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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Archives: January 17, 2001 
 Dimension Funding Lake Tahoe Office Broken Into
  ---Competitor Accused
   Classified Ads---Controller/Credit
Van Etten Back in the Ring
  Placard ---Credit Rules
   Credit Scoring for 2013
    Wildwood Creditors: What do they Get?
     Classified Ads---Help Wanted
 New Hires---Promotions
  On Deck Reaches $350 Million in Sales
   Operation Lease Fleece---Sentencing
    Loss-Share Agreements in Bank Failures 2013
     Placard—Cash Flow
 BBB Leasing Company Ratings
   Labrador Retriever Mix--Puppy
    St. Louis, Missouri Adopt-a-Dog
 The Last Stand-"a most enjoyable thriller"/Tabu
  Frankenweenie/To Rome with Love/Man Who Knew Too Much
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News Briefs---
 Two-Buck Chuck Price Goes Up
  Jamie Dimon 50% pay cut due to JPMorgan's $6B trading loss
   FAA grounds all Dreamliners
    FAA's statement about grounding all Dreamliners
     FASB to Change How Banks Recognize Credit Losses
      Car dealers want out of recalled rentals bill Name 10 “Must Test Drive” 2013 Vehicles
        This Banker Blends Wine, Lending and Rock 'n' Roll
          New CD, autobiography from Allman

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Archives: January 17, 2001

Dimension Funding Lake Tahoe Office Broken Into
---Competitor Accused

Dimension Funding, LLC has been successful in opening a new office in the North Lake Tahoe Area, according to Vice-President Larry Wagner. The office has been open for about a week, when on January 11th they discovered someone had forced their way into the office. Nothing of value was touched or damaged, according to Placer County Sheriff Detective Helen Thompson. What was removed were Dun & Bradstreet Lists, customer files, name plates from desks. In addition, it appears computer terminals were accessed.

"They appeared to be familiar with what they wanted," Sherriff Thompson said.

"Obviously things that only another leasing company would be interested in," Larry Wagner commented. "It is obvious to everyone that there is only one other leasing company in Nort Lake Tahoe.”

It was reported that both Mark Seif of Preferred Capital, and James Raeder of CapitalWerks ( formerly of Sierra Cities and Republic Leasing of Anaheim,) were seen at an adjacent Casino for several hours at about the time someone gained entrance into the Dimension Funding Office located in Crystal Bay.

Detective Thompson considers the case "open" and will continue investigating. Leasing News has learned there is a "civil dispute" regarding an ex-employee of Preferred Capital and Dimension Funding. Mark Seif was willing to discuss the "civil dispute," saying he planned to file charges in Superior Court, but was unaware of any "break in" of the Dimension Funding branch office.


James Raeder was convicted in Operation Lease Fleece
and sentenced, no longer can he be involved in leasing or finance
in any manner, according to the sentence.

Mark Seif is a worldwide known professional poker player:




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Van Etten Back in the Ring

Leasing Icon Fred Van Etten has been named division president of Scottrade Bank Equipment Finance, Saint Louis, Missouri, a subsidiary of Scottrade Financial Services, Inc., where Scottrade, Inc. and Scottrade Bank are separate but affiliated companies.

Van Etten is formerly associated with Redstone Bank, one of the key partners in Sierra Cities sold to American Express, who served as president of Popular Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of Banco Popular N.A., until its assets were sold to TCF Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of TCF Financial, in 2009. Van Etten was with TCF from 2009 to 2012.

“Scottrade is known for providing tremendous customer service and solutions for clients, both of which will be incorporated into the new division,” Van Etten said.

“I look forward to adding the resources quickly to make Scottrade Bank® Equipment Finance successful, and to that end, we will immediately begin looking to acquire portfolios of leases and equipment loans from other established financial institutions.

“At the same time, we will begin building our origination platform with the future plan of originating assets directly from vendors and customers nationwide."

Scottrade Bank Equipment Finance is not accepting third party originations at this time.

Scottrade Bank President Joe Pope said the new division is the next step in the company’s growing line of businesses. “Scottrade Bank is well capitalized with a financially strong parent,” he said. “This division will enable Scottrade Bank to grow its commercial loan base of products and execute on our plan to expand our lending capabilities nationwide.”

Fred Van Etten, Joe Pope

“Scottrade Bank was formed in 2008 to provide banking products and services to Scottrade clients. Scottrade Financial Services, Inc., is the privately-held holding company for Scottrade, Inc., a leading online investing services company and Scottrade Bank, a provider of online retail banking products and services, and commercial equipment financing. Scottrade, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide investors and traders with a better way to invest and make their own trading decisions.”

FDIC reports September 30, 2012 the bank had 27 full time employees, a $1.4 billion equity, $116 million net income, 0 noncurrent loans and leases, and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio: 30.35% (Wow! editor).

Where is Fred Van Etten?/March 6,

(Popular Bank Sold) February 20, 2009

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Credit Scoring for 2013

Each year Leasing News reviews "What is a good credit score?" Bankers and Funders of equipment finance and leasing each year seem to change the scoring figure. In "App Only" a consumer credit score can be a deciding factor, particularly in small ticket transactions, as well as in larger transactions should a major stockholder have a low score.

In reality, the credit score depends on the type of financing, the yield to the "lender," as well as collateral or relationship with the vendor or equipment itself. One lender may consider 650 a very good score where another wants it at least 700. And there are those who won't go below 650 and to subprime, 550 is the turn down number.

