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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Almanac for Friday, April 27, 2012; Historical news, Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Friday, April 27, the 118th day of 2012. There are 248 days left in the year before we moved into 2013.

HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS ON THIS DATE

* In 1521, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.

* In 1822, the 18th president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

* In 1941, German forces occupied Athens during World War II.

* In 1972, the Apollo 16 mission to the moon ended safely.

* In 1973, acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray resigned after it was revealed that he had destroyed files from the safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt.

* In 1982, the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., who had shot four people, including President Ronald Reagan, began in Washington. (The trial ended with Hinckley’s acquittal by reason of insanity.)

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Jack Klugman turns 90 today (2005 photo by Phil Konstantin via wikipedia commons)

Casey Kasem is 80 today (2006 photo by Alan Light via wikipedia commons)

Sheena Easton turns 53 today (2009 photo by djnaquin67 via wikipedia commons)

90 JACK KLUGMAN, actor who played Oscar Madison on the Odd Couple TV show

80 CASEY KASEM, Radio & TV disc jockey host. Long-time host of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo

73 JUDY CARNE, actress-comedian from Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In; former wife of Burt Reynolds

64 KATE PIERSON, rock singer for the musical group the B-52′s

61 ACE FREHLEY, rock musician formerly of the group, Kiss

53 SHEENA EASTON, pop singer from Scotland

28 PATRICK STUMP, rock musician from the group, Fall Out Boy

U.S. women qualify for Olympics in London with win over Costa Rica, 3-0

 

(file photo)

The United States women’s soccer team have earned their way into the 2012 Olympic Games in London with a win over Costa Rica, 3-0 in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

The Americans had to win the match to advance to London.

The goals were scored by Tobin Heath in the 16th minute, Carli Lloyd in the 72nd and Alex Morgan in the 89th.

The U.S. will be the two-time defending champion in London, having taken the gold in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & U.S. Soccer news

Ohio Bobcats bomb arch-rival Marshall, 44-7

 

(courtesy of Ohio athletics via wikipedia commons)

Everybody was expecting a close football game between the Marshall Thundering Herd and the Ohio Bobcats last weekend in Athens.

But it was anything but a close encounter as the Bobcats rolled 44-7. The Herd (1-2) have been winning this game recently, 12 0f the past 14 games, including 21-17 in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and 24-23 last season, and had not lost since 2000.

Ohio totaled 559 offensive yards, intercepted four passes, two fumble recoveries before a crowd of 24,244 fans at Peden Stadium.

The third-largest crowd in stadium history witnessed Ohio roll up a 34-7 halftime lead.

The Bobcats star of the game was quarterback Tyler Tettleton who completed 20 of 29 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns and ran 53 yards and one TD.

Other Ohio stars include cornerback Omar Leftwich who intercepted two passes and linebacker Nathan Carpenter recovered two fumbles.

Info compiled from Ohio University news

Ohio Bobcats win behind D.J. Cooper’s 19 points

(courtesy of Ohio athletics)

The Ohio Bobcats rolled past St. Francis (Pa.) 87-58 in Athens.

D.J. Cooper scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures.

Tommy Freeman scored 15 points and knocked down five, three-point baskets. Cooper had four, three-point goals.

The 6-4 Bobcats went 15-29 for 51.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Nick Kellogg scored 12 points with DeVaughn Washington, Ivo Baltic and T.J. Hall scoring 10 points apiece for Ohio.

The Bobcats shot 52.5 percent from the floor (32 of 61) and outrebounded St. Francis 43-27.

The 2-8 Red Flash were led by Will Felder with 19 points and 10 rebounds, his third straight double-double game.

compiled from staff & Ohio Bobcats news

IUPUI surprises Ohio Bobcats, 66-56

(courtesy of IUPUI via Wikipedia Commons)

The Jaguars known to everybody as IUPUI, is actually Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis, beat Ohio University in Athens last weekend, 66-56.

Leroy Nobles scored 23 points, including 11 during a key run in the game led the Jaguars to the win.

The Jaguars upped their record to 5-6 while Ohio drops to 5-4.

IUPUI trailed 40-39 after the Bobcats used a 9-0 run to pull ahead on DeVaughn Washington’s layup with 8:25 to go in the second half.

The Jaguars then took control of the game by going on a 16-9 run sparked by Nobles, who had three, three-point baskets to put the school from Indianapolis up 55-49 with 2:05 left.

D.J. Cooper of Ohio had an off-night. He came into the game averaging 19 points, but was just 1 of 9 from the field scoring four points.

compiled from staff, IUPUI & Ohio athletics news

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