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Account Representatives & Inside Sales Manager needed in Nashville, TN & Austin, TX. with exp., in finance & sales, & a successful track record of sales leasing. Work directly with CFOs, CIOs, CEOs and other high-level executives at the Mid-Market level. Please send resume indicating position and location of interest to: Us_DFS_Staffing@dell.com .

About the Company: At Dell Financial Services, we aspire to fuel your potential with the kind of challenging opportunities and hands-on support you need to grow. We're the exclusive provider of leasing and finance services for Dell technology systems worldwide.

Friday, January 21, 2005


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    The Value of Salzano's PG
        Premier's Buyco, Piazza, Villegas new CLP's
            7 Ways to Improve your life in 2005
Classified Ads---Help Wanted
    Well, excuse me: CIT Stock Falling
            Philip Litchenstein ATEL Sr.VP Sales/Syndications
National City Completes Acquisition of Charter 1 Vendor Fin.
    News Briefs---
        "Gimme that Wine"
            This Day in American History
                American Football Poem

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Atlanta , GA.
GlobalTech Portfolio Services provides world class lease, loan administration and asset management for equipment and vehicles. Current portfolios $1 billion. Contact Alan Zeppenfeld
E-mail: azeppenfeld@globaltechfinancial.com

Atlanta, GA.
Let Tax Partners handle your sales and use tax compliance duties w/less risk and cost than in-house. Largest tax compliance firm in US
E-mail: sales@taxpartners.com

Dallas, TX.
Property Tax and sales and use tax administration services performance is guaranteed and we will save you time and money or our service is free.
E-mail: info@osgsolutions.com

Indianapolis, IN
JDR Solutions, LLC specializes in delivering customized back-office lease portfolio admin./ ASP services for lessors, banks, manufacturer captives: other financial institutions.
Paul Henkel (317) 251-5352 ex. 7201
E-mail: paul.henkel@jdrsol.com

Jacksonville, FL.
CIT's Portfolio Service Group: providing cost- effective lease/portfolio services: Accounting, Tax Reporting, Collection svc, End of Lease Solutions, Front End Documentation, Invoicing, and on-line reporting
E-mail: vincente.dingianni@cit.com

Laughlin, NV.
20 years experience on funder/broker sides. Looking for a relationship where I act as credit shop for smaller brokers when financial statements are involved.
E-mail: batarista@laughlin.net

New Rochelle, NY
Proactive management/administration of commercial/consumer vehicle lease/finance portfolios covering insurance, titles, registrations, sales/property taxes, tickets, collections, accounting, vehicle disposition. Since 1975
E-mail: Barrett@BarrettCapital.com

Northbrook, IL
Our staff of CPA's and lease professionals can handle any or all portfolio responsibilities incl. portfolio mgmt, invoicing, sales/property/ income tax, accounting, etc.
E-mail: ngeary@edwinsigel.com

San Rafael, CA
We can run your back office from origination to final payoff. 30 years experience in commercial equipment lease and loan portfolio management.
E-mail: gmartinez@phxa.com

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The Value of Salzano's PG

By Kit Menkin

The personal address of Peter J. Salzano is on the bankruptcy filing, which along with the actual public record is being passed around on the internet, including the suggestion to write him a “letter of congratulations, wishing him well.”

In the filing of personal bankruptcy protection, the chairman and chief operation officer of NorVergence, as he referred to his position in various press releases, listed the 20 largest claims, disputing his signature to “personal guarantees” to several leasing companies. He claims a “rubber stamp” of his signature was utilized without his knowledge. He claims he never agreed to personally guarantee the leases in the “private label program.”

Evidently NorVergence is “recourse” and/or has “representations and warranties” that included a personal guarantee from Mr. Salzano. This is turn may be more an Archiles heal in defense of “Equipment Rental Contracts. “ Issues of “due process” plus the sequence of “representations and warranties” will be in question. Since the filing of the bankruptcy, it certainly appears the personal guarantee will be of little financial value.

Listed are:

DeLage Landen Financial Services, Newark, NJ $681,197

American Express, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida $362,000

CIT, Jacksonville, Florida unknown

GE Leasing/Capital, Portland, Oregon unknown

---and perhaps more important: the Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Pennsyvania ( N.J. AG Peter C. Harvey, Esq., has a suit involving fraud. )

All are marked “disputed” by Peter J. Salzano.

Not mentioned in the bankruptcy filings, but surely to be included, is the probe regarding five days before the June 30 court action, NorVergence managed to wire more than $160,000 to two related companies, according to court papers.

