The Grazerite Gazette

Newsletter of the USS Jaresh-Inyo

NCC 74922 

Prometheus Tactical Cruiser

SFI - Region 11

Volume #2  Issue #5

October - November 2011

USS Jaresh-Inyo is a Paragould, Arkansas based chapter of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.  With a Star Trek theme, we are a science fiction fan club.

Jaresh-Inyo is a correspondence based chapter of STARFLEET assigned to Region 12 encompassing Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma.  We were commissioned on Stardate 2009.256.

  • From the Center Seat
  • From the Second Seat
  • Second Thoughts
  • Data From the Science Labs
  • Marines Among Us
  • All Frequencies Open
  • Second Star to the Right
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Computer Operations
  • Attention All Hands!
  • Starfleet News
  • Jaresh-Inyo
  • Current Officers

USS Jaresh-Inyo


Captain Glenna M. Juilfs

31 December 2011

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Hiya all, after many promises to Glenna over the last two weeks and then sitting staring at a blank screen for about 3 hours I decided I had procrastinated enough and I had better put pen to paper.

The first thing I feel I should do is thank both Glenna and Cory for their help and for being willing to stay on as 2nd officer and XO respectively. I know that this has been a time of upheavals for everyone and that I can’t replace Gary. To be honest I’m not even going to try to replace him, I hope I can be as good as him though, but to know that I need people to be comfortable giving me feedback on where I am falling down and need to improve or where I am doing things right. My door is always open to you all even if you just need a coffee and a lie down. I’m assured that the couch is very comfortable.

Hmmm so many changes ... where do we start? And seriously why do I suddenly have the sound of music running through my head????

Gary’s Yeoman has asked to step down from that position in the hopes that she can find a position elsewhere on the ship that suits her. I wish her good luck and safe sailing and hope to work with her in the future. Ensign Larry C has taken on the position of keeping me in hot chocolate and making sure my PADDs don’t pile so high that I have a miniature avalanche. Please wish him luck as I am chronically disorganised at times.

Lt jg Robert Frizzell has taken over the centre seat for Science and has already sent out his first newsletter in his new role. Please give him encouragement and if you have any science questions send them on to him for his next news letter.

Lt Commander Charles Robinson is doing a wonderful job keeping our engines humming and entertaining us with his repertoire of Klingon words for death to the CO whenever I touch anything electrical ... Sorry about the mishap with the mess hall replicator Charles ....

Congratulations on promotions to Lt Jg Robert Frizzell, Lt Commander Charles Robinson, and Lt Commander Richard McCreery. Be sure everyone else that I am keeping my eye out ... and if I have missed someone my apologies and please let me know.

On another note Col Doane and myself would like all members of the Jaresh Inyo simm crew to present themselves front and centre at the simm site .. if you have forgotten the link we can provide it for you ... we would like to get the mission back under way as our Caitian president has started growling under his breath and looking at the furniture like it is a cat scratching pole.

By next month the senior staff and myself hope to have decided on the format for the Bio’s for the Jaresh-Inyo website, and have some idea of jobs that we want to advertise ... If you have something you have been dying to do for the ship like covert ops let me know and we can add it in.

I can see the printer standing impatiently tapping his foot wanting to get this into print so I will close by saying stay safe and remember my door is always open.

Major Shelley “Huntress” Martin

Deep Cover Mission

Cloaked & On Radio Silence

I just finished reading a great Star Trek/Horror/Parody and I have to recommend it to anyone who has ever attended a convention. Night of the Living Trekkies by Kevin David Anderson & Sam Stall is a 253 page quick read. The story is set in Houston, Texas at the Botany Bay Hotel and Conference Center. The attendees become aware that something is just not right. Attendance seems low, even for a Friday and people are disappearing. Following is the jacket preview:

"They thought they'd seen the final frontier - they were wrong."

"Journey to the final frontier of sci-fi zombie horror!"

