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Classified ads----Sales

    This Week in Economic Events

        Fitch Revises Merrill Lynch's Outlook to Stable                       

            Monday---Odds and Ends

                David W. Spainhour Retires

            OVLA Finds Funding Source

        News Briefs---

    Sports Briefs---

"Gimme that Wine"

    This Day in American History



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Classified ads----Sales


   Saul Sloman “found job through our ad at enterprise funding group.” 


Sales: Atlanta, Ga.

 Polished, self starting professional with 10 years of leasing and 20 years

of sales experience seeking leasing

 position. email:


His ad has been removed, but here are others who are available:


Sales: Atlanta, GA. Equipment Finance/Tax Leasing professional, with 20+ years experience originating, structuring, and closing. Direct & vendor development sales. Mid-market and Fortune 1000 - customers throughout Southeast.



Sales: Atlanta, GA. Consistent top performer, results

oriented with outstanding sourcing, structuring and negotiation skills. Direct& vendor development sales. Mid-market and above - Customers throughout Southeast.


Sales: Atlanta, GA. 15 Yr extensive small & mid-ticket leasing. Strong book of business & vendor/direct base. Strong closing, structuring, communication, negotiation & nat'l program skills w/following in key markets.



Sales:Austin,Texas 24yrs equip leasing sales, vendor/direct, leasing high-tech to rolling stock. HP12C/17B. Small-Mid Ticket. Seeking Texas territory which can be covered from Austin home-base.


Sales: Bakersfield, CA.

I have an extensive sales and management background in equipment leasing. My work history exhibits my major strength in small ticket equipment leasing. Email:


Sales: Central, NC. 

7 yrs.equip leasing &finance; specialist in heavy construction equip for 2-top-5-specialty finance/lease companies, NC &VA territories. $10-15MM annual funding. Downsized in 2002, now independent broker with varied customer base. Email:



Sales: Chicago, IL. Equipment leasing professional with 25+ years experience in sales, sales management and debt placement. Excellent communication skills, strong credit & financial understanding.


Sales: Chicago, IL. 12+ yrs multinational/national sales & business development. Seeking role with captive lessor or global leasing company. Will relo right opportunity. Experience structuring complex transactions. Email:


Sales: Denver, CO.

17 yr sales exp.. in leasing sales (territory, National Accts, Sales mgt.) looking to bring experience to s sales/ sales mgt role. Successful, accountable, ethical, aggressive, results.


Sales: Denver CO.

Experienced Equipment Leasing Broker looking for a in house leasing company. Can bring a book of business with me or develop new territory where needed. Email:


Sales: Denver, OR.

Broker representative: Seek employment or partnership w/estab. finance group. Prior engineer making career change. Have pursued extensive self-education/ formal training.



Sales: Detroit, MI. 16-year lease veteran looking for opportunity in the Detroit area. Ability to bring on new accounts and manage existing base. Up to 60% travel acceptable. Email:


Sales: Greensboro, N.C. Seeking direct & broker sales w/major finance companies in NC or southeast market. Small to mid-ticket range. Stable &family oriented. Will have series 6,63,65 license shortly.


Sales: Hartford, CT. 10+ yrs leasing sales exp.; multi- industry, small-large ticket, Direct, Vendor, and Captive exp. Seeking sales position with captive or independent company with equity investment capability. Email:


Sales: Jacksonville, FL.

Seasoned equipment leasing professional, with over 10 years of experience, looking for position in business development in Northern Florida territory.



Sales: Louisville, KY

I have been in leasing/financing of construction, machine tool, and mfg equipment for 20+ years. Traveled KY, IN, OH and TN.



Sales: Minneapolis, MN. 10+ yrs Equipment Leasing in Upper Midwest. Investment Grade Database. Previous vendor/small/middle market exp. Super Trump, 17B & account database exp. Email:


Sales: Mission Viejo, CA

Account Sales Executive with 10 years of leasing experience looking for company to bring existing customer base.



Sales: Orange County, CA.

Skilled deal-closer at above-average rates. Entrepreneurial. Accomplished lease-structurer specializing in transportation. Exp. in direct/captive & syndicator environments servicing vendors, brokers, & end-users.


