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                     Classified Ads---Jobs Wanted

                            Worm Still Here 

                             Decision Systems International Sale

                              Alexa Ranks Leasing Association Web Sites

                               Business Leasing News for August---

                                Cartoon-- Patton Boggs Partner’s Lounge

                                 DVI  BK Reaction

                         Northern Consulting Joins Blackwell Consulting Services

                            MarCap Names Ken Seip New VP of Sales and Marketing

                              PDS Gaming Net Income $183,000 for the 2nd Q 2003

                                Personal Bankruptcy Hits 1.6M High, Biz BK Drops

                                  News Briefs---

                                   Sports Briefs---

                                      California Nuts Briefs---

                             This Day in American History




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             Classified Ads---Jobs Wanted


Sales: Atlanta, GA. Extensive experience, knowledge and success in the leasing industry covering several markets. Currently have a profitable book of business. Excellent sales skills and 19BII proficiency. email:


Sales: Atlanta, GA. Consistent top performer, results oriented with outstanding sourcing, structuring and negotiation skills. Direct& vendor development sales. Mid-market and above - Customers throughout Southeast.


Sales:Austin,Texas 24yrs equip leasing sales, vendor/direct, leasing high- tech to rolling stock. HP12C/17B. Small- Mid Ticket. Seeking Texas territory which can be covered from Austin home-base.



Sales: Bakersfield, CA.

I have an extensive sales and management background in equipment leasing. My work history exhibits my major strength in small ticket equipment leasing. email:



Sales: Chicago, IL. 12+ yrs multinational/ national sales & business development. Seeking role with captive lessor or global leasing company. Will relo right opportunity. Experience structuring complex transactions. email:


Sales: Chicago, IL. Equipment leasing professional with 25+ years experience in sales, sales management and debt placement. Excellent communication skills, strong credit & financial understanding.


Sales: Denver, CO.

17 yr sales expr. in leasing sales (territory, NationalAccts., sales mgt) looking to bring experience to s sales/sales mgt role. Successful, accountable, ethical, aggressive, results.


Sales: Denver CO.

Experienced Equipment Leasing Broker looking for a in house leasing company. Can bring a book of business with me or develop new territory where needed. email:


Sales: Detroit, MI. 16-year lease veteran looking for opportunity in the Detroit area. Ability to bring on new accounts and manage existing base. Up to 60% travel acceptable.


Sales: Greensboro, N.C. Seeking direct & broker sales w/major finance companies in NC or southeast market. Small to mid- ticket range. Stable &family oriented. Will have series 6,63,65 license shortly.


Sales: Stuart, Fl. 17 years exp. leasing in small ticket and large ticket, portfolio management exp. along with sales management and administrative background, strong sales and marketing skills. email:



Sales: Hartford, CT. 10+ yrs leasing sales exp.; multi-industry, small-large ticket, Direct, Vendor, and Captive exp. Seeking sales position with captive or independent company with equity investment capability. email:


Sales: Jacksonville, FL.

Seasoned equipment leasing professional, with over 10 years of experience, looking for position in business development in Northern Florida territory.



Sales: Louisville, KY

I have been in leasing/financing of construction, machine tool, and mfg equipment for 20+ years. Traveled KY, IN, OH and TN.



Sales: Minneapolis, MN. 10+ yrs Equipment Leasing in Upper Midwest. Investment Grade Database. Previous vendor/small/middle market exp. Super Trump, 17B & account database exp. email:


Sales: Mission Viejo, CA

Account Sales Executive with 10 years of leasing experience looking for company to bring existing customer base.


Sales: Orange County, CA. 20 yrs. in leasing. Skilled, persistent marketing rep. Great closer on deals from $100K to $5MM. Looking for middle market company.



Sales: Central, NC.

7 yrs.equip leasing &finance; specialist in heavy construction equip for 2-top-5- specialty finance/lease companies, NC &VA territories. $10-15MM annual funding. Downsized in 2002, now independent broker with varied customer base. email:


Sales: Orange County, CA.

