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Collector, Atlanta, GA

Experienced, calling 11-90 day delinquent customers, assisting Asset Re-marketer with delinquency reporting, weekly reporting to home office.

Sales, Chicago, Atlanta

Work out of main office and satellite. Heavy phone sales calling on both independent dealers and end users (cold/warm calling), marketing, weekly reporting to management. Outside territorial salespeople will also be considered.

Contact: Michael Testa 312-881-3133
Financing for Commercial Truck & Trailer, Exotic, High Line, Vintage & Classic Automobiles, Taxi, Livery & Paratransit

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Today's Equipment Leasing Headlines

Archives---September 17, 2002
   "Top Gun" Tony Sherwin
      Classified Ads---Sales
   Placard---Gazelle or Lion?
Sales Makes it Happen by Mr. Terry Winders, CLP
  "What Successful Sales Managers Do"
      Leasing Industry Ads---Help Wanted
Rosanne, Richard, and the Veterans Administration
     An Update
Equipment Finance Programs for Community Banks
    September 25th Telephone Seminar
Where to Sell Your Old Handsets or iPad
   to Get Ready for the iPhone 6 or Android Upgrade
       Lease Inspection Services---Updated
Tiny Breathalyzer Plugs into Your Phone
  By Kiran Umapathy,
     Leasing News Icon for Android Mobile Device
California Man Convicted in Multimillion Dollar
  Mortgage Fraud Scheme
   Bank Savings Are Growing
    Showing Anxiety of Businesses/Consumers
 Pacific & Western Bank of Canada’s Moe Danis Named
  Canadian Finance & Leasing Association Member of the Year
   Labrador Retriever Mix
 Orange County, Adopt-a-Dog
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News Briefs---
New Income Fund Offers Professional Athletes Investment
  Opportunity in Franchising
   Wynn to Get Boston Area’s Casino License
    Wentzville GM plant adding third shift, 750 jobs -1st Time in Plant's History
       California drought: Dramatic before-and-after photos
Investment fund manager Oscar Villarreal indicted for operating a Ponzi-like  scheme that ensnared big names in Cleveland business community

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Archives---September 17, 2002
"Top Gun" Tony Sherwin

I started with Pacifica Capital 15 years ago.  My relationship with Bette Kerhoulas (founder and CEO) prior to that was as an equipment vendor.  Previously, I was a regional manager for a telephone equipment sales company.  Bette handled all my leasing opportunities and serviced our company well.

As our business relationship grew, Bette asked me if I would be interested in investing in her company and becoming a Partner.  At that time, I was the top producer in leases generated for my company which generated over 30mm in sales, a high percentage of which went to leasing.  I saw this as a great opportunity and made the commitment.  So my entrance into this industry as an owner started immediately and without any real experience in equipment leasing.

My income has been determined through commissions, residuals and through profit sharing.  My commission split has always been 50% of the revenue I produce, and 45% of any income generated through residuals I directly book. Profit sharing is the icing on the cake.  Pacifica Capital has always been profitable and I have certainly benefited from its performance.

Harold Noriega, also a partner of Pacifica Capital, and I combined have
consistently produced over $1mm in fee income alone for several years.  Our primary responsibilities are in sales generation and the management and support of the sales team.



President, Owner, Magellan Capital Partners
(November, 2006-Present)
Pacifica Capital
(January, 1987-December, 2006)

Coda: Pacifica Capital's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Hosted by Bette Kerhoulas and Amy Spragg
Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM
San Clemente, California



Classified Ads---Sales

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or looking to improve their position)

Boston, Mass.
Accomplished Sales & Relationship Management Professional with business development experience in the financial services industry. Recognized by market leaders as industry expert in Professional Practice financing, as well as Residential Mortgage Lending. Keen insight and understanding of transaction process and financial requirements of customer. Proven record of exceeding sales goals.
Work Remotely
Business Development - Are you looking to enter/increase your Healthcare lending? Let me identify and qualify healthcare (all verticals) vendors, distributors, and end users who utilize leasing/financing as a tool to sell equipment for you. Many years experience - contact Mitchell Utz at or 
(215) 460-4483.


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(Yes, it is an old cartoon. Editor)






Sales Makes it Happen
by Mr. Terry Winders, CLP

What Successful Sales Managers Do

Perhaps more than any other line manager, sales managers are concerned with a range of management activities from planning the future to helping ensure that the required monthly bottom line is delivered.

Luckily, there are some specific actions you can take to keep your leasing company’s revenues strong and profits healthy. Among the most important:

  1. Create a vision of what you want your sales team to accomplish. If you don’t have a target, then no one can follow you.
  2. Keep your people aware of their goals. Monitor their performance consistently.
  3. Recruit outstanding people. Mistakes in recruiting are unbelievably costly. You need to blend different personalities to get the best results. Outstanding salespeople come in all sizes, shapes, and colors and it is your responsibility to get them working together.
  4. Create and invest in an outstanding training program. Training is the best way to ensure your people will represent you professionally. It is imperative to start new sales people off on the right foot.
  5. Take an advisory role. As a sales manager, you become a coach, a parent, a teacher or a cheerleader- depending on the situation. What you call it isn’t important- what is important is that you have to be there when your people need you, and you also have to know them as individuals.
  6. Constantly work on upgrading your skills. You’ll succeed if you have the attitude that you never stop learning.
  7. Accept that part of your job will be to terminate poor performers. It is up to you to determine when termination becomes necessary. You must learn to handle this professionally when required and cannot hesitate a moment in this crucial responsibility.

In sales management, just as in personal selling, it is important to understand not only what to do, but also what not to do. With that in mind, following is a list of things to avoid.

  1. Don’t concentrate on negatives. People learn from trial and “right,” not trial and error. Instead of telling someone what they did wrong, tell them what you want them to do differently the next time.
  2. Don’t cover up mistakes. Instead, encourage people to report the actual situation. It is essential to know the facts.
  3. Don’t look at mistakes as mistakes but only as opportunities to learn and grow. After all, being human means making mistakes. The biggest winner often makes the most mistakes. Good managers know how to convert a mistake into an opportunity.
  4. Don’t allow individuals to perform just well enough to keep their jobs. Good sales managers motivate individual sales representatives by comparing that person’s performance in the past to the present. It is completely wrong to compare one person’s performance to that of someone else.
  5. Don’t cut people off. Good managers listen. They get agreements on what has been said and understood and probe for clarity. Only when they understand the situation do they decide on a course of action.
  6. Don’t fail to have a plan of action. Effective managers recognize the importance of such things as clear communication, proper goal setting, accountability and follow-up.

As a sales manager, it’s important to realize that your authority is based on the power of your personality. Even though you may be in your job because of your knowledge, ability, and competence, you can only stay where you are by sharing your knowledge with others. This means that to become a professional manager your relations with other people are paramount.

Mr. Terry Winders, CLP, has been a teacher, consultant, expert witness for the leasing industry for thirty-five years and can be reached at  or  502-649-0448

Mr. Terry Winders available as a consultant regarding assisting attorneys in resolving disputes or explaining procedures or reviewing documents as utilized in the finance and leasing industry.

He is the author of several books, including DVD's, as well as weekly columnist to Leasing News. He also performs audits of leasing companies as an expert on documentation, and has acted as an expert witness on leasing for litigation in legal and tax disputes, including before the IRS. He also has taught the senior bank examiners, how to review a bank leasing department, for the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. and has trained the examiners for the FDIC on how to prepare a lease portfolio for sale.


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



Leasing Industry Help Wanted


Collector, Atlanta, GA

Experienced, calling 11-90 day delinquent customers, assisting Asset Re-marketer with delinquency reporting, weekly reporting to home office.

Sales, Chicago, Atlanta

Work out of main office and satellite. Heavy phone sales calling on both independent dealers and end users (cold/warm calling), marketing, weekly reporting to management. Outside territorial salespeople will also be considered.

Contact: Michael Testa 312-881-3133
Financing for Commercial Truck & Trailer, Exotic, High Line, Vintage & Classic Automobiles, Taxi, Livery & Paratransit

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Rosanne, Richard, and the Veterans Administration
An Update

Portland, Oregon Veterans Administration Hospital
3710 SW Us Veteran Hospital Rd, Portland, OR 97239

In May, 2014, Leasing News urged Rosanne Wilson, CLP, BPB, long time leasing broker and active in the industry, to let readers know about her husband, Richard, a Vietnam vet, and his experience with the Portland, Ore. VA Hospital.  To sum it up, he was to have stints put in his leg veins due the circulation and leg problems, October, 2013, following his massive heart attack. The situation got worse and very painful for him because nothing was done by the VA.

