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2Day in the SCV: Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Posted: December 19, 2010 10:52 p.m.
Updated: December 20, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Free dentist checkup
The Children’s Dental Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will provide free oral evaluation, cleaning and fluoride varnish application to school-age children.
When: Today and Dec. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 23752 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321
Contact: Ericka Watson at (661) 254-1600

Watercolor demonstration
Santa Clarita Artists Association hosts its membership meeting, which includes artist demonstrations and lectures. Nonmembers welcome; first meeting is free.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Westfield Valencia Town Center Community Room, 24201 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Morning storytime
Barnes & Noble Bookstore hosts morning storytime for toddlers.
When: Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Where: 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia
Contact: (661) 254-6604

Interview coaching
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a seminar on job interviews.
When: 2-4 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Suite 250, Valencia 91355

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

2Day's Birthdays

Actress Audrey Totter is 93. Comedian Charlie Callas is 83. Actor John Hillerman is 78. Rock musician-music producer Bobby Colomby is 66. Rock musician Peter Criss is 65. Producer Dick Wolf is 64. Rock musician Alan Parsons is 62. Actress Jenny Agutter is 58. Actor Michael Badalucco is 56. Actress Blanche Baker is 54. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 53. Rock singer Mike Watt is 53. Actor Joel Gretsch is 47. Country singer Kris Tyler is 46. Rock singer Chris Robinson is 44. Actress Nicole deBoer is 40. Director Todd Phillips is 40. Singer David Cook is 28. Actor Jonah Hill is 27. Singer JoJo is 20.

2Day in History

Today is Monday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2010. There are 11 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union as all 169 delegates to a special convention in Charleston voted in favor of separation.

Ten years ago: President-elect George W. Bush named businessman Paul O’Neill to be his Treasury Secretary; Ann Veneman to be the first female Secretary of Agriculture; Mel Martinez to be Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and Don Evans, Secretary of Commerce.

Five years ago:
New York City transit workers began a strike that shut down subways and buses for three days.

AP Odd News
Through a rough spell

DUQUESNE, Pennsylvania (AP) — Allegheny County public works officials say a subcontractor will pay to replace two new road signs containing one of the most commonly misspelled names in the Pittsburgh region: Duquesne.

The signs were unveiled as part of the renovated Rankin Bridge, which leads to Duquesne among other places just east of the city. But the town’s name is misspelled D-U-Q-U-E-N-S-E instead of D-U-Q-U-E-S-N-E.

Duquesne was the name of a pre-Revolutionary War governor-general for whom Fort Duquesne was named.

The historical moniker also labels a bridge, a beer, an electric company, and a former sports arena in the area, to name just a few.

Still, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the name is commonly misspelled. A reporter who typed in the misspelled name into the Google search engine still got 25,000 hits.

Robber nabs bronzed footprints
BOSTON (AP) — Perhaps the thief thought if he couldn’t walk in former Boston Mayor Kevin White’s footsteps, he’d just take them.

Police say they are investigating the apparent theft of six oversized bronze footprints that had been embedded in the sidewalk near a statue of the former mayor.

The footsteps led to a larger-than-life statue of White, who served as mayor from 1968 until 1984.

Officials think the theft took place last weekend and police are reviewing surveillance video from the area near City Hall and Faneuil Hall. Another of the footprints stolen several months ago has not been recovered.

The Pablo Eduardo-designed sculpture was dedicated in 2006.

White is credited with revitalizing the area around Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, now among the city’s most popular tourist spots.

Minn. man unsuspecting getaway driver in robbery
JANESVILLE, Minnesota (AP) — A 26-year-old man thought he was doing a good deed when he gave a 70-year-old woman a ride to a Minnesota bank.

But police say the woman robbed the bank, and the man was her unsuspecting getaway driver.

The man told The Free Press of Mankato that he thought the woman, who rents an apartment from his mother, was going to the bank to withdraw cash to pay her rent.

Instead, employees of the Elysian State Bank reported Wednesday that an “elderly woman” told the teller she had a gun, demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount.

Police stopped the car and took both into custody before determining the woman acted alone.

The Star Tribune reported the woman had a hammer but no gun. She’s in jail, pending charges.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
11‑20‑26‑46‑53 Mega: 12
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 17
Jackpot: $145 million

10‑11‑12‑25‑33 Mega: 21
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 18
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 19

Daily 3
Midday: 1‑6‑8
Evening: 5‑9‑4
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 19

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:47.69
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 19


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