Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's Wednesday

It's Wednesday. Here's what's happening....


Today is June 27th, the 179th day of 2012. There are 187 days left in the year.


2012 Hall inductees: Sundin, Sakic, Oates, Bure.

NOates named new Capitals coach.

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Today's Birthday: Fashion designer Vera Wang is 63; Screenwriter-producer J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Lost, Star Trek) is 46; Actor Tobey Maguire (Wonder Boys, Spider-Man flicks) is 37; Reality celebrinot Khloe Kardashian is 28.


Rookie coaches storm into new season with high hopes.

2012 Preview: Bombers offence expected to produce.

A Canadian icon travels the country in the most Canadian way.

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Nora Ephron, one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood as the creative force behind such blockbusters as You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, died on Tuesday at age 71. The three-time Oscar nominee died in New York of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia.


12 Is A Lucky Number.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders open the 2012 CFL season on Friday when they travel to Hamilton to meet the TigerCats. Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri call the action on 620CKRM (Listen link is on the left side of this page) and the Rider Radio Network. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at

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Anthony Davis, who will likely be taken as the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets, has trademarked the phrases "Fear The Brow" and "Raise The Brow". Davis says, "I don't want anyone to try to grow a unibrow because of me and then try to make money off of it. Me and my family decided to trademark it because it's very unique."


Let's stop for pizza on the way home.


Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....WMEL stuff and maybe I'll go to the library. How 'bout you?


Kansas City, MO. -- The Rays suffered a bad case of deja vu with another damaging third inning against the Royals.

Right-hander Chris Archer was spotted an early two-run lead, but he ran into trouble in a four-run third as the Rays dropped their second straight in the series with Tuesday's 8-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium

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If it makes you sad that Heidi Montag has one million followers but you don't, here's your chance to even the score. A new "social media experiment" called @1MillionRicher will turn over its Twitter account once it hits one million followers to a lucky follower via a random drawing. As of right now, it has under 2,000 followers, although it started tweeting five days ago.


San Francisco, CA.--
As long as Ryan Vogelsong wears a San Francisco uniform, the Giants-Dodgers rivalry remains alive. His role in the Giants' 2-0 victory Tuesday night over Los Angeles confirmed this.

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A 72-year-old New Jersey resident was taken into custody by police after he reportedly aimed a gun at a neighbor. Daniel Collins and the unidentified victim live in the same apartment complex, and had apparently been feuding for some time over noise complaints. According to police, Collins snapped and pulled out a handgun after "hearing [his neighbor] pass gas in front of his apartment door."


Today in Elvis History

1925 - Songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Solon Felder) was born in Brooklyn, NY.

1954 - Sam Phillips paired Elvis Presley with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black.

1965 - "Tickle Me" opened in London.

1966 - Elvis Presely reported to MGM Studios for a music meeting and for wardrobe fittings for the film "Doubel Trouble."

1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder Of You" hit #9 in the U.S.


New York officials are discussing the possibility of building the world's largest Ferris Wheel. [From the top you'll have a clear unobstructed view of your car being stolen.]


Today in Beatles History:

1964 - Peter and Gordon hit #1 in the U.S. with the John Lennon/Paul McCartney song "World Without Love."

1967 - George Harrison got a speeding ticket.

1991 - Paul McCartney's "Liverpool Oratorio" was performed by the Royal Liverpool Phhilharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool Cathedral.


"The Ladies' Mercury" was published by John Dunton in London on this date in 1693. It was the first women's magazine and contained a "question and answer" column that became known as a "problem page."


Today in Sports History:

1876 - Dave Force (Philadelphia Athletics) became the first National League player to get six hits in a nine inning game.

1939 - Cleveland Municipal Stadium hosted its first night game. The Indians beat the Tigers 5-0.

1972 - Bobby Hull signed a 10-year hockey contract for $2,500,000. He became a player and coach of the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association.

1986 - Anne White wore only a body stocking at Wimbledon.

1986 - Robby Thompson (San Francisco) was caught stealing bases four times in one game.

1988 - In Atlantic City, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds.

1990 - Jose Canseco signed a contract with the Oakland A's worth $4,700,000 per year.

2004 - The Boston Red Sox scored 10 runs before making an out against the Florida Marlins. The final score was 25-8.


New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires on this date in 1847.


Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 3:45pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Hamilton TigerCats 7:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Feed The Children 300 at Kentucky Speedway 7:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway 6:30pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 7:15pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds 4:05pm EDT


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

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