Monday, September 20,2004
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Economic Events this Week
Housing Construction: August
Leading Indicators: August
Weekly Jobless Claims
Durable Goods Order: August
Classified Ads- Marketing / Operations / Information System
Information System: Portland, OR.
Automate, expand resources! Front-end to back-office hands-on product/project manager. Quickly define requirements/ work w developers to create most resourceful, user- friendly processes.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Operations: Experienced Credit, Collections, lease and Finance operations. Manager w/ expertise in improving bottom line performance, excellent trainer, manager, motivator.
Get result/keep the customer coming back.
Operations: New York, NY.
10+ years in equipment leasing/secured lending. Skilled in management & training, documentation, policy and procedure development & implementation, portfolio reporting. Strong work ethic.
Operations: New York/New Jersey
5+ years experience in leasing. Knowledge of positions: SMB Credit and Contract Administrator. Relocating to the NY/NJ area.
Operations: Wayne, NJ
20+ heavily experienced collection/recovery VP looking to improve someone's bottom line. Proven, verifiable track record. Knowledge of all types of portfolio. Will relocate
Operations: West Palm Beach, FL.
Sales, credit, presentation and placement. Seasoned lease professional, currently independent, looking for a manufacturer, distributor or captive requiring expertise in sales assistance in product financing.
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Pictures from the Past---2002----Charlie Lester and LPI
LPI Office: 3535 Roswell Road Suite 53 Marietta, Georgia
“LPI Financial Services, Inc. has been serving the financing needs of medical professionals since 1986. We changed our name from Lease Pro, Inc. to LPI Financial Services in 1999 so that our name would better describe changes that include our exclusive working capital loan program.”
LPI Staff (left to right: Barbara Willingham, Kurt Hess, Don Dennigmann, Audrey Jinks, Ali Porterfield, Krisen Meers, Kay Smith, Jon Hall, Charlie Lester
“Over $40,000,000 funded thus far.
In 2003 we are expanding this program to include not only medical professionals but licensed CPA’s, Attorneys and Architects.
“We do start-up medical practices.
“We do in-home businesses.
“We will consider applicants that have been bankrupt (discharged over 5 years ago).
“*One of our recent Tier I approvals was for $600,000 as a combo working capital loan and equipment lease for 3 orthopedic surgeons opening a second location. How about a $150,000 debt consolidation loan for a dentist with 11 high interest credit cards?
“Tier II Update:
“Doing deals that can’t be done anywhere else.
“Working capital, debt consolidation, practice acquisition loans and leases for medical professionals only.
“Higher rates than Tier I but more flexibility for the “storied” deal.
Beacon score of 600 or better required with tax returns and PFS.
84 month terms only.
“Structured transactions will allow you to close more deals without having to originate more deals!
“*Tier II fundings include a loan for a doctor to pay off 4 credit cards totaling $93,979 plus the cash to update his practice. Another recent funding included $264,000 in loans and leases for two start-up M.D.’s moving to another state.”
Alexa Ranks Leasing Association Web Sites
Business Leasing News is not included in the Alexa report list as it does not have its own individual site and Alexa finds Patton Boggs, LLP Attorneys at Law. The rating is not valid as it includes all those who visit and communicate with the law firm. When Business Leasing News has its own individual web site, it will be included in the Alexa survey.
It should also be noted that several of the web sites have their "list serve" posted via their site, meaning their e-mails are counted as a visit to the site, whereas they are "list serve" communication. These are technically visits to the web site, but primarily to use "list serve."
These comparisons are compiled by Leasing News using Alexa and should be viewed as a "sampling," rather than an actual count from the website itself. Other than as noted above, we believe the ratings are reflective as most have stayed in the same position, basically, for over a year.
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You may download their free tool bar A graph and analysis of the last three months are available.
( Note: the lower the number, the higher you are on the list. It is based on all web sites. Leasing is only a very small part of the various sites such as Yahoo, MSN, Google, etc. )
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MEDIA CAPITAL ASSOCIATES HIRES GENERAL MANAGER
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- -- Media Capital Associates, LLC announces the hiring of Greg Reeve as General Manager to continue the company’s expansion and growth.
Greg Reeve is a 19-year veteran of the equipment leasing and information technology industries. His experience includes national sales management and major account development with Charter Equipment Leasing, First Portland Technology Corp., Computer Associates International and Avnet, Inc.
