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Domestic-int'l exp. Small to middle ticket. 24 yrs with Fortune 500 firms(2). Consistently achieves margin/ volume goals. Email: email@example.com
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ALERT---Tech Com---Ernie Reinhardt
“This is a follow up to a alleged Fraud case, involving a vendor and numerous
lessee's, that started to unravel in early 2001 (see history below).
“It appears that what was thought to be one fraud deal has turned into
much more. It all started with one transaction and with one unusual
trade reference. Thousands of labor hours later the BAD GUYS are going
to get their day in court.
“The vendor was TECH COM, INC. (aka Universal Equipment - circa
1999)(the reported ringleader is Ernie Reinhardt) located in Southern California with
multiple lessee's (conspirators) in California and Maryland. I was
contacted yesterday by Inspector Reardon from the United States Postal
Inspection Service who indicated that the United States Attorney and the
FBI have handed down a 13 charge Federal indictment against 19
individuals. The trial is set for Jan. 5th, 2004 in Maryland.
“Inspector Reardon is asking for anyone that has any information
regarding this vendor and/or it's lessee's (conspirators) to please
contact him at 410-347-4482 or via e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org “
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Marlin Business Services Announces Pricing of IPO
Marlin Business Services Corp. (www.marlincorp.com) announced that it has priced its
initial public offering of 4,400,000 shares of its common stock at $14.00 per share. Of the shares being offered, 3,113,267 shares are being offered by the Company and 1,286,733 shares are being offered by selling shareholders. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 467,988 shares of common stock from the Company and 192,012 shares from certain of the selling shareholders to cover over-allotments.
The net offering proceeds to the Company, after the payment of expenses related to the offering, will be approximately $38.8 million, and will be used to repay subordinated debt of $10.0 million plus accrued interest, to pay approximately $6.0 million of accrued dividends owed on preferred stock and for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of common stock by the selling shareholders.
U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray is the lead manager for the offering and William Blair & Company is the co-manager. A final prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray at (800) 333-6000 or William Blair & Company at (800) 621-0687.
The transaction is scheduled to close on November 17, 2003, subject to the terms and conditions of the purchase agreement. Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP acted as counsel to Marlin Business Services Corp. Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters.
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U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance Names Greg Mamula EVP
U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance, Inc. has named Greg Mamula executive vice president
and general manager of the Capital Equipment Group in Portland. In his new role, Mamula will oversee $2 billion in assets and more than 76 employees.
"Greg is an outstanding leader and asset to U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance," said Bill Purcell, president of U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance. "His vision, commitment and ability to attract customers will assist in driving our company forward and helping us reach the next level."
Mamula has more than 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. Previously, he was employed as regional vice president of U.S. Bancorp's Machine Tool Finance Group as well as vice president and regional manager for BancBoston Leasing. Prior to that, Mamula served as regional vice president and account executive for U.S. Bancorp's Capital Equipment Group.
Mamula received his Bachelor of Science degree from Mankato State University and his masters in business administration from the University of Kansas. He resides in Portland with his family.
U.S. Bank is part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). With assets in excess of $189 billion, U.S. Bancorp is the 8th largest financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates 2,201 banking offices and 4,506 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
Sites of Reference:
Phone Number: 612-303-0731
Fax Number: 612-303-0735
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GE Healthcare Financial Services to Acquire HPSC, Inc.; Transaction Strengthens Medical and Dental Practice Offerings
CHICAGO & BOSTON----GE Healthcare Financial Services has signed a definitive agreement to acquire HPSC, Inc. (AMEX:HDR), a premier provider of financing to medical and dental practices with over $1 billion in managed assets. GE will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common stock of HPSC for $14.50 per share or a total consideration of approximately $72.4 million. The all-stock deal, which is subject to customary closing conditions as well as regulatory and HPSC shareholder approvals, is expected to close in late 2003 or early 2004.
