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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Posted: April 5, 2010 10:43 p.m.
Updated: April 6, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Braille Institute’s Mobile Solutions Van visits Senior Center
What: The Mobile Solutions Van from the Braille institute will be available for the visually impaired at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center
When: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Where: SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St.
Contact: Call John Taylor at the Senior Center to make an appointment (mandatory); 259-9444 ext. 125

Planning Commission
What: The city of Santa Clarita hosts its regular planning commission meeting
When: 7 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.
Contact: (661) 286-4083

Job Hunters’ Club Workshop
What: Santa Clarita WorkSource — participants explore a variety of job search tools and strategies to think “outside the box” with job networking, how to communicate your individual strengths and what today’s employers are looking for.
When: Today and April 20, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyon’s University Center, Suite 250 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 799-WORK

Resume Review

Who: Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Participants can make an appointment with a Human Resources professional to review their resumes.
When: today and April 19. 2-4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyon’s University Center, Suite 250 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 799-WORK

Game of the Day
: Los Angeles Valley College at College of the Canyons softball team, which is hosting a doubleheader today
When: 1 p.m./3 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons softball field

Game of the Day
College of the Canyons' softball team hosts a doubleheader with Los Angeles Valley College
When: 1 p.m./3 p.m.
Where: College of the Canyons softball field, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

2Day in History
Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2010. There are 269 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 6, 1909, American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits became the first men to reach the North Pole.

Ten years ago
: The father of Elian Gonzalez, Juan Miguel Gonzalez, arrived in the United States to press for the return of his 6-year-old son to Cuba. A private company mapping the human genetic blueprint announced it had decoded all of the DNA pieces that make up the genetic pattern of a single human being.

Five years ago: Iraq's new government finally began to take shape as lawmakers elected as president Jalal Talabani, a Kurdish leader who promised to represent all ethnic and religious groups. Fifteen U.S. service members and three American civilians were killed when their Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Prince Rainier III of Monaco died at age 81, leaving the throne to Prince Albert II.

One year ago: An earthquake in central Italy killed some 300 people in the country's deadliest quake in nearly three decades. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the memory of modern Turkey's founding father, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, during a visit to Ankara; delivering a speech to the Turkish Parliament, Obama declared the U.S. "is not and never will be at war with Islam." Michael Jordan, along former Dream Team teammates David Robinson and John Stockton, were elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame; Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer were also part of a class. North Carolina won the NCAA championship, ending Michigan State's inspirational run with a 89-72 rout.

2Day's Birthdays

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson is 82. Composer-conductor Andre Previn is 81. Country singer Merle Haggard is 73. Actor Billy Dee Williams is 73. Actor Roy Thinnes is 72. Movie director Barry Levinson is 68. Actor John Ratzenberger is 63. Actress Marilu Henner is 58. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Janet Lynn is 57. Actor Michael Rooker is 55. Rock musician Warren Haynes is 50. Rock singer-musician Frank Black is 45. Author Vince Flynn is 44. Actress Ari Meyers is 41. Actor Paul Rudd is 41. Actor-producer Jason Hervey is 38. Rock musician Markku Lappalainen (mar-KOO' lap-uh-LAN'-en) is 37. Actor Zach Braff is 35. Actress Candace Cameron Bure is 34. Actor Bret Harrison is 28.

Prisoners earn their TV
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has started a program he calls “Pedal Vision,” in which inmates pedal stationary bikes to generate electricity for television sets. The bikes are customized to turn on connected TV sets once inmates at Phoenix’s Tent City Jail pedal enough to generate 12 volts of electricity. An hour of pedaling equals an hour of television.

Arpaio said inmates only will be able to watch television if they choose to pedal.

He said he started the program with female inmates because they seemed more receptive.

Arpaio said the only exercise female inmates have been getting is speed-walking around the tent yard.

He said Pedal Vision gives them a reason to get moving and a way to burn calories.

Mega Millions
2-17-22-30-31 Mega: 19
Draw date: Friday, April 2
Jackpot: $76 million

1-12-18-22-42 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, April 3
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, April 5

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, April 5

Daily 3
Midday: 1-6-7
Evening: 2-0-2
Draw date: Monday, April 5

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:46.20  
Draw date: Monday, April 5


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