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        Citizens Bank Buying Sovereign Bank?

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                Hugh Bennett Passed Away

                    GreatAmerica Leasing $500M Asset Milestone

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        Orix Financial Service's  "Deep Throat"

    LGI Leasing Program For Tablet PCs

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Classified Ads---Credit/Credit Managers


"Please remove my ad in credit as I have found employment. I appreciate

everything you have done, and I did get calls, but it was from networking

that got me this job.


"The worst thing I went through was being humbled by filing for unemployment. I

was selected along with a number of other people mostly in my age group to

attend a mandatory workshop of sorts by an state agency. I guess they think

people over 30 have no work or computer skills. I had been solicited by a

couple of employment agencies. The face-to-face meetings turned out to be 5

minutes after they saw how old I was. The whole concept of a person's worth in

the marketplace today has changed radically. I even read where one industry

says you are over the hill and finished after 40-45! Fortunately my wife is a

******* and that kept us from living in a van down by the river as Chris

Farley used to say.


"It's nice to be back to work and not having to watch Oprah, Dr. Phil and the soap operas!

I hope all is well with you! It seems like things have begun to pick-up. I just

hope we can sustain the momentum.


"Have a great day and keep-up the excellent work you and you staff do for our



Name With Held


Credit: Atlanta, GA. VP Credit/Operations/Sr. Credit Officer. 15yrs exp. in equipment leasing. Strong financial analysis and management skills. Experience developing and maintaining profitable customer/vendor relationships.


Credit: Boston Ma.

Challenging position where my skills, professional experience, organization, leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, energy, passion, competitive nature will enable me to define opportunities and personal development.




Credit: Corona, CA.

VP credit Consumer Credit prime/sub prime Auto lending/leasing/mortgages. 20+yrs exp. If you are looking for someone to affect the bottom line I am that person. Will relocate.


Credit/Documentation: Fort Lee NJ

3 Years Experience. Looking in NJ/NY. Email:


Credit: Long Beach, NY. Credit officer w/more than 20 years of experience. Seeking position in which I can utilize my credit-collections, communication &management skills. Email:


Credit: Los Angeles, CA

Over 15 years experience in Credit/ Operations with Small Ticket and transactions up to $500,000.00. CLP, with excellent relationships with most major lenders.



Credit: Mill Valley, CA

Senior corporate officer with financial services credit background. M and A, fund raising and workout expertise.


Credit: New Jersey, NJ

Credit Analyst with 10+ years experience in small-ticket lending up to $500,000. Experience with both vendor-direct and with brokers.




Credit: New York, NY

3+ years of leasing credit / contracts experience. Currently in the leasing industry and moving to NY! Exp. working at both funding source and broker.



Credit: New York, NY.

V.P. Credit & Collections w/23 years exp.looking for a situation where I can utilize my varied & extensive knowledge of credit/ collections/risk-management & leasing.



Credit: New York, NY Credit officer with banking and leasing background; strong analytical and communication/PC skills with lending and portfolio management experience.


Credit: Orange County, CA.

7 years experience in leasing credit/ syndication. Earned BS Business Administration: Finance at C.S.U.L.B. Seeking growth position in credit/syndication.




Credit: San Francisco, CA. 10+ years Credit Analyst experience underwriting for a direct lessor, regional bank and vendor leasing company. Have CLP and will make decisions ( won't rely on a FICO score for enlightenment.) Email:


Credit Manager: Westlake, OH

7+ years Credit/Underwriting experience Comp lit. Please email me for copy of job description at


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Credit: Well established, highly respected funding source seeks experienced credit officer for unique broker oriented small ticket leasing operation located in San Diego,CA.

About the Company:




Citizens Bank Buying Sovereign Bank?


Looking to verify that Citizens Bank in Providence, RI, has

supposedly made an offer for Sovereign Bank.


" This, of course, would be in response to B of A acquiring fleet.  Got the info from a reliable source in the banking industry but have not heard word one about it in

the media.  This obviously is more exciting for the leasing industry

than B of A/Fleet because Sovereign Leasing is Peter Ferara's old

company (Net Work leasing, I think).  Many EAEL members do business

there.  Citizens of RI is pretty big in the leasing business and they

have done lines for third parties but I don't know about funding

broker/lessor biz.."