Greg will initially focus on increasing and improving sales origination in addition to the implementation of advanced business technology applications to continue to increase productivity and enhance the customer experience.
Greg is an Arizona native and graduated from NAU in 1985 with a major in Finance and a minor in Business Management. He is a very active in a number of local charities including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix and Child Abuse Prevention Arizona.
“Greg is extremely well schooled in all aspects of professional management and I expect that experience will have a significant positive impact on Media Capital” said Rick Wilbur, Managing Partner.
About Media Capital:
Media Capital Associates, LLC (www.mediacap.com) is a privately held financial intermediary headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company’s roots in the commercial finance industry date to 1977 and the focus remains providing our customers with competitive financing solutions for equipment acquisitions ranging from $10,000 to $500,000.
Carey Wilbur, Media Capital
Nigerian Scam—We Get Several New Ones Daily
Leasing News has been collecting what is now considered the "Nigerian Scam" for over 16 years. They first started by mail from Africa, then
they discovered the internet. Several of our readers have told
us confidentially they fell for it; one well-known equipment leasing individual, who also runs a school for training brokers, lost $25,000.
If you think that is preposterous, a Berkeley, California law firm lost $2.1 million.
Leasing News has been collecting these letters and e-mails, sharing them with readers, including the "spin-offs." Today we still get five to ten daily direct, plus readers send some of the newer "take-offs."
Somehow we have become the place that collects these e-mails.
This is how it works. It generally is some "inside" problem, a husband has died or someone has money from a corrupt government. Often
they are “very Christian” and “honest,” others appeal to your sympathy to their plight or problem: death in family, money
about to be claimed by the government as there are no
relatives. They need your help. They can wire the money, but they need a bank, most often a certain bank.
The most common thread is offering a "finder's fee." Often it is a percentage, sometimes it is a specific dollar amount.
Now here is the how the scam works. Since you are opening this account, they tell you need to start with a specific dollar amount, often it is $10,000, and depends on what they think you can afford, as they explain the account needs to look legitimate. They will tell you why you should not put in a few hundred dollars, saying when they transfer this amount of money, it will raise attention. You need to let it
sit in the bank for a specific time so it registers as a balance.
The bank account has both your signatures, for them to deposit
and you to receive, but guess what, they can also withdraw.
Those who have fallen victim to the fraud are encouraged to contact the Specialist Crime OCU Fraud Squad by e-mail at email@example.com.
Readers have been sending in the new variations, which began to
occur from other African countries, not just Nigeria, then to Saudi
Arabi, Iraq, and even the Philippines. We have over several thousand different letters in our collection:
I am the confidant of the ex-president of the Philippines (Mr. Estrada) who was removed from power as you may know. He has secretly informed me to contact you and to liase with you to invest the sum of $21M (Twenty one million dollars) which he deposited in a bank during his tenure.
Now the procedures are that you will be given the contact of the bank so that you will contact them to open an account online account where the money will be transferred into from his account since he can not come out in the open to use this money. After you open this account, I will order the bank in a written form to transfer the money into your own Bank account after which you can then transfer
it to some other account in your place for sharing.
Upon request by you I can send to you the certificate of deposit of this
amount for your assurance. We are willing to concede up to 25% of the total sum to you for all the anticipated help from you hoping that it will cover all your expenditures before and after the transaction.
However, we will desire that you will help us invest our share till we will be free to meet you up in your country for further talks, Please if this proposal is Ok by you, please write me back via this address so that I can give you all informations.
DIAMOND BANK of Nigeria
(PLC ) where the deceased had an account valued at about
I?M CAPTAIN MAC NUEL,I GOT YOUR CONTACT FROM THE DIRECTORATE OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE.
WE ARE THE TEAMS OF UNITED NATION'S PEACE KEEPING COALITION TROOPS WRITING FROM LIBERIA.WE WANT YOU TO HELP US SECURE THE BELOW CONSIGNMENTS.THE CONSIGNMENTS
WERE CAPTURED HERE IN MONROVIA, ABANDONED IN ONE OF FORMER PRESIDENT CHARLES TAYLOR?S TREASURE HOUSE.THE CONSIGNMENT CONTAINS THE SUN OF $10.5M UNITED
STATE DOLLARS. DUE TO THE LAWS AND RESTRICTION ORDER ,WE ARE UNABLE TO TRANSPORT IT TO AMERICA.AT THE MOMENT WE ARE INTENDING TO AIRLIFT THE CONSIGNMENT THROUGH
DIPLOMATIC CHANNEL TO A STRONG VAULT OF A SECURITY COMPANY IN EUROPE OR AFRICA FOR SAFE KEEPING ON OUR BEHALF.
