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Wednesday, June 6, 2019

Today's Leasing News Headlines

Jen Mintz Passed Away
   Leasing Veteran
First 2019 Bank Failure AND with Suspicious Reports
    in Very Small Texas Town in Delta County
BSB Leasing Updated on Four Lists
   Funder, Looking for Brokers, New Brokers, Story Credits
Leasing Industry Help Wanted
  Credit Analyst with Franchise Experience/Sales NY or Remote
Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP
Commercial Alternative Finance Company Web Ratings
Only Two Aggregate Funding Sources
   Both Web Sites Traffic were Not Rated by Alexa
ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Expands Its Digital Strategy
   With Closing of BoeFly Acquisition
Mixed Breed (Mutt)
  Baltimore, Maryland  Adopt a Dog
Allan Levine at Annual NEFA Crab Feast
   Baltimore, MD Thursday, June 13th  5:00pm to 8:00pm
News Briefs---
FTD files for bankruptcy protection
   but flower deliveries will continue
Billboard campaign to take on Georgia chicken industry
  by animal welfare group
Mueller Report a wake-up call to tech industry, users
  Anyone who logs into online services should be concerned

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Top Ten Stories Chosen by Readers | Top Stories last six months (Be Careful of Doing Business)
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Jen Mintz Passed Away
Leasing Veteran

Jennifer Cara Mintz
October 30, 1969 - May 30, 2019 (Age 49)

"Jen Mintz, a pioneer in the small ticket leasing industry passed away this week. She headed the most profitable segment of Advanta Leasing in the 1990s. The group she managed specialized in dishwashing machines, pressure washers and commercial cleaning equipment.

"More recently, she worked in finance for Oracle in Southern New Jersey. She was hired by Linda Kester and mentored by Gary Shivers, now President of Navitas Leasing.

"She will be missed."

Brian Cornell
Bear Mountain Leasing

From Linda P. Kester:
”I’m heartbroken. Jen was one in a million. She was a true equipment finance professional and an incredibly kind human being. What I will always remember about Jen, perhaps even more than her high intellect, was her loyalty. She stood up for the people she loved, and she was always in my corner. I’m grateful for her friendship over the past 27 years. Sending my heartfelt condolences to her family.”

LinkedIn Biography:
Jennifer Mintz, January, 2012, was named Program Manager, North & Latin America for Oracle, Financial. Previously, she was Director of Sales Administration and Project Management, LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (2007 - January, 2012); Consultant, Xerox (2007, less than a year); Director of Avaya SMBS Sales, The CIT Group (2003 - 2008); Small Ticket Leasing Manager, Commerce Commercial Leasing, LLC; Director of Sales, Advanta (1991 - 2010). Education: CPD, Strategy & Management (2005 - 2007).  Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology & Business (1987 - 1991).

Bradly & Stow Funeral Home Obituary:
JENNIFER CARA MINTZ of Delran, NJ, Program Manager, North & Latin America for Oracle Financial, passed on May 30, 2019. She was 49 years of age. Beloved daughter of Susan and Jeffry Mintz. She was born in New York City and grew up in Mount Laurel, NJ. She graduated Lenape High School in 1987, and received her BS from Penn State University in 1991. She received her CPD in Strategy & Management from Wharton in 2007. She is survived by her mother, sister Melanie Mintz Butcher, brother-in-law Gregg Butcher, nieces Maya, Alex, and Addison Butcher, brother Jonathan Mintz, sister-in-law Sarah Kolitz, and niece Rachel Mintz-Kolitz. Known as “A.J.”, she adored and was adored by her nieces. A special part of her life was the many years she spent at Camp Matollionequay (YMCA of the Pines) as both a camper and counselor. Jennifer’s endearing personality brought her lasting friendships in all areas of her life. She loved to travel, and especially enjoyed visits to Napa Valley wine country. A celebration of her life will be held in the month of June in place of a funeral (more details to follow). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the YMCA of the Pines Scholarship Fund to benefit girls wishing to attend Camp Matollionequay (attention: Suzette Belz, in memory of Jennifer Mintz; YMCA of the Pines, 1303 Stokes Rd, Medford, NJ 08055). (

Services to be Announced.


First 2019 Bank Failure AND with Suspicious Reports
in Very Small Texas Town in Delta County

The first bank to fail this year was Enloe State Bank, Cooper, Texas, now closed. Legend Bank, N.A., Bowie, Texas, will assume the insured deposits of The Enloe State Bank. The bank was founded in 1928. The last bank failure was Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago, Illinois on December 15, 2017. The last failure in Texas was Texas Community Bank, N.A., in The Woodlands, Texas on December 13, 2013.

American Banker reports there were suspicious circumstances in the failure of Enloe State Bank. “Someone reportedly was burning paper at the Texas bank on a recent Saturday night and a state regulator cited ‘insider fraud and abuse’ after Enloe was closed.”  Right now it is speculation, perhaps best outlined in a report from (1)

As of March 31, 2019, The Enloe State Bank had total assets of $36.7 million and total deposits of $31.3 million, of which there were approximately $500,000 that exceeded FDIC insurance limits. This estimate is likely to change once the FDIC obtains additional information from these customers.

The FDIC preliminarily estimates that the failure will cost its Deposit Insurance Fund about $27 million. The estimate will change over time as the assets are sold.

Banknet report shows the bank specialized in agricultural loans.

Cooper, Texas had a population was 1,969 as of 2010.  Speculation is the population has decreased since then. The median household income for the city of Cooper was $27,531 Wikipedia reports, "In 1926, however, the region's cotton crop failed, devastating the local economy. Many businesses were forced to close, including the railroad, and the city's population plummeted. Although Cooper began to recover during the mid-1930s, many people who left did not return, and the city never fully recovered. The local economy continued to rely on the growing of cotton as the main economy into the 1960s, until it began to shift to wheat growing in the early 1970s. The population of Cooper has been on a slow decline since the 1970s.",_Texas

 (1) Speculation as to demise of bank:



BSB Leasing Updated on Four Lists
Funder, Looking for Brokers, New Brokers, Story Credits

In Business Since 
Leasing Association
BSB Leasing, Inc.
1992 Colorado, Hawaii
Don Meyerson, Pres.

