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Interviewing Leasing Professionals With Proven Track Record and Established Book of Business. Envision Provides: 1) Established Funding Sources, 2) Fun Working Environment, 3) Full Benefits (Health Insurance, 401k), 4) Aggressive Commission Structure.
Resumes To:, Contact: Jeff Edwards (949) 225-1712

Envision Capital Group is dedicated to providing the best in class products and service to our employers, customers, vendors and partners in the small and middle ticket commercial finance industry. With over 50 years of combined experience we have the knowledge, skills, abilities and relationships to help you reach your goals.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Babe Ruth and Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra born May 12, 1925 St. Louis, Missouri. Catcher/Outfielder/Manager New York Yankees. He is also known for his "Yogisms" such as "It's like déjà-vu, all over again." Joe Garagiola tells a funny story about Yogi giving his wife Carmen an anniversary card signed 'Yogi Berra.' She asked him if why he thought he had to sign his last name, and he told her so she wouldn't think it came from some other Yogi."


Charlie Lester Passes Away
 Placard---Serenity Prayer
  Up-dated: Bulletin Board Complaint
 Structured Business Capital, Huntington Beach, CA
  Classified Ads---Sales Manager
 "The List" –April
  Classified ads--- Help wanted
Sales Makes it Happen---by Christopher Menkin
 Use UCC's to Call on Lessees Whose Lessor is Gone
  Leasing Companies Out of Broker Business
   Leasing Software Companies—Up-date
 Classified ads—Job Search
  Portland, Oregon---Adopt-a-Dog
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     Philippine BDO Leasing profit up 29%
  Year after transplant, Steve Jobs working hard
   Niecy Nash no longer "Dancing with the Stars"
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Charlie Lester Passes Away

Following a series of strokes and poor health since 2008, Charlie Lester, LPI Healthcare Professional former president, also former president of Lease Pro as well as other leasing companies, Leasing News Emeritus Board member, entered Altus House Hospice, Atlanta, Georgia on April 28th, and passed peacefully Monday, 7:45pm, May 10, 2010. He was 69 years old and will be missed.

LESTER, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Lester (69), better known as Charlie, passed away peacefully at Altus House Hospice on May 10, 2010. Charlie was born in Roanoke, VA, on June 17, 1940. He earned a BS and MS in Economics and Business Management from Virginia Tech, graduating in 1965. He was a proud Hokie all his life. Charlie began his successful career in marketing with IBM at the Roanoke Branch Office. This career took him and his family to numerous states before they settled in Marietta, GA. Charlie resigned from IBM in1984 and became involved in the leasing industry. He founded his own company, Lease Pro Inc., in 1986 and went on to become a leader in the industry. After selling Lease Pro and serving out his non-compete clause, Charlie founded his second company, LPI Financial Services in 1999, specializing in working capital loans for medical professionals. Charlie semi-retired in May of 2004, and fully retired in November of 2008, leaving as an icon and innovator in the industry. Charlie and his wife, Barbara, were 28 year residents of Indian Hills subdivision before moving to their current home at 1343 Crown Terrace in Marietta. They raised their two daughters, Sharon and Melanie, in their Indian Hills home, and it was also the site of many neighborhood gatherings and festivities. Charlie was active with the Indian Hills Civic Association, serving several terms as Treasurer and two terms as President. He was instrumental in the Sope Creek Project, working with Cobb County officials, to clean up the creek within Indian Hills boundaries which greatly reduced incidents of flooding. He served for over 10 years on the Cobb Civil Service Board. A long-time member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Charlie served as an usher for many years and on the Board of Trustees for multiple terms. Charlie loved to fish and was also the family photographer. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Barbara; daughter Sharon Hess and her husband, Kurt; and daughter Melanie Milligan and her husband, Bill, all residing locally. He will forever be “Papa” to his five grandchildren…Darby, Kyle and Skyler Hess, and Justin and Cooper Milligan. A Memorial Service celebrating Charlie’s life will be held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068, on Thursday, May 20th at 11:00 am. Rev. Wil Parker will officiate. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church for the Charlie Lester Memorial Fund.

Donations can be made to the following:
Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
Board of Trustees
Special Projects in Memory of Charlie Lester
4385 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, Ga. 30068

Please contact his son-in-law Kurt Hess for additional information:

Charlie Lester remembered at Leasing News:



Up-dated: Bulletin Board Complaint
Structured Business Capital, Huntington Beach, California

This concerns a complaint from Double B Foods, Desoto, Texas for the return of a check for $5966.66. The proposal states that "The deposit would be refunded if Creditor is unable to perform."

Leasing News did not name the original person who communicated with Double B Foods as it appeared Structured Business Capital was the party that did not return the deposit, according to the salesperson involved.

The sales person involved was Allen Andrews. After the complaint was posted, his former employer sent the following along with collaboration:

 “We told him that we did not have a home for Double B in June 2009.  He then proceeded to take our proposal change the name of the Lessor to Structured Business Capital and collect a check.  He had the check sent to a po box.  He is the person that signed the proposal and endorsed the check…”

Allen Andrew originally told Leasing News it was Douglas Patterson is a former real estate person, with an expired California Real Estate license, working out of a mail box store called Huntington Beach Mail Box Rental. (714-960-9603). The spokesman for the company would not confirm to Leasing News who rented the post office box or was renting it at the present time.

Included in the statement from the former employer was a W9 signed by Allen Andrew with the same mail box address as Structured Business Capital (1). In addition, the signature looked very similar to the one of the cashed check. While there were no Department of Corporation or BBB findings, a further search of Orange County Fictitious Names found Allen Andrew as the owner of Structured Business Capital (2).

Leasing News sent him an email with the new documents, and then spoke to him on the telephone. He replied he and some friends formed Structured Business Capital, but he denied cashing the check, saying it was his friend “Douglas Patterson, “and he was looking for him.

He at first said Patterson would return the money and when asked if he did not, responded that he would personally return the money to Double B. Asked when, he responded as soon as he found Douglas Patterson. He added that he just wanted this all to go away. A call from the party who made the complaint at Double B Foods said he was contacted by Allen Andrew, who said he would be returning the deposit.

  1. W9 with address and signature

  1. Fictitious Name Filing Orange County

Original Complaint:


Classified Ads---Sales Manager

Bayville, NJ
Dedicated individual seeking a account management position, 3 years leasing experience and 15+ years sales experience. Resume furnished upon request,
email Frank at .

Fort Myers, Florida
Very experienced and strong skills with both Captive and Specialty Sales Management. Over 25 years , will relocate and travel---successful and team player.

