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Anaheim, CA, Tigard, OR, Federal Way, WA

Middle Market Credits $500,000 to $5MM
including Equipment Leases and Financings
and Recourse and Non-recourse Lines of Credit
-Five or More Years Credit Underwriting Exp.
Some Relocation Provided
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Financial Pacific Leasing - Commercial
A subsidiary of Umpqua Bank

Friday, June 26, 2015

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Put a Clause Requiring Notification in Your Lease Contract
  Position Wanted –Credit
Work Remotely or Relocate for Right Opportunity
California SB 197 Back from Committee
Allows Unlicensed Finance Lender to
  Do Business with Licensed Finance Lender
New Hires---Promotions in the Leasing Business
   and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Leasing Conferences for the Fall
  Updated Information
Free Chip Card Without Leasing Equipment
   of Long Term Contract
August 28-September 4 Jazz Cruise
  Sailing Alaska with Jeff Rudin and Crew
Top paid CFOs in the US banking industry, 2014
   SNL Exclusive Report
Labrador Retriever Mix
  Spokane, Washington  Adopt-a-Dog
Cat and Dog Posters and Art
  Added to Cats n Dogs Recommendations
Jurassic World/Inside Out
While We're Young/the Fisher King/Timbuktu
Film/Digital Reviews by Fernando Croce
Syndicator—Classified Ad
Outsource Lease Syndications

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Mortgage rates rise as housing flourishes
  Rate for 30 Year fixed is 4.16%  15 year unchanged 3.35%
Consumer spending shows biggest jump since '09
   after strong income gains
Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More
Diverse, Census Bureau Reports
How U.S. Bank turned its sales model on its head
branch managers spend 40-50% their time outside the branch
Like It or Not, It’s Time to Face Obamacare
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An Advance May Double the Capabilities
   of Fiber Optics
Bordeaux Wine-Crime Ring Found Guilty
A French court sentenced 15 men for a daring scheme
  to rob elite châteaus and sell stolen wines
Netflix will be watched more than all the major TV
 networks within a year, analysts say
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 Survey Sr. Exec. between $25MM and $1B in revenues
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  Is a $280,000 Thrill Ride

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Put a Clause Requiring Notification in Your Lease Contract

Leasing News believes it is time for all leasing companies to stand-up and become ethical when it comes to "Evergreen" and "Winter Green" clauses without notification to the lessee. Put a clause in your lease contract and require those who discount to you to have the same clause notifying the lessee formally at the 90 day mark that the lease contract will expire after the next 90 days. If you can compute the exact date, put that in the certified letter with return receipt.

Also note in your contract a termination fee of $50 to cover the procedure, including the certified mailing of a 90 day notice at the 90 day mark that the original term of the lease is coming due, requiring the lessee to signify their position to return the equipment, to purchase it, or determine its "fair market value" before the expiration of the original term. If this is not met, the lease then proceeds to either month-to-month or an automatic twelve months (choose in your contract to put one or the other.)

If you have a termination fee, then increase it, and perhaps also charge for a UCC-3 release, add another $50.00.

As important, require all those who discount or sell leases to you that the notification requirement be included in the lease contract they discount to your company.



Position Wanted –Credit
Work Remotely or Relocate for Right Opportunity

Each Week Leasing News is pleased, as a service to its readership, to offer completely free ads placed by candidates for jobs in the industry.  These ads also can be accessed directly on the website at:

Each ad is limited to (100) words and ads repeat for up to 6 months unless the candidate tells us to stop. Your submissions should be received here by the end of each week.

Please encourage friends and colleagues to take advantage of this service, including recent graduates and others interested in leasing and related careers. 

Will relocate for the right opportunity and can work remotely. I have (25+) years in making credit decisions, as well as helping sales team and third party originators close more transactions via understanding their applicant's financial abilities. I can create alternative or additional opportunities (and income) by knowing which type of loan is best for the borrower

Orlando, Florida
As a Commercial Credit Analyst/Underwriter, I have evaluated transactions from sole proprietorships to listed companies, across a broad spectrum of industries, embracing a multitude of asset types. Sound understanding of balance sheet, income statement and cash flow dynamics which impact credit decisions. Strong appreciation for credit/asset risk.
407 430-3917




California SB 197 Back from Committee
Allows Unlicensed Finance Lender to
Do Business with Licensed Finance Lender

Passed Assembly Bill on Banking and Finance by 12 ayes, 0 Noyes.

"This bill would authorize a licensed finance lender to compensate an unlicensed person or company in connection with the referral of one or more prospective borrowers to the licensee for a commercial loan if certain requirements are met, including, but not limited to, met. These requirements would include that the referral leads to the consummation of a commercial loan, the loan contract provides for an annual percentage rate that does not exceed a specified certain percentage, and the licensed finance lender obtains documentation from the prospective borrower documenting the borrower’s commercial status, as specified, and that the licensee maintains records of compensation paid to an unlicensed person or company, as specified. The bill would also require a licensed finance lender who receives an application for a commercial loan from a prospective borrower who has been referred by an unlicensed person or company to provide a specified statement to the borrower regarding the referral arrangement.";



New Hires---Promotions in the Leasing Business
and Related Industries

Eric Alley was hired as Account Manager at LeaseTeam, Omaha, Nebraska. "Alley brings with him extensive experience providing client support in the areas of software implementation, training and product support. In this position, he will be responsible for managing existing account relationships, including creating and maintaining account strategies for new products and services, based on account growth plans and business needs. This position requires a high-level of understanding in regards to a customer’s specific business and strategic needs, and Eric’s background in those areas enables him to immediately continue to grow our current customer relationships,” said Bryan Hunt, director of sales at LeaseTeam.

David Bavol was hired as Senior Vice President, ATEL Capital; based out of Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Florida. He previously was Vice President, Southeast Region, Kingsbridge Holdings, LLC, Tampa, Florida (May 2014–May 2015); Vice President, Fortran Group International, Inc. (July 1992–April 2014); Major Accounts, Danka Office Imaging (1988–1992); Sr. Account Manager, Boring Business Systems (1986-1988); Professional Water Skier, Cypress Gardens (1983– 1986). Associations: Funding Member for the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers, Tampa Technology Forum; Avila Golf and Country Club; Center Club (Tampa); Member of Saint Mary’s Men’s Club (Tampa, FL), Sponsor Member of Joshua House Kids Charity. Former Member of ELFA. Education: Oakland Community College, N/A, Business (1983–1984); Linden High School, High School Diploma (1979–1983). Activities and Societies: Football and Track 

Mike Borelli has been promoted to National Sales Manager for Patriot Capital Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia; based in Seminole, Florida. He joined the company the company, August, 2010, previously serving as Eastern Regional Manager, Petroleum Equipment Financing Specialist. "Borelli joined Patriot Capital after a 13-year stint at Master Lease/Tokai Financial Services/De Lage Landen, where he oversaw a $1 billion technology-financing portfolio for clients in a 26-state region. Borelli also helped bank leasing companies, including AEL Financial and Heartland, where he developed a wide variety of programs for a range of capital equipment industries." Education: University of South Florida (1978 – 1982).

