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Pictures from the Past—December, 1978-Fred Shieman
“Western Association of Equipment Lessors elected a new slate
of officers for 1979 at the Maui Conference. The income president is Fred Shieman of California Group Services in San Francisco. Shieman has been active in WAEL since its early formative days, and served the association as vice president for 1978 and earlier as secretary treasurer.
“WAEL’s new president started his firm, a real estate financing development operation, in 1971. IN the early years the firm concentrated in construction equipment, leasing and conditional sales contracts. They developed some combination types of financing of real estate and equipment along with concurrent equipment leasing, and later provided some leasing services for manufacturers and equipment vendors.
“Fred graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and reports he has one wife, two children. They live in Walnut Creek, and Fred is still not used to the commute to San Francisco where he opened offices a year ago. His hobbies include flying, sailing and working.”
While flying by himself, Shieman’s plane crashed due to bad weather conditions. According to Duane Russell, CLP, who submitted the above poem for the February, 1990 UAEL Newsline, “Fred died doing what he loved. He loved flying.”
A poem by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds—and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew.
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high, un-trespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
At the time of his departure, Fred D. Shieman was chairman of the board, Matsco Financial Corp., Walnut Creek, California. His son Matt assumed his father’s position, including becoming more active in several leasing associations and community organizations; grew the company into a national entity via the securitization market, then sold it to Greater Bay Bank, a conglomeration of San Francisco Bay Area banks, originally in San Mateo and Santa Clara County, now growing into other counties. He continues as the leader of the Matsco Companies. Through rough weather, Matt Shieman continued to pilot the direction, growing the Matsco Companies into “... the leader of professional practice lending for the dental community since 1983. Working with the veterinary community since 1999, Matsco has already established itself as the premier specialty lender in
• Practice acquisition & start-ups
• Expansion and improvement projects
• Equipment purchases
• Commercial real estate purchases
• Business refinancing & lines of credit
“Matsco is the only practice financing company endorsed by American Dental Association Member Advantage.”
Fred would be very proud of his son Matt and the solid company
he has built to carry on the Shieman tradition of leadership
and personal involvement in the industry and society.
The 30 Year History of UAEL---Part IV
by Kit Menkin
To: Members of UAEL
This announcement is made with great pleasure; Joan Dalton is appointed Managing Director of United Association of Equipment Leasing, effective January 1, 2001.
Travis Foxx, Merchant Capital, with United Association of
Equipment Leasing’s always effervescent Joanie Dalton.
“In assuming this new assignment, Joanie replaces Dr. Raymond Williams, Ph.D., CAE whose resignation was announced in October.
While Joanie's assignment will embrace many functions, her greatest contribution will come from these three areas:
a.. Involvement -
Getting our members active on committees
conferences and online
UAEL - United Association
of Equipment Leasing
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Ex-WAEL Prez to Be New Chief Executive Officer
Joe Woodley, CLP, is the new full-time United Association of Equipment Leasing ( UAEL )Chief Executive Officer. He will continue at Westover Financial. Steve Jones is the president of Westover. He was president of the organization in 1987, when it was the Western Association of Equipment Lessors
( WAEL )..
Joanie Dalton, former executive former meeting planner, executive director, has been elevated to Chief Operating Officer.
“ This is a very, very positive move for our association, “ Joanie Dalton said.“ It is also both very positive for me personally and professionally…to have a mentor such as Joe Woodley is perfect. We can provide more benefits to our members. 2002 will be an exciting year for UAEL.”
Bill Grohe, who was president of the organization in 1991 when it was WAEL, remains as
Since the departure of long time executive vice-president Dr. Raymond Williams, CAE, Joanie Dalton along with the executive committee, utilized “outsourcing” to keep the budget in line.
2001 president Chuck Brazier, CLP, Centerpoint Financial,
says it is “ time to get the executive committee out of running the office and to spend more time with members, listening to them, providing solutions, and being more active.
“This will provide consistent leadership, giving Joanie more time to run the office, work on conferences. It will give management more time to work with members, plus give time to the executive committee to meet with committees, make committees work, and bring balance back to our organization.”