Over 30 years experience working with Small and Mid-Ticket Brokers.
Extensive current Broker and Customer Base available.

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"The List" –April

--- Mergers, Acquisitions & Changes
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"--

Alphabetical Order

Chronological Order

Here is synopsis of April activity added to the Chronological list:

Carlton Financial, Wayzata, MN (04/10) No longer in business; web site down, telephone doesn't answer.

Tygris Commercial Finance Group Chicago, Illinois (04/10) changes direction, lets "less than ten employees" go. Chicago office to handle MarCap portfolio. The Parsippany office will continue to emphasize healthcare, office equipment, and technology as they had when it was USXL Leasing formed in 2004. The cut backs were not due to business, Leasing News was told, but realignment.

Brican America, Miami, Florida (04/10) Three class action suits filed, while Professional Services files suits against lessees, whether they are current or have not notified them about their intentions of joining a class action suit. Evidently Professional Services wants case heard in Iowa, not Florida, attorneys conclude.

GE Capital, Conn (04/10) GE 1Q profit down 32%, revenue slips; Immelt upbeat

Puget Leasing, Bellevue, WA (04/10) set for a jury trial on May 17th before Judge Thomas S. Zilly. With all the attorneys and depositions involved, it has been expensive for all sides.

Pinnfund/PinnLeasing (04/10) PinnFund Michael Fanghella Out of Jail, Seeks $150,000 Job

International Lease Finance Corp. (04/10) ILFC founder Udvar-Hazy forming new leasing co.

Key Equipment Finance/American Express/Sierra Cities/Rockford (04/10)KeyCorp is looking to expand businesses that have synergy with its community bank, such as its equipment leasing business and some products offered through the capital markets business, executives said in a conference call after the company's quarterly earnings report.

Evans National Bank (04/10) Evans Bancorp, Hamburg, New York, reported “first quarter net income increased to $1.45 million from a net loss of ($1.25) million in last year's first quarter, which included a $2.9 million provision for lease losses and $2.0 million goodwill impairment charge associated with the Company's discontinued small-ticket commercial equipment leasing business.

Alliance Financial, Syracuse, New York (04/10) Leases (net of unearned income) decreased $6.8 million or 10% in the first quarter as a result of the Company's previously announced decision to cease new lease originations. The remaining balance of the lease portfolio of $61.4 million is expected to continue to run-off at the rate of approximately $6 million per quarter over the next year.

IFC Credit, Morton Grove, Illinois (04/10) Rudolph “Rudy” Trebles, CLP, former founder of IFC Credit Corporation is back in business as Equipment Leasing Group of America.

LEAF, New Jersey (04/10) Questions regarding renewing lines of credit.

OneWorld Leasing (04/10) Co-Op combines, moves HQ to OneSource Financial, Austin, Texas.

Main Street National Bank, Texas (04/10) Bob Fisher, Exec. VP, Leasing Division was one of 42 let go. Mike Hoffman retires, says Tom Depping. (04/10) Ex-employees convey 42 let go and explain where.

Equipment Acquisition Resources, Palatine, IL. (04/10)Joining Minnwest Bank and Highland Bank, The National Bank (TNB), Bettendorf, Iowa, has also filed suit against First Premier Capital, Edina, Minnesota, all accusing that First Premier Capital had knowledge of its referral of Equipment Acquisition Resource, specifically stating derogatory information that was not discussed although reportedly known to First Premier Capital.

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Leasing Industry Help Wanted


Interviewing Leasing Professionals With Proven Track Record and Established Book of Business. Envision Provides: 1) Established Funding Sources, 2) Fun Working Environment, 3) Full Benefits (Health Insurance, 401k), 4) Aggressive Commission Structure.
Resumes To:, Contact: Jeff Edwards (949) 225-1712

Envision Capital Group is dedicated to providing the best in class products and service to our employers, customers, vendors and partners in the small and middle ticket commercial finance industry. With over 50 years of combined experience we have the knowledge, skills, abilities and relationships to help you reach your goals.

Seeking originators with 5+ years small ticket and/or
middle market experience and with established
customer and vendor relationships. Remote
office and on site positions are available.

Please send resumes to:
Attn: Mike Lockwood or Russ Runnalls CLP

Please see our Job Wanted section for possible new employees.


Sales makes it Happen
by Christopher Menkin

     Use UCC's to Call on Lessees Whose Lessor is Gone

Leasing News started "The List" in the 1990's, and when collecting the first ones, posted it in 1998. The late Adrian Bulman sent Leasing News a memo from Tom Depping to his salesmen, saying look at all these companies not in business, salesmen should be calling their lessees and vendors, and stop complaining that there is not enough business out there.

It has been a practice for many years for leasing companies to obtain UCC filings on their competitors, and call, some even pretending to be a representative of the company. Do not recommend this as it is unethical. Depping was ethical: here were companies no longer in business, or sold, or merged, and these prospects already were sold on leasing; why not call them today?

Before the internet, lists needed to be purchased directly from the department of corporations or a service provider.  Today it is much simpler as almost all states have it on line, and much less expensive, and with a lot more information.

What has happened is when companies are purchased, the new company calls on the previous lessees and vendors.  It is easy for them as they have the records.  It has been happening for years.  Also many companies who get out of the broker business, as soon as they do, they go after the brokers lessees and vendors.  When this  happens, the brokers say they will never come back---but they do, as Marlin Business Service is just one example.

In today's internet, you do not need a large staff to do this or a lot of money.  You go on line, either save or copy the name address of the UCC signer, put it in Excel, sort by zip code if you are going to divide the list, and then use Google to obtain the telephone number by just copy and pasting the address in Google.  It is fast.

You can sort the list by zip code of each state and recommend starting where you are located and then moving more and more out of the area.

If you discover many in one specific street or industrial complex, you can use this for calling on them in person.  Calling them up first, and making an appointment.  It beats just knocking on the door to see if the person who makes the decisions is available.

Many of the UCC's also have the name and address of vendors.  It is very common in UCC's to include the list of equipment from the Exhibit "A" which often has the name and address of the vendor.  Many companies require this, such as Bank of the West Leasing on their documents.  It is quite common.

You can also sort this information in Excel by type of equipment as well as zip code, if you set it up to do this.  It can give you leads to other like vendors, once you get the experience from learning the demands of the equipment provider.

You can also take this a step further and find out who the collection of the payments, meaning the funder who is the assignee.  You may not only want to call the lessees first as they are further removed from where the lease started, but you may find a new funding source that you can use yourself.

