Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's Thursday











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

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Today is January 16th, the 16th day of 2014. There are 349 days left in the year.

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Fight nearly costs two Top Prospects chance to shine.

Stadium Series crew begins preparation for NY games.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Director John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York, The Fog) is 66; Kate Moss is 40; Renee Felice Smith (NCIS: Los Angeles) is 29.

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Tampa, FL. -- Five years ago an 18-year-old Victor Hedman was selling himself to the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Read the rest here.

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Using data from the Centers From Disease Control, Fargo has been named America's drunkest city (by Bustle.com). [The city motto is Latin for "Make mine a double."]

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Als re-sign Montreal native Brouillette to three-year deal.

Wanting more: Chambers chasing consistency in 2014.

Please visit the league's official website, cfl.ca.

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As retailers battle to make their stores more productive in the age of e-commerce, companies are turning to "video mining" to get you to shop more. A company called 3VR is showing off video cameras that can, with great accuracy, peg the age, gender, and mood of passersby in real-time. A retailer using 3VR in its stores would be able to see those pieces of information at any given moment, or just get it in a report later in the week.


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Tampa, FL. — New Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford has months to shape the personnel and playbook, but his approach to the running game would seem to match up well with the Bucs' current backfield assets.

Read the rest here.

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Oscar nominations will be announced this morning.

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Jimmy as the Little Drummer Boy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as prepping for a colonoscopy, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1965 - 
The soundtrack to the Elvis Presley film "Roustabout" hit #12 in the U.K.

1971 - Elvis Presley was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (the Jaycees).

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A new study suggests better access to stairs in office buildings -- and signs reminding people to use them -- might encourage workers to get more exercise.

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Today in Beatles History:

1957 - 
 The Cavern Club opened for business in Liverpool, England. The rock club was where the Beatles began.

1970 - John Lennon's London Art gallery exhibit of erotic lithographs, Bag One, was closed by Scotland Yard and eight prints were confiscated as evidence of pornography.

1980 - Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo for possession of a half pound of marijuana. He spent ten days behind bars before being kicked-out of the country by Japanese authorities. The remainder of his tour was canceled.

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TV TONIGHT: AMERICAN IDOL - More American Idol tonight (8p ET, FOX). Auditions continues.

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Today in Sports History:

1896 - The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, IA.

1961 - Mickey Mantle signed a contract which made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.

1981 - Leon Spinks was mugged. Even his gold teeth were taken by the assailants.

1988 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they would be moving to Phoenix.

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) scored 64 points against the Orlando Magic. It was Jordan's second highest single-game total of his career.

1995 - Malcolm Glazer bought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an estimated $192 million.

2002 - Baseball owners voted to approve the record $660 million sale of the Boston Red Sox.

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An Oregon (Medford) man allegedly rammed his car through his ex-girlfriend's bedroom wall Wednesday morning while intoxicated. The 21-year-old woman and the former couples' two children were asleep inside the room when Matthew Joseph Olivares allegedly slammed his car into the outside wall of the bedroom, injuring his ex-girlfriend. The kids were not injured. Fortunately Olivares struck a tree before hitting the house, which slowed him down.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs New York Islanders 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:00pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks 2:00pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 5:15pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Florida Eels 8:00pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Fairbanks Ice Dogs 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 1:45pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes 5:00pm EST

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

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