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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

Posted: August 7, 2010 5:31 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 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.

Legacy of Hope gala
The American Cancer Society hosts its second annual Legacy of Hope gala, themed “Imagine... An Evening in Paris.” Costs $100 for general admission, $150 for VIP event. Includes french cuisine, live music, and silent and live auctions.
5-8 p.m.
Robinson Ranch Golf Club, 27734 Sand Canyon Road, Castaic 91387
Candy Spahr, ACS SCV Unit President, at (661) 299-5536 or visit

‘The Odd Couple’
Canyon Theatre Guild hosts its production of “The Odd Couple,” a comedy by Neil Simon. Tickets cost $10-12.
Through Aug. 28, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (
661) 799-2702

Santa Clarita Regional Theatre hosts its production of the popular musical “Annie” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $12-29.
Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Aug. 14, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Aug. 15
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita 91390
Box office at (661) 799-2702

2Day's Birthdays

Actress Nita Talbot is 80. Singer Mel Tillis is 78. Actor Dustin Hoffman is 73. Actress Connie Stevens is 72. Actor Larry Wilcox is 63. Actor Keith Carradine is 61. Country singer Jamie O’Hara is 60. Radio-TV personality Robin Quivers is 58. Rock musician The Edge is 49. Rock musician Rikki Rockett is 49. Country singer Mark Wills is 37. 2. Actor Michael Urie is 30. Tennis player Roger Federer is 29. Actress Meagan Good is 29. Britain’s Princess Beatrice of York is 22.

2Day in History
Today is Sunday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2010. There are 145 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 8, 1974, following damaging new revelations in the Watergate scandal, President Richard M. Nixon announced that he would resign, and that Vice President Gerald R. Ford would succeed him.

Ten years ago:
Vice President Al Gore formally introduced his running mate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, during an appearance in Gore’s home state of Tennessee.
Five years ago:
President George W. Bush signed a bill to give billions in tax breaks to encourage homegrown energy production but acknowledged it wouldn’t quickly reduce high gasoline prices or the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
One year ago:
onia Sotomayor was sworn in as the U.S. Supreme Court’s first Hispanic and third female justice.

Odd news
Robber gets mocha’d
CRESCENT CITY (AP) — An attempted burglary at a California supply store was thwarted when the manager threw hot coffee in the face of a masked intruder.

Chris Hegnes, manager of the Englund Marine and Industrial Supply, was going into work early Monday morning when he encountered a man in a mask charging at him with a hammer.

Hegnes says he hurled his hot mocha at the man’s face and ran for it.

The man came after him for a few steps, then ran to a vehicle parked behind the store.

Hegnes says the man apparently had been trying to break into a safe using the store’s hardware tools. The man didn’t get away with much, but damaged some tools.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

Police nab Pa. woman alleged as clown bank robber

BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania (AP) — Police in northeastern Pennsylvania have arrested a woman they say robbed a bank in a clown costume.

Bethlehem police said the woman was captured about five minutes after the bank robbery late Friday morning. Her name has not been released.

Police said the suspect told bank employees she had a bomb, and fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Arriving officers say they chased her to a nearby park and nabbed her changing out of the clown suit in her car.

A bomb squad robot checked out items found in the car, including the clown suit and a multicolored wig. No explosives were found.

No one in the bank was injured.

Spontaneous debris combustion starts Seattle fire

SEATTLE (AP) — Spontaneous combustion can start fires in oily rags or piles of sawdust and also “organic debris” in a deserted Seattle apartment.

Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen says a Friday morning fire in a vacant three-story apartment building in the Ballard neighborhood started in organic material left in a kitchen under a stack of newspapers. Internal oxidation generated enough heat to ignite.

Vander Housen says it’s hard to say exactly what the debris was, except it was left behind and hadn’t been cleaned out.

No one was injured in the fire that caused an estimated $40,000 damage.

Iowa City couple to wed at jr. high 50 years later
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa City couple is getting married at South East Junior High nearly 50 years after they met there as seventh graders.

Karen Wilcox and Mike Wilson were brought together in 1962 by an alphabetized homeroom seating arrangement.

They dated in eighth grade, but broke up by high school.

They stayed in touch on and off as each went on to two unsuccessful marriages.

The two started dating again in January after Wilson moved back to Iowa City from Florida, where he’d lived after retiring as a surgeon.

They’ll get married in the same room where they shared their first dance.

Principal Deb Wretman loved the idea. She says most people leave junior high and never want to look back.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
7-13-30-33-54 Mega: 30
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 6
Jackpot: $64 million

8-9-36-38-45 Mega: 17
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 7
Jackpot: $18 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 7

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 7

Daily 3
Midday: 7-5-6
Evening: 2-4-6
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 7

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 07 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:41.59
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 7


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