Sharp "Entry-Level" Wanted  in L.A.



Looking for a sharp, entry-level leasing person in Los

Angeles for a Leasing Manager for small ticket captive.

It will take an "on the street, not in your seat" sales person who is

breaking into leasing and is looking to break into a captive.

The salary is in only the high 40's but there is a bonus and the benefits

are great, big captive, do you know anyone that would fit this? They would

only need to have an understanding of leasing, because they prefer someone

who has high energy and a strong work ethic over a "number cruncher"

anyone come to mind?




Fred St Laurent

Managing Director


1303 Hightower Trail, Suite 150

Atlanta, GA 30350

office:    770.668.0000 x14

fax:         202-318-4279


"Performance Recruiting Delivers Exceptional Talent"








Hugh Bennett Passed Away


" I want to let you know that Hugh Bennett passed away on October 24th

from Cancer.  We had planned to announce his retirement and my continuing

the operation of HB Enterprises, but we ran out of time.


 We have closed our office of 30 yrs on Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica and have a new mailing address.


 I am hoping to carry on the business, but will really miss Hugh's

remarkable marketing skills. "


Lynne Bennett (email

HB Enterprises

(800)708-7666 or

Direct line 310-915-5059





Stable funding source seeks experienced leasing representative; book of business required; remote office capability; send resume to and reference leasingnews in subject line.



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 GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation Celebrates $500 Million Asset Milestone


(Cedar Rapids, IA and Moberly, MO) - GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation, the  largest independent small-ticket leasing company in the United States, announced that it reached $500 million in assets and has plans to add 50 more employees to its ranks during the current fiscal year. Reaching the half billion milestone was attributed to sound strategic planning and leveraging the talents of an exceptional pool of employees.


 The company, which has its largest branch office in Moberly, has planned a Moberly Chamber of Commerce event at the Moberly Country Club on Tuesday, November 18th at 5 pm.


"We are very pleased with Moberly as a location because it provides us with the ability to recruit very skilled employees," said Tony Golobic, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreatAmerica. "Our intention is to grow the size of the Moberly office and staff it with seasoned professionals who are skilled in sales, credit, portfolio management, and documentation." The Moberly office was initially established as a portfolio and asset management center, but grew to a full service office to accommodate over 20% annual growth that GreatAmerica has been experiencing. Much of this expansion has been precipitated by long-term diversification strategies and increased lease originations, and new focus is being placed on developing the outside sales force to capitalize on opportunities in the telecom and office equipment markets. The source of the GreatAmerica growth is organic, not from acquisitions.


 "We have been successful in attracting high-calibre individuals who want to be part of a company that stands for excellence ," said Tony Golobic, GreatAmerica Chairman and CEO. "I see this milestone as a launching point to even greater growth and profits. We are one of the few independent leasing companies still operating in our market space, and our exceptional service delivery model  has struck a chord that resonates well in a business environment that's becoming increasingly commoditized."


Since its modest beginning 11 years ago, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth each year by carving out a unique market niche that uses lease financing and requires a level of service unavailable with other lenders and leasing companies. Until last year, GreatAmerica markets were mostly limited to the office equipment and telecom industries. Since then, GreatAmerica has successfully applied its strategy to  the healthcare, and wholesale distribution markets.


Greg VanDeWalker and David Moser have joined GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation ( as Vice President, Field Sales and Director, Business Development, respectively. The new positions will support GreatAmerica growth strategies which include the expansion and development of an external sales force.


After graduating from college, VanDeWalker began his career as a tax accountant with Arthur Andersen from 1987 to 1991. Before joining GreatAmerica, VanDeWalker was with US Bancorp for 12 years, most recently serving as General Manager of the transportation division. VanDeWalker will oversee the expansion of external sales, concentrating primarily in the office equipment and telecom markets. He will be located in the Denver, Colorado office.