These are generally considered the criteria:

760 – 850 = excellent credit
700 – 759 = great credit
660 – 699 = good credit
620 – 659 = fair credit
580 – 619 = poor credit
580 and below = very poor

Many still rely on FICO (Fair Issac scoring), which is similar to what the average for 2012 was determined:

760-850 = Great
725-759 = Very Good
660-724 = Good
560-659 = Not Good
300-559 = Bad

The number of inquiries will lower a score, so often shopping for the best rate may hamper chances, as many creditors believe the more inquiries, others have found something they don't like or the applicant has taken out too much debt, especially not disclosed.

Here is what says influences credit scores:

In reality, bank balances, trade references, financial statements (audited or with tax returns) are as important as the consumer credit score of the major stockholder, but in the world of quick answers, a better credit score will get you a faster answer and positive than a turn down.



Wildwood Creditors: What do they Get?

The closure of the Wildood Industries, Bloomington, Illionois Ponzi scheme has been made with the final distribution from the Brankruptcy estate. Leasing News, as well as shared with Lease Police, many alerts. There were over $215 million in claims with quite a list of lenders.

Wildwood Industries, Inc. was founded in 1978 as a contract packaging company, packing and providing services for the automotive and floor care industries. Leasing News wrote about this company, giving an alert as to why all the UCC filed, the similar equipment, the entire strange D&B report obviously being ignored. The six defendants received seven years, less with "good behavior." As with Allied Health, IFC Credit, Equipment Acquisition Resources, many leasing executives argued we were wrong in singling them out.

The creditors, those we warned, now see for you self as once again proving that there is very little justice in or out of court:
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New Hires---Promotions

Jim Reid joins United Leasing, Inc. (ULI), Evansville, Indiana as Director of Business Development. "As head of Business Development, Mr. Reid will be responsible for the achievement of all sales, marketing and business development objectives for United Leasing. Working with the ULI’s sales team, Mr. Reid will develop and execute strategies designed to grow ULI’s client portfolio." Previously he was vice president, business development Leasing Group, Inc. (April, 2005-Present), vice president, sales & marketing, Sony Financial services (April, 2002-Marcdh, 2005), vice president-sales, Heller Financial, Sony Financial Services (June, 1999-April, 2002), vice president, business development, Heller Financial (January, 1999-june, 1999), vice president, sales, Dana Commercial Credit-Compaq Capital (September, 1997-January, 1999), director, sales & Marketing, Dana Commercial Credit (1989-1998).

Jeff Schaner hired by EverBank Commercial Finance as business development VPs in the company’s Technology Finance Group, working out of the Cincinnati area. Previously he was vice-president, Siemens Financial Services (October, 2011-August, 2012), regional sales manager, First Financial Healthcare Solutions (December, 2010-September, 2011), vice-president, PNC Equipment Finance (January, 2002-Nove3mber, 2010), account executive, Keane, Inc. (July, 2001-December, 2001), account executive, Comdisco Healthcare Group (July, 12000-June, 2001), account executive, Standard Textile Company (July 1993-June, 2000). The University of Dayton BS, Business - Marketing (1989 – 1993) Detroit Catholic Central High School (1985 – 1989)

Mark Sheehan hired by EverBank Commercial Finance as business development VPs in the company’s Technology Finance Group, working from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He previously served as vice-president, PNC Financial services Group (2004-Present), "...responsible for direct and partner financing relationships.)

Michael Wojciechowicz has joined LEAF Commercial Capital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as tax director. He "... came to work for LEAF in September 2007, while serving as an officer in the United States Naval Reserve. He was called to active duty in 2010 when his unit was deployed to Iraq. Prior to the end of the deployment, Commander Wojciechowicz was removed from the warzone by medevac and spent another year in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. All of his colleagues at LEAF are ecstatic to have him back and relieved that he is healthy and ready to go to work, the company said."

“The entire LEAF team is excited about Michael finally coming home and coming back to work,” said Crit DeMent, CEO of LEAF. “It’s been a long two years that have been particularly challenging for his family. We all know how much these American heroes endure for their country and freedom, but when it’s a valued and respected member of our team like Michael it hits really close to home. It makes you realize how much sacrifice our men and women in uniform actually make, and the tremendous pressure it puts on their families.”



On Deck Reaches $350 Million in Sales

OnDeck, New York, New York, who label themselves the technology-powered Main Street lender, announced today that the company is growing at a rapid rate with over 100% growth in the past year and a total of more than $350 million dollars in loans deployed to the critically underserved small business population. This growth, which has accelerated over the past three years, further validates On Deck’s industry leading technology platform as a proven solution to solving America’s small business financing challenges. The company also announced a strong outlook for 2013.

Noah Breslow, CEO

“2012 marked a defining year for On Deck as the company experienced explosive growth across key industry metrics,” stated Noah Breslow, chief executive officer, On Deck. “This momentum, coupled with an extremely strong holiday season and start to the New Year, puts us on course for yet another record-breaking year in 2013. On Deck is strongly poised to expand its solution to Main Street across the entire nation, through our robust distribution network, bank partners and direct relationships with business owners.”

The company now counts more than 150 employees, spanning several offices nationwide. On Deck recently opened regional offices in Atlanta, Sarasota, Chicago and Los Angeles. Early in 2013 the company will open a western region office in Denver, and move into a larger office space for its New York City headquarters and Arlington, VA offices.

