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Update—Richard Wilson and the Portland V.A.
   Archives--June 18, 2008
GreatAmerica gets flooded out!
   Classified Ads---Sales
     Marketing/Public Relations Poll
Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
  Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest
          Superb Listeners
   Placard---A Smooth Sea…
Court Rules that Slight Error of Debtor’s Name in UCC-1
Financing Statement Results in Creditor Having Unsecured Loan
Max LeasingUSA Wins $7.7 MM State of Alabama Deal
   (Wholly owned by MAX Credit Union)
Quick Bridge Funding Secures $35 Million Credit Facility
   Encourages Leasing Growth in Emerging Markets
   Australian Cattle Dog Mix
    Orange, California  Adopt-a-Dog
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Anthony D. Kruglinski  1947-2014
  ---Founder/President/Railroad Financial
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Update—Richard Wilson and the Portland V.A.

Portland, Oregon Veterans Administration Hospital
3710 SW Us Veteran Hospital Rd, Portland, OR 97239

Readers may be getting tired of this, but believe me, it is all the media attention that is getting any response, as this will go on for a total nine months since October, 2013, before anything is done.

Rosanne Wilson, CLP, BPB, wanted Leasing News readers to know:        

“They have scheduled Richard the CAT scan for June 20th (this Friday) and he will also get to see the Cardiologist that same day!

“They have also scheduled him for July 1st to see the vascular surgeon again. By then, the surgeon and the cardiologist will have the results of the CAT scan and can make their decision as to whether he has to have his gut cut open and have artificial veins or tubing put in, or whether he might be eligible for stints. The CAT scan will give them a clearer picture.

“I am sure this is all happening because of you & Betsy McCaughey (Fox News). I did inform Betsy so she is also in the loop. I don't think we would be seeing all this "action" now if it weren't for both of you. I'll update you after we know what the CAT scan results show and what the next steps are. My poor Richard was up again half the night from the pain in both legs.

“I personally wish to thank you again for staying on top of this and I promise I will keep you informed.”

Rosanne Wilson, CLP, BPB
1st Independent Leasing, Inc.
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 165
Beaverton, OR  97005
(503) 626-3486
(800) 926-0851
Fax: (503) 626-1631




Archives--June 18, 2008

GreatAmerica gets flooded out!

Great American---before

Last Wednesday, in the bottom left hand corner you will see the Great America building surrounded/flooded with water.
(Photo Courtesy: Daryl Warmbrand, Pyramid Leasing)

If you were on our mailing list you received a report from 
from Rosanne Wilson, CLP, 1st Independent Leasing, Inc. :
"GreatAmerica was smart enough to have set up a complete backup system at a remote location. They are still approving deals for me and are still funding. They had hoped they would never have to test this system, but are delighted it worked! They won't be able to get Fed Ex or UPS deliveries or even Mail but are funding off of faxed documents! God Bless them."

(From a news article on GreatAmerica web site:

GreatAmerica President Tony Golobic sent out a press release:

"We are continuing to operate and serve our customers with minimal interruption," said GreatAmerica CEO Tony Golobic. "Our primary concern is for the safety and well- being of our employees and uninterrupted service to our customers."
GreatAmerica has moved to pre-arranged emergency office space until their building becomes available. With each new day, GreatAmerica is getting closer to normal operating levels and will continue to expand its temporary accommodations to return to full capacity.
"Each day, GreatAmerica proves that its extraordinary and resilient people are rising to the occasion and proving that we are more than just a physical location," Golobic said. "A disaster like this would have caused a serious blow to many organizations, but we are proving our mettle and winning the battle."

In a previous interview, Chris Walker, CLP, who heads sales for the "broker" direct program group, told Leasing News no one in the building has an office, even the president.  Everyone shares communication in open environment. This is done to give their customers access to decision makers."

Perhaps this style was helpful in the move to a back-up facility.



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Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest

Superb Listeners

I've been impressed with the listening skills of a few people I have heard about or whom I know personally. Two of the people I want to write about are former President Bill Clinton, and my friend Rob Martinez.

Whatever you might think of Bill Clinton's politics or personal habits, observing him in conversation will confirm that he is a superb listener. While I have never spoken directly to Mr. Clinton, I am aware of what others who have spoken with him say about their experiences.

Generally, those who have spoken with Bill Clinton all agree that conversing with him is an experience they won't forget. All agree that when they spoke with Mr. Clinton, they had the overwhelming feeling that they were the only person in the room, and that they had 100% of his attention. I have been told that when talking with President Clinton, you know he "feels your pain," though he might not have uttered those words in the conversation!

