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Friday, October 4, 2013

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Archives: October 4, 2000
   -- US Bancorp Merges with Firstar
    Classified Ads---Credit
"Banks No Long Can Consider Loans under $250,000"
  Leasing Group Enters Marketplace with Windset Capital
   Channel Partners Surprise
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New Hires—Promotions
 Classified Ads---Help Wanted
  Assured Guaranty Corp. Guarantees Its 3rd Securitization
   of LEAF Equipment Leasing
   (Microfinancial) TimePayment Joins
    Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration
      Twelve Attorneys Against Evergreen Abuse
 Leasing Conferences Update---NEFA/Leaseurope Next Week
  --ELFA---Register by Tuesday for Printed Attendee Roster
   Sudhir Amembal 2nd Annual Operating Lease Conference
    Istanbul, Turkey November 20-22
     Latin American Leasing Conference Nov. 7-8 in Miami
      to Foster Innovation and Leadership in Emerging Markets
  Prisoners/Don Jon/Before Midnight
   Leviathan/I Married a Witch
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  Growth in Equipment Leasing & Finance Encourages Optimism
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    Feedback on Lease Accounting Project by Bill Bosco, ELFA
     Bank of America Finishes Merger of Merrill Lynch Into Parent
      San Francisco Leads Office Leasing on Tech Strength
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Archives: October 4, 2000
US Bancorp Merges with Firstar

Good morning Kit!

I am hoping to be the first to tell you about an exciting announcement concerning our new parent corporation, US Bancorp Leasing and Financial. I am sending you the following link showing an announced merger of US Bancorp with Firstar Corporation, a merger which will close in the first quarter of the year 2001.

I am sending this to you to let you know that nothing will change concerning the Operations and Direction of The Manifest Group. As we merged with US Bank, one of the premises that was a positive for us was the fact that US Bancorp did not have a solid small ticket platform to process small ticket leasing transactions. Lyon Financial and The Manifest Group filled that void for USBL&F. The same is true with the merger to Firstar Corporation--they also do not have a small ticket platform and will be looking to us to continue our success in the small ticket market. We will continue to support the broker marketplace and follow the same policies and procedures which have made us who we are today. The management team will stay in place, and we will continue to operate from our Marshall, MN facilities. With this change comes nothing but exciting opportunities for our internal and external customers alike!

If you have any further questions, feel free to give me a call.


Tom Landmark

Tom Landmark
VP - Collections Risk Manager at U.S. Bancorp Equipment Finance

United Way of Southwest Minnesota Board of Directors

---Back Row, Left to Right, first is Tom Landmark----



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"Banks No Long Can Consider Loans under $250,000"
Leasing Group Enters Marketplace with Windset Capital

Pawnee Leasing, Fort Collins, Colorado, through its parent company, Chesswood Group, enters the business loan market place, providing working capital loans up to $250,000; based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, home to many industrial banks.

Barry Shafran
Chesswood Group

"Windset Capital will leverage off of the equipment finance business expertise of our subsidiary, Pawnee Leasing Corporation," Barry Shafran, Chesswood’s president and CEO, said, " and use its experience, processes and broker channel to offer this new product to small businesses throughout the U.S., further expanding our footprint in specialty finance in the U.S."

The web site states "Fill out our simple application and send it to us along with your business tax return and recent bank statements...Your loan is usually approved the same or next business day...Receive funds in your bank account electronically."

The announcement stated, "Many U.S. banks can no longer afford to consider loans under $250,000 due to their high internal administration and regulatory costs." Barry Shafran added, "“To meet the rapidly growing demand by small business for timely access to capital, in an environment where many banks simply will not transact, we have launched Windset Capital."


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New Hires—Promotions

Craig DeMordaunt appointed SVP—equipment GE Capital, Corporate Finance; based in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Craig has extensive equipment leasing experience and a genuine knowledge of the Utah and Idaho markets,” said Eric Dusch, chief commercial officer—equipment at GE Capital, Corporate Finance. “He is able to quickly understand the needs of mid-size companies and offer capital and other GE resources to help build business and develop strong relationships.” He joined GE in February, 1996, in the management development program of GE Capital Card Services (February, 1995-March, 1999), v.p. Sr. account manager, GE Commercial Finance (March, 1998-May, 20050, regional sales manager, May, 2005-July, 2008), commercial sales leader, Western US & CRA sales manager, GE Capital Financial, July, 2008-Present). The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business, MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurship (2000 – 2003) Brigham Young University, BA, History, Minor in Chemistry.

Mike Heil promoted to SVP, Sales Manager, Healthcare Group at Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He joined Wells Fargo in 1996 and previously was regional sales manager. University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management (1989 – 1991).

Lou Haboush now vice-president of First Financial Corporate Services & Healthcare Services, Greater Chicago area. He joined the firm in June, 2013. Previously he was director of business development, Presidio (January, 2010-June, 2013), director of market development, Velocity Financial Group (February, 2007-December, 2009), executive vice president of business development, DoveBid (2002-2004), executive vice president, Global Sales, Zone Trader (May, 2000-August, 2002), senior vice president, Comdisco (1987-1999). Indiana University Bloomington, Bachelor of Science, Finance, Marketing (1977 – 1981).Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Epsilon Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School: Finance for Executives ; Sales Force Management (1998 – 1998).

