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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Aug. 28

Posted: August 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.

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What: Weekly support group and seminar to deal with pain caused by separation or divorce. Cost is $20.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Community Church, 25583 Ave. Stanford, Valencia 91355
Contact: or call 661-755-1885

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Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 85. Author Dame Antonia Fraser is 80. Actor Tommy Sands is 75. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 75. Musician Daryl Dragon is 70. Actress Tuesday Weld is 69. Actor G.W. Bailey is 68. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 68. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 67. Ex-porn star Harry Reems is 65. Country musician Jeff Cook is 63. Actor Paul Reubens is 60. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 59. Actor Peter Stormare is 59. Actress Diana Scarwid is 57. Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 56. Pro golfer Bernhard Langer is 55. Country singer Jeffrey Steele is 51. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 51. Country musician Matthew Basford (Yankee Grey) is 50. Writer-producer Dean Devlin is 50. Rock musician Mike Johnson is 47. Rap musician Bobo (Cypress Hill) is 44. Country singer Colt Ford is 43. Actress Chandra Wilson is 43. Rock musician Tony Kanal (No Doubt) is 42. Actress Sarah Chalke is 36. Actor RonReaco Lee is 36. Rapper Mase is 35. Actress-singer Demetria McKinney is 34. Actor Aaron Paul is 33. Rock musician Jon Siebels (Eve 6) is 33. Actor Shaun Weiss is 33. Contemporary Christian musician Megan Garrett (Casting Crowns) is 32. Actor Kyle Lowder is 32. Actor Patrick J. Adams (TV: “Suits”) is 31. Singer Mario is 26. Actress Alexa Vega (“Spy Kids”) is 24.

Today in history

Today is Monday, Aug. 27, the 240th day of 2012. There are 126 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2007, College of the Canyons Canyon Country campus opened for classes for the first time.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 27, 1962, the United States launched the Mariner 2 space probe, which flew past Venus in December 1962.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush met at his Texas ranch with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan; a White House spokesman said Bush told the Saudi diplomat he had not yet decided whether to attack Iraq. A Tokyo court acknowledged for the first time Japan’s use of biological weapons before and during World War II, but rejected demands for compensation by 180 Chinese who claimed they were victims of the germ warfare program.

Five years ago: Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation after a controversy over the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick apologized for “using bad judgment and making bad decisions” and vowed to redeem himself after pleading guilty in Richmond, Va., to a federal dogfighting charge.

One year ago: Hurricane Irene, after striking Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, pushed up the U.S. East Coast, prompting evacuations in New York City and leaving major flood damage in Vermont. Hundreds of soldiers and federal agents raided a casino in Monterrey in northern Mexico, two days after an arson attack on a gambling house killed 52 people.


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