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Account Executives
to work from our corp. office Aliso Viejo, CA. Exper. only, aggressive, 4 yr college degree required. Lucrative uncapped commission plan/environment conductive to success.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005


Classified Ads – Sales
    Back Office Companies
        Classified Ads --- Help Wanted
            Popular Leasing, Inc. – Update
California E-Waste Program
    Brad Peterson Joins Pentech Financial Services, Inc.
        ELA's Monthly Leasing Index For June
HUB Truck Rental Selects Discrete Wireless To Track Vehicles
    OneWorld Leasing Announces Election of New Board Members
Susquehanna Patriot Commercial Leasing announces promotions
    Today's Top Event in History
        This Day in American History
            Baseball Poem – Dodger Blue

Maria Wong Editor

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Classified Ads - Sales


Sales: Bakersfield, CA.
I have an extensive sales and management background in equipment leasing. My work history exhibits my major strength in small ticket equipment leasing. Email: pangress@msn.com

Sales: Boston, MA.
Middle market originator, construction/Trucks /Trailers w/ 8 years in territory, looking for company / bank with competitive products
Email: mrichlease@comcast.net

Sales:Cedar Rapids, IA.
Formally trained in Credit, Collections, & Sales with regional bank. Seeking sales or sales management.
Over ten years in SM, vendor and end user.
Email: mjrprime@yahoo.com

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

Sales: Denver CO.
Experienced Equipment Leasing Broker looking for a in house leasing company. Can bring a book of business with me or develop new territory where needed.
Email: Steven@eagle2.net

Sales: Detroit Mi
5 yrs sales experience in IT small ticket leasing/Greenbelt Certified with Fortune 100 company/strong communication and negotiation skills/book of business available.

Sales: East Central Florida
20+ years experience in all areas of leasing; sales, credit, operations, syndication. Currently independent seeking position with direct middle market lender in regional capacity
email: southernleasing@bellsouth.net

Sales: Fresno CA.
Account Exec/Manager. 7+ years Leasing Sales: underwriting/contract, complex transactions, hi-tech, government, direct & vendor leasing. Captive & syndicator environments. Expert deal closer. Will send resume.
Email: dsp559@pacbell.net

Grand Rapids, MI.
17 years sales/ sales management in Britain specializing in operating leasing/ Asset Management within middle ticket market. Credit/ documentation skills. Previous sales experience in Michigan.
email: pauldear1@comcast.net

Sales: Greensboro, N.C. Seeking direct & broker sales w/major finance companies in NC or southeast market. Small to mid-ticket range. Stable &family oriented. Will have series 6,63,65 license shortly.
Email: kc1492@aol.com

Sales: Kansas City, MO.
20 years Senior Sales/Management experience in small ticket/government leasing. Program Management experience, managing 12 Reps. Credit Auth to $50K. Success in soliciting and maintaining accounts.
Email: dhundley1@kc.rr.com

Sales: Los Angeles CA.
5 years experience structuring off-balance sheet finance solutions on computer and medical equipment. Perform detailed competitive analysis and market research. I uncover leads and sell.
email: barretthawk@hotmail.com

Sales: Louisville, KY
Sales: 20 yr. “go getter” machine tools/const. leasing/finance pro, establishing. vendor/mfg. programs in KY,TN,OH,IN, will travel 3/5 state area, wants stable company + salary/ com./benefits.
Email: jim_jrd@msn.com

Cover letter

Sales: Mission Viejo, CA
Account Sales Executive with 10 years of leasing experience looking for company to bring existing customer base.
Email: makelly21@hotmail.com

Sales: Montgomery, AL.
Individual with 10 years advertising sales exp. & 7 years insurance sales exp. Wants independent contractor situation in Alabama.
Work with leasing company or broker.334-281-5200
E-mail: billmcneal2003@yahoo.com

Sales: Nashua, NH.
10+ years sales experience small & mid-ticket hi-tech & telecom in a captive and vendor environment. Seeking new sales opportunity in New England.
E-mail: RPepa@aol.com

Sales: Philadelphia , PA Seeking an open opportunity to advance in the automotive, commercial leasing & finance industry.........
Email: alexe362002@yahoo.com

Sales: Portland, OR.
"Exp. In direct sales and sales mgmt.
I love Portland, but decent here jobs are few. Willing to be re-located, would like to work for you. Email: pthygeson@netscape.net" Sales: Prairie Village, KS Have substantial deal flow and database of broker referral sources. Generated and closed over $22M LY. Seeking exclusive relationship w/direct founder.
Email: fiergl@aol.com

Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
10+ yrs in middle market leasing. Seek direct lessor only. Transaction size from $500M to $10.0MM. Client base: printing, food, retail, manufacturing.
Email: edm173@sbcglobal.net

Sales: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Rainmaker / Hunter: Currently employed Vendor Program Originator. Proficient with technology to yellow iron assets and complex program development. Extensive national Rolodex.
Email: VdrPgmBizDev@aol.com

Sales: Seattle, WA
Over 20 years experience in commercial lending, including sales, management, and credit. Seeking position with major finance company or commercial bank.
Email: lc.saxguy@gte.net

