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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Alert: Dallin Hawkins is Back Again
 After His Fourth DUI Arrest
  Classified Ads---Marketing
Welcome New Readers
 New Hires---Promotions
  Classified Ads--Help Wanted
Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest
 A Sure Fire Winner
  Combined Sales & Local Tax Average by State
Leasing Association Conferences
 NAELB/NEFA Exhibitors-NVLA Update
  Cartoon---Your Call is Important to Us
   Meet Leasing News Advisory Board Chairman
    Bob Teichman, CLP
     Poodle/Terrier Mix
      Gig Harbor, Washington Adopt-a-Dog
 The Grand Budapest Hotel/Jimmy P.
  Gravity/Nebraska/Foreign Correspondent
   Film/DVD Reviews by Fernando Croce
    Leasing Industry Recruiters
     Classified Ads---Employment Web Sites
News Briefs---
Boards remain split on lease expense recognition
FASB/IASB Tuesday Meeting on Lease Accounting
 Wednesday--Lease Accounting Standard Inches Forward
  Companies Putting Debt on Balance Sheet -Path of Lease Resistance
   Peterbilt and Peterson name dealers of the year, Bobcat and JCB
    Teller lines cut, tablets added at 2 PNC branches in St. Louis County

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Alert: Dallin Hawkins is Back Again
After His Fourth DUI Arrest


Dallin Hawkins, Managing Director of Sales & Operations Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah, with four Leasing News Bulletin Board complaints regarding not returning deposits nor putting together leasing (one is $50,000), is back at it, working the groups with a new web site:

"We provide Asset-Based Lending Programs which offers more flexibility to grow and recapitalize than other methods of financing. Asset-Based Lending is a fast and cost-effective way to obtain working capital or even to fund payroll. Learn More At: Or Call Us TODAY at: 801-386-8222"

Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah
Bulletin Board Complaint
Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah
Bulletin Board Complaint
Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah
Bulletin Board Complaint
Integrity Financial Groups, Murray, Utah
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Fourth Arrest in Utah for Dallin Hawkins




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While most who read Leasing News go to the web site first, many still join our mailing list. Our goal is to “print” every Monday-Wednesday-Friday, but some weeks, Tuesday and Thursday, when there is a holiday in the week or when there is not enough hard news.

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New Hires---Promotions

David Bromage hired as VP Finance - Central Zone, Commercial Leader - Healthcare & Life Sciences at Siemens Healthcare. Previously he was VP - Business Development (Healthcare), Key Equipment Finance (2012–February 2014); Leader-Global Sales & Business Development (Boart Longyear Financial Services), Boart Longyear (2011–2012); Leader - Global Financial Services (Enterprise Networks), Nortel (2005–2007); Senior Consultant - Business Development (Innovation Unit), Akzo Nobel(2004–2005); MBA Consultant (Full Time MBA Program), Georgetown University (2002–2004); Leader - European Sales & Business Development (Mitel Financial Services) ,Mitel (2000–2002 ); Senior Manager - Business Development (Vendor Finance), CIT Group (1997–2000); Manager - Business Development (Asset & Vendor Finance), ING Nederland (1995–1997); Manager - Business Development (Asset Finance) First Asset Finance (1993–1995); Trainee Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), Ernst & Young (1992–1993). Education: Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business, MBA, Corporate Strategy & Marketing (2002–2004). Georgetown University - The Walsh School of Foreign Service, Honors Certificate, International Business Diplomacy (2002–2004); London Business School, Certificate, Corporate Finance Evening Programme (1997–1998). University of Durham MA, European Politics & History (1988–1990). College of the Holy Cross, BA, History (1983–1987). Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy from Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University awarded in May 2004.

Joe Collins joins Orion First Financial, Gig Harbor, Washington, as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer; working out of the greater Chicago, Illinois area. “Orion’s determined plan for growth dovetails perfectly with the relationship management experience and sales skillset that Mr. Collins brings to the table,” said Shannon M. Green, President of Orion First Financial. “Joe’s experience in the equipment finance marketplace, and record of success, makes him a perfect fit with us here at Orion.” He previously was an Account Executive at International Decision Systems (June 1998–October 2013). Prior he was Government Affairs and Communications Manager, Data Processing Management Association (July 1985–June 1989); Social Studies Teacher, St. Gregory High School (August 1981–June 1985). Education: University of Illinois at Chicago, Masters, Public Administration (1982–1985). Bradley University, Bachelors, History and Education (1976–1980). Activities and Societies: Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. He was Vice President, Membership, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association(June 1989–June 1998). Certified Association Executive, American Society of Association Executives (1995–Present).

Dan Janus hired as Vice President of Business Development, Madison Capital, Owings Mills, Maryland. Previously he was National Account Sales Executive, Dunbar Armored (July 2011–March, 2014); Managing Member, Fleetwood Industries, LLC / Star Funding, Inc. (August 2001–July 2011); Independent Medical Leasing Broker, American Express (August 1999–July 2001); Independent Medical Financial Broker, Rockford Industries, Inc. (March 1993–August 1999); Leasing Sales Representative, Copelco Leasing Corporation (July 1986–March 1993).

David Lempko appointed Senior Vice President - Equipment Leasing at First Niagara Bank, Buffalo/Niagara. Previously he was at Key Equipment Finance, joining the firm March, 2007, as branch manager, and November, 2012 appointed senior vice president and business bank sales director. Previously he was Financial Services Manager, ADP (August 1998–March 2007); Sales Manager, AT&T Capital Corporation (November 1994–August 1998). Education: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Bachelors, Business Administration (1981–1985); Bishop Timon High School, (College Preparatory) (1977–1981), Bishop Timon High School is a Roman Catholic college prep school for boys, serving Buffalo and WNY.

