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ANAHEIM ·At least two men broke into a li-
quor store early Thursday morning, then
yanked out an ATM by tying it to a truck
and pulling it.
When police and the owners arrived at
7 Days Liquor Wine & Cigal; a metal gate
used to keep burglal's out was cut open
and one door was completely torn from its
hinges, while the second barely hung on
one hinge. The ATM, with its cash drawer
emptied, was left on the floor of the store.
"We expected stuff like this because of
the economy," said Moufid Awadallah, one
of the owners of the liquor store at 5201 E.
Orangethorpe Ave.
The alarm for the store began ringing
at about 4 a.m., Awadallah said, and a sur-
veillance camera caught the men tying the
ATM, which was bolted to the floor, to a
vehicle outside. Awadallab said he believes
the burglars used a white truck because a
white tailgate was left behind.
About $500 might have been inside the
ATM, said ro-owm',· Mnmdouh Awndnllnh.
taken down and then reposted
with all that scary "SSI/Warn-
ing" stuff removed.
That last bit is funny, or
ironic, or sad, depending on
your vantage point, because
MacLeaJ'l was fired for disclos-
ing lfsensitive security infor-
mation."
He argues that he was pro-
tecting people's lives. His for-
mer bosses argue that he was
SEE WATCHDOG- PAGE 15
ployees.
• The court topped each page
ofits decision with the scream-
ing header "SENSITIVE SE-
CURITY INFORMA'I'ION,"
and each footer with "WARN-
ING ... No part of this record
may be disclosed to persons
without a 'need to know' ... Un-
authorized release may result
in civil penalty or other ac-
tion.' "
And that this decision was
posted publicly online anyway,

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strongly suggest that he can
not have his cop-in-the-sky job
back). But MacLean, of Ladera
Ranch, was quite surprised
that:
• The ruling in his case -
MacLean v. U.S. Department
of Homeland Security - could
jeopardize whistleblower pro-
tections for other federal em-
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ars a

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He is denied whistleblower protection
after revealing plan for aviation security.
Bad news? Fired federal air
marshal Robert MacLean was
expecting bad news.
So no surprise when an ad-
ministrative court ruled this
week that he is not protected
by whistleblower laws (which
By TERI SFORZA
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
THEJ ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER· FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
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Robert MacLean, Federal Air Marshal, FAMS, whistleblower, TSA, MSPB, Merit Systems Protection Board, Transportation Security Administration, Orange County Register, Las Vegas, 26 June 2009, Front Page, UNclassified Sensitive Security Information, SSI, LAX, LAS, Los Angeles Federal Board rules against TSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn't sorry, Robert MacLean, August 16, 2011 Orange County Register local front page headline above the fold print, article, whistleblower, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, DHS, TSA, FAMS, Robert J. MacLean, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Carolyn Lerner, Jason Zuckerman, lack of remorse and regret
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O'Connor, Jo
born Novembel
ingston, Manta
he worked as E
ing in the ranct
ing the range
mountains of
celled in schoo
fram high scho
entered The Un!
ry Academy on .
After graduatil
Point, John sel"
termaster
tioned in Puert
and married the
Bullock Safar (I
City, Florida.
John earned a
and a law Deg!
sity of Montana
gy at louisiana
and Oil and Gal
versity of Texas
years, he worke
negotiator anc
Chevr0n where
President of the
ration and Prodl
At age 58, J(
turned to golf
painting. Art Wal
suming hobby,
rewarding and,
many honors at
n's true passion.
nature member
Watercolor Soc
color West, al1I
The Hawaii We.
and The San [J
Society. He
and enthusiastic
The laguna Wo
tion.
John passed a'
Monday, June (
bration of his Iif.
heid In Nortl
John is survived
Michael; dau
JUlianne and gf<
rick, Andrew
Claire O'Connor
$aV1Sit ocreglstet.Cl
condolences and E
Palacio, Gull
away peacefull)i
Capo Beach aftE
with cancer. He
Clemente, July
went to be with 1
23, 2009. He is
loving wife, JE
Guillermo Sr.