Sales: SF Bay Area, CA.
15+ yrs--mid mkt. $500M to $10.0MM. Seeking role w/ captive or global leasing firm. large book to bring with me! Debt, tax, 1st amendment, etc. Email: lac4002@yahoo.com

Sales: Southern California
Equipment Financing Professional with strong background in Sales, Management, Marketing & Operations. Will consider relocation for Senior Sales or Management position offering dynamic growth opportunity.
Email: natsif@hotmail.com

Sales: South Central U.S.
TX, OK, KS & AR Territory.
Equipment finance and leasing professional, 20 years experience. Top producer in middle to upper middle markets. Extensive customer base.
Email: usleasingrep@yahoo.com

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Back Office Companies


Company Name
Year Founded

Web site



Additional Services Offered

Yearly Volume


Major Clients

Phoenix Leasing Portfolio Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phoenix American Inc. (d)
Gus Constantin
Documentation, remittance processing, sales and property tax services, lease and loan accounting, default management
United States
Contact us for client list
GlobalTech Portfolio Services
H. Byrd
Collections, Sarbanes-Oxley Consulting, Business Process Consulting, IT Security Consulting
Coca-Cola Financial Corporation, Affiliated Computer Services, Optimus Financial Services.
JDR Solutions (c)
John Schaffner
(ASP) lease management software hosting, portfolio servicing, project management, consulting
Major manufacturing captive finance organizations, regional bank leasing company, specialty finance organization. 3,500-5,00 contracts managed.


Group 88 Systems Inc. (b)
Malcolm Tennant
IT Consulting,
Implementations, Migrations,
Data Conversions,
Custom Reporting,
Oursourced System Support

Confidentiality Agreements
Barrett Management Corporation (a)
Barry Corn
Financial Institutions; not permitted to disclose names


ECS Financial Services (e)
(formerly Edwin C. Sigel , Ltd.)
Nancy A. Geary,
Certified Public Accountants and Portfolio Management Services


OutSourcing Solutions Group, LLC.
Matt Mcfarland
Property Tax Administration, Sales and Use Tax Administration, and Property Tax Consulting

(a) Barrett offers proactive lease management/administration of commercial/consumer vehicles and lease/finance portfolios, covering insurance, titles, registrations, sales/property taxes, tickets, collections, repossessions, vehicle transportation and dispositions. Since 1975.

(b) Group 88 is a business partner of McCue Systems Inc, maker of LeasePak. With over 20 years supporting major firms in the leasing industry, Group 88 provides data conversions, system implementations, custom software development and outsourced system support.

(c) JDR Solutions, LLC., based in Indianapolis, Indiana provides back office lease/loan administration services and hosting of related accounting and portfolio management software.

Under a preferred partnership arrangement with International Decision Systems (IDS), JDR Solutions offers its "Managed Service" solutions utilizing the robust capabilities od Infolease and related software applications. JDR will soon offer IDS's next generation software, Profinia, in a hosted environment.

For more information about JDR Solutions, visit www.jdrsol.com or call:

Paul Henkel, Director of Marketing
317-251-5352 X7201

(d) We also offer specialized programs for banks which want to start their own leasing operations and for vendors who want to find financing or act as lessor for their customers. We also act as a broker for end users looking for commercial equipment financing.

Sharon Litwin
Vice President
Phoenix Leasing Portfolio Services, Inc.
2401 Kerner Boulevard
San Rafael, CA. 94901
(800) 227-2626 ext. 4637

(e) ECS Financial Services, Inc. is one of only a few CPA firms in the United States that specializes in providing portfolio management, accounting, tax and management advisory services to the equipment leasing industry.  ECS Financial provides lease management services including accounts receivable billing and collections, preparation of monthly lease income and residual schedules, book and tax depreciation tracking, as well as guidance and a variety of useful management reports to assist management in making sound financial decisions.  ECS Financial offers accounting and financial statement compilation, review and audit services, as well as multiple state sales tax preparation, federal and state income tax return preparation, and personal property tax preparation and tracking.  Our lease management team of accountants and tax specialists are experienced in providing quality professional service in the management of lease portfolios, and their efforts are enhanced by the state of the art, industry-specific software we utilize.

ECS Financial serves clients throughout the United States .

The name has changed, but the quality service remains the same!
Nancy A. Geary, CPA, CLP
ECS Financial Services, Inc.
Certified Public Accountants and Portfolio Management Services
847-291-1333 phone
847-291-1190 fax



Classified Ads --- Help Wanted

Account Executives

Account Executives
to work from our corp. office Aliso Viejo, CA. Exper. only, aggressive, 4 yr college degree required. Lucrative uncapped commission plan/environment conductive to success.

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Newport Beach, CA.

Account Executives, Four year degree plus lease sales experience required.

Learn more www.providentleasing.com
or email: mdardis@providentleasing.com


Lease Administrator

Lease Administrator

San Francisco, CA. College Degree plus contract/ lease administration experience required. For a full description, click here.

Email resume to

Lease pricing division economic analysis / analytical support

San Francisco Office

Two openings lease pricing division
economic analysis/analytical support.

Click here for more info.


Wanted: Energetic, self-motivated outside sales professional in Pacific NW.
For full job description go to http://www.dolsenleasing.com/Careers.cfm

In business since 1958, DLC is an independent funding source servicing the $10K-250K market in 11 western states.

