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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Sept. 4

Posted: September 4, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 4, 2012 2:00 a.m.

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SCV AP Park Day Meetup
What: Weekly in person meetup for parents and families interested in attachment parenting.
When: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bouquet Canyon Park, 28127 Wellston Drive, Saugus, CA
Contact: oup/scvap/

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Today is Tuesday, Sept. 4, the 248th day of 2012. There are 118 days left in the year.
On this date in the SCV: In 2007, the North Fire in Acton reached 2,100 acres. The fire was contained a few days later.
Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1962, The Beatles, with their new drummer, Ringo Starr, recorded “Love Me Do” at EMI Studios in London. (The more familiar version with substitute drummer Andy White and Starr playing the tambourine was recorded a week later.)
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush promised to seek Congress’ approval for “whatever is necessary” to oust Saddam Hussein, including using military force. Secretary of State Colin Powell was heckled by dozens of activists on the closing day of the World Summit in South Africa. Texas cocktail waitress and aspiring pop star Kelly Clarkson was crowned the first “American Idol” on Fox Television.
Five years ago: Hurricane Felix slammed into Nicaragua’s coast, the first time on record that two Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes hit land in the same year. Toy maker Mattel Inc. recalled 800,000 lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide, a third major recall in just over a month.
One year ago: Jerry Lewis was conspicuously absent from the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 46th annual Labor Day weekend telethon, having hosted the previous 45 broadcasts.


Actress Mitzi Gaynor is 81. Actor Kenneth Kimmins is 71. Singer Merald “Bubba” Knight (Gladys Knight & The Pips) is 70. World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd is 70. Actress Jennifer Salt is 68. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Watson is 63. Rhythm-and-blues musician Ronald LaPread is 62. Actress Judith Ivey is 61. Rock musician Martin Chambers (The Pretenders) is 61. Actress Khandi Alexander is 55. Actor-comedian Damon Wayans is 52. Rock musician Kim Thayil is 52. Actor Richard Speight Jr. is 43. Actor Noah Taylor is 43. Actress Ione Skye is 42. Rhythm-and-blues singer Richard Wingo (Jagged Edge) is 37. Actor Wes Bentley is 34. Actor Max Greenfield is 33. Singer Dan Miller (“Making the Band”) is 32. Singer Beyonce Knowles is 31. Country singer-musician Tom Gossin (Gloriana) is 31. Actor Carter Jenkins is 21. Actor Trevor Gagnon is 17.


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