Friday, June 22, 2012

It's Friday












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

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Today is June 22nd, the 174th day of 2012. There are 192 days left in the year.

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Tambellini won't tip hand on No. 1 pick.

Report: Staal turns down 10-year deal with Penguins.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor/singer/badass Kris Kristofferson is 76; Actress Meryl Streep is 63; Singer Cyndi Lauper is 59; Actress Amy Brenneman (Judging Amy) is 48; Author Dan Brown (The Da Vinci Code) is 48.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning will open their milestone 20th National Hockey League season on Saturday, October 13 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida against their cross-state rivals, the Florida Panthers. The Bolts will kick off their 2012-13 home schedule on Tuesday, October 16 against the New York Islanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum when captain Vincent Lecavalier is expected to play his 1,000th career NHL game.

Read the rest here.

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The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, Washington on this date in 1909.

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Kierrie Johnson delivers as Lions down Eskimos, 24-16.

Russ Jackson named to Canada's Walk of Fame.

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

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Karen Klein, the 68-year-old bus monitor who was cruelly harassed by four middle school students from Greece, New York, appeared on several talk shows Thursday to discuss the incident which occurred this past Monday. Klein said she didn't want to see the kids who tormented her charged with a crime, but still feels they should be punished for their behavior. Loads of money has been donated for her dream vacation.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders play their second preseason game of 2012 tonight, when they host the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 9:00pm EDT, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. Listen to the game on 620AM CKRM in Regina, or via the listen link on the left side of this page.

The view from Regina: Riders notes: Sinorice Moss anxious to play for the Roughriders.

The view from Calgary: Leg injury has Rambo’s status in doubt; final tuneup set for Regina.

Visit the team's official website, http://www.riderville.com.

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Today (Friday) is Take Your Dog To Work Day. [But, no, it doesn't mean you can use the carpool lane.]

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I love taking Jimmy to the Blue Jays game.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....the Johnny Blog, Jimmy shows on TV, do a little cleaning, watch the bug guy do his thing, plus anything else I can think of. How 'bout you?

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Washington, D.C. -- The Nationals used a two-run sixth to secure a 5-2 win over the Rays on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

Read the rest here.

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Once again McDonald's has placed last in a fast food restaurant customer service survey measuring politeness and rudeness. [And I seriously doubt that's it's gonna help that their new celebrity spokesman is Alec Baldwin.]

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Oakland, CA.--
The Giants play at their cross-Bay rivals, the Oakland Athletics tonight. Tim Lincecum starts for the Giants, Jarrod Parker for Oakland.

First pitch is at 10:05pm EDT.

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As if cheating itself isn't bad enough, now science confirms that cheating guys are also less likely to, um, wrap it up before having sex with someone who isn't their partner. In a recent study researchers discovered that when it came to all those cheating hearts out there, 27 to 35 percent don't use a condom. And once you add alcohol to the mix, that statistic turns into a drastic 64 percent.

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Today in Elvis History

1964 - Principal photography began on the Elvis Presley movie "Girl Happy" at MGM Studios. Visitors to the set included George Hamilton and his then girlfriend Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon Johnson.

2004 - The "Elvis: '68 Comeback Special - Deluxe Edition DVD" and "Elvis, Aloha from Hawaii - Deluxe Edition DVD" sets were released in North America.

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That female quest to look skinny doesn't seem to simmer with age. New research discovered weight issues were the number one concern for women over 50. Seventy-one percent of the 50+ crowd were concerned about shedding pounds. It's pretty obsessive, too, with 63% of the respondents reporting that they thought about their weight on a daily basis. Eighty percent ranked weight and body shape as a "moderate" to "most important" issue. The most hated body party was the stomach.

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Today in Beatles History:

1981 - Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon.

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True Blood's Joe Manganiello is not dating Demi Moore. Apparently there was speculation over their supposed love affair when word got around that the two had a chat. Joe says, "There is 100% zero truth to that. She's lovely woman. She was in Striptease and I was like, 'Hey, you played a stripper, I play a stripper...' and we had a three-minute conversation..."

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Today in Sports History:

1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

1939 - Joe Louis defeated Max Schmeling in 124 seconds.

1979 - Former WHA teams the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets joined the NHL. The NHL had expanded to 21 teams.

1979 - Troy Archer (New York Giants) died in a traffic accident.

1990 - Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

1991 - Eric Lindros was selected first overall by the Quebec Nordiques at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft.

2002 - Darryl Kile (St. Louis Cardinals) was found dead in his hotel room.

2003 - Michelle Wie won her first USGA title at the age of 13. She was the youngest person to win any adult USGA event.

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IN THEATERS - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R); Brave (PG); Seeking A Friend for the End of the World (R)

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- America Sargento 200 at Road America 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 7:15pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Newton, Iowa 10:00pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Philadelphia Phillies 1:35pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, CA 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Oakland Athletics 4:05pm EDT

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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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