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Today in the SCV: Thursday, May 31, 2012

Posted: May 31, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: May 31, 2012 1:55 a.m.

Community events: May 31, 2012
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Newhall School District spring concerts
What: Student orchestras and choruses of the Newhall School District perform. A $3 donation is requested to support the district’s music program.
When: 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. tonight through Friday, June 1
Where: Wiley Canyon Elementary School, 24240 La Glorita Circle, Newhall 91321
Contact: Monica Solis-Kaplan at 661-877-6486

Hart graduation
What: Hart High School’s class of 2012 graduation.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: COC Cougar Stadium, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: 661-259-0033

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Today is Thursday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2012. There are 214 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2000, a judge ruled that the proposed Newhall Land project could not move forward until a series of issues including water availability and traffic impacts were better addressed.

Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1962, former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel a few minutes before midnight for his role in the Holocaust. (Eichmann’s remains were cremated, the ashes scattered in the Mediterranean Sea.)

Ten years ago: A three-judge federal panel in Philadelphia ruled that public libraries could not be forced to install software that blocked sexually explicit websites.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, under international pressure to take tough action against global warming, called for a world summit to set a long-term global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

One year ago: Angered by civilian casualties, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said he would no longer allow NATO airstrikes on houses.

Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 82. Singer Peter Yarrow is 74. Former Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite is 73. Singer-musician Augie Meyers is 72. Actress Sharon Gless is 69. Football Hall-of-Famer Joe Namath is 69. Actor Tom Berenger is 62. Actor Gregory Harrison is 62. Actor Kyle Secor is 55. Actress Roma Maffia is 54. Comedian Chris Elliott is 52. Actress Lea Thompson is 51. Singer Corey Hart is 50. Actor Hugh Dillon is 49. Rapper DMC is 48. Actress Brooke Shields is 47. Country musician Ed Adkins (The Derailers) is 45. Jazz musician Christian McBride is 40. Actress Archie Panjabi is 40. Actor Colin Farrell is 36. Rock musician Scott Klopfenstein (Reel Big Fish) is 35. Actor Eric Christian Olsen is 35. Rock musician Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) is 32. Country singer Casey James (TV: “American Idol”) is 30. Actor Jonathan Tucker is 30. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is 26. Actor Curtis Williams Jr. is 25.


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