Sales: Philadelphia , PA Seeking an open opportunity

to advance in the automotive, commercial leasing & finance industry......... Email:


Sales: Phoenix, AZ. 20-year veteran with multiple industry experience, solid closing skills, middle-market database, sourcing direct/vendors. Seeking direct/vendor/captive lessor with direct funding & equity infusion capabilities. Email:


Sales: Port St. Lucie, Southeast, FL.

Highly experience in middle market leasing sales. Consistent producer, strong credit, organizational and territory management skills. Seek position with bank related or captive organization.


Sales: Prairie Village, KS Have substantial deal flow and database of broker referral sources. Generated and closed over $22M LY. Seeking exclusive relationship w/direct founder.


Sales: Princeton, NJ: Regional Sales Manager: Last 15 years with captive. Knowledgeable in all aspects of leasing. Application to funding. Worked with 25 salespeople - east coast.



Sales: St. Louis, MO

Proven equipment finance sales professional looking for a new challenge which rewards success. Equipment type and location open provided you want business.


Sales: San Bernardino, CA.

Account executive w/4 years exp. in small ticket &lower end middle market lease transactions, Outstanding ACT database compiled of over 500 vendors. Seeking a career driven position w/a reputable lessor



Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

10+ yrs in middle market leasing. Seek direct lessor only. Transaction size from $500M to $10.0MM. Client base: printing, food, retail, manufacturing.


Sales: Stuart, Fl. 17 years exp. leasing in small ticket and large ticket, portfolio management exp. along with sales management and administrative background, strong sales and marketing skills. Email:


Sales: Tampa, FL. 27 years experience. Very adept in bank lease programs and direct sales in MM/LT. Looking to re-enter the industry. Will relocate to Texas. Hungry. Email:


   Full List of all Jobs Wanted at:







This Week in Economic Events



    November 3


Construction Spending: September

Auto Sales: October


   November 4



  November 5


 Factory Orders: September


 November 6


U.S. Productivity: 3rd Quarter

Weekly Jobless Claims


 November 7


Unemployment: October

Consumer Borrowing: September

NAELB Conference, Atlanta Airport




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


Fitch Revises Merrill Lynch's Outlook to Stable from Negative; Affirms L-T Debt Ratings


Fitch Ratings-Chicago- Fitch Ratings affirms the short- and long-term debt ratings of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Merrill Lynch) and its subsidiaries. In addition, Merrill Lynch's Rating Outlook has been revised to Stable from Negative by Fitch. Approximately $60 billion of long-term debt is outstanding. All affected ratings are listed at the bottom of this page.


Merrill Lynch's long-term debt ratings are affirmed based on prudent funding and capital levels, appropriate market and credit risk appetites commensurate with equity levels, and improved operating leverage. The stability of its funding, conservative approach to contingency funding plans and capital build up are key factors in its ratings.


The Stable Rating Outlook is appropriate given the demonstrated flexibility of its cost base, expected sustainability of improved financial performance and positive response to regulatory investigations.


Contact: Eileen Fahey +1-312-368-5468, Chicago or Leslie Bright +1-212-908-0622, New York.



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Monday---Odds and Ends


New name for Leasecomm?


“Are you aware of the "new" leasing company associated with Microfinancial

Inc. Apparently they finally realize that Leasecomm has generated too much ill-will and are replacing it.”


Glenn Harrison

3104 Redbud Dr.

Montgomery, AL 36108


(It seems Microfinancial/Leasecomm has a “cult” that is quite angry.

It is amazing that we have $300,000 leases, $10,000 advance payment

rentals, and other disputes, and none have the passion that a $1,000

or $2,000 lease has wrought.)


(Here is the archive of stories on Microfinancial/Leasecomm)





Excel, Florida


I am glad to hear Excel is out of it.  That Peter Gonzales was something

else.   Not only did they keep customer's deposits they immediately

started to call your vendors to try and go direct.


Peter had another lease company at the same address with the same number

before Excel and it had a D&B paydex of 5. 



Henry Grace





Terminal Leasing—Wells Fargo, Quail, et. al.


