Archive for March, 2008

New bridge near Shippensburg University

March 31, 2008

A friend of mine is the general contractor for the construction of a new bridge near Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. This web cam is usually pointed at the site.

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Just testing………

March 31, 2008

Just testing to see if anyone was awake when I said “basketball season is over”.

Of course, Ohio State is still alive in the NIT. Tuesday night they play Ole Miss in Madison Square Garden. The winner gets the winner of the Massachusetts-Florida game.

Oh, and if you believe the “just testing” part vs. “a certain blogger had a brain malfunction” then I have a coal mine in eastern Kentucky to sell you :-).

The one-seeds have finally all made it!

March 30, 2008

For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, all four number-one seeds won their regions and are headed to the Final Four in San Antonio.

Will it be the best Final Four ever? Only time will tell. I picked North Carolina in my pool, and fresh off my wonderful pick of Texas to beat Memphis, I will stick with the Tar Heels.

Marquette has done it again

March 30, 2008

Just like the Marquette men’s team ended UK’s season in the NCAA tournament, the Marquette women have beaten Kentucky in the Women’s NIT. So, basketball season is over for my schools.

Greetings KB8KAC

March 30, 2008

Hello and welcome to KB8KAC who has connected to this blog. His 360 page looks pretty interesting.

The one-seeds are two-for-two so far in the race to the Final Four, as UCLA and North Carolina made it with wins yesterday. Louisville looked much better than a three-seed, but didn’t have quite enough to beat the Tar Heels.

I’ll go out on a limb and say that Texas will beat Memphis today, but it should be a good game.

Nashville’s amazing dominance of Columbus continued Friday night with a 2-0 win. Over the last two seasons, the Preds are 15-0-1 against the Jackets.

Bill Covington sentenced

March 27, 2008

Bill Covington, former president of Farmers Deposit Bank where Bonnie used to work, has been sentenced to prison time and restitution.

See the second paragraph here

Entry for March 27, 2008 part 2

March 27, 2008

After losing to the Red Wings (again) on Saturday, the Blue Jackets went to Nashville and lost for something like the 14th time in 15 games against the Predators.

But after some recent poor performances against Chicago, Freddie Norrena recorded another shutout (career 5th) as Columbus beat the Hawks 4-0. Clay Wilson had a goal and an assist in his home NHL debut.

Entry for March 27, 2008

March 27, 2008

Ohio State had two games in the NIT this week. Monday they knocked off California in a game played in St. John Arena due to a scheduling conflict with a Bruce Springsteen concert in Value City Arena.

Last night the Bucks beat Dayton to earn a trip to Madison Square Garden next week. OSU will play Ole Miss in one semifinal.

The OSU women lost to Florida State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The UK women are still alive in the Women’s NIT after beating James Madison last night.

Entry for March 21, 2008

March 21, 2008

Ohio State got win number 20 on the season with an 84-66 win over UNC-Asheville on Tuesday night in the NIT. Next up: the California Bears on Monday night.

Freddie Norrena got his fourth career shutout as the Blue Jackets beat Calgary 3-0, also on Tuesday. Columbus then took a 3-game winning streak over the Red Wings to Detroit on Wednesday, but lost 3-1 as Zetterberg had a hat trick.

We had a bunch of rain midweek, and there was some flooding in the vicinity. Nothing like what they’ve had north and west of here. Today it is beautiful with highs in the 60s.

Kentucky lost in the NCAA first round to Marquette. It was the tenth tournament meeting for those two teams, an NCAA record.

Western Kentucky just finished beating Drake 101-99 in overtime, in one of the best first-round games I have seen in a long time.

Ohio State is the number one seed………

March 17, 2008

….. in the NIT :-). The Bucks play UNC-Asheville tomorrow night.

Kentucky made the big dance. The Cats are seeded 11th in the South region, and will play Marquette.

Two games in one day didn’t slow Georgia down one bit. Sunday afternoon, the Dogs beat Arkansas for the SEC Tournament Championship. So, they are headed to the NCAA tourney. They may be lacking in talent but they are certainly well conditioned!

The Blue Jackets continue their habit of playing well against good teams. Sunday they twice had 3-goal leads over Detroit, then held on for a 4-3 regulation win.

Bonnie and her daughter got home from Bristol about 3 AM this morning.