David Moser joins GreatAmerica as Director, Business Development, where he will concentrate on outside sales in the office equipment market. His main geographic areas will be the Pacific Southwest, primarily focusing on Texas and Oklahoma. Moser will be based in the Moberly, Missouri office. He was previously with General Electric Capital from 1997 to 2003 as a regional sales manager.



GreatAmerica is a national lessor dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers sell equipment and operate their businesses in a way that makes them more successful. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, GreatAmerica is known for its culture of hard work, integrity and excellence. The company originates leasing transactions through numerous vendor and manufacturer relationships and provides financing in all fifty states and some US territories.  Equipment resellers and manufacturers are able to access information via the GreatAmerica web site at




Matt Doty

Director, Corporate Communications




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Seeks experienced small ticket B2B leasing sales professionals in the western U.S. Very generous commission sharing with salary draw and benefits. Resumes




NAELB Atlanta Conference This Weekend



The Eastern Regional Meeting of the National Association of Equipment

Leasing Brokers  is almost here.  Over 100 have registered to attend.


 There are ten companies exhibiting and looking forward to meeting with you.  The Exhibiting companies are: ACC Capital Corp, Colonial Leasing, Creative Capital Leasing Group, Dakota Financial, LLC, Financial Pacific Leasing Co., Manifest Funding Services, Marlin Leasing Corp, Republic Leasing Company, Inc., Team Equipment Leasing, and TimeValue Software (as of 10/29/03). 



These meetings would not be possible without the loyal support of the National Association of Equipment Leasing Broker sponsors that include: President's  Club Sponsors:  ACC Capital Corporation and U.S. Bancorp Manifest Funding Services.  Silver Sponsors:  Financial Pacific Leasing Co., Padco Lease Corp and Pawnee Leasing Corporation.




Conference Registration Form



 ( Leasing News Senior Advisory Board Director Charlie Lester will be

covering this event for readers.  Always witty, often urbane, he

always gets his facts correct. You can depend on Charlie Lester.)



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Orix Financial Service's  "Deep Throat"


"Those posters hit below the belt. They have been around for years now and

are quite funny but attaching them to ORIX was classless.


"The article in The Monitor was an interesting read. If I understand it

correctly Holmes had four businesses reporting to him, the ones run by

Hidder, Crain, Neptune and Fite. Today after the reorganization Corr gets

only one of those businesses, the old Credit Alliance portfolio run by Fite.

The other three organizations that Holmes recruited and nourished at OFS are

all reporting elsewhere. How long will those guys stay around, they jumped

ship from elsewhere to follow Holmes? And what is the fate of Fite, is he

really necessary if all Corr has is the Equipment business?


"The real story is not in Atlanta or Dallas; it is in New York, and Tokyo.

Unfortunately a whole lot of people have been used as pawns in chess match

that is drawing to a stalemate. Too many very smart and very good people

have lost their jobs to the incompetent and incapable."



(Deep Throat)


(I guess you didn't like the cartoon, either. editor)



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LGI, Motion Computing Announce Leasing Program For Tablet PCs, Accessory Products



 (" Established in 1988 to design, develop and implement competitive financing solutions for Dell Computer Corporation, LGI offers multiple funding source integration services; state-of-the-art transaction processing capabilities...)


AUSTIN, Texas----LGI Financial Solutions, a leading provider of managed financial services, and Motion Computing, an innovator in ultra-mobile computing and wireless communications, today announced a leasing program that provides Motion's commercial, healthcare, education and government customers flexible financing options for tablet PCs and mobile computing accessory products.


   Designed to address the growing demand for Motion's award-winning line of tablet PCs, the program enables Motion to offer a wide range of competitive financial solutions from a host of financial institutions that cover Motion's targeted vertical markets.


   Under the agreement, LGI will provide outsourced funding source management, sales support, transaction processing, program management and marketing services in addition to arranging competitive financing solutions for Motion's customers throughout the United States and Canada.


