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Today in the SCV: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

Posted: January 12, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 12, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

E-waste recycling event
The Saugus High School Dance Team will host an e-waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Saugus High School parking lot, 21900 W. Centurion Way, Saugus, (north of Bouquet Canyon Road). Old PCs, laptops, printers, fax machines, TVs, monitors, radios, stereos, speakers, VCR/DVD players, phones, microwaves, vacuums, video game equipment, basically anything that plugs into an outlet qualifies as e-waste.

Arts exhibit held
The SCV Film Festival Youth Film Screening and Digital Arts Exhibit will be held 5 p.m. today, at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 Main St. Event is free and open to the public. Info: 661-600-6320 or ramon@thinktenmediagroup.com

Community center opening
Canyon Country Community Center grand opening 10 a.m., 18792 Flying Tiger Drive, Canyon Country.


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Today in history

Today is Saturday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2013. There are 353 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2008, eight people were arrested on suspicion of burglary. The suspects ranged from age 41 to age 8. The reasoning behind the age discrepancies was the inventory of what was taken in the crimes, such as checkbooks and video games.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 12, 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma, ruled that state law schools could not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race.

Ten years ago: Blamed by shareholders for AOL Time Warner’s sharp fall in fortunes, Steve Case announced he was stepping down as chairman of the conglomerate he’d helped to create. Maurice Gibb, a member of the famed disco band the Bee Gees, died at a Miami Beach hospital at age 53. Former Argentine military ruler Leopoldo Galtieri died in Buenos Aires at age 76.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, visiting Bahrain, said he was cheered by news that Iraq’s parliament had approved legislation reinstating thousands of former supporters of Saddam Hussein’s dissolved Baath party to government jobs.

One year ago: Pentagon leaders scrambled to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses. Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow, a Republican who dominated the state’s political landscape for more than 25 years, died in Sioux Falls at age 72.

 

Birthdays

Actress Luise Rainer is 103. Country singer Ray Price is 87. The Amazing Kreskin is 78. Country singer William Lee Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 74. Rock musician Cynthia Robinson (Sly and the Family Stone) is 69. Movie director Wayne Wang is 64. Radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is 62. Actress Kirstie Alley is 62. Radio-TV personality Howard Stern is 59. Broadcast journalist Christiane Amanpour is 55. Actor Oliver Platt is 53. Basketball Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins is 53. Model Vendela is 46. Actress Farrah Forke is 45. Actress Rachael Harris is 45. Rock singer Zack de la Rocha is 43. Rapper Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan) is 43. Singer Melanie Chisholm (Spice Girls) is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Jeremy Camp is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Amerie is 33. Actress Naya Rivera is 26.

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