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Wednesday, October 2, 2013




Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Correction: NAELB Western Regional Conference Report
 by Brian Huey, LeaseSource
  October Court Wrap-Up: Balboa, De Lage Landen/
   Element Financial, IFC Credit-Rudy Trebels,
    NorVergence, Sheldon Player
 Wants to Go After Lessors and Their Attorneys
  Re: Evergreen Clause Abuses
   Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration
    Eleven Lawyers Against Evergreen Clause Abuse
     Classified Ads---Help Wanted
 Letters from Readers?---We get Email!
  (Mostly in chronological order)
   Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest
    All Sales Are Complex
   Why Join Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Smaller Branches and Less of Them, too
 by Christopher Menkin
  Retriever
   Charlotte, North Carolina Adopt-a-Dog
News Briefs---
 Bank fees rise for 15th straight year
  Freddie Mac: Three banks to pay $1.3 billion to settle mortgage claims
   Detroit defaults on more than $600 million of 'unsecured' GO bonds
    Amazon boosts holiday hiring 40%
     Cisco CEO Chambers' pay rises to $21 million

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Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months

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Correction: NAELB Western Regional Conference Report
by Brian Huey, LeaseSource


The "printed" report was edited from the original that was six pages long. Brian ran into wi-fi problems from on top of the mountains where he was located at the time. Unfortunately his report was received three hours past the "drop dead" deadline, but Rick Jones, web master and associate publisher" was able to “stop the presses" and a very quick edit was made.

Rick does the posting in Florida, and the setup is about a three hour production.

Brian is a published novelist and excellent writer, but not a news journalist, as he admitted in the email sent. His report was too long for our format, but it was also too good not to include. Unfortunately in the early edition ---it was not "attached."

When you can make the time, it is a short novelette with humor and observation:

Full Conference Report by Brian Huey (6 pages)
http://leasingnews.org/PDF/2013NAELBConference.pdf

More About Brian and Perpetual:
http://www.brianhuey.com/

Note: Our next reporter is John G. Rosenlund, CLP, Director-Risk Management, Portfolio Financial Servicing Company, who will be reporting on the National Equipment Finance Association Funding Symposium, October 10-13, from the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Hopefully he won't climb a mountain to get into the right spirit of mind to file a report for Leasing News readers.

Kit Menkin, editor

 

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October Court Wrap-Up: Balboa, De Lage Landen/
Element Financial, IFC Credit-Rudy Trebels,
NorVergence, Sheldon Player


Balboa Capital Mass Fax Class Action Case
Hearing Extended to October 18


It appears there may be a stipulation to keep the settlement private with parties not to discuss the case; however, the Balboa Attorney Nancy Barnes has filed and requested an extension for October 18, 2013, before Judge Josephine Station, Central District of California, Southern Division. The case is a class action suit for sending unsolicited advertisements via a telephone facsimile machine.

Basically the settlement calls for a $2.3 Million with a “Ceiling” amount of $3.3 million to class members, each of whom will receive either $500 or $175 per fax received, depending on whether the class member submits, respectively, the actual fax advertisement with $3.3 million ceiling. In addition, the two named Plaintiff class representatives will receive one combined incentive award of $10,000, and Balboa will not object to Plaintiffs’ counsels’ seeking an attorneys’ fee award of up to one-third of the $3.3 million ceiling amount.

Proposed Settlement Terms
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/BalboaSettlementHearing_92013.pdf

Balboa Complaint, filed Sept. 30 (23 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/Balboa_Complaint_102013.pdf

Opposition Date Set (2 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/OppositionDateBalboa_102013.pdf

Balboa Attorney files for Extension (3 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/BalboaAttorneyExtension_102013.pdf


De Lage Landen/Element Financial


De Lage Landen Financial Servi v. Thomas Thomasian Appeal From: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

De Lage Landen Sued Element Financial Corp. for Activities of Former Employee Who After Accepting Employment with Competitor and While Still Employed by DLL, Turned Over His Laptop to the Competitor.

Schedule hearing 11/06/2013.

Full Story
http://leasingnews.org/archives/May2013/5_28.htm#stealing_secrets


HL Leasing--Oral Argument Set for October 17


A class action case against the officers and others thought liable in the HL Leasing, Fresno, California scheme masterminded by John Otto, who committed suicide, has found the president, Dan Ramirez, and Andy Fernandez, chief financial officer, liable and ordered to pay $46.5 million to more than 1,200 who claim to be victims. Ara Jabagchourian, principal, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, Burlingame, California brought the case before Judge Donald S. Black in Fresno County Superior Court.


Ara Jabagchourian

How much of the reported $132 million, and perhaps more specifically to those in the class action suit of the award of $46.5 million, will actually be returned is not known at this time.

Kathleen Otto, the late John Otto's wife, even though accounting was done at their home, was included in the distribution of assets.

Correction from last report, that HL Leasing President Dan Ramirez has not filed bankruptcy as fraud has been determined in the John Otto HL Leasing scheme. He reportedly has sold off assets. The Plaintiffs in the Class Action case did not file a fraud case against the wife of John Otto, whose home is where the bookkeeping and payments were received, therefore the courts could not prevent her discharge. The filing of Kathleen Otto's bankruptcy is being questioned, regarding assets. It appears her home has been sold and many of her assets liquidated. Her birthday is October, 1941.

Attorney Ara Jabagchourian of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP, relates an Oral argument regarding Kathleen Otto's liability is set for October 17 at 9:00 am at the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno ,California.

Kathleen J. Otto BK Claims (91 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/KathleenOttoBKClaims_102013.pdf

Previous Stories:
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/heritage_leasing.htm


IFC Credit Bankruptcy--Rudy Trebels Sage


Claims being heard. Date of filing was July 27, 2009. The latest claim paid was for previous employees’ salaries:

Employee Claims for back salary (1 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/EmployeeClaimssalary_102013.pdf

IFC Employee Mailing List re: Claims (21 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/IFCEmployeeMailingList_102013.pdf

Rudy Trebels Saga
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/trebels.html

Previous stories:
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/IFC_stories.htm


NorVergence


Dated Chapter 11 Bankruptcy filed 6/30/2004; converted to Chapter 7 7/14/2004.

Consent and claims still be filed.

Latest NorVergence Consent Filing (3 pages):
http://www.leasingnews.org/PDF/LatestNorVergenceFiling_102013.pdf

Previous Stories:
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/Novergence_main.htm


Sheldon Player---E.A.R.


Deadline for parties to file dispositive motions extended to November 14, 2013. Player still playing at casino's. The case is very similar to the Greyhound that he was convicted and sent to jail.