Brazier said the 2001 UAEL board meeting along with the 2001 UAEL
Board UAEL board meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina produced many positive changes....
“ We need to get the executive board and board back to member services, “ he said. “ Joe is doing this job out of the love for the association, as Bill Grohe is doing…not for the money.”
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RE: Appointment of Joe Woodley, CLP as CEO
TO: Kit Menkin
FROM: President Chuck Brazier, CLP.
Vice-President Bob Fisher, CLP
Secretary-Treasurer Bette Kerhoulas, CLP
Immediate Past President Bob Rodi, CLP
2002 Secretary-Treasurer Elect Jim Coston
The UAEL Board of Director's selection of Joe Woodley, CLP is part of UAEL's continued thrust to provide its membership with the best possible leadership and is but one piece of a full revitalization of UAEL beginning during the end of 2000.
At the end of 2000, we empowered a search committee to find a Managing Director. Joanie Dalton stepped up and won the support of the committee as well as support of the Board of Director's. Now we have the opportunity to tap the experience of a long-time member and Past President in the newly appointed position of CEO to further develop not only the UAEL focus but also the staff.
Joe Woodley, CLP has the full support of the staff and the Board of Directors. The members who know him personally know he will do the job successfully. He will make a tremendous difference in 2002. Also, this will allow the Board of Directors more time to communicate with and be involved in the
As incoming President, Bob Fisher, CLP said in Leasing News; "Challenges are met with action and not fear of the future." While he was not writing about this subject, his statement clearly explains the fundamentals of why we chose a person with such rich leasing experience as Joe Woodley, CLP.
During my tenure, we worked diligently to build a more stable UAEL foundation. Now, with Bob Fisher, CLP as President, Joe Woodley, CLP as Chief Executive Officer, Joanie Dalton as Chief Operating Officer and Bill Grohe as Director of Membership, the members will reap the rewards of the experience and history they each have to offer.
UAEL has been very successful offering the best education, the development of the CLP Program, and providing a forum where each member firm has the right to vote on issues. UAEL will continue this success because of the strong foundation that has been established which allows the Executive Committee and Board of Directors more time to develop new and exciting educational events, networking opportunities and ways for members to get involved. Remember, "It's All About Success: Education, Networking and Involvement".
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1986 Western Association of Equipment Lessors President Ted Parker, Charter Equipment Leasing (left) admonishes 1987 President-elect Joe Woodley, Westover Financial, IN. to “ talk softly and carry a big stick” as he passes the gavel.
Joe Woodley turns gavel over to Ben Millerbus,1998 President
November, 1987 WAEL Newsline
December, 1985 WAEL Newsline introduced 1986 officers: “WAEL
Vice-President Joe Woodley, is president of Westover Financial, Inc., San Clemente, CA. He served as WAEL’s 1985 Secretary/Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee.
“Joe has been active in the leasing industry for 15 years, starting with a position with the Burroughs Corporation after his graduation from the University of Albuquerque. He was involved in private leasing in 1972 and 1975-77, spending the interim years with St. Paul Leasing. He was Vice President/Marketing at Colonial Pacific Leasing Company from 1977-85.
“ Joe has been on the WAEL Board of Directors since 1982, and was Program Chairman for the Spring Conference in 1985. He served as Board Liaison to the Brokers Committee in 1983, and the Membership
Committee in 1984, and was Chairman of the Management Review Committee and Government Affairs Task Force.
“His special responsibility for 1986 will be the WAEL Local Meetings, for which he will supervise and assist the 11 Regional Chairpersons in program planning and development.”
June 26,2002 Joan Dalton “leaves”
" United Association of Equipment Leasing Executive Committee, Bob Fisher, CLP President; Bette Kerhoulas, CLP Vice President; James Coston, Secretary/Treasurer and Chick Brazier, CLP Immediate Past President, along with Joe Woodley, CEO of UAEL announced today that Joanie Dalton, COO of UAEL has submitted her resignation effective July 3rd, 2002.
