an up-date on Commercial Money Center, PinnLeasing USA,
RW Professional---as we work on seven bulletin board complaints---
you might be surprised who has “integrity” and who does not.
will let you decide the answer to each situation.
Clarification---Amstat, Melbourne, Florida
Kit, one more clarification ...
Capital is Bob Putnam's company and is located in Melbourne, Florida.
Corporation, now known as American States Leasing is located in
we are not at all related, just similar names and locations.
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Coston Appears Before Cook County Board
tax plus property tax will drive more small businesses into Will County
and Indiana, says lease attorney James E. Coston
()--A Chicago attorney whose firm concentrates in equipment-lease and
finance law told the Cook County Board today that its proposed 4-per-cent
tax on business-equipment leases will accelerate what he called the "grim
exodus" of small businesses from Cook County.
businesses are by far the largest generator of new jobs in Cook County,
and small businesses are the principal users of equipment leasing," said
James E. Coston, managing partner of the Loop law firm Coston, Fioretti
& Lichtman, and incoming president of the United Association of Equipment
is precisely why we should not be saddling this vital segment of Cook
County industry with a tax on one of its most precious resources-leased
equipment," Coston told the Board. "Just as small business is keeping
Chicagoland's economy alive, equipment leasing is keeping small business
a recent study prepared by A.T. Kearney for the Chicagoland Chamber of
Commerce and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, Coston said small
businesses are generating two-thirds of all the new jobs in the Chicago
small businesses "rely critically" on equipment leasing to keep their
capital costs down and free up operating cash," he said.
equipment leasing was devised, very few would-be entrepreneurs had the
means to open a business," Coston said. "Going into business meant getting
a bank loan, and that meant being known in the community, recruiting family
and friends as co-signers, maybe taking out a second mortgage on your
he said, equipment-leasing enables "thousands of entrepreneurs to realize
their personal dreams while enabling the American economy to keep growing
despite wrenching structural changes."
that a small business named CDW Computer Centers had grown from 135 employees
in 1992 to 2,800 employees in 2001, Coston said, "As the payrolls shrink
at Motorola, U.S. Steel, United Airlines, Sears and dozens of other members
of the corporate Who's Who, small business recycles the furloughed employees
back into the economic mainstream.
might say that small business is Chicagoland's most effective unemployment-insurance
policy," he said.
the already high Cook County property tax is driving more and more businesses
into adjacent low-tax jurisdictions such as Will County and Indiana, Coston
said, and an equipment-lease tax will only accelerate the rush for the
the wrong tax, on the wrong businesses, at the wrong time, and in the
wrong place," Coston said. "Tax output, not investment. Tax wealth after
it has been created-not before."
Speech before Cook County Board:
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Day in American History
first child born of English parents in New England was Peregrine White,
born on board the Mayflower off Cape Cod harbor. He was the son of Susanna
and William White.
Forks of Tar River, North Carolina, changed its name to Washington in
General Washington and his fight for the United Colonies.
the Continental Congress authorized the building of the US
first ship, America, which was to be commanded by John Paul Jones. On
September 23, 1782, the America was presented to King Louis XVI of France
in appreciation of his country’s assistance during the Revolutionary
the first Sperm whale captured at
sea was captured by a whaling vessel out of Nantucket, MA. This was the
beginning of an industry that numbered over 700 vessels by 1846.
expedition on record set sail from Nantucket, MA, about 1715. Six sloops,
of 30 to 40 tons burden each, returned with cargoes amounting to 600 barrels
of oil and 11,000 pounds of bone, the total value of which was £1,100
sterling. There were whaling trips by single boats prior to this expedition.
of Oliver Wolcott, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Doctor,
sheriff, judge, soldier. Continental Congress (1776-1777). Lieutenant
Governor of Connecticut (1786-1796). Governor (1797). born Windsor,
CT. Died Dec. 1, 1797, at Litchfield, CT. http://www.oliverwolcott.com/
New Jersey became the first state to ratify 10 of the 12 amendments to
the US Constitution proposed by Congress. These 10 amendments came to
be known as the "Bill of Rights."
the first ship sunk by a whale was the whaler Essex,
which sailed from Nantucket, MA, on August 12, 1819, headed
for the whaling grounds off the coast of Chile. According to the account
of first mate Owen Chase, on November 20, 1820, the Essex was hunting
sperm whales at latitude 0 degrees 40 minutes 5, longitude 119 degrees
W, when an enraged bull whale rammed the ship twice and capsized it. The
crew escaped in open boats, but only five of them survived the 4,SOO-mile
journey to Peru, which took 83 days. The story of the Essex
was one of the inspirations for Herman Melville’s novel
Confederate army of Tennessee, organizes under Gen Braxton Bragg
Nearly a week into the famous March to the Sea, the army of Union General
William T. Sherman moves toward central Georgia, destroying property and
routing small militia units it its path. Advanced units of the army skirmished
with scattered Rebel forces at Clinton, Walnut Creek, East Macon, and
Griswoldville, all in the vicinity of Macon. The march began on November
15 and ended on December 21, 1864. Sherman led 62,000 troops for 285 miles
across Georgia and cut a path of destruction more than fifty miles wide.
