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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yo Yo Ma with his Luis and Clark carbon fiber cello
Cellist/Composer Yo-Yo Ma born October 7, 1955 Paris, France. His family moved to New York when he was four years old.


NAELB Members Prayers for Lisette and her family
Classified Ads---Controller
    If you had Lease Police...
        BBB: Rating Leasing Companies
Classified Ads---Help Wanted
Cartoon---"I'm Going with the Dancing Girls"
Sales make it Happen---by Robert Teichman, CLP
Moving Up-Selling into the Middle Market
CLP President in the News Again
    ELFA "Connecting to the Future"
        New Feature: "Adopt a Pet"
News Briefs----
Woes of Aircraft Leasing: Higher Ticket Prices
    American Cancer Society eliminates 140
        Krawcheck jumps into BofA succession
Boeing to record $1B charge due to 747-8 costs
   You May have Missed---
      California Nuts Brief---
        Sports Brief---
"Gimme that Wine"
    Today's Top Event in History
        This Day in American History
Baseball Poem
Daily Puzzle
        Weather, USA or specific area
Traffic Live----

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NAELB Members Prayers for Lisette and her family

"A Chesterfield County husband and wife were listed in critical condition yesterday after a shooting at their Arsenal Hills home off Huguenot Road.

"Chesterfield police said they are treating the shootings as domestic in nature.

"According to VCU Medical Center, Marshall E. Johnson and Lisette D. Johnson were in critical condition last night.

"Chesterfield police said they believe Marshall Johnson suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that his wife also was shot. Two children were in the home in the 10800 block of Hinshaw Drive at the time of the 1:30 p.m. shootings. The home is in a wooded neighborhood bordered by Cherokee, Huguenot and Old Gun roads." (Richmond Times-Dispatch"

From the Board of the National Association of Equipment Leasing Brokers:

"The Board of Directors of the NAELB is greatly saddened and shocked to learn that Lisette Johnson was shot in her home Sunday afternoon. The VCU Medical Center issued a statement saying that she is in critical condition but no further details were given. The NAELB Board Members and Staff wish to offer our prayers and support in any way we can. News reports stated that her two children were home at the time of the shooting. We also offer our heartfelt prayers for her children that they, too, might heal from this tragedy.

"Lisette owns Integra Leasing and Commercial Finance in Midlothian, Virginia and has been an NAELB member since 2005. She was a graduate previously of the Wildwood Financial leasing school prior to opening her business. Lisette has served on the NAELB Membership Committee and made many calls to new members welcoming them into the NAELB family and walking them through the many benefits of membership. She is like a 'mother' to all who have talked to her or met with her. We wish her a full and speedy recovery. For those of you who never had the pleasure of knowing Lisette, we ask that you please take a moment to pray for her recovery. This is a heartbreaking tragedy."


The Board of Directors of the NAELB

Received late Tuesday afternoon:

"I have news on Lisette Johnson today. She is out of Intensive Care and in the Critical Care Unit. She will be there for a spell before she eventually gets moved to a regular room and can recover fully. She is expected to make a full recovery. Her children were allowed to see her today and some immediate family only.

"We can send cards or gifts to:

"VCU Medical Center
Attn: Lisette Johnson
P.O. Box 980256
Richmond, VA 23298

"Until she gets a permanent room, the hospital said the P.O. Box is the best."

Rosanne Wilson, CLP
1st Independent Leasing, Inc.
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 165
Beaverton, OR 97005
(800) 926-0851 or Fax: (503) 626-1631
"It's the Lease We Can Do"



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If you had Lease Police...

Dr. Raymond W. Turner, San Bernardino Temple Missionary
Baptist Church, San Bernardino, California

Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox is the latest to file regarding the $27,000 to $40,000 Church Kiosks. Michael Morris and William Perkins, both of Maryland, were charged with 10 counts stemming from the scheme that involved All Nation Church of God in Christ, 2030 Church Ave., in Port Huron, Michigan. In this instance, there are 20 other churches who were also reportedly "taken."

Morris, 29, and Perkins, 54, who represented Television Broadcasting Online and Urban Interfaith Network, "schemed to obtain money from leasing companies," which according to Attorney General Mike Cox, left the churches responsible for the repayment of the funds."