Skilled deal-closer at above-average rates. Entrepreneurial. Accomplished lease-structurer specializing in transportation. Exp. in direct/captive & syndicator environments servicing vendors, brokers, & end-users.



Sales: Philadelphia , PA Seeking an open opportunity to advance in the automotive, commercial leasing & finance industry......... email:



Sales: Port St. Lucie, Southeast, FL.

Highly experience in middle market leasing sales. Consistent producer, strong credit, organizational and territory management skills. Seek position with bank related or captive organization.


Sales: Prairie Village, KS Have substantial deal flow and database of broker referral sources. Generated and closed over $22M LY. Seeking exclusive relationship w/direct founder.


Sales: St. Louis, MO

Proven equipment finance sales professional looking for a new challenge which rewards success. Equipment type and location open provided you want business.


Sales: San Bernardino, CA.

Account executive w/4 years exp. in small ticket &lower end middle market lease transactions, Outstanding ACT database compiled of over 500 vendors. Seeking a career driven position w/a reputable lessoremail:



Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

10+ yrs in middle market leasing. Seek direct lessor only. Transaction size from $500M to $10.0MM. Client base: printing, food, retail, hvy manufacturing.


Sales:Scottsdale, AZ.

19+ years in middle-market-leasing. Concentrations in Medical/Manufacturing/ IT& General in multiple geographic territories. Well versed in direct calling& closing efforts to C-Level& subordinate management.



Sales: Tampa, FL. 27 years experience. Very adept in bank lease programs and direct sales in MM/LT. Looking to re- enter the industry. Will relocate to Texas. Hungry. email:


                  68 Job Wanted ads at:




                                          Worm Still Here 


While Microsoft has reportedly found a method to protect itself from

the “worm’s mission,” and the attack has failed, security experts say the worm will continue to spread until vulnerable computers use a software patch from Microsoft.  IN addition, there are two new versions of the rogue program

circulating, including one that provides an attacker remote access to the



       Andrew Lea of McCue Systems sent in a free a program that will scan your computer to see if the worm has invaded, and then directs you to a download that will protect your system ( this does not apply to Apple, Unix, and closed systems,

such as AOL, unless you use Explorer as a browser, and are running Windows 2000 and XP; some believe the worm not work on earlier editions such as

Windows 95 and 98 :)


Click on the link.


SAVE it to your Windows desktop.


Close the email.


Go to your desktop and CLICK on fixblast.exe.






Andrew Lea, Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications

McCue Systems Inc.

111 Anza Boulevard, Suite 310

Burlingame, CA 94010

650-348-0650  Ext 1171





                                Decision Systems International Sale


   In our last issue, Leasing News stated that it was surprising no other media has been covering the sale of this company, and further, there has been no “press release” from DSI.


The entire board of directors has resigned, we are told by a highly reliable source.

It is time for a press release.  Will it answer what monies they have left to

invest in IDS after spending close to $50 million, it appears, or how the cash flow

will repay the original investment, is not known.  IDS competitors and their

sales staff surely wait eagerly for the news.



 Alexa Ranks Leasing Association Web Sites



8/13/2003             7/8/2003                 WEBSITE NAME

     58,295          57,015   Kit Menkin's Leasing News

     60,042          61,826  Monitor Daily

     70,076          74,431  American Bankers Association

     99,021          98,133  Equipment Leasing Association

   110,718           58,282  Bus. Leasing News

   133,673         139,188  The Electronic Payments Association

   267,957         435,128  Leasing Press

   353,608         363,580   Commercial Finance Association

   353,672         282,656   United Association of Equipment Leasing

   399,609         360,597   U.S.Banker

   438,787         330,281  Equipment Financial Journal

   478,398         502,921  Equip. Leasing & Fin Fndn

   488,222         510,778   National Assoc. of Equip Leasing Brokers

   579,759         567,075   Exec Caliber-Jeffrey Taylor

   589,005         710,993  Ind Community Bankers of America

   595,991         606,791   eLessors Networking Association

1,088,303           1,309,664  National Vehicle Leasing Association

1,375,591           2,079,764   Institute of International Container Lessors

1,429,205           2,256,769    CLP Foundation

1,824,624           1,426,029  The National Funding Assoc.