After a barrage of news stories by Leasing News and then others who Leasing News was trying to involve, such as Fox News (Betsy McCaughey), Richard Wilson, a Viet Nam vet, not on Medicare due to his age, got an appointment several weeks out. He finally went in, and after two visits, the doctors said they needed to do work on his heart first, which they eventually did. They decided it was too risky to give him artificial vein replacements, talked about one drug, but found out the VA did not have it, then suddenly delivered another drug that will eliminate the problem in 6 to 12 weeks!

(Photo Richard taken at National Association of Equipment
Brokers Conference, April 18-20, 2013)

Readers who know Rosanne Wilson, CLP, BPB, and perhaps others, may be interested more of the details, which Leasing News asked Rosanne to explain:

“Richard as you know had the stint repaired and the balloon re-opened.  After much back & forth with the vascular surgeon, they decided the vein surgery was too risky for Richard and that he might not survive it. Geeeeezz. His situation is worse than expected. So they are looking into a medication called Trental that opens up the veins wider and it also changes the actual shape of your blood cells from round to oval so they flow easier through your own veins. We also learned that the vein replacement operation is not all it's cracked up to be. The artificial veins only last 5 years and then you'd have to do it again. In his case it's not worth it. The recovery time is also horrible.  It takes months to recover.

“Another doctor Richard spoke to told him that if it were him, he sure as hell wouldn't risk his life for something that only lasts 5 years.  It was an easy decision to say no to this surgery after we learned all this stuff.   I wish they had explained all of that to him at the beginning.  They do everything backwards at the VA. Talk about a bunch of dysfunctional people.  It is frustrating.  So his doctor looked up Trental and told him "It's not on the approved veteran list of medications". Well this is insane. Trental has been around since 1984. They are now looking at getting it okay'd for Richard's case. Every time we turn around we have a fight on our hands.”

The following week:

“The VA decided to give Richard a different drug for his legs.  In fact, they shipped it to the house and it arrived Friday afternoon in the mail.  They never called him, they just sent it. In fact, he wasn't even told that the doctor decided on a drug called Cilostazol instead of the Trental that Richard wanted.

“So I did research on Cilostazol and it states that Cilostazol widens arteries that supply blood to the legs. Cilostazol also improves circulation by keeping platelets in the blood from sticking together and clotting. Cilostazol is used to treat the symptoms of intermittent claudication. "Claudication" is pain caused by too little blood flow. This condition causes reduced blood flow to the legs, leading to pain while walking. Cilostazol improves your ability to walk longer distances without pain.

“Richard's arteries and blood vessels in his legs are very narrowed and collapsed in some areas. This medication should widen them. This medication is similar to the Trental, but the Trental actually changes the shape of your blood cells to a slim oval shape instead of round so that the blood cells can flow easier through the veins and arteries. The Trental is the medication the VA said "was not on the approved veteran list of pharmaceuticals" We'll see how Colostazol works. Richard started taking it Friday, but with this medication you need to be on it for about 6 to 12 weeks before the patient feels any benefit from it. Good grief.”

It will be more than a year since originally he was to have stints
put in his leg veins, which would have solved the problem then.

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Equipment Finance Programs for Community Banks
September 25th Telephone Seminar

Time: 11:00 am EST | 10:00 am Cen | 9:00 am Mtn | 8:00 am Pac
Length: 60 Minutes  

During this 60 minute webinar, trainer, well-known bank, finance,
and leasing Attorney Barry Marks will explore different equipment finance programs you can easily implement.

Topics covered include:

  • The creation of in-house equipment finance programs
  • Purchasing syndicated paper (not the same as brokered deals)
  • Working with vendors to create vendor origination programs and retail installment sale financings
  • Creating discounting and brokering programs from the bank's perspective
  • and most important: how to evaluate the benefits and risks of each.

Barry will also address state licensing and usury, potential liability for third party claims and a host of legal and tax issues.

Presenter: Barry Marks, Marks & Associates
Barry has been in this business for nearly 40 years, and has conducted several webinars and over 100 live speeches, classes and seminars on these and related topics.


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Where to Sell Your Old Handsets or iPad
to Get Ready for the iPhone 6 or Android Up-grade

Amazon: Buy back all kinds of electronics; Pays with Gift Card
Apple: iPhone only; pays with Gift Card
Best Buy: Trade-in (not all stores participate); some Gift Card
eBay: Pay a fee, if new, hold for 21 days Any phone, reportedly fast pay and good prices; easy web site credit or cash for smartphones, tables, games, etc.  iPhone & Android (also iPad/Tables, iPods, Apple Computers) Collects 12% first $100, 8% rest
Radio Shack:  Trade-in; will pay $87 on broken phone trade-in
Target: Trade-in, also credit in gift card
Walmart: Trade-in or pays with gift card

Note: Best to go into the store for retailers.

After transferring data from your new phone, many service providers with delete all your information, but you need to bring your telephone in to make sure all is wiped clean.

This Consumer Report article tells you how you can wipe-clean your dataphone:

Don't recycle, trade in, sell, or donate a device without wiping it clean-How to Permanently Delete Information



Lease Inspection Services---Updated

Asset Appraisals Services  
Asset Management Associates, LLC Funding Inspection Services, LLC
Bee-Line Corporation Inspection Services
C. and A. Courier Inspection Services
C&C Asset management, Inc. QuikTrak, Inc.
Collateral Specialists Inc. RTR Services, Inc.
Douglas Guardian Services Corp. Railroad Technology Corporation
Dover Management Group, Inc.  

Full List:


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Receivables Management

• End of Lease Negotiations & Enforcement
• Fraud Investigations
• Credit Investigations • Asset Searches 
• Skip-tracing • Third-party Commercial Collections | ph 315-866-1167|

(Leasing News provides this ad as a trade for investigations
and background information provided by John Kenny)


Tiny Breathalyzer Plugs into Your Phone
By Kiran Umapathy,

Presenting perhaps the smallest and lightest alcohol breath detector in the world (Android only at this time).

Despite the availability of breathalyzer devices on the market, few people actually own them. They’re often cumbersome, require frequent calibration and have mouthpieces not conducive to sharing. But would increase adoption help more people avoid risky decisions? That’s what Edge Tech Labs is trying to accomplish with their current Kickstarter campaign for DrinkMate.

DrinkMate is claimed to be the world’s smallest and lightest breathalyzer, measuring in at 1.8″ long, 0.62″ in diameter and a scant 0.2 oz. (small enough to carry on a keychain). It doesn’t require a battery because it’s powered via Micro USB port and power consumption is negligible for short periods of time on phones. As of right now, DrinkMate is only compatible with Android OS devices.

DrinkMate works using a free app user's download to their mobile device. Users plug DrinkMate into their phone and give it a few seconds to warm up and stabilize. After blowing into the mouthpiece-free device for four seconds, the BAC is immediately displayed.

The Kickstarter campaign runs until September 24 and a pledge of $25 gets campaign supporters a DrinkMate from the first batch being manufactured.

Even though this first round of production leaves out iOS users, perhaps a successful launch on Android can enable more widespread use. It’s inspiring to see someone take a shot at preventing people from making poor decisions behind the wheel. Do you think they’ve made it too convenient not to own one?

More Information (Video 2:00)



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San Francisco Bay Area Man Convicted in Multimillion Dollar
Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Alan David Tikal, 46, of Brentwood, in Contra Costa County, Calif., was convicted on September 15, 2014, on 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering in a mortgage fraud scheme.

The conviction came after a one-day bench trial on stipulated facts before United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley. According to evidence presented at trial, between January 7, 2010, and August 20, 2013, Tikal operated a business known as KATN. Tikal and his associates targeted homeowners experiencing difficulties making their monthly mortgage payments, many of whom did not speak English, and promised them that their outstanding mortgage debt would be reduced by 75 percent, falsely claiming he was a registered private banker with access to an enormous line of credit and the ability to pay off homeowners’ mortgages in full. Tikal told homeowners that in return for various fees and payments, their existing loans would be paid in full, and the homeowners would then owe new loans to Tikal that would be only 25 percent of the original loan.