David Sanborne promoted to senior vice president and national sales manager, First Financial Corporate Services."(He)... will be responsible for First Financial’s corporate sales and business development, as well as oversee the company’s expansion into new markets. Sanborne has close to 30 years of diverse experience in the leasing industry having served in sales and executive positions at Comdisco, Insight Investments and ePlus. His expertise ranges from establishing sales strategies and business development to best practices in recruiting and developing sales talent. "

Nicholas Small promoted to Managing Director, CIT Vendor Finance, US; Jacksonville, Florida area. He joined CIT February, 1999. "

Prior to this role, Small served as interim Managing Director for CIT Vendor Finance Europe and Chief Operations Officer for CIT Global Vendor Finance. Previously at CIT, he was Director of Shared Services, overseeing the consolidation of the technology and service platforms of various entities into one operation. Prior to this role, Small resided in Ireland and was the Controller for the European financial accounting functions, including the centralization of the Finance platform to Dublin, Ireland. His initial years with CIT were spent as the CFO of Vendor Finance, US." Previously he was controller, Copelco Capital (November, 1995-January, 1997), manager external reporting, Bristol-Myers Squibb (November, 1994-November, 1995), manager cash operations, North America, Becton Dickinson (May, 1991-November, 1994), audit senior, Ernst & Young (August, 1988-May, 1991). Muhlenberg College BA, Economics and Accounting (1984 – 1988).


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Assured Guaranty Corp. Guarantees Its 3rd Securitization
of LEAF Equipment Leasing

NEW YORK---- Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC) (NYS: AGO) has guaranteed four classes of notes issued by LEAF Receivables Funding 9, LLC. The 2013-1 notes are backed by small ticket equipment lease and loan contracts originated and serviced by LEAF Commercial Capital, Inc. (LEAF), an equipment leasing and finance company based in Philadelphia. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC was the book runner and structuring agent of the notes with Guggenheim Securities, LLC as joint lead and Natixis Securities Americas, LLC as co-manager. AGC guaranteed $273 million of the $325 million issued.

In part due to AGC's role as guarantor, the four classes of wrapped notes received the highest structured finance ratings from Moody's: P-1(sf) for the short-term Class A-1 Notes and Aaa(sf) for the medium-term A-2, A-3 and A-4 Notes. In addition to lowering the all-in cost of capital, the insurance helped add to and diversify LEAF's funding sources.

Paul Livingstone
Senior Managing Director
Assured Guaranty

This was LEAF's third consecutive term securitization wrapped by AGC. "LEAF has a strong origination and servicing platform and experienced management team," said Paul Livingstone, Senior Managing Director of AGC's Structured Finance department. "We're pleased that our financial guaranty, including our strong surveillance capabilities, allow LEAF to achieve the highest structured finance ratings possible."

Miles Herman
President, COO
LEAF Commercial Capital

According to Miles Herman, LEAF's President and COO, "Assured Guaranty's participation in this transaction benefited both LEAF, from an execution and pricing standpoint, and our investors, who benefit from the strong underwriting and oversight that AGC provides."

In addition to the LEAF transaction, AGC's Structured Finance team has been active with secondary market wraps and remains committed to the consumer and commercial ABS space in the subprime auto, equipment, container, timeshare and aircraft sectors, among others.

About AGC
AGC is a Maryland-domiciled insurance company regulated by the Maryland Insurance Administration and licensed to conduct financial guaranty insurance business in all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. AGC commenced operations in 1988. AGC is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGL), Bermuda-based holding companies whose shares are publicly traded and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AGO. AGL, through its operating subsidiaries, provides credit enhancement products to the U.S. and global public finance, infrastructure finance and structured finance markets

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(Microfinancial) TimePayment Joins
Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration

There are companies who on purpose do not automatically start sending extra payments and continue the lease, as noted in this group:

ABCO Leasing
Advantage Funding
Agility Ventures LLC
Allegiant Partners
American Leasefund, Inc.
BancLease Acceptance Corporation 
Bank of Ozarks Leasing 
Bankers Capital
Bank of the West, Indirect Equipment Finance 
Black Rock Capital
BSB Leasing
Capital Technology & Leasing, LLC
Cobra Capital, LLC
Commerce National Bank
Dakota Financial, LLC
Direct Capital

Financial Pacific Leasing
Five Point Capital, In
Forum Financial Services, Inc. 


Gonor Funding
GreatAmerica Financial
Innovative Lease Services, Inc.
Madison Capital
Macrolease Corporation 
Manufacturer's Lease Plans, Inc
Mesa Leasing
Maxim Commercial Capital
Mount Pleasant Capital
National Machine Tool Financial Corporation
Navitas Lease Corp. 
Northwest Leasing Company
P&L Capital Corporation 
Pacifica Capital 
Padco Financial Services
Pawnee Leasing Corporation

Southern California Leasing, IncSpecialty Funding, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Standard Professional Services, LLC
Stoddard & Associates 
TEAM Funding Solutions


Full List: Companies who notify lessee in advance of lease expiration


Twelve Attorneys Against Evergreen Abuse

The original intention of the Evergreen clause in an equipment leasing contract was to have an alternative to when the lessee did not exercise the residual at the end of the contract. Often the clause calls for an automatic additional twelve months when the residual is not resolved.

In most cases, the lessor notifies the lessee that the residual will be due, often ninety days in advance. However, often there is nothing in the contract that requires the lessor to notify the lessee regarding the expiration of the contract.