Steve Crane, CLFP
VP, Commercial Division
Vicki Shimkus, CLFP 
West Coast Brokers
(click here for further description)
$10,000 Minimum Application Only to $250,000 Financial Statement Transaction Up to $1MM Business Loans Up to $500K

A -Accepts Broker Business | B -Requires Broker be Licensed
| C -Sub-Broker Program | D -"Private label Program" | E - Also "in house" salesmen

Funders List "A"

Story Credit Lessors

Funders Looking for Broker Business

Funders Looking for Brokers New in Business



 Leasing Industry Help Wanted


Sales Makes it Happen by Scott Wheeler, CLFP


Originators in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry have many challenges and, at times, they accumulate into a challenging week. You know the type: your big transaction does not get approved, equipment delivery on a deal that needs to fund this month gets postponed for 30 days, and a vendor calls to inform you that they have just signed an exclusivity agreement with your biggest competitor. Every originator experiences challenging weeks. What do top originators do to overcome these adversities? Top originators focus on the positives and look toward the future. They pull themselves up by their bootstraps and move on.

Below are a few cures for a challenging week:

  • Immediately go out and find a few new deals. There are plenty of vendors and clients that need your services.
  • Reflect on the week and make sure that you have internalized the lessons learned. You certainly don't want to make the same mistake twice.
  • Focus on what you do best - revisit the basics and sell to your strengths. Get some quick wins under your belt to rebuild your confidence.
  • Success is filled with minor setbacks. Success is based upon your positive reactions to minor bumps in the road and your ability to move forward.
  • Don't dwell on the past. Reflect, learn, and move forward - stronger and more confident than ever before.

Every top producer in the commercial equipment leasing and finance industry has had setbacks in the past. However, the industry is strong. There is plenty of business to cultivate and win in today's market. Go out and win your fair share.

Move Forward

Order via Amazon:  

Scott A. Wheeler, CLFP
Wheeler Business Consulting
1314 Marquis Ct.
Fallston, Maryland 21047
Phone: 410 877 0428
Fax: 410 877 8161

Sales Makes it Happen articles:



Commercial Alternative Finance Company Web Ratings

None were ranked 1,000 or better, the criteria to be in the top ten.

OnDeck Alexa USA Rank: 24,383
Referring Domains’: 2,191

Rapid Finance USA Rank: 114,956
825 Referring Domains

Channel Partners: Not Rated
Referring Domains: 73

(Note: These were the only three commercial alternative finance companies that responded with information to be listed in Leasing News. It should be mentioned they are advertisers here. Editor)

To compare to top eight leasing companies Alexa rankings:

Commercial Alternative Finance Company List

There is no advertising fee or charge for a listing. They are “free.” Leasing News makes no endorsement of any of the companies listed, except they have qualified to be on this specific list.

This list will appear on the website as well as in the News Edition, from time to time, particularly when updated, as well as utilized when Leasing News is asked for a referral or has a good reputation.

To qualify for this list, the company must be a "funder" and not a "Broker."  The company may sell off its portfolio from time to time, but the definition is for a company or financial institution where 50% or more of its business is from actually "funding" transactions themselves, where they are on "recourse." Every non-public company' banker and/or investor(s) are contacted to verify this.

Leasing News reserves the right to not list a company who does not meet these qualifications.

This is for commercial business only, no consumer transactions, and products offered to list include, Bridge Loans, Business Loans Factoring, Capital Leasing, Lines of Credit, Merchant Advance, Trade/PO Financing, Working Capital.

In Business Since 
Leasing Association
Products Offered

Chris Sandoval

US, Canada and Australia
$5,000 to $500,000
Term Loans, Buiness Lines of Credit

Rapid Finance
T.J. Sitzler
Partner Relationship Manager
Mobile: 703-431-7237

$5,000 to $1,000,000
Bridge Loans, Factor, Leasing, Lines of Credit, Merchant Advance, Trade/PO Financing/Working Capital

Channel Partners Capital
Adam Peterson

$10,000 to $250,000
Working Capital Products

A -Accepts Broker Business | B -Requires Broker be Licensed 
| C -Sub-Broker Program| D - Also "in house" salesmen

To join the list, email:



Only Two Aggregate Funding Sources
Both Web Sites Traffic were Not Rated by Alexa

These are online companies that connect via Financial Technology to funders of business loans, leasing, working capital, and other finance methods to secure credit approval that meet the criteria of the funder that they represent as well as being the most attractive rate and terms for the applicant.

The list is down to two; one licensed in California and one not. In 2000, there were 23 such companies. There are many alternate finance companies with many sources but they do not qualify as an Aggregate Funding Source.

Leasing News reported in February, 2019, Capital Relay was no longer online and not licensed in California, therefore was taken off the list.

LeaseQ, Burlington, Massachusetts was purchased by TimePayment, Burlington, Massachusetts, the end of January, this year.  In the press release that follows, they announce the acquisition, and state, "LeaseQ’s marketplace will continue to operate under the LeaseQ brand while the underlying technology is integrated into TimePayment’s product offerings."  It is therefore removed from this list.

 Vernon Tirey, co-founder and CEO of LeaseQ, resigned September, 2018, and after the company was sold the end of January, this year,  other employees left, according to a well informed source. (1)

These companies have several funders "where funders compete." 
Capfundnow is not licensed in California, according to the Department of Business Oversight. Zoominfo states they are located in Hauppauge, New York, with 11 employees. 

