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2Day in the SCV: Monday, July 5, 2010

Posted: July 4, 2010 11:05 p.m.
Updated: July 5, 2010 1:01 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.

DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids

Who: Valencia Hills Church
What: DivorceCare meets weekly to help adults and children recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Learn to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life. DivorceCare for Kids is designed for children 5-12.   
When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Where: Valencia Hills Church Offices, 25060 W. Ave. Stanford, Valencia, CA  91354
Contact: (661) 755-1885;

2Day's Birthdays

Actress Katherine Helmond is 81. Actress Shirley Knight is 74. Singer-musician Robbie Robertson is 67. Julie Nixon Eisenhower is 62. Rock star Huey Lewis is 60. Baseball Hall-of-Fame pitcher Rich “Goose” Gossage is 59. Singer-songwriter Marc Cohn is 51. Actress Edie Falco is 47. Actress Kathryn Erbe is 45. Actor Michael Stuhlbarg is 42. Rock musician Bengt Lagerberg is 37. Actor Dale Godboldo is 35. Rapper Bizarre is 34. Rock singer Jason Wade (Lifehouse) is 30. Actor Ryan Hansen is 29. Actor Jason Dolley is 19.

2Day in History

Today is Monday, July 5, the 186th day of 2010. There are 179 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 5, 1810, American showman and promoter (as well as author and politician) Phineas T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Conn.

Ten years ago:   At the United Nations, President Bill Clinton signed an international agreement to ban the forcible recruitment of youths as soldiers in armed conflict, and a companion accord to protect children from being forced into slavery, prostitution and pornography.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush thanked Iraq war ally Denmark during a stopover in Copenhagen while en route to an international economic summit in Scotland.

AP Odd News
Honey, pass the hair jam

LONDON (AP) — The royal hair? Jam made from what its maker claims is one of Princess Diana’s hairs is up for sale at an art exhibition in London.

The preserve, called “occult jam,” is part of a surrealist art show at London’s Barbican Art Gallery that includes exhibits by Salvador Dali and Rene Margritte. The 5-pound-a-jar ($7.60) jam is both art and food, Sam Bompas, who founded catering company Bompas and Parr, said Sunday.

He said the preserve is made by infusing a tiny speck of the late princess of Wales’ hair with gin, which is then combined with milk and sugar to create a product with a taste resembling condensed milk.

The hair was bought on eBay for $10 from a U.S. dealer who collects what he says is celebrity hair and sells it in extremely tiny parts.

The art show’s organizers asked his company to come up with a response in food to the exhibition’s surrealist theme.

Bompas said he decided to make the bizarre product to provoke people into thinking about food marketing and how language enhances the everyday eating experience, he said.

“We thought about it and the most mundane food of all is jam. So we made it a surreal object,” he said.

Self-styled “food architects,” past projects included a banquet consisting entirely of gelatine molds shaped like architectural landmarks.

In another, they gave audiences at a screening of Peter Greenaway’s film “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” scratch-and-sniff cards that evoked smells from key scenes in the movie.

Athens humane society to try online pet matching
ATHENS, Georgia (AP) — The Athens humane society is taking a cue from popular online dating sites.

The shelter is launching a program to pair dogs and cats with owners based on personalities and preferences.

Called “Meet Your Match,” the website labels pets with color-coded tags like “leader” or “party animal.” Prospective owners will take an online personality test to help them choose a pet.

The program was created by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Studies by the group show programs like “Meet Your Match” has increased adoptions by 40 percent and decreased euthanasia by 46 percent.

Husband, wife win at pit spitting in
EAU CLAIRE, Michigan (AP) — A husband and wife took top honors for the second straight year at the annual cherry pit spitting competition in southwestern Michigan.

Rick “Pellet Gun” Krause, of Tuba City, Ariz., spit a pit 51 feet, 3 inches Saturday for his 16th win at the International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship. Organizers say Krause entered on a motorcycle, dropped to his knees in the spitter’s box and ejected the winning pit.

His wife, Marlene, took first place in the women’s contest, spitting a pit 34 feet, 6 inches. It was her seventh win.

The Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm, just north of the Indiana border, hosts the event. Orchard owner Herb Teichman launched the competition as a lark 37 years ago, but it now attracts competitors from the U.S. and beyond.

Police: N.Y. truck crash ignites illegal fireworks
ULSTER PARK, New York (AP) — Authorities in New York’s Hudson Valley say a truck driver caused a fiery crash that ignited a signmaker’s warehouse and set off fireworks stored there.

A lawyer for Ande (AN’-dee) Rooney Inc. said Saturday it’s unclear why there were fireworks in the company’s Ulster Park warehouse. The company was cited with an unlawful-fireworks violation for what attorney Thomas Petro called “a shoebox full” of pyrotechnics.

The crash happened Tuesday. Police said a dump truck made an illegal U-turn and was hit by a fuel truck.

Both drivers got out of their vehicles before the fuel truck exploded. But Ande Rooney’s nearby warehouse caught fire and burned down.

The dump truck driver was charged with reckless driving and aggravated unlicensed driving.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

1-10-12-32-36 Mega: 25
Draw date: Friday, July 2
Jackpot: $34 million

9-13-25-29-32 Mega: 9
Draw date: Saturday, July 3
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, July 4

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, July 4

Daily 3
Midday: 9-6-7
Evening: 0-3-9
Draw date: Sunday, July 4

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:48.44
Draw date: Sunday, July 4


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