Mark Bonanno was hired as Chief Finance Officer, Advantage Funding, Lake Success, New York. “(He)…assumes the position previously held by Al Damiani, who was named CEO of the company in December.. Prior to his appointment at Advantage Funding, Bonanno served as Finance Manager in the Corporate Initiatives Group at GE Capital, where he provided strategic and analytical support for projects ranging from process-improvement programs to strategic business plans for new business proposals. Before that, he was CFO for Xerox Capital Services, a joint venture of General Electric Capital and Xerox. In that capacity, Bonanno was responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial operations and strategic planning. Previously, he served as Operational Controller for GE Energy Financial Services, where he helped build the finance infrastructure to support the growth of new business. Bonanno is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.”

Leslie Conway was hired as Business Development Manager at Marlin Business Services Corp., Mount Laurel, New Jersey; based in Greater Chicago area. Previously, she was Tax Preparer, Butler Accounting & Tax (2009–Present); Regional Manager, Advantage Leasing Corporation (2005–June 2015); Sales Representative, Coronet Funding, (2001–2003). Sales Representative, Vanguard Financial, Old Kent Leasing (November 1988–June 1999).
College of DuPage, One Course, Accounting.

Matthew DelGuidice was hired as Senior Vice President, Industrial Remarketing for as Tiger Group’s Remarketing Services Division; based in Chicago, Illinois. Previously, he was Vice President US Operations, Maynards Industries (March 2013–June 2015); Vice President of Auction Services North America, GoIndustry, DoveBid (June 2006–March 2013); Deal Finder, Independent Finder, (October 2005-May 2006); Director of Auction Services North America, DoveBid (January 2001–September 2005); Data Network Account Manager, Etecnologycorp, Inc. (January, 2000 – January, 2001); Account Executive, (January, 1999 – January, 2000); Sales Executive, (January, 1999 – January, 2000). Honors: Played Professional Hockey 9 years, played 2 years Boston Bruins ...and many stops in minor league and Europe ...Education: University of Maine, Bachelors, Business Administration, Marketing (1988 – 1990). Williston Northhampton

Eric Diedrich was hired as Regional Account Manager, LaSalle Solutions. Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area. Previously, he was Financing Client Executive – Channels, IBM Global Finance (July, 2014 – June, 2015); Healthcare Vendor Services, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance (January, 2014 – July, 2014); Healthcare Vendor Services, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance (January, 2014 – July, 2014); Manager, Sales & New Business Development, Creekridge Capital LLC (September, 2005 – January 2007); Manager, Sales & New Business Development, Creekridge Capital LLC (September, 2005 – January, 2007); Area Sales Manager, Meridian Leasing Corporation (July, 2001 – April, 2003) 

Bruce Dressel was hired as Chief Operation Officer of Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, Hertz Global Holdings, Estero, Florida. "As President and CEO of Sunbelt Rentals, he grew the company from 24 to 195 locations during his tenure there. Following Sunbelt, Mr. Dressel was Chief Sales Officer for ADS, a provider of industry-leading equipment and logistics support solutions to the Department of Defense and federal agencies. Since 2013, Mr. Dressel has been consulting within the equipment rental industry." He joined
ADS, Inc August, 2004, as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, and was promoted to Chief Sales Officer (January, 2013 -November, 2013). Previously, he was President & CEO, Sunbelt Rentals (1996-2003); vice President, Mclean Rentals (January, 1980- December, 1996.)

Chrystal-Lynn Essar was hired as Sales Assistant, National Leasing, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She joined the firm September, 2008 as Sales Coordinator.  Previously, she was Office Coordinator, Malnar Industries (March, 2008 - September, 2008). Certifications: Agile Project Management,, License 743648, starting February 2015. Education: Murdoch Mackay Collegiate, Carpentry, Carpenter, 12 (1999 – 2002).

Joseph Hennigar was announced as Vice President at Ascentium Capital, Kingwood, Texas; based in Dover, New Hampshire. He started in the Finance Department at Direct Capital Corporation, promoted to Finance Manager, then Senior Finance Manager in June, 2013. Previously he was Account Receivable Specialist (2009-June, 2013); Vice President, Crestmark Bank (June, 2007 – December, 2008); BBO, Citizens Bank (2002-2005)

Ron Horner was hired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Wintrust Commercial Finance.  Previously, he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel, AIG Investments / AIG Commercial Asset Finance (February, 2007 – May, 2015); Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Citigroup Commercial Business Group / CitiCapital (April, 2003 – February, 2007); Partner, Kutak Rock (December, 1997 – April, 2003); Associate, Squire Sanders (November, 1996 – December, 1997); Partner, Thompson Coe (August, 1986 – August, 1995); Organizations: State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Arizona; American College of Investment Counsel; Board Certified, Commercial Real Estate Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization). Education: Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Laws (Securities and Financial Regulation), with distinction (1996). Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor (1986). Texas Christian University, M.J. Neeley School of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration (1983). Activities and Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society; Dallas Society for the Advancement of Management Award; Dean's Honor Roll; Partial Academic Scholarship; Varsity Baseball Letterman; Student-Athlete Academic Achievement Award; Academic All-America Baseball Team (Honorable Mention); Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity; Summer Intern , Senator Robert Dole; Summer Intern , Oklahoma Tax Commission

Chris Rhodes was hired as Technology Finance Manager, Huntington National Bank; based in San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, National Account Manager, Macquarie Group (August, 2014 - April, 2015); Regional Manager, CHG-MERIDIAN (January, 2013 – August, 2014); Northern California and Pacific Northwest Finance Manager, Cisco Systems (August, 2010 – January, 2013); Regional Manager,Macquarie Group (September, 2008 – August, 2010); Regional Manager, CIT (June, 2004 – September, 2008); Regional Manager,
GATX (January, 1999 – June, 2004); Regional Sales Manager, EMC (June, 1994 – January, 1999); Vice President Sales, Computer Sales International, Inc (June, 1988 – June, 1994); Major Account Executive, Memorex Telex (January, 1981 – June, 1988).



Leasing Industry Help Wanted

Senior Credit Analyst

Choose Location
Anaheim, CA, Tigard, OR, Federal Way, WA

Middle Market Credits $500,000 to $5MM
including Equipment Leases and Financings
and Recourse and Non-recourse Lines of Credit
-Five or More Years Credit Underwriting Exp.
Some Relocation Provided
click here for more information

Financial Pacific Leasing - Commercial
A subsidiary of Umpqua Bank

Anaheim, CA

Financial Pacific Leasing’s Commercial team in Anaheim, CA is growing their Documentation/Funding group and looking for someone with an keen attention to detail and ready for the opportunity to work hard, learn and grow.