This company appeals to vendors, sellers of equipment. 
Currency Capital is licensed as CFL (Lender and Broker)

(1) Vernon Tirey Announcement



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ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. Expands Its Digital Strategy
With Closing of BoeFly Acquisition

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 03, 2019  -- ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNOB) (the “Company” or “ConnectOne”), parent company of ConnectOne Bank (the “Bank”), today announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of New York/Boston-based BoeFly, LLC. BoeFly’s online business lending marketplace helps connect small- to medium-size businesses with professional loan brokers and lenders across the United States. 

Frank Sorrentino, ConnectOne’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "With the successful acquisition of BoeFly’s innovative online platform, dynamic patented technology and FinTech-focused entrepreneurial team, we see a great opportunity to expand and diversify ConnectOne’s revenue streams while strengthening our digital bank strategy and our competitive position.

“We look forward to a seamless transition working with BoeFly’s employees, clients, partners and participating lenders.”

The BoeFly business unit will be led by Michael Rozman, a co-founder of BoeFly and formerly its CEO.

As President of ConnectOne’s BoeFly subsidiary, Mr. Rozman will report directly to Frank Sorrentino. BoeFly will operate within ConnectOne as an independent brand and the Company is committed to maintaining and building upon the business model and relationships that have supported its success.

About ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.
ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., through its subsidiary, ConnectOne Bank offers a full suite of both commercial and consumer banking and lending products and services through its 29 banking offices located in New York and New Jersey. ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the trading symbol "CNOB," and information about ConnectOne may be found at

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Mixed Breed (Mutt)
Baltimore, Maryland  Adopt a Dog

Snookie (Henny)

ID #41837951
Age: 1 year
Size: 44 lbs.
Color: Brown/TFan
Declawed: No
House Trained: Unknown
Location: Dogie Den
Intake Date: 6/2/2019

Adoption Application:

Baltimore Animal Rescue & Core Shelter
301 Stockholm Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Hours of Business
Monday-Friday: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m

Adopt a Pet


Allan Levine at Annual NEFA Crab Feast
Baltimore, MD Thursday, June 13th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Allan Levine, Partner, MADI$ON CAPITAL, will be covering the Captain James Crabhouse feast for Leasing News. Previous Editor, EAEL Newsletter and contributing writer here, will be in special form, taking photographs, too.

Over 60+ people have already registered...why not join them?

Next week, equipment finance professionals will be crackin' crabs at one of the industry’s longest running and most popular networking events.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 5PM – 8PM
Location: Captain James Crabhouse

Questions? Contact one of your event hosts:
Kim King: NEFA | (847) 380-5053 
Patty McDevitt: NEFA | (847) 380-5052 
Nancy Pistorio, CLFP: Madison Capital, LLC | P: (443) 796-7325
Scott Wheeler, CLFP: Wheeler Business Consulting | P: (410) 877-0428


News Briefs----

FTD files for bankruptcy protection,
   but flower deliveries will continue

Billboard campaign to take on Georgia chicken industry
  by animal welfare group

Mueller Report a wake-up call to tech industry, users
Anyone who logs into online services that disseminate info should be concerned



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Animation: U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales (2010-19)


Life Is Like Playing Basketball

 - Poem by Champs Ulysses Cabinatan

Life is like playing basketball
dribble, run, walk, jump and shoot.
play without a ball and a goal
and the game will be pointless
so keep an eye on the ball and focus on the goal
dribble, sweat, give energy and effort
and play with enthusiasm and joy.



Sports Briefs---

The Free Agent Your NBA Team Most Needs to Re-Sign This Summer

Warriors' Kevin Durant Out for NBA Finals Game 3;
   'Ramping Up' Workouts

Look How Raptors Guarded Steph
This video shows Toronto using box-and-one defense


California Nuts Briefs---

Number of Homeless People Jumps 12% Across L.A. County
    to Nearly 59,000

California prison guards get a raise in tentative deal
    with Gavin Newsom’s administration

Downtown San Jose mega campus takes shape near convention center

Remote Mendocino Restaurant Tapped
    in First Ever California Michelin Guide



“Gimme that Wine”

Auction Napa Valley raises nearly $12M

A la carte: Special bites, sips, on the menu in Sonoma this Weekend

How One Grapegrower Helps Her Grape Buyers
    and Winemakers Be Successful

Cooperages 1912 and the Boswell Family
     Donate $250,000 to the JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture at Cal Poly

