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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Posted: April 21, 2010 10:46 p.m.
Updated: April 22, 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.

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

Interviewing skills workshop
Who: Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Participants gain more confidence as they pick up tips and advice in preparation for upcoming interviews.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons University Center Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 799-WORK

Clothing swap
What: West Ranch High School student Ashley Melanson and teacher Linda Cox host an environmentally friendly clothing exchange. The number of items you bring is the number of items you exchange/swap and can take home. Items not exchanged will be donated to Singles Mothers Outreach of Santa Clarita.
When: 3-6 p.m.
Where: West Ranch High School, 26255 Valencia Blvd.
Contact: Linda Cox, e-mail Find event information on Facebook by searching: “West Ranch High School Clothing Swap.”

Vehicle workshop for women

What: A workshop for women that provides safety tips to help heighten your awareness of the hazards you face each and every time you use your vehicle.
When: 5-7 p.m.
Where: COC Valencia Campus, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: Campus Safety Department,  (661) 362-3229 or e-mail

LMS Startz
What: LETMESAIL holds ‘LMS Startz’ a 2010 Film Class
When: Today and April 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: SCV Film Center, 24623 Walnut St., Newhall.

SCAAN support meeting
What: Santa Clarita Autism Asperger Network (SCAAN) hosts an evening support group meeting for family members. Adults only.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Christ Lutheran Church, 25816 N. Tournament Road, Valencia
Contact: (661) 297-8381 or e-mail

Game of the Day
What: Saugus at Valencia softball
When: 3:15 p.m.
Where: Valencia High softball field, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia

2Day in History
Today is Thursday, April 22, the 112th day of 2010. There are 253 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On April 22, 1970, millions of Americans concerned about the environment observed the first “Earth Day.”

Ten years ago:
In a dramatic pre-dawn raid, armed immigration agents seized Elian Gonzalez from his relatives’ home in Miami; Elian was reunited with his father at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington.

Five years ago: Zacarias Moussaoui pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom outside Washington, D.C. to conspiring with the September 11th hijackers to kill Americans.

One year ago: President Barack Obama marked Earth Day with a pitch for his energy plan, calling for a “new era of energy exploration in America” during a visit to Newton, Iowa.

2Day's Birthdays
Actor Jack Nicholson is 73. Author Janet Evanovich is 67. Country singer Cleve Francis is 65. Singer Peter Frampton is 60. Rock singer-musician Paul Carrack is 59. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 56. Actor Ryan Stiles is 51. Comedian Byron Allen is 49. Actor Chris Makepeace is 46. Rock musician Fletcher Dragge is 44. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 44. Actress Sheryl Lee is 43. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 39. Actor Eric Mabius is 39. Rock musician Shavo Odadjian (System of a Down) is 36.

AP Odd News
Woman, 89, grabs handgun and shoots at intruder
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An elderly Des Moines woman used a handgun to ward off a man who bashed in the front door of her home. Beatrice Turner said the man pounded on her door early Tuesday. Despite being told he had the wrong house, the man used his fists to break through the wood door.

The 89-year-old Turner said she grabbed a handgun and told the man she would shoot if he came inside. When the man entered, she fired a single shot.

A neighbor called police, who found 37-year old Nelson McAlpine standing on Turner’s front lawn. The uninjured McAlpine was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary.

McAlpine is being held in the Polk County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. It wasn’t immediately determined if he has a lawyer.

Utah woman sentenced in ‘surprise’ hammer-beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman has been sentenced to 30 days at home with an ankle monitor for blindfolding her husband and promising him a surprise before hitting him in the head with a hammer three years ago.

Amy Teresa Ricks also was sentenced to probation and community service Monday in 3rd District Court. The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree felony aggravated assault in February.

Prosecutors have agreed to reduce the conviction to a third-degree felony after Ricks completes probation. They also agreed to let Ricks seek expungement of the crime after seven years.

Ricks’ husband suffered minor injuries in the May 2007 attack. At the time of her plea, Ricks’ defense attorney said the two were still married but were separated.

Worker punched after confronting man about odor
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Police said a Cost Cutter store employee was punched in the mouth after he confronted a customer about his body odor. Police spokesman Mark Young told The Bellingham Herald that police went to the store after a report of a fight and found employees holding down a man.

The newspaper said customers apparently complained while the man was in the store Sunday, and the employee decided to discuss it with him when he returned the next day.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

5-8-10-34-42 Mega: 25
Draw date: Tuesday, April 20
Jackpot: $143 million 

19-24-34-35-42 Mega: 23
Draw date: Wednesday, April 21
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, April 21

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, April 21

Daily 3
Midday: 6-8-6
Evening: 8-5-8
Draw date: Wednesday, April 21

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:46.19
Draw date: Wednesday, April 21


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