Kevin David Anderson and Sam Stall are lifelong science-fiction geeks and proud of it. Mr. Anderson lives in California, and Mr. Stall lives in Indianapolis.

"This is an original work of fiction, horror, and parody and is not officially sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by the owners of the Star Trek© brand."

"Jim Pike was the world's biggest Star Trek fan - until two tours of duty in Afghanistan destroyed his faith in the human race. Now he sleepwalks through life as the assistant manager of a small hotel in downtown Houston.

But when hundreds of Trekkies arrive in his lobby for a science-fiction convention, Jim finds himself surrounded by costumed Klingons, Vulcans, and Ferengi - plus a strange virus that transforms its carriers into savage, flesh-eating zombies!

As bloody corpses stumble to life and the planet teeters on the brink of total apocalypse, Jim must deliver a ragtag crew of fanboys and fangirls to safety. Dressed in home-made uniforms and armed with prop phasers, their prime directive is to survive, But how long can they last in the ultimate no-win scenario?"

Chapter titles are episode names, and the characters run the gamut of Star Trek & Star Wars quotes during the story.

I've told Shelley she's never allowed to stop being our CO lol.

Seriously though we have our unit number, we are now the 372nd Knights of Justice.

Once we get our motto sorted we can get a patch graphic made, I have someone willing to do that for us :).

So we are now officially members of Region/Brigade 11 :). I have updated our information on the main page here and will see about getting unit honors transferred. I believe the Region Deputy and BDE OIC are both around here somewhere. I'll let them introduce themselves in more detail in their own time. I will say our current Boss is Lt. Colonel Liam Smith. And the Deputy of the Region is none other than Brigadier General Bruce O'Brien, the SFMC Commandant himself, so best behavior lol :D.

Ok then think that's it for now, any questions or concerns you know where to find me :).

I would like to remind all marines that your reading list for the MARINE READING CHALLENGE is due by the end of the month (January, March, May, July, September, November). This would mean for the months of February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, December/January. I would encourage ALL Marines to become involved in this challenge. I know you read, so why not enter the challenge? Any book or audio book is fair game. Here is an opportunity to show the 11th BDE that we are Reading Warriors! There is a reading challenge list form on the KOJ list page, in the document section. Any questions, please contact me.

Colonel Christina
372nd MSG OIC
03 November 2011


4 reasons a song gets stuck in your head
By Cari Nierenberg

When I take my early morning spinning classes, my weary brain is in a vulnerable state. Maybe that's one reason why the chorus of a particular tune, like LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" or Katy Perry's "Firework," played during the workout gets trapped inside my head for the rest of the day -- and night -- and the next day.

Known as earworms, these random snippets of songs or melodies pop into our minds repeating themselves again and again like a broken record. For me, another one was that silly jingle from the McDonald's filet-of-fish commercial, which undoubtedly would delight advertisers but I found both amusing and mildly annoying.

So it helps to know that earworms are an incredibly common experience: Studies suggest that 90 percent of people get them at least once a week. Over the last decade, researchers have spent time collecting data to learn who gets earworms, how often they occur, how long they last and which songs won't budge from our brains.

Now, a new British study in the journal Psychology of Music has tried to understand their origins. They looked at how earworms, which psychologists call involuntary musical imagery, get started in the first place.

The third reason for earworms your emotional frame of mind, or "affective states." Feeling stressed, surprised or happy when you hear a song may make it stick in your head. And a fourth cause was "low attention states." A wandering mind, whether from daydreaming or dreams at night, can set off this involuntary musical imagery. 

"I was initially surprised by the sheer number of idiosyncrasies within the earworm surveys -- the number of different tunes people heard and the number of unique circumstances where earworms popped up," says study author, Victoria Williamson, a music psychologist at Goldsmiths, University of London.

But it makes sense, she says, since "these spontaneous mental tunes appear to be a typical everyday consequence of the way that our brains process music."

