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2Day in the SCV: Friday, April 9, 2010

Posted: April 8, 2010 9:32 p.m.
Updated: April 9, 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.

CUSD/CEF golf tournament
What: Players receive a round of golf, cart and range balls as well as breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes. Cost is $200 per player or $700 per foursome. This will support Castaic schools.
When: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Where: Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road
Contact: Diane Fiero, call (661) 373-4574 or e-mail

Job fair prep workshop
What: The city of Santa Clarita holds a drop-in style workshop with one-on-one assistance on interview techniques, resume preparation, professional messaging and dressing for success. Staff will be on hand to provide tips and pointers on how to use job fairs and online resume submittals.
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons' University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 799-WORK or

2Day in History
Today is Friday, April 9, the 99th day of 2010. There are 266 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 9, 1959, NASA announced the selection of America's first seven astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard and Donald Slayton.

Ten years ago: Ten years ago: President Eduard Shevardnadze won a second term as leader of Georgia; Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori fell just shy of the majority needed to avoid a runoff for an unprecedented third term.

One year ago: Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, and two others were killed in car crash by a suspected drunken driver. (Andrew Thomas Gallo, charged with three counts of second-degree murder, is awaiting trial.)

2Day's Birthdays
Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 84. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 57. Actor Dennis Quaid is 56. Humorist Jimmy Tingle is 55. Actress-sports reporter Lisa Guerrero is 46. Actor Mark Pellegrino is 45. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 45. Actress Cynthia Nixon is 44. Rock singer Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance) is 33. Actor Ryan Northcott is 30. Actor Jay Baruchel is 28. Actor-singer Jesse McCartney is 23. Actress Kristen Stewart is 20.

AP Odd News
Lucky dog gets life on track after it's run over

CLINTON, Utah (AP) - "The Little Guy" is one lucky dog recovering from getting run over by a freight train - twice.

Fred Krause of Utah Railway Company says he spotted the cream-colored Shih Tzu on the tracks Sunday in a suburb southwest of Salt Lake City, but there was no way he could stop the train before it ran over the dog.

"Most of the time, there is nothing you can do about it," said Krause, who was operating the train.

The dog, which weighs about 8 pounds, was small enough to avoid actually being hit.

Krause said he spotted the same dog on the return trip, and the second time the pup wasn't so lucky. Running on the tracks, the dog got whacked by the train's snowplow. Krause said he had slowed the train from 20 mph to 15 mph, but knew when he heard a thud that the dog had been hit this time.

Krause drove back to the site later and found the dog, which was still dazed and lying on the tracks.

"My heart went out to the little guy, and I had to go back and look. The last thing I expected was to find him alive," he said. "He looked like he had his bell rung pretty good. He was obviously in shock."

Krause took the dog to a veterinarian and now the pooch is recovering at his home in Clinton, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City, where he and his family are nursing the dog back to health and calling him "The Little Guy."

Krause's wife, Lori, says the family already has a Shih Tzu - 7-year-old Milo - who is not happy that the lucky dog has found a temporary home with the Krauses. They hope to find the stray a home once he has recovered.

Lori Krause said they're also considering other names like Lucky or Bullet - "because he has dodged a few."

College the butt of jokes after assaults
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana college and a mysterious bicyclist have become the butt of jokes after reports that the rider slapped two women on their buttocks as they walked on campus.

Ball State University issued a public safety notice after the incidents were reported Wednesday morning. The notice urged students and staff to be alert to their surroundings and refrain from traveling alone.

A Facebook group formed by those who think the university overreacted had more than 5,400 members by Thursday afternoon. Comments include theories about the identity of the bicyclist, including a suggestion that golfer Tiger Woods was the culprit.

Dad jailed when pot's found in his son's backpack
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania father has been jailed after police say he went to his son's elementary school to retrieve nearly four ounces of marijuana from the boy's Elmo backpack.

State police say 33-year-old Ronald Washington, of Uniontown, called Menallen Elementary School to ask if his son had arrived for kindergarten Thursday morning. Police say Washington told school officials he needed to get something from the Sesame Street-themed backpack, prompting school officials to search it. School officials called police when they found the pot, and troopers were waiting to arrest Washington when he arrived shortly before 9 a.m.

Mega Millions

16-43-44-52-56 Mega: 26
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6
Jackpot: $90 million

9-21-23-30-36 Mega: 10
Draw date: Wednesday, April 7
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, April 8

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, April 8

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-0
Evening: 0-9-0
Draw date: Thursday, April 8

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:46.75
Draw date: Thursday, April 8


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