Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's Wednesday











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

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Today is October 23rd, the 296th day of 2013. There are 69 days left in the year.

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Bobby Orr inspires awe at New York book signing.


Flames and Coyotes play without injured captains.


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

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Today's Birthdays: Director Ang Lee (Oscars for Brokeback Mountain and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) is 59; Weird Al Yankovic is 54; Ryan Reynolds is 37.

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Tampa, FL. -- There was plenty of blame to go around after the Lightning's embarrassing 5-0 loss to the Bruins Saturday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Read the rest here.

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Blanche S. Scott became the first woman to make a public solo airplane flight in the United States on this date in 1910.

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University of Minnesota Retains Unanimous No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2013-14 Women's College Hockey Poll - #4
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last
Week's
Ranking
2013-14
Record
(W-L-T)
Weeks in Top 10
1.University of Minnesota, 190 (19)
1
6-0-0
5
2.University of Wisconsin, 145
6
4-2-0
5
3.Boston College, 140
2
5-1-0
5
4.Cornell University, 135
5
2-0-0
5
5.Clarkson University, 117
3
5-1-1
5
6.University of North Dakota, 101
4
4-1-1
5
7.Harvard University, 73
7
0-0-0
5
8.Quinnipiac University, 40
10
5-0-1
2
9.Mercyhurst University, 32
9
3-3-1
5
10.Ohio State University, 31
RV
3-1-1
1
Others receiving votes: University of Minnesota Duluth, 22; Boston University, 17; University of New Hampshire, 2.
Notes: The University of Minnesota received all 19 first-place votes in this week's rankings ... Minnesota has been the No. 1-ranked team in each of the last 31 polls dating back to March 20, 2012 ... ECAC Hockey and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association lead the way with four ranked programs each, while College Hockey America and the Hockey East Association are both represented with one school in the poll ... A total of 13 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 17th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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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The latest report says the U.S. cut its carbon dioxide by 3.8% last year, the biggest drop in decades. [Experts say the reduction in air pollution is due to cleaner energy in factories, more fuel efficient vehicles, and the silence of Paula Deen.]

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Staying Put: DeMarco remains behind centre with Lulay out.

Heisman Hype: A look at all Heisman winners' CFL debuts.

Visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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After more than a decade as the world's favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity. PPG Industries, the leading supplier of automotive paints, says 25 percent of the vehicles it supplied in the 2013 model year were white, up 3 percent from the prior year. Silver and black tied for second, with 18 percent each. White dominates in Europe, North America and Asia. Only in South America is silver still king.

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Regina, SK. -This is going to be a fun week!

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Next up for the 11-5 Riders is a road game on Saturday, October 26th against the 13-3 Calgary Stampeders. Kickoff on 620CKRM, 620ckrm.com, the Rider Radio Network, TSN and ESPN3.com is set for 7:00pm EDT.

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Approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY on this date in 1915.

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Tampa, FL. — Tuesday Notes: The Bucs' return to Thursday Night Football calls for a quick turnaround from Sunday but gives the team a chance to prove itself to the rest of the league…Plus, injury updates and more.

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In the U.S., the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged on this date in 1929, starting the stock-market crash that began the Great Depression.

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Corvallis, OR. -- No. 25 (BCS) Oregon State (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) returns home for the first time since Sept. 28 when it hosts the No. 8 (AP/USA Today)/No. 6 (BCS) Stanford Cardinal (6-1, 4-1) at Reser Stadium at 7:36 p.m. on ESPN. The game marks Homecoming on the OSU campus.

Read the rest here.

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The United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time on this date in 1946.

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays bench coach Dave Martinez returned home from his interview with Cubs officials enthusiastic about his chances to be hired as their next manager.

Read the rest here.


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NBC broadcasted the first videotape recording. The tape of Jonathan Winters was seen coast to coast in the U.S. on this date in 1956.

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I like ballgame food!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as staying out of the rain, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Filming began on the Elvis Presley film "Kid Galahad." 

1965 - The album "Elvis For Everyone" hit #10 in the U.S.

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Live A Little, Love A Little" opened in the U.S.



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If the holidays include spending some quality time around the table with family and friends working on a puzzle, I found just what you need. It's the world's largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle and it's 24,000 pieces! The puzzle is in the Guinness Book of World Records and can be yours for $270.

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Today in Beatles History:

1963 - 
The Beatles recorded "I Wanna Be Your Man."


1972 - Filming began on the musical "That'll Be The Day." The musical starred David Essex, Keith Moon and Ringo Starr.

2001 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Milk and Honey" album was re-released. This version contained 3 additional songs and an interview with the couple. The original was released in 1984.


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There's a good chance that about 11% of the text messages you send and receive are deceptive. Researchers (Cornell University) examined over 5,000 texts and found that 10.7% of them are used to tell people we're some place we're not, or that we "have to go" when we really just want to end a conversation.

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Today in Sports History:

1930J.K. Scott won the first miniature golf tournament. The event was held in Chattanooga, TN.

1945 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Jackie Robinson.

1978 - Bryan Trottier (New York Islanders) broke an NHL record when he scored six points in one period.

1988 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) passed for 521 yards, three touchdowns and completed 35 of 60 against the New York Jets. It was considered the single-best passing day in NFL history.

1993 - Joe Carter (Toronto Blue Jays) became only the second player to end the World Series with a homerun.

1993 - The Toronto Maple Leafs set an NHL record when they won their ninth straight game at the start of the season.

1996 - The civil trial of O.J. Simpson opened in Santa Monica, CA. Simpson was later found liable in the deaths of his ex-wife, Nicole and her friend, Ronald Goldman.

1998 - Mark Messier (Vancouver Canucks) became only the 10th player in NHL history to reach 600 career goals.

2002 - Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings) got his 1,250th career point.

2003 - Peter Forsberg (Colorado Avalanche) scored his 200th career goal. He scored three goals in the Avalanche's 6-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

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On this date in 2000, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) and Amblin Entertainment announced an unprecedented and exclusive three-year worldwide merchandising program with Toys "R" Us, Inc. The deal was for the rights to exclusive "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" merchandise starting in fall 2001. The film was scheduled for re-release in the spring of 2002.

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Coming Up:



Tonight --



Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Chicago Blackhawks 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:00pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders at Calgary Stampeders 7:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs Stanford Cardinal 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Goody's Relief Shot 500 Powered By Kroger at Martinsville Speedway 1:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatche Wild vs Kenai River Brown Bears 8:05pm EDT

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

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