And these "sticky songs" can be a tune you hear often or a brand new one. "Earworms are likely to be as individual as we are in both our musical tastes and music listening habits," explains Williamson.

Asked what to do when you get one, Williamson says she'll be trying to find out how people control them in her next research project." But in the meantime, she offers up this advice: "I find that occupying my mind with a task helps -- reading a book, doing a puzzle or talking to a friend."

What about you? Tell us what song has stuck in your head recently and what may have triggered it. 


Song stuck in your head? You've got an earworm
•'Come on, Irene'? Why we mishear song lyrics
Blinded by the lyric? Study reveals why we get the words wrong

Deep Cover Mission

Cloaked & On Radio Silence

The Pool Table is the Master Systems Display Table in Main Engineering

Greetings all
It's been quite in Engineering but I'm still working on a few things and starting with the next issue of the newsletter I'll be incorporating a technical piece about the ship. These will be more indepth about how a particular system or component works, so let me know if you have a system you would like to know more about and I'll put together something about it. 
I would like to thank the folks of Region 11 for the welcome and making us feel at home.

The Chief's tidbits of useless information
"Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it"


Deep Cover Mission

Cloaked & On Radio Silence



It has come to my attention that newer members are using outdated STARFLEET
Academy application to apply for courses. After checking a few Chapter
websites, I am finding applications as outdated as 13 years!

This is causing no amount of confusion on the part of our newer STARFLEET
members. Please remove any SFA applications from your chapter websites and
point people to
and instruct them to click on the Request Course link on the left to apply
for courses.

There is no current SFA application because we offer almost 2400 courses.
The Application would have to be 34-35 pages long (double column!)

SFA printed Catalogue

I have uploaded the printed Academy Course Catalog to the following website
so that it will be available to more STARFLEET members. It will be updated
approximately once a month unless there are a lot of additions or changes in
the curriculum. Please access the PDF at this URL:

The purpose of this file is to:

1) Provide a checklist for those who want to keep track of their courses
2) Provide a full list of courses to our offline members
3) As a backup to the Request Courses system on the Academy Website.

Vice Admiral Laura Victor and I have worked out a deal that the Course
Catalog PDF will be available from the website at

This will be updated on at least a monthly basis.

STARFLEET Academy Newsletter

A mirror site of STARFLEET's Quarterly Academy Newsletter has been set up at

Not only will you read about the latest happenings at Academy, but the
Quarter's Academy graduates are also listed.

Newsletters from 2009, 2010, and 2011 are uploaded for your reading

Carol Thompson
Academic Coordinator
Support Administrative Assistant

SFA College of Emergency Services

I am pleased to announce that the SFA College of Emergency Services is open
and accepting students!! The COES gives members the opportunity to take
real-world based courses in medical and fire sciences. Right now the
medical courses are online and allow you to learn the basics of first aid,
CPR, and experience what it is like to test for the emergency medical
technician and paramedic exams!! The material is up-to-date with the latest
protocols and will be updated accordingly. Courses must be taken in
sequence for each new course is based upon the information learned from the
previous course.

The College of Emergency Services is in conjunction with the soon-to-be
unveiled STARFLEET Fire Rescue department. This new department will allow
chapters and members to experience what has been sorely ignored in the ST
universe but was found predominantly in the new Battlestar Galactica series:
Damage Control. It is my hopes that chapters will form their own damage
control/fire suppression teams with fire department like t-shirts, etc. Let’s
face it; if it wasn’t for the damage control and fire teams, everyone on the
ship would be dead including the bridge officers. A uniform has been
designed with a custom badge and citations that can be earned via the
completion of the above mentioned SFA courses.

