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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

Friday, January 28, 2005


Classified Ads----Controller/Contract Administrator
    Pictures from the Past---1993—Ignacio R. Sanchez
            Free Listing in ELA Asset Management Sourcebook
"How Do You Know When to Duck?"
    Classified Ads---Help Wanted
        Discovery Bank to Buy Assets of Commercial Finance
            Pacific Capital Reports 14% Increase in 4th Q
IKON Announces Results for the First Quarter
    GATX 4th Quarter/Year-End Results
        National Vehicle Leasing Assoc. Web Site
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        "Gimme that Wine"
            This Day in American History
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Seattle, WA
CPA w/ 15 years management exp. as CFO/ Controller/5 yrs w/ PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Extensive exp providing accounting/ tax guidance for the equipment lease industry. Willing to relocate.
Email: bltushin@hotmail.com

Southeastern, MI.
Controller & Management experience w/ equip lessors &broker. MBA, CPA w/ extensive accounting, management, securitization experience with public and private companies. Willing to relocate.
Email: Leasebusiness@aol.com

Contract Administrator

New York, NY.
10+ years in equipment leasing/secured lending. Skilled in management & training, documentation, policy and procedure development & implementation, portfolio reporting. Strong work ethic.
Email: dln1031@nyc.rr.com

Portland, OR.
6+ years small ticket leasing/financing. Documentation/funding Policy development &implementation, management &training, process mapping, customer service, broker, vendor, portfolio experience.
Email: susanc777@hotmail.com

Sacramento, CA.
Accomplished project, program/contract manager/B.A. in Business/A.A. in Paralegal Studies- more than 15 years exper. equip. leasing industry (transaction & program management). Will relocate.
Email: keller67@citlink.net

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Pictures from the Past---1993—Ignacio R. Sanchez

“Ignacio R. Sanchez ( we keep asking him not to wear monogrammed shirts) was recently promoted to sales manager of the Irvine Office.

Top producer Sanchez says he is looking forward to sharing his experience with his entire team.”
October, 1993 “The Balboa Bulletin “( Balboa Capital, Irvine, Ca)


Leasing News asked “Izzy” for an up-date:

“I am still running TriStar Capital, LLC with my partners, Rob Hendrix and Mike Sanchez in Santa Ana. We should do about 25 million this year. I have been Off Road Racing, we have the TriStar Capital Race truck-Picture attached, and won the Baja 500 last year in our class. Recently, I was involved in the campaigns of my two sisters who are both House of Representatives in the US congress and got re elected.

“Ps. This is a recent picture of me behind the wheel of the USS Nimitz on a tour I took in San Diego.

Ignacio Sanchez, CLP
Vice President
TriStar Capital, LLC
525 N Cabrillo Park Drive
Suite 200
Santa Ana Ca 92701
PH (714) 667-6800
FX (714) 667-6110

Leasing News did a story about Izzy's Baja race:



What card is in your wallet?

Call Alco if you want a “yes.”




Free Listing in ELA Asset Management Sourcebook


The Equipment Leasing Association Asset Management Sourcebook is a comprehensive and detailed listing of service providers, contractors and consultants used by asset management professionals who manage excess, idle and off-lease equipment all over the world.

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And, don't forget, many of these same service providers will be exhibiting at the upcoming ELA Equipment Management Conference & Exhibition in Tucson, February 13-15. To learn more about the conference and to register, go to




"How Do You Know When to Duck?"


The Equipment Leasing and Financing Foundation's new report entitled, Forecasting Quality: an Executive Guide to Company Evaluation is a follow-up to an earlier report that chronicled the business failure of several companies in the leasing industry. That report begged the question of what signs and signals companies should watch for to get advance warning of impending disaster. This new report identifies those "Leading Indicators," giving companies an opportunity to change course when their very survival is at stake. It provides "Decision Filters" that can help management recognize danger signs with respect to the company's business model, its management, growth, and controls, enabling management to see disaster coming and take steps to avoid it.

Foundation donors can receive a copy at no charge; non-donors may download a copy for $10. Follow this link:
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for ordering information, or visit the Foundation's website at

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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.


Leasing Sales Representative

Leasing Sales Representative located in Minnesota, Wisconsin or Illinois, require three years plus experience. For full description & application, click here.

Associated banks are known for strong relationships with their communities, with many offices tracing their roots to the 1880s and 1890s. Associated Banc-Corp was founded in 1970. Associated employs approximately 4,000 people.


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.



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Discovery Bank to Buy Assets of Commercial Finance Company
and Form Bank Holding Company

- "Under the Discovery Bancorp umbrella we can consider a variety of new growth strategies, such as the acquisition of other banks or moving into related financial services like equipment leasing, insurance and brokerage services or financial planning...”---

SAN MARCOS, Calif.----Discovery Bank (OTCBB:DVLB) announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets, including its $23 million loan portfolio, and assume certain liabilities of Celtic Capital Corp., a privately held commercial finance company in Santa Monica, Calif. Discovery Bank also announced plans to form a new holding company, Discovery Bancorp, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals. The Bank will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the new holding company, which will also purchase the assets of Celtic in the newly formed subsidiary and continue operating the commercial finance business under the Celtic name.