Anyone who speaks with my friend, Rob Martinez, has a similar experience. When you talk with Rob, he leans ever so slightly forward and looks intently at you as you speak. His eyes never wander to other parts of the room, and he genuinely appears unaware that anyone else is in the room. There is never a doubt in the speaker's mind that Rob is listening totally, with every ounce of energy he can muster.

While super listeners are listening, they give the impression there is no one else in the room. All their attention is focused on the speaker. There are no interruptions, no hint of a wandering mind, and their eyes never lose their focus on the speaker. I don't know what it's like for them, but for the speaker the feeling is empowering. There is no sense whatsoever that you are not being heard, and understood, completely.

In observing superb listeners in conversation, I've seen that the people to whom they are listening seem as absorbed in the conversation as they are. As strange as it may sound, there did not seem to be any separation between the speaker and the listener. Nothing from the outside penetrated the conversation.

Superb listeners are able, consciously or out of habit, to focus their entire attention on the speaker. Focusing attention is what is meant by true seeing and true listening. There is no reliance on intention, effort, or images and memories of the past. There is only attention, like the attention you give, at least for a brief moment, to the beautiful song of a bird.

To have a conversation with a superb listener is a joy. It's also an inspiration to me as I constantly observe my lack of listening skills and work to continually improve them. I've been around sales long enough to know that even poor listeners can have successful careers in sales. I'm willing to bet, however, that no matter how good a salesperson you are, your sales will zoom into the stratosphere if you become a superb listener

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

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Court Rules that Slight Error of Debtor’s Name in UCC-1
Financing Statement Results in Creditor Having Unsecured Loan
By Tom McCurnin  
Leasing News Legal News Editor   

Close Enough is Not Good Enough, Resulting in Creditor’s
$2.8mm Loan Being Deemed Unsecured. 

In re C.W. Min. Co. 488 B.R. 715 D.Utah,2013.

Most legal flubs can be fixed by filing an amended pleading, requesting a continuance, or a motion to fix the error based on mistake, inadvertence, or neglect.  However, in the world of UCC Financing Statements, there is simply no room for error, especially with the Debtor’s name.

In today’s case, the secured creditor, Creditor Standard Industries, and others, loaned Debtor C.W. Mining Company in excess of $2.8 million dollars.  Standard filed its UCC-1 Financing Statement with the name “CW Mining Company” without periods after the initials.  C.W. filed Bankruptcy and the Trustee sought to strip Standard of its secured status.  The Bankruptcy Court held that because Utah’s search engine for UCC financing statements checks for periods after initials, Standard’s UCC-1 filing was not picked up.  Since it could not be picked up, it was insufficient notice to the rest of world and “seriously misleading.”  The Bankruptcy Court stuck the secured claim of Standard.

On appeal, the District Court affirmed, ruling that a search in the records of the Utah Secretary of State would not have disclosed Standard’s UCC-1 Financing Statement, and therefore it was, in fact, seriously misleading.  The Court noted that the majority of courts have ruled that revised Article 9 is unforgiving of even minimal errors involving the debtor’s name. 

The lessons for the lessor and secured creditor are obvious here.  Get the name of the debtor precisely correct.  Not almost right, not substantially right, but 100% right.  As reflected in the opinion and the Uniform Commercial Code, the secured creditor must use the name listed in the records of the Secretary of State.  While this may be different that the name on the tax return, the name on Dun & Bradstreet, and may be different than the articles of corporation, the name listed on the records of the Secretary of State controls. 

The lessor’s underwriting team must contact the Secretary of State and do a search for the debtor and make sure that the lessor’s UCC-1 Financing Statements match the records of the Secretary of State exactly.  If there are multiple variations, then there is no harm in filing under each variation. 

Post Script:  Some jurisdictions when searching for a name, do not search for punctuation marks, which are considered “noise,” so periods and commas generally don’t count.  But apparently in Utah, periods and commas matter. 

C.W. Mining Case

Tom McCurnin is a partner at Barton, Klugman & Oetting
in Los Angeles, California.

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Max LeasingUSA Wins $7.7 MM State of Alabama Deal
(Wholly owned by MAX Credit Union)

Montgomery, AL –– MAX LeasingUSA, has been awarded a $7.7 million contract to provide lease financing for equipment used by the Department of Public Safety within the State of Alabama.

“It is an honor and a privilege to secure this opportunity with the State of Alabama’s law enforcement team.” said W. Bruce Chafin, Senior Vice President for MAX LeasingUSA. “This continues to show MAX LeasingUSA’s strength as a competitive player in the equipment lease and finance business.”

