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Today in the SCV: Friday, Aug. 10, 2012

Posted: August 10, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 10, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Today in the SCV

Valencia Women’s Connection luncheon

What: Women are invited to the Valencia Women’s Connection August Luncheon featuring guest speaker Nancy Olmos, of Clarice’s Cake Decorating, and inspirational speaker Sandi Simon. Costs $16; RSVP required.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Clarita Activity Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country 91351

Contact: Glenda Lundberg at 661-297-5589

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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Aug. 9, the 222nd day of 2012. There are 144 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: This week in 1950, forest fires that collectively burned 16,000 acres near Elizabeth Lake and Castaic Canyon in 1949 were blamed for ruining the deer hunting season by scaring herds away. Reports of kills for the first two days were the lightest in years.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 9, 1974, President Richard Nixon and his family left the White House as his resignation took effect. Vice President Gerald R. Ford became the nation’s 38th chief executive.

Ten years ago: Oscar-winning actor and National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston, 78, revealed that doctors had told him he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer’s disease (Heston died in April 2008). Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 600th homer, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark.

Five years ago:President George W. Bush held a news conference in which he publicly prodded Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, his embattled war-on-terror partner, to hold free presidential elections, share intelligence and take “swift action” against terrorist leaders pinpointed in his country. China banned exports by two toy manufacturers whose products were subject to major recalls in the United States. David Beckham made his long-awaited Major League Soccer debut, entering in the 72nd minute of the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 1-0 loss to D.C. United.

One year ago: President Barack Obama announced new fuel efficiency standards for work trucks, buses and other heavy duty vehicles. In a surprise announcement, the Federal Reserve said it would likely keep its Fed funds rate at near zero through 2013 to help the ailing U.S. economy. Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced in San Angelo, Texas, to life in prison for sexually assaulting one of his child brides, and received the maximum 20-year punishment for a separate child sex conviction.



Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Cousy is 84. Tennis Hall of Famer Rod Laver is 74. Jazz musician Jack DeJohnette is 70. Comedian-director David Steinberg is 70. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Ken Norton is 69. Actor Sam Elliott is 68. Singer Barbara Mason is 65. Former MLB All-Star pitcher Bill Campbell is 64. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player John Cappelletti is 60. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Doug Williams is 57. Actress Melanie Griffith is 55. Actress Amanda Bearse is 54. Rapper Kurtis Blow is 53. Hockey Hall of Famer Brett Hull is 48. TV host Hoda Kotb is 48. Actor Pat Petersen is 46. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders is 45.

Actress Gillian Anderson is 44. Actor Eric Bana is 44. Producer-director McG (aka Joseph McGinty Nichol) is 44. NHL player-turned-assistant coach Rod Brind’Amour is 42. TV anchor Chris Cuomo is 42. Actor Thomas Lennon is 42. Rock musician Arion Salazar is 42. Rapper Mack 10 is 41. Actress Nikki Schieler Ziering is 41. Latin rock singer Juanes is 40. Actress Liz Vassey is 40. Actress Rhona Mitra (ROH’-nuh MEE’-truh) is 37. Actor Texas Battle is 36. Actress Jessica Capshaw is 36. Actress Ashley Johnson is 29. Actress Anna Kendrick is 27.


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