Fifty African-American churches on the East Coast, as well as 300 churches in Maryland, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio Wisconsin, Texas and California signed off on a $40,000, 48-month contract with Balboa Capital Corp. Irvine, California, United Leasing Associates of America of Brookfield, Wisconsin and Chesapeake Industrial Leasing of Baltimore as well as other leasing companies.

The Kiosk monthly payment was to work out being "free," being supported by advertisements. The churches relied on Television Broadcasting Online, after all they were backed by the leasing company as being legitimate, the attorney general noted.

" has had a file on this 'high risk' vendor since April 18, 2008 and published an "alert" to our subscribers on June 23, 2008," Lease Police President Bernie Boettigheimer, CLP, said.
" It was apparent from June 23rd on that this was another hyped-up marketing scheme using inexpensive dummy monitors projecting info-commercials to help churches build up their congregations. If reports that 200 churches are involved are true, I can only surmise that the total exposure may be in the area of $5.4 Million.

"Our report already shows 12 Unsatisfactory Terminations with an average original equipment cost of $27,000. We had conversations with the vendor's Resident Agent on September 25th & October 22nd last year and challenged him on the inflated pricing. Each time he promised to detail his costs and justify his retail price. He never complied nor did he return later calls to his office.

"I dare to say that most (or even all) of the losses incurred by funders could have been avoided if they were subscribers and users of

"We have saved our current subscribers millions, but some funders out there are still reticent to use Lease Amazingly, the main reason most funders do not use us is that they would have to manually input the basic inquiry into our system. Shockingly, the average input time is only 45 seconds. This may explain why frauds are so prevalent in our industry...because our industry has grown lazy and highly dependent on in-house scoring systems to make all their decisions. Until our industry decides that spending an extra minute or less to avoid "high-risk" vendors is worth it, we will continue to see more losses like this."

"Kit, this entire episode reminds me of the old adage that goes somewhat like this: "THOSE THAT FAIL TO LEARN FROM THE LESSONS OF HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!"

"Any Subscriber of who pulled a report after June 23rd, 2008 was forewarned and earlier inquirers were advised likewise."

Regards, Bernie Boettigheimer, CLP
Lease Police, Inc.

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to help support the growth of Lease Police)



BBB: Rating Leasing Companies

Companies, who are a division of a larger company, such as LEAF Specialty-Finance or Bank of the West Leasing or US Bank Manifest, often do not have a Better Business Bureau listing, or if a company has moved from one BBB area to another, there may not be a listing. Most ratings work by complaint, so often there may not be a listing.

Many BBB reports also show if the leasing company is licensed, as well as who to contact.

Here are some examples:

A Financial Pacific, Federal Way, Washington

A- Jules & Associates, Los Angeles, California
Matrix Business Capital, Long Beach, California
TimePayment, Woburn, Massachusetts
Tristar Capital, Santa Ana, California

B+ Alliance Funding Group, Orange, California

B Pawnee Leasing, Fort Collins, Colorado

B- Great America Leasing, Cedar Rapid, Iowa
TCF Equipment Finance, Minnetonka, Minnesota

C Five Point Capital, San Diego, California

C- Direct Capital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

D+ GCR Capital, Safety Harbor, Florida

F Benchmark Financial Group, Aliso Viejo, California
Marlin Leasing, Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Find your company's BBB listing by going to and using your zip code first for the right division.



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Sales Make it Happen

Moving Up-Selling into the Middle Market

by Robert Teichman, CLP

Small-ticket and middle market are two different businesses. The Leasing salesperson who understands the differences will be successful in both.

The small-ticket business, generally defined as leases for equipment costing less than $75,000, focuses primarily on the credit of the guarantor of the lessee company. Generally, the lessee completes a credit application calling for a minimum amount of information. The application is forwarded to a funder, which reviews the credit, concentrating on the guarantor's credit score and the lessee's time in business. The funder may also consider bank and trade information. Approval, if granted, occurs shortly after the funder receives the application, and the approval and rate is transmitted to the originator.

Generally, the originator has not received a signed proposal letter from the lessee prior to sending the application to the funder. As a result, many approvals do not convert to bookings because the applicant signs up with another lessor or decides on another type of financing.

