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Classified Ads---Sales Managers

    Holmes, Levine Earn CAE Designation

        2003 Monitor 100-----Wow!!!

            CapitalStream---Decision System "acquisition"

        One of the Best Kept Secrets in Leasing? alaQuote

    NVC Chicago Meeting Today

HotBot Offers Desktop Option

    Sweat Equity Opportunity


            Western Sierra Named a ``Best Bank'' by Independent Banker

        De Lage Landen names Tom Locke as Reg. Sales Director

    Complaint About Leasing News, Talk to One of Our Advisors

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    Highlights This Day in American History



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Sales Manager: New York, NY

I have over 25 years owning an independent leasing company that specialized in truck leasing. Tow trucks, Limos, ambulances, tractors, etc..


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ALEXANDRIA, VA -- AMY MILLER HOLMES, Vice President, Communications, of the Equipment Leasing Association and LISA LEVINE, Executive Director of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), in June of 2003.


Prior to certification, applicants must have obtained career experience for the required length of time within the field of non-profit/association management, have obtained multiple hours of continuing professional education, and have successfully completed a comprehensive examination, which tests fundamental knowledge of all areas of the association management profession.


The June 2003 class brings the total number of association executives who have earned the CAE designation to over 3,100. Among association professionals “CAE” is an indication of demonstrated skill in leadership and expertise in association management.


The American Society of Association Executives, Washington, DC, is an individual membership organization made up of roughly 25,000 association executives and suppliers. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies, and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the globe. The society is dedicated to advancing the value of voluntary associations to society and supporting the professionalism of the individuals who lead them.



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2003 Monitor 100-----Wow!!!


The Monitor Equipment Leasing and Finance, June, 2003, has the Monitor 100.


It is the twelfth annual ranking of the 100 largest equipment finance/leasing companies in the United States. How they rank by asset growth. New Business

Volume and Overall Growth.


What is most interesting are the changes, those that fell from the list, and those

that were added to the list, plus other analysis in this special section. A reader

sent us a copy of the 2003 Top 100:


Published since 1974, the Monitor reaches over 30,000 professionals throughout

the United States with a broad-based cross section of readership. It is not the

articles and features that attract many readers, but the advertising itself. You

can learn more about the industry, who is doing what, who wants what, what

they have to offer, just by reading the ads in the publication that generally

runs seventy pages, including features section such as the Monitor 100.


The June, 2003 edition has an interview with Jerry Newell of Bank of

the West Leasing, stories on Merrill Lynch Capital, the Equipment Leasing

Association “On a Mission to Deliver Value,” Residual Value Curves, Cat

Financial & FCC Equipment, Wells Fargo, Marlin Leasing, Olympus Financial.


Don’t leave you office without getting a subscription today!!!!


You can subscribe by calling 610-293-1300 or visiting their website at Monitor subscribers receive discounts,

including special pricing on receiving the full 100 report in pdf format

by calling 610-456-6570. You can also purchase the reports in bulk.

To learn more, go to:





CapitalStream---Decision System “acquisition”


“It isn't over until the fat lady sings! Everyone else has until 6/30 to get

their bids in. Word is there is at least one more serious contender and they

intend on waiting until the last day to make it interesting.”


Semper Fi


(Leasing News will stand by its source. Things do fall out of bed,

but CapitalStream won’t let that happen. They are the winner

in this bid. editor_




One of the Best Kept Secrets in Leasing? alaQuote


While most in the leasing industry know me as the "service provider"

for CapitalStream Advantage, I also am a leasing web site software writer,

creating sites.


In the course of the up-grades on CapitalStream Advantage and doing custom

work for brokers and leasing companies, I thought what was most

needed in the industry was a simple web based program that would allow a

broker to furnish for any sized vendor, a professionally presented, private

label payment calculator, quote letter, application and credit release

authorization tool.


While there were many programs out there that could do this. They

were all tied into main accounting programs as a module, meaning

there were few "stand alone" simple programs that did not take

training or support from a main program.


Remembering what John Kruse said when he first introduced "System 1,"

I tried to follow his advice: KISS: Keep it simple, stupid.


