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Volume 38 • #21 • November 1, 2014

Veterans Day • Valor • Courage • Sacrifice MMA returns to San Diego: Tito Ortiz Vs. Stephan Bonnar

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Interview with 16 Tito Ortiz •  Move it! ...................................................... 14 •  Military News .......................................... 15 •  Sports ......................................................... 16 •  Housing ..................................................... 18 •  Just For Laughs ..................................... 23 •  Crossword Puzzle ................................. 22 •  We Support Our Troops .................24-25 •  Classifieds ............................................... 26 Cover photo: U.S. Marine Sgt. Eric Peterson, age 22. ©Louie Palu/

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Military Press is honored to serve all military — active, retired, veterans and their families! Timeline

Veterans Stats

•  November 11, 1918 - The armistice ending World War I begins at 11 am. •  1919 - President Woodrow Wilson proclaims November 11 as Armistice Day. •  November 11, 1921 - The first Unknown Soldier is reburied at Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb has the words inscribed, “Here rests in honored glory An American Soldier Known but to God.” •  May 13, 1938 - Armistice Day becomes a federal holiday. •  June 1, 1954 - President Eisenhower signs a bill changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day in order to include all U.S. veterans. •  May 30, 1958 - Unknown Soldiers from World War II and the Korean War are reburied next to the Unknown Soldier from World War I. •  1968 - Congress changes the date of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October in order to give federal employees a three-day weekend. The change begins in 1971. •  September 25, 1975 - President Gerald Ford changes the date of Veterans Day back to November 11. The change begins in 1978. •  May 28, 1984 - An unknown soldier from the Vietnam War is reburied in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1998, he is identified through DNA tests as Michael Blassie, a 24-year-old pilot shot down in 1972 on the border of Cambodia.

Here are some facts about the current veteran population of the United States. Did You Know? There are approximately 23.2 million military veterans in the United States. •  9.2 million veterans are over the age of 65. •  1.9 million veterans are under the age of 35. •  1.8 million veterans are women. •  7.8 million veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975), which represents 33•  5.2 million veterans served during the Gulf War (representing service from Aug. 2, 1990, to present). •  2.6 million veterans served during World War II (19411945). •  2.8 million veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953). •  6 million veterans served in peacetime. •  As of 2008, 2.9 million veterans received compensation for service-connected disabilities. •  5 states have more than 1 million veterans in among their population: California (2.1 million), Florida (1.7 million), Texas (1.7 million), New York (1 million) and Pennsylvania (1 million). •  The VA health care system had 54 hospitals in 1930, since then it has expanded to include 171 medical centers; more than 350 outpatient, community, and outreach clinics; 126 nursing home care units; and 35 live-in care facilities for injured or disabled vets.


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• Be sure to bring proof of military service such as current military I.D. or DD-214 and photo I.D. • Some offers are for more than Veterans Day only. • Some offers are dinein only. • Some offers are for participating locations only. Review official site info for rules before heading out. • Call ahead if you are unsure.

Meals Applebee’s

Free Meal
on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from open to close, veterans and active duty military can choose from a free signature Thank You Meal menu that includes some of Applebee’s favorite items, including a 7 oz. House Sirloin, The American Standard All-In Burger, Three-Cheese Chicken Penne, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Double Crunch Shrimp, Chicken Tenders Platter or Oriental Chicken Salad. Must present valid Veteran’s form of identification or be in uniform.

Claim Jumper

BJ’s Restaurant

All Active Duty Military and Veterans receive a complimentary Lunch Entree, or a one topping mini Deep Dish or individual Hand-Tossed Pizza at dinner. Simply present proof of service.

Boston Market

Stop into any Boston Market on Veterans Day and show your military ID and receive a free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal.

Buca di Beppo

Free individual pasta for veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day. Proof of service required.

California Pizza Kitchen

Free meal on Monday, Nov. 10, all Claim Jumper locations will provide those who served a complimentary lunch or dinner from a special menu. Menu options include  baked pot pies, Tilapia Bianca, Roasted Tri Tip Dinner, Roasted Tri Tip Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Salmon, Black Tie Pasta and Chicken Fried Steak. Verification of service is required.

On Monday, Nov. 11, all veterans or active duty military personnel will be able to get any pizza from our menu for free (dine-in only). Please come in uniform or bring your military ID or other proof of service. Offer valid at participating CPK restaurants, excluding Guam, airport, stadium and university locations.

McCormick and Schmick’s

All active and retired veterans can receive a free appetizer at participating locations.

Enjoy a complimentary free entree on Sunday, Nov. 9th, 2014 (2 days before Veterans Day). All veterans must show official verification. Veterans Day entrees must be enjoyed at the restaurant.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Free frozen yogurt on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 all Veterans and military personnel with a military ID or dressed in uniform will receive a free six ounce frozen yogurt any time of day.  Show a valid ID or be in uniform to receive.

On The Border

Veterans and active duty military receive a free Create Your Own Combo meal where you choose 2 or 3 selections of soup, salad, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and other classics. Show valid ID or official verification required.



Get a free slice of pie, no purchase necessary for veterans and active duty. Present military ID.

Chevys Fresh Mex

On Veterans Day, active & retired military enjoy 20% off and everyone enjoys $3 House Margaritas. At participating Chevys.


Veterans and active-duty military receive a free meal from a special Veterans Day menu. Must show proof of military service.


Get a free slice of pie with any purchase on Veterans Day. Includes veterans and active duty.

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All YOu Can Eat Pancakes. All active, inactive and retired military personnel,at all participating Denny’s restaurants nationwide, diners with a valid military ID will receive free allyou-can-eat pancakes.

Einstein Bagels

This Veterans Day from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., all active, inactive and retired military personnel are invited to receive a Free Signature or Classic Bagel and Shmear, or any other topping, and no purchase is necessary.

El Torito

On Veterans Day, veterans, active duty & retired military enjoy 20% off plus $3 House Margaritas.

Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s is providing a variety of free meals and discounts at participating locations to former and current military personnel. Offers vary by location.

and their families get 10% off in honor of Military Appreciation Month.

Outback Steakhouse

Military personnel and veterans get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and a beverage. Must have valid identification. Plus, get 10% off all meals.

Pechanga Resort

Active duty, retired and veterans receive complimentary lunch or dinner on Nov. 11.

Red Lobster

Service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage. Includes veterans and current service members.

Red Robbin

All Veterans and Active Duty Military get a free Tavern Double Burger and Bottomless Steak Fries on Veterans Day.


Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to a free meal, up to $10.99 in value with any drink purchase, by presenting a military ID or proof of service at any Hooters location across the country.

Veterans, active duty, retired members of the military get a free lunch. Guests with proof of military service will select a six-ounce six-ounce Tri Tip Steak, single Malibu Chicken or a half dozen Fried Shrimp entrée with a choice of side dish. Note this offer does not include veterans.

Krispy Kreme

Soup Plantation


Offering a free doughnut and coffee to all those served or currently are serving. Proof of military service required or those in uniform. Only at participating locations.

Little Caesars

All current and former military personnel can eat free, with the purchase of one full price meal and 2 beverages; or can purchase a single meal at 50% off when you buy a refillable fountain beverage.

All United States armed forces veterans and active military members get a free order of Crazy Bread® with proof of military status at participating stores nationwide this Veterans Day.


Olive Garden

TGI Fridays

All veterans and military active duty will receive a free meal from a special menu on Veterans Day. Also, all November current military service members

This Veterans Day veterans, active duty military and their spouses get a free tall brewed coffee at participating U.S. company-owned stores. Veterans and active duty military service members are invited have lunch on T.G.I Friday’s this Veterans Day. FREEBIES, cont’d. on Page 6 •

Chris Christie slams CDC:

‘We’re right and they’re wrong’ are badly needed in the region, and experts worry that mandatory quarantine policies will deter them from carrying out their critical work. This week, Maryland and Georgia joined Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Illinois and Florida in establishing monitoring protocols and mandatory quarantines,

By Jane C. Timm Lawmakers continued to implement and defend stringent Ebola precautions this week, rejecting U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and experts who say that mandatory quarantines are medically un-



‘I will not submit to any political pressure.’ necessary and counterproductive. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie slammed the CDC and experts for opposing his mandatory quarantine, saying it was “because they don’t want to admit that we’re right and they’re wrong.” Speaking on the “Today Show,” he argued that his policy to force anyone returning from Ebola hotspots into a 21 day quarantine was being implemented by a growing number of states and the military. “I don’t think it’s draconian,” he said. Just a week before the midterm elections, Ebola – and the public’s anxieties about the deadly virus – have gripped the country and the political landscape. Seven states’ governors have implemented strict quarantine policies for health care workers, and sometimes even unexposed travelers, returning from Ebola hotspots. Six of them are up for reelection next week. Christie, the exception, is widely thought to be eyeing a 2016 presidential run. Meanwhile, the Ebola virus continues to ravage West Africa, where it has infected nearly 10,000 and killing roughly half that number. Aid workers

usually for health care workers who have had contact with Ebola patients. Minnesota instituted a lesser requirement this week, only asking health care workers who know they’ve had direct exposure to the deadly virus without any kind of protective gear to quarantine themselves. Christie’s at the center of the quarantine debate after quarantining nurse Kaci Hickox on Friday. The Maine resident had been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, and was quarantined in a New Jersey hospital after landing at Newark Airport, despite being asymptomatic. Christie repeatedly declared her to be sick, though the nurse wrote in an Op-Ed on Sunday that the governor’s determination was based on a faulty forehead thermometer reading while she was flushed after hours of questioning. “Governors ultimately have the responsibility to protect the public health and public safety,” Christie said Tuesday in the face of mounting public criticism over New Jersey’s quarantine policy. “I will not submit to any political pressure.”

Publisher’s political commentary on Gov. Chris Christie If Gov. Chris Christie decides to run for president he just might be what America needs. He is a very strong and decisive person. He has the ability to cross party lines and has done so with success on many occasions. I really think he has the best chance to defeat Hillary if she chooses to run. He has

shown his support for a strong military. His stance against the Ebola epidemic shows that he has America’s best interest at heart in preventing the spread of this dreaded disease in our country.

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Tony Roma’s

Free 6oz. Sirloin Entree on Veteran’s Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 for those who have served and are currently serving.

Travel Centers of America

On Veterans Day, all CDL drivers who are Military Veterans eat FREE at participating full-service restaurants with proof of service. Must present valid ID.

Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill

Get a free entrée or individual pizza with an entrée or pizza purchase or equal or greater value and with a military or veterans ID.


All active duty and retired military personnel a free 6pc. Boneless Wing Combo or 3pc. Boneless Strip Combo w/ valid Military ID.

Recreation Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military personnel and one guest from Nov. 2, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

National Parks

On Veterans Day, veterans will have access to over 100 National Parks that require entrance fees for free.

Professional Association of Innkeeping International

Inns and B&Bs throughout the country will open their doors to thank veterans for their service on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11with free or discounted stays.

Queen Mary

The Queen Mary offers free admission to active service members, retired military personnel, veterans and special discounts for their family members on Nov. 11.


Veterans and active duty military can get 50% off single-day admission tickets through Nov. 11.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

On Sunday, Nov. 9, 10am-6pm, Military Family Day with free admission. For the first 500 registrants, lunch will also be provided.

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Honoring U.S. military service men and women with a Buy One, Get One Free special for the month of November. Active or retired military personnel with a valid military ID can stay one night at the 1906 Lodge and get the second, consecutive night free. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, including the Grande Spa Suites, which boast large in-room spa tubs, private porches to catch the ocean breeze, and fireplaces facing king-sized beds. Guest amenities include gourmet breakfast FREEBIES, cont’d. on Page 26 •

Artist’s canvas filled with love for America Military Press Staff Writer I recently met someone who warmed my heart, someone who loves this country even though he’s not a native. Hancy’s passion for America is very apparent; when he talks about the U.S., he gets tears in his eyes. Those of us born and raised in this country lose sight of what a great place this is to live.

