Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Morning Meissnervations












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

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Today is June 18th, the 170th day of 2012. There are 196 days left in the year.

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Quick gave goalie coach a perfect parting gift.

NHL announces more presenters for Awards.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Movie critic and author Roger Ebert is 70; Rock Hall of Famer Paul McCartney is 70; Singer and TV personality Blake Shelton (coach on The Voice) is 36.

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Landry: O'Shea changing special teams character?

Morris: What makes Arland Bruce tick?

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

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Our stress level has been mapped between 1983 and 2009, and the news isn't good. As you might expect, stress levels for both men and women have shot up dramatically -- 25% for men, and 18% for women. Women feel greater stress overall, though. There is good news: stress lowers as we get older. Folks in their 20s were more stressed than those in their 30s, and so on.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders play their second preseason game of 2012 this Friday night, 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.

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

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Producers of Lindsay Lohan's new movie sent paramedics to her hotel room when she appeared non-responsive. Fortunately, it was simply a case of being dehydrated and exhausted. [However, hotel management still wants Lindsay to explain the missing towels and bathrobe.]

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Jimmy watches the action intently.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....the Johnny Blog, Jimmy shows on TV, plus anything else I can think of. How 'bout you?

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Joe Maddon's pencil, coupled with a superlative pitching performance by Alex Cobb, led the Rays to a 3-0 win over the Marlins Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field with a Father's Day crowd of 33,810 watching.

Read the rest here.

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Fewer motorcyclists die in states that require helmets, and the costs to society are lower as well. According to a new federal study about five times as many no-helmet biker deaths occur in states with less restrictive laws.

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San Francisco, CA.--
Wasting Madison Bumgarner's excellent pitching, the Giants absorbed a 2-1 Interleague loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday as Justin Smoak's RBI single broke a ninth-inning deadlock.

Read the rest here.

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In Michigan, a woman had just come off a long work shift and couldn't find her car. She did find some broken glass where she thought she parked. She called police and reported the car stolen. Turns out she was just looking on the wrong floor of the parking ramp. Luckily she found the vehicle.

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley made his second appearance on the "Big D Jamboree."

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" was released with "Please Don't Drag That String Around" as the B-side.

1975 - Elvis Presley underwent a face-lift at Mid-South Hospital in Memphis.

1977 - "Photoplay" magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.

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A new Big Brother-style reality show premieres on ABC tonight (10p ET). Fourteen contestants live together and compete for a quarter million dollars.

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Today in Beatles History:

1942 - James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool.

1968 - London's National Theatre premiered "In His Own Write." It was an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon.

1977 - "The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl" hit #1 in the U.K.

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The animated movie Madagascar 3 topped the weekend box office, finishing ahead of new movies from Tom Cruise and Adam Sandler. Madagascar 3 took in $35.5 million at the box office. Prometheus placed second with $20.2 million. Rock of Ages was third; That's My Boy placed fifth.

... Opening Friday: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; Brave; Seeking A Friend for the End of the World.

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Today in Sports History:

1953 - Seventeen major league baseball records were tied or broken in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers.

1960 - Tom Sheehan (San Francisco Giants) became the oldest first-time manager in major league baseball. Sheehan was 66 years, 2 months and 18 days old.

1975 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers. He collected 10 RBIs.

1986 - Don Sutton won his 300th game in major league baseball.

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On this date in 1861, the first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY.

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BROOKLYN, Mich. -- At the same venue that produced his last Sprint Cup victory, four years and two days removed from his most recent visit to Victory Lane, Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke the most talked-about, most frustrating streak in motorsports.

Pulling away from defending series champion Tony Stewart at the end of the final 60-lap green-flag run, Earnhardt won Sunday's Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway by a dominating 5.393 seconds to end a winless drought of 143 races.

"I know you guys have been waiting on that one," Earnhardt radioed to his crew after crossing the finish line. "I know I have."

Read the rest here.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 10:05pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 10:05pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels 10:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals 7:05pm EDT

Friday --

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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