1,825,675           1,367,956  Mid-America Association of  Equip Lessors 

2,130,909           2,041,713  Eastern Association of Equipment Leasing

2,631,630           2,501,818  Lean -Lease Enforcement Att Net

2,743,559           1,678,702   Assoc of Government Leasing  Financing

3,993,885           2,780,499  Leasing Today

NO DATA           NO DATA  BizWiz Daily



These comparison are compiled by Leasing News using Alexa and should be viewed as a "sampling," rather than actual count from the website itself.


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Business Leasing News for August---


Business Leasing News for August is now available at


 This issue covers the continuing saga with FIN 46, Patriot Act compliance and the

progress of the Boeing 767 Air Force tanker lease.  In addition, the lead

story discusses new opportunities to finance and lease assets in "Indian

Country," which extends beyond the casino business for which many tribes

have become known.


Other articles talk about the first anniversary of

Sarbanes-Oxley and the meaning of net present value (in Leasing 101).




  David G. Mayer

  Patton Boggs LLP

  2001 Ross Avenue

  Suite 3000

  Dallas, Texas 75201

  Tel:  (214) 758-1545

  Fax: (214) 758-1550

  Author of: Business Leasing For Dummies

  Publisher of: Business Leasing News




  Cartoon—Patton Boggs Partner’s Lounge






     DVI BK Reaction


     ELT News



    DVI has been the kind of financial risk-taker that partnered closely with

    captives in the healthcare leasing industry, and helped their

    entrepreneurial growth.  Lessors have been reluctant to comment on the

    potential impact on the leasing industry of DVI filing Chapter 11, though

    Edward Dahlka, President, LaSalle National Leasing Corporation, said, “It’s

    a shame to lose another publicly-held leasing company that analysts on Wall

    Street have been following.”


    “We regret the fact that DVI has had to file for Chapter 11 and our hope is

    that this enables them a quick resolution for all the people involved,”

    said ELA President Michael Fleming.


    John Deane, a principal of The Alta Group who had managed and participated

    in preparing the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation study, The

    Perfect Storm  Why Successful Lease Financing Companies Have Exited The

    Marketplace, believes there are two reasons why DVI’s bankruptcy filing

    affects the lease financing industry.  “This is yet another publicly-owned

    leasing company that is having significant difficulties, and if, in fact,

    the improprieties rise to the level of dishonesty and breaking the law,

    then there is an even greater negative impact on the industry.”


    DVI is an independent specialty finance company for healthcare providers

    worldwide with $2.8 billion of managed assets.




### Press Release #################################################


Northern Consulting Joins Blackwell Consulting Services


Blackwell Gains Expertise in Equipment Leasing and Finance Industries



Chicago, -Blackwell Consulting Services (Blackwell) announced

today that it has been joined by Northern Consulting, LLC,  a Chicago-based

consulting firm specializing in the equipment leasing and finance

industries.  This move will increase Blackwell's employee base and expand

its vertical industry expertise.


Since 1998, privately held Northern Consulting has brought such services as

strategic advice, technology software selection, business process

re-engineering, systems integration and data migration to the finance and

equipment leasing industries, among others.  Northern Consulting provides

Blackwell with the opportunity to open its business to the $204 billion

equipment leasing industry.  With 31 percent of all investment in business

equipment being financed through leasing, this is a fitting addition to the

industries Blackwell already serves, such as government, education and



"The equipment leasing arena is a rich and fluid marketplace that offers

Blackwell the opportunity to work for new kinds of customers needing new

kinds of services," said Robert Blackwell Sr., president and CEO of

Blackwell Consulting Services.  "This partnership is beneficial to both

parties, allowing Blackwell to supplement its already strong portfolio of

services in the government, education and insurances industries, and

allowing Northern Consulting's employees the opportunity to work on bigger

and broader projects for which they've always had the expertise."



The addition of the Northern Consulting employees to Blackwell's Chicago

office will bring Blackwell's employee count to more than 245 professionals.