This is the second multi-million dollar lease transaction in five years that MAX LeasingUSA has been awarded by the State of Alabama.

MAX LeasingUSA provides equipment lease and financing solutions for clients across the State of Alabama as well as a significant portion of the southeast United States.

About MAX LeasingUSA
MAX LeasingUSA started operations in October of 2008. Through relationships with third party originators and direct origination, it has grown to be a successful equipment finance unit. Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, MAX LeasingUSA is strategically located to provide outstanding service to its customers. MAX LeasingUSA is wholly owned by MAX Credit Union. It is the only commercial and business equipment leasing and finance organization owned by a credit union in the United States. For more information, please visit

About MAX Credit Union
MAX Credit Union is a Montgomery, Alabama based financial institution with more than $1 Billion in assets. Founded in 1955, MAX provides a full suite of consumer and business banking products including checking, savings, loans, online and mobile banking. MAX currently operates 14 branch locations across central and east Alabama. Please visit us at

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Quick Bridge Funding Secures $35 Million Credit Facility

Orange County-based Quick Bridge Funding, a privately-held financial services firm, recently closed a $35 million credit facility with a Southern California Bank.

Orange, CA---Quick Bridge Funding, a privately-held financial services firm, has closed a $35 million credit facility with a Southern California bank. The financing will be used to expand Quick Bridge Funding’s short-term working capital loan programs.

Quick Bridge Funding provides short-term term working capital and debt solutions for small to medium-size businesses nationwide.

Ben Gold
Quick Bridge Funding President

“This financing commitment will allow us to continue to expand our loan funding services to more broker partners and customers,” said Quick Bridge Funding President, Ben Gold. “Whether a business needs cash to purchase inventory, support expansion or bridge seasonality, our working capital programs meet their immediate needs.”

Quick Bridge Funding offers customers fast funding – often same day. Loan terms average from four to 10 months with a business making automated fixed daily payments based on its cash flow and daily bank balance. Quick Bridge Funding is able to provide working capital funds based on its strong capitalization, business-to-business lending experience, efficient operations, and advanced technical platform.

Founded in 2011, Quick Bridge Funding attributes its strong portfolio performance and growth in loan originations to the mutually beneficial relationships it has established with its third party broker partners. Working capital loans are often time sensitive, and the firm is able to fund close to all Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code businesses in all 50 states.

For more information on Quick Bridge Funding call (888) 233-9085 or visit

About Quick Bridge Funding
Quick Bridge Funding is a privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Orange County, California. It provides a diverse variety of working capital and short-term debt financing products for small to mid-sized businesses nationwide. Launched in 2011 Quick Bridge Funding differentiates itself from traditional lending sources by evaluating a business’ cash flow versus credit. It prides itself on its ability to quickly and efficiently fund and close transactions. The firm has grown from two to 56 employees – from 1,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet of office space. Experience, technical knowledge, strong capitalization and creativity make it possible for Quick Bridge Funding to help small to medium-size businesses achieve the American Dream.


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Recent Work in Kenya, Republic of Georgia
Encourages Leasing Growth in Emerging Markets

The Alta Group Providing Expertise

RENO , Nev. ,– New initiatives in the republic of Georgia and African nation of Kenya will stimulate the expansion of equipment leasing and asset finance in these vibrant emerging markets, said Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of The Alta Group Latin American Region.

An international attorney, Castillo-Triana recently returned from trips to provide leasing training for judges in Georgia and government officials in Kenya. Both countries currently have stable governments and growing leasing industries, but they are emerging markets in sometimes volatile regions of the world. Georgia was engaged in a military conflict as recently as 2008 with Russia. Kenya experienced widespread violence after its 2007 elections but improved stability since passing a new constitution in 2010.

Rafael Castillo-Triana
CEO, The Alta Group Latin American Region

“As we face the challenges happening in the world, mainly dealing with poverty and inequality, equipment leasing emerges as the key engine for capital formation, job creation, access to financing and rationality of government spending on infrastructure,” Castillo-Triana said. “This is the main motivation to build a sustainable business environment that should welcome global lessors and new leasing and finance investors in these emerging markets. This is the role that our consultants are playing on a global scale, in Kenya , Georgia and other nations.”

Castillo-Triana was one of the authors of leasing-related reforms to the Georgian Civil Code in 2011. He returned in May 2014 to provide training to help Georgian judges understand market-based interpretations of leasing laws as the country continues its transition from a socialist economy. East-West Management Institute sponsored the training.

Later in May, Castillo-Triana was a featured speaker at the Leasing Association of Kenya’s first convention, which focused on helping government officials in Kenya and in other African nations understand the benefits of using equipment leasing to finance government investment in education, mobility, energy and infrastructure. Alta’s previous work in Kenya included capacity building initiatives in 2009-10 sponsored by the World Bank and the British government.