Contrarily, many small ticket lessors do not notify the lessee, and automatically continue the lease, often via an ACH or continued billing, which often goes unnoticed until many payments have already been made.

Leasing News would like to see an industry standard that lessees are notified in advance of the expiration of their contract regarding its termination. We support the clause, and the notification requirement is wide open, meaning 90, 60, even 30 days and by telephone or mail.

This list of attorneys agrees with this and will be available to lessees, sometimes able to help them without a fee, or at a reduced rate, in an effort to end the abuse of Evergreen clause leases.

Jim Coston
Coston & Coston LLC
105 W. Adams Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois 60603
(312) 205-1010
(In 1998, he was elected to the United Association of Equipment
Leasing Board of Directors, and in 2003-04 was the first
attorney to become UAEL President, very active in his political party.)

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Schultz & Associates LLP
640 Cepi Drive, Suite A
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 537-4645 x108
(636) 537-2599 (fax)
(Proven Leasing Litigator, well respected by all sides)

Ronald P. Gossett
Gossett & Gossett, P.A.
400 Seridan Street, Building I
Hollywood, Florida
Fax: 954-983-2850
(Many cases including NorVergence, Brican, among others, a winner)

Ken Greene
Law Offices of Kenneth Charles Greene
5743 Corsa Avenue Suite 208
Westlake Village, California 91362
Tel: 818.575.9095
Fax: 805.435.7464
Skype: 424.235.1658
(Ken was involved in the formation of Leasing News and
represented it (pro bono) in the early days.)

Peter S. Hemar, Esq.
Hemar & Associates, Attorneys at Law
2001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Telephone: (310) 829-1948
Fax: (310) 829-1352
(My firm supports the clause giving lessees advance
notice of the expiration of their contract.)

Brandon J. Mark
Attorney at Law, Admitted in Utah and Oregon
Parsons Behle & Latimer
201 South Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Direct Dial 801.536.6958
Facsimile 801.536.6111
(His firm represents banks who buy leases, and his
clients refuse to buy these types of leases.)

Barry S. Marks
Financial Center - Suite 1615
505 North 20th Street
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
P. O. Box 11386
Birmingham, Alabama 35202
fax 278.8905 (Direct) 251.8305 (Main)
(Well-known to the leasing industry, also Alabama Poet)

Tom McCurnin
Barton, Klugman & Oetting
350 South Grand Ste. 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Voice: (213) 617-6129
Fax: (213) 625-1832
Cell: (213) 268-8291
(Leasing News Advisor/Leasing News Legal Editor,
Well-Known top Leasing Litigator)

Frank Peretore
Peretore & Peretore, P.C.
191 Woodport Road
Sparta, New Jersey 07871
(973) 729-8991
(Experienced leasing attorney, aggressive, author, secretary,
National Equipment Finance Association, ELFA, too)

Ellen Stern
Ellen Michele Stern
17630 El Mineral Rd
Perris, CA 92570
(Long time Southern California leasing attorney, well-respected)

Kevin E. Trabaris, Partner
Latimer LeVay Fyock LLC
55 W Monroe St
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60603
Work: 312.667.1354
Cell: 847.840.4687
"In my career, I’ve repeatedly seen this provision misused
by unscrupulous lessors and think it’s a bad idea for both
the lessee and the lessor."

Michael J. Witt, Esq.
4342 Oakwood Lane
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tel: (515) 657-8706
Mobile: (515) 868-1067
Fax: (515) 223-2352
(Former Advanta Leasing
and Wells Fargo Equipment Finance attorney)



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ELFA---Register by Tuesday for Printed Attendee Roster

John G. Rosenlund, CLP, Director-Risk Management,
Portfolio Financial Servicing Company, will be covering the
conference for Leasing News readers

2013 Funding Symposium

October 10-13
Nashville Marriott
at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee

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List of Exhibitors On Line

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List of Exhibitors On Line:
Allegiant Partners
Bank of the West
Blue Bridge Financial, LLC
Blue Chip Leasing
Boston Financial & Equity
Bryn Mawr Funding
Business Credit Reports
Channel Partners, LLC
CLP Foundation
Collateral Specialists, Inc.
Dakota Financial, LLC
Diversified Lenders, Inc.
ECS Financial Services, Inc.
EquipmentEngine Financial Services
Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC
FORA Financial
Great American Insurance
LeaseTeam, Inc
Monitor Daily
MRK Leasing, LLP
Nassau Asset Management
Olde City Financial, Inc.
PacTrust Bank Equipment Finance
Pawnee Leasing
Quiktrak, Inc.
RLC Funding
RTR Services
Securcor Financial Group
TAB Bank
United Capital Funding Corp
Varilease Financial, Inc.

