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WE'RE HIRING at Our Minneapolis Headquarters
Credit Manager
This position will be responsible for underwriting small ticket working capital applications up to $250,000 in a fast paced and high volume environment. The candidate will make independent decisions on commercial credit applications through evaluation of business and personal credit reports, financial statements and other credit information. More
Collections Representative
This position will function as the primary contact for customer concerns regarding loan collection issues. The candidate will act as a liaison between the customer, Channel Partners Capital and 3rd Party Collection Agencies. More
Please email cover letter and resume to:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Archives --October 9, 2006 Key Equipment Finance
Enhances Support with Realignment
Equipment Vine Enters Aggregate Funding Sources
  Declares it is the First FinTech to Do So
New Hires---Promotions in the Leasing Business
   and Related Industries
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Ascentium Capital/Channel Partners/IMCA/Fleet Financing
Shannon (Berry) Green ---CLFP for 16 Years
 Celebrating Long Time Active Members
Leasing Conferences –update
Oct. 14 deadline to register ELFA, plus Attendee Roster
Marshall Goldberg Joins 25 Most Influential Lawyers
  in Equipment Finance and Leasing
XIII Latin American Leasing Conference in Miami
Nov. 12-13 Will Cover an Industry in Transformation
The Walk/Jafar Panahi's Taxi/When Marnie Was There
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl/Magic Mike XXL
Film/Digital Reviews by Leasing News' Fernando Croce
German Shepherd
Gig Harbor, Washington Adopt a Dog
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30-year mortgage falls below 4%,
  and lots of borrowers take advantage
Biz2Credit Partners with, Aiming to Transform
  the Small and Midsize Business Lending Marketplace
Deutsche Bank Sees Big Loss on Write-Down
  in Corporate Banking - $6.5 Billion
Bank of Palestine has not only survived
  but remained profitable
Apple Inc. Keeps More Profits Overseas
  Than Microsoft and Google Combined

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Archives --October 9, 2006 Key Equipment Finance
Enhances Support with Realignment


Adam Warner
President and COO, Commercial Leasing Services

As part of the reorganization, Adam Warner has been named President and COO of Key Equipment Finance's commercial leasing services business. In this capacity, Warner will oversee the company's national commercial and bank-based equipment leasing efforts, as well as leasing programs designed for the aviation and commercial vehicle market segments. Warner joined Key Equipment Finance as President and Chief Operating Officer, Express Leasing Services, in August, 2001.



Adam Warner
Key Equipment Finance



Equipment Vine Enters Aggregate Funding Sources
Declares It is the First FinTech to Do So

Equipment Vine announces they are the first Financial Technology Company to enter Aggregate Funding Sources. In 2000, there were over 30 such companies, but that was before the announcement it had whittled down to one,, that boasted 726 brokers and a network of 119 lenders. (you need to create a log in and password to enter) is offering both consumer and commercial “bidding:”

"You fill out an application and we send notification to several lenders in the equipment vertical you are looking for: Medical, Construction, Waste & Recycling, Transportation, Cash Advances. The lenders are then logged into our bidding process and will bid on your business. Equipment vine recognizes the top 3 bids. The winning bidder is sent your full application immediately; the second bidder will be sent your information 24 hours after that and finally the third bidder will be sent your information 48 hours after the initial bid.

"The lenders are not allowed to contact you by phone unless you give them permission. The only contact will be by email or text message. We know that getting harassing phone calls from strangers will only steer you away from the process and we certainly do not want to put pressure on our consumers. If you book your loan/lease with any of our approved lenders we will have all your current loan information available to you on our site as well for constant monitoring. To show our appreciation of being on the vine, we will offer you free credit monitoring from for one year."

"Equipment Lease

"There are many types of leases out there - Fair Market Value lease, Dollar Buyout lease, Wrap lease - and it can be difficult to find what works best for your business. You can browse the web for every available option; speaking to countless banks and lenders, submitting dozens of applications, or you can submit a single application that will have lenders bidding for your business nationwide.

"Let us do all the legwork for you and within 72 hours of applying you will be connected with the three lenders that submitted the best offer for your application."

Comment from the President:

 "FinTech companies are making traditional banking more convenient and more accessible," says Jim Francesco, President of Equipment Vine, told "We are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. Sectors like equipment financing have yet to be brought into the mobile world."

"Francesco's FinTech company Equipment Vine will be one of the first to offer businesses a way to access equipment financing online, without the need of an intermediary. Similar to credit marketplaces like Lending Tree and Fundera, Equipment Vine will allow business owners to choose from a variety of offers. What differentiates Equipment Vine is that owners will not have to worry about multiple inquiries on their credit -- a practice that will lower your credit score."




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

Daniel Albino was hired as Assistant Vice President - Sales at Nations Equipment Finance, Norwalk, Connecticut. Previously, he was Relationship Banker, JPMorgan Chase (August, 2013 – August, 2015); Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual (June, 2010 – February, 2013); Tour Guide, Marist College Admissions (March, 2008 – May, 2011); Stockbroker Trainee, Chicago Investment Group (July, 2009 – August, 2009). Languages: Spanish. Marist College, B.A., Economics (2007 – 2011); Activities and Societies: Division 1 Baseball Team. De Witt Clinton (2004 – 2007). Activities and Societies: Varsity Baseball Team.

Chris Assel was hired as Senior Vice President and Leasing Manager at Bell Leasing, a new division of Bell State Bank, Fargo, North Dakota. "He began his banking career in 1976 and owned and operated Midwest Leasing Inc. from 1983 to 2000. After he sold the company to Northland Financial Bank in 2000, Midwest Leasing became the leasing entity for Northland, where Assel served as senior vice president and manager."

Jim Bates was hired as Senior Vice President and Operations Manager for the newly formed equipment finance company Whitney Bank-Whitney Equipment Finance, New Orleans, Louisiana. "Hancock and Whitney’s equipment finance company serves middle-market and corporate clients by financing and leasing revenue-producing capital equipment. In addition, it recently acquired the $190 million healthcare loan portfolio in Nashville, TN of United Community Banks."  Previously, Bates was Region Credit Manager, Suntrust Equipment Finance & Leasing Corp. (2011 – March, 2015); VP - Funding & Administration, AIG Commercial Equipment Finance (December, 2004 – January, 2011); VP - Credit Manager, Transamerica Equipment Financial Services (1998 – 2004); Senior Credit Manager, NationsCredit Commercial Corporation (1997 – 1998); Senior Credit Analyst, The CIT Group/Equipment Financing (1996 – 1997); AVP,- Documentation Manager, NationsBanc Leasing Corporation (1994 – 1996); Senior Credit Manager, Textron Financial (1990 – 1994); Collections/Remarketing, Caterpillar Financial (1988 – 1990).
Education: Western Illinois University, BB, Finance, Banking, Investments (1984 – 1988). Graduated Cum Laude.