You can find who your competitor is doing business with.  In the early years, I would collect the daily UCC filings and weekly look at key cities near me to learn if I lost a customer, and as important, who was the lease assigned to as it might be a new source to fund transactions, too.  Sometimes when it was a high rate house, I would call them and pick up a new customer.

It's easy to do, type in UCC and the State, such as UCC California in your browser and you get: or UCC Jersey and you get:

You don't need to call against your competitor still active in the business.  Call those no longer active in the business first.


Leasing Companies Out of Broker Business

These are companies who are either out of business who worked with independent equipment leasing brokers or no longer are doing business with independent equipment brokers within the last year. This is not a list of companies who do not do business with independent equipment brokers.

Advantage Business Capital, Lake Oswego, Oregon
AEL Financial, Buffalo Grove, Illinois
*(No longer taking new broker business)
Alliance Financial, Syracuse, New York
Balboa Capital, Irvine, Ca
Bankers Healthcare Group, Weston, FL.
C and J Leasing Corp, Des Moines, Iowa
Carlton Financial Corporation, Wayzata, Minnesota
Chesterfield Financial, Chesterfield, Missouri
Churchill Group/Churchill Leasing, Jericho, NY
CIT Group (limited)
Columbia Bank Leasing, Tacoma, WA
Concord Financial Services, Long Beach, California
Court Square, Malvern, Pennsylvania
Creative Capital Leasing Group, LLC, San Diego, CA
Direct Capital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Diversified Financial Service, Omaha, NE
Dolsen Leasing, Bellevue/Yakima, Washington
Equipment Finance Partners, a division of Altec, Birmingham, Alabama
Evans National Leasing, Inc., Hamburg, NY
Enterprise Funding, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Excel Financial Leasing, Lubbock Texas
First Corp.(IFC subsidiary), Morton Grove, Illinois
First Republic Bank, San Francisco, Ca
GE Capital, Conn (limited)
Global Funding LLC., Clearwater, FL
Greystone, Burlington, MA
Heritage Pacific Leasing, Fresno, CA
Hillcrest Bank Leasing, Overland Park, KS
Huntington Equipment Finance, Vendor Finance Group, Bellevue, Washington
IFC Credit Corp., Morton Grove, Illinois
Irwin Financial (Irwin Union Bank), Columbus, Indiana
Irwin Union Bank, F.S.B. (Louisville, Kentucky)
Lakeland Bank, Montville, NJ
LaSalle Systems Leasing
Leaf Specialty Finance, Columbia, South Carolina
LEAF Third Party Funding, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Lombard, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, worldwide
Marlin Business Services, Mount Laurel, NJ (accepting no new brokers,
      they may have opened for a select fee, but no more at this time, they say.)
Marquette Business Credit Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota
M&T Credit (Bank)
MericapCredit, Lisle, Illinois
Merrill Lynch Financial
Mesa Leasing, San Diego, California
Midwest Leasing Group,Livonia, MI
National City, Cleveland, Ohio
Navigator (Pentech subsidiary) San Diego, California
OFC Capital, Roswell, Georgia
Old National Bank, Evansville, Illinois
Pentech Financial, Campbell, CA
PFF Bancorp, Inc, Pomona, CA
Pinnacle Business Finance, Fife, Washington
Pioneer Capital Corporation, Addison, Texas
PredictiFund, a subsidiary of Capital Access Network, Inc
Popular Finance, St. Louis, Missouri
Radiance-Capital, Tacoma, WA
Rational Technology Solutions, Rolling Meadows, IL
Sandy Springs, Olney, MD
Sovereign Bank, Melville, New York
Specialty Funding, Albuquerque, NM
SunBridge Capital, Mission, Kansas
Suncoast Equipment Funding Corp., Tampa, Florida
TechLease, Morgan Hill, California
Textron Financial
Triad Leasing & Financial, Inc., Boise, Idaho
Union Capital Partners, Midvale, Utah
US Bank, Middle-Market, Portland, Oregon
Velocity Financial Group, Rosemont, Illinois
VenCore, Portland, Oregon
Vision Capital,San Diego, California
Wachovia Bank Leasing
Washington Mutual Financial
Western Bank, Devils Lake, ND
Westover Financial, Inc., Santa Ana, California


Leasing Software Companies—Update

There are several software leasing companies no longer in business.

There are most likely other changes that should be made to this list, and any information to up-date other information, such as number of employees, changes of CEO’s, or other information should be sent to

Top eLeasing software companies, as ranked by employees.


Company Name
Year Founded

Additional Services
Major Clients
NetSol Technologies, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters
23901 Calabasas Road, Suite 2072
Calabasas, CA 91302
Tel: + 1 818-222-9195
Fax: + 1 818-222-9197
Najeeb Ghauri
Chairman, Founder, Director
Naeem Ghauri
CEO, Director
Salim Ghauri
CEO, Director, NetSol Technologies, LTD (Lahore, Pakistan based subsidiary)

LeaseSoft, a suite of four software applications, end-to-end solution; consulting and other services available


DaimlerChrysler Services
Finlease Company, Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Finance
UMF Leasing
Yamaha Motors Finance
International Decision Systems (f)
80 South Eigth Street, Suite 1500
Minneapolis, MN 55402
612.521.3207 - fax
203 US/North America
34 Asia/Pacific
64 UK

Todd Davis, CEO.,
Michael Mehr,
VP of Fin / Admin.,
Dolan, Global
VP of Sales,
and David Nash,VP of Prof Srvcs.

Rapport & ProFinia
Privately Held
Wells Fargo
Daimler Chrysler Corp.
Shaw Systems
808 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 210
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 272-3800
Cyndy Stone
Internet Enabled Applications
Lease Accounting
Consumer Loan Accounting
Commercial Loan Accounting
Loan Tracking
Collections/Customer Service
28 of the top US Banks and 7 top captive automotive finance companies run Shaw applications.

White Clarke North American (e)

Contact Information: Lisa Campbell Marketing Manager
White Clarke North America
150 Ferrand Drive, Suite 1101
Toronto, ON M3C 3E5
Phone: 416 467 1900
Fax: 416 467 9094
Email: lisa.campbell@

Debbie Carroll
Privately held

ADP Credit Corp.
Canadian Remarketing Group,
Fair Isaac & Co.
First National Equipment Finance,
Ford Credit - Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, UK,
John Deere Credit,


CHP Consulting
401 North Michigan Avenue Center
401 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Year founded 1990


Steve LeBarron
VP of Marketing, North America


CHP Consulting has been delivering system solutions to leading asset and motor finance companies worldwide for since 1990. CHP has in depth industry expertise in leasing and asset finance, with an exceptional delivery record.