About Alta

The Alta Group is the leading global consultancy focused on equipment leasing and asset finance. Since 1992, Alta has represented equipment leasing and finance companies, financial institutions, manufacturers and service providers, offering management consulting and expertise in global market entry, vendor and captive finance, professional development, legal services, asset management, mergers and acquisitions, and application consulting. For information on the group’s services in the United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, and Asia-Pacific, visit or phone 775.787.8640.

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Anthony D. Kruglinski  1947-2014
---Founder/President/Railroad Financial 

Brett King’s 5 Best Banking Jobs 5 Years from Now

US, SunTrust Announce Nearly $1B Settlement

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Baseball Poem

Rainbow Slugger
               by Tim Peeler 

The people that "love" you
Whip your butt raw,
Drop you head first
Into a locked-closet weekend.
You will grow up
To play mailbox baseball,
You will apply the geometry of your
See the flat plane,
The simple dimension of your swing,
A hand flies at the face of your dream,
Your home plate points toward hell,
The extended angles climb
Toward the misty heights of a rainbow.
The rainbow on the side of a mailbox
Explodes in chips of pastel paint
As you connect so perfectly,
A cannon blast against a siren
Against the black hide of the night.     



(with permission of the author from his book:
    “Touching All the Bases”
          Poems from Baseball
             available from Amazon 
                     or direct from the publisher at: 
  “In the family pictures,
          my brother stands at the plate
  forever waiting on a pitch,
        my dad squats by the dugout fence, 
  his chin resting on his hands;
   somewhere beyond the eye or the camera, 
    I hold a huge scarlet plum behind my back, 
 left leg kicked high in a pitching motion,
    as near to the spirit or the game 
  as I'd ever be.”
Tim Peeler celebrates with candor and wit both the overlooked and the standout as he merges the topics of personal and baseball rediscovery. The poet reconsiders events and people from his adolescence, offering the reader new takes on old memories, gracefully relating the foibles of family and friends, and cataloging the heroic feats and tragic flaws of players he watched, read about — or merely imagined.
English lecturer, journal editor, essayist and poet, TlM PEELER lives in Hickory, North Carolina. He is a winner of the Jim Harrison Award for his contributions to baseball 