E.A.R. Order extending deadline:
http://leasingnews.org/PDF/EAR_extension_102013.pdf

1989 Court Record
http://leasingnews.org/PDF/1989_Greyhound_Court_Record.pdf

Previous Stories:
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/Sheldon_Player.htm


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Wants to Go After Lessors and Their Attorneys
Re: Evergreen Clause Abuses


David Fountain, Executive vice-president and General Counsel, Authorized Testing, Inc. wrote Leasing News after his latest experience that his company wanted to do something about the abuse of the Evergreen clause in leasing contracts.

He says they are considering a legal challenge based on the "criminal aspects" of the people who instruct the drafting of the leasing documents and those who knowingly draft them---that such documents are designed with the intend to deceive the lessees into falling into a well thought out trap are in breaches of criminal codes.

"We work with the US government in specific regulatory contexts (for 40 years) and are stimulated to address this issue, most aggressively" he wrote.

"We are utterly outraged by spurious claims from a California broker company whom we trusted as a member of the lease/banking community that has fairly obviously emerged as a somewhat untrustworthy bed fellow. These people and their types in our view ought to be nailed, not simply from commercial law perspectives, which may be ongoing state -by-state but by federally criminal standards.

"If you remain interested in details of our issues with these people, please ask and, subject to usual, relevant legal advice /constraints and non-discourse documentation, we shall provide you with any such information."

David Fountain
Executive vice-president and General Counsel
Authorized Testing, Inc.
2522 Kansas Avenue
Riverside, California 92507 USA
Phone: 951.682.4110
Fax: 951.682.6090
URL: http://www.authorizedtesting.com


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Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration

There are companies who on purpose do not automatically start sending extra payments and continue the lease, as noted in this group:

ABCO Leasing
Advantage Funding
Agility Ventures LLC
Allegiant Partners
American Leasefund, Inc.
BancLease Acceptance Corporation 
Bank of Ozarks Leasing 
Bankers Capital
Bank of the West, Indirect Equipment Finance 
Black Rock Capital
BSB Leasing
Calfund
Capital Technology & Leasing, LLC
Cobra Capital, LLC
Commerce National Bank
Dakota Financial, LLC
Direct Capital
eLease

Financial Pacific Leasing
Five Point Capital, In
Forum Financial Services, Inc. 
Gonor Funding

GreatAmerica Leasing
Innovative Lease Services, Inc.
Lease-$mart
Madison Capital
Macrolease Corporation 
Manufacturer's Lease Plans, Inc
Mesa Leasing
Maxim Commercial Capital
Mount Pleasant Capital
National Machine Tool Financial Corporation
Navitas Lease Corp. 
Northwest Leasing Company
P&L Capital Corporation 
Pacifica Capital 
Padco Financial Services
Pawnee Leasing Corporation

Southern California Leasing, IncSpecialty Funding, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Standard Professional Services, LLC
Stoddard & Associates 
TEAM Funding Solutions



Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration
http://www.leasingnews.org/Pages/lease_expiration.html




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Eleven Lawyers Against Evergreen Clause Abuse


The original intention of the Evergreen clause in an equipment leasing contract was to have an alternative to when the lessee did not exercise the residual at the end of the contract. Often the clause calls for an automatic additional twelve months when the residual is not resolved.

In most cases, the lessor notifies the lessee that the residual will be due, often ninety days in advance. However, often there is nothing in the contract that requires the lessor to notify the lessee regarding the expiration of the contract.

Contrarily, many small ticket lessors do not notify the lessee, and automatically continue the lease, often via an ACH or continued billing, which often goes unnoticed until many payments have already been made.

Leasing News would like to see an industry standard that lessees are notified in advance of the expiration of their contract regarding its termination. We support the clause, and the notification requirement is wide open, meaning 90, 60, even 30 days and by telephone or mail.

This list of attorneys agrees with this and will be available to lessees, sometimes able to help them without a fee, or at a reduced rate, in an effort to end the abuse of Evergreen clause leases. 
kitmenkin@leasingnews.org

Jim Coston
Coston & Coston LLC
105 W. Adams Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 205-1010
jcoston@costonlaw.com

(In 1998, he was elected to the United Association of Equipment
Leasing Board of Directors, and in 2003-04 was the first
attorney to become UAEL President, very active in his political party.)

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Schultz & Associates LLP
640 Cepi Drive, Suite A
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 537-4645 x108
(636) 537-2599 (fax)
www.sl-lawyers.com

(Proven Leasing Litigator, well respected by all sides)

Ronald P. Gossett
Gossett & Gossett, P.A.
400 Seridan Street, Building I
Hollywood, Florida
954-983-2828
Fax: 954-983-2850
rongossett@gossettlaw.com

(Many cases including NorVergence, Brican, among others, a winner)

Kenneth C. Greene
Hamrick & Evans, LLP
Suite 2200
10 Universal City Plaza
@ 111 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
Tel: 818.763.5292 ext. 114
Fax: 818.763.2308
Email: kgreene@hamricklaw.com

(Ken was involved in the formation of Leasing News and 
represented it (pro bono) in the early days.)

Brandon J. Mark
Attorney at Law, Admitted in Utah and Oregon
Parsons Behle & Latimer
201 South Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Direct Dial 801.536.6958
Facsimile 801.536.6111
www.parsonsbehle.com
BMark@parsonsbehle.com

(His firm represents banks who buy leases, and his
clients refuse to buy these types of leases.)

BARRY S. MARKS
MARKS & WEINBERG, P.C.
Financial Center - Suite 1615
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
P. O. Box 11386
Birmingham, Alabama 35202
bmarks@marksweinberg.com
www.leaselawyer.com
205.251.8303
fax 278.8905 (Direct) 251.8305 (Main)

(Well-known to the leasing industry, also Alabama Poet)

Tom McCurnin
Barton, Klugman & Oetting
350 South Grand Ste. 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Voice: (213) 617-6129
Fax: (213) 625-1832
Cell: (213) 268-8291
Email: tmccurnin@bkolaw.com

(Leasing News Advisor/Well-Known top Leasing Litigator)

Frank Peretore
Peretore & Peretore, P.C.
191 Woodport Road
Sparta, New Jersey 07871
www.peretore.com
(973) 729-8991
peretore@peretore.com

(Experienced leasing attorney, aggressive, author, secretary, 
National Equipment Finance Association, ELFA, too)

Ellen Stern 
Ellen Michele Stern
17630 El Mineral Rd
Perris, CA 92570 
951-443-4000
leaselaw@msn.com

(Long time Southern California leasing attorney, well-respected)

Kevin E. Trabaris, Principal
Trabaris, P.C.
707 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 600
Northbrook, IL 60062
Direct: (847) 205-4377
Mobile: (847) 840-4687
Fax: (848) 260-5768
kevin@trabaris.com
www.trabaris.com

"In my career, I’ve repeatedly seen this provision misused
by unscrupulous lessors and think it’s a bad idea for both
the lessee and the lessor."