- Proven end-to-end functionality.
- Adapts to specific business requirements.
- One system to handle both lease and loans.
- Rapid product time to market.
- Responsive, local support services.
- Exceptional delivery record.
- Over 30 live sites.

Privately held

Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester, Asset Advantage, Bank of America, Barclays Asset Finance, Barclays Technology Finance, Capital Finance, CitiBank, Clydesdale Bank Asset Finance Ltd, Co-operative Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (DrKW), GE Capital Key Lease, HBOS, HSBC Asset Finance UK, HSBC Rail, Hitachi Capital, IBM Financial Services, ING Lease, Investec, Leasedrive, Lloyds TSB Asset Finance Group, Lloyds TSB Structured Asset Finance, Lombard Business Finance, Lombard Corporate Finance, Lombard Technology Services, Lombard Vehicle Management, National Australia Bank, National Irish Bank, Nissan Finance (GB), Northern Bank, SEB Finans, Société Générale Equipment Finance, Textron Financial Corporation, Virtual Lease Services, Yorkshire Bank


Apak Group

APAK Group plc, APAK House, Badminton Court, Station Road, Yate, BRISTOL, BS37 5HZ, United Kingdom +44 (0) 1454 871000

Tony Bracey
Wholesale Finance WFSv5 - integrated stock finance and loans administration system. Ecommerce financial proposal systems EPS. Core Banking Software and services.
Union Energy,
MTC Leasing Inc., Finning, Koch Industries, Wittern Group,
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., Neon,
Cessna Aircraft Corp., NatWest Group Plc, American Express, Bank of Scotland, Toyota Financial Services (UK),
Capital Stream (b)
(Acquired by HCL Technologies, Noida , India February 20, 2008- world wide employees: 47,954 )
866.779.4733 or 949.448.4683
Kevin Riegelsberger
Installed at 9 of the top 40 US Banks. Leading provider of front office automation software for equipment finance, small business lending, commercial lending and CRE lending.
Privately Held

Major Clients:
AgStar Financial Services,
Arrow Capital,
Bank of America ,
De Lage Landen,
Koch Financial,
McKesson Capital Group,
Siemens Financial Services,
TCF Leasing,
Raymond Leasing

Cyence International (g)
Year Founded 1996
Peter Hyne


Major Clients: Pitney Bowes Global Credit Services, Volvo Commercial Finance, VFC Inc., MTC Leasing Inc., Relational Funding, Comark and others.
Deepak Verma
nFusion - Web-based credit processing
-We don't disclose this
CIT Group,
CitiCapital ,
Textron Financial, Ryder System, XTRALease, Xerox

4139 S. 143rd Circle
Omaha, NE 68137

Russ Hallberg, President
Randy Haug, Senior Vice President
See footnote (a)

All Points Capital, Americorp Financial, LLC, Balboa Capital, IFC Credit, The Matsco Companies, Popular Leasing & Raymond Leasing.

(over 250)


Tax Compliance, Inc.
10200-A Willow Creek Road
San Diego, CA 92131
P: 858.547.5100 x316
F: 858.547.410

Scott Strauss
Exec. VP
Personal and Real Property Tax software, compatible with most accounting softwares.

Integron Corporation
Corporate Headquarters
35 Bermar Park
Rochester , NY 14624


Jeanne Pagani, CEO
Bryan Lubel, President


Privately held

Xerox Corporation
Eastman Kodak Corporation

Karen Wendel
Vision Commerce (c)
Steve Lundergan
Hitachi Credit America All Points Capital Firerock Capital
Thalman Financial Services BSBLeasing/Procure Financial Services
Dominion Leasing Software (d)
Lease Complete©

P.O. Box 550, Powhatan, VA 23139
804 403 3710
Founded 2003


David F. Hill VP Sales & Marketing

Please read Note d, below for information about LeaseComlete.
Privately held
Diverse client group including commercial banks, credit unions, and independent leasing companies.
FinanceEdge Software, LLC
5959 Central Ave. Suite 103
Saint Petersburg, FL 33710
United States
727-381-6937 - Fax
Cha Loh, COO

Litehaus Systems
Corporate Headquarters
2040 7445 132 nd Street Surrey, BC V3W 1J1 , Canada
Tel: + 1 604-594-0044
Fax: + 1 604-594-0021


Anthony Carrol
Founder, Director
CFO, Director
John Kos  

Litehaus complete end to end lease management solutions for small to mid size brokers, Lessor,  consulting, customization, Lease training and other services available

Privately Held


Senour Designs, Inc
(800) 473-5358 or
(866) SDI-FITS
Founded 1991


Jane Lentz Jones

SDI F.I.T.S. – End-to-End Lease/Loan origination and accounting software.


Better Programs

Chad W. Russell Vice President
Better Programs, Inc.
5852 West Pacific Circle
Denver, CO 80227
Phone: 303 986 1969
Fax: (610) 602-5400
Email: crussell@

Charles R. Oleson
See description (i)
Privately Held
Large user base across the U.S. and Canada.
Preferred Business Solutions
Jim Buckles
Support and Sales of Advantage (upgrade from System 1 (2.5) program). Support and sales of alaQuote, web based lease payment calculator, quote and on-line application tool. Custom report writing, template creation & web development.
25 - 30 new clients
Seritus Solutions (k)
13502 Daisy Ct
Rosemount, MN 55068
T: 651-217-0600
Toll Free: 1-888-877-0003

Charles Lyles
Wade Sharp
Steve Shallman
Brad Back


Privately held

Flagship Bank Credit Services, RP Capital Corp

Cornerstone Software
Financial Computer Systems, Inc.
196 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
Tel. (203) 761-7915
CEO: A. George Hill, Jr.
EZ13: lessee lease accounting software ComplyPak: accounting service for lessee, lessor, and subleases, leasehold improvements, foreign currency translation, and more
Privately held
Clients: Chain stores & restaurants, telecommunications firms, manufacturers, and others 
Ivory Consulting
Odessa Technology
Summit National (h)
Systems for FinancialAccounting

N/R No Response
*as reported by receptionist.

(a) LeaseTeam - Additional Services offered: American Lease Insurance, ClearView Portfolio Manager, Crystal Reports, Dun & Bradstreet, ECS Financial Services, Fair Isaac LiquidCredit, MelissaData, MicroBilt, Microsift Dynamics GP, PayNet, Premier Lease & Loan Services, Property Tax Management Systems (PTMS), Report Distribution Manager, Reporting Database System, Taxware, UCC Direct, UCC Tracking and Vertex. LeaseTeam is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.