I came up with "alaQuote." However, in marketing it, I found no

one wanted to discuss it. It seemed to give them such an advantage,

they didn't want to share it with anyone.


All of the customers on alaQuote tell me they love the

program (they keep renewing their subscription and pay us each month), but

don't talk about it amongst their fellow brokers. They all want it as their

own competitive edge and don't care to share it with others.


One of my first customers, a well-known broker, first got on alaQuote a year

and a half ago. He had told me that he wasn't going to give

anyone a rave review of the program because he didn't want his competitors

(other brokers) knowing about or using it.


A super broker/lessor who I asked for a recommendation told me he loved the

program, but also didn't want his competitors to know he was using it, or

how well he liked it.


We rely heavily on referral business so this exclusivity attitude amongst

our customers put us in a marketing dilemma. We are thankful for Leasing

News to publish an open forum that allows community related discourse that

will benefit it's members.


I encourage anyone who wants to broaden their vendor marketing efforts, and

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HotBot Offers Desktop Option


By Staff


Terra Lycos, a provider of Internet content, tools and access, has launched a new search feature that allows users to perform searches without opening a browser.


The free "HotBot Quick-Search Deskbar" is based on the open source "Dave's Deskbar," a small textbox that allows for search while performing other desktop functions like e-mail, word processing. It also provides short cuts to other functions such as dictionary and weather.


"Our strategy with HotBot has been to create an open platform that provides access to the four largest search catalogs on the Internet, as well while providing an interface that can be completely tailored to the users’ preferences," said Lincoln Jackson, senior director of search products for Terra Lycos.


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Other new features included: new filters to narrow searches for images, date, language, region and offensive content. New customization tools also allows users to adjust the look and feel of the site's layout and color scheme -- or skin.







Sweat Equity Opportunity


One of the oldest, active members of the leasing community (1957) is retiring .


Bob New is looking for a vehicle and/or equipment leasing sales person or middle manager who would like an opportunity to eventually have his own business in return for some sweat equity.


It would be helpful if this person could bring his own sources of leasing business.


This is a great opportunity for a young entrepreneur.


Please e-mail: Bob New ( ) or call him at 818-244-4788


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Western Sierra Named a ``Best Bank'' by Independent Banker


CAMERON PARK, Calif.----Western Sierra Bank, a subsidiary of Western Sierra Bancorp (Nasdaq:WSBA) was named one of the top performing banks in the nation by Independent Banker, "Best Banks", June 2003 issue. Annually, members of the Independent Community Bankers of America are ranked by Return on Assets ("ROA") and Return on Equity (" ROE") ratings. Independent Banker collects data from the FDIC to identify the top 20 performing community banks based on performance throughout the country. In the ROA comparison, Western Sierra Bank ranked number seven in the nation with an ROA of 2.02%. In the category of ROE, Western Sierra ranked number four with an ROE of 24.45%. Rankings were determined by measuring performance among peer banks with assets of $250 million to $500 million.


"Our team of Relationship Bankers has a real sense of pride and ownership to Western Sierra Bank and the communities we serve. Our stellar performance in field has had a direct impact on ROA and ROE rankings," stated Kirk N. Dowdell, President and CEO, Western Sierra Bank.


Western Sierra Bancorp is comprised of Western Sierra Bank, Lake Community Bank and Central California Bank and has assets exceeding $720 million. The Company operates in 23 locations throughout the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Lake, Stanislaus, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Tuolumne, and Butte.



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De Lage Landen Financial Services names Tom Locke as Regional Sales Director - South/Southeast for its Materials Handling & Construction Strategic Business Unit



WAYNE, Pa– De Lage Landen Financial Services, a leading international provider of high quality asset-based finance products for manufacturers and distributors of capital goods, has named Tom Locke to the newly created position of Regional Sales Director - South/Southeast for its Materials Handling & Construction Equipment Strategic Business Unit.


Locke, of San Antonio, TX, will manage field sales activity for the construction segment of the Materials Handling & Construction SBU, which provides lease financing to industrial lift and construction equipment manufacturers and dealers throughout the U.S.


