Thursday, July 24, 2014

It's Thursday












It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 24th, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

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Defenseman Sarich stable after cycling accident.

Booth joins Maple Leafs to 'revive my career.'

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Michael Richards (Kramer on Seinfeld) is 65. Kristin Chenoweth is 46. Jennifer Lopez is 45. Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson on Mad Men) is 32. Anna Paquin (True Blood, X-Men movies) is 32.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos looks at the new Tampa Bay Lightning roster and believes they have a legitimate chance to contend for the Stanley Cup.

Read the rest here.

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Richard M. Hoe patented the rotary-type printing press on this date in 1847.

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Regina, SK. -- Rod Pedersen goes 6 rounds with CFL.ca to look at the rough start to the Riders season, and how they'll look to bounce back against the Argos in week 5.

Read the rest here.

The Riders were off last weekend. Their next action is this coming Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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On this date in 1866, Tennessee became the first state to be readmitted to the Union after the U.S. Civil War.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 5.

Stephen: Stamps must venture on without Cornish.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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The Great Texas Mosquito Festival begins today in Clute, Texas. It includes the Mr. and Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest, the Mosquito Calling Contest, and the Skeeter Beaters Baby Crawling Contest.

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Tampa, FL. -- If you can't tell the story of a Buccaneer season without mentioning one particular player, above all others, than he is the Defining Player of that campaign...We've chosen one for every year.

Read the rest here.

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A British supermarket has become England's first retail outlet to remove itself from the power grid. It uses a special process that generates its electricity from the store's waste. The store, in other words, is powered by rotten food. [Like any typical school cafeteria.]

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St. Louis, MO. -- With each pitch Alex Cobb tossed in the muggy St. Louis air during his pre-start bullpen session Tuesday, there was frustration and dread about the start that awaited him some 24 hours later.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1933, the first broadcast of "The Romance of Helen Trent" was heard on radio. 7,222 episodes were aired.

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Philadelpphia, PA. -- Known for their energy and durability, Hunter Pence and Madison Bumgarner looked ready Wednesday night to tow the Giants into October.

Read the rest here.

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Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ended their team on this date in 1956. They ended the partnership a decade after it began on July 25, 1946.

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Run, Jimmy, run!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going out for dinner, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1965 - 
Elvis Presley's single "(Such An) Easy Question" hit #11 in the U.S. 

1967 - The Elvis Presley movie "Double Trouble" premiered.


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The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1969.

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Today in Beatles History:


1966 - 
All four Beatles and Brian Epstein signed a petition that called for the legalization of marijuana. 

1971 - The Beatles' "Help!" hit #33 in the U.K. 

1976 - The Beatles single "Back In The USSR" hit #19 in the U.K. 

1976 - The Beatles single "Got To Get You Into My Life" hit #7 in the U.S. 

1978 - The movie "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY. 

2001 - The 3 disc box set "Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band" was released. 

2012 - The Beatles iTunes LP "Tomorrow Never Knows" was released for a limited time.


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In England David Rainsford is locked in a fight with his optician. David lost his right eye when he was 14 and now, at age 44, he's battling with his optician over the price of his eye tests. David feels that, since he has just one eye, he shouldn't pay the same price as those with two eyes. When David asked for a policy change he was told it's the same price to test one eye as it is for two.


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Today in Sports History:


1978 - 
Billy Martin was fired for the first of three times as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team. 

1984 - Terry Bradshaw retired from the National Football League. 

2005 - Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France. 


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ON TELEVISION: SEASON PREMIERE: PROJECT RUNWAY - In the 13th season premiere, the designers learn that there is another audition they must pass to be accepted on the show. Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen return as judges, and Tim Gunn returns as the designers' mentor. (9p ET, Lifetime)


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Coming Up:




Tonight --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 1:05pm EDT

Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT


Saturday --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 10:00pm EDT


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07pm EDT



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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.





Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's Wednesday












It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 23rd, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.