Michael Belsanti was hired as Sales Executive for Equipment Leasing
Group of America, Northfield, Illinois. "He graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI with a Political Science Degree. He has lived in Winnetka, IL for more than 35 years and recently moved to downtown Chicago where he currently resides. Michael was an Independent Commodity trader at the Chicago Board of Trade for over 35 years trading financial instruments and also served on many different Committees including Chairman of the Pit and the Arbitration Committee."

Jake Erickson was hired as a Lease Representative for Bell Leasing, a new division of Bell State Bank, Fargo, North Dakota. "He"...graduated from the University of Mary with a degree in banking and financial services. He has four years of banking experience, most recently specializing in leasing at Midwest Leasing."

Tim Gauer was hired as Vice President and Leasing Representative at Bell Leasing, a new division of Bell State Bank, Fargo, North Dakota. Previously, he was Credit Analyst and Business Banker, Northland Financial (November, 2007 – March, 2011); Personal Banker, Wells Fargo (May, 2006 – November, 2007). Member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association. Education: University of Mary, North Dakota, Bachelor's Degree, Business Administration (2002 – 2006). Activities and Societies: Baseball.

Judd Lemmon was hired as Assistant Manager at Reliable Credit Association Inc., Boise, Idaho. Previously, he was Account Executive, Zions Bancorporation (March, 2014 – October, 2015); Credit Officer,
Reliable Credit Association Inc. (October, 2011 – March, 2014); Store Supervisor, Rite Aid (December, 2009 – January, 2012). Education:
Eastern Oregon University, Masters' of Business Administration, Business Administration and Management, General (2004 – 2010); Activities and Societies: Student government, intramural sports, community action activities. Activities and Societies: Anthropology-Sociology Club

Mike LaCagnin was hired as Senior Specialist, Relationship Manager at Canon Financial Services, Inc., Norcross, Georgia.  Previously, he was
Regional Manager, Marlin Leasing Corporation (June, 2011 – September, 2015); Regional Sales Manager, National Machine Tool Financial Corporation (October, 2009 – June, 2011); Sales Representative, TCF Equipment Finance (February, 2009 – September, 2009); Sr. Business Development Officer, Popular Equipment Finance (July, 2007 – February, 2009); Regional Manager, Marlin Leasing (April, 2001 – March, 2007); District Sales Manager, Associates Commercial Corporation (2000 – 2001); Marketing Vice President, Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Corporation (1997 – 2000); Senior Account Officer, Lyon Credit Corporation (1994 – 1997); Account Officer, Tokai Financial Services, Inc. (1992 – 1994); Credit Manager, McDonnell Douglas Finance (1986 – 1989); Credit Sales Assistant, Westinghouse Credit Corporation (1979 – 1981); Education: University of Northern Colorado, BA, Industrial Arts w/ Teaching Credential (1972 – 1977). Activities and Societies: Epsilon Pi Chapter of Sigma, Chi Fraternity, intramural sports.

Trevor Rawlings was hired by the newly established Celtic Bank Leasing & Equipment Finance Group, Salt Lake City Utah. Previously, he was Vice President, Continental Bank USA (2003 – 2015). Education: Utah State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Finance

Andrew Yocom has been hired as Assistant Vice President of the newly established Celtic Bank Leasing & Equipment Finance Group, Salt Lake City, Utah.  Previously, he was Commercial Lending, Credit Officer, Continental Bank (December, 2011 – August, 2015). Education: Weber State University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) (2012 – 2013). Weber State University, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration, Finance Emphasis (2005 – 2011).

Nick Zaderej was hired as Sales Executive for Equipment Leasing
Group of America, Northfield, Illinois. Previously, he was Principal,
Meacham Capital Partners LLC (September, 2013 – October, 2015);
Managing Partner, Jeredaz, LLC (January, 2010 – September, 2013);
Financial Representative, Northeastern Mutual Financial Network (June, 2009 – January, 2010); Vice President, Capital Realty and Development (2007 – 2009); Partner/ Project Manager, Eagle Financial Group, LLC (1998 – 2004). Certifications: Series 6 Securities License, Starting October, 2009. Series 63 Securities License, Starting November, 2009; Certified Forensic Loan Auditor (NAMU – CFLA), Starting March, 2010. Education: Boston College, Bachelor of Science, Finance/Marketing (1991 – 1995). Choate Rosemary Hall (1990 – 1991).

Jeffrey Alan Zimmie was hired as Business Development Manager at Financial Partners, August, 2015.  Previously, he was Inside Sales Manager, Call Center Manager, Total Repair Express (November, 2009 – December, 2013); Business Development Officer, Direct Capital Corporation (July, 2007 – August, 2009); Account Manager, Heller Financial (2000 – 2001); Direct Marketing Rep., Sanwa Leasing (1995 – 1998); Account Manager, Federated Financial (1992 – 1995). Education: Western Michigan University, Southfield HS (1984 – 1987).




Leasing Industry Help Wanted


Press Release    
WE'RE HIRING at Our Minneapolis Headquarters
Credit Manager
This position will be responsible for underwriting small ticket working capital applications up to $250,000 in a fast paced and high volume environment. The candidate will make independent decisions on commercial credit applications through evaluation of business and personal credit reports, financial statements and other credit information. More
Collections Representative
This position will function as the primary contact for customer concerns regarding loan collection issues. The candidate will act as a liaison between the customer, Channel Partners Capital and 3rd Party Collection Agencies. More
Please email cover letter and resume to:

Credit Manager
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Ideal Candidate 5 Years Exp. Equip.
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Shannon (Berry) Green ---CLFP for 16 Years
Celebrating Long Time Active Members

Shannon (Berry) Green
President & Chief Operating Officer
Orion First Financial, LLC
Chief Operating Officer at Mintaka Financial, LLC

The Certified Leasing and Finance Professional Foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the designation and 15th for the formation of the Foundation.  Originally started by the Western Association of Equipment Lessors (WAEL) in 1985, who changed its name to United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL), then Merged with the Eastern Association of Equipment Lessors (EAEL), and became the National Equipment Finance Association, (NEFA) later joining support from National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers (NAELB), this series salutes those who remain active.