Palacio; and
Joseph and Jao
also mourn his
touched their li\
giVing heart, anc
to help them in
ble. His deep fa
him great streng
on it not only tl
cauld, but to e
health difficultiE
missed by
ness and love hI
ers live within
whose life he t
passed on to mE
Service will be
2009 at Praise
Alvarez, OranQe,
bV'JSit ocregistef.Ol
oondo6ences and
Flores, Cornelia R., 80,
passed away on June 23 in San-
ta Ana, CA. Visitation, SundaYl
June 28 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Rosary at 7 p.m. Brown Golonial
Chapel. Funeral Mass, Monday,
June 29, 9:30 a.m. St. Anne
Catholic Church in Santa Ana.
follow by a burial at Holy Sa--
pulcher Cemetery. Survived by
husband, Bob ·Niekie
M
Flores;
son, Joey Aores; daughters: Di-
anna Mendoza (George), Jean-
nette Granados; grandchildren:
Joseph, Steven, Vanessa,
Maddy and OJ.
Brown Colonial Mortuary
ocmgister.comIobits to expess
condolences and sign Ihi8 guest book.
Hanna, Clark, 81, of lake For·
est, CA passed away June 3,
2009. Born in Springfield, MA
on January 14, 1928. Clark was
predeceased by his wife of 54
years, Phyllis in 2004. A very de-
voted fattier, Clark is sUliVived by
his daughters, Cheryl McEnulty,
(Frank), Mary Hanna, Trish
Bickal (Gary) and son, Ed Hanna
(Irene); 6 grandchildren; 1 great-
grandson; brothers, Sam Hanna
of MA and Tom Hanna of CA,
many nieces and nephews and
special lady Retha Clerisse.
Known for his unique sense of
humor and easy going nature,
Clark cared deeply for his family
and friends and will be greatly
missed by many.
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Everling, Margaret, a
lessly kind-spirited woman;
passed away on May 21, 2009 in
Rancho Mirage, California. Stie
was a longtime resident of Or-
ange County, worked at Hughes
Aircraft over 20 years before re-
tirin9 to Cathedral City,
nia. Margaret was born in Clay-
ton New Mexico, moved to Cali-
fornia in the mid 1950's with hus-
band Dick and family. Margaret
enjoyed working, traveling,
church and was known for say-
ing special prayers and praying
the rosary for friends and family.
She had a great sense of humor
and her own brand of wittiness.
She will be missed as well as ra--
membered in the hearts and
minds of everyone she befriend-
ed and loved. May her spirit live
in atl that knew and loyed her.
She was preceded In death by
her loving husband, Dick and
her beloved son Victor. Margaret
is survived by Pena slbllnfiJs and
family members, Dominguez
family members; daughter, Fran
Goodman and son, Riek
Everling; grandchildren, Regina
Everling, Windy Mamula, Elton
Everling and Jason Goodman;
Angela Everling, Robert
Everling, Peter Everling; great-
grandchildren, Erika Henderson,
Ian Henderson, Jessica Mamula
and Jake Goodman. Graveside
Service will be on JUly 18, 2009
at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Sepulcher
Cemetery 7845 E. Santiago Can-
yon Rd. Orans;le, CA.
6Visit ocmgister.comloblts to expt9SS
tlClI'\dolences and sign this Ql*t book.
Obituaries
Obituary Index
OCRegister Classifieos
www.ocregistelclassifieds.com
Toda 's Obituaries
Bell, Mabel Veronica
Case, Rose Joan
Davison, Shirley J.
Delaney, Mildred Anna
Everling, Margaret
Flores, Cornelia R.
Hanna, Clark
Henderson, Alexander
Jones, Dana Jean
Kann, William L.
McConnell, Claire E.