Wineries strike gold at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

E&J Gallo Winery CIO Drives Digital Innovation in Wine

Free Wine App

Wine Prices by vintage

US/International Wine Events

Leasing News Wine & Spirits Page


This Day in History

     1637 - The English and their Mohegan allies slaughtered as many as 600 Pequot Indians in the Connecticut colony. The survivors were parceled out to other tribes. Those given to the Mohegans eventually became the Mashantucket Pequots. 
    1752 - Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity. 
    1794 – Congress prohibited citizens from serving in foreign armed forces 
    1805 – The first recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley,” in Southern Illinois.
    1817 – The first Great Lakes steamer, Frontenac, was launched.
    1836 - Birthday of Mr. Leslie, a Woman, who willed Feminism $2 million. After the bankruptcy and death of her husband Frank, Miriam Florence Folline Leslie (d. 1914) rebuilt the Leslie publishing empire, changed her name officially to Mrs. Frank Leslie and willed $2 million to Carrie Chapman Catt personally to forward the cause of women's suffrage. History was advanced by the bequest. It would cost Catt more than a million dollars in legal fees to fight the family challenge. (The family ignored the fact that Miriam helped build and then single-handedly rebuilt the publishing empire and earned the money herself). The challenges left women's suffrage with about $800,000.  Catt used the money to set up a wonderful publicity and information bureau named after Leslie. Newspapers, magazines, and leaflets went out to millions of people swaying them to support women's suffrage and organizing them. It was the greatest publicity blitz in the history of this nation - and perhaps the world. After Mr. Frank died broke in 1880, Miriam, who had personally edited several of the publications, took over the management of the floundering publishing empire and gained the title of the "Joan of Arc of American publishing." The Leslie publishing empire consisted of a number of weekly and monthly magazines, the most successful and popular publications of their time. They supported the Leslies luxuriously. Leslie became a legendary party hostess and her life was as intricate as any fiction. She started off on the stage in an act that starred the legendary Lola Montez. She married a Leslie publications editor and before her divorce, shared her life and her husband's home with publisher Frank Leslie whom she eventually married in a renowned ménage a trois. After Leslie's death, she was married for a short time to the brother of Oscar Wilde. The details of the Leslie Legacy and how Catt used the money can be found in the Leslie documents in the WiiN library. 
    1848 - Army officer John C. Fremont submitted his "Geographical Memoir" to the US Senate where the SF Bay entrance was called Chrysopylae (Golden Gate). He had in mind the Chrysoceras (Golden Horn) of Constantinople, and suggested that the SF Bay would be advantageous for commerce. 
    1850 – Pat Garrett, (1850-1908) famous for killing Billy the Kid, was born in Cussetta, AL.  On November 7, 1880, Garrett was appointed Sheriff of Lincoln County, NM, charged with tracking down an alleged friend, Henry McCarty, and William Harrison Bonney, better known as "Billy the Kid". On July 14, 1881, Garrett came upon Bonney at a home and shot him twice, killing him almost instantly. 
    1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery serial, “Uncle Tom's Cabin,” or “Life Among the Lowly,” started a ten-month run in the “National Era” abolitionist newspaper. Although the small weekly had a very small circulation, the copy was passed around, and became so popular a Boston publisher compiled it into a book and published it in March, 1852. Many to this day claim it as the major cause of the Civil War, which was in reality brewing for over fifty years as each new state or territory entered the Union and was to be voted a “free” or “slave” territory or state. 
    1859 - Frost was reported from Iowa to New England. The temperature dipped to 25 degrees in New York State, and up to two inches of snow blanketed Ohio. The cold and snow damaged the wheat crop. 
    1864 - Union forces under General David Hunter rout a Confederate force led by General William "Grumble" Jones, giving the North their first real success in the 1864 Shenandoah campaign, the Battle of Piedmont.  Six hundred soldiers were killed or wounded, and another 1,000 were captured; the Yankees lost 800. Rebel opposition evaporated, and Hunter entered Staunton the next day. The victory cleared the way for Union occupation of the upper Shenandoah Valley. 
    1865 - The first safe deposit vault was opened in New York. The charge was $1.50 a year for every $1,000 that was stored. 
    1872 - Seeking to test for women the citizenship and voting rights extended to black males under the 14th and 15th amendments, Susan B. Anthony led a group of women who registered and voted at a Rochester, NY election. She was arrested, tried and sentenced to pay a fine. She refused to do so and was allowed to go free by a judge who feared she would appeal to a higher court. 
    1875 - Pacific Stock Exchange formally opened 
    1876 - Bananas become popular in the U.S., after the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia 
    1877 - New York passed the first Margarine Law, “an act for the protection of dairymen and to prevent deception in sales of butter.” (Which is butter, can you tell the difference?).  In 1872, Alfred Paraf of New York City organized the Oleo-Margarine Manufacturing Company. In 1873, he obtained a patent on his process for purifying and separating fats. In 1911, Procter and Gamble introduced Crisco, “a creamy-white all-vegetable shortening, odorless and tasteless, made from cottonseed oil.” We were off to artificial foods. 
    1878 – Pancho Villa (1878-1923) was born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula in Durango, Mexico.  A prominent Mexican Revolutionary general, he terrorized northern Mexico and crossed into New Mexico and Texas in the mid 19-teens.  Army General John J. Pershing tried unsuccessfully to capture Villa in a nine-month pursuit that ended when the United States entered into World War I and Pershing was recalled.  It wasn’t until 1923, essentially semi-retired in Mexico, when he was killed in an ambush outside Parral, Chihuahua, the state of which he was once Governor. 
    1883 – John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) was born in Cambridge, England.  A British economist whose ideas fundamentally affected the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics and the economic policies of governments, he built on and greatly refined earlier work on the causes of business cycles, and he is widely considered to be one of the most influential economists of the 20th century and a founder of modern macroeconomics.  His ideas are known as Keynesian economics.  In the 1930s, in the midst of the Great Depression, Keynes spearheaded a revolution in economic thinking, challenging neoclassical economics that held that free markets would, in the short to medium term, automatically provide full employment, as long as workers were flexible in their wage demands. Keynes instead argued that aggregate demand determined the overall level of economic activity and that inadequate aggregate demand could lead to prolonged periods of high unemployment. According to Keynesian economics, state intervention was necessary to moderate "boom and bust" cycles of economic activity, using fiscal and monetary policies to mitigate the adverse effects of economic recessions and depressions. Following the outbreak of World War II, Keynes' ideas concerning economic policy were adopted by leading Western economies. Keynes died in 1946, but during the 1950s and 1960s, the success of Keynesian economics resulted in almost all capitalist governments adopting its policy recommendations.  What are the odds the two of history’s most influential thinkers on economics, Keynes and Adam Smith, would share the same birthday 160 years apart?  
    1884 - Civil War hero General William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." 
    1895 - William Boyd (1895-1972) was born at Hendrysburg, OH. Boyd went to Hollywood in 1919 and got a job as a film extra. His first major starring role was in “The Volga Boatman” (1926). In 1935, he got the role of Hopalong Cassidy in a series of popular westerns. He made 66 of these films between 1935 and 1948. Some of them were edited and shown on television. Boyd then made some episodes especially for TV. This was one of the most popular early television shows in the early 1950's where we all wore black, white cowboy hats, and two six guns on our belt. For two points, name two of Hoppy's sidekick? (he had several). Three extra points, the name of his horse? Now, don't use the internet---use your memory.   [Coincidence:  While at Cornell in the mid-1960s, the campus radio station, WVBR for Very Best Radio, held trivia contests…long before Trivial Pursuit came out.  One night the question was “Name Hopalong Cassidy’s sidekicks not named Gabby Hayes, and name his horse.”  The sidekicks were guessed almost immediately but it took four nights before his horse was identified – Topper!  And my lunch box in kindergarten was a Hopalong Cassidy!]
    1899 - Birthday of drummer Paul Barbarin (1899-1969), New Orleans, LA. 
    1907 - Automatic washer and dryer are introduced 
    1911 - Cornetist Pete Daily (1911-86) was born Portland, IN.
    1912 - US marines invaded Cuba (3rd time). 
    1916 - In Cleveland, Babe Ruth, pitching for the Red Sox, shut out the Indians, 5-0, on five hits, extending his streak to 24 straight scoreless innings. He also went 2 for 3 at the plate. 
    1917 – Conscription began in the United States as "Army registration day."
    1919 - Birthday of Richard McClure Scarry (1919-94) at Boston, MA.  Author and illustrator of children's books. Two widely known books of the more than 250 Scarry authored are “Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever” (1965) and “Richard Scarry's Pleases and Thank You” (1973). The pages are crowded with small animal characters that lived like humans. More than 100 million copies of his books sold worldwide.
    1920 – Marion Motley (1920-99) was born in Leesburg, GA.  Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1998, Motley still holds the career record for fullbacks with a 5.7 yards per carry average.  He is generally regarded as the first fullback in pro football to be used for all downs rather than short yardage and just blocking.  He was a member of the Cleveland Browns, first of the All-American Football Conference, then the NFL after the merger.  In 1946, he and Bill Willis became two of the first African-Americans to play professional football in the modern era. In every year (1946-53) he played for the Browns, they were in either the AAFC or NFL Championship games, winning in 1946-50.
    1922 - Birthday of drummer Specs Powell (1922-2007), New York City.