Michael J. Witt, Esq.
MICHAEL J. WITT LAW OFFICES
4342 Oakwood Lane
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tel: (515) 657-8706
Mobile: (515) 868-1067
Fax: (515) 223-2352
witt-law@live.com

(Former Advanta Leasing
and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance attorney)


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Letters from Readers?---We get Email!
(Mostly in chronological order)


 


NorVergence Head Finally Tagged a Felon
But Sentence is a Joke
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Sep2013/9_10.htm#sentence

"Yes, five felony counts get 3 yrs. probation is such a joke. What's happening to our judicial system. Sigh!"

The AberdeenKid

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"Thanks again for the endorsement on LinkedIn.

"Just a quick update, since selling my interest in Blue Bridge I have been working with a long time friend dealing with troubled companies in bankruptcy or with IRS tax liens. This is an area I should have looked at with my leasing companies. Our web sites are www.irshelp.com and www.bankruptcyexchange.com

"If there is something we can help you with drop me a line or call. Creditors have rights in a bankruptcy far beyond a proof of claim."

Regards,
John J. Gallo
APCOT NY Corp
www.apcotny.com

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Cal Worthington, Car Dealer with Manic Ads, Dies at 92

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/business/cal-worthington-car-dealer-with-an-incessant-jingle-dies-at-92.html?hp

"In the very early 70's the company I joined as a very young sales representative, supplied Worthington Dodge with Credit Life and Automobile Physical Damage Insurance lines for their customers. Cal was by far our largest account and part of my job was to collect money from many of our agents who dealt in cash.

"On one occasion, I was instructed to meet with Mr. Worthington and pick up a large check as part of their monthly payment for the various insurances that had been previously sold by his finance and insurance team. I was ushered into Cal's office that day and there he sat at his very large desk which was free standing in the middle of the office, and a very large Great Dane and Tiger were circling his desk in a game of chase. Mr. Worthington was laughing like crazy and I was glued against the wall and petrified."

Steve Brooks

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Record Number Pass CLP Test
15 New Certified Lease Professionals
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Sep2013/9_10.htm#clp

"I just wanted to thank you for your announcement of the new CLP’s – including all of their pictures was really a nice touch. As a board member and huge supporter of the Foundation, I really appreciate all of the support you provide the organization.

"Thanks and have a great day!"

Sincerely,
Nancy Geary, CPA, CLP
ECS Financial Services

----

"I’ve been reading your updates since I entered this business 15 years ago, very helpful. Have a nice afternoon."

Rob Noble
SVP Business Development
Financial Partners

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Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest

 

All Sales Are Complex

More than a few leasing salespeople and their managers think of the leasing sale as transactional. I want to suggest that the leasing sale, at all levels, is a complex sale. As is true in any complex selling situation, it's what and who you don't know that usually spells disaster for your selling efforts.

The complex sale characteristics of vendor sales are easy to see. Selling to vendors usually involves more than one buying influencer on the vendor side. Not only must the senior managers in a vendor organization approve doing business with you, but the vendor's salespeople and support staff must also stand behind doing business with you and your company. Reluctance on the part of any of these influencers and players can spell big trouble for your sale. In addition, the decision-making process, especially for large vendor accounts, can be involved and can take a good deal of time.

What about a leasing sale to an individual lessee who runs a small business? You're dealing directly with the decision-maker. He or she can make a quick decision and does not need to consult with anyone regarding the decision, right? This sale is simple and transactional, right? Wrong!

What most salespeople and managers miss about these transactional sales is the fact that in many cases, in fact in almost all cases, unseen decision influencers lurk in the background. A sole proprietor who operates a one-man machine shop, for example, may have a spouse who works in the business, but behind the scenes, exerting strong influence over capital expenditures. That same entrepreneur may belong to local trade group that offers free advice on financing alternatives for its members. This small business owner may have a CPA, and perhaps an attorney with whom he consults on all major business decisions.

So, what appears to be a simple, transactional sale is actually a complex sale that may involve multiple decision influencers. The fact that the machine shop owner may also engage outside experts to evaluate financing options also adds to the complexity of the decision-making process. It is best to find out if he will discuss it with his bookkeeper or his certified public accountant, or even his son-in-law, who is an attorney.

Don't be fooled into thinking any sale is as simple as it appears. If you don't know everything there is to know about your customer's buying decision process, or you haven't identified, or aren't aware of all the key decision influencers, both seen and unseen, you may lose your sale without ever knowing why.

About the author: Steve Chriest is the founder of Selling UpTM (www.selling-up.com), a sales consulting firm specializing in sales improvement for organizations of all types and sizes in a variety of industries. He is also the author of Selling The E-Suite, The Proven System for Reaching and Selling Senior Executives and Five Minute Financial Analyst, Basic CREDIT & Analysis Tools for Non-Accountants. He was the CEO of a very successful leasing company and executive at a major company. You can reach Steve at schriest@selling-up.com.

 


 

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Why Join Equipment Leasing and Finance Association

 

More about Membership:
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Smaller Branches and Less of Them, too
by Christopher Menkin

A recent report by SNL Financial which appeared in Leasing News (1) demonstrated the bank branch deals are declining as would-be sellers and sellers have been consolidating and closing locations rather than sell.

It appears more and more bank customers are increasing to do more business online or via mobile devices, the traditional, heavily staffed branch networks are not as important, including their size and having multi-branches in smaller cities and townships.

In the SNL Financial statistic among the large banks, there were 2,519 branch closings compared to 1,247 opening, making a loss of 1,272.

The top five spots on that list went to Bank of America Corp., SunTrust Banks Inc., PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Capital One Financial Corp. and KeyCorp.

The map at the beginning of this article is from the following SNL Financial statistics:

Reportedly banks see fees from online and mobile device access, as well as looking for more service products as they recover from the mortgage fall out and realize new mortgage laws might push smaller banks out of this marketplace; although may create more opportunity for larger banks to service these borrowers.

(1) Bank Branch deals decline, leaving community banks behind
http://leasingnews.org/archives/Sep2013/9_30.htm#snl

 

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Retriever
Charlotte, North Carolina Adopt-a-Dog

Doakes
Male
Large
9 months
Black/White
Neutered
Declawed
Housetrained
No Dogs
No Cats
No Small Kids

"I just arrived here at the Humane Society of Charlotte. I'm still unpacking my bags and getting comfortable and I hope my stay won't be long since I know I will find my new loving home soon. If you're interested in meeting me, come on over to meet me today!"