I hope you can help me out since you are one of the few people in a position to do so. I have a client that a few years back needed a sale-leaseback. I took the deal to Mohammed at Quail and he in turn took it to Terminal Marketing, a company I had never heard of. Terminal approved the deal, my client signed docs but did not pay a deposit, and Terminal sold it to Wells without ever funding it. Wells is now suing my client, who in turn is about to sue me and Quail. Venue is New York and my client has not been successful in changing that. I recently spoke with a NY attorney familiar with these cases from the bank side and he essentially said we're in trouble here. I know that you have seen this before, and I hope that you can provide me with some insight that can help me and my client out of this mess. I do not want this posted on your newsletter but may consider doing that after we get further along. I appreciate any assistance you can provide.


We simply documented a deal in good faith based upon the representations of Terminal and they failed to fund the Lessee sold the paper anyway. No consideration was ever paid either way, but according to legal counsel in NY, that won't matter. Wells Fargo bought the contract without notification or right of offset and they will attempt to enforce the hell or high water provisions of the UCC. Unbelievable, I know, but according to Alan Winick ( NY lawyer that represents banks), no one has consistently defeated this.



    Now, Quail is listed as having a CFL, however, Terminal does not show up. Does this help? Quail may be in the wrong for brokering to an unlicensed lender, but does the fact that Terminal is unlicensed give us an angle in your opinion? This was not a true lease, it was a csc.



    We are currently appealing a failed attempt at moving venue from New York.



    I do not believe any blanket liens existed on my client. Terminal did in fact file a UCC against the collateral that was supposed to be pledged.



    This situation is astonishing to me, Kit. I think about all the times contracts were signed and never funded. And to think, some rogue bank could have gotten their paws on those docs and sued our Lessees. Incredible.





      Jeff Mongelli

      Primeco Financial Corp.


(It appears Terminal Leasing discounted the lease and Wells Fargo is

not the owner.   Allegedly someone was making payments for two

years.  The applicant suspects Terminal Leasing.  Wells Fargo reportedly

is seeking damages from all those involved as they believe their “hell

and high water” provisions allow them to seek remedy.  Terminal

is long gone.  If you don’t remember them, here is the information

from The List:


“Terminal Marketing, NY,NY (5/2001) Announcement all assets for sale by creditors on May 31, 2001 at 2:00 p.m (3/2001) Brokers report deals not being funded, commissions not paid, appears out of money.”


(Leasing News wrote many stories about this company, which to our knowledge

has not filed bankruptcy, as did the wont of Metrolease and others due to

alleged fraud. editor )



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



Pacific Capital Bancorp Announces Retirement of Chairman David W. Spainhour; Edward E. Birch Named as Successor


Dale R. Hanst Retires


Robert W. Kummer, John R. Mackall Nominated to Join Board




 (Newstream) -- Pacific Capital Bancorp (Nasdaq:PCBC), a community bank holding company with $4.7 billion in assets, today announced the retirement of David W. Spainhour, Chairman of the Board, after 37 years with the Company. Mr. Spainhour, who turned 72 in August 2003, will retire following the 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on April 27, 2004, in accordance with the Company's mandatory retirement policy, and will hold the position of Chairman Emeritus.

David W. Spainhour




The Board has named Edward E. Birch, 65, to succeed Spainhour as Chairman of the Board of Pacific Capital Bancorp and Pacific Capital Bank, N.A., the company's principal subsidiary. Birch has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 1983 and currently chairs the Governance & Compensation Committee. He retired in 2001 from his position as Executive Vice President for Westmont College in Santa Barbara and formerly was Vice Chancellor of the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1976 until his retirement in 1993. He holds an MBA from Ohio University and a Ph.D. from Michigan State.

Edward E. Brich


William S. Thomas, Jr., continues in his role as Pacific Capital Bancorp's President & Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since April 2000.

William S. Thomas, Jr.


"Dave has been the cornerstone of our community bank virtually since its inception," said Birch. "The core values by which we operate every day were the vision of Dave and his fellow Chairman Emeritus, Don Anderson. Together, they developed a strategic vision for a locally managed bank on the Central Coast and successfully carried it forward - through a variety of economic cycles - creating one of the most unique community bank networks in the country.