Tax Manager

Tax Manager

Seeking Tax Manager for Marshall, MN Headquarters. Responsible for management of USBancorp small ticket leasing division for a multi - billion dollar portfolio including oversight of compliance with all sales, use, rental, property, excise and miscellaneous taxes pertaining to the business of leasing. Four-year college/ university degree; or 2-4 years related work exp. and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

For complete description and application, click here.



Popular Leasing, Inc. – Update

Order and Judgment regarding motion to dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction


Order regarding motion for Reconsideration




California E-Waste Program

Retailers who sell or lease certain new or refurbished televisions, computer monitors, laptops, and other video displays must register with the state and collect a new recycling fee from their California customers. Retailers must register with the BOE by completing an Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Account Application. The fee supports a new electronic waste-recycling program designed to keep discarded products and related hazardous materials out of landfills and groundwater. The program began on January 1, 2005.

To pay the fee, retailers must register with the State Board of Equalization and file quarterly fee returns. The first return was due April 30, 2005, for sales made during the first quarter of 2005.

Retailers may keep three percent of the fees they collect to cover their related costs. The fee, which is based on the product's viewable screen size, is not subject to California sales or use tax.

Speakers and educational materials for any upcoming seminars can be provided. If you are interested, please contact Kari Hammond, Manager of the BOE's Customer and Community Outreach Services Section, at 916-327-5936 for arrangements.

For an application form, information on the new fee, or general information visit the Board of Equalization website:
www.boe.ca.gov/sptaxprog/ewaste.htm or contact:

To print an application, use this link:


Electronic Waste Recycling Fee Section, MIC:88
State Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94278-0088
Phone: 916-341-6909
Toll Free: 800-400-7115 (TDD/TYY: 800-735-2929)
E-mail: ewaste@boe.ca.gov

For information on California's electronic waste recycling program, see



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Brad Peterson Joins Pentech as Vice President -
Navigator Business Programs

Campbell, CA – Pentech Financial Services, Inc. today announced the appointment of Brad Peterson as Vice President – Navigator Business Programs. The former General Manager - USbancorp Manifest Funding Services, Peterson brings over 15 years of experience in lease sales and management to this strategic position.

Peterson joins Pentech following a series of significant milestones in the Pentech/USbancorp Manifest Funding Services strategic partnership. (Click here to read resignation announcement from Manifest Funding Services)
The two companies recently announced a number of new and enhanced products that include both small ticket and middle market funding arrangements. One of Peterson's main roles at Pentech will be the continued development of these product lines as well as the development of additional partnership opportunities.

"We are pleased to have an executive of Brad's caliber join the company," added Ben Millerbis, President and CEO of Pentech "He is an ideal addition to our leadership team and his extensive industry experience will play an important role in growing our strategic partnership with USbancorp Manifest Funding Services. In particular, his familiarity and success in funding services make him especially well-suited for the position."

Peterson held several positions during his nine years at Manifest Funding Services including Regional Sales Manager, Director of Sales – West, and General Manager. Prior to joining Manifest, Peterson was Manager of Financial Services with Ralston Purina. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Iowa.

About Pentech Financial Services, Inc.

Founded in 1978, Pentech Financial Services specializes in providing value-added financial solutions to a wide range of business and industry groups with a primary focus on commercial lending. With offices in Silicon Valley and San Diego, CA, it has served this market for more than two decades and provided well over a billion dollars in debt and lease financing.

Corporate Contacts:
Benjamin E. Millerbis, President & CEO, Pentech Financial Services, Inc. 408.879.2200

Press Contact:
Brad Brisbin, Vice President – Marketing, Pentech Financial Services, Inc. 408.879.2200 - brad@pentechfinancial.com


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Equipment Leasing Association's Monthly Leasing Index For June Shows Significant Upturn in New Business Volume

 Arlington, VA—The Equipment Leasing Association (ELA) released the Monthly Leasing Index (MLI), which surveys approximately 20 major equipment leasing and finance companies on a monthly basis. Results of the June 2005 MLI indicate a significant upturn to end the second quarter in the equipment leasing and finance industry. Perhaps most noteworthy, new business volume increased from May's $4.04 billion to $4.96 billion in June, representing a 22.8 percent increase.

 “The second quarter originations showed considerable improvement over the last quarter as seasonal activity, including commercial building and construction got under way in earnest,” said Ralph Petta, ELA's Vice President of Industry Services.

 The MLI also reports delinquencies (net of unearned income billed but not yet received) remained virtually unchanged in June. Credit approval ratios increased to 82.5 percent over May's 76.0 percent. Average charge-offs also increased, coming in at 0.48 percent, up from May's 0.42 percent. The total number of employees decreased very slightly, dropping 0.2 percent in June to 9,225 compared to 9,243 in May. This is the second month in a row that the MLI reports total FTEs dropping by 2 percent. Yet given the significant upturn in new business volume, this indicates an increase in employee productivity.

 The MLI is issued on the 30 th of every month 1 and provides trend analysis across all major performance areas of lessors, including new business volume, aging of receivables, average loss, credit approval ratios and number of employees.