Mary A. Raymond named Chief Negotiations Officer at FearLess Negotiator LLC, Kansas City, Missouri. Previously she was President, Independent Lease Review, Inc. (July,2002—Present); Regional Sales Manager, Orix Equipment Finance (July 2001 – July 2002); Regional Sales Manager, Mellon US Leasing (July 1994–July 2001);Assistant Vice President, Norwest Equipment Finance (July 1991–June 1994); Account Executive, GE Capital (April 1989–June 1991); She is past President National Speakers Association-Kansas City Chapter (July 2011–July 2012); Board Member and Director of Education, Kansas City Kansas Women's Chamber of Commerce. Additional Organizations: National Speakers Association "NSA", President, 2011-2012, National Speakers Association- Kansas City Chapter. Printing Industry Association of America, Contributing Editor; Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City and Business Partnership for the Arts Annual Awards Committee; Institute of Supply Management National Speaker; Leasing Editor, Association of Law Firm Administrators; Contributing Editor Seybold Report, Contributing Author (July 2013). Additional Honors & Awards: 2013 Member of the Year, National Speakers Association Kansas City Chapter. President-(2011-2012); Kansas City Chapter National Speakers Association; Kansas City Business Journal Woman Who Mean Business Award Recipient. Education: University of Missouri-Kansas City, BA, Psychology and Sociology.

Steven Spivey named Managing Director, Sales at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, out of greater Atlanta, Ga. area. His LinkedIn summary states: “Highly accomplished executive with experience in equipment leasing syndication and origination, risk and operations, underwriting, loan and lease documentation, capital markets, treasury and alternative funding mechanisms, and acquisitions in both start-up and growth organizations.” In February, 2013, he joined ATEL Leasing in San Francisco, as senior vice president, Capital Markets, based out of Maryland. Previously he was a principal with SMS Consulting (May, 2012-Feburary, 2013), director-alternative investments & treasury, GE Capital (April, 2009-2012). He joined GE Capital in 1993, rose to senior credit analyst, 1995, manager, international credit & operations Asia, 1998, manager, quality leader Six Sigma, May, 200, global risk and operation manager, May, 2002, managing director, GE Healthcare Finance, June, 2005, SVP Capital Markets Group, director, alternative investments & Treasury (April, 2009-@012). Prior he was assistant vice president, credit (MNC Financial (1986-1992).University of Baltimore, MBA, Finance (1984–1986), Towson University, BS, Accounting & Finance (1980–1984).

Tom Tocco appointed Sales Director- Large Enterprises, Dell Financial Services. He joined the company in 2008 and his last position before his current promotion was global account manager. Previously he worked at GE – HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL SERVICES June, 2006 as program account manager. Prior he was Regional Sales Manager, Huntington National Bank (2004–2006); Global Account Manager, Dell Financial Services (1998–2001); Vice President of Business Development, AT&T Capital (1993–1998). Education: La Salle University, BBA, Management (1997–1999). Activities and Societies: Graduated Cum Laude with a 3.81 GPA. Chaney High School - Comstock High School, Activities and Societies: VP of Class, Football, Baseball, Track


Leasing Industry Help Wanted




Sales Makes it Happen by Steve Chriest

A Sure Fire Winner

As a sales professional, there is at least one sure-fire way to increase your value to your company and to any organization – learn to read and understand financial statements.

Jessica Byrnes wrote to CFO magazine recently and said “There is not a single person working is a U.S. public company…who should not be able to read and understand a financial statement. While this may be true, another reader, Dave Kosek, wrote that Ms. Byrnes was “…out of touch with reality.” He continued, “I would bet that more than half of the people in management of our U.S. public companies cannot read or understand a financial statement, not to mention the people who actually do the work!”

An outsider might think that surely everyone in the equipment finance business would know all about financial statements, but that doesn't seem to be true. I am told, in fact, that a great many salespeople in the finance industry don't know much, if anything, about financial statements.

I think most managers would agree that many equipment finance salespeople don't need to become experts in reading financial statements. Unless a salesperson is coincidentally involved in structuring transactions that requires expertise in financial analysis, it may not be necessary to become an expert in analyzing financials. But understanding the basics of financial statements can't hurt professionally, and can help salespeople personally.

In keeping with my perspective that people change behaviors only when they perceive something beneficial in it for them to do so, here is my short list of the benefits to leasing salespeople of learning to read and understand financial statements:

- The ability to read and understand financial statements will make you appear smarter.
- You will build credibility in your organization with your managers, credit analysts and senior managers.
- You will build credibility with your customers as you demonstrate through analysis that you truly understand their business.
- You will save yourself gobs of time as you learn to pass on deals that you know will waste the time of credit analysts and will lead to frustration for everyone.
- You will gain confidence and independence when making personal investment decisions.

From a selfish perspective, assisting credit analysts with an educated point of view on a deal, or saving them time by discarding deals that don't make the grade from a financial analysis perspective, will naturally position you in the eyes of the credit analysts as a professional who cares about their time and workload. Don't be surprised when most analysts are willing to listen to you when you want to present a deal that doesn't quite fit the credit box, but may deserve consideration based on other criteria.

Finally, achieving some level of expertise in understanding financial statements can actually be fun. When you understand that all businesses, sooner or later, suffer from commoditization and become white elephants, that “profit” isn't the end-game of business, but is instead the ultimate cost of staying in business, and that without profits and real free cash flow, a company is unable to continue the investments it must make to stay competitive, you begin to look at a company's financials with a different perspective. You may even come up with an idea no one else has thought of for keeping a business profitable or helping a business out of trouble.

If you are truly looking for a way to become a more valuable resource to your company, and to your customers, learn about financial statements. There are more resources than ever to help you learn, and you will profit professionally and personally!