Joanie has been with UAEL since March of 1999. Mrs. Dalton has decided to pursue another opportunity outside the non-profit Association arena.
The Officers, Board of Directors and Staff of UAEL wish her success in her new endeavor."
Bob Fisher, CLP
UAEL Elects First Female President
Oren Hall, emeritus member, former president of the United Association of Equipment Leasing (UAEL), made the motion from the floor, and President Bob Fisher, CLP, made the announcement, “ In the first 26 years of our association, we now have a female president, Bette Kerhoulas, CLP.
“As this years UAEL President I am genuinely excited about the entire 2003 Board and its composition, “ then UAEL President Bob. Fisher, CLP added in the announcement. “. Bette heads into 2003 with a solid board with a broad cross section of UAEL member’s interests represented. I have know Bette since the mid 1980’s and have found her to be a true leader within our industry and a successful business owner with a pulse on the industry as well as a solid, professional reputation.”
The choice of the Oakland office came from former executive director Jon Bednerik, who lived on a boat in the marina near Jack London Square in Oakland, California. With Joan Dalton gone, Joe Woodley commuting from Southern California, the best prerogative was to
change the location.
“The move of the UAEL office was determined to be feasible when the Landlord agreed to allow UAEL to terminate its lease. The Landlord found a new tenant to occupy the facility without any penalty to UAEL. The savings to UAEL will be substantial; the new lease is 2/3's per month less than the old lease. The phones were to have been live, Azin is to handle incoming calls. Bill Grohe is settled in his home office ( in San Francisco )and continues to handle business.
“The economic benefit to the membership should be immediate!”
Bob Fisher, CLP
Jim McCommon, CLP, UAEL Media Representative, issued a press release on behalf of the board of directors that the move would be made by December 1,2002.
(I had planned to up-date from the 30th Anniversary Conference, but due to a family illness all plans were changed, so I was not able to attend the October 21-24 Monterey Conference to conclude this series. Hopefully this section will be up-dated next week. editor.)
In the interim, here are:
UAEL 2005 Board of Directors Nominating Committee
Chair: Bette Kerhoulas, CLP—Past President—Pacifica Capital
Chris Jupka, CLP—Montana Commercial Credit, LLC
Stephanie Manganaro—LeaseTeam, Inc.
Mohammed Ahsan—Quail Capital, Corp.
2004 Board of Directors
President Jim Coston, CLP
Coston, Fioretti & Lichtman
407 S. Dearborn #600
Chicago, IL 60605
Past President Bette Kerhoulas, CLP
8105 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-727-3711 x227
Vice President Terey Jennings, CLP
Financial Pacific Leasing, LLC
3455 S. 344th Way
Federal Way, WA 98001
Secretary/Treasurer Victor Harris
Law Offices of Victor Harris
1050 Northgate Drive, #360
San Rafael, CA 94903
Board Members Bob Baker, CLP
Wildwood Financial Group, Ltd.
16292 Westwoods Business Park
Ellisville, MO 63021
Direct Capital Corporation
215 Commerce Way
Portsmouth, NH 03801
11510 Blondo Street, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68116
Marci Kimball-Slagle, CLP
Jim Lahti, CLP
Heritage Affiliated Corporate Services, LLC
401 East Corporate Drive, Suite 250
Lewisville, TX 75057
PFF Bank & Trust
6731 Brentwood Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Jim McCommon, CLP
McCommon Leasing Company
2800 Northup Way, Suite 205
Bellevue, WA 98004
Paul Menzel, CLP
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
PO Box 60607
Santa Barbara, CA 93160-0607
Phone: 800-653-2737 x1650
Szabo, Spencer & Mulally
14156 Magnolia Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Manifest Funding Services
1450 Channel Parkway
Marshall, MN 56258
Rudy Trebels, CLP
IFC Credit Corp.
8700 Waukegan Rd, Suite 100
Morton Grove, IL 60053
UAEL Staff Joe Woodley, CLP
78120 Call Estado, Suite 201
La Quinta, CA 92253
Director of Marketing
189 Galewood Circle
San Francisco, CA 94131
78120 Calle Estado, Suite 201
La Quinta, CA 92253
IPA Names Nation’s Best-Managed Accounting Firms
AccountingWEB.com -- INSIDE Public Accounting named 25 public accounting firms from across the country as the nation’s best-managed accounting firms for 2004, based on fiscal and management performance. (See list below.)