Top, large wall portrait depicting Marine SSgt. John P. Jones who was severely wounded in Iraq. Below, Hancy’s design idea for a U.S. Marine Corps Museum aboard Camp Pendleton. Hancy Haber emailed me here at the newspaper wanting to show me his military artwork. He took the time to ride the bus all the way to Escondido from Oceanside to meet with me. I was so touched and delighted by this gentleman that I thought I would share a little bit of his story and his artwork with Military Press readers. When and where were you born? I was born on November 23, 1960 in San Vicente, Pili, Camarines Sur, Philippines. How long have you been in the Unit-

ed States? I’ve been here in America since June, 2004. I live in the Oceanside area. Where do you work aboard Camp Pendleton? I work for the Avery Group in one of the mess halls as a cashier / attendant. I started in July of 2010, so I’ve been there 4 years and 4 months. When did you realize you were interested in art? Since kindergarten, I started creating arts. I always represent my class in a poster-making contest in elementary and high school. What made you start painting American military artwork? I decided to make arts for the U.S. troops to show my moral support with dedication for them. In talking to you, I can tell you have a deep love for this country. Can you tell me more about that? I love America as a role model to the world and a great nation that provides troops in maintaining peace and assuring security worldwide, like what’s happening right now. Imagine the world without America. Your work has been displayed in the mess hall where you work. What do the Marines have to say about it? I easily portrayed them in arts. How they are dedicated in their profession. I get comments saying that the art I have done is a morale booster to them. What else do you create in addition to your watercolor painting? I am willing to show my art work in a different medium like painting, music, poster, and architectural concept, etc. and I’ll gladly show it anywhere if needed. In addition to that, I’m also a song-writer. I have written nine songs, one is especially for the Marines called “Semper Fidelis” (For more artwork and the lyrics to his songs, visit www. In addition to painting, drawing and song-writing, I am also an architectural designer. I recently created a conceptual design for the U.S. Marine Corps Museum on Camp Pendleton. What does your art mean to you? I work hard at my job through the years and still I find time to do my arts. Obviously it’s hard work and I usually find time before bed time. I do it because Marines inspire me and making art is my passion.

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Surprising celebrity military veterans • Alan Alda, Army Reserve • George Carlin, Air Force • Bill Cosby, Navy • Bob Keeshan, aka Captain Kangaroo, Marine Corps Reserve • Clint Eastwood, Army • Morgan Freeman, Air Force • Gene Hackman, Marine Corps • Hugh Hefner, Army • Jimi Hendrix, Army • Charlton Heston, Army Air Corps • Ice-T, Army Rangers • George Jones, Marine Corps • James Earl Jones, Army Rangers • Ed McMahon, Marine Corps • Steve McQueen, Marine Corps • M.C. Hammer, Navy • Mr. T, Army • Paul Newman, Navy • Eddie Albert, Navy • Leonard Nimoy, Army • Chuck Norris, Air Force • Elvis Presley, Army • Rod Serling, Army Paratrooper

• Shaggy, Marine Corps • Sinbad, Air Force • Jimmy Stewart, Army Air Corps/ Air Force Reserve • Oliver Stone, Army •  Montel Williams, Marine Corps/Navy • Tony Bennett, Army • Humphrey Bogart, Navy • Charles Bronson, Air Force • Mel Brooks, Army • Drew Carey, Marine Corps • Johnny Carson, Navy • Johnny Cash, Air Force • Charles Durning, Army • Robert Duvall, Army • John Fogerty, Army Reserve • Henry Fonda, Navy • Dennis Franz, Army • Jamey Johnson, Marine Corps • Lee Marvin, Marine Corps • Bea Arthur, Womens Reserve

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Happy 239th, Marine Corps!

Birth of the Marine Corps

During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress passes a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces for the recently formed Continental Navy. The resolution, drafted by future U.S. president John Adams and adopted in Philadelphia, created the Continental Marines and is now observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving on land and at sea, the original U.S. Marines distinguished themselves in a number of important operations during the Revolutionary War. The first Marine landing on a hostile shore occurred when a force of Marines under Captain Samuel Nicholas captured New Province Island in the Bahamas from the British in March 1776. Nicholas was the first commissioned officer in the Continental Marines and is celebrated as the first Marine commandant. After American independence was achieved in 1783, the Continental Navy was demobilized and its Marines disbanded. In the next decade, however, increasing conflict at sea with Revolutionary France led the U.S. Congress to establish formally the U.S. Navy in May 1798. Two months later, on July

11, President John Adams signed the bill establishing the U.S. Marine Corps as a permanent military force under the jurisdiction of the Department of Navy. U.S. Marines saw action in the socalled Quasi-War with France and then fought against the Barbary pirates of North Africa during the first years of the 19th century. Since then, Marines have participated in all the wars of the United States and in most cases were the first soldiers to fight. In all, Marines have executed more than 300 landings on foreign shores. Today, there are close to 200,000 active-duty and reserve Marines, divided into three divisions stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Camp Pendleton, California; and Okinawa, Japan. Each division has one or more expeditionary units, ready to launch major operations anywhere in the world on two weeks’ notice. Marines expeditionary units are self-sufficient, with their own tanks, artillery, and air forces. The motto of the service is Semper Fidelis, meaning “Always Faithful” in Latin.