In fact, there was not a single instance in which a homeowner’s debt was paid, forgiven or otherwise extinguished as a result of the mortgage relief program. All of the purported “loan” payments paid to Tikal were simply spent by himself, his family and his associates for personal use. Tikal and his associates convinced more than 1,000 homeowners in California and other states to participate in the program. Relying on the misrepresentations made by Tikal, many of these homeowners stopped making payments on their existing mortgages and lost their homes to foreclosure. Those homeowners paid more than $5,800,000 in fees and monthly payments into the program. Of that, more than $2,500,000 was paid into accounts controlled by Tikal and his family.

“Tikal exploited the financial crisis by setting out to hurt others and profit from that hurt, and he accomplished his mission through his crime,” said SIGTARP Romero. “Homeowners struggling to keep their heads above water paid Tikal thinking they were getting their mortgages modified, foregoing the chance to obtain a real mortgage modification through HAMP, the TARP housing program. Even after SIGTARP agents arrested Tikal, from his jail cell, Tikal continued to run the scheme that stole $5.8 million from homeowners and fraudulently stalled foreclosure proceedings by TARP banks. SIGTARP stands united with our partners like U.S. Attorney Ben Wagner, his team of prosecutors, and Maggy Krell, the terrific prosecutor from the California Attorney General’s office.”
 “The financial crisis that hit our communities so hard made it very difficult for many of our citizens to make ends meet,” said U.S. Attorney Wagner. “Alan Tikal cynically took advantage of their desperation for his own profit, stealing payments meant to preserve family homes. We are gratified by the Court’s guilty verdict.”
This case is a joint prosecution by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California and the California Attorney General’s Office. It is the product of investigation by SIGTARP, Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, the California Department of Justice, and the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Philip Ferrari and California Deputy Attorney General Maggy Krell are prosecuting the case.

Co-defendants Tamara Tikal and Ray Kornfeld previously pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing.

Tikal, who has been incarcerated pending these charges since his arrest in September 2012, is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Nunley on December 11, 2014. Tikal faces a maximum statutory penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables.

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Bank Savings Are Growing
Showing Anxiety of Businesses/Consumers

Nearly $2 trillion that normally would be used for spending and investments are currently sitting idle in bank accounts
 slowing economic growth.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.  -In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, consumers accelerated the pace of bank savings by about $2 trillion compared to the five years prior to the Great Recession. As a result, bank savings, as percentage of GDP, grew from 45.5 percent prior to the recession to 54.7 percent after the recession - an increase of nearly 10 percent in the ratio between savings and GDP or $2 trillion.

When the amount of bank savings, as percentage of GDP, is growing, it means that less money is available for spending and investment. Since nearly 80 percent of the economy, or GDP, is made up of consumer spending and investments, the economy stagnates when consumers divert more of their disposable income to bank savings. Had consumers kept their bank savings at the same pace as they did prior to the Great Recession, the U.S. economy, or GDP, should have been nearly $2 trillion bigger today - $19 trillion as oppose to about $17 trillion currently.

In order for the economy to pick up steam, the $2 trillion in excess savings needs to be diverted back to spending and investment, which will bring the amount of bank savings to its normal level of about 45 percent of GDP. However, for this to happened, consumers need to have a lower level of money anxiety. Prior to the Great Recession, the five-year average for the Money Anxiety Index stood at 58.6 - 13 points lower than its current level of 71.6. The link between the level of consumers' money anxiety and their savings and spending behavior is demonstrated in the book "Money Anxiety:"

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Pacific & Western Bank of Canada’s Moe Danis Named
Canadian Finance & Leasing Association Member of the Year


LONDON, Ontario

Pacific & Western Bank of Canada (TSX: PWB) is pleased to announce that Moe Danis, Vice President of Structured & Corporate Finance, has been named Member of the Year 2013–2014 by the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) at its 2014 Annual Conference. Moe Danis joined Pacific & Western Bank of Canada in September, 2010, to create a state-of-the-art small ticket lease and loan purchase program, referred to as the Bulk Lease & Loan Purchase Program.

In its announcement, CFLA Chairman, Mr. Eugene Basolini, stated: “We all know that capital is the lifeblood of our business. Capital has been called our inventory. Along with people it is our primary resource. Access to reliable funding at a reasonable cost is essential to making our industry work.”

CFLA’s announcement also noted that the book Unstoppable ~ The Story of Asset-based Finance & Leasing in Canada, was released at the conference, and, as the book points out, Moe Danis did not invent securitization, but he gets the credit for bringing the model to Canada and making it work. Mr. Basolini stated: “For almost 30 years, Moe has been a presence in our industry, always willing to help where he could. Always a source of wise advice that has benefited many in this room. It gives me great pleasure to present this award to Moe Danis in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the asset-based financing, equipment and vehicle leasing industry in Canada and his participation in the work of CFLA.”

David Taylor, President & CEO of the Bank stated: “I congratulate Moe Danis on this impressive achievement and for being recognized by his peers at the CFLA as Member of the Year. Our Bulk Lease & Loan Purchase Program that Moe heads up is now growing rapidly and we are proud to be providing the much needed capital to small businesses and consumers throughout Canada. Canada has suffered with a shortage of financing for small and medium sized businesses, and we are pleased that our program is helping to fill this need, while presenting a tremendous growth opportunity for PWB.”

About Pacific & Western Bank of Canada
Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, a Canadian Schedule I bank, is a branchless financial institution that raises deposits through a network of deposit brokers located across Canada. The Bank invests these deposits in loans, leases, commercial mortgages, residential development mortgages, and debt of corporations. Headquartered in London, Ontario, the Bank was granted its Schedule I license under the Bank Act (Canada) on August 1, 2002, prior to which the Bank had operated as a provincially licensed trust company since 1979.

Pacific & Western Bank of Canada’s Common Shares trade on Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PWB.

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(Leasing News provides this ad “gratis” as a means
to help support the growth of Lease Police)


Labrador Retriever Mix
Orange County, Adopt-a-Dog

Eight Years
Posted: 5/22/2013

"Zoe is probably around 8 years old. She is a big dog, probably 70 lbs. She is calm and loving. She loves pets and is gentle. She is housebroken. She has a good heart. Zoe is great with dogs of any size and age as well as people of any age. Her owner died and Zoe is in search of a new home to live out the rest of her life. If you are interested in meeting or adopting Zoe please email us at "

…or leave us a voice mail at (714) 280-4993

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Classified ads—

Leasing Industry Outsourcing
(Providing Services and Products)

Operations: Houston, TX
Silverlake Inspections LLC is an independent contracting company for real estate and equipment verification with pictures. 
Operations: Portland , OR
Portfolio Financial Servicing Company provides state of the art portfolio servicing for portfolios of all sizes.
Operations: Roseburg, OR 
Tired of paying a full time documentation person? Try outsourcing. Ideal for anywhere in the USA. E-mail or Call Trina Drury
541-673-4116 or 541-784-7973.
Repossessions: Southern California (except San Diego).
Full service repossession agency. All vehicles, big rigs, boats, heavy equipment and machinery. Licensed and insured 818-786-7376.
Repossessions: Canada 
Cease Bailiff Services Incorporated:
Asset Investigation/Tracing; Asset Recoveries; Asset Protection/Security
Asset Liquidations/Sales; Ottawa, Canada;;
Phone613 898 7376
Fax 613 225 2452

Remarketing: Los Angeles, CA
Video, Audio, Film, Computer, IT, Test, Presentation Equipment
We pay cash / 3 million in buying power /Quick Quotes
UBG 800-570-5224

Portsmouth, NH
Six Sigma Processes. Unique Approach. Pride. Professionalism. Skip tracing, legal, storage, logistics. lowest cost, industry leading recovery rates/amounts. 855.EENGINE
Melville, New York
Auctions, Appraisals, National Repossessions.  ALL asset classes. 20+ year team works for you. Spend less, Net More… Fast!
Ed Castagna
South East US- AllState Asset Management 
Recovery, remarketing, inspections. 25 years experience, dedicated to deliver, prompt, professional services. 
Call Brian @ 704-671-2376

All kinds of vehicles, equipment and machinery. Anywhere in the United States. Anything, Anywhere, Professionally 

Bulldog Asset Management provides recovery and remarketing services with a difference. Contingent repos, free storage and industry experts to remarket.