The asset purchase of Celtic Capital, if approved, will be funded by a proposed offering of approximately $10 million of Discovery Bancorp's common stock. It's anticipated the offering will include about $6.5 million in equity capital for the asset purchase from Celtic Capital, $2.5 million in equity capital to support additional future growth activities of the bank, and approximately $1.0 million for the costs of the transactions and the holding company's working capital. Discovery Bank has tentatively set a special meeting for shareholders on April 13 to vote on the bank holding company formation.

Under terms of the holding company proposal, each share of Discovery Bank common stock would be exchanged for one share of common stock in Discovery Bancorp, which would hold Discovery Bank and Celtic Capital as wholly owned subsidiaries. Discovery Bank has approximately 1,040,000 shares outstanding. The proxy materials to be sent to shareholders will provide additional details regarding the holding company formation, the Celtic purchase and the proposed offering.

"Creating a holding company and adding Celtic Capital to the Discovery Bancorp family is a terrific opportunity for us," said James P. Kelley, president and chief executive officer of the Bank. "Celtic Capital's reputation and experience in commercial finance opens important new ground for us. It's a natural extension of our core product line to businesses and offers attractive new funding options for our customers."

"We look forward to the synergies that will develop from becoming part of Discovery Bancorp," said Bron Hafner, founder and chairman of Celtic Capital. "We anticipate new growth opportunities for our company from the added exposure this relationship will give us in new market areas."

Kelley added that forming a holding company provides the potential for building additional shareholder value beyond the inclusion of Celtic Capital as an operating subsidiary of Discovery Bancorp.

"Under the Discovery Bancorp umbrella we can consider a variety of new growth strategies, such as the acquisition of other banks or moving into related financial services like equipment leasing, insurance and brokerage services or financial planning. Our long-term goal is to remain a business bank and look for ways to extend our core business in ways that best serve the community."

Discovery Bank (www.discovery-bank.com), headquartered in San Marcos, Calif., is a full-service business bank serving the banking needs of small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and individuals in the San Diego County area. It was founded in September 2001, and opened a second office in Poway, California in 2004. As of September 30, 2004, the Bank had assets of $98 million and year-to-date earnings of approximately $450,000, or $0.46 per share.

Celtic Capital Corp. (ww.celticcapital.com) specializes in helping business owners leverage their companies' assets to secure financing for a variety of competitive needs. Celtic Capital provides financing packages from $500,000 to $5 million, and has a portfolio of loans throughout the western United States. The company was founded in 1982.

Discovery Bank Kenn Ulrich, 619-397-5471


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Pacific Capital Bancorp Reports 14% Increase in
Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.------Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ:PCBC):


-- Earnings per share of $0.32
-- Net interest income increases 22% over Q4 2003
-- Annualized loan growth of 15% during the quarter, excluding RALs

Pacific Capital Bancorp (NASDAQ:PCBC), a community bank holding company with $6.0 billion in assets, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2004.

Net income for the fourth quarter was $14.6 million, a 16% increase from $12.6 million in net income reported for the fourth quarter of 2003. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2004 were $0.32, a 14% increase from earnings per share of $0.28 reported for the fourth quarter of 2003.

Pacific Capital Bancorp's return on average equity (ROE) and return on average assets (ROA) for the fourth quarter of 2004 were 12.80% and 0.98%, respectively, compared to 12.90% and 1.04%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2003.

For the full year 2004, net income was $88.3 million, or $1.92 per diluted share, a 17% increase from $75.7 million, or $1.64 per diluted share reported for 2003.

Commenting on the outlook for 2005, William S. Thomas, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Capital Bancorp said, "We expect loan production to remain healthy across all segments, although we anticipate that the repayment of three large commercial real estate loans totaling approximately $60 million will impact our overall loan growth. In addition, we had an improvement in credit quality and a large amount of recoveries in 2004 that reduced the level of provision for credit losses that we needed to record. We will not have the same amount of recovery opportunities in 2005, and as such, we expect our provision for credit losses will increase by approximately $15 million, which is an appropriate level for a portfolio of our size and growth rate.

"Despite these issues that will result in challenging comparisons throughout 2005, we expect to post another solid year of earnings growth. We have a number of businesses that are in strong growth modes including leasing, consumer and small business lending and the RAL/RT programs. We also continue to be active in our exploration of additional mergers and acquisitions that can support our growth strategy. Our last acquisition, Pacific Crest Capital, has more than met our expectations so far, and we hope to identify additional opportunities that can provide a good return for our shareholders," said Thomas.

"The fourth quarter capped a very strong year for the Bank in which we generated double-digit increases in loans, deposits, and earnings per share," said Thomas "Our efforts to expand our leasing, consumer and small business lending relationships continued to drive significant loan growth during the fourth quarter, while our strong asset quality and recovery efforts resulted in a lower than expected provision for credit losses. We also continued to reposition the securities portfolio during the fourth quarter in order to enhance our investment income in future quarters."

During the fourth quarter, total interest income was $80.3 million, compared with $62.6 million in the same quarter of 2003. The increase in total interest income was primarily attributable to the growth in the loan portfolio and increased securities holdings.

Pacific Capital Bancorp is the parent company of Pacific Capital Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered bank that operates 45 branches under the brand names of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, First National Bank of Central California, South Valley National Bank, San Benito Bank and Pacific Capital Bank.