In 2012, On Deck saw a record year with major milestones accomplished, including: raising nearly $100 million in credit facility commitments jointly led by Goldman Sachs and Fortress Credit Corp.; tripling the number of distribution partners to 1,500 nationwide; expanding bank partnerships, unveiling the On Deck API, which gives banks, partners and online service providers to small business integrated access to the

 Other key 2012 highlights include:

  • Repeat customers grew to 34%
  • 93% of customers would recommend On Deck to another business
  • In just 90 days after taking an On Deck loan, the average business grows revenues by 24%
  • On Deck improved distribution and lending ability across many industries. Range of industries served shot up 171% to 725 different types

"I launched Roux Wine & Spirits in Prairieville, LA in August 2011. After a year in business, I wanted to install automated wine stations to improve our wine service, and needed the financing to do so,” said Myrna Arroyo. “Traditional lenders simply weren’t an option for us, so after some research online I found On Deck. I started the process online, and a few days later had the capital I needed for the project. We finished our installation in the fall and since then, our sales are up about 20%.”

On Deck Capital is financed by some of the nation's leading venture capital firms, including SAP Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, First Round Capital, Khosla Ventures, RRE Ventures and Village Ventures. For more information,

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Operation Lease Fleece---Sentencing

(Mass Fax Flyer)

Readers following the 2007 arrest by FBI agents in what is known as Operation Lease Fleece (offering sale/leasebacks on existing equipment, but not telling that to the funders, and eventually evolving into no equipment at all, just fake invoices from real vendors and then fake vendors, then even fake lessees) awaiting the sentencing of

the last two:

Ziya Arik, CapitalWerks/Preferred Lease, Leasing News sentencing before Judge Cormac J. Carney on 1/14/2013 11:00 AM was continued to 5/6/13 at 10:00 a.m. (1) Reportedly one of the toughest salesmen who was rough on customers, competing with Brian Acosta, CLP, for accounts. There were many complaints about his “performance.”

The reason US Attorney “Ms. Waier (Jennifer L Waier, US Deputy Attorney )has just recently returned from maternity leave and requires additional time to present information relevant to the Defendant’s sentencing hearing currently scheduled for January 14, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Defendant will be submitting a sentencing position as well, but in the interest of efficiency, will file it after reviewing the government’s sentencing memorandum because Defendant believes many of the points made will be the same.” (2)

Mark McQuitty, co-founder CapitalWerks, Preferred Lease ,sentencing remains at this time for 2/4/2013 09:00 AM before Judge Cormac J. Carney. The photo above is perhaps over ten years old. Public Records find he has been arrested three times for D.U.I. Reportedly he was administrating the portfolio, although prohibited from engaging in new financing or leasing. There are rumors McQuitty may be deported to New Zealand, where he is from.

  1. Arik Sentence Order change:
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  1. Reason for Change:
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Loss-Share Agreements in Bank Failures 2013

As noted in Tuesday's edition, Westside Community Bank was the first to fail this year. (1) In 2012, three banks had closed in the same time period.

In the failure of Westside Community Bank there was no "loss-share agreement." The charge offs were primarily in nonfarm/nonresidential properties, followed often by commercial and industrial charge offs. The cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $20.3 million.

Last year loss-share agreements with the buyers was 20 of the 51 closed banks. In 2011 it was 58 of the 92 closed banks.

The median cost to the deposit insurance fund at the time of announcement as a percentage of the failed banks' assets was 21% in 2013, 21% in 2012 and 23% in 2011.

(1) Bank in Washington State First to Fail in 2012






BBB Leasing Company Ratings

Changes since October 3, 2012

Chase Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan, : BBB continues to rate company A+ company, although corporation "dissolved” in 2011, founder filed personal BK with many claims from vendors not paid as well as leasing companies and other creditors (removed from Leasing News list)

Radiance Capital, Tacoma, Washington, remains an A+ despite the several Bulletin Board Complaints regarding charging a purchase option on an Equipment Finance Agreements, including one that also had a $5,000 security deposit, that is now called in “default” for not paying the alleged purchase option on an EFA.

Direct Capital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire moves down from an A+ to an A

TCF Equipment Finance, Minnetonka, Minnesota moves down from an A+ to an A

Marlin Leasing, Mount Laurel, New Jersey moves up from an A to an A+

Onset Financial, South Jordan, Utah moves up from an A- to an A



---Bulletin Board Complaints, Evergreen PPF
and their BBB Ratings---

Ability Capital Solutions, Long Beach, California: A
ACC Capital, Midvale, Utah: not rated
Balboa Capital
, Irvine, California: B+
Benchmark Financial, Aliso Viejo, California: F
Balboa Capital, Irvine, California: B+
iFinancial Group, San Clemente, California: A
Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah A-
Liberty Capital, Aliso Viejo, California C
Marlin Leasing, Mount Laurel, New Jersey A+
Jules and Associates, Los Angeles, California: A+
Matrix Business Capital, Long Beach, California: A
Newport Financial Partners, Newport Beach, California: B-
Onset Financial, South Jordan, Utah A
Radiance Capital, Tacoma, Washington: A+
Tetra Financial Group
, Salt Lake City, Utah no rating

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Companies who utilize Evergreen Clauses
for Extra Lease Payments



