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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, July 15, 2010

Posted: July 14, 2010 8:40 p.m.
Updated: July 15, 2010 4:55 a.m.

2day in history
Today  is Thursday, July 15, the 196th day of 2010. There are 169 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On July 15, 1910, the term “Alzheimer’s disease” was used to describe a progressive form of presenile dementia in the book “Clinical Psychiatry” by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin, who credited the work of his colleague, Alois Alzheimer, in identifying the condition.

Five years ago: A federal appeals court ruled that a Guantanamo detainee who once was Osama bin Laden’s driver could be tried by military tribunal. (However, the Supreme Court struck down the tribunals in June 2006, saying they violated U.S. and international law.)

One year ago: A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people crashed after taking off from Tehran, Iran, killing everyone aboard.

2day's birthdays
Author Clive Cussler is 79. Actor Alex Karras is 75. Actor Ken Kercheval is 75. Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio) is 74. Actor Patrick Wayne is 71. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 66. Rock singer-musician Peter Lewis (Moby Grape) is 65. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 64. Rock musician Artimus Pyle is 62. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 58. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 54. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 54.

2Day in the SCV
Think and Drink Thursdays
Work puzzles of all kinds. Slurp special refreshments.
Every Thursday through July 29 from 4-5:30 p.m.
Newhall Library, 22704 W. Ninth St., Newhall 91321
Paul Hock at (661) 259-0750

Book reading
Local authour Robert Moulton will read his new children’s book, “Rosey and Josey Meet Big Feet.”
July 15 at 11 a.m.
Borders, 24445 Town Center Dr., Valencia 91355

Networking meeting
LeTip Business Referral Group hosts a networking opportunity with other local professionals.
Every Thursday at 7-8:30 a.m.
Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia
(661) 295-9616

Transferable skills workshop
The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center hosts a free seminar on transferable skills for employment.
2-4 p.m.
Santa Clarita WorkSource Center University Center Suite 250 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
(661) 799-9675

Farmers market
The farmers market in Newhall features vendors who offer fresh produce and products.
3-7 p.m.
Market Street in Newhall

Senior Orchestra seeks players
Bring your instrument and join the fun, all instruments and skill levels welcome.
Every Thursday at 4 p.m.
Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments, multipurpose room, 26705 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus
(661) 298-9553 or (661) 296-4977

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: (Highway 14) southbound Highway 14 to connector northbound Interstate 5: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Interstate 5) one lane of northbound truck route collector road: 5-9 a.m.; northbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.; one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector to northbound Highway 14: 5 a.m. to 1 p.m.; southbound Balboa Boulevard off-ramp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.; one lane of the southbound truck route collector road: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; all lanes of the southbound truck route collector road: 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

AP Odd News
The ol’ Lohan defense
BUFFALO, New York (AP) — Border agents said a New York man who’s on probation and not supposed to leave the country explained away the ankle monitor he was wearing while returning from Canada as a show of support for actress Lindsay Lohan. Customs and Border Protection officers found the bracelet around 29-year-old Eugene Todie’s ankle July 9 after he allegedly tried to re-enter the country using someone else’s passport.

Officers said Todie told them a probation officer friend gave him the bracelet to wear for Lohan, who’s had to wear an alcohol ankle monitor. Record checks showed the Buffalo man is on probation for criminal contempt.

Todie appeared in federal court Tuesday on misuse of a passport and lying charges and must return with a lawyer July 20. A telephone listing couldn’t be found.

Mascot brutality
GURNEE, Illinois (AP) — Police said authorities at Six Flags Great America ejected two off-duty employees from the theme park after they allegedly attacked a female colleague dressed as “Porky Pig.” Gurnee Police Sgt. Jon Ward says two young men took a photo with Porky on Monday afternoon, and then punched the mascot in the head 10 to 15 times.

Ward said park security detained the men until police arrived. He said the men wereissued local ordinance citations for battery.

He said the suspects denied the attack, but witnesses confirmed the story. The 24-year-old woman inside the mascot costume suffered headaches and a stiff neck.

Full-moon ferry
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Washington (AP) — It was full moon time after a Washington state ferry took evasive maneuvers to avoid a sailboat in its path. The Kitsap Sun reported the ferry sounded its horn and reversed engines Saturday afternoon to avoid hitting the boat at Eagle Harbor, near Bainbridge Island.

The sailboat briefly disappeared from the ferry crew’s view as they passed. When it was seen again, four men on board dropped their pants and mooned the crew.

Mega Millions
7-11-14-15-34 Mega: 14
Draw date: Tuesday, July 13
Jackpot: $64 million

9-10-15-27-47 Mega: 6
Draw date: Wednesday, July 14
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, July 14

Daily 4

Draw date: Wednesday, July 14

Daily 3
Midday: 1-7-4
Evening: 7-8-8
Draw date: Wednesday, July 14

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:43.66
Draw date: Wednesday, July 14


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