One, Network Digital Office Systems, is run by NorVergence Chief Executive Peter Salzano. The other, Data Solutions, provided the consulting services of Salzano's brother, Thomas, to NorVergence.

It is Thomas N. Salzano who was supposedly “the brains” behind the company. He allegedly had a bankruptcy from a similar “scam” and could not be named as president.

In a company press release, this statement was made:

“The company was then founded after a year of NDA Development in 2001 by Peter J. Salzano Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. NorVergence is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. Strategic Technology Solutions Providers include: Lucent, Cisco and IBM.

Engineering Company with 38 offices Nationwide, over 1,200 employees and Engineers from some of the top technology firms in the world including: Nortel, Lucent, Cisco and IBM. The company is Drastically Reducing Technology Costs for Growing Companies.”

Thomas N. Salzano was paid by NorVergence as a consultant, but reportedly he was at the headquarters most every day and referred to employees he was “chief managing officer” of the company.

According to the Pensyvania Times-Record,”... i n the early 1990s, after running a freight consulting business, (Thomas N. )Salzano founded Minimum Rate Pricing Inc. in Bloomfield, a reseller of residential long-distance phone service that eventually hired hundreds of people but ran afoul of federal regulators in 1998 when customers complained that MRP illegally switched their long-distance, a technique known as slamming.

“A settlement was reached, and MRP agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine to the Federal Communications Commission. But over the next few months, MRP's business imploded. 

The company, which bought its long-distance service wholesale from WorldCom (now MCI), racked up $67 million in debt, according to court papers, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, along with some related companies, in February 1999.

“Months later, creditors battled in court for the remaining scraps, saying in court papers that Salzano set up "The Telecom Education Trust," a college trust fund for Salzano's five children, into which was funneled $250,000 in company funds. 

“Warren Martin, a New Jersey lawyer who represented the creditors' committee, said a judge ordered that money returned.

“Creditors also accused ( Thomas N. )Salzano of transferring $2.7 million in company funds to a Swiss bank while the company was in bankruptcy proceedings. But the creditors decided it wasn't worth the cost and effort to pursue those charges, Martin recalled. "Essentially, the business went away and there was nothing left but a bunch of lawsuits," he said.

“In the end, the bankruptcy court allowed WorldCom, the largest creditor, to buy the remaining MRP customers, using part of its debt as payment, Engle said. 

“MRP customers became WorldCom customers. And Salzano started to plan his next venture: NorVergence.”


Peter C. Harvey, New Jersey Attorney General

Alex Wolf was the Chief Operation Officer, the person with the telecom sales background, and Robert J. Fine, reportedly president of NorVergence Capital and the one who arranged the “private label” contracts and placement of leases. They may be one of the “John

Doe's” named in New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey's

Here is a copy of the Peter J. Salzano's personal bankruptcy filing:



**** announcement***************************

Premier's Buyco, Piazza, Villegas new CLP's

The Board of Directors of the CLP Foundation would like to extend its congratulations to three new Certified Lease Professionals who are all with Premier Lease & Loan Services located in Bellevue, WA. We wish to express our thanks to Premier for their support of the CLP Program.

John Buyco, CLP
Accountant IV
Virginia Piazza, CLP
Assistant Vice President
Victor Villegas, CLP
Vice President

The CLP designation these individuals have earned is a visible recognition of their experience in the industry and their professional achievement in having passed the CLP Exam.

The CLP Foundation is the official governing body for the Certified Lease Professional ("CLP") Program. The CLP designation sets the standard for professionalism in the leasing industry who have demonstrated their competency through continued education, testing and conduct. The letters "CLP" behind their name represent a visible recognition of this professional achievement and status.

We invite you to visit our web site -- www.clpfoundation.org for detailed information about the CLP Foundation and the CLP Program. For further information about our Mentor Program and Anonymous Test Taker Program please contact:

Cynthia W. Spurdle
Executive Director
CLP Foundation
PH: 610/687-0213
FAX: 610/687-4111
E-mail: cindy@clpfoundation.org




7 Ways to Improve your life in 2005

1) Set Your Priorities: Figure out what is important to you the rest will follow
2) Clean your Closet: If you have not worn a piece of clothing in two years         toss it
3) Grow A Plant: The body changes and reacts to the presence of plants
4) Listen to New Music: It's a new you!
5) Read More Books: Because it is one of life's great pleasures.
6) Exercise A Little, The benefits are seeing your grandchildren grow
7) Volunteer: Volunteering doesn't just help people on the receiving
        end; studies show that it drastically improves health and happiness.
        from Barbara Griffith's "Socalleasing eNews"




Classified Ads---Help Wanted

Account Representative & Inside Sales Manager

Account Representatives & Inside Sales Manager needed in Nashville, TN & Austin, TX. with exp., in finance & sales, & a successful track record of sales leasing. Work directly with CFOs, CIOs, CEOs and other high-level executives at the Mid-Market level. Please send resume indicating position and location of interest to: Us_DFS_Staffing@dell.com .

