Saturday, March 14, 2015

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It's Saturday. Here's what's happening....

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Today is March 14th, the 73rd day of 2015. There are 292 days left in the year.

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Super 16: Norris Trophy race has no clear-cut favorite.

Chicago's Nordstrom banned two games for boarding.

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

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On this date in 1743 the first American town meeting was held at Boston's Faneuil Hall..

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Tampa, FL. -- The Lightning looked at the final month of the regular season as an opportunity to fine tune their game.

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On this date in 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin.

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Checking Down: Notes from around the CFL.

Dunk: 8 NCAA prospects to watch at the National Combine.

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

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On this date in 1864, Samuel Baker discovered another source of the Nile in East Africa. He named it Lake Albert Nyanza.

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Tampa, FL. -- Here's a sampling of media reports on the Buccaneers today.

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On this date in 1891, the submarine Monarch laid telephone cable along the bottom of the English Channel to prepare for the first telephone links across the Channel.

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Phoenix, AZ. -- Oregon State and Arizona State continue their series Saturday with a 6:05 p.m. PT first pitch at Phoenix Municipal Stadium.

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On this date in 1903, the U.S. Senate ratified the Hay-Herran Treaty that guaranteed the U.S. the right to build a canal at Panama. The Columbian Senate rejected the treaty.

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The Lightning Guys are fun to watch Daddy.

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You're reading the Johnny Blog. Almost as much fun as making your special breakfast dish to start a Saturday, isn't it?

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Today in Elvis History:

1955 - 
Elvis Presley was interviewed on Jimmy Dean's "Town & Country Jubliee" television show. Elvis did not perform. 

1972 - Elvis Presley received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th annual Grammy Awards. 

2004 - In Las Vegas, NV, the Elvis-A-Rama museum was burglarized. In less than five minutes thieves were able to steal $325,000 worth of Elvis Presley's jewelry and kitsch. 

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On this date in 1914, Henry Ford announced the new continuous motion method to assemble cars. The process decreased the time to make a car from 12½ hours to 93 minutes.

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Today in Beatles History:

1964 - 
It was reported by "Billboard" that releases by the Beatles represented 60% of the current singles market. 

1964 - The Beatles single "Please Please Me" hit #3 in the U.S. 

1964 - The Beatles single "My Bonnie" hit #26 in the U.S. 

1972 - The Beatles received the NARAS' Trustees Award at the 14th annual Grammy Awards. 

2000 - The compilation album "At Home With The Groovebox" was released. The Sean Lennon song "Winged Elephants" was included.

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On this date in 1947, the U.S. signed a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.

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Today in Sports History:

1960 - 
Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) scored a record 53 points. 

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors) played every minute of a game for the 47th consecutive time. The streak ended during the Warriors' next game. 

1967 - The AFL and the NFL held the first common draft. The two leagues merged in 1970. The first player chosen was Bubba Smith, a defensive lineman from Michigan State. 

1972 - The Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association announced that the team's franchise would be moved to Kansas City, Missouri at the end of the season. 

1992 - Stacey Augmon (Atlanta Hawks) scored the 6,000,000th point in NBA history. 

2005 - Major League Baseball gave a congressional committee about 400 pages of documents related to drug testing. It was also reported that Bud Selig would be willing to testify in hearings planned for March 17.

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On this date in 1979, the Census Bureau reported that 95% of all Americans were married or would get married.

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Coming Up:

Tonight --

Nascar Xfinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm  

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Winnipeg Jets 7:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild at Amarillo Bulls 8:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascar Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

Monday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Montreal Canadiens 7:30pm EDT

Tuesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Wednesday --

Nothin' Doin'

Thursday --

Nothin' Doin'

Friday --

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Detroit Red Wings 7:30pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Saturday --

Nascar XFinity Series -- Axalta Faster Tougher Brighter 200 at Phoenix International Raceway 4:00pm EDT

NAHL Hockey -- Wenatchee Wild vs Lone Star Brahmas 10:05pm EDT

Sunday --

Nascap Sprint Cup Series -- Campingworld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway 3:30pm EDT

NHL Hockey -- Tampa Bay Lightning vs Boston Bruins 5:00pm EDT

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

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