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All Merchant Marines deserve recognition

By Heather Siegel, The Siegel Sidebar Bruce Radder fought for his country in WWII. But another 43 years went by after the War ended before he was recognized as a U.S. Veteran. It took the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Schumacher v Aldridge, in 1988, to overcome this injustice. Radder was a Merchant Mariner. Radder’s just returned from Washington, DC, on the October 3-5, 2014, Honor Flight (see our article in our September 15, 2014 print issue). This trip was designed to give Radder his well-deserved chance Bob Olsen was a marine engineer in the U.S. Merchant Marine to Service during World War II. Following the war, he served in the US Naval Reserve from 1945 until 1959. To hear his story about serving in the Merchant Marines, visit Photo courtesy Andy Marchese/Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative

spend time with fellow vets as well as for recognition for (Merchant Marine) visit WWII memorials in Washington, veterans from subsequent conflicts,” DC. said Sindy Raymond, National Office “In WWII, there was a concern Administrator, the American Merchant about Communism on Mariner Veterans, Inc., a the ports. We needed non-profit veterans service our own personnel to organization, headquartake care of shipping. tered in California, that We were dockworkers, is recognized by the U.S. too, at times. But we Department of Veteran Afwere paid differently fairs. and not eligible for VA Veterans Day 2014 is benefits,” said Radder coming soon (Tuesday, Noin a recent interview. vember 11), which is anThe Merchant Maother reminder to the men rine story is well-docand women who served umented, including our country on the trouBrian Herbert’s “The bled high seas, and who Forgotten Heroes: The suffered the highest fatalHeroic Story of the ity rate of all services, that Bruce Radder US Merchant Marine” they’re not getting a fair (2004); “At All Costs, shake. Merchant Mariners How a Crippled Ship and Two Ameri- get snubbed at military honor parades can Merchant Mariners Turned the because they’re still not seen as true Tide of WWII” (2007, Bob Moses); and veterans. “Torpedoed for Life: World War II ComThese U.S. sailors saw combat but bat Veterans of the U.S. Merchant Ma- don’t get the respect and the benefits rine” (2013, Herman G. Starnes). to which other veterans of other servic“The U.S. Supreme Court case gave es are entitled. The WWII “forgotten WWII Merchant Mariner veterans full heroes” are elderly now and include status (in 1988), but we are still waiting MERCHANT, cont’d. on Page 12


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Feed the Children: Serving the country by serving the military Feed the Children is grateful for your service to our country, and we want you to know we’re here to help support you. Our vision is to create a world where no child goes to bed hungry. And that includes kids right here in the U.S., especially when their parents are working so hard to defend it. We know military families often have tight budgets and extra burdens, so Feed the Children does what we can to help. It’s our honor to visit military bases around the country and deliver boxes full of nutritious food (which can supplement meals for a family of four

for up to a week), household essentials, and hygiene products to families who could use a boost. And we’re committed to supporting our military employees, too. Feed the Children was recently awarded the Above and Beyond Award for our support of active military employees, and we’re currently a nominee for the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Your family serves our country— it’s Feed the Children’s honor to serve you.



Cont’d. from Page 10 African-Americans and women survivors. Back in San Diego, Bruce Radder seemed philosophical about his status and service history. “I don’t feel forgotten,” said the widower, who now is an entertainer for his mobile park residents. “But it will be up to my son, Scott, to champion my rights.” California U.S. Congressperson Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) has introduced House Bill HR.1936, Honoring Our WWII Merchant Mariners Act of 2013 to help get deserved compensation for these heroes. It’s up to our veteran community to contact their own House of Representatives member to help get justice for these men and women who bled for their country. Please request the Congressperson become a Co-sponsor of HR.1936. For further information and a free copy of the informative booklet “The U.S. Merchant Mariner at War,” please contact Mrs. Raymond at the American Merchant Mariner Veterans: telephone (707) 786-4554 or email Heather E Siegel writes The Siegel Sidebar. Ms. Siegel is a well-known disability rights advocate. If you have a military-related story that needs to be heard, The Siegel Sidebar wants to hear from you. You can reach Heather Siegel via email, siegelsidebar@militarypress. com.

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Move it! National Veterans Day Run

Virtual career fair available

5K or 1-mile family support walk at Guajome Park in Oceanside. Veterans and active-duty military discounts. Proceeds support Operation Gratitude. To register, visit register/oceanside. Now through Nov. 6 at midnight, enter code MILITARYPRESS to receive $5 off.

This unique career fair allows global employers to reach mission-critical talent among the one million vets expected to transition into the workforce in the next decade. For more info, visit; email or call 770-980-0088.

Bull rider tour comes to town

Ocean Beach Veterans Plaza fundraiser

The Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour makes its debut at Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. at 7p.m., Saturday, Nov. Tickets starting at $15; available at or 888-929-7849.

The kick off fundraising event for the new O.B. Veterans Plaza will be held on Veterans Day from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Plaza lawn just south of the main lifeguard station; Abbott St. and Santa Monica Ave.

Military job fair at Pechanga Casino

Operation Dirtbike Freedom

Pechanga Resort & Casino is holding an HR Corner Professional Resume & LinkedIn Seminar in Bldg. 1339, Transition Readiness Facility from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13. Open to active duty, pre-retirees and military spouses. Since 2013, Pechanga has employed or helped to employ 52 veterans.

Ken Colburn has started a non-profit that takes veterans in the Southern California area out to the desert to show them how to ride a dirtbike. Some have PTSD, some are just bored, but they don’t ask questions. There is no charge. They supply the bikes and the protective gear. And afterward, they serve burgers and Gatorade; no drugs or alcohol allowed. If you would like


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Run For Our Troops 5K

This 5K will kick off at the Holiday Inn Bayside at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. Register at www.shelterisland5k. com. Following the race, participants will be treated to a champagne breakfast. This event will benefit Homes for Our Troops, a non-profit providing nocost homes for veterans who have sustained injuries from service since Sept. 11, 2011. The event is co-hosted by CertaPro Painters, aspx.

5K/10K supports veterans

ISM Sports San Diego and Team Red, White and Blue (TRWB) present the Team RWB 5K/10K race, Heroes Walk and Kids Boot Camp on Saturday, Nov. 9, Robb Field in Ocean Beach. Proceeds go to TRWB. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. To sign up or sponsor, visit www. or call 858-836-0133.

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Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K

Join 10,000+ fellow San Diego neighbors for the 13th annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk in Balboa Park. Father Joe’s famous Thanksgiving pies will be sold at the race. All proceeds go to help your homeless neighbors in need — from children and families to adults and veterans. Race begins at 7:45 a.m. at San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park. Registration begins at 6 a.m. at the Organ Pavilion. To register online and for more info, visit www.

