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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 8, 2010

Posted: April 7, 2010 9:37 p.m.
Updated: April 7, 2010 9:22 p.m.
Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

Spring blood drive
What: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital hosts its spring blood drive
When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Henry Mayo/COC Clinical Education Center, 25727 McBean Parkway
Contact: (661) 253-8000

Daybreak Toastmasters
What: The Toastmakers regular meeting where members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
When: 7-8 a.m.
Where: Council Chambers of City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd.
Contact: Jenny Nemitz, (661) 703-5226 or e-mail  

Interview coaching workshop
Who: Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Participants are videotaped during a mock interview. Afterward, an analysis will be conducted so they can review their answers, body language and more. By appointment only.
When: Today from 9-11 a.m. and April 19 from 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 night
What: The Newhall Library hosts a board games and video games for teens in grades six through 12.
When: 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St.
Contact: 661-259-0750

SCV Jaycees meeting
What: The SCV Jaycees host their montly meeting
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Paseo Club & Bar, 27650 Dickason Drive
Contact:  or

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, April 8, the 98th day of 2010. There are 267 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

Ten years ago: The Central Intelligence Agency confirmed that personnel action had been taken following the mistaken bombing of the Chinese embassy during the NATO war against Yugoslavia; one employee was reportedly fired.

Five years ago: With presidents and kings looking on, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square sang, applauded and chanted for the Catholic Church to declare John Paul II a saint as the pope was laid to rest.

One year ago: Somali pirates hijacked the U.S.-flagged Maersk Alabama, but the crew was able to retake the cargo ship.

2Day's Birthdays
Former first lady Betty Ford is 92. Comedian Shecky Greene is 84. Author and investigative reporter Seymour Hersh is 73. Basketball Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek is 70. Movie director John Madden ("Shakespeare in Love") is 61. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Gary Carter is 56. Singer Julian Lennon is 47. Actress Robin Wright Penn is 44. Actress Patricia Arquette is 42. Actress Emma Caulfield is 37. Actress Katee Sackhoff is 30. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 29. Rock singer-musician Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) is 26.

AP Odd News
Minnesota ‘DWI chair' up for auction again
PROCTOR, Minn. (AP) - The motorized recliner at the center of a drunken driving case in northern Minnesota is once again up for auction.

The Proctor Journal reported Wednesday that the latest auction is being conducted by of Hermantown. The bidding stood at $412.50 on Wednesday.

The chair was built by a Proctor man who was arrested in 2008 after driving it into a parked car. He pleaded guilty to drunken driving and the chair was confiscated.

It's been put up for on-line auction twice before. One sale fell through because the chair was mislabeled and once because a California man backed out of the deal.

The recliner is powered by a lawnmower engine. It comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights.

Proctor Police Chief Walter Wobig says, "I hope it sells this time."

Man who left jail for cigarettes gets 20-year sentence
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an inmate who broke out of jail, then returned after stealing 14 packs of cigarettes, has been sentenced to 20 years.

Prosecutors told The Florida Times-Union inmate Harry Jackson, 26, escaped his cell at the Camden County Jail last year and went to the exercise yard to retrieve cigarettes he had expected would be tossed over a fence.

They say that when the contraband wasn't there, Jackson scaled the fence, broke a window at a convenience store and grabbed cigarette packs only to be arrested upon his return.

Jackson pleaded guilty to burglary and escape charges Monday. Prosecutors say he had been jailed on charges including driving with a suspended license. His lawyer, William Ashe, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Judge fired for harsh sentence
LITTLETON, Colo., (AP) - A longtime judge has been fired after issuing an arrest warrant for a teenager over an overdue library DVD.

Municipal Judge James Kimmel issued the warrant after 19-year-old Aaron Henson failed to show up in court Jan. 14 over the overdue DVD, "House of Flying Daggers." On Jan. 25, police stopped the teen for speeding and held him for nearly eight hours after discovering the warrant.

Henson had moved and didn't received the summons to court. The teen said he had packed the DVD in a box, and returned it about a week before Henson issued the warrant. The library notified the judge the DVD was back.

The Littleton City Council fired Kimmel, a judge for nearly 30 years, at its meeting Tuesday night.

Mega Millions
16-43-44-52-56 Mega: 26
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7
Jackpot: $90 million

9-21-23-30-36 Mega: 10
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7

Daily 3
Midday: 2-2-6
Evening: 4-1-8
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:48.95
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7


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