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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Sort of along thesame lines as dangerous hitchhikers but remember Caryl Chessman, the Redlight Bandit, who posed as a cop to rob and rape women after pulling them over with a red light in secluded areas? He never killed anyone but still got the gas chamber. Was because of him that the legislature passed a law permitting only black and whites to pull people over or required a black and white to show up before a motorist had to roll down a window or open a door.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Was because of him that the legislature passed a law permitting only black and whites to pull people over or required a black and white to show up before a motorist had to roll down a window or open a door.
Did you know a Dept of Fish and Game warden in his green truck can pull you over and write you a ticket or arrest you for DWI?
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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Sort of along thesame lines as dangerous hitchhikers but remember Caryl Chessman, the Redlight Bandit, who posed as a cop to rob and rape women after pulling them over with a red light in secluded areas? He never killed anyone but still got the gas chamber. Was because of him that the legislature passed a law permitting only black and whites to pull people over or required a black and white to show up before a motorist had to roll down a window or open a door.
Man, I thought I was the only one old enough to remember Caryl Chessman.

Nita
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Unread 10-30-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Did you know a Dept of Fish and Game warden in his green truck can pull you over and write you a ticket or arrest you for DWI?
All white CHP vehicles. San Diego has had blue and white cruizers for decades.
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Unread 10-30-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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My memory was a bit off as the San Diego vehicles you mention would be permitted but the point was he did basically cause the legislature to outlaw the use of unmarked cars for traffic enforcement. Don't know about fish and game. This is the law that applies to vehicles used exclusively for traffic enforcement:

BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
TITLE 13. MOTOR VEHICLES
DIVISION 2. DEPARTMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
CHAPTER 5. SPECIAL VEHICLES
ARTICLE 5. COLOR OF TRAFFIC LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES
This database is current through 8/1/08, Register 2008, No. 31

1141. Color Requirements.


Each motor vehicle shall have a distinctive exterior finish, exclusive of wheels and trim, as follows:

(a) Vehicles Except Motorcycles.

Vehicles, except motorcycles, shall be painted:

(1) Entirely white; or


(2) White, except that an area not less than and including the front door panels shall be black; or


(3) Black, except that an area not less than and including the front door panels shall be white; or


(4) Any other color, with any color front door panels.


(5) The indicia or name of governmental entity operating the vehicle shall be displayed in sharp contrast to the background on the front door panels and shall be of such size, shape, and color as to be readily legible during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet.


(b) Stripes. Painted stripes, if used, shall be no wider than 6 inches.

(c) Motorcycles. Each motorcycle shall have one of the following finishes:

(1) Entirely white; or


(2) The sides of the tank and fenders shall be white or the fenders may be entirely white or entirely black; the remaining portions of the motorcycle, which normally receive a painted or enameled finish, shall be black, white, or a combination of black and white, except that these surfaces may have a sharply contrasting accent color overlaying the predominant black and/or white background; or


(3) Any other color.


(4) The indicia or name of governmental entity operating the motorcycle shall be displayed in sharp contrast to the background on the sides of the fairing or tank and shall be of such size, shape, and color as to be readily recognizable during daylight hours from a distance of 50 feet.

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Unread 11-01-2010, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Default World Series.

Remember when the baseball season was over by the second week in October, not the first week of November like today? Today the National and American league each have three divisions, and eight teams make the playoffs. Back then, there was just the two leagues, and the two teams that won the pennant went to the World Series. This was before major league baseball came west, and television was in its infancy, with the games being aired on the west coast to an audience eager for the chance to view major league baseball. All the games were played in the daytime, the thought of playing at night was never considered back then. Starting pitchers were expected to go the full nine innings, the relief specialist was just starting to be a major part of the game. The New York Yankees always seemed to be in the Series, and their great play by play announcer, Mel Allen, did the games. The Gillette Razor Company was the major sponser, and promoted their Blue Blades with catchy little jingles. High school boys would cut a class or two, and find a tiny black and white TV set to huddle around to watch the game, or if none was available, there was always a radio that had the game on close by. It was the Series, after all, and just could not be missed, back then.
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Unread 11-01-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Remember when the baseball season was over by the second week in October, not the first week of November like today? Today the National and American league each have three divisions, and eight teams make the playoffs. Back then, there was just the two leagues, and the two teams that won the pennant went to the World Series. This was before major league baseball came west, and television was in its infancy, with the games being aired on the west coast to an audience eager for the chance to view major league baseball. All the games were played in the daytime, the thought of playing at night was never considered back then. Starting pitchers were expected to go the full nine innings, the relief specialist was just starting to be a major part of the game. The New York Yankees always seemed to be in the Series, and their great play by play announcer, Mel Allen, did the games. The Gillette Razor Company was the major sponser, and promoted their Blue Blades with catchy little jingles. High school boys would cut a class or two, and find a tiny black and white TV set to huddle around to watch the game, or if none was available, there was always a radio that had the game on close by. It was the Series, after all, and just could not be missed, back then.
actually some of our high school teachers would bring small TVs to school and let us watch a game or two, usually just 1 inning cause we would go to the next class and certainly not all teachers had the same attitude of love for baseball.

As for starting pitchers, we talk about this all the time. Our son was a minor league pitcher but got injured and it ended his career. Even in the 80s they still pitched the entire game or the hope was they would and they often pitched on 3 days rest.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Missing the posts! Lets keep this going!
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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here's a guy we used to see on TV in LA in the 1960s


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLJ024EdMA
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Unread 01-10-2011, 04:24 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My mom (who wasn't fat) bought one of his gizmos back in the late fifties. It was a stretchy rubber thing with handles, and soon rotted and broke.
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