Thursday, January 8, 2015

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

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Today is January 8th, the 8th day of 2015. There are 357 days left in the year.

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Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Devils forward Elias reflects on milestone evening.

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

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Today's Birthdays: Sunday Morning host Charles Osgood is 82. Game-show host Bob Eubanks (The Newlywed Game) is 77. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 73. David Bowie is 68.

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Tampa, FL. -- They have been dubbed "The Triplets," and when you see them on the ice, it's easy to understand why.

Read the rest here.

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Scientists report that they have discovered yet another earth-like planet, this one being the most like earth ever found. One key difference is that a year there is only 35 days. [Which means that on that planet celebrities actually get to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. ]

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Hufnagel, Higgins, Jones named finalists for COY.

Top 10 Defensive Plays of 2014.

Please visit the league's official website, http://www.cfl.ca.

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Once again the DASH diet took top honors in the annual US News and World Report rankings of diets. DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, and which was formulated by the National Institutes of Health, has won top spot every year since 2011.

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Tampa, FL. -- In terms of just the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mike Evans just completed arguably the best season ever by a rookie receiver, putting up 1,051 yards and a team-record 12 touchdowns.

Read the rest here.

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On this date in 1929, William S. Paley appeared on CBS Radio for the first time to announce that CBS had become the largest regular chain of broadcasting chains in radio history.

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Corvallis, OR. --Beavers Look To Remain Perfect At Home

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On this date in 1952, Marie Wilson came to TV as "My Friend Irma".

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Okay Daddy, take another picture.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as a chilly Thursday morning, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1935 - 
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother Jessie Garon was stillborn. 

1946 - Elvis Presley received his first guitar from his parents. 

1955 - Elvis Presley's third single "Milkcow Blues Boogie" was released. 

1956 - Elvis Presley performed at The Louisiana Hayride. He also performed the previous day. 

1957 - The Memphis Draft Board announced that Elvis Presley had been classified as A1 and that he would probably be drafted within the next six to eight months. 

1959 - Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, called Elvis in Germany to tell him that he had been voted most popular singer of the year and that his record "King Creole" was the most popular record of the year. 

1965 - Hal Wallis agreed to change Elvis Presley's 1958 contract into a five-picture deal. The movies Elvis made under the contract were "Blue Hawaii", "Girls! Girls! Girls!", "Fun In Acapulco", "Roustabout" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style". 

1981 - "Elvis Presley Day" was declared in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia. 

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a stamp of Elvis. The picture used was one of Elvis in the 1950's. 

2004 - RCA Records and BMG Strategic Marketing Group with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced that Elvis Presley had become the best selling solo artist in U.S. history. 

2005 - In the U.K., a campaign began to release Elvis Presley's 18 #1 songs over 17 consecutive weeks. The campaing ended on April 25th. 

2006 - The RIAA presented awards upgrading the sales certification status of "ELVIS 30 #1 HITS" and "It's Christmas Time" and for the first sales certifications for the DVD "Elvis by the Presleys". "ELVIS 30 #1 HITS" was upgraded from 3x Platinum to 4x Platinum. The album "It's Christmas Time" was upgraded from Platinum to 2x Platinum. The DVD "Elvis by the Presleys" was certified at 2x Platinum.

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Police in Manchester, England, released a photo of some funny money passed at a bar. The £20 note was accepted by a bartender even though it was made of stapled photocopies of the front and back of a real bill.

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Today in Beatles History:

1973 - 
Yoko Ono released "Approximately Infinite Universe" as a two record set.

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NBC says that its in-game advertising for the Super Bowl is 95% sold out, with costs to advertisers of $4.4 million to $.4.5 million per 30-second ad. Fox TV charged $4 million last year.

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Today in Sports History:

1901 - 
In Chicago, IL, the first tournament sanctioned by the American Bowling Congress was held. 

1955 - After 130 home basketball wins, Georgia Tech defeated Kentucky 59-58. It was the first Kentucky loss at home since January 2, 1943. 

1957 - Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from major league baseball in an article that appeared in "LOOK" magazine. 

1960 - The NCAA met in New York and voted against reviving the unlimited substitution rule for college football. 

1977 - The cover of TV Guide was "Super Bowl." 

1984 - ABC purchased the remaining 85% of ESPN. 

1993 - Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) became the 18th player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points. 

1994 - Dino Ciccarelli (Detroit Red Wings) became the 19th player in NHL history to score 500 career goals.

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Some time this year the world will welcome a Cumberbaby. Less than two months after revealing his engagement to Sophie Hunter with an old-school newspaper announcement, it’s been revealed that actor Benedict Cumberbatch and his fiance are expecting their first child.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Islanders Hockey Club 8:30am EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 1:20pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Bay State Breakers 6:20pm EST

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Buffalo Sabres 7:30pm EST

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs P.A.L. Junior Islanders 9:50pm EST

Saturday --

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Lone Star Brahmas 8:30pm EST

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Adirondack Wings 8:30pm EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Jersey Hitmen 9:10pm EST

Sunday --

USPHL Empire Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Rochester Junior Americans 7:30am EST

USPHL Elite Hockey -- Tampa Bay Juniors vs Junior Bruins 10:10am EST

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

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