He divided his force into two columns and widened the swath of destruction.
The Yankees cut away from their supply lines at Atlanta and generally
lived off the land. What they did not consume, they destroyed. More than
13,000 cattle fell into Union hands, as well as 90,000 bales of cotton
and numerous sawmills, foundries, cotton gins, and warehouses. The March
to the Sea devastated Southern morale and earned Sherman the lasting hatred
of many Southerners.
of Howard University.
first bicycle with a rotary crank was patented by Pierre Lallemont. It
was known as a “bone shaker.” He rode on it from Ansonia,
CT, to New Haven, CT. the fore wheel was axled to the jaws of a depending
bar, which was pivoted in the frame, and turned by a horizontal level
bar, which was revolved by a treadle crank.
of Edwin Powell Hubble, American astronomer born at Marshfield, MO. His
discovery and development of the concept of an expanding universe has
been described as the “most spectacular astronomical discover”
of the 20th century. As a tribute, the Hubble Space Telescope,
deployed April 25, 1990, form a US Space Shuttle Discovery, was named
for him. The Hubble Space Telescope with a 240-centimeter mirror, was
to allow astronomers to see farther into space than they had ever seen
from telescopes on Earth. Hubble died at San Marino, CA, September 29,
it is a national holiday in Mexico. Francisco I. Madero launched a social
revolution in Mexico.
of trumpet player Franc Williams, McConnels Mills, MA
“Swede “ Myerhofer landed his plane and christened the first
airport owned by a city, Tucson Municipal Airport, located east of Tucson,
of trumpet player Joe Guy, Birmingham, AL Died, 1962.
Garrett T Morgan patents the traffic signal.
of the “Cleveland Call” newspaper, he became a wealthy
and also holds many patents for many inventions.
of Robert Kennedy, the US Senator and younger brother of John F. Kennedy
( thirty-fifth president), Brookline, MA. History shows him as the only
US Senator to also have a brother who was president. It is thought President
George Bush will name the new justice building after him. Robert Kennedy
was killed by Sirhan Sirhan while campaigning for the presidential nomination.
When I worked at ABC-TV West Coast News, I covered the afternoon Sirhan
trail, seating only a few feet from him. I had interviewed both Kennedy
brothers as a newsman.
of singer June Christy.
American Telegraph and Telephone Company introduced the first teletype
commercial service. Messages were typed on tape and transmitted automatically
to a central office and retransmitted to their destinations. The charges
were based on the time required to transmit each message, , not on the
number of words.
The US began it during the night by attacking the Gilbert Islands, particularly
the islets of Betio and Makin. The Japanese had heavily fortified the
Tarawa chain of atolls, especially Tarawa, with pillboxes, blockhouses
and ferroconcrete bombproof. In the eight days it took the 5th Amphibious
Corps, 2nd Marine Division and the 27th Infantry Division to take the
Tarawa and Makin Islands, 1,000 US soldiers were killed and 2.311 wounded.
The Japanese loss was tallied at 4,700 men killed, 17 wounded captured
and 129 Koreans surrendered. The US public, who through censorship previously
had been kept in the dark about the human cost of the war, was appalled
by casualty figures and photographs from the battle offensive against
Japan in the Central Pacific (Operation Galvanic).
Les Brown, with Doris Day, records “ Sentimental Journey.”
International Military Tribunal begins trying German war criminals at
Nuremberg. The trial, which lasted 78 days, attempted to hold Nazi and
German military officials accountable for atrocities including the massacre
of 30,000 Russians during the German invasion and the massacre of at least
50,000 people in the Warsaw Ghetto. Twenty-four defendants were tried,
including Hermann Goering, the designated successor to Hitler, and Rudolf
Hess, Hitler's personal secretary. All defendants pleaded not guilty to
the charges. When one of the defendants demanded that an anti-Semitic
lawyer represent him, an ex-Nazi was assigned to his defense. Because
of the mountains of evidence and the many languages spoken by the defendants
and prosecutors, the trial was beset with logistical problems. During
the proceedings, Rudolf Hess feigned amnesia to escape responsibility.
Though many expected the most excitement to arise from the cross-examination
of Hermann Goering, his testimony was a letdown: he was even attacked
by his fellow defendants for refusing to take responsibility for anything.
Twenty-one defendants were convicted: 12 were sentenced to hang, and the
rest were sent to prison. One man escaped the hanging by remaining at
large while Goering escaped by committing suicide first. On October 16,
1946, 10 Nazi officials were hanged.
the first session of the German war crimes trials , known as the Nuremberg
Trials, started at Berlin this day in 1945 with indictments against 24
former Nazi leaders. Twelve were sentenced, one committed suicide during
the trial, and another was excused because of his physical and mental
condition. The trial lasted more than ten months.