   "Over the past six months, we've focused our attention on helping companies execute a variety of mobile computing 'pilot' programs," said Ralph Spagnola, Motion's vice president of sales. "A number of these projects have converted to large orders across a variety of industry applications. Leasing is a good vehicle for these large rollouts. It provides our customers with the ability to acquire the technology they need with individual financing schedules that match their deployment plans. Our new financing program provides the flexibility and convenience our customers want to take full advantage of ultra-mobile computing in their organizations."


   The breadth of financing options now available under the program, combined with the professionalism of LGI's staff and electronic efficiencies of the firm's Web Finance Portal(tm), provides Motion with broad customer credit coverage, risk-based pricing and rapid funding decisions.


   Acting as Motion's Managed Service Provider (MSP), LGI receives Motion customer's credit applications, then documents and packages qualified equipment orders to participating funding sources, processes each transaction, manages the funding sources to secure rapid funding and communicates the status of all transactions directly to the appropriate Motion sales representative or authorized reseller, through LGI's proven Web Finance Portal.


   To support the program, LGI has established a dedicated team of finance professionals within its Austin call center to assist Motion sales representatives, authorized resellers and their customers with financing questions and funding decisions.


   "Motion Computing is a leader in the development of mobile computing products," said Clark Covert, LGI's chairman and CEO. "Providing flexible financing and outstanding customer support, we believe LGI can assist Motion's customers in acquiring the mobile technology they need to accomplish their business objectives." 


   About LGI 


   LGI Financial Solutions (LGI),, is a leading provider of managed financial services for both vendor-based as well as captive finance organizations.


   Established in 1988 to design, develop and implement competitive financing solutions for Dell Computer Corporation, LGI offers multiple funding source integration services; state-of-the-art transaction processing capabilities; superior sales and customer service personnel; comprehensive performance measurement and reporting capabilities as well as complete program management services to provide our clients with competitively advantaged customer financing solutions -- both domestically and internationally.


   Operating "behind-the-scenes," LGI has been engaged to support a number of well-known customer financing programs. On behalf of these clients, we pioneered many of today's common industry practices -- authorized transactions via faxed signatures; electronic transfer of funds using EDI standards; non-recourse; micro ticket leasing programs and lease transactions that do not require delivery and acceptance documents.


   Headquartered in Austin, Texas, and backed by Conning Capital Partners and Stephens Inc., LGI's industry leadership continues with the expansion of our Latin America services and the continued innovation of our Web Finance Portal(tm) systems platform.



   For more information about LGI, visit or call 512-344-1200. 


   About Motion Computing 


   Motion Computing -- a tablet PC market leader -- combines world-class innovation and industry experience, enabling people to use computers in new ways and places. Marketed directly through its Web site and an experienced international reseller network, each Motion product is built to customer specifications. The company's M1200 and M1300 Tablet PCs and accessories are designed for users who need a combination of true mobility, power and versatility. For more information: 


   All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.


CONTACT:Leasing Group Inc., Austin Patrick Laughlin, 512-344-1200  or Motion Computing, Austin   Tricia Traeger, 512-637-1153



### Press Release ######################################


SALES: Los Angeles, CA. Successful leasing company in business 10+years seeking experienced sales professional in vendor programs.Generous commissions,benefits and growth potential.





News Briefs----


Large firms' layoffs take big upturn


Tyco, the Conglomerate, Now Suggests That Less Is More


David Letterman is a daddy


Full containment of California wildfires near


Intel Fixes Electrically 'Leaky' Chips





Sports Briefs---


Raiders needing exorcist


Browns president Policy sells ownership share of team


Fool is P.C. (pretty cold) when it comes to Willingham


NHL Wrap: Messier Passes Howe on Scoring List


There Are Still Things Money Can't Buy---Thomas Boswell




California Nuts Briefs----


Schwarzenegger sets inauguration

plans, announces appointments


Schwarzenegger taps Hollywood insider as key adviser





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This Day in American History


        1733- John Peter Zenger, colonial American printer and journalist, published the first issue of the New York Weekly Journal newspaper.  He began his first

issue, exposing Governor William Cosby's corruption.  Zenger was arrested on November 17,1734, and charged with seditious libel.  Zenger had reported that Governor William Cosby of New York had attempted to rig an election in Eastchester, PA, in 1733.  Zenger was defended by lawyer Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia, who convinced the jury that printing the truth does not constitute libel.  His acquittal was seen as a vindication of the right of free speech and served

as a precedent for freedom of the press.

