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Today in the SCV: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012

Posted: November 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 18, 2012 2:00 a.m.

The City of Santa Clarita invites community members to attend the Fall Fine Craft Show on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Old Orchard Park, located at 25032 Avenida Rotella. The show is free, and provides residents with the opportunity to browse unique art pieces and handcrafted jewelry.Info: 661-250-3778 or

The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Tea Bags will host the group’s annual boutique 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the church,23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. The event will feature home made jams, breads, cookies — all with no preservatives, jewelry art, vintage jewelry and many handmade gift items.

Operation Christmas Child is seeking shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. This project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritan’s Purse, seeks gift-filled shoe boxes during National Collection Week Nov. 12 – 19. Anyone can drop off a packed shoe box at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Saugus, 800- 353-5949. Hours: Sunday, Nov. 18: 1-5 p.m.

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Today in history

Today is Sunday, Nov. 18, the 323rd day of 2012. There are 43 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2011, deputies began a search for a man who allegedly commited a home invasion and armed robbery in Canyon Country. The suspect was reported to have gained entry into a residence by holding an object to a female victim’s back.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway.

Ten years ago: U.N. arms inspectors returned to Iraq after a four-year hiatus, calling on Saddam Hussein’s government to cooperate with their search for weapons of mass destruction. Actor James Coburn died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 74.

Five years ago: Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s government dismissed a last-ditch U.S. call to end emergency rule, a day after a visit by Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte. A methane blast ripped through a coal mine in eastern Ukraine, killing 101 miners. Chris Daughtry’s band won favorite pop-rock album for “Daughtry,” as well as breakthrough artist and adult contemporary artist at the American Music Awards. MTV Arabia, an Arab version of the pop-culture channel, began broadcasting.

One year ago: In an incident that prompted national outrage, campus police at the University of California, Davis used pepper-spray on nonviolent Occupy protesters (the school later agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the demonstrators). Self-help author James Arthur Ray was sentenced to two years in prison for leading an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that was supposed to offer spiritual enlightenment but instead resulted in three deaths. Syria agreed in principle to allow dozens of Arab observers into the country to oversee a peace plan.


Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 73. Author-poet Margaret Atwood is 73. Actress Linda Evans is 70. Actress Susan Sullivan is 70. Country singer Jacky Ward is 66. Actor Jameson Parker is 65. Actress-singer Andrea Marcovicci is 64. Rock musician Herman Rarebell is 63. Singer Graham Parker is 62. Actor Delroy Lindo is 60. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 59. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 56. Actor Oscar Nunez is 54. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 52. Singer Kim Wilde is 52. Rock musician Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 50. Rock singer Tim DeLaughter is 47. Actor Romany Malco is 44. Actor Owen Wilson is 44. Singer Duncan Sheik is 43. Actor Mike Epps is 42. Actress Peta Wilson is 42. Actress Chloe Sevigny is 38. Country singer Jessi Alexander is 36. Actor Steven Pasquale is 36.


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