In this new position, Locke will report directly to Rod Versteegh, Vice President of Sales for the business unit.


Most recently, Locke served as Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest for Copelco Capital, recently purchased by CitiCapital.


From 1979 to 1998, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the Caterpillar dealer network.


Locke is a graduate of Ohio State University with an Applied Science Degree.


De Lage Landen International B.V., headquartered in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) is an international provider of high-quality asset financing products. It is a subsidiary of the Dutch Rabobank Group that is AAA-rated by the major rating agencies Moody’s & Standard & Poor's. For the past two years, Rabobank has had the distinction of being named the World's Safest Bank by “Global Finance” magazine. (2001 and 2002).



With offices and joint ventures in 20 countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, De Lage Landen specializes in asset financing and vendor finance programs internationally, with a focus on the following industries: Food & Agriculture, Healthcare, Office Equipment, Information Technology, Telecommunications and Materials Handling & Construction Equipment. In the U.S., De Lage Landen also offers private label leasing programs for the Banking industry, and delivers a broad range of financial services to captive leasing organizations and non-banking financial institutions. In the Netherlands, De Lage Landen offers a broad array of leasing and trade financing products through local Rabobanks and directly to the market. These products include Equipment Leasing, Real Estate Finance, Car and Commercial Vehicle Leasing, ICT Leasing and Trade Finance.



In 2002 De Lage Landen grew its net profit to $94 million and its balance sheet total to $12.9 billion.



For more information, please visit our Website at



Rita DiMartino

De Lage Landen Financial Services

Phone Number: 610 386 5441

Fax Number: 610 386 5840




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A Complaint About Leasing News, Talk to One of Our Advisors



Editorial Advisory Board


Bob Baker, Wildwood Financial, St. Louis, MO
Steve Crane, Bank of the West, Walnut Creek, CA
Phil Dushay, Global Leasing, New York, NY
Steve Geller, Leasing Solutions LLC, Wesley Hills, NY
Ken Greene, Attorney, Greenbrae, CA
Bruce Kropschot, Kropschot Financial Services, Vero Beach, FL
Fred St. Laurent, Managing Director, TheBlassGroup, Atlanta, GA.
Charlie Lester, LPI Financial, Marietta, GA
Bob Rodi, LeaseNow, Warrendale, PA
Bob Teichman, Teichman Financial Training, Sausalito,CA
Rob Yohe, Yohe and Associates, Stilwell, KS
Ginny Young, Brava Capital, Orange, CA


"We are an electronic newspaper for the entire leasing industry, not just one segment. We also are not just for executives, presidents, CEO, but for all the employees."

"For years, I have been telling the directors of the associations I belong to, we need to get all the employees involved. When I was regional chairman of one, I had meetings, inviting operations and other people to meetings, to mingle, learn from each other, and help each other. It is silly to think an employee is going to remain at the same company for 30 years. There are no more Bob Cratchets. When employees learn more, or have better opportunities, their employer should be doing more to keep them happy, and if not, move on. Presidents do this. Sales managers do this. Why can't everyone do this?"

"We encourage everyone in the leasing industry to read our electronic newspaper and hope we are serving the entire spectrum."

Christopher "Kit" Menkin,







News Briefs---


Anticipated rate cut by Fed only adding to 'weird' climate


Fed finding rate cuts aren't enough ----Tried-and-true solutions fail in this economy


ALL BUSINESS: Dark side of low interest rates


Consumer confidence essentially flat in June





Highlights This Day in American History


    1630—Governor Winthrop introduced the fork to American dining.

The custom was to eat with your sharp knife or hands.

    1788-Virginia became the 10th state to ratify the Constitution. Jamestown, was the first permanent English settlement in North America, The state, also known as Old Dominion, was named after the "Virgin Queen", Elizabeth I of England. Virginia and its capital, Richmond, have played major roles in American history. Like West Virginia, it names the cardinal as the state bird. The official state flower of Virginia is the flowering dogwood.