  Because the same companies participate in the study each month, the MLI provides a fairly reliable and consistent trend analysis of current industry activity. Results of each MLI are posted on the ELA website and in Equipment Leasing Today magazine.

 Charts and graphs are available for reprint to members of the accredited media. The illustrations reflect the data provided by those companies responding to that particular question. Typically, not every company polled responds to every question.

In addition to the MLI, ELA provides a variety of data, including customized market analyses, to ELA members and organizations involved in the forecasted $248 billion equipment leasing industry. To access this and other industry information, visit the ELA website at
or contact Dean Frutiger at (703) 516-8380.

  1 Should the 30th of the month fall on a non-business day or holiday, the ELA Monthly Leasing Index will be issued on the next business day closest to the 30th .

 About ELA

Organized in 1961, the Equipment Leasing Association (ELA) is the premier non-profit association representing companies involved in the dynamic equipment leasing and finance industry to the business community, government and media. As the voice of the leasing industry, ELA promotes the forecasted $248 billion industry as a major source of funds for capital investment in the United States and abroad. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., ELA has more than 750 member companies and a staff of 25 professionals. For more information on ELA, please visit www.ELAOnline.com .


ELA Monthly Leasing Index

ADP Credit Corporation
Amsouth Leasing Corporation
Bank of America
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
De Lage Landen Financial Services
First American Equipment Finance
GreatAmerica Leasing
Hitachi Credit America Corp.
HP Financial Services
John Deere Credit Corporation
Key Equipment Finance
LaSalle National Leasing Corporation |
Marlin Leasing Corporation
RBS Asset Finance
Siemens Financial Services
U.S. Bancorp Leasing & Financial
Verizon Capital Corporation
Wells Fargo Equipment Finance


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HUB Truck Rental Corporation Selects Discrete Wireless To Track Its Lease Vehicles and Daily Rental Fleets

Atlanta, GA - - Atlanta-based Discrete Wireless, Inc., a leading provider of GPS Fleet Management Systems, today announced that Long Island, New York-based HUB Truck Rental Corporation has selected Discrete Wireless as itsGPS Fleet Management provider. HUB will be using the Discrete Wireless Marcus® GPS system to monitor its daily rental fleet and will be offering the Marcus solution to its long term lease customers..

Established in 1957, HUB Truck Rental is one of the largest full-service commercial truck leasing companies in the New York metro area with its fleet of more than 1600 trucks servicing customers in small to mid size local and national delivery businesses.

GPS Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) systems help vehicle leasing companies control costs by reducing clerical overhead and improving maintenance. AVL systems help ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and integrity of fleet tracking data which in turn improves billing and safeguards against tax liabilities.

“We are excited to have HUB as a customer,” said Jeff Thacher, President and CEO of Discrete Wireless. “Their long-time expertise in this industry will help Discrete Wireless build better products specifically for the leasing segment.”

“Discrete Wireless came to the table with a solid track record in AVL, good financials and a reliable end-to-end system that provides the best overall functionality with a value proposition that will be attractive to many of our long-term lease customers,” said Ken Tirone, Vice President of Operations at HUB Trucking.

A critical requirement for HUB was reliability. For that reason, HUB and Discrete Wireless chose Velocita Wireless as the wireless carrier for this solution.

“Velocita's Mobitex-based network is a performance-proven, data-only network with high degrees of reliability and availability,” said Charles Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Velocita Wireless. “We are pleased that HUB and Discrete Wireless will be launching an application set for the truck leasing market and have selected us as their wireless data network provider. The mission critical design of our network is extremely well-suited for the real time needs of this important market segment.”

Product Information

Discrete Wireless Marcus is a Real-Time, 100% Web-Based GPS Fleet Management and Vehicle Tracking system. MARCUS® v6 contains the most comprehensive suite of features in the industry. Features include point-to-point routing with driving directions, dispatch and 2-way messaging, automated alerts and report delivery, and vehicle maintenance. There is no software to install, and the system can be accessed using a standard internet browser.


About Discrete Wireless

Discrete Wireless delivers GPS Fleet Management Systems. The Home Depot, Estes, Siemens, Service Master and more than 2000 service and distribution businesses nationwide rely on Discrete Wireless Fleet Management Systems to track the movement of their vehicles, employees, and goods. Discrete Wireless customers see dramatic reductions in fuel costs, overtime, excessive speeding and increased vehicle safety, and customer service. For more information, call 1-800-358-6178 or visit http://www.discretewireless.com .

About HUB

Established in 1957, HUB Truck Rental is one of the largest full-service commercial truck leasing companies in the New York metro area. With more than 1600 trucks in its fleet, 400 owned for rental and 1200 leased to commercial customers, HUB provides lease solutions for the local and long distance user. HUB is a 35-year member of NationalLease, a $2.4 billion franchiser of truck leasing companies with a total fleet of 76,000 vehicles served by more than 550 locations across North America. For more information visit http://www.hubtruck.com .

About Velocita Wireless, L.P.

Headquartered in Woodbridge, New Jersey, Velocita Wireless is dedicated to providing premier wireless data products and services for enterprises and governmental organizations deploying mission-critical wireless email, messaging, machine-to-machine, automated vehicle location, point-of-sale and field force automation applications. For over a decade, Velocita has provided direct and wholesale wireless data connectivity through its national packet data network to over 400 Fortune 1000 companies, 50 government organizations and numerous BlackBerry users, nationwide.

