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Today in History for 24th July 2013

Historical Events

1946 – 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1949 – Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
1956 – Brendan Behan’s “Quare Fellow,” premieres in London
1961 – Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
1975 – Apollo 18 returns to Earth
2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

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Famous Birthdays

1798 – John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1922 – Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
1926 – Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 – Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
1979 – Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
1984 – John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)

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Famous Deaths

1240 – Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
1652 – Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
1812 – Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
1908 – Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
1993 – Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
2007 – Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History

Manchester United: 10,000 Times Better Than the Green Bay Packers

By Rich Smith, The Motley Fool

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On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, the Green Bay Packers lost their chance at the Super Bowl. Playing before a sellout crowd at Candlestick Park against the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers gave up a playoff record 579 total yards, succumbing to a team that went on to claim the NFC Championship but eventually lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens at an eventful game in New Orleans.

Three months later and an ocean away, another “football” team, British soccer club Manchester United , had a different story to tell. On Monday, April 22, 2013, Man Utd claimed their 20th league title, beating Aston Villa 3-0 to win the English Premier League Championship .

Man Utd now enters the hunt for a place in next season’s European Champions League, while the Packers must go back to the drawing board, and start again at 0-0 in the race for Super Bowl XLVIII. That fact alone tells you why Man Utd is probably a better “football” team than the Packers.

But here’s the real revelation: Manchester United is also a better investment than the Packers.

Football fans vs. profits fanatics
That’s right. Manchester United and the Green Bay Packers aren’t just “football teams” that you can cheer for. They’re also “companies” that you can invest in. But they’re very different kinds of companies.

You may recall how, Green Bay announced in December of 2011 that it was opening up its team to new buyers, offering to sell up to 880,000 Packers shares to the public for $250 apiece. Well, less than a year later, Man Utd decided to open itself up to public ownership as well, holding an initial public offering of its stock at an offer price of $14 a share.

Eight months later, those Manchester United shares sell for nearly $18 apiece — a 28% gain. Not bad … but get a load of how Packers shares have performed. Since their third public offering back in 1950, shares of the Packers have increased in price 10,000 times, from a split-adjusted price of $0.025 per share, to the 2011 asking price of $250. That looks like a pretty hefty profit. It looks like the Packers are outperforming Man Utd.

But looks can be deceiving.

The problem with Packers, according to its prospectus, is that despite the rise in value of the team, and of its stock, investors in Green Bay “should not purchase [GB] stock with the purpose of making a profit.” Why not? Because each share of the Green Bay Packers comes burdened with “transfer restrictions and redemption rights.”

The effect of these rights is to prevent anyone who bought a Green Bay share back in 1950 from ever realizing a dime of profit on the 10,000% appreciation of that share’s value today. Any time a Green Bay shareholder tries to sell a share today, “the Corporation has a right of first refusal to repurchase [GB] Stock at a price of $0.025 per share.”


Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance

NFL Top 10 Must-See Games Of 2013

By The Huffington Post News Editors

By Joe Fortenbaugh, National Football Post

Let’s begin with the obvious: This is our subjective opinion of the ten best games on the 2013 NFL schedule, as it stands today, April 18. You will not agree with some or all of these suggestions and do you know what? That’s just fine with us. The comments section is open for business and each of you is more than welcome to let us know which games you think make for the most entertaining matchups of the 2013 campaign.

We tried to incorporate as many teams as possible into this list, while at the same time attempting to avoid overloading the rundown with divisional rivalries. Sure, a couple well-known hate fests pop up below, but we see Chicago play Green Bay twice every season. Matchups that occur once every few years tend to have a little more panache in our book.

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From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/20/nfl-top-10-mustsee-games-_n_3122910.html

GREP loop

By jcllns1

Use and complete the template provided. The entire template must be completed. If you don’t, your post may be deleted!

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data:
I need to search through the users home directories for keywords, display them. The code listed below will show me the first result but I am not sure how to loop through the results. I am not sure how to make a loop work.

I then need to exclude users from the search if what that script found was phrase that is acceptable. So if the script is ran again the user will not come up again in the search.

I am using a file with a list of the word to search, could I do this with the exclusions as well?