(Note: the designation changed at the first of the year
 from CLP to CLFP.)

I began working in the commercial equipment leasing industry at Financial Pacific Leasing in 1986, however; my career began when I decided to become a CLFP. At the time, as a young woman in the industry, I had the drive and desire to increase my knowledge of the business and found the Certified Lease and Finance Professional program as a means to accomplish this.

Encouraged and supported by the management at Financial Pacific, we had a group of employees who wanted to take the CLFP exam. Dave Schaefer, CLFP, and Jim McCommon, CLFP arranged for onsite course instruction and a day for the exam at our office in Tacoma, Washington.

I fondly remember our instructor, Johnnie Johnson, CLFP, and the handful of leasing professionals outside our company who joined the classes and sat for the exam with us. If memory serves me correctly our class had an exceptional pass rate. This accomplishment gave me a sense of pride and confidence that has remained with me. I would forever see the initials “CLFP” after my name and I was proud!

Over the years, I have found that the studying and discipline required to complete the CLFP courses and pass the exam have been of great benefit in more ways than I ever imagined. It gave me a reason to learn and understand all aspects of our business for which I have no regrets.  In fact, I have been extremely thankful for ir.

As a CLFP in good standing, Director serving on the CLFP Board and President of a lease services company, I’m a big supporter of ongoing education. The CLFP program encourages higher learning and provides a beneficial education choice for those wanting to make leasing a career. I became a CLFP because it was a challenge and it offered learning opportunities in areas of the business I wouldn’t otherwise have been involved in.

I support the CLFP Foundation because I believe it increases the knowledge and value of those who have earned the designation.

(To learn more about the CLFP Handbook)

Why I Became CLP testimonials



Leasing Conferences –update
Oct. 14 deadline to register ELFA, plus Attendee Roster



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

906 individuals signed to attend to date with 
two weeks to go.

The deadline to register and be included 
in the attendee roster is Wednesday, Oct. 14th

“Registrations will be accepted via FAX at 202-478-0980 after this date, and you can register on-site as well. We highly encourage you to register before the Oct. 14 cut-off date so that the people you want to meet will know you are in attendance.”


Brochure with Schedule of Events

Keynote Speakers

ELFA President and CEO Woody Sutton invites you 
to connect, engage and grow in San Antonio! (1:43)


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


Conference Information
Co-Chairs Message
Schedule at a Glance
Keynote Bio: Michael Robinson
Keynote Bio: Adam M. Montella
Keynote Bio: William Sutton 

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

More Information


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

To reserve your room, visit

Registration Now Open:

Exhibitors to Date
(Note: Hall is “Sold Out”)
360 Equipment Finance
Amerisource Funding
Ascentium Capital LLC
Banc of California, N.A.
Bryn Mawr Funding
BSB Leasing Inc.
Channel Partners LLC
Dakota Financial, LLC
Financial Pacific Leasing, Inc.
Fora Financial
Funding Circle
Go Capital
Huntington Technology Finance
Marlin Business Services Corp.
Maxim Commercial Capital
NCMIC Finance Corporation
North Mill Equipment Financing LLC
Orange Commercial Credit
RapidAdvance, LLC
Pacific Western Equipment Finance
Paradigm Equipment Finance
Pawnee Leasing Corporation
Preferred Business Solutions
TEAM Funding Solutions
VFI Corporate Finance



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

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

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




Marshall Goldberg Joins 25 Most Influential Lawyers
in Equipment Finance and Leasing

Marshall Goldberg has been an active member and leader for many years in financial institution associations, including the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association ("ELFA"), and the National Vehicle Leasing Association ("NVLA"). For ELFA, Marshall has served on the Legal Committee, the Credit and Collections Management Committee, and as a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. He is currently the Chairman of the Professional Development, Education and Information Sub-Committee for the ELFA Legal Committee. He is responsible for developing, organizing, managing and editing the Legal Website, which includes an online compendium of legal issues pertaining to the 50 States, "What's New in the Law", and the "Catalogue of Legal Information". He developed and now chairs and monitors the Legal Listserve, an online forum for attorneys to discuss pertinent legal issues on a daily basis. He is also the sole 2009 recipient of the annual "Excellence in Leasing Award" presented on behalf of ELFA and its Legal Committee.

Marshall is co-author and co-editor of the “Executive Guide to Remedies,” and the “Executive Guide to Lease Documentation”. He also speaks and instructs extensively within the legal and business communities. He has given numerous educational and strategic seminars throughout the United States on subjects including Loan and Lease Enforcement, and he provides annual legal update presentations for financial association lawyers, including written summaries of current case and statutory law.

List to Date

Most Influential Lawyers
in Equipment Finance and Leasing

Stewart Abramson
Andrew Alper

Thomas V. Askounis

Julie Babcock
Joe Bonanno, CLFP
Bill Carey
Richard Contino
James Coston, CLFP
Jonathan Fleisher
Kenneth Charles Greene, Esq.
Michael A. Leichtling
Malcolm C. Lindquist 
Barry Marks, Esq., CLFP
David G. Mayer
Frank Peretore
John G. Sinodis 
Ellen Michelle Stern
Mark Stout
Kevin Trabaris
Mark Wada 
Michael J. Witt
Irwin Wittlin

Our Legal Editor, Tom McCurnin, has recused himself
from any nominations.

Leasing News is looking for nominations for the Top 25 most preeminent lawyers in the finance and leasing business who are still active. This is not a popularity contest or who was the most beneficial, but most influential. We would like a nomination and a minimum of a paragraph of the reasons you consider this person one of the top 25.

"Influential" as "a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events." "Preeminent" is "eminent above or before others; superior; surpassing:" {Online Dictionary}

Please email nominations to


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XIII Latin American Leasing Conference in Miami
Nov. 12-13 Will Cover an Industry in Transformation

Forums Nov. 11 will Spotlight Legal Developments, Operations,
Asset Management and Operating Leases in Latin America

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, – The most anticipated annual event in the Latin American leasing industry – the XIII Latin American Leasing Conference – will be held Nov. 12-13, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Many attendees will arrive early to participate in concurrent events Nov. 11 focusing on specific facets of Latin American leasing: the VIII Legal and Operations Forum, and the new Asset Management and Operating Lease Forum, which will discuss the technical and strategic aspects of developing operating leases.

