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2Day in the SCV: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Posted: April 6, 2010 10:32 p.m.
Updated: April 7, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
Welcome to The-Signal.com's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

WIA Orientation
Who: Santa Clarita WorkSource
What: Participants learn about the federally funded program that pairs them with a personal case manager and offers the possibility of skills training. The WIA is an employment and retention program initiated to assist those having difficulty finding a job.
When: Wednesdays, 2-3 p.m.
Where: Santa Clarita WorkSource Center at College of the Canyons' University Center, Suite 250 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 799-WORK

Meet the Grant Makers
What: A panel discussion for local nonprofit organizations to learn about how to apply and receive grants
When: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, room 258, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Contact: (661) 362-3644

2Day in History
Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 97th day of 2010. There are 268 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 7, 1862, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee.

Ten years ago:
Attorney General Janet Reno met in Washington with the father of Elian Gonzalez.

Five years ago:
The blockbuster painkiller Bextra was taken off the market, and the FDA said all similar prescription drugs should strongly warn about possible risk of heart attacks and strokes.

One year ago:
President Barack Obama capped his eight-day European trip by addressing college students in Istanbul, Turkey; he then made an unannounced trip to Baghdad where he visited with U.S. troops and Iraqi officials. Vermont became the fourth state (after Connecticut, Massachusetts and Iowa) to legalize gay marriage.

2Day's Birthdays
Actor R.G. Armstrong is 93. Sitar player Ravi Shankar is 90. Actor James Garner is 82. Country singer Cal Smith is 78. Actor Wayne Rogers is 77. Media commentator Hodding Carter III is 75. Country singer Bobby Bare is 75. Singer Patricia Bennett (The Chiffons) is 63. Singer John Oates is 61. Rock musician Dave “Yorkie” Palmer (Space) is 45. Former football player-turned-analyst Tiki Barber is 35. Actor Kevin Alejandro (TV: “Southland”) is 34. Actor Conner Rayburn is 11.

AP Odd News
‘Termite gangs’ tunnel banks

PARIS (AP) – Would-be robbers armed with a pneumatic drill dug a tunnel from a Paris subway station into the basement of a bank in the early hours of Sunday but failed to seize any cash or valuables, police said.

The attempted robbery of BNP Paribas is the third time this year so-called “termite gangs” have tried to rob a bank by digging a tunnel into the building.

It is not known whether the three incidents are related.

The gang dug into the bank’s basement, possibly via the sewage system. They failed to enter the safety deposit room and nothing was taken, a BNP spokeswoman said.

They aborted the attempt and started a fire to cover their tracks, which set off alarms and alerted police. Digging equipment, including a pneumatic drill, was found at the scene.

“The individuals left the premises before they could reach the safety deposit room of the bank,” Paris police headquarters said in a statement.

Last weekend, a Credit Lyonnais branch in Paris was broken into by tunnel-digging robbers who cracked almost 200 private safes, according to police. A branch of Caisse d’Epargne in a Paris suburb was robbed at New Year in a similar fashion.

British women has corpse in her luggage
LONDON (AP) — Police have arrested two women at an British airport after they reportedly tried to smuggle a corpse onto a flight.

Police said Tuesday the women were detained at Liverpool’s John Lennon airport “on suspicion of failing to give notification of death” of a 91-year-old man.

The BBC and other British media reported that the women placed the man, a relative of theirs, into a wheelchair and covered his face with sunglasses in a bid to get him aboard a flight to Berlin.

The women, aged 41 and 66, were detained Saturday and have been released on bail. They have not been charged and police say inquiries are continuing.

Ohio boy, 8, takes family van for gas

BETHEL, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man says his 8-year-old son was just trying to do him a favor and get gasoline when the boy drove the family’s minivan and crashed it. James Crouch says he didn’t even realize his son, Jordan, was out of the house Friday morning until a Clermont County sheriff’s deputy came to the family’s home in Bethel and woke him up to let him know what happened.

The boy used keys that he found in his mother’s purse and backed the car out of the driveway. He started going down the road at about 5 mph but could barely reach the pedals and lost control, crashing into a telephone pole. He wasn’t hurt.

Singer sets blind speed record
URFA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish pop-singer Metin Senturk became the world’s fastest unaccompanied blind driver on Friday and said he felt he had danced with death.

Senturk wept as he emerged from a Ferrari F430 at Urfa airport in eastern Turkey to learn from Guinness World Records officials his average speed of 292.89 kph broke the previous record of 284 kph, held by a British bank manager.

Lottery
Mega Millions
16-43-44-52-56 Mega: 26
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6
Jackpot: $76 million

SuperLotto
1-12-18-22-42 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, April 3
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
7-8-14-16-38
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6

Daily 4
1-8-0-6
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6

Daily 3
Midday: 3-3-1
Evening: 9-2-8
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:44.39
Draw date: Tuesday, April 6

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