The firms, featured in the October 2004 issue of INSIDE Public Accounting, range in size from $267 million to less than $2 million in net revenue. They cover diverse geographic locations, stretching from New England to the Pacific coast. Size and geographic location are not criteria for inclusion on the list.
IPA’s best-managed accounting firms are selected from the hundreds of firms that participate in the publication’s annual survey of accounting firms. The selections are based on more than 30 criteria that serve as commonly accepted indicators of great management of accounting firms. They include (but aren’t limited to) revenue growth, profitability and profitability growth, human resources and staff issues, management of resources and rewards to owners.
IPA selects the nation’s 25 best-managed accounting firms annually and refers to them as IPA’s “Best of the Best.” The publication also selected 25 firms as “Best Of The Best Honorable Mentions,” which serve as runners-up and complete IPA’s 2004 list of the 50 best managed firms in the nation. The full list of IPA’s “Best of the Best” can be found at www.hudsonsawyer.com.
“We use a rigorous process for selecting the 25 best-managed accounting firms. This designation is one of the most elite honors an accounting firm can receive, because it’s based entirely on fiscal and operational performance,” said Julie Lindy, editor of INSIDE Public Accounting. Added Martha Sawyer, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting, “The management standards and performance of these 25 firms are second to none among accounting firms nationwide. It’s our pleasure to bestow this distinctive and prestigious honor on each of them. They truly represent the best of the best in the realm of accounting firm management.”
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Dan Stone receives ‘Ebby’ for service to leasing industry and The OVLA
COLUMBUS – A former president of The Ohio Vehicle Leasing Association and long-time leasing activist was awarded The OVLA’s Edward L. Glockner Award or “Ebby” at the Association’s 48th year Fall Leasing Conference here Thursday, Oct. 21.
Dana H. (Dan) Stone, OCLC, the owner-president of Stone Leasing Inc., Columbus, received the award in recognition of his years of service to the vehicle leasing industry and The OVLA.
Stone joined The OVLA in 1977 and after holding several offices served as president of the largest and oldest state association representing the vehicle leasing industry in the nation in 1997 through 1998. He currently is the Association’s secretary-treasurer.
He earned his Ohio Certified Lease Consultant or OCLC designation with the first class in 1997. The 16-hour education program was initiated “. . . to provide a cadre of well-trained lease consultants who can, together with their employers, prosper, while separating the professional from the ordinary through the attainment of knowledge and a high standard of conduct.”
Stone and his wife Jane reside in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington and have two daughters and two grandsons.
Nominations from members are sought by The OVLA for the “The Ebby” which was created by the Board of Directors in 1994 to recognize individual effort and is named for Edward L. (Ebby) Glockner, the retired owner of Quality Car & Truck Leasing Inc. and Glockner dealerships, Portsmouth.
Glockner served CATRALA of Ohio Inc., the parent organization of The OVLA, and the Car Renting and Leasing Conference of Ohio, a predecessor to The OVLA in a number of capacities from 1977-89.
One of Glockner’s last jobs was to assist with the transformation of Car Conference into The OVLA in 1989. He attended the 48th year Fall Conference Thursday as well as the 48th year Convention last May.
Previous Glockner Award Winners:
1994 – Louis N. Vitale and Gary Huff of Bank One Acceptance Corp., Columbus
1995 – Robert L. Geier of CalCorpCo, Solon
1996 – Jeffrey S. Larger of NFS-QAL Sales & Leasing Services, Columbus
1997 – Mark VanNest of MotorWerks Inc., Dayton
Contact: Dick Lightner at 1.800.369.5633 or
This Day in American History
1721- Unofficial Birthday of Peyton Randolph, first president of the Continental Congress, died 1775, October 22.
1812 -- American Mountain man Grizzly Adams born Medway, Massachusetts.