--Accredited 12/16/1997
21st Century Leasing, San Diego, California

--Accredited 9/10/2000
Advantage Leasing Corporation Milwaukee, Wisconsin

--Accredited 4/01/2002
Allegiant Partners, San Rafael, California

Alliance Funding Group, Orange, California

---Accredited 3/01/1997
American Capital Group, Inc., Irvine, California

--Accredited 9/01/2008
Arvest Bank Leasing, Fayetteville, Arkansas

--Accredited 8/27/1999
Axis Capital, Grand Island, Nebraska

Bankers Capital, Northborough, Massachusetts

BSB Leasing, Englewood, Colorado

--Accredited 6/20/1996
Charter Capital, Scottsdale, Arizona

Chase Industries, Grand Rapids, Michigan

CSI Leasing, St. Louis, Missouri

Dakota Financial, LLC, Los Angeles, California

De Lage Landen Financial Services,
Incorporated, Wayne, Pennsylvania

--Accredited 3/10/2011
Financial Pacific, Federal Way, Washington

--Accredited 8/10/2011
Five Point Capital, San Diego, California

--Accredited 12/27/2010
Great America Leasing, Cedar Rapid, Iowa

Innovative Leasing Services, Inc. Carlsbad, California carlsbad-ca-10008827/

--Accredited 7/20/2011
Jules & Associates, Los Angeles, California

---Accredited 1/2/1993
Key Equipment Finance aka KeyBank Headquarters Location

--Accredited 5/9/2003
Lease Corporation of America, Troy, Michigan

Accredited since 08/01/1997
Lease $mart, Oro Valley, Arizona  85737

---Accredited 2/22/2011
Marlin Leasing, Mount Laurel, New Jersey

---Accredited 4/30/2004
Mar Vista, Villa Park, California

Mazuma Capital Corp., Salt Lake City, Utah

Orion First Financial, Gig Harbor, Washington

Accredited since 09/02/1999
P&L Capital, Omaha, Nebraska 68137

Pawnee Leasing, Fort Collins, Colorado

---Accredited since 08/21/2007
Portfolio Financial Servicing Company, Portland, Oregon

---Accredited 8/20/2009
Providence Capital Funding, Brea, California

Radiance Capital, Tacoma, Washington

Southern California Leasing Inc., Tustin, California

---Accredited 03/03/1979
Steelcase Financial Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan

---Accredited 3/11/2005
Strada Capital Corporation, Laguna Hills, California

Studebaker-Worthington Leasing Corp., Jericho, New York

---Accredited 12/19/2007
Summit Funding Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

United Leasing, Evansville, Indiana


---Accredited 2/10/2007
Ability Capital Solutions, Long Beach, California

--Accredited 4/6/2010
Cornerstone Medical & Technology Finance, Lees Summit, Missouri, -lees-summit-mo-99153606

--Accredited 8/19/2011
iFinancial Group, San Clemente, California

--Accredited since 12/13/2007
Matrix Business Capital, Long Beach, California

---Accredited 8/12/2010
Navitas Lease Finance Corp., Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Onset Financial, South Jordan, Utah

TCF Equipment Finance, Minnetonka, Minnesota

Accredited since 04/01/1970
US Bank Manifest, Portland, Oregon


Celtic Leasing, Irvine, California

Direct Capital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah

Tristar Capital, Santa Ana, California 13137212


Balboa Capital, Irvine, California

Varilease Finance, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah


LEAF Financial Corporation, Philadelphia, PA



Main Street Bank, Kingwood, Texas

Newport Financial Partners, Newport Beach, California

C +

TimePayment Corporation


Liberty Capital LLC, Aliso Viejo, California


Barklay Capital, Inc., Costa Mesa, CA

Benchmark Financial Group, Aliso Viejo, California

Equilease Financial Service, Norwalk, Connecticut

Susquehanna Commercial Finance, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

NOT Rated Any More:

ACC Capital, Midvale, Utah
Closed, lenders running off portfolio residuals, according to Loni Lowder, president.

Atel Capital

Business Leasing NorthWest, Seattle, California

Enterprise Capital Partners dba Enterprise Leasing, Spokane, Washington

Icon Capital Group, Harrison, New York (Icon Capital now into gas and oil).

Somerset Capital Group, Milford, Connecticut
(This company was an A- in 2010. The site lists no complaints in the last 12 months or last three years. No explanation is given as to why it is “not rated.”)

Tetra Financial Group, Salt Lake City, Utah

no rating

Many banks and financial Institutions with leasing entities evidently do not have their leasing divisions separated from bank and financial institutions ratings. No rating was found on the leasing divisions.

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Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croc

Muscular action ("The Light Stand") and one-of-a-kind drama ("Tabu") light up the box-office, while new DVDs offer animation ("Frankenweenie"), comedy ("To Rome with Love") and classics ("The Man Who Knew Too Much").

In Theaters:

The Last Stand (Lionsgate): January is usually a dismal month for movie releases, so thank heavens for seasoned action pros like Arnold Schwarzenegger to keep things juicy at the box-office. Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a veteran police officer who, following troubled times with the LAPD, decides to settle down in an uneventful town near the Mexican border. However, his peaceful period is about to come to an end when a notorious drug kingpin (Peter Stormare) escapes from the FBI and heads over Owens' direction with an armored vehicle full of thugs and hostages. With only a ragtag of local eccentrics by his side, can he stand his ground once more? The Western-style plot may be predictable, but Korean director Kim Jee-woon brings genuine cinematic gusto to the film's many set pieces, and Schwarzenegger radiates brawn, humor and surprising gravitas. The result is a most enjoyable thriller.