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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March 31-April 2
National Vehicle Leasing Association
Annual Conference
Westin La Paloma Resort
Tucson, Arizona

Event Schedule


"This year's program has a day and a half packed with sessions for Consumer and Fleet Lessors to grow their business and includes a full day of sessions for Lease Here Pay Here (LHPH). The LHPH track presents the critical information a dealer needs to evaluate and enter the LHPH business. 

"I have found events such as these to be invaluable. My company has reaped the benefits of the networking and relationships made at the 2013 NVLA conference. The McMahon Automotive Group, smartly re-branded, committed to social media as an active, integral part of our marketing efforts, and re-vamped how we qualify personnel for our frontline positions. The results of the conversations and relationships developed from the 2013 conference resulted in adding to our business in many ways as well as the bottom line. 

"I strongly urge those in the vehicle leasing industry to attend
the 2014 NVLA Conference."
P.J. McMahon, CVLE
National Vehicle Leasing Association, President

April 2-4
National Equipment Finance Association
2014 National Equipment Finance Summit
Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

Web site states 177 registered to date (to see those registered:)

AXIS Capital
Banc Of California
Blue Chip Leasing Corporation
Boston Financial & Equity Services
Bryn Mawr Funding
Business Credit Reports
Channel Partners, LLC
CLP Foundation
Collateral Specialists, Inc.
Dakota Financial, LLC
ECS Financial Services, Inc
Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC
Fora Financial
Great American Insurance
LeaseTeam, Inc.
Nassau Asset Management
Orange Commercial Credit
Pawnee Leasing Corporation
River Capital Finance
RLC Funding
RTR Services, Inc.
Quiktrak, Inc

To Make an Appointment with Exhibitors:

Full Information:

Women in Leasing Luncheon, Wednesday April 2, 2014.
To be included in more details or to RSVP please contact Marci Slagle @ OR Katie Rorick @


April 14, 2014 I 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM I
Grand Hyatt New York, NYC

- April 13, 2014: Networking Reception from 5:00 – 6:00 PM
- April 14, 2014: Sessions from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Robert Hollenshead, Founder and President, R. Hollenshead Auto Sales, 
BuyBook Technologies, and Universal Condition Report

REGISTRATION [40 Seats Remaining]

Register by March 21 and receive $50 OFF.
To receive this offer, please contact ARN at 800.803.0274.

- 45% dealerships managers and principals
- 15% auto finance professionals
- 15% auto leasing professionals
- 25% vehicle remarketers

Automotive Resource Network (ARN)
P: 800.803.0274

April 14: ARN Automotive Annual Conference
April 15: Auto Forum
April 16: New York Auto Show Preview Day
April 17: New York Auto Show Preview Day

April 23 - 25
2014 National Funding Conference
Chicago, IL




May 1 - 3
National Association of Equipment
Leasing Brokers 
2014 Annual Meeting
Caribe Royale Hotel
Orlando, FL

Annual Conference Exhibitors

360 Equipment Finance
Allegiant Partners, Inc.
Amerisource Funding
Axis Capital
Banc of California, N.A.
Bankers Capital
Channel Partners LLC
Financial Pacific Leasing LLC
First Federal Leasing
Leasing Solutions LLC
Maxim Commercial Capital LLC
NCMIC Finance Corporation
NFS Leasing
On Deck
Orange Commercial Credit
Paradigm Equipment Finance
Pawnee Leasing Coporation
Preferred Business Solutions
RLC Funding
Team Funding Solutions

  Member Rate    Non-Member Rate
Broker Additional
Funder/Associate Additional

NAELB has negotiated a special group rate of $139/night for single/double or $159/night for king deluxe, from Wednesday, April 30 - Saturday, May 3.


May 7 - 9
Association of Government Leasing and Finance 
AGL&F/ELFA Public Sector Finance Forum
Washington, DC


Hotel Reservation:


September 4-6
2014 Eastern Regional Meeting
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Baltimore, MD

September 10-12
Canadian Finance and Leasing Association
The Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia

September 18-20
San Antonio Texas
To Be Announced

October 19-21
2014 53rd Annual Convention
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

November 5-7
34th Annual AGLF Fall Conference
Loews Ventana Canyon
Tucson, Arizona

November 6 - 8
2014 Western Regional Meeting
Hyatt Regency Irvine
Irvine, CA

November 12 - 14
Commercial Finance Association
70th Annual Convention
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.


November 16 -17
NJ Expo Regional
Teaneck, New Jersey
(Sunday evening- All Day Monday)

CFA Related Conferences

CFA Network Calendar

ELFA ---2014 Schedule of Conferences, Workshops
and e-Learning Opportunities

Working Capital Loans $10,000-$250,000






Leasing News Advisory Board Chairman
Robert Teichman, CLP

Bob was appointed by Kit Menkin as chairman May 8, 2005, primarily to recognize him as our number one good will ambassador. Kit has known him for over forty years since the early 1970's when he was President of Dividend Leasing, Santa Clara, and Bob was the champion salesman, just out of Crocker Bank Leasing. Later roles were reversed when Kit sold him deals at various funding companies he represented. He also tutored him to pass the Certified Leasing Professional test, but could never get Kit to run the HP calculator correctly.

Bob joined the Leasing News Advisory Board July 7, 2000. He was actually involved in the "perception" of the newsletter before this date, making many contributions before we went “on line.”

He is the one readers call with the most complaints, or wanting the editor to print a press release or explain what was written. Perhaps he started to get the calls as at one time he wrote about all the leasing conferences for Leasing News, wrote many articles, "pal'd around" with Kit at conferences, where many learned he was a very close friend.

Many don't know Bob is quite a musician, a dancer, and choral singer.

Robert Teichman, CLP
Teichman Financial Training
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 205
Sausalito, CA 94965
Tel: 415 331-6445
Fax: 415 331-6451

Bob Teichman, CLP, was born in New York City. After attending the High School of Music & Art and the New York College of Music, he received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College.

