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Today in SCV: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012

Posted: September 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 26, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

College 101: The search begins

What: Pegasus2edu conducts a seminar with an overview of the many post-secondary options available, as well as the requirements for admission to the CSU and UC systems.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Valencia Library meeting room, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355

Contact: pstabile@pegasus2.net

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Today in history

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 26, the 270th day of 2012. There are 96 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1973, two quick-change con men were caught by Santa Clarita law enforcement on Soledad Canyon Road. The two men, both from northern California, were caught after attempting to steal from the same Exxon station for the second time in two days.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United States secretary of state; John Jay, the first chief justice; Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general.

Ten years ago: WorldCom former controller David Myers pleaded guilty to securities fraud, saying he was told by “senior management” to falsify records. (Myers was later sentenced to one year and one day in prison.) Four employees and a customer were shot to death at a U.S. Bank branch in Norfolk, Neb., during a botched robbery. (Four suspects were later arrested; three were convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death while a fourth man who served as a lookout was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences.) A state-run Senegalese ferry capsized in the Atlantic, killing more than 1,800 people.

Five years ago: A judge in Los Angeles declared a mistrial in Phil Spector’s murder trial because the jury was deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting the music producer of killing actress Lana Clarkson. (Spector was convicted in a 2009 retrial.) Myanmar began a violent crackdown on protests, beating and dragging away dozens of monks.

One year ago: Ending weeks of political brinkmanship, Congress advanced legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown. President Barack Obama appeared at a town hall meeting in Mountain View, Calif., hosted by the social networking company LinkedIn; the president plugged his jobs agenda in fielding questions on the employment picture, education, Medicare and Social Security.

 

Birthdays

Retired baseball All-Star Bobby Shantz is 87. Actor Philip Bosco is 82. Actress Donna Douglas is 80. Actor Richard Herd is 80. South African nationalist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is 76. Singer Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) is 40. Country singer David Frizzell is 71. Actor Kent McCord is 70. Television host Anne Robinson is 68. Singer Bryan Ferry is 67. Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 66. Singer Lynn Anderson is 65. Singer Olivia Newton-John is 64. Actor James Keane is 60. Rock singer-musician Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) is 58. Country singer Carlene Carter is 57. Actress Linda Hamilton is 56. Country singer Doug Supernaw is 52. Actor Patrick Bristow is 50. Rock musician Al Pitrelli is 50. Singer Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) is 50. TV personality Jillian Barberie is 46. Actor Jim Caviezel is 44. Actor Ben Shenkman is 44. Jazz musician Nicholas Payton is 39.

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