        1781- John Hanson elected first "President of the US in Congress assembled"

(Yes, John Hanson was the first president of the United States, not George Washington-who was the first president under the adopted constitution. Technically Hanson was the first president.)

        1807- Eliza Emily Chappell Porter birthday, spent a lifetime organizing schools in several states. During the Civil War gathered and distributed supplies to Union soldiers and hospitals. She joined with Mary Ann Bickerdyke in nursing soldiers in Gen. Sherman's march through Georgia.

         1850- Ella Wheeler Wilcox birthday, highly successful writer of popular novels and poetry who became the center of literary life in New York in the pre-World War I years. Her reputation was made by her Poems of Passion (1883)  She wrote two autobiographies: The Story of a Literary Career (1905) and

The Worlds and I (1918).

         1857- Ida Minerva Tarbell birthday, recognized as one of the major journalists of her day, exposed the Standard Oil trust in History of Standard Oil Company, renowned biographer, especially of Lincoln.    Her "History of the Standard Oil," which first appeared in McClure's Magazine in nineteen installments, in 1904, was

published in two volumes and drew immediate attention to the author. Her early reputation as a "trust buster" did not last, for she had in a high degree developed a sense of fairness, and this was particularly reflected in her "Life of Judge Gary," in which--contrary to all expectations--she had nothing but praise for Judge Gary. 

 She was a renowned biographer, especially of Lincoln. She wrote "The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln" in collaboration with W. J. McCan Davis. In 1900 her "Life of Abraham Lincoln" appeared in two volumes, and is today a standard work. Other volumes on Lincoln by Miss Tarbell were "He Knew Lincoln," "Father Abraham," "In Lincoln's Chair," "Boy Scouts' Life of Lincoln," "He Knew Lincoln and Other Billy Brown Stories," "In the Footsteps of Lincoln" and "A Reporter for Lincoln." President Theodore Roosevelt characterized her as a muckraker, a compliment in those days.  Tarbell was a lesbian and in her later life became intimate friends with Anne Morgan, the daughter of J. P. Morgan who was also a liberal Republican, feminist, and supporter of working women.;

        1885-  Birthday of Will Durant, American author and popularizer of history and philosophy. Among his books: The Story of Philosophy and The Story of Civilization (a 10-volume series of which the last four were co-authored by his wife, Ariel). Born at North Adams, MA, and died Nov 7, 1981, at Los Angeles, CA.

        1893- birthday of Raymond Fernand Loewy, the "father of streamlining," an inventor, engineer and industrial designer whose ideas changed the look of 20th-century life, was born at Paris, France. His designs are evident in almost every area of modern life-the US Postal Service logo, the president's airplane, Air Force One, in streamlined automobiles, trains, refrigerators and pens. "Between two products equal in price, function and quality," he said, "the better looking will outsell the other." Loewy died at Monte Carlo, July


        1895,-attorney George Baldwin Selden of Rochester, NY, was granted the first patent for a car.  He was the first to have an original application for the internal combustion hydrocarbon motor to a road vehicle.  His design resembled a horse-drawn carriage, with high wheels and a buckboard.

         1907-Pianist Joe Sullivan Birthday

       1912 - Democrat Woodrow Wilson won the United States presidential election in a landslide, becoming the only president to defeat two former presidents in one election. Thomas R. Marshall was elected vice president. The electoral vote was Wilson, 435: Theodore Roosevelt, Progressive Party, 88: William Howard Taft, Republican, 8.The popular vote was Wilson 6,293,454: Roosevelt, 4,119,538: Taft, 3,484,980: Eugene V. Debs, Socialist candidate, 900,672, Eugene W. Chafin, Prohibitionist candidate, 206,275.  In congressional elections the Democrats took a 51-44 majority in the Senate, with one minor party seat, and 291-127 majority in the House, with 17 seats going to minor parties.