Pacific Capital Bancorp Deborah Whiteley, 805-884-6680 whiteley@pcbancorp.com

Full press release at: http://www.snl.com/Interactive/IR/file.asp?IID=100652&FID=1686891&OSID=9

Full Webcast report available for free at:


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IKON Announces Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2005; Diluted Earnings of $.12 Per Share; Progress Made on Key Long-Term Initiatives

---“ The decline of 3.6% from the first quarter of Fiscal 2004 was primarily attributable to the decline in finance revenues as a result of the transition out of captive leasing in North America---“

MALVERN, Pa.------IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN), the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today reported results for the first quarter of Fiscal 2005. Net income for the first quarter was $16.6 million, or $.12 per diluted share. The Company previously communicated expectations of $.12 to $.14.

Total revenues were $1.1 billion for the first quarter of Fiscal 2005. The decline of 3.6% from the first quarter of Fiscal 2004 was primarily attributable to the decline in finance revenues as a result of the transition out of captive leasing in North America. Foreign currency translation provided a 1.5% benefit to total revenues. Targeted revenues, which exclude technology hardware and finance revenues in North America, increased by approximately 3%, due to positive performance in service offerings and the benefits of the fees received from GE Commercial Finance ("GE").

"We made important progress on a number of key initiatives in the quarter," stated Matthew J. Espe, IKON's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Although we did absorb weakness in North American equipment sales and off-site Managed Services in the quarter, these challenges were offset by solid results in Customer Services, Professional Services and on-site Managed Services. On-site Managed Services delivered another strong quarter, winning new multi-year contracts while strengthening our base of recurring revenue. In addition, Europe delivered a strong quarter in both revenue and operating margin expansion. Our national account program, which leverages both our equipment and service offerings, continued to grow revenues in the quarter, with 13 new contract wins."

Mr. Espe continued, "As we launched important strategic initiatives including the new integrated selling model and a broader Professional Services coverage strategy, we experienced a temporary decline in sales productivity which impacted our North American equipment performance in the first quarter. These major improvements to our coverage and selling processes extended our selling cycle in the quarter. We remain confident in the financial and competitive benefits these strategies will bring to the Company and expect our productivity to substantially improve throughout Fiscal 2005.

"Our off-site Managed Services businesses, comprised of legal document services and digital printing, experienced another quarter of softness and produced lower revenues and reduced operating profitability compared to the prior year. In contrast to our other service offerings, these two businesses are short-cycle in nature and are highly price competitive. As a result, we are taking aggressive actions to improve the flexibility of the cost structure of these businesses.

"The strategic priorities we set for 2005 around operating leverage, core growth, and expansion are well underway. We have seen significant progress in many of our growth platforms and will continue to invest in efficiency initiatives to achieve future operational improvements," said Espe.

full press release available at: http://www.shareholder.com/ikon/releaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=153935

IKON Office Solutions Investor Relations: Veronica L. Rosa, 610-408-7196 vrosa@ikon.com or Media Relations: Vibha Agrawal, 610-408-7295 vagrawal@ikon.com


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GATX Corporation Reports 2004 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

Ronald H. Zech, chairman and chief executive officer of GATX, stated, "At the start of 2004, we expected a gradual improvement in our underlying markets. As the year progressed, the recovery strengthened, particularly in rail. This was reflected in increased utilization and rising rail lease rates, and across our businesses we experienced improved credit quality, increased new investment, and solid remarketing gains. With the improvement in 2004, we are optimistic as we look forward into 2005 and beyond.

"This was a strong year for investment in rail; we invested $490 million in 2004, nearly double our investment in 2003, and acquired over 6,200 cars. Lease renewal rates continued to improve in the fourth quarter and demand for railcars remained strong. Utilization of the North American fleet was 97%, up significantly from 93% at the start of 2004. Additionally, our European rail operations strengthened and contributed to the year-over-year earnings improvement. In 2005, we expect our rail business will maintain its positive momentum as leases continue to renew into a higher lease rate environment. Thus, we expect Rail's 2005 net income to improve over the prior year.

"The air market remained volatile in 2004, with airlines continuing to struggle. Lease rates have strengthened, particularly on newer aircraft, with utilization remaining at high levels. We have no new aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2005 and we anticipate continued modest strengthening in lease rates. However, remarketing activity in 2005 may not be as strong as 2004. Therefore, we expect the 2005 earnings contribution from Air to remain relatively flat with 2004. This outlook assumes no significant impairments, but as we have noted previously, air carrier weakness is likely to continue to create uncertainty in the market and the risk of aircraft impairments remains.

"Specialty Finance experienced strong credit performance, solid remarketing opportunities, and substantially reduced SG&A in 2004. We continued to pursue new investments in the shipping and marine sector, although the strength in these markets made finding attractive investments more challenging. Asset levels in the Specialty portfolio continue to decline, although the pace of decline is expected to slow. In 2005, we expect Specialty's net income to be more spread oriented, with remarketing gains and the income contribution from the improved credit profile retreating from the robust levels achieved in 2004. As such, we expect Specialty's net income to decline in 2005.

"Considering all the factors outlined above, we expect 2005 net income from continuing operations to be in the range of $1.60 - $1.70 per diluted share, which includes approximately $.10 per diluted share of income from non-operating items. This outlook assumes no material change in operating trends in our major end markets, no costs associated with liability management, and no material asset impairments."