1836- Sam Houston inaugurated as first elected president of Republic of Texas
1844 -The "Great Disappointment" began when this latest date, set for the return of Christ by religious leader William Miller, passed without event. Over 100,000 disillusioned followers returned to their former churches, or abandoned the Christian faith altogether.
1875- Sons of the American Revolution organized.
1883-The Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York City with Charles Francois Gounod’s “Faust,” sung in Italian. Anjugusto Vianesi was the conductor. Faust was sung by Italo Campanini, Mephistopheles by Franco Novara, Valentin by Giuseppe Del Pente, Wagner by Ludovico Contini, Siebel by sofia Scalchi, Marthe by Louise Lablache, and Marguerite by Christine Nilsson. Admission was priced at $6 for the orchestra stalls, $3 for the balcony, and 42 for the family circle.
1898-Birthday of composer-pianist Ralph Yaw, Enosburg Valls, VT, arranged 40 originals for
1903-Birthday of George Beadle, born on a farm near Wahoo, NE, Beadle began his professional career as a professor of genetics at Harvard, eventually becoming president of the University of Chicago. Dr. Beadle won many international prizes, including the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1958 for his work in genetic research, as well as the National Award of the American Cancer Society in 1959 and the Kimber Genetica Award of the National Academy of Science in 1960. Beadle demonstrated how the genes control the basic chemistry of the living cell. Because of his work, he has been termed “the man who did most to put modern genetics on its chemical basis.” Beadle died June 9,1989, at Pomona, CA.
1906- Race riot for four days in Atlanta, Georgia, ten blacks and two whites
were killed. Historians state racism prevailed until Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the late 1950’s (that is another story ).Lynchings of Americans was common, in the 20th century from seventy-five to one hundred per year, and it appears until the late 1920’s, when it became less than 25 known lynchings per year. In 1922, an anti-lynching bill was filibustered in the US Senate.
1906 -- 3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia to protest a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon's "The Clansman". D.W. Griffith “The Birth
of the Nation” is an adaptation of this novel turned into a play.
1913 -- Action/war photographer Robert Capa ( real name Andre Friedmann) born Budapest, Austro-Hungary. Instrumental in forming photographer- owned outfit (Magnum) to aid photographers and distribute their work cooperatively. Capa took some of the most famous war photos ever, including anarchists and Republicans during the Spanish Revolution of 1936. Shortly after taking this photograph, Capa, who had taken numerous famous photos of D-Day in World War II, stepped on a land mine and was killed in Vietnam, May 24, 1954.
1918 -- Flu epidemic strikes one fourth of all Americans, killing 200,000 in the month of October alone, killing 675,000 in the United States alone.
1922-The passage of the anti-protectionist Underwood-Simmons Act took a bite out of the nation's pocketbook. To compensate for the lost income, Congress passed the Revenue Act on, mandating the first tax on incomes over $3,000.
1928 -- President Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism". "We in American today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of any land. The poorhouse is vanishing from among us. We have yet reached the goal, but, given a chance to go forward with the policies of the last eight years, we shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this nation." In November he would be elected in a Republican landslide with 444 electoral votes to Alfred E. Smith 87: 21,392,190 votes to 15,016,433 for Smith. In congressional elections the Republicans increased their majorities in both houses, leading in the Senate 56-39 with one seat going to a minor party, and controlling the House 267-167, with one seat held by a minor party.
1928-Birthday of 1928 Composer/pianist Clare Fisher Birthday
"Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in
East Liverpool, Ohio. Famed agent Melvin Purvis asked the dying man,
"Are you Pretty Boy Floyd?" to which he replied, "I am
Charles Arthur Floyd. You got me this time." Floyd, who had been
a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to deny
his involvement in the infamous Kansas City Massacre, in which four
officers were shot to death at a train station. He died shortly thereafter.