About the Company: At Dell Financial Services, we aspire to fuel your potential with the kind of challenging opportunities and hands-on support you need to grow. We're the exclusive provider of leasing and finance services for Dell technology systems worldwide.



Small-ticket Lessor seeking an experienced accounting professional for a full-time position. Successful candidates should have prior experience in the equipment leasing industry. Knowledge of LeasePlus accounting software a major plus. E-mail: recruiter@gen-cap.com.
[Job Description]

About the Company: Genesis Commercial Capital, LLC; Irvine, CA; www.gen-cap.com


Business Development Officer

Business Development Officer, Camarillo, (Ventura, CA area) for Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Job description. Contact: ron.neal@sbbt.com Phone 805-384-2581
Fax 801-482-3593

About the Company: Santa Barbara Bant & Trust is a $5+ billion, multi-bank holding company dedicated to providing an enduring network of community banks on the Central Coast of California. This unique partnership of independent banks provides customers in six California counties with the financial strength and product diversity of a big bank, delivered with the responsiveness
and personalized attention of a local community bank.


Funding Manager

Seeking a very organized, detail oriented Funding Manager with experience in discounting consumer and commercial auto loans and leases.
Top salary. Send resume via email to ekaye@advantagefunding.us
or fax to 718 392 5427.

About the Company: Advantage Funding is the leader in automotive and equipment lease financing, Long Island City, NY.



Middle Market Sales Representative

Middle Market Sales Rep.: exp. sales reps throughout country for middle market leasing/financing. Must have min.5-years exp. in “hard assets” ranging from 100K -$1.0MM generated from vendor and /or direct sources. Excel. benefits, base salary and commission program. Resumes to amandell@eqcorp.com .

About the Company: A rapidly expanding Middle Market Leasing / Finance Company located in CT. Equilease Financial Services, Inc


Business Channel Manager / National Sales Manager/ Small Ticket Leasing Sales People

We seek a National Sales Manager (Equipment Leasing Experience) for a copier Captive. Also need a Business Channel Manager for a Captive. Also need Small Ticket Leasing Sales People for a multi-$B Bank. CA. AZ. & FL.

MSI International is a global recruiting firm that has been supporting the grown and success of companies and enhancing the careers of professionals since 1968.


National Accounts Manager

National Accounts Mgr: Truck/Trailer Industry.  Must generate minimum of $500K/month. Click here for detailed description & resume submission info.

Trinity Capital, a subsidiary of Bank of the West, is a national leader in the equipment financing industry with a consistent presence and superior reputation.



Well, excuse me: CIT Stock Falling

by Kit Menkin

Dow Jones reported this:

“Despite a fourth-quarter report that exceeded expectations, CIT Group shares dropped 4 percent Wednesday after CIT's efficiency

ratio, a measure of expenses versus earnings, rose over the previous period and the same period last year to 45.4 percent. Craig Maurer, an analyst at Fulcrum Global Partners, notes that the company has been struggling with growing expenses for some time, but "seems to be making little progress in cutting costs" despite ongoing efforts to do so. CIT Chairman and CEO Jeffrey M. Peek has acknowledged the problem and says the company will strive for an efficiency ratio of under 40 percent in 2005. The company has suggested several strategies to achieve this goal, including consolidating its leasing system, but Maurer says deeper cuts will be necessary. In addition, Maurer says the company's lack of organic loan growth is a problem, because CIT's concentration on the sub-prime home equity market could make it vulnerable to expected interest rate hikes this year. Meanwhile, Eric E. Wasserstrom, an analyst at UBS, says the company is making progress with its strategic initiatives.”

There also was adverse publicity regarding the acquisition of an education company, although Fitch gave the move a “very good rating;” actually reporting it a “sound move.”

My impression is that the stock market perceives things that often have nothing to do with the real world. Buyers and sellers are often excited over the wrong things, but then again, that is why you hire a professional to guide your portfolio through the B.S.