2. Relevant commands, code, scripts, algorithms:

3. The attempts at a solution (include all code and scripts):


RESULT=`grep -irf searchwords /home`

FLOC=`echo $RESULT | cut -d : -f 1`

UNAME =`echo $FLOC | cut -d / -f 3`

PHRASE=`echo $RESULT | cut -d : -f 2`

echo "Username: $UNAME, Line with bad word found: $PHRASE, and Path and file name: $FLOC."

4. Complete Name of School (University), City (State), Country, Name of Professor, and Course Number (Link to Course):
Northeast Wisconsin Techical College, Green Bay, WI – Joe Cicero – UNIX I

Note: Without school/professor/course information, you will be banned if you post here! You must complete the entire template (not just parts of it).

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at The UNIX and Linux Forums

SUPER BOWL WATCH: Counterfeiting, brotherly advice

Around Super Bowl XLVII and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the game:



Shop wisely when looking for those Super Bowl souvenirs.

Federal officials have seized more than 163,000 counterfeit items worth more than $13.6 million over the last five months as part of Operation Red Zone, John Morton, director of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, said. That’s a “significant” increase from last year, when about $5 million worth of merchandise was seized.

“Everything from hats to jerseys to Nike shoes. My personal favorite is this counterfeit Super Bowl ring from Super Bowl XLIV,” Morton said, holding up a massive gold ring. “It’s actually quite heavy and a better counterfeit than most. Just goes to show you the lengths people will go in this business.”

Equally troubling are websites selling counterfeit merchandise, some so sophisticated they include anti-virus logos and the seal of the Better Business Bureau — making them almost impossible to tell them apart from legitimate vendors.

Morton said federal officials have already seized domain names of 313 web sites, almost all of which originated overseas.

“Imagine what’s going on when you’re putting your credit card through this site. Really think about that,” Morton said. “The site is being run by overseas criminals in Asia…. You can imagine what the result is, and sadly many, many of these sites come with malware and other unfortunate ornaments on the Christmas tree.”

The easiest way to make sure fans are buying legitimate merchandise is to buy from an official vendor, Morton said. Each team has one, as does the NFL.

But the best way fans can prevent being scammed is to use common sense, Morton said. Look closely at items, and there will be signs they’re fakes. If there are extra words in a website address — com.us — or misspellings, that’s almost always a dead giveaway.

“We’re not letting up,” Morton said. “We’ll have teams out the next couple of days looking for counterfeit and scam artists.”

Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour



Casinos in the Biggest Little City in the World are expecting a bump in Super Bowl betting this year thanks to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, maybe enough to help Nevada set a record in wagering on the game.

Kaepernick played college football at Nevada, just down the street from casinos in Reno.

Now, most of those casinos are offering an especially large number of proposition bets on the quarterback.

Kaep-mania has run so rampant in Reno that sporting goods stores can’t keep stocked in jerseys. More than 7,000 fans set what Nevada officials said was a world record when they all simultaneously kissed their arms “Kaepernicking style” during a break in last week’s basketball game against San Diego State.

A Kaepernick viewing party is planned during Sunday’s game at the student union.

— Scott Sonner



The players can focus on football now — they’re officially done talking to the media.

Ravens safety Ed Reed was the last guy at the podium on Thursday. After he finished talking with reporters, he scooped up a blue placard with his name on it.

“I’m going to give it to my mother,” he said.

He said he’s very glad that his interviews are done for the week.

Players had three hourlong sessions during the week, and Reed had another press availability on Monday.

The coaches for the 49ers and Ravens will speak with reporters again on Friday morning.

Paul Newberry — http://twitter.com/pnewberry1963



Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh are hardly the only high-profile siblings who’ve squared off in their arena of expertise. The AP is asking some others who can relate how they’d handle going against a family member in the Super Bowl.

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez said after scoring 21 points in a loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night that it’s a combination of joy and competitiveness.

“I know they’re just going to treat it as a game. That’s how I treat it whenever I play Robin,” Brook Lopez said. “I know they will enjoy it as well. But if I have any experience playing against Robin growing up, I know it’s going to be competitive. I know they’re going to want to beat each other.”

Brook’s brother, Robin, plays for the New Orleans Hornets.