Oceanside Turkey Trot

This super fun annual running event is held on Thanksgiving morning in Oceanside starting at the Civic Center and ending at the pier. Participants can choose from a 5-mile run through the harbor, a 5K run/walk or kids’ races. Medals to all finishers. To register or for more info, visit Military Press has a few registrations available for military. To enter, send an email to Winners will be picked Monday, Nov. 3.

“Chicago the Musical” on Coronado

Coronado School of the Arts presents “Chicago the Musical” Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 7-8 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, 650 D Avenue, Coronado. Tickets are $18 adults; $14 senior; $14 military (active duty/retired); $8 students. Tickets available at or call 619-522-4050, ext. 4.

Vettes for Veterans Corvette Show

This show, presented by North Coast Vettes Club and Weseloh Chevrolet, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at TGIFridays, 850 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. The event benefits San Diego area veteran charities. Also featured will be DJ music, prizes, raffles, silent auction and vendors. Advance registration $30 to show and free to view. Call JD Duncan, 858733-1017, for more info.

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News briefs... Marines postpone uniform changes The Corps has decided against the proposed insignia modification that would have changed the enlisted rank worn on woodland utilities from black to brushed brass, and against the proposed requirement for all officers to own and wear the Sam Browne belt while in the dress blue uniform. The uniform board had sent out a survey

to Marines on these proposed uniform changes. After reviewing the survey results, Amos made his decision not to change the current regulation. Currently there has not been a decision regarding the utility changeover dates. The decision is slated to be revisited in the future.

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veterans have access to private sector health care if they reside more than 40 miles from a VA clinic or hospital, or if they face unacceptable waits, usually longer than 30 days, to access VA healthcare. The simple guarantee, centerpiece of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, is not so simple to deliver, at least in 90 days.

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Some seek to rename PTSD Physicians Eugene Lipov, M.D. (developer of Stellate Ganglion Block for treatment of PTSD) and Frank Ochberg, M.D. Of East Lansing, Mich. agree that the word “disorder,” when associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), completely misses the mark because the condition is medically and technically a biological phenomenon. In recent years, Dr. Ochberg has led a movement to drop “disorder” and replace it with “injury,” essentially re-

branding the acronym as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI). Dr. Lipov, along with U.S. military physicians at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, were able to demonstrate that a biologic effect of numbing the nerves in the neck via a sympathetic ganglion block treatment appears to reboot the brain to a pretrauma state with a 72-percent success rate. The results were published in the October 2014 edition of AMSUS, Military Medicine’s International Journal.

Beware of Medicare scammers The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that some scammers claimed to be calling on behalf of the government to verify information for a new Medicare card or Medicare-related package. In fact, it was a ruse to get people’s bank account information to make unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts. The callers said they needed to verify people’s identities using information that included the consumers’ bank account numbers. According to the FTC, the scammers told

people that their information would not be used to debit their bank accounts and that there was no charge for their services. But the FTC alleges that was a lie as bank accounts were debited for $400 or more within a couple of months. Never give out your bank account information to someone who contacts you over the phone. For more on credit and debt, and personal finance tips, visit the Money section at

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teaching commitment. Participants who go on to become TFA alumni have access to additional resources such as leadership training and job opportunities provided by TFA and its vast network of alumni. For more information, visit

New Marine in charge of Corps After nearly four years as commandant, Gen. James F. Amos on Oct. 17, 2014, passed command to Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. in a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington. Amos, who is retiring, has a long record of leadership

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Exclusive interview with Tito Ortiz

Top, Carlos Kremer and new Bellator Ambassador and legend Royce Gracie at FanFest held recently in San Diego. Bottom, former UFC champ Randy Couture and Carlos.


I have three boys who look up to me as their father and for them to be calling me the bad boy, I really didn’t like that so I changed my name to ‘The People’s Champ.’ – Tito Ortiz

By Art Garcia Two of the most polarizing combatants in mixed martial arts will face off at The Valley View Casino on Nov. 15. Headlining Bellator 131 are Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar in what promises to be a night of non-stop action from start to finish. The card will also feature a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks. Ortiz recently sat down with MP reporter Art Garcia Jr. and answered a few questions about his Hall of Fame career and the upcoming match against Bonnar. AG: I know you’ve been waiting for this fight for a long time, how are you feeling with three weeks to go? TO: I’m doing really good – it’s actually four weeks out because I keep track of every single day; every single hour; every single minute and every single second – but I feel great. My camp is going really well and I’m just getting ready for three rounds of war. AG: I’ve covered a lot of professional fights over the years in both boxing and MMA but I don’t know if I’ve ever covered and bout with so much animosity leading up to it. This sounds more than hyping up a fight, true? TO: You know, this guy has made it personal by talking about my family; talking about my fans and the one thing that irritated me more than

anything was when he talked about how the troops disliked me. Since I remember I was one of the first mixed martial artists who ever went to Iraq to visit the troops. I’ve been to Walter Reed (hospital); been to Bethesda (Naval hospital) five consecutive times to give back to the troops. I’ve walked out with the American flag after 911 … I give back to the soldiers like no other and for him to say the things he did really, really bothered me a whole lot. AG: Do you think he’s trying to get you so pissed off that you will forget your game plan and lose

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Bellator returns to San Diego