Tabu (Adopt Films): Viewers looking for something different from standard Hollywood fare couldn't ask for more than this ravishingly mysterious Portuguese drama from director Miguel Gomes, which popped up in many critics' best of 2012 lists. The story starts off as a study of friendships in modern-day Lisbon, focusing on a lonely middle-aged woman (Teresa Madruga) who becomes fascinated with an elderly eccentric (Laura Soveral) and her maid (Isabel Cardoso). Just as the film seems to be settling into patient realism, however, the plot takes a sharp turn into dreamy fantasy as one of the old woman's former lovers recalls their youthful romance decades ago in colonial Africa. Combining past and present, realism and fantasy, inquiry and memory, Gomes's movie is at once unique and universal, featuring a light touch that lingers hauntingly in the mind. With subtitles.

Netflix Tip: Making his American debut with "The Last Stand," Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon deserves recognition for his varied filmography. So before your rendezvous with Arnold, check out his bold, often startling movies, which include the creepy "A Tale of Two Sisters" (2003), the wacky "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" (2008), and the brutal "I Saw the Devil" (2010).


Frankenweenie (Walt Disney Pictures): No stranger to gothic flights of fancy, Tim Burton ("Batman," "Edward Scissorhands") scores a magical blend of darkness and giddiness with this delightful stop-animation feature, featuring a style that harks back to "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Riffing on the Frankenstein legend, the movie centers on young Victor (voiced by Charlie Tahan), whose inclination towards weird science is balanced by his love for his family and, especially, for his beloved dog Sparky. When he loses Sparky to an accident, however, Victor becomes determined to bring his pet back to life in his homemade laboratory, with often hilariously monstrous consequences. Showcasing Burton's rich visual imagination and his love for inventive outcasts (not to mention a voice cast that also includes Martin Short and Catherine O'Hara), this is an early Halloween treat for all audiences.

To Rome with Love (Sony): Continuing his cinematic travelogue of European spots, the inimitable Woody Allen heads to Italy in this frothy follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Midnight in Paris." As usual, the story chronicles the intertwined romantic travails of a colorful group of characters. These include Jack (Jesse Eisenberg), a young American architect who finds himself awkwardly involved with two women, Monica (Ellen Page) and Sally (Greta Gerwig); Jerry (Allen himself, in his first on-screen role in years), an aging filmmaker who becomes obsessed with opera; Anna (Penelope Cruz), an earthy hooker pretending to be a businessman's housewife; and Leopoldo (Roberto Benigni), a middle-class family man who's suddenly turned into a paparazzi-chased celebrity. Full of humor and vibrant scenery, this comedy is sure to hit the spot for Woody fans.

The Man Who Knew Too Much (Criterion): Though most movie buffs are familiar with Alfred Hitchcock's "Man Who Knew Too Much" from 1956, starring James Stewart and Doris Day, fewer know about the original 1934 version, which the Master of Suspense directed while still in his native England. Thankfully, Criterion is re-releasing it in a restored edition, helping audiences discover this underrated gem. The plot follows a married couple, Bob (Leslie Banks) and Jill (Edna Best), whose Swiss vacation is rudely interrupted by international espionage. Finding themselves in possession of secret information, they're forced to become pawns in an assassination plot when their young daughter is kidnapped by a group of terrorists led by Abbott (the inimitable Peter Lorre). Brimming with eccentric touches and nail-biting set pieces, this is one of Hitchcock's most fascinating early triumphs.




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News Briefs----


Two-Buck Chuck Price Goes Up

Jamie Dimon get 50% pay cut due to JPMorgan's $6B trading loss

FAA grounds all Dreamliners,0,2351415.story

FAA's statement about grounding all Dreamliners

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S.F. 49ers

Jane Griffin

Gold helmets shine in the sunlight. 
The jerseys are loose and the pants are tight. 
Those were the only things shining this year. 
After so many losses, there's no reason to cheer. 
That's what all thought but one loyal fan 
Because not matter what, I believe that they can. 
I know we could have won the Superbowl 
If our kicker was able to make a field goal. 
Many times when we could have won the game, 
Because of special teams, we left the field in shame. 
We'll have to wait until next season 
To be the ones doing the teasin'. 
The Superbowl will be our mission. 
After all it's 49ers tradition.