Repossessions: Florida
Commercial Asset Solutions, Florida repossessions and skip tracing. We have been repossessing assets longer than anyone with the highest rate of return. We do not outsource your problems, we solve them ourselves. 30 years solving problems for the top commercial lenders. Our reputation is second to no one! 
Mark Lacek 407-948-7087

San Francisco Bay Area
SFBAAM, LLC:  20 years’ experience in equipment FMV's, Repossessions, Lease Returns & Remarketing.  We handle Copiers, Test Eq., Networking, IT, Medical, Industrial.  No Repossession pick-up fees in the Bay Area.  Over 50 million in assets remarketed.  We are in compliance w/ the major banks.


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News Briefs----

New Income Fund Offers Professional Athletes Investment Opportunity In Franchising

Wynn to Get Boston Area’s Casino License

Wentzville GM plant adding third shift, 750 jobs - 1st Time in Plant's History

California drought: Dramatic before-and-after photos

Investment fund manager Oscar Villarreal indicted for operating a Ponzi-like
scheme that ensnared big names in Cleveland business community




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Baseball Poem

Three Run Homers, or, Rupert Brooke Celebrates Baseball

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a three
Run homer when the team is pressed
Against the wall and quite distressed,
A homer that may at evening scare
A nighthawk circling in the air,
Or, 'neath the arc lights blazing bright,
Restore the score and set things right,
Rescue the pitcher and save the game,
And set the home team crowd aflame:
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only heroes knock in three.



Sports Briefs----

Derek Jeter Has 2,734 Games Played and 3,450 Hits. Swings? Here’s a Ballpark Guess

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Braves name their new stadium: SunTrust Park

Brewer 'not yet satisfied' by response

Jim Harbaugh facing greatest challenge

49ers hopeful TEs Davis, McDonald will return quickly

Report of Adrian Peterson abusing another child emerges
  hours after Vikings reactivate running back



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Jerry Brown signs groundwater legislation (with video)

'Ghost ship' wrecks found off SF's Golden Gate

Mercury Eight still humming after 74 years

Box leases Redwood City office complex where it could move 1,700 workers


“Gimme that Wine”