$125 adoption fee

To visit our shelter, we are located at:
Humane Society of Charlotte
2700 Toomey Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
704.377.0534

For Questions:
http://humanesocietyofcharlotte.org/about/contact-us/

 

Adopt-a-Pet by Leasing Co. State/City
http://www.leasingnews.org/Conscious-Top%20Stories/Adopt_Pet.htm

Adopt a Pet
http://www.adoptapet.com/

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News Briefs----

Bank fees rise for 15th straight year
http://www.wzzm13.com/news/article/269353/2/Bank-fees-rise-for-15th-straight-year

Freddie Mac says three banks to pay a total of $1.3 billion
to settle mortgage claims
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/freddie-mac-says-three-banks-to-pay-a-total-of-13-billion-to-settle-mortgage-claims/2013/10/01/ad193f44-2ae7-11e3-b139-029811dbb57f_story.html

Detroit defaults on more than $600 million of 'unsecured' GO bonds
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-detroit-default-20131001,0,3271172.story

Amazon boosts holiday hiring 40%
http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/amazonjobsxml.html

Cisco CEO Chambers' pay rises to $21 million
http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Cisco-CEO-Chambers-pay-rises-to-21-million-4860829.php


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--You May Have Missed It

Pair create home-brewing machine
http://seattletimes.com/businesstechnology/briercolumn30xml.html



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SparkPeople--Live Healthier and Longer



9 Ways to Conquer Emotional Eating
http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/9_ways_to_conquer_emotional_eating


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Baseball Poem

October

by Hester Jewell Dawson ©

Published: Stone Country (1986)

the high fly ball,
arches out above left field,
hangs there in the sky
outblazing the sun
while fifty thousand heads swings and cry
"Over the wall! Over the wall!"

then hold, fixed and dumb
as the ball drops
down and down, a dead bird
into a waiting glove

and there you have it: the song,
the flight, the perilous whisper of truth
or of love or possibly of faith

then the descent
and the end of the game



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Sports Briefs----


Jordan: I could have taken LeBron 1-on-1
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9753017/michael-jordan-thinks-beaten-lebron-james-prime

Ranking the contenders as MLB playoffs begin
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20131001/mlb-postseason-preview/?sct=hp_t2_a2&eref=sihp

Standing ready to play, if allowed
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Facebook, partner to build Menlo Park housing complex
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“Gimme that Wine”

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Wine drinkers often overpour, study says
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/30/wine-serving-size-too-much/2895661/

The wineries of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, moving confidently into the future
http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-26/lifestyle/42424535_1_tasting-room-winery-kendall-jackson

Record Rains Drench Oregon Vineyards
http://www.winesandvines.com/news&content=122183

Heavy rain in Douro Valley hits 2013 Port Harvest
http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/heavy-rain-in-douro-valley-hits-2013-port-harvest/350018.article

 

