Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Morning Meissnervations













It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 28th, the 87th day of 2011. There are 278 days left in the year.

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Pens top Panthers in fourth straight shootout win.

Ladd's shootout goal lifts Thrashers past Senators.

Schneider stellar as Canucks earn 50th win.

Bruins clinch playoff spot by edging Flyers.

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Today's birthdays: Actress Dianne Wiest (Hannah & Her Sisters, Law & Order) is 63; actor/comedian Vince Vaughn (The Break-Up, Dodgeball, Wedding Crashers) is 41; beauty queen and TV personality Shanna Moakler is 36; actress Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You, the Bourne films) is 30; singer Lady Gaga (real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) is 25.


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Fighting Saints clinch first-round bye in USHL playoffs.

Reilly twins enjoy successful season.

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Two cakes will be served at the royal wedding reception and guests will have Prince William to thank for it. His favorite 'chocolate biscuit cake' will be served and will feature more than 30 pounds of chocolate.

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2011 CFL Schedule is here.

Donate to the Tony Proudfoot Fund.

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

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The playground is fun!



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The NFL's oldest cheerleader is going to have a movie made of her life story. Laura Vikmanis is 42 and the mother of two teenagers. No movie title or released date yet.

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Today in Elvis History:

1958 - Elvis Presley arrived at Fort Hood, TX, for basic training. He was stationed there for six months.

1964 - Elvis Presley's "It Hurts Me" hit #29 in the U.S.

2005 - Lisa Marie Presley appeared on television's "Oprah."

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According to a new survey, 85% of women say they flirt to get a discount.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum in London unveiled its wax version of the Beatles.

1964 - The Beatles single "I Saw Her Standing There" was #1 in Australia. They also held the next five spots with other singles.

1966 - Ringo Starr and George Harrison attended a Roy Orbison concert in Walthamstow, England.

1970 - The Beatles single "Hey Jude" hit #2 in the U.S.

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 A large supply of yellow rubber ducks intended for a fund-raising event has been stolen from a police academy in suburban Chicago. Some 2,500 ducks went missing.

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Today in Sports History:

1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard (Montreal Canadiens) became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season. Richard scored 50 goals in 50 games.

1963 - Sonny Werblin announced that the New York Titans of the American Football League was changing its name to the New York Jets.

1990 - Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George Bush.

2002 - Former NFL player Dexter Manley was sentenced to two years in jail for evidence tampering. He had been convicted for attempting to swallow cocaine he was carrying and then failed to meet with his probation officer.

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner had the middle toe on his right foot amputated due to frostbite. He had been stranded overnight in Wyoming on February 14.

2002 - Eric Cairns (New York Islanders) was suspended by the NHL for two games. The previous night Cairns had punched Radek Bonk (Ottawa Senators).

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The coffee giant Starbucks turns 40 Wednesday.

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FONTANA, Calif. -- Hometown boy (finally) makes good.
Kevin Harvick, who grew up in Bakersfield -- about 150 miles from Auto Club Speedway -- needed a last-lap pass of Jimmie Johnson to win for the first time at the 2-mile track, in his 18th attempt.
Harvick won Sunday's Auto Club 400, powering his No. 29 Chevrolet to the outside of Johnson's No. 48 Chevy through Turns 3 and 4 and beating Johnson to the finish line by .144 seconds.
Read the rest here.











FONTANA, Calif. -- Kyle Busch drove it like he stole it over the final 13 laps at Auto Club Speedway, because that’s exactly what happened in Saturday’s Royal Purple 300 Nationwide Series race.
About the only thing he didn’t get was a grand larceny charge.
Thanks to a two-tire call with 13 laps left, Busch exited the pits with a five-second lead over runner-up Carl Edwards and won a race in a No. 18 Toyota that was, at best, a third-place car.
Read the rest here.
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Sources say a big chunk of Elizabeth Taylor's $600 million estate will go to two AIDS charities.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There are multiple advantages to starting on the front row on IZOD IndyCar Series road/street courses. In the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, one was avoiding the seven-car blockade in Turn 1 of the first lap.
Dario Franchitti and pole sitter Will Power were among those who kept their cars' noses clean at the start and subsequent side-by-side restarts through 100 laps on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit by the bay, and that's the way they completed the season opener.
Read the rest here.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was the No. 1 weekend movie with $24.4 million. Sucker Punch opened in second. Jake Gyllenhaal's Source Code opens Friday.
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Coming Up: 

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Ottawa Senators at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Pittsburgh Penguins at Tampa Bay Lightning 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT

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

Saturday --


NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Minnesota Wild 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 4:10pm EDT


MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7:10pm EDT


Sunday --

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Virginia 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 1:40pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks 7:00pm EDT

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

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