Please click here for more information.
A subsidiary of Umpqua Ban


Finance Officer

Fleet Financing Resources, LLC. is seeking candidates
to join our team. 3 yrs. sales exp. in the equipment leasing
& finance with pref. of titled transportation equipment

Click here for more information
Nationwide Leasing & Financing of Commercial Fleets

For information on placing a help wanted ad, please click here


Leasing Conferences 2015
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2015 Eastern Regional Meeting
September 11-12, 2015
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA

Registration information will be available in July 2015.

Program information will be available in June 2015.

Showcase your products and/or services to current and prospective clients by purchasing a table top exhibit. Exhibit hours are Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Table top exhibits are available for purchase at $595 and include registration for one attendee. Table top exhibits can be purchased using a credit card through the online system when it opens in July 2015.



2015 Funding Symposium
10/7/2015 to 10/9/2015
Wed through Friday
J W Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
3300 Lenox Road Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
United States
Contact: Kim King 
Phone: 847-380-5053

RSVP for this event:



2015 54th Annual Convention
10/25/2015 - 10/27/2015
JW Marriott Hill Country
San Antonio, TX

Early Bird Registration
Register by Monday, August 3, 2015

Brochure with Schedule of Events

Keynote Speakers


The 2015 Fall Conference will be held at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, FL on November 4 through November 6, 2015. 



2015 Western Regional Meeting
November 13-14, 2015
Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim - Orange County
Anaheim, CA



71st Annual Convention
November 11 - 13, 2015
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, TX

More Information



EXPO NJ Super Regional
11/15/2015 to 11/16/2015

Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
100 Frank Burr Blvd
Teaneck, New Jersey  07666
United States  

 Kim King, NEFA Sr. Association Coordinator 
 Phone: (847) 380-5053


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(Leasing News provides this ad “gratis” as a means
to help support the growth of Lease Police)


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

Free Chip Card Without Leasing Equipment
of Long Term Contract

Benefits of Using Chip Credit Card Technology:
1. Using a chip makes it nearly impossible to counterfeit stolen cards
2. The computer chip allows for 'one time use' transactions
3. Stolen chip data cannot be duplicated
4. Less risk of fraud
5. Liability shifts from the merchant to the card holder's Bank.

Electronic Transfer, Inc. offers retail payment services to Restaurants, Retail Stores, Mobile Vendors, Online Merchants and many other legal businesses. (Leasing News has learned this company sells nationwide. There may be other companies similar as the new changes may make outdated older machines on lease at very high rates and poor service, as noted in previous Leasing News stories. Editor)

SPOKANE, WASH –  – Electronic Transfer, Inc., a merchant services and Payment Gateway provider based in Spokane, Washington, now provides new Chip Credit Card Terminals to Retail Merchants... Their merchant account services do NOT require leasing credit card equipment, cancellation fees or long term contracts.

On October 1, 2015 the credit card brands new rules take effect that shift the liability for retail Counterfeit Card Liability Shift from card issuers to merchants if they do not have a certified "EMV Chip Card Reader" to process payments.

It needs to be noted that these new rules apply to Spokane retail merchant accounts where the card is physically present during checkout and does not apply to online, website or mail/phone order payments through a payment gateway.

EMV (Chip and Pin and/or Chip and signature in the U.S.) is basically a chip in the credit or debit card that replaces the magnetic strip on the back of the credit or debit card. With the old cards the merchant would swipe a card and the credit card terminal would read the data in the magnetic strip and process the card. With the new EMV requirements the credit card terminal, pin pad or ATM, will have to read the chip instead of the magnetic strip. Once the credit card terminal reads the chip the customer enters their 6 digit “Pin Code for ATM Transactions” or sign with their signature.

MasterCard defines the liability shift on Oct 1 this way: "The party, either the issuer or merchant, who does not support EMV, assumes liability for counterfeit card transactions". By issuer, the card companies do not mean themselves; the term refers instead to banks, credit unions, and any other financial institution issuing credit or debit cards. If the issuers can shift any of these costs on to a merchant that is not compliant you can be sure they will. 

Merchants must get new payment terminals installed by the Oct 1 deadline, or the retailer bears the responsibility if they accept a stolen card.

Retail merchants still using the less secure "magstripe credit card terminals" will be able to accept credit and debit cards after Oct 1, 2015 deadline. However, they will have no protection if they accept counterfeit credit cards or debit cards as a payment method. It's also possible they'll get monthly non-compliance fees of $20-$40 per month and possible surcharges of 1.5%-5.0% on top of whatever their normal transaction fees are.

Retailers and Restaurants don't need to worry though because they can upgrade to a new EMV Compliant credit card terminal or Chip Card Reader to avoid the surcharges.

If a merchant uses one of the following credit card terminals they should not have any issues meeting the Oct 1, 2015 deadline and accepting chip credit cards:

• Ingenico iSC 250 EMV NFC Terminal
• Hypercom/Equinox L5300
• Ingenico iWL250 Bluetooth
• Ingenico Terminals iCT 220
• Ingenico Terminals: iCT220 Dual Comm
• Ingenico Terminals iCT250 ( ICT250-01P1100F)
• Ingenico Terminals: iCT250 Dual Comm
• PAX S80 Dual Comm 16Mb (S80-EML0)
• PAX S80 Dual Comm 16Mb EMV NFC (S80-EML0)
• Ingenico Terminals iCT 220
• Ingenico Terminals: iCT220 Dual Comm

When Spokane merchants are searching for a new Chip Credit Card Reader they don't need to pay high prices for leased equipment, sign long term contracts or agree to early termination fees etc... They just need to find an honest Spokane credit card processing company who will sell the credit card terminals at a low onetime cost or maybe even offers a free chip card reader if you switch to their processing. Either way be very mindful when anyone asks you to sign a lease or long term contract for you to accept the new cards.


About Electronic Transfer, Inc.:

With a long time A+ BBB Rating ETI has been setting up Spokane Merchant Services and Credit Card Processing since 1989. ETI offers Wireless Credit Card Processing and Payment Gateway services with no long term contracts or equipment leasing required. Spokane Credit Card Processing approval is not guaranteed. From accepting credit cards on a website, in a restaurant or a retail store using Chip Cards to Apple Pay, NFC and Wi-Fi Credit Card Terminals ETI can easily manage all your Non Cash Transactions. This Spokane Payment Processing is only available to U.S. based merchants with a merchant account and/or payment gateway service.