Today, Velocita's network covers 93% of the U.S. business population in 492 metropolitan areas and 130 airports and is the standard by which all other wireless data networks are measured. Through hurricanes and disasters, the Northeast blackout and the events of September 11, the network provider that keeps on working and keeps companies connected and communicating is Velocita Wireless. For additional information, please visit www.velocitawireless.com.

Velocita Wireless is a trademark of Velocita Wireless, L.P.


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OneWorld Leasing Announces Election of New
Board Members and Officers

Phoenix, AZ – OneWorld Leasing, Inc., a financial business cooperative owned by sixteen independent leasing and finance companies, announced that its membership elected two OneWorld members to fill new Board of Director positions.

John Winchester

Aaron Rios, president of AAW Capital Corporation dba ProLease, Newport Beach, CA and Bud Callahan, president of National Equipment Leasing, Indianapolis, IN have been elected to the newly created board positions. During the same meeting John Winchester, CLP, president of ComCo Equipment Leasing Group in Nashville, TN, was re-elected to the board for an additional three (3) year term.

David Sterns

Additionally, the following board and company officers were elected: David Stearns, president of American Leasing Alliance in Algonquin, IL was re-elected Chairman of the Board; Stan Ragley, president of Leasing Resources, Incorporated in Charlotte, NC was re-elected Vice Chairman of the Board; Bud Callahan, president of National Equipment Leasing in Indianapolis, IN was elected Secretary; and Lou Manitzas, president of OneSource Financial Corporation in Austin, TX was elected Treasurer.

For further information, please contact Ms. Foglesong at 602-795-9911 or sfoglesong@oneworldleasing.com.

About OneWorld Leasing, Inc.

OneWorld Leasing, Inc. is a financial business cooperative that exists to increase the performance and competitiveness of independent equipment leasing and finance companies by providing greater market strength, national recognition, increased profits and decreased operating costs.


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World Leasing Yearbook 2005

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Pages: 524
Edition: 26th
Directory Contacts: 4,400 Companies

Price: $250.00

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Susquehanna Patriot Commercial Leasing announces promotions

Susquehanna Patriot Commercial Leasing Company (SPCLC) announces the promotions of Donna Wesemann to Vice President in charge of Sales, and Robert Boyer to the position of Vice President in charge of Syndication and Acquisitions. Donna has been in Equipment Leasing and Banking for over twenty five (25) years, and currently serves on the ELA Small Ticket Steering Committee. Donna joined Patriot, now SPCLC in 1999. Rob has been working in the Equipment Leasing industry for over fifteen (15) years, and is involved in various industry projects including the ELA Capital Hill days. Rob joined Patriot, now SPCLC in 1998. Both Donna and Rob will report directly to Ken Collins, President and CEO.

Kenneth R. Collins
President - CEO
Susquehanna Patriot Commercial Leasing Co
1566 Medical Drive
Suite 201
Pottstown , Pa. 19464
Telephone (800) 786-0004
Fax (800) 786-0004


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Today's Top Event in History

    1775-The Declaration of Independent is signed. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, and as reported July 3, the 56 signers did not sign as a group and did not do so on July 4, 1777. John Hancock and Charles Thompson signed only draft copies that day, the official day the Declaration was adopted by Congress. There also were questions about identifying the signers as the war was not going well, and as a matter of fact, the British did occupy Philadelphia for a short time. This day fifty signed, and later in the year, five more signed separately. One added his name in a subsequent year.





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This Day in American History

    1769 - Gaspar de Portola, Spanish army captain, and Juan Crespi, a Franciscan priest, after landing in what we now call San Diego, arrived in L.A. He named the area Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. “ Juan Crespi named the area after a chapel in Italy (“Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of Porciuncula.”
    1775-The Declaration of Independent is signed. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, and as reported July 3, the 56 signers did not sign as a group and did not do so on July 4, 1777. John Hancock and Charles Thompson signed only draft copies that day, the official day the Declaration was adopted by Congress. There also were questions about identifying the signers as the war was not going well, and as a matter of fact, the British did occupy Philadelphia for a short time. This day fifty signed, and later in the year, five more signed separately. One added his name in a subsequent year.
    1832-Sauk followers of Black Hawk were massacred at the mouth of the Bad Axe River in Wisconsin by Illinois militia led by General Henry Atkinson. Old men, women, and children were all killed without regard for pleas of mercy or white flags. The Black Hawk war began on April 6 after the Sauk Indians, led by Black Hawk, faring poorly in Iowa where the government had moved them, re-crossed the Mississippi River and moved back to their former corn fields to plant a new crop. As tensions mounted, panicky settlers killed two Indians seeking a parley and bearing a white flag. Black Hawk, enraged, began killing white settlers. August 27, Black Hawk, deserted by his Winnebago allies, surrendered, thus ending the Black Hawk War.
    1846-General Vallejo was released from Fort Sutter, after being arrested and most of his property stolen from many of the settlers who he had helped. A tragic story.
    1848-African-American William Leidesdorff founds the first public education school in Portsmith Square, San Francisco. He also built the city's first hotel.
    1858 - The first mailboxes were installed along the streets of Boston and New York City. The idea of mailboxes began in Belgium in 1848. Mail was delivered twice a day, except in rural areas, phased out in certain areas starting in the 1960's.
    1865- August 2, Wild Bill Hickok, a skilled gunman with a formidable reputation, was eking out a living as a professional gambler in Springfield , Illinois . He quarreled with Dave Tutt, a former Union soldier, but it is unclear what caused the dispute. Whatever the cause, rather than fight it out immediately, as typically occurred, the two men agreed to a duel the following day. The showdown took place at 6:00 the next evening. A crowd of onlookers watched as Hickok and Tutt confronted each other from opposite sides of the town square. When Tutt was about 75 yards away, Hickok shouted, "Don't come any closer, Dave." Tutt nervously drew his revolver and fired a shot that went wild. Hickok, by contrast, remained cool. He steadied his own revolver in his left hand and shot Tutt dead with a bullet through the chest. Having adhered to the code of the West, Hickok was acquitted of manslaughter charges. Eleven years later, however, Hickok died in a fashion far more typical of the violence of the day: a young gunslinger shot him in the back of the head while he played cards. Hickok was holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights, now well known as a “Dead Man's Hand.”
    1873-First trial run of the San Francisco cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
Castro Line abandoned 1939:
Mayor Lapham in 1949 closed down more lines, for a full history:

