Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Thursday




It's Thursday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is November 29th, the 334th day of 2012. There are 32 days left in the year.

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NHL, Union meet with mediators Wednesday.

Wild's Harding diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Garry Shandling is 63; Howie Mandel (America's Got Talent) is 57; Don Cheadle (Iron Man flicks) is 48; Anna Faris (Scary Movie) is 36.

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USA Hockey To Announce Preliminary Roster for 2013 U.S. National Junior Team on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET
Training Camp set for Dec. 16-18 in New York
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey will unveil the preliminary roster for its 2013 U.S. National Junior Team on Tuesday (Dec. 4) at 10 a.m. ET exclusively on USAHockey.com. Players named to that preliminary roster will participate in a training camp, Dec. 16-18, at the New York Rangers' Madison Square Garden Training Center in Tarrytown, N.Y.

From New York, the camp will move on to Helsinki, Finland, Dec. 19-23. The final 23-player U.S. National Junior Team roster will be announced Dec. 23.
The U.S. National Junior Team will play in the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, Dec. 26, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013.
In August, 45 players attended the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. Complete details from that camp can be found here.
NOTESPhil Housley (South St. Paul, Minn.), head boy's ice hockey coach at Stillwater (Minn.) High School, is the head coach of the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team. He will be assisted by Mark Osiecki (Columbus, Ohio), head men's ice hockey coach at Ohio State University and Grant Potulny (Minneapolis, Minn.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Minnesota and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant men's ice hockey coach at the University of Denver ... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fourth consecutive year. Tim Taylor(Guilford, Conn.) is the director of player personnel ... Team USA will compete in a group with Canada, Germany, Russia and Slovakia at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship. For more information about the tournament, clickhere.

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Funeral services for my wife, Kimberly C. Meissner, are scheduled for Saturday, December 1st, 10:00am at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Road (Right across from Mease Countryside Hospital) in Clearwater, Florida 33761. If you can make it, that would be great. If not, prayers during that time would be greatly appreciated. God bless us all.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The games roll on, and there are two more for Oregon State — Saturday’s regular-season finale against Nicholls State at Reser Stadium and a bowl game, some time, somewhere.

Read the rest here.

Visit the Oregon State Athletics department official web site.

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The new movie The Hobbit opened in New Zealand. The premiere audience was filled with grown men dressed as elves. [Obviously, people who like The Hobbit are just as fanatical as the people who like Twilight. The difference is Hobbit fans can totally be trusted around your sister.]

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Etienne Boulay credits Jones for Grey Cup success.

Kevin Glenn: "I'm a starting quarterback."

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

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From the guys who gave the world Baconaise and bacon-flavored lip balm comes Bacon Shaving Cream. But if you're hearing this and thinking, "My man would LOVE this under the tree on Christmas morning!", you better order fast. Only 2,500 jars of this pork-scented lather of the gods have been made. You can buy it for $15 at BaconShavingCream.com.

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Tampa, FL. —
Adding another personal touch to the Glazer Family Foundation's long-running and impactful "Cheering You On!" program, a group of Buccaneer players and cheerleaders visited Florida Hospital Tampa on Tuesday.

Read the rest here.

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A new survey found middle school students are cheating with their smartphones. More than a third of youngsters are using their phone to help them find answers to their homework. 88% of kids admit that they're not allowed to bring their phones into the classroom, and 66% said they couldn't bring their tablet to school.

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Jimmy.picks out a piece of candy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Beats watching news of the NHL Lockout, doesn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1958 - Elvis Presley's single "I Got Stung" hit #8 in the U.S.

1965 - Elvis Presley bought a Greyhound bus that he planned to refurbish and use to drive to and from California.

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Congratulations to Ryan and Amy of Malden, Massachusetts on the Thanksgiving Day birth of their baby boy. The little guy's father's last name is Gobble.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - The Beatles' fifth single "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in Britain.

1969 - John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.

2001 - George Harrison died at the age of 58. He had been undergoing treatments for cancer.

2005 - Paul McCartney's CD single "Jenny Wren" was released. It contained the songs "Jenny Wren", "I Want You To Fly", "This Loving Game" and "Summer of 59". A single for "Jenny Wren" had been released on November 22 with only the first two tracks.

2010 - George Harrison's limited edition vinyl box set "All Things Must Pass" was released in the U.K. 

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Katy Perry will develop a line of signature scents with French perfume company Coty. The beauty company will distribute the songbird's new creations on a larger scale than her previous perfumes, Purr and Meow.

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Today in Sports History:

1890 - Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game. The game was played at West Point, NY.

1962 - Major league baseball decided to return to only one All-Star Game a year beginning in 1963.

1980 - "Monday Night Football" was on the cover of TV Guide.

1987 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) completed a record 22 consecutive passes.

1987 - Venice Glenn (San Diego Chargers) ran back an interception for 103 yards. It was an NFL record.

1987 - Bob Frosse (New York Rangers) became the second NHL goalie to score a goal. It was later ruled that he should not have been credited with the goal.

1992 - Jerry Rice caught his 100th NFL touchdown pass.

1992 - Dennis Byrd (New York Jets) was paralyzed after a neck injury in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

1995 - Grant Fuhr (St. Louis Blues) became the 11th NHL goalie to win 300 games.

2002 - Pierre Turgeon (Dallas Stars) played in his 1,100th NHL game.


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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Nicholls State Colonels 2:30pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at University of Tampa 3:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Denver Broncos 4:05pm EST

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That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!

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