Well - it looks like the problem might be fairly universal. The Cal chain that has overcome it might be a model for some to follow it seems.
Didn't mean to ignore the thread - hadn't got back to take a look. I hope someone finds a way to address this, as a bit of good humanity is being lost in this problem I think. It likely extends far beyond the narrow focus here - but this is certainly where it is most easily observed.
Thanx for all who contributed.