As part of the theme “Leasing as a Service: Challenges and Benefits,” the XIII Latin American Leasing Conference will explore the dramatic transformations that are taking place within the industry.

Rafael Castillo-Triana
CEO, The Alta Group Latin America

More banks are absorbing financial leasing into their businesses and a number of operating leasing companies are experiencing major growth,” explained Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of The Alta Group Latin American Region (Alta LAR), which coordinates the conference and forums. “Meanwhile, more leasing customers in Latin America are seeking financing for services in addition to tangible assets, and the types of equipment and technologies being financed are changing.”
Timely Topics
The conference Nov. 12-13 will cover the latest trends and best practices in the industry, as well as provide opportunities for networking with colleagues from throughout the region and forging new business connections. It is sponsored by NetSol and Codix.
Conference sessions will explore: industry data and company rankings revealed in the new Alta LAR 100 report; asset services that generate additional income; how the internet, cloud computing and other technological advances are changing the leasing business; leasing informatics systems; recent purchases and sales of Latin American leasing companies (including IPOs); business generation through vendors; recent developments in rental and fleet vehicles; new regulations, technological developments and tax standards affecting fleet vehicles; and case studies of innovative Latin American leasing businesses.
In addition to leasing experts from Alta LAR and Invigors EMEA, leaders from the Chilean Leasing Association, Argentine Leasing Association, Colombian Leasing Federation, Mexican Leasing Association and Cisco Capital LATAM are expected to participate in the panels.
For More Information
The conference and forums will take place at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami. For brochures and registration information, visit Participants registering for two events will receive a 10% discount.

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Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croce

Mainstream spectacle ("The Walk") and art-house mosaic ("Jafar Panahi's Taxi") give audiences a taste of opposite extremes, while DVD releases include a Sundance favorite ("Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"), a charming sequel ("Magic Mike XXL"), and beguiling animation ("When Marnie Was There").

In Theaters:

The Walk (Sony Pictures Releasing): Always fascinated by technological feats, Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump") tackles a vertiginous real-life story in this ingenious biopic. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Philippe Petit, the French high-wire artist who in 1974 famously walked on a wire suspended between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Looking for thrills and inspiration, Petit sees the heights of the New York buildings as the culmination of an ambition that first started with unicycles on the street of Paris. With his faithful mentor Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley) by his side, he set out to challenge death and achieve his dream. Building toward a climax that makes full use of cinema's sensory powers, Zemeckis offers gripping, spectacular entertainment that doubles as an absorbing portrait of an artist as a young daredevil.

Jafar Panahi's Taxi (Kino Lober): One of Iran's most vital directors, Jafar Panahi has in the past few years found himself officially forbidden from working due to conflicts with the government. That hasn't stopped him from coming up with such great works as "This Is Not a Film," "Closed Curtain" and his latest, a reflexive mix of documentary and drama that takes place entirely inside a taxi. As Panahi himself occupies the driver's seat and rides around Tehran, he comes into contact with a wide array of residents, ranging from DVD peddlers with bags full of pirated films to persecuted human right advocates. Expanding the claustrophobic setting with insight and humor, Panahi uses his camera as a gesture of defiance as well as a tool of human understanding. The result is a rich mosaic of outrage, revelation and, ultimately, hope. With subtitles.

Netflix Tip: A robust adventure specialist who started back in the 1950s, British director John Guillermin (1925-2015) left behind a filmography full of rousing items. So check them out on Netflix, including "Tarzan's Greatest Adventure" (1959), "The Towering Inferno" (1974), "King Kong" (1976), and "Death on the Nile" (1978).


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Fox Searchlight Pictures): A favorite with many critics at this year's Sundance, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's comedy-drama has the eccentricity and flourishes viewers associate with that indie film festival. The story follows the offbeat friendship between high-school senior Greg (Thomas Mann), his aspiring-director partner Earl (Ronald Cyler II), and troubled fellow student Rachel (Olivia Cooke). The two guys spend most of their time filming ragtag parodies of classics, though, as Rachel grows sick with leukemia, Greg and Earl decide to use their movie camera on their friend, leading to a series of emotional flares. Can their relationship survive the bumps of adolescence and the hurdles of illness? Going for a combination of laidback humor and heart-tugging emotion, Gomez-Rejon's movie will charm audiences seeking out quirky indie fare.

Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros.): Channing Tatum returns in this charming, relaxed sequel to Steven Soderbergh’s surprise box-office hit. Picking up three years after he decided to leave the exotic dancing world to start a furniture store, the story follows Mike (Tatum) as he gets together with the old gang for one final road trip. Heading with his pals to Myrtle Beach for a last hurrah at a dancing convention, Mike runs into a comely photographer named Zoe (Amber Heard), as well as Rome (Jada Pinkett Smith), a feisty club owner he has a history with. A smart party movie with a slew of likable and invigorating performances, the film is directed by Gregory Jacobs, though the distinctive Soderbergh touch is felt here in his duties as cinematographer and editor.

When Marnie Was There (Universal): Beloved Japanese studio Ghibli releases their final animated feature with this beguiling mix of fantasy and drama, directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi ("The Secret World of Arrietty"). Based on a novel by British writer Joan G. Robinson, the story centers on 12-year-old Anna (voiced in the English-dubbed version by Hailee Steinfeld), whose youthful loneliness is mitigated when she's sent to the country for health reasons. It's there that she finds an unlikely friend in the form of Marnie (Kiernan Shipka), a mysterious blonde girl with a peculiar capacity for disguises. As their bond strengthens, however, the truth about Marnie seems to veer increasingly toward the mystical side. Featuring the lovingly crafted animation that's long been Ghibli's specialty, this gentle tale of loss and forgiveness plays beautifully as the studio's swan song.


