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Friday, June 1, 2012

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FinPac expands its "App Only" Program to $75k
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Accounting Update--Two Proposals Dropped
 by Shawn Halladay, The Alta Group
  New Hires---Promotions
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Renaissance Capital Alliance
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  SNL ranks Europe's 50 largest banks
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   Placard---Worrying about the Economy
    United Capital Refinances 33 Location Denny’s
       GreatAmerica to Bundle AccessLine SIP Trunking Service
       with Business Phone Equipment
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FinPac expands its "App Only" Program to $75k

For the first time in its 37 year history, Financial Pacific Leasing has extended its "App Only” maximum limit from $50k to $75k.

The higher maximum limit is available to FinPac’s top sources on a pre-approved basis. These higher dollar applications will continue to benefit from Financial Pacific’s industry leading fast and convenient application process. Buy rates are determined on the identified risk of the applicant and owner’s credit under FP’s risk based pricing model.

Rates for the $50k - $75k product are generally 200 bps lower than the standard program and can be as low as 9.95% for the best credits.

Financial Pacific Leasing is the industry’s leading funding source for B/C small-ticket, application only leases sourced through third-party originators nationally. FinPac’s commitment to the leasing broker community has been consistent and unwavering for the past 25 years. FinPac has funded over $370 Million in equipment acquisitions over the last three years.

Terey Jennings, CLP
3455 S 344th Way, Suite 300
Federal Way, WA 98001
888.239.8338 - Direct Line

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Accounting Up-Date--Two Proposals Dropped
by Shawn Halladay, The Alta Group

The FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) and IASB (International Account Standard Board) this week moved closer to agreeing on an approach for how lessees expense their leases by dropping two of the four proposals currently on the table. The remaining two are:

1) The front-loaded expense pattern proposed in the 2010 exposure draft;

2) And one allowing straight-line expensing for certain operating leases (the whole contract approach).

The latter implies the continuation of a capital/operating lease distinction, although both types of lease would be on balance sheet.

Exactly where the line will be drawn between the two types of lease within a split model remains to be seen, although it appears most likely to apply primarily to real estate and be something close to the present FAS 13/IAS 17 rules. A split model for lessees, of course, raises questions as to whether or not lessor accounting should follow a split model, so there are still decisions to be made before a revised exposure draft can be issued.

In related news, the FASB and IASB decided last week that the financial instrument impairment model also will apply to leases, due to the similarity between leasing agreements and many loans. This means that lessors will have to track and classify lease receivables based on the likelihood that customers won't make their payments.

Under the impairment model (part of the forthcoming financial instruments standard), businesses must group assets based on expected credit quality (the three-bucket approach). Under this approach lessors will assign their best-performing receivables to Bucket 1, receivables that are declining in quality to Bucket 2, and the worst receivables to Bucket 3.

Although intended to improve reporting, it sounds more to me like being one step closer to reporting like a bank.

Shawn Halladay, Managing Director
The Alta Group
801 322 4499 direct|801 322 5454 fax


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New Hires---Promotions

Stuart Armstrong has been appointed President of GA Capital, Woodland Hills, California. "Previously, Armstrong was one of the founders and served as Executive Vice President of Tygris Commercial Finance and as President of Tygris Corporate Finance. Prior to that, Armstrong was President of Black Diamond Commercial Finance and was Senior Managing Director and Vertical Industries Leader for GE Commercial Finance's Corporate Lending Group. Armstrong started his career at The Bank of New York." ---"A division of Great American Group, GA Capital provides senior and junior secured corporate loans that range from $15 million to $150 million -- assisting companies in restructuring existing debt, fueling new growth strategies and enhancing their liquidity profiles."

Remington Atwood hired as credit manager for Onset Financial, South Jordan, Utah. "As a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Atwood is intimately aware of corporate accounting practices and policies. Mr. Atwood has earned both Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Accounting from Brigham Young University's School of Accountancy, one of the nation's top five accounting programs...'Remington is a great fit for Onset,' said Justin Nielsen, Onset’s Chief Executive Officer. 'His history of developing and implementing procedures to support financial analysis will strengthen Onset’s credit policies & systems....'About Onset Financial, Inc. – Founded in 2008, Onset Financial, Inc. is a mid-market Equipment Leasing & Financing company specializing in providing increased funding options to its clients."

Murray Derraugh hired as SVP Risk and COO for both Blue Chip Leasing and Enable Capital, Winnipeg, Canada. Previously he was Senior Vice President Risk & Chief Operating Officer Enable Capital Corporation May 2012 – Present (1 month), Derraugh Consulting (2006-May, 2012), Consultant, The Alta Group (October, 2009-May, 2012), senior vice-president, Swandel and Associates (2006--Present), director Portfolio Management, CUETS MasterCard Affiliate (2004-2006), Director of credit , general manager Vision Credit, Western Canada Sales Manager, National Leasing (1996-2004). Board member, Children's Museum (June, 2011-President), education and programming committee member, Canadian Finance and Leasing Association (October, 2010-present.University of Manitoba BRS (1981 – 1986).

Craig Froude named CEO of CarePayment, Portland, Oregon. "Froude will be responsible for expanding and developing CarePayment® partnerships with leading hospitals nationwide that need new solutions to help address the rapidly growing burden of patient receivables. Due to higher deductibles and co-pays, the patient-responsible portion of healthcare expenses has nearly tripled since 2000. CarePayment® was formed in 2004 and is operational at more than 50 hospitals across the U.S., bringing financial relief to more than 750,000 patients who faced significant out-of-pocket medical expenses."