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This Day in History

    1621-The first duel of record took place between two servants of Stephen Hopkins, one of the leaders of the Plymouth Colony. Governor William Bradford’s decision was rendered as follows: “The Second Offense is the first Duel fought in New England, upon a Challenge at Single Combat with Sword and Dagger between Edward Dotey and Edward Leister, Servants of Mr. Hopkins; Both being wounded, the one in the Hand, the other in the Thigh; they are adjug’d by the whole Company to have their Head and Feet tied together, and so to lie for 24 hours, without Meat or Drink; which is begun to be inflicted, but within an Hour, because of their great Pains, at their own and their Master’s humble request, upon Promise of better Carriage, they are Released by the Governor.”
    1778-The British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia. After almost nine months of occupation, the fifteen thousand British troops under Sir Henry Clinton evacuate Philadelphia, the former US capital. The British position in Philadelphia had become untenable after France’s entrance into the war on the side of the Americans. In order to avoid the French fleet, General Clinton was forced to lead his British-Hessian force to New York City by land. Other loyalists in the city sailed down the Delaware River to escape the Patriots, who returned to Philadelphia the day after the British departure.
1811-The term "Coodies" came into the American language. The term Coodies was applied derisively to the faction of the Federalist Party that urged support for the War of 1812, a position highly unpopular with the majority of the party and the population of America, who did not want to go to war. The term derived from the series of pro-war articles written by Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, under the pen name Abimeleck Coody. Verplanck was a distinguished editor, author, and Shakespearean scholar. People who were pro war were considered to have the "Coodies".  The epithet “King Coody” was applied to Rep. Roger Brooke Taney of Maryland, later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
    1812-After much debate in Congress between “hawks” such as Henry Clay and John Calhoun, and “doves” such as John Randolph, Congress issued a declaration of war on Great Britain. The action was prompted primarily by Britain’s violation of America’s rights of the high seas and British incitement of Indian warfare on the frontier. War was seen by some as a way to acquire Florida and Canada. The hostilities ended with the sign of the treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814, Ghent, Belgium.
(Lower half of: )
   1836-- Cynthia Ann Parker, a blue-eyed blonde Caucasian woman, was captured by the Comanche at age nine. When U.S. soldiers found her four years later in a Comanche camp where she was living under the name "Prelock," she refused to return. She said she was happy living as a Comanche. In 1860, she and her infant daughter were captured in a U.S. Army raid and were forcibly detained. She was sent to Parker's father. The infant died soon after capture and Prelock died in 1864, according to legend, by starving herself to death longing to go back to the Comanche way of life. Her eldest son, Quanah, became chief of the Kwahadi tribe which held out against the white man. Some called him the most ferocious Indian who ever lived. In 1875, he suddenly brought his people in and settled near the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma and saw to it that Comanche children went to school and were educated.
    1848-Captain Charles Welsh arrived in San Francisco. He was to build the first brick house in North Beach. A street was later named for him.     1851-The grant or patent of the "Suisun Rancho," was made for military services of Francisco Solano, Indian chief, and a Mexican citizen.
    1855 -  Abby Leach who in 1879 was one of the first women to be enrolled in the Harvard annex, the precursor of Radcliffe College. Later she became head of the Greek Department and very active during Vassar's  formative years.
    1857-Birthday of Henry Clay Folger, Jr., American businessman and industrial who developed one of the finest collections of Shakespeareana in the world and bequeathed it (The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC) to the American people. Born at New York, NY. Died June 11, 1930, at Brooklyn, NY.
    1863 - After repeated acts of insubordination, General Ulysses S. Grant relieves General John McClernand during the siege of Vicksburg, blaming his
dispatches for part of the poor results of the day, storing up another grievance against the political general who had caused him so many aggravations during the campaign.
    1864-At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults.
The pontoon bridge serves to bring supplies, but no victories.
    1864 - Union war hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is severely wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, while leading an attack on a Confederate position. Chamberlain, a college professor from Maine, took a sabbatical to enlist in the Union Army. As commander of the 20th Maine, he earned distinction at Gettysburg when he shored up the Union left flank and helped save Little Round Top for the Federals. His bold counterattack against the Confederates earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. His wound at Petersburg was the most serious of the six he received during the war. Doctors in the field hospital pronounced his injury fatal, and Union General Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to brigadier general as a tribute to his service and bravery. Miraculously, he survived and spent the rest of the Petersburg campaign convalescing at his Maine home. He returned to the Army of the Potomac in time for Lee's surrender at Appomattox, and he was given the honor of accepting the arms of the Confederate infantry. Chamberlain returned to Maine after the war and served four terms as governor. He then became president of Bowdoin College—the institution that had refused to release him for military service—and held the position until 1883. Chamberlain remained active in veterans' affairs and, like many soldiers, attended regimental reunions and kept alive the camaraderie created during the war. He was present for the 50th anniversary of Gettysburg in 1913, one year before he died of an infection from the wound he suffered at Petersburg.
    1873 - Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.
    1877 - Birthday of James Montgomery Flag, Pelham Manor, New York, creator of the illustration of Uncle Sam.
    1878 - The 45th Congress enacted a rider on an Army appropriations bill that became known as the Posse Comitatus Act [Chapter 263, Section 15, U.S. Statutes, Vol. 20.] This act limited active-duty military involvement in civil law enforcement, leaving the Revenue Cutter Service as the only military force consistently charged with federal law enforcement on the high seas and in U.S. waters.  The militia, later to become the National Guard, became available for such duty. The rider prohibited the use of the Army in domestic civilian law enforcement without Constitutional or Congressional authority. The use of the Navy was prohibited by regulation and the rider was amended in 1976 outlawing the use of the Air Force. In 1981, however, new legislation allowed the Secretary of Defense to bring Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps support to civilian authorities in intelligence, equipment, base and research facilities, and related training.
    1892- Macadamia nuts first planted in Hawaii; became a major export item throughout the world
    1900--Birthday of author Laura Z. Hobson who wrote revolutionary novels about social injustices. “Gentleman's Agreement” dealt with anti-Semitism, “Tenth Month” on unwed motherhood, “Consenting Adult” on homosexuality.
    1906-Birthday of Kay Keyser, American bandleader whose band, “Kay Kyser’s Kollege of Musical Knowledge” enjoyed immense popularity during the swing era. He was born James King Kern Kissers in Rocky Mount, NC. A shrewd showman and performer, he said he never learned to read music or play an instrument. Among his hit recordings were “Three Little Fishes,” and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”, a World War II favorite. Kyser retired from show business in 1951 and died at Chapel Hill, SC, July 23, 1985.
    1909-Drummer Ray Bauduc born New Orleans, LA.
    1910-Drummer Ray McKinley, born Ft. Worth, Texas.
    1911-Tenor saxophonist Babe Russin born Pittsburgh, Pa.,,488048,00.html?