— Brian Mahoney — http://twitter.com/briancmahoney



The way Jack Harbaugh tells the story, Jackie Harbaugh was so shocked by her eldest son’s decision to choose coaching over a career in law or politics, she fell face-first into a dish of mashed potatoes.

See, Jackie Harbaugh loves political science and politics. And as a political science major at Bowling Green with a high grade-point, John Harbaugh seemed headed for law school.

“Jackie was so excited about it,” Jack Harbaugh said.

But both of the Harbaugh boys had been bitten by the coaching bug early. The practice fields at Iowa and Michigan were their playground, and they knew more about coaching before they got out of grade school than some veteran assistants.

“He came home one day and we’re sitting around the table and we’re having dinner. Jackie says, ‘John, what law school will it be?’ John said, ‘Mom, I think I want to try coaching,’ Jack Harbaugh said. “To which Jackie went facedown into the mashed potatoes. She said, ‘What? Coaching? You’ve got to reconsider!'”

That’s not exactly what happened, Jackie Harbaugh said.

“May I tell the truth? There were no mashed potatoes,” she said. “When he came home and talked about (coaching) and I saw that look in his eyes, my feeling was, you have to do what you want to do. If you want to try this and see where it takes you, that would be great.”

Seems like he made the right choice. After making the playoffs in each of his first four seasons, John Harbaugh has the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on Sunday, where they’ll face his brother Jim’s San Francisco 49ers.

Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour



How about some home cookin’ in the Big Easy — as in 150 plates of it to feed a football team? That’s what Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones’ mother, Emily, presented the Baltimore players for dinner this week at the team hotel to kick off Super Bowl prep New Orleans-style.

“Gumbo, jambalaya, potato salad, bread pudding, macaroni, the whole nine yards. She made 150 plates,” Jones said. “All they kept saying is she put her foot in it. I love it.”

That’s a real compliment around here.

Now, Jones might give his mother a break.

“I’m going to let her be. I might buy me some crawfish or something.”

And he knows all the best spots in New Orleans to get it.

— Janie McCauley — http://twitter.com/janieMcCAP



Packers wide receiver Donald Driver has announced his retirement, ending a 14-year career as Green Bay‘s all-time leader in yards receiving and catches. Only quarterback Brett Favre has played more games in a Packers uniform.

In a team statement, Driver says: “I played my entire career in Green Bay and have always enjoyed a special bond with the fans. … I can think of no better way to retire than to celebrate with them and the Packers organization.”

Driver was slightly less formal on Twitter: “It’s been an amazing journey, thank you for all of your love and support! (hash)Packer4Life”

Driver’s key career statistics: 743 receptions, 10,137 yards, 61 touchdowns. He had seven seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards.

Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour



Ray Lewis is retiring to spend more time with his family. Matt Birk is still playing, in part, because of his.

The Baltimore Ravens center is 36, and he and his wife have six kids. When Birk contemplated retiring after last season, his family was supportive, knowing they’d have him around a lot more.

Then they saw what that would be like.

“In the offseason, I’ll be home for a month or two and they’ll be like, ‘Isn’t it time for you to go back to work?'” Birk said. “I like to try to get involved, and they have a rhythm at home. When we have the re-entry period in the offseason, where I’m home a lot more, there’s always a few bumps.”

Nancy Armour — http://twitter.com/nrarmour



San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick set an NFL record for yards rushing by a QB in a playoff game, gaining 181 against Green Bay on Jan. 12.

But don’t forget — the kid can throw, too.

Actually, he really zips the ball, showing off a right shoulder honed in part by his days as a baseball pitcher who threw 90 mph and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs.

Maybe throws a football a little bit too hard on occasion.

“I talk to him about a little less mustard all the time. (There’s) a lot of velocity on the ball,” 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said. “Colin is always in the weight room. If you want to find Colin, go to the weight room.”

— Howard Fendrich — http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich



San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver is reversing course after saying he wouldn’t welcome a gay teammate.

Culliver now says that’s “not what’s in my heart” and he was “just kidding around.”

The cornerback apologized to the city of San Francisco for remarks he made earlier this week to comedian Artie Lange.

Paul Newberry — http://twitter.com/pnewberry1963


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