Previously he was partner, Aequitas Capital Management (2012-Present), managing partner, CJF Investments (January, 2010-Presdent), president, WebMD Health Service, ), October-2002-May, 2011), Chairman & CEO, WellMed (1997-2002), Director of sales and business development, Creative Multimedia (1994-1997), director of sales, Western Region, Central Point Software (1990-1994), commercial loan officer/work-college training program, US Bank (1984-1990).Oregon State University BS, Finance (1984 – 1989) Tigard High School

Mark Guida named senior vice president, lease banking at MB Financial Bank, Chicago, Illinois. He "... brings over 20 years of leasing experience, joins MB from De Lage Landen Financial Services (DLL) where he served as vice president, sales and business development. While at DLL, Guida signed numerous strategic partnerships. In his role at MB, Guida will work to develop funding relationships with captive equipment vendors, banks and leasing companies. Guida earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University." Owen J. Roberts High School, Academic (1973 – 1976)

Chris Herman hired as vice-president National Accounts at TIP Capital, greater Detroit area. Previously he was account executive, business development (Benteon Finance (September, 2011-May, 2012), sales consultant, UniFirst Corporation (June, 2010-September, 2011), Business Development Officer, Lease Corporation of America (November, 2007-June, 2010), account executive, Lease Corporation of America (February, 2004-october, 2007), branch manger, Enterprise Rent-A-Car (November, 1997-December, 2003). Oakland University BS, Finance (1992 – 1997)

David Lynde was hired as Vice President and Controller for Crelogix Credit Group Inc., Burnaby, BC. Previously he was the owner of Hamcam Ltd t/a Lynde & Company (May, 2012--Present), finance director, imJack pic (November, 2007-May, 2010), Group Finance Director, Dixon Motor Group (February, 2006-June, 2006), Group Financial Controller, Car Division, Royal Bank of Scotland (April, 2004-January, 2006), Group Finance Director, Bryan Brothers Holdings (August, 2000-May, 2003), European Finance Director, CIT Group (September, 1997-May, 2000), Financial Controller, Lloyds Bowmaker (February, 1987-August, 1997), Accountant, Grant Thornton (August, 1983-August, 1986). University of Edinburgh BCom, Business Studies and Accountancy (1980 – 1983), Dunfermline High School (1974 – 1980), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, CA.

Mike McKay was appointed Vice President Treasury and Corporate Secretary for Crelogix, Burnaby, BC. He started "with the company in 1988 and was promoted to Vice President and Controller of Crelogix in 2005 overseeing all aspects of the accounting and financial reporting function for the company. He also oversaw information technology integration, facilities management, payroll, and treasury, legal and tax compliance.






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SNL ranks Europe's 50 largest banks
By Alem Husain, SNL Financial

Deutsche Bank AG sits atop the European banking world in terms of total assets. The German giant is the only banking conglomerate that crosses the €2 trillion mark in total assets, although BNP Paribas SA and HSBC Holdings Plc are not far behind.

Deutsche is the only German bank in the top 10 ranking, which is dominated by French and British institutions.

SNL Financial's data is pro forma, taking into account pending deals and transactions that have closed on or before May 1, 2011, and that involve a European bank as either the buyer or seller.

One overriding theme in the ranking is the banks' quest to shed assets. That has been the case at HSBC, particularly in the U.S. It sold 195 branches to First Niagara Financial Group Inc. — a deal it announced in late July 2011 — before selling its U.S. card and retail services business to Capital One Financial Corp. These transactions, which reduced HSBC's assets by €30 billion, were a big reason why the U.K. lender found itself in third place in our ranking.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc similarly has been divesting, offloading 318 branches to Banco Santander SA.

Other acquisitions have been on Banco Santander's radar. Case in point: The bank expanded its presence in Poland with its acquisition of Kredyt Bank SA earlier this year from KBC Bank NV.

Meanwhile, deal-making in Spain is often looking like banking's version of musical chairs. A wave of consolidation in Spain has led to Banco Sabadell SA acquiring Caja Mediterráneo, Banco Popular Español SA buying Banco Pastor SA, La Caixa purchasing Banca Cívica SA and Unnim Banc being sold to Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA.

Overshadowing all these moves is the looming deadline of Basel III's requirement for banks to meet the minimum capital requirements by either raising capital or shedding assets. Only time will tell if size truly matters.

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Summer in the United States officially begins June 20, 2012 when the weather is hotter, kids are definitely out of school, tourism and vacations and everyone is looking for July 4th--- which this year falls on Wednesday, meaning the entire week may make this the slowest business month of the year. It’s gonna be hot time in the city this summer---Not!!!

The national Association of Credit Management (NACM), composed of 15,000 business credit and financial professionals, sees three scenarios as to why consumers are in retreat:

“One explanation holds that the European crisis has become this year’s ‘black swan’ as it has affected everything from banks to exports. A second opinion contends there is nothing really wrong with the economic recovery, but that industry is just taking a breather. A third holds that the consumer is hibernating again as they react to everything from high jobless numbers to inflation."