"The transaction will give us a platform to extend our position in the rapidly growing physician/dental practice industry," said Rick Wolfert, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Financial Services. "HPSC has a best-in-class franchise and relationships with nearly 75,000 medical and dental professionals nationwide, as well as the leading suppliers to this industry."
Wolfert continued, "The combined organization will be able to introduce a broad mix of financial solutions to physician and dental practices, including: real estate financing, practice acquisition financing, equipment financing, patient financing programs, professional liability insurance, employee benefit programs and more. We're confident that both HPSC and GE customers will benefit from this strategic move."
HPSC, founded in 1975, was recently named one of the fastest growing publicly-traded companies in Massachusetts, ranking 50th on the Boston Globe's Globe 100. HPSC is headquartered in Boston, with approximately 130 employees in 22 offices across 13 states.
"We are extremely excited about joining with GE, and providing our customers with access to an even broader array of financial solutions," said John Everets, chairman of HPSC. "This is a tremendous opportunity because GE Healthcare Financial Services is the premier provider of financing solutions for healthcare organizations. We are confident that GE's proven commitment to growing its existing business will strengthen our existing relationships within the industry."
GE Healthcare Financial Services was advised on this transaction by Sandler O'Neill Partners, L.P. Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, Inc. advised HPSC.
About GE Healthcare Financial Services
GE Healthcare Financial Services, a unit of GE Commercial Finance, is the premier provider of capital, financial solutions and related services for the global healthcare industry. With $10 billion in assets and nearly 700 employees, GE Healthcare Financial Services offers a full range of financing capabilities from equipment leasing and real estate financing to working capital lending and vendor finance programs. With a dedicated focus and a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry, GE Healthcare Financial Services works with customers to create tailored financing solutions that help them improve their productivity and profitability. GE Healthcare Financial Services' Web site is www.GEHealthcare.com.
GE Commercial Finance, with approximately $200 billion in assets, offers businesses of all sizes an array of financial services and products. Based in Stamford, Conn., it is a part of GE, a diversified services, technology and manufacturing company with operations worldwide.
HPSC Inc. (AMEX:HDR) is a leading non-bank financial services company providing leasing and financing opportunities to medical and dental professionals across the United States. For more information, please visit the company's Web site at www.hpsc.com.
Where to Find Additional Information about the Acquisition:
General Electric Company (GE) and HPSC intend to prepare and file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a registration statement that will include a joint proxy statement/prospectus of GE and HPSC, and other relevant documents in connection with the proposed merger. Investors and security holders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials, when they become available because they will contain important information about GE, HPSC and the proposed merger. In addition to the registration statement to be filed by GE in connection with the proposed merger, and the joint proxy statement/prospectus to be mailed to the stockholders of HPSC in connection with the proposed merger, each of GE and HPSC file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by GE or HPSC with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. A free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by GE or HPSC with the SEC, may also be obtained from GE and HPSC. In addition, investors and security holders may access copies of the documents filed with the SEC by GE on GE's website at www.ge.com. Investors and security holders may obtain copies of the documents filed with the SEC by HPSC on HPSC's website at www.hpsc.com.
GE, HPSC and their respective officers and directors may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from their respective stockholders with respect to the transactions contemplated by the proposed merger. A description of the interests of the directors and executive officers of GE is set forth in GE's proxy statement for its 2003 annual meeting, which was filed with the SEC on March 11, 2003. A description of the interests of the directors and executive officers of HPSC is set forth in HPSC's proxy statement for its 2003 annual meeting, which was filed with the SEC on April 15, 2003. Investors and security holders may obtain additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants by reading the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.
CONTACT:GE Healthcare Financial Services Leslie Krohn, 312-441-7710 email@example.com or HPSC, Inc. John W. Everets, 617/720-3600 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: GE Healthcare Financial Services
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by Kit Menkin
It was quite surprising to receive so many inquiries, especially about California.
