Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is August 21st, the 233rd day of 2013. There are 132 days left in the year.

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Quenneville, Stanley Cup host Whalers reunion.

30 in 30: Replacing Lecavalier a question for Lightning.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) is 57; Carrie-Anne Moss (Matrix movies) is 43; Google co-founder Sergey Brin is 40; Track star Usain Bolt is 27.

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Ultimate Replay: Week 8.

Irving: Bombers offensive revival starts with Bellefeuille.

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

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On this date in 1841, a patent for venetian blinds was issued to John Hampton.

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Regina, SK.- As long as I live, I’ll never figure out Rider fans. At least, a very large portion of them.

Read the rest here.

Next up for 6-1 Saskatchewan is Saturday, August 24th game at the 1-6 Edmonton Eskimos. Kickoff on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 4:00pm EDT.


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The all-electric Tesla Model S automobile broke a record for government safety tests. The highest a car can score is 5 but the Model S received an off-the-scale 5.4. [The car is so well-designed that you're safer driving down the highway than staying at home.]

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Tampa, FL. — Former NFL great Fran Tarkenton is a popular radio guest and interview subject for one primary reason: He rarely pulls punches.

Read the rest here.

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In Vacone, Italy, the restaurant Solo Per Due caters to two people at a time. The owner wants couples to experience an exclusive dining experience. Dining there costs approximately $335 per person.

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Baltimore, MD. -- Tampa Bay got a quality start from Alex Cobb, solid relief and some much-needed late offense in a 7-4 win over Baltimore on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

Read the rest here.

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A new study claims one in four dogs is clinically depressed and show signs such as pacing, chasing their tail, howling and pooping. A group called Home Alone Dogs says the reason for all the downer dogs is that so many pooches are left at home during the day and miss their masters.

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San Francisco, CA. -- After his team's dismal loss Monday night to the Boston Red Sox, Giants manager Bruce Bochy explained what it takes to defeat the American League East leaders.

Read the rest here.

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Nicole Peate, a 25-year-old from England, dislocated her jaw after biting into a triple-layer burger. The burger, called the "Kids in America Burger," is three patties, pretzels and candied bacon and offered at the Almost Famous restaurant in Liverpool. She didn't think she'd dislocated her jaw, but when she woke up in severe pain the next morning and went the hospital she got the news she had.

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Jimmy looking for something.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as watching your son go to his class without you, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1954 - 
In Gladewater, TX, Elvis Presley performed his first show outside Tennessee.

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "I'm Leavin'" hit #36 in the U.S.

1971 - Elvis Presley's reissued single of "Heartbreak Hotel" hit #10 in the U.K.

1976 - It was announced by RCA Victor records that the sales of Elvis Presley records passed the 400 million mark.

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The adding machine was patented by William Burroughs on this date in 1888.

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Today in Beatles History:

1966 -  
In Cincinnati, OH, Lou Rawls opened for the Beatles.

1982 - Paul McCartney's single "Take It Away" hit #15 in the U.K.

1982 - Paul McCartney's single "Take It Away" hit #10 in the U.S.

1998 - In London, Ringo Starr performed solo at Shepherd's Bush Empire.

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Kym Johnson will not be coming back to Dancing with the Stars for Season 17. Kym says, "I will be taking the next season off from DWTS USA, so that I may accept an amazing work opportunity back home in Australia." Johnson will return to the ABC reality competition series in Season 18.

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Today in Sports History:

1929 - The Chicago Cardinals traveled out of town for training camp. They were the first professional football team to do this.

1971 - Laura Baugh, at the age of 16, won the United State's Women's Amateur Golf tournament. She was the youngest winner in the history of the tournament.

1984 - Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game.

2006 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) hit his 725th career homerun.

2009 - The Dallas Cowboys played their first game at their new stadium in Arlington, TX. During the preseason game, against the Tennessee Titans, the Titans' kicker hit the scoreboard hanging in the center of the stadium.

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A survey found half of us experience desk rage while at work and it doesn't take much to set us off. The worst day of the week for desk rage: Monday, of course. What sets us off the most: computer crashes.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Boston Red Sox 3:45pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7:05pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 7:10pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway 7:30pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9:05pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 1:40pm EDT

Indy Car Series -- GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma, California 4:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Pittsburgh Pirates 4:05pm EDT

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

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