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Terminal Marketing/Wells Fargo “Hell and High Water Contract”
“Thanks for posting the depositions from the Wells Fargo litigation, which
will help the little guys mount an effective defense against Wells Fargo
rather than make the 'economic decision' and pay greenmail.
“ We just sent you the O'Connor Deposition, the Wells manager on the spot during Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan 2000-01 when the fraud occurred. This one lays bare the people and
documents at the actual lease assignment level - the point when Terminal
Marketing Company, Inc. supposedly assigned leases to Terminal Finance Corp
II and Wells Fargo facilitated investors providing funding with the TFCII
leases as collateral. What information was available to Wells at the point
of supposed assignment?
“The dirty little secret is admitted to - that Terminal Marketing was Wells'
servicing agent for the lease-level actions in the portfolio. Wearing this
"hat" Terminal Marketing had a legal duty to tell Wells what was going on
with the trust assets, the instant after the point of assignment. What
about the instant before, or the many instants going back to 1995? Is the
court going to permit Terminal Marketing to lean on one buttock (servicing
buttock) and know the status of the leases but lean on the (assignor)
buttock and not know? We don't think so.
“But the key hurdle to obtain a ruling that knowledge was imputed to Wells
based upon the legal duties of Terminal Marketing as servicer and seller and
the multiple roles , going back to 1995. What roles? Wells' litigation
position "We are the Indenture Trustee, with limited, ministerial duties"is
a knowing misstatement used to bluff defendants and mislead the courts.
Wells Fargo handled the lockbox (deposits) account, was the back-up servicer
with oversight of Terminal Marketing, worked with Terminal Marketing
personnel in the joint production of financial reports, and also worked for
TFCII as "note administrator." These multiple roles are not ministerial,
they involve oversight and access to Terminal personnel and files. A ruling
that Terminal Marketing was appointed "agent" for lease level activities
would normally impute knowledge to Wells - and defeat their aspirations of
collecting from the victims rather than their former business partners at
Keep in Touch
Please find attached the final transcript of Eileen O'Connor taken
Wednesday, July 14.
The Foundation Issues Report: to Help Lessors Forecast Quality, Evaluate Stability
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation yesterday released a new report providing lessors with tools for evaluating the quality and stability of their operations.
“ Forecasting Quality is a study that identifies key measures and useful indicators helpful in successfully managing an equipment leasing and finance business measures that can be used to improve the financial quality of the industry. Lessors can use Forecasting Quality to evaluate their own financial health, which of possible acquisition to targets, and continue to make good business decisions. The study isolates tools helpful in achieving success and is based on an analysis and review of the trends and signals that occurred in The Perfect Storms Study. These tools are separated into two categories. The first category consists of filters that can be used to assess the internal preparedness of the company for dealing with ongoing events. The second category is more specific in nature and relates to industry benchmarking.”
The report was produced by The Alta Group, an international lease finance consulting firm. It is viewed as a follow-up to their well-read and respected “Perfect Storm” report issued in 2001.
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Account Executive / Small ticket leasing account reps
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Fraud Involved with NorVergence Payroll?
from Yahoo listserve:
“Your email has been forwarded to the NJ Department of
Labor and Workforce Development - Division of Wage and
Hour Compliance for review and response.
“We have just been advised that NorVergence has filed
Chapter 7 on July 14, 2004. Since the company is
declaring bankruptcy, it will be necessary for you to
file with the Bankruptcy Court. Contact the United
States Bankruptcy Court at 1-973-645-4764 to request a
Proof of Claim form. The case number is 04-32079.
Chief Judge Rosemary Gambardella has been assigned to
this case. The last date to file a claim is November
“It is necessary for you to file the complaint with us
and a Proof of Claim with the Bankruptcy Court in
order to fully protect your rights.
“Although the company is declaring bankruptcy, we will
likely proceed against the owner as an individual. If
you have not filed a wage claim form, please feel free
to complete the attached forms. If you or your fellow
workers have any information that would indicate there
was any intent to defraud by the owner, please include
this information when you return the complaint form.
The completed form may be returned to the address
indicated on the form.