By Carlos Kremer Bellator MMA 131 is coming to San Diego on November 15th to Valley View Casino and new CEO Scott Coker is making great strides your composure in the fight? in getting the fight organization TO: He is getting me pissed off but more excitement, exposure and I’m the wrong person because it won’t new fans than ever before. get me out of my game, it will just One of the first orders of busimotivate me even more during my ness for Coker was to include training. I’ll make that hatred build some of the legends of MMA that up to animosity and energy so I’ll brought mixed martial arts from destroy him for three rounds. its infancy to where it is today and AG: Stephan recently support these legends with the adcriticized you for giving miration and respect they deserve. yourself the nicknames That included  making  the great ‘The Huntington former and first ever  UFC ChamBeach Bad Boy’ pion Royce Gracie the Ambassador and ‘The People’s for Bellator Fighting and acknowlChampion.’ edging and giving huge props to He said that the very roots of the sport.  I had a fighter a fantastic interview with  Royce shouldn’t and found him to be as humble as give any man I’ve ever met. himself a I reminded him of the reporter who asked him as he became the first UFC champion on how it feels to be the baddest man on the planet and Royce responded, “That’s funny because  I’m not even the toughest guy in my family.” Its this sort of humility, charm and legendary status that Bellator Fighting needed and the world wanted to nickname, see. rather, Coker also has included former a fighter UFC Heavyweight and Light Heavyshould earn his weight  Champion Randy Couture nickname, do you and the man who also helped build the fight game brand San Diego’s TITO, cont’d. own Ken Shamrock.  Coker said on Page 25 BELLATOR, cont’d. on Page 24 •

CHARGERS REPORT By Art Garcia Just three short weeks ago the 5-1 Chargers were considered one of the elite teams in the NFL while in the midst of a five-game winning streak. At that point they were tied with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles for the best record in the league. As they prepare to travel to Miami this week to face the Dolphins before their bye in week 10, many fans are wondering which Chargers team is the real McCoy (no pun intended) – the 5-1 team that many pundits ranked a top five team or the 5-3 team currently on a two-game losing skid? Truth be told, it’s hard to make any kind of assumptions on this team because it hasn’t played one game this season with its starting lineup intact. Head coach Mike McCoy insists that injuries are not an excuse and has nothing to do with poor play and lack of execution – and he’s right for the most part. However, a wounded team might be able to get away with a few wins playing the likes of the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, N.Y. Jets and Oakland Raiders – each of whom have their own sets of problems. But when you face the better, more established opponents on your schedule (Cardinals, Chiefs, and Broncos), they have the speed and talent to dictate the pace of the game and exploit your weaknesses, thus bringing you back to reality. Case in point... In each of their five wins the Chargers won the time of possession battle, in their three losses the tables were turned where the defense was left on the field way too long to be effective – hence the statistics below. Through the first six games the Chargers ranked fourth in the NFL with 12 takeaways, giving them a takeaway-giveaway ratio of +7. In their two-game losing streak they have committed three turnovers without creating any takeaways, dropping them to a +4 ratio. Heading into the Chiefs game the Chargers defense had given up a league-low 19 points in the fourth quarter. In their last two losses the defense has given up 17 fourth quarter points. Finally, when they were 5-1 the Chargers’ point scoring differential was the highest in the NFL at +73 (164 points scored vs 91 points allowed). During this two-game slide the differential is -17 (41 points scored vs 58 points allowed). The bottom line for the Chargers is that their next man up philosophy worked fine during the first quarter of the season when the schedule was a lot less daunting. The problem is injuries have turned the next man up into the next men up philosophy and the team simply doesn’t have enough healthy players to circle the wagon at

The bye time is the right time for battered Bolts

this point – no excuses, just fact. Help on the way? In addition to getting some wellneeded rest – they have one game to play over the next 23 days – the Chargers should be getting back some healthy players to hopefully go on another late season run. Although the of story undrafted running back Branden Oliver has been great (316 yds. rushing; 4.4 avg; 2 tds), a return trip to the playoffs likely hinges on the return of Ryan Mathews. Suffering an MCL knee sprain in week two against the Seahawks, Mathews appears likely to return against the Raiders afRyan ter spendMatthews ing the last six weeks as a spectator. Mathews’ 534 rushing yards during the month of December last season led the NFL and sparked the Chargers four-game win streak which propelled them into the post season. Defensively, as bad as they have played the last three weeks appearances can be deceiving. In their

23-20 loss to the Chiefs the Chargers had a number of opportunities to win the game and the 35-21 loss to the Broncos wasn’t as lopsided as the score indicates. With their best cornerback, Brandon Flowers, not playing (concussion) and their no. 1 draft pick, cornerback Jason Verrett, leaving the game early with a shoulder injury, the Chargers still held a Peyton Manning-led Broncos team scoreless in the first quarter (the last time that happened was Manning’s first game as a Bronco in 2012). And if it wasn’t for a controversial reversed call of a Chargers’ fumble recovery on a kickoff that gave the Broncos the ball back deep in their own territory on the 28 yard line, it could have been the Chargers taking a 14-7 or 10-7 lead into halftime rather than the Broncos up 14-7. Regardless of the outcome this weekend versus the Dolphins, whether the Chargers are 6-3 or 5-4, the defense should be much improved after the bye. Depending on when they are healthy, the return of Flowers, Verrett, Melvin Ingram, Jerry Attouchu and Manti Te’o will CHARGERS, cont’d. on Page 24


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Paying it forward, our S.D. miracle By Barry Barton, U.S. Navy I joined the Navy in summer of 2001 through the delayed entry program when I was a junior in high school. September 11 was a life changing experience for this country. When this event took place, I was writing my girlfriend who is now my wife, a letter in economics class. I had two choices: The first choice was to run and not fulfill the commitment that I gave to this country; or to keep my word, sacrifice everything, and defend America. I decided to give my life for our country. My plan changed from getting out after 4 years, to 8 years to join the Coast Guard; all of which did not pan out. I now plan on retiring in the Navy. I didn’t have very much growing up, and the Navy has given me more experience and opportunities than I could have ever dreamed of. When I joined the Navy I had nothing, and now I have something. I owe this country, the Navy, and my fellow service members all that I have for what they have given my family and me. I married my High School sweetheart Cheryl, and we have three boys. Matthew is 9 yrs old and loves football.

