Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's Thursday



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

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Today is January 13th, the 13th day of 2011. There are 352 days left in the year.

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Penguins snap slump by beating Canadiens.

Roloson leads Lightning past Caps.

Blackhawks shut down Avs.

Ducks flatten struggling Blues.

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Today's Birthdays: Actor Richard Moll (Bull on Night Court) is 68; golfer Mark O'Meara (won The Masters and the US Open in 1998) is 54; actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine) is 50; actor Patrick Dempsey (Grey's Anatomy, Enchanted, Valentine's Day) is 45; screenwriter Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy) is 41; actor Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean films) is 34.

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Former Stars defensemen makes NHL debut.

Improved Stampede aim high.

USHL officials take big stage.

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Today is National Peach Melba Day.

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Als acquire Mike Labinjo from Stamps.

Cookie Gilchrist dies at 75 after battle with cancer.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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A northern Idaho woman won the other half of that $380 million Mega Millions jackpot. Her name is Holly Lahti and she bought her ticket in Post Falls, Idaho.

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Here's the NFL Wild Card Round schedule:

At Seattle Seahawks 41, New Orleans Saints 36

New York Jets 17 at Indianapolis Colts 16

Baltimore Ravens 30 at Kansas City Chiefs 7

Green Bay Packers 21 at Philadelphia Eagles 16

Here's the NFL Divisional Round Schedule:

Sat Jan 15th 4:30pm Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sat Jan 15th 8:00pm Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons

Sun Jan 16th 1:00pm Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Sun Jan 16th 4:30pm New York Jets at New England Patriots

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The numbers have been added up and the top U.S. news story of 2010 was the weakened economy. The number two story of 2010 was the midterm election season, followed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - Elvis Presley recorded "Mean Woman Blues" and "That’s When Your Heartaches Begin" and "(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)" in Hollywood.

1961 - The movie "Flaming Star" opened in London.

1978 - Elvis Presley's single "My Way" was certified gold by the RIAA.

2001 - TV Guide issued a set of commemorative Elvis Presley covers.

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The former homeless man with the golden radio voice, Ted Williams, is in rehab thanks to some help from Dr. Phil.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 -The Beatles released "I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There" in the U.S. It was their first American single.

1966 - Ringo Starr and John Lennon left England on a vacation to Trinidad.

1969 - The Beatles released the album "Yellow Submarine" in the U.S.

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A New Mexico man is suing his neighbors, claiming their dog caused $2,000 worth of damage to a car. The man claims the dog chomped on his Volvo's bumper.

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Today in Sports History:

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored 73 points against the Chicago Bulls.

1968 - Bill Masterson (Minnesota North Stars) was injured when he was checked into the boards. He died two days later. He was the first casualty in the NHL.

1983 - The Quebec Nordiques played their 251st NHL game without being shutout.

1984 - Wayne Gretzky extended his NHL consecutive scoring streak to 45 games.

1986 - The NCAA adopted the controversial "Proposal 48," which set standards for Division 1 freshman eligibility.

1995 - A collective bargaining agreement was ratified by NHL players.

1998 - The NFL completed a $9.2 billion deal to keep "Monday Night Football" on ABC and the entire Sunday night cable package for ESPN.

1999 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) announced his retirement from the NBA.

2003 - The NHL's Buffalo Sabres filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

2005 - Major League Baseball adopted a steroid-testing program that suspended first-time offenders for 10 days and randomly tested players year-round.

2005 - The NFL fined Randy Moss (Minnesota Vikings) $10,000 for pretending to pull down his pants and moon the Green Bay Packer crowd during a playoff win the previous weekend.

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CareerBuilder has again talked to hiring managers about dumb things people do during job interviews. One of the most common mistakes candidates make is answering a cell-phone call or text!

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New Jersey Devils 7:30pm EST

Saturday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs East Coast Eagles 1:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

MJHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:00pm EST

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

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