“I hope you will find this information helpful and if
you need anything further, please contact Donald Povia
NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
“We have made legal contact with both Norvergence and our leasing
company (Popular). Of course, I am not at liberty to post the
specifics of our claim in this forum, but our attorney's contact
information is as follows:
“Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq.
575 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1601
Tel: (202) 344-4677
Fax: (202) 344-8300”
“Good luck to you all. If you have any NON-legal questions or
concerns, shoot me an email and I will try to respond accordingly.
In short, our cell phones are resolved. Since Norvergence is no more,
we are not expecting anymore bills from them. So, that has resolved
itself. We have already switched over our phone and internet
service. Our lone remaining issue is the leasing company.”
The issue regarding Terminal Marketing and Wells Fargo may be more similar
to NorVergence than note, particularly in view of the issue of "holder in
due recourse," according to attorney Dale Washington.
“Read with interest about NorVergence, spoke to some of the Victims, and have a
perspective which may help:
Keep focused productively. With planned, conspired fraud the key wrongdoers
are (always) over the next hill or at least the money is gone when it comes
to light. It is tempting to commiserate over the details of the fraud, but
do not build a case against a ghost. The productive activity is to prepare
to defend and possibly sue the legit participants - equipment suppliers,
service providers, or financial institutions that provided the forms, issued
the leases and were participants - see if they are legally responsible under
agency, joint venture, or negligence theories.
“Victims should focus on who were the lessors, who were the sales people,
what business cards they presented, what offices they worked out of - how
did the "team" sucker so many people in, find members of the team who are
not over the next hill. I saw big companies - Sun, Cisco, on the documents.
“ How were they involved? Did they appoint NorVergence people as sales agents?
“ Same with the banks. Locate information placing Norwest and the banks in
privity so that the bank cannot be the "ignorant, good faith investor" they
will purport to be when they come to collect on the lease.”
TAA----Call All Lawyers! Just 17 Leasing Companies?
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Marlin Business Services Corp. Schedules Second Quarter 2004
Results Conference Call For July 28, 2004
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J--Marlin Business Services Corp. (NASDAQ:MRLN), a nationwide provider of equipment leasing solutions, announces that it will hold a conference call with investors and analysts on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 9:00AM EDT to discuss results for the Company's second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2004.
The related news release announcing the second quarter June 30, 2004 results will be made available on July 27, 2004 after the market closes.
The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning at 9:00AM EDT July 28, 2004 is (877) 407-8031 (International participants please use (201)-689-8031). The meeting number is 110678 (no password required). Please call in approximately 10 minutes early to avoid delays. A live web cast and replay of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations section of Marlin Business Services Corp.'s website at www.marlincorp.com.
About Marlin Business Services Corp.
Marlin Business Services Corp. is a nationwide provider of equipment leasing solutions primarily to small businesses. The company's principal operating subsidiary, Marlin Leasing Corporation, finances over 60 equipment categories in a segment of the market generally referred to as "small-ticket " leasing (i.e. transactions less than $250,000). The company was founded in 1997 and completed its initial public offering of common stock November 12, 2003. In addition to Mount Laurel, NJ, Marlin also has regional offices in or near Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.marlincorp.com or call toll free at (888) 479-9111.
CONTACT: Marlin Business Services Corp. Bruce E. Sickel, CFO, 888-479-9111 X4108
Research and Markets: Airfinance Annual 2004 / 2005
DUBLIN, Ireland Analysis of the Latest Developments in Airfinance.
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com) has announced the addition of Airfinance Annual 2004 / 2005 to their offering.
The 21st edition of the Airfinance Annual is the most in-depth, informative guide to commercial aircraft financing. In a single volume a comprehensive international review of annually updated aviation market material, financial analysis and information can be found. Introductory articles from specialists in the airfinance and aircraft market provide the reader with an insight into the latest trends and opportunities in the aviation industry, while the country-by-country analysis provides a truly global picture of the major issues at the forefront of the sector.
Included is a unique directory of over 1,100 contacts from Banks/Finance Houses, Leasing Companies, Consultants/Brokers, Lawyers/Accountants and Insurance companies active in the airfinance market.
The directory lists names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers, email addresses and at least one contact name & title along with a summary of their activities in the market - an ideal source of networking at your fingertips.
