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2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Posted: April 12, 2010 11:05 p.m.
Updated: April 13, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Welcome to's "2day in the SCV," a compendium of today's events and a quick journey through the past, present and future.

City Council election
Registered voters within city limits may vote for their choice for three members of the City Council.
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
Various polling locations have been set up throughout Santa Clarita. Visit to find your polling place.
(661) 259-2489 or

Newhall School District board meeting
Newhall School District holds a governing board meeting
7 p.m.
District Office Board Room — 25375 Orchard Village Road, Suite 200.
Contact: (661) 291-4000

Game of the Day
Saugus at West Ranch
Softball, league opener
3:15 p.m.
West Ranch softball field

2Day in History
Today is Tuesday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2010. There are 262 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 13, 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell, Va.

Ten years ago:
President Bill Clinton, during a question-and-answer session with newspaper editors, heatedly said “I’m not ashamed” about being impeached and said he was “not interested” in being pardoned for any alleged crimes in the Monica Lewinsky scandal and Whitewater investigation.

Five years ago: A defiant Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty to carrying out the deadly bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and three other attacks in back-to-back court appearances in Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta.

2Day's Birthdays
Movie director Stanley Donen is 86. Actor Edward Fox is 73. Actor Paul Sorvino is 71. Rock musician Jack Casady is 66. Actor Tony Dow is 65. Singer Al Green is 64. Author-journalist Christopher Hitchens is 61. Actor Ron Perlman is 60. Actor William Sadler is 60. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 53. Rock musician Joey Mazzola (Sponge) is 49. Actress Page Hannah is 46. Actress-comedian Caroline Rhea is 46. Actor Ricky Schroder is 40. Actor Bokeem Woodbine is 37. Singer Lou Bega is 35. Actor-producer Glenn Howerton is 34. Actress Courtney Peldon is 29. Pop singer Nellie McKay is 28.

AP Odd News
Man swallows joint

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — Athens police said they have arrested a door-to-door meat salesman who swallowed a half-burned marijuana joint as they watched. The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens reported that 30-year-old Robert Sherk of Cleveland faces charges of tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. A jailer said Wednesday that Sherk was being held on a $5,000 bond and there was no record he has an attorney.

Athens police said officers arrested Sherk after he tossed a half-burned marijuana cigarette into his mouth and then resisted the officers’ efforts to retrieve it and take him into custody.

Officers said Sherk was seated in a vehicle and they were questioning him about selling meat door-to-door without a city permit.

Fla. deputy shocks colleague with Taser in joke
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A Collier County deputy was reprimanded after shocking a colleague with a Taser in an incident meant to be a joke. The December scene was caught on tape at the Collier County jail. A female deputy was seen showing a message on her iPod to Cpl. Wilmer A. Arencibia, who followed the woman and shocked her on the behind with his Taser.

Arencibia told investigators it was “a spur of the moment thing” and acknowledged the behavior was improper.

He was given a reprimand and final warning after an internal investigation.

Cops: Woman attacks ex during reconciliation talk

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Police are investigating after a Columbus couple’s talk of reconciliation ended with the woman repeatedly slashing the man with two butcher knives. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported Sunday that Columbus police met with the 22-year-old man at The Medical Center after he drove himself there for treatment.

He said he and his ex-girlfriend started arguing at her apartment Friday as they discussed reconciliation. The man told the woman he didn’t want to be with her anymore.

He told police she then went into the kitchen, came back with two butcher knives and blocked the apartment door.

He was cut on the face, arm and hand during the ensuing struggle.

Investigators said he admitted punching her in self-defense. When he finally was able to get past her, she stabbed him in the lower back as he ran out the door.

Iowan ready for prom with gum wrapper dress
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa teen is all bubbly over her one-of-a-kind high school prom dress she made out of gum wrappers. Elizabeth Rasmuson made her dress — and matching vest for her date — out of blue and white wrappers from Wrigley’s “5 gum.”

The high school junior says she got the idea after hearing about someone making a dress out of duct tape.

She and her boyfriend began collecting gum wrappers last August. Rasmuson says she quit counting after 200.

Cat awarded for using paw to warn of gas leak
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A 3-year-old cat credited with saving lives by tapping its owner’s nose with a paw to alert her of a gas leak has been awarded the Purple Paw by the Great Falls Animal Foundation. Schnautzie received her award Saturday at the foundation’s annual Fur Ball.

Trudy Guy says Schnautzie was just 6 months old in 2007 when Guy awoke with Schnautzie on her chest and a paw on her nose.
In checking the house she heard a roaring sound in the bathroom and found a gas pipe outside the bathroom had broken above the shut-off valve.

Mega Millions

15-18-39-48-53 Mega: 3
Draw date: Friday, April 9
Jackpot: $105 million

22-25-31-40-42 Mega: 16
Draw date: Saturday, April 10
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, April 12

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, April 12

Daily 3
Midday: 3-8-4
Evening: 5-0-0
Draw date: Monday, April 12

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:43.79
Draw date: Monday, April 12


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