Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's Thursday












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

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Today is August 1st, the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year.

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MacTavish aiming for culture change in Edmonton.

30 in 30: Anaheim's youth movement pays dividends.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Blues musician Robert Cray is 60; Chuck D of Public Enemy is 53; Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show) is 40.

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Alouettes dismiss Hawkins as Head Coach.

Top 10 Plays of Week 5.

2013 CFL Replay: A look back at Week 5.

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

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Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car on this date in 1873. The design was done for San Francisco, CA.

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Regina, SK. -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a CFL-best 5-0 after Saturday’s 32-20 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Guelph, ON and not surprisingly, you’re starting to hear the comments all across Saskatchewan.

Read the rest here.

Next up for the Riders is the bye week, followed by a Friday, August 9th game at the Calgary Stampeders, a team they beat 36-21 in week two. Game time is 9:00pm EDT on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN, NBC Sports Network and ESPN3.com.

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The website 24/7 Wall St., using data from the National Parks Service, has ranked the nation's most popular presidential memorials. At the top were the Lincoln Memorial and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. [Followed by The William J. Clinton Gentlemen's Club.]

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Tampa, FL. — On the same day that cornerback Darrelle Revis took another step forward in his recovery from knee surgery, Tampa Bay defensive end Adrian Clayborn took a step back.

Read the rest here.

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Kyle Kandilian, a university student from Dearborn, Michigan, is not only not afraid of cockroaches, but lives with thousands of them. He estimates that he currently keeps about 200,000 in his home. Kyle collects and breeds cockroaches for fun and profit -- and his unusual hobby is helping him pay for an education.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The month that roared went out with a whimper as the Rays lost a 7-0 decision to the D-backs on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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A survey reveals that more than a third of us assault our computers, in one way or another, because the machines frustrate us.

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Philadelphia, PA. -- The newest Giants gave the team a fresh look Wednesday night.

Summoned a day earlier from Triple-A Fresno, where they respectively batted fourth and fifth, Brett Pill and Roger Kieschnick remained an effective tandem in their initial appearance together for the Giants, who subdued the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-2.

Read the rest here.

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Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States on this date in 1876.

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Happy Birthday to Snoopy from Jimmy and Flipper.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as taking your son to kindergarten screening, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1960 - 
Elvis Presley was named Public Enemy #1 by the East German newspaper, "Young World."

1960 - Elvis Presley began pre-production work on the movie "Flaming Star." It was his sixth movie.

1970 - Elvis Presley's single "The Wonder of You" hit #1 in the U.K.

1972 - Elvis Presley's single "Burning Love" was released.

1977 - The book "Elvis - What Happened?" went on sale. The book was written based on the experiences of three of Elvis' ex-bodyguards, Red West, Sonny West and Dave Hebler

2006 - The remastered versions of "Elvis Live", "Elvis Movies" and "Elvis R&B" were released..

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Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford on this date in 1893.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 -  
The Beatles recorded a show for the BBC called "Pop Go The Beatles."

1971 - George Harrison and Ravi Shankar's Conert for Bangladesh took place at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell and Billy Preston all performed.

1978 - Dhani Harrison was born. He is the son of George and Olivia Harrison.

1980 - George Harrison formed a production company called "Hand Made Films Productions."

1992 - George Harrison's "Live In Japan" hit #126 in the U.S.

2006 - Madison Square Garden celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Concert for Bangladesh by installing a permanent plaque it its "Walk of Fame".

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A new study shows 30% of mothers in this country can't afford to buy diapers. Researchers at Yale University surveyed pregnant and parenting women and nearly a third said they were in "diaper need."

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Today in Sports History:

1945 - Mel Ott hit his 500th career home run.

1972 - Joe Namath signed a two year contract worth $500,000 with the New York Jets.

1976 - The Seattle Seahawks played their first (preseason) game. The Seahawks lost 27-20 to San Francisco.

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds ended his streak of hitting in 44 consecutive games.

1986 - John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal were married.

1986 - Bert Blyleven became only the 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters in his career.

1993 - Reggie Jackson was admitted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

2005 - It was announced that Raphael Palmeiro would be suspended for 10 days after testing positive for steroid use. Palmeiro stood by his statements to the U.S. Congress on March 17, 2005, that he had never taken steroids.

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In Florida, a search for a suspect wanted for burglarizing a car and stealing a firearm and then stealing another vehicle ended about seven hours later when deputies located the suspect back in the same house where the crime spree began. They found the suspect sound asleep.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05pm EDT

Friday --  

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Saturday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- U.S. Cellular 250 Presented by Enlist Weed Control System 8:00pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Gobowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs San Francisco Giants 1:40pm EDT

Izod Indy Car Series -- The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio 3:00pm EDT

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

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