For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c2897
CONTACT:Research and Markets Laura Wood Senior Manager Fax : +353 1 4100 980 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Peter Petropulos Joins GMAC Commercial Finance's Equipment Finance Division
Southfield, Mich. – GMAC Commercial Finance (GMAC CF), part of General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) since 1999, announces that Peter Petropulos has joined the company’s Commercial Asset Finance Group, Equipment Finance Division as vice president, senior account executive. Petropulos will be responsible for the states of Ohio, W. Va., western Pa., and western N. Y., as well as all mining transactions on a national basis.
Petropulos joins GMAC CF from ORIX financial, and brings with him many years of experience in the general equipment finance and leasing industry, some of them with GE, and with CIT, where he was responsible for their success in the mining industry serving as national mining manager.
GMAC Commercial Finance, considered a leader in its segment of the financial services market, provides accounts receivable management, asset-based lending, equipment finance/leasing, structured finance and supplier payment solutions to a wide variety of middle-market clients in diverse industries. Loan facilities are in the $1 million to $500 million range. With locations in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Poland and United Kingdom, the Company is positioned to provide lending services worldwide.
GMAC Commercial Finance is part of GMAC Financial Service which has been a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors Corporation since 1919. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the Equipment Finance Division can be reached at 678-553-2700.
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Sites of Reference:
GMAC Commercial Finance
Phone Number: 248.358.8322
Fax Number: 248.350.2733
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U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing Adds Online Asset Tracking to Lineup of Services
LARKSPUR, Calif--U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing has introduced LeaseTrak, an online asset tracking system that provides customers with secure, unlimited 24-hour online access to detailed information about their leased assets.
LeaseTrak offers six easy-to-use and predefined reports that track location, rent, payment frequency, equipment cost, asset description, lease term, lease start date, schedule number and more. LeaseTrak also offers users the ability to export data to three formats including Excel, PDF and CSV so that they may create their own customized reports or upload the data into other systems.
In addition, LeaseTrak's Asset Move Notification feature, makes it easy for users to transfer leased equipment from one location to another while automatically notifying U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing.
"We developed LeaseTrak because we wanted to help our customers gain control over their valuable leased assets and to assist in their IT planning and budgeting. We believe these benefits will ultimately save our customers money and give them a competitive edge," said Kobert Smith, president of U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing. "We are pleased we can provide a product that is easy to use and provides a great deal of detail and flexibility in the way data can be used."
U.S. Bancorp Oliver-Allen Technology Leasing provides lease financing for computers and other types of information technology and is a division of U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Inc., a major source of middle market equipment lease financing for companies in almost every industry sector.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with assets of $192 billion, is the 7th largest financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,275 banking offices and 4,472 ATMs in 24 states, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S. Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
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UAEL Southern California Region Presents
Our 3rd Annual Angel Game Night
Thursday July 29, 2004
7:00 PM - Angel Stadium - Anaheim, California
Anaheim Angels vs. Seattle Mariners
Here is more information and form for game:
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UAEL Colorado Region Presents
Colorado Rockies Game Night August 6
Event Hosted by UAEL Colorado Regional Committee, Pawnee Leasing, BSB Leasing
Take me out to the Ball Game!
Date: Friday, August 6, 2004
Time: 7:05 PM (Colorado Rockies -vs- Cincinnati Reds)
Place: Coors Field ~ Denver, Colorado
Ticket Includes: Owners Box seats
$40.00 UAEL Member Price
$50.00 Non UAEL Member Price
Company Employees are invited to attend. Family and Friends are welcome!
Reserve your tickets today by emailing Skip Wehner at email@example.com Please RSVP by
August 2, 2004
Hurry and get your tickets. Limited to 40 people!
Reserve your tickets today by mail or online at UAEL.ORG with credit card!
________ Company Name
________ Number of Attendees from your company
________ Total Amount Due
Please make check payable to UAEL and mail to:
78-120 Calle Estado
La Quinta, CA 92253
Please contact Skip Wehner with any questions. 800-945-3372 ext. 334
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UAEL Summer Meeting Northern California Aug. 19
"Day At The Races"
Bay Meadows, San Mateo
Thursday August 19, 2004
Cost is $40, which gains you admission to the track, San Mateo County Fair and Buffet Lunch.