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   Stop Action
Slowly as in an underwater dance
the shortstop dips to take the ball
on a low hop, swings back his arm, balancing
without thought, all muscles intending
the diagonal to the first baseman's glove.
As the ball leaves his hand, the action stops —
and, watching, we feel a curious poignancy,
a catch in the throat. It is not this play only.
Whenever the sweet drive is stopped
and held, our breath wells up like the rush
of sadness or longing we sometimes feel
without remembering the cause of it.
The absolute moment gathers the surge
and muscle of the past, complete,
yet hurling itself forward — arrested
here between its birth and perishing.
Written by Conrad Hilberry, published in
“Line Drives,” 100 Contemporary Baseball
Poems edited by Brooke Horvath and Tim Wales,
published by Southern Illinois University Press




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This Day in American History

     1000 - Norse Explorer Leif Ericson (970-1020) is believed to have landed at ‘Vinland’ in North America, discovering what is to become the United States.  Details are lacking but the estimate is that this was in New England, possibly Cape Cod.
    1007 - The first white child born in North America was Snorro, the son of Thorfinn and Gudrid Karlsefni, members of Leif Ericson's expedition to Vinland. Later Snorro became an important member of the Norse community in Iceland.
    1635 - Colonial American Separatist Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts for preaching that civil government had no right to interfere in religious affairs. Williams was seeking to establish freedom of worship through the separation of church and state.  In 1636, he began the colony of Providence Plantation, now Rhode Island, which provided a refuge for religious minorities. Williams started the first Baptist church in America, the First Baptist Church of Providence.  Williams was also a student of Native American languages, an early advocate for fair dealings with Native Americans, and arguably the first abolitionist in North America, having organized the first attempt to prohibit slavery in any of the British American colonies.
    1701 - The colonial legislature of Connecticut chartered the Collegiate School. Originally based at the house of the first rector in Killingworth, the school moved to New Haven in 1716, and shortly thereafter took the name Yale College to honor its early benefactor, merchant Elihu Yale. ).
    1747 - Colonial missionary to the New England Indians, David Brainerd died of tuberculosis (brought on by exposure) at age 29. Following his death, the publication of "Brainerd's Journal" by Jonathan Edwards influenced hundreds to become missionaries after him.
    1767 - Surveying for the Mason-Dixon Line separating Maryland and Pennsylvania was completed.
    1776 - Mission Delores was completed at Yerba Buena. A party of 247 Spanish colonists consecrated their newly-founded mission, known as San Francisco. The city grew around the mission and, in 1847, changed its name to San Francisco. Formerly known as Mission San Francisco de Asis, the mission survived the great earthquake and fire of 1906. It is the oldest building in San Francisco. It also has parts of the first church built in San Francisco, Tule Arbor.
    1781 - At Yorktown, Virginia, American and French forces began shelling Gen. Cornwallis’ encircled army.
    1812 - American Lieutenant Jesse Duncan Elliot captured two British brigs, the Detroit and Caledonia, on Lake Erie in the War of 1812. Elliot set the brig Detroit ablaze the next day in retaliation for the British capture seven weeks earlier of the city of Detroit.
    1823 - Birthday of Mary Ann Shadd (d. 1893), Wilmington, Delaware. Publisher of Canada's first anti-slavery newspaper, "The Provincial Freeman," and the first woman in North America to publish and edit a newspaper.
    1830 - Harriet Hosmer (d. 1908) birthday, Watertown, MA.  U.S. sculptor. She is best known for the sculpture of the Puck at Smithsonian and the Zenobia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She lived most of her life in London or Rome and she is considered the first woman to actually earn an excellent living from her sculptures. Her showings in London were critically acclaimed - until her death. She was recognized as the premier woman sculptor of the times. Then in the usual way for women, her work was denigrated as not deserving a place in the first rank of sculptors. She was the toast of London, living for years under the care of noted actress Charlotte Cushman both in Rome and London. Cushman who had a lengthy history of affairs with women and played 30 masculine roles in her career including Hamlet, took Hosmer to Europe so that she could study. Her statue Beatrice Cenci was her first work in marble.
    1842 - Episcopal missionary James L. Breck was ordained a priest at Duck Creek, WI. In 1850, this "apostle of the wilderness" moved to Minnesota and, in 1858, founded the Seabury Divinity School. It is said that "no priest did more for the Episcopal Church in the West than Breck."
    1855 - Joshua Stoddard gets patent for steam calliope. Circus folk pronounce it "kally-ope," not "kuh-LYE-o-pee." At the start of the parade, when the boiler was filled with water, the calliope America weighed nine tons. This spectacular wagon was pulled by eight Percherons.
    1857 - Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City manufactured toilet paper of unbleached pearl-colored pure manila hemp paper. His name was watermarked on each sheet. It sold at 500 sheets for 50 cents and was known as “Gayetty's Medicated Paper—a perfectly pure article for the toilet and for the prevention of piles.” It did not catch on with the public. The first toilet paper to be marketed successfully was introduced by Edward and Clarence Scott of Philadelphia, PA, who sold it in small rolls in 1899. Son Arthur Scott invented what we call today, “Paper Towels.”
    1864 - At dawn, Generals George Custer and Wesley Merritt and their respective forces attacked the two wings of the Confederate cavalry under General Thomas Rosser. General Phillip Sheridan had been using his cavalry, under the command of General Alfred Torbert, to guard the foot soldiers as they burned farms and mills and slaughtered livestock. Torbert refused to allow his generals, George Custer and Wesley Merritt, to counterattack. He insisted they continue to stick close to the Union infantry. Sheridan heard of this and demanded that Torbert attack. Merritt's 3,500 Yankees overwhelmed General Lunsford Lomax's 1,500 troopers, but Custer had more difficulty. His 2,500 men faced 3,000 under the command of Rosser, who was, coincidentally, a close friend of Custer at West Point before the war. Custer observed that the Rebels were protected by the high bank of Tom's Creek, so he sent three of his regiments around Rosser's flank. Both groups of Confederates broke in retreat. The Yankees pursued the defeated Confederates for over 20 miles, a flight called the "Woodstock Races." The chase ended only when the Confederates reached the safety of Confederate General Jubal Early's infantry. The Yankees captured 350 men, 11 artillery pieces, and all of the cavalry's wagons and ambulances. Nine Union troopers were killed, and 48 were wounded. It was the most complete victory of Union cavalry in the eastern theater during the entire war.
    1865 – An underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania, the first in the US.
    1871 - The Great Chicago Fire was brought under control.