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This Day in History

    1630 - City of Boston forms Across the Charles River, William Blackstone, a former clergyman, was living an isolated existence as a trapper on the Shawmut Peninsula, the original land mass of Boston. Word came to him from Indian friends of the difficulties his fellow countrymen were having. He sent a message to John Winthrop advising him that the Trimountain hills on his side of the river were far more suitable for settlement. Winthrop, who had been at college with Blackstone (as unbelievable as that sounds), went to see him and it was this meeting in 1630 that really marked the foundation of the city of Boston. Within the next few weeks, several small wooden houses were built by the migrants and at the suggestion of Thomas Dudley, it was decided that the new settlement be called Boston after its English namesake. Remember, the Puritans did not want a break with England, just to create an example of what could be if England followed their example. Hence, they'd fashion their Boston in their own image, so to speak. Over the next few years, many more Lincolnshire migrants arrived. Indeed, a memorial stone in St. Botolph's Church commemorates the five Boston men who became Governors of Massachusetts, those being Thomas Dudley, Richard Bellingham, Francis Bernard, John Leverett and Simon Bradstreet.
    1656 - Massachusetts enacted severe laws against Quakers. (At the time, government and religion were intricately interwoven; the line between blasphemy and treason was virtually nonexistent; and non-sacramental Quakerism gave the impression that the denomination was anti-government.)
    1717 - The first synod of the Presbyterian Church in America met in Philadelphia.
    1730 - Birthday of Baron Frederich Von Steuben, Prussian-born general who volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. His strategy and help in training troops dramatically change the tide of the Revolutionary War. He died at Remsen, NY, Nov 28, 1794.
    1775 – During the American Revolution, the invasion of Canada begins with the Siege of Ft. St. Jean in Quebec.
    1776 - Presidio of San Francisco (originally, El Presidio Real de San Francisco or The Royal Fortress of Saint Francis) forms as a Spanish fort in what was then New Spain.  It passed to Mexico, which in turn passed it to the United States in 1848. As part of a 1989 military reduction program under the Base Realignment and Closure process, Congress voted to end the Presidio's status as an active military installation of the US Army. On October 1, 1994, it was transferred to the National Park Service, ending 219 years of military use and beginning its next phase of mixed commercial and public use.
    1778 - The US signed a treaty with the Delaware Nation, the first treaty with Native American tribes, agreed upon at Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh).
    1787 - Delegations from 12 states (Rhode Island did not send a delegate) at the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia, PA, voted unanimously to approve the proposed document and adopt the US Constitution. Thirty-nine of the 42 delegates present signed it and the Convention adjourned after drafting a letter of transmittal to the Congress. One of the main proponents was Article 6, Section 3: 'No religious tests shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.' The proposed constitution stipulated that it would take effect when ratified by nine states. [delete-redundant]It was stated that it would become binding on all 13 colonies when ratified by nine states. This took place on June 21, 1788, when the legislature of New Hampshire approved ratification by a 57-47 vote. The Constitution was declared to be in effect on March 4, 1789, although North Carolina and Rhode Island ratified by May, 1790.
    1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem, “Defence of Fort McHenry”.  Later, these lyrics would become “The Star Spangled Banner” and the National Anthem of the US in 1931.
    1819 - First whaling ship arrives in Hawaii
    1849 – Harriett Tubman escapes from slavery.  Born into slavery, Tubman subsequently made about thirteen missions to rescue approximately seventy enslaved family and friends, using the network of antislavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his raid on the US arsenal at Harpers Ferry, and in the post-war era struggled for women’s suffrage.
    1850 - In San Francisco, the Fourth Great Fire destroyed 150 buildings in the area bounded by Dupont, Montgomery, Washington and Pacific streets. Loss set at $500,000. The fire broke out in the Philadelphia House on the north side of Jackson between Grant and Kearny. The San Francisco, Empire and Protection fire companies fought the blaze but had no water.
    1854 – Birthday of David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American businessman, who founded Buick Motor Company (d. 1929).
    1859 - Joshua A. Norton, who lost his money in an attempt to corner the rice market, today declares himself Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of San Francisco. “At the pre-emptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last nine years and ten months past of San Francisco, California, declare and proclaim myself the Emperor of These United States”. Joshua A. Norton.
    1861 - American Missionary Association school is established in Fortress Monroe, VA, aiming to bring about full and equal privileges of citizenship to the black population of the United States during the latter half of the 19th century, leading into the 20th century. The Association did so under the doctrine that to deny these rights would serve to subvert the teachings of Jesus, thus those who attempted to deny these rights performed sins against God and man. Formed as a means of protest against other missionaries during the mid-19th century, the AMA promoted political activity and encouraged a strong anti-slavery sentiment among its missions.
    1862 - This date has been called America’s bloodiest day in recognition of the high casualties suffered in the Civil War battle between General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate forces and General George McClellan’s Union army. Estimates vary, but more than 25,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed or wounded in this Battle of Antietam on the banks of the Potomac River at Maryland. This had started as a plan to take Harper’s Ferry, move into the North, perhaps capture Washington, DC, or at worse, a propaganda victory for those who were against continuing the war against the Confederates. The plan was discovered on September 12, and General McClellan moved quickly and decisively to change the course of history.
    1862 – Coincidence?  The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the Civil War.  Established in 1814 on 30 acres bordering the Allegheny River in Lawrenceville near Pittsburgh, it was an important supply and manufacturing center for the Union Army.
    1862 - Sgt. William McKinley and a single volunteer drove a wagon of hot coffee and warm food through Confederate fire at Antietam to the men of the 23rd Ohio regiment. Col. Rutherford B. Hayes promoted him to lieutenant for his bravery and initiative.
    1868 - Hampton Institute founded at Hampton, Va., as a coeducational normal and agricultural school.  Chartered 1870; known as Hampton Institute 1930-84. Founded by Samuel Chapman Armstrong, it was among the first black colleges and also pioneered in Native American education. Hampton's library is noted for its Peabody Collection on African-American history and culture.
    1868 - Early in the morning, a large band of Cheyenne and Sioux stage a surprise attack on Major George A. Forsyth and a volunteer force of 50 frontiersmen in Colorado. Retreating to a small sandbar in the Arikaree River that thereafter became known as Beecher's Island, Forsyth and his men succeeded in repulsing three massed Indian charges. Thanks to the rapid fire capability of their seven-shot Spencer rifles, Forsyth's volunteers were able to kill or wound many of the Indian attackers, including the war chief Roman Nose. But as evening came and the fighting temporarily halted, Forsyth found he had 22 men either dead or wounded, and he estimated the survivors were surrounded by a force of 600 Indians. The whites faced certain annihilation unless they could somehow bring help. Two men, Jack Stilwell and Pierre Trudeau, volunteered to attempt a daring escape through the Indian lines and silently melted into the night.
The battle raged for five more days. Forsyth's effective fighting force was reduced to ten men before the Indians finally withdrew, perhaps reasoning that they had inflicted enough damage. Miles from help and lacking wagons and horses, Forsyth knew that many of his wounded would soon be dead if they didn't get help. Fortunately, on September 25, the 10th Cavalry, one of the Army's two African-American units nicknamed the "Buffalo Soldiers", rode to their rescue with a field ambulance and medical supplies. Miraculously, Stilwell and Trudeau had managed to make it through the Sioux and Cheyenne and bring help. Thanks to their bravery and the timely arrival of the Buffalo Soldiers, the lives of many men were saved.
    1872 - Phillip W. Pratt of Abington, MA was granted a patent for a sprinkler system. The system operated by means of a valve to which cords and fuses melted, the valve opened, releasing a stream of water. In 1874, Henry S. Parmelee of New Haven refined the sprinkler head with perforations, containing a valve that was held closed against water pressure by a heavy spring made of low fusing material.
    1873 - 19 students attend opening class at The Ohio State University.           
    1879 – Birthday of Rube Foster, baseball player, manager, and pioneer executive in the Negro Leagues, at Calvert, TX. Foster, considered by historians to have been perhaps the best African-American pitcher of the first decade of the 1900s, also founded and managed the Chicago American Giants, one of the most successful black baseball teams of the pre-integration era. Most notably, he organized the Negro National League, the first long-lasting professional league for Negro ballplayers, which operated from 1920 to 1931. He is known as the "Father of Black Baseball” and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981.