Mr. Zech concluded, "For 2005, we are focused on moving the company forward - capitalizing on investment opportunities, continuing to improve our credit profile, and strengthening our earnings."

full press release here:


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The National Vehicle Leasing Association - NVLA - Announces New Website

PHILADELPHIA, -- The National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA) announces the re-launch of its new www.NVLA.org website. The newly developed website offers improvements in navigation, design and overall content.

Designed specifically for NVLA members and the auto leasing industry, this user-friendly site is the home to many NVLA offerings such as information about leasing, locate a leasing company, educational opportunities and content rich publications.

Other new features of the site include a member profile area, special offers from NVLA affiliate members, NVLA Chapter information and more.

"NVLA's goal is to be the voice of the auto leasing industry," says Rob Rogers, NVLA's President, "we want to be the first place industry professionals come to obtain and share information."

Future plans for the website include an interactive membership directory, online education courses, membership vehicle exchange service and a legislative info base.

About NVLA

NVLA provides educational opportunities, promotes responsible legislation and communicates with members regarding developments and trends in vehicle leasing. NVLA promotes the independent leasing industry while encouraging the highest ethical and professional standards.

NVLA Headquarters
Ken Hutton or Lindsay Groff, 215-564-3484


-Tarry Shebesta, OCLC (Ohio Certified Lease Consultant)
President, Automobile Consumer Services, Inc. (www.acscorp.com)
Vice President, National Vehicle Leasing Association (NVLA)
tes@acscorp.com / 513.527.7700 ext. 11

ACS Services:


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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

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This Day in American History

    1595 -- Sir Francis Drake, English navigator/pirate (Porto Bello West Indies), after discovering California, dies at about 50, of dysentery, off the coast of Panama.
    1772 - The "Washington and Jefferson" snowstorm occurred across the mid Atlantic states. George Washington in Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson in Monticello were marooned by this storm. Snowfall was estimated at 3 feet on a level across Virginia and Maryland. Washington wrote, "...the deepest snow which I suppose the oldest living ever remembers to have seen in this country".
    1782-Great Seal of the US: Congress resolved that the secretary of the Congress should “keep the public seal, and cause same to be affixed to every act, ordinance or paper, which Congress shall direct...” Although the Great Seal did not exist yet, the Congress recognized the need for it.
    1787 -- The Free Africa Society organizes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    1791- Plans for National Mint : Though the Constitution granted Congress the "power…to coin money," the dawn of the 1780s found America still a nation in need of a standard currency. Following the Revolutionary War, the U.S. seemed as though as it would adopt copper as its coin of choice. However, various efforts to produce and standardize copper proved futile. Congress pushed on and, in 1786, signed off on Thomas Jefferson's proposal for a dollar-driven currency. Of course, the nation also needed to develop a means for producing this currency and on this day in 1791, Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton stepped before the House to deliver a report on the establishment of a national mint. Hamilton's work helped pave the way for the authorization of the United States Mint on April 2, 1792.
    1828-Confederate General Thomas Carmichael Hindman is born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hindman was raised in Alabama and educated in New York and New Jersey. His family moved to a Mississippi plantation, and he returned from the North to study law. His studies were interrupted by service in the Mexican War, but he was admitted to the Mississippi Bar Association in 1851. He earned a reputation as an avid secessionist long before many southerners held that view. He moved to Arkansas and was elected to Congress in 1858. Hindman's law partner was Patrick Cleburne, who also became a Confederate General. When the war began, Hindman raised his own regiment and led it as a colonel. He was soon promoted to general and he raised an army of 18,000 from Arkansas. His tenure as commander in Arkansas was stormy. Hindman declared martial law, imposed price controls, and enforced conscription. After his force was stopped at Prairie Grove in December 1862, Hindman was reassigned to the Army of Tennessee. He fought at Chickamauga and Atlanta, and was wounded twice. After the surrender, Hindman fled to Mexico and joined a number of Confederates there. Hindman returned to Arkansas in 1868 and dove back into politics. He led a faction that challenged the Republican Party, and, in a pragmatic political maneuver, he began working on a biracial coalition. Hindman was shot as he sat in his living room, most likely by one of his political opponents. He died on September 28, 1868.
    1853-Birthday of Jose Julian Marti, Cuban author and political activist, born at Havana, Cuba. Marti was exiled to Spain, where he stuided law before coming to the US in 1890. He was killed in battle at Dos Rios, Cuba, May 19,1895. The popular song "Guantanamera" is based on a poem by Marti'. Worked on underground papers & sent to jail & forced into exile (three columns & you're out?) "No man has any special right because he belongs to any specific race; just by saying the word man, we have already said all the rights."
— Jose Marti

    1832 -- Lydia Maria Child's first piece, "Stand From Under," written for William Lloyd Garrison's anti-slavery weekly The Liberator, is published.
    1854 -- Thirty miners attack a peaceful Indian village on the Coquille River near Randolph, Oregon, killing 16. During this period the US Army engaged Indians, signing treaties for rights to land, and Indians who did not want to negotiate for land fought back, killing settlers and it was quite a turbulent time. The Indians lost as they had no “modern” weapons or horses and many tribes at the time were “farmers” and “hunters with primitive bow and arrow.” http://fs.jorge.com/archives/Heritage_Program/