211 Registered to Date




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American Lease Insurance
Aviarc Inc.
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Cassiopae Inc.
CHP Consulting
Corporation Service Company
D + H
DEKRA North American
ECS Financial Services, Inc.
EquipmentEngine Financial Services Company, LLC
Great American Insurance
GreatAmerica Financial Services
IBISWorld, Inc.
International Decision Systems
Ivory Consulting Corporation
LeaseTeam, Inc.
Linedata Lending + Leasing
Liquidity Services, Inc.
Monitor /
NetSol Technologies
Odessa Technologies, Inc.
OSG Billing Services
Paynet, Inc.
Promontory Interfinancial Network
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP
Sword Apak
Vision Commerce, Inc.
White Clarke Group


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360 Equipment Finance
Amerisource Funding, Inc
Bryn Mawr Funding
BSB Leasing, Inc.
Channel Partners LLC
Dakota Financial LLC
First Federal Leasing
Merchant Cash & Capital, LLC
MicroBilt Corporation
NCMIC Finance Corporation
Pawnee Leasing Corporation
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Latin American Leasing Conference Nov. 7-8 in Miami
to Foster Innovation and Leadership in Emerging Markets

MIAMI, FL, The XI Latin American Leasing Conference November 7-8 at the Intercontinental Hotel at Doral in Miami will bring valuable guidance and case studies to promote “Innovation and Leadership in Latin America.” The conference will feature educational sessions focused on this goal, and networking opportunities with potential customers, suppliers and financiers. Special facilities will be arranged to facilitate efficient networking, in addition to all the benefits of the conference.

The conference is coordinated each year by The Alta Group Latin American Region.

In the past 10 conferences, most attendees have been chief executive officers, chief financial officers and other top managers of the largest equipment leasing and financing companies operating in Latin America, as well as top regional managers of equipment vendors, multilateral institutions and other organizations from different countries and regions. Simultaneous translation will be provided in Spanish and English since the meeting attracts executives from the United States as well as from throughout Latin America. Speakers will explore the following topics.

• A Panoramic View of the Leasing Industry in Latin America: Results of The Alta LAR 100 (Alta’s annual ranking of the top leasing operations and trends in the region)
• Overview of Leasing in Latin America
• The Impact of Future Accounting Treatment of Leases in the Leasing Business: Operational and Commercial Aspects
• Asset Management: Trend Analysis and Generation of Capabilities for Operating Leases
• Case Studies Concerning Funding Models for Leasing Companies
• Case Studies of Sustainable Growth by Leasing Companies

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

“While the equipment leasing and financing industry in Latin America is reaching maturity, competition from other lessors, as well as banks and captives, is creating the dilemma of ‘innovate or die,’” said Rafael Castillo-Triana, CEO of The Alta Group Latin American Region. “In addition, leadership is indispensable for driving the success of the business, not only throughout the organization, but also in its relationships with governments, funding sources, customers and other stakeholders.”

“Notwithstanding the expected deceleration of growth in emerging markets, Latin America is still an attractive region for investment, where most of the long-term growth in capital formation is going to happen in the next several decades. We are facing changes in a new accounting standard that will impact the leasing business in Latin America, in the role of banks, regulators and assets markets,” he explained.

For more information, contact Katrin Forster-Csvany at, Phone +1 954 632 0922 or download a conference brochure.

Agenda brochures and registration forms in English and Spanish are available at

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Fernando's View
By Fernando F. Croc

A brooding drama ("Prisoners") and a raucous comedy ("Don Jon") hit the box-office, while warm romance ("Before Midnight"), startling documentary ("Leviathan") and classic fantasy ("I Married a Witch") come to DVD.

In Theaters:

Prisoners (Warner Bros. Pictures): Dennis Villeneuve (“Incendies”) is known for his stylistic polish and somber dramas, and his latest, the Acclaimed Quebecoise director’s first English-language film, is no exception. Taking place in snowy Georgia during Thanksgiving, the storyline details the effect a crime has on an interconnected group of people. When his young daughter disappears, Keller (Hugh Jackman) must reconcile his deeply religious upbringing with his hunger for revenge. And when the investigation led by Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) seems unable to detain the man suspected of the kidnapping, Keller decides to take justice into his own hands. A thriller that aims for suspense as well as thorny moral dilemmas, Villeneuve’s film is a harrowing ride with impeccable cinematic control and outstanding performances by Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo.

Don Jon (Relativity Media): A former child star who matured into a versatile and often edgy performer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut in this energetic indie comedy. Gordon-Levitt also stars as Jon, a New Jersey guy whose dedication to family and church is contrasted with his obsession with adult movies. This obsession leads him to hold unrealistic expectations when it comes to women, especially in his relationship with Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), whose views of love derive mainly from romantic Hollywood comedies. Can these two tough-talking but secretly vulnerable find some emotional common ground, or are they destined to go their own separate ways? With exuberant humor and lively supporting performances from Julianne Moore and Tony Danza, Gordon-Levitt takes an unlikely romantic subject and fills it with bounce and heart.

Netflix Tip: "Don Jon" marks Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, but Netflix is full of features from other actors-turned-filmmakers. So check out Charles Laughton's "The Night of the Hunter" (1955), Robert Redford's "Ordinary People" (1980), Warren Beatty's "Reds" (1981), Kevin Costner's "Dances With Wolves" (1990), and George Clooney's "Good Night and Good Luck" (2005).


Before Midnight (Sony): In "Before Sunrise" (1995), two young people met during an European vacation and fell in love despite their separate destinies. In "Before Sunset" (2004), they met again and rekindled their romance. Now, nearly ten years, later director Richard Linklater ("Dazed and Confused," "Bernie") invites audiences to catch up with them once more as they contemplate their relationship from an older, wiser but no less impulsive vantage. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) are now in Greece, their love still strong but scarcely easy. Affected by jobs, children, former flames and middle-age anxieties, can their affection hold together once again? Helped immensely by warm and thorny performances by Hawke and Delpy, Linklater creates a warm, funny, delicate and achingly poignant film where the passage of time is felt in sync with the emotions of the characters.