CIT Financial continues to be a leader in its field with very high morale
among employees, and perhaps this is talk again for another company
to make a move on them as Tyco did. The rumor is Fleet Bank.
Wall Street is up to its old tricks. Those in the actual industry know
the strength, knowledge, and skills of the CIT Financial employees.
If this was the NFL, they are in the playoffs and potentially could
win the Super Bowl of equipment finance and leasing.





Philip Litchenstein Appointed ATEL Sr.VP Sales/Syndications

“Phil Litchenstein is Senior Vice President of ATEL Leasing. Phil is responsible for managing the national sales and syndications teams. Prior to joining ATEL, Phil was an Executive Vice President at Security Pacific Leasing where he headed the big ticket, aviation and syndications groups. After Security Pacific Leasing merged with Bank of America, Phil became a Managing Director of Bank of America Leasing & Capital Corp. where he managed the Energy and Utilities sales team.

“Phil has concluded multi-million dollar lease transactions with companies such as Texaco, Conoco, American Electric Power, Anadarko, The Southern Companies, Occidental Petroleum, Dow Chemical, Sunoco, Ohio Edison, and many others.

“Phil received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. from San Francisco State University.”



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

ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY: Great opportunity for a successful lease marketing executive or a company interested in expanding in vendor leasing. Company develops full service private label vendor programs for major manufacturers. Founder is retiring, will retain lease portfolio and is receptive to providing some owner financing. For more info, click here.
Contact: Bruce Kropschot at (772) 234-4544 or bkropschot@kropschot.com

Kropschot Financial Services has arranged the sale of over 140 equipment leasing and specialty finance businesses in the past 19 years. www.kropschot.com

National City Completes Acquisition of Charter One Vendor Finance

(We are proud to inform you that Kropschot Financial Services initiated this transaction and served as exclusive financial advisor to Charter One Bank, N.A. We learned this afterwards. Even though Bruce Kropschot is on our advisory board, he tells us nothing about his

clients or business, and even though he pays for advertising here, we found this out via the Business Wire, and learned afterwards of his involvement. Editor )

CLEVELAND, J -- National City Bank announced that it has completed its acquisition of Charter One Vendor Finance, LLC, formerly a subsidiary of Charter One Bank, N.A.

http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030428/NATIONALCITYLOGO )

Charter One Vendor Finance serves major vendors, such as manufacturers, value-added resellers, and select specialized lessors, in middle- and large- ticket equipment and software markets, and finances equipment and real estate for franchisees of selected, leading franchisors. The group currently provides these vendors with ongoing programmatic lease and debt financing capabilities for their end-user customers. The company, based in Lisle, Illinois, has 20 employees.

The business will continue to be managed by its current senior management team of Chuck Schultz, John Cortese and Jim McLean.

"This acquisition rounds out National City Commercial Capital's vendor finance suite of products and aligns well with National City's strategy to expand the commercial banking business," said Vince Rinaldi, president and CEO National City Commercial Capital. "The experience, superior credit quality and demonstrated growth capability of this business will clearly allow National City to advance its position as a leading player in the vendor finance marketplace."

About National City Commercial Capital

National City Commercial Capital is a national, high-growth, multi- channeled equipment finance company that provides a broad array of products and services to both new and existing customers and markets. It is one of the largest bank-affiliated leasing companies in the country. National City Commercial Capital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC - News) and is based in Cincinnati. For more information about National City Commercial Capital, visit the company's Web site at NC-4.com.

About National City

National City Corporation (NYSE: NCC - News), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Pennsylvania, and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management. For more information about National City, visit the company's Web site at NationalCity.com.

Source: National City Corporation



News Briefs---

Dollar Holds Near 2-Month High Vs. Euro

Q3 ‘04 Venture Capital Performance

AT&T Profit 84% Higher in 4th Quarter

Citigroup's Earnings Climb 12% in Quarter

30-year mortgage rates fall for 3rd week



“Gimme that Wine”

If You are going to the Superbowl, Visit a Florida Winery

Kendall-Jackson Closing Original Lake County Winery

Wine Events

Peasant turns prince
Long considered an ignoble grape, Petite Sirah's parentage lifts the variety from working class to nobility