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NBC Sports Group announces 2014-15 schedule.

Dubas joins Maple Leafs as assistant GM.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Edie McClurg (Mr. Rooney's secretary Grace in Ferris Bueller's Day Off) is 63. Woody Harrelson is 53. Alison Krauss is 43. Daniel Radcliffe is 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will be featured on national TV five times during the 2014-15 season as announced by NBC Sports Group on Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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The first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts on this date in 1715.

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Roster for 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Unveiled
Eleven Players Return From Gold-Medal Winning
2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Hockey announced today the 17-member roster for the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. The squad was selected following a two-day tryout, July 12-13, that included 52 players in Williamsville, New York. The group includes 11 returnees from the gold-medal winning 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team.
Goaltender Steve Cash (Overland, Mo.) is back for his 10th season with Team USA. He backstopped the U.S. to gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
On defense, Team USA welcomes back Tyler Carron (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Nikko Landeros(Johnstown, Colo.). Additionally, Josh Pauls (Green Brook, N.J.) moves to the blue line after spending time as a forward in recent seasons. Both Landeros and Pauls are two-time Paralympic gold medalists.
Seven forwards return from the 2014 U.S. Paralympic Team, including Declan Farmer (Tampa, Fla.), who was voted 2014 Best Male Paralympian by the International Paralympic Committee. He is joined by Dan McCoy (Cheswick, Pa.), Kevin McKee (Davenport, Iowa), two-time Paralympic gold medalist Adam Page (Lancaster, N.Y.), Paul Schaus (Buffalo, N.Y.), Josh Sweeney (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Brody Roybal (Northlake, Ill.).
The newcomers to the 2014-15 roster are goaltender Kyle Huckaby (Port Author, Texas); defensemen Sam Mumper (Dublin, Ohio) and Billy Hanning (Festus, Mo.); and forwards Chris Douglas (Saint Cloud, Fla.), Luke McDermott (Fort Worth, Texas) and Josh Misiewicz (La Grange, Ill.). Huckaby, Mumper, Hanning, Douglas and Misiewicz were members of the 2013-14 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team.

For the complete U.S. National Sled Team roster, click here.
Head coach Jeff Sauer (Madison, Wis.) begins his fourth season at the helm for the U.S. National Sled Team.
The roster for the 2014-15 U.S. National Developmental Sled Hockey Team was determined today as well. The squad trains regularly with the U.S. National Team.

For the complete U.S. National Developmental Sled Team roster, click here.
Notes: The 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship will be hosted by USA Hockey at the HARBORCENTER in Buffalo, N.Y. The tournament will run April 24-May 2. The rest of Team USA's schedule will be released at a later date … Dan Brennan (Colorado Springs, Colo.), director of sled and inline national teams for USA Hockey, is serving as the general manager of the 2014-15 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. Additional staff members include team physician Mike Uihlein (Grafton, Wis.), athletic trainer Mike Cortese (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and equipment manager Joel Isaacson (Houghton, Mich.) …Mike MacMillan (Buffalo, Minn.), USA Hockey's national coach-in-chief, is the head coach of the U.S. National Developmental Sled Team. Former U.S. Paralympic Team members Kip St. Germaine (East Falmouth, Mass.) and Mike Blabac (Hamburg, N.Y.) are serving as associate head coach and assistant coach, respectively. Jeremy Kennedy (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey manager of membership and disabled hockey, is the general manager. Rett Talbot(Delray Beach, Fla.) and Bill Sandberg (Parker, Colo.) are serving as physiotherapist and equipment manager for the U.S. National Developmental Team.


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The first swimming school in the U.S. opened in Boston, MA on this date in 1827.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders today announced the signing of international running back Will Ford.

Read the rest here.

The Riders were off this past weekend. Their next action is this coming Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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On this date in 1829, William Burt patented the typographer, which was the first typewriter.