We had quite a series about the law here, and the fact the class action suit against
Commercial Money Market and the insurance sureties centers around the fact that
CMC did not have a license.
“ Looking over the news this morning on the statutes. In California it states we need a license from the commissioner. Does that apply to leasing brokers such as myself or more to do with straight financing or the lenders themselves? I tried to contact the state regarding the financial code and they weren't even sure where to direct me. Up til now, my understanding was that all I needed was a business license.”
( You need one. Anyone involved in the transaction is required to have one. Many
local funders won’t do business with you unless you have one. Whether you are dealing
with a super broker or not, any major funder will make it a requirement.)
“We are vehicle lessor writing finance and operating leases. We know that in the states of CT, OH and MA we are required to maintain a lease license. In CA, I have been getting mixed messages as to whether we need obtain a license. We have only 1 office in
NY and do business by telephone and mail/overnight services. I would guess
that there are differences between lease/financing of titled vehicles and
non titled equipment, but I have been unable to get definitive information,
that is copies of the actual statutes for my direct review, regarding the
need of lease licenses in other states. If you have any suggestions as how
I can pursue my quest for compiling a definitive list of states requiring
licenses or other filings for direct vehicle lessors, not brokers, I would
be appreciative.We know that in the states of CT, OH and MA we are
required to maintain a lease license. In CA, I have been getting mixed
messages as to whether we need obtain a license.”
(Sorry, we are an equipment leasing electronic newspaper, but try
this vehicle lease association for information:
“ The lenders I spoke with today, my lenders said I don't need one because I am a broker and I don't collect advance rental money. I'm never considered a lessor. One lender suggested that if I collected advance rental money, even only as a broker who doesn't discount with anybody and whose name is never on the documentation that I still think about getting it. You mentioned that your lenders require it of you. That's why I was curious because my lenders have never required it of me. That's also why this was a bit surprising to me. I would have figured someone would have asked for proof of this by now if I needed it.”
(Wow, if a defendants attorney in a default learns the originator did not have a license,
he not only can claim usury, but that the transaction is invalid. Wait until that happens
to your lender!!! )
“I just spoke with a guy regarding the California Financial Code. He works for the dep't of corporations who handles division nine. He specifically said there was no literature within their book that discussed leasing. He said there is no true definition for a loan as well so some people are taking the preventative measure of filing for this license, but the truth is there is nothing that mandates doing so. $25,000 bond, a $300 filing fee along with an annual minimum fee of $250. Not to mention an annual audit. I also spoke with a couple of lenders today who view this as a grey area and don't require their brokers to file. Don't know if that helps, but that's the information I received straight from the horse's mouth.”
You spoke to the wrong person. If you reach the right section, they will want
you to put your question in writing. They also have a procedure for giving an
“official” opinion, and you can go on line to discuss it.
(But unless you are doing a true “tax lease” that meets FASB rules and specifically
has no bargain purchase option, where the lessor is claiming the depreciation
and many other requirements. You need a license.
(Here is straight from one of the top equipment leasing legal minds in
the country, in an announcement of a meeting for brokers who belong
to the National Association of Equipment Brokers---which you should
join at www.naelb.org:
(Attorney Joseph Bonanno discussed the California law here:
( Here is the list of licenses required in each state we have collected to date. If you want to find out the hard way, go ahead, but the government agencies are hard up for
money, and while they may be short staffed, they are going to hunt
for more money---and if you are not in compliance with the law,
they are going to go after you, as they not only want to enforce the
laws, but need the operating money.