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This Day in History

    1696---Birthday of Ann Smith Franklin - Colonial women printer. There were a large number of Colonial women who were printers, owners of taverns, silversmiths, artists, merchants, etc. Even though the women of that period had very few legal rights, many of them worked in commercial ventures and were the primary breadwinners of their families. 
    1721-The Boston Gazette advertised a Camel would be exhibit for sale” African camel...7 feet high and 12 feet long.”
    1780- British intelligence officer Major John André was hanged as a spy in Tappan, New York. Captured on his return to New York City by American militiamen fighting in the War of Independence, Major André was found to have papers hidden in his boot concerning West Point, New York . General George Washington designated a board of officers to hear the case which, after finding André guilty of spying, sentenced him to death. More disturbing news was uncovered during the process of the investigation. The papers carried by the British officer had been given to him by Brigadier General Benedict Arnold of the Continental Army, recently appointed commandant of the fort at West Point . Since May 1779, Arnold, motivated by greed, by his opposition to the French alliance of 1778, and by his resentment towards authorities who had reprimanded him for irregularities during his command in Philadelphia , had maintained a secret correspondence with Major André. On September 21, Arnold had agreed to surrender West Point to the British in exchange for 20,000 pounds. West Point, at the time, was a major fort, plus defended the major water transportation for the area.
(lower half of: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct02.html )
    1800 – Birthday of Nat Turner Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion
http://www.bigchalk.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WOPortal.woa/wa/HWCDA/
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    1864- Battle of Saltville
A Union cavalry column strikes Saltville in southwestern Virginia, but is defeated by a force patched together from several reserve units. The Confederacy's main source of salt, used as a preservative for army rations, was secured as the war entered its final phase. With nearly 8,000 soldiers, the two Union forces converged on the area; the Confederates had barely 1,000 men to stop them. Some of those were used to slow Gillem's advance, but only a few hundred men under the command of Colonel Henry Giltner were available to face Burbridge. On October 1, Giltner delayed the Yankees at Clinch Mountain, but by October 2 the Yankees had reached the outskirts of Saltville. Confederate General John Williams arrived just in time with cavalry reinforcements, and Burbridge suddenly faced more than 2,500 Rebels. The determined Confederates dug in and repulsed a series of attacks. By nightfall, Burbridge's men were running low on ammunition. The Yankees withdrew during the night, and the Confederates pursued them to the Kentucky border. The glory of the victory was tarnished, however, when the Confederates massacred wounded Union soldiers from the 5th and 6th Colored Cavalry.
The Union suffered 329 men killed, wounded, or missing at Saltville, while the Confederates lost 190 men. It was a stunning victory for the Confederates, since they were vastly outnumbered. Winning the Battle of Saltville did little to delay the collapse of the Confederacy, however, which was complete just six months later.
    1866-J.Osterhoudt of New York City, obtained a patent for an "improved method of opening tin cans." The can had a projecting lip and a key could open it.
    1871-Birthday of Cordell Hull, American statesman who served in both houses of the Congress and as secretary of state , born Pickett County, TN. Noted for his contributions to the “Good Neighbor” policies of the US with regard to countries of the Americas and to the establishment of the United Nations. Hull died at Bethesda, MD July 23, 1955. 
http://www.bartleby.com/65/e-/E-Crump-Ed.html 
http://kids.infoplease.lycos.com/ce6/people/A0827280.html 
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000955
    1890- birthday of Groucho Mark. Born Julius Henry Marx at New York, NY. Comedian, who along with his brothers, constituted the famous Marx Brothers. The Marx Brothers began as a singing group and then acted in such movies as Duck Soup and Animal Crackers. During the '40s and '50s, Groucho was the host of the television and radio show "You Bet Your Life." Died at Los Angeles, CA, Aug 19, 1977.
    1885- Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde birthday, a remarkable woman from Florida - U.S. statesperson. RBOR was a former United States Ambassador to Denmark; member of the House of Representatives from     1929-1933, and first woman elected from the deep South (Florida).    Her accomplishments as U.S. Representative include the farsighted proposals to designate the Florida Everglades as a national park and to establish a cabinet-level department to oversee the health and welfare of families and children.     She lost her reelection in 1932 because she favored prohibition - although later she voted for its repeal because that was what her constituents wanted. Rohde was appointed U.S. Minister to Denmark in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She resigned from the foreign service (1936) to marry a second time, a Danish citizen. Her marriage to a Dane gave her duel citizenship according to Danish law and an impossible conflict as a U.S. ambassador. President Harry Truman appointed her alternate U.S. delegate (1949) to the U.N. General Assembly where she chaired the executive committee of the UN Speakers Research Committee. RBOR received the Distinguished Service Medal from King Frederik of Denmark (1954). RBOR authored six books. Politically, she is best known, however for the grueling 10,000 mile campaign up and down the coast of Florida in her winning campaign for the Fourth District Congressional seat in 1928.     After she won election, her opponents challenged her by claiming that she had forfeited her American citizenship under a law passed in 1907 when she married a British subject, Reginald Owen in 1910. The 1922 Cable Act, one of a series to right the wrongs of the 1907 law, enabled her to be renaturalized, but her opponents claimed it did not meet the seven year PRIOR citizenship requirement for a congressional representative. The 1907 law stripped a native-born U.S. woman of her citizenship if she married a citizen of another nation. No such outrageous actions were taken against men who married foreign women - in fact, their marriage conferred U.S. citizenship on their wives!   The House ethics committee allowed her to be seated after an emotional appeal and a LOGICAL one. She was, after all, BORN an American. Her case focused national attention on the grossly unfair laws affecting women. The law had been changed but even such people as heiress Barbara Hutton and renowned news correspondent Dorothy Thompson had lost their citizenship because of the appalling law and were unable to regain it because there was no retroactive elimination. By the way, Rohde was the eldest daughter of William Jennings Bryan, noted U.S. political figure and a candidate for the presidency. A daughter but not his clone. While serving as U.S. Representative, she astonished pundits by voting for tariffs on imports, a policy her father had vehemently opposed.
http://everglades.fiu.edu/reclaim/bios/owen.html
    1895-Birthday of comedian Bud Abbott Asbury Park, NJ 
http://tomahawk.tigerx.com/people/abbott.htm
http://www.bestbuy.com/movies/Artist.asp?cid=21&m=270 y Pk NJ,)
    1898 - A hurricane struck the Georgia coast washing away Campbell Island.
    1919 - President Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall was urged to assume the presidency but he refused. It was reported Mrs. Wilson became the secret acting president. 
    1928 – African-American DeFord Bailey cut eight masters at Victor Records Studios in Nashville. Three songs were issued, marking the first studio recording sessions in the place now known as Music City, USA.  On December 6, 1925, DeFord won second place with his rendition of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More" in a French harp contest on radio station WDAD. Soon after, Bailey made his first appearance on WSM Radio, after overcoming some racial opposition from the station's director. The young black performer was given the title "Harmonica Wizard." Bailey played a role in the naming of the "Grand Ole Opry." In 1926, the WSM Barn Dance followed an hour of symphonic music, and one evening its programming concluded with a selection by a young composer from Iowa reproducing the sound of a train. Bailey opened the country music program with his rendition of "Pan American Blues." The difference in the musical genres caused the director, George D. "Judge" Hay, to observe, "For the past hour we have been listening to music taken largely from grand opera; from now on we will present 'The Grand Ole Opry.'" Bailey toured with other stars of the Opry, including Roy Acuff, Uncle Dave Macon, Bill Monroe, and others. During his travels throughout the South in the 1930s, he was well received by the country music public, although racial segregation laws caused Bailey problems in hotels and restaurants. To get a hotel room, on some occasions either he posed as a baggage boy for the white performers or pretended to be Uncle Dave Macon's valet.  In April of 1927, Bailey teamed with the black Golden Echo Quartet to make his first recordings of "Pan American Express" and "Hesitation" for Columbia Records in Atlanta. The Columbia recordings were never released. Two weeks later he recorded eight titles for Brunswick label in New York. On October 2, 1928, DeFord recorded for Victor records during a Nashville session. "Ice Water Blues/Davidson County Blues" became so popular that the Victor label released it three times.
http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/bailey.htm
http://www.tnstate.edu/library/digital/bailey.htm
    1928-Birthday of George “Spanky” McFarland actor.
http://www.classicmoviekids.com/mcfarland.htm e Rascals), Dallas, TX 
http://us.imdb.com/Name?McFarland,+George+'Spanky 
    1929 - October 2, Guitarist Howard Roberts Birthdayhttp://www.riffinteractive.com/expguitar/HowardRoberts1.htm 
http://www.utstat.utoronto.ca/mikevans/hroberts.html 
http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/mikevans/hroberts/sounds/discography.html 
http://www.utstat.toronto.edu/mikevans/hroberts/sounds/side70s.html
    1929- Birthday of Moses Gunn.. The 1981 winner of the NAACP Image Award for his performance as Booker T. Washington in the film Ragtime was born at St. Louis, MO. His appearances on stage ranged from the title role in Oth­ello to Jean Genet's The Blacks. He received an Emmy nomina­tion for his role in Roots and was awarded several Obies for off-Broadway performances. On film he appeared in Shaft and The Great White Hope. He died Dec 17, 1993, at Guilford, CT.
    1929 - "The National Farm and Home Hour", which gave rural Americans information about farm products, growing crops, farm animal care and useful household tips, debuted on NBC radio. "The Stars and Stripes Forever" opened the show. Don Ameche and Raymond Edward Johnson were featured, along with music and entertainment by The Cadets male quartet, Jack Baus and The Cornbusters and Mirandy of Persimmons Holler. "The National Farm and Home Hour" was sponsored by Montgomery Ward (or, Monkey Ward's, as we used to call it).
