Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It's Tuesday












It's Tuesday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 18th, the 77th day of 2014. There are 288 days left in the year.

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Video: Stamkos one-timer.

Watch: Lightning honor 2004 Stanley Cup team.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty) is 51; Olympic speed skater Bonnie Blair is 50; Queen Latifah is 44; Adam Levine of Maroon 5 (and The Voice) is 35.

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Tampa, FL. -- After the Tampa Bay Lightning struggled on the first leg of their six-game homestand, Monday's 4-3 win against the Vancouver Canucks made for a strong end, as the Bolts have now picked up points in five straight.

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RKO Pictures was sold for $23,489,478 on this date in 1954. It became the first motion picture studio to be owned by an individual. The person was Howard Hughes.

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University of Minnesota Keeps No. 1 Ranking in
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men's College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
19th Annual Men's College Hockey Poll - #23

(First-place votes in parentheses)
Rank
School
Last Week's Ranking
2013-14
Record
Weeks in
Top 15
1University of Minnesota, 503 (27)
1
25-5-6
23
2Union College, 451 (7)
3
26-6-4
17
3Boston College, 439
2
26-7-4
23
4Ferris State University, 404
6
27-9-3
17
5Quinnipiac University, 369
7
24-8-6
23
6University of Wisconsin, 331
5
22-10-2
22
7UMass Lowell, 288
8
23-10-4
22
8University of Notre Dame, 260
11
23-13-2
19
9Providence College, 246
10
21-9-6
23
10St. Cloud State University, 221
4
21-10-5
23
11University of North Dakota, 165
9
22-12-3
13
12University of Michigan, 140
13
18-12-4
23
13Cornell University, 117
12
17-9-5
17
14Colgate University, 59
RV
19-12-5
2
15Minnesota State University, 56
RV
24-13-1
3
Others receiving votes: Northeastern University, 12; University of Vermont, 9; Yale University, 6; University of New Hampshire, 3; Western Michigan University, 1.
Notes: The University of Minnesota is the No. 1-ranked team in the nation for the third week in a row ... ECAC Hockey and the Hockey East Association lead the way with four ranked teams each, while the Big Ten Conference boasts three ranked programs and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and Western Collegiate Hockey Association are each represented by two teams in the poll ... A total of 20 teams received votes.
About the poll: The 19th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Men'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 six NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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NEW ON DVD - Released March 18

Frozen
American Hustle
Saving Mr. Banks
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Reasonable Doubt
Black Stallion (1979)
Devious Maids: Season 1

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Rey's day: Williams announces retirement.

Backfield help: Cobourne joins Riders coaching staff.

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

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An 88-year-old former mob hitman is bullying and terrorizing his neighbors at a Florida assisted living facility. ["Where ya buy your catheters? Not any more. From now on you talk to my guy, and my guy only. Have a nice day."]

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Tampa, FL. — Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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What effect does daylight saving time have on Facebook users? According to a study of user data from the social network, from 5 AM to noon on the Monday after Daylight Saving Time took effect, inclusion of the words "feeling tired" in status updates was up 86 percent when compared with a typical Monday.

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Hi Daddy!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much as watching Lightning Hockey, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History

1961 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Surrender" was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit.

1972 - The album "Elvis Now" hit #43 in the U.S.

1975 - Elvis Presley began a 29-show series at the Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas.

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Your kids' kids are gonna have some earthy names, say the baby-naming experts at Nameberry.com. We're talking names like Everest, Nile, and Beach. Though vintage-style names are currently popular - Beatrice and Clementine, for example - place names and ethnic-sounding names will be on the rise in the near future.

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Today in Beatles History:

1967 - 
 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought two islands off the coast of Ireland's County Mayo for 1,550 pounds.

1967 - The Beatles single "Penny Lane" hit #1 in the U.S.   

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A New Hampshire man allegedly left a store with poultry products concealed in his pants. Police said Jonathan Hood left without paying and was detained by supermarket employees until police arrived.

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Today in Sports History:

1892 - Frederick Arthur, Lord Stanley of Preston, announced that he had purchased a trophy to be presented to the hockey champion of Canada. 

1945 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 50 goals.

1953 - The National League owners approved the move of the Braves from Boston to Milwaukee. It was the first major league franchise shift since 1903.

1970 - The NFL selected Wilson to be the official football and scoreboard as official time.

1990 - The 32-day lockout of baseball players ended.

1990 - In Tampa, FL, a little league player was killed after being hit with a pitch.

2002 - Brittanie Cecil became the first NHL fan fatality directly related to action on the ice. She had been hit by a puck during a game two days before between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Calgary Flames. Her death was caused by a rare injury caused when he head snapped back after being hit.

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U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Hawaii statehood bill on this date in 1959.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:00pm EDT

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Ottawa Senators 7:30pm EDT

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Pittsburgh Penguins 1:00pm EDT

Nascar Nationwide Series -- March Auto Club Race at Auto Club Speedway 5:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Port Huron Fighting Falcons 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway 3:00pm EDT

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

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