"If there are silver linings in this month’s report it is that favorable factors did not change much—the favorable index retreated from 60.5 to 60.2," said NACM Economist Chris Kuehl, PhD. " Sales data actually improved from 60 to 61.2, but remains off the pace set earlier in the year when sales hit 64.4. Even better news came from new credit applications, which rose from 58.2 to 59.9. The retreat, and the bad news, was due largely to the decline in the amount of credit extended—down from 64.6 to 61.3. Part of that decline can be attributed to less credit being requested, and more of those asking for credit being denied."

"“The sense of the index for this month is that nothing has developed to perk the economy up, but neither is there evidence of an imminent crash,” said Kuehl. “The gains made in the first few months have proven to be more ephemeral than expected and many have concluded that 2012 will not break the ‘spring swoon’ pattern. The next challenge is to determine if this will be a long and difficult summer as in both 2011 and 2010. Nobody seems quite ready to make that declaration just yet.”

The May 31 NACM report notes: 'In 2010 this was provoked by a premature recovery that made the first quarter look stronger than it really was, and the 2011 culprits seemed to be the supply chain disruption from the earthquake in Japan, as well as the Arab Spring’s impact on oil prices. What seems to be the problem in 2012?"

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United Capital Refinances 33 Denny’s|
Increases 2012 Funding Commitment to Denny’s® Franchisees

HUNT VALLEY, MD –- United Capital Business Lending, a national business lender specializing in franchise finance, announced today that it provided $7,700,000 in financing to Denny’s® owner, MDC Restaurants, LLC. United Capital refinanced 33 existing locations in three states for this California based franchisee and will also provide funds to build out and equip a new Denny’s® restaurant.

United Capital has increased to $80 million its 2012 funding commitment to qualified Denny’s® franchisees. United Capital previously allocated $40 million to Denny’s® operators, but increased the amount in response to Denny’s® franchisee loan demand and the health of United Capital’s existing Denny’s® loan portfolio.

Qualified Denny’s® operators can borrow from United Capital to refinance debt, acquire existing Denny’s® restaurants, develop new locations, remodel stores or convert closed restaurants in other concepts to Denny’s®.


Lex Lane, VP, United Capital

“The United Capital team has financed Denny’s® restaurant owners over the years and, even in today’s economy, Denny’s® franchisees have demonstrated consistent operating performance trends,” says Lex Lane, vice president and business development officer at United Capital.

United Capital Business Lending is a subsidiary of BankUnited (NYSE: BKU), the largest bank headquartered in Florida with over $12 billion in assets.

In addition to Denny’s®, the United Capital team has financed franchisees for Buffalo Wild Wings® Subway®, Popeyes®, Dunkin’ Donuts® and Sonic® among others.

For information about financing for franchise acquisition, new unit development, reimaging or debt refinancing, call United Capital at 866-218-4793 or visit the company’s website at

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GreatAmerica to Bundle AccessLine SIP Trunking Service
with Business Phone Equipment

(Cedar Rapids, IA) --- GreatAmerica Leasing Company and Telanetix Inc. (OTC BB: TNIX), a leading cloud based provider of next generation hosted voice services to the business market through its AccessLine branded service, today announced a partnership which will allow for GreatAmerica to bill and collect AccessLine SIP trunking charges bundled with business phone equipment. This partnership promises to simplify the purchasing of business phone services while taking advantage of the cost savings that SIP trunking service affords businesses.

“We are excited to capitalize on our invoicing expertise by billing AccessLine SIP trnking charges along with PBX equipment and software on our invoices,” said Greg VanDeWalker, Senior Vice President and General Manager at GreatAmerica. “We look forward to helping the telecom dealers and agents that sell AccessLine Voice Services to be able to offer their customers a complete communications solution that is easy to understand and conveniently billed in a single invoice”.

"We believe GreatAmerica is an ideal partner,” commented Peter Fyhrie, Senior Vice President of AccessLine. “This is due to their shared focus on service and support as well as their commitment to make buying voice services and equipment simple for customers. The ability for dealers and agents to offer their customers the savings of AccessLine SIP trunking along with the convenience of a single invoice for their communications solution is a great differentiator.”

GreatAmerica and AccessLine have created the industry’s first consolidated phone system lease payment and SIP trunking bill to make it easy for dealers and agents to bill phone service, equipment and software on the GreatAmerica invoice.

About Telanetix, Inc.
Telanetix, Inc. (OTC BB: TNIX) is a leading cloud based communications solutions provider offering next generation voice services to all business market segments. Telanetix solutions meet the real-world communications demands of its customers with an industry-leading value proposition of cutting edge products and technology that brings enhanced productivity and industry-leading savings to our customers. The company's cloud based hosted telecom voice services, marketed under the "AccessLine" brand, give companies flexible calling solutions, a simpler installation experience, and a greater range of support options than traditional telecom providers. With a history of serving over 100,000 business customers, including Fortune 50 companies, we've scaled our award-winning technologies to meet the needs of entrepreneurial-minded small businesses. For more information, visit

About GreatAmerica Leasing
GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation was founded in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992. With over $1.3 billion in assets, GreatAmerica is the largest private independent equipment finance company in the U.S. and is dedicated to helping equipment manufacturers, distributors, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides equipment financing and consulting services in all fifty states and some U.S. Territories. The company employs more than 370 professionals, having offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia. For more information, visit

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Mr. Terry Winders available as a consultant regarding assisting attorneys in resolving disputes or explaining procedures or reviewing documents as utilized in the finance and leasing industry.

