Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It's Wednesday












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

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Today is June 18th, the 169th day of 2014. There are 196 days left in the year.

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Texas Stars win first Calder Cup with OT victory.

Wilson, Crawford to interview with Penguins: report.

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

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Today's birthdays: Paul McCartney is 72; Singer and TV star (The Voice) Blake Shelton is 38; David Giuntoli (Grimm) is 34.

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Tampa, FL. -- Can the Tampa Bay Lightning find another gem in the rough?

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1817, London's Waterloo Bridge opened. The bridge, designed by John Rennie, was built over the River Thames.

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Regina, SK. -- There are many positional battles still going on with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but the one I find most intriguing is: Who will be the starting tailback?

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Coming up, the Riders will host the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, June 20th, in the second and final pre-season game for both teams. Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium is set for 9:00pm EDT. Catch all the action on 620ckrm, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com, with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri calling the plays. There is no tv.

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Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President on this date in 1873.

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Video: Austin, Ticats Almost Set for Regular Season.

Pedersen: Only pre-season but magic continues at Mosaic.

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

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Surgeons in France wanted to make sure that they didn't accidentally injure a professional singer's vocal chords during a serious throat surgery so they kept her conscious and singing during the entire process. [The surgery took longer than expected due to three standing ovations, two encores, and a costume change.]

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Tampa, FL. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith prides himself on putting together teams with good defenses. That comes with a heavy price.

Read the rest here.

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The machines many people use to experience their favorite programs are greedy energy-guzzlers. There are approximately 224 million of them in the United States and, combined, they consume approximately the same amount of electricity as would be produced by four nuclear reactors -- enormous ones, running around the clock. According the L.A. Times the boxes have become "the biggest single energy user in many homes, apart from air conditioning."

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ST. Petersburg, FL. -- Rays fans could feel the comeback coming on Tuesday night. They sensed a momentum swing and anticipated the impact that such a win could have on this struggle of a season.

Read the rest here.

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Atlantic City, NJ, opened its Steel Pier on this date in 1898.

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Chicago, IL. -- It's fair to say, to borrow a phrase that Giants manager Bruce Bochy uses when he's conceding a point, that Matt Cain is searching for some answers.


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The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for sale on this date in 1927. The stamp was of Charles Lindbergh’s "Spirit of St. Louis."


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Look what I got Daddy! A Spiderman cup!

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as seeing your son walk into school, isn't it?


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Today in Elvis History

1955 - 
Elvis Presley made his second appearance on the "Big D Jamboree." 

1963 - Elvis Presley's single "(You're The) Devil In Disguise" was released with "Please Don't Drag That String Around" as the B-side. 

1975 - Elvis Presley underwent a face-lift at Mid-South Hospital in Memphis. 

1977 - "Photoplay" magazine awarded Elvis Presley with its Gold Medal Award For Favorite Variety Star and Favorite Rock Music Star.


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After three decades and several children, including musical superstar Lorde, Vic O'Connor finally proposed to Sonja Yelich at Niagara Falls on Monday. Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor broke the news on Twitter. The 17-year-old singer wrote: "BEST DAY - went to niagara falls - my dad proposed to my mum after almost 30 years together." O'Connor, an engineer, and Yelich, a poet, have three other children together - Jerry, India and Angelo.

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Today in Beatles History:

1942 - 
James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool. 

1968 - London's National Theatre premiered "In His Own Write." It was an adaptation of the writings of John Lennon. 

1977 - "The Beatles At the Hollywood Bowl" hit #1 in the U.K. 

2010 - The handwritten John Lennon lyrics for the song "A Day In The Life" sold at auction for $1.2 million.
  
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On this date in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.

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Today in Sports History:

1953 - Seventeen major league baseball records were tied or broken in a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers. 

1960 - Tom Sheehan (San Francisco Giants) became the oldest first-time manager in major league baseball. Sheehan was 66 years, 2 months and 18 days old. 

1975 - Fred Lynn (Boston Red Sox) hit three home runs, a triple and a single in a game against the Detroit Tigers. He collected 10 RBIs. 

1986 - Don Sutton won his 300th game in major league baseball.

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A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on park land has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the home, built by developer Four Twenty Corp., was built entirely on land owned by the Rose Nulman Park Foundation, and therefore must be removed. The developer began building the home in 2009, but didn't discover the error until 2011. It argued it should not be penalized for an innocent surveying mistake. The court said the park's property rights outweighed that. It's not known whether the unoccupied house can be moved or will have to be torn down.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 1:10pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 2:10pm EDT

Thursday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

Friday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 7:10pm EDT

CFL Football -- Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Edmonton Eskimos 9:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 9:40pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up By Johnsonville at Road America 2:45pm EDT

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

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 10:10pm EDT

Sunday --

MLB -- Tampa Bay Rays vs Houston Astros 1:40pm EDT

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Toyota - Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway 3:00pm EDT

MLB -- San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks 4:10pm EDT

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

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