Therefore, the characteristics of the small-ticket business include an application with little information, heavy reliance on credit scores, a fast turnaround of the credit process, and credit review before getting the lessee's commitment.

On the other hand, middle market leases, generally defined as leases between $75,000 and $5,000,000, require a more structured approach. The funder requires a full financial package, which includes several years of financial statements, lessee and guarantor tax returns, complete equipment details and a narrative which should include a thorough financial analysis as well as a discussion of the company and its history.

Because of the depth of analysis which goes into a middle-market transaction, most funders demand that the lessee agree to the terms of the lease before starting the credit process. It is because of this requirement that more middle-market lease approvals convert to bookings than do small-ticket (application-only) transactions.

All leasing salespeople should understand how to place a middle-market transaction. Even those who specialize in application-only deals will improve their volume by learning packaging and financial analysis techniques.

Often, the lessee who started with a small transaction grows beyond the small-ticket limit. In order to maintain the relationship, the originator will have to help the lessee obtain the financing, or risk losing the account.

One technique I have often used is the Master Lease. Instead of simply responding to the lessee's stated need for a small transaction, I would ask what other equipment the lessee planned to acquire that year. Not surprisingly, there almost always were other items on the capital expense budget. I would then offer a written proposal based on the total equipment needed, since I knew by then that I was working with a larger transaction. All the equipment the lessee planned to get over a six to twelve month period could be easily accommodated under a single Master Lease, instead of many individual leases.

If the lessee did not need additional equipment, the lease could still have been handled as an application-only transaction.

Not all lessees would qualify for a larger Master Lease, but the originator who pre-qualifies the lessee and is confident of obtaining an approval will win not only the original small lease, but all follow-on leases as well. Originators who understand how to read and analyze financial statements and how to properly prepare a full financial package will significantly increase their bookings.

Robert Teichman, CLP
Teichman Financial Training




CLP President in the News Again

Perhaps the headline is not correct that Theresa Kabot, Certified Lease Professional President, founder of K2 Funding and Kabot Commercial Leasing LLC, Seattle, Washington, is in the news ---actually her missing llama is in the news. As Theresa "Tree" Kabot explains it, "Apparently it hit the LA Times, AOL, Fox and even the NY Times…

"The llama was captured Friday afternoon after a busy month - it frequently amused riders on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, running close to the train, but also alarmed llama owners around the nation, who worried it would become food for a mountain lion or die from the cold."

"This summer we had an unfortunate situation with two of our llama herd. (Yes, Theresa has a ranch in Colorado and raises Llama's. editor)One was taken in a mountain lion kill and during the attack one of cria (baby llama) escaped from our pasture.

"We hiked around in the area and could not find him, nor his carcass. He was a beautiful silver and white male born on August 31st, 2008, we had named him Kramer. I have attached a photo. The brown llama in the photo is his mom.

"At this point in time we assumed the missing cria had also fallen victim to its predator and we notified the Colorado Division of Wildlife that we had never found him or his remains.

"What a surprise to read the article below in the Friday issue of the Colorado Springs Gazette!

"So as you can imagine, we are delighted to hear he survived on the delicious high mountain grasses of Pike Peak.

"We are thankful for the wet summer that kept the tundra rich in nutrients and a plentiful supply of water.

"We had been calling him Kramer but his rescuers, had named him Homer of Pikes Peak, (due to his Odyssey) and we think the new name fits. Homer traveled about 2 miles from our ranch as the crow flies and about 4,000 feet in elevation. Sounds as though he was making friends with big horn sheep and entertaining tourists at the top of Pikes Peak.

"This little one year old llama managed to stay alive and thrive for over 6 weeks on his own until he was rescued last Friday.

"In the face of adversity he ascended to the top of the mountain until he could go no higher. It's not a leasing news story, but a feel good story from one of your leasing buddies…" peace,




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Register by Thursday, October 8, to assure that your name will appear in the convention pre-registration list.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
October 18 - 20, 2009
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Registration list available online; over 500 have already registered - join them! View the list and register here:

This is the industry's premier event, the event you can't afford to miss, where the players convene and deals are made. You will meet industry leaders at networking events, be inspired by top-notch keynote speakers, learn at cutting-edge education sessions, and come away with an experience that will help you prosper in a time of change.