Leviathan (The Cinema Guild): Marine life never seemed more nightmarishly alive than in this unusual, breathtaking documentary, directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel. Shot aboard a huge commercial fishing vessel as it makes its rounds in the North Atlantic Ocean, the film details the arduous work that goes into hauling masses of fish out of the sea. Rather than realistic data, however, the film focuses startlingly in the disorientating visceral sensations of the voyage, making remarkable use of cameras that allow audiences to feel like they're right there in the rusty hull of the ship. As a result, familiar sights like nets full of fish and furnaces achieve the surreal dimension of a real-life "Alien" movie. The unrelenting intensity may not appeal to everyone, but adventurous viewers will emerge from it shaken and stirred.

I Married a Witch (Criterion): With Halloween preparations getting started, why not begin on a fun note with this enjoyably weightless 1942 comedy? Veronica Lake gives a delightfully frisky performance as Jennifer, a gorgeous 17th-century witch who resurfaces with her tipsy warlock father (Cecil Kellaway) in the 20th-century. That's when she meets Jonathan Wooley, the latest reincarnation of her centuries-old tormenter, who's now a rising politician. Things start to get complicated when Jonathan falls in love with Jennifer, turning his career and engagement to a scolding society girl (Susan Hayward) topsy-turvy. Directed by legendary French director Rene Clair, this fluffy Hollywood fantasy works as a brisk screwball comedy, a forerunner to the classic TV sitcom "Bewitched," and a showcase for Lake's funny, provocative talents.




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Darbie (aka Abby)
10 Years Old
Prefers a home without: Young Children
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This beautiful girl is Darbie (aka Abby). Abby is around 10 years old and came to us from a local shelter where she was waiting and waiting for her owner to come and pick her up. UAAF soon realized that there was no owner and we needed to get her out of the shelter. No dog deserves to be at a shelter any longer than needed and Abby needed to get out. Abby came to the Animal Advocacy and her foster mom soon noticed she was having trouble getting up and walking around with a bit of a limp. We soon took her to Mountain View Animal Hospital and did x-rays and we discovered she has some lower back disc issues and she has a torn cruciate. Surgery was soon scheduled for this baby.

Abby is quite the trooper and has recovered very well with her knee surgery. It is much easier for her to get up and get around with a new knee! She is a kick back kind of girl and likes to be near her person. Abby does prefer a quiet household and not much activity. She is great with other cats and is good with smaller dogs or dogs with a relaxed attitude. Abby knows her basic commands: sit, stay, down, shake and kiss.

Abby loves to play with toys and really loves the laser light. She loves belly rubs and scratches behind the ears. Abby is extremely sweet, loving, playful dog and we can't wait to see how fun she is when her leg allows her to be more active. She is losing her hearing but responding well to hand signals. Abby has been spayed, current on vaccinations, tested negative for Heartworm and micro chipped.

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Baseball Poem

Baseball Canto
      by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Watching baseball
sitting in the sun
eating popcorn
Rereading Ezra Pound

and wishing Juan Marichal
would hit a hole right through
the Anglo-Saxon tradition
in the First Canto
and demolish the barbarian invaders

When the San Francisco Giants take the field
and everybody stands up to the National Anthem
with some Irish tenor's voice
piped over the loudspeakers
with all the players stuck dead in their places
and the white umpires like Irish cops
in their black suits and little black caps
presses over their hearts
standing straight and still
like some funeral of a blarney bartender
and all facing East
as if expecting some Great White Hope
or the Founding Fathers
to appear on the horizon
like 1066 or 1776 or all that

But Willie Mays appears instead
in the bottom of the first
and a roar goes up
        as he clouts the first one into the sun
                and takes off
                        like a foot runner from Thebes
        The ball is lost in the sun
                and maidens wail after him
                        but he keeps running
                                through the Anglo-Saxon epic
And Tito Fuentes comes up
        Looking like a bullfighter
in his tight pants and small pointed shoes               

                    And the right field bleachers go mad
                        With Chicanos and blacks and Brooklyn beer drinkers
                                "Sweet Tito! Sock it to heem, Sweet Tito!"
                     And Sweet Tito puts his foot in the bucket
                                 and smacks one that doesn't come back at all
                        and flees around the bases
                         like he's escaping from the United fruit Company
                        as the Gringo dollar beats out the Pound
                               and Sweet Tito beats it out
                               like he's beating out usury
                               not to mention fascism and anti-Semitism
                And Juan Marchial comes up
                    and the Chicano bleachers go loco again
                        as Juan belts the first fast ball
                               out of sight
                                  and rounds first and keeps going
                                         and rounds second and rounds third
                                                and keeps going
                                                  and hits pay-dirt    
                             to the roars of the grungy populace
                As some nut presses the backstage panic button
for the tape-recorded National anthem again
to save the situation
but he don't stop nobody this time
in their revolution round the loaded white bases
in this last of the great Anglo-Saxon epics
in the Territorio Libre of baseball