Christopher is 5 and is disabled due to Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Ethan is 3 and loves sports. My wife Cheryl does not work so that she can take care of our son Christopher. Christopher was born with congenital CMV, which has devastating effects on babies in utero. Christopher suffers from a severe case and is legally blind, deaf in both ears, he has Microcephaly (small head), Cerebral Palsy (CP), severe brain damage and developmental delays. He is developed as much as a 4 month old baby. Christopher requires 24 hour care, and Cheryl also somehow manages to take care of the other two boys and myself. The craziest thing about CMV is that no one knows about it! CMV is the leading cause of disabled children in the world. No one is talking about it. But, there is an organization called STOPCMV that is leading the way and talking to Congress. This is a huge concern and we only hope that people become more educated about the effects of CMV and ways to screen for it. On top of the stress that comes with having a disabled child, we now have to

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worry about our youngest son, Ethan, as well. We recently found out that the right side of his heart is enlarged. We would like to do a remodel so that Christopher and all of our children have a place that accommodates their needs. We have looked into making some of the upgrades ourselves, but it would destroy the little that we have in our savings account. It wasn’t until we saw a story about REIG OPERATION RENOVATION on KUSI TV that things began to change. REIG was holding a contest for about 100 Military homeowner Families, to apply for a home remodel, as a gift, by completing the application and having it reviewed by a panel. No strings at-

tached, just an amazing local renovation and remodeling Financial Investment Firm, wanting to give back to the Military community. While we initially were a bit hesitant, we went for it. I understand about 60 families applied. When we were interviewed and then selected by REIG Company, we could not believe it! All of our dreams have come true. We look forward to the renovation and understand our home will be ready before Thanksgiving! We are so thankful and have such gratitude to REIG for what they have done thus far and what they will do for our family going forward. They became the biggest miracle of our life this year.




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Jimmy Carter 39th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1977 to Jan. 20, 1981

“To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others.” — Jimmy Carter

Walter Mondale 42nd Vice President of the U.S. Served from Jan. 20, 1977 to Jan. 20, 1981

World events

• Gold reaches an alltime high of $200 per ounce • Sweden first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage the ozone layer • Earthquake strikes Tabas, Iran, killing nearly 20,000 • Pope Paul VI dies at “Son of age 80 • John Paul I becomes pope on Aug. 26, 1978 and dies just 33 days later on Sept. 28. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla becomes Pope John Paul II • World’s population estimated at 4.4 billion • Cult leader Jim Jones instructed over 900 members of his church, “People’s Temple,” to commit suicide in Guyan

U.S. news

• U.S. dollar plunges to record low against many European currencies • Serial killer David Berkowitz, “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 25 years to life in prison • U.S. stops production of the neutron bomb (kills people but leaves buildings Sam” and infrastructure standing) • Susan B. Anthony dollar is minted • Due to poor Cold War relations, U.S. bans sale of latest computer technology to Soviet Union • American balloonists make first crossing of the Atlantic by hot air balloon in Double Eagle II

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• Deer Hunter • Grease • Saturday Night Fever • Close Encounters of the Third Kind • National Lampoon’s Animal House • Jaws 2 • Heaven Can Wait • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope


• First ever cellular mobile phone system • Space Invaders launches craze for computer video games • The first computer bulletin board system (BBS) is created • 98% of all American homes have a television • First test tube baby is born in England, a girl Louise Brown, from in vitro fertilization

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• Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys 27 to Denver Broncos 10 • NBA Finals: Washington Bullets 4, Seattle SuperSonics 3 •

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BORN THIS YEAR: James Franco, actor. Above left: Katie Holmes, actress; Ashton Kutcher, actor; Katherine Heigl, actress; Kobe Bryant, athlete.

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• Dallas • The Incredible Hulk • Diff’rent Strokes • Taxi • Mork & Mindy • Battlestar Gallactica • WKRP in Cinncinnati


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• “Shadow Dancing,” Andy Gibb • “Night Fever,” Bee Gees • “You Light Up My Life,” Debby Boone • “Stayin’ Alive,” Bee Gees • “How Deep Is Your Love,” Bee Gees • “Boogie Oogie Oogie,” A Taste of Honey • “Three Times A Lady,” Commodores • “Grease,” Frankie Valli

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dred. “What makes you think that,” asked Marge. “He unzipped his pants and he has his thing out,” whispered Mildred. “Well, don’t worry about it,” said Marge, “At our age we’ve seen them all.” “I thought so,” said Mildred, “But this one is eating my popcorn!”

Chucky at the movies

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An old farmer went to town to see a movie. The ticket agent asked, “Sir, what’s that on your shoulder?” The old farmer said, “That’s my pet rooster Chucky, wherever I go, Chucky goes.” “I’m sorry sir,” said the ticket agent, “We don’t allow animals in the theater.” The old farmer went around the corner and stuffed the bird down his pants. He returned to the booth, bought a ticket and entered the theater. He sat down next to two old widows named Mildred and Marge. The movie started and the rooster began to squirm. The old farmer unzipped his pants so Chucky could stick his head out and watch the movie. 
“Marge,” whispered Mildred. “What,” said Marge. “I think this guy next to me is a pervert,” said Mil-

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Bald fleas

Q: What do you call two fleas on top of a bald head? A: Homeless.

Blind bunny meets blind snake

A blind bunny and a blind snake bump into each other on the path.

“What kind of animal are you?” asks the snake.

“I really don’t know,” says the bunny. “I’ve never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out?”

So, the snake felt the bunny. “Well, you’re soft and cuddly,” said the snake. “You have long silky ears and a little fluffy tail. You must be a bunny!”

“Awesome!” says the bunny. “Now what kind of animal are you?”

“I really don’t know,” says the snake. “I’ve never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me and find out?”

So, the bunny feels the snake all over, and he replies, “You’re hard and cold, and you haven’t got any balls. You must be a lawyer!”

Catching rabbits

Q: How do you catch a unique rabbit? A: Unique up on it.

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Catfish and lawyers

Q: What’s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?

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Dog with no legs

Q: What do you call a dog with no legs? A: It doesn’t matter -- he’s not going to come anyway.

Ducks & elephants

Q: Why do ducks have webbed feet? A: To put out fires. Q: Why do elephants have flat feet? A: To put out burning ducks.