“I studied music for a lot of years. I even played piano professionally while in college (local 802, American Federation of Musicians, James C. Petrillo presiding!), “he added. “I have kept up my interest in music by singing in a local chorus for the past 30 years. There are about 100 of us and we give concerts several times a year, mostly pre-20th century composers like Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven. But we do get away from the 18th and 19th centuries. At a recent concert we performed 15th and 20th century music.” He pursued his graduate studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

"In 1956, when I was a graduate student in Geneva, I met my wife Patricia," he wrote. "She was working at the UN and she and I were members of a group of expatriates- Americans, British, Russians, Swedes, mid-Easterners- who all hung around the same cafes"

"It was the late 1950's and Switzerland was affordable for students like me. The ski slopes were close and most of the rest of Europe was less than a day’s drive away.

"But sooner or later reality sets in. More than fifty years ago we married in New York and came to California; driving cross-country in a 1957 Bristol sedan my father had picked up on one of his many trips. The car had right-hand drive, so it was a real challenge maneuvering on the two-lane roads (yeah, they were paved; it was the middle of the 20th, not the 19th, century.) Still, it was an adventure when we had car trouble on a couple of occasions.

"Patty is an avid gardener and an excellent watercolorist. The two interests coincide in her botanical paintings. Here is an example of her painting of a flower from our garden:

"We spend our vacations at a small and very primitive cabin in the Sierra backcountry. Summers only; the roads aren't plowed in the winter. Nice country in summer, though. Pines, firs, granite outcrops, streams, meadows. Also coyotes, bears and deer. We don't bother them, they don't bother us. A bear did chew on my neighbor's cabin. Probably liked the taste of the wood stain.

"Thanks for your friendship over all these years. After having been in the leasing business for over 50 years, I really appreciate all the wonderful people I have met, and the lasting friendships I have formed. I still enjoy the business immensely. There is always something new around the corner."

Bob started in automotive leasing in 1963 in sales, then moved into equipment leasing in the late 1960's. For over 20 years he provided funding for leasing companies as an officer of both bank and non-bank lenders. Along the way, he started several successful leasing companies. His company, Teichman Financial Training, located in Sausalito, California, was founded in 1998 and provides lease education and consulting services to lessors, funders, brokers, government and international agencies, and other members of the financial community.

He is active in leasing associations, having served on the Board of Directors of the United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL) for four years. For three years he was the Chairman of their Education Committee with responsibility for the Certification Program and Educational Programs. He was also a member of other committees including the Standards Committee.

Bob is a frequent speaker at leasing industry events, and has written articles for UAEL's Newsline and other industry publications. He is a co-author of the Certified Lease Professional's Handbook and a co-author of the World Bank’s Global Leasing Toolkit.

He is past Chairman of the CLP Foundation Board. He also served two terms as President, and a number of years as Chairman of the Education Committee. He is also a member of the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers.


Poodle/Terrier Mix
Gig Harbor, Washington Adopt-a-Dog

(Note he was recently shaved,
expected to grow nice curly white coat)
1 1/2 Years Old

"Chuckles is a 1 1/2 year old male Terrier mix. He is friendly and loving to all he comes into contact with whether human or dog. He has not been around a cat since being in his foster home but I think he would be fine. His current foster family has 3 large breed dogs that he loves to play with. He is crate trained and that's where he sleeps at night. He knows sit, (down is not something he thinks he needs to learn since he's so low to the ground already!), leave it, wait, stay, come and we're working on loose leash walking. He loves to dance for his treats, enjoys fetching and has braved the teeter-totter for large dogs all by himself. He's fearless! He likes to explore both at the dog park and in the yard at his foster home. Chuckles needs a securely fenced yard (not invisible fence). Chuckles was found severely matted, so he was shaved. He’s likely to grow a nice curly white coat in time. We think he’s possibly terrier mixed with poodle or Maltese."

Adoption Fee: $300
CHEW Dog Rescue
5803 125th Street Ct NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332-8657

Adopt a Pet


Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croc

The latest from two of modern cinema's distinctive eccentrics ("The Grand Budapest Hotel," "Jimmy P.") come to theaters, while DVDs offer Oscar winners and nominees ("Gravity," "Nebraska") and a Hitchcock classic ("Foreign Correspondent").

In Theaters:

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures): One of current cinema's most meticulous eccentrics, Wes Anderson ("Moonrise Kingdom") is back with another set of colorful characters and locations. Taking place in an imaginary country in Europe, the film chronicles a teeming array of intersecting lives at the titular hotel, a once-majestic place now relegated to glorious memories and tall tales. Telling his story to a writer (Jude Law), the hotel owner Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) remembers his days as a young lobby boy (Tony Revolori). As the protégé of charming concierge Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), Zero gets tangled in a wild web of priceless paintings, imperial conspiracy, and romance. With an all-star cast and an endless display of Anderson's trademark visual inventiveness, this gorgeous comic fantasy should be a delight to fans of the director's distinctive cinematic stamp.

Jimmy P. (IFC Films): In his first American movie, French director Arnaud Desplechin brings his knack for offbeat characters and idiosyncratic style to this bittersweet drama. Benicio del Toro plays the Jimmy of the title, a Native American man suffering from psychological problems after fighting in World War II. Sent to a clinic in Texas, he meets Georges (Mathieu Amalric), the progressive French physician assigned to help him with the healing treatment. Over the course of their therapy sessions, where subjects range from fears and trauma to family and dreams, the two form an unlikely but strong bond. But can this friendship overcome Jimmy's shell-shocked problems? Addressing complex subjects with intensity, sensitivity and humor, Desplechin's film is a seemingly modest work that leaves a lingering emotional effect.