(b) WiredCapital/CapitalStream
October ,2001,WiredCapital and Capital Stream "merged" and the corporate officers of WiredCapital kept the name but took over management.

One of the cofounders, John Kruse, resigned January 1, 2003.

They "integrated" with Ivory Consulting Partners in early March.

(c) Description of Services: Vision Commerce delivers unparalleled front-end e-commerce solutions to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Industries. Vision Commerce provides a front-end solution for proposal delivery, processing credit applications, status reporting and documentation via the Internet. We offer a suite of technology solutions. Vision Commerce delivers its lease origination and marketing system through an Application Service Provider (ASP) model, hosted solution or as an in-house solution. The ASP offering allows us to provide rapid and economical solutions to Subscribers. Vision Commerce has all the technical capabilities to securely support thousands of simultaneous users processing quotes and applications through the Internet. Software enhancements are applied regularly to the ASP solution at no additional cost to Subscribers.

Vision provides typical origination, workflow, decisioning, and documentation capabilities. Our product is differentiated from the rest by its marketing and co-branding capabilities. Vision Commerce hosts hundreds of private-label or custom program leasing sites supporting more than 2000 users. With Vision, our subscribers can quickly and economically deploy solutions that meet the individual requirements of vendors, manufacturers, distributors, brokers, funding sources, and partners. We understand that each relationship is different, and we have constructed our product to adapt to changing business rules.

Vision is a single solution that allows internal staff to collaboratively originate, score, price, and document in one integrated platform.

Developed using the Microsoft .NET framework, Vision showcases the versatility of the latest Internet development tools. This industry leading technology is a secure and reliable solution now and a robust foundation for enhancements planned to extend support to the leasing and finance industries.

Recent Enhancements: In February 2003, Vision Commerce, Inc. released its Vision Framework. The new framework supports the ASP, Hosted and In-House solutions all with the same degree of flexibility, scalability and configurability.

Linda Lundergan
Vision Commerce, Inc.

(d) LeaseComplete© is a comprehensive lease accounting and asset management solution that is widely recognized as the premier custom solution for both equipment and vehicle lease portfolios. Our value-added approach to system design provides features that allow you to add services for your customers that both garner repeat business and provide additional revenue sources for your company.  For more information, please visit our website where you can take a virtual tour of the System and schedule your own private web-based demonstration. .

Thank you.
David Hill
Dominion Leasing Software, LLC

(e) White Clark - Consulting Services
WCNA offers a portfolio of consulting and implementation services including feasibility studies, process analysis and design, system requirements, project rescue, compliance requirements (Basel II, Sarbanes Oxley, Patriot Act), securitization and interim management.


CALMS (Credit Adjudication and Lending Management System), is automates front office processes with proven, reliable systems that meet your priorities and support the way you do business. CALMS components (Application Generator, Deal Structuring System, Decision System, Document Management System, Asset Inspection System, Auction & Remarketing System) offer best of breed technology that directly improve business performance.

(f) International Decision Systems
Fortune 500 Global Companies Select Rapport™ from International Decision Systems, Release 5.5 Now Available

(g) Cyence - ExpressOS TM is an enterprise-wide software solution based on Microsoft's .NET platform, providing end-to-end business process automation in the areas of sales force automation, deal originations, transaction structuring, credit adjudication, documentation and auditing for all types of commercial and consumer financing transactions.

ISIS is a multi-tiered application suite built on the Windows operating system platform. It consists of a client side application, ISIS Desktop Client, a server side application, ISIS Data Engine, and an assortment of specialized clients for interfacing with outside systems to support functions such as Lease Accounting, Credit Scoring and UCC filing.

(h) Summit National, Inc. is a leading global provider of lease accounting software and services for the equipment, computer, and automobile leasing industry. Our suite of systems include: AP 2000, MILLENNIA, OPTIMA, & MAXXUM. Summit also offers Application Service Provider and Outsourcing services.

Summit's 350+ client/user base include 18 of the Monitor 100. Summit also provides software and services for leading small and mid-range banks, leasing companies, and other captives.

April 5, 2005 Summit National filed for bankruptcy.

Ken Duffy, Sr., President of Summit National, requested that we put his company back on the Leasing News list of companies that specialize in leasing software:

"We have not sought publicity in this matter but our exclusion from the vendor list deserves a response. United Airlines (and other well known entities) are also in CH11 but they're not out of business. Nor are we. As your research of court docs should have revealed, SNI was forced to take the protective CH11 action due to an unfriendly takeover attempt. In fact the party attempting the takeover tried to have the CH11 dismissed in order to pursue their objective. The Court in Chicago(05-B15565) issued its opinion dismissing their motion on 7/19. On 8/18 the 6th Court of Appeal in Cincinnati(03-1796) affirmed SNI's summary judgment and permanent injunction for breach of contract against this same party granted by the Federal District Court in Detroit(02-71871). The jury trial for damages to SNI under the judgment is scheduled for 11/01/05 in Detroit. I think you have drawn an improper conclusion and I would like you to correct it. We have been friends for a long time and !

" I trust this exclusion was simply an innocent misunderstanding of the facts. Please restore our listing as it has been in the past."

Leasing News has included the company back on the list, but footnotes its present condition.

(i) Better Programs - TURBO-Lease is a lease accounting software capable of processing all types of equipment and vehicle lease portfolios. The system is easy to use, yet its power, flexibility, and completeness surpass those costing many times its price.

TURBO-Lease offers complete receivable administration including billing, ACH processing and aging of lease payments, late charges, property taxes, insurance charges, and sales and use taxes. Monthly accounting reports provide accurate totals of cash receipts, account balances, FASB 13 income, initial direct costs, residual income, and equipment depreciation including alternative minimum tax. Management reports provide summaries of new business activity, lease expirations, residuals due, insurance expirations, location and ranking. The system handles complex irregular payment structures such as skip, step, variable, quarterly, and annual. All reports can be sent to printer, screen or MS-Excel to provide valuable flexibility in data analysis.

Other features include, delinquency reporting and a collection module to schedule and track collection activity; forecasting including income, depreciation and discounted cash flows of payments and residuals; payoffs; on-line viewing of payments, charges and past due payments. Complementing TURBO-Lease are easily added modules for loan accounting, notes payable, ACH processing, asset tracking, and an interface to popular general ledger packages. Interfaces are available to front office automation systems, sales tax rate services, property tax and insurance processing. See our web site for more details.