WE HEREBY SEEK FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS AND HELP TO RECEIVE THE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE SECURITY COMPANY AS THE BENEFICIARY.WE SHALL COMPENSATE YOU WITH 15% OF THE TOTAL SUM FOR ASSISTING US.WE WILL APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORT TO
GET BACK TO US VIA EMAIL CONFIRMING YOUR INTEREST TO ASSIST US RECEIVE THE CONSIGNMENT. ON RECEIPT OF YOUR POSITIVE REPLY, WE SHALL FURNISH YOU WITH THE DETAILS.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS ISSUE MUST BE HANDLED WITH UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY AS TO AVOID PUBLICITY. YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSE WILL BE MOSTLY APPRECIATED.
PLEASE REPLY TO(firstname.lastname@example.org).
CAPT.MAC NUEL (asst.team leader).
>From Mrs Elizabeth
FROM THE DESK OF:
Private email ID:
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This Day in American History
1565 -Spaniards capture Fort Caroline, Florida and massacre the French.
1777- Paoli massacre; American troops surprised in midnight raid
while they slept by overwhelming British troops.
US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsides) launched in Boston
1845-the Adirondack Tornado traveled on a 275 mile long track starting as a waterspout over Lake Ontario and then traveling as a tornado through New York State to exit as a waterspout again on Lake Champlain. The tree fall in the forest is still discernible
1850-Washington, DC—One of the provisions of the Compromise Act of 1850 abolished
the slave trade in the country’s capital.
1854-Otis opens his factory to produce freight elevators.
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1863-After disastrous moves by Union General William Starke Rosecrans, a career officer, Confederate forces appeared to be carrying the third day at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee. With Rosecrans in flight to Chattanooga, Union General Henry Thomas and his men held their
position and repeatedly turned back a series of Southern attacks until being reinforced. Thomas’s
actions saved the Union forces from a complete rout and earned him the nickname, “ Rock of Chickamauga.” Rosecrans was relieved of his command.
1873-To avoid Financial Panic, it was announced the Stock Market would close for ten days. For the first time in its history, the New York Stock Exchange was forced to close because of a banking crisis. Although the worst of the panic and crisis was over within a week, the psychological effect on businessmen, investors and the nation at large was more lasting during.
1878- Birthday of Upton Sinclair, American novelist and politician born at Baltimore, MD. He worked for political and social reforms, and his best-known novel, The Jungle, prompted one of the nation’s first pure food laws. Died at Bound Brook, NJ, Nov 25, 1968.
1884- the Equal Rights Party was formed at San Francisco, CA. Its candidate for president, nominated in convention, was Mrs. Belva Lockwood. The vice presidential candidate was Marietta Stow.
1885-Birthday of composer/singer/piano player Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton. He claimed
to have “invented” jazz music. Many historians say he was not bragging when he
made the claim.
“If you want my fricassee, you’re going to have to chase me
If you want my jelly roll, you’re going to have to treat me better
Here’s a nickel, send the boy down for another bucket of beer.”
1879- US President US Grant comes to SF for elaborate extended visit
1916- Anniversary of first meeting of National Research Council, at New York, NY. Formed at request of President Woodrow Wilson for”.., encouraging the investigation of natural phenomena. .. “for American business and national security.
1920- trumpeter Joe Guy born.
1934-Birthday of Sophia Loren, Italian-American actor of great earthy beauty and outstanding acting ability. She won Academy Award for her work in Women (1961) and was nominated for her work in Marriage Italian Style (1964). She got her start in Italian movies as a sex-kitten, developed into a strong actor, and aged into a role model. In 1991, she was awarded an honorary Oscar for her outstanding career. Her Italian comedies, especially Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (1963) show her great versatility.
1940- Claude Thornhill Band cuts first records in Hollywood, 1940. Gil Evans joins
him next year, and some plays in his band included Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, and many other post bop modernists.
1945 -- Rocket scientist Von Braun arrives in the U.S.A. under the auspices of "Operation Paperclip" — a program that was supposed to exclude Nazis, but in fact became a cover for "rehabilitating" them. His dossier was rewritten so he didn't appear to have been an ardent Nazi. See the NASA site for the sanitized Werner.