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



August 28-September 4 Jazz Cruise
Sailing Alaska with Jeff Rudin and Crew

Jeff Rudin, CEO, Quail Capital, promises a great cruise, great music, and invites Leasing News readers to join.

"The travel business is my wife’s passion and she does an amazing job. I help her with this annual group cruise. It’s a fun diversion of the leasing/finance grind. We are blessed with good friends that are world class musicians, not to mention my middle son is a professional musician."

Jeff Rudin
T: 818-843-8686 x 14


Top paid CFOs in the US banking industry, 2014
SNL Exclusive Report

by Rabia Arif

Steven Nell from Tulsa, Okla.-based BOK Financial Corp. joined Bank of America Corp.'s Bruce Thompson, JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Marianne Lake and Citigroup Inc.'s John Gerspach in the list of highly paid CFOs for fiscal 2014, in the U.S. bank and thrift industry.

Nell's total compensation of approximately $8.2 million in 2014 was almost 6.6x his pay in 2013, which was around $1.3 million. According to the company's definitive proxy materials filed March 18, "By basing the executive incentive plan on peer bank comparison, the company avoids penalizing executives for general industry and economic downturns and encourages executives to produce the best possible results in good and bad economic times."

BOK Financial approved a long-term incentive plan — titled the True-Up Plan — in 2011, in efforts to address the "inequity" reflected in the officers' compensation, by restoring the company's named executives' compensation to levels comparable to that at the peer banks based on the comparative EPS performance from 2006 through 2013. Pursuant to the plan, the Tulsa, Okla.-based company paid a total of $56.1 million to its named executives during 2014, as the company's EPS growth ranked in the top 95% of the peer banks for purposes of calculating the aforementioned payments, according to the company filing.

Nell received about $4.5 million in cash under the plan, included in the nonequity incentive plan compensation along with a $66,000 annual incentive bonus, and $2.7 million in stocks, included in the $3.2 million in stock awards. Total payments made under the plan accounted for approximately 94% of the officer's total compensation for 2014. The company terminated the 2011 plan after the payments were calculated internally and audited by an independent third party in April 2014, the filing added.

BofA's Thompson takes the top spot among the highest paid CFOs of U.S. banks and thrifts with a total compensation of almost $11.6 million, an increase of 0.67% since 2013. Based on his performance for 2014, Thompson received a bonus of close to $4 million. The total compensation also includes stock awards of $6.7 million granted in 2014.

JPMorgan's Lake came second on the list of top paid CFOs with total compensation of $9.2 million, an increase of 11.2% over her compensation of $8.3 million for 2013. The total compensation includes a bonus of $3.7 million and approximately $4.7 million in restricted stock units.

Citigroup's Gerspach, CFO since 2009, earned a total compensation of approximately $8.0 million during 2014, a decrease of roughly 14% as compared to the total compensation for 2013, which comprised $2.8 million in bonus pay and approximately $4.2 million in performance share units and stock awards.

Stephen Crawford from McLean, Va.-based Capital One Financial Corp. ranked second among the highest paid CFOs for U.S. banks and thrifts with assets between $10 billion and $500 billion. Crawford's total compensation for 2013 of $12.5 million ranked him No. 1 among the top paid CFOs in the U.S. bank and thrift industry during the year 2013. For 2014, he ranked No. 5.

Crawford has served as Capital One's CFO since February 2013. His total compensation of about $8.0 million for 2014 was nearly 36% lower than his total compensation for 2013. The executive received $6 million in stock and option awards during 2014. According to preliminary proxy materials filed Feb. 27, the stock and option awards include stock options, performance shares, stock-settled restricted stock units and cash-settled restricted stock units granted in January 2014 for 2013 performance.

Michael Bell, CFO of Boston-based State Street Corp. since August 2013, received total compensation of almost $7.9 million for 2014. Bell's total compensation includes almost $5 million in deferred share awards and restricted stock units, and $1.5 million in nonequity incentive plan compensation, according to the company filing.

CFOs for banks with assets between $1 billion to $10 billion, David Spencer, High Point, N.C.-based BNC Bancorp's CFO, is at the top of the list with a total compensation of $3.1 million that includes $2.3 million in stock awards and $326,380 cash in performance units, under the long-term incentive plan approved by shareholders on May 21, 2013. The list also includes John Pollok, CFO of Columbia, S.C.-based South State Corp., with a total compensation of approximately $1.7 million, and Lee Gibson III, from Tyler, Texas-based Southside Bancshares Inc., with a total compensation of $1.5 million for 2014.

Kirk Emerich, CFO of West Bend, Wis.-based Westbury Bancorp Inc.; New Albany, Ind.-based Community Bank Shares of Indiana Inc.'s CFO Paul Chrisco; and Matthew Mullet, CFO of Mountlake Terrace, Wash.-based FS Bancorp Inc. are among the top paid CFOs of U.S. banks and thrifts with assets under $1 billion, with total compensation of $732,191, $690,200 and $658,909 respectively, for 2014.

The median CFO compensation for the year 2014 showed an increase of approximately 14% at $356,292 as compared to 2013. According to SNL analysis, the executive position has seen a steady growth in its median total compensations since 2010.


(Leasing News provides this ad as a trade for appraisals and equipment valuations provided by Ed Castagna)


Labrador Retriever Mix
Spokane, Washington  Adopt-a-Dog

Animal ID:  28184104

Breed: Retriever, Labrador/Mix
Age: 8 years 4 days
Sex: Female
Size: Medium
Color: Sable/White
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Site:  Spokane Humane Society
Location: PetSmart
Intake Date: 6/21/2015
Adoption Price:    $75.00

These animals are available at
9950 N Newport Hwy
Spokane, WA 99218
(509) 466-4566

Spokane Humane Society
6607 N Havana St.
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 467-5235

Reception/Animal Inquiries
(509) 467-5235 ext. 215

Internet Contact Form:

Adopt a Pet


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Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croce

A double-bill of dinosaurs ("Jurassic World") and animation ("Inside Out") signals the beginning of summer at the box-office, while new DVDs offer a pair of comedy-dramas ("While We're Young," "The Fisher King") as well as one of the year's finest releases ("Timbuktu").

In Theaters:

Jurassic World (Universal Pictures): More than two decades after Steven Spielberg introduced the world to amusement-park dinosaurs, the Jurassic doors are opened to the public once more in this special-effects blockbuster. Set in an isolated island where visitors can experience a thrill-ride full of real prehistoric beasties, the story focuses on a plan to boost attendance that inevitably goes awry. A genetically-mutated creature is to be unveiled as the park's new attraction, though the breed proves to be unpredictable and runs catastrophically amok. Can dino-trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) and operations manager Bryce Claire (Dallas Howard) contain this ferocious creation before danger infiltrates the outside world? Directed by Colin Trevorrow, the movie's exciting set-pieces should please fans of the tremendously successful franchise.