    1855-The Panama Railway, which carried thousands of unruly miners to California via the dense jungles of Central America, dispatches its first train across the Isthmus of Panama. Before 1855, sea travelers not wishing to endure the long and treacherous passage around the tip of South America would disembark on the East Coast of Nicaragua. They would then proceed by light boat up the San Juan River to Lake Nicaragua, cross the lake in larger steamers, and complete the final overland leg of the journey via carriages. They traveled on a modern road that deposited them on the West Coast, where they boarded a steamer for San Francisco. In 1847, a group of New York financiers organized the Panama Railroad Company to do just that, and in 1850, workers began laying track through Panamanian jungle roughly along the route followed by the present canal. Completed in early 1855, the first train departed from the Atlantic side for the Pacific on January 28. A ship voyage punctuated by a brief train ride across the isthmus now became the fastest and most comfortable means of traveling to California, and tens of thousands of gold-hungry emigrants were soon racing through Panama every year. The traffic of freight and human beings moving both ways across the isthmus kept the Panama Railway busy until 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed in the United States. However, the railway continued to carry a great deal of commercial freight destined for Europe or Asia until the Panama Canal was completed in 1914.
    1855-Birthday of William Burroughs, who invented the first commercially successful adding machine and founded the American Arithmomter Company of St. Louis. The company later became Burroughs Adding Machine Company. His earliest version of the machine, like other adding machines of the time, was accurate but impractical. However, in 1892 he patented a practical adding machine that would become a commercial success. Burroughs, who died in 1898, did not live to see the profits of his invention or the thriving success of his company.
    1856-The Geisel Massacre, Indians go on a rampage. The Geisel Monument
5 miles North of Gold Beach. Located off Highway 101,this day use area state park contains a monument to one of the white families that was attacked by Oregon Indians in 1856 during the “Geisel Massacre.”
    1858- John Brown formalizes his strategy for a raid on Arsenal at Harper's Ferry. Here is a background that gives quite a bit of understanding of the times and his motivation.

    1878- New Haven, Connecticut, opened the first commercial phone exchange, providing eight lines for twenty-one telephones.
    1884-For Star Trek fans, Gene Roddenberry named the famous Captain Picard after Jean Piccard, scientist, engineer, explorer, born at Basel, Switzerland. Noted for cosmic-ray research and record-setting balloon ascensions into stratosphere. Reached 57,589 feet in sealed gondola piloted by his wife, Jeannette, in 1934. Twin brother of Auguste Piccard. Died at Minneapolis, MN, Jan 28, 1963. To learn about Captain Jean Picard: http://mario.lapam.mo.it/tng/picard.htm
    1885-- Louis “Big Eye” Nelson birthday (1885-1949) Clarinet player, not to be confused with Louis Nelson, trombone player ( they often played in the same band ).

    1902-Carnegie Institution established. Andrew Carnegie spent a good chunk of his life building a chokehold over the steel industry. However, after years at the lead of the second Industrial Revolution, he decided to cash in his chips in     1901 and sold his stake in the mighty Carnegie Steel concern—then worth roughly $40 million—to the United States Steel Corporation for $250 million. Rather than retire and play with his riches, Carnegie followed his belief that a "man who dies rich dies disgraced" and set to doling out his fortune to various philanthropic causes. All told, Carnegie donated $350 million, $10 million of which he handed over on this day in 1902 to establish the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. According to Carnegie, the Institution was designed "to encourage, in the broadest and most liberal manner, investigation, research, and discovery, and the application of knowledge to the improvement of mankind." Carnegie's lofty mission translated into an organization dedicated to research and education in "biology, astronomy, and the earth sciences."
    1908- Julie Ward Howe, author and activist Julia Ward Howe, famous for her composition, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," became the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    1912 – Birthday of American artist Jackson Pollock, Cody, Wyoming. He was instrumental is the development of the distinctly American abstract expressionist movement in the United States. He became notorious for his drip painting methods and his huge canvases layered with paint and embedded objects. Pollock, known for his emotional volatility and heavy drinking, seen as a phony by some, and a hero by others, used his innovative, individualistic and uninhibited style to birth a new artistic genre in post World War II America. " A movie about his life starred Ed Harris was very factual. Died Long Island, NY,1956



    1915 - Congress passed legislation creating the United States Coast Guard, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
    1915- President Wilson refuses to prohibit immigration of illiterates
    1916-First Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, was appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Woodrow Wilson. The nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 1916. He served until 1929.
    1922 - The National Football League franchise in Decatur, Illinois, moved to Chicago, Illinois to become the Chicago Bears.
    1922 - The "Knickerbocker" storm immobilized the city of Washington D.C. The storm produced 28 inches of snow in 32 hours, and the heavy snow caused the roof of the Knickerbocker movie theatre to collapse killing 96 persons.
    1925 -46ºF (-43ºC), Pittsburgh NH (state record)
    1927-Birthday of sax player Ronnie Scott, London, England

    1927 –American composer Aaron Copland's First Piano is first performed: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.
    1928- birthday of James Edward “Pete” Runnels, great baseball player born at Lufkin, TX. Runnels won the American League batting title in 1960 and 1961 playing for the Boston Red Sox. Died at Pasadena, TX, May 20, 1993.
    1932- the first unemployment insurance act passed by a state was enacted by Wisconsin. Every employer of 10 or more was required to put 2 percent of the payroll aside until a fund accrued equaling $75 per eligible worked. An employee who lost his or her job could draw on the fund at the rate of $10 a week for a maximum of 10 weeks.
    1934 - As a result of a compliment from Walter Winchell's newspaper column, a local disc jockey began getting offers from talent scouts and producers. The DJ became known as Redhead, to those in Washington, DC and later, by millions across the United States on CBS radio and television. His trademark, strumming a ukulele and delivering down-home talk, endeared him to fans. His name was Arthur Godfrey.