    1912—Tennessee University opens as Tennessee A&I State College
    1913-Birthday of Sylvia Porter, American financial journalist, at Patchogue, NY. Her column was syndicated by the Los Angeles Times, reaching 450 newspapers worldwide. She also wrote more than 20 books and was noted for her ability to turn complex economic language into readable prose. Porter died June 6, 1991, at Pound Ridge, NY.
    1913- Tin Pan Alley legend Sammy Cahn was born Samuel Cohen at New York City. He was nominated for 25 Academy Awards and won four times for ” Three Coins in the Fountain” (1954), “All the Way” (1957), “High Hopes” (1959) and “Call Me Irresponsible” (1963). In the late 1940s, he began working with composer Jimmy Van Heusen, and the two in essence were the personal songwriting team for Frank Sinatra. Cahn wrote the greatest number of Sinatra hits, including “Love and Marriage,” “The Second Time Around”, “ High Hopes” and “The Tender Trap.” Sammy Cahn died Jan 15, 1993, at Los Angeles, CA.
    1914-Birthday of country bandleader and songwriter Pee Wee King.
    1915—World famous firefighter “Red” Adair, born Houston, Texas, died August 7, 2004. He became world famous as an innovator in the highly specialized and extremely hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping blazing, erupting oil wells, both land-based and offshore.

    1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic by airplane. After Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927, Amy Phipps Guest, (1873–1959), expressed interest in being the first woman to fly (or be flown) across the Atlantic Ocean. After deciding the trip was too perilous for her to undertake, she offered to sponsor the project, suggesting they find "another girl with the right image." While at work one afternoon in April 1928, Earhart got a phone call from Capt. Hilton H. Railey, who asked her, "Would you like to fly the Atlantic?"
The project coordinators (including book publisher and publicist George P. Putnam) interviewed Earhart and asked her to accompany pilot Wilmer Stultz and copilot/mechanic Louis Gordon on the flight, nominally as a passenger, but with the added duty of keeping the flight log. The team departed Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland in a Fokker F. VIIb/3m on June 17, 1928, landing at Burry Port (near Llanelli), Wales, United Kingdom, exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes later. Since most of the flight was on "instruments" and Earhart had no training for this type of flying, she did not pilot the aircraft. When interviewed after landing, she said, "Stultz did all the flying—had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes." She added, "...maybe someday I'll try it alone While in England, Earhart is reported as receiving a rousing welcome on June 19, 1928, when landing at Woolston in Southampton, England.[53] She flew the Avro Avian 594 Avian III, SN: R3/AV/101 owned by Lady Mary Heath and later purchased the aircraft and had it shipped back to the United States (where it was assigned "unlicensed aircraft identification mark" 7083) When the Stultz, Gordon and Earhart flight crew returned to the United States, they were greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York followed by a reception with President Calvin Coolidge at the White House.
    1934- The first nationwide highway planning survey was authorized by Congress to be made by the Bureau of Public Roads of the Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with state highway departments, to obtain traffic volume, load weight, and other information needed for the national planning of a nationwide system of interstate highways.
    1936- Mobster Charles 'Lucky' Luciano is found guilty on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.
    1937-Birthday of American novelist Gail Godwin, at Birmingham, AL.  Among her books:  “The Odd Woman” and “A Mother & Two Daughters”.