    1924 - Ernst F. W. Alexanderson transmitted the first facsimile message across the Atlantic Ocean. 
    1926 - Singer Bill Hayes was born in Harvey, Illinois. He had a number one hit in 1955 with "The Ballad of Davy Crockett," outselling a version by Fess Parker, star of the Disney movie. Coonskin hats were big that year.  Hayes was also a singer on the Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca variety show “Your Show of Shows” in the early 1950s. 
    1932 - Birthday of pianist Pete Jolly (1932-2004) was born Peter Cergioli in New Haven, CT. 
    1933 – President Roosevelt signed the bill that took the US off of the gold standard
    1934 - President Roosevelt signed the Securities Exchange Act that established the SEC. Wall Street had operated almost unfettered since the end of the eighteenth century. However, the stock market crash of 1929 necessitated regulation of the exchanges. The Securities Exchange Commission is composed of five members appointed by the President. 
    1937 - War Admiral, a son of Man O' War, became the fourth horse to win the Triple Crown when he captured the Belmont Stakes by three lengths over Sceneshifter.  Ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, War Admiral covered the 1 ½ miles in 2:238.3. Pompoon, second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, finished out of the money. 
    1937 - Henry Ford initiated a 32-hour work week at all Ford plants.
    1939 - Gary U.S. Bonds’ birthday, singer, songwriter, born Gary Levone Anderson in Jacksonville, FL.  Bonds' first hit was the song "New Orleans", which was followed by "Not Me", a flop for Bonds but later a hit for The Orlons, and then by his only number one hit, "Quarter to Three" in June, 1961. "Quarter To Three" sold one million records, earning a gold disc.  Subsequent hits, under his modified name, included "School Is Out" (#5), "Dear Lady Twist" (#9), "School Is In" (#28) and "Twist, Twist, Señora" (#10) in the early 1960s. 
    1940 – The first synthetic rubber tire was exhibited in Akron, OH.
    1941 - Trumpet player Roy Eldridge with the Gene Krupa Band records "After You've Gone" (Okeh Records.) 
    1941 – Robert Kraft, owner of the six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, was born in Brookline, MA.
    1942 - Sammy Kaye and his Swing and Sway Orchestra record the classic "I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen" for Victor Records. 
    1942 – An explosion at the Elwood Ordnance Plant near Joliet, IL killed 54 
    1942 - *FLEMING, RICHARD E., Medal of Honor 
Rank and organization: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Born: 2 November 1917, St. Paul, Minn. Appointed from: Minnesota. Citation: For extraordinary heroism and conspicuous intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty as Flight Officer, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241, during action against enemy Japanese forces in the battle of Midway on 4 and 5 June 1942. When his Squadron Commander was shot down during the initial attack upon an enemy aircraft carrier, Capt. Fleming led the remainder of the division with such fearless determination that he dove his own plane to the perilously low altitude of 400 feet before releasing his bomb. Although his craft was riddled by 179 hits in the blistering hail of fire that burst upon him from Japanese fighter guns and antiaircraft batteries, he pulled out with only 2 minor wounds inflicted upon himself. On the night of 4 June, when the squadron commander lost his way and became separated from the others, Capt. Fleming brought his own plane in for a safe landing at its base despite hazardous weather conditions and total darkness. The following day, after less than 4 hours' sleep, he led the second division of his squadron in a coordinated glide-bombing and dive-bombing assault upon a Japanese battleship. Undeterred by a fateful approach glide, during which his ship was struck and set afire, he grimly pressed home his attack to an altitude of 500 feet, released his bomb to score a near miss on the stern of his target, then crashed to the sea in flames. His dauntless perseverance and unyielding devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. 
    1942 - Bobby Sherwood Band records “Elks' Parade” (Cap 107). 
    1943 - Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, won the Belmont Stakes with a wire-to-wire performance. Fairly Manhurst was a distant second, 30 lengths behind. Count Fleet, the heavy favorite, thus became the sixth horse to win racing’s Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont. 
    1943 - The L.A. Zoot Suit Riot continues with attacks on all "pachuco"-looking males. A group of musicians leaving the Aztec Recording Company on Third and Main Streets are attacked. Attorney Manuel Ruíz and other Mexican American professionals meet with city officials. Carey McWilliams calls California Attorney General Robert Kenny to encourage Governor Earl Warren to appoint an investigatory commission. 
    1944 - More than 1,000 British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries placed at the Normandy assault area. At the same time, an Allied armada headed for the Normandy beaches in Operation Neptune, an attempt to capture the port at Cherbourg. But that was not all. In order to deceive the Germans, phony operations were run; dummy parachutists and radar-jamming devices were dropped into strategically key areas so as to make German radar screens believe there was an Allied convoy already on the move. One dummy parachute drop succeeded in drawing an entire German infantry regiment away from its position just six miles from the actual Normandy landing beaches. All this effort was to scatter the German defenses and make way for Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy.   Also, General Eisenhower decided that the invasion would be tomorrow, the 6th of June.
    1944 - VANCE, LEON R., Jr., (Air Mission) Medal of Honor 