A folk hero to the people of
Oklahoma who saw him as a "Sagebrush Robin Hood", stealing
from rich banks to help the poor eat by buying them groceries and tearing
up their mortgages during the robberies. Written into legend through
song, in Woody Guthrie's "Pretty Boy" Floyd. He was never
part of a gang, working with a few trusted accomplices. Boldly entering
banks in broad daylight, never wearing a mask. A gentleman even in his
crimes, always well groomed, immaculately dressed and courteous to his
“Come gather 'round
me children, a story I will tell
— Woody Guthrie
1936-First commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii. United Air Lines
that also won the mail contract. It was over a fifteen hour trip from
the mainland. In 1941, Hawaiian Airlines, now Aloha
Airlines, started a regular service to the mainland from Oakland, California.
1946, Aloha Airlines started regular travel. In the early 1950’s, it was
down to a twelve hour flight.
1937- Benny Goodman records “Pop Corn Man,” (V ). A real rarity. Only 10 original 78’s remain after a mysterious “recall”
1938- Chester Floyd Carlson, a research physicist from New York City, made the first electro photographic image on wax paper pressed against an electrostatically charged, sulfur-coat zinc plate dusted with fine dark powder. He went on to develop Xerography, the process of making dry paper copies based on the principles of photoconductivity and electrostatics. He patented it on October 6,1942, calling it xerography. He failed to interest companies in producing copy machines until 1947, when the Haloid Company of Rochester, New York, licensed the process. The company, which later changed its name to Xerox, introduced its first copy machine in 1958.
1950-Charles Cooper becomes one of the first Blacks to play in an NBA game
( for the Boston Celtics).
The complete Jewish Torah was published in English for the first time.
A collection of oral and written commentary (dating 200 BC to AD 500)
on the first five books of the Old Testament, the Torah comprises the
basic religious code of Judaism
1959- Under intense public pressure and the Massachusetts Committee Against Discrimination investigation, the Red Sox become the last club to integrate. Fourteen years after the club passes on Jackie Robinson despite a successful tryout in 1945, Elijah 'Pumpsie' Green pinch runs and plays shortstop to become the first black to play for the Red Sox.
1961-The Supremes become the first all-female group to score a No. 1 album, with Supremes a Go-Go. Members Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, and Florence Ballard met as teenagers in the housing projects of Detroit. When several male friends, including future Temptations members Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams, formed a singing group called the Primes, the girls dubbed their own group the Primettes. The Primettes signed with Motown records in 1961. The label immediately changed the group's name to the Supremes. After several years of releasing flops, the Supremes scored their first hit in 1964 with "Where Did Our Love Go," which sold two million copies. They followed up with numerous other hits, including "Stop! In the Name of Love!" and "Back in My Arms Again." Their growing popularity corresponded with the rise of the civil rights movement, and the group came to symbolize strong, independent black women. They appeared regularly on major national TV shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show.
1961- Defensive back Erich Barnes of the New York Giants tied an NFL record by returning an intercepted pass 102 yards for a touchdown in the Giants’ 17-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
1962 -Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
1962-President John F. Kennedy, in a nationwide television address Oct 22, 1962, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launch equipment and bombers, and imposed a naval “quarantine” to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba. Kennedy charged the Soviet Union with subterfuge and outright deception in what he referred to as a "clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace." He dismissed Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's claim that the weapons in Cuba were of a purely defensive nature as "false." Harking back to efforts to contain German, Italian, and Japanese aggression in the 1930s, Kennedy argued that war-like behavior, "if allowed to grow unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war." The president outlined a plan of action that called for a naval blockade to enforce a "strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba." He also issued a warning to the Soviets that the United States would retaliate against them if there was a nuclear attack from Cuba, and placed the U.S. military in the Western Hemisphere on a heightened state of alert. On Oct 28, the USSR announced it would remove the weapons in question. In return, the US removed missiles from Turkey that were aimed at the USSR.
1965 - The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego, CA. Southern California was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees.
1966-The Beach Boys release "Good Vibrations" on Capitol. The song, featuring inspired use of the
sci-fi movie sound-effects instrument the theremin, is the most expensive production for a single
up to this time."
Zeppelin II is released.
1971 - Folk singer Joan Baez received a gold record for her hit, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the charts (October 2, 1971).