    1933 - "Red Adams" was heard for the first time on NBC radio. Later, the program was retiled, "Red Davis" (starring Burgess Meredith), "Forever Young" and, finally, "Pepper Young's Family" (starring Mason Adams). Radio listeners kept listening through all the changes until 1959.
    1932-Birthday of former baseball manager and player Maurice Morning “Maury” Wills, born Washington, DC.1935-Birthday of Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. He was named the first black astronaut when he was selected by the Air Force for space flight training in 1966. Born in 1935 on Chicago's South Side, Lawrence graduated from Englewood High School and earned a B.S in chemistry from Bradley University in 1956. He joined the Air Force and completed a doctorate in physical chemistry at Ohio State University. He died in a plane crash on Dec. 8, 1967, at Edwards Air Force Base in California before the start of his space mission. On August 30, 1983, Guion (Guy) S. Bluford, Jr. became the first black American astronaut to make a space flight. Robert H. Lawrence School in Chicago's Jeffrey Manor neighborhood is named in his memory .966. Born, Jr.
http://www.floridatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1997b/102897b.htm 
http://stargate.1usa.com/stamps/articles/artic006.htm
    1937 - Ronald Reagan, just 26 years old, made his acting debut with the Warner Brothers release of "Love is in the Air".
    1939 - "Flying Home" was recorded by Benny Goodman and his six-man-band -- for Columbia Records. It became his “signature” tune. He had two black musicians, Teddy Wilson on piano and Lionel Hampton on vibraphone. Goodman was the first to break the white-black musician barrier in the early 1930's and the first major band and group to include both black and white musicians playing together, especially in lead positions.
    1944--CARR, CHRIS (name legally changed from CHRISTOS H. KARABERIS, under which name the medal was awarded) Medal of Honor Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company L, 337th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Guignola, Italy, 1-2 October 1944. Entered service at: Manchester, N.H. Birth: Manchester, N.H. G.O. No.: 97, 1 November 1945. Citation Leading a squad of Company L, he gallantly cleared the way for his company's approach along a ridge toward its objective, the Casoni di Remagna. When his platoon was pinned down by heavy fire from enemy mortars, machineguns, machine pistols, and rifles, he climbed in advance of his squad on a maneuver around the left flank to locate and eliminate the enemy gun positions. Undeterred by deadly fire that ricocheted off the barren rocky hillside, he crept to the rear of the first machinegun and charged, firing his submachine gun. In this surprise attack he captured 8 prisoners and turned them over to his squad before striking out alone for a second machinegun. Discovered in his advance and subjected to direct fire from the hostile weapon, he leaped to his feet and ran forward, weaving and crouching, pouring automatic fire into the emplacement that killed 4 of its defenders and forced the surrender of a lone survivor. He again moved forward through heavy fire to attack a third machinegun. When close to the emplacement, he closed with a nerve-shattering shout and burst of fire. Paralyzed by his whirlwind attack, all 4 gunners immediately surrendered. Once more advancing aggressively in the face of a thoroughly alerted enemy, he approached a point of high ground occupied by 2 machineguns which were firing on his company on the slope below. Charging the first of these weapons, he killed 4 of the crew and captured 3 more. The 6 defenders of the adjacent position, cowed by the savagery of his assault, immediately gave up. By his l-man attack, heroically and voluntarily undertaken in the face of tremendous risks, Sgt. Karaberis captured 5 enemy machinegun positions, killed 8 Germans, took 22 prisoners, cleared the ridge leading to his company's objective, and drove a deep wedge into the enemy line, making it possible for his battalion to occupy important, commanding ground. 
    1945-Ten year old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show singing "Old Shep". He won 2nd place and 5 dollars. 
    1945-Birthday of singer/songwriter Don McLean, New Rochelle, NY.
http://www.don-mclean.com/
http://rupertsrecords.tripod.com/intro.htm
    1946-Birthday of singer Freddie Jackson, Harlem, NY.
http://www.delafont.com/music_acts/freddie-jackson.htm
    1946-Birthday of accordion player Jo-EL Sonner, Rayne, LA 
http://www.texas-sounds.com/artists/joelsonnier/joelsonnier.htm 
http://www.louisianamusicfactory.com/showoneprod.asp?ProductID=185 
http://www.karmaking.com/artists/flying_buritos/buritos_music.htm 
    1947- Yogi Berra becomes first to pinch hit a world series homer.
http://www.sportingnews.com/archives/worldseries/1947.html 
http://www.thebaseballpage.com/past/pp/berrayogi/ 
http://rinkworks.com/said/yogiberra.shtml 
    1948- Donna Karan born Forest Hills, NY - U.S. fashion designer, responsible for the Murphy Brown look - the mix and match wear in soft fabrics in muted colors that allowed an active woman to move comfortably and stay neat all day. She had two terms as chief designer for the Anne Klein line before breaking off to form her own line. Her first stock offering topped $160 million.
http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~samho/bba/chan-joa/designer.htm 
http://aolsvc.aol.teachervision.fen.com/ipa/A0762321.html
http://www.donnakaran.com/
    1949-Birthday of Annie Leibovitz - U.S. photographer. AL made her greatest early impact as chief photographer of Rolling Stone, 1973-83. She was winner of the advertising Clio award 1988. Her photographs are often the ones historians use to illustrate the 60s and 70s culture. Like so many of the "hippy" generation, she graduated to "yuppy" and is now one of the leading photographers of such publications as Vanity Fair. She recently won a judgment to keep all her copyrights, about to lose them in a debt settlement. 
    1949 - “Hennnnnnreeeeee! Henry Aldrich!” “Coming, Mother!” The popular radio program, "The Aldrich Family", became one of TV's first hits, as the longtime radio show appeared on NBC-TV for the first time. In addition to being a successful radio transplant, "The Aldrich Family" scored another distinction -- being the very first TV sitcom (situation comedy).
    1950—Top Hits 
Goodnight Irene - The Weavers 
La Vie En Rose - Tony Martin 
All My Love - Patti Page 
Goodnight Irene - Red Foley-Ernest Tubb
    1950- This comic strip featured Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty and Charlie's dog Snoopy. The last new Peanuts strip was published Feb 13, 2000.
    1950- "Lux Video Theater," James Mason, Otto Kruger and Gordon MacRae hosted this half-hour dramatic anthology series that aired for seven years on both CBS and NBC. Its famed guest stars included: Robert Stack in "Inside Story" (1951); Peter Lorre in "The Taste" (1952); Grace Kelly in "A Message for Janice" (1952); Edward G. Robinson in "Witness for the Prosecution" (1953) and Esther Williams in "The Armed Venus" (1957). 1953- Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in the 50th World Series.
http://www.pubdim.net/baseballlibrary/ballplayers/E/Erskine_Carl.stm 
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=erskica01
    1954- "The Jimmy Durante Show" premiered on TV. Affectionately known as "The Schnozz," Durante hosted a Saturday night variety show with his former vaudeville partner, Eddie Jackson, pianist Jules Baffano and drummer Jack Roth. It alternated with "The Donald O'Connor Show" on NBC and aired for two years.
    1954-“The George Gobel Show” premiers on TV. George Gobel hosted this comedy-variety show for five years on NBC. Chanteuse Peggy King and Jeff Donnell were also on the show, with Eddie Fisher as “permanent guest star.” In 1959 Gobel switched networks to CBS and appeared for a year with Joe Flynn, Anita Bryant and Harry von Zell. He played Las Vegas, Nevada very often.
    1955- "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" premiered on TV.. Alfred Hitchcock was already an acclaimed director when he began hosting this mystery anthology series that aired on CBS and NBC for 10 years. Each episode began with an introduction by Hitchcock, the man with the world's most recognized profile. Hitchcock directed about 22 episodes of the series. Robert Altman was also a director for the series. Among the many stars who appeared on the show are:
Barbara Bel Geddes, Brian Keith, Gena Rowlands, Dick York, Claris Leachman, Joanne Woodward, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross.
    1957- Specialty Records releases "Bony Maronie" backed with "You Bug Me, Baby," by Larry Williams. "Bony Maronie" peaks at #14 on the pop chart. ("I got a girl and her name is Bony Maronie, she's as skinny as a stick of macroni--bom-bom-bom-arat-ta)
    1957-After a heated argument with her father, Connie Francis reluctantly records "Who's Sorry Now" in two takes. Although she doesn't like the song at all, record buyers feel differently and by the following March, it would become her first hit, reaching number 4 in the US and number 1 in the UK. 
    1958-At a press conference in Germany, a reporter asks Elvis if he is afraid of being forgotten by music fans while he is in the Army. Presley responds "It makes you wonder, but if people forget me, I can't complain. I had it once." 
    1958—Top Hits 
It's All in the Game - Tommy Edwards 
Rock-in Robin - Bobby Day 
Tears on My Pillow - Little Anthony & The Imperials 
Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
    1959 - A tornado struck the town of Ivy, VA (located near Charlottesville). Eleven persons were killed, including ten from one family. 
    1959- "The Twilight Zone" went on the air with these now-familiar words: "There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fear and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call ‘ The Twilight Zone'." The anthology program ran five seasons for 154 installments, with a one-year hiatus between the third and fourth seasons. It now is considered to have been one of the best dramas to appear on television. It was created and hosted by Rod Sterling. He lived down the street from us in the Pacific Palisades. My father Lawrence Menkin wrote several of the episodes. He used to give Rod Sterling a hard time, calling him a "hog" for writing most of them. Sterling would get a kick out of this from my father who was a big man, six foot four, and Sterling was thin and about five foot four tall. I used to babysit for him. The last episode was telecast on Sept 31, 1965. 1961- Robbie Nevil rocker
http://www.radio101.it/soul/arnvl.html 
http://www.robbienevil.com/
    1960-"Stay" by Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, enters the R&B chart and peaks at #3. On the pop chart, it climbs to Number One and popularizes the beach sound of the Carolina beach resorts.
    1961 - “Ben Casey” premieres on television, competing with Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain . The second year, it overtook Dr. Kildare in ratings, running for five years and 153 episodes starring Vince Edwards as Dr. Ben Casey, Sam Jaffe as Dr. David Zorba, Franchot Tone as Dr. Freeland and Bettie Ackerman as Dr. Maggie Graham. He was a friend of my father's very good friend and actor ( can't remember his name right now), who found himself “typecast” as an actor, tried singing, and had gone from nobody to a great TV star, and then back to a “nobody,” he felt; brooding about it, almost obsessed, as I remember. Vince Edwards died of cancer March 12, 1996
http://timvp.com/bencasey.html
http://www.celebhost.net/vinceedwards/casey1.html
http://www.celebhost.net/vinceedwards/casey3.htm
http://www.meninmovies.com/vince_edwards.html l 