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   1582- Pope Gregory XIII issued a bulletin that decreed that the day following Thursday, Oct 4, 1582, should be Friday, Oct 15, 1582, thus correcting the Julian Calendar, then 10 days out of date relative to the seasons. All dates before this that we celebrate are not actually the “correct” days. Don't worry, the calendar was again changed by the British Calendar Act of 1751, Britain(and the American colonies)made the “Gregorian Correction” in 1752. The Act proclaimed that the day following Wednesday, September 2, should become Thursday, September 14, 1752. There was rioting in the streets by those who felt cheated and who demanded the eleven days back. The Act also provided that New Year's Day ( and the change of year number ) should fall January 1 ( instead of March 25) in 1752 and very year thereafter. As a result, 1751 only had 282 days.
    1636-The General Court of the Plymouth Colony instituted a legal code, the first composed in North America, guaranteed citizens a trial by jury and stipulated that all laws were to be made with the consent of the freemen of the colony.
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    1648- Peter Stuyvesant establishes America's first volunteer firemen in New Amsterdam (New York City).
    1777- Battle of Germantown. Washington planned a surprise attack against the redcoats at sunrise. He broke the army into four separate columns for battle. The American soldiers marched to Germantown by two roads, with General Sullivan to the right and General Greene to the left. Washington, along with General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, joined Sullivan and caused the British to fall back. The complicated plan had failed with the British losses at 70 killed, 450 wounded, and 14 missing. The Americans lost 152 killed, 521 wounded, and almost 400 missing. American morale was largely unaffected by the loss in that they mistakenly believed that more British were lost than American forces. Howe was impressed that the skill of the Americans had increased so much since the defeat at Brandywine. So, rather than risk a pursuit, Howe retreated to Philadelphia and fortified the city. The Battle of Germantown was fought in a morning fog that grew more dense with the smoke of battle, causing great confusion. Americans firing at each other contributed to the loss of the battle.