    1844-President John Tyler married Julia Gardiner, daughter of a New York State Senator, at the Church of the Ascension, New York City. He became the first president to be married in the White House. His first wife, Letita Christian Polk, whom he had married on March 29,1813, had died on September 10,1842, in the White House.

    1862-Earlier this month, at Fair Oaks, Virginia, Confederate forces under General Joseph E. Johnston stalled the Union advance toward Richmond in General George B. McClellan’s Peninsular campaign. Johnston was wounded at Fair Oaks and Robert E. Lee was then appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He then launched a series of engagements on this date that became known as the Seven Days Campaign. Battles at Oak Grove, Gaine’s Mill’s, Garnett’s Farm, Golding’s Farm, Savage’s Station, White Oak Swamp and finally Malvern Hill left more than 36,000 casualties on both sides. Despite losing the final assault at Malvern Hill, the Confederates under the leadership of General Lee succeeded in preventing the much larger Union army from taking Richmond.

    1862-First day of the seven-day battle at Oak Grove

    1864-President Abraham Lincoln signs bill providing schools for Black children

    1864-The Union Army facing mounds of pickets and bunkers decides to dig tunnels under this obstructions

    1868-Congress authorized government laborers a workday of eight hours, which was signed into law by President Andrew Johnson this day, providing, among other things, that “eight hours shall constitute a day’s work for all laborers, workmen, and mechanics who may be employed by or on behalf of the Government of the Untied States.

    1876-Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, leading military forces of more than 200 men, attacked an encampment of Sioux Indians led by Chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse near Little Bighorn River, MT. Custer and 264 men of the Seventh Calvary were slaughtered in the brief battle (about two hours) of Little Bighorn. One horse, named Comanche, is said to have been the only survivor among Custer’s forces. This brought more repression by both the US Army and Federal Government to the American Indians in the next fifty years. It was common to “ Remember Custer’s Last Stand.” It was common for military commanders to attack the Indians out-numbered with firepower and from three directions. It is said one of his units halted in the three prong attack, and the other reacted by holding back and not proceeding with the long proved strategy, allowing the Indians to “divide and conquer.” He was considered an American hero. It was not until present time that he was considered an egoist trying to build his reputation in the military (very common in that day, and perhaps until recent times.) Military historians find no errors in the strategy of the attack, except for the execution (This is from accounts from interviews with the Indians, including scouts who were dismissed before the attack and watched the battle, plus papers and diaries from the soldiers. Other historians believe he should have waited

for reinforcements from General Alfred H. Terry, who discovered the bodies)

    1886- birthday of Henry H. “Hap” Arnold, US general and commander of the Army Air Force in all theaters throughout WWII, Arnold was born at Gladwyne, PA. Although no funds were made available, as early as 1938 Arnold was persuading the US aviation industry to step up manufacturing of airplanes. Production grew from 6,000 to 262,000 per year from 1940—44. He supervised pilot training and by 1944 Air Force personnel strength had grown to two million from a prewar high of 21,000. Made a full general in 1944, he became the US Air Force’s first five-star general when the Air Force was made a separate military branch equal to the Army and Navy. Arnold died Jan 15, 1950, at Sonoma, CA.

    1874-birthday of Rose O’Neill, born at Wilkes-Barre, PA. Her career included work as an illustrator, author and doll designer, the later gaining her commercial success with the Kewpie Doll. In 1910, “
The Ladies Homes Journal” devoted a full page to her Kewpie Doll designs, which were a marketing phenomenon for three decades. Died at Springfield, MO, April 6, 1944.

    1881-Birthday of Crystal Eastman –said to be one of the most influential and

“radical” U.S. women of her day. She was an attorney, feminist, labor reformer, peace advocate, birth control advocate, suffragist, and worker for women's financial equality in both the U.S. and England. She was active in the Political Equality League, Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, Women's Peace Party, the Feminist Congress, and a member of the famed Heterodoxy Club of New York.

    1908-birthday of African-American Beatrice Murphy, editor and author.

