Friday, February 25, 2011

It's Friday













It's Friday. Here's what's happening.

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Today is February 25th, the 56th day of 2011. There are 309 days left in the year.

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Flyers beat Islanders in OT.

Stars clip Wings.

Kessel powers surging Leafs to win in Montreal.

Blackhawks blank slumping Predators.

Canucks top struggling Blues.

Kings return home, beat Wild.

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Today's birthdays: CBS reporter Bob Schieffer is 74; former pro wrestler Ric Flair is 62; actress Téa Leoni (The Family Man, Fun with Dick and Jane) is 45; actor Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings movies, Rudy) is 40; TV host/comedian Chelsea Handler is 36; actress Rashida Jones (The Social Network, Parks and Recreation) is 35.

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Indiana Ice to celebrate charity night.

Barber shines on international stage.

Gamblers seek three-peat.

Loria new president of Herd, Pheasants.

Simon and Buccaneers capture three "Best of Des Moines 2011" awards.

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It's National Chocolate-Covered Peanut Day.

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CFL coach of year to be announced today.

Back in BC: Jarious Jackson re-signs with Lions.

2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

Visit the leagues' official website, http://www.cfl.ca/.

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Jimmy tries on Mommy's reading glasses.



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Paul McCartney is writing a score for a ballet. (No word yet on who will play the black swan -- Yoko Ono or his ex-wife.)


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Today in Elvis History:

1957 - It was announced that Elvis would receive $250,000 and 50% of the net profits for his third movie for MGM.

1961 - In Memphis, TN, Elvis Presley made his first concert appearance since 1958. During the show he was presented with a plaque by RCA to mark record sales of 76 million worldwide.

1967 - Elvis Presley's "Indescribably Blue" hit #33 in the U.S.

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The Oscars are Sunday night. Up for Best Picture: 127 Hours; Black Swan; The Fighter; Inception; The Kids Are All Right; The King's Speech; The Social Network; Toy Story 3; True Grit; Winter's Bone.

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Today in Beatles History:

1943 - This day was commonly thought to be George Harrison's birthday. In 1992, Harrison was reported to have said, "I only learned recently after all these years that the date and time of my own birth have always been off by one calendar day and about a half hour on the clock."

1963 - The Beatles released their first U.S. single "Please Please Me."

1992 - Yoko Ono's box set "Onobox" was released.

2003 - The album "Songs from the Material World - A Tribute to George Harrison" was released.

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After another radio rant by Charlie Sheen, CBS has shut down production of Two and a Half Men for the remainder of the season, according to People.com.

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Today in Sports History:

1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2.

1941 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record after going 23 games unbeaten. Their record during the stretch was 15-0-8.

1951 - The first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that baseball was the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws.

1964 - Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became heavyweight-boxing champion in an upset victory over Sonny Liston.

1978 - O.J. Simpson was a guest on "Saturday Night Live."

1981 - The Boston Bruins and the Minnesota Northstars set a record for most penalties in a game. There were 84 penalties that totaled 392 minutes.

1989 - Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, fired head coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career.

1995 - Major league baseball announced that regular season games would be played in Hawaii for the first time.

2002 - Jayson Williams, the former NBA star, surrendered to New Jersey police. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of Costas Christofi. Christofi was killed by a shotgun that was recklessly handled by Williams. Williams was released on $250,000 bail.

2005 - It was announced that the Walt Disney Co. had agreed to sell the Anaheim Mighty Ducks to billionaire Henry Samueli and his wife Susan. Samueli's company was the operator of Arrowhead Pond, the Mighty Ducks' home arena.

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Starting today (Friday) a London store is selling ice cream made from breast milk. The Icecreamists parlor is serving up a treat they call the Baby Gaga, which blends breast milk with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

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

Saturday --

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 8:00pm

Sunday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Rangers 1:00pm EST

MJHL Playoff Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Hampton Roads Junior Whalers 7:00pm (Followed immediately by deciding mini-game, if necessary)

Monday --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at New Hersey Devils 7:00pm EST

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins 7:00pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nothin' Doin'

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

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