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Corps, 489th Bomber Group. Place and date: Over Wimereaux. France, 5 June 1944. Entered service at. Garden City, N.Y. Born: 11 August 1916, Enid, Okla. G.O. No. 1, 4 January 1 945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 5 June 1944, when he led a Heavy Bombardment Group, in an attack against defended enemy coastal positions in the vicinity of Wimereaux, France. Approaching the target, his aircraft was hit repeatedly by antiaircraft fire which seriously crippled the ship, killed the pilot, and wounded several members of the crew, including Lt. Col. Vance, whose right foot was practically severed. In spite of his injury, and with 3 engines lost to the flak, he led his formation over the target, bombing it successfully. After applying a tourniquet to his leg with the aid of the radar operator, Lt. Col. Vance, realizing that the ship was approaching a stall altitude with the 1 remaining engine failing, struggled to a semi-upright position beside the copilot and took over control of the ship. Cutting the power and feathering the last engine he put the aircraft in glide sufficiently steep to maintain his airspeed. Gradually losing altitude, he at last reached the English coast, whereupon he ordered all members of the crew to bail out as he knew they would all safely make land. But he received a message over the interphone system which led him to believe 1 of the crewmembers was unable to jump due to injuries; so he made the decision to ditch the ship in the channel, thereby giving this man a chance for life. To add further to the danger of ditching the ship in his crippled condition, there was a 500-pound bomb hung up in the bomb bay. Unable to climb into the seat vacated by the copilot, since his foot, hanging on to his leg by a few tendons, had become lodged behind the copilot's seat, he nevertheless made a successful ditching while lying on the floor using only aileron and elevators for control and the side window of the cockpit for visual reference. On coming to rest in the water the aircraft commenced to sink rapidly with Lt. Col. Vance pinned in the cockpit by the upper turret which had crashed in during the landing. As it was settling beneath the waves an explosion occurred which threw Lt. Col. Vance clear of the wreckage. After clinging to a piece of floating wreckage until he could muster enough strength to inflate his life vest he began searching for the crewmember that he believed to be aboard. Failing to find anyone he began swimming and was found approximately 50 minutes later by an Air-Sea Rescue craft. By his extraordinary flying skill and gallant leadership, despite his grave injury, Lt. Col. Vance led his formation to a successful bombing of the assigned target and returned the crew to a point where they could bail out with safety. His gallant and valorous decision to ditch the aircraft in order to give the crewmember he believed to be aboard a chance for life exemplifies the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces. 
    1944 - The first B-29 bombing raid hit the Japanese rail line in Bangkok, Thailand.  It was the B-29 Enola Gay that dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan a year later, bringing the empire to its knees.
    1945 - HARR, HARRY R., Medal of Honor 
Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Company D, 124th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Maglamin, Mindanao, Philippine Islands, 5 June 1945. Entered service at: East Freedom, Pa. Birth: Pine Croft, Pa. G.O. No.: 28, 28 March 1946. Citation: He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. In a fierce counterattack, the Japanese closed in on his machinegun emplacement, hurling hand grenades, 1 of which exploded under the gun, putting it out of action and wounding 2 of the crew. While the remaining gunners were desperately attempting to repair their weapon another grenade landed squarely in the emplacement. Quickly realizing he could not safely throw the unexploded missile from the crowded position, Cpl. Harr unhesitatingly covered it with his body to smother the blast. His supremely courageous act, which cost him his life, saved 4 of his comrades and enabled them to continue their mission. 
    1945 - The Allied Control Council, the military occupation governing body of Germany, formally assumed power.
    1945 - Stan Kenton Band swings Tara theme on “Southern Scandal,” Capitol. 
    1947 - In a speech at Harvard, Secretary of State George C. Marshall called for economic aid to war-torn Europe in what became known as The Marshall Plan.
    1948 - Top Hits 
“Nature Boy” - Nat King Cole 
“Toolie Oolie Doolie” - The Andrews Sisters 
“Baby Face” - The Art Mooney Orchestra 
“Texarkana Baby” - Eddy Arnold 
    1948 – Richie Ashburn of the Philadelphia Phillies hit safely for the 23rd consecutive game in a Phillies 6-5 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, setting a National League record for rookies. Benito Santiago will break the record by hitting safely in 34 straight games in 1987.
    1952 – In the first nationally-televised sporting event, ‘Jersey' Joe Walcott defended his heavyweight-boxing title by out-pointing Ezzard Charles in Philadelphia. Jersey Joe would lose the heavyweight crown four months later to Rocky Marciano. 
    1954 - Birthday of drummer Peter Erskine, Somers Point, NJ 
    1955 – The Yankees’ Mickey Mantle hit a 550’ HR off the White Sox Billy Pierce.
    1956 - Top Hits 
“The Wayward Wind” - Gogi Grant 
“Standing on the Corner” - The Four Lads 
“I'm in Love Again” - Fats Domino 
“Blue Suede Shoes” - Carl Perkins 
    1956 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theatre." Elvis sang "Heartbreak Hotel," his number one hit. Berle loved it, and even swung his hips afterwards. The TV critics called Elvis' appearance on the show “a bad joke.” One major critic said his performance looked “like the mating dance of an aborigine.” When Presley later appeared on Ed Sullivan's show, he was shown only from the waist up. 
    1956 – Kenny G was born Kenneth Bruce Gorelick in Seattle. 
    1957 - New York narcotics investigator, Dr. Herbert Berger, urged the AMA to investigate the use of stimulating drugs by athletes. 
    1958 - The L.P. "Johnny Mathis' Greatest Hits" went to number 1 in the US. It stayed on the charts for 490 weeks, setting a longevity record that would not be broken until the 1980s by Pink Floyd's, "Dark Side of the Moon." 
