Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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

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Today is November 19th, the 322nd day of 2014. There are 43 days left in the year.

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Dry scrape scrapped by GMs, other topics put on hold.

Bryan Murray raising awareness through cancer fight.

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

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Britain's King George III signed the Jay Treaty on this date in 1794. It resolved the issues left over from the Revolutionary War.

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New York, NY. -- Tampa Bay goaltender Evgeni Nabokov took his turn on the Lightning homecoming tour Tuesday night, facing a New York Islanders team he played with over the past three seasons.

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On this date in 1850, the first life insurance policy for a woman was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, NJ.

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Boston College Still No. 1 Spot in
USA Today/USAH Magazine College Hockey Poll
USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine
2014-15 Women's College Hockey Poll - Regular Season #9

(First-place votes in parentheses)
RankSchoolLast Week's Rank2014-15 RecordWeeks in Top 10
1.Boston College, 190 (19)111-0-19
2.University of Minnesota, 17029-1-29
3.University of Wisconsin, 153311-2-19
4.Quinnipiac University, 12759-0-18
5.Clarkson University, 9779-3-19
6.Harvard University, 9542-1-19
7.Boston University, 7868-3-19
8.Mercyhurst University, 45810-2-19
9.University of Minnesota Duluth, 4198-4-27
10.Bemidji State University, 39n/a7-4-11
Others Receiving Votes: University of North Dakota, 5; Princeton University, 2; St. Lawrence University, 2; Cornell University, 1.
Notes: The Western Collegiate Hockey Association leads all women's conferences with four ranked teams, while the ECAC has three and the Hockey East Association has two. College Hockey America has one ... Bemidji State has received votes six out of nine weeks, but this is its first top-10 appearance ... A total of 14 schools received votes in this week's poll ... This season's previous polls can be found here.
About the Poll: The 18th annual USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Women'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 four NCAA Division I ice hockey conferences, as well as composite votes from officers of the AHCA and USA Hockey.

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U.S. President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address on this date in 1863 as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

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Regina, SK. -- QB Kerry Joseph reflects on his time with the Riders.

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On this date in 1893, the first newspaper color supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.

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Nye: Busy off-season upcoming for the Riders.

Western Final Playoff Centre.

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

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COMING UP - Great American Smokeout: November 20. Thanksgiving: November 27. World Aids Day: December 1. Human Rights Day: December 10. Winter Solstice: December 21. Christmas: December 25.

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Tampa, FL. -- Former Bucs greats Tony Dungy and John Lynch are among 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015, announced Tuesday.

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The "paper pencil" was patented by Frederick E. Blaisdell on this date in 1895.

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Corvallis, OR. -- Langston Morris-Walker and Gary Payton II each recorded a career-high 16 points as Oregon State downed Corban, 86-62 on Tuesday night at Gill Coliseum in front of a crowd of 3,608.

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"Time" magazine presented its cover in color for the first time on this date in 1928. The subject was Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

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Buckle me in Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a cold snap in Florida, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1966 - 
Elvis Presley's single "All That I Am" hit #41 in the U.S. 

1977 - The album "Elvis In Concert" hit #5 in the U.S. 

2001 - It was announced that 50 workers at Graceland would be laid off due the decline in tourism associated with the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.

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Two automatic toll collectors were placed in service on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey on this date in 1954.

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Today in Beatles History:

1997 - 
The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra. 

2001 - Jools Holland's album "Small World Big Band" was released. George Harrison's "Horse to the Water" appeared on the album. 

2002 - George Harrison's album "Brainwashed" was released.

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Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the unpopular Edsel on this date in 1959.

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Today in Sports History:

1979 - 
Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) signed a four-year contract for $4.5 million. At the time, Ryan was the highest paid player in major league baseball. 

1984 - Dwight Gooden (New York Mets), at 20 years old, became the youngest major league pitcher to be named Rookie of the Year in the National League. 

1995 - Patrick Ewing (New York Knicks) became the 23rd NBA player to pass the 20,000 point mark. 

1996 - Albert Belle signed a contract with the White Sox for a record $55 million. He was the first player to surpass the $10 million per year mark. 

1999 - Evel Knievel and Krystal Kennedy were married. 

2001 - Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants) became the first baseball player to win four Most Valuable Player Awards. 

2004 - During a Detroit Pistons and Indian Pacers game a fight broke out involving fans and players. Several players were suspended and all involved were later charged with assault and battery. 

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In Carlisle, IA, septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey on this date in 1997. It was only the second known case where all seven were born alive.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning at Toronto Maple Leafs 7:30pm EST

Friday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Saturday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Minnesota North Stars 7:00pm EST

College Football -- Oregon State Beavers at Washington Huskies 10:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Kenai River Brown Bears 11:30pm EST

Sunday --

NFL Football -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears 1:00pm EST

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

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