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Today in the SCV: Thursday Oct. 11, 2012

Posted: October 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: October 11, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

SCV food pantry run against hunger

What: 19th annual Run/Walk Against Hunger and 1K Kids Run.

Where: Newhall Park

When: Midnight to 11:39 p.m.

Contact: 661-255-9078; www.scvfoodpantry.org

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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Oct. 11, the 285th day of 2012. There are 81 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: On this day in 1990, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks visited Cal Arts for a reading. With over 100 people in attendance, Brooks revisited some of her better-known work as well as reading newer poems.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII convened the first session of the Roman Catholic Church’s Second Vatican Council, also known as “Vatican 2.”

Ten years ago: The Senate joined the House in approving, 77-23, use of America’s military might against Iraq. Former President Jimmy Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize. A man was shot to death at a gas station near Fredericksburg, Va., in the latest slaying by the Washington-area sniper.

Five years ago: The Bush administration reported that the federal budget deficit had fallen to $162.8 billion in the just-completed budget year, the lowest amount of red ink in five years. Cold medicines for babies and toddlers were pulled off shelves amid concerns about unintentional overdoses. Briton Doris Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature.

One year ago: Presidential challenger Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of failing to lead in a time of economic peril but sounded less conservative than his Republican rivals in their debate in Hanover, N.H., defending the 2008-2009 Wall Street bailout and declaring he could work with “good” Democrats. U.S. officials accused agents of the Iranian government of plotting to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. The U.S. women rolled to their third title at the world gymnastics championships held in Tokyo.

 

Birthdays

Author Elmore Leonard is 87. Actor Earle Hyman is 86. Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry is 85. Actor Ron Leibman is 75. Actor Amitabh Bachchan is 70. Country singer Gene Watson is 69. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is 62. Rhythm-and-blues musician Andrew Woolfolk is 62. Actress-director Catlin Adams is 62. Country singer Paulette Carlson is 61. Actor David Morse is 59. Actor Stephen Spinella is 56. Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young is 51. Actress Joan Cusack is 50. Rock musician Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) is 50. Comedy writer and TV host Michael J. Nelson is 48. Actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 47. College Football Hall of Famer and former NFL player Chris Spielman is 47. Actor Luke Perry is 46.

 

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