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Video: Bighill Mic'd Up vs Montreal.

Cauz: In praise of Chris Jones and the Eskimos.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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46 billion: Estimated spending, in dollars, by students and parents on back-to-school college necessities. Things like bedding, microwaves and mini-fridges, gadgets, etc.

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Tampa, FL. -- Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.

Read the rest here.

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Beginning in late August, FXX will air a 12-day 24-hour-a-day marathon of all 500-plus episodes of the Simpsons in chronological order. [So there is an upside to being unemployed.]

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St. Louis, MO. -- The answer from Rays manager Joe Maddon was cliche, but after a disastrous start to the season, it has been the best way for a team once lacking hope to rise to prominence.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1904, The ice cream cone was invented by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.

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Philadelpphia, PA. -- The Giants received a big reward for their extra labor Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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Samsung is introducing a 105-inch curved television that's priced at $120,000. A Samsung "Field Engineer" will also visit your house to help you sit it up.

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Good hit Jimmy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as having two appointments in one day, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1966 - 
Elvis Presley's "Love Letters" hit #19 in the U.S.


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The "Telstar" communications satellite sent the first live TV broadcast to Europe on this date in 1962.

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Today in Beatles History:


1964 - 
The Beatles participated in the charity event called "Night of a Hundred Stars." 

1965 - The Beatles single "Help!"/"I'm Down" was released in the United Kingdom. 

2001 - Paul McCartney proposed to Heather Mills. The marriage was planned to take place in 2002.


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In an experiment, five Paris hotels have launched a plan allowing guests to "pay what you want". The three- and four-star hotels are a little away from the city's tourist centers and hope the novel idea will increase business. The owners of the hotels are optimistic and confident that clients will not abuse the plan.


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Today in Sports History:


1969 - 
U.S. Vice President Spiro Agnew threw out the first ball at the major league All-Star Game. 

1972 - Eddie Merckx of Belgium won his fourth consecutive Tour de France bicycling competition. 

1985 - Oddibe McDowell became the first Texas Ranger player to hit for the cycle. 

2000 - Lance Armstrong won his second Tour de France. 

2000 - Tiger Woods became the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open. He was 24. 

2009 - Mark Buehrle (Chicago White Sox) pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history. The Sox beat Tampa Bay 5-0. 


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An Irish pub in Ireland (Waterville) is being criticized for a sign on its door reading, "No Bus/Coach tours or loud American's. Thank you." A local business association has responded to the incident, claiming that the sign in the pub "in no way represents the views of the Waterville business community as a whole."


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Coming Up:




Tonight --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT


Thursday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 1:05pm EDT


Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT


Saturday --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 10:00pm EDT


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07pm EDT



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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.





Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 22nd, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

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Slovakia exhibition games to honor Demitra's legacy.

Ekblad learns lessons from Panthers prospect camp.

Visit the official league website, http://www.nhl.com.

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Today's Birthdays: Game show host Alex Trebek is 74. Don Henley (The Eagles) is 67. David Spade is 50. Selena Gomez is 22.

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Tampa, FL. -- Did you know that Brian Boyle has 12 siblings? Now you do. Learn six things about the Bolts new center....

Read the rest here.

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The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date in 1376.

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Regina, SK. -- They’re not mad in the Rider Nation.

Read the rest here.

The Riders were off this past weekend. Their next action is this coming Saturday, July 26th, when they host the Toronto Argonauts, in a rematch of their week two game, won by Toronto 48-15. Game time at Mosaic Stadium is 10:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen calling all the action. Catch the broadcast on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN2.

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A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina on this date in 1587. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances.

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Top 10 Plays of Week 4.

Having a Ball: Ottawa fans make early impression on club.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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NEW ON DVD - Released July 22

Heaven is For Real
Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club
Sabotage
Transcendence
Make Your Move
Angriest Man in Brooklyn
Wahlburgers: Season 1
Xena: Warrior Princess - Season 5

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Tampa, FL. -- Chapter two of Derrick Brooks' Hall of Fame Journey focuses on his recruitment to Florida State and his eventual run to the National Championship.

