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Today in the SCV: Sunday, Aug. 21

Posted: August 21, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: August 21, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

Chinese school opens
What: The SCV Chinese School starts its fall semester. All K-12 students are welcome to join. Observations are free.
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Albert Einstein Academy Charter School, 28141 Kelly Johnson Parkway, Valencia 91355
Contact: Principal Li at (661) 505-8020 or principal@scvchineseschool.com

‘The Boys Next Door’
What: The Repertory East Playhouse presents “The Boys Next Door,” a humorous and inspiring drama directed by Jeff Johnson. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $17 for students and seniors.
When: 2 p.m.
Where: The Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St., Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 288-0000 or www.repeastplayhouse.org


Signal tip line
Got a news tip? Call or send a text message to The Signal’s tip line: (661) 480-NEWS (6397).

Today in history
Today is Sunday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2011. There are 132 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris. (The thief turned out to be museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia, who took the painting to Italy, where it was found two years later.)
Ten years ago: Robert Tools, the first person to receive a self-contained artificial heart, was introduced to the public at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky., through a video link from his doctor’s office. Federal authorities working with McDonald’s announced they’d broken up a criminal ring that had rigged the fast-food chain’s popular “Monopoly” and “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” games.
Five years ago: A defiant Saddam Hussein refused to enter a plea on genocide charges and dismissed the court as illegitimate as his second trial began. British prosecutors announced that 11 people had been charged in an alleged plot to blow up trans-Atlantic jetliners bound for the U.S. (Nine British Muslims were later convicted in connection with the plot.) A train crash on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, killed at least 58 people. A bomb blast tore through a Moscow market, killing at least 14 people.
One year ago: Iranian and Russian engineers began loading fuel into Iran’s first nuclear power plant, which Moscow promised to safeguard to prevent material at the site from being used in any potential weapons production. A Vincent van Gogh painting, “Poppy Flowers,” was stolen in broad daylight from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. (Although Egyptian authorities initially said they’d recovered the painting the same day at the Cairo airport, that report turned out to be erroneous.) Emmy-winning CBS News correspondent Harold Dow died at age 62.

Today's birthdays
Former football player Pete Retzlaff is 80. Singer Kenny Rogers is 73. Actor Clarence Williams III is 72. Rock-and-roll musician James Burton is 72. Pop singer-musician Carl Giammarese (jee-ah mah-REE’-see) is 64. Actress Loretta Devine is 62.

California lottery
Mega Millions

5-15-53-54-56 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 19
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
X-X-X-X-X Mega: X
Draw date: XXXXday, Jan. XX
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
23-28-31-33-39
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 20

Daily 4
8-2-6-4
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 3-5-8
Evening: 0-3-8
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:47.68
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 20














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