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Today in the SCV: Friday Nov. 2, 2012

Posted: November 2, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 2, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Go board game club

What: Go is one of the most challenging games ever discovered, and is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. It is the oldest board game on Earth played in its original form. It is easily learned by a 4-year-old child, yet too complex for the world’s best computers to beat an advanced beginner.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: C.A.R.E. Learning Academy at 26370 Diamond Place, Unit 506, Santa Clarita, 91350

Contact: 661-644-8720

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Today in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 2, the 307th day of 2012. There are 59 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1984, a local man was slashed by a knife-wielding man as he sat at a red light on Soledad Canyon Road. The man, who was with his girlfriend, claimed that a trio of men in a Ford Pinto had been gesturing with their hands, acting unruly and harassing the couple. The couple decided to continue on as if nothing was wrong, but the men persisted, and eventually assaulted the two once they stopped at the light.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a brief statement to the nation in which he said that aerial photographs had confirmed that Soviet missile bases in Cuba were being dismantled, and that “progress is now being made toward the restoration of peace in the Caribbean.”

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush called Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein a “dangerous man” with links to terrorist networks, and said that U.N. inspections for weapons of mass destruction were critical.

Five years ago: Speaking at a graduation ceremony at Fort Jackson, S.C., President George W. Bush said U.S. military deaths had fallen to their lowest levels in 19 months and the Iraqi people were slowly “taking back their country” in the wake of the American troop buildup there. Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general after two key Senate Democrats, Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein, said they would vote for him despite his refusal to say whether waterboarding was torture. Choreographer Igor Moiseyev, who transformed folk dance into a legitimate art, died in Moscow at age 101.

One year ago: The Congressional Gold Medal was awarded to some 19,000 Japanese-Americans who’d served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service.



Rhythm-and-blues singer Earl “Speedo” Carroll (The Cadillacs; The Coasters) is 75. Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 74. Political commentator Patrick Buchanan is 74. Actress Stefanie Powers is 70. Author Shere Hite is 70. Rock musician Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 68. Country-rock singer-songwriter J.D. Souther is 67. Actress Kate Linder is 65. Rock musician Carter Beauford (The Dave Matthews Band) is 55. Singer-songwriter k.d. lang is 51. Rock musician Bobby Dall (Poison) is 49. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage is 48. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is 45. Rock musician Fieldy is 43. Rock singer-musician John Hampson (Nine Days) is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Timothy Christian Riley (Tony Toni Tone) is 38. Rapper Nelly is 38. Prodigy (Mobb Deep) is 38.


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