    1958 – The Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox, 12-5.  In the 3d inning Mickey Mantle legged out an inside-the-park HR, his third in the MONTH!
    1959 - Bob Zimmerman graduated from high school in Hibbing, MN, the same year I graduated from University High School in West Los Angeles. Zimmerman was known as a greaser to classmates in the remote rural community because of his long sideburns and leather jacket. Soon, Zimmerman would be performing at coffee houses at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and later, in Greenwich Village in New York City. He would also change his name to Bob Dylan (after poet Dylan Thomas, so the story goes). 
    1959 – Dick Stuart of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first player in the history of Forbes Field to homer over the centerfield fence, 457 feet away.
    1960 - Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" entered the pop charts, eventually making it to number one. The flip side, "That's All You Gotta Do," also turned out to be a sizeable hit. 
    1961 - The American Basketball League, a short-lived challenger to the NBA, adopted a three-point field goal, an innovation that was later approved successively by the NBA, American Basketball Association, the BMA and the NCAA. 
    1963 - The first African-Americans graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, receiving their Bachelor of Science degrees: Charles Vernon Bush, Isaac Sanders Payne IV, and Roger Bernard Sims. 
    1963 - Protesters against the arrest of Ayatollah Khomeini by the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, generated masses of angry demonstrators who are confronted by tanks and paratroopers.
    1964 - Top Hits 
“Love Me Do” - The Beatles 
“Chapel of Love” - The Dixie Cups 
“Love Me with All Your Heart” - The Ray Charles Singers 
“My Heart Skips a Beat” - Buck Owens 
    1965 – Jeff Spicoli’s favorite song, “Wooly Booly” by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs hit #1.
    1966 - Video clips of the Beatles performing "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" were shown on the "Ed Sullivan Show." 
    1967 - New franchises in the National Hockey League were awarded to the Minnesota North Stars, the California Golden Seals and the Los Angeles Kings. The North Stars moved to Dallas in the mid-1990s and the Golden Seals to Cleveland to become the Barons before merging with the North Stars when they moved to Dallas. 
    1967 – The Six Day War between Israel and Egypt began when Israel launched surprise strikes against Egyptian air-fields in response to the mobilization of Egyptian forces on the Israeli border.
    1967 – Mass murderer Richard Speck was sentenced to death in the electric chair. 
    1968 - Senator Robert Kennedy was shot at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, having just won the California Democratic presidential primary.  He died the following day. Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a Palestinian, was convicted of his murder. I covered the afternoon portion for a period of time as news producer for ABC-TV News, and ran the night West Coast desk. 
    1969 - R'n'B singer Brian McKnight was born in Buffalo, NY. 
    1971 - Rapper and actor Marky Mark’s birthday, born Mark Wahlberg in Boston.
    1971 - CAVAIANI, JON R., Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Vietnam Training Advisory Group, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Republic of Vietnam, 4 and 5 June 1971. Entered service at: Fresno, Calif. Born: 2 August 1943, Royston, England. Citation: S/Sgt. Cavaiani distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty in action in the Republic of Vietnam on 4 and 5 June 1971 while serving as a platoon leader to a security platoon providing security for an isolated radio relay site located within enemy-held territory. On the morning of 4 June 1971, the entire camp came under an intense barrage of enemy small arms, automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenade and mortar fire from a superior size enemy force. S/Sgt. Cavaiani acted with complete disregard for his personal safety as he repeatedly exposed himself to heavy enemy fire in order to move about the camp's perimeter directing the platoon's fire and rallying the platoon in a desperate fight for survival. S/Sgt. Cavaiani also returned heavy suppressive fire upon the assaulting enemy force during this period with a variety of weapons. When the entire platoon was to be evacuated, S/Sgt. Cavaiani unhesitatingly volunteered to remain on the ground and direct the helicopters into the landing zone. S/Sgt. Cavaiani was able to direct the first 3 helicopters in evacuating a major portion of the platoon. Due to intense increase in enemy fire, S/Sgt. Cavaiani was forced to remain at the camp overnight where he calmly directed the remaining platoon members in strengthening their defenses. On the morning of S June, a heavy ground fog restricted visibility. The superior size enemy force launched a major ground attack in an attempt to completely annihilate the remaining small force. The enemy force advanced in 2 ranks, first firing a heavy volume of small arms automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire while the second rank continuously threw a steady barrage of hand grenades at the beleaguered force. S/Sgt. Cavaiani returned a heavy barrage of small arms and hand grenade fire on the assaulting enemy force but was unable to slow them down. He ordered the remaining platoon members to attempt to escape while he provided them with cover fire. With 1 last courageous exertion, S/Sgt. Cavaiani recovered a machine gun, stood up, completely exposing himself to the heavy enemy fire directed at him, and began firing the machine gun in a sweeping motion along the 2 ranks of advancing enemy soldiers. Through S/Sgt. Cavaiani's valiant efforts with complete disregard for his safety, the majority of the remaining platoon members were able to escape. While inflicting severe losses on the advancing enemy force, S/Sgt. Cavaiani was wounded numerous times. S/Sgt. Cavaiani's conspicuous gallantry, extraordinary heroism and intrepidity at the risk of his life, above and beyond the call of duty, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army. 