Kyne Room Reserved Seats
Lunch starts at 12:30
Races start at 1:45 and go to 6:00
This is a networking and social event to meet with brokers, funders and service providers in the
Paul Knowlton, Bank of Walnut Creek 888-278-1079 ext 253
John Haenselman, Belvedere Equipment Finance 650-616-1948
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Fed official: Economy's on track
Economy in 'Soft Patch,' Greenspan Tells Panel
Greenspan Says Rates Could Rise Quickly
NVCA New Study Reports Impact of Venture Capital on Economy
Microsoft to Pay Stockholders Special One-Time Dividend
Ford posts profit of $1.2 billion in second quarter
Housing construction in June falls to lowest level in just over a year
Low-income workers seeing housing woes
“Gimme that Wine”
Wi-Fi Hits the Vineyard
100 Wine Web Sites
California Wine Shipping Up 4%
Small wineries lead California’s wine growth http://sanfrancisco.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2004/07/19/daily11.html
Dry Creek Zinfindel---Eric Asimov
A visit to Seghesio: Now that's Italian Healdsburg winery focuses on Zinfandel
August 1 ---Clos LaChance Winery Hosts Area Wide ZAP Event; 2004 Annual Zinfandel Days Is Marked by Barbecue, Panel Discussion and Educational Seminars
This Day in American History
1828-The first strike in which a militia was called out occurred in Paterson, NJ when the Godwin Guards of the national militia were ordered to keep peace during a strike bought about by the changing from noon to one o’clock. the strikers were defeated, but the noon lunch hour was afterwards restored.
1832- Henrietta King Birthday – Founder of King Ranch in Texas. She inherited a good size ranch in west Texas - 500,000 acres - from her husband and a king-sized debt. By all reason the ranch should have gone on the auction block, but Henrietta was a stubborn woman. She decided to run it herself, hiring her son- in-law to assist. Together they streamlined the ranch operations. She personally developed the Santa Gertrudis cattle breed that became the mainstay of the Texas cattle business. When she died at age 92 in 1925, she had parlayed that nearly bankrupt ranch into the world-renowned King Ranch of 1,280,000 debt-free acres and an estate in excess of $5 million.
1846- Mormons found first “American” settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley) called “New Hope.”
1853- Anna Adams Gordon birthday - U.S. social activist. AAG at 24 became the live-in private secretary of Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) organizer and its long-time president Frances Willard. She became a prominent activist in the WCTU in addition to her duties to Willard and she served as national as well as world WCTU president after Willard's death. It was under her presidency that the U.S. adopted the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of liquor, the last major attempt by government to legislate morality and like all others, it failed. Contrary to popular belief, deaths from alcohol abuse recorded by hospitals went down considerable, as did traffic accidents.
1856- Louise Blanchard Bethune birthday - U.S. architect. She was the first professional architect in the U.S. who was also a woman. In 1889 she was elected the first woman member of the American Institute of Architects.
1861-In the Battle of Bull Run Union General Irvin McDowell was defeated by Confederate troops led by General Joseph E. Johnston at the first Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA. It was the first major engagement of the ware. It was during this battle that Confederate General T.J.Jackson won the nickname “Stonewall”
(by the way, the movie “Gods and Generals is only boring, but inaccurate.) In the second Battle of Bull Run, August 29-30,1962, Union General John Pope was badly defeated by General Robert E. Lee. For trivia
buffs, CS Col Francis Stebbins Bartow, 8th GA, killed at 1st Bull Run July 21, 1861, was the first Georgian to die in the war.
On July 18, 1861, with Confederate and Union troops gathering nearby, a Union shell dropped through the chimney of the home of Wilmer McLean who had retired to an estate near Manassas Junction VA. When the smoke had cleared and the first major battle of the war known as 1st Bull Run was over, McLean moved away from the war to a small quiet area of Virginia known as Appomattox Court House. On Sunday, April 9, 1865, the war ended in McLean's parlor with the meeting of Lee and Grant for the signing of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia.
