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Today in the SCV: Monday, Sept. 24

Posted: September 24, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 24, 2012 2:00 a.m.

What: Divorce workshop for children and adults. Cost is $20.
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Valencia Hills Community Church, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Suite 160, Valencia 91354
Contact: 661-775-1885

Meditation group
What: The SCV Mindful Meditation Group holds its weekly session involving different meditation techniques. Free.
When: 7-8 p.m.
Where: SCV International Charter School, 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic 91384
Contact: Gary Sanders at 818-693-6843

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Today is Monday, Sept. 24, the 268th day of 2012. There are 98 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2004, friends and family gathered at a Canyon Country house to remember Andrew Aiachi, 24, and Dara Folsom, 18, a young couple killed in a crash earlier that week.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 24, 1890, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Wilford Woodruff, wrote a manifesto renouncing the practice of polygamy, or plural marriage (the manifesto was formally accepted by the Mormon Church the following month).

Ten years ago: British Prime Minister Tony Blair asserted that Iraq had a growing arsenal of chemical and biological weapons and planned to use them, as he unveiled an intelligence dossier to a special session of Parliament. Gunmen stormed a Hindu temple in the western Indian state of Gujarat, killing some 30 worshippers.

Five years ago: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad questioned the official version of the September 11 attacks and defended the right to cast doubt on the Holocaust in a tense appearance at Columbia University in New York. United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976; a tentative pact ended the walkout two days later. Two kidnapped Italian intelligence operatives were rescued in a NATO-led combat operation in western Afghanistan, two days after they went missing. As many as 100,000 anti-government protesters led by Buddhist monks marched in Yangon, Myanmar.

One year ago: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev proposed Vladimir Putin as a presidential candidate for 2012, paving the way for Putin’s return to office four years after he was legally forced to step aside. NASA’s dead six-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell to Earth, 20 years after being deployed from the space shuttle Discovery.


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