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Today in the SCV: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Posted: January 17, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 17, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Poetry workshop, Los Angeles
Spend a day writing poetry and improving existing poems! This one-day poetry seminar is creative writing meets group private tutoring. You can bring up to three poems in for supportive and constructive critique. You’ll benefit from Sanora’s poetic brilliance and her insights into your poetry to help you hone it into its best possible version. The first part of the day is spent getting creative and writing new poems through creative writing prompts designed to revive your inner poet. Then we break for lunch (bring a sack lunch!) and after lunch we participate in a group critique session where writers can have their poetry critiqued by Sanora and other group members in an orderly, supportive, and guided manner. For more information call 323-963-3180 or visit www.lawritersgroup.com


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Today in history

Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2013. There are 348 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: On this day in 1997, COC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its library and Media and Fine Arts building. The date marked the three-year anniversary of the 1994 earthquake, which caused $3 million in damages to the campus. Additionally, it marked the two-year anniversary of when the project broke ground.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1963, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, appearing as amicus curiae (friend of the court) before the U.S. Supreme Court, told the justices in Gray v. Sanders that Georgia’s county unit voting system in Democratic primaries discriminated against urban voters.

Ten years ago: On the 12th anniversary of the Gulf War, a defiant Saddam Hussein called on his people to rise up and defend the nation against a new U.S.-led attack.

Five years ago: Bobby Fischer, the chess grandmaster who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union’s Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, died in Reykjavik, Iceland, at age 64.

One year ago: Italian officials released a recording of a furious Coast Guard officer, Capt. Gregorio De Falco, demanding that Capt. Francesco Schettino, commander of the grounded Costa Concordia, re-board the ship to direct its evacuation after the vessel rammed into a reef on Jan. 13. (Schettino resists the order, making excuses that it’s dark and that the ship is listing.)

Birthdays

Actress Betty White is 91. Former FCC chairman Newton N. Minow is 87. Actor James Earl Jones is 82. Talk show host Maury Povich is 74. International Boxing Hall of Famer Muhammad Ali is 71. Pop singer Chris Montez is 71. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 68. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 60. Singer Steve Earle is 58. Singer Paul Young is 57. Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 56. Singer Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) is 54. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey is 51. First Lady Michelle Obama is 49. Actor Joshua Malina is 47. Singer Shabba Ranks is 47. Rock musician Jon Wysocki is 45. Actor Naveen Andrews is 44. Rapper Kid Rock is 42. Actress Zooey Deschanel is 33.

 

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