    1910- The Mann Act was passed by the US Congress. It prohibited the transportation of females across state or internationally lines for immoral purposes. It was said to be an attempt to curb the huge "white slave" and prostitution business in the U.S. and the world. At the time it was estimated that there were more than 600 recognized houses of prostitution in Chicago alone. New Orleans was "closed" to naval personnel because of the number of brothels. But the situation was nothing new With the change from rural to city living caused by the industrial revolution, more and more women were on their own without family to help support them. It was said that women were “imported” for prostitution, however, the custom had been going on since France brought in French

prostitutes in the 17th century to marry French soldiers and settlers in Louisiana.

The most famous prosecutions under the law were those of Charlie Chaplin in 1944 and Chuck Berry in 1962, who took unmarried women across state lines for "immoral purposes." Chaplin was acquitted but left the country under FBI director J. Edgar Hoover's threats. Berry was convicted and spent two years in the prime of his musical career in jail. After Berry's conviction, the Mann Act was enforced only sparingly and was finally removed from the books in 1986.

    1918-Birthday of Marion Alice Orr, member of the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. MAO was one of the most noted pilots for the RCAF in England during World War II. She ferried military planes - some terribly shot up and dangerous to fly - from landing strips to repair locations and back. Her flights always subject to German fighter interception as well as the dangers from the planes disintegrating in air. The women also flew planes that had made their regular night sorties over Germany from air fields close to the channel to safer locations to the west of England and then returned them to the eastern air bases that evening. A number of women who ferried the planes died. In Canada, she was the first woman to fly and instruct helicopters. For further information on this remarkable woman and other Canadian flyers, see


    1922-birthday of Bill Russo, jazz composer, arranger and trombonist, best known perhaps for playing with Stan Kenton. While I was going to Julliard School of Music, I studied privately with him in New York. He was teaching me fundamentals of big band arranging, starting with six and seven chord harmonies.

    1925-birthday of accordion player Clifton Chewier, King of Zydeco, Opelousas,LA. Zydeco is the party music of the black Cajuns of Louisiana, and is a mixture of blues, French folk songs, country, R'n'B and rock 'n' roll. Chenier usually played an accordion and sang in a mixture of French and English. He often wore a jeweled crown on stage, and appeared at blues festivals and rock clubs all over North America. He was largely responsible for the popularity of zydeco outside his native Louisiana. Chenier, who was severely diabetic, died on December 12th, 1987, at the age of 62.

    1935-birthday of vocalist Eddie Floyd, Montgomery, Al

    1941-Glenn Miller records Adios on Bluebird.

    1941-Fair Employment practices Commission established.

    1941 - Joe DiMaggio ran his hitting streak to 45 straight games, with a home run off Boston’s Heber Newsome. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ broke the record set by Wee Willie Keeler in 1897.

    1942-- Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower takes command of U.S. forces in Europe. Although Eisenhower had never seen combat during his 27 years as an army officer, his knowledge of military strategy and talent for organization were such that Army Chief of Staff General George C. Marshall chose him over nearly 400 senior officers to lead U.S. forces in the war against Germany. After proving himself on the battlefields of North Africa and Italy in 1942 and 1943, Eisenhower was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord--the Allied invasion of northwestern Europe

    1944---Top Hits

I’ll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)

I’ll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)

Swinging on a Star/Going My Way - Bing Crosby

Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio

    1945- singer Carly Simon was born in New York City, the daughter of publishing magnate Richard Simon of Simon and Schuster. She began singing with her sister Lucy when the two were in college. Simon began her solo career in 1969, and hit the top 10 two years later with "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be." In 1972, her recording of "You're So Vain," featuring a guest appearance by Mick Jagger, hit number one. That year she married James Taylor, and the two combined in 1974 for the hit single "Mockingbird," a remake of a '60s R'n'B success by Inez and Charlie Foxx. Carly Simon suffers from stage fright and rarely appears in concert. In 1981, she filed for divorce from Taylor.

    1948-Boxer Joe Louis defended his heavyweight championship by knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round of a fight at Yankee Stadium. This was Louis’s last title defense after which he retired.

