Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday Morning Meissnervations











It's Monday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is July 1st, the 182nd day of 2013. There are 183 days left in the year.

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Avalanche draft MacKinnon No. 1; surprises follow.

Canadiens' interest in Lecavalier 'pretty high.'

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

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Today's Birthdays: Deborah Harry of Blondie is 68; Dan Aykroyd is 61; Andre Braugher (House, Homicide: Life on the Street) is 51; Pamela Anderson is 46.

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2013 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 1.

Easy Ride: Saskatchewan opens up 2013 on fire.

Visit the CFL's official website, cfl.ca.

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On this date in 1847, the U.S. Post Office issued its first adhesive stamps.

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Edmonton, AB - One thing the Saskatchewan Roughriders know -- the games will get harder from here.

Their first game of the season couldn't have been much easier.

Read the rest here.

Saskatchewan opens their regular season home schedule this Friday against the Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com, is set for 9:00pm EDT.

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Scientists are warning residents in the southern states about the spread of the invasion of crazy ants. They're nicknamed crazy ants because of their behavior. [They eat everything in sight, won't get out of your swimming pool, and never return your lawn mower.]

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Tampa, FL. — We continue my NFC South Top 25 with No. 15:

Gerald McCoy, defensive tackle, Buccaneers.

Read the rest here.


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On Sunday a helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, near Manhattan after losing engine power in the air. It was carrying a family visiting New York City from Sweden, two adults and two teen. They were unhurt. The pilot was a 22-year-old by the name of Michael Campbell.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- A much anticipated beanball battle never fully developed Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field. Instead, the Rays got even with the Tigers by taking a 3-1 win.

Read the rest here.

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The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue on this date in 1862.

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Denver, CO. -- It was nothing more than a routine infield popup, but the Giants celebrated like that final out had brought them something more than a singular win. The three outfielders gathered in center field, their raised arms forming a pyramid as they let out a collective sigh of relief, getting the break they so desperately needed in a 5-2 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon.

Read the rest here.


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More than half of U.S. employees say they take business calls or check their work emails while on vacation. The convenience of laptops and mobile devices make vacation-time work easier than ever, but researchers say there is such a thing as too much work and it's necessary that we simply unplug from the office.

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Jimmy can have fun with just about anything.

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

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Today in Elvis History

1956 - Elvis appeared on "The Steve Allen Show." He was told not to dance and Allen had him sing "Hound Dog" to a real basset hound wearing tails.

1961 - The Elvis Presley single "I Feel So Bad's" hit #26 in the U.S.

1966 - Elvis Presley began a week of rehearsals for the film "Double Trouble."

1969 - Sam Phillips sold his label Sun Records. He was the first person to record Elvis Presley.

1972 - Elvis Presley's "An American Trilogy" hit #8 in the U.K.

2003 - The boxed set "Elvis - Close Up" was released. The set included 89 previously unreleased tracks.

2004 - The July 4th issue of TV Guide hit newsstands. Four commemorative covers were released on the same day. Each cover included a mini-CD that featured a never-before-released live version of "That's All Right." Each CD was also enhanced with CD-rom content, including Elvis trivia, downloadable Elvis screensavers, and an actual audio recording of an interview TV Guide conducted with Elvis in 1956.

2004 - The Elvis Presley album "Polk Salad Annie, Las Vegas - 1970" was released.

2005 - Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) announced that it had signed with eFashion Solutions, LLC, to manage the global web-retailing for licensed and trademarked Elvis products.

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On this date in 1867, Canada became an independent dominion.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - "She Loves You" and "I'll Get You" were recorded by the Beatles.

1964 - John Lennon gave £20,000 for a house in Surrey, England.

1965 - John Lennon's "A Spaniard in the Works" was published in the U.S.

1965 - "Beatles VI" was certified gold by the RIAA.

1967 - The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" hit #1 in the U.S.

1968 - John Lennon opened an exhibit of his drawings entitled "You Are Here."

1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono were involved in a car accident in Scotland. Lennon needed 17 stitches on his face, Yoko needed 14 stitches, Yoko's daughter Kyoko got 4 stitches and Julian suffered from shock.

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A woman in New Zealand called police. She sounded like she was gagging or had a medical condition because she could only grunt. Police reported to her home and found that the 64-year-old woman had mistaken glue for lip cream and had glued her lips together.

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Today in Sports History:

1905 - Frank Owen (Chicago White Sox) pitched two complete games in one day.

1910 - White Sox Park opened. The park's name was later changed to Comiskey Park.

1917 - Fred Toney (Cincinnati Reds) pitched two complete games in one day.

1920 - Suzanne Lenglen became the first player to win three titles at Wimbledon in one year. She won the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

1932 - Helen Moody won her fifth women's singles title in six years at Wimbledon.

1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 44 games.

1951 - Bob Feller set a major league baseball record when he pitched his third no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

1982 - Cal Ripken began playing shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1985 - Robin Yount of the Milwaukee Brewers got the 1,800th hit of his career.

1995 - The NBA locked out its players. It was the first work stoppage in the league's history.

1996 - The Milwaukee Brewers ended a 19-game home run hitting streak.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) got his 1,000th hit.

1997 - Randy Myers (Baltimore Orioles) got his 300th career save.

1998 - The NBA locked out its players for the second time in its history. 

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Under the Dome is back tonight (10p ET, CBS). Including DVR viewing this past week the show had over 17 million viewers.

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SPARTA, Ky. -- About the only thing that could cast a cloud over Matt Kenseth's fourth victory of the season was the hard hit Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin suffered in Sunday's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, a race postponed from Saturday because of rain.

Read the rest here.

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's buddy cop comedy The Heat beating out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's White House Down over the weekend, but Monsters University was still No. 1.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:10pm EDT

Tuesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:10pm EDT

Wednesday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 7:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Subway Firecracker 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Calgary Stampeders 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 10:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 7:15pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 7:15pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway 7:30pm EDT

Sunday --

Izod Indy Car Series -- Pocono Indy Car 400 at Long Pond, PA. 12:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox 1:40pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4:05pm EDT

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

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