Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is October 3rd, the 277th day of 2012. There are 89 days left in the year.

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CBA negotiations stall after two-hour meeting Tuesday.

Justin Bailey awaits 'Return to Play' protocol.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 50; Clive Owen (Sin City) is 48; Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is 43; Seann William Scott is 36.

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University of Minnesota Secures Third Straight Week as Unanimous No.1
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #2
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
2-0-0
3
2Cornell University, 163
3
0-0-0
3
3University of Wisconsin, 144
2
1-0-1
3
4Boston College, 135
4
0-0-0
3
5University of North Dakota, 106
5
0-0-0
3
6Boston University, 96
6
0-0-0
3
7University of Minnesota Duluth, 76
7
0-0-0
3
8St. Lawrence University, 51
8
0-0-0
3
9Harvard University, 33
9
0-0-0
3
10Mercyhurst University, 29
10
2-0-0
3
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 16; Ohio State University, 2; Quinnipiac University, 2; Clarkson University, 1; Providence College, 1.

NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their third straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... No. 6 Boston University squares off against No. 4 Boston College on Friday (Oct. 5) at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill in the first ranked match-up this season ... The top four ranked programs represent the 2012 NCAA Women's Frozen Four ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all conferences with four ranked teams, while ECAC Hockey has three ranked teams, the Hockey East Association has two ranked squads and College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 15 teams received votes.

ABOUT THE POLL: The 16th annual USA Today/USA Hockey MagazineWomen’s College Hockey Poll is conducted each week in conjunction with the American Hockey Coaches Association. The poll includes input from coaches and journalists representing each of the four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.


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On this date in 1863, U.S. President Lincoln declared that the last Thursday of November would be recognized as Thanksgiving Day.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Notes and quotes from Oregon State coach Mike Riley and players as the 14th-ranked Beavers, 3-0 after a 38-35 victory at Arizona, look ahead to Saturday’s 3 p.m. date with Washington State at Reser Stadium:

Read the rest here.

The Oregon State beavers put their 3-0(2-0 in the Pac-12) record on the line on Saturday, 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 first presidential debate is tonight (Wednesday). President Obama and Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney meet up at the University of Denver. PBS' Jim Lehrer moderates.

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Bombers provide update on quarterback Buck Pierce.

Stamps receiving corps coming together at the right time.

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

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Sales of Halloween masks based on U.S. Presidents, and presidential hopefuls, have served as an unofficial election poll that has proven right every time since Clinton Vs. Dole, 1996. So does the fact that Obama mask sales far outnumber those of the Romney mask prove that he'll be re-elected come November? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

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Pedersen: Playing with Rider Pride.

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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The motor-driven vacuum cleaner was patented by J.S. Thurman on this date in 1893.

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Tampa, FL. —After two decades of coaching, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano figured he had seen it all. Then along came a scruffy kicker named Connor Barth.

Read the rest here.

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The American Massage Therapy Association National Convention begins today in Raleigh, North Carolina. This has to be the most relaxing convention in the world.

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Benny Beaver is fun to play with Daddy!

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

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- James Shields set a franchise record with 15 strikeouts Tuesday. He allowed two hits – one if you thought the infield single was an error, which Shields did. He allowed one run on a very long home run. He threw a complete game.

He lost.

“That is really the crime of the year right there,” Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said. “He was brilliant.”

The Rays lost 1-0 to the Baltimore Orioles, managing just two hits to support what Shields called the best outing of his major league career.

Read the rest here.

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The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated on this date in 1901. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.

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Los Angeles, CA. -- Tuesday night's events here didn't measure up to Bobby Thomson's home run, or even Joe Morgan's. The postseason berth at stake was the newly created second Wild Card, not a National League pennant or a West title.

Still, the protagonists were the Giants and the Dodgers, which almost always means something. This time, San Francisco's 4-3 triumph meant that the Dodgers will begin their offseason after Wednesday's game.

Read the rest here.

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Get ready to rethink the way you brew coffee -- and the cost of it. A team of engineers who worked previously at Apple and at NASA designed the $11,000 The Blossom One Limited coffeemaker that brews coffee at just the right temperature. It's intended for commercial use in cafes and restaurants.

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Today in Elvis History

1945 - Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5.

1977 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Elvis In Concert." It was a special that was filmed during his last tour.

1991 - Elvis Presley's first guitar was auctioned for $180,000. The guitar had been on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame for 17 years.

2006 - "Elvis Christmas" as released. It contained 19 Christmas songs and 4 gospel songs. 

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American Airlines has grounded eight planes after seats became loose on two of its flights. [Want your seat secured in the cabin? There's a fee for that.]

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Today in Beatles History:

1960 - 
The Beatles ended a 17-day stay at the Indra Club in Hamburg, West Germany.

1964 - The Beatles filmed a performance for the TV show "Shindig!"

1969 - "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released in the U.S. It was released a week earlier in England.

1969 - John Lennon recorded "Don't Worry Kyoko" with the Plastic Ono Band. The song later appeared on Lennon and Ono's "Wedding Album."

1983 - Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's single "Say, Say, Say/Ode To A Koala Bear" was released.

1988 - The documentary about John Lennon, "Imagine" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

2000 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

2001 - The WB and TNT aired the two-hour John Lennon tribute concert for victims of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11.

2006 - The Sean Lennon CD + DVD album "Friendly Fire" was released. The included DVD contained a short film for each of the album's tracks.

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A crime prevention tool inside a Yorkshire, England, supermarket has been stolen. The tool was a 6 foot life-size cut-out of a police officer. But it has now been stolen and photos of it have been posted on social networking sites, including appearing at several house parties.

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Today in Sports History:

1951 - 
 CBS-TV aired the first coast-to-coast telecast of a prizefight. Dave Sands defeated Carl Olson at Soldier Field in Chicago.

1951 - The New York Giants won the pennant by beating the Brooklyn Dodgers on a Bobby Thompson bottom-of-the-ninth home run.

1974 - Frank Robinson took over the management position of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. He was the first black manager in major league baseball.

1989 - Art Shell became the first African-American head coach in the modern NFL when he took over the Los Angeles Raiders.

1995 - O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald L. Goldman. Simpson was later found liable in a civil trial.

2001 - ESPN began its 10th season of National Hockey League (NHL) coverage.

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) broke Babe Ruth's major league single-season record for walks at 171.

2002 - The Texas Rangers put John Rocker on waivers for the purpose of his unconditional release.

2004 - Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgar term during a live postrace television interview with NBC after winning a race in Talladega. On October 5, NASCAR penalized him $10,000 and 25 points in the Nextel Cup standings.

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"The Dick Van Dyke Show" debuted on CBS-TV on this date in 1961.

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Tonight --



MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 7:10pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT (Final game of regular season)

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

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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