    1871 – Aaron Montgomery Ward (1844-1913) started his mail-order business.  It was a time when rural consumers longed for the comforts of the city, yet all too often were victimized by monopolists and overcharged by the costs of many middlemen required to bring manufactured products to the countryside. The quality of merchandise also was suspect and the hapless farmer had no recourse in a caveat emptor economy. Ward shaped a plan to buy goods at low cost for cash. By eliminating intermediaries, with their markups and commissions, and drastically cutting selling costs, he could sell goods to people, however remote, at appealing prices. He invited them to send their orders by mail and he delivered the purchases to their nearest railroad station.   Although his idea was generally considered to border on lunacy and his first inventory was destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire, Ward persevered. In August 1872, with two fellow employees and a total capital of $1,600, he formed Montgomery Ward & Company.
    1873 – A meeting at the US Naval Academy established the US Naval Institute.
    1877 - The first animal humane society (national) was the American Humane Association, which was organized in Cleveland, OH. The first president was Edwin Lee Brown of Chicago, IL.
    1888 – The Washington Monument was officially opened to the public.
    1890 - Aimee Semple McPherson (d. 1944) birthday, Salford, Ontario, Canada.  Controversial U.S. Pentecostal evangelist. For the last 20 years of her life, she held sway in a $1.5 million Los Angeles temple, and broadcast the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. She was wealthy, famous and infamous, adored and hated. She built her appeal around faith healing and unfailing optimism. She used dramatic settings and costumes, a full orchestra, and highly dramatic sermons to mesmerize her audience. Her congregation numbered in the tens of thousands; she had a national broadcast, started a bible college, and churned out magazines eagerly purchased by her followers. Her church had 22,000 members at her death in 1944 and it quadrupled over the next decades. All this in spite of a scandalous private life that included three marriages, mysterious "disappearances" that were rumored to include a men (one proved) - and a raft of legal actions. She was called the "P.T. Barnum of religion.” Actually, she simply used modern music syncopations, lighting, and electricity to augment the bible-thumping style she had learned as a child with the Salvation Army in Canada.
    1903 - New York City received its heaviest rainfall with 9.40 inches at Battery Park and 11.17 inches at Central park in 24 hours, which established a state record. Severe flooding occurred in the Passaic Valley of New Jersey where more than fifteen inches of rain was reported.
    1903 – Traitor to Brooklyn, Walter O’Malley (d. 1979), was born in The Bronx.  In 1958, a time when the western-most Major League team was the Kansas City A’s, as owner of the Dodgers, he brought Major League baseball to the west coast, moving the Dodgers to Los Angeles despite the Dodgers being the 2nd most profitable team in baseball from 1946-1956. For this, he was long vilified by Brooklyn Dodgers fans.  However, pro-O'Malley parties describe him as a visionary for the same business action, and many authorities cite him as one of the most influential sportsmen of the 20th century. Other observers say that he was not a visionary, but instead a man who was in the right place at the right time, and regard him as the most powerful and influential owner in baseball after moving the team.   Regardless, they still hate him in Brooklyn!
    1905 – Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants defeated 26-game winner Ed Walsh, 3-0, in the first game of the all-shutout World Series.
    1910 - Forest fires in Minnesota destroy six towns, killing 400 people & destroying $100 million worth of property.
    1915 - Singer Lee Wiley born Port Gibson, OK.
    1915 – President Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend a World Series game.
    1916 - The recently formed Professional Golfers’ Association of America held it first championship (PGA) at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. The trophy and the lion's share of the $2,850 purse, both offered by department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker, were won by British golfer Jim Barnes. The next two championships were canceled by World War I, Barnes won again in 1919.
    1916 - Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest World Series baseball game (14 innings) 2-1.  Thus began the longest consecutive scoreless innings streak, 29 2/3, in the World Series, a record that would last until 1961 when Whitey Ford’s streak reached 33 1/3, still the record.
    1918 – Watergate co-conspirator E. Howard Hunt (d. 2007) was born in Hamburg, NY.
    1919 - Cincinnati Reds defeat Chicago White Sox, 10-5, to win the World Series, five games to three, in an outstanding upset. It is later revealed that eight key Chicago players, subsequently dubbed the "Black Sox," conspired with gamblers to "throw" the series in response to working for one of the cheapest/sleaziest owners in the biz. Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of them. “Eight Men Out” is a loose film history, directed by John Sayles, of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox scandal. The players received a pittance and turned to the only source of financial security they could find, the bookies.  Solid performance by John Cusack as the only player who refuses to go along, and a cameo by Studs Terkel.
    1920 - Birthday of flute and sax player Yusef Lateef (d. 2013), Chattanooga, TN.
    1928 – Babe Ruth, for the second time in his career, hit 3 HRs in a World Series game.  The Yankees swept this Series, becoming the first team in MLB history to sweep consecutive World Series.   
    1936 –  Count Basie records “Quintet,” first record date with great tenor player Lester Young, Chicago, IL.
    1936 - Harnessing the power of the mighty Colorado River, Hoover Dam begins sending electricity over transmission lines spanning 266 miles of mountains and deserts to run the lights, radios, and stoves of Los Angeles. Initially named Boulder Dam, work on the dam was begun under President Herbert Hoover's administration but was completed as a public works project during the Roosevelt administration (which renamed it for Hoover). When it was finished in 1935, the towering concrete and steel plug was the tallest dam in the world and a powerful symbol of the new federal dedication to large-scale reclamation projects designed to water the arid West. In fact, the electricity generated deep in the bowels of Hoover Dam was only a secondary benefit. The central reason for the dam was the collection, preservation, and rational distribution of that most precious of all western commodities, water. Under the guidance of the Federal Reclamation Bureau, Hoover Dam became one part of a much larger multipurpose water development project that tamed the wild Colorado River for the use of the growing number of western farmers, ranchers, and city dwellers.
    1938 - Sweeping the Cubs in four games, the Yankees become the first team in Major League history to win three consecutive World Series. Red Ruffing goes the distance beating Chicago, 8-3, at Yankee Stadium.  These were the Yankees of Gehrig, DiMaggio, Dickey, Gomez, and Henrich for Manager Joe McCarthy.
    1940 - Singer/composer John Lennon (d. 1980) birthday in Liverpool, England.