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1865-The New Orleans Tribune, first daily Black newspaper, is published in English and French. Belgian scientist Jean- Charles Houzeau became managing editor of the New Orleans Tribune that year. Ardently sympathetic to the plight of Louisiana’s black population and reveling in the fact that his dark complexion led many people to assume he was black himself, Houzeau passionately embraced his role as the Tribune’s editor and principal writer. The paper closed on February 28, 1869. Presently the New Orleans Tribune is a monthly newsmagazine targeted to the upscale African-American community. Founded in 1985 by Dr. Dwight and Beverly McKenna, the Tribune has earned a reputation as a fearless, pioneering advocate for social, economic and political issues often ignored by the mainstream press.
1886- The cardinal's hat was conferred upon Elzear Alexandre Taschereau, 66, archbishop of Quebec. He was the first Canadian to be made a cardinal in the Catholic Church.
1896-National Association of Colored Women founded by Mary1873 - Jesse James and his gang conducted the first train robbery in America. At Adair, Iowa, James and company took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express.
Church Terrell in Washington ,DC
1898- Sara Dougherty Carter birthday - U.S. music legend. SDC, with her husband A.P., formed the nucleus of the Carter family singing group that included cousin Maybelle Carter (B. 05- 10-1909) and Maybelle's children (including June Carter)as they grew up. The group disbanded in 1943. The group was responsible for the popularization of Appalachian and folk music and was the first group to be elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Much of today's country music depends on the innovative guitar styling of Maybelle as well as Sara's slide picking.
1899-Birthday of Ernest Hemingway, American short story writer and novelist born at Oak Park, IL. Made his name with such works as The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) and The Old Man and the Sea (1952). He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1954 and wrote little thereafter; he shot himself July 2, 1961, at Ketchum, ID, having been seriously ill for some time.
1911-Birthday of (Herbert) Marshall McLuhan, university professor and author, called "the Canadian sage of the electronic age," was born at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Understanding Media and The Medium is the Massage (not to be confused with his widely quoted aphorism: "The medium is the message"), among other books, were widely acclaimed for their fresh view of communication. McLuhan is reported to have said: "Most people are alive in an earlier time, but you must be alive in our own time." He died at Toronto, Ontario, Dec 31, 1980.
1925 -Following a sensational 12-day trial, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in his Dayton, TN classroom and was fined $100.
1929-birthday of singer Helen Merrill singer New York
1931-birthday of tenor sax player Plas Johnson
1934-- 113ø F (45ø C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
-- "Stormy Weather" premieres in New York City with Lena Horne,
Bill "Bo Jangles" Robinson, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, the
Nicholas Brothers, & Katherine Dunham. A week before the premiere,
Horne said of African American actors, "All we ask is that the
Negro be portrayed as a normal person. A worker in a union meeting,
a voter in the polls...or an elected official. Perhaps I'm being naive.
Perhaps these things will never be straightened out on the screen itself,
but will have to wait until... [they're] solved in real life."
The Gypsy - The Ink Spots
They Say It’s Wonderful - Frank Sinatra
Surrender - Perry Como
New Spanish Two Step - Bob Wills
1949-birthday of Modern Blues Record owner/producer Dan Jacoubovitch, Roslyn, L.I..N.Y.
1951 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People protested the television version of "Amos 'n' Andy." The NAACP called it "a gross libel on the Negro and distortion of the truth".
1953-Birthday of Robin Williams, comedian, actor ("Mork and Mindy," Mrs Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting,Good Morning, Vietnam), born Chicago, IL. 1954---Top Hits
Little Things Mean a Lot - Kitty Kallen
Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts
Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The McGuire Sisters
Even Tho - Webb Pierce
1956- In a 13-6 defeat to the Cubs, Dodger shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect his 2000th hit and Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.
1956--Billboard calls Elvis Presley "the most controversial entertainer since Liberace." The article also notes that Ed Sullivan, who once said Presley would never appear on his show, just signed the singer for three appearances
1957 - When she won the Women's National clay-court singles competition, Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major United States tennis title
1958 - On CBS-TV, the last installment of "Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts" aired. Many artists owed their starts to "Talent Scouts," including Tony Bennett, Pat Boone, The McGuire Sisters and a singer named Connie Francis; who not only sang, but played the accordion.
