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Today in the SCV: March 12, 2013

Posted: March 12, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 12, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Lions Club meeting

The Castaic Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, located at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia, CA 91355. For more information, go to or call 818-613-5692.

Resume help

Learn the common mistakes people make when constructing their resumes; different types of resumes and which is best for you; advantages/disadvantages of different resume types; references and cover letters. This free event is open to the public, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and is located at College of the Canyons, Student Center, PDR #3, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. For more information call 661-362-3286

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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, March 12, the 71st day of 2013. There are 294 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1994, Signal Managing Editor Tim Whyte and cartoonist Randy Wicks each won two awards for journalism excellence in the 1993 L.A. Press Club Journalism contest.

Today’s Highlight in History: On March 12, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the first of his 30 radio addresses that came to be known as “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis.

Ten years ago: Elizabeth Smart, the 15-year-old girl who’d vanished from her bedroom nine months earlier, was found alive in a Salt Lake City suburb with two drifters, Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, who are serving prison terms for kidnapping her. Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was assassinated. Author Howard Fast died in Greenwich, Conn., at age 88. Actress Lynne Thigpen died in Los Angeles at age 54.

Five years ago: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer resigned two days after reports had surfaced that he was a client of a prostitution ring. Former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, a liberal Ohio Democrat who challenged big business, died near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at age 90. Space shuttle Endeavour docked with the international space station, kicking off almost two weeks of demanding construction work. Lance Mackey won his second consecutive Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, completing the 1,100-mile journey in just under 9½ days.

One year ago: A day after the weekend massacre of Afghan civilians allegedly carried out by a U.S. soldier, President Barack Obama called the episode “absolutely tragic and heartbreaking,” while Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called it “inexplicable.” Greece implemented the biggest debt write-down in history, swapping the bulk of its privately-held bonds with new ones worth less than half their original value.



Playwright Edward Albee is 85. Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is 81. Actress Barbara Feldon is 80. Broadcast journalist Lloyd Dobyns is 77. Singer Al Jarreau is 73. Actress-singer Liza Minnelli is 67. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is 66. Singer-songwriter James Taylor is 65. Former Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., is 65. Rock singer-musician Bill Payne (Little Feat) is 64. Actor Jon Provost (“Lassie”) is 63. Actor Jerry Levine is 56. Singer Marlon Jackson (The Jackson Five) is 56. Former MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry is 51. Actress Julia Campbell is 50. Actor Aaron Eckhart is 45. CNN reporter Jake Tapper is 44. Rock musician Graham Coxon is 44. Country musician Tommy Bales (Flynnville Train) is 40. Country singer Holly Williams is 32. Actor Samm Levine is 31. Actor Tyler Patrick Jones is 19. Actress Kendall Applegate is 14.


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