Steven Byrnes and Cameron Krueger, formerly managing directors of Northern

Consulting, will now serve as managing directors of Blackwell's equipment

leasing and finance practice.  Prior to joining Northern Consulting, Byrnes

was the vice president of operations at LINC Capital and Newcourt Financial

(now CIT).  Krueger was previously a senior vice president at LINC Capital,

where he was responsible for managing information systems and portfolio

services activities. 


"Becoming part of Blackwell will give us the strategic advantage and

bandwidth we need to further expand the quality services we provide to our

customers," said Krueger.  "In addition to providing Blackwell with our

expertise in new markets, we are giving ourselves the opportunity to

penetrate those markets even further than we have been able to in the past."


About Blackwell Consulting Services


Blackwell Consulting Services (Blackwell) is a full-service, full life-cycle

management and information technology consulting firm, serving the

government, education, insurance, equipment leasing and finance industries,

among others. Headquartered in Chicago, it is the largest minority-owned IT

consulting company in the Midwest. Blackwell is a privately held company

with more than 245 full-time consultants and technical professionals in the

U.S., with remote offices in Atlanta; Bloomington, Ill., Cincinnati and

Columbus, Ohio.  For more information on the company, please visit <> .


#### Press Release ####################################################


MarCap Names Ken Seip New VP of Sales and Marketing


MarCap, a financing and leasing company specializing in the medical equipment market, has promoted Ken Seip to vice president

of sales and marketing.


Seip, who most recently served as director of sales, will report to Ron Stone, general manager. "I am proud to announce Ken's promotion. In his eight years with MarCap, Ken has held both sales and credit positions in the company," says Stone. "Because of his experience and his knowledge of the medical industry, he is especially well suited to lead our sales and marketing efforts."


Before he entered Sales Management, Siep held the position of senior credit analyst at MarCap, and has also worked at GE Capital. He has a BA in economics from Drew University and an MBA in finance from Loyola University.


For more information about MarCap please visit



### Press Release ###############################################


PDS Gaming Net Income $183,000 for the Second Quarter 2003



LAS VEGAS--3--PDS Gaming Corporation (Nasdaq:PDSG), a company that finances, leases and sells gaming equipment for the casino industry and operates Rocky's Casino & Sports Bar in Reno, Nevada, today reported its operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2003.


For the three months ended June 30, 2003, the Company reported net income of $182,000, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $(513,000), or $(0.14) per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2002. The prior year quarter included a loss from discontinued operations of $(484,000), or $(0.13) per diluted share. Revenues from continuing operations were $9.8 million in the second quarter of 2003 and $8.8 million in the second quarter of 2002. Operating lease rentals increased from $3.1 million in the 2002 quarter to $6.1 million in the 2003 quarter, reflecting higher levels of operating lease originations. Fee income for the second quarter 2003 increased to $668,000 compared to $43,000 in the year-earlier quarter. The increase primarily reflects a large engagement to provide advisory services. The Company completed $42.6 million in originations during the second quarter 2003, compared with $20.4 million in the second quarter 2002. Originations in the second quarter 2003 included $23.0 million sourced through a single customer, including a $20.8 million note syndicated by the Company, of which $1.0 million was retained by the Company for its portfolio.


Revenues from equipment sales and sales-type leases decreased to $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2003, compared to $4.1 million for the year-earlier quarter, due primarily to lower sales of equipment coming off lease and lower revenues from sales-type leases. Interest expense increased by $613,000 to $2.4 million for the second quarter of 2003, compared to $1.8 million for the year-earlier period, as a result of higher debt levels which financed growth in the portfolio and a higher weighted average cost of funds in the second quarter of 2003.


Casino operations resulted in a pre-tax loss, before depreciation, of $105,000 in the second quarter 2003, compared to a pre-tax loss of $197,000 in the second quarter 2002. The reduced loss reflects efforts to reduce costs in light of the continued weakness of the Reno, Nevada gaming market as well as strong competition from Native American casinos operating in Northern California.