"I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to continue fulfilling Dave's vision and executing on the strategies that have brought so much success to Pacific Capital Bancorp over the years," said Birch.


Spainhour joined Santa Barbara Bank & Trust in 1966 as Controller, and was named Vice President & Cashier three years later. He was named Senior Vice President in 1973, was elected to the Bank's Board of Directors in 1974, and was named Executive Vice President in 1980. In 1989, Spainhour was elected President of the Bank, was elected Chairman of the Board in 1996, and named Chairman of the holding company in April 2000. Prior to joining Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Spainhour spent 12 years with the former Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles.


The Board also announced the retirement of Dale R. Hanst, a board member since 1983 and current member of the Governance & Compensation Committee. Hanst, 72, will also retire following the 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Hanst is a retired attorney formerly of counsel to the Santa Barbara law firms of Reicker, Clough, Pfau & Pyle, LLP; and Schramm & Raddue. He was President of the State Bar of California in 1984 and served on the California Commission on Judicial Performance from 1984 to 1988.


Two New Members Nominated to Board; Governance Committee Chair Named


Two prominent community members, Robert W. Kummer and John R. Mackall, have been nominated by the Pacific Capital Bancorp Board of Directors to become members effective following the 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Both currently serve on the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust Regional Community Bank Board, which serves in a key advisory capacity and helps set the long- term strategy of the bank's 30 branches in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.


Kummer, 67, is retired chairman and CEO of Mellon 1st Business Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation. Kummer co-founded the bank following an 18-year career with Union Bank, where he served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Headquarters Office, Corporate Banking, Marketing, and Financial Institutions. He holds a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College (Ohio), and did graduate work at the University of California Berkeley.



Robert w. Kummer



Mackall, 54, has been a partner with the Santa Barbara law firm Seed Mackall LLP since 1977, and was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York from 1973 to 1976. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1971, where he was an Honorary Harvard National Scholar. He received his J.D., from Stanford Law School in 1973, where he was the Note and Research Editor for Stanford Law Review.

John R. Mackall



Roger C. Knopf, 62, has been appointed by the Board to replace Birch as chair of the Governance & Compensation Committee, immediately following the 2004 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Knopf has served on the Board since 1998 and is currently a member of both the Audit Committee and the Governance & Compensation Committee. He is President of Knopf Construction, Inc., in Morgan Hill.

Roger C. Knopf


Pacific Capital Bancorp is the parent company of Pacific Capital Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered bank that operates under the local brand names of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, First National Bank of Central California, South Valley National Bank and San Benito Bank. Pacific Capital Bank, N.A. is a 41-branch community bank network serving customers in six Central Coast counties, from the communities of Morgan Hill in the north to Westlake Village/ Thousand Oaks in the south.




Produced for Pacific Capital Bancorp



Deborah Whiteley

Director, Investor Relations

(805) 884-6680




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


OVLA Finds Funding Source


For Qualified Ohio Independent Lessors




            COLUMBUS -- Regional Sales Manager Derek Beard of Credit Union

Services Inc. (CUSI) will be a featured speaker Thursday, Dec. 4, at the

47th Year Ohio Fall Leasing Conference hosted by The Ohio Vehicle Leasing



            The Conference, in conjunction with the National Vehicle Leasing

Association, will be held in at the Radisson Hotel-Worthington (just South

of the I270-Rt 23N interchange) in suburban Columbus.


            Also speaking will be NVLA President William (Bill) Crawford,

president of Wilmar Leasing Inc., a North Carolina independent lessor based

at Charlotte with offices at Spartanburg, SC, and Atlanta.


            CUSI, a subsidiary of Credit Union of Texas (based in Dallas),

has been funding loans since the 1930s and leases since the early 1990s.


            Beard will be presenting the unique advantages of CUSI’s

indirect retail lending and leasing programs to OVLA members.  These

programs are available to all Ohio licensed independent lessors but

especially to qualified OVLA members.


            CUSI's lease funding program offers many advantages including

preferential rates for all credit tiers, flexible




underwriting and generous profit opportunities.