He is the author of several books, including DVD's, as well as weekly columnist to Leasing News. He also performs audits of leasing companies as an expert on documentation, and has acted as an expert witness on leasing for litigation in legal and tax disputes, including before the IRS. He also has taught the senior bank examiners, how to review a bank leasing department, for the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. and has trained the examiners for the FDIC on how to prepare a lease portfolio for sale.


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Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croc

New releases both huge ("Men in Black III") and small ("I Wish") await theater goers, while DVD viewers have their choice between stirring drama ("Red Tails"), fanciful animation ("The Secret World of Arrietty"), and elegant chills ("The Woman in Black").

In Theaters:

Men in Black III (Columbia Pictures): Improving hugely on its previous, disappointing 2002 sequel, the new installment of the "Men in Black" franchise returns to the original's crowd-pleasing blend of comedy and science-fiction. With the planet once again threatened by intergalactic aliens, secret agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) dust off their cool shades and outsized gizmos for another mission. The difference this time, however, is that they're traveling not in space but in time, back to the late 1960s in order to prevent a slimy mastermind (Jemaine Clement) from killing the young K (Josh Brolin). Director Barry Sonnenfeld brings a welcome light touch to the crazy chases and confrontations, striking the right balance between action and eccentric laughs. Add to that a charming, scene-stealing turn by Michael Stuhlbarg, and you have one of the season's most likable blockbusters.

I Wish (Magnolia Pictures): An expert in magical yet clear-eyed explorations of childhood, Japanese filmmaker Hirozaku Koreeda is in top form with this gentle tale of innocence and awakenings. The plot centers on Koichi (Koki Maeda) and Ryunosuke (Ohshiro Maeda), two brothers in their early teens who, separated by their parents' divorce, bond over naive fantasies involving volcanoes and bullet trains. While the kids dream of putting their old lives back together, the movie meanders to include telling glimpses of other characters like the wannabe-rocker dad and the old folks hoping to open a bakery. With an eye for unstressed visual poetry and bits of quotidian humor, Koreeda crafts a loving mosaic of hope and heartbreak that, modest as it is, will continue to resonate with viewers long after it's over. With subtitles.

Netflix Tip: With his new "I Wish," Hirozaku Koreeda reminds audiences of what a poetic filmmaker he is. So check out Netflix for his stirring earlier pictures, which include "Maborosi," "After Life," "Still Walking" and the award-winning "Nobody Knows."


Red Tails (Twentieth-Century Fox): A stirring true-life story receives a rousing big-screen treatment in this meticulous account of unsung heroism. Taking place at the height of World War II, the movie focuses on the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of pilots composed of African-Americans whose bravery in fighting against Nazi forces in Europe helped challenge racist attitudes in 1940s America. Coming under the tutelage of earnest Colonel Bullard (Terrence Howard), this crew of brave men finally gets a chance to prove their worth… but can their victories in the fighting skies be repeated against the prejudices of their own homeland? A decades-in-the-making project of legendary producer George Lucas (“Star Wars”), this patriotic period drama brings history to life with a sturdy cast (including Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Brian Cranston) and vivid combat sequences.

The Secret World of Arrietty (Walt Disney): Delicately crafted and emotionally sophisticated, this adaptation of Mary Norton's beloved children's book "The Borrowers" is another captivating animated gem from Japan's Ghibli Studios. The fanciful plot focuses on married couple Pod and Homily (voiced by Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) and their teenage daughter Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a family of thumb-sized people who live under the boards of a British home. Their peaceful existence is shaken, however, when Arrietty is discovered by Shawn (David Henrie), the sickly boy who comes to live in the house. Though perhaps not on the level of Ghibli classics like "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away," there is enough magic in this fairy-tale to enchant even the most seasoned animation specialists.

The Woman in Black (CBS Films): "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe graduates into more mature roles with this elegant horror film. Radcliffe stars as Arthur Kipps, a young widower in the early 1900s whose position as a lawyer takes him to an isolated Victorian mansion. Trapped in a place populated by suspicious villagers and shrouded in dark mysteries involving disappearing children, Arthur starts to worry for the sake of his own daughter. But are these fears just his anxious imagination, or the actual ghosts from secrets past? Handsomely directed by James Watkins, the film is a prime example of a scary story in which less is more, where scares are earned not through brutal shocks but through mordant atmosphere and suggestion, showing just enough to allow the viewer's imagination to fill in the rest