For the six month period ended June 30, 2003, the Company reported net income of $443,000, or $0.12 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $2.4 million, or $(0.63) per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2002. The prior year period included a loss from discontinued operations of $1.9 million, or $(0.50) per diluted share. Revenues from continuing operations were $19.3 million in the first six months of 2003 compared with $18.2 million in the same period last year. The higher level of revenues in 2003 is primarily the result of significantly higher operating lease rental revenue in the current year, partially offset by lower revenues from equipment sales and sales-type leases. The Company completed $74.1 million in originations in the first six months of 2003, compared with $29.9 million in the same period of 2002.


Interest expense increased by $951,000 to $4.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2003, compared to $3.7 million for the year-earlier period, as a result of higher debt levels and a higher weighted average cost of funds in the first six months of 2003.


Casino operations resulted in a pre-tax loss, before depreciation, of $253,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2003, compared to a pre-tax loss of $564,000 in the first six months of 2003. Casino costs in the year-earlier period included one-time pre-opening expenses of $238,000.


PDS Gaming Corporation provides customized finance and leasing solutions to the casino industry in the United States. The Company also operates Rocky's Casino & Sports Bar in Reno, Nevada. PDS Gaming Corporation is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and its common stock trades on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol "PDSG".




PDS Gaming Corporation

President and Chief Operating Officer

Peter D. Cleary, 702-736-0700



### Press Release ###############################################





Personal Bankruptcy Hits 1.6M High, Biz BK Drops



Personal bankruptcies hit a record 1.61 million high for the year ending June 30, as

as unemployment rose to a nine-year high.


Consumer bankruptcy filings increased 30 percent over 2000, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts said.


The total of personal and business filings, 1.65 million, is also a record for any 12-month period. Business appeals for relief from creditors dropped to 37,182, from 39,201 in 2002.





            News Briefs----


               Lender's Former VP Pleads Guilty




PC-makers look forward to brisk sales to students


Famed broker Schwab likely target of explosives


       Jeremiah Tower Grills His Peers


        Sports Briefs---


     Cowboys Coaching staff goes on strike


      Broncos extend Shanahan's deal,1413,36~86~1576763,00.html


  Garcia pleases team in return to practice



California Nuts Briefs---


Justice Department signs off on recall election


  Bustamante has come a long way in 10 years


  Warren Buffett seems full of surprises


Candidate Schwarzenegger Says to Debate Rivals


Order Your Arnold Bumper strips for Your Car


Recall Wrap-Up






 This Day in American History



1099- The armies of the First Crusade defeated the Saracens at the Battle of Ascalon (an historic Palestinian city on the Mediterranean), one month after they had captured Jerusalem. As they did in the Holy City, they killed all “non-believers,” including men, women, and children. And you wonder why Caucasians are

not liked in the middle east.

1791-African-American Benjamin Banneker published his first Almanac.

1812- Lucy Brewer, alias George Baker and Louisa Baker, concealed her sex and served on board the Constitution as a US Marine in its battle with the Guerriere.   She thus became the first woman to serve as a US Marine.  This also was considered by historians to be the most important Naval action of the war that took place in the Atlantic Ocean about 750 miles east of Boston.  The American loss was 14 killed or wounded; the British, 79 killed or wounded and Congress awarded $50,000 to

Captain Isaac Hull and his crew for the victory over the Guerriere.

1814-The British land in Maryland to invade Washington, DC.

      1814- Mary Ellen "Mammy" Pleasant birthday - Afro-American activist.  She is often called the mother of black civil rights in California. Much of her life is clouded in legend which says that she freed slaves who were being held illegally in free California.   She worked to win the rights at African Americans to have their testimony accepted in court (1863) and helped to end discrimination on California streetcars with Pleasant v North Beach and Mission Railroad Company (January 1868).   Her civil rights actions are part of the black folklore of California in which some claim she worked as a stop on the underground railway before moving to California while others say she helped financed John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.

1871-Birthday of Orville Wright, aviation pioneer, born at Dayton, OH, and died there

January 30, 1948. There has been controversy as to who launched the first air plane flight in the United States, but he certainly is the one he made flying famous.