- The first network presentation of "Meet the Press" aired on NBC-TV (consisting
of two stations). The panel interview program became the longest-running
series on network television. Today the interviewing is by one man, Tim
Russert, and “If this is Sunday, it Must be Meet the Press....Go,
Because of You - Tony Bennett
Down Yonder - Del Wood
Slow Poke - Pee Wee King
Sin (It’s No) - Eddy Howard
struggling Frank Sinatra agrees to a screen test for a role in From
Here to Eternity. The movie will win him an Academy Award for Best
Supporting Actor and revive his flagging career. Frank Sinatra was born
in New Jersey in 1915. He formed a singing quartet in his teens; the group
won a popular radio talent show in 1935 and began touring small nightclubs.
In 1940, Sinatra joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and began topping the
charts. Sinatra soon became a popular screen actor, but after his vocal
chords suffered damage in 1952, his career took a drastic downturn. His
talent agency dropped him, and he had to plead with movie producers to
cast him, agreeing to do screen tests despite the fact that he was already
a well-known performer. He won the role in From Here to Eternity
(1953) but was paid only $8,000. However, the role and the Academy Award
he won helped resurrect his career.
Mr. Blue - The Fleetwoods
Don’t You Know - Della Reese
Heartaches by the Number - Guy Mitchell
Country Girl - Faron Young
of the naval blockage of Cuba was announced by President Kennedy, following
assurances by Premier Khrushchev that ll Soviet jet bombers in Cuba would
be removed within 30 days.
executive order prohibiting racial discrimination in housing built or
purchased with federal funds was signed by President Kennedy.
- "Cabaret" opened on Broadway for the first of 1,166 stellar performances.
Joel Gray starred in the hugely successful musical that is an adaptation
of both the play, "I Am a Camera", and the novel, "Goodbye to Berlin".
To Sir with Love - Lulu
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Incense and Peppermints - Strawberry Alarm Clock
It’s the Little Things - Sonny James
the United States, Seymour Hersh, an independent investigative journalist,
files a second My Lai story based on interviews with Michael Terry and
Michael Bernhardt, who served under 1st Lt. William Calley during the
action that was later dubbed the My Lai massacre. Also on this day, the
Cleveland Plain Dealer published explicit photos of the dead at
My Lai. The American public was stunned. Hersh broke the story earlier
in the month, describing how soldiers from the American Division conducting
a sweep of My Lai indiscriminately shot people as they ran from their
huts, and then systematically rounded up the survivors, allegedly leading
them to a ditch where they were executed per Calley's orders.
Despite the fact that an Army board of inquiry found that 30 persons either
participated in the atrocity or knew of it and failed to do anything,
only 14 were charged with crimes. All eventually had their charges dismissed
or were acquitted, except Calley, who was found guilty of murdering 22
civilians and was sentenced to life imprisonment. His sentence was reduced
twice and William Calley gained parole in November 1974.
Island Girl - Elton John
Who Loves You - Four Seasons
That’s the Way (I like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - Waylon Jennings
Woody Herman Band plus alumni play Carnegie Hall on their 40th
anniversary ( RCA BGL2-2203)
first transfusion of artificial blood took place at the University of
Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, MN. The patient was a Jehovah’s
Witness who on religious grounds refused a transfusion of real blood.
Dr. Robert Anderson injected the patient with Fluosol, an artificial blood
substitute developed in Japan.
the University of California football team defeated Stanford University,
25-20, on a most unusual last play. Stanford was ahead, 20-19, and had
to kick off with only a few seconds left. The Cal players knew that if
any of them were tackled, the game would be over. They began a unscripted
series of five laterals that landed them in the end zone after they dodged
all the Stanford players and the Stanford band which had rushed onto the
field prematurely. The Stanford band today is quite unique and iconoclast,
it is said due to this event of losing the game because they came on the
field too early
celebration of the “victory.” 1984 - The largest crowd to
see the unveiling of a Hollywood Walk-of-Fame star turned out as Michael
Jackson got his piece of the sidewalk right in front of Mann’s Chinese
Theatre in Los Angeles. ‘The Gloved One’ became star number
1,793 on the famed walk
All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
One of a Kind Pair of Fools - Barbara Mandrell
Due to his unruly behavior toward the umpires in Game 4 of the ALCS, Roger
'the Rocket' Clemens is suspended for the first five games of the 1991
season and is fined $10,000.
Cream - Prince & The N.P.G.
Can’t Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams
When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton
Shameless - Garth Brooks
A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks set an NBA record for consecutive games
played, 907, when he took the floor for the Mavericks’ game against
the Golden State Warriors. Green began his streak on November 19,1986,
when he played for the Los Angeles Lakers. It continued as he moved to
the Phoenix Suns and then to the Mavericks. his accomplishment was noted
with an elaborate halftime ceremony that included appearances by Randy
Smith, the man whose record Green broke, and baseball’s iron man,
Ichiro Suzuki becomes only the second player in major league history to
win the Most Valuable player Award in the same year as being selected
Rookie of the Year. The 28-year- old Mariner outfielder joins Red Sox
freshman outfielder Fred Lynn, who accomplished the feat in 1975, as the
only other rookie to win the MVP.