To Each His Own - Eddy Howard
Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra
Surrender - Perry Como
Wine, Women and Song - Al Dexter
1948 - The Four Freshmen, one of the most popular singing groups of the 1950s, got their first gig in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They went on to major success with Capitol Records. Hits included "It’s a Blue World", "Charmaine" and "Love is Just Around the Corner".
1953- “The Loretta Young Show, “NBC half-hour dramatic anthology series (initially titled “Letter to Loretta”) hosted by and frequently starring Oscar-winning actress Loretta Young. At the beginning of each episode Young would swirl through a door in a spectacular gown. Young garnered two Emmys during the show’s eight-year run. In 1972 it was reported that Young had been awarded $559,000 in a suit against NBC for syndicating reruns of the show without her permission. Young did not want them shown because her clothes and hairstyles in the shows were long out of date by the 70s.
Sh-Boom - The Crew Cuts
Skokiaan - The Four Lads
The High and the Mighty - Les Baxter
I Don’t Hurt Anymore - Hank Snow
1954- First FORTRAN computer program run.
1955- “The Phil Silvers Show” premiered. This popular half-hour sitcom starred Phil Silvers as Sergeant Ernie Bilko, a scheming but good-natured con man whose schemes rarely worked out. Guest stars included Fred Gwynne, Margaret Hamilton, Dick Van Dyke and Alan Alda in his first major TV role. The character of Sergeant Bilko was featured in a movie of the same title in the mid-90s.
1957- “The Thin Man, “ the famous crime-solving duo of Nick and Nora was brought to TV after appearing in a novel by Dashiell Hammett ( whom my son was named after ) and a film series. This half-hour crime series featured Peter Lawford as Nick Charles, a former private eye who still engaged in it for fun, and Phyllis Kirk as his wife and partner Nora. Jack Albertson played Lieutenant Harry Evans, and their pet dog Asta was played by Asta.
1957-“ M Squad” premiere on television. My father Lawrence Menkin wrote
many episodes. This half-hour crime series had a catchy theme song composed by Count Basie and Lee Marvin ( who lived down the street from us ) as Lieutenant Frank Ballinger, a Chicago cop assigned to a unit that investigates murders (the M Squad). Paul Newlan played his supervisor Captain Grey. In one episode, “The Teacher” (1959), Burt Reynolds played one of his first major roles.
1961- Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26.
Sheila - Tommy Roe
Ramblin’ Rose - Nat King Cole
Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG’s
Devil Woman - Marty Robbins
1967-Hurricane Beulah struck south Texas with gusts to 136 mph near Brownsville. The storm was a slow mover and Pettus, TX had 27.38 inches. The hurricane also spawned 115 tornadoes in south Texas, the greatest ever for a hurricane. 13 people perished and damage was set at $200 million
1968-Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hit the final home run of his career against Jim Longborg of the Boston Red Sox. Mantle finished with 536 homes.
1969 - "Sugar, Sugar", by the Archies, hit number one in "Billboard". The Archies sat at the top of the hit heap for four weeks.. The pop group never actually existed, as it was based on the popular comic strip. Two studio singers did all the vocals. Sugar, Sugar sold over 3 million copies, and according to Billboard, was the top-selling single for the year.
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
Lookin’ Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Patches - Clarence Carter
For the Good Times - Ray Price
1973- Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in the nationally televised “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match in three straight sets.
1976 -Playboy releases Jimmy Carter's interview that he lusts for women.
1977- “Lou Grant” premiered . This hour-long dramatic series was a spin-off of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Ed Asner reprised his role as newspaper editor Lou Grant, now a city editor for the Los Angeles Tribune. The show tackled many serious issues, including child abuse, gun control and the plight of Vietnamese refugees. The cast included Mason Adams, Nancy Marchand, Jack Bannon, Robert Walden, Daryl Anderson, Rebecca Balding, Linda Kelsey, Allen Williams and EmHio Delgado. This series was an unusual spin-off because it was the first time a character left a sitcom to headline a drama.
Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
Three Times a Lady - Commodores
Hot Blooded - Foreigner
I’ve Always Been Crazy - Waylon Jennings
1980-Billy Joel's "Don't Ask Me Why" peaks at #19 on the singles chart while Peter Gabriel's "Games Without Frontiers" peaks at #48, The Kinks' "Lola" re-enters the chart and peaks at #81; Bob Seger's "You'll Accomp'ny Me" peaks at #14 and Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open The Door" peaks at #9
1982-Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock and Roll" is certified platinum. The hit is the title track from Jett's second album with the Blackhearts.
