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Alisa Welch has never been arrested but has many parking tickets out there somewhere. She has been "escorted" by police (in a real squad car) only once, which gave her the opportunity to ask the burning question to the polite policeman, "Have you ever shot anyone?" To which he responded, "Little lady, that's none of your business." She took that as a "Yes."


Sarah Thurmond aka "Judge's Daughter" was a Minor In Possession in Austin, Texas, in 1986. She went on to earn a speeding ticket between Bracketville and Del Rio, Texas, in 1989. In 1990, she was forced to pay off a federale in Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. Since moving to New York City in 1992, she has been able to live a clean life. She even says hello to police officers.


Leah Welch Cabler is best-known in her hometown for her brave lip-synching performance of Depeche Mode's "Master And Servant" at the 1985 Philomath Talent Show. Along with her best friend, L.T., the then eighth-graders' performance was unmatched and completely over the heads of all in attendance. Leah has a clean driving record and lives in Portland, Oregon.

Earl Carlton Tietze III has always lived close to the edge. In middle school, he and his friends cheated death by drinking a special concoction dubbed a "suicide." This fear-inducing drink was created by mixing Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Mountain Dew, and Pepsi, with the scariest ingredient coming at the end: Pop Rocks! Whew! We don't know how he survived to adulthood! But he did, and now is a law-abiding bartender and musician.


Carolyn D. Thurmond is a graduate of Baylor Law School, 1992. She is in private practice concentrating on family law and criminal law. Her law-abiding beagle is named Chips.



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