Courses available are:

EMS 101 Blood Borne Pathogens
EMS 103 Basic First Aid
EMS 104 Basic Life Support [BLS]
EMS 105 EMT-Basic
EMS 106 EMT-Intermediate
EMS 107 ACLS [Advanced Cardiac Life Support]
EMS 108 Paramedic – Part I
EMS 109 Paramedic – Part II

Coming soon – EMS 110 HazMat for First Responders

Completion of EMS 105 allows the graduate to wear the new SF Fire Rescue and
STARFLEET EMT patches. These are custom patches for SFI. Pictures of the
patches can be found on the SF Medical website:
Further completion of EMS 108 and EMS 109 will allow the graduate to wear
the STARFLEET Paramedic patch!!

The College of Emergency Services can be found under the Institute of Law
Enforcement and Evidence (IOLEE).

In service,

Fleet Captain Joseph Gallagher
Director, College of Emergency Services
Director, SF Medical
SFI Surgeon General
BLS Instructor, AEMT-D
USS Cumberland NCC-74669

Eat Colorful Plants for Health
by Margaret Boyles
September 27, 2011

Even if you don't grow your own vegetables, you see their fall colors come alive in farmers’ markets and supermarket bins: deep orange winter squash and carrots, red and yellow beets and Swiss chard, purple onions, potatoes and cabbages.

Study after scientific study has confirmed that people who eat more fruits and vegetables, particularly the deeply colored varieties, suffer less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and age-related neurological decline.

Plants: the master chemists “Plants are the master chemists,” says Mary Ann Lila, who directs the Plants for Human Health Institute at North Carolina State University. “Because plants can't move around, they have to manufacture what they need, not merely to grow, but to defend, protect, and heal themselves. It makes sense that the compounds plants produce in response to stress would help a human under similar circumstances.”

Increasingly, scientists have begun to focus on the health-promoting benefits of pigments, the light-harvesting molecules plants manufacture that selectively absorb certain bandwidths of visible light and reflect the others.

Pigments serve and protect plants Earth’s first plant pigment—chlorophyll—initiates photosynthetic reactions that enable plants to produce their own food, and in the process produce all the food and the all the oxygen that sustain the animal life on the planet.

But other pigments (orange, red, yellow, and purple) protect plants from excessive, tissue-damaging solar radiation and environmental stress; defend against attacks by microbes, insects and animal predators; heal damaged tissues, serve as growth regulators, and probably act in many other ways still undiscovered.

Why not simply extract the pigments and put them into pills?

“Well, there's a lot of research heading in that direction,” says James Joseph, a neuroscientist and senior researcher at the Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston. “But when you start taking these things apart, the compounds don't act like they do in the whole food. In fact extracts can even produce the opposite effect, especially in high doses.”

“If you take something out of a plant and put into a pill, it's more expensive, probably less effective, and possibly dangerous,” says retired USDA ethnobotanist James A. Duke, author of 30 books and a huge phytochemical (chemicals plants have manufactured naturally) database, and an authority on medicinal plants. “Plus it's not occurring with its natural synergists. Most phytocompounds work together, with synergistic or additive effects.

“But you can't overdose on vegetables,” Duke says.“Variety is the key. Get the most variety of colorful fruits and vegetables you can the most cheaply.”

There's a lot at stake.Chronic diseases, responsible for 70 percent of American deaths, currently afflict 40 percent of Americans and 80 percent of older Americans. Half the nation's elders suffer from two or more chronic health conditions.

Yet just over a quarter of Americans eat the current USDA recommendation of three servings of vegetables a day, and most experts call for nine servings to get the maximum benefits. Children ages two to 18 eat even less: dark green or orange vegetables make up only eight percent of the veggies children eat and fried potatoes account for nearly half.

See a chart listing each colorful vegetable and how they are healthy!

An Apple (Pear or Onion) a Day Really May
Keep the Doctor Away

by Margaret Boyles
October 15, 2011

I’ve already blogged about the health benefits of eating a variety of richly pigmented plant foods—the glorious reds, purples, oranges, and yellows found in fresh produce aisles, farmers’ markets, and backyard gardens.

Turns out the white fruits and vegetables—apples, pears, onions, cauliflower, cucumbers, and bananas—may also confer health benefits, specifically against strokes.