Netflix Tip: Before making his American debut with "Jimmy P.," Arnaud Desplechin crafted a series of fascinating comedy-dramas in his native France. So check out Netflix and catch up with his fascinating earlier films, which include "Esther Kahn" (2000), "Kings & Queen" (2004), and "A Christmas Tale" (2008).


Gravity (Warner Bros.): In his first film since the acclaimed "Children of Men," director Alfonso Cuaron serves up another stylistically astonishing vision. Sandra Bullock gives a terrific performance as Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer introduced orbiting around a space station with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) at her side. Their routine mission takes a deadly turn, however, when an accident leaves them stranded in space, scrambling to find sanctuary in another spaceship while their air supply quickly runs out. What follows is a struggle for survival that aims to be both emotionally and technically awe-inspiring. Science-fiction fans, take note: No less a genre authority than "Avatar" visionary James Cameron has already called this multi-Oscar-winning film the best space adventure he's ever seen!

Nebraska (Paramount): Bittersweet pathos is the specialty of Alexander Payne ("Sideways"), and there's plenty of that in the Oscar-winning director's latest comedy-drama. Veteran character actor Bruce Dern, in an award-winning performance, stars as Woody Grant, an alcoholic patriarch whose drab, senility-approaching existence gets a boost when he scores big at the local lottery. Or so he thinks--his million-dollar prize is really just an ad, but that doesn't mean that the old man can't travel to Nebraska to collect it, with his put-upon son David (Will Forte) in tow. The result is a road trip in which old and new faces turn up, forgotten wounds are opened up and, maybe, a bond is grudgingly forged between the estranged family members. Told with deadpan humor and moments of poignancy, this is a must for fans of Payne's brand of prickly drama.

Foreign Correspondent (Criterion): As World War II was unfolding at a furious pace, Alfred Hitchcock released one of his most rousing entertainments with this 1940 thriller, now getting a deluxe new release by Criterion. The briskly-paced story follows John Jones (Joel McCrea), a young American reporter whose political naivete is challenged when he's sent to Europe on an assignment. Trying to get the inside story on an upcoming peace treaty between two nations, John finds himself involved in a dizzying plot that includes doppelgangers, betrayal, and assassination attemps. With a supporting cast that includes Larraine Day, George Sanders and Edmund Gwenn, and featuring a veritable catalog of Hitchcock's set-pieces (including an unforgettable sequence set inside a windmill), this is a virtuosic crowd-pleaser from the master director.



Leasing Industry Recruiters

These companies have experience in the finance and leasing industry

Please fax our request form back to 408.317-2066 or you 
may e-mail to: .

Second Column: YCS - Year Company Started YELB - Years in equipment Leasing Business

City, State 
Leasing Association
(see above for meaning)
Geographic Area

Executive Solutions for Leasing & Finance, Inc.
Atlanta GA 30308
Jon Gerson, President 



Search firm specializing in leasing industry. Services include retained and contingent search, strategic consultation, compensation analysis, sales & management training, & customizable consulting products.

Financial Pro Solutions 
Hal T. Horowitz
West Hills, CA 91307
Office:  (818) 347-FINA
Fax: 818-597-3201 
Cell:  (818) 730-0645 




Retained with Executive search firm seeking financial professionals for growth-oriented and challenging opportunities in commercial banking, equipment leasing, asset based lending. Also works with firms seeking V- and C-level financial executives with accounting, financial analysis or treasury disciplines.

Professional Profiles, 
Specialists in Executive Search, Inc.

Orland Park, IL 60462 
Mary Beth Norton
708-403-9229 Voice 
708-403-8854 Fax



We are, by choice, a small shop. We take a very personal approach with all our candidates and hiring managers.
We treat them all
(even those we are unable to help)
with respect and professionalism. 

International, Inc. 

Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 
Emily Fitzpatrick 
Sr. Recruiter
Phone: 954-885-9241
Also follow us on Twitter@RIIINFO


North America

Explanation:  Boutique Executive Search Firm Specializing in the Finance & Equipment Leasing Industries.

Our goal is to build long term relationships with our Clients & Candidates, keeping both sides abreast of current and future changes that effect supply & demand of Top Talent.  Excellent References & Testimonials

John Kenny Receivables Management

• End of Lease Negotiations & Enforcement
• Fraud Investigation
• Credit Investigations
• Asset Searches
• Skip-tracing
• Third-party Commercial Collections

The Solution to Your Credit & Accounts Receivable Needs 
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Boards remain split on lease expense recognition

FASB/IASB Tuesday Meeting on Lease Accounting

Wednesday--Lease Accounting Standard Inches Forward

Companies Putting Debt on Balance Sheet -Path of Lease Resistance

Peterbilt and Peterson name dealers of the year, Bobcat and JCB

Teller lines cut, tablets added at 2 PNC branches in St. Louis County



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Chinese breeder sells 2 Tibetan mastiffs for $3M


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Spring Poem

        The Daffodils

by William Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced, but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A Poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed--and gazed--but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.