    1941 - FOSS, JOSEPH JACOB, Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Fighting Squadron 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Place and date: Over Guadalcanal, 9 October to 19 November 1942, 15 and 23 January 1943. Entered service at: South Dakota. Born: 17 April 1 915, Sioux Falls, S. Dak. Citation: For outstanding heroism and courage above and beyond the call of duty as executive officer of Marine Fighting Squadron 121, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, at Guadalcanal. Engaging in almost daily combat with the enemy from 9 October to 19 November 1942, Capt. Foss personally shot down 23 Japanese planes and damaged others so severely that their destruction was extremely probable. In addition, during this period, he successfully led a large number of escort missions, skillfully covering reconnaissance, bombing, and photographic planes as well as surface craft. On 15 January 1943, he added 3 more enemy planes to his already brilliant successes for a record of aerial combat achievement unsurpassed in this war. Boldly searching out an approaching enemy force on 25 January, Capt. Foss led his 8 F -4F Marine planes and 4 Army P -38's into action and, undaunted by tremendously superior numbers, intercepted and struck with such force that 4 Japanese fighters were shot down and the bombers were turned back without releasing a single bomb. His remarkable flying skill, inspiring leadership, and indomitable fighting spirit were distinctive factors in the defense of strategic American positions on Guadalcanal.  Foss was later elected to be the first Commissioner of the American Football League in 1959.
    1942 - The last day of the October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as US Marines withdraw back across the Matanikau River after destroying most of the Japanese Army’s 4th Infantry Regiment.
    1944 - KANDLE, VICTOR L., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near La Forge, France, 9 October 1944. Entered service at: Redwood City, Calif. Birth: Roy, Wash. G.O. No.: 37, 11 May 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. On 9 October 1944, at about noon, near La Forge, France, 1st Lt. Kandle, while leading a reconnaissance patrol into enemy territory, engaged in a duel at pointblank range with a German field officer and killed him. Having already taken 5 enemy prisoners that morning, he led a skeleton platoon of 16 men, reinforced with a light machinegun squad, through fog and over precipitous mountain terrain to fall on the rear of a German quarry stronghold which had checked the advance of an infantry battalion for 2 days. Rushing forward, several yards ahead of his assault elements, 1st Lt. Kandle fought his way into the heart of the enemy strongpoint, and, by his boldness and audacity, forced the Germans to surrender. Harassed by machinegun fire from a position which he had bypassed in the dense fog, he moved to within 15 yards of the enemy, killed a German machine gunner with accurate rifle fire and led his men in the destruction of another machinegun crew and its rifle security elements. Finally, he led his small force against a fortified house held by 2 German officers and 30 enlisted men. After establishing a base of fire, he rushed forward alone through an open clearing in full view of the enemy, smashed through a barricaded door, and forced all 32 Germans to surrender. His intrepidity and bold leadership resulted in the capture or killing of 3 enemy officers and 54 enlisted men, the destruction of 3 enemy strongpoints, and the seizure of enemy positions which had halted a battalion attack.
    1945 – A ticker-tape parade in NYC honored Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz and 13 Medal of Honor recipients from the Navy and Marines.
    1946 - The first electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50
    1946 - Eugene O'Neill's "Iceman Cometh," premiered in New York City.
    1948 - The first African-American baseball player to hit a home run in a World Series was Larry Doby of the Cleveland Indians, who hit a 425-foot drive in the third inning into right field at Cleveland, OH. Cleveland defeated the Boston Braves, 4-2.
    1950 - YOUNG, ROBERT H., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company E, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Place and date: North of Kaesong, Korea, 9 October 1950. Entered service at: Vallejo, Calif. Born: 4 March 1929, Oroville. Calif. G.O. No.: 65, 2 August 1951. Citation: Pfc. Young distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action. His company, spearheading a battalion drive deep in enemy territory, suddenly came under a devastating barrage of enemy mortar and automatic weapons crossfire which inflicted heavy casualties among his comrades and wounded him in the face and shoulder. Refusing to be evacuated, Pfc. Young remained in position and continued to fire at the enemy until wounded a second time. As he awaited first aid near the company command post the enemy attempted an enveloping movement. Disregarding medical treatment he took an exposed position and firing with deadly accuracy killed 5 of the enemy. During this action he was again hit by hostile fire which knocked him to the ground and destroyed his helmet. Later when supporting tanks moved forward, Pfc. Young, his wounds still unattended, directed tank fire which destroyed 3 enemy gun positions and enabled the company to advance. Wounded again by an enemy mortar burst, and while aiding several of his injured comrades, he demanded that all others be evacuated first. Throughout the course of this action the leadership and combative instinct displayed by Pfc. Young exerted a profound influence on the conduct of the company. His aggressive example affected the whole course of the action and was responsible for its success. Pfc. Young's dauntless courage and intrepidity reflect the highest credit upon himself and uphold the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
    1951 - Gil McDougald's World Series grand slam helps Yanks beat Giants 13-1 (World Series #48).  This Series marked the curtain call for Joe DiMaggio, who retired that winter, and the Series debuts of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.
    1952 - Singer Annie Ross records “Twisted”.
    1953 - ”Topper” premieres on television. In this sitcom, a man moves into a new home with his wife, only to discover that it's haunted by ghosts only he can see. Leo G. Carroll starred as Cosmo Topper and Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling starred as Marion and George Kerby, who had been killed in a skiing accident and returned to their former home as ghosts. The show was based on Thorne Smith's novel and used trick photography for some of the ghost scenes.  Composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim wrote eleven episodes for that first season.
    1953---Birthday of actor Tony Shalhoub, born Green Bay, Wisconsin; “Monk,” “Wings, “Big Night”
    1954-Birthday of actor Scott Bakula, St. Louis, Mo. “Star Trek Enterprise,” “Quantum Leap,” “NCIS: New Orleans,”
    1956 - Smith-Corona, Syracuse, NY, introduced the first electric portable typewriter. It did not go on sale until February 4, 1957. It weighed about 19 pounds and retailed at $190.
    1957 - Top Hits
“Wake Up Little Susie” - The Everly Brothers
“Chances Are/The Twelfth of Never” - Johnny Mathis
“Jailhouse Rock” - Elvis Presley
“My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” - Ray Price
    1958 - Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody.
    1959 - At the age of 22, Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline at the Sands Hotel's Copa Room in Las Vegas. The previous record-holder, Johnny Mathis, did at 23.
    1961 - "Hit the Road Jack" becomes Ray Charles' second US #1 hit.
    1961 - Roy Orbison's "Crying" peaks at #2 on the pop singles chart.
    1962 - The BBC banned Bobby "Boris" Pickett's hit "Monster Mash," feeling the subject matter, comical as it is, may be deemed grotesque or otherwise tasteless to some listeners.
    1964 - The Beach Boys record "Dance Dance Dance", with Glen Campbell playing the lead guitar intro. It would go on to become their twelfth US Top 40 hit.
    1964 - The Rolling Stones canceled an upcoming South African tour when the British Musicians Union declared an embargo of the country due to their apartheid policies.
    1965 - The Miracles' "My Girl Has Gone" enters the Hot 100 where it will go as high as #14 in ten weeks. It's the Motown vocal group's 20th pop chart entry.