#  #  #






Executive Vice President Dick Lightner




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

News Briefs---


    End in Sight for Southern California Fires


    Most fire victims choose to rebuild, insurance pros say


    Metro Atlanta leads nation in job growth


    Jay Leno Outshines Letterman in Ratings




Sports Briefs---


     Rams are pounded, hounded


     Woodson calls Callahan 'stubborn'


     Mistake-prone Cowboys hold off Redskins


     Sanders wants to return to Falcons -- as coach



     *******(Great Pro Football Column)****      Sizing up the owners

             Whether they're astute or inept, they set the tone for their clubs







"Gimmie That Wine"


Southern New Jersey Wineries


Wine Labels---What They Reveal


Bottles That Come With a Résumé---Frank J. Prail  




This Day in American History



    1493 - Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Dominica. Also on this day, the country became independent in 1978.

    1655 -- Penobscot Indians in Maine are declared to be "enemies, rebels & traitors" to His Majesty, & bounties are offered to colonists for scalps: £40 British pounds for a male, £20 for females, and male children under 12. Girls under 12 were apparently worthless. On the side of the English it was a war of extermination, with standing bounties for scalps (or heads), increasing from five pounds in 1675 to forty pounds in 1703 for every scalp of a male above ten years, and at last in     1744 one hundred pounds for the scalp of every male above twelve years of age and fifty for that of a woman or child. Prisoners were sold as slaves (see Williamson). In 1706 Governor Dudley reported that he had not left an Indian habitation or planting field undestroyed. Shortly afterward it was estimated that one-third of the Abnaki had been exterminated by war, disease, or exposure within seven years

    1718-Birthday of John Montague, a day to recognize the inventor of the sandwich, John Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, born at London, England. England's first lord of the admiralty, secretary of state for the northern department, postmaster general and the man after whom Captain Cook named the Sandwich Islands in 1778. A rake and a gambler, he is said to have invented the sandwich as a time-saving nourishment while engaged in a 24-hour-long gambling session in 1762. He died at London, England, Apr 30, 1792.

    1793-Birthday of Stephen Fuller Austin, a principal founder of Texas, for whom its capital city was named, Austin was born at Wythe County, VA. He first visited Texas in 1821 and established a settlement there the following year, continuing a colonization project started by his father, Moses Austin. Thrown in prison when he advocated formation of a separate state (Texas still belonged to Mexico), he was freed in 1835, lost a campaign for the presidency (of the Republic of Texas) to Sam Houston (q.v.) in 1836, and died (while serving as Texas secretary of state) at Austin, TX, Dec 27, 1836.

         1840-The first dental college was the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, organized in Baltimore, MD, in 1839 and opened this day with five students. The faculty consisted of H. Willis Baxter, MD., professor of anatomy and physiology; Thomas E. Bond, Jr. M.D, professor of special pathology and therapeutics; Chapin Aaron Harris, MD, professor of practical dentistry, and Horace Henry Hayden, M>D, professor of dental physiology and pathology.  The college is now the School of dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

        1841- Isabella MacDonald Alden birthday: author of nearly 75 books in the religious mode, mainly for children. At her peak she sold more than 100,000 books a year. She was a staff member of several magazines.

        1845- Edward Douglass White, Ninth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, born at La Fourche Parish, LA. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army after which he returned to New Orleans to practice law. Elected to the US Senate in 1891, he was appointed to the Supreme Court by Grover Cleveland in 1894. He became Chief Justice under President William Taft in 1910 and served until 1921. He died at Washington, DC, May 19, 1921.

        1868 - Republican Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election over Democrat Horatio Seymour.  Schyuler Colfax was elected vice president. Grant’s popular majority was a scant 306,000 out of 5,715,000 votes, although his margin in the electoral college count was 214 to 80. The black vote, which totaled over 700,000, decided the election for Grant.

         1878-Birthday of William Cullen Bryant, American Poet (Thanatopsis), born at Cummington, MA. Died at New York, NY, June 12, 1878.

        1887-Nathaniel S. “Nat” Fleisher, sportswriter born at New York, NY. Fleischer founded “The Ring” magazine in 1922, a publication generally regarded worldwide as “The Bible of Boxing.” He served as editor and publisher, produced a record book and wrote over 50 boxing biographies and histories. Died at New York, NY, June 25, 1972. 1892 - In Laporte, Indiana, the first automatic telephone system to be successful was introduced. It was invented by Almond Strowger, who came up with the idea because non-automatic systems allowed his competitor to intercept his customers calls. Strowger's job? He ran a funeral parlor.

