Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's Wednesday




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

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Today is March 6th, the 64th day of 2013. There are 301 days left in the year.

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Five Questions: Landeskog knows it's time to win.

Marc Bergevin, Michel Therrien have brought back the mojo to the Montreal Canadiens.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Actor (All in the Family), director (When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap) Rob Reiner is 66; Tom Arnold is 54; Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday Night Lights) is 46; Former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal is 41.

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Newark, NJ. -- For a second consecutive game, the Tampa Bay Lightning took a lead into the third period.

This time they made it count.

Nate Thompson scored twice, and Martin St. Louis and Alex Killorn both added a goal and an assist each for Tampa Bay, which snapped a five-game losing streak following a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Tuesday night.

Read the rest here.

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There are complaints about UN diplomats showing up drunk for budget meetings. [Can you think of a better way to sit through a budget meeting?]

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University of Minnesota Comes In At 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 - #21
(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
36-0-0
22
2Cornell University, 163
2
25-5-1
22
3Boston College, 160
3
26-5-3
22
4Boston University, 112
4
24-5-3
22
5Clarkson University, 108
5
28-8-0
18
6Harvard University, 86
6
23-5-3
19
7University of North Dakota, 70
8
25-10-1
20
8University of Wisconsin, 69723-9-216
9Mercyhurst University, 52
9
26-6-1
22
10Northeastern University, 33
10
21-10-2
15
Others receiving votes: St. Lawrence University, 2.
NOTES: The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers are the defending NCAA national champions and earned their 22nd 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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Just in case you were counting down the hours until you could get your hands on the Cool Ranch-flavored Doritos Locos Tacos, Taco Bell has news that might make you happy. The cool Ranch DLT, which was supposed to be released March 7, will now be available today (March 6), according to Taco Bell's Facebook page.

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Mark Your Calendars: 2013 CFL Schedule announced.

Saskatchewan Roughriders pleased with 2013 CFL schedule.

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

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The TSA says small pocket knives will soon be allowed on commercial flights. Travelers will also be able to take on board golf clubs, hockey sticks, and wiffle ball bats.

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Tampa, FL. — The Glazer Family Foundation's impactful Vision Program made its way to Fairmont Park Elementary in St. Petersburg on Friday, providing much-needed prescription glasses to more than 50 students.

Read the rest here.

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Pregnant? Better save up for a new pair of shoes. A study found pregnancy permanently changes the shape and size of women's feet. 70% of the soon-to-be-mommies ended up with longer feet -- close to a half inch. Their feet also became wider and flatter. And that's with just the first pregnancy. What happened with the second and third? Not much. The worst happens during baby No. 1.

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Jimmy likes to draw.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your little one to the doctor, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - Elvis Presley filed his first income tax return. He listed a total $916.33 as his total income.

1964 - The Elvis Presley movie "Kissin' Cousins" opened nationwide.

1976 - The album "Elvis - A Legendary Performer, Vol. 2" hit #46 in the U.S.

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In Germany a man called police to report that someone broke into his home, cleaned the inside of fridge, washed his dishes, vacuumed, and left fresh-baked cookies on his kitchen table.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 - British Prime Minister Harold Wilson was given a petition asking that Liverpool's Cavern Club be reopened. The club had recently closed due to bankruptcy.

1973 - John Lennon's visa extension was canceled by the New York Office of the Immigration Department. It had been granted only five days before.

1976 - EMI Records re-released all 22 British Beatles singles. In addition "Yesterday" was released for the first time on 45 in the U.K.

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Ferdinand Magellan discovered Guam on this date in 1521.

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Today in Sports History:

1973 - Larry Hisle (Minnesota Twins) became baseball's first designated hitter. The spring-training exhibition game was against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1982 - National Basketball Association history was made when San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 in three overtime periods to set the record for most points by two teams in a game. The record was beaten on December 13, 1983 by the Pistons and the Nuggets when they played to a final score of 186-184

1983 - The United States Football League began its first season of pro football competition.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) scored his 30th goal of the season. He set a record for scoring 30 goals in a season for the 17th time in his career.

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Walter Cronkite appeared on his last episode of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" on this date in 1981. He had been on the job 19 years.

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Coming Up:



Tonight --




Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Winnipeg Jets 7:30pm EST

Friday --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 4:00pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens 7:00pm EST

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway 3:00pm, EST



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

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