    1810-Birthday of Eliza McCardle Johnson. She taught her husband, Andrew Johnson how to read when he was already an adult. He went on to become the 17th president of the U.S. Historically, she is not given any credit for his rise to political prominence.
    1822-Birthday of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th pres­ident of the US (Mar 4, 1877—Mar 3, 1881), was born at Delaware, OH. In his inaugural address, Hayes said: “He serves his party best who serves the country best.” He lost the popular vote and in a hotly contested electoral congressional vote, a promise to the “Dixie Democrats” made him president, it is said, and turned back the reconstruction of the South. He died at Fremont, OH, Jan 17, 1893.
    1830 -- A power printing press is patented by Isaac Adams, Boston.
    1851-In San Francisco, the third Jenny Lind Theatre to occupy the same site on Kearny was opened. The other two theaters burned during fires this year.
    1862- Battle at Corinth, Mississippi ends with a draw. Van Dorn, commanding Confederate forces, has Price attack Union positions under Rosecrans' command in front of Corinth in a two-day battle in attempt to push the Federals back into Tennessee and secure the vital railroad crossing at Corinth; Fierce fighting in town and at Batteries Williams and Robinett; Attack fails, and on second day Van Dorn withdraws to Chewalia. By this time many Southerners were disenchanted with him, and he was placed in charge of the mounted troops under Pemberton. Moving his division into middle Tennessee, he was killed on May 7, 1863, by Dr. George B. Peters for attentions paid by the general upon the physician's wife in Spring Hill.
    1864- New Orleans Tribune, first black daily newspaper, forms. It is published in both French and English.
    1895- Horace Rawlins won the first US Open Golf Championship, contested at the Newport Golf Club in Newport, RI. Rawlins shot 173 over 36 holes to defeat Willie Dunn by 2 strokes.
    1877 -- Chief Joseph surrenders with starving remnant of Nez Perce people. At Eagle Creek in Bear Paw Mountains, Montana, Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph (In-mut-too-yah-lat-lat [Thunder coming up over the land from the water]), surrenders his rifle after months in which his starving band eluded pursuing federal troops.” From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." Chief Joseph was best known for his resistance to the US Government's attempts to force his tribe onto reservations. The Nez Perce were a peaceful nation spread from Idaho to Northern Washington. Earlier in the year, the U.S. government broke a land treaty with the Nez Perce Indians, forcing the group out of their homeland in Wallowa Valley in the Northwest for relocation in Idaho. In the midst of their journey, Chief Joseph learned three young Nez Perce warriors, enraged at the loss of their homeland, had massacred a band of white settlers. Fearing retaliation by the Army, he began one of the greatest retreats in American military history. For over three months, Chief Joseph led less than 300 Nez Perce Indians toward the Canadian border, covering a distance of over 1,000 miles as the Nez Perce outmaneuvered and battled over 2,000 pursuing U.S. soldiers. Finally, only 40 miles short of his Canadian goal, they were cornered, and forcibly relocated.
    1887- Louisiana sugar workers strike, 37 peaceful strikers murdered. Louisiana Militia, aided by bands of "prominent citizens," shot unarmed black sugar workers striking to gain a dollar-per-day wage, and lynched two strike leaders.
    1903-Birthday of John Atanasoff, inventor of the computer. Atanasoff, working with Clifford Berry, developed the Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC), which used binary math to solve differential equations. The computer employed vacuum tubes and other key components of later electronic computers, although it did not have a central processing unit. In 1941, Atanasoff invited John Mauchly, a University of Pennsylvania physicist with an interest in automatic calculators, to see the ABC machine in Iowa. The visit and their subsequent correspondence about computers sparked controversy many years later over who had really invented the computer. In 1973, a judge overturned Mauchly's (and his associate, Presper Eckert's) patent claims to the computer in favor of Atanasoff. Atanasoff, who later headed up two engineering firms, received the Computer Pioneer Medal in 1981 and the National Medal of Technology in 1990.
    1907- Harriot Stanton Blatch, the first woman elected to the American Society of Civil Engineers in 1906 was barred from dining at the Hoffman House Hotel in New York City because she had no male escort.
    1927- Walter F. Bishop, Jr. Birthday (Bop Pianist)
    1928 -- Author Alvin Toffler birthday.
    1933 - "Esquire" magazine was published for the first time. Considered racy for its time, it pales in comparison to today's choices of reading material. "Esquire" can now be described as sophisticated.
    1939 - A barber from Canonsburg (near Pittsburgh), PA, who had quite a singing voice, recorded "That Old Gang of Mine" with the Ted Weems Orchestra. That singer was the feature of the Weems band for many years before going solo as a radio, TV and stage star. You know him as ‘The Incomparable Mr. C.', Perry Como. His string of hits for RCA Victor spans four decades. He was an NBC TV mainstay for more than a decade..
    1943 - "Is You is or is You Ain't My Baby?" was the musical question by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five on this day -- on Decca Records.
    1944- singer Billie Holiday records, “Lover Man.”
    1944-Top Hits 
I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore 
Is You is or is You Ain't - Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters 
It Had to Be You - Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes 
Smoke on the Water - Red Foley 
    1944-Birthday of singer Patti Labelle, Philadelphia, PA
    1948 - Gordon MacRae hosted the premiere of a radio classic. "The Railroad Hour" debuted on ABC radio. The theme song was "I've Been Working on the Railroad" and the show was sponsored by -- get ready -- America's Railroads.
    1952- “Ozzie and Harriet” was TV's longest-run­ning sitcom. The successful radio-turned-TV show about the Nelson family starred the real-life Nelsons—Ozzie, his wife Har­riet and their sons David and Ricky. Officially titled “The Adven­tures of Ozzie and Harriet,” this show was set in the family's home. The boys were one reason the show was successful, and Ricky used the advantage to become a pop star. David and Rick's real-life wives—June Blair and Kris Nelson—also joined the cast. The show was cancelled at the end of the 1965-66 season after 435 episodes, 409 of which were in black and white and 26 in color. The last episode aired Sept 3,1966. 
    1952-Top Hits 
You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford 
Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher 
I Went to Your Wedding - Patti Page 
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams 
    1953 - "I Led Three Lives" was first seen in syndication (it was never on a TV network) this day. Richard Carlson starring as Herbert A. Philbrick. 'The fantastically true story of Herbert A. Philbrick, who for nine frightening years did lead three lives - average citizen, member of the Communist Party and counterspy for the F.B.I.' Richard Carlson stars as Philbrick in this 1953-56 syndicated series based on the national best-seller. It was one of the most popular TV shows in the McCarthy era.
    1954- “December Bride.” This sitcom was filmed before a live audi­ence at Desilu Studios and took place mainly in a living room. It starred Spring Byington as widow Lily Ruskin, Frances Rafferty as her daughter Ruth Henshaw, Dean Miller as Ruth's husband, Matt, Harry Morgan as wisecracking next-door neighbor, one of my closest friends in high school was his oldest son, Chris. He played third trumpet in my band, doing most of the solo's. Pete Porter (his wife Gladys was talked about but never seen), Verna Felton as Lily's friend Hilda Crocker and Arnold Stang as Private Marvin Fisher, Pete's brother-in-law. This series spun off “Pete and Gladys” in 1960.
    1955- FINALLY. I was there as a thirteen year old kid when left-hander Johnny Podres pitched a 2-0 shutout against the New York Yankees to give the Brooklyn Dodgers their only World Series championship. Before this seven-game triumph, the Dodgers had lost the series in 1920, 1941, 147, 149, 1952, and 1953. The Dodgers left Brooklyn for Los Angeles after the 1957 seasons and have never been the same; that's when I became a Chicago Cubs fan.