        1896- African American John W.Hunter patents the portable weighing scales.

         1907-Birthday of pianist Joe “Stride” Turner, Baltimore, MD. Died

Montreuil, France, 21 July 1990

        1903 -- Artist Lois Mailou Jones born Boston, Mass.

        1903 -- Walker Evans, American photographer born

        1908 - Republican William Howard Taft was elected president, outpolling William Jennings Bryan. James S. Sherman was elected vice-president. The electoral vote was Taft, 321: William Jennings Bryant, Democrat of Nebraska, 162. The popular vote was Taft, 7,679,006: Bryan 6,409,106: Eugene V. Debs, Socialist candidate, 420,820: Eugene W. Chafin, Prohibition candidate, 252,682: Thomas L. Hisgen, Independence Party, 83,562: Thomas E. Watson, Populist, 28,131: August Gilhaus, Socialist Labor Party, 13,825.  In congressional elections the Republicans held a 61-32 majority, the Democrats gaining one seat. In the House, which added five new seats, the Republicans lost three seats but maintained a majority, 219-172.

          1908-Birthday of the fame Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski, College Football Hall of Fame and charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Born at Rainy River, Ontario, Canada, he played football at the University of Minnesota, earning All-American honors at both tackle and fullback, and for the Chicago Bears. After retirement from football, Nagurski wrestled professionally. He died at International Falls, MN, Jan 7, 1990.

        1911-The first Continuation school for adults established by a state government was the Racine Continuation School, Racine, WI, which opened this day to offer evening instructions to adults, as well as to children from 14 to 16 years of age who had permits to work.

        1914- Nevada's men vote in women's suffrage six years before the national franchise was ratified, thanks in great part to Anne Henrietta Martin (B. 09-30-1875), who headed the history department at the University of Nevada. She took the leadership role in the campaign which gave Nevada women the vote.

AHM was president of the militant National Woman's party, but joined Carrie Chapman Catt and Janna Addams in their Woman's Peace party. Her writings were published in the leading magazines of the day.   AHM had been active with Emmeline Pankhurst in London, England, and was arrested for demonstrating there in 1910. Returning to Nevada, she led the state suffrage amendment to victory.

        1916-The experimental playwrights theater  opened in New York. The premiere featured three short plays: The Game, by journalist and social activist Louise Bryant; King Arthur's Socks, a comedy by Floyd Dell; and Bound East for Cardiff, a one-act play by then unknown playwright Eugene O'Neill.  The November 3 production marked the New York debut of one the most influential American artists of the twentieth century. O'Neill, who wrote more than twenty full-length plays over the course of the next two decades, is credited with transforming American theater into a literary medium which, in its artistry, rivaled the best in American fiction and painting. He won four Pulitzer Prizes for his plays and remains the only American playwright to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

        1918-Birthday of Robert William Andrew “Bob” Feller, Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, born Van Meter, IA, Nov 3, 1918.

        1926-Tenor sax player Billy Mitchell born Kansas City, Mo.

        1928-Birthday of harmonica player/bassist Little Cooper, Prattsville, AL

        1933—Michael S. Dukakis birthday, former Governor of Massachusetts (D),  1988 presidential candidate, born Brookline, MA.

     1936 - President Roosevelt was re-elected in a landslide that carried every state except Maine and Vermont over Republican challenger Alfred M. ``Alf'' Landon.

Nance Garner was elected vice president. Congress became more than three-quarters Democratic in both houses. The electoral vote was Roosevelt, 523: Gov. Alfred M. Landon of Kansas, 8. The popular vote was Roosevelt, 27,751`,612: Landon, 16,687,913: William Lemke, Union Party, 891,858: Norman Thomas, Socialist, 187,342: Earl Broder, Communist, 80,181: Dr. D. Leigh Colvin, Prohibition candidate, 37,609: John W. Aiken, Social Labor Party, 12,729. The campaign was bitter. About 80% of the press opposed Roosevelt.  IN congressional elections, the Democrats gained seven Senate seats, for a 76-16 majority, with four seats going to minor parties.  In the House their majority was 331-89, with 13 seats going to minor parities.