Nestor, John "Jay"
O'Connor, John Miles
Palacio. Guillermo
Pena, Dolores
Spear, Paul Clintc;ln
Stewar:t, Dolores Ii'.
Torres-Cedillo, Maria
Voelker, Melvin S.
Waite, John Patrick
Witt, Barbara

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condOlences and sign this guest book.
Bell, Mabel Veronica, 91, of
Huntington Beach, a retired
clerk/secretary for the County of
Los Angeles, died on June 14,
2009, of cangestive heart failure.
Survivors: brother, James
McDermott; daughters, Marylou
stephens, Nancy DeFrertas; sev-
en grandchildren; 18 great-
grandchildren. Arrangements by
Dilday Brothers Mortuary, Hun-
tington Beach.
id
WHAT'S NEXT?
risk having their agency
retroactively classify their
disclosure and strip themof
their whistleblower rights.
... (it) has placed the public
health and safety of every
American at risk/'
Also weighing in is the
Government Accountabili-
ty Project, which said the
decision ffeffectively re-
• •
moves any remammg en-
forcement authority for the
already-discredited Whis-
tleblower Protection Act."
"Until acts, the
Whistleblower Protection
Act is dead," GAP legal di-
rector Tom Devine told us.
"It allows agencies to out-
law free speech merely by
issuing gag regulations.
That reduces the federal
Whistleblower Act to a vol-
untary guideline for bu-
reaucrats."
Not that things weren't
tough for whistleblowers
before. Of 45 rulings by the
administrative court in re-
cent years, it has only
backed whistleblowers
once, Devine said.
Cas., Rose .loan
(Woodard), born November 11,
1919 and lived a lon9 healthy
until the age of 89, passing away
from cancer on June 16, 2009.
Rose was truly one of life's
greatest blessings. Just like the
flower, Rose brought beauty to
those around her, always bring-
ing a smile to those that were
lucky enough to cross paths
with her. Rose never complained
or said an unkind word about
anyone, she to stand tall
with dignity and grace, yet she
certainly weathered her share of
hard time. Rose loved to be out-
doors, whether it was working in
her yard, walking to the store or
going to one of her great-
grandchildren's baseball games,
you could usually find her ap-
MacLean plans to file a preciatlng the simple things in
motion for reconsideration, life. She also enjoyed complet-
ing crossword puzzles whenever
hoping that the panel hear- she was forced to be indoors.
ing it will see the errors of Rose was the third of nine chil-
dren born to Frank and Mary
its ways, or be transformed Woodard in Roy, New Mexico
by more sympathetic, yet- where she lived until she mar-
to-be-named, Ohama ap- ned Wesley Case on January 15,
1942 in Taos, New Mexico. She
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AREFRESHER
WATCHDOG: Air
marshal fights back
The Orange County Register IJune 26, 2009 ILocal 15
endangering people's lives.
So which is it?
MICHAEL GOULDING, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Robert Maclean, who was fired from his job as a federal
air marshal, holds a copy of his dismissal letter.
MacLean was a Border
Patrol agent in San Clem-
ente for six years, and then
a federal air marshal for
four years. In 2003, he re-
ceived an alarming Depart-
ment ofHomeland Security
alert about a possible sui-
cide hijacking plot; and just
days later, he received a
text message from the
Transportation Security
Administration saying that
overnight missions involv-
ing federal air marshals
were being canceled for a
while (to save money on ho-
tel bills).
That, thought MacLean,
was crazy. The 9/11 hijack-
ers targeted long-distance
flights because they could
do the most damage.
MacLean protested to
his bosses. Then to their
bosses. Finally, he showed
the text message to a re-
porter for NBC.
Fallout was fast and fu-
rious; lawmakers decried
the idea as foolish; officials
backtracked; and, ultimate-
ly, overnight missions con-
usual.