People who eat more white fruits and vegetables have far fewer strokes than those who don't.

Dutch researchers followed more than 20,000 adults free of cardiovascular diseases at the start of the study for 10 years, and found “the risk of stroke was 52 percent lower for people with a high intake of white fruits and vegetables compared to people with a low intake. Each 25 gram per day increase in white fruits and vegetable consumption was associated with a 9 percent lower risk of stroke. An average apple is 120 grams.” (The study classified potatoes as starches, not vegetables.)

Of course, the researchers urge caution in interpreting their data. They say their findings are preliminary and represent correlation, not necessarily causation. The benefits observed might result from other factors such as an overall healthier diet and lifestyle among people who eat lots of apples, pears, and onions.

Our garden onions (both red- and white-fleshed) are safely tucked away in the cellar, and it’s apple season here in central New Hampshire. The onions, as well as local apples, will last all winter, which makes it easy to tuck away a couple of white-vegetable servings each day. For anyone seeking more variety, most supermarkets carry bananas, cauliflower, and cucumbers year ‘round.

Margaret Boyles lives in a wood-heated house in central New Hampshire. She grows vegetables, eats weeds, keeps chickens, swims in a backyard pond in summer, snowshoes in the surrounding woods in winter, and commutes by bike whenever possible.


The Sabbat of SAMHAIN - HALLOWEEN, October 31

Samhain (Hallowe'en, Hallomas, Sauin, Samhuinn, Nos Galan Gaoef, Nos Kentan'r Bloaz) is the traditional Celtic New Year's Eve. It is the beginning of the dark period of the year which will gradually give birth to a new sun and new life. It is the beginning of the gestation period for the coming year and of the future.

Samhain (Scots Gaelic: Samhuinn) literally means “summer's end.” In Scotland and Ireland, Halloween is known as Oíche Shamhna, while in Wales it is Nos Calan Gaeaf, the eve of the winter's calend, or first. With the rise of Christianity, Samhain was changed to Hallowmas, or All Saints' Day, to commemorate the souls of the blessed dead who had been canonized that year, so the night before became popularly known as Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or Hollantide. November 2nd became All Souls Day, when prayers were to be offered to the souls of all who the departed and those who were waiting in Purgatory for entry into Heaven. Throughout the centuries, pagan and Christian beliefs intertwine in a gallimaufry of celebrations from Oct 31st through November 5th, all of which appear both to challenge the ascendancy of the dark and to revel in its mystery.

Read more here

Halloween graphics here

"The First Thanksgiving"

Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims seem to go together but the truth is, the Pilgrims never held an autumnal Thanksgiving feast. Take a look at the origin of that particular myth.

The feast held by the Pilgrims in 1621, after their first harvest, which people often refer to as "The First Thanksgiving", was never repeated. To these devoutly religious people, a day of thanksgiving was a day of prayer and fasting, held any time that they felt an extra day of thanks was called for.

We assume that the harvest feast was eaten outside, since the Colonists didn't have a building large enough to accommodate all the people who came. It's probable that turkey (roasted but not stuffed) and pumpkin in some form, found their way to the table. Native People were definitely among the invited guests. The feast was described in a first-hand account by Edward Winslow in Mourt's Relation.

This account tells us that the feast went on for three days. Ninety "Indians" attended and provided venison. And there was enough wild fowl (including ducks, geese, turkeys and swans) to supply the village for a week.

Additional information can be obtained from the resources listed under the museums page

The first time that all 13 colonies joined in a thanksgiving celebration was in October of 1777and was a one-time affair. After a 40-year campaign of writing editorials and letters to governors and presidents, President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863.

Since then Thanksgiving was proclaimed by every president. The date was changed a couple of times, but public uproar against this decision caused the move back to its original date. In 1941, Thanksgiving was finally sanctioned by Congress as a legal holiday, as the fourth Thursday in November.