Inside Out (Walt Disney Studios): Pixar animators once again prove their originality by staging their first film in two years inside the mind of a young girl. Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) is a teenager coping with new territory when her dad brings the family from Minnesota to San Francisco. The main action, however, unfolds within her psyche, where various emotions help her navigate the crisis. There's Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Louis Black), and Sadness (Phyllis Smith), all of them hilariously and poignantly bumping into each other in the private little cosmos that is the protagonist's headspace. Taking advantage of the unusual premise to create some of the studio's most visually enthralling creations, the movie (co-directed by "Up" veterans Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen) vibrantly explores our inner and outer worlds.

Netflix Tip: An icon of horror cinema, Christopher Lee (1922-2015) lent his formidable presence to more than a hundred titles. Check out some of his best roles in honor of this genre legend, which include "Horror of Dracula" (1958), "The Devil Rides Out" (1968), "The Wicker Man" (1973), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), and "Lord of the Rings" (2001).


While We're Young (Lions Gate): Generational conflicts and artistic struggles are the subjects of the newest bittersweet comedy by Noah Baumbach ("Frances Ha"), who once again displays his gift for balancing humor and bitterness. The story focuses on Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts), a married New York couple who find themselves scrambling to ward off the lulls of middle age. They begin to hang out with Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), two disarming twentysomethings who encourage them to get involved in more carefree, youthful activities. When Josh and Jamie begin collaborating on a documentary, however, the lines between friendship and pretense quickly begin to blur. Often resembling a vintage Woody Allen movie, Baumbach's portrait of aging hipsters is an engaging combo of laughter and neuroses.

The Fisher King (Criterion): Robin Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in this unique 1991 comedy-drama, directed by Terry Gilliam ("Brazil"). Williams stars as Parry, a former professor turned homeless after the death of his wife, who has visions of medieval knights right out of Camelot legends. He's joined in the lower depths of New York by Jack (Jeff Bridges), whose fall from egotistical radio shock-jock to scrounging hanger-on teaches him about humility and the need for other people. With the help of his girlfriend Anne (Best Supporting Actress winner Mercedes Ruehl), Jack tries to get Parry together with the shy Lydia (Amanda Plummer), though dark secrets threaten to get in their way. Making strong use of Gilliam's gift for bursts of surreal imagery, the film is another reminder of Williams' talent for off-the-wall yet poignant characters.

Timbuktu (Cohen Media Group): Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako crafts an extraordinary plea for compassion in this Oscar-nominated drama, set in the titular African region. The multi-character narrative centers on a cattle herder named Kidane (Ibrahim Ahmed), who leads a peaceful life in the sandy outskirts with his family. In the city, however, terror reigns as brutal Jihadists try to control the people by outlawing everything from music to soccer. The protagonist's life takes a sudden turn one day when a confrontation has tragic results, and the proud Kidane must go into the city to try to set things right. What follows is a remarkable view of quiet dignity in the face of violence, with the story modulating from gentle comedy to shattering tragedy. Brimming with eloquent style and powerful emotions, Sissako's film is a must-see. With subtitles.



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This Day in American History