Elephant & naked man

Q: What did the elephant say to the naked man? A: “It’s nice, but can it pick up peanuts?”

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Q: What’s bright-eyed and bushytailed? A: A squirrel on crack.

Farmer and the cow

A farmer was in a bar drinking and looking all depressed. His friend asked him why he was looking depressed and he replied, “Some things you just can’t explain. This morning I was outside milking. As soon as the bucket was fill the cow

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kicked it down with his left foot so I tied up his left to a pole. I began to fill up the bucket again and he kicked it down with his right foot, so I tied his right to a pole too. As soon as I finished milkin’’ him again he knocked down the bucket with his with his tail and I took off my belt and tied up his tail with my belt. As I was tying up his tail, my pants dropped down, then my wife came out and well, trust me, some things you just can’t explain!

Frog on the lady’s head

A lady with a frog stuck to her head went to the doctor’s office. When the doctor asked her what was wrong, the frog replied, “I’ve got something stuck to my butt!”

Frog’s dream girl

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The psychic tells him, “Yes, you are.” The frog replies, “Where? In a bar or at a party?” The psychic says, “In biology class.”

Gum crossing

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Q: What do you call a cow with no legs? A: Ground beef.

Mice & light bulbs

takes strains the steel ramp.

First Bull: “I think I can spare a few cows for our new friend.”

Second Bull: “I actually have too many cows to take care of. I can spare a few. I’m certainly not looking for an argument.”

They look over at the third bull and find him pawing the dirt, shaking his horns and snorting.

First Bull: “Son, don’t be foolish -let him have some of your cows and live to tell about it.”

Third Bull: “Hell, he can have all my cows. I’m just making sure he knows I’m a bull.”

One-eyed blonde

Two blondes are walking down the road when one says, “Look at that dog with one eye!” The other blonde covers one of her eyes and says, “Where?”

Rabbits in a row

Q: How many mice does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: Two, if they’re small enough.

Q: What do you get when 100 rabbits stand in a row and 99 take a step back?

A: A receding hare line.


Running blind

A: What goes moo? B: A cow with buck teeth.

Naked man

Q:What did the elephant say to the naked man? A: How do you drink water with that?

A policeman was directing traffic at a busy intersection when he observed a blind man and his seeing-eye dog waiting to cross.

To his horror, he watched as the seeing-eye dog bolted across the

street, dragging the blind man behind him.

On the other side of the road, the man pulled out a cookie and offered it to his dog.

The officer ran to the blind man and said, “Don’t you realize your dog could have killed you, and now you’re going to reward him?”

The blind man said to the policeman, “Why, no sir, I’m just trying to find out where his head is so I can kick his ass.”

Halls.” The man thinks that is the coolest thing he’s ever seen, so he decides to buy it for his wife. So he gets home, and puts it away. Then he wonders what will happen if he puts it a match between its legs, so he tries it, and the parrot starts singing “Chet’s nuts roasting over an open fire...”

The honeymoon

Smells like carrots

Q: What’s invisible and smells like carrots? A: Bunny farts.

The blonde fox

Q: Did you hear the one about the blonde fox that got stuck in a trap?  A: She chewed off three legs and was still stuck.

The Christmas parrot

A guy walks into a store for some last-minute Christmas shopping, and sees a parrot for sale. He asks the clerk what the parrot’s name is and the clerk tells him it’s Chet. He also tells the man that this is one amazing parrot. If you put a match under his left foot, it sings “Jingle Bells,” and if you put a match under its right foot, it sings “Deck the

Two ducks go on their honeymoon and stay in a hotel. As they are about to make love, the male duck says, “Oh, we haven’t got any condoms. I’ll ring down to room service.” He calls and asks for some condoms. The woman says, “OK sir, would you like to put them on your bill?” “No,” he says, “I’ll suffocate!”

One-legged hop

Q: Why did the bunny hop around on one leg?

 A: Because the other one was on a key chain. EVENT


NASA chicken cannon

NASA engineers build a cannon that launches dead chickens at the windshields of airplanes, military jets and such to test the strength of the windshields against collisions with airborne fowl. British engineers are eager to test it on the windshields of their new highspeed trains. Arrangements are made, and a cannon is sent to the British engineers. When the cannon goes off, the engineers stand shocked as the chicken crashes into the shatterproof shield, smashes it to smithereens, blasts through the control console, snaps the pilot’s backrest in two, and embeds itself in the back wall of the cabin. The horrified Brits send the Americans a report of the disastrous results, along with an urgent request for suggests on improving the windshield design. The American engineers respond with a one-line memo: “Thaw out the damn chicken.”

New bull

Three bulls heard the rancher was bringing another bull onto the ranch.

First Bull: “I’ve been here five years. I’m not giving this new bull any of my 100 cows.”

Second Bull: “I’ve been here three years and have earned my right to 50 cows. I’m keeping all my cows.”

Third Bull: “I’ve only been here a year, and so far, you guys have only let me have 10 cows. I may not be as big as you fellows, but I’m keeping all 10 of my cows.”

Just then an 18-wheeler pulls up in the pasture carrying the biggest bull they’ve ever seen. At 4,700 pounds, each step he


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Cont’d. from Page 16 agree? TO: Well I kind of laugh at him due to the fact that having that ‘bad boy’ image for such a long time people buy into it. I have three boys who look up to me as their father and for them to be calling me the bad boy, I really didn’t like that so I changed my name to ‘The Peoples Champ.’ From Day 1, I’ve been there for the fans and once you’re the champion you’re always the champion in people’s eyes and I’m there doing autographs, I’m there for the troops, I do everything I possibly can to help out the sport of mixed martial arts. I think being called ‘The People’s Champ’ is the perfect fit because the last ‘People’s Champ’ that I know of was Muhammad Ali and he gave so much for his heritage and the boxing community that I’m trying to do the same things for mixed martial arts. AG: You are a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and were the ninth inductee into the UFC Hall of Fame. You are also a father who is 39-years-old, how much longer are you going to fight?

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