        1912- Roy Rogers birthday. Known as the "King of the Cowboys," Rogers was born Leonard Slye at Cincinnati, OH. His many songs included "Don't Fence Me In" and "Happy Trails to You." He made his acting debut in Under Western

Stars in 1935 and later hosted his own show, "The Roy Rogers Show," in 1951. Rogers died at Apple Valley, CA, July 6,1998.

        1913 -- Los Angeles receives its first piped-in water from Owens Valley, 200 miles northeast of the     city.

        1946- Chuck Connors of the Boston Celtics became the first NBA player to shatter a backboard, doing so during the pre game warm-up in "Boston Garden.  Connors also played major league baseball with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs and gained fame as star of  the television series, " The Rifleman."  My father  Lawrence Menkin wrote many of the episodes.

        1935 - The game "Monopoly" was introduced by the Parker Brothers Company.

        1940 - President Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office, beating Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.  Henry A. Wallace was elected vice president. The electoral vote was Roosevelt, 449, Wendell L. Willike, Republican of Indiana, 82.  The popular vote was Roosevelt 27,244,160: Willike, 22,305,198:

Norman Thomas, Socialist candidate, 100,264: Roger W. Babson, Prohibition candidate, 57,812: Earl Browder, Communist, 48,579: John W. Aiken, Socialist Labor candidate, 14,861.  In congressional elections the Democrats lost three Senate seats but kept a 66-28 majority, with two seats going to minor parties.  In the House, the Democrats gained seven seats for a 268-162 lead, with five seats going to minor parties.

       1944---Top Hits

I'll Walk Alone - Dinah Shore

Dance with the Dolly - The Russ Morgan Orchestra (vocal: Al Jennings)

How Many Hearts Have You Broken - The Three Suns

Smoke on the Water - Red Foley

        1946 - 29-year old John F. Kennedy started his political career when today he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Congressman from Massachusetts

       1947- Frank Sinatra cuts " I've Got a Crush on You" with Bobby Hackett on trumpet, NYC.

       1950- Billy Graham's "Hour of Decision" program was first broadcast over television.

        1952---Top Hits

You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford

Wish You Were Here - Eddie Fisher

Half as Much - Rosemary Clooney

Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Hank Williams

       1956- "The Nat King Cole Show" premiered on television. Very popular African American pianist, jazz musician turned singer, Cole hosted his own variety show for NBC. The Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Randy Van Home Singers also appeared as regulars on the show. It began as a 15-minute show which was expanded to half an hour. The show was dropped as a result of lack of

sponsorship and because many affiliates declined to carry it.

       1960---Top Hits

Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters

My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own - Connie Francis

You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones

Wings of a Dove - Ferlin Husky

        1964 --  Free Speech Movement (FSM) coalesces as thousands of University of California-Berkeley students rally & occupy Sproul Hall. As a reporter I covered

this for KFRC, UPI, and free lanced to other media.

       1966 - The Motown hit, You Keep Me Hangin' On, recorded by The Supremes, debuted on Billboard's pop charts, and was Number 1 for 2 weeks. It was on the charts for a total of 10 weeks. The song was The Supremes' eighth Number 1 record.

       1968---Top Hits

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin

Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots

Next in Line - Conway Twitty

        1968 - Republican Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and third-party candidate George C. Wallace.

Spiro T. Agnew, Republican of Maryland was elected vice-president. The electoral vote was Nixon, 302: Humphrey, 191: George C. Wallace, third-party candidate, 45. One Nixon elector later cast his vote for Wallace.  The popular vote was Nixon, 31,785,473: Humprhey,31,275,166: Wallace,9,906,473.  The Republicans gained four seats in the House and five in the Senate but the Democrats still held majorities of 58-42 in the senate and 243-192 in the House. The Republicans gained five governorships in the election.

       1968- Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, a Democrat, was elected this day and became the first African-American woman elected to Congress.  She served the Bedfor-Stuyvessant section of Brooklyn for seven terms.