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This Day in History

      1706- Birthday of Benjamin Franklin, "Elder statesman of the American Revolution," oldest signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, scientist, diplomat, author, printer, publisher, philosopher, philanthropist and self-made, self-educated man. Author, printer and publisher of Poor Richard's Almanack (1733-58). Born at Boston, MA, Franklin died at Philadelphia, PA, Apr 17, 1790. His birthday is commemorated each year by the Poor Richard Club of Philadelphia with graveside observance. In 1728 Franklin wrote a premature epitaph for himself. It first appeared in print in Ames's 1771 almanac: "The Body of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN/Printer/Like a Covering of an old Book/Its contents torn out/And stript of its Lettering and Gilding,/Lies here, Food for Worms;/But the work shall not be lost,/It will (as he believ'd) appear once more/In a New and more beautiful Edition/Corrected and amended/By the Author."
    1759-Birthday of Paul Cuffee, merchant, shipbuilder and Black nationalist.
The wealthiest African-American in the United States at the time. 
    1771 -- "Father of the American Novel," Charles Brockden Brown lives, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His first novel, Wieland (1798) involves a demented man who uses ventriloquism to convince his brother to kill his wife & children. It set the stage for two of America's great authors, Edgar Allan Poe & Nathaniel Hawthorne. 
    1775-Colonial workmanship was reflected in the responses by seamstress through the colonies during this rough winter in 1775; an appeal went out by the Continental Congress for 13,000 winter costs for the Continental Army. The quality of the coats was generally so high that many troops chose to accept coats rather than their "bounty." The names of these troops and the makers of their coats are still listed in many New England communities on what is called a Coat Roll.
    1779-- Almost one year to the day when Captain Cook had first sighted the Hawaiian islands, and after giving up on finding the Northwest Passage, he returns to Hawaii with his two ships. Little did he know that, within less than a month, he would be killed on the beach at Kealakekua by the Polynesian natives.
    1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. 
    1865-General William T. Sherman's army is rained in at Savannah, Georgia, as it waits to begin marching into the Carolinas. In the fall of 1864, Sherman and his army marched across Georgia and destroyed nearly everything in their path. Sherman reasoned that the war would end sooner if the conflict were taken to the civilian South, a view shared by President Lincoln and General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant. Sherman's men tore up railroads, burned grain stores, carried away livestock, and left plantations in ruins. The Yankees captured the port city of Savannah just before Christmas, and Sherman paused for three weeks to rest his troops and re-supply his force. After his rest, he planned to move into the Carolinas and subject those states to the same brutal treatment that Georgia received. His 60,000 troops were divided into two wings. General Oliver O. Howard was to take two corps and move northeast to Charleston, South Carolina, while General Henry Slocum was to move northwest toward Augusta, Georgia. These were just diversions to the main target: Columbia, South Carolina. As Sherman was preparing to move, the rains began. On January 17, the Yankees waited while heavy rains pelted the region. The downpour lasted for ten days, the heaviest rainfall in 20 years. Some of Sherman's aides thought a winter campaign in the Carolinas would be difficult with such wet weather, but Sherman had spent four years in Charleston as a young lieutenant in the army, and he believed that the march was possible. He also possessed an army that was ready to continue its assault on the Confederacy. Sherman wrote to his wife that he "...never saw a more confident army...The soldiers think I know everything and that they can do anything." Sherman's army did not begin moving until the end of the month. When the army finally did move, it conducted a campaign against South Carolina that was worse than that against Georgia. Sherman wanted to exact revenge on the state that had led secession and started the war by firing on Fort Sumter. 
    1871- Andrew Hallidie received a patent for a cable car system that began service in San Francisco in 1873.
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    1893 --The Hawaiian monarchy is overthrown by a conspiracy of non-Hawaiians organized by John L. Stevens. the United States Minister assigned to the sovereign and independent Kingdom of Hawaii. On 14 January, he had conspired with a small group of non-Hawaiian residents of the Kingdom of Hawaii, including citizens of the United States, to overthrow the indigenous and lawful Government of Hawaii. In pursuance of the conspiracy, the US Minister and the naval representatives of the US caused armed naval forces of the US to invade the sovereign Hawaiian nation on 16 January 1893, and to position themselves near the Hawaiian Government buildings and Iolani Palace to intimidate Queen Liliuokalani and her Government; and on the afternoon of 17 January 1993, a Committee of Safety that represented the US and European sugar planters, descendents of missionaries, and financiers deposed the Hawaiian monarchy and proclaimed the establishment of a Provisional Government; and the US Minister thereupon extended diplomatic recognition to the Provisional Government that was formed by the conspirators without the consent of the Native Hawaiian people or the lawful Government of Hawaii and in violation of treaties between the two nations and of international law.
On the Hawaiian Islands, a group of American sugar planters under Sanford Ballard Dole overthrow Queen Liliuokalani, the Hawaiian monarch, and establish a new provincial government with Dole as president. The coup occurs with the foreknowledge of John L. Stevens, the US minister to Hawaii, and three hundred US Marines from the US cruiser Boston are called to Hawaii, allegedly to protect American lives. The first known settlers of the Hawaiian Islands were Polynesian voyagers who arrived sometime in the eighth century, and in the early eighteenth century the first American traders came to Hawaii to exploit the islands' sandalwood, which was much valued in China at the time. In the 1830s, the sugar industry was introduced to Hawaii, and by the mid-nineteenth century, had become well established. American missionaries and planters brought about great changes in Hawaiian political, cultural, economic, and religious life, and in 1840, a constitutional monarchy was established, stripping the Hawaiian monarch of much of his authority. 
Four years later, Sanford B. Dole was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to US parents. Over the next four decades, Hawaii entered into a number of political and economic treaties with the United States, and in 1887, a US naval base was established at Pearl Harbor as part of a new Hawaiian constitution. Sugar exports to the US expanded greatly over the next four years, and US investors and American sugar planters on the islands broadened their domination over Hawaiian affairs.
    1893 - The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record. 
