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Today in the SCV: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012

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

Today in the SCV

Golden Valley Marching Band is collecting donations for Goodwill today. Please help us raise money for our music program. Bring your clothing, small household items to the student parking lot in front of the band room at 27051 Robert E. Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91321 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Weekly mindful guided meditation group at SCVi charter school, go to main entrance, follow the signs to “The Village” upstairs at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, Castaic, 91384. No experience necessary, all are welcome. We practice different meditation techniques each week and then discuss our experiences. Donation only, no preregistration, just drop in. It is held from 7-8 p.m. Mindful meditation is proven to reduce stress and give you a sense of calm, peace and balance. Read more here: www.mayoclinic.com/ health/meditation/HQ01070.

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Nov. 26, the 331st day of 2012. There are 35 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2004, Santa Clarita was ranked the 10th-safest city in its population range, and the 27th-safest city in the nation overall, according to a Kansas research firm.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 26, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning Dec. 1. The motion picture “Casablanca,” starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York.

Ten years ago: WorldCom and the government settled a civil lawsuit over the company’s $9 billion accounting scandal. A United Nations report said that for the first time in the 20-year history of the AIDS epidemic, about as many women as men were infected with HIV.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush met separately at the White House with the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority a day ahead of a major Mideast peace conference in Annapolis, Md. Vice President Dick Cheney experienced an irregular heartbeat and was taken to George Washington University Hospital for evaluation. President Bush greeted the 2007 Nobel Prize winners — including former Vice President Al Gore — in the Oval Office. Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott announced his retirement after a 35-year career in Congress. Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor was mortally wounded during a botched armed robbery at his home in Palmetto Bay, Fla. (Taylor died the next day.) Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack died in Freer, Texas, at age 74.

One year ago: NASA’s Curiosity rover blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center on an 8½-month, 354 million-mile journey to Mars. NBA players and owners reached a tentative agreement to end a 149-day lockout.

 

Birthdays

Actress Ellen Albertini Dow is 99. Impressionist Rich Little is 74. Singer Tina Turner is 73. Singer Jean Terrell is 68. Pop musician John McVie is 67. Actress Marianne Muellerleile is 64. Actor Scott Jacoby is 56. Actress Jamie Rose is 53. Country singer Linda Davis is 50. Blues singer-musician Bernard Allison is 47. Country singer-musician Steve Grisaffe is 47. Actress Kristin Bauer is 39. Actor Peter Facinelli is 39. Actress Tammy Lynn Michaels Etheridge is 38. Actress Maia Campbell is 36. Country singer Joe Nichols is 36. Contemporary Christian musicians Randy and Anthony Armstrong (Red) are 34. Actress Jessica Bowman is 32. Pop singer Natasha Bedingfield is 31. Country singer-musician Mike Gossin (Gloriana Rock) is 28. Ben Wysocki (The Fray) is 28. Singer Lil Fizz is 27. Singer Aubrey Collins is 25.

 

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