Friday, October 31, 2014

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It's Friday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is October 31st, the 303rd day of 2014. There are 62 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 30.

Watch: Molson 'What's on Tap' for Fri., 10/31.

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

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Juliette Low, the founder off the Girl Scouts, was born on this date in 1860.

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Tampa, FL. -- Steven Stamkos scored two goals to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday at Amalie Arena.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1864, Nevada became the 36th state to join the U.S.

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Regina, SK. -- A five-game losing streak has led to the inevitable excoriation of prominent strategists within the Saskatchewan Roughriders' organization.

Read the rest here.

Coming up next for the 9-8 Riders is a week 19 bye, followed by a week 20 home game against the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, November 8th, which wraps up the regular season. Game time at Regina's Mosaic Stadium is 7:00pm EST. Catch all the action with Rod Pedersen and Carm Carteri on 620 CKRM, the Rider Radio Network and 620ckrm.com. The game can be seen in Canada on TSN and in the U.S. on ESPN3.com. Calgary next hosts Winnipeg on Saturday, November 1st.

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On this date in 1868, Postmaster General Alexander Williams Randall approved a standard uniform for postal carriers.

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2014 CFL.ca Game Notes: A look at Week 19.

REDBLACKS hope to give fans a show in last home game.

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

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COMING UP - Halloween: October 31; Daylight Saving Time ends: November 2; Veteran’s Day: November 11.

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Tampa, FL. -- When Lovie Smith thinks about what he can do to try to get the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers on track, a quarterback change is not high on the coach’s list.

Read the rest here.

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Mount Rushmore was declared complete on this date in 1941 after 14 years of work. At the time the 60-foot busts of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln were finished.

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Corvallis, OR. -- The preseason excitement surrounding the Oregon State women’s basketball team continued Thursday, as the Beavers made their way into the AP rankings for the first time since 1996, coming in at No. 20. The ranking matches Oregon State’s highest ever in the AP preseason poll (1995).

Read the rest here.

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Britain's Princess Margaret announced on this date in 1955 that she would not marry Royal Air Force Captain Peter Townsend.

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Kansas City, MO. -- Though the Giants clinched the World Series on the road in Kansas City, fans will have an opportunity to celebrate the 2014 title today when the club returns home for a victory parade.

Read the rest here.

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Rear Admiral G.J. Dufek became the first person to land an airplane at the South Pole on this date in 1956. Dufek also became the first person to set foot on the South Pole.


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Jimmy climbs the slide.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as the Lightning beating the Flyers, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1960 - 
Elvis Presley ended his first lengthy gospel music session. He had began the session the day before. Much of the work appeared on the 1961 album "His Hand In Mine." 

1962 - The Elvis Presley film "Girls! Girls! Girls!" had its world premiere in Honolulu, HI. It opened across the United States on November 21.

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Wal-Mart Discount City stores were incorporated as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc on this date in 1969.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
The Beatles' "I Feel Fine" and "The Beatles' Story" were certified gold by the RIAA. 

1983 - Paul McCartney released the album "Pipes of Peace." 

1988 - Paul McCartney released the album "Back in the USSR."

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Antiqua and Barbuda became independent of Great Britain on this date in 1981.

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Today in Sports History:

1968 - 
The Milwaukee Bucks won their first game. They beat Detroit 138-118. 

1995 - The NHL's New Jersey Devils announced that they would stay in New Jersey. 

1999 - Bryan White sang the National Anthem at the Adelphia Coliseum in Nashville prior to the game between the Tennessee Titans and the St. Louis Rams. Following the game, White gave his second annual Howl-O-Ween concert at the north end of the coliseum. 

2001 - In Miami Beach, FL, Jose Canseco was involved in a nightclub brawl. Canseco later violated his probation and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and three years probation. 

2010 - For the first time in major league history, two former presidents attended the same World Series Game. George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush both attended Game 4 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX. 

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The play "Wonderful Tennessee" closed on this date in 1993 after only 9 performances.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Saturday --

Nascar Nationwide Series -- O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway 3:30pm EDT

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 5:15pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Washington Capitals 7:00pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 8:00pm EDT

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers vs California Golden Bears 10:30pm EDT

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 9:30pm EDT

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Palm Beach Hawks 12:15pm EDT

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns 1:00pm EST

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway 3:00pm EST

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

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