geek Squad” (and we have reason to believe they actually do), it might explain why they’re closing fifty of their stores.

We also researched the difference between a “Geek,” a “Nerd,” and a “Dork.” A “Nerd” is similar to a “Geek” in outward appearance and lack of social skills but has no obvious obsession. The “Dork” is simply a wannabe “Geek” with some social skills but lacking any specific knowledge. Our Internet search for “Dork” kept taking us to Al Gore’s home page. “Computer Geeks” and “Band Geeks” are the ones we know

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Death Notices Alice R. Gray, 87, of San Diego, CA., passed away on March 26, 2012. Richard E. Beckett, 50, of Oceanside, died, Ca., passed away on February 26, 2012. Yvonne Nauss, 87, of Escondido, CA., passed away on March 27, 2012. Margaret K. White, 77, of Escondido, CA., passed away on March 31, 2012. Jean L. Bertuzzi, 83, of Fallbrook, CA., passed away on March 30, 2012. Arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives Escondido and Poway I don't care how poor and inefficient a little country is - they like to run their own business. I know men that would make my wife a better husband than I am but, darn it, I'm not going to give her to 'em. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. I see where we are starting to pay some attention to our neighbors to the south. We could never understand why Mexico wasn't just crazy about us, for we have always had their good will, and oil and minerals, at heart. I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up. If I could kick the person in the tail that causes me the most problems I could not sit down for a week. If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?


Page 14 - April 05, 2012 ‘Flying the Hump’ Cont. from Page 5 maintenance headaches, not just for the engines, but also rubber parts that crystallized, and oil that would become as thick as molasses. They did have some time on occasions for enjoyable flights, once exploring beautiful canyons way back inland. It was so wonderful that they just kept flying, with no real idea of where they were. They eventually turned back south, and Hartman said “we made it back to Fairbanks with a little gas to spare.” He remembered the R4D as “not light on the controls, but a great workhorse.” Their flights seldom took them over 10,000 feet, but many times they had no choice but to fly right through the bad weather. “Once we were coming back to Adak from Attu, and we were told we would be the first plane landing there in peacetime,” Hartman said. The Japanese had surrendered while they were in the air, and they arrived to find quite a celebration going on. The war was finally over. The DC-3/C-47 is still flying around the world today, more than seventy years after making its first flight. While quite a few of the “Dakotas” are still around, only a handful of the C-46 Commandos are still airworthy. Memories are still being made in both of these historical aircraft, but none like the experiences of these World War II pilots. It was said that casualties among the transports groups exceeded those of many of the bomber groups. Some of these casualties are still coming to light, as recent discoveries of crashed aircraft show. In 2002, another aircrew finally made it home from World War II. A joint U.S.China search team found four bodies in a C-46 Commando at the 15, 560 foot level of a mountain near Langko. The plane had been missing since

March 1944. It had both wings broken off, but the fuselage was in fairly good condition. The landing gear were still retracted, and during the recovery mission the search team frequently struggled with clouds, probably the cause of the crash decades ago. While the bodies were being removed, another aircraft was spotted a few mountains away—evidence of how dangerous “Hump” flying really was in World War II.

About the Author: Frank Lorey has 14 published books and over 450 magazine and journal articles. He was a regular guest star on the History Channel’s “Wild West Tech” show for two seasons. He is also a state and federally registered historian and a frequent contributor to The Paper.

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 10 give some perspective on his flying days in Korea. The most advanced bomber in the world was the B-29 and it was used against N. Korea. Are the results of that air campaign still affecting N. Korea today? They have plenty of political problems but a generation later their infrastructure appears limited. Best wishes to The Paper and much thanks to Frank for his fine contributions. /s/Anthony Bowman San Diego County, CA. Editor’s Note: As you will note, Mr. Lorey has the cover story for this week as well, dealing with “Flying the Hump” over Burma. Also, we did a cover story on Jerry Coleman back on January 12th of this year. You may find it on the Internet at: http://content.yudu.com/A1v 9pe/ThePaper.01.12.12/resour ces/index.htm?referrerUrl=htt p%3A%2F%2Fthecommunityp aper.com%2Fthe_paper_archiv es.html

‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 5 within the city have accepted the city’s proposed 33% cut in pensions for new hires. The EPOA needs to agree as well. We also question whether Sheryl Bennett is the best person to represent the city as lead negotiator. As Director of Human Resources, she received the largest pay raise of any department head, 24.3%. EPOA President Mike Garcia has already said he and his negotiators feel uncomfortable negotiating with her, knowing she’ll adopt the city’s hard line position that the city can’t afford to accommodate the pay raises and benefits restoration because “the city doesn’t have the money,” after seeing these raises for department heads. We think the EPOA would rightly question the credibility of the city’s lead negotiator, given the chain of circumstances City Manager Clay Phillips set in motion with his amazing, and highly questionable, granting of raises. We do agree with Mayor Sam Abed that pension reform is critical to the long term financial health of the city. However, that is about all we agree with Mayor Sam on this particular issue. We are disappointed with Mayor Sam and most of the Council members in not taking stronger action to remedy this situation. The only council member who has stood firm on affirming that the pay raises were outlandish and that the City Manager should be held accountable, is Olga Diaz. She doesn’t buy, nor do we, that we have to meet the salary levels of other cities in order to “stay competitive.” In this job market there are just way too many top professionals who would love to come to work for the city of Escondido at $100,000 per year. We are sure Ms. Bennett is a very nice person but if, as alleged, she was offered a position in Oceanside, we think she should have been allowed to take it and we could have hired another Human Resources department head at much less than she is now

making with her new raise. We think the Escondido City Council, with the exception of Councilmember Diaz, let the city and its taxpayers and voters down. We believe if City Manager Clay Phillips shows such poor judgment in granting heavy pay raises, to a favored few, in this economy, and at such a poor time in terms of ongoing negotiations, that the authority to grant those raises should be withdrawn from him and, at a minimum, require review by the council. As to the question of City Attorney Jeff Epp hiring Clay Phillips’ son as a deputy city attorney . . . we don’t have a major problem. There is most likely no impropriety but even appearance of impropriety, or the potential for impropriety, is unsettling. Bottom line: The Escondido City Council needs to insist that these problems be addressed and solved NOW. Both the city officials and the EPOA negotiators need to negotiate the final points in an agreement and resolve their differences. The city’s position, however, has been weakened considerably by the highly questionable actions of the City Manager’s office. That is going to cost the city a bundle. Any negotiating strength the city may have had has been reduced considerably . . . particularly in the court of public opinion. The public sector is scratching their heads and asking, “What was Clay Phillips thinking?” Escondido, in the long run, loses. Some of the lustre has been taken away from the Escondido City Council, and, most certainly, from the City Manager’s office. The whole situation stinks. Agree? Or Disagree? Your views are welcome via Letters to the Editor. Certainly, Escondido City officials, both elected and appointed, are welcome to respond to our commentary. Please submit your comments to: thepaper@cox.net Letters to the Editor


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