    1934 - Robert Royce's ski lift was used for the first time in Woodstock, Vermont. Previously, snow skiers had no way to get to the top of the mountain conveniently. About 900 yards of manila rope 0.875 inches thick was spliced together, passed over pulleys and around a wheel attached to a tractor, and extended up the hill 300 yards.
    1937- Trumpeter Roy Eldridge records “ After You've Gone.”
    1945 - A convoy of United States trucks from India crossed the Burmese-Chinese border, opening the famous "Burma Road."
1946-Jazz at the Philharmonic records “Lady Be Good” at Phi8lharmonic Auditorium, LA.
    1947- In New York City, a copy of the 1640 Bay Psalm Book was purchased at an auction at Parke-Bernet Galleries for $150,000 --the highest price ever paid to date for a single volume. (The original title of the book was: "The Whole Book of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre.")
1948-Birthday of drummer Bob Moses, New York City, NY

    1948---Top Hits
Golden Earrings - Peggy Lee
How Soon - Jack Owens
Ballerina - Vaughn Monroe
I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms) - Eddy Arnold
    1955 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower received full authority from the Senate to use armed forces abroad to defend Formosa (Taiwan) against possible attacks by the Chinese Communists.
    1956---Top Hits
Memories are Made of This - Dean Martin
The Great Pretender - The Platters
Moritat (A Theme from 'The Three Penny Opera') - Dick Hyman
Sixteen Tons - Tennessee Ernie Ford
    1956-. 1956, Elvis Presley made his first national television appearance on the Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey "Stage Show" on CBS. The big band of the Dorsey's backed the singer, one of the few times he played without his own band, and to a 28 piece orchestra. Although Elvis's name was on the marquee of the New York theatre where the show took place, his appearance attracted little attention. In fact, the promoter is said to have returned to the theatre at show time with dozens of tickets, unable even to give them away in Times Square. After the show, however, Elvis was a national star. Sales of his debut single for RCA Victor, "Heartbreak Hotel," snowballed
    1957 -"Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar) It lasted only a few weeks.


    1957 - The Brooklyn Dodgers announced they had hired circus clown Emmett Kelly to entertain fans at baseball games. The next year, the Dodgers moved to Chavez Ravine in Los Angeles, California
    1958- One of my boyhood idols Roy Campanella of the Los Angeles Dodgers, formerly the Brooklyn Dodgers, was severely injured in a car crash on an icy road in the early morning hours. Campanella was paralyzed from the waist down and spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. His cheery disposition served as an inspiration.'1969, a major oil spill with disastrous consequences occurred when Offshore Well A-21, owned by the Union Oil Company, burst and began leaking crude oil along a 200-mile stretch of coast centered on Santa Barbara, CA. The lease, which took 11 days to plug, fouled beaches and caused widespread loss of animal life.
    1959-Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers.
    1963 - Black student Harvey Gantt entered Clemson College in South Carolina, the last state to hold out against integration. He later become the first African-American to be elected mayor of Charlotte, NC. He later ran unsuccessfully against acknowledged racist Jesse Helms for the US Senate. Gantt remains politically active as a member of the North Carolina Democratic State Executive Council and the Democratic National Committee. He frequently lectures at colleges and universities and also takes a leadership role in numerous civic organizations.