NZ wine exports on the increase



This Day in American History

    1648- Margaret Brent made her claim as America's first feminist by demanding a voice and vote for herself in the Maryland colonial assembly. Brent came to America in 1638 and was the first woman to own property in Maryland. At the time of her demands she was serving as secretary to Governor Leonard Calvert. She was ejected from the meetings, but when Calvert died she became his executor and acting governor, presiding over the General Assembly. History records this event as the beginning of the woman suffrage movement in America. In 1640, she became the first woman barrister in America, officially the colonial attorney for Cecilius Calvert, Lord Proprietor of Maryland.
    1738- Ethan Allan, Revolutionary War soldier and leader of the Vermont "Green Mountain Boys." born at Lichfield, CT, he died at Burlington, VT, Feb 12, 1789. History finds him quite an opportunist who high school history books have painted quite a different picture of his actual deeds. He actually missed most of the revolutionary war because he was in British prison. He led several movements, including a military effort, to join both New York and Vermont with Canada.
( see: Legends, Lies and Cherished Myths of American History by Richard Shenkman )
    1801 -- "Federal Bonfire Number Two": a mysterious fire sweeps the offices of the Department of Treasury, destroying books and papers, after Republicans demanded proof that the expenditures of Timothy Pickering, the recently replaced Federalist Secretary of War, could be properly accounted for. He was censured by Congress. He was re-elected to Congress for two more terms, then retired.
    1812 - The famous Y-bridge in Zanesville, Ohio, was given approval for construction.
    1824-Birthday of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate general and one of the most famous soldiers of the American Civil War, best known as "Stonewall" Jackson. Born at Clarksburg, VA (now WV). At the first Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861, Union forces under Gen. Irvin McDowell were defeated by the Confederates. McDowell delayed the attack for two days, allowing Confederate Gen. Beauregard to call on reinforcements from the Shenandoah Valley. Their arrival late in the day gave the Confederates a numerical advantage. It was in this battle that Confederate Gen. Thomas J. Jackson was nicked named ‘Stonewall” for his firm stand at a crucial moment. May 2, 1963, General Stonewall Jackson, leading a large part of General lee's army, delivered a devastating blow on General Hooker's right flank. The Battle of Chancellorsville, 50 miles southwest of Washington, DC had started the day before. It was Lee goal to capture Washington, and the chance encounter in Gettysburg stopped him. In this battle, General Robert E. Lee won his greatest victory over huge Union forces under General Joseph Hooker, considered a military idiot, who allowed his men to party and bring prostitutes along ( thus the name Hookers ). In the North, 17,275 were killed or wounded; in the South, 12,821. Reconnoitering with his staff at day's end on May 2, Jackson and his group were mistaken for Union Soldiers and fired upon by their own forces. Jackson's shattered left arm had to be amputated. While he was hospitalized pneumonia set in; his death came on May 10 th in Chancellorsvile, VA.

    1844- John Browning, world famous gun maker and inventor who was taught gunsmithing by his Mormon pioneer father, Jonathan Browning, was born at Ogden, UT. Starting the J.M. & M.S. Browning Arms Company with his brother, he designed guns for Winchester, Remington, Stevens and Colt arms companies, as well as American and European armies. Browning had more gun patents than any other gunsmith in the world. He is best known worldwide for inventing the machine gun in 1890 and the automatic pistol in 1896. He died suddenly Nov 26, 1926- at age 71, while at Belgium on business. The company he founded, known now as Browning Arms Company, is located at Morgan, UT.
    1853- Dr. Russell L. Hawes of Worcester, MA, received a patent for an envelope folding machine that proved practical commercially. It was not self-gumming, but nevertheless it enable three girls to produce the finished product at the rate of about 25,000 envelopes in 10 hours, thus allowing “junk mail” to be economically sent..
    1863 - A severe coastal storm dropped heavy rain on the Fredericksburg area of Virginia. It disrupted a Union Army offensive in an ill famed "mud march"
    1867 -- Patrol Special Officer, Armand Barbier, arrests His Majesty Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, for involuntary treatment of a mental disorder and thereby creates a major civic uproar. San Francisco Police Chief Patrick Crowley apologizes to His Majesty & orders him released. Several scathing newspaper editorials follow the arrest. All police officers begin to salute His Majesty when he passed them on the street.
    1880- the first sewage –disposal system separate from the city water system was built in Memphis, TN, under the direction of George Edwin Waring. The pipes were sewage only and kept constantly cleansed with water and were well ventilated. Other cities copied this new “sewer system.”
    1884- Roger Baldwin, founder of the American Civil Liberties Union, called the "country's unofficial agitator for, and defender of, its civil liberties." Born at Wellesley, MA, he died Aug 26, 1981, at Ridgewood, NJ.
    1943-Birthday of bass player Steve Gilmore, Trenton, NJ

    1915- First Kiwanis Club chartered at Detroit, MI. 
    1917-Birthday of pianist Billy Maxted, born Racine, WI. Great pianist, he wrote many arrangements for Ray Eberle; Red Nichols; Will Bradley, and even Benny Goodman. At the end of the big band era, Billy has his own band briefly.