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This Day in History


    1540-The first settlement in America in continuous habitation is the mountain village of Acoma, NM. First settled in the 11 th century by Indians from nearby Enchanted Mesa. Francisco Vaques de Coronado's army visited Acoma in the year 1540 and became the first white man to enter Sky City. He described Acoma as:
"One of the strongest ever seen, because the city was built on a high rock. The ascent was so difficult that we repented climbing to the top. The houses are three and four stories high. The people are of the same type as those in the province of Cibola (Zuni) and they have abundant supplies of maize, beans and turkeys like those of New Spain"
    1586 - After a surprise raid on the village the night before, Ralph Lane and English garrison murder the Indian chief Pemisapan, behead and mutilate his corpse, announcing "Christ our Victory" as they lay siege to Dasemunkepeac. This was in retaliation to Pemisapan trying to organize the Indians against the European way of life. When Sir Walter Raleigh returns to the area, he finds the white settlement has “vanished.” They state in their journals they don't know why. Other patriot chiefs such as King Phillip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Sitting bull, et al, will suffer similar fates, as the pattern is set. The citing of journals that follow is fascinating. The Indian population of what was to become the U.S. was about 1,000,000 when European exploration began. Pioneer groups of European colonists were small. They entered regions with sparser populations and more fluid cultures, bringing with them diseases unknown to the area, perhaps the main killer of the Indian population. In retrospect, the first decade of the seventh century was the twilight of aboriginal Indian life.
    1638- the first earthquake in the US to have been recorded and described in writing occurred at Plymouth, MA, at 2 PM. Governor William Bradford described the event in his History: ... it was very terrible for ye time; and as ye men were set talking in ye house, some women and others were without ye doors, and ye earth shooke with ye violence as they could not stand without catching hold of ye posts . . . but ye violence lasted not long. And about halfe an hower, or less, came an other noyse & shaking, but neither so loud nor strong as ye former, but quickly passed over, and so it ceased.”
    1660- Mary Dyer, American colonial-British Quaker convert whose conscience forced her back to Boston in spite of official warnings. There she was arrested for teaching a religious belief other than those approved by the Puritan church leaders and hanged this day. While the history books state religious groups came to American to escape persecution, quite the opposite is true. They came here as missionaries to reform the American Indians and did not accept religious practices except their own. Mary Dyer was executed under the strict anti- Quaker laws enacted by the very same people who came to the "New World" for religious freedom. Dyer's hanging was not part of the witchcraft panic that gripped Salem, Massachusetts later.
    1779 - The court-martial of Benedict Arnold convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The West Point surrender was also foiled when an American Colonel ignored Arnold's order not to fire on an approaching British ship. Arnold's defection was revealed to the Americans when British officer John André, acting as a messenger, was robbed by AWOL Americans working as pirates in the woods north of New York City. The notes revealing Arnold's traitorous agreement were stashed in his boots. Arnold and his wife Peggy, who fooled American officers into believing she had no involvement in the betrayal, escaped to New York City. At the British surrender at Yorktown, Benedict Arnold was burned in effigy and his name has since become synonymous with traitor. The British didn't treat him very well after the war either. After prevailing in a libel action, he was awarded only a nominal amount because his reputation was already so tarnished. He died in 1801 and was buried in England without military honor.
    1792- Kentucky became the 15th State of the Union. Since its name is an American Indian word for "great meadow", it is fitting that Kentucky's nickname is the Bluegrass State, and its flower is the goldenrod. The official state bird is the cardinal. The capital of Kentucky is the city of Frankfort.
    1794 - Protected by a French fleet, a large convoy of US ships carrying provisions to famine-stricken France is encountered by a British fleet under Admiral Sir Richard Howe. Although Howe defeats the French, the US convoy is able to escape safely during the heat of the battle.
    1796 - Tennessee joined the United States of America on this day. Long before it officially became the 16th state, Tennessee had already begun to earn its nickname, the Volunteer State, as it sent large numbers of volunteers to fight in the American Revolution. The tradition continued for the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. The country-music capital of the world, Nashville, is also the governmental capital of Tennessee. The state's official flower is the iris, its bird, the mockingbird.
    1801- Bringham Young, Mormon Church leader born at Whittingham, VT. Known as “the American Moses,” having led thousands of religious followers across 1,000 miles of wilderness to settle more than 300 towns in the West. He died at Salt Lake City, UT, Aug 29, 1877, and was survived by 17 wives and 47 children. Utah observes, as a state holiday, the anniversary of his entrance into the Salt Lake Valley, July 24, 1847.
    1813 - The U.S. Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the U.S. frigate "Chesapeake", Captain James Lawrence (b.1871) was heard to say, "Don't give up the ship!", during a losing battle with a British frigate "Shannon"; his ship was captured by the British frigate. Oliver Hazard Perry honored his dead friend Lawrence when he had the motto sewn onto the private battle flag flown during the Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 1813.
    1843-Sojourner Truth begins travel as abolitionist speaker.
    1850-"San Francisco Daily Herald" began publication. Available for viewing on microfilm at the University of California in Berkeley.
    1851-In San Francisco, Horse-drawn omnibuses, which means: bus for all the people, began running between California Exchange and Mission Dolores.