1983 - The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero, while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees.
1984-“The Cosby Show” Premiers on Television. The Emmy Award-winning comedy set in New York City revolved around the members of the Huxtable family. Father Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable was played by Bill Cosby, his wife Clair, an attorney, was played by Phylicia Rashan. Their four daughters were played by Sabrina Le Beauf(Sondra), Lisa Bonet ( Denise) Tempest Bledsoe( Vanessa) and Keshia Knight Pulliam (Rudy)(. Malcolm-Jamar Warner played son Teheo. By the end of the series in 1992.The two oldest daughters had finished college and were married. “A Different World” was a spin-o0ff set at historical-black Hillman College where Denise was a student.
1982-Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker's "Southern Accents" LP is certified platinum.
1986 - The number one pop hit in the U.S. was "Stuck With You", by Huey Lewis & The News. The song, from the multi-platinum album "Fore!", was stuck at #1 for three weeks.
Stuck with You - Huey Lewis & The News
Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson
Got My Heart Set on You - John Conlee
1988 -Red Sox Wade Boggs becomes first player in this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive years.
I ll Make Love To You- Boyz II Men
Stay (I Missed You) (From "Reality Bites")- Lisa Loeb
Endless Love- Luther Vandross
When Can I See You-Babyface
1995 - AT&T announced that it would be splitting into three companies: today’s AT&T (communication services); Lucent Technologies (systems and technology communications products); and NCR Corp. (computer business).
1996 - The hit comedy film, The First Wives Club, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Dame Maggie Smith, and Sarah Jessica Parker, opened in United States theaters.
1998- Cal Ripken's streak ends at 2,632 consecutive games as he does not appear in the lineup for the first time since May 29,1982.
She s All I Ever Had- Ricky Martin
Bailamos- Enrique Iglesias
Genie In A Bottle- Christina Aguilera
2003- When Marcus Giles sends Brad Penny's 3-2 pitch into the stands, the Braves tie the National League record by having six players to hit at least 20 home runs in season. Along with the Atlana's second baseman , Javy Lopez, Gary Sheffield, Andruw Jones, Chipper Jones and Vinny Castilla equals the mark established by Eddie Mathews (32), Hank Aaron (32), Joe Torre (27), Felipe Alou (23) Mack Jones (31) and Gene Oliver (21) of the 1965 Milwaukee Braves.
Shake Ya Tailfeather- Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee
Baby Boy- Beyonce Featuring Sean Paul
Right Thurr- Chingy
Disturbing Tha Peace | 77995 | Capitol
Get Low- Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz Featuring Ying Yang Twins
Barry Bonds Hits his 700th Home Run
by Kit Menkin
He swaggered to the plate,
like Elvis Presley going on stage
Joe Louis entering the ring,
Taking care of business
The fans knew he would hit 700---
They stood as the Giants were leading
in the first inning
But the Pitcher hit Bonds in the chest
He shrugged it off,
like Elvis Presley going on stage,
Walking to first base,
Knowing he would score a run.
The field was more lit up than Las Vegas,
Bright, surreal, as if this was a movie set,
The players moving in slow motion
as the pitcher tried to take control.
The third inning the fans stood up again,
This time the ball came in for a strike,
as the pitcher had the guts with a fast ball,
It happened so fast.
Bonds swung in stride,
Moving in this baseball ballet,
Knowing the ball was his,
Taking care of business.
He ran the bases,
Went back to the dug out,
as the crowd went wild,
699 was changed to 700,
a new “legend” sign was revealed.
He did not come out again,
until the new inning
Walking to the right field,
next to the new “legend” banner.
He threw the ball several times
to the coach on the side line,
As the crowd continued to roar,
camera flash lights from the stadium.
He popped out the next time,
almost as if he swung too soon.
His run to first was fast than slow
as he watched the ball tell him no.
He came up to bat one more time,
Determined, seemingly angry,
Ready to make up for the last time,
It wasn’t a swagger.
Don’t treat me this way,
I’m going to hit it far,
Two strikes and he swung so hard,
if he had connected,
It would have gone to Treasure Island,
The swing had so much power,
You could feel it in the stands.
Afterwards he was happy,
His team won Four to One;
on Saturday he hit 701
Taking care of business.