        1941 - The Glenn Miller Orchestra recorded the classic Jerry Gray arrangement of "String of Pearls" on Bluebird 78s. The recording had Bobby Hackett featured on trumpet.

       1936-Woody Herman debuts as a bandleader at Roseland, Brooklyn.

        1940-Birthday of guitarist Sonny Rhodes, Smithville, TX

       1945-Irvin Charles Mollison was sworn in and inducted as a judge of the U.S. Customs Court, becoming the first judge on the federal bench who was African American.

       1948—“Dewey Defeats Truman.” This headline in the Chicago Tribune notwithstanding, Harry Truman defeated Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey for the US presidency.  The results were not in until this day, but the election

held on November 2 where Harry S. Truman was reelected president of the United States in a major political upset. Alvin W. Barkley was elected vice president. Political analysts and polls had predicted that Truman’s Republican opponent, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York would win.  The electoral vote was Truman 304, Dewey 189. The popular vote was Truman 24,104,836; Dewey 21,969,500; Strom Thumond, States Rights Democrat, 1,169,312; Henry A. Wallace, Progressive,1,157,172: Normal M. Thomas, Socialist 132,138, and Claude A. Watson, Prohibition Party, 103,343.  IN congressional elections, the Democrats gained nine Senate seats for a 54-42 majority.  IN the House, they gained 75 seats for a 263-171 lead, with one seat going to a minor party.

        1950---Top Hits

Goodnight Irene - The Weavers

All My Love - Patti Page

Harbor Lights - The Sammy Kaye Orchestra (vocal: Tony Alamo)

I’m Moving On - Hank Snow

       1952-Frozen bread was offered to stores by Arnold Bakers, Port Chester, NY.

It was an invention of a local baker using the quick-freeze technology Clarence Birdseye of frozen food developed. My good friend Frank Dorsa, who owns

many car washes and also makes wine “La Rusticana,” father was the inventor

of frozen waffles, pancakes and other products under the Eggo label, using

the same process. 1953-Birthday of saxophonist Azar Lawrence, Los Angeles, CA,,457074,00.

        1956 - Love Me Tender, recorded by Elvis Presley, rocketed to the Number 1 slot on Billboard's pop charts, and stayed there for 5 weeks.

       1956-Phillip “Phil” Sims, sportscaster, former football player, born Lebanon, KY, Nov 3, 1956.

        1957 - Sun Records released Jerry Lee Lewis's Great Balls of Fire, backed with You Win Again. It became his biggest hit, reaching Number 2 on the pop charts, Number 3 on the rhythm and blues charts, and Number 5 on the country and western charts

        1958---Top Hits

It’s All in the Game - Tommy Edwards

Topsy II - Cozy Cole

Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio

City Lights - Ray Price

        1960 - On Broadway, the play, "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", opened. It would go on to become a theater standard in the United States and launched the career of its star Shirley MacLaine.

        1962 -- James Baldwin's "Letter From a Region in My Mind" (later titled in book form, The Fire Next Time, published in "The New Yorker." Baldwin warns that if Americans "do not now dare everything" to eradicate racism, the fulfillment of that Biblical prophecy would occur. "God gave Noah the rainbow sign/ No more water, the fire next time."

        1964-The first year when citizens of the District of Columbia could vote in a presidential election. Residents of Washington, DC, went to the pools to choose between Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson and Republican Barry Goldwater.  Johnson received 85.6 percent of their votes.

       1964 - Lyndon B. Johnson was elected United States president by a huge margin over Barry Goldwater.  Sen. Hubert Horatio Humphrey was elected vice president. The electoral vote was Johnson, 486: Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, Republican, 52.  The popular vote was Johnson, 43,126,506: Goldwater, 27,176,799. In congressional elections, the Democrats gained one Senate seat for a 68-32 majority and 37 House seats for a 295-140 majority.

        1964- Philadelphia voters approve $25 million dollars to build a new sport stadium.