    1852-Publication today of a manual of the corporation of the city of San Francisco containing a map of the city, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of California, the charters of the city, the revised ordinances still in force, and certain laws relating articularly to the city of San Francisco.
    1860-The first census compiled by machines was the 1890 census, which recorded a population of 62,979,766. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the resident population of the United States, projected to 5/29/2004 at 3:48:56 PM EDT is 293,364,634COMPONENT SETTINGS
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    1861- John Quincy Marr of Warrenton, VA, commander of the Warrenton Rifle Guards ( designated Company K of the 17 th Virginia Infantry Regiment ) was the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War; in a skirmish at Fairfax Court House, VA. Marr was actually a lieutenant colonel, having been commission on May 2, 1861, but his letter of commission from Governor John Letcher had not been delivered to him.
    1862—General Robert E. Lee was appointed commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
    1864 - Snow, gales and severe cold hit the Midwest. It was the bitterest cold New Year's day of record with afternoon highs of 16 below zero at Chicago IL and 25 below at Minneapolis MN.
    1898- Molly Picon birthday: U.S. actor and singer, the star of New York Yiddish theater. Known as the Sweetheart of Second Avenue, she projected a light, charming character with a great sense of humor.
    1899-The annual parade of "New York's Finest" was filmed on June 1, 1899 in Union Square.
    1901-The first motorcycle powered by a gasoline engine was demonstrated in a climbing hill exhibition. The first motorcycle with a built-in gasoline engine was manufactured in Springfield, MA, by George M. Hendee, who formed the Hendee Manufacturing Company, which began to market the Indian motorcycle. Previously, motorcycles had been ordinary bicycles to which motors were attached. Three motorcycles were built in 1901. The following year, production was increased to 143. The motors were made by the Aurora Machine Company, Auroa, IL, and were mounted to the motorcycle frames in Springfield.
    1908 - John Krohn decided to take a walk around the United States - with his wheelbarrow! He completed the walk around the perimeter of the U.S. in 357 days. He walked 9,024 miles, went through 11 pair of shoes, 112 pair of socks, five wheels for his trusty wheelbarrow and never walked on Sunday.
    1911- The first life insurance group policy was written for 121 employees of the Pantasote Leather Company of Passaic, NJ, by agent William J. Graham of the Equitable Life Assurance Society. Each employee was given insurance protection amounting to a year's salary and a funeral benefit of $100.
    1915- Country singer Johnny Bond was born in Enville, Oklahoma. He is best known as the composer of "Hot Rod Lincoln," a hit for both Bond and Charlie Ryan in 1960, and for Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen in 1970. Bond also appeared in more than 50 movies. And in the less-enlightened days of the 1950's and '60s, he wrote a series of comic songs about drunkenness, the most famous of which is "10 Little Bottles." Bond died of a heart attack on June 12th, 1978.
    1916-Pacific Coast longshoremen strike.
    1919-Birthday of singer/pianist Lafayette Leake, Winona, MS,,457357,00.html
    1903 - A strong tornado just 50 to 75 yards in width killed many persons around the Gainesville GA Cotton Mill. The tornado strengthened and widened near the end of its four mile path, killing 40 persons at New Holland GA. A total of 104 persons were killed in the tornado.
    1920--WEB DuBois, civil right activist and educator, awarded Spingarn Medal,
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    1921 -- More than 300 killed in race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The black community of Greenwood is destroyed by a white mob, who murdered many & burned down nearly the entire area, destroying over 1,000 homes & businesses in a 35 block area. No one was ever charged with any wrongdoing, no reparations were ever made and accounts of the riot were literally cut out of the newspaper archives as Tulsa (read "white" Tulsa) tried to erase accounts & memories of the events...
    1921- composer and arranger Nelson Riddle was born in Ordell, New Jersey. Well-known as an orchestrator for such singers as Frank Sinatra and Linda Ronstadt, Riddle also had several hits under his own name, including the 1956 million seller "Lisbon Antigua." He died on October 6th, 1985.
1922 Birth of Ray Knighton, who in 1954 founded the Medical Assistance Program (MAP International) in Chicago.
    1924-Alto-Clarinet player Hal McKusick born Medford, Mass.
    1924---Birthday of drummer Herbie Lovelle, New York City, NY
    1926-Marilyn Monroe's birthday, American actress and sex symbol of the '50s, born at Los Angeles as Norma Jean Mortensen or Baker. She had an unstable childhood in a series of orphanages and foster homes. Her film career came to epitomize Hollywood glamour. In 1954 she wed Yankee legend "Jolting Joe" DiMaggio, but the marriage didn't last. Monroe remained fragile and insecure, tormented by the pressures of Hollywood life. Her death from an overdose Aug 5, 1962, at Los Angeles shocked the world. Among her films: The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Misfits.
    1934-Singer Pat Boone birthday, considered the second most popular singer in the 50's, after Elvis Presely. Also an actor (State Fair), author, born Jacksonville, FL. At his peak in the late 1950's, Boone was considered a rock 'n' roller, a sort of sanitized, parent approved alternative to Elvis Presley. The first of his more than 50 chart records came in 1955 a cover version of Fats Domino's "Ain't That a Shame." Boone's record went to number one while Domino's version made it only to number 16. Pat Boone became one of the all time biggest selling pop singers, and from 1957 to 1960 had his own network television series. His daughter, Debby Boone, had a number one record in 1977 with "You Light Up My Life."
    1934 - Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California. Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas. Rainfall totals ranged up to 16.29 inches at Azusa, with 8.26 inches reported in Downtown Los Angeles.
    1936-Brithday of Sandra Scoppetone, U.S. writer of mysteries featuring Lauren Laureno, Lesbian private eye who has a wonderful view of New York City. Her conversations with the natives are priceless.