    1950-Forces from northern Korea invaded southern Korea, beginning a civil war. US ground forces entered the conflict June 30. An armistice was signed at Panmunjom July 27,1953, formally dividing the country into two---North Korea and South Korea.

    1949 - Entertainer Fred Allen closed out his amazing radio career. Allen was making the transition to TV. His final radio guest was his old pal, Jack Benny. order. Benny went on to become a television legend Allen’s caustic wit didn’t play well on TV and he found himself out of the medium in short time.

    1950-The Korean War (1950-1953) began when North Korean forces launched an invasion across the 38th parallel into South Korea. The UN ordered an immediate cease-fire and withdrawal of invading forces.

    1951-CBS broadcast the first color television program on June 25, 1951. The program was strictly experimental, as no viewers had color televisions at the time: The four- hour program could only be viewed on the forty color television sets at CBS. The first all-color station, WNBQ-TV in Chicago, began showing color programs on November 3, 1955, and switched to color entirely, even for local programs, by April 15, 1956.

    1952---Top Hits

Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs

I’m Yours - Don Cornell

Be Anything - Eddy Howard

The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson

    1959 - CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow interviewed his 500th -- and final -- guest on "Person to Person": actress Lee Remick. Just hours before this final broadcast, Murrow had presented his last news broadcast on the CBS radio network. CBS-TV had reportedly made $20 million from Murrow’s "Person to Person" series.

    1960---Top Hits

Cathy’s Clown - The Everly Brothers

Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool - Connie Francis

Swingin’ School - Bobby Rydell

Please Help Me, I’m Falling - Hank Locklin

    1961 - Pat Boone spent this day at number one for one last time with "Moody River". Boone, a teen heart-throb in the 1950s, had previously walked his way up the music charts, wearing white buck shoes, of course, with these other hits: "Ain’t That a Shame", "I Almost Lost My Mind", "Don’t Forbid Me", "Love Letters in the Sand" and "April Love

    1962- the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the 1st Amendment’s separation of church and state. The court again struck down a law pertaining to the First Amendment when it disallowed an Alabama law that permitted a daily one-minute period of silent mediation or prayer in public schools in 1985. This decision has been seen by each new Supreme court and is considered a quite a controversy to this day.

    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.

    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.

    1996- American Airlines announced its Internet ticket purchasing system was ready for prime time. The airline also said it would introduce ticketless travel in September, “freeing its customers from worry about losing their airline tickets.” Eventually

ticket agents would lose their minor commission, too, as the airlines learned

they could oversell airplane seats easier via the computer.

    1967-the first worldwide live television program was “our World,” shown in 26 countries via four satellites. The two-hour production involved 10,000 technicians and 300 cameras in 14 countries on five continents. It opened with glimpses of births in Mexico, Canada, Denmark, and Japan. The rest of the program featured clips of Leonard Bernstein and Van Cliburn rehearsing a Rachmaninoff concerto at New York City’s Lincoln Center, the Beatles recording a song in London, a rehearsal of Lohengrin in Bayreuth, Germany, the making of a movie in Italy, and other presentations. The American outlet was the National Education Television network. The program cost about $5 million.

    1968---Top Hits

This Guy’s in Love with You - Herb Alpert

MacArthur Park - Richard Harris

The Look of Love - Sergio Mendes & Brazil ’66

Honey - Bobby Goldsboro

    1968---San Francisco Giant Bobby Bonds ( not Barry ) hits a grand slam in his firstmajor league game

    1969-Pancho Gonzalez and Charlie Pasarell played the longest match in Wimbledon history. After 112 games and 5 hours, 12 minutes, Gonzales emerged triumphant.

    1976---Top Hits

Silly Love Songs - Wings

Get Up and Boogie (That’s Right) - Silver Convention

Misty Blue - Dorthy Moore

El Paso City - Marty Robbins

    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.

1979 - Muhammad Ali announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion. The 37-year-old fighter said, “Everything gets old, and you can’t go on like years ago.” The “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” act was no more.

