Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's Thursday




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

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Today is February 21st, the 52nd day of 2013. There are 313 days left in the year.

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Sabres relieve Ruff of coaching duties, name Rolston.

Canucks' Hansen suspended one game.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Anthony Daniels (Star Wars' C3PO) is 67; Alan Rickman (Harry Potter movies, Die Hard) is 67; Kelsey Grammer (Frasier, Cheers, X-Men: The Last Stand) is 58; Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly (Mark is married to Gabrielle Giffords) are 49; Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) is 26.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Lightning will host the Bruins for the only time this season, with the other two matchups being played in Boston on March 2 and April 25, respectively. Last season the Lightning split the season series against Boston, going 2-2-0, but won each of the contests played at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Monday was a pretty icy day in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but a good day for Dashiell Kolbe, because he just made the final payment on his Toyota Highlander. Yep, it was a great day... until a bus, swerving to avoid a spinning vehicle, slid into Kolbe's fully owned Toyota Highlander.

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Sheets setting the bar high heading into new season.

Calvillo anxious to get going under new Als regime.

Visit the league's official website at cfl.ca.

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OfficeMax and Office Depot reached a deal Wednesday for a merger. [Then they sent some kid over to Staples to run off a few copies of the agreement.]

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Tampa, FL. — The Scouting Combine and it’s hundreds of draft prospects are what bring NFL team reps to Indy every year, but not all of the week’s activities involve stop-watches and X-ray machines.

Read the rest here.

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A mall in Sydney, Australia is making news this week for banning loud kids. If your kid makes noise, you're not welcome. Here's the posted notice: "Stop. Parents please be considerate of other customers using the food court. Screaming children will not be tolerated in the centre."

... The mall's manager said parents "have to be more responsible. We have had so many complaints."

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Jimmy and Flipper contemplate shooting some hoops.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as going to Disney World, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1957 - Elvis Presley's parents paid a visit to Elvis on the set of "Loving You." The made a cameo appearance in the audience in the scene Elvis performed "Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do."

1967 - Elvis Presley began recording the songs for the soundtrack to "Clambake."

1981 - Elvis Presley's updated version of "Guitar Man" hit #43 in the U.K.

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Police in North Carolina said someone stole a parked truck and led them on a 20-minute chase that reached speeds of 70 miles per hour. The driver turned out to be a 12-year-old girl who had been in a fight with her father.

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Today in Beatles History:

1968 - McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.

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Airing tonight, and filmed in Afghanistan, Glory Hounds (8p ET, Animal Planet) tracks four servicemen and their explosives- and insurgent-detecting dogs on combat missions. Most of the film was shot in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, the cradle of the Taliban and the region responsible today for two-thirds of all U.S. and other coalition casualties..

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Today in Sports History:

1904 - The National Ski Association was formed in Ishpeming, MI.

1931 - The Chicago White Sox and the New York Giants became the first major league teams to play in a night game.

1968 - An agreement between baseball players and club owners increased the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 a year.

1970 - Bobby Hull (Chicago Blackhawks) scored his 500th career point.

1971 - Ruth Jensen won $60,000 in the Sears Women's World Classic.

1973 - The Chicago Blackhawks played their 262nd game without being shut out.

1974 - Tom Seaver signed a contract with the New York Mets worth $172,000 a year.

1985 - A NBA attendance record was set when 44,970 people watched a game between Atlanta and Detroit.

1986 - Rollie Fingers refused to shave off his mustache to comply with the policy of the Cincinnati Reds.

1986 - Jimmy Connors was fined $20,000 and was suspended from tennis for ten weeks after he threw a fit while playing against Ivan Lendl.

1996 - The Philadelphia 76ers had their worst offensive performance in over 40 years. They only managed to score 57 points against Miami.

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The White House Correspondents' Association has chosen Conan O'Brien as the featured act for its annual dinner on April 27.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 7:00pm EST

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

Sunday --

EJHL South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 11:30am

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway 1:00pm EST

Empire South Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors at Florida Eels 3:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 7:30pm EST

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

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