    1920 -- Palmer "Red" Raids now target labor activists and radicals for US government repression. Attorney General A.Mitchell Palmer orders the roundup of all suspected for prosecution & deportation where possible. The man in charge is J. Edgar Hoover. Thousands of people are arrested in a nationwide sweep, most arrests are illegal, without warrants or justification. Thousands are eventually deported.
    1920 -- Author Ernest Hemingway returns to America after his World War I experiences.


    1936-Birthday of Malka Cohen, of the 1960's Canadian folk duo of Malka and Joso, was born in Israel. She met her singing partner, Joso Spralja, in the early '60s at a Toronto coffeehouse, Yorkville 71. The couple toured Canada, and in 1966 appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York. The following year, Malka and Joso appeared before Princess Margaret in England. But 1967 also marked the end of their partnership. Malka Cohen began a second career as an independent radio interviewer.

    1936-Birthday of New Orleans blues singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin.

    1938- “Wolfman Jack” born Robert Smith at Brooklyn, NY. He became famous as a disc jockey for radio stations at Mexico in the 1960s. Wolfman Jack was influential as a border radio voice because the Mexican station broadcast at 250,000 watts, five times the legal limit for American stations at the time, and therefore he was heard over a vast part of the US. During his night shift he played blues, hillbilly and other black and white music that wasn't getting a lot of exposure. He later appeared on American radio, movies and television as an icon of 1960s radio. Wolfman Jack died July 1, 1995, at Belvedere, NC.
    1940- golfer Jack Nicklaus born Columbus, Ohio

    1941—Birthday of singer/song writer, guitarist Richie Haven


    1942- Duke Ellington records C Jam Blues, Perdidio.
    1943-Birthday of bass player Steve Gilmore, Trenton, NJ

    1946 - On ABC radio, "The Fat Man" debuted, starring J. Scott Smart as the portly detective, who weighed 270 pounds in real life. This was one of my favorite radio shows that I remember listening to, perhaps in the late 1940's. “There he goes. Into that drug store. He's stepping on the scales. Weight? 237 pounds. Fortune? Danger. Whoooo is it? The FAT MANNNNNNNNNNN.” Later I learned perhaps my favorite author Dashiell Hammet was involved in writing for the radio show.

    1949—Top Hits
Buttons and Bows - Dinah Shore
A Little Bird Told Me - Evelyn Knight
On a Slow Boat to China - The Kay Kyser Orchestra (vocal: Harry Babbitt & Gloria Wood)
I Love You So Much It Hurts - Jimmy Wakely
    1949- First Miles Davis Birth of the “Cool” session, Capital 1762
    1950-Birthday of singer Billy Ocean, musician, songwriter, born Leslie Charles, Trinidad, West Indies.
    1951 - Mildred (Babe Didrikson) Zaharias set a new women's golf record when she won the Tampa Women's Open with a medal play score at a record 288 for 72 holes. In the 1932 Olympics, Babe won two gold and one silver medal for the javelin throw, the 80-meter hurdles and the high jump, respectively. She also skilled at basketball, baseball, billiards and golf. As well as being a member of the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame, LPGA Hall of Fame (Babe was a founding member of the LPGA), National Track and Field Hall of Fame, Olympic Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame.
    1953- the first gas-turbine car made was the XP-21 Firebird, built by General Motors. The 370-horespower Whirlfire turbojet was installed in the rear of the car. It had a plastic body and accommodated only the driver. Its speed was 150 miles per hour, but it was believed capable of 235 miles per hour. Since it consumed fuel faster than conventional cards, it was not commercially produced.
    1954 - The first atomic-powered submarine, the "Nautilus," was launched in Groton, Connecticut, after First Lady, Mamie Eisenhower, christened it with a bottle of champagne.
    1954 - In New York City, the gas turbine automobile was introduced with a 370 horsepower, ‘whirlfire' turbopower jet powering it.
    1957---Top Hits
Singing the Blues - Guy Mitchell
The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Singing the Blues - Marty Robbins
    1957- country singer Patsy Cline won an Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scout" show, singing "Walking After Midnight." Her single of the contest-winning song was on both the country and pop charts for a number of weeks. During the next few years, Patsy Cline became one of the top female country singers. She was killed in a plane crash in 1963.
    1959 - The Kingston Trio, with members Bob Shane, Nick Reynolds and Dave Guard; was awarded a gold record for their single, "Tom Dooley", about a man named Tom Dooley who was going to be hanged - "poor boy, you're bound to, die." The Kingston Trio recorded many other hits, including: "Greenback Dollar", "M.T.A.", "Reverend Mr. Black", "Tijuana Jail", and the war protest song, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?".
    1961- The first cabinet member who was the brother of the president was Robert F. Kennedy, who took office as attorney general in the cabinet of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, DC. 1962- Snow falls in San Francisco
    1964 - After 3 years, Carl Rowen took over for Edward R. Murrow as head of the United States Information Agency (USIA), managing force of the worldwide Voice of America. Rowen had something else in common with Murrow, they both came from news backgrounds, Rowen from NBC, and Murrow from CBS.
    1965---Top Hits
Come See About Me - The Supremes
Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers
Downtown - Petula Clark
Once a Day - Connie Smith
    1966 -- promoter Bill Graham began his notorious three-day "Trips Festival" at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco. Music and LSD were available in large quantities.. The Festival at 400 North Point St. featured the Grateful Dead, Big Brother & the Holding Company, The Loading Zone, Chinese New Years' Lion Dancers & Drum & Bugle Corps, Stroboscopic Trampoline, &
Ken Kesey & His Merry Pranksters .
"Pray for the (grateful) dead & fight like hell for the living!"
— (with apologies to) Mother Jones