    1895 - Birthday of drummer and bandleader William McKinney, Cynthiana, KY
    1883 – Poet William Carlos Williams born Rutherford, New Jersey.
    1900 - Anthracite coal miners go out on strike for better wages until  October 25, by which time the owners are persuaded that their stand is harming President McKinley's campaign
    1900 – Birthday of J. Willard Marriott at Marriott Settlement, UT.  The Marriott Company rose from a small root beer stand known as Hot Shoppes in Washington, DC in 1927 to a chain of family restaurants by 1932, to its first motel in 1957. By the time he died in 1985, the Marriott Company operated 1,400 restaurants and 143 hotels and resorts worldwide, including two theme parks, earned $4.5 billion in revenue annually with 154,600 employees. Although now a public company, the Marriott family is the largest shareholder and has succeeded in retaining key executive positions, including CEO, since.
    1902 - Birthday of trombone player Louis “Big-Eye” Nelson, New Orleans, LA.
     1904 – Birthday of Gerardo Luigi "Jerry" Colonna in Boston.  He was an Italian-American comedian, singer, songwriter, and trombonist best remembered as the zaniest of Bob Hope’s sidekicks in Hope's popular radio shows and films of the 1940s and 1950s.  Known for his pop-eyed facial expressions and walrus-sized handlebar moustache, he went on to a solid career in film and television.  Colonna died on November 21, 1986.
     1907 – Warren E. Burger was born in St. Paul, MN.  He was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger was a conservative, the Supreme Court delivered a variety of transformative decisions on abortion, capital punishment, religious establishment, and school desegregation during his tenure.  Burger died June 25, 1995.
    1908 - The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lt. Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes killing Selfridge. He becomes the first airplane fatality.      
    1911 – First transcontinental airplane flight, New York to Pasadena, CA in 82 hrs 4 min   
    1912 - Casey Stengel of the Dodgers makes an impressive major league debut against the Pirates. The likable Brooklyn outfielder from Kansas City collects four hits, drives in two runs and swipes a pair of stolen bases.
    1916 – Baron Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France….and you thought he was just a character in a Snoopy song!
    1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, OH.
    1920 – The St. Louis Cardinals set a Major League record of 12 consecutive hits in 4th (10) and 5th (2) innings.
   1923 - Birthday Hiram King “Hank” Williams, country and western singer, at Georgia, AL. He achieved his first major hit with “Lovesick Blues,” which brought him a contract with the Grand Ole Opry. His string of hits included “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Honky Tonk Blues,” “Jambalaya,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Take These Chains From My Heart” and “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” which was released prior to his death Jan 1, 1953 at Oak Hill, VA.
    1923 - Pianist Ralph Sharon Birthday in London.  He immigrated to America in 1953, becoming a U.S. citizen five years later.  By 1958, Sharon was recording with Tony Bennett, the start of a more than 50 year working relationship as Bennett's man behind the music on many Grammy-winning studio recordings, and touring with Bennett for many years.  Ralph Sharon continues to perform with the Ralph Sharon Trio at Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver.
    1925 - Birthday of organ player Jack Brother McDuff, Champaign, IL
    1927 - Birthday of sax player Sam Butera, New Orleans, LA
    1927 - Birthday of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and place-kicker George Frederick Blanda, at Youngwood, PA.  Blanda, the first in a succession of Hall of Fame QBs from western PA, played pro football for a record 26 years, retiring at age 48 in 1976, having then scored more points than anyone in history. He played QB and kicked for Coach Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky, and for the Chicago Bears from 1949-58, retiring when Coach George Halas insisted he give up quarterbacking.  When the American Football League started in 1960, Blanda signed with the Houston Oilers as QB and kicker, leading them to the first AFL Championships in 1960 and 1961.  Released by the Oilers at age 40 in 1967, he was picked up by the Oakland Raiders, who played the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl II.  In 1970, Blanda had one of the most remarkable five-game stretches in history:  Against the Steelers, Blanda threw for three touchdowns in relief of an injured Daryle Lamonica. One week later, his 48-yard field goal with three seconds remaining salvaged a 17–17 tie with the Kansas City Chiefs. On November 8, Blanda once again came off the bench to throw for a touchdown pass to tie the Cleveland Browns with 1:34 remaining, then kicked a 53-yard field goal with 0:03 left for the 23–20 win. In the team's next game, Blanda replaced Lamonica in the fourth quarter and connected with Fred Biletnikoff on a touchdown pass with 2:28 left in the game to defeat Denver, 24–19. The streak concluded one week later when Blanda's 16-yard field goal in the closing seconds defeated the San Diego, 20–17.  He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981 and died in 2010.
    1928 - Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee, Florida drowning 1,800-2500.
    1931 - Birthday of Anne Bancroft, Anna Maria Louisa Italiano much honored U.S. stage and film actor, in The Bronx. She won the 1960 Tony (ANTA) award for originating the Annie Sullivan role in “The Miracle Worker” and won the Academy Award when she reprised the role on film. In 1987, she won the top British film award for her beautifully understated role in “84 Charing Cross Road”. Other awards: 1958 Tony for best supporting actress for “Two for the Seasons”; AA nominations for “The Pumpkin Eater” (1964) which won the Cannes International Film festival prize, “The Graduate” (1967), and “The Turning Point” (1977). Bancroft died in 2005.
    1931 - RCA Victor began demonstrating a very early version of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record. It would be another 17 years before RCA rival Columbia would begin mass production of the LP.
    1932 – Concord, NH was drenched with 5.97 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for that location (16th- 17th).
    1934 - Birthday of Maureen “Little Mo” Catherine Connolly Bringer, tennis player, at San Diego, CA. She became the second-youngest woman to win the US National championship at Forest Hills, NY. She repeated in 1952 and won the Wimbledon, too. In 1953, she became the first woman to win the Grand Slam, taking the US, French, Australian and Wimbledon championships. After winning a second and straight French title and a third straight Wimbledon, she suffered a crushed leg in a horseback riding accident and never competed again. Died at Dallas, TX, June 21, 1969 at age 35 from cancer.
    1935 - Hippie bus driver, psychedelician, author Ken Kesey’s birthday.
At a Veterans Administration hospital in Menlo Park, California, Kesey was a paid volunteer experimental subject, taking mind-altering drugs & reporting their effects. His experiences as an aide at a psychiatric hospital and LSD sessions served as background for “One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest”, which was set in a mental hospital. The book reveals the dehumanizing effects of the social conformity of the 1950s, and gained huge critical & commercial success. Kesey formed the 'Merrie Pranksters', bought an old school bus, and toured America and Mexico with his friends. Their weird exploits were later chronicled in Tom Wolfe's “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” (1973).
    1937 - Birthday of baseball legend Orlando Cepeda, born Orlando Manuel "Peruchin" Cepeda Pennes in Ponce, PR.  Cepeda, “The Baby Bull” is a member of 14 Halls of Fame, including the Baseball Hall of Fame to which he was elected in 1991.  He is the only Puerto Rican in the Hall besides Roberto Clements.
    1937 - Artie Shaw Band records “Nightmare.”
    1937 – The first NFL game in the nation’s capital sees the Washington Redskins defeat the New York Giants, 13-3.  The new owner, George Preston Marshall, move the team from Boston the previous year.
    1939 – Birthday of retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter at Melrose, MA.
    1941 - In front of only 3,585 fans in St. Louis, twenty-year old Stan Musial makes his major league debut against the Boston Braves, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. 'Stan the Man' will collect a total of 3,630 hits during his 22-year Hall of Fame career, 1815 hits at home and 1815 on the road.
    1941 – Birthday of longtime California Congressman Robert Matsui in Sacramento.  A third-generation Japanese-American, Matsui was six months old when he and his family were taken from Sacramento and interned by the U.S. government at the Tule Lake War Relocation Center in 1942.  He graduated from The University of California and Hastings College of Law and began his practice.  He was a 14-term Representative when he died in office, Jan 1, 2005.