       1971 - The Los Angeles Lakers began professional sport's longest winning streak in the history by winning the first of 33 consecutive basketball games.

       1974-The first politician who was openly homosexual to win an election at the state level was Elaine Noble, a Democrat, who was elected to the Massachusetts State Legislature from the 6th Suffolk district, the Fenway-Back Bay district of Boston, MA. She received 1,730 of the 2,931 votes cast.

       1976- The Mariners and Blue Jays each select thirty players in the expansion draft. Seattle picks Royals' outfielder Ruppert Jones and Toronto selects Orioles' shortstop Bob Bailor as their team's respective first picks.

        1976---Top Hits

If You Leave Me Now -Chicago

Rock'n Me - Steve Miller

The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Among My Souvenirs - Marty Robbins

       1984 - The Supreme Court ruled the NFL could not block future franchise moves. Furthermore, the Court said the NFL had exceeded antitrust limits in attempting to stop the Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles, California.

        1984---Top Hits

Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run) - Billy Ocean

Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!

City of New Orleans - Willie Nelson

       1986 - Dick Clark registered for initial public stock offerings for his television production company, DCP. On registration forms he called his product "mind candy".

        1988-Top Hits

Wild, Wild West- The Escape Club

Kokomo (From The "Cocktail" Soundtrack)- The Beach Boys

The Loco-Motion- Kylie Minogue

Bad Medicine- Bon Jovi

       1988 - The Beach Boys hit #1 in US with "Kokomo". They set two music-chart records with this event. It was the longest span of #1 hits (24 years, 4 months since "I Get Around") and the longest gap between #1 hits (21 years, 10 months since "Good Vibrations").

         1988 - And speaking of music trivia (thanks to Rockdate Diary): "The Loco-Motion", by Kylie Minogue hit #4 on the "Billboard Hot 100" this day, the song became the first to reach the top-5 in the U.S. for three different artists (Little Eva in 1962, Grand Funk in 1974).

        1993-Top Hits

I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won t Do That)- Meat Loaf

All That She Wants- Ace Of Base

Just Kickin It- Xscape

Again- Janet Jackson

Dreamlover- Mariah Carey

       1996 - Voters returned President Clinton to the White House for a second term but kept Congress in Republican control. He defeated Republican candidate Robert "Bob" Dole by 379 to 159 electoral college votes. The reform candidate Ross Perot received no electoral votes. Al Gore was elected vice-president.

The popular vote was Clinton, 45,628,667: Dole, 37,869,436: and Perot, 7,874,283.  The Republicans gained two Senate seats for a 55-45 majority.  The Republicans remained in control in the House, but their majority was reduced from 37 to 19, with 227 Republicans, 207 Democrats and 1 independent.

         1998-Top Hits

The First Night- Monica

One Week, Barenaked-Ladies

How Deep Is Your Love- Dru Hill Featuring Redman

Lately- Divine

        1999 - U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, in a 'finding of fact', declared Microsoft Corporation a monopoly. Jackson wrote, "Microsoft enjoys so much power in the market for Intel-compatible PC operating systems that if it wished to exercise this power solely in terms of price, it could charge a price for Windows substantially above that which could be charged in a competitive market."





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The Deal is in the Details


WHERE: RAMADA INN, 324 East Shaw,
Fresno, CA 93710
Tel: 559 224-4040
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (lunch on your own)


    How to read and interpret your prospect's financial statements.
    How to qualify your prospects.
    How funders look at full disclosure transactions.
    How to understand what the real story is in your story credit.
    How to explain your deal to your credit manager or funder.
    How to make the best use of your selling time.

The class will be presented by Bob Teichman, CLP, an industry veteran celebrating his 40th year in the equipment leasing business.

COST: $245 (first attendee from a company)
$225 (for each additional attendee from a company)

For more information call: 415 331-6445 or e-mail

Pre-register by sending your check to:
Bob Teichman, CLP
Teichman Financial Training
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 213
Sausalito, CA 94965
Tel: 415-331-6445

Registration at the door on a space-available basis only.

"Providing education and training to the equipment leasing and financing industry."

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