    1967 -US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
    1968 --Battle for Khe Sanh begins
One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins at Khe Sanh, 14 miles below the DMZ and six miles from the Laotian border. Seized and activated by the U.S. Marines a year earlier, the base, which had been an old French outpost, was used as a staging area for forward patrols and was a potential launch point for contemplated future operations to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos. The battle began on this date with a brisk firefight involving the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines and a North Vietnamese battalion entrenched between two hills northwest of the base. During the 66-day siege, U.S. planes, dropping 5,000 bombs daily, exploded the equivalent of five Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs in the area. The siege was finally lifted on April 6 when the cavalrymen linked up with the 9th Marines south of the Khe Sanh airstrip. The official casualty count for the Battle of Khe Sanh was 205 Marines killed in action and over 1,600 wounded (this figure did not include the American and South Vietnamese soldiers killed in other battles in the region). The U.S. military headquarters in Saigon estimated that the North Vietnamese lost between 10,000 and 15,000 men in the fighting at Khe Sanh.
    1969 -- The Navajo Community College, the first tribally established & operated community college in the U.S., opens at Many Farms, Arizona. Now called Dine College.

    1970 - ABC-TV aired "The Johnny Cash Show" in prime time, after its run as a summer replacement ended. The regular season series was a shot in the arm for country music. Cash wore black, his signature, in the all-color show.
    1970- Boeing, Seattle, WA introduced the Jumbo Jet, Boeing 747. It could carry up to 490 passengers, plus could be handled by terminal facilities of the time. the wide-bodied, two-decked aircraft was taller than a six-story building and could carry up to 490 passengers, more than could easily be handled by the terminal facilities of the time. The first 747s went into transatlantic service for Pan American Airlines.
    1973---Top Hits
You're So Vain - Carly Simon
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Soul Song - Joe Stampley
    1974 -- Four-day postal strike begins at Jersey City, N.J.
    1975- officials at the National Hockey League All-Star game made history by allowing female reporters in the players' locker rooms, a first for American professional sports. The coaches of the two squads arranged for reporters to interview players before they took their showers.
    1977 -- President Jimmy Carter issues unconditional pardon to most Vietnam draft resisters on his first full day in office. Affects between 100,000 to 500,000 people.
    1978 - The soundtrack to the film "Saturday Night Fever" reached #1 on the album chart (BeeGees)
    1979 -- Terry Bradshaw passes for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers to a 35-31 victory over the Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII. The Steelers become the first team to win three Super Bowls.
    1981---Top Hits
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond
The Tide is High - Blondie
I Love a Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbitt
    1982 -- Blues guitar giant B.B. King donates his entire record collection (including about 7,000 rare blues records he played when he was a disc jockey) to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