    1938- Babe Ruth wears a Dodger uniform for the first time as a coach. The 'Bambino' also takes batting practice with the team.
    1939 - Birthday of baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Louis Clark “Lou” Brock, El Dorado, AR.
    1942 - Birthday of Paul McCartney, the most commercially-successful former member of the Beatles, at Liverpool, England. McCartney's association with John Lennon began in 1956 when he asked to join Lennon's group, the Quarrymen, which evolved into the Beatles. McCartney began a career on his own in 1969, just before the break-up of the Beatles, by recording a solo album which contained the hit single, "Maybe I'm Amazed." His second album, "Ram," yielded two major hits - "Another Day" and "Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey." In 1971, McCartney formed the band Wings, which stayed together for ten years, longer than the Beatles. With Wings, McCartney had number-one hits with "My Love" in 1973 and "Silly Love Songs" in 1976. In 1982, McCartney released a solo album, "Tug of War," with numerous guest performers. Among them was Stevie Wonder, who sang with McCartney on the hit single "Ebony and Ivory." McCartney, meanwhile, sang on Michael Jackson's "The Girl is Mine," a top ten hit in 1983.
    1942 - The U.S. Navy commissions its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.
    1944--Birthday of American Composer Paul Lansky
    1945---Top Hits
Sentimental Journey - The Les Brown Orchestra (vocal: Doris Day)
Dream - The Pied Pipers
Laura - The Woody Herman Orchestra
At Mail Call Today - Gene Autry
    1945-- Lt. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, killed by Japanese artillery on Okinawa. On April 1, 1945, with his Tenth Army, he had launched the invasion of Okinawa, a strategic Pacific island located midway between Japan and Formosa, now Taiwan. Possession of Okinawa would give the US a base large enough for an invasion of the Japanese home islands. Although there were over 100,000 Japanese defenders on the island, most were deeply entrenched in the island's densely forested interior, and by the evening of 01 April, 60,000 US troops had come safely ashore.
However, on 04 April, Japanese land resistance stiffened and at sea, Kamikaze pilots escalated their deadly suicide attacks on US vessels. Over the next month, the battle raged on land and sea, with the Japanese troops and flyers making the Americans pay dearly for every strategic area of land and water won. On 18 June, with US victory imminent, General Buckner, the hero of Iwo Jima, was killed by Japanese artillery. Three days later, his Tenth Army reached the southern coast of the island, and, on 22 June, Japanese resistance effectively came to an end. Lieutenant General Mitsuru Ushijima, the Japanese commander, with some of his officers and troops, committed suicide rather than surrender.  The US Tenth Army overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, thus ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.
The Japanese lost 120,000 troops in the defense of Okinawa, while the Americans suffered 12,500 dead and 35,000 wounded. Of the thirty-six Allied ships lost, most were destroyed by the 2000 or so Japanese pilots who gave up their lives in Kamikaze missions. With the capture of Okinawa, the Allies prepared for the invasion of Japan, a military operation predicted to be far bloodier than the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe. The plan called for invading the southern island of Kyushu in November of 1945, and the main Japanese island of Honshu in March of 1946.
    1945 - Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower received a tumultuous welcome in Washington, where he addressed a joint session of Congress. Eisenhower went on to meet Pres. Harry Truman and the two men established a warm relationship that later soured. In 2001, Steve Neal authored “Harry and Ike: The Relationship That Remade the Postwar World.”
    1946-Bobby Sherwood Band records “Sherwood’s Forest.”
    1948-Columbia Records begins the first mass production of the 33 1/3 RPM LP. The new format could contain a maximum of 23 minutes of music per side versus the approximately three minutes that could be squeezed on to a 78 RPM disc.
    1950-Brithday of American Composer Frank Ferko, born Barberton, OH.
    1953—Top Hits
Song from Moulin Rouge - The Percy Faith Orchestra
April in Portugal - The Les Baxter Orchestra
I’m Walking Behind You - Eddie Fisher
Take These Chains from My Heart - Hank Williams
    1953-Birthday of Robbie Bachman, drummer for Bachman-Turner Overdrive, at Winnipeg. The Canadian rock band, which also included Robbie's brothers Randy and Tim on guitars, was internationally popular in the 1970's with such hits as "Blue Collar," "Let It Ride," "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet," a 1974 million-seller. At its peak, BTO won many polls and honors in the US, as well as seven Juno Awards.
    1953- Sending 23 batters to the plate at Fenway, the Red Sox enjoy a 17-run and 14-hit seventh inning as they pound the Tigers, 23-3. Sammy White sets a modern major league record scoring three times in the frame and outfielder Gene Stephens collect three hits in the inning to establish an American League record.
    1954 - Albert Patterson was assassinated in Phoenix, Ala. He had recently been elected as attorney general on a platform to crack down on vice. His murder led the governor to call in the National Guard to replace local law enforcement and cleanup the vice. Patterson’s son John filled the attorney general position. He was elected governor in 1958.
    1958--- Connie Francis records "Stupid Cupid”
    1959-- Fats Domino records "I Want To Walk You Home" 
    1959 - A Federal Court annuls the Arkansas law allowing school closings to prevent integration.
    1961---Top Hits
“Moody River” - Pat Boone
“Quarter to Three” - U.S. Bonds
“Tossin’ and Turnin’” - Bobby Lewis
“Hello Walls” - Faron Young
    1963- Three thousand Blacks boycott Boston public schools.
