Friday, October 5, 2012

It's Friday











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

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Today is October 5th, the 279th day of 2012. There are 87 days left in the year.

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NHL announces cancellation of 2012-13 regular season schedule through October 24.

Statement from NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Musician Steve Miller is 69; Karen Allen (Indiana Jones flicks) is 61; Kate Winslet (Titanic, Contagion) is 37; Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network) is 29.

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Corvallis, OR. -- ESPN studio analyst Desmond Howard was not available for comment this week about "sippin' that Beaver Juice,'' the phrase he coined last weekend. Those two words, Beaver Juice, have trended in and beyond Beaver Nation, and now they have reached the OSU Beaver Store.

Read the rest here.

The Oregon State beavers put their 3-0(2-0 in the Pac-12) record on the line tomorrow, when they host the 2-3 (0-2 in the Pac-12) Washington State Cougars. Kickoff is set for 6:00pm EDT on 1190 KEX, the Beaver Sports Network or via the listen link on the left side of this blog. The game can be seen nationally on the Pac-12 Networks.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The North American Wife Carrying Championship is Saturday in Maine.

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Week 15 CFL.ca Game Notes.

Ticats look to carry momentum into Edmonton.

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

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity will coop up its first batch of Martian soil samples this weekend. Curiosity arrived at a sandy patch called "Rocknest" on Wednesday. Mission scientists have called it a good spot for the robot's maiden scooping activities, which should begin Saturday, if all goes according to plan.

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Riders' Brackenridge a big part of 2012 resurgence.

With the win over BC, Saskatchewan improves to 7-6, ahead of a Monday, October 8th game in Toronto against the Argonauts. Kickoff is set for 4:30pm EDT on 620 CKRM and the Rider Radio Network, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the action. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S., the game can be seen online on ESPN3.com.

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

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A new type of contact kens will be introduced this month that aims to actually cure nearsightedness. The idea is that if kids begin wearing them early enough, the lenses' unique design will train the eye to grow in a way that will eliminate vision problems. [By the time they're old enough to get a license they'll be able to drive and text with absolutely no problem.]

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Tampa, FL. —Buccaneer players have four days to spend as they please before returning on Monday to start preparing for the Chiefs, and Head Coach Greg Schiano would like them to focus on getting some rest.

Read the rest here.

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Step aside, Mitt: Ann Romney's getting her moment in the spotlight. The hopeful future first lady will be filling in for Robin Roberts on Good Morning America on Wednesday. Ann will cohost ABC's morning program alongside George Stephanopoulos.

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Now, how does this go back together?

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Let's see, what's on the agenda for today....Washing dishes, writing the Johnny blog, WMEL stuff and TV. How 'bout you?

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Major League Baseball starts the 2012 playoffs today with the Wild Card games. In the National league, St. Louis is at Atlanta, 5:00pm EDT and in the American League, Baltimore is at Texas at 8:30pm EDT. Both games air on TBS TV and ESPN Radio.

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IN THEATERS - Frankenweenie (PG); Taken 2 (PG-13); Pitch Perfect (PG-13, wide release).

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San Francisco, CA. -- Two of the most storied National League franchises will meet in a postseason series for the first time Saturday, and their Division Series begins with a Game 1 that features the requisite matchup of aces, along with a few unique storylines.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1930, Laura Ingalls became the first woman to make a transcontinental airplane flight.

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Today in Elvis History

1968 - The Elvis Presley single "Almost In Love" hit #95 in the U.S.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. 

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"The Fighting Priest" began airing on CBS radio on this date in 1930.

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Today in Beatles History:

1962 - 
"Love Me Do" by the Beatles was released in the U.K. It was their first single.

1993 - The Beatles' "1962-1966" and "1966-1970" were released on CD.

1999 - Paul McCartney's album "Run Devil Run" was released. The album is a collection of rock 'n' roll cover songs recorded by various artists including Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley.

2004 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole for the third time. Chapman was convicted of killing John Lennon on December 8, 1980. 

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On this date in 1952, "Inner Sanctum" was heard for the last time on ABC radio.

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Today in Sports History:

1919 - 
 Enzo Ferrari debuted in his first race. He later founded the Auto Avio Construzioni Ferrari, an independent manufacturing company.

1921 - The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the first time. The game was between the New York Giants and the New York Yankees.

1932 - The Detroit Falcons introduced a new name (the Redwings) and new uniforms to the city of Detroit.

1983 - Wayne Gretzky began a streak of scoring that covered 51 games. The streak ended on January 27, 1984.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 71st and 72nd home runs in a single season.

2003 - The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series.

2003 - Dante Hall (Kansas City Chiefs) scored on a return in an NFL-record fourth straight game. He scored his fourth touchdown on a return in only 5 games.

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A Cuban defector landed a Soviet-made MiG-17 at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida on this date in 1969. The plane entered U.S. air space and landed without being detected.

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Tonight --


Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase. TBA

Saturday --

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase TBA

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway 1:00pm EDT

Junior Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Charlotte Showcase TBA

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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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