   1871- Florine Stettheimer birthday - U.S. artist.   After failing to sell a single painting in her first showing, she never offered for sale a single painting in her lifetime although in her maturity, her work was sought after.  At her death, her sister Ettie mounted a memorial show at the Museum of Modern Art that received rave reviews and Columbia University established a room for her work.   Her refusal to sell was backed by a substantial fortune which she shared with her two sisters. At an early age, the three sisters decided they would never marry (forming what has been called a "cult of virginity" and do creative things. One sister became a novelist under the name "Henrie Waste."   The sisters were described by contemporaries as having "exquisite taste." They opened the memorable Stettheimer gallery which drew many of the top artists of the day.   The sisters themselves were works of art as they dressed in old-fashioned Bohemian styles.

1873- Mt Whitney, the second highest peak in the US, was con­quered for the first time by a trio of American climbers, Charles D. Begole, A.H. Johnson and John Lucas.

1886 -The Christian Union was founded by Baptist clergyman Richard G. Spurling (1858-1935) in Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1923, this Pentecostal denomination changed its name to the Church of God. Headquartered today in Cleveland, Tennessee, its current membership is nearly 500,000.

 1893- Frank J. Wisner, owner of Cripple Creek Brewing, served the first “Black Cow” root beer float in Cripple Creek, CO. Inspired by the moon-lit view of the snow-capped Cow Mountain which reminded him of vanilla ice cream floating on top of the pitch-black mountain, he added a scoop of ice cream to his Myers Avenue Red root beer and began serving it as the “Black Cow Mountain Ice Cream Root Beer Float.” Kids loved it and short­ened the name to “Black Cow.” Cripple Creek Brewing, now located in Warrenville, IL, celebrating its 107th anniversary, sells beverages based on the original formulas, including Myers Avenue Red root Web:

  1896---In the Klondike region of the Yukon, at Bonanza Creek (formerly known as Rabbit Creek), George Washington Carmack discovered gold August 16 or 17 ( it is considered the 16 as an anniversary date in Canada ). During the following year more than 30,000 people joined the gold rush to the area. Anniversary is celebrated as a holiday ( Discovery Day) in the Yukon, on nearest Monday.

  1902-Birthday of Ogden Nash, American writer, best remembered for his humorous verse. Born at Rye, NY, died May 19, 1971. “ Undeniably brash/Was young Ogden Nash/ Whose notable verse/Was admirably terse/ And written with panache.”

1905-Birthday of drummer Tommy Benford, Charleston, WV. Died March 24,1994

1906-Birthday of trombone player/guitarist/arranger Eddie Durham, San Marcos, TX Died

 March 6, 1967,e/discography.html

1907-Birthday of sax player Joe Rushton, Evanston, IL.,,487951,00.html?artist=Joe+Rushton

1912- Jimmie Shields, one of the most popular Irish tenors in Canada during the 1930's, was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. Shields rose to further fame in the US from 1937 to 1941 when he appeared with the orchestras of Eddie Duchin and Morton Gould. He also appeared on several leading radio shows, and in 1939 had his own weekly program on NBC, "Enna-Jettick Melodies." Shields was a regular performer on the CBC from 1948 until his retirement in 1964.
1913-Birthday of Harry Mills, leader singer of the famed Mills Brothers, Piqua, OH

      1915- the Boston Braves opened their new ballpark, Braves Field, with a 3—1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves called this park home through the 1952 season.

1915-Birthday of famed writer Ring Lardner, Jr., son of fabled baseball writer and humorist Ring Lardner.  Lardner, Jr., was an Academy Award winning screenwriter ( Oscar for Woman of the Year; M*A*S*H) and he also wrote for television.  He was a member of the Hollywood Ten, a group of film industry executives sent to federal prison in 1950 for their refusal to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee if they were members of the Communist Party. He served nine months, and was blacklisted for many years. Died at New York, NY. Oct 31,2000.

1918-Jazz pianist  Jimmy Rowles Birthday.