Roses are Red - Bobby Vinton
The Wah Watusi - The Orlons
Johnny Get Angry - Joanie Sommers
Wolverton Mountain - Claude King
1963- The usually mild-mannered Dodger manager Walter Alston is thrown out of both games of a doubleheader as the Braves sweep a twin bill for the first and only time in Milwaukee, 7-2 and 13-7. To make matters worse, the Los Angeles skipper has beer thrown in his face by a hometown fan as he leaves the second game.
1968-Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to surpass the $1 million mark in career earnings despite losing the PGA championship to Julius Boros by one stroke.
1969 - One day after Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon, on ABC-TV Duke Ellington and some of his band performed a 10-minute composition titled, "Moon Maiden." The tune featured piano, drums, bass and vocals.
Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
(They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
Band of Gold - Freda Payne
He Loves Me All the
Way - Tammy Wynette1972 -- George Carlin charged with disorderly conduct
& profanity after performing his famous "7 Words" routine
at Summerfest in Milwaukee.
1971--Carole King receives a gold album for "Tapestry."
1972- Rod Stewart releases "Never a Dull Moment." The album peaks at number two and has two top 40 hits, "You Wear it Well" and a re-make of Jimi Hendrix's "Angel.
1973 - Jim Croce got his first big hit when "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" reached #1 on the "Billboard" pop-singles chart. Two months later on September 20, 1973, Croce died in a plane crash.
1975-Felix Millan of the1968-Brandi Chastain birthday, soccer player born right here in San Jose, California where women take off their shirt all the time when hot.
1975- New York Mets got four singles, but each time he was erased from the base paths as teammate Joe Torre grounded into four double plays. The Mets lost to the Houston Astros, 6-2.
Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Miss You - The Rolling Stones
Only One Love in My Life - Ronnie Milsap
1979-Seneca Falls, NY. Founded to honor American women whose contributions "have been of the greatest value in the development of their country" and located in the community known as the "birthplace of women's rights," where the first Women's Suffrage Movement convention was held in 1848, the Hall of Fame was dedicated with 23 inductees. Earlier National Women's Hall of Fame, honoring "Twenty Outstanding women of the Twentieth Century," was dedicated at New York World's Fair, on May 27, 1965.
1979-Genesis' first album in over two years, "Duke," goes gold. The LP makes it up to #11 and gives the group their first major hit, "Turn It On Again."
1979- Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" is released
1984-The first reported killing of a human by a robot occurred at Jackson, MI. A robot turned and caught a 34-year-old worker between it and a safety bar, crushing him. He died of the injuries July 26, 1984. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, it was "the first documented case of a robot-related fatality in the US."
1985-John Henry, the greatest money winner in thoroughbred racing history, was retired after earning $6,597,947. John Henry started 83 races and won 39 times.
Invisible Touch - Genesis
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Nasty - Janet Jackson
Until I Met You - Judy Rodman
1988- The Red Sox suspend Jim Rice for three days for shoving manager Joe Morgan. The Boston outfielder became upset when the skipper pinch hit for him using the light-hitting shortstop Spike Owen.
1988 - While cool air invaded the central U.S., unseasonably hot weather continued over the western states. The temperature at Spring Valley, NV, soared from a morning low of 35 degrees to an afternoon high of 95 degrees. Fallon, NV, reported an all-time record high of 108 degrees, and Death Valley, CA, reported their sixth straight day of 120 degree heat.
1996-Gretzy signs with the Rangers: after playing less than half a season with the St. Louis Blues, the team to which he had been traded from the Los Angeles Kings, center Wayne Gretzky signed a 2-year contract with the New York Rangers estimated to be worth $4 million per year plus incentives. Gretzky earned his money and defied those who thought he was too old and fragile to play regularly any more. He played everyone of the Rangers’ games and finished fourth in the league in scoring.
1997-Executive officer of a man-of-war w3ho was a woman was Lieutenant Commander Claire V. Bloom, who served as the executive officer of the frigate U.S.S. Constitution, the flagship of the Navy, during the 200th anniversary voyage that began in Marblehead, MA.
2000 -Thanks to Harold Baines' four hits, the Orioles halt its 20-game Canadian losing streak defeating the Blue Jays, 9-5. It is Baltimore's first victory north of the border since June 13, 1998.
"We need to have a talk
about the door."
The hissing message piques
his ears. His hair
The closer takes the field,
immersed in sweat,
He bends and grabs the rosin,
throws it down,