Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's Tuesday















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

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Today is February 14th, the 45th day of 2012. There are 321 days left in the year. (This is a leap year.)

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Penner a purveyor of pancakes to benefit charity.

Hip problems bring end to Comrie's playing career.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actress Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch) is 78; New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is 70; Magician/illusionist Teller (Penn & Teller) is 64; Actor Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Scotty in Star Trek 2009) is 42.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning, 7-2-2 in their past 11 games as they chase an Eastern Conference playoff spot, are on home ice tonight against the Ottawa Senators.

Read the preview here.

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World AG Expo Week starts today. Also, today is the beginning of: National Condom Week (Linky Link), National Nestbox Week and NCCDP Alzheimer's and Dementia Staff Education Week.

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Ferris State University New No. 1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine 
Men's College Hockey Poll

USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2011-12 Men's College Hockey Poll - #19
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2011-12 RecordWeeks in Top 15
1Ferris State University, 476 (20)
5
20-8-4
14
2Boston University, 446 (4)
2
17-9-1
16
3University of Minnesota Duluth, 443 (3)
3
19-7-4
19
4Boston College, 418 (6)
4
18-10-1
19
5University of Michigan, 366 (1)
6
18-10-4
15
6UMass Lowell, 335
7
19-8-0
7
7University of Minnesota, 310
1
19-11-1
18
8Union College, 251
11
17-6-7
17
9Merrimack College, 223
8
15-7-6
18
10University of Denver, 209
14
17-9-4
18
11University of Maine, 166
12
17-9-3
4
12Cornell University, 156
13
13-6-6
9
13University of Notre Dame, 80
9
16-13-3
19
14Colorado College, 59
10
15-11-2
19
15University of North Dakota, 48
15
16-11-2
7
Others receiving votes: Michigan State University, 42; Colgate University, 12; Ohio State University, 12; Miami University, 9; Northern Michigan University, 9; United States Air Force Academy, 4; University of Nebraska Omaha, 3; Western Michigan University, 3.
NOTES: The Hockey East Association and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association led all conferences with five ranked teams, while the Central Collegiate Hockey Association had three ranked teams and ECAC Hockey had two ranked programs ... A total of 23 teams received votes.
ABOUT THE POLL: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the five NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely distributed hockey magazine in the world.

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Extraterrestrial Culture Day, Ferris Wheel Day, Frederick Douglass Day (Linky Link), Pet Theft Awareness Day (Linky Link), Library Lover Day, National Have a Heart Day, National Condom Day, (World) Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day, League of Women Voter's Day, National Women's Heart Day, National Call-in Single Day, Race Relations Day, National Donor Day, Quirky Alone Day, Valentine's Day and World Marriage Day are all today. (Wow, what a busy day!)

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Argos sign Marc Parenteau, release Lysack.

Riders preparing to dive into free-agent pool.

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

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ON DVD TODAY - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I (released Friday, February 11); The Rum Diary (Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi); Human Centipede II: Full Sequence; Take Shelter (Michael Shannon).

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Jimmy smooches the "Big Standley."

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The 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue comes out today.

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - RCA informed Elvis Presley that they would exercise their option to extend the term of his contract. The current contract was to expire on October 15, 1961, the new contract was scheduled to expire on October 15, 1966.

1966 - The principle photography for the Elvis Presley movie "Spinout" began.

1975 - Elvis Presley was discharged from the hospital. He was admitted on January 29.

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At Toy Fair 2012, Hasbro showed some of its classic board games -- Battleship, Monopoly, and The Game of Life -- linked up with the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch to add multimedia interactivity. After purchasing the game, you download the game's app to your iPad and place it on your game board. Each game piece is individually identified by the iPad so it can track players' progress in the game. For Battleship lovers all of the game is played right on iPad.

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Today in Beatles History:

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on "The Mike Douglas Show."

2003 - In Sydney, Australia, police recovered reel-to-reel tapes that had apparently been recorded by the Beatles. The tapes were believed to have been stolen from the Abbey Road Studios in 1969.

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At its peak MySpace had 75 million unique users. When it was bought in a fire sale in 2010, that number was at 33 million and dropping. Since December, when the company introduced a new music player, sign-ups have jumped. MySpace on Monday announced that more than one million new users had joined the growing service.

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Today in Sports History:

1934 - The NHL held its first All-Star Game as a benefit for injured NHL star Ace Bailey. Toronto played against a team of All-Stars from the seven other teams in the league.

1966 - Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN, became the first high school, male athlete to be pictured on the cover of "Sports Illustrated".

1966 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers set a National Basketball Association record when he reached a career high of 20,884 points after seven NBA seasons.

1966 - CBS bought the rights to the NFL's 1966 and 1967 Championship Games for $2 million per game.

1977 - Al Hill (Philadelphia Flyers) scored five points, 2 goals and 3 assists, in his first NHL game.

1979 - Twenty-year-old rookie, Don Maloney (New York Rangers) scored his first goal in the National Hockey League. It came on his first NHL shot.

1988 - Bobby Allison became the oldest driver to win NASCAR's Daytona 500.

1989 - Mike Tyson and Robin Givens were divorced.

1990 - Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) ended his 46-game scoring streak. The streak was the second-longest in NHL history.

2002 - Greco Roman wrestler Rulon Gardner was stranded 17 hours outside in temperatures that reached 25 below zero. When he was found his body temperature was 88 and his feet were frozen. On March 28, 2002, Gardner had the middle two toes on his right foot amputated due to frostbite.

2003 - A Florida judge issued a warrant for the arrest of Jose Canseco. Canseco had violated his probation that stemmed from a nightclub brawl in 2001. On March 17, he was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years of probation.

2004 - Sean Burke (Philadelphia Flyers) got his 300th win. Burke was the 20th goalie to reach the milestone.

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What is stressing you out right now. If you're a guy, you're most likely stressed out about your job. If you're a woman, you're most likely stressed out about money, and family, and friends, and world hunger, and... you get the idea. Men stress about work; women stress over life.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:00pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am EST

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

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