    1899- Robert Maynard Hutchins, American educator, foundation executive and civil liberties activist, born at Brooklyn, NY. He was president and later chancellor of the University of Chicago, where he introduced many educational concepts, including the Great Books program. Died at Santa Barbara, CA, on May 14, 1977.
    1902-Birthday of pianist James “Stump” Johnson, Clarksville, TN
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    1912- Tenor sax player Vido Musso born Carrini, Sicily, died January 9, 1982 Palm Springs, CA.
    1916- a group of 35 New York area golf professionals met for lunch at the Taplow Club, hosted by department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker. They discussed forming a national organization that promotes interest in the game and elevates the status of the professional golfer. The group appointed an organizing of seven to work on a constitution that was approved on April 16, forming the Professional Golfers Association of America.
    1920-- Walter Bailes, a member of the early country trio the Bailes Brothers, was born. The Appalachian. 
    1922-- Betty White, actress and animal protection advocate. 
    1927-- Sultry nightclub singer Eartha Kitt was born in Columbia, South Carolina. Her real birth date wasn't known until 1997 when students at Benedict College in Columbia tracked down her birth certificate. Kitt had picked her own birth date, January 26th, because she was adopted at age six when her mother died and did not know her father. She began her professional career in the troupe of famed dancer Katherine Dunham, with whom Kitt toured Europe and Mexico. Within a year, Kitt was headlining at top European clubs with her singing and dancing. She also starred in three films in France. She returned to the US in the early 1950's, playing such famous nightspots as the Village Vanguard in New York and the Mocambo in Los Angeles. Eartha Kitt is best known for her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby."
    1938-The first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City took place when Benny Goodman and his Orchestra played with guest performers Jess Stacy, Count Basie, and members of the Basie and Duke Ellington orchestra. The record album available on Columbia is considered a jazz “classic.”
    1941 - On Okeh Records, Gene Krupa and his band recorded "Drum Boogie". The Irene Daye sang with them in the song’s chorus.
    1942- Former heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali born Louisville, KY.
    1944- Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, Beauford, SC.
    1945---Top Hits
Don’t Fence Me In - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters
There Goes that Song Again - Russ Morgan
I’m Making Believe - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots
I’m Wastin’ My Tears on You - Tex Ritter
    1948--Mick Taylor, one of the great slide guitarists in rock music, was born in Welwyn Garden City, England. He left school at 15 and taught himself guitar, playing in a local group called The Gods. Taylor sat in for Eric Clapton when Clapton missed a gig with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Taylor later joined Mayall's group when Clapton left permanently. Taylor's playing on John Mayall's "Bare Wires" album led to him being selected to replace the deceased Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones in 1969. His highlight with the Stones is the album "Exile on Main Street." Mick Taylor left the Stones in 1974, played briefly with a band led by Jack Bruce, then in 1979 began a solo career. 
    1949- “The Goldberg’s” premiered on TV. Originally broadcast by CBS, this show was one of the earliest TV sitcoms. The show centered around a Jewish mother and her family living in the Bronx and later in the suburbs. Gertrude Berg created the hit radio show before she wrote, produced and starred as Molly Goldberg in the television version. Contributing actors and actresses included Philip Loeb, Arlene McQuade, Tom Taylor, Eli Mintz, Menasha Skulnik and Arnold Stang.
    1950-A team of 11 thieves, in a precisely timed and choreographed strike, steals more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. The Great Brinks Robbery, as it quickly became known, was the almost perfect crime. Only days before the statute of limitations was set to expire on the crime, the culprits were finally caught. Tony Pino, a lifelong criminal, was the mastermind behind the audacious theft. Together with Big Joe McGinnis, he assembled a group that meticulously planned the heist. They staked out the depot for a year and a half to figure out when it was holding the most money. Then, the gang stole the plans for the depot's alarm system and returned them before anyone noticed that they were missing. The criminal team held repeated rehearsals, with each man wearing blue coats and Halloween masks. On January 17, they finally put their plan into action. Inside the counting room, the gang surprised the guards and tied up the employees. Fourteen canvas bags, weighing more than half a ton, were filled with cash, coins, checks, and money orders. Within 30 minutes, the Brinks robbery team was gone-taking $2.7 million with them. They left no clues at all. Next, the gang met and split the proceeds of the theft. They agreed that each would stay out of trouble for six years and they almost made it. However, one of the men, Specs O'Keefe, left his share with another member because he had to serve a prison sentence for another crime. O'Keefe, worried that he would be cheated out of his money, indicated that he might begin to talk. The others decided to send a hit man to kill O'Keefe but he was only wounded, and the assassin was caught. O'Keefe made a deal with police and testified against the others. Eight participants in the Great Brinks Robbery were caught and convicted. However, only a small part of the money was ever recovered. Tours of Boston today take you down this street and tell you about
the individuals in the robbery.
    1952- after a short period of small bands, Count Basie brings his big band back with
a recording contract at Clef records.
    1953---Top Hits
Why Don’t You Believe Me - Joni James
Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes - Perry Como
Keep It a Secret - Jo Stafford
Midnight - Red Foley
    1956 - British pop star Paul Young is born in Bedfordshire, England. His biggest hit is ``Everytime You Go Away'' in 1985. The No. 1 song is written by Daryl Hall.
    1960- baseball player Chilli Davis born Kingston, Jamaica.
    1960-Nearly 20 million people watch Cliff Richard and The Shadows perform on Sunday Night At The London Palladium, where the singer is presented a Gold record for his hit, "Living Doll". 
    1961- President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his farewell address to the nation on national radio and television, spoke the sentences that would be the most quoted and remembered of his presidency. In a direct warning, he said, "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and persists."
    1961---Top Hits
Wonderland by Night - Bert Kaempfert
Exodus - Ferrante & Teicher
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
North to Alaska - Johnny Horton
    1963-Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts and Ian Stewart perform together for the first time at London's Marquee Jazz Club. 
    1964 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``There! I've Said It Again,'' Bobby Vinton. This song can be considered the last No. 1 song before the British invasion. After four weeks at No. 1, Vinton turns over that spot to the Beatles and their first U.S. hit, ``I Want to Hold Your Hand.''