    1938 - The first issue of the comic book "Superman" appeared in news stands throughout the country. "Superman" was created by two teenagers: Jerome Siegel and Joseph Shuster. Originally a newspaper comic strip, Superman was changed to a booklet format to immediate acclaim. It became a movie and one of the first television series hits. The story idea came from Jerry Siegel in a dream he had about the baby, Moses, who was abandoned by his parents in order that his life be saved. This dream prompted Siegel's creation of the ‘Man of Steel'. Artist Joe Shuster made the comic book hero come alive. The first story, in this first issue, took place on the planet, Krypton, where baby Kal-El was born. The infant was shot to Earth in a rocket just before Krypton exploded.
    1938 - Batters wore protective baseball helmets for the first time. Helmets were brought into use in a game between the Springfield Greys and the House of David in New York City.
    1944---Top Hits
Long Ago and Far Away - Helen Forrest & Dick Haymes
I'll Get By - The Harry James Orchestra (vocal: Dick Haymes)
I'll Be Seeing You - The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (vocal: Frank Sinatra)
Straighten Up and Fly Right - King Cole Trio
    1947- Guitarist Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones was born in London. A veteran of the Jeff Beck Group and Faces, Wood was chosen by the Stones to replace Mick Taylor in 1974. Wood was also a member of Keith Richards's New Barbarians, the group that shared billing with the Rolling Stones at a free concert for the blind in Oshawa, Ontario in April 1979. The concert was in lieu of a jail sentence for Richards, who had been convicted of possession of heroin.
    1949 - Subscribers to "Newsweek" magazine were offered microfilm copies of the magazine for the first time. The weekly publication cost $15 a year.
    1949 - A six day blizzard began over the Northern Rockies and the Great Plains. The storm produced the most adverse weather conditions in the history of the west.
    1950—birthday of singer Charlene (CHARLENE D'ANGELO) Hollywood, Ca.;_ylt=
    1952---Top Hits
Kiss of Fire - Georgia Gibbs
Blue Tango - The Leroy Anderson Orchestra
Be Anything - Eddy Howard
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
    1956-Doris Day signed a five-year recording contract with Columbia Records worth $1 million. By late June, "Whatever Will Be, Will Be" (Que Sera, Sera) entered the charts and eventually climbed to number 2 for a three week stay. 
    1957- at the Pacific Amateur Athletic Union Meet at Stockton, CA, Don Bowden of the University of California became the first American to break the four minute mile ( 3 minutes 57.7 seconds )
    1957-Sam Cooke records "You Send Me" at Radio Recorders Studio in Los Angeles. The song will rise to the top of the US chart next December and become the first of Cook's 29 Billboard Top 40 hits. 
    1957-- Sam Cooke records, "You Send Me"
    1959--- Johnny Horton's "The Battle of New Orleans" hits #1
    1959 - Columbia Records' "Johnny's Greatest Hits" celebrated a full year at the top of the album charts. The LP continued to stay at or near the top of the charts for several more years. The album became the album leader of all-time after 490 weeks. Johnny Mathis went on to have an LP on the charts nearly every year for over three decades.
    1960- The popular and enigmatic British mini-series, "The Prisoner," aired for the first time in US television. Starring Patrick McGoohan as a secret agent held against his will in a remote, controlled environment known as the Village, "The Prisoner" was one of TV's most imaginative series. In both the US and England, The Prisoner became an instant cult series. "The Prisoner" was one of the most imaginative shows on TV, regarded by some as the finest dramatic series in TV history. Patrick McGoohan, who produced and starred in the series, also wrote and directed some episodes. In the series, McGoohan found himself in a self-contained community known as "the village" where he was referred to, not by name, but as Number 6. Number 6 realized he was a prisoner, and spent most of the series trying to escape or to learn the identity of the leader, Number 1. In the last episode, he learned that he was Number 1.
    1960-The first parking meter enforcement division of a police department was appointed by Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York Ci9ty. The “meter maids” underwent about two weeks of training and received salaries ranging from $3,150 to $4,830 a year. The first summons was issued on June 6, 1960.
    1960---Top Hits
Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
He'll Have to Stay - Jeanne Black
Paper Roses - Anita Bryant
Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin
    1961--- Experimental FM stereo is heard for the first time in the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Schenectady, NY markets.
    1963---Four weeks after it entered the Billboard chart, 17 year old Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" hit the number one spot. It was a song that was chosen for her by Quincy Jones, then a staff producer for Mercury Records, who had seen Leslie sing for the first time just a few weeks earlier. 
    1963 -- 531, including NAACP Executive Secretary Roy Wilkins, arrested at a peaceful civil rights march in Jackson, Mississippi.
    1964 - Leslie Gore's hit single, It's My Party, rose to the Number 1 spot on Billboard's record charts on this date, and stayed there for 2 weeks. Gore was just 17 when she recorded the song, and she became one of the youngest solo female artists in music history to top the charts (1963). The Rolling Stones landed at JFK International Airport in New York for their first U.S. tour, which began the next day at the Manning Bowl, a high-school football stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts.
    1964- The Rolling Stones arrived in New York to begin their first American tour. Their first date was at a high school stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Stones also stopped in Chicago to record an EP at the Chess studios, and when they tried to hold a news conference, a riot broke out.
    1964- The Equal Pay Act became law. Two years before, July, 1962, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure requiring equal pay for equal work for women dealing in interstate commerce work, but that fall the U.S. Senate refused to take action.
    1966 -- June 1-2, White House Conference on Civil Rights with Roy Wilkins of NAACP; Whitney Young Jr. of National Urban League; 