Sports Briefs----

Feds end Raiderette wage probe with no action

Twenty-five years ago, the Michigan team Bill Frieder built won a title without him




California Nuts Briefs---

California farms to get some drought relief

New report says San Jose's downtown at crossroads

Silicon Valley Balks At Politics As Usual but Internet Firms Get a California Lobbyist

Feds ban all Rancho slaughtered meat from being sold


“Gimme that Wine” Hires Wilfred Wong to Expand Research,
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BevMo! Announces Wilfred Wong's Retirement

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This Day in History

  1723- Benjamin Franklin, discontent with the manner in which his brother treated him, left Boston and settled in Philadelphia, where he was to become famous.
    1760 - The great fire of Boston destroyed 349 buildings. 
    1852 - Harriet Beecher Stowe's classic book was published. "Uncle Tom's Cabin", subtitled "Life Among the Lowly", became an instant success, selling 300,000 copies in its first year. It has been translated into twenty languages and performed as a play the world over.
    1863- A distant relative, Adah Isaacs Menken, a lovely and much talked about actress, scored a spectacular triumph in Virginia City, Nevada, with her performance in “Mazeppa”, or “The Wild Horse”. At the climax of the show, she was strapped to the back of a wild horse and, in a flimsy gauze garment, driven up a mountain trail. The audiences of miners stood on their chairs and cheered wildly. Virginia City was so impressed that it named a new mining district, the Menken, and established a Menken Shaft and Tunnel Co.
    1868--- Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russellville, KY of $14,000
    1897 - The first men's intercollegiate basketball game to use five players per team was held in New Haven, CT. Yale beat Pennsylvania by a score of 32-10.
    1907 – San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Francis Heney's office sends 65 indictments against political boss Abe Ruef to the grand jury rooms at Gough and Geary street. Judge Coffey orders bail to be set at $10,000 per indictment. 
    1911 - The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City, at The Harvard Club of New York, with 14 chartered members.
    1914 - The first international figure skating championship was held in New Haven, CT. Events included men's singles, women's singles, pairs and waltzing, later known as ice dancing.
    1920-Birthday of pianist Marian McPartland
    1922 – Birthday of musician Larry Elgart: lead alto sax, bandleader with brother Les: “Hooked on Swing”, “The Bandstand Boogie”.

1922—Birthday of actor Carl Reiner, Bronx, New York. Also a director, best known for “Show of Shows.” A colleague of my father in early television.

1929-Birthday of Fred “Mr.” Rogers, born Latrobe, PA. His first program, “The Children’s Hour” was the precursor to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which premiered in Canada in 1966 and the US in 1968. He authored a number of books for parents and children, wrote more than 200 songs and won dozens of awards, including Emmys, Peabodys and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He died Feb. 27, 2008, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA.
    1936 - Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded "Christopher Columbus" on Victor Records in, where else, Chicago, IL.
    1941-Clauge Thornhill Band opens at Glen Island Casino, 1941.

1941—Birthday of actor Hal Linden, Bronx, NY; “Barney Miller” (born Hal Lipsshitz.)
    1948-the first NCAA ice hockey championship concluded in Colorado Springs, CO. The University of Michigan defeated Dartmouth College 8-4, to win the title.
    1948 - The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol.
    1948 - The 20th Academy Awards saw Darryl F. Zanuck's "Gentleman's Agreement" take the Best Picture prize, the Best Director (Elia Kazan), and Best Supporting Actress (Celeste Holm). Other awards passed out at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles for the best of 1947 included Best Actor to Ronald Colman for "A Double Life"; Best Actress to Loretta Young for "Farmer's Daughter"; Best Supporting Actor to Edmund Gwenn for "Miracle on 34th Street"; and Best Music/Song to Allie Wrubel (music), Ray Gilbert (lyrics) for "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" from "Song of the South".
    1951---Top Hits
If - Perry Como
Be My Love - Mario Lanza
My Heart Cries for You - Guy Mitchell
The Rhumba Boogie - Hank Snow
    1952 - Actor/comedian Danny Kaye hosted the 24th Annual Academy Awards, held this day at the RKO Pantages Theater in Los Angeles and it was upset night. Humphrey Bogart surprised the ‘experts' by winning an Academy Award for "African Queen". Most thought that Marlon Brando would win Best Actor for "A Streetcar Named Desire". The top film was Arthur Freed's "An American in Paris". Critics had already decided that "A Place in the Sun" or "Streetcar" would walk away with the coveted Oscar for Best Picture of 1951. How wrong they were! Of course both pictures did win golden statues. Best Director was George Stevens for "A Place in the Sun". "A Streetcar Named Desire" won awards for Karl Malden (Best Supporting Actor), Vivien Leigh (Best Actress), and Kim Hunter (Best Supporting Actress). The Best Music/Song Oscar was presented to Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Johnny Mercer (lyrics) for "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" from "Here Comes the Groom".
    1954 - After a force of 60,000 Viet Minh with heavy artillery had surrounded 16,000 French troops, news of Dien Bien Phu's impending fall reaches Washington. French General Henri Navarre had positioned his forces 200 miles behind enemy lines in a remote area adjacent to the Laotian border. He hoped to draw the communists into a set-piece battle in which the supposed superior French firepower would prevail. He underestimated the enemy. Viet Minh General Vo Nguyen Giap entrenched artillery in the surrounding mountains and massed five divisions around the French positions. The battle, which far exceeded the size and scope of anything to date in the war between the French and the Viet Minh, began with a massive Viet Minh artillery barrage and was followed by an infantry assault. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and other members of the Eisenhower administration were stunned at the turn of events and discussions were held to decide on a course of action. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Arthur Radford proposed the use of nuclear strikes against the Viet Minh. Other options included massive conventional air strikes, paratrooper drops, and the mining of Haiphong Harbor. In the end, President Eisenhower decided that the situation was too far gone and ordered no action to be taken to aid the French. Fierce fighting continued at Dien Bien Phu until May 7, 1954, when the Viet Minh overran the last French positions. The shock at the fall of Dien Bien Phu led France, already plagued by public opposition to the war, to agree to grant independence to Vietnam at the Geneva Conference in 1954.
    1956 VILLEGAS, YSMAEL R. Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Place and date: Villa Verde Trail, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 20 March 1945. Entered service at: Casa Blanca, Calif. Birth: Casa Blanca, Calif. G.O. No.: 89, 19 October 1945. Citation: He was a squad leader when his unit, in a forward position, clashed with an enemy strongly entrenched in connected caves and foxholes on commanding ground. He moved boldly from man to man, in the face of bursting grenades and demolition charges, through heavy machinegun and rifle fire, to bolster the spirit of his comrades. Inspired by his gallantry, his men pressed forward to the crest of the hill. Numerous enemy riflemen, refusing to flee, continued firing from their foxholes. S/Sgt. Villegas, with complete disregard for his own safety and the bullets which kicked up the dirt at his feet, charged an enemy position, and, firing at point-blank range killed the Japanese in a foxhole. He rushed a second foxhole while bullets missed him by inches, and killed 1 more of the enemy. In rapid succession he charged a third, a fourth, a fifth foxhole, each time destroying the enemy within. The fire against him increased in intensity, but he pressed onward to attack a sixth position. As he neared his goal, he was hit and killed by enemy fire. Through his heroism and indomitable fighting spirit, S/Sgt. Villegas, at the cost of his life, inspired his men to a determined attack in which they swept the enemy from the field.
    1957--Bobby Helms, who is most often remembered for his Christmas classic, "Jingle Bell Rock", had his biggest single reach the US Country chart. The song was called "Fraulein" and it would eventually hit number 1, spending 52 weeks on the chart, longer than any other Country song of the 1950s. Later in the year, he had another number one record with "My Special Angel". "Jingle Bell Rock" was first released in November 1957 and would return to the US Top 40 on two other occasions. It remains one of the most frequently played Christmas songs.