But nearly three years
later - in April 2006 -
MacLean was fired for dis-

Robert MacLean, Federal Air Marshal, FAMS, whistleblower, TSA, MSPB, Merit Systems Protection Board, Transportation Security Administration, Orange County Register, Las Vegas, 26 June 2009, Front Page, UNclassified Sensitive Security Information, SSI, LAX, LAS, Los Angeles
Federal Board rules against TSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn't sorry, Robert MacLean, August 16, 2011 Orange County Register local front page headline above the fold print, article, whistleblower, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, DHS, TSA, FAMS, Robert J. MacLean, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Carolyn Lerner, Jason Zuckerman, lack of remorse and regret

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He served in t
World War II,
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phone Co. for
moved to Ridg
worked for Ch
Weapon Center.
He was preced
his wife, Mildre
They were marri
have six c.hildr
Dennis 57, Joel
50 and Meri Jo
grandchildren
grandchildren.
Paul is one of
brother, Glen a
Mildred Francis
Lakewood, Ca.
The viewing is
Shannon Fun
Garden Grove,
June 28, 2009,
p.m. Interment
Sepulcher C
Santiago Canyo
Ca. on Monday,
at'11 a.m.
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McConne", Claire E., 87,
died on June 22, 2009. Survived
by son, Richard Dwane
McConnell; daughter, Linda Gail
Hernandez; 10 grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held on 6/24/09,
9:00 a.m. at Memory Garden
Mortuary Brea, California.
Memory Garden Mortuary
bJisit oaegistel".wm/<:lbit$ to express
condoteocEis and sign this guest boc*.
Ne.tor, .Iohn ·.Iay·, age 77,
passed away peacefully at home
in Tustin, surrounded by family
on June 17 after a courageous
fight against cancer.
Bam August 11, 1931 in Regina,
Sakatachewan Canada, ana
raised in Windsor (Canada), Jay
joined the United State·s Air
Force in 1952 and became a
(proud) US Cnizen in 1955. He
moved to California in 1958 to at-
tend Northrup Institute of Tech-
nology where he received a as
in Engineering and also became
a Captain in the Air Force Re-
serve. .
Jay married Carolyn Gray In
1961. The first fIVe years of mar-
riage they moved 14 times,
spending a year and a half in
Italy and Greece where Jay
instructed foreign air foree as
an Autonetics Technical repre-
sentative. and Carolyn
moved back to the United States
to Pennsytvania, eventually set-
tling in North Tustin in 1968. Jay
continued working at Autonetics
through all changes in owner-
ship. and tille (Rockwell, Boeing)
for over 40 years. After retiring
he continued ·old school" con-
sulting for Boeing until early
2009.
Jay was an avid tennis player
and an active member of the
Tustin 'Fennis Club. An early
adopter of computer technolo-
gy, he 9njoyed making digital
calculators from scratch and
was the first on the block to have
a Commodore 64 and Timex
Sinclair - both of which, among
multiple other gadgets - are still
pristinely preserved in boxes
around the house. He was also a
fervent lover of animals and
liberally supported all manner
of wildlrte foundations and caus-
es.
Jay is survived by his wrte,
Carolyn; children, John
(Jeanne), Julianne (Dale Cabell),
and Jim; granddaughter, Justine
"JB" Cabell; sister, Ruth (Bill
Cheolas); nephew, Gregory
Cheolas; and aunts, uncles and
cousins.
A private memorial was held ear-
lier this week.
bV$t ocregisteu:om/obits to express
oorKJoIenCes and sign this guest book.
.lones, Dana Jean, 91,
Anaheim, died on 6/22J09.
The Omega Society
. flumor and easy going nature,
Clark cared deeply for his family
and friends and will be greatly
missed by many.
.6VlSit OCfeOister.com/O:bitS10 expntSS
conooler'Il::e$ and Sign lhis guest book.