Floyd McKissick & James Farmer of CORE; Martin Luther King Jr. of SCLC; Stokely Carmichael of SNCC ("We feel that integration is irrelevant. We have got to go after political power.").
    1967 - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by The Beatles in England. The North American release came two days later. "Sgt. Pepper's" became one of the first rock albums to be critically-acclaimed, and went on to become the number one album in the world. It spent 15 weeks at the top of the album list in the United States It took 700 hours over three months to record under the direction of George Martin, Britain's top pop producer. A then state-of-the-art four track recorder was used to build each song layer by layer. The cost of recording - $75,000. "Sergeant Pepper's" wide range of styles and sounds and its use of electronic noises ushered in the psychedelic era. Some of its songs, such as "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life" were carefully examined for hidden meanings. The album is estimated to have sold more than 15 million copies, and stayed on the Billboard chart for 113 weeks. On June 1st, 1987, 20 years to the day after it originally came out, the compact disc version of "Sergeant Pepper's" was released. The CD contained what some might consider a bonus - a two-second burst of laughter and gibberish which had only been available previously on European versions of the album, and a high frequency note at the end of the LP audible only to dogs.
    1968- Simon and Garfunkel reached the top of the US charts with "Mrs. Robinson," a song featured in the soundtrack of the film "The Graduate." The song won a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Pop Performance by a Vocal Duo or Group.
    1968---Top Hits
Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
    1971-- CBS-TV airs what would be the last Ed Sullivan Show, featuring guest performer Gladys Knight. The show would be canceled the next day, having run an astonishing 23 years.
    1973-The James Bond thriller, "Live and Let Die" opens. The movie features the title track by Paul McCartney and Wings.
    1974-Heimlick Maneuver introduced: the June issue of the journal Emergency Medicine published an article by Dr. Henry Heimlich, outlining a better method of aiding choking victims. Instead of prevailing method of backslaps (which merely pushed foreign objects further into the airways), Dr. Heimlick advocated “subdiaphragmatic pressure” to force objects out. Three months later the method was dubbed, the Hemlich Maneuver” by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    1974-Birthday of Alanis Morissette, Ottawa, Ontario
    1975 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels threw his fourth career no-hitter game with a 1-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. As a result, Ryan tied the major league baseball no-hit record.
    1976---Top Hits
Love Hangover - Diana Ross
Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) - Silver Convention
Misty Blue - Dorthy Moore
One Piece at a Time - Johnny Cash
    1977--28 year old, Long Island native, Billy Joel wraps up a four month tour of the US by appearing at Carnegie Hall in New York.
    1979 - The temperature at Maybell CO plunged to 60 degrees below zero to tie the state record set back in 1951 at Taylor Park
    1980-, CNN debuted, the Cable News Network, TV's first all-news services went on air.
    1980 - A man from Falmouth ME was struck by lightning restoring his eyesight. The man had been blind and partially deaf since a truck accident in 1971
    1984---Top Hits
Let's Hear It for the Boy - Deniece Williams
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
As Long as I'm Rockin' with You - John Conlee
    1987-Niekro Brothers the Winninest. Phil Niekro pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers to put himself and his brother Joe into the lead as the winningest brothers in major-league pitching history. Their 530 combined victories surpassed Gaylord and Jim Perry. The Niekros ended their careers with 539 wins, 318 by Phil and 221 by Joe.
    1987 - A winter storm brought rain and snow and high winds to the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast Region. The storm, which occurred in a period of unusually high astronomical tides, produced a tide of 9.4 feet at Myrtle Beach SC (their highest since Hurricane Hazel in 1954) which caused a total of 25 million dollars damage in South Carolina.
    1989 - Thunderstorms developing during the afternoon over the Southern Plains Region produced severe weather through the evening and the night, spawning nine tornadoes. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Alpine TX, and baseball size hail at Balmorhea, TX, Fluvanna, TX, and in Borden County, TX
    1990 - U.S. President George Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev signed a bilateral agreement to stop producing chemical arms and to begin destroying stocks by the end of 1992.
    1995- Joe Garagiola Jr. is named as the Diamondbacks first general manager.
    1997-Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey won a special 150-meter match race against American Michael Johnson to reassert his claim to the title of the “World's Faster Human.” After Bailey had won the 100 meters at the 1996 Summer Olympics and Johnson had won the 2200 meters and the 400 meters, the two engaged in a nasty bragging-rights battle. This special race was supposed to put an end to their flap. But the race in Toronto proved inconclusive as Johnson, well behind at the halfway point, pulled up short, claiming that he had injured his left quadriceps.
    1997 -The San Francisco domestic partners ordnance became law.
    1997 - Heavy precipitation fell from December 26, 1996 to January 3, 1997 in much of the west. In the California Sierra Nevada’s the Truckee River reached its highest level on record. Lake Tahoe reached its highest level since 1917. Sacramento was spared the worst of the flooding by a system of levees, although many nearby towns were not so fortunate. Numerous levee breaches and breaks occurred across the state. Approximately 16,000 residences were damaged or destroyed. State officials estimated at least $1.6 billion in damages to private and public property.
    1999 - A major blizzard struck portions of the Midwest on January 1-3, 1999. The storm produced 22 inches of snow in Chicago and was rated by the NWS as the second worst blizzard of the 20th century, ranking behind the blizzard in January 1967. Estimates of losses and recovery costs are between $0.3 and $0.4 billion with 73 dead as a result of the blizzard.

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