(j) Integron Corporation additional services offered:
Integron Lease Termination Manager©
- Provides Web-based automated workflow processing by managing asset intelligence for lease termination, reconciliation and settlement.
-Coexists and interfaces with existing Lease Management/Portfolio management system.
-Reduces lease termination processing steps from 100 to about 20.
-Eliminates lost/undocumented/un-reconciled equipment
-Captures Continue-to Bill Revenue
-Manages Consignment Vendors for peak performance

(k) Seritus Solutions service offered:
Seritus Solutions was founded by partners who have a combined 61 years of financial technology solution experience. Our passion and mission is to provide our customers with innovative, reliable and affordable solutions that service their credit origination needs within the commercial loan and/or lease financial marketplace.

- CRM functionality available
- Configurable to match your business.
- Workflow Driven to streamline your operation
- Could incorporate your funders / syndication partners into the workflow.
- Vendor / Dealers could initiate deals / view statuses / print remotely.
- Auto-generation of your documents.
- Integrates to 3rd Party Credit related parties as well as your back end system of choice



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Samantha is a beautiful, healthy 4 yr old 100 lb. chocolate Lab with one major problem. She’s scared. We live on a busy street and don’t have a fenced yard. We’ve worked with her (rescued from OHS 2 yrs ago) and she has improved but in truth she needs a place where she can run and play. She loves the dog parks but has strong reactions to bikes etc. during transport. Her fear is of people she doesn’t know. Once she does get used to someone she loves affection (even more than treats!). She has a big bark but totally non-aggressive. Actually if someone moves towards her, she runs away.

Our baby belongs in a safer (fenced) environment (acreage in the country would be ideal).

She makes a great watchdog. She destroys nothing (when left alone etc) and is not a garbage snooper or beggar. She gets along great with dogs and cats and loves the 11 year old girl next door. She is in excellent physical health and up to date on all shots etc.

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Today in History

1848-Gold Fever was begun by Sam Brannan in San Francisco when he waved a bottle of gold dust and shouted "Gold! Gold! He went on to receive gold as payment for goods that he sold in his store at Sutter's fort. During this period, Calistoga Hot Springs resort was developed by then successful pioneer, promoter, publisher, entrepreneur, and California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan. The “resort” exists today: There are many fine wineries in the area:


This Day in American History

   1780 - Charleston, SC, fell to the British in the US Revolutionary War after a two month seige. Three Continental Navy frigates (Boston, Providence, and Ranger) were captured; and one American frigate (Queen of France) was sunk to prevent capture.
    1812-John Langdon of New Hampshire was nominated to run by the Republic party, but turned it down. He had 64 votes to James Madison’s 82. A very popular man in his time, he refused the job due to his age and health. A second caucus was held and Elbridge Gerry was nominated.
    1847- Mormon pioneer William Clayton ,the personal secretary to the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, invented the first odometer while crossing the plains in a covered wagon. Previous to this, mileage was calculated by counting the revolutions of a rag tied to a spoke of a wagon wheel. He is also known for his journal entries about the Mormons' trek west to the Salt Lake valley. When introduced to plural marriage, he was reluctant but eventually became one of its most enthusiastic proponents, marrying ten women and fathering forty-two children.
    1848-Gold Fever was begun by Sam Brannan in San Francisco when he waved a bottle of gold dust and shouted "Gold! Gold! He went on to receive gold as payment for goods that he sold in his store at Sutter's fort. During this period, Calistoga Hot Springs resort was developed by then successful pioneer, promoter, publisher, entrepreneur, and California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan. The “resort” exists today: There are many fine wineries in the area:
    1869-The first news reporter at a political convention who was a woman was Mary Ashton Rice Livermore, one of the editors of the New Covenant, who covered the Republican National Convention, May 12-18, 186-, at the Chicago Wigwam, Chicago, IL, which nominated Abraham Lincoln.
    1863-The first Confederate ship to surrender to the Union was the Planter, a 313-ton side-wheel steamer serving as an armed dispatch boat. It was surrendered off the harbor in Charleston, SC, by Robert Smalls, an African-American salve who was its pilot. He and the African-American crew took charge of the ship, while the captain was ashore. Flying the Confederate flag, they saluted with cannon fire the forts on their voyage northward. When out of reach of ammunition, Smalls hoisted a white flag of truce and turned over the ship to the U.S.S. Onward. In appreciation, a special act of Congress was passed on May 30, 1982, awarding Smalls and his partners one-half the value of the Planter and its cargo.
    1864- the heaviest action of the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, began at dawn, when Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, with 20,000 men, attacked a Confederate salient. Creating a gap, Hancock’s men captured some 4000 men and 20 large guns In another part of the Battle of the Wilderness, the two great general met again after Hancock made this gap Lee had positioned his troops in breastworks ( a temporary, quickly constructed fortification, usually breast high--a popular war move seen often in Mathew Brady photographs ) along a horseshoe formation utilizing the natural features of the landscape. During Grant's attack on the very strong and fortified position both sides suffered losses of more than 12,000 in what became known as "the Bloody Angle." Lee was forced to use every available man in order to protect the position and so ordered his troops to pull back during the night. Neither side won and both sides suffered heavy losses, perhaps a lesson well remembered by General Lee and General Grant, who was in favor of a different reconstruction of the South than transpired, even when president. They were to meet for the surrender less than a year from this battle.
    1883- Hazel Lucile Harrison birthday: Afro-American concert pianist who made her debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1904. She was blocked from concerts with major American orchestras because of her race and sex. Her technique and ability was praised for years in Europe. Her mother, a hairdresser and manicurist , was the daughter of slaves who followed the underground railway to the north.
    1893- Georgia Lee Witt Lusk birthday, educator, state government official, and congressional representative is known as the first lady of New Mexico. In 1924 she was elected superintendent of schools in her home county and elected superintendent of public instruction for the state 1930. She moved on to the U.S. Congress in 1946, and was a member of the War Claims Commission (1949-1953). Lusk was instrumental in getting free textbooks in all the New Mexico school.
    1903—Theodore Roosevelt visits San Francisco, caught on film by
H.J. Miles. (video playback needed to see black and white silent film at, 14.3mb download, too, and the president turns away from the camera at the closet point, but to see the people and the times is quite interesting(the date on the film is the date it was released, not the actual day of May 12:

( lower half of: ) Two days after the Market Street procession, Roosevelt was filmed again as he dedicated Dewey Monument in the city's Union Square. The monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the American fleet over Spanish forces at Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. It is also a tribute to the sailors of the U.S. Navy. Called actuality films, short documentaries such as these of Roosevelt, appeared in nickelodeons throughout America alongside policemen and firemen in action, buildings under construction, and new inventions at work. The themes and conventions of these short films were borrowed from nineteenth century commercial photography. Early audiences, while amazed by the moving images, were very familiar with the subject matter. What is perhaps most interesting about these two actuality films is the view they offer of a city devastated by a massive earthquake and fire just three years after the president's 1903 visit.
    1912-Alto sax player Marshall Royal Birthday, played lead sax for
Count Basie for over 20 years, plus was the band manager, born Sapulpa, OK
    1928- Burt Bacharach birthday.
    1934- A great dust bowl storm darkened the skies from Oklahoma east to the Atlantic Coast.
    1944--SHEA, CHARLES W. Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Company F, 350th Infantry. 88th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Mount Damiano, Italy, 12 May 1944. Entered service at: New York, N.Y. Birth: New York, NY. G.O. No.: 4, 12 January 1945. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty, on 12 May 1944, near Mount Damiano, Italy. As 2d Lt. Shea and his company were advancing toward a hill occupied by the enemy, 3 enemy machineguns suddenly opened fire, inflicting heavy casualties upon the company and halting its advance. 2d Lt. Shea immediately moved forward to eliminate these machinegun nests in order to enable his company to continue its attack. The deadly hail of machinegun fire at first pinned him down, but, boldly continuing his advance, 2d Lt. Shea crept up to the first nest. Throwing several hand grenades, he forced the 4 enemy soldiers manning this position to surrender, and disarming them, he sent them to the rear. He then crawled to the second machinegun position, and after a short fire fight forced 2 more German soldiers to surrender. At this time, the third machinegun fired at him, and while deadly small arms fire pitted the earth around him, 2d Lt. Shea crawled toward the nest. Suddenly he stood up and rushed the emplacement and with well-directed fire from his rifle, he killed all 3 of the enemy machine gunners. 2d Lt. Shea's display of personal valor was an inspiration to the officers and men of his company.
    1948-- Rock guitarist and keyboards player Steve Winwood was born in Birmingham, England. He was only 16 when he burst on the British pop music scene as the lead vocalist and organist with the Spencer Davis Group. They had hits with "I'm a Man" and "Gimme Some Lovin'." In 1967, Winwood formed the group Traffic with Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi, and led that band to the top of the British charts. Traffic lasted only a year, and Winwood then joined Blind Faith, the first rock supergroup. The other members were Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker from Cream and Rick Grech of the group Family. Blind Faith made only one album before breaking up.
Traffic reformed for a couple of albums in the 1970's, and since then Steve Winwood has pursued a solo career. His 1980 album "Arc of a Diver" sold a million copies, and his 1987 release "Chronicles" was also a big hit.
    1951-The number one record on America's R&B chart was a song called "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston and The Delta Cats. Many Rock historians say that this was the first true Rock and Roll record. Although Brenston sang, played sax and is credited as composer, 'His Delta Cats' were actually Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm.
    1955 - Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, winning 4-0. Jones became the first black pitcher to throw a major-league no-hitter.
    1955 - Gisele MacKenzie played a singer on the NBC-TV program, "Justice". She introduced her soon-to-be hit song, "Hard to Get". The song went to number four on the "Billboard" pop music chart by September.
    1955 - Passengers crowded in to ride the last run of the Third Avenue elevated, "The El", in New York City. The way-above-ground train trip down memory lane went from Chinatown to the Bronx.
    1956-- the Sun Record Company in Memphis ran an ad in the music trade papers announcing the first record by what was termed "one of the truly great talent finds." The artist was Johnny Cash, and the record was "I Walk the Line."
    1956---Top Hits
Heartbreak Hotel/I Was the One - Elvis Presley
Standing on the Corner - The Four Lads
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
    1956- the Sun Record Company in Memphis ran an ad in the music trade papers announcing the first record by what was termed "one of the truly great talent finds." The artist was Johnny Cash, and the record was "I Walk the Line."
    1957 - A.J. Foyt earned his first auto racing victory in Kansas City, Missouri. He went on to become a four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 - in 1961, 1964, 1967 and 1977.
    1958-Link Wray's guitar instrumental "Rumble" first appears on American music charts. Even though it has no lyrics what so ever, the song was banned by many US radio stations who feared the title would promote teen violence. Despite the boycott, the song would still rise to #16 and sell over a million copies. Link would follow it with a tune called "Jack the Ripper".
    1958-The Everly Brothers enjoy their second Billboard chart topper, "All I Have To Do Is Dream", which will also rise to number one in the UK in July.
    1960 - Frank Sinatra's TV special, Timex Spectacular is broadcast on ABC-TV. Sinatra and Elvis Presley trade hits, Elvis singing "Witchcraft" and Sinatra belting out "Love Me Tender". It will be Presley's last TV appearance for eight years.
    1960- Elvis Presley appeared on Frank Sinatra's "Timex Spectacular" on ABC TV. Presley sang one of Sinatra's hits, "Witchcraft," while Sinatra tackled "Love Me Tender."
    1962- Billboard reports last year's most-played jukebox disc was country star Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John." One vote behind was Chubby Checker's "The Twist."
    1963-When CBS censors tell him he cannot perform his "Talking John Birch Society Blues", Bob Dylan walks out of dress rehearsals for The Ed Sullivan Show. When told the tune may be libelous, Dylan refuses to appear on the show.
    1964---Top Hits
Hello Dolly! - Louis Armstrong
Do You Want to Know a Secret - The Beatles
My Guy - Mary Wells
My Heart Skips a Beat - Buck Owens
    1964-Barbra Streisand wins the Grammy Award for Best Female Vocalist for The Barbra Streisand Album
    1965- the Rolling Stones began a two-day recording session at Chess Studios in Chicago, laying down the basic tracks for "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."
    1968--JACKSON, JOE M. Medal of Honor
Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, 311th Air Commando Squadron, Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam. Place and date: Kham Duc, Republic of Vietnam, 12 May 1968. Entered service at: Newman, Ga. Born: 14 March 1923, Newman, Ga. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Lt. Col. Jackson distinguished himself as pilot of a C-123 aircraft. Lt. Col. Jackson volunteered to attempt the rescue of a 3-man USAF Combat Control Team from the special forces camp at Kham Duc. Hostile forces had overrun the forward outpost and established gun positions on the airstrip. They were raking the camp with small arms, mortars, light and heavy automatic weapons, and recoilless rifle fire. The camp was engulfed in flames and ammunition dumps were continuously exploding and littering the runway with debris. In addition, 8 aircraft had been destroyed by the intense enemy fire and 1 aircraft remained on the runway reducing its usable length to only 2,200 feet. To further complicate the landing, the weather was deteriorating rapidly, thereby permitting only 1 air strike prior to his landing. Although fully aware of the extreme danger and likely failure of such an attempt, Lt. Col. Jackson elected to land his aircraft and attempt to rescue. Displaying superb airmanship and extraordinary heroism, he landed his aircraft near the point where the combat control team was reported to be hiding. While on the ground, his aircraft was the target of intense hostile fire. A rocket landed in front of the nose of the aircraft but failed to explode. Once the combat control team was aboard, Lt. Col. Jackson succeeded in getting airborne despite the hostile fire directed across the runway in front of his aircraft. Lt. Col. Jackson's profound concern for his fellowmen, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Air Force and reflect great credit upon himself, and the Armed Forces of his country.
    1969-the first transpacific sailboat crossing by a woman was made by Sharon Sites Adams, who sailed form Yokohma, Japan in a 31-foot fiberglass ketch, the “Sea Sharp.” She arrived at San Diego, CA, on July 25, having covered a distance of approximately 5,620 miles in 74 days.
    1969-Chevrolet announced that it would discontinue production of the Corvair. The Corvair, which had come under heavy attack in Ralph Nader's 1965 diatribe Unsafe At Any Speed, never achieved great success, thanks mostly to its reputation for poor safety. Nader called the Corvair "one of the nastiest-handling cars ever built." The front-wheel drive model was accused of flipping over in moderately severe accident conditions. In the end, over five hundred individual court cases dealing with the Corvair were filed against General Motors. GM never lost one of these cases, although it did settle out of court in a number of them. Debate continues over whether or not the Corvair was actually an unsafe car. Some contend that the front-wheel drive and the heavy horsepower of the car were too much for some drivers to handle. Whatever the case, the public's attitude toward the Big Three car executives changed dramatically during the course of the debate over Nader's book. The insidious tactics used by GM to silence Nader may have been more damaging to the company's reputation than the poor handling of the Corvair. In the end, the debate killed the sale of the Corvair, and its discontinuation followed a 200 percent decrease in the model's sales between 1965 and 1969. Today it is a “collector’s item.”
    1970- At Wrigley Field only 5,264 fans see Ernie Banks hit his 500th career home run, but on hand to witness the historic home run is umpire Frank Secory who was also one of the umps in the September 20,1953 game in which Mr. Cub hit is initial round-tripper. The second- inning line drive off Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis into the left-field bleachers, is retrieved by Atlanta outfielder, Rico Carty after it bounces back onto the field and gives the ball to the Cub first baseman .
    1972---Top Hits
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
I Gotcha - Joe Tex
Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics
Grandma Harp - Merle Haggard
    1972 -A cloudburst dumped 16 inches of rain north of New Braunfels, Texas sending a 30 foot wall of water down Blueders Creek into the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers. The flood claimed 18 lives and caused more than 20 million dollars in damage.
    1972-Police clash with 3,000 anti-war protesters in San Francisco.
    1977 - The Eagles earned a gold record for the hit, "Hotel California". The award was the second of three gold record singles for the group. The other million sellers were "New Kid in Town" and "Heartache Tonight". Two number one songs by The Eagles - "Best of My Love" and "One of These Nights" - didn’t quite make the million-seller mark.
    1979- the new Jefferson Starship, with Mickey Thomas replacing Grace Slick as lead vocalist, debuted at a free concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Thomas had been the lead singer on Elvin Bishop's 1976 hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."
    1980---Top Hits
Call Me - Blondie
Ride like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Lost in Love - Air Supply
Beneath Still Waters - Emmylou Harris
    1984-Lionel Richie reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the fourth time with "Hello", a song that was left off his first solo album and was nearly cut from his second LP. The record was also#1 in the UK.
    1985-The Jewish conservative movement ordained the first female rabbi, Amy Eilberg at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City.
    1985 - Lionel Richie received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Tuskegee Institute in Alabama - his alma mater. Richie had put 14 hits on the pop charts in the 1980s, including one platinum smash, with Diana Ross, "Endless Love" and four gold records ("Truly", "All Night Long", "Hello" and "Say You, Say Me"). All but one song ("Se La") of the 14 charted made it to the top ten.
    1987 - In Washington, actor-director Woody Allen and others testified in Congress against film colorization. Ted Turner, multi-millionaire businessman, was transforming black-and-white films he had purchased to colorize. Many people regarded his alterations of original films as criminal acts.
    1987 - A heat wave persisted in central California. Afternoon highs of 100 degrees at Fresno CA and 102 degrees at Sacramento CA were records for the date.
    1988 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Pendleton OR with a high of 92 degrees and Phoenix AZ with a reading of 106 degrees
    1988---Top Hits
Wishing Well - Terence Trent D’Arby
Anything for You - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Pink Cadillac - Natalie Cole
Cry, Cry, Cry - Highway 101
    1989 - Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure system stalled over New York State drenched Portland ME with 4.50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Rains of 5 to 7 inches soaked the state of Maine over a four day period causing 1.3 million dollars damage.
    1996- IBM and Sears signed a deal to sell Prodigy to an investment group called International Wireless. The two companies co founded the online company in 1984 and invested more than $1 billion in the venture. It was one of the first internet companies. The buyout was welcomed by Prodigy's management, who received an ownership stake in the company
    1998-Top Hits
Too Close-Next
My All- Mariah Carey
You re Still The One- Shania Twain
Everybody [Backstreet s Back]- Backstreet Boys
    2001- Striking out 15 Orioles, Boston's Pedro Martinez ties an American League record set in 1968 by Indian hurler Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games, 32. The Red Sox fireballer had 17 strikeouts in his last start against the Devil Rays.



All Men are Dogs
   by Barry M. Marks, Esq.    


egg sucking dog 
dope sniffing dog
black dog  
smack dog
mack dog  
matter-of-fact dog      
blunt dog  
hunt dog   
runt dog       

(other dog)
ubi sunt dog?
all men are dogs for something

big dog
pig dog
want-a-big-rig dog
hog dog
dog dog
modern-day blog dog

other dog

mud dog
bud dog
druggie drugged drug dog
lover dog
mother dog
sister-loving brother dog

always there are other dogs
 always there's another dog

name dog
blame dog
they may seem the same dog
hot dog
bot dog
bored until they rot dog
that is what I'm not dog
you are but I'm not dog
this is what I've got dog
always there's another dog
always there's an other dog

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   Poems by Barry Marks




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