     1604 - French explorer Samuel de Champlain, Pierre Dugua, and 77 others landed on the island of St. Croix and made friends with the native Passamaquoddy Indians. It later became part of Maine on the US-Canadian border.
    1721 – Dr. Zabdiel Boylston (1679-1766) gave the first smallpox inoculations in America, in Boston.  Boylston is known for holding several "firsts" for an American-born physician: He performed the first surgical operation by an American physician, the first removal of gall bladder stones in 1710, and was the first to remove a breast tumor in 1718.  He inoculated about 248 people by applying pus from a smallpox sore to a small wound on the subjects, a method said to have been previously used in Africa. Initially, he used the method on two slaves and his own son, who was 13 at the time. This was the first introduction of inoculations to the US. He was also a great uncle of both President John Adams and philanthropist Ward Nicholas Boylston. This is a major event as smallpox whipped out not only Indians,
but many settlers as well.
    1740 - A combined force Spanish, free blacks and allied Indians defeated a British garrison at the Siege of Fort Mose near St. Augustine (present-day FL) during the War of Jenkins’ Ear.
    1819 - Birthday of Abner Doubleday (1819-93) in Ballston Spa, NY.  He served in the US Army during the Mexican War and the Seminole War in Florida prior to his service in the Civil War. He was stationed at Charleston, SC, where he manned the first of Fort Sumter's guns to fire back at the Confederates. His service found him at the battle of Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and as a major general commanding a division at Gettysburg. In San Francisco, after the war, he obtained a patent on the cable car railway that still runs there. A commission set up to investigate the origins of baseball by sporting goods manufacturer Albert Spalding credited Doubleday with inventing the game in 1839, the first year of Doubleday’s West Point education.  Subsequent research has debunked the commission's finding. In researching the letter from a person who later was committed to an insane asylum, Doubleday would have been 18 years old and the writer five years old at the time the writer claimed he witnessed Doubleday “invent” baseball. Conversely, Alexander Joy Cartwright, an umpire and member of the New York Knickerbockers team, set up the first formal rules, laid out the diamond-shaped field and established its nine playing positions.  Accordingly, Cartwright was officially declared the inventor of the modern game of baseball by the 83d Congress on June 3, 1953.  Early versions of baseball, based on the English games of rounders and cricket, were played in the English Colonies of America as far back as the early 1700's. Baseball can be considered America's oldest sport. The History Channel has a documentary on Spalding, who was quite a promoter and businessman, as well as the man with the highest pitcher’s winning percentage, .796, in MLB history.
        1862 - Day two of the Seven Days-Battle of Mechanicsville
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    1870 – Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the US.
    1888 - Residents of New York suffered through a record heat wave. Daily average temperatures were above 80 degrees for fourteen straight days. The heat wave was a sharp contrast to the severe blizzard in March of that year, which buried the city under nearly two feet of snow.
    1892 - Birthday of Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) in Hillsboro, WV.  She was one of the first writers to try to explain the Far East to Western readers. She won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1938 for her many novels of Chinese life, especially among the peasantry. She had won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for her classic novel “The Good Earth” which was made into a terrible movie. She adopted nine children and established the Pearl S. Buck Foundation to support or find homes for "Amerasian" children who are abandoned by their American fathers throughout Asia and for abandoned children worldwide. Family pressures had forced her to turn to writing when she was almost 40 and in all, she published more than 100 books, innumerable articles and delivered hundreds of speeches.
    1893 - Illinois Governor John Peter Altgeld pardoned Samuel Fielden, Michael Schwab and Oscar Neebe, three of the anarchists who had been convicted in the violence connected with the Haymarket Riot on May 4, 1886. At a protest meeting at Haymarket Square, an unknown individual threw a bomb which caused the death of several policemen. Eight anarchists were tried and convicted of the bombing. Of those, one committed suicide the day before he was to be hanged, three were hanged, and Fielden, Schwab and Neebe were imprisoned. In 1893, the newly elected Altgeld, at the urging of Clarence Darrow, reviewed the transcripts of the trial of these men and concluded that they had been railroaded. The pardon was widely criticized. It was an act of political suicide for Altgeld.
    1894 - The American Railway Union, led by Eugene Debs, called a general strike in sympathy with Pullman workers.
    1896 – The first movie theater opened in the US.  Admission: 10 cents.
    1898 - Birthday of singer/guitarist ‘Big Bill’ Broonzy (1898-1958), born Lee Conley Bradley in Lake Dick, AR.  His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s, he successfully navigated to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences. In the 1950s, a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.  Broonzy copyrighted more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including both adaptations of traditional folk songs and original blues songs. As a blues composer, he was unique in that his compositions reflected the many vantage points of his rural-to-urban experiences.
    1900 – Dr. Walter Reed (1851-1902) began research for a cure of Yellow Fever.  He was an Army physician who in 1901 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that the fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, rather than by direct contact. This insight gave impetus to the new fields of epidemiology and biomedicine, and most immediately allowed the resumption and completion of work on the Panama Canal (1904–1914) by the United States.
    1902 – William Lear (1902-78) was born in Hannibal, MO.  An inventor and businessman, he is best known for founding the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge which was widely used in the 1960s and 1970s.
    1904 – Peter Lorre (1904-64) was born László Loewenstein in Austria-Hungary.   From 1941 to 1946, he mainly worked for Warner Brothers where he appeared in “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), followed by “Casablanca” (1942), the second of the nine films in which Lorre and Sidney Greenstreet appeared. Lorre's other films include “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944) and Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. (1954). Frequently cast as a sinister foreigner, Lorre was the first actor to play a James Bond villain as Le Chiffre in a TV version of “Casino Royale” (1954). 
    1909 - Birthday of “Colonel” Tom Parker (1909-97), born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, Holland.  He is known primarily for his management of Elvis Presley as a musician.
   1911 - Birthday of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-56), born Mildred Ella Didrikson at Port Arthur, TX.  She was nicknamed “Babe” after Babe Ruth.   She was named to the women's All-America basketball team when she was 16. In a 1950 Associated Press poll, she was named the woman athlete of the first half of the 20th century.   The Babe was named top woman athlete in the U.S. for 1931, 1945-47, 1950, and 1954. She won two gold medals at the 1932 Olympics in track and field and set the world records in the javelin throw and in the 80-meter hurdles. Didrikson married professional wrestler George Zaharias in 1938, six years after she began playing golf casually. In 1946, Babe won the US Women's Amateur tournament, and in 1947, she won 17 straight golf championships and became the first American winner of the British Ladies' Amateur Tournament. Turning professional in 1948, she won the US Women's Open in 1950 and 1954, the same year she won the All-American Open. Babe won a total of 114 golf tournaments, 83 amateur golf tournaments, 31 on the P.G.A. tour.  She even pitched an exhibition for the St. Louis Cardinals. The 1911 birth date is according to her sister and baptismal records, confirmed by The New York Times and Wikipedia though some have it as 1914.
    1913 - Birthday of Willard Jessie Brown (1913-96), baseball player, at Shreveport, LA. Brown played with the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro National League and with the St. Louis Browns in 1947 when he was 34. He was the first African-American to hit a home run in the American League.
    1916 - When the Cleveland Indians walked onto the field for their game for their game against the Chicago White Sox, their home uniforms were adorned for the first time with numbers on the left sleeve. This innovation was abandoned after a short while, and uniform numbers did not appear again until the New York Yankees adopted them in 1929, not on the sleeves but on the backs of their jerseys.
    1916 – Christy Mathewson pitched and won his last Major League game.  The Giants beat the Brooklyn Robins, 11-8 in the first game of a doubleheader.  He relieved starter Pol Perritt and held the Robins to two hits over the final four innings to win. 
