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As President of Marin Roto-Rooter, Mendy
works in a profession run largely by men. “It
can be a challenge,” says Mendy. “But know-
how and candor carry the day, regardless of
whether you’re a woman or man.” That Mendy
carries herself with style and grace is a
tribute to her confidence and 16 years of
executive experience. “Over time I’ve
discovered,” laughs Mendy, “that
running a household is not all that
different than running a business.
Sometimes you have to be a boss,
sometimes a mentor, sometimes a
friend. But you always do your best to
“be there,” whether it’s for your children,
your clients, your staff, or your friends.”
Mendy’s sense of commitment extends to the community.
Under her direction, Marin Roto-Rooter sponsors local school and
sports programs including San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club. She
actively participates in fundraising efforts for many worthy organizations
including Marin Humane Society, Marin Human Race, Sunny Hills
Services, Family Giving Tree, Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Sonoma
Counties, North Bay Children’s Center and Susan
G. Komen for the Cure San Francisco Bay Area,
dedicating a percentage of company profits during
breast cancer awareness month.
Marin Roto-Rooter is locally owned and family operated for over 56
years. With the focus on customer service and satisfaction, she and her
team of trustworthy professionals will address residential plumbing and
drain cleaning, commercial projects, and emergency issues.
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wanted to resume relations with Cuba and
end the Cold War with the Russians. The CIA
and the military didn’t like any of those ideas.
Now, how did they do it? The legal definition
of conspiracy is two or more men working
for the same goal and that’s what they did.
These guys had ties to the highest levels of our
government. So the intelligence agencies sur-
reptitiously went about getting rid of Kennedy.
They brought in sharpshooters from all over
the world, Croatia and the Middle East. And the
White House changed the parade route. There
were bet ween five and eight shooters and a
backup team five miles down the freeway. Lee
Harvey Oswald, who worked for the FBI, was
involved but he was just a patsy. So was Jack
Ruby. All of it was well thought out and well
planned. They wanted to get rid of Kennedy
because he was a peacemaker.
You spent 10 years investigating the Kennedy
assassination and it had a negative effect on
your career. You admit your bookings went
from a million dollars a year down to $15,000
a year. Do you regret those years? Absolutely
not — I sought the truth and asked questions. It was the richest part of my life — but
they made me pay for it. If anyone wants to
read about it, I wrote a book in 1976 called
Heartland. The whole story is there.
Do you have any regrets? I regret that my
marriages didn’t last. Women don’t know
it — well, maybe they do — but they make life
happen. They are so much smarter than guys.
I was married to three remarkable women
and had an outstanding son who only made it
to 19 years of age. Sadly, our boy died way too
young. Now I live alone, and wouldn’t recommend it for anyone.
Didn’t you once live with Hugh Hefner in
the Playboy mansion? Yes, within a week of
when I started at the hungry i, he started
his magazine with five hundred dollars borrowed from his mother. He said if he hadn’t
had that nude of Marilyn Monroe he never
would have sold his first magazine. He kept his
doors open to America, like a real publisher.
And I got him some good articles, Eugene
McCarthy, Philip Roth, Justice William O.
Douglas; when I got him Jim Garrison it was