NEW! Community Service Project: The Charity Build-A-Bike!

For most of the children involved, ages 8-12, this will be their first bicycle! You will tangibly make a difference in the lives of underserved children in the San Diego community, as we will be partnering with the San Diego Boys and Girls Club.

The Funding Source Connection - new this year, funding sources attending the convention will be invited to post a profile on the convention webpage where other attendees can view them to make contact and schedule appointments. You must register for the convention to participate. Don't miss this opportunity to make the new funding connections you need.

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"Adopt a Pet"

Each issue Leasing News will choose a pet from one of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the United States. "Buddy" is from the San Francisco SPCA:



News Briefs----

Woes of Aircraft Leasing Companies Could Mean Higher Ticket Prices

American Cancer Society eliminates 140 jobs nationwide

Krawcheck jumps into BofA succession

Boeing to record $1B charge due to 747-8 costs

(This ad is a "trade" for the writing of this column. Opinions
contained in the column are those of Mr. Terry Winders, CLP)



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California Nuts Briefs---

Lawmakers slam governor over veto threat

Cache Creek resort expansion canceled



Sports Briefs----

Rush Limbaugh, Dave Checketts interested in Rams

MLB owners approve sale of Chicago Cubs to Ricketts family,0,7231.story

Raiders are lacking leadership, as well as offense



"Gimme that Wine"

Tough sell for grape growers

Closing the Book on Gourmet

Seaver Family Vineyard is Hall of Famer's passion

Menage a Trois Named 2009 'Wine Brand of the Year' by Market Watch

Wine Prices by vintage
US/International Wine Events
Winery Atlas
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The London International Vintners Exchange (Liv-ex) is an electronic exchange for fine wine.



Today's Top Event in History

1492 - Columbus missed Florida when he changed course. He did, however, put North America on the maps, although he never landed on the continent.