    1967- the first "Human Be-In" was held on the polo field of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It is estimated 20,000 “hippies” gathered to listen to psychedelic music, love each other, and use recreational drugs, not necessarily in that order. Among the performers were the Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Among the speakers Jerry Rubin, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti & Timothy Leary. Participants were urged to bring food to share, flowers, beads, costumes, feathers, bells, cymbals & flags. The Be-In was produced by Michael Bowen. Sponsored by Haight Independent Proprietors (H.I.P.) & the Communication Co.
    1967-40-year-old David Mason recorded the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatle's "Penny Lane" at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid 27 pounds, 10 shillings ($42) for his performance. In August, 1987, the trumpet he used was sold at a Sotheby's auction for $10,846.
    1967- London's Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line John Lennon wrote in "A Day In The Life."
    1988 - A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low barometric pressure reading of 29.25 inches.
    1969---Top Hits
I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me - Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash
    1969-- Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin" released.
    1969-- Elton John, "Lady Samantha" released.
    1970-- Willie Mays is named as the Player of the Decade for the sixties by the Sporting News.
    1971-- Marvin Gaye performs the national anthem at Superbowl V in Miami, FL.
    1971 -- Baltimore defeats Dallas 16-13 in Super Bowl V on Jim O'Brien's 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining.
    1972-- Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN is renamed "Elvis Presley Blvd."
    1974 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Show and Tell,'' Al Wilson.
    1975- “Baretta” premiered on TV; CBS series starring Robert Blake as Baretta, a police detective who defied his superiors and solved his cases in a most unorthodox manner--usually by figuring it out while talking to his pet cockatoo, Fred, or his informant, Rooster (played by Michael D. Roberts). Commanding officer Lieutenant Hal Brubaker was played by Edward Grover. The last telecast aired on June 1, 1978.
    1976-- Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" hits #1, written by the Beach Boy’s
pianist, Bruce Johnston.
    1977---Top Hits
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Car Wash - Rose Royce
You Never Miss a Really Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye) - Crystal Gayle
    1984-- VCR home taping ruled legal: The US Supreme Court ruled that private use of a home videocassette recorder did not violate copyright laws. The decision overturned a 1981 ruling that made the copying of programs and the sale of video recorders illegal. The Supreme Court's decision marked a major defeat for Walt Disney, Universal City Studios, and other entertainment companies that had fought to ban home videotape machines. Over the next fifteen years, as technology improved for reproducing and electronically distributing images, words, movies, and other media, intellectual property cases like the VCR suit would become increasingly important.
    1984 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Owner of a Lonely Heart,'' Yes.
    1985---Top Hits
Like a Virgin - Madonna
All I Need - Jack Wagner
You’re the Inspiration - Chicago
The Best Year of My Life - Eddie Rabbitt 
    1987 - A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS.
    1988- the Denver Bronco’s won their second consecutive AFC championship by defeating the Cleveland Browns., 38-33. , at Denver’s Mile High Stadium. Denver quarter-back John Elway threw three touchdown passes, and Jermiah Castille stripped the ball from Cleveland’s Earnest Bryner late in the game to preserve the victory. 
    1990 - Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi.
    1990-- The Fifth Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include Hank Ballard, Bobby Darin, The Four Seasons, The Four Tops, The Kinks, The Platters, Simon and Garfunkel, and The Who.
    1991 - Operation Desert Storm began. The first serviceman killed in the Gulf War was Navy pilot Scott Speicher. His F-18 Hornet fighter was shot down over Iraq by antiaircraft fire. The U.S. and its United Nations allies went to war to drive Saddam Hussein’s army out of Iraqi-occupied Kuwait. U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf gave the go-ahead for bombing raids on Baghdad, followed a few weeks later by assaults with ground troops on Iraqi troops in southern Iraq and Kuwait. During the following six weeks Iraq fired its Scud missiles at U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia and at the general population in Israel, but was routed soundly. Iraqi troops left Kuwait, retreating all the way to Baghdad and, in many cases, surrendering in the field. 
    1993-- President William Jefferson Clinton's Inauguration ceremonies feature a free outdoor concert at which Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan, and Diana Ross (among others) perform.
    1994-an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the Los Angeles area about 4:20 AM. The epicenter was at Northridge in the San Fernando Valley, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A death toll of 51 was announced Jan 20. Sixteen of the dead were killed in the collapse of one apartment building. More than 25,000 people were made homeless by the quake and 680,000 lost electric power. Many buildings were destroyed and others made uninhabitable due to structural damage. A section of the Santa Monica Freeway, part of the Simi Valley Freeway and three major overpasses collapsed. Hundreds of aftershocks occurred in the following several weeks. Costs to repair the damages were estimated at 15-30 billion dollars.
    1995 -Los Angeles Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
    1996- Center Steve Yzerman of the Detroit Red Wings scored the 500th-regular season goal of his National Hockey League career as the Wings defeated the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2.
    1996-- The Eleventh Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground.
    1996- The Eleventh Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies are held in New York City. Inductees include David Bowie, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, The Shirelles, and The Velvet Underground. 
    1998 - Savage Garden’s "Truly, Madly, Deeply" was the number-one single in the U.S. for the first of two weeks. “I want to stand with you on a mountain; I want to bathe with you in the sea; I want to lay like this forever; Until the sky falls down on me.”
    1999-At the American Music Awards, Billy Joel is given the Special Award of Merit for his "inspired songwriting skills" and "exciting showmanship." 
    2010 - A series of strong Pacific storms impacted Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah from January 17th through 23rd, leaving behind several feet of snow across the higher terrain and breaking numerous lowest barometric pressure records across the region. Sunrise Mountain, Arizona received 77 inches of snow, while Mammoth Lakes, California received 90 inches.

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