    1955-Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
    1957- “Leave It to Beaver” premieres on TV. This family sitcom was a stereotypical por­trayal of American family life. It focused on Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) and his family: his patient, understand-ing and all-knowing father, Ward (Hugh Beaumont), impeccably dressed housewife and mother June (Barbara Billingsley) and Wally (Tony Dow), Beaver's good-natured, all-American brother. The “perfectness” of the Cleaver family was balanced by other, less-than-perfect characters played by Ken Osmond, Frank Bank, Richard Deacon, Diane Brewster, Sue Randall, Rusty Stevens and Madge Blake. The last episode aired Sept 12, 1963. “Leave It to Beaver” remained popular in reruns.
    1958 - Barbara MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is born.
    1959 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Mack the Knife," Bobby Darin. The song - Darin's biggest hit - earns the singer Grammy Awards as best new artist and best vocal performance by a male.
    1960-Top Hits 
My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis 
Chain Gang - Sam Cooke 
Mr. Custer - Larry Verne 
Alabam - Cowboy Copas 
    1961- Bob Dylan makes his concert hall debut at New York's Carnegie Hall. About 50 people attended, mostly friends, and he earned 20 bucks.
    1963-Eric Clapton is asked to replace Anthony "Top" Topham in the Yardbirds.
    1965 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Yesterday," The Beatles. The song, which Paul McCartney originally called "Scrambled Eggs," has been played on the radio and TV more than any other Beatles song and is the most covered song in history.
    1966---- Paul VI arrived in New York City. While speaking at the UN, Paul published a document exonerating the Jews of all blame in the death of Christ. It was a whirlwind visit. Pope Paul VI arrived at Kennedy International Airport, New York City, 9:27am. He went to Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and Cardinal Spellman's residence, 11:44am, conferred with President Lyndon Baines Johnson at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel at 1:40pm, addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in French at 3:30pm, attended a public Mass at Yankee Stadium at 8:30pm, visited the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair at 10:25pm, and returned to Rome the same day at 111pm on an Alitalia jet liner. He was seen by about 1 million persons and by 100 million on television.
    1968-Top Hits 
Hey Jude - The Beatles 
Hush - Deep Purple 
Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown 
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley 1964 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
    1969-Crosby, Stills & Nash's "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is released.
    1969-CCR's "Green River" tops the LP chart.
    1969 - Denver, CO, received 9.6 inches of snow. October of that year proved to be the coldest and snowiest of record for Denver, with a total snowfall for the month of 31.2 inches.
    1976- Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke.He later was sentenced to five years in prison for evading taxes, but was pardoned by the president.
    1975-Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" LP hits #1 on the chart. (1975)
    1976 - TV audiences watched as Barbara Walters joined Harry Reasoner at the anchor desk of the "ABC Evening News" for the first time. Walters made the switch with a million-dollar paycheck, becoming the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast
    1976-Top Hits 
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry 
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley 
A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band 
Here's Some Love - Tanya Tucker
    1977- Pier 39 opens in San Francisco. Warren Simmons, owner and founder of PIER MARKET RESTAURANT, was the founder and builder of PIER 39.In the early 70's, Warren was looking for a waterfront location for his Tia Maria Restaurants.  He came upon Pier 39, which was full of refrigerators and junked cars.  Looking past the debris, Warren envisioned a world-class development and it is just that today-PIER 39.In spite of opposition from politicians, civic groups, and competitors, government regulations, red tape and skeptics,  
Pier 39 opened on October 4, 1978.  The only major waterfront construction in San Francisco in the last 100 years was built in spite of everything.  With vision and hard work, Warren was successful in creating this unique addition to Fisherman's Wharf.Warren and his son Scooter opened Pier Market in 1983.  It has become quite a tourist attraction.
    1980 - No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: "Another One Bites the Dust," Queen. The song, which stays at No. 1 for three weeks, sells more copies than any other single by the group. ELO's "All Over The World" peaks at #13 and Genesis' "Turn It On Again" peaks at #58.
    1981-CBS Records releases the children's holiday album, "In Harmony," which includes Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.
    1984 - “There it goes! It could be, it might be, it's...” A sad day for long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans. Chicago lost to the Padres 7-1 in the National League Championship Series.
    1985- Shite Muslims claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
    1986 - Dan Rather, of "The CBS Evening News", was mugged by two men in New York City.
    1986-Van Halen's "Love Walks In" peaks at #22 on the singles chart.
    1987 - A storm brought record snows to the northeastern U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at North Springfield VT. It was the earliest snow of record for some locations. The storm claimed 17 lives in central New York State, injured 332 persons, and in Vermont caused seventeen million dollars damage. The six inch snow at Albany NY was their earliest measurable snow in 117 years of records.
    1987 - Southern California continued to "shake and bake". An earthquake was reported during the morning, the second in a matter of days, and during the afternoon temperatures soared well above 100 degrees. Highs of 100 degrees at San Francisco, and 108 degrees at Los Angeles and Santa Maria, were October records. San Luis Obispo was the hot spot in the nation with an afternoon high of 111 degrees.
    1988-Televangelist Jim Bakker is indicted on federal charges of mail and wire fraud and of conspiring to defraud the public. The case against the founder of Praise the Lord (PTL) Ministries and three of his aides exploded in the press when it was revealed that Bakker had sex with former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
    1989 - Unseasonably cold weather continued in the north central U.S., with freezing temperatures reported across much of the area from eastern North Dakota to Michigan and northwest Ohio. Thirteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Cloud MN, which was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 19 degrees.
    1991-NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
    1992 - Miami Dolphins' safety Louis Oliver grabbed three interceptions from the Buffalo Bills and returned one for a 103-yard touchdown. That return tied for the NFL's all-time longest interception return with a 103-yard return by San Diego's Vencie Glenn against Denver on November 29, 1987.
    1996-Van Halen announces that former Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone was chosen as the new lead singer of the group, replacing Sammy Hagar.
    1997 - "4 Seasons of Loneliness", by Boyz II Men, was the #1 single in the U.S. The song, from their "Evolution" album, was number one for one week.

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- Copier Wars---It's more than the lease payment
    by Christopher Menkin
- Results Are In---
   "Application Only" versus Financial Statements?
- A California Leasing Gypsy Arrested by Costa Mesa Police
- Survey of Evergreen Clauses
- Responses to Working with a Smaller Bank Question
- Leasing Gypsies
- OneSource Develops Business License Software
- Talk About Chutzpa, Fanghella has more than Trump
- Three Class Action Suits re: Brican America
- Verifying Tax Returns
- Starting a Leasing Company-Four Parts
   by Mr. Terry Winders, CLP
- Free Mobile Wine Program
- Special Report: Part I
   Could Church Kiosks, Royal Link Carts, NorVergence results been avoided?

   The use of “Equipment Finance Agreements”
- Special Report: Part II
    Bank of the West

   Equipment Lease Agreement (EFA)
- California License Web Addresses
- Settlement Costs Vs. Litigation Costs