This Day in American History

   1728-Birthday of Rodney Caesar, singer of the Declaration of Independence, most famous for his midnight ride. Rodney's ride ended up at the doorstep of Independence Hall where he cast the decisive Delaware vote for Independence.. Born near Dover, DE, he died June 26, 1794. Rodney is on a quarter issued by the US Mint in 1999, the first in a series of quarters that will commemorate each of the 50 states.
    1777-In the second Battle of Bemis Heights, near Saratoga, NY, the Americans routed a force of some 1500 British. Benedict Arnold was wounded while attempting to force an entrance into the Hessian camp, and British Gen. Simon Fraser was killed.
    1780-British and Tory forces were defeated at King's Mountain, South Carolina, by Americans under Col. William Campbell, Col. Isaac Shelby, and Col. Benjamin Cleveland. The British commander, Maj. Patrick Ferguson, and 160 others, were killed. Nearly 800 prisoners were taken.
    1821-Birthday of William Still, chronicler of “The Underground Railroad Records,” born near Medford, in Burlington County, N.J
    1832- Birthday of Charles Converse, American lawyer and sacred composer. Converse penned the hymn tune CONVERSE, to which we sing today "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
    1833- Margaret Fox - U.S. spiritualist birthday. Along with her younger sister Catherine (1839) , they are both said to have invented the field of spiritualism. At least they were among the most popular and much sought-after spiritualists of the era of table tapping and sounds from the dead. Later in life Margaret turned to religion and sister Catherine recanted spiritualism and then recanted her recanting. As teen-agers they appeared to have attracted poltergeist-like manifestations. The primary divination method used by the Fox sisters in séances was table tapping - a method in which those in the spiritual (after death) realm used tapping sounds on the table, the walls and the floor to communicate. According to tradition, one of the sisters was able to snap her big toe on the floor to create the tapping sound. Horace Greeley was convinced the sisters were authentic and they got the backing of his New York Tribune. Later in life Margaret Fox revealed it started out as a game and turned into outright charlatan.
    1849 - Birthday of American Poet James Whitcomb Riley; died July 22, 1916.
    1864- Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett The Union warship Wachusett captures the famed Confederate raider Florida while the Rebel ship is in port at Bahia, Brazil. After the Yankee crew sailed the Florida out to sea, the Brazilian government protested the invasion of its neutrality. The Union returned the ship and crew to the Confederate government, but the Florida sunk six weeks later off Hampton Roads, Virginia.
    1864 - Battle of Darbytown Road, Virginia
In the summer of 1864, the campaign between Lee and Union General Ulysses S. Grant ground to a halt at Petersburg, 25 miles south of Richmond. Seeking to halt the march to Richmond, Lee sent two divisions under Generals Charles Field and Robert Hoke to move around the end of the Union line and attacked 1,700 cavalrymen. The assault sent the Yankees into a quick retreat. The Confederates captured eight cannons and drove the Union troopers into the breastworks of General Alfred Terry. Alerted to the advancing Confederates, Terry summoned reinforcements to his position. By the time the Confederates worked their way through the thick foliage, they faced a strong Union force. Lee ordered an attack anyway. Brigades advanced one at a time, and the Yankee artillery tore the lines apart. By the afternoon, the Confederates withdrew to their original position. They lost 700 men while the Yankees lost only 400, and no ground was gained. Lee did not make another attempt to regain the ground and focused instead on setting up defenses closer to Richmond. (there seems to have been several skirmishes around Darbytown Road, but here is from the writing on a solider of the Fourth Oneida Regiment, New York, who was at the scene: “Efforts by the rebel forces to retake Fort Harrison on the 30th were not successful. General Grant decided not to renew the attack on the 30th, ordering the Army of the James to maintain its defensive position in preparation for General Lee's subsequent unsuccessful counterattack,” that followed.
    1884-Oct 7
Another point of fact, the first black major league baseball player was Moses Fleetwood Walker, who played for Toledo in the American Association.
    1868-Cornell University welcomes its first student.
(lower half of:
    1887-Birthday of African-American sculptor Sargent Johnson.
    1896---Down Jones began reporting an average of the prices of 13 industrial stocks in the wall Street Journal. In the early years, these were largely railroad stocks. In 1928, Mr. Dow expanded the number of stocks to 30, where it remains today. Today, the large, frequently-traded stocks in the Down Jones Industrial Average represent about a fifth of the market values of all US stocks.
    1905 -- Meyer Levin born Chicago, Illinois. His 1956 novel, Compulsion, based on the Leopold and Loeb murder trail, earned him enough money to devote nearly the rest of his life to an epic saga of modern Israel. It took him 15 years and resulted in two big novels, The Settlers and The Harvest.
    1916-Georgia Tech University defeated Cumberland 222-0, in the most lopsided college football game of all time.
    1924-Louis Armstrong's first session with the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra.
    1925-Birthday of drummer Alvin Stoller, New York City
    1940 - Artie Shaw's orchestra recorded Hoagy Carmichael's standard, "Stardust" -- for Victor Records.
    1942 - "TIME" magazine described "Command Performance", which debuted this day, as “...the best wartime program in radio.” The show was originally produced by the U.S. War Department in cooperation with Armed Forces Radio Services specifically for those in the military overseas. It continued until 1949 and was reprised for more than three decades in syndication. "Command Performance" was hosted by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Don Wilson and Harry Von Zell and featured just about every major Hollywood and Broadway star.
    1947-Top Hits
I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Vaughn Monroe
Feudin' and Fightin' - Dorothy Shay
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now - Perry Como
Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) - Tex Williams
