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Today in the SCV: Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Posted: January 7, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 7, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

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

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Today in history

Today is Monday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 2013. There are 358 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2003, Peter Kavounas took his office as the newly elected Castaic Lake Water Agency president for the first regular meetings of the year. After being elected in a 7-4 decision, Kavounas promised to bring unity to the disjointed board.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 7, 1973, sniper Mark Essex laid siege at a Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge in downtown New Orleans for about 10 hours, killing seven people before he himself was slain by sharpshooters.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled his $674 billion economic expansion plan. Police in London announced they had found traces of the deadly poison ricin in a north London apartment and arrested six men in connection with the virulent toxin that had been linked to al-Qaida terrorists and Iraq.

Five years ago: The Pentagon reported an Iranian fleet of high-speed boats charged at and threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. Navy convoy passing near Iranian waters, then vanished as the American ship commanders were preparing to open fire. In Baghdad, the head of a key U.S.-backed Sunni group was killed in a double suicide bombing that claimed at least 11 other lives. Second-ranked LSU defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 38-24, in the BCS championship game played in New Orleans. Philip Agee, a renegade CIA agent whose naming of operatives led to a law against exposing spies, died in Cuba at age 72.

One year ago: Three days before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney brushed aside rivals’ criticism in the opening round of a weekend debate doubleheader that left his Republican presidential campaign challengers squabbling among themselves and unable to knock the front-runner off stride. Record-shattering Drew Brees threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions.

Birthdays

Author William Peter Blatty is 85. Country singer Jack Greene is 83. Pop musician Paul Revere is 75. Magazine publisher Jann Wenner is 67. Singer Kenny Loggins is 65. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 64. Latin pop singer Juan Gabriel is 63. Actress Erin Gray is 63. Actor Sammo Hung is 61. Actor David Caruso is 57. Talk show host Katie Couric is 56. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 54. Rock musician Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go’s) is 54. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is 52. Actor Nicolas Cage is 49. Actor Doug E. Doug is 43. Actor Kevin Rahm is 42. Actor Jeremy Renner is 42. Actor Dustin Diamond is 36. Actress Lauren Cohan (TV: “The Walking Dead”) is 31. Actor Robert Ri’chard is 30. Actress Lyndsy Fonseca is 26. Actor Liam Aiken is 23. Actress Camryn Grimes is 23. Actor Max Morrow is 22.

 

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