Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is August 29th, the 242nd day of 2012. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Bruins refuse to panic after early playoff exit.

Stamkos gets boost from Gary Roberts' training.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Senator John McCain is 76; singer Michael Jackson would have been 54; actress Rebecca De Mornay (Risky Business) is 53; actress Lea Michele (Glee) is 26.

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Oregon State football team opponent, Nicholls State, ishaving issues with a hurricane. OSU officials said they expect the Colonels to make it to Corvallis and play the game on Saturday.
Nicholls State coach Charlie Stubbs says the Colonels have plans to make it to Corvallis. Read more out of his talk with the media Tuesday here.
Read the rest here.
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A Roman Catholic bishop, who has been chosen to be the next archbishop of San Francisco, was arrested for drunk driving. [Police became suspicious when he tried to recite the 12 apostles and listed Sleepy and Grumpy.]

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Lions prepping for Labour Day clash with Als.

Top 10 Plays of Week 9.

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

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We've got a lot of tasty food in this country, but you know what we don't have? Shrimp Stars and Fish Donuts. KFC in Singapore is now offering these new seafood items to customers. Shrimp Stars and Fish Donuts. The Shrimp Stars are made with shrimp nuggets in the shape of stars that are breaded and deep-fried. The Fish Donuts are essentially fish patties breaded and deep-fried into the shape of donuts.

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Steinberg's MMQB: Plenty of positives in Saskatchewan.

3-5 Saskatchewan's next action is Sunday, September 2nd at 4:00pm EDT at home versus 2-6 Winnipeg. Catch the game on 620 CKRM with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. online at ESPN3.com.

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

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Fifty-four percent of parents say they give their kids an allowance. And the average amount is $65 a month. Most parents say their kids earn their allowance by doing chores -- at least an hour a week.

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Tampa, FL. -- Players from six local youth football organizations joined the Bucs on the field Friday night before the Tampa Bay-New England game at Raymond James Stadium, celebrating one of America's favorite sports for kids.

Read the rest here.

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Michael Jackson is coming to ABC. The network said Tuesday that it will air BAD25, a documentary about the deceased King of Pop directed by Spike Lee. The documentary, which chronicles the creation of Jackson's 1987 album Bad, will air on Thanksgiving.

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Jimmy watches Fireman Sam as he gets ready for his first day of VPK.

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Taking Jimmy to VPK and doing WMEL Stuff. How 'bout you?

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Arlington, TX. -- James Shields put into perspective just how it feels to lose 1-0.

"It's not very fun," Shields said. "These are the games we've got to win."

But they did not.

Read the rest here.

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A patent was issued to Robert Turner for the self-regulating wagon brake on this date in 1828.

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Houston, TX.--
The Giants' creativity emerged Tuesday night in their 3-2 victory over the Astros.

San Francisco found a relatively new way to win, scoring twice in the ninth inning to erase a 2-1 deficit. This marked only the third time all year that the Giants triumphed when trailing after eight innings. Moreover, despite ranking last among National League clubs with a .177 pinch-hitting average entering the game, the Giants relied on run-scoring hits off the bench from Joaquin Arias and Hector Sanchez to surpass the Astros.

"That's why you go hard for 27 outs," San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said.

Read the rest here.

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The "Factory Act" was passed in England on this date in 1833 to settle child labor laws.

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Today in Elvis History

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad" opened in the U.S.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "I've Lost You/The Next Step Is Love" hit #32 in the U.S.

1977 - 3 people were arrested in Memphis after trying to steal Elvis' body. As a result his body was moved to Graceland.

1987 - The double album "Presley - The All-Time Greatest Hits" hit #4 in the U.K.

1992 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel" hit #42 in the U.K.

2002 - Lisa Marie Presley presented the video music award for Best Female video to Pink.

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In New York City, Chinese Ambassador Li Hung-chang's chef invented chop suey on this date in 1886.

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Today in Beatles History:

1958 - George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.

1959 - In West Derby, Liverpool, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Ken Brown via George Harrison asked John Lennon and Paul McCartney to help out the Les Stewart Quartet when Stewart walks out before a show. The event led to regular Saturday night gig at the Casbah. On October 10th, Ken Brown went his own way.

1966 -The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. It turned out that the show was their last public concert.

1986 - BBC1-TV aired the "McCartney" special.

2001 - Cristin Joyce Keleher was released after four months in jail. She had been sentenced to a year of probation for trespassing at the home of George Harrison.

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On this date in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.

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Today in Sports History:

1885 - The first prizefight under the Marquis of Queensberry Rules was held in Cincinnati, OH. John L. Sullivan defeated Dominick McCaffery in six rounds.

1892 - Pop (Billy) Shriver (Chicago Cubs) caught a ball that was dropped from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

1971 - Hank Aaron became the first baseball player in the National League to hit 100 or more runs in each of 11 seasons.

1977 - Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.

1994 - Mario Lemieux announced that he would be taking a medical leave of absence due to fatigue, an aftereffect of his 1993 radiation treatments. He would sit out the National Hockey Leagues (NHL) 1994-95 season.

1995 - At the O.J. Simpson trial, tapes of Mark Fuhrman were played. The recordings were of Fuhrman making racial comments.

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Gemini 5, carrying astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles ("Pete") Conrad, splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after eight days in space on this date in 1965.

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Coming up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers 7:05pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros 8:05pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 7:07pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 1:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- NRA American Warrior 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 1:07pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs 2:20pm EDT

IZOD Indy Car Series -- Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT at Baltimore 2:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4:00pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Advo Care 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway 6:30pm 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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