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    1876 - Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok was gunned down by Jack McCall, a desperado from Texas, in Saloon #10 at Deadwood, in the Dakota Territory. Hickok was playing poker (with his back to the door) at the time of the shooting. McCall shot Wild Bill in the back, and was hanged for the shooting, never revealing his motive. The poker hand Hickok was holding when he died consisted of a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights. This combination became known as the dead man's hand.
    1896— Trumpet player Anatie “ Natty” Dominique Birthday
    1900-birthday of Helen Morgan - U.S. vocalist. HM was the sensational American "torch" singer of the speakeasies and of Broadway and the movies. She introduced such song- standards as "Bill," "Can't Help Loving that Man," and "Why Was I Born?" “The Helen Morgan Story” was made about her life starring Ann Blyth and Paul Newman.
    1905-Birthday of 905, Myrna Loy - U.S. actor and activist. Best known in the movies for her portrayal of the unflappable Nora Charles in the Thin Man series. She stopped making movies during World War II to work for the Red Cross.
    1909- First Lincoln head penny
    1914-Birthday of Felix Leclerc, perhaps one of the greatest French language singers and songwriters that Quebec has produced, born in La Tuque. Several of his songs - "Le P'tit Bonheur," "Le Train du Nord" and "Bozo" - became popular in Quebec in the late 1940's. In 1950, Leclerc went to Paris where he soon became a superstar. He subsequently divided his time between Europe and Canada. Leclerc was awarded France's Grand Prix du disque in 1951 for his song, "Moi, mes souliers." Leclerc won the award twice more - in 1958 and in 1973. He is credited with revitalizing the popular song in France. Felix Leclerc died on August 8, 1988 at the age of 74.
    1920- Marcus Garvey presented his "Back To Africa" program in New York City.
    1921-- With the jurors lifting the men onto their shoulders, the eight White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are acquitted by the jury. The next day, Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis will say the overwhelming evidence clearly shows the Black Sox fixed the games with gamblers and all involved will be banned from playing professional baseball again.
    1922-Birthday of saxophonist Big Nick Nicolas, Lansing, MI
    1923-Birthday of vocalist Bixie Crawford, Oklahoma City, OK.

    1923-President Warren G. Harding died in office. For the first time since Zachary Taylor's death in 1850, a president of the United States died in office of natural causes. Pres. Warren G. Harding was in poor health. His reputation was in decline because friends he had appointed to federal office had proven corrupt or incompetent. Scandals were about to break all around him. To get away from the unpleasantness, Harding began a tour June 20 of the West and Alaska. He took ill on the return journey. Accompanied by his wife, he didn't trust him, but who also wanted to cure him, she had obtained a “electrical box”( later to be proven a hoax, but very popular in its day as the inventor was a well-known Physician, to help cure him.) He evidently had early heart disease, not known in its day, and was an over-eater, drinker, and well-known womanizer. Here in San Francisco at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, he died at 58 of an embolism while recovering form an attack of ptomaine poisoning and pneumonia. There were rumors of foul play at the time. At 2:43am on August 3, Vice-President Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as president by his father, a notary public, in the family home in Plymouth Vermont. Harding was buried at Marion, Ohio on August 10. In a further bit of trivia, if you will, his wife Florence Kling De Wolfe Harding died on November 21, 1924, in Marion, Ohio, thereby creating the historical event to be the first president and first Lady to die during the term for which he had been elected ( March 4,1921-March 3,1925).
    1924- birthday of James Arthur Baldwin, African- American author noted for descriptions of black life in the US. Born at New York, NY. His best-known work, “Go Tell It on the Mountain, “was published in 1953. He wrote many social commentary articles and was a leader of the movement in his day. Died at Saint PauI-de-Vence, France, Nov 30,1987.