Hi all to another command staff meeting 

First of all congratulations to Ensign Robert Frizzell for the promotion to chief Science officer, your newsletter is a go Robert and I look forward to reading it and any future ones.

Congratulations also to Lt Commander Richard McCreery who was promoted back in September. I appreciate all the help Richard as I settled in while you explained what I needed to do to get things changed on the website.

I'd like to introduce my new yeoman Ensign Larry Clausing who has come aboard and is a major help with the JI simm.


1. Have sent the Marine promotions guideline to Richard to be put up on the site as soon as possible, Richard also has a copy of the new crew roster which has been updated on the site.

2. Christina? when your able could you send through to me a list of marines and their roles and I will do them up like I did the Starfleet ones for you and send them off to Richard (in my hat as marine XO lol)

3. We have a couple of department head roles to fill ... but before that i will carry out a role call to see who is still active on JI ... will also be looking to get us out there on the web to try and recruit new members ... any suggestions?

4. Glenna do you need me to write anything for the newsletter?

5. Bio's, Am I correct in that the command staff have all agreed that bio's would be a great idea for the website? If so I will work out a form for people to fill out to be put up.

6. Richard could we please have a simm page set up on the website and we will put up bios for all the characters currently playing.

7. Oh speaking of the simm could people please give the simm'ers a gentle kick in the butt and ask them to kindly fall in and start writing again? Holiday is over guys we dont want to peeve the nice Caitian president ... especially when he has sharp claws :P

8. Anything anyone wants to add to what we need to do? Are these updates even helpful?

Have a great week guys


President of the United Federation of Planets

Jaresh-Inyo (c. 2372)

In 2372, the post was held by Jaresh-Inyo, a Grazerite. His presidency was marked by a number of troubling foreign and domestic policy developments, including the dissolution of the Khitomer Accords and an undeclared war with the Klingon Empire in 2372, increasing tensions with the Dominion, and the rise of the Maquis. 

In 2372, fears of Changeling infiltration of the Federation government reached a high point when Dominion agents were discovered to have detonated a bomb at a diplomatic conference between the Federation and the Romulan Star Empire in Antwerp. Starfleet Admiral and Chief of Starfleet Operations Leyton and Captain Benjamin Sisko advocated increased security on Earth following the bombing, and when the planetary power grid was disabled, Inyo declared martial law on the capital planet. Later, it was discovered that the grid had been disabled by Leyton's own agents, and that Leyton was leading an attempted military coup d'etat against the Federation civilian government. Leyton's coup was thwarted by Sisko, but as a result of the scandal, Jaresh-Inyo's political career ended. (DS9: "Homefront", "Paradise Lost") 

Jaresh-Inyo left office sometime prior to 2375. While questioning Luther Sloan, Julian Bashir discovered that Section 31 had an operative working in Jaresh-Inyo's cabinet. (DS9: "Extreme Measures") 

The novel " Articles of the Federation" establishes that Jaresh-Inyo died in May of 2380, being remembered as a great "peace-time president" being credited with the expansion of civil rights for sentient beings, and the opening of diplomatic relations with the Children of Tama, but not one suited for the job when war with the Dominion became inevitable.


Commanding Officer
MAJ Shelley Martin

Executive Officer/Chief of Operations
CMDR Cory Whorton

Second Officer/Chief of Communications/Counselor
CAPT/COL Glenna M. Juilfs

Chief Science Officer

Marine OIC
COL Christina Doane

Chief of Computer Operations
LTjg Richard McCreery

Chief of Engineering
LCDR Charles Robinson
Chief of Security
LT Jonathon Neale

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Flight Surgeon
CAPT Samuel Cummings

Chief of Strategic Operations
LTjg David Stayduhar

Cadet Corps Commandant

Marine DOIC
COL Christina Doane

Morale Officer
FCPT James Whatley

Ship's Logo by Kevin Cozart
Blinkie by gmj designs
Other logos are by Kristian Trigwell.
LCARS Still made by Josh Curry
Graphics are from the www.