    1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit:  “I Can't Help Myself'' by The Four Tops.
    1966 - Gen. William Westmoreland, senior U.S. military commander in Vietnam, sends a new troop request to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Westmoreland stated that he needed 542,588 troops for the war in Vietnam, an increase of 111,588 men to the number already serving there. In the end, President Johnson acceded to Westmoreland's wishes and dispatched the additional troops to South Vietnam, but the increases were done in an incremental fashion. The highest number of U.S. troops in South Vietnam was 543,500, which was reached in 1969.    1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its debut performance at the Monterey (Calif.) Pop Festival. The Hendrix album, “Electric Ladyland,'' released in 1968, tops Billboard's pop album chart for two weeks.
    1968—Poor People’s Campaign’s Solidarity Day takes place.
    1969---Top Hits
“Get Back” - The Beatles
“Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet” - Henry Mancini
“In the Ghetto” - Elvis Presley
“Running Bear” - Sonny James
    1970 - Wind and rain, and hail up to seven inches deep, caused more than five million dollars damage at Oberlin KS. 
    1976-Electric Light Orchestra's "OLE ELO" goes gold. The LP is a greatest hits collection.
    1976—Birthday of country singer and television personality Blake Shelton, Ada, Oklahoma.
    1977 - Fleetwood Mac worked "Dreams" to the number one spot on the pop music charts this day. It would be the group’s only single to reach number one. Fleetwood Mac placed 18 hits on the charts in the 1970s and 1980s. Nine were top-ten tunes. 
    1977--James Taylor enters the Billboard chart with an update of Jimmy Jones's 1960 #1 hit, "Handy Man". Taylor's version will reach #4. 
    1977---Top Hits
“Dreams” - Fleetwood Mac
“Got to Give It Up (Pt. I)” - Marvin Gaye
“Gonna Fly Now” (Theme from "Rocky") - Bill Conti
“Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)” - Waylon Jennings
    1980-The film, "The Blues Brothers", starring Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi, premieres in New York City. Cameos in the film include Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown and John Lee Hooker.
    1980---One of my favorite movies, if not my favorite: "The Blues Brothers" movie opened in the US and Canada. 
    1983-Dr. Sally Ride, 32-year-old physicist and pilot, functioned as a “mission specialist and became the first American woman in space when she began a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1983. The “near-perfect” mission was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, and landed, June 24, 1983, at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
    1985---Top Hits
“Everybody Wants to Rule the World” - Tears for Fears
“Heaven” - Bryan Adams
“Sussudio” - Phil Collins
“Country Boy” - Ricky Skaggs
   1986-Don Sutton of the California Angels pitched a three-hitter against the Texas Rangers to win the 300th game of his career by the score of 5-1. Sutton pitched in the majors from 1966 to 1988 and finished with 324 victories, most of them with the Dodgers.
    1987 - It was a hot day in the Upper Great Lakes Region. Nine cities in Michigan and Wisconsin reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 90 degrees at Marquette, MI, marked their third straight day of record heat. Severe thunderstorm in the Northern and Central High Plains Region spawned half a dozen tornadoes in Wyoming and Colorado. Wheatridge, CO, was deluged with 2.5 inches of rain in one hour.
    1989 - Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. In Arizona, afternoon highs of 103 degrees at Winslow, 113 degrees at Tucson, and 115 degrees at Phoenix were records for the date.
    1993-- Having sold their label to Polygram three years earlier for half a billion dollars, A&M label founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss announce their intention to leave the company entirely. Begun in 1962, A&M was one of the first artist-owned labels, and the first successful independent label.
    1998 - The Walt Disney Co. becomes an even bigger player on the Internet with the purchase of a 43% stake in Web search engine company Infoseek Corp. Disney plans to launch an Internet portal - a Web site that contains entertainment, news and search capabilities in one location.
    1999- Disney releases the animated feature "Tarzan." The soundtrack features five tracks by Phil Collins, each sung in five different languages -- English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Collins did two versions in Spanish -- one with a Latin American accent and another in Castilian.
    2001- Saying he wants to spend more time with his family, Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. announces he will retire at the end of the season. The two-time MVP will be best remembered for his streak of playing in consecutive 2,632 games. 
    2001- With the time starting when the pitcher enters fair territory, a two-minute limit for warm-up tosses thrown by relievers who come in during an inning is now mandated by the commissioner's office. At the beginning of an inning the allotted warm-up time will be 1:40 unless the game is on national television in which event the time allowed will be increased by 20 seconds.
    2002- In the first major league game to feature four players with 400 career homers, the Cubs beat the Rangers, 4-3, as Alex Gonzalez hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Sammy Sosa (475), Fred McGriff (459) and Juan Gonzalez (401) watched Rafael Palmerio add his 460th home run to the total.
    2005 - After 136 at-bats and 155 plate appearances with the bases full, Derek Jeter hits the first grand slam in his carrier. The Yankees shortstop’s homer ends the longest drought of at bats among current major leaguers without hitting a bases loaded home run.



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