(Here are previous articles on this subject:
"ELA and MAEL Respond to Proposed Lease Tax in Chicago"
Equipment leasing is a $208 billion national industry and is one of the primary means of capital investment for businesses of all sizes, but particularly for small businesses that need to preserve operating cash. Leasing accounts for one third of all capital equipment acquisition in the U.S, and is no less crucial to the local economy. Chicagoland boasts one of the largest concentrations of leasing companies in the U.S., and leasing should be an important component of economic recovery in Chicagoland. Unfortunately, much of the equipment that would otherwise be leased in Chicago is already acquired through other means due to the existence of the Chicago Transaction Tax, reducing the financial flexibility of capital intensive businesses. Chicago is the only city in the United States that imposes a double tax on what are really long term financings in the form of a lease. Our industry and customers don’t argue with the concept of a rental tax when it is applied to short term convenience rentals which don’t distort the economics of a transaction or total cost of the equipment (including the total cost of the financing).
Mr. Stroger’s proposed 4% leasing tax will indeed combine with the city’s 6% Transaction Tax to raise the total tax on leasing in Chicago to 10%. Add to that the Retailers Occupation Tax and the proposed State of Illinois recent proposal to remove the ROT exemption for manufacturing and printing equipment, and you have a combined tax on equipment users of nearly 19% of equipment cost! Fortunately, neither bank loans nor equity funding used to acquire equipment are subject to these regressive use taxes. But, it should be easy to see how they distort an otherwise simple financing decision making process for equipment users. Equipment users should be
able to evaluate their financing options on a level playing field, not one which is tilted away from one form of long term financing!
If enacted, this new leasing tax will substantially reduce or eliminate the benefits normally-derived from equipment leasing and remove a vital
financing tool for Cook County’s small businesses. This will also help stifle expansion. What’s to stop those companies from moving to Indiana or, for that matter, Lake County? Chicago-based leasing companies-and the jobs they provide-may go elsewhere too.
Clyde Cady, President, MidAmerica Association of Equipment Lessors Michael Fleming, President, Equipment Leasing Association
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This Day in American History
1765- birthday of Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat at Little Britain, PA.
1775-American troops led b y General Richard Montgomery capture the City of Montreal, Canada.
1789- Benjamin Franklin wrote to a friend, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Franklin later repeated it in his newspaper and it has become one of the most popular sayings in the American language.
1789- President George Washington ended his tour of the New England states that he began on October 15, raveling in a hired coach, accompanied by Major William Jackson, his aide-de-camp, and Tobias Lear, his private secretary, along with six servants, nine horses, and a luggage wagon. He went as far north as Kittery<ME ( then part of Massachusetts). As Rhode Island and Vermont had not yet joined the new government, he did not visit those states. Washington’s first tour of the southern states as made from April 7 to June 12, 1791., during which time he made a 1,887 mile trip from his estate in Mount Vernon, VA, through Philadelphia, south through Virginia, and the Carolinas into Georgia, and back to Mount Vernon.
1839-The Liberty Party, an antislavery party, held its first national convention at Warsaw, NY. It nominated James G. Birney of New York for president. Birney, a former Kentuckian, and slaveholder, wielded strong political influence in western New York and the Ohio River Valley. Francis J. Lemoyne was nominated for vice-resident.
1860- Helen Archibald Clarke with lifetime partner Charlotte Endymion Porter founded, edited, and published Poet Lore which introduced Americans to a number of European modern poets. Both were prolific writers and editors of writings by Shakespeare, Browning, Longfellow, and others. Ms. Clarke was also a talented musician and composer.