1957-Birthday of Spike Lee, Atlanta, Ga., director, producer, writer, actor.
    1959---Top Hits
Venus - Frankie Avalon
Charlie Brown - The Coasters
Alvin's Harmonica - David Seville & The Chipmunks
Don't Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash
    1959 - Dick Clark protégé and teen idol, Bobby Rydell, makes his first television appearance, naturally enough, on ABC-TV's American Bandstand.
    1960-Elvis Presley enters a Nashville recording studio for the first time since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session will produce his next single, "Stuck on You", which will top the Billboard chart a month later. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had quit Presley's touring band in 1957, are in the studio with him for the last time.
    1961-Ricky Nelson records "Hello Mary Lou", which would climb to number 9 in the US by early May. 
    1961-The top tune in the US was Elvis Presley's "Surrender", which used updated lyrics put to a melody that was written in 1911 as "Come Back To Sorrento".
    1961 - Elvis begins filming his ninth movie, “Blue Hawaii”, on location.
    1964 - The Beatles make their first appearance on the British television show "Ready Steady Go!," lip-synching, as was the custom, to "Can't Buy Me Love," "It Won't Be Long," and "You Can't Do That”.
    1965 - After a celebratory formal street parade, Motown's first UK package tour begins at Finsbury Park Astoria, in London, featuring The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and Martha & the Vandellas.
    1965-British Invasion band Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders enter the Hot 100 for the first time with "Game of Love." It stays on the charts for eleven weeks making it to Number One in April. Also on this date, Petula Clark's "I Know a Place" enters the Hot 100. It hangs around for 12 weeks eventually hitting #3.
    1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.
    1967--HAGEMEISTER, CHARLES CHRIS Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Specialist Fifth Class (then Sp4c.) U .S. Army, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). Place and date: Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam, 20 March 1967. Entered service at: Lincoln, Nebr. Born: 21 August 1946, Lincoln, Nebr. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While conducting combat operations against a hostile force, Sp5c. Hagemeister's platoon suddenly came under heavy attack from 3 sides by an enemy force occupying well concealed, fortified positions and supported by machine guns and mortars. Seeing 2 of his comrades seriously wounded in the initial action, Sp5c. Hagemeister unhesitatingly and with total disregard for his safety, raced through the deadly hail of enemy fire to provide them medical aid. Upon learning that the platoon leader and several other soldiers also had been wounded, Sp5c. Hagemeister continued to brave the withering enemy fire and crawled forward to render lifesaving treatment and to offer words of encouragement. Attempting to evacuate the seriously wounded soldiers, Sp5c. Hagemeister was taken under fire at close range by an enemy sniper. Realizing that the lives of his fellow soldiers depended on his actions, Sp5c. Hagemeister seized a rifle from a fallen comrade, killed the sniper, 3 other enemy soldiers who were attempting to encircle his position and silenced an enemy machine gun that covered the area with deadly fire. Unable to remove the wounded to a less exposed location and aware of the enemy's efforts to isolate his unit, he dashed through the fusillade of fire to secure help from a nearby platoon. Returning with help, he placed men in positions to cover his advance as he moved to evacuate the wounded forward of his location. These efforts successfully completed, he then moved to the other flank and evacuated additional wounded men despite the fact that his every move drew fire from the enemy. Sp5c. Hagemeister's repeated heroic and selfless actions at the risk of his life saved the lives of many of his comrades and inspired their actions in repelling the enemy assault. Sp5c. Hagemeister's indomitable courage was in the highest traditions of the U.S. Armed Forces and reflects great credit upon himself. 
    1967 - Fashion model, Twiggy, arrived in the United States for a one-week stay. She quickly became the most sought-after subject of photographers due to her terrifically skinny-yet-wholesome good looks and the shortest dresses ever seen (to that time).
    1967---Top Hits
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Happy Together - The Turtles
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & the Papas
The Fugitive - Merle Haggard
    1968 - In Los Angeles, Eric Clapton and three members of Buffalo Springfield -- Neil Young, Jim Messina, and Richie Furay -- are arrested for suspicion of marijuana use. The band members are eventually found guilty and fined, while Clapton beats the charges.
    1969-KAWAMURA, TERRY TERUO Medal of Honor Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, 173d Engineer Company, 173d Airborne Brigade, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Camp Radcliff, Republic of Vietnam, 20 March 1969. Entered service at: Oahu, Hawaii. Born. 10 December 1949, Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Cpl. Kawamura distinguished himself by heroic action while serving as a member of the 173d Engineer Company. An enemy demolition team infiltrated the unit quarters area and opened fire with automatic weapons. Disregarding the intense fire, Cpl. Kawamura ran for his weapon. At that moment, a violent explosion tore a hole in the roof and stunned the occupants of the room. Cpl. Kawamura jumped to his feet, secured his weapon and, as he ran toward the door to return the enemy fire, he observed that another explosive charge had been thrown through the hole in the roof to the floor. He immediately realized that 2 stunned fellow soldiers were in great peril and shouted a warning. Although in a position to escape, Cpl. Kawamura unhesitatingly wheeled around and threw himself on the charge. In completely disregarding his safety, Cpl. Kawamura prevented serious injury or death to several members of his unit. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by Cpl. Kawamura are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
    1969 - Beatle John Lennon married Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar on this day. Lennon called the location, “quiet, friendly and British.” He was the second Beatle to marry in eight days. Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were wed a week earlier.
    1969—Jockey Diane Crump won the first race of her career less than two months after becoming the first woman to ride in a pari-mutuel race in the US. Her victory came at Gulfstream Park, FL
    1969-Janis Joplin and Her Band opened at the San Francisco Winterland.
    1971-Iron Butterfly's "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" has been on the charts for 138 weeks and sold more than 3 million copies.
    1973-Elton John had the #1 album in the US with "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player". 
    1975---Top Hits
Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
Lady Marmalade - LaBelle
Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
    1976-Boz Scaggs' biggest album of his career, "Silk Degrees" premieres on the charts. It's his seventh solo album but it will be the first to go platinum. Off the album is the #3 pop and #5 R&B smash single "Lowdown."
    1976-Patricia "Tania" Hearst convicted of bank robbery. 
    1976-Boz Scaggs' biggest album, "Silk Degrees" makes its first appearance on the Billboard chart. It's his seventh solo album, but the first to go Platinum. 
    1982-Joan Jett and The Blackhearts started a seven week run at #1 on the US singles chart with "I Love Rock 'n' Roll". 
    1983---Top Hits
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
Shame on the Moon - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
I Wouldn't Change You If I Could - Ricky Skaggs
    1984 - A severe three day winter storm came to an end over the Central Plains. The storm produced up to twenty inches of snow in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas, and left a thick coat of ice from eastern Kansas across northwestern Missouri into Iowa.
    1985-Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a 1,150-mile (approx.) dog-pulling sled race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.
    1987- The first drug for treating AIDS to win the approval of the Food and Drug Administration was AZT (azidothymidine). The drug was made by Burroughs Welcome and initially cost more than $410,000 a year for each patient.
    1988-While our theme is to celebrate life, meaning birthdays, sometimes we remember famous jazz musicians. Today my favorite jazz arranger died in Cuernavaca, Mexico: Gil Evans. 
also one of the few jazz musicians listed in the Britannica America: 
His band lives on:
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    1988 - Squalls in the Great Lakes Region left up to eight inches of new snow on the ground in time for the official start of spring. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Seven cities reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Tucson AZ with a reading of 89 degrees.
    1989 - After 37 years on the air, Dick Clark announces he will discontinue hosting his creation, ABC-TV's highly influential “American Bandstand”. The show continues with another host, but folds for good soon after.