    1917 - The first U.S. troops arrived in France to fight alongside Britain and France against Germany in World War I.
    1918 – In the Battle for Belleau Wood, Allied Forces under Gen. John J. Pershing and James Harbord defeated Imperial German Forces under German Prince Wilhelm.
    1919 – The New York Daily News was published for the first time.
    1926 - US Troops pulled out of the Dominican Republic, which had, in 1844, received independence from Spain. After years of discussing it, Congress decided not to annex the Dominican Republic, or Haiti, and to allow the countries to become sovereign republics.
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    1927 – The Cyclone rollercoaster opened on Coney Island in Brooklyn.
    1934 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Federal Credit Union Act, thus enabling the formation of credit unions anywhere in the US.
    1938 – Billy Davis, Jr. of The Fifth Dimension was born in St. Louis.
    1939 - In Philadelphia, the Yankees played the first night game in franchise history, losing to the A’s, 3-2.
    1944 - The only time the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and New York Giants played together, at a special exhibition game at the Polo Grounds before 50,000 fans. In the six-inning contest, each team played successive innings against the other two and then sat out a frame. The combined final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0). The proceeds of the game went to purchase war bonds.
    1944 - MURANAGA, KIYOSHI K., Medal of Honor.
Private First Class Kiyoshi K. Muranaga distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 26 June 1944, near Suvereto, Italy. Private First Class Muranaga's company encountered a strong enemy force in commanding positions and with superior firepower. An enemy 88mm self-propelled gun opened direct fire on the company, causing the men to disperse and seek cover. Private First Class Muranaga's mortar squad was ordered to action, but the terrain made it impossible to set up their weapons. The squad leader, realizing the vulnerability of the mortar position, moved his men away from the gun to positions of relative safety. Because of the heavy casualties being inflicted on his company, Private First Class Muranaga, who served as a gunner, attempted to neutralize the 88mm weapon alone. Voluntarily remaining at his gun position, Private First Class Muranaga manned the mortar himself and opened fire on the enemy gun at a range of approximately 400 yards. With his third round, he was able to correct his fire so that the shell landed directly in front of the enemy gun. Meanwhile, the enemy crew, immediately aware of the source of mortar fire, turned their 88mm weapon directly on Private First Class Muranaga's position. Before Private First Class Muranaga could fire a fourth round, an 88mm shell scored a direct hit on his position, killing him instantly. Because of the accuracy of Private First Class Muranaga's previous fire, the enemy soldiers decided not to risk further exposure and immediately abandoned their position. Private First Class Muranaga's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army. 
    1945 - The United Nations Charter was signed at San Francisco by representatives of 50 nations.
    1945 - Top Hits
“Sentimental Journey” - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
“Dream” - The Pied Pipers
“Laura” - The Woody Herman Orchestra
“At Mail Call Today” - Gene Autry
    1946 – Fred Allen’s final radio broadcast featured Jack Benny.
    1947 - The first transatlantic mobile telephone between two [???]cards was made by U.S. Ambassador James Clement Dunn from Milan, Italy, to Vincent R. Impellitteri, president of the New York City Council, on the occasion of Marconi Day at the Milan Fair.
    1947 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba," Perry Como.
    1948 – The Berlin Airlift began after the Soviet blockade of West Berlin.
    1948 – William Shockley (1910-89) filed the original patent for the grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.  Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser, who invented the transistor. The three were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor at Stanford.
    1950 - President Harry S. Truman authorized the Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean conflict.
    1950 - Garry Moore hosted many programs which aired at various times: his first, “The Garry Moore Show”, was on this date and it became the longest lasting. Moore was the host, with his sidekick Durward Kirby, of a show blending singing, joking and talking with guests and regulars. Regulars included Ken Carson and Denise Lor. Guest performers included Don Adams, George Gobel, Don Knotts, Jonathan Winters, Leslie Uggams and Carol Burnett. Animals also appeared on the show. This was before Oprah and others.
    1953 - Top Hits
“Song from Moulin Rouge” - The Percy Faith Orchestra
“April in Portugal” - The Les Baxter Orchestra
“Ruby” - Richard Hayman
“Take These Chains from My Heart” - Hank Williams
    1954 - Sam Phillips, head of Sun Records, calls a young singer named Elvis Presley, who had recorded a few songs there earlier in the year, and asks him to record two songs, "Without You" and "Rag Mop." He sings the first, attempting to match a demo made by an unknown person hanging around the studio, but it proves too much for him, and, according to Dave Marsh's book Elvis, beats the walls of the studio, repeatedly shouting "I hate him! I hate him!" The singer whom Elvis could not match is lost to history. Phillips mollifies the young Elvis by asking him to sing something else, and Presley impresses him anyway, to the point that he makes plans to set the singer up with musicians for a future date.
    1955 - Decca Records announces that Bill Haley and His Comets have sold more than 3 million records in thirteen months. Both "Rock Around The Clock" and "Shake Rattle and Roll" sold a million copies, while "Dim, Dim the Lights" and "Mambo Rock" sold about 500,000. 
    1956 - In an article in LOOK Magazine entitled, “The Great Rock 'n' Roll Controversy”, swing band leader Benny Goodman makes this comment about Rock 'n' Roll; "I guess it’s okay, man. At least it has a beat.”  …which is what the kids used to say on American Bandstand’s Rate a Record…
    1957 - Hurricane Audrey strikes Louisiana claiming 500 lives
    1959 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth II jointly dedicated the St. Lawrence Seaway in formal ceremonies held at St. Lambert, Quebec, Canada. A project undertaken jointly by Canada and the US, the waterway (which provides access between the Atlantic Ocean and this Great Lakes) had been opened to traffic April 25, 1959.
    1959 - Ingemar Johansson of Sweden knocked out Floyd Patterson in the third round of a fight at Yankee Stadium to win the heavyweight championship. Patterson and Johansson fought twice more with Patterson regaining the title in June, 1960 and defending it successfully in March, 1961.
    1961 - The Marcels made their US television debut, performing "Blue Moon" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
    1961 - Top Hits
“Quarter to Three” - U.S. Bonds
“Raindrops” - Dee Clark
“Tossin' and Turnin'” - Bobby Lewis
“Hello Walls” - Faron Young
    1961 - The Yankees beat the Angels, 8-6, and Yogi Berra collects his 2000th career hit, all as a Bronx Bomber. To celebrate the achievement a huge cake is rolled out in Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, the Angels’ home field at the time.
    1961 - Gary U.S. Bonds had his only US number 1 hit, "Quarter to Three". Bonds and Gene Barge (Daddy G.) added lyrics to an instrumental called, "A Night With Daddy G". Although he released several more singles in the US including "Dear Lady Twist", Bonds found more success in England than his homeland. After years of touring the oldies circuit, Bonds would have another Top 40 hit in the early 1980s with "This Little Girl is Mine". 
    1963 - Singer George Michael, one of the biggest rock stars of the late 1980's, was born in London. Michael and Andrew Ridgeley formed the pop duo Wham!, which hit the British chart in 1982 with "Young Guns (Go For It)." North American success followed in 1984, with three straight number-ones - "Wake Me Up Before You Go- Go," "Careless Whisper" and "Everything She Wants." Michael was clearly the mastermind behind the duo. When they broke up in 1986, he began a highly successful solo career. He duetted with Aretha Franklin on "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," which went to number one. Then came the multi-million selling "Faith" album, which yielded such chart-toppers as the title song, "Father Figure" and "One More Try." The album also contained "I Want Your Sex," which some radio stations refused to play despite Michael's claim it endorsed monogamy. In 1990, Michael released "Listen Without Prejudice, Volume One." Although it made the top 10, the album did not match the sales figures of his solo debut
    1963 - After a Beatles performance at the Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, John Lennon and Paul McCartney write "She Loves You" in their hotel room, originally an answer song of sorts to the Bobby Rydell hit "Forget Him."
    1963 – President Kennedy gave his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech underlining the US support of the democratic West Germany shortly after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall.