1861-President Lincoln pays a late night visit to General George McClellan, who Lincoln had recently named general in chief of the Union army. The general retired to his chambers before speaking with the president. This was the most famous example of McClellan's cavalier disregard for the president's authority. Lincoln had tapped McClellan to head the Army of the Potomac-the main Union army in the East-in July 1861 after the disastrous Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run. McClellan immediately began to build an effective army, and he was elevated to general in chief after Winfield Scott resigned on October 31. McClellan drew praise for his military initiatives but quickly developed a reputation for his arrogance and contempt toward the political leaders in Washington. After being named to the top post, McClellan began openly to cavort with Democratic leaders in Congress and show his disregard for the Republican administration. To his wife, he wrote that Lincoln was "nothing more than a well-meaning baboon," and Secretary of State William Seward was an "incompetent little puppy." Lincoln made frequent evening visits to McClellan's house to discuss strategy. On November 13, Lincoln, Seward, and Presidential Secretary John Hay stopped by to see the general. McClellan was out, so the trio waited patiently for his return. After an hour, McClellan came in and was told by a porter that the guests were waiting. McClellan headed for his room without a word, and only after Lincoln waited another half-hour was the group informed of McClellan's retirement to bed. Hay felt that the president should have been greatly offended, but Lincoln casually replied that it was "better at this time not to be making points of etiquette and personal dignity." Lincoln made no more visits to the general's home. 725 He was not a very good general and the Seven Days Campaign, also known as McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign, that started on July 1, 1862, was a disaster. July 11, Maj. General Henry W. Halleck was named commander in chief of the Union armies by President Lincoln. Without McClellan criticizing him, Lincoln on July 22 wanted to issue an Emancipation Proclamation and told his Cabinet it would also be an effort to cripple Confederate manpower, something McClellan had influenced the administration not to do. Lincoln’s cabinet persuaded him to wait for a more favorable military situation to avoid the appearance of “desperation.” November 5, Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside was name by President Lincoln to replace Gen. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac. McCellan, in 1864, he ran as the Democratic candidate for president. In the North there was considerable dissatisfaction with the progress being made in defeating he Confederacy, so Pres. Abraham Lincoln did not think his chances of reelection were good. The Democrats were split between those who supported the war and those who wanted peace at almost any price. General Lee, aware of this, was planning an invasion of Washington, DC, but one of his division was accidentally encountered in movement on this plan in Gettysburg ( but that is another story). The Democratic nominee was Gen. George B. McClellan, commander of the Union Army, who had let several opportunities for victory slip away. The Democratic platform called for peace through reunification of the states, but did not say how this was to be done. Fortunately for Lincoln and the Republicans and those opposed to slavery, several important military victories were won in time to influence the outcome. Lincoln received 212 electoral votes, McClellan, 21. The popular vote was Lincoln 2,216,067; McClellan, 1.807,725. The results and history of the campaigning is very revealing as to the attitudes of the time, not reflected
in many school books that paint the war as simple to understand.
1875- bowling rule standardization was undertaken when 27 delegates met at Germania Hall, New York City, and organized the National Bowling Association. The association soon went out of existence, however, as did the American Amateur Bowling Union, which was organized in 1890. The first important bowling convention to standardize rules was held by the American Bowling Congress, when it organized On September 9, 1895, in New York City,
1875-The first football uniforms were worn in a game at New Haven, CT, by teams from Yale and Harvard colleges. the Yale team wore dark trousers, blue shirts, and yellow caps, which the Harvard team wore crimson shirts an stockings and knee breeches. Harvard won the game 4-0. The game at that time was closer to ruby than to present-day football. Each time had 15 players.
1894- the great Kansas City bandleader Bennie Moten born.
1913-African-American Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, pioneering surgeon, becomes a member of the American College of Surgeons.
1921-Birthday of bass player Eddie Calhoun, Clarksdale, MS
1921 - That great romancer of the silver screen, Rudolph Valentino, starred in "The Sheik", which was released on this day. "The Sheik" firmly established Valentino’s popular reputation as the Great Lover, and his last film, the comical "Son of the Sheik" (1926) sealed that title. But the actor never thought of himself as a conqueror of women - nor as a great actor. He found the Sheik films rather silly. Valentino had plans to make more serious films beginning with an ambitious version of "El Cid", to be called "The Hooded Falcon". In town for the premiere of "Son of the Sheik", he collapsed in New York on August 15, 1926. Valentino died eight days later from peritonitis -- before he could begin to work on films that would make the public forget his sheikly shenanigans. So the grandiose romantic persona persists, and we remember Rudolph Valentino as the Great Lover.