    1944 - CLARK, FRANCIS J., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Technical Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company K, 109th Infantry, 28th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Kalborn, Luxembourg, 12 September 1944; near Sevenig, Germany, 17 September 1944. Entered service at: Salem, N.Y. Birth: Whitehall, N.Y. G.O. No.: 77, 10 September 1945. Citation: He fought gallantly in Luxembourg and Germany. On 12 September 1944, Company K began fording the Our River near Kalborn, Luxembourg, to take high ground on the opposite bank. Covered by early morning fog, the 3d Platoon, in which T/Sgt. Clark was squad leader, successfully negotiated the crossing; but when the 2d Platoon reached the shore, withering automatic and small-arms fire ripped into it, eliminating the platoon leader and platoon sergeant and pinning down the troops in the open. From his comparatively safe position, T/Sgt. Clark crawled alone across a field through a hail of bullets to the stricken troops. He led the platoon to safety and then unhesitatingly returned into the fire-swept area to rescue a wounded soldier, carrying him to the American line while hostile gunners tried to cut him down. Later, he led his squad and men of the 2d Platoon in dangerous sorties against strong enemy positions to weaken them by lightning-like jabs. He assaulted an enemy machinegun with hand grenades, killing 2 Germans. He roamed the front and flanks, dashing toward hostile weapons, killing and wounding an undetermined number of the enemy, scattering German patrols and, eventually, forcing the withdrawal of a full company of Germans heavily armed with automatic weapons. On 17 September, near Sevenig, Germany, he advanced alone against an enemy machinegun, killed the gunner and forced the assistant to flee. The Germans counterattacked, and heavy casualties were suffered by Company K. Seeing that 2 platoons lacked leadership, T/Sgt. Clark took over their command and moved among the men to give encouragement. Although wounded on the morning of 18 September, he refused to be evacuated and took up a position in a pillbox when night came. Emerging at daybreak, he killed a German soldier setting up a machinegun not more than 5 yards away. When he located another enemy gun, he moved up unobserved and killed 2 Germans with rifle fire. Later that day he voluntarily braved small-arms fire to take food and water to members of an isolated platoon. T/Sgt. Clark's actions in assuming command when leadership was desperately needed, in launching attacks and beating off counterattacks, in aiding his stranded comrades, and in fearlessly facing powerful enemy fire, were strikingly heroic examples and put fighting heart into the hard-pressed men of Company K.
    1945 - Birthday of basketball coach and player Philip D. “Phil” Jackson, Deer Lodge, MT.  Currently President of the New York Knicks in the NBA, Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA.  Jackson was the head coach of the Chicago Bulls (1989-98), during which Chicago won six NBA championships. His next team, the Los Angeles Lakers, won five championships from 2000 until 2010. In total, Jackson has won 11 NBA titles as a coach, surpassing the previous record of nine set by Red Auerbach, all with the Boston Celtics. He also won two championships as a player with the Knicks in 1970 and 1973, and holds the NBA record for the most combined championships (13) as a player and a head coach. He also has the highest winning percentage of any NBA coach (.704).
    1946 - Woody Herman’s First Herd records “Sidewalks of Cuba”
    1947 – Jackie Robinson was named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News.
    1947 – James V. Forrestal was named the first Secretary of Defense after the War Department was renamed.
    1950 - PILILAAU, HERBERT K., Medal of Honor.
Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company C, 23d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Pia-ri, Korea, 17 September 1951. Entered service at: Oahu, T.H. Born: 10 October 1928, Waianae, Oahu, T.H. G.O. No.: 58, 18 June 1952. Citation: Pfc. Pililaau, a member of Company C, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and outstanding courage above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. The enemy sent wave after wave of fanatical troops against his platoon which held a key terrain feature on "Heartbreak Ridge." Valiantly defending its position, the unit repulsed each attack until ammunition became practically exhausted and it was ordered to withdraw to a new position. Voluntarily remaining behind to cover the withdrawal, Pfc. Pililaau fired his automatic weapon into the ranks of the assailants, threw all his grenades and, with ammunition exhausted, closed with the foe in hand-to-hand combat, courageously fighting with his trench knife and bare fists until finally overcome and mortally wounded. When the position was subsequently retaken, more than 40 enemy dead were counted in the area he had so valiantly defended. His heroic devotion to duty, indomitable fighting spirit, and gallant self-sacrifice reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army.
    1950 – The first NFL game for the San Francisco 49ers who moved over from the old All-America Football Conference, a short-lived NFL rival league.  The Niners moved with the Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Colts.
    1951 - Top Hits
“Because of You” - Tony Bennett
“The Loveliest Night of the Year” - Mario Lanza
“Sweet Violets” - Dinah Shore
“Always Late (With Your Kisses)” - Lefty Frizzell
    1951 – Birthday of Cassandra Peterson.  You may know her as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
    1952 - Frank Sinatra sang at his final session with Mitch Miller and Columbia Records.
    1953 - Ernie Banks became the first black baseball player to wear a Chicago Cubs uniform. Banks was also quick to say, “Let’s play two!” Banks was the Cubs’ outstanding shortstop from 1954 to 1960. Banks won the National League MVP Award in 1958 and 1959, the first player in the NL to do so.  In 1961 he was moved to left field, then to first base, where he spent the rest of his career. In 1969, Ernie Banks was voted the Cub’s best player ever by Chicago fans. ‘Mr. Cub’ retired in 1971.  He holds most of the Cubs’ batting records and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.
    1954 - Rocky Marciano retained possession of the world heavyweight boxing title. He knocked out Ezzard Charles in the eighth round of their championship bout.
    1955 - Actor James Dean made a public information film for TV, urging teenagers to drive safely. At the end of the month, he would be killed in a high speed car crash driving his Porsce Spyder.
    1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV. Soon, U.S.A. audiences would “Sing along with me ... I’m on my way to the stars...” with the incomparable Mr. C. Como’s hour-long variety show replaced his three-times-per-week, 15-minute show, which had been on the air since 1948. The new version of "The Perry Como Show" soon became Saturday’s highest-rated TV program, beating CBS competitor Jackie Gleason.
    1955 – Birthday of comedian Rita Rudner.
    1957 - “Sugarfoot” premiered on TV. My father wrote many of these
episodes. It was one of three ABC westerns produced by Warner Brothers in the late 50's. The show alternated with “Cheyenne” and “Bronco Layne.” Will Hutchins starred as Tom (Sugarfoot) Brewster, an Easterner with designs on becoming a lawyer in the Wild West. All three shows later aired under the “Cheyenne” appellation in 1960.
    1959 - Top Hits
“Sleep Walk” - Santo Johnny
“I’m Gonna Get Married” - Lloyd Price
“(’Til) I Kissed You” - The Everly Brothers
“The Three Bells” - The Browns
    1961 - A new team debuted in the National Football League: the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears by a score of 37-13 in the team’s first game.  Rookie Fran Tarkenton plays his first NFL Game and comes off the bench to become the only QB to throw four touchdown passes in his first career game
    1961 - "Car 54 Where are You?" premiers on TV
    1961 - The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena, opens in Pittsburgh.
    1963 - “The Fugitive” premiers. A nail-biting adventure series on ABC.  Dr. Richard Kimble (David Janssen) was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death for his wife’s murder, but escaped from his captors in a train wreck. This popular program aired for four years detailing Kimble’s search for the one-armed man (Bill Raisch) who had killed his wife, Helen (Diane Brewster). In the meantime, Kimble himself was being pursued by Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse). The final episode aired Aug 29, 1967, and featured Kimble extracting a confession from the one-armed man as they struggled from the heights of a water tower in a deserted amusement park. That single episode was the highest-rated show ever broadcast until 1976. The TV series generated a hit movie in 1993 with Harrison Ford as Kimble and Oscar-winner Tommy Lee Jones as Gerard.
    1964 - “Bewitched” premiered on TV. This sitcom centered around blonde-haired witch Samantha Stephens (Elizabeth Montgomery). Although she promises not to use her witchcraft in her daily life, Samantha finds herself twitching her nose in many situations. Her husband, Darrin Stephens, was played by Dick York and Dick Sargent, and her daughter, Tabitha Stephens, was played by Erin and Diane Murphy. My stupid daughter named by first girl grandchild: Tabitha, after the baby TV witch. The last episode aired July 1, 1972. Other cast members included Agnes Moorhead, David White, Alice Ghostley, Bernard Fox and Paul Lynde.
    1964 – The Yankees’ Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 and his 450th HR.
1964 - The Beatles break with established practice and agree to add an extra date to their current US tour after the group is offered a then-record $150,000 by the owner of the Kansas City (Missouri) Athletics to perform a gig in KC's Municipal Stadium. The Beatles cannily add their medley of "Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!" to the set list, the only time they would play this song in America.  Thanks to the efforts of Charlie Finley (seen below wearing a wig), the Beatles, who had planned for a day of rest in New Orleans on the only free date scheduled during their American tour, play a concert in Kansas City's Municipal Stadium. The group's manager Brian Epstein, who had had initially turned down the A's owner's offers of $50,000 and $100,000 to have the lads from Liverpool perform in the City of Fountains, agrees on $150,000, about six times the going rate, enabling the Fab Four to earn $4,838 per minute, the largest sum ever paid for a musical concert.

