Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's Thursday












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

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Today is June 12th, the 163rd day of 2014. There are 202 days left in the year.

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Rangers extend Final with 40 saves from Lundqvist.

Texas tops St. John's in OT, leads Calder Cup Finals.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Former U.S President George H.W. Bush is 90; Jim Nabors is 84; Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is 33; Playboy model/actress Kendra Wilkinson is 29.

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Tampa, FL. -- You can still see the hurt in his eyes. You can still hear the frustration in his voice.

Read the rest here.

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The Iowa Territory was organized on this date in 1838.

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Room for improvement: Willy staying positive after loss.

Twitter wars: Johnson, Brackenridge go at it socially.

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

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Carl Elsener patented his penknife on this date in 1897. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.

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Tampa, FL. — The world of NFL coaches can be filled with paranoia. That's not the case with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Lovie Smith.

Read the rest here.

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New York authorities arrested four strippers who worked a scam by drugging rich customers then running up their tab. [How did the Kardashians not think of this?]

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St. Petersburg, FL. -- The Rays ended a 31-innings scoring drought by scoring four runs in the fourth inning and they went on to beat the Cardinals, 6-3, Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

Read the rest here.

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Those who speak by packing their sentences with words such as "you know," "I mean," and "like" aren't being ditzy -- they're being conscientious. So suggests a new study (in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology) whose authors say that such "filler words" tend to be used by people who are more thoughtful than most.

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San Francisco, CA. -- Analyzing the Giants' losing streak, which grew to three games with Wednesday's 6-2 setback at the hands of the Washington Nationals, is as simple as looking at the scoreboard.


Read the rest here.


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Harry Houdini, while suspended upside down 40 feet above the ground, escaped from a strait jacket on this date in 1923.


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Jimmy got a Spiderman card.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the computer guys coming to your house, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1965 - 
Elvis Presley's single "Crying In The Chapel" hit #3 in the U.S. 

1965 - The soundtrack to the Elvis Preslye movie "Girl Happy" hit #8 in the U.S. 

1966 - Elvis Presley recorded Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You." 

1967 - Filming began on the Elvis Presley movie "Speedway." 

1968 - The Elvis Presley movie "Speedway" premiered in Charlotte, NC. 

1971 - Elvis Presley's single "Life/Only Believe" hit #53 in the U.S. 

1976 - The album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" hit #29 in the U.K. 

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contained over 20 cars owned by Presley.


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An Arizona man arrested for unlawfully discharging a firearm told authorities that he was trying to shoot the moon. The 39-year-old also admitted to smoking marijuana before the incident.

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Today in Beatles History:

1965 - 
The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards. 

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released the album "Some Time In New York City." 

1976 - The Wings single "Silly Love Songs" hit #2 in the U.K. 

1995 - Paul McCartney's daughter Stella premiered her fashion collection in London. One of the songs used for runway music was "Stella May." The song was written by Paul McCartney. 

2007 - The Traveling Wilburys Collection and the Deluxe Collectors Edition were released in the U.S. It was released the previous day in the U.K. 
  
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"Cleopatra" starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison, and Richard Burton premiered at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City on this date in 1963.

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Today in Sports History:

1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. However, evidence has surfaced that indicates that the game of baseball was played before 1800. 

1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York. 

1948 - Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open golf classic. 

1967 - The Senators beat Chicago, 6-5, in 22 innings. The game lasted six hours, 38 minutes and ended at 2:43 a.m. and caused the league to adopt a curfew stating that no inning may start after 1:00 a.m. 

1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation. 

1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the league Most Valuable Player. 

1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one. 

1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles. O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings, but he was held liable in a civil suit. 

1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series. 

2000 - Steve Young (San Francisco 49ers) retired from the NFL.

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Paula Deen is taking the next step into reinserting herself into your life: The fallen Food Network star is going digital in her quest for a comeback, announcing plans Wednesday for the Paula Deen Network, a paid subscription-based network set to launch in September that will be accessible by computer, smartphone, or tablet.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals 3:45pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 8:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 10:15pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Nascar Nationwide Series June Michigan Race at Michigan International Speedway 2:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 4:10pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway 1:00pm EDT

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros 2:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants vs Colorado Rockies 4:05pm EDT

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

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