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2Day in the SCV: Sunday, May 9, 2010

Posted: May 8, 2010 10:39 p.m.
Updated: May 9, 2010 4:55 a.m.
Friendly Valley service
The Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist)
What: Pastor Stan Fix will explore the heart of God in “Behold Thy Mother.” All women will receive carnations as part of Mother’s Day. All are welcome.
When: 10 a.m.
Where:  Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist). 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall. Enter at the Friendly Valley main gate off Sierra Highway on Friendly Valley Parkway.
Contact: (661) 251-1311

The Gentle Barn Foundation
What: The Gentle Barn Foundation holds day of family fun where parents can play with all kinds of rescued animals. $5 donation per person requested.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 15825 Sierra Highway
Contact: (661) 252-2440 or visit

Hart High School spring musical
What: Hart High School hosts its spring musical. (Tickets $6 student/senior, $8 adults, $10 premium)
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hart High School auditorium, 24825 Newhall Ave., Newhall

Don’t go there
What: The California Department of Transportation closes Highway 14 and Interstate 5 lanes, ramps and connectors as part of a $161-million improvement project to construct carpool lanes and a direct carpool lane connector at the I-5 and Highway 14 interchange.
When: Through Friday
Where/When: Southbound Highway 14 connector to northbound I-5: 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;  I-5: northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; I-5: one lane of the northbound I-5 connector to northbound I-5: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; I-5: Up to two lanes of the southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; I-5: One lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Today in History
Today is Sunday, May 9, the 129th day of 2010. There are 236 days left in the year. This is Mother’s Day.

Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 1980, 35 people were killed when a freighter, the Summit Venture, rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a 1,400-foot section of the southbound span to collapse.

Ten years ago: Sen. John McCain endorsed Texas Gov. George W. Bush for president.

Five years ago: The news and opinion website The Huffington Post was launched.

One year ago: The top religious adviser to Jordan’s king thanked visiting Pope Benedict XVI for expressing regret after a 2006 speech that many Muslims deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

Today's birthdays
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is 92. Actress Geraldine McEwan is 78. Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 76. Actor Albert Finney is 74. Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 74. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 70. Singer Tommy Roe is 68. Actress Candice Bergen is 64. Singer Billy Joel is 61. Rapper Ghostface Killah is 40. Actress Rosario Dawson is 31. Actress Rachel Boston is 28. TV personality Audrina Patridge is 25.

AP Odd News
Lord Jesus Christ hit by car
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — The victim might have forgiven the woman who ran him down in a Massachusetts crosswalk, but police haven’t.

Police say a Pittsfield woman has been cited for running down a man named Lord Jesus Christ as he crossed a street in Northampton on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old man is from Belchertown. Officers checked his ID and discovered that, indeed, his legal name is Lord Jesus Christ.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries.

Police say 20-year-old Brittany Cantarella was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

Man convicted of shooting self in groin
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who claimed he was trying to defend himself from a mugger when he shot himself in the groin has been convicted of illegal discharge of a firearm.

Investigators say there was no evidence to substantiate David Leroy Blurton’s self-defense claim and jurors convicted the 50-year-old on Wednesday. The shooting happened at the parking lot of a grocery store in Dillon, Colo., on May 2009. Prosecutors say Blurton had been drinking.

Jurors also convicted Blurton of “prohibited use of a weapon — drunk with a gun” and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say they will request that Blurton be sentenced to probation.

Blurton maintained that someone hit him in the back of the head and he was trying to defend himself.

Candle offers a whiff of White Castle

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans craving merely the aroma of an oniony White Castle hamburger can now indulge themselves with a White Castle-scented candle.

The fast-food chain based in Columbus, Ohio, this week introduced candles infused with the smell of its “slyder” burgers in a promotion with Autism Speaks. Proceeds from the sale of the $10 candles will benefit the New York-based charity.

The candles, sold at White Castle restaurants and on the company’s website, resemble a packaged White Castle burger. The wax is encased in a ceramic holder that looks like a slyder’s cardboard sleeve.

Police warn of mysterious pair of peacocks
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Two peacocks strutting their stuff have motorists on alert in one Ohio community. Police in Fairfield Township north of Cincinnati said more than a dozen people have called 911 in the last month to report they spotted the flamboyant birds. Police Chief Richard St. John isn’t sure where they came from, and he’s concerned the unusual sights could startle motorists and pose a traffic hazard.

Peacocks are not native to southwest Ohio. St. John said Wednesday that a local family owns some of the birds but said the prowling peacocks are not theirs. Attempts at catching them have been unsuccessful.

Mega Millions
2-7-20-34-50 Mega: 40
Draw date: Friday, May 7
Jackpot: $19 million

4-18-19-43-47 Mega: 5
Draw date: Saturday, May 8
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, May 8

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, May 8

Daily 3
Midday: 7-5-0
Evening: 9-8-5
Draw date: Saturday, May 8

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Charms
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:43.80
Draw date: Saturday, May 8


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