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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

Posted: January 8, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 8, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Business seminar

“How to Successfully Start Your New Business” 9-11 a.m. today College of the Canyons University Center Room 222. This hands-on workshop will help those looking to make it in the business world get started quickly. Learn planning and marketing strategies, as well as how to handle financial obstacles. Tickets are $30 plus a $2 parking fee.

Volunteer naturalists sought

The Placerita Canyon Natural Area is seeking volunteer-naturalists to take its nine-week training program, which begins today. Classes run 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will teach participants about the natural environment. Fee: $45, which will cover all training materials. Info: 661-259-7721 or placeritatraining@earthlink.net

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Today in history

 

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2013. There are 357 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1998, Guy Dean Bouck, of Canyon Country, was sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 torture and murder of his wife. Bouck, 44, pleaded guilty but claimed he did not commit the crime.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1963, Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” on loan to the United States from the Louvre Museum in Paris, went on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., with President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in attendance.

Ten years ago:  A commuter plane crashed after takeoff from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, killing all 21 people on board. A Turkish Airlines jet crashed in Turkey, killing 75 people (five passengers survived). President George W. Bush signed hastily passed legislation extending unemployment benefits for 2½ million victims of a weak economy. A federal appeals court ruled that President Bush could order U.S. citizens captured overseas indefinitely detained as enemy combatants without the rights normally afforded citizens charged in criminal cases.

Five years ago: Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican John McCain won the New Hampshire primaries. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, the only officer charged in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, was cleared of criminal wrongdoing. A quick-thinking Boy Scout foiled an assassination attempt against the president of the Maldives, grabbing an attacker’s knife as the man leapt from a crowd. Paintings by Pablo Picasso and Brazilian painter Candido Portinari, stolen from Brazil’s Sao Paulo Museum in Dec. 2007, were recovered.

One year ago: Bells rang in Tucson, Ariz., as residents paused to remember the six people killed in the shooting rampage a year earlier that left Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords severely wounded; Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance during an evening vigil. Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential rivals piled on the criticism during a morning debate, two days before the New Hampshire primary. The New York Giants ran all over Atlanta in a 24-2 rout of the Falcons in an NFC wild-card game. The Denver Broncos stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime in the AFC wild-card game.

 

Birthdays

Former Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh is 101. Actor-comedian Larry Storch is 90. Actor Ron Moody is 89. Broadcast journalist Sander Vanocur is 85. CBS newsman Charles Osgood is 80. Singer Shirley Bassey is 76. Game show host Bob Eubanks is 75. Country-gospel singer Cristy Lane is 73. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Gourdine (Little Anthony and the Imperials) is 72. Actress Yvette Mimieux is 71. Physicist Stephen Hawking is 71. Rock musician Robby Krieger (The Doors) is 67. Rock singer David Bowie is 66. Movie director John McTiernan is 62. Actress Harriet Sansom Harris is 58. Singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is 49. Actress Maria Pitillo is 48. Actress Michelle Forbes is 48. Singer R. Kelly is 46. Rock musician Jeff Abercrombie (Fuel) is 44. Actress Ami Dolenz is 44.

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