    1990 - The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of a snowstorm as spring officially began at 4:19 PM. Snowfall totals in the Green Mountains of Vermont ranged up to thirty inches, and up to 15 inches of snow was reported in the Catskills and Adirondacks of eastern New York State. Totals in eastern Pennsylvania ranged up to 12 inches at Armenia Mountain. The storm resulted in one death, and forty-nine injuries.
    1991---Top Hits
Someday - Mariah Carey
One More Try - Timmy -T-
Show Me the Way - Styx
I'd Love You All Over Again - Alan Jackson
    1991 -- Eric Clapton's 4 year old son, Conor, falls to his death from a 53rd story New York City apartment window. The tragedy inspires Clapton's song "Tears in Heaven."
    1991-Michael Jackson signs the richest deal in recording history when Sony inked him to a $1 billion contract.
    1995--Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record)
    1997 - Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22 state lawsuits by agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive and admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teen-agers.
    2003-Up to 1400 anti-war protesters were arrested in SF.
    2003 –9:34 p.m., 19 March EST: the surprise military invasion of Iraq began. There was no declaration of war. The invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, began under the code name “Operation Iraqi Liberation”, later renamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, the UK code name “Operation Telic”, and the Australian code name “Operation Falconer”. Coalition forces also cooperated with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the north. Approximately forty other governments, the “U.S.-led coalition against Iraq,” participated by providing troops, equipment, services, security, and special forces, with 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM were sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000. According to General Franks, the objectives of the invasion were, “First, end the regime of Saddam Hussein. Second, to identify, isolate, and eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Third, to search for, to capture, and to drive out terrorists from that country. Fourth, to collect such intelligence as we can related to terrorist networks. Fifth, to collect such intelligence as we can related to the global network of illicit weapons of mass destruction. Sixth, to end sanctions and to immediately deliver humanitarian support to the displaced and many needy Iraqi citizens. Seventh, to secure Iraq’s oil fields and resources, which belong to the Iraqi people. And last, to help the Iraqi people create conditions for a transition to a representative self-government.”
    2004-Thousands of anti-war demonstrators marched from Dolores Park to the Civic Center in San Francisco.
    2005 - An F1 tornado hits South San Francisco. Trees are uprooted. At least twenty homes and twenty businesses are damaged, including the city's new fire station
    2006 - Grand Island, NE, receives 17.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, breaking the old local record for the most snowfall in a day by 4.8 inches. 29.7 inches in 48 hours also breaks a record.

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    1954 LaSalle
    1965 UCLA



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