http://www.canoe.ca/JamMoviesArtistsE/edwards_vince.html
    1961-Vanguard Records releases the album "Volume Two" and the single "Banks of the Ohio" by 22 year old Joan Baez. She will go on to be one of the most popular and outspoken protest singers of the '60s.
    1962- Frank Sinatra records with Count Basie, Los Angeles, Reprise Records FS 1008
    1964---Protest Rally Continues Against UC Berkeley (I was there as a reporter for KFRC-News, San Francisco.) Some 450 police assemble on campus to undertake removal of police car and Weinberg, still immobilized by seated crowd; University officials, including President Kerr, members of faculty and student leaders meet, agree to discuss differences. Police leave; demonstrators disperse. Weinberg booked, but released as University, in accordance with agreement, does not press charges ...from The Diggers
    1965-The Who, The Four Tops and Gerry and the Pacemakers all appear on the US TV show, Shindig!
    1965--The Beatles concert in the Cow Palace. Pandemonium broke out as fans rushed the stage. The Fab Four waited backstage until the frenzy diminished. It was so bad that the Pranksters had to leave halfway through. Booze, joints, you name it was everywhere. It seems not only did people arrive early, they left late, many falling asleep all over the place, so many, the police did very little, but the first aid station was overwhelmed. The only band you can really hear at the Cow Palace with this type crowd was AC/DC.
    1965- Pope Paul VI named the Very Reverend Bishop Harold Robert Perry of Lake Charles, LA, as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. He was the very first Catholic bishop who was an African-American . He was consecrated in the Basilica of St. Louis, New Orleans, LA, on January 6, 1966, and was the pastor of the New Orleans Parish of St. Theresa of the Child of Jesus, Society of the Divine Word.
    1965 - The McCoys' "Hang on Sloopy" hit #1 in the U.S. The song snuck in at number one for one week, between "Eve of Destruction", by Barry McGuire and "Yesterday", by The Beatles.
    1965-The Who make their U.S. TV debut on "Shindig!" performing "I Can't Explain." Also on the show are the Four Tops and Gerry & the Pacemakers.
    1965-Soul Singer Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me" enters the Hot 100. It remains on the pop charts for thirteen weeks where it peaks at Number Four.
    1966-Top Hits 
Cherish - The Association 
Beauty is Only Skin Deep - The Temptations 
Black is Black - Los Bravos 
Almost Persuaded - David Houston
    1966 - Sandy Koufax, in great pain from an arthritic elbow, won 27 games and, for the third time in four years, led the Los Angeles Dodgers to the National League pennant. However, the Baltimore Orioles swept the Dodgers 4-0 in the World Series that year.
    1967- Thurgood Marshall, appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson, was sworn in as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall was the first black Supreme Court justice and served until his retirement on June 27, 1991, at the age of 82. He had served in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals (1961-1965) and as U.S. Solicitor General (1965-1967). Justice Marshall died on January 24, 1993.
1930 Mr. Marshall graduates with honors from Lincoln U. (cum laude)
1933 Receives law degr ee from Howard U. (magna cum laude); begins private practice in Baltimore
1934 Begins to work for Baltimore branch of NAACP
1935 With Charles Houston, wins first major civil rights case, Murray v. Pearson
1936 Becomes assistant special counsel for NAACP in New York
1940 Wins first of 29 Supreme Court victories (Chambers v. Florida)
1944 Successfully argues Smith v. Allwright, overthrowing the South's "white primary"
1948 Wins Shelley v. Kraemer, in which Supreme Court strikes down le gality of racially restrictive covenants
1950 Wins Supreme Court victories in two graduate-school integration cases, Sweatt v. Painter and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents
1951 Visits South Korea and Japan to investigate charges of racism in U.S. armed forces. He reported that the general practice was one of "rigid segregation".
1954 Wins Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, landmark case that demolishes legal basis for segregation in America
1961 Defends civil rights demonstrators, winn ing Supreme Circuit Court victory in Garner v. Louisiana; nominated to Second Court of Appeals by President J.F. Kennedy
1961 Appointed circuit judge, makes 112 rulings, all of them later upheld by Supreme Court 
(1961-1965)
1965 Appoint ed U.S. solicitor general by President Lyndon Johnson; wins 14 of the 19 cases he argues for the government (1965-1967)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/oct02.html 
http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/122/hill/marshall.htm 
http://www.ai.mit.edu/~isbell/HFh/black/events_and_people/html/
001.thurgood_marshall.html

