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Today in the SCV: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013

Posted: January 13, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 13, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Saugus dance team hosts zumba fitness fundraiser

The Saugus High School Dance Team will host a Zumba Fitness Fundraiser event 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Saugus High School football field, 21900 West Centurion Way, Saugus, (north of Bouquet Canyon Road).Zumba Fitness classes feature steps set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. at the event or contact Debbie Mazzuca at 661-714-5730 for advance registration forms or additional information. Registration cost is $10. All ages are welcome.

Free rose care seminar

Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society free pruning, planting, and rose care seminar will be held 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. The seminar will feature Master Rosarians Bob Belendez, Kitty Belendez, and Steve Jones who will demonstrate how to properly prune various types of roses. The club will also have a door prize, rose raffle, and refreshments after the seminar.

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Today in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2013. There are 352 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2004, a fiery collision between a tanker and flatbed truck injured the truck’s driver and caused a wall of flames and boiling asphalt to block lanes on Highway 14. Delays resulting from the accident lasted around four hours.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 13, 2012, the Italian luxury liner Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio and flipped onto its side; 32 people were killed. (Ship’s captain Francesco Schettino faces possible trial on charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship before evacuation was complete.)

Ten years ago: Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman jumped into the 2004 race for president. Rock musician Pete Townshend was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. (Townshend said he was only doing research for an autobiography dealing with his own suspected childhood sexual abuse; he was eventually cleared of possessing pornographic images of children.) The owners of FAO Schwarz filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (FAO Inc. emerged from bankruptcy in April 2003, but filed again for bankruptcy in Dec. 2003.)

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, visiting the United Arab Emirates, gently urged authoritarian Arab allies to satisfy frustrated desires for democracy in the Mideast and saved his harshest criticism for Iran, branding it “the world’s leading state-sponsor of terror.” The Golden Globes were announced in a dry, news conference-style ceremony, devoid of stars because of the Hollywood writers’ strike; “Atonement” won best motion picture drama, while “Mad Men” was named best dramatic TV series.

One year ago: A Peruvian court sentenced Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison for murdering Stephany Flores, a young woman he’d met at a Lima casino. Myanmar freed some of its most famous political prisoners, sparking jubilation among their supporters. Veteran TV newsman Richard Threlkeld, 74, was killed in a car crash on New York’s Long Island.

 

Birthdays

Actress Frances Sternhagen is 83. TV personality Nick Clooney is 79. Comedian Rip Taylor is 79. Actor Billy Gray is 75. Actor Richard Moll is 70. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 59. Rhythm-and-blues musician Fred White is 58. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 54. Actor Kevin Anderson is 53. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 52. Rock singer Graham “Suggs” McPherson (Madness) is 52. Country singer Trace Adkins is 51. Actor Orlando Bloom is 36. Actor Julian Morris is 30.

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