    1982 - The second of two major snowstorms to hit southern Minnesota came to an end. Minneapolis received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours to break the previous record of 17 inches in 24 hours established just a few days earlier. A record 38 inches of snow covered the ground following the two storms, with drifts ten feet high.
    1984 - Van Halen's single, Jump, entered the Billboard pop charts on this date, and later was in the Number 1 spot for 5 weeks, remaining on the charts for a total of 15 weeks. It eventually was certified gold.s for a 6 month stay.
    1985 -19ºF (-28ºC), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
    1985 -34ºF (-37ºC), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
    1985- Don DeLillo wins the American Book Award for his breakthrough novel, White Noise .
    1985 - Actor Patrick Duffy announced he was leaving the CBS show, "Dallas", at the end of the television season. His request that the character of Bobby Ewing not be recast by another actor was thankfully heeded as Bobby showed up in the new season, after a miraculous rise from the dead. His first appearance after his resurrection was in the shower, when he had clearly been killed in a tremendous car crash the previous season. And Duffy continued in the role of Bobby Ewing through the final episode in 1991.
    1985 - Three days of snow squalls at Buffalo NY finally came to an end. The squalls, induced by relatively warm water in Lake Erie, produced 34 inches of snow at the International Airport, with up to 47 inches reported in the suburbs of Buffalo. The New York "blizzard of 85" left many counties disaster areas. (19th-21st) (Weather Channel) (Storm Data) President Reagan was sworn in for a second term in the coldest Inauguration Ceremony of record. Cold and wind resulted in wind chill readings as much as 30 degrees below zero.
    1986 - Former major-league baseball player, Randy Bass, signed a contract making him the highest-paid baseball player in Japanese history. Bass signed for three years at $3.25 million to play for the Hanshin Tigers.
    1986- more than 100 students from Purdue University ran naked through the streets of West Lafayette, IN, in the schools quite unofficial Nude Olympics. the runners were undeterred by a temperature just a few degrees above freezing.
    1989---Top Hits
Two Hearts - Phil Collins
Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne
Armageddon It - Def Leppard
She's Crazy for Leavin' - Rodney Crowell
    1990- Tennis player John McEnroe's temper tantrum at the Australian Open got him disqualified form the tournament McEnroe, leading his match against Mikael Performs, became the first player ever tossed from this tournament.
    1990 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the state of Florida. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including West Palm Beach with a reading of 86 degrees. Rain in southern New England changed to freezing rain, then to sleet, and then to heavy snow during the late morning. Most of Massachusetts was blanketed with 6 to 10 inches of snow.
    1994 -- Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane for chopping off spouse's penis.

    1996-- US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo

Superbowl Champions This Date

    1979 Pittsburgh Steelers


Jan. 21

Orange Bowl
Miami Florida
Attendance: 79,484







Pittsburgh QB
17 for 30 318 yds
4 TD 1 In


American Football Poem

The Eagles

'Twas Sunday the 7th and all throughout Philly,
The fans were watching their Eagles on TV looking silly;
Their defense came out with such great designs,
But they couldn't stop Bettis and there's a Touchdown from Hines;

The Eagle fans watched and thought ?ooh how absurd?,
As they watched Hines Ward flap his arms like a bird;
But it was only 7-0 and there was no reason to worry,
With Donovan and T.O., this game would be tied in a hurry;

When out on the field something had happened,
Foote broke through the line, found McNabb, and he sacked him;
Punt it away Andy Reid had to shout,
There's no reason to worry, we'll get them to go 3 and out;

Big Ben throws to Burress, more runs by the Bus,
The Birds Fans were wondering what's happened to us;
This kids just a rookie, how can this happen,
Ward in the end zone again and his arms are a flapping;

He's ripping on T.O. the fans began screaming,
If they think this will keep up, they must be dreaming;
But when the offense took over it was three and out,
GIVE ME THE BALL T.O. began to shout;

The Steelers took over and moved it with ease,
Bettis was running through the defense like it was made of Swiss cheese;
Big Ben took the snap and rolled to the right,
TD to Reimersma, oh what a sight !

We are 7-0 and how could this be ?
But the Eagles were beaten 27 to 3;
We knew this was a good team to have to confront,
But holy hell, they didn't even punt !

To top it all off there was the dope in action,
T.O. yipping at McNabb gave me much satisfaction;
We'll meet again in the bowl was yelled out by some,
I for one hope so, because we'll get one for the thumb.

I'm sorry if this poem seems a little cocky,
Look at it this way Philly, you still have Rocky;
These words may come back to haunt me, but who cares for now;
I'm just going to continue waving my terrible towel !!!!!


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