    1964 - "A Hard Day's Night" was released by United Artists Records. The album featured all original material by The Beatles and became the top album in the country by July 25, 1964.
    1964 - "It's All Over Now" by the Rolling Stones was released. The song, written by American soul singer Bobby Womack, was the first Stones' record to reach number one in Britain.
    1965 - "Mr. Tambourine Man", by The Byrds, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts. The song was considered by many to be the first folk-rock hit. The tune was written by Bob Dylan, as were two other hits for the group: "All I Really Want to Do" and "My Back Pages". The group of James Roger McGinn, David Crosby, Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Mike Clarke charted seven hits. The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.
    1966 – Sandy Koufax (13-2) matched his NL record of seven consecutive strikeouts in consecutive 9-inning appearances on his way to a 2-1 win in Atlanta.
    1966 - Sopwith Camel opened for the Rolling Stones in performance at the Daly City Cow Palace. Jefferson Airplane also performed. 
    1966 - Sutro Baths, The famous San Francisco Oceanside landmark burns down 
    1966 - Lenny Bruce & the Mothers of Invention appear in concert at the San Francisco Fillmore Auditorium. KFRC Beach Boys' Summer Spectacular at the Cow Palace.
    1967 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Windy," The Association.
    1968 - Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands were returned to Japan by the US.
    1968 – The Executive Council of MLB decided both Leagues will divide into two divisions.  Beginning with the 1969 post-season, the MLB playoffs began.  Prior to this, the American and National League pennant winners met in the World Series without playoffs except to settle a first place tie.
    1969 - Top Hits
“Get Back” - The Beatles
“Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet” - Henry Mancini
“Bad Moon Rising” - Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Running Bear” - Sonny James
    1971 - Promoter Bill Graham announced the closing of his Fillmore East and West concert halls in New York and San Francisco. The Fillmore East had operated for three years, and its last concert the following night included performances by the Beach Boys and the Allman Brothers Band. Graham had begun producing rock concerts at the Fillmore West in 1965. The San Francisco club was a prime venue for such psychedelic superstars.
    1971 - WNEW-FM in New York becomes the first radio station to play Don McLean's new single, "American Pie," which it features in its 8:36 entirety.
    1973 - Former White House counsel John W. Dean told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" kept by the Nixon White House.
    1973 - Model and singer Marsha Hunt, inspiration for the Rolling Stones song "Brown Sugar," names Mick Jagger in a paternity suit, claiming the singer fathered her two-year-old daughter Karis. That same day, Stones guitarist Keith Richards is busted, along with girlfriend Anita Pallenberg, in his Chelsea home for possession of heroin, illegal pharmaceuticals, guns, and ammo.
    1974 – Derek Jeter was born in Pequannock, NJ.  The Yankees drafted Jeter out of high school in 1992 and he debuted in the major leagues in 1995, winning Rookie of the Year in 1996 when the Yanks won the first of the five rings under Jeter.  With him at shortstop, they won five World Series and made the postseason in every year but three.  He retired with the sixth most hits (3,465) in MLB history, and by far, the most by any Yankee, with a .310 career batting average.  He holds nearly every offensive record for the post-season in MLB history.  Many feel that upon his first year of eligibility for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, he will be a first ballot selectee, and possibly the first unanimous selection in baseball history.
  1974 - A committee formed by US grocers and food manufacturers recommended in 1973 a Universal Product Code (i.e., a bar code) for supermarket items that would allow electronic scanning of prices. On this day, a pack of Wrigley's gum was swiped across the first checkout scanner at a supermarket in Troy, OH. Today bar codes are used to keep track of everything from freight cars to cattle.
    1975 - Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in SD.  Leonard Peltier was later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
    1975 - Cher's divorce from Sonny Bono becomes final, leaving her free to marry Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers just four days later.
    1975 - The rules of football were amended: the divisional winners with the highest won-loss percentage were made the home team for the divisional playoffs, and the surviving winners with the highest percentage made home teams for the championship games.
    1976 - The CN Tower opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At 1,815 feet, 5 inches high, the tower is the world's tallest building and the tallest freestanding structure.
    1977 - Top Hits
“Got to Give It Up (Pt. I)” - Marvin Gaye
“Gonna Fly Now” (Theme from "Rocky") - Bill Conti
“Undercover Angel” - Alan O'Day
“Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” - Waylon Jennings
    1977 - Elvis Presley performs what would be his last concert, performing at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN for a crowd of 18,000. Although Elvis appears pale, weak, and overweight, as he had with increasing regularity, there is nothing to suggest his impending death.  Indeed, there is nothing unusual about this show on the tour, except that Elvis for some reason introduces practically everyone from his life while on stage. Some take this as "proof" Elvis knew he was in his final days; others maintain that he was worried about the imminent publication of “Elvis: What Happened?”, a tell-all biography by former bodyguards Sonny and Red West that publicly broke the story of his drug abuse, and what those revelations might do to his image. The last song he performs from the stage is "Can't Help Falling In Love." Footage of the final concert is taken but has not been widely seen since; the audio portion can be heard on the LP “The Last Farewell” (released on CD as “Adios: The Final Performance”, A.J. Records CD 92-2002). Presley's father, Vernon, will pass away two years later to the day.
    1977 - The Human Lightning Conductor, park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, was struck by lightning for the seventh time. He was first hit in 1942, then again in 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1976.
    1977 – At Maury County Jail in Columbia, TN, 42 died in a fire caused by the inmates.
    1983 - Record heat prevailed from Texas to Michigan. Alpena, MI hit 98 degrees.
    1985 - Top Hits
“Heaven” - Bryan Adams
“Sussudio” - Phil Collins
“Raspberry Beret” - Prince & The Revolution
“Little Things” - The Oak Ridge Boys
    1986 - Hurricane Bonnie made landfall on the upper Texas coast. A wind gust to 98 mph occurred at Sea Rim State Park. The town of Ace recorded 13 inches of rain.
    1987 - Hot weather prevailed in the Pacific Northwest. Afternoon highs of 88 degrees at Seattle, WA, 103 degrees at Medford, OR, and 111 degrees at Redding, CA, were records for the date. Cloudy and cool weather prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The high at Boston, MA, was just 60 degrees
    1988 - Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. In Montana, the record high of 102 degrees at Billings, MT, was their fifteenth of the month, and the high of 108 degrees at Glasgow MT equaled their record for June. Thunderstorms in the Atlantic Coast Region produced wind gusts to 102 mph at Tall Timbers, MD.
    1988 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Dirty Diana," Michael Jackson.
    1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Central Plains to the Middle Mississippi Valley. There were 129 reports of severe weather during the day and night. Thunderstorms in Kansas produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Liberal, and hail four inches in diameter at Quinter. Thunderstorms in Wisconsin spawned a tornado at Lake Delton injuring four persons. Lightning struck and killed a woman at Junction City, KS, who had gotten out of her car to photograph the lightning
    1989 – The Supreme Court ruled that 16 year olds can receive the death penalty.
    1993 - The U.S. launched a cruise missile attack targeting Baghdad intelligence headquarters in retaliation for a thwarted assassination attempt against former President George H.W. Bush in April in Kuwait.
    1996 - The Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit women or forgo state support.
    1997 – The Supreme Court ruled that the Communications Decency Act violates the First Amendment.
    2003 - Record temperatures hit the Bay Area with 97 in SF and 102 in San Jose. This year while 45 miles away in San Jose and inland reach 103 degrees, the city stays at 65 high due to the fog rolling in.
    2003 - Strom Thurmond, the second longest-serving senator in U.S. history, died in Edgefield, S.C., at age 100.
    2003 - Edgar Martinez, who already holds the Mariners all-time records for games played, at-bats, hits, doubles, total bases, extra-base hits, walks and runs scored, passes Ken Griffey Jr.'s mark for team career RBIs. His two-run homer in the Mariners 10-6 victory over the Angels gives the All-Star designated hitter 1,153 RBIs -- one more than Junior.
    2013 - The Supreme Court ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and in violation of the Fifth Amendment.



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