    1984---Top Hits

The Reflex - Duran Duran

Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen

Self Control - Laura Branigan

When We Make Love – Alabama

    1987 - “Just the facts, ma’am. Thank you.” "Dragnet", starring Dan Aykroyd in the Jack Webb role of Sgt. Joe Friday; and Tom Hanks in the Harry Morgan role of detective Stribeck, opened around the U.S. The movie became the first Hollywood film to feature a "condom-conscious" bedroom scene ... just right for the social mores of the 1980s. "Dragnet" was a smash theatrical hit, as it had been on radio and TV in the 1940s and 1950s. “This is the city...”

    1988---Top Hits

Dirty Diana- Michael Jackson

Foolish Beat- Debbie Gibson

The Flame- Cheap Trick

Make It Real- The Jets

    1990 - "The Arizona Republic" reported it was 122 degrees in Phoenix, hot enough to cancel some flights at the airport.

    1990-In the case of Cruzan v Missouri, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld the constitutional right of a person whose wishes are clearly known to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment.

    1993- Bruce Springsteen was a surprise guest on David Letterman's final show as host of NBC's "Late Night." Letterman, after more than 11 years at NBC, began a similar show on CBS two months later. David Letterman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1947. From an early age, he aspired to host his own talk show. He became a stand-up comic and a wacky weatherman on a local TV station. After years on the stand-up comedy circuit, he made his first appearance on The Tonight Show in 1978 and served as the program's guest host 50 times. In 1980, Letterman had a short-lived morning variety show, The David Letterman Show, which won two Emmys.

He launched his popular late-night TV show in 1982. His offbeat humor and goofy stunts spoofed traditional talk shows. Antics like wearing a Velcro suit and throwing himself at a wall or tossing eggs into a giant electric fan, Letterman gained a large following, especially among college students. Regular features included his "Top Ten List," "Stupid Pet Tricks," and tours of the neighborhood. He also frequently wandered with his camera into other NBC shows in progress. Over more than 11 years, the show won five Emmys and 35 nominations.When Carson announced his retirement in 1992, Letterman and rival comic Jay Leno engaged in a heated battle for the coveted host slot. When Letterman was passed over, he left NBC for CBS, where his new program, Late Show, outperformed Leno's show almost every week in its first year. However, Leno pulled ahead the following year and maintained a strong lead. Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery in 2000 and was off the show for five weeks. He is back on, funny than

ever, and that’s where we get “Will it Float or Will it Sink?”

    1993—Top Hits

That s The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson

Weak- SWV

Knockin Da Boots- H-Town

Freak Me- Silk

    1993- John Dean begins testimony before Senate Watergate Committee, perhaps the turn in the hearings as “Deep Throat” begins to talk to two reporters at the Washington Post.

    1996-A truck bomb exploded near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 American military personnel and wounding more than 300 people. Bombed was an apartment complex that housed about 2500 Americans. The CIA stated there were no solid clues about the identity of the perpetrators.

    1997-The National Hockey League announced that it had granted expansion franchises to four cities: Nashville(to begin play in 1998-99), Atlanta(1999-2000), Minneapollis-St. Paul and Columbus(both 2000-2001). The Nashville team chose the nickname Predators. Atlanta, the Thrashers, the Twin Cities as the Minnesota Wild and Columbus as the Blue Jackets. At the same time, the league’s Board of Governors approved the move of the Hartford Whalers to North Carolina where they became known as the Hurricanes.

    1998—Top Hits

The Boy Is Mine- Brandy

You re Still The One- Shania Twain

Too Close- Next

My All- Mariah Carey

    1998 - Windows 98 was released. Microsoft used the slogan, “Works better. Plays better.” The company said the new operating system would bring an “increased computer experience by providing a rich feature set for a wider variety of users than ever before.”

    1999 - The San Antonio Spurs earned their first NBA (National Basketball Association) title in their 26-year history by beating the New York Knicks 78-to-77. That gave the Spurs the series 4 games to 1.

    2002—Top Hits

Hot In Herre-Nelly

Without Me,-Eminem

Foolish- Ashanti

I Need A Girl (Part One)- P. Diddy Featuring Usher & Loon






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