    1950-U.S. forces invaded North Korea across the 38th parallel. The first tank crew to cross was a patrol of the 1st Cavalry Division that crossed into the Kaesong Area, about 85 miles south of the Communist capital of Pyonsang, at 3:14pm. The crew members were Sergeant Homer Lee of Evansville, IN, Private First Class James Emerich of Sutton,WV, Sergeant Walter Hill of Fairmont,ND, Sergeant Charles Gissendanner of Autaughville,AL, and Corporal Clarence Johnson of Taylorsville, NC. the 38th parallel was the line of latitude that had divided North Korea form South Korea since the end of World War II.
    1950-“The Frank Sinatra Show” premiered on TV. Singer Frank Sinatra's first series was a musical variety show featuring regulars Erin O'Brien and comic Ben Blue. However, during the last season this show was cut from an hour to 30 minutes at it could not compete with “The Texaco Start Theater” with Milton Bearle, the most popular TV show of the time.
    1955- The religious drama 'Crossroads' first aired over ABC television. An anthology which dramatized true experiences of clergymen of all denominations, the program ran for two years.
    1955-Top Hits
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing - The Four Aces
Autumn Leaves - Roger Williams
Moments to Remember - The Four Lads
The Cattle Call - Eddy Arnold
    1956 - A U.S. House subcommittee began investigations of allegedly rigged TV quiz shows.
    1960- "Route 66" premieres. Each week from 1960 through 1964, the “Route 66” television show came into the living rooms and dens of American homes. The series, written by Stirling Silliphant, tracked the adventures of two young men traveling down Route 66. The two drove from town to town along the route in a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette. The series, which lasted four seasons, shot a total of 116 episodes, 36 per year at 36 different locations every year. Before the “route 66” show became history in 1964, the show compiled an incredible 20.1 average rating, making it one of the highest rated shows of that time. Originally starring George Maharis as Buz Murdock and Martin Milner as Tod Stiles. Maharis left the show in midseason to be replaced by Glenn Corbett as Linc Case. The stories centered around their travels on Route 66 in their corvette convertible, working at odd jobs and helping people, searching for adventure. Jazz was played predominately as background music. The theme was written by Bobby Troupe and became a hit song again.
    1963-Top Hits
Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs
Abilene - George Hamilton IV
    1968-The movie industry adopts a film ratings system for the first time. The initial ratings were G (for general audiences), M (for mature audiences), R (no one under 16 admitted without an adult), and X (no one under 16 admitted). 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America replaced the X rating with NC-17, after its Code and Ratings System Administration gave 10 mainstream films the X rating. NC-17 was designed to indicate a non-pornographic film with sexual content that might be inappropriate for viewers under 17.
    1973 - 40,000 football fans failed to use their pro-football tickets, opting instead to watch games on TV since legislation was signed lifting blackout rules of games. It was not soon after that the league re-introduced the “black out” rule if a game did not sell a certain percentage of tickets.
    1975-Military service academies' enrollment of women was authored by an act of Congress,” to insure that female individuals shall be eligible for appointment and admission to the service academies beginning with appointments to such academy for class being inning in calendar year 1976.”
    1979-The the final day of the fall round up and trail drive for the Ninety-Six Ranch. The Ninety-Six lies along Martin Creek, a tributary of the Little Humboldt River in the upper section of Paradise Valley, Humboldt County, Nevada. Know it very well as my late wife was from this area and we would visit her mother who ran a restaurant near here, and owned land adjacent to Martin Creek in Paradise Valley, where she wanted to retire. (She lives today at 94 in Lamoille, Nevada and still has plans of moving her trailer to Paradise Valley.)
    1982-Cats opened n Broadway—The longest-running production in Broadway history. Cats was based on a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot and had a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. More than 10 million theatergoers saw the New York City production, which closed September 10,2000, after 7,485 performances. Cats was also produced in 30 other countries.
    1984-Running back Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears broke two records held by Jim Brown in the same game. He passed the mark of 12,312 career rushing yards and rushed for 100 yards or more for the 58th time in his career as the Bears beat the New Orleans Saints, 20-7.
    1985-Lynette Woodland, captain of the gold-medal-winning US basketball team of the 1984 Olympics was selected to be the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.
    1987-Top Hits
Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Lost in Emotion - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
You Again - The Forester Sisters
    1988 -Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as NY Yankee manager
    1988- Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson
    1993 - Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. She was the first black woman to received the award and one of America's most significant novelists of the twentieth century. She is the Author of six major Novels, "The Bluest Eye", "Sula", "Song of Solomon", "Tar Baby", "Beloved" and "Jazz". "Song of Solomon" won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977 and "Beloved" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

World Series Champions This Date

    1933 New York Giants
    1935 Detroit Tigers
    1950-New York Yankees
    1952-New York Yankees



Baseball Poem


Beyond the rim of what we can see,
A drain waits for Mantle's uncareful foot
A drain named Martin moves in slow
Pickup truck movements across
The hoary crest of the morning hill
Somewhere out there,
History loops in long horse lopes
As Davey Lopes covers second
On a runaway steal.
Somewhere out there,
Time staggers on the teeth of a reel
And the God of the universe
Checks His counter obsessively
And curses quietly to Himself.

from " Touching the Bases"
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