        1966---Top Hits

96 Tears - ?(Question Mark) & The Mysterians

Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees

Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers

Open Up Your Heart - Buck Owens

        1969-Public Television debuts: a string of local educational TV channels united on this day under the Public Broadcasting System banner.  Today there are 348 PBS stations.

        1974- U.S. Representative Harold  Eugene Ford Sr. became the first African American from the state of Tennessee to be elected to Congress and served from     1975 until his retirement in 1997.  His son Harold Ford, Jr. was also the first African-American in U.S. history to succeed his father in congress,8816,397281,00.html

        1974---Top Hits

You Haven’t Done Nothin - Stevie Wonder

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet/Free Wheelin’ - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Jazzman - Carole King

I Overlooked an Orchid - Mickey Gilley

        1977- by an act of the U.S. Congress, women who trained airmen in World War II and transported planes to England (unarmed) were finally granted veteran's benefits after seeking them in vain for 34 years.   The air force considered them civilians and blocked any veteran benefits for the Women's Air Force Service Pilots (WASPS) headed by the undisputed greatest pilot of them all, Jacqueline Cochran.    In 1974, the National Organization for Women (NOW) joined in the campaign to get full military honors and benefits for the WASPS who flew 50 million miles during World War II. Thirty-nine lost their lives on duty. The women, among other things, towed the targets that rookie flyboys used live ammunition to shoot at. They weren't always accurate.    The women received no military benefits and even their burial expenses were paid for by their families.

       The women received no military retirement, medical, or educational benefits that all men in WWII received, even those men who never left the U.S. or were in safe posts and never in any danger.  On May 22, 1979, the surviving WASPS - fewer than 800 - finally received official military status from the Defense Department.

        1981-African American Thurman L Milnet elected mayor of Hartford CT.

        1982---Top Hits

Who Can It Be Now? - Men at Work

Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project

I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) - Michael McDonald

Close Enough to Perfect – Alabama

        1987- the growing acceptance of women as political leaders was indicated by the re-election of Kathy Whitmire as mayor of Houston, TX, and the elections of mayors Annette Strauss of Corpus Christi, TX, Betty Turner of Charlotte, NC, and a black woman Carrie Saxon-Perry of Hartford, CT.

         1990---Top Hits

Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey

Giving You the Benefit - Pebbles

You Lie - Reba McEntire

         1992-New Unuit Territory Approved. Canada’s Inuit people voted to accept a federal land-claim package granting them control over a new territory. Nunavut, to be carved out of the existing Northwest Territories by 1999.  The voting on Nov 3-5, 1992, indicated that 69 percent of the 9,648 eligible Inuit voters accepted the settlement. In exchange for the new territory, approximately 135,000 square miles, the Inuits gave up their rights to a territory of 775,000 square miles.

         1992 - Bill Clinton was elected as the 42nd president of the United States, defeating President Bush.  Sen. Al Gore, Jr. was elected vice president.  Bill Clinton defeated the ‘Republican candidate, President George Bush by 370 to 168 electoral votes.  Independent candidate H. Ross Perot received no electoral votes. The popular vote was Clinton, 43,728,375: Bush, 38,167,416: and Perot, 18,237,237.  The Democrats held their 57-43 majority in the Senate.  In the House the Democrats lost nine seats but retained a majority of 259-175, with one independent.

       1992-Carol Mosely Braun, a Democrat from Chicago, IL became the first African-American woman to be elected a US Senator.

       1997-Bill Shoemaker, the winningest jockey in history and a successful trainer, after his riding career ended, retired from horse racing at the conclusion of the Oak Tree meeting at the Santa Anita race track. Shoemaker rode 8,833 winners and won over $41 million in purses. After his last ride on Feb 3, 1990, he turned to training. This second career was interrupted by an automobile accident in 1991 that left him paralyzed from the neck down.  He returned to work after five months of rehabilitation and landed in the winner’s circle just two days later.

         1998 - Minnesota elected former pro-wrestler Jesse Ventura as its governor.

          2001- In Game 6, the Diamondbacks get 21 hits in the first six innings against the Yankees to set a record for hits in a World Series game. The previous record of 20 was established by the 1921 Giants (Game 3 vs Yankees) and the 1946 Cardinals (Game 4 vs Red Sox).






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