1921-Birthday of Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the popular TV series “Star Trek”. Gene Roddenberry was born at El Paso, TX.  Turning from his first career as an airline pilot to writing, he created one of the most successful TV science fiction series ever.  The original series, which ended its run in 1969, lives on in reruns, and the “ Star Trek: The Next Generation.”  Star Trek Deep Space Nine” and “ Star Trek: Voyager” series have continuing popularity. Eight films also have been spawned from the original concept.  Roddenberry died October 24, 1991 at Santa Monica, Ca.

1921- At the age of 34, Ty Cobb becomes the youngest player to reach 3000 hits when he singles of off Red Sox hurler Elmer Myers.

      1927-Henry and Edsel Ford drove the fifteen millionth Model T off the assembly line at the Highland Park plant in Michigan, officially ending Model T production. Production in England ended on August 19; in Ireland on December 31. After revolutionizing the automobile market, sales of the Model T had started to falter due to its failure to keep up with the competition. Total world Model T production: 15,458,781.

1928- Canadian pop singer Norman Brooks was born in Montreal. He is best known for singing in the style of Al Jolson. Brooks played Jolson in the 1956 film "The Best Things in Life Are Free," and also starred in "The Magic of Jolson" on Broadway in 1975. His 1953 recording of "Hello Sunshine" was a substantial hit.

1934- Roberto Walker Clemente, Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder born at Carolina, Puerto Rico. Clemente, one of the game’s best and most exciting outfielders, played his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, lead­ing them to a World Series in 1971 and collecting 3,000 hits. While on a mission of mercy to deliver supplies to victims of a Nicaraguan earthquake, he perished in a plane crash. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1973 after the mandatory 5-year waiting period was waived. Died at San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dec 31, 1972.

1942- First offensive action in the Guadalcanal where J.F.Junkin, Army air pilot, shoots down

a German flown aircraft ( allies of the Japanese ) in the Solomon Islands, after Carlson’s

Raiders, a special guerrilla unit led by Lt. Col. Evans Fordyce Carlson, landed on Makin Island,

at the northern end of the Gilbert Islands, with orders to destroy the radio station on the island.

In 40 hours, every Japanese member of a force of 350 was killed, 1000 gallons of gasoline were set

aflame, and the island was rendered militarily useless.

1943- singer Billy J. Kramer, whose real name is William Ashton, was born in Bootle, England. It was Beatles' manager Brian Epstein who brought Kramer together with a Manchester band, the Dakotas, and introduced them to the songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas had their first hit in 1963 with Lennon and McCartney's "Do You Want to Know a Secret." Kramer's other chart records included "Little Children" and "Trains and Boats and Planes." Kramer and the Dakotas parted company in 1966, with Kramer turning to performing in small English clubs.

      1946- William Jefferson Clinton, The 42nd US President (1993—2001), born at Hope, AR. Re-elected      to a second term in1996; left in disgrace due to lying and having an affair with

one of his young interns; however, remained popular with those who forgave him. Now may

become a TV talk show host.

   1946-Woody Herman Band, directed by Igor Stravinsky, records his” Ebony Concerto, “ Los Angeles.

  1946-Nat King Cole records “ For Sentimental Reasons,” Capital 304.

  1950-ABC-TV airs the first children’s shows.

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       1954---Top Hits

Sh-Boom - The Crewcuts

The Little Shoemaker - The Gaylords

Hey There - Rosemary Clooney

I Don’t Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow

1954-Ralph J. Bunche, diplomat and first Black winner of Nobel Peace Prize,

named undersecretary of the United Nations.

1957-New York Giants vote to move their franchise to San Francisco in 1958.

1958-The production of the elegant Packard line came to a halt on this day. Studebaker-Packard attributed the decision to lagging luxury car sales, but many Packard fans were disgruntled by the decision, which came shortly after Packard’s acquisition of Studebaker. Many wondered why Packard, with its reputation for high-quality cars and knowledgeable management, would buy the debt-ridden Studebaker Company. Studebaker management assumed the company reins after the merger, not Packard.  It was common to call the new car a “stupid-baker.”

      1962---Top Hits

Breaking Up is Hard to Do - Neil Sedaka

The Loco-Motion - Little Eva

You Don’t Know Me - Ray Charles

Wolverton Mountain - Claude King

1962- Homer Blancos plays the finest round in golf, shooting a 55.

