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2Day in the SCV: Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

Posted: August 8, 2010 9:29 p.m.
Updated: August 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.

D.E.E Studio auditions
D.E.E. Studio Productions Performing Arts Academy will hold an open audition call for the upcoming fall production of “The Addams Family” musical. Roles available for ages 5 through adult.
By appointment through Thursday
(661) 254-4543 or

WorkSource workshop
Santa Clarita WorkSource hosts a resume review workshop.
2-4 p.m.
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Suite 250, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
(661) 799-9675

DivorceCare & DivorceCare 4 Kids
Divorce workshop for children and adults.
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Valencia Hills Church, 25060 W. Avenue Stanford, Suite 160, Valencia 91354
(661) 775-1885

Don’t go there
The California Department of Transportation, Caltrans, closes Highway 14 freeway and Interstate 5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the Interstate 5 and Highway 14 freeway interchange.
Through Friday
Highway 14: one lane of the southbound Highway 14 connector to southbound Interstate 5: 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Interstate 5: one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11-11:59 p.m. and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 11:59 p.m.-5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m.-5 a.m.; southbound Interstate 5 Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; southbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 9-11:59 p.m.

2Day's Birthdays

Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy is 82. Former baseball player Bill Campbell is 62. College Football Hall of Famer Doug Williams is 55. Actress Melanie Griffith is 53. Actress Amanda Bearse is 52. Singer Whitney Houston is 47. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 46. Former football player-turned-broadcaster Deion Sanders is 43. Actress Gillian Anderson is 42. Actor Eric Bana is 42. Actress Nikki Schieler Ziering is 39. Actress Anna Kendrick is 25.

2Day in History
Today is Monday, Aug. 9, the 221st day of 2010. There are 144 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the United States exploded a nuclear device over Nagasaki, killing an estimated 74,000 people.

Ten years ago:
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. announced it was recalling 6.5 million tires that had been implicated in hundreds of accidents and at least 46 deaths.

Five years ago:
The space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven safely returned to Earth, ending a 14-day safety test that was shadowed by the Columbia tragedy.

One year ago:
President Barack Obama flew to Guadalajara, Mexico, for a two-day speed summit with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Odd news
City council drinking game
KEENE, New Hampshire (AP) — A city councilor in Keene, N.H., says a group that turned a meeting into a drinking game didn’t help its cause: easing Keene’s open-alcohol-container ordinance.

Two of the three people charged with disorderly conduct are associated with the libertarian Free Keene movement.

Two of them were drinking from containers labeled “not a beer.” Rules posted online required participants to take a swig at the mention of certain phrases, like “call to order.”

City Councilor Cynthia C. Georgina tells the Keene Sentinel that the behavior at Thursday’s meeting was “very disrespectful and disruptive.”

Mayor Philip Dale Pregent says there was no way of knowing if the containers had beer, but he says the participants were causing a disruption and declined his request to stop.

Trademark has potential for Godzilla of a fight

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (AP) — The owners of a lunch-and-dinner stand in Maine are poised for a legal fight against large, formidable, fire-breathing opponent.

The Japanese entertainment conglomerate that owns the rights to movie icon Godzilla alerted Grill Zilla BBQ in Damariscotta that its name and logo represent trademark infringement.

Sarah Burnham and Jay Swett tell the Portland Press Herald that they were told they could keep the Grill Zilla name, or their logo featuring a green creature, but not both. A lawyer from Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Los Angeles didn’t respond to a request for comment.

The next move is up to Godzilla’s lawyers. The couple, whose lunch stand is based in a converted Frito-Lay truck, ignored a June 30 deadline for action.

Pa. man gets drug case hearing, then wedding
EASTON, Pennsylvania (AP) — The bride wore a gray suit. The groom wore a prison jumpsuit — and handcuffs.

And a Pennsylvania judge was doing double-duty after having just handled proceedings in the groom’s drug case.

Northampton County prison inmate Franklin Barndt and Takesha Piazza were married Friday after he tried to have evidence against him dismissed in a cocaine case.

Defense attorney Gary Asteak said he hatched the idea after seeing Piazza in the courtroom.

Judge Leonard Zito said he had never gotten such a request before, but “we’re a full-service court.”

And when Zito asked whether anyone knew any reason why the marriage shouldn’t proceed, the three-year mandatory minimum sentence that Barndt faces if convicted didn’t come up.

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: Sunday, Aug. 8

Daily 4

Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 8

Daily 3
Midday: 7-3-0
Evening: 0-7-8
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 8

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:45.57
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 8


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