    1971 - Tickets went on sale for a Grand Funk Railroad concert at Shea Stadium in New York. All seats were sold within 72 hours, and the concert grossed more than $300,000. That was about $2,000 more than the Beatles grossed at their 1965 Shea concert. 
    1972 - Top Hits 
“I'll Take You There” - The Staple Singers 
“The Candy Man” - Sammy Davis, Jr. 
“Sylvia's Mother” - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show 
“The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” - Donna Fargo 
    1977 – The Apple II computer, with 4k of memory, went on sale for $1,298. Its predecessor, the Apple I, was sold largely to electronic hobbyist the previous year. I was one of the first users, teaching my children how to work on this computer (I still have it). We also were doing much of the original Apple Computer leasing. Various versions were released thereafter, including Lisa, until the MacIntosh ended the line on January 24, 1984. Developer Steve Wozniak had created the Apple I to impress his friends in the Homebrew Computer Club in the early 1970s. Wozniak's sidekick, Steve Jobs, urged his friend to create a computer they could sell, and the two started Apple Computer in Jobs' garage. The Apple II boasted a color screen and a built-in version of the BASIC computer language. 
    1978 - Proposition 13 passed. California voters (65 percent of them) supported a primary election ballot initiative to cut property taxes 57 percent. It was regarded as a possible omen of things to come across the country - a taxpayer's revolt against high taxes and government spending. Does not apply to houses bought after the passage, and ironically with the high prices of houses sold, the property tax has been a boon to school districts, who received 65% of their funds in property tax in California. 
    1978 - “20/20” premiered on TV. An hourly newsmagazine developed by ABC to compete with CBS' “60 Minutes,” its original hosts, Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes, were cut after the first show and replaced by Hugh Downs. Barbara Walters became co-anchor in 1984. The show consisted of investigative and background reports. Contributors to the show have included Tom Jarriel, Sylvia Chase, Geraldo Rivera, Thomas Hoving, John Stossel, Lynn Sherr and Stone Phillips. 
    1980 - Top Hits 
“Funkytown” - Lipps, Inc. 
“Coming Up” - Paul McCartney & Wings 
“Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer” - Kenny Rogers with Kim Carnes 
“My Heart” - Ronnie Milsap 
    1980 - The movie "Urban Cowboy," starring John Travolta, premiered in Houston. Much of the movie was shot in "Gilley's," the bar owned at the time by singer Mickey Gilley. 
    1981 - The Centers for Disease Control first described in a newsletter a new illness striking gay men. On July 27, 1982, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, “AIDS,” was adopted by the CDC as the official name for the new disease. The virus that causes AIDS was identified in 1983 and in May, 1985, was named Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by the International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses.  The first person killed by this disease in the developed world died in 1959.
    1987 – Dr. Mae Jemison becomes first Black female astronaut. 
    1987 - Canadian pop star Bryan Adams joined former Beatles Ringo Starr and George Harrison on stage at Wembley Arena in London for the finale to the second annual Prince's Trust rock gala. The three, along with Elton John, Boy George, Eric Clapton and Ben E. King, brought the crowd of 8,000 to their feet with a rendition of King's hit, "Stand by Me." Among the audience were Prince Charles and his wife, Diana. Charles set up the Prince's Trust fund in 1976 to help young people who are socially, economically or physically handicapped. 
    1988 - Top Hits 
“One More Try” - George Michael 
“Shattered Dreams” - Johnny Hates Jazz 
“Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)” - Samantha Fox 
“What She Is (Is a Woman in Love)” - Earl Thomas Conley 
    1989 – SkyDome opened in Toronto with the Milwaukee Brewers defeating the Blue Jays, 5-3.
    1993 - Singer Mariah Carey married her boss, Sony Music president Tommy Mottola, at a Manhattan church. Among the celebrities in attendance:  Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel and wife, Christie Brinkley. Carey and Mottola separated in 1997. 
    1998 - Just three weeks after Notah Begay III became the third professional golfer to shoot a record-low round of 59 in a professional tournament, Doug Dunakey became the fourth golfer to do so. Dunakey carded 10 birdies and an eagle in the second round of the Miami Valley Open, a Nike Tour event, in Springboro, OH. Needing only a par on the 18th hole to finish with 58, Dunakey three-putted from 25 feet for a bogey. He didn't win the tournament, though. Craig Bowden did, shooting 16-under-par, two shots better than Dunakey.
    1998 - A strike began at General Motors’ parts factory in Flint, MI that quickly spread to five other assembly plants. The strike lasted seven weeks.
    2001 – Tropical Storm Allison made landfall on the upper-Texas coastline as a strong tropical storm and dumped large amounts of rain over Houston. The storm caused $5.5 billion in damages, making Allison the costliest tropical storm in U.S. history. 
    2012 - The Wisconsin Senate recall election was held, and Wisconsin voters re-elected incumbent governor Scott Walker.
    2012 - Venus made its last transit of the 21st century beginning at 22:09 UTC June 5, and ending 4:49 UTC June 6  
    2012 – Ian Desmond of the Washington Nationals drove in the tying run in the 8th, then again in the 10th and once more in the 12th for good measure, as the Nats finally beat the Mets, 7-6. The Elias Sports Bureau reported that he is the first player since the Mets’ Art Shamsky in 1966 to have three game-tying or go-ahead RBIs from the 8th inning on in the same game. 
    2014 - Donald Sterling, the L.A. Clippers owner banned from the NBA after making racist remarks, dropped a lawsuit fighting the forced sale of the team.  The pending sale to former Microsoft exec Steve Ballmer was later approved by the NBA owners.

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