Wednesday, February 20, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is February 20th, the 51st day of 2013. There are 314 days left in the year.

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'Important' trip to Newtown for Bruins players, staff.

Hockey Without Borders shows power of sport.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former NBA star Charles Barkley is 50; Cindy Crawford is 47; Rihanna is 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning returned home Tuesday night, and with that, to the same early-season form that had them off to a spectacular start to the season.

Alex Killorn’s goal at 2:49 of the third period stood up as the game-winner, and Anders Lindback turned aside 23 of 25 shots faced to help the Lightning to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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A Texas woman gave birth to a rarity -- two sets of identical twins. [But her husband isn't too happy. One set looks suspiciously like Arnold Schwarzenegger and the other set like Dan Marino.]

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University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Streak Alive
in USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2012-13 Women's College Hockey Poll - #19
(first-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2012-13 Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
32-0-0
20
2Boston College, 168
2
23-5-2
20
3Cornell University, 146
4
21-5-1
20
4Boston University, 119
3
20-4-3
20
5Harvard University, 115
5
19-4-2
17
6Clarkson University, 78
6
24-8-0
16
7University of North Dakota, 75
7
22-10-0
18
8University of Wisconsin, 69919-9-214
9Mercyhurst University, 53
8
24-6-1
20
10Northeastern University, 31
10
18-10-2
13
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 1.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 20th straight week as the unanimous No. 1 ... The Western Collegiate Hockey Association, ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association boast three ranked teams apiece, while College Hockey America has one ranked program ... A total of 11 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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Is your computer affecting your relationship? According to a survey (by crucial.com) two out of every five U.S. Adults who reported having a computer also reported having computer-related issues in their relationship. The biggest computer-related complaint in their relationship was that their partner was spending too much time 'plugged in'.

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Montreal Alouettes name Dan Hawkins new head coach.

Berry, Miller, Thorpe headline Hawkins' support staff.

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

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The Pope's retirement package is around $3,340 per month. That's how much Pope Benedict will get when he abdicates later this month.

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Tampa, FL. — At the 40th annual Clearwater for Youth Celebrity Banquet, Davin Joseph received the J. Warren Hughes Champion for Youth Award and the Bucs were recognized for aiding the development of youth sports in Clearwater.

Read the rest here.

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Ford is supplying bloggers, tweeters and other social media users with brand new Fiestas for six months and asking them to document the experience. The videos and photographs 100 participants share on social media will contribute to Ford's television and print advertising campaigns.

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Jimmy always likes to swing.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching the Weather Channel, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1955 - Elvis Presley began another Jamboree Attractions tour. This show was billed as a "WSM Grand Ole Opry."

1964 - Vernon Presley wrote to Joe Esposito reprimanding him for sloppy bookkeeping and warning him of the consequences.

1967 - Elvis Presley bought a red chestnut gelding and a palomino mare.

1969 - Elvis Presley bought a microfilm reader from Eastman Kodak. He subsequently had more than 4,000 personal items microfilmed.

1973 - Variety reported that Elvis Presley had been offered $500,000 for six London concerts at the Earl's Court Stadium. The Colonel turned down the offer.

1977 - In Charlotte, North Carolina, Elvis Presley invited Terry Alden, Ginger's sister, on stage to play a short selection of classical music on the piano.

2005 - Broadway previews began for the musical "All Shook Up."

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A drug bust led to an unexpected evening out for everyone living in an apartment complex in Canada (Burnaby). Police discovered ten sticks of unstable dynamite inside the apartment.

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Today in Beatles History:

1969 - The X-rated film "Candy" premiered. It was Ringo Starr's first non-musical role in a film.

1970 - John Lennon's "Instant Karma" was released in the U.S.

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Remember when you couldn't open your mailbox or a magazine without seeing one of those America Online installation CDs? AOL dial-up is still around, though the company says only about 2.8 million people get their Internet using the service that way.

... AOL's desktop software is up to version 9.7 and can be downloaded by anyone. Want a CD-ROM? They'll still mail you one.

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Today in Sports History:

1887 - The first minor league baseball association was organized in Pittsburgh.

1929 - The Boston Red Sox announced that they would begin playing games on Sunday.

1930 - Clint Benedict (Montreal Maroons) became the first goalie to wear a mask in the NHL. Benedict wore the mask temporarily during an injury.

1943 - Phil Wrigley and Branch Rickey chartered the All-American Girls Softball League.

1952 - Emmett L. Ashford became the first black umpire in organized baseball. He was authorized to be a substitute in the Southwestern International League.

1958 - Racing jockey Eddie Arcaro got win number 4,000, as he rode the winner at Santa Anita race track in Southern California.

1971 - Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins) became the quickest NHL player to reach 50 goals in a season.

1974 - Gordie Howe came out of retirement to play for the Houston Aeros with his two sons.

1993 - The New York Islanders retired Billy Smith's #31.

1993 - The Florida Marlins opened their first spring training camp.

1997 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) signed a contract worth $22.9 million over 2 years.

2000 - Garth Brooks began training with the New York Mets.

2002 - ESPN and the Liberty Bowl signed a contract that extended through 2008.

2004 - Defenseman Sergei Zubov (Dallas Stars) posted his 600th point.

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Ranger 8 crashed on the moon on this date in 1965 after sending back thousands of pictures of its surface.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

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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