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Today in the SCV: Sunday Jan. 27, 2013

Posted: January 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 27, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

Jazz performance
SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall, will host Jimmy McConnell’s jazz band 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Event is in conjunction with the Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club. Admission is $7 for Club members, $10 for non-members. Info: 661-259-9444 or www.santaclarita
swingjazzclub.com.

SCV support group
The SCV Arthritis & Autoimmune Disease Support Group is for individuals with any form of arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, CFIDS and other similar autoimmune diseases. This peer support group will mostly have a casual format and will be a place to learn from each others experiences and to develop a new support system of peers that actually understand what you are going through because they are going through it as well. These diseases also affect those close to us, so family members and friends are encouraged to join us. For more information and to sign up for this event, please visit: www.meetup.com/SCV-Chronic Pain-Support/ or contact the event coordinator, Jena Minassian, at Jmminassian@yahoo.com or at 661-312-8913. Today’s event will be from 2-3:30 p.m. at The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita, which is located at 24909 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321.


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Today in history

Today is Sunday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2013. There are 338 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1993, Rosa Perez, of Altadena, testified against a woman suspected of participating in a massive, organized crime scheme involving the theft of blank airline tickets in Newhall Municipal Court. Margarita Ruiz, 33, was accused of selling tickets, validated with a certification stamp stolen from a Newhall travel agency.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 27, 1973, the Vietnam peace accords were signed in Paris.

Ten years ago: The Bush administration dismissed Iraq’s response to U.N. disarmament demands as inadequate. Meanwhile, chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix charged that Iraq had never genuinely accepted U.N. resolutions demanding its disarmament and warned that “cooperation on substance” was necessary for a peaceful solution.

Five years ago: Former Indonesian president Suharto, whose regime killed hundreds of thousands of left-wing political opponents, died in Jakarta at age 86. Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died in Salt Lake City, Utah, at age 97. Novak Djokovic fended off unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 (2) in the Australian Open final, earning his first Grand Slam title. Evan Lysacek won his second-straight title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minn.

One year ago: Addressing students at the University of Michigan, President Barack Obama issued a warning to the nation’s colleges and universities, threatening to strip their federal aid if they “jack up tuition” every year and to give the money instead to schools showing restraint and value. A federal judge in Seattle sentenced “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore to 6½ years in prison for his infamous two-year, international crime spree of break-ins and boat and plane thefts. Former Boston Mayor Kevin H. White died at age 82.

 

Birthdays

Singer Bobby “Blue” Bland is 83. Actor James Cromwell is 73. Actor John Witherspoon is 71. Rock musician Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nedra Talley (The Ronettes) is 67. Ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov is 65. Chief U.S. Justice John Roberts is 58. Country singer Cheryl White is 58. Actress Mimi Rogers is 57. Rock musician Janick Gers (Iron Maiden) is 56. Commentator Keith Olbermann is 54. Rock singer Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 52. Rock musician Gillian Gilbert is 52. Actress Bridget Fonda is 49. Actor Alan Cumming is 48. Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 45. Rock singer Mike Patton is 45. Rapper Tricky is 45. Rock musician Michael Kulas (James) is 44. Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt is 44. Actor Josh