Monday, March 5, 2012

Monday Afternoon Meissnervations















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

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Today is March 5th, the 65th day of 2012. There are 301 days left in the year.

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Injury woes continue to plague Red Wings.

Three Stars: Miller, Kronwall, Emery earn honors.

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

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Today is the start of: American Council on Education Week, Newspaper in Education Week, National Sleep Awareness Week, National School Breakfast Week and Share A Story - Shape A Future Week.

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Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Cory Conacher to a two-year, two-way contract today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Read the rest here.

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Today is Fun Facts About Names Day and Saint Piran's Day.

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BC's Brent Johnson calls it a career.

Prospects shine as E-Camp comes to a close.

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

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On this date in 1623, the first alcohol temperance law in the colonies was enacted in Virginia.

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Look Daddy, it's Elmo!

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On this date in 1624 in the American colony of Virginia, the upper class was exempted from whipping by legislation.

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley made his first TV appearance on the "Louisiana Hayride" show.

1960 - Elvis Presley was officially honorably discharged from the Army.

1977 - Elvis Presley's single "Moody Blue" hit #31 in the U.S.

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On this date in 1750, "King Richard III" was performed in New York City. It was the first Shakespearean play to be presented in America.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - The Beatles and Brian Epstein had dinner at Oxford's Brasenose College after a day of filming scenes for "A Hard Day's Night."

1970 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the London Clinic.

1970 - John Lennon began writing songs that would appear on "Plastic Ono Band."

1996 - Yoko Ono's "Rising Mixes" was released.

2004 - It was reported that on February 24, 2004, more than 100,000 people had downloaded DJ Danger Mouse's Jay-Z/Beatles album "The Grey Album."

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On this date in 1845, the U.S. Congress appropriated $30,000 to ship camels to the western U.S.

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Today in Sports History:

1864 - In England, Oxford and Cambridge met for the first time in track and field competition.

1924 - Frank Caruana of Buffalo, NY, became the first bowler to roll two perfect games in a row.

1964 - The NFL teams purchased Ed Sabol's Blair Motion Pictures, which was renamed NFL Films.

1985 - Mike Bossy, of the New York Islanders, became the first National Hockey League player to score 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.

1991 - Reggie Miller (Indiana) began his NBA free throw streak of 52 games.

1993 - Sprinter Ben Johnson was banned from racing for life by the Amateur Athletic Association after testing positive for banned performance-enhancing substances for a second time.

1994 - Michael Adams (Washington Bullets) became the third player in NBA history to get 900 career three-point field goals.

1995 - Dennis Rodman (Chicago Bulls) was suspended by the NBA for one game after deliberately elbowing Milwaukee's Joe Wolf.

1996 - The Dallas Mavericks attempted 49 three-pointers for the fifth straight game.

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In Amarillo, TX, the first Mother's-In-Law Day was celebrated on this date in 1934.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Tuesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EST

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 5:00pm EST

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

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2:30pm 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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