This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
There are several references to CATALINA_BASE in the tomcat-docs section of your Tomcat installation. cgi-howto.html class-loader-howto.html and a whole bunch of other howto.html files mention it. Bill