    1965 - Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" becomes his 12th to enter the Hot 100. The song will stay on the chart for twelve weeks, reaching as high as #8.
    1965 - Radio DJ Murray the K is fired from WOR-FM, New York where he had moved to take advantage of the new free-form format of FM radio.  The station's new owners decided to move to a set playlist instead and led to his dismissal because of his "inability to live with direction".  The direction was coming from programming consultant and format-radio pioneer Bill Drake. At the RKO General station KFRC in San Francisco where I worked, Drake came in and fired everyone on air and in the newsroom, except me. I gave him high school football coverage, other ideas, news stories for his audience, and he wanted me to go to his other stations, but I said "not at this time”, and survived until his format failed, too.
    1965 - Top Hits
“Yesterday” - The Beatles
“Treat Her Right” - Roy Head
“The ‘In’ Crowd” - Ramsey Lewis Trio
“Behind the Tear” - Sonny James
    1965 -  "Yesterday" by The Beatles, topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Cashbox Magazine Best Sellers chart. The song was actually recorded by Paul McCartney alone, as John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were not in the studio. It would stay number #1 for four weeks.
      1966 - Happening just only three times previously in World Series history, the Orioles, for the second consecutive day, win a Fall Classic game, 1-0 game decided a home run. Frank Robinson takes a Don Drysdale pitch deep over the left field fence in the fourth inning, accounting for the game's only run, and giving Baltimore a four-game sweep over the Dodgers.
    1967 - Coming out of the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra to become musical director of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson", Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson who retired. Doc became famous for an eccentric wardrobe, quick wit, great trumpet solos and fabulous charts. Tommy Newsome became Doc's backup arranger for many of the tunes the band played. Later, Doc and the band would move to solo albums, group CDs and incredibly successful concert tours. Doc went on to play with various symphony orchestras and even became the owner of a custom trumpet company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    1969 - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young opened at Fillmore West, San Francisco.
    1969 - Supremes release "Someday We'll Be Together"
    1971 - Rod Stewart has the best-selling record on both sides of the Atlantic with the two sided hit "Maggie May" / "Reason To Believe".
    1971 - Van Morrison's "Wild Night" is released.
    1973 - Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after six years of marriage. She gets a big chunk of property; $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie; half the proceeds from the planned sale of an L.A. home; and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerges from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.
    1973 - Paul Simon received a gold record for his hit, "Loves Me like a Rock".
    1974 - Olivia Newton John earns her third gold record for "I Honestly Love You." It made it to the top spot on the pop chart four days ago and will remain for two weeks.
    1974 - Composer, arranger and producer Quincy Jones, who has already taken home some Grammy awards, gets his first gold record for "Body Heat" which contains the hit single, "If I ever Lose This Heaven." It is sung by Minnie Ripperton.
    1975 - Sean Lennon is born.
    1976 - The Who and The Grateful Dead co-headline a concert at the Oakland-Alameda County Stadium.
    1979 - Styx's "Babe" is born.
    1979 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," Michael Jackson.
    1980 - John Lennon celebrates his 40th birthday by releasing "Starting Over," his first record in five years. His wife, Yoko Ono commissions a sky writer to etch him a "Happy Birthday" message over New York City's skyline.
    1980 - Nashville, TN reached 91, highest ever for so late in the season. Just 3 days earlier, a low of 31 was reported, lowest ever so early in the season.
    1981 - The temperature at San Juan, Puerto Rico, soared to 98 degrees to establish an all-time record for that location.
    1982 - A record breaking snowstorm for so early in the season paralyzed the Black Hills of South Dakota with up to 3 to 6 feet of heavy, wet snow and winds of 40-70 mph. 36 inches fell at Lead and 41 inches piled up at Galena.
    1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space.
    1984 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "I Just Called to Say I Love You," Stevie Wonder. The song from the Gene Wilder film "The Woman in Red" wins an Academy Award.
    1987 - Eighteen cities in the southeastern U.S. and the Middle Atlantic Coast Region reported record low temperatures for the date. Asheville, NC dipped to 29 degrees, and the record low of 47 degrees at Jacksonville, FL marked their fourth of the month. A second surge of cold air brought light snow to the Northern Plains, particularly the Black Hills of South Dakota.
    1988 - Ten cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Hartford, CT with a reading of 28 degrees. Snow continued in northern New England through the morning hours. Mount Washington, NH reported five inches of snow. Warm weather continued in the western U.S. Los Angeles, CA reported a record high of 102 degrees.
    1989 - Unseasonably cold weather continued in the Upper Midwest. Thirteen cities in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana reported record low temperatures for the date, including Marquette, MI with a reading of 20 degrees. Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. as the San Francisco Giants won the National League pennant. San Jose, CA reported a record high of 91 degrees.
    1989 - First NFL game coached by an African-American, Art Shell, whose LA Raiders beat NY Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football.
    1991 - The United States sent troops and warships to the Persian Gulf in response to Saddam Hussein sending thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks toward the Kuwaiti border.
    1996 - The most highly regarded example of Pop Art, Andy Warhol's “Campbell Soup Cans,” was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, along with early paintings by Ellsworth Kelly. The works were valued at about $15,000,000, one of the highest prices ever listed for contemporary art.
    1996 - In Game 1 of the ALCS, the Yankees received help from a young fan when 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier reached out and grabbed a ball hit by Derek Jeter that was about to be caught by Orioles’ right fielder Tony Tarasco.   It was ruled a HR and tied the game in the bottom of the 8th.  Bernie Williams hit a home run in the 11th inning to give the Yanks a 5-4 victory.
     2001 - Second mailing of anthrax letters from the Hamilton, NJ post office in the anthrax aftermath of 9/11.
    2005 - At Minute Maid Park, Chris Burke' 18th inning homer ends the longest postseason game in baseball history as the Astros defeat the Braves, 7-6, to advance into the National League championship series. Atlanta's five-run lead late in the game is erased with an eighth inning grand slam by Lance Berkman and a two-out ninth inning solo shot by Brad Ausmus, which barely clears Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones’ outstretched hand.
World Series Champions
    1928 - New York Yankees
    1934 - St. Louis Cardinals
    1938 - New York Yankees
    1944 - St. Louis Cardinals
    1949 - New York Yankees
    1958 - New York Yankees
    1961 - New York Yankees
    1966 - Baltimore Orioles




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