1927-The Holland Tunnel, running under the Hudson River between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, was opened to traffic. The tunnel was built and operated by the New York-New Jersey Bridge and Tunnel Commission. Comprised of two tubes, each large enough for two lanes of traffic, the Holland was the first underwater tunnel built in the US.
1928-Pianist/Composer Hampton Hawes birthday
1931- Arkansas's Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the seat of her late husband. In 1932 she became the first woman to be elected to the Senate in her own right, re-elected in 1938, introduced an Equal Rights Amendment.
1937- the first symphony orchestra devoted exclusively to radio broadcasting was the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Symphony Orchestra under conductor Arturo Toscanini. Television
has had no such orchestra.
1940- Benny Goodman records Eddie Sauter’s Benny Rides Again.
1943 - Leonard Bernstein replaced an indisposed Bruno Walter as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Metropolitan Opera Company.
1955 - NBC showed the first live TV program from a foreign country (noncontiguous). Scenes from Havana, Cuba were seen by viewers of Dave Garroway’s "Wide Wide World" program.
compositions with the orchestra.
1956-Southern states either ignored or rebelled against the Supreme Court ruling against segregation in the public schools. In Montgomery, Alabama, blacks boycotted buses, and on this day, the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses and streetcars was unconstitutional.
1963-Birthday of Vincent Frank “Vinny” Testaverde, football player, born New York, NY.
1964-Forward Bob Pettit of the St. Louis Hawks became the first player in NBA history to reach the 20,000 –point mark when he scored 29 points in a 123-106 loss to the Cincinnati Royals.
1967-Carl Burton Stokes became the first black in the US elected mayor when he won the Cleveland, OH, mayoral election. Died April 3, 1996.
1968 – The Beatles movie, "Yellow Submarine", premiered in the U.S. Their single, "Hey Jude", topped the pop music charts (it was in its 7th of 9 weeks at #1).
1969 -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cold Blood, Joy of Cooking, & Lamb perform at Winterland in San Francisco
1971- the first satellite launched from the earth to orbit another planet was Mariner 9, an unmanned American spacecraft that was sent to Mars to photograph the surface and to study the planet’s thin atmosphere, clouds, and hazes, surface chemistry, and seasonable changes. The satellite entered Martian orbit at 7:33pm EST. It mapped 70 percent of the planet’s surface.
1975 - "Feelings"
by Morris Albert, went gold. 1976—Top Hits
1977 - After 43 years as a regular feature in hundreds of newspapers, Al Capp brought his comic strip, "Li’l Abner", to a final conclusion. This was one of the most popular cartoons of its day, including a Broadway musical, and Capp was a favorite guest of late TV shows.
1986 - The state of California put Fricot City on the auction block for $8.8 million. The ‘city’ was actually the former ranch/private estate of Desiré Fricot. It had become a California Youth Authority camp in 1945. Located about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, Fricot City featured some twenty homes, two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, a full twelve-grade school, a fire station, an infirmary and a chapel. http://www.geocities.com/sheepranchca/ ( scroll to bottom to see map )
( go to “container” for pictures”)
1989- After 16 years with the same team, Jim Rice is released by the Red Sox. The Boston outfielder retires from the game with a career .298 average with 382 home runs
1998- New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe set an NFL record for most passes completed in a game with 45 vs. Minnesota.
1999- Lennox Lewis won a unanimous decision over tattooed Evander Holyfield for 12 rounds in Las Vegas to capture the title.
2000 -Becoming the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young award unanimously in consecutive years, Red Sox hurler Pedro Martinez (18-6,1.74) has copped the 'top pitcher' honor three of the last four seasons.
2002- The Giants select former Expo veteran skipper Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker as their new manager. The 67-year-old Dominican Republic native compiled a 691-717 record during his ten years at the helm with Montreal and was selected as the National League Manager of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season.