    1968- Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals struck out 17 Detroit Tigers, a record, in the first game of the World Series. The Tigers recovered to win the Series in seven games.
    1968-Redwood National Park established.
    1969---NOVOSEL, MICHAEL J. Medal of Honor Rank and organization: Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Army, 82d Medical Detachment, 45th Medical Company, 68th Medical Group. Place and date: Kien Tuong Province, Republic of Vietnam, 2 October 1969. Entered service at: Kenner, La. Born: 3 September 1922, Etna, Pa. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. CWO Novosel, 82d Medical Detachment, distinguished himself while serving as commander of a medical evacuation helicopter. He unhesitatingly maneuvered his helicopter into a heavily fortified and defended enemy training area where a group of wounded Vietnamese soldiers were pinned down by a large enemy force. Flying without gunship or other cover and exposed to intense machinegun fire, CWO Novosel was able to locate and rescue a wounded soldier. Since all communications with the beleaguered troops had been lost, he repeatedly circled the battle area, flying at low level under continuous heavy fire, to attract the attention of the scattered friendly troops. This display of courage visibly raised their morale, as they recognized this as a signal to assemble for evacuation. On 6 occasions he and his crew were forced out of the battle area by the intense enemy fire, only to circle and return from another direction to land and extract additional troops. Near the end of the mission, a wounded soldier was spotted close to an enemy bunker. Fully realizing that he would attract a hail of enemy fire, CWO Novosel nevertheless attempted the extraction by hovering the helicopter backward. As the man was pulled on aboard, enemy automatic weapons opened fire at close range, damaged the aircraft and wounded CWO Novosel. He momentarily lost control of the aircraft, but quickly recovered and departed under the withering enemy fire. In all, 15 extremely hazardous extractions were performed in order to remove wounded personnel. As a direct result of his selfless conduct, the lives of 29 soldiers were saved. The extraordinary heroism displayed by CWO Novosel was an inspiration to his comrades in arms and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army. 
    1971-John Lennon's "Imagine" LP enters the chart as does The Beach Boys' "Surf's Up" LP.
1971-Rod Stewart enjoyed a two sided, US number one record with "Maggie May / "Reason To Believe". 
    1971-Soul Train, a new, weekly TV show that showcased current R&B artists, makes its debut in the US. The first broadcast featured Gladys Knight and The Pips, Eddie Kendricks and Honey Cone. 
    1974-Top Hits 
Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim 
I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John 
Nothing from Nothing - Billy Preston 
I'm a Ramblin' Man - Waylon Jennings
    1975-W.T.Grant files for bankrupcy. After a year of desperately trying to revive its flagging fortunes, the once-mighty retailer W.T. Grant filed for bankruptcy on this day. Seeds of the company's collapse were planted in the mid-1960s, when management embarked on an ambitious growth program. The company decided to open a fleet of new stores and, after five years of rapid expansion, 410 super-sized Grant outlets had been built around the country. At the same time, Grant, which had traditionally stocked mainly inexpensive products, began to offer more of the pricier items usually sold at department stores. Unfortunately, the retail makeover only served to alienate Grant's clientele, who had relied on the stores for cheap goods. When a recession hit in 1974, the company was left with little in the way of customers or earnings. At the time it went belly-up, W.T. Grant was saddled with over $1 billion in debt, making it the nation's single biggest retailing failure.
    1976-John Belushi joins Joe Cocker on Saturday Night Live during the performance of "Feeling Alright". Belushi performs his exaggeratedly spastic imitation of Cocker and the crowd goes wild. After the show, Cocker says he's happy with Belushi's impression of him. 
    1976-Rod Stewart's "Tonight's The Night" is released.
    1977- When Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against the Astros' J.R. Richard, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to have four players hit 30 or more home runs. He joins with Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30) to complete the foursome.
    1977--Gene Simmons receives a Platinum record for his solo LP, one of four released concurrently by the members of KISS. Simmons' charts the highest in the US, reaching #22. 
    1977-After a month following what appeared to be an attempt to steal the body of Elvis Presley from Forest Hill Cemetary, both Presley's and his grandmother's bodies are moved to Graceland.
     1980- Larry Holmes retains WBC heavyweight title defeating Muhammad Ali
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    1982-John Cougar's "Jack & Diane" hits #1 on the singles chart while .38 Special's "You Keep Runnin' Away" peaks at #38.
    1982---Top Hits 
Jack & Diane - John Cougar 
Eye in the Sky - The Alan Parsons Project 
Somebody's Baby - Jackson Browne 
Put Your Dreams Away - Mickey Gilley
    1982-Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" enters the rock albums chart at #24. Though the record, which consists mainly of solo acoustic songs, will receive virtually no radio play, it remains on the best-seller charts for several months.
    1982-The Clash's "Rock the Casbah" enter the Hot 100 at #90. It eventually makes the pop Top Ten and the funk-dub remix, "Mustapha Dance" makes the disco singles Top Ten, helping the group's latest album "Combat Rock" become it first golf and platinum LP.
    1982-Aerosmith's "Rock In A Hard Place" album enters the chart. The LP was recorded without guitarists Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.
    1982-Rush's "Signals" enters the LP chart.
    1985-Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A." tour ends at the L.A. Coliseum.
    1986-The Everly Brothers are awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
    1988 - The games of the XXIV Olympiad closed at Seoul, Korea. The Soviet Union topped the medals tally with 132 (55 gold) against 102 medals for East Germany (37 gold) and 94 for the United States (36 gold). The Olympics were also profitable, with a surplus of $288 million. And the Games helped open new avenues of foreign trade and commerce to the isolated, but burgeoning, South Korean economy.
    1989 - Flooding due to thunderstorm rains in the southeastern U.S. on the last day of September and the first day of October caused the Etowah River to rise seven feet above flood stage at Canton GA. Thunderstorms produced up to ten inches of rain in northeastern Georgia, with six inches reported at Athens GA in 24 hours. One man was killed, and another man was injured, when sucked by floodwaters into drainage lines. 
    1990-Top Hits 
(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection - Nelson 
Close to You - Maxi Priest 
Praying for Time - George Michael 
Jukebox in My Mind – Alabama
    1993- Rod Stewart's "unplugged" version of "Reason To Believe" hits #19 on the pop singles chart
    1993-Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell" enters the LP chart.
    2001- Slugging Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in baseball history to slug 60 home runs in three seasons. The Cubs' outfielder connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach the milestone.
    2002- Former Diamondback Alex Cabrera slams his 55th home run to tie the Japanese single-season home run mark. The 31-year-old Seibu Lion joins Sadaharu Oh (1964) Tuffy Rhodes (2001) in the record book.
    2004--Billy Joel got married to a woman who is just four years older than his daughter. The 55 year old piano man tied the knot with Katie Lee, a 22 year old cooking student that he had been dating for about a year. They are now divorced.
    2004-- Jeff Kent hits two round-trippers to become the all-time home run leader of second basemen. The Astros infielder records his 278th dinger and 302nd overall to break Ryne Sandberg's major league record established in 1997.

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