1963-National Association of the Advancement of Colored People Youth Council

begins sit-ins at lunch counters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

1964- The Beatles opened their first US tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco

1969-Trumpeter Miles Davis began recording sessions in New York for what would eventually become the ground-breaking jazz-rock fusion album "Br*tches Brew." Among the musicians taking part were Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul. There were no rehearsals and Davis gave the musicians only minimal directions.

    1970---Top Hits

(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters

Make It with You - Bread

Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon & War

Don’t Keep Me Hangin’ On - Sonny James

1972 - NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time. John Denver was the host for the first show. Wolfman Jack was the show’s announcer. "The Midnight Special" proved to be a ratings success.

1976-The Republican National Convention nominates President Gerald Ford for reelection in a narrow victory over former governor Ronald Reagan of California.  Senator Robert J. Dole of Kansas was nominated for the vice-presidency. November 2 James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. was elected president of the United States with Walter F. Mondale as vice-president. Electoral vote was 297 to Ford’s 240. The popular vote was Carter, 40,828,929, Ford, 39,149,940.  The

Democrats kept a 61-38 Senate Majority and House majority of 292-143. The first

thing he did after being sworn in office was to issue a presidential pardon to the nation’s Vietnam draft resisters. He found problems with his own party controlled

congress with a major setback regarding financial dealings of Bert Lance, director of the Office Management and budget, plus one of Carter’s closest supports. Vernon Jordan of the National Urban League charged the administration with not doing enough to reduce unemployment among blacks, inflation plague the economy and the most serious problem he had was the continuing hostage crisis.

November 4, 1980 Ronald Reagan received 489 electoral votes to Carter’s 49,

and the popular vote was Reagan 42,797,153; Carter 34,434,100; John Anderson,

independent candidate, 5,533,927.  The Republicans picked up 12 senate seats for a 53-46 majority, with one independent seat.  In the House, the Democrats lost 33 seats but kept a majority of 242-192, with one seat going to an independent.

         1978---Top Hits

Three Times a Lady - Commodores

Grease - Frankie Valli

Miss You - The Rolling Stones

Talking in Your Sleep - Crystal Gayle

1984 Lee Trevino wins the PGA

              1986---Top Hits

Papa Don’t Preach - Madonna

Higher Love - Steve Winwood

Venus - Bananarama

Your the Last Thing I Needed Tonight - John Schneider

1987 - It was on this day that consumer reporter David Horowitz was held at gunpoint on camera. During a KNBC-TV newscast in Burbank, CA, Horowitz was forced to read the assailant’s rambling note. The news director took the program off the air until police could get the gunman off the set. Horowitz was unharmed.

1990- White Sox Bobby Thigpen records his 40th save as the Chicago White Sox beat the Rangers, 4-2. He becomes the only eighth reliever to reach this milestone in major league history.

1991 - Hurricane Bob was located 30-35 miles east of Cape Hatteras NC, and was at its peak intensity of 115 mph. Damage from Bob was estimated at $1.5 billion, making it the 15th most costly hurricane in U.S. History. A total of 18 people died in the storm: six in Connecticut, three in both New York and Maine, two in both Nova Scotia and New Hampshire, and one in both North and South Carolina.

      1992 -When Mariner second baseman Bret Boone, the grandson of Ray Boone (1948-60) and son of Bob Boone (1972-90) makes a start against the Orioles, he becomes part of the first three-generation family to play in the major leagues.

    1992-- IBM and Sears, Roebuck & Co. announce they are working together to create a voice-and-data network service called "Advantis." The two companies had already been working together since the mid-1980s to create the online service Prodigy. With their entry into Internet provider services, the companies expected to generate at least $1 billion a year in revenue.


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One of the oldest, active members of the leasing community (1957) is retiring .

Bob New is looking for a vehicle and/or equipment leasing sales person or middle manager who would like an opportunity to eventually have his own business in return for some sweat equity.

It would be helpful if this person could bring his own sources of leasing business.

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