1972-- The A's win their first championship in 42 years as they defeat the Reds 3-2 in Game 7 of the Fall Classic. World Series MVP Gene Tenace, who had only hit five home runs in the regular season, connects for four round trippers in the seven games against Cincinnati.
1974 Two very well-known outfielders are traded for one another as the Giants send Bobby Bonds to the Yankees for Bobby Murcer. Considered to be the biggest one-for one trade in baseball history, the swap of the next 'Willie Mays' (Bonds) for the next 'Mickey Mantle (Murcer) marks the first time two $600,000 players have been exchanged.
1975-The World Football League, a 10-team enterprise, struggling through its second season, suspended operations and disbanded prior to the 12th week of a 20-week schedule.
1975 - Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson said, “We were the best team in baseball, but not by much.” The World Series featured five one-run victories, two in extra innings and three on game-ending hits. In six of the seven victories, the winner trailed; four times the winning run came in the final inning. And 13 times, the score was either tied or the lead reversed. And in the seventh, played this day, a ninth-inning RBI single by Joe Morgan gave the Reds a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox and the title. It was the first title for the Reds in 35 years.
1985 - A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle, WA, was seriously injured while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels via telephone wiring.
1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan signed the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on this day, but wrote his last name first. The signing, however, remains legal.
1986 -- Jane Dornnacker WNBC-AM NYC helicopter traffic reporter dies doing a live traffic report as her copter crashes.
1988 - Phil Collins’ remake of the Mindbenders’ "Groovy Kind of Love" was the number one U.S. single. It was parked at the peak of the pops for two weeks.
1988 - A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75 mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of snow reported in Lewis County
1991- General Motors announces nine month loss of $2.2 billion. This
was big news then, but nothing compared to the staggering losses of Enron, Worldcom, and others
1992-Members of Boyz II Men receive awards for having the longest running #1 song of the rock era. "End Of the Road" broke Elvis' record of 11 weeks, previously held by "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog".
Dreamlover- Mariah Carey
Just Kickin It- Xscape
I d Do Anything For Love (But I Won t Do That)- Meat Loaf
All That She Wants- Ace Of Base
1996-Microsoft launched Expedia, an online travel service, on this day in 1996. The service allowed travelers to find the lowest listed airfares and make plane and hotel reservations. The company hoped to take advantage of the estimated $3 billion in online ticket sales expected to be spent yearly by 1999.
2000 -In Game 2, the Yankees extend their World Series winning streak to 14 consecutive games defeating the Mets, 6-5 in a game which is overshadowed by Roger Clemens throwing the barrel of a shattered bat Mike Piazza as the Met catcher runs to first. The eagerly awaited at bat, due to the Rocket's beaning of the Mets' superstar in July, results in the two players confronting one another and the emptying of both benches.
2002- Giant P.A. announcer Rene Brooks-Moon become the first woman to announce a World Series. Her scorecard from Game 4 is being sent the Hall of Fame.
2002— Top Hits
Dilemma- Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland
Gangsta Lovin'- Eve Featuring Alicia Keys
Ruff Ryders | ALBUM CUT | Interscope
A Moment Like This- Kelly Clarkson
Hey Ma- Cam'ron Featuring Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Toya
World Series Champions This Date
1972 Oakland Athletics
1975 Cincinnati Reds
THIS IS THE DAY
by Tim Peeler
When every relationship and previously
Understood concept feels tenuous.
Albeit the gravity grows weak
And the voices that rise
Are not the sanguine few
You remember as wise, the coaches
That actually "knew" something
Beyond the roar of their anger-
Now your days on the field
Are gone or have slipped
Into the churn and become
Sweet buttered memories,
Not the indecisive hell
Of rounding second not knowing
Where the ball was and the
Third base coach hollering
At a player on the bench
While they trapped you in
The running outfield catches
Of a sunny childhood, not the
Dark liner lost in the lights till
It roared toward you
Like a car with one headlight.
Memory is the shaky tightrope
You wrap your dreams around;
And faith in the past, the balance
To get you through this day.
“Waiting for Godot’s First Pitch.”
with permission of the author