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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Posted: November 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 27, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Zonta, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and the Newhall Boys and Girls Club will sponsor a Girl’s Robotics Team. All 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls are invited to attend the meetings; Tuesdays beginning Nov. 27, until April 2013 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Meetings will be a held at the Newhall Boys and Girls Club:  24909 Newhall Ave. Newhall. Cost is $12 to join Girl Scouts and $18 for a six month  Boys and Girl’s Club membership. Info: Irma Tamayo, 661-287-1985, ext 2372.


Come to the “How to identify your transferable skills” event at noon to 1 p.m. at the Student Center - PDR #3 located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road Santa Clarita, 91355. Learn to identify your skills, identify skills employers are seeking, effectively communicate your skills to employers and look for ways to further develop your skills. Open to the public at no charge, but it is limited seating and on a first come, first serve basis. Questions: 661-362-3286


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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 27, the 332nd day of 2012. There are 34 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1997, the Saugus High boys cross country team made its first ever appearance in the state cross country finals. The CIF-Southern Section Division II champions traveled to the three-mile Woodward Park course in Fresno for the competition.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1942, during World War II, the Vichy French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of German troops.

Ten years ago: U.N. specialists began a new round of weapons inspections in Iraq. President George W. Bush appointed former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to lead an investigation into why the government had failed to foil the Sep. 11 attacks. (The following month, Kissinger stepped down, citing controversy over potential conflicts of interest with his business clients.) President Bush gave the go-ahead to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks.

Five years ago: Israeli and Palestinian leaders at a Mideast conference in Annapolis, Md., agreed to formally restart peace talks. A Somali immigrant (Nuradin Abdi) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died after being shot in his Florida home by an intruder. Bill Willis, a Hall of Fame guard with the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State’s first black football All-American, died in Columbus, Ohio, at age 86. Dr. J. Robert Cade, inventor of Gatorade, died at age 80.

One year ago: In an unprecedented move, the Arab League approved economic sanctions against Syria, to pressure Damascus to end its deadly suppression of an 8-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad. British movie director Ken Russell, 84, died in Lymington, England.

 

Birthdays

Author Gail Sheehy is 75. Actor James Avery is 64. Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (Film: “The Hurt Locker”) is 61. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 57. Actor William Fichtner is 56. Caroline Kennedy is 55. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Callie Khouri (Film: “Thelma and Louise”) is 55. Rock musician Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 53. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is 52. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 50. Rock musician Mike Bordin (Faith No More) is 50. Actor Fisher Stevens is 49. Actress Robin Givens is 48. Actor Michael Vartan is 44. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 42. Actor Kirk Acevedo is 41. Rapper Twista is 40. Actor Jaleel White is 36. Actor Arjay Smith (TV: “Perception”) is 29. Actress Alison Pill is 27.

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