Henderson, IV, Alexander
D., of Costa Mesa, CA was born
March 13, 1950 and died June
22, 2009. Survived by his moth-
er, Flora; his wife, Maggie;
daughters, Brandi Davies, Katie
Wells, and Shannon Henderson;
son-in-law, Brent Davies; grand-
sons, Colin, Peter, and Wyatt;
brothers, Steve, Phil, and Bill;
sister, Judy; and their spouses
and children. www.mem.com
oaegister.com1ObitS to express
condofences and sign this guest book.
Anna Mildred Delaney,
(Midge),
:\.""- .
Davison, Shirley .I., 84, of
San Clemente, died on 6/17/09.
The Omega Society
79, of Brea,
passed away on
liuesday, June 2,
,2009. She was
born in Oakland,
l' Calrtornia on Oc-
.tober 9, 1929
was a resi-
dent of Orange
County for the
last 39 years.
She was raised in Oakland and
lived there until she met the love
of her Irte, Thomas. After the first
years of their marriage in Berke-
ley and San LeanGlro, Galrtomia,
Midge and Tom moved to New
YorK. They returned to Calrtornia
in 1967 and moved to Orange
County in 1970 where they set-
tled for 39 years. They were mar-
ried for 53 years until his deatfl
in August 2003. Midge was a full
time homemaker and the mother
of seven children. She is sur-
vived by her children, Thomas P.
Delaney, Dennis Delaney
(LOUise), Lori Delaney Cody
[Tom), Undy Delaney (Barbara
Lindros), Ann Delaney, Patrick
Delaney, and Shannon Delaney
Benson (Brad), and twelve
grandchildren. She is also sur-
vived by her sisters, Norma
Purvance, Dorie Garcia and Doi-
ly Donahue. Midge devoted her
Irte to her loving family. In lieu of
f1ewers, the family requests that
donations be made to The
March of Qimes or to The Sisters
of Notre Dame. She was laid to
rest in the care of our Lord Je-
sus Christ on Monday, June 8,
2009 at Holy Sepulcher Ceme-
tery,Oranl:le.
.blisit oaegister.c:omfobits to eq>ress
condolences and sign this guest bOOk.
Stewart, Dolores F., 88, a
homemaker and resident of Cos-
ta Mesa, died June 23rd, 2009.
Besides her sons, Wayne Stew-
art and Terry (Ellen) S\ewart, she
is survived by daughters.
Kathleen Mahoney (Michael)
and Debra Campbell (Michael);
16 grandchildren and 14 great-
grandchildren. Dolores has
touched many hearts and IS
loved by all. a viewing will be on
Friday June 26th, 2009 from 6-8
p.m. with a vigil at 7 p.m. at Sad-
dleback Chapel- Tustin. Funeral
Mass Saturday, June 27th, 2009
at 10 a.m., Our Lady of Mt. Car-
mel Church, Newport Beach. In-
terment to follow at Holy Se-
Rulcher Cemetery, Orange. In
lieu of flowers, the family sug-
gests that memorial contril5u-
tions be made to the Chlldren's
Hospital of Orange County, Or-
ange.
SaddJeback eli pel
bVsit oc:registef.conv'Obits to &Jq)feS$
and sign this guest book.
CONTACT THE WRITER:
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More Watchdog - including
the original decision;with SST
markings, and the govern-
ment's explanation of how it
happened - at www.taxdollars
.lreedomblo99in9·com.
topsy was performed
Thursday but toxicology
testing will be needed to de-
terIl)ine the cause of death,
authorities said.
Jim Amormino. spokes-
man for the Orange County
Sheriff's Deoartment, said
Kraft's deat ctid not ap-
pear to be suspicious.
THE DECISION
Dead fisherman was from Anaheim
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
ANAHEIM • A man found
dead Wednesday next to his
fishing gear in a flood-con-
trol basin in Orange was
identified, authorities said.
