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Today in the SCV: Friday Nov. 30, 2012

Posted: November 30, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: November 30, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

Original ‘Hobbit’ screening

The Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Newhall, will screen the animated film “The Hobbit: The Original Unedited 1977 Version: at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Info: www.santaclaritalibrary.com.

Community input needed

The city of Santa Clarita needs input on the needs of lower-income residents in the community. Take the Community Needs Assessment Survey at www.Santa-Clarita.com/Housing. Available today only.

VIP Gala tickets available

Holiday Home Tour VIP Gala to benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital will be held today. Guests attending this Preview Gala will enjoy an exclusive first look at the homes and enjoy a festive buffet dinner. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased from www.henrymayogiving.com or 661-253-8051.

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Today in history

Today is Friday, Nov. 30, the 335th day of 2012. There are 31 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2002, hoping to take advantage of sales on video games and consoles, electronic items and toys, thousands of Santa Clarita Valley consumers packed area stores for the first day of the holiday shopping season.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 30, 1982, the Michael Jackson album “Thriller” was released by Epic Records.

Ten years ago: International weapons hunters in Iraq paid an unannounced visit to a military post previously declared “sensitive” and restricted by Baghdad. A nightclub fire in Caracas, Venezuela, killed 50 people.

Five years ago: A man took hostages at a Hillary Clinton campaign office in Rochester, N.H.; Leeland Eisenberg surrendered about five hours later. An Atlasjet plane crashed in southwest Turkey, killing all 57 people on board. An Amtrak train and a freight train collided on a track on the South Side of Chicago, injuring dozens of people. Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel died in Clearwater, Fla., at age 69.

One year ago: The central banks of the wealthiest countries, trying to prevent a debt crisis in Europe from exploding into a global panic, swept in to shore up the world financial system by making it easier for banks to borrow American dollars. Police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia dismantled Occupy Wall Street encampments in both cities. An Arizona jury sentenced Mark Goudeau to death for killing nine people in the Phoenix area.

 

Birthdays

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is 94. Actor Robert Guillaume is 85. Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 82. Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 75. Movie director Ridley Scott is 75. Movie writer-director Terrence Malick is 69. Rock musician Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 67. Playwright David Mamet is 65. Actress Margaret Whitton is 62. Actor Mandy Patinkin is 60. Musician Shuggie Otis is 59. Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 58. Singer Billy Idol is 57. Historian Michael Beschloss is 57. Rock musician John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) is 55. Comedian Colin Mochrie is 55. Former football and baseball player Bo Jackson is 50. Rapper Jalil (Whodini) is 49. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 47. Rock musician Mike Stone is 43. Actress Sandra Oh is 42. Country singer Mindy McCready is 37.

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