Read the rest here.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West spend $500,000 on a body double for their daughter North. [So, sometimes when you think that you're looking at a photo of North, you're actually looking at a veteran Hollywood stuntman named Butch.]

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St. Louis, MO. -- You may have noticed that the Tampa Bay Rays are in town. And you may have heard that should they sell off assets, the Cardinals would be interested in left-handed pitcher David Price.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1796, Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleaveland.

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Philadelpphia, PA. -- Baseball people often say of a promising hitter, "His bat will play," meaning that despite his various flaws, he'll force his way into the lineup on the strength of his hitting.

Read the rest here.

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During the Tour de France Saturday Arnaud Demare of France encountered some gastronomical discomfort during the 14th stage. Luckily, some fans in this sport have RVs. Demare simply pulled over, leaned his bike against the RV, and hopped inside to use the bathroom.

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Get ready to hit Jimmy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as letting the dog out to do his "thing," isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:


1968 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Charro." 

1969 - The recording "Elvis," of the NBC-TV special, was certified gold by the RIAA. 

1972 - The album "Elvis As Recorded At Madison Square Garden" hit #3 in the U.K. 

2003 - Lisa Marie Presley was a guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". She did not perform on the show. 

2004 - Lisa Marie Presley was the featured guest on Soundstage!


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The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean on this date in 2009.

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Today in Beatles History:


1967 - 
The Beatles song "All You Need Is Love" hit #1 in the U.K. 

1988 - The worldwide release of "The Beatles Decca Sessions" was prevented by lawyers working for the remaining Beatles and Yoko Ono. 

1997 - Yoko Ono's album "A Story" was released. 

2003 - John Lennon's album "Imagine" was released on a gold disc.


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Police in Iceland (Reykjavik) arrested a man for the 14th time in two weeks as he attempted to steal from a store. The man has been bungling store burglaries every night for two weeks, and has been busted stealing food from hotel restaurants. Sadly, police say the thief is also accused of being rude to employees of the stores and hotels he stole or attempted to steal from.


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Today in Sports History:


1909 - 
At Huntington Avenue Grounds, Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) stole three bases in one inning. 

1926 - At Mitchell Field in New York, Babe Ruth caught a ball that had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet. 

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

1991 - Desiree Washington, a Miss Black America contestant, charged she'd been raped by boxer Mike Tyson in an Indianapolis hotel room. Tyson was later convicted of rape and served 3 years in prison. 

2002 - A judge issued a gag order in Allen Iverson's assault case. He said that he wanted to "buffer" prosecutors and defense attorneys from intense media coverage. 

2002 - Lawyers for former NFL player Rae Carruth (Carolina Panthers) filed an appeal on his murder conspiracy conviction. 

2005 - The NHL's board of governors voted 30-0 to pass the cap-based collective bargaining agreement that the players' association had approved the previous day. The deal ended the 310-day lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season. 


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DARK KNIGHT LEGO TUMBLER COMING FOR CHRISTMAS - The Tumbler from Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy will be getting the LEGO treatment. The coolest Batmobile ever will have 1,869 pieces and be 15 inches long.


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Coming Up:


Tonight --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 8:15pm EDT


Wednesday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 7:15pm EDT


Thursday --


MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 1:05pm EDT


Friday --


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:15pm EDT


Saturday --


Nascar Nationwide Series -- Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4:30pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 7:10pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 9:05pm EDT


CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts 10:00pm EDT


Sunday --


Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 at the Brickyard 1:00pm EDT


MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox 1:40pm EDT


MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 8:07pm EDT


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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow.




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Jimmy's Seventh Birthday!

Countdown to Beaver Football

Countdown To Saskatchewan Roughriders Football

Countdown to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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