 Afterward, their hotel manager sells their unwashed bed sheets to two businessmen from Chicago, who promptly cut them up and sells the pieces for $10 a pop.
    1965 – “Hogan’s Heroes” premiered on television. It was a comedy that took place in a World War II Nazi POW camp that originally was to be an adaption of the movie “Stalag 17”. For six years the prisoners, under the lead of Colonel Robert Hogan (played by former KNX, Los Angeles, radio air personality, Bob Crane), managed to outwit the incompetent and inept Nazi Colonel Wilhelm Klink (played very competently by Werner Klemperer [2-time Emmy-Award winner for his role]) and Nazi Sgt. Shultz (played quite deftly by John Banner), “I know noth—ING.”.
    1966 - “Mission: Impossible” premiered. This action-adventure espionage series was produced by Bruce Geller, appearing on CBS for seven years. The premise of the show was simple: each week the IMF (Impossible Missions Force) leader would receive instructions on a super-secret mission to be carried out by the crew. Steven Hill played the first IMF leader, Dan Briggs. He was replaced by Peter Graves who played Jim Phelps. The crew included: Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, master of disguise, Barbara Bain, real-life wife of Landau, as Cinnamon Carter, Greg Morris as Barney Collier, technical expert, Peter Lupus as Willy Armitage, tough guy, Leonard Nimoy as Hand’s replacement, Paris, Lesley Ann Warren as Dana Lambert, Sam Elliott as Doug, Lynda Day George as Lisa Casey and Barbara Anderson as Mimi Davis. The show was remade for ABC in 1988; it lasted two seasons. The latest incarnation of “Mission: Impossible” was on the silver screen in 1996, starring Tom Cruise.
    1966 - The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" peaks at #2 on the chart, while The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" peaks at #8 and The Hollies' "Bus Stop" peaks at #5.
      1966 - At Yankee Stadium, New York celebrates Bobby Richardson Day in honor of their All-Star second baseman, who is retiring at the end of the season. After deciding to leave the playing field in his prime to spend more time with his family, the 31 year-old infielder will return to the game in 1970 to become the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina where he will compile a 221-92-1 record with the Gamecocks.
    1967 - Top Hits
“Ode to Billie Joe” - Bobbie Gentry
“Reflections” - Diana Ross & The Supremes
“Come Back When You Grow Up” - Bobby Vee
“My Elusive Dreams” - David Houston
    1967 - The Doors perform "Light My Fire" and "People are Strange" on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Prior to the show, Sullivan asked Jim Morrison to change or omit the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" in "Light My Fire." Morrison sang it anyway.
    1968 - Diana Ross records "Love Child" without the other two Supremes, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
    1969 - Tiny Tim announces his engagement to Victoria May Budinger. 40 million viewers would watch him tie the knot with 17-year-old Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show on December 17, 1969. The union produced a daughter named Tulip, but ended when Vicki filed for a divorce on March 6, 1972 and was granted in 1977.
    1970 - The first African-American to compete the Miss America Pageant was Cheryle Adrienne Brown of Jamaica, Queens, New York City, a sophomore at Luther College in Decorah, IA, who represented Iowa in the contest in Atlantic City. (Vanessa Williams the first black Miss America.
A scandal arose when Penthouse magazine bought and published nude photographs of her. She relinquished her title early and was succeeded by the first runner-up, Suzette Charles of New Jersey. Williams rebounded by launching a career as an entertainer, earning multiple Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominations. In addition to Vanessa Williams, seven women of African-American ancestry won the title Miss America.)
    1972 - “M*A*S*H” premieres. This popular CBS series was based on the 1970 Robert Altman movie and a book by Richard Hooker. Set during the Korean War, the show aired for 11 years (lasting longer than the war). It followed the lives of doctors and nurses on the war front with both humor and pathos. The cast included: Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, Wayne Rogers as Captain John “Trapper John” McIntyre, McLean Stevenson as Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, Loretta Switt as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, Larry Linville as Major Frank Burns, Gary Burghoff as Corporal Walter “Radar” O'Reilly, William Christopher as Father Francis Mulcahy, Jamie Farr as Corporal Max Klinger.  Later, Harry Morgan as Colonel Sherman Potter and Mike Farrell as Captain B.J. Hunnicut replaced Stevenson and Blake, respectively. The show won numerous awards during its run. Its final episode, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” was the highest-rated program of all time, topping the “Who Shot J.R.?” revelation on “Dallas.” See also: ~M*A*S*H: The Final Episode: Anniversary” (Feb 28). The show generated two spin-offs: “Trapper John, MD” and “After M*A*S*H.
    1972 – The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) begins service in and around San Francisco.
    1975 - Top Hits
“Rhinestone Cowboy” - Glen Campbell
“At Seventeen” - Janis Ian
“Fame” - David Bowie
“Feelins’” - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynne
    1976 - The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.
      1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for 19th straight week
    1978 – The Camp David Accords are signed by Egypt and Israel at The White House, witnessed by President Jimmy Carter.
    1980 - Bette Midler's "Divine Madness," a film of a 1979 concert in Pasadena, CA, premieres in Los Angeles.
    1981 – “Fernandomania” is in full flight.  The LA Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela sets NL rookie record with his 8th shutout of season.
    1983 - Vanessa Williams, Miss New York, was crowned Miss America. Williams was the first black woman in the 62-year history of the Miss America Pageant to win the coveted title. Williams relinquished her crown during her reign when nude pictures of her were published in "Penthouse" magazine. She went on to enjoy popularity as a singer ("Dreamin’", "Save the Best for Last") and an actress ("Candyman", "Another You", "Under the Gun").
    1983 - Slugger Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox broke Hank Aaron’s major-league record for games played. ‘Yaz’ played in his 3,299th game.
    1983 - Top Hits
“Maniac” - Michael Sembello
“Tell Her About It” - Billy Joel
“The Safety Dance” - Men Without Hats
“Night Games” - Charley Pride
    1984 - The largest group of immigrants to become naturalized citizens of the U.S., 9,706 people, was sworn in by Vice-President George Bush in Miami, FL.
    1984 - Oil heir Gordon P. Getty, with a fortune of $4.1 billion dollars, was named the richest person in the U.S. There were a dozen billionaires in the U.S. at the time.
    1984   On the seventeenth anniversary of his first major league round-tripper, Reggie Jackson connects off Kansas City pitcher Bud Black in the bottom of the seventh inning for his 500th career home run. The milestone hit proves to be the only run the Angels would score in the Royals' 10-1 victory.
   1986 - The New York Mets clinched their first divisional title since 1973 by defeating the Chicago Cubs 4-2. The Mets later won the World Series as well, featuring the famous game 6 when they rallied with 2 outs and no one on in the 9th to win when Sox 1B Bill Buckner let Mookie Wilson’s routine grounder go through his legs, allowing Ray Knight to score the winning run.
    1986 - “Head of the Class.” This ABC sitcom was the antithesis of “Welcome Back, Kotter.” It ran for five years, depicting the travails and triumphs of brainy students in the Individual Honors Program (IHP) of New York’s Fillmore High School. One episode in 1988 was the first American prime-time program filmed entirely in the Soviet Union. Howard Hesseman starred as part-time actor and substitute teacher Charlie Moore (a man more adept at teaching life’s lessons than history). The cast also featured William G. Schilling as Principal Samuels, Jeannetta Arnette as Assistant Principal Bernadette Meara, Leslie Bega as Maria, Dan Frischman as Arvid, Robin Givens as Darlene, Khrystyne Haje as Simone, Jory Husain as Jawarharlal, Tony O’Dell as Alan, Brian Robbins as Eric, Kimberly Russell as Sarah, Dan Schneider as Dennis, Tannis Vallely as Janice, Rain Pryor as T.J., Michael DeLorenzo as Alex, Lara Piper as Vicki, De’voreaux White as Aristotle and Jonathan Ke Quan as Jasper. After Hesseman left the show in 1990, Scottish comedian Billy Connolly took over the class. The series ended with the graduation of all the characters, June 25, 1991.
    1987 – While visiting San Francisco, Pope John Paul II embraces a boy stricken with AIDS.
    1988 - Early in the morning a tornado hit Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, injuring three persons and causing twenty-eight million dollars damage. A second tornado on the northwest side of San Antonio caused six million dollars damage, and a third tornado in Bexar County killed one person and injured another. Thunderstorms associated with Hurricane Gilbert spawned a total of forty-seven tornadoes in a two day period, with forty of those tornadoes in central and south central Texas.
    1989 - Hurricane Hugo hit the Virgin Islands, producing wind gusts to 97 mph at Saint Croix. Hurricane Hugo passed directly over the island of Saint Croix causing complete devastation and essentially cutting off the island from communications. A storm surge of five to seven feet occurred at Saint Croix. The only rain gauge left operating, at Caneel Bay, indicated 9.40 inches in 24 hours. Hurricane Hugo claimed the lives of three persons at Saint Croix, and caused more than 500 million dollars damage. A ship, Nightcap, in the harbor of Culebra, measured wind gusts as high as 170 mph. A cold front brought high winds to the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountain Region, and thunderstorms along the cold front produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Yellowstone Park, WY.
    1991 - “Home Improvement” premiered. This comedy centered around the Taylors. Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, played by Tim Allen, was a TV host on the popular fix-it show “Tool Time.” Jill, played by Patricia Richardson, was a housewife and mother going back to school to get a degree in psychology. The couple’s three sons were played by Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Taran Noah Smith. Other cast members included Richard Kern, Earl Hindman, Debbe Dunning and Pamela Anderson. The last episode aired May 25, 1999.
    1991 - Top Hits
“The Promise of a New Day” - Paula Abdul
“I Adore Mi Amor” - Color Me Badd
”Motownphilly” - Boys II Men
“Leap of Faith” - Lionel Cartwright
    1991 - The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
    1993 - Los Angeles police began an investigation into child abuse allegations against Michael Jackson. The investigation began after the son of a Beverly Hills dentist told his therapist that Jackson sexually abused him. Jackson's security consultant claimed the allegations followed a failed attempt to blackmail the singer for 20 million dollars. Although no criminal charges were filed, lawyers for the 13 year-old filed a civil suit a month later claiming damages for sexual battery, seduction and other allegations. The suit was settled out of court in January 1994. Reports said Jackson paid anywhere from $5 to $24-million. During the initial uproar over the investigation, Jackson cancelled or postponed several dates on his "Dangerous" world tour, citing illness or exhaustion. He later called off the rest of the tour, saying he would undergo treatment for an addiction to pain killers. Jackson said he began taking the drugs after his scalp was burned while filming a Pepsi commercial several years earlier, and the stress over the sex abuse allegations made the addiction worse. He subsequently married Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie in 1994, then fathered two children with second wife, Deborah Rowe.  The youngest Jackson offspring’s mother is unknown, believed to have been the product of the artificial insemination of a surrogate mother.  Jackson died in 2009 of cardiac arrest precipitated by an overdose.
    1993 - Texas Ranger superstar Nolan Ryan strikes out Angel catcher Greg Myers for his 5,714th and final career strikeout.
    1994 - "II", by Boyz II Men, debuted at number one on the "Billboard" U.S. album chart. Cuts on the LP: "Thank You", "All Around the World", "U Know", "Vibin’", "I Sit Away", "Jezzebel", "Khalil [Interlude]", "Trying Times", "I’ll Make Love to You", "On Bended Knee", "50 Candles", "Water Runs Dry", "Yesterday". "II" was #I for IV weeks.
    1996 – The Dodgers’ Hideo Nomo no-hits the Colorado Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field, the first no-hitter ever thrown by a Japanese-born pitcher in the Majors.  Nomo pitched over the span of 13 seasons with 8 different teams, before retiring in 2008. He won the Rookie of the Year in 1995. He twice led the league in strikeouts and also threw another no-hitter.
    1997 - The old Canadian National train station in Liverpool, Nova Scotia was reopened as the Hank Snow Country Music Centre. Ill health prevented the 83-year-old Snow from attending the ceremony in his hometown. He had moved to Nashville in the 1950s. Snow donated two vintage cars and one of his famous rhinestone suits to the centre.
     1997 - Fleetwood Mac begins their first tour in 20 years at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT.
He has a restaurant in Maui, as well is back on tour in the mainland again.
        1989 - Hurricane Hugo hit the Virgin Islands, producing wind gusts to 97 mph at Saint Croix. Hurricane Hugo passed directly over the island of Saint Croix causing complete devastation and essentially cutting off the island from communications. A storm surge of five to seven feet occurred at Saint Croix. The only rain gauge left operating, at Caneel Bay, indicated 9.40 inches in 24 hours. Hurricane Hugo claimed the lives of three persons at Saint Croix, and caused more than 500 million dollars damage. A ship, Nightcap, in the harbor of Culebra, measured wind gusts as high as 170 mph. A cold front brought high winds to the Great Basin and the Rocky Mountain Region, and thunderstorms along the cold front produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Yellowstone Park WY.
    2001 – The New York Stock Exchange re-opens for trading after the 9/11 attacks, ending the longest closure since the Great Depression. The Dow ended the day down about 681 points at the 8,924, according to preliminary calculations. Its previous record for a one-day drop was 617.78, set April 14, 2000. The heavy selling was widely expected in a market already fragile because of poor corporate profits and outlooks. And since the attacks, which shut the nation's stock market for four days, the major airlines have announced cutbacks and reduced schedules, adding to investors' nervousness about the future.
    2004- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds hit his 700th career home run, joining Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) as the only players to reach the milestone.
     2006 - For the first time in thirty years, the Red Sox sweep a doubleheader from their arch rivals, the Yankees. Boston hadn't beaten the Bronx Bombers twice in one day since July 31, 1976, and Independence Day of 1973 was the last time they did it as the visiting team.
    2006 – Fourpeaked Mountain in Alaska erupts, marking the first eruption for the long-dormant volcano in at least 10,000 years.
    2007 - Marc Ecko, who made millions from his brand of clothing, announces on the Today Show, he is giving the public the opportunity to vote on the fate of Barry Bonds' record-breaking home run ball. The 35-year old fashion designer, who paid $752,467 for the ball at an online auction, has set up a website,, which gives the fans the option of voting to (1) send the ball directly to Cooperstown, (2) branding it with an asterisk before sending it to the Hall of Fame or (3) putting the ball on a rocket ship and launching it into outer space.
(Number 2 is the winner.)
    2008 - Derek Jeter becomes the all-time hits leader at Yankee Stadium, which will be demolished at the end of the season. The team's shortstop and captain surpasses Lou Gehrig's record with a first-inning single in a 6-2 loss to the White Sox bringing his total to 1,270 at the 85-year-old ballpark.
    2011 – ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement begins in Zuccotti Park in New York City.



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