    1924-Birthday of Carroll O'Connor, television, stage and screen actor born in New York, NY. He was best-known for his portrayal of the bigoted, blue-collar Archie Bunker on “All in the Family.” He played the role of Bunker from 1971 to 1979, and was nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning four. He won a fifth Emmy in 1989 for “ In the Heat of the Night.” He was also inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1989. He died in Culver City, CA on June 21, 2001.
    1924-Birthday of pianist Joe Harnell, whose "Fly Me to the Moon" was a top-20 hit in 1963.
    1926 - The first demonstration of the Vitaphone system, that combined picture and sound for movies, was held at the Warner Theatre in New York City. John Barrymore and Mary Astor starred in the demonstration film for the new moving picture projector.
    1929-Fats Waller records “ Ain't Misbehavin'” ( Victor 22092)
    1937 - Benny Goodman and his quartet (Lionel Hampton, Teddy Wilson, and Gene Krupa recorded "Smiles" for Victor Records. Goodman was the first “white” bandleader to feature black musicians.
    1937- Birthday of Garth Hudson, organist with The Band, born in London, Ontario. The Band began as The Hawks, the group that backed rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins from about 1959 until 1963. The Hawks then split from Hawkins, moved to the US and in 1965 became the back-up band for Bob Dylan. The Band also pursued a recording career of their own, beginning with the album "Music From the Big Pink" in 1968. The Band remained together until November 1976, when they played a final concert at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The event was filmed by director Martin Scorsese, and released as "The Last Waltz."
    1938-The Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals played a doubleheader in which they experimented with a yellow baseball in the first game. They went back to the traditional white ball for the second game, and the Dodgers won both contests, 6-2 and 9-3.
    1939- Albert Einstein, world-famous scientist, a refugee from Nazi Germany, wrote a letter to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, first mentioning a possible “new phenomenon ... chain reactions . . vast amounts of power.” “A single bomb of this type,” he wrote, “carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory.” Six years and four days later, Aug 6,1945, the Japanese port of Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bombing of a populated place.
    1943 - Lieutenant (j.g.) John F. Kennedy "PT 109" was rammed and sunk by the Japanese destroyer "Amigiri". Kennedy suffered a back injury that plagued him for the rest of his life. The story of the "PT 109" was told in Hollywood style in the 1963 movie, "PT 109", starring Cliff Robertson as JFK. There is another version that the crew was asleep and rammed by the destroyer. Recently discovered, it is not considered a “landmark” and the PT 109 will not be brought to the surface.
    1944-birthday of bassist Albert Stinson.

