Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Thursday

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


Today is January 19th, the 19th day of 2012. There are 347 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)


Hurricanes obtain Dadonov in four-player deal.

Trotz's influence remains foundation for success.

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Today's Birthdays: Singer and actress Dolly Parton is 66; TV chef Paula Deen is 65; Actress Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, 8 Simple Rules, Married With Children) is 58; Actress Jodie Sweetin (Full House) is 30.


Tampa, FL. -- While aches and pains have left the Tampa Bay Lightning looking black and blue these days, the team can take solace by adding silver into the mix too.

As in a silver lining to the team’s nagging problem of injuries, which despite serving as a cause of adversity, have also allowed General Manager Steve Yzerman and head coach Guy Boucher to assess the organization’s depth, as more and more players from the club’s top affiliate in Norfolk continue to get the call up to the NHL to fill open roster spaces

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Today is Tin Can Day, Get To Know Your Customers Day, National Popcorn Day, the first day of a two=-day celebration known as Women In Blue Jeans Day (Linky Link) and Women's Healthy Weight Day.


True Blue: O'Shea back to lead special teams.

Riders release backup QB Ryan Dinwiddie.

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A New Jersey woman gave birth to a child on a train to New York City. [Nothing like coming into the world on a Taco Bell wrapper.]


The 2011 NFL playoffs are underway. Here's the Conference Finals Week schedule:

Conference Playoffs

All times Eastern

January 22nd

Baltimore at New England 3:00pm
New York Giants at San Francisco 6:30pm


Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City patented a canning process to preserve salmon, oysters and lobsters on this date in 1825.


Look at what I've got Daddy.


Thomas Edison's first village electric lighting system using overhead wires began operation in Roselle, N.J. on this date in 1883.


Today in Elvis History:

1953 - Elvis Presley registered for the U.S. Selective Service System.

1961 - Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight" hit #1 in the U.S.


If a friend says they want to see Academy Award-front runner The Artist, keep these two things in mind: it's in black and white and it's silent. Some moviegoers in Liverpool, England have requested refunds from a theater because they didn't know the film was silent.


Today in Beatles History:

1971 - At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words "helter skelter" were written on a mirror.

1976 - The Beatles turned down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. The offer was made by rock promoter Bill Sargent.

2010 - Ringo Starr's album "Y Not" was released on vinyl. It was released on CD on January 12, 2010.


A man broke into a Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, home early Wednesday morning... and fell asleep at the dining room table. The homeowner woke up to loud snoring around 3:20 AM. When officers arrived, they noticed the suspect's pants were down to his ankles and that he was wearing pajamas underneath. And, yes, officers detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from the suspect.


Today in Sports History:

1952 - The National Football League (NFL) bought the franchise of the New York Yankees from Ted Collins. The franchise was then awarded to a group in Dallas on January 24.

1953 - Jesse Owens was named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.

1958 - The Canadian Football Council changed its name to the Canadian Football League.

1989 - President Reagan pardoned George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner was indicted on 14 criminal counts on April 5, 1974, then pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon's re-election campaign and a felony charge of obstruction of justice on August 23.

1993 - The Oakland A's unveiled a new elephant logo.

1995 - The NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix for the 1996-97 season.

1996 - The NHL announced that the Winnipeg Jets could move to Phoenix.

1997 - Ivan Rodriguez signed a deal with the Texas Rangers worth $6.65 million for one year.


Ever wonder what Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi would look like without several layers of bronzer, fake eyelashes and a permanent smoky eye? Wonder no more. The 24-year-old Jersey Shore star unveiled a makeup-free face on Twitter Wednesday, letting her natural beauty take center stage. Fans praised the MTV star's fresh-faced look, prompting the 4-foot-9 "Princess of Poughkeepsie" to express her gratitude via the social networking site.


Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Dallas Stars 8:30pm EST

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 5:15pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 8:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Phoenix Coyotes 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 11:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Atlanta Jr. Knights 2:15pm EST


That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you'll do so tomorrow too. Thanks again!

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