Cameron aft, 41, of
Anaheim was apparently
fishing when he died. An au·
So this week's decision
by tbe U.S. Merit Systems
Protection Board - "an in-
dependent, quasi-judicial
agency .m the Executive
brancb that serves as the
gnarctian of Federal merit
systems" - was largely to
settle the burning legal
question of whether whis-
tleblower protection ex-
tends to people who dis-
close sensitive security in-
formation.
Nope, the board conclud-
ed. And MacLean's sup-
porters are horrified.
"It is a tragic day in this
country when a civil ser-
vant who simply wanted to
prevent the improper re-
moval of federal air mar-
shals from long distance
flights has lost his career
and now faces additional
hardships in trying to sup-
port his family;" said The
National Whistleblowers
Center in a statement.
"Every federal employee
who exposes a threat to
puHlic l)ealth and safety
caused by security related
abuses risks being fired," it
continued. "With this deci-
sion, the employees also
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But nearly three years by more sympatlietic, yet- where she lived until she mar·
I te . A il 2006 t b d Ob ried Wesley Case on January 15,
a r - m pr - 0- ..,name , ama ap- 1942 in Taos, New Mexico. She
MacLean was fired for dis- -'pointees. is s_urvived by rthree of her sib·
closing sensitive informa- But perhaps the only real ling and her four children,
tion to the media. MacLean hope, at this point, is law- MaISha Gwinn, Clara Scholz.
Ted Case and Kipp Case. She
argued that the text makers, and Obama him- leaves behind nine grandchil-
message wasn't marked as self. dren and seven great-
grandchildren. Rose left this
sensitive and arrived on his Sen. Barbara Boxer world, but her strength and kind-
mobile phone, not on his se- thanked the federal alr ness will serve as a lesson for
cure PDA. The government marshals who outed their generations to come. Services
will be Saturday... June 27, 2009
a ed that the message bosses' dumh ideas back iJ) at 1:00 p.m. at The First Baptist
didil eed to be marked 2003; what does she think Church, 18372 E. Lemon SI. in
flsensitiv "as all details re- of all this now? We asked, Yorba Linda, Calrtornia.
, ocregister.oom/obits to express
garding tli operations of but baven't heard back. condOl..,.,.,ao<lsignth"_boal<.
alr marshals we e protect- Sticky stuff, this.
ed information. Several The president, of course,
months after MacLean was could sprinkle his magic
fired, the government re- pixie dust and fix most ev-
classified the contested text erything, if he chose to.
message as l'sensitive secu- uThe National Whistle-
rity information." Just in blower.s Center calls on
case?) President Obama to order
the inunectiate reinstate-
ment of Mr. MacLean with
full back pay," the Whistle-
plowers' statement says.
"Furthermore, the NWC
calls upon President Oba-
rna to inunediately andpub-
licly request Congress to
amend the Whistleblower
Protection Act consistent
with his campaign prom-
ises ofjurytrials and cover-
age for national security
employees. These amend-
ments would have provided
legal protection for Mr. Ma-
cLean and thousands of
other federal emnloyees
who face similar choices."
MacLean has a wife and
two daughters. They've had
to move in with his parents.
He wants to go back to
work.
Mr. President? Sen. Box-
er? Is MacLean a hero, or a
vill
. ?
am.
Robert MacLean, Federal Air Marshal, FAMS, whistleblower, TSA, MSPB, Merit Systems Protection Board, Transportation Security Administration, Orange County Register, Las Vegas, 26 June 2009, Front Page, UNclassified Sensitive Security Information, SSI, LAX, LAS, Los Angeles
Federal Board rules against TSA air marshal whistleblower because he wasn't sorry, Robert MacLean, August 16, 2011 Orange County Register local front page headline above the fold print, article, whistleblower, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Air Marshal Service, Transportation Security Administration, DHS, TSA, FAMS, Robert J. MacLean, U.S. Office of Special Counsel, Carolyn Lerner, Jason Zuckerman, lack of remorse and regret

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