    1945---Top Hits
The More I See You - Dick Haymes
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Oklahoma Hills - Jack Guthrie
    1945-Birthday of percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Brazil
    1952-Five American boxers won gold medals at the summer Olympics in He3lsinki,Finland, giving the US the unofficial team championships for the first time. The gold medalists were flyweight Nate Brooks, light welterweight Charley Adkins, middleweight Floyd Patterson, light heavyweight Norvell Lee and heavyweight Eddie Sanders.
    1953---Top Hits
I'm Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
No Other Love - Perry Como
Ruby - Richard Hayman
Rub-A-Dub-Dub - Hank Thompson
    1956-The US Virgin Island, including areas on St. John and St. Thomas, were established as a national park and preserve. On October 5, 1962, he enlarged to include offshore areas, including coral reefs, shorelines and sea grass beds.
    1987- Fans at a Billy Joel concert in Leningrad jumped up and down on their seats, breaking about 200 chairs. Members of the audience carried Joel out on their shoulders at the conclusion of his performance. Joel's manager said the singer would either pay for the damage or leave behind 500 folding chairs he brought with him to help accommodate overflow audiences on his Soviet tour.
    1961---Top Hits
Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
Dum Dum - Brenda Lee
Heartbreak U.S.A. - Kitty Wells
    1965-CBS Morley Safer's sends first Vietnam report indicating we are losing.
    1969---Top Hits
In the Year 2525 - Zager & Evans
Crystal Blue Persuasion - Tommy James & The Shondells
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
Johnny B. Goode - Buck Owens
    1969-Bob Dylan shows up unexpectedly to his 10-year high school reunion in Hibbing, Minnesota. He and his wife leave early when a drunk tried to pick a fight with him
    1973 - Rick DeMont captured the 400-meter freestyle event in 4 minutes, 2.9 seconds at the Los Angeles Invitational Swim Meet.
    1975- "One Of These Nights" by the Eagles hits #1 on the pop chart, while Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Saturday Night Special" peaks at #27
    1975- Billy Martin named manager of NY Yankees (1st time)
    1975 - Record heat gripped New England. Highs of 104 degrees at Providence, RI, and 107 degrees at Chester and New Bedford, MA, established state records. The heat along the coast of Maine was unprecedented, with afternoon highs of 101 degrees at Bar Harbor and 104 degrees at Jonesboro. Hot weather continued in the central U.S. Fifteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Concordia KS with a reading of 106 degrees, and Downtown Kansas City, MO, with a high of 105 degrees. Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Ohio Valley and the north central U.S. Thunder- storms in South Dakota produced wind gusts to 70 mph at Philip, and hail two inches in diameter at Faulkton.
    1979 -Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway.
    1977---Top Hits
I Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
I'm in You - Peter Frampton
My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand
It was Almost like a Song - Ronnie Milsap
    1984 - Charles Schulz' award-winning comic strip was picked up by the "Daily Times" in Portsmouth, OH. With the addition of that paper, "Peanuts", featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen, Linus, Peppermint Pattie, Woodstock and the gang, became the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers.
    1985---Top Hits
Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
Shout - Tears For Fears
You Give Good Love - Whitney Houston
Love Don't Care (Whose Heart It Breaks) - Earl Thomas Conley
    1986 -Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts).
    1987 -Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
    1987 - The 50-year-old Walt Disney movie classic, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", was re-released. The film was the most popular animated film in motion picture history. It grossed almost $20 million in its first two weeks of re-release.
    1987- Fans at a Billy Joel concert in Leningrad jumped up and down on their seats, breaking about 200 chairs. Members of the audience carried Joel out on their shoulders at the conclusion of his performance. Joel's manager said the singer would either pay for the damage or leave behind 500 folding chairs he brought with him to help accommodate overflow audiences on his Soviet tour. Audience members carry Joel out on their shoulders at the end.
    1988 - Searing heat continued from the Middle and Upper Mississippi Valley to the Middle and Northern Atlantic Coast States. Twenty- six cities reported record high temperatures for the date. Chicago IL reported a record seven days of 100 degree heat for the year
    1989- Reds' outfielder Eric Davis becomes the seventh player to join the 30-30 club as he homers in the 5-4 victory over the Giants. No one had ever accomplished the feat with still nearly two months left to play in the season.
    1990-On President Saddam Hussein's orders, the Iraqi army invaded Kuwait. Hussein claimed that Kuwait presented a serious threat to Iraq's economic existence by overproducing oil and driving prices down on the world market. After conquering the capital, Kuwait City, Hussein installed a military government in Kuwait, prior to annexing it to Iraq on the claim that Kuwait was historically part of Iraq. The US and most other nations immediately condemned the aggression and the UN passed measures calling for broad economic sanctions against Iraq. As Iraqi forces began to mass along the border with Saudi Arabia, the US and other nations sent troops to Saudi Arabia to protect that country from invasion with an operation named Desert Shield. The multinational force included troops from other Arab countries such as Egypt, Syria and Morocco in addition to forces from Western governments with large economic interests in the region. Approximately 21,000 foreign nationals from several countries were detained by Iraq and were transported to various strategic locations to deter possible retaliatory attacks. The US military action was the largest mobilization of forces since the Vietnam War. The following January Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as the Allied forces went to war against Iraq.
    1995-- Long time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equals longest in club history is inducted into the Angels' Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League's Los Angeles Angels in 1917.



Baseball Poem

Dodger Blue

by Richard Aberdeen©(August 20, 2003)

Sung to the tune Deportee by Woodie Guthrie & Marting Hoffman

The chalk lines are faded, the bleachers are empty
The parking lot's vacant at the ravine stadium
The fans have all taken up bad-mitten and checkers
On a hot summer evening there's nothin' else left for fun
The owners' and players' greed knows no boundaries
They've taken the fans on a phony hype ride
Though they both earn enough money to buy a jet airplane
'Till they have more than God, they won't be satisfied
Now, is this the best way to run America's pastime?
Is this fair to the fans who are loyal and true?
Like the late Billy Martin and Tommy Lasorda
There's no more real Yankees, no one bleeds Dodger Blue

Goodbye to Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio and Babe Ruth
Adios Lou Gehrig and true heroes for our youth
You won't see the great Clemente up on the big sports screen
The owners and players all want. . . more money

Now, us fans in the bleachers all want a solution
To stop all your whining and complaining on earth
Let's forget about salaries and pay by statistics
For hits, runs and outs, you'll be paid what you're worth
If you hit sixty homers, you'll get you're few million
But if you pitch more balls than strikes you'd better run
Down to apply at the nearest Del Taco
We're tired of big babies who ruin baseball's fun
Let's return our national pastime back to the fans
Give big bucks to the players only when they come through
And like the late Billy Martin and Tommy Lasorda
We'll cheer for real Yankees and bleed Dodger Blue

Goodbye to Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Cy Young
Adios Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Hank Aaron
You won't see Charlie Hustle up on the big sports screen
The owners and players all want. . . more money

The chalk lines are redrawn, the bleachers repainted
The big screen scoreboard is re-hooked to the juice
The parking lot's filled with limos and Mercedes
The owners and players have a temporary truce
Now, we want real heroes our children can look up to
We want fair owners who treat loyal fans right
People who love baseball and the values we stand for
With all of their heart and their soul and their might
If you don't care what happens to our time-honored pastime
Then get the hell out of the way of those of us who do
Like the late Billy Martin and Tommy Lasorda
We want to cheer for real Yankees and bleed Dodger Blue

Goodbye to Vin Scully, Branch Rickey and Bill Veeck
Adios Harry Caray and real baseball, but what the heck?
We won't see Jackie Robinson slide on the big sports screen
The owners and players all want. . . more money
Yeah, the owners and players all want. . . more money. . .
Are there any more real Yankees?
Does anyone bleed Dodger Blue?


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