    1963 -34ºF (-37ºC), Cynthiana KY (state record)
    1964---Top Hits
There! I've Said It Again - Bobby Vinton
I Want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Surfin' Bird - The Trashmen
Love's Gonna Live Here - Buck Owens
    1965 - General Motors reported the biggest profit in the history of any United States company. In 1964, earnings for the #1 of the Big Three automakers totaled $1.735 billion.
    1966 - Film actress Hedy Lamarr was arrested for shoplifting in a May Company store. She was later found not guilty. The beautiful Lamarr was popular in movies during the '30s and '40s, appearing in Boom Town, White Cargo, and Samson and Delilah .
    1969-The first oil spill with disastrous consequences occurred when Offshore Well A-21, owned by the Union Oil Company, burst and began leaking crude oil along a 200-mile stretch of coast centered on Santa Barbara, CA. The leak, which took 11 days to plug, fouled beaches and caused widespread loss of animal life.
    1970-Arthur Ashe, first Black male to win Wimbledon, is denied entry to compete on the US Team for the South African Open tennis championships due to Ashe's sentiments on South Africa's racial policies.
    1972---Top Hits
American Pie - Don McLean
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Day After Day - Badfinger
Carolyn - Merle Haggard
    1973-Viet Nam War cease-fire went into effect at 8 a.m., Saigon time (midnight on January 27, Greenwich Mean Time). When the cease-fire went into effect, Saigon controlled about 75 percent of South Vietnam's territory and 85 percent of the population. The South Vietnamese Army was well equipped via last-minute deliveries of U.S. weapons and continued to receive U.S. aid after the cease-fire. The CIA estimated North Vietnamese presence in the South at 145,000 men, about the same as the previous year. The cease-fire began on time, but both sides violated it. South Vietnamese forces continued to take back villages occupied by communists in the two days before the cease-fire deadline and the communists tried to capture additional territory. Each side held that military operations were justified by the other side's violations of the cease-fire. What resulted was an almost endless chain of retaliations. During the period between the initiation of the cease-fire and the end of 1973, there were an average of 2,980 combat incidents per month in South Vietnam. Most of these were low-intensity harassing attacks designed to wear down the South Vietnamese forces, but the North Vietnamese intensified their efforts in the Central Highlands in September when they attacked government positions with tanks west of Pleiku. As a result of these post-cease-fire actions, about 25,000 South Vietnamese were killed in battle in 1973, while communist losses in South Vietnam were estimated at 45,000.
    1973- “Barnaby Jones” premiered on TV. CBS drama about a mild-mannered, milk-drinking (but don't say milquetoast) private eye who comes out of retirement following his son's murder. Cast included Buddy Ebsen as Barnaby Jones; Lee Meriwether as Barnaby's widowed daughter-in-law, Betty Jones; John Carter as Lieutenant Biddle and Mark Shera as Jedediah Jones. Buddy Ebsen, playing the detective, started in movies back in the 1920s, and was chosen to play a part in "The Wizard of Oz", but bowed out. He also shot the first film used in Walt Disney's the animation tests for a character named Mortimer Mouse, who would be known as Mickey Mouse. He is best known for portraying Jed Clampett the CBS-TV series, "The Beverly Hillbillies".

    1975- President Gerald Ford asks Congress for an additional $522 million in military aid for South Vietnam and Cambodia. He revealed that North Vietnam now had 289,000 troops in South Vietnam, and tanks, heavy artillery, and antiaircraft weapons "by the hundreds." Ford succeeded Richard Nixon when he resigned the presidency in August 1974. Despite his wishes to honor Nixon's promise to come to the aid of South Vietnam, he was faced with a hostile Congress who refused to appropriate military aid for South Vietnam and Cambodia; both countries fell to the communists later in the year.
    1976- George Harrison announced that he would participate in a planned Beatles reunion concert. The other three members had already agreed, but nonetheless the concert did not materialize. 1977- The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith published an 18-page document ruling out the admission of women to the Roman Catholic priesthood because women lacked a "natural resemblance which must exist between Christ and his ministers."
    1978-”Fantasy Island” premiered on TV. You knew you were a bona fide "star" in the '70s when you received a casting call from "Fantasy Island." Young and old stayed home on Saturday night to watch Mr. Roarke introduce guest stars anxious to live out their fantasies in camp splendor. Ricardo Montalban starred as our prescient guide, Mr. Roarke; with Hervé Villechaize as Tattoo; Wendy Schaal as Mr Roarke's goddaughter, Julie; and Christopher Hewett as Mr. Roarke's assistant, Lawrence. The show's run of 130 episodes, ending on Aug 18, 1984, was produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg. Who can forget Tattoo's opening lines each week, "De plane, de plane!"
    1980---Top Hits
Rock with You - Michael Jackson
Do that to Me One More Time - The Captain & Tennille
Coward of the County - Kenny Rogers
I'll Be Coming Back for More - T.G. Sheppard
    1983 - The surreal Videodrome, starring James Woods and Debbie Harry of Blondie fame, opened in United States theaters. 1984- Mr. Glynn Wolfe marries for non-bigamous record 26th time, Las Vegas NV. He died in 1997 after being married 29 times.
    1984 -Record 295,000 dominoes toppled, Fuerth, West Germany. This started a craze . The latest record occurred on December 31, 2000 i n an event held jointly by Japan's Tokyo Broadcasting System and China's Beijing Television, 3,407,535 dominoes were toppled in 31 min 2 sec at the Gymnasium of Yi Fang Yuan, Beijing, China.

    1985 - 45 of the top recording artists in the world were invited to an all-night recording session at Los Angeles, California's A&M studios. As each artist entered the studio door, they saw a hand-lettered sign, by Lionel Richie, saying, "Check your ego at the door." The session, conducted by producer Quincy Jones, started at 10 p.m., and by 8 a.m. the following morning, "USA for Africa", spearheaded by promoter Ken Kragen, was recorded and mixed. The resulting song, "We Are the World", featured Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Sting, Harry Belafonte, Diana Ross, Paul Simon and others. It became the top song in the United States. A year later, the song won Grammy Awards for song, record and video of the year. Produced by Quincy Jones, "We Are the World" also included contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and Cyndi Lauper.   USA For Africa, the organization responsible for administering the money raised from sales of the single, album, video and other merchandise, said $61.8-million was eventually raised. About 7.2 million singles and albums were sold.
    1986- At 11:39 AM, EST, the Space Shuttle Challenger STS-51L exploded, 74 seconds into its flight and about 10 miles above the earth. Hundreds of millions around the world watched television replays of the horrifying event that killed seven people, destroyed the billion-dollar craft, suspended all shuttle flights and halted, at least temporarily, much of the US manned space flight program. Killed were teacher Christa McAuliffe (who was to have been the first ordinary citizen in space) and six crew members: Francis R. Scobee, Michael J. Smith, Judith A. Resnik, Ellison S. Onizuka, Ronald E. McNair and Gregory B. Jarvis.
    1987 - ABC-TV relocated reporter, Charles Gibson, to the co-anchor chair next to Joan Lunden for the start of another chapter of "Good Morning America" when host of 11 years, David Hartman.
    1987 - After 7 tempestuous years, Roger Mudd left NBC news. Previously, Mudd an icon at CBS news Mudd felt passed over when it was announced Dan Rather would replace Walter Cronkite as anchor of "The CBS Evening News". He went on to work at PBS, where he contributed to "The MacNeil Lehrer News Hour".
    1989- the Bachman-Turner Overdrive lineup of guitarists Randy Bachman and Blair Thornton, bassist Fred Turner and drummer Robbie Bachman played together for the first time in 11 years at a reunion concert in a Vancouver nightclub. BTO was joined on stage by Paul Dean of Loverboy and Bryan Adams for BTO's 1974 hit "Taking Care of Business" and a rock 'n' roll oldies medley.
    1988---Top Hits
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Need You Tonight - INXS
Could've Been - Tiffany
Where Do the Nights Go - Ronnie Milsap
    1990 -The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Denver Bronco, 55-10, to win Super Bowl XXIV. 49ers quarterback Joe Montana won the Super Bowl. Most valuable Player award for the third time. he completed 22 of 29 passes for 297 yards and five touchdowns, including three to wide receiver Jerry Rice. Tickets: $125.00.
    1993- MTV said it would not air "Big Boys Bickering" as part of its special "Paul McCartney Up Close." The US music video channel was upset with the profanity in the song, which McCartney's publicist said was a protest against governments' refusal to act together against global pollution.
    1993- a mix-up at a Dallas CD manufacturer resulted in about 30 copies of the Dead Kennedy's album "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" being mislabeled as a religious radio program called "Powerline." The Southern Baptist Radio- TV Commission had to call more than 12-hundred stations to warn them of the error. The Kennedy's album contained such lines as "God told me to skin you alive."
    1995 - TLC's "Creep" hit number one on the "Billboard" "Hot 100". The smash held down the top spot for four weeks : “So I creep yeah; Just keep it on the down low; Said nobody is supposed 2 know; So I creep yeah; 'Cause he doesn't know; What I do and no attention; Goes to show oh so I creep.”
    1996 –The Dallas Cowboys became the first franchise to win three Super Bowls in four seasons by defeating Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXX (at Tempe): Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17. Most Valuable Player of the game: Dallas cornerback Larry Brown. Who's Larry Brown, you ask? He's the one who intercepted the two Neil O'Donnell passes that (1) stopped two Pittsburgh drives and (2) set up two Dallas touchdowns. Tickets: $250.00.
    2001 - Super Bowl XXXV (at Tampa Bay): Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Giants 7. “We feel we're the best defense to ever play the game,” boasted Ravens' defensive tackle Tony Siragusa. Arguably, the 2000 Ravens' defense ranks up there with the 1960's Fearsome Foursome of the Los Angeles Rams, Miami's
    1972-1973 No-Name Defense, the 1974-1979 Pittsburgh Steelers' Steel Curtain, Dallas' Doomsday defense of the 1970s, the 1973-1976 Purple People Eaters in Minnesota and the 1985-1986 Chicago Bears. MVP: Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis, who led a defense that intercepted four of NY quarterback Kerry Collins' passes, allowed only a punt-return touchdown (by the Giants' Ron Dixon) and held New York to 152 yards of offense. Tickets: $325.00 to $400.

Super bowl Champions This Date

    1990 San Francisco 49ers ( San Francisco 55, Denver 10 )
    1996 Dallas Cowboys  ( Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17 )
    2001 Baltimore Ravens ( Baltimore 34, New York Giants 7 )



Super Bowl Records—Games, Wins/Defeats

Super Bowl Records
Most Games
Pittsburgh, IX-X, XIII-XIV, XXX
Oakland/L.A. Raiders, II, XI, XV, XVIII, XXXVII
Most Consecutive Games
4 Buffalo, XXV-XXVIII
3 Miami, VI-VIII
2 Green Bay, I-II; XXXI-XXXII
Minnesota, VIII-IX
Pittsburgh, IX-X; XIII-XIV
Washington, XVII-XVIII
San Francisco XXIII-XXIV
Most Games Won
5 San Francisco, XVI, XIX, XXIII-XXIV, XXIX
4 Pittsburgh, IX-X, XIII-XIV
3 Oakland/L.A. Raiders, XI, XV, XVIII
Washington, XVII, XXII, XXVI
Green Bay, I-II, XXXI
Most Consecutive Games Won
2 Green Bay, I-II
Pittsburgh, IX-X, XIII-XIV
San Francisco, XXIII-XXIV
Most Games Lost
4 Minnesota, IV, VIII-IX, XI
3 Dallas, V, X, XIII
Miami, VI, XVII, XIX
2 Washington, VII, XVIII
Cincinnati, XVI, XXIII
New England, XX, XXXI
L.A./St. Louis Rams, XIV, XXXVI
Oakland/L.A. Raiders, II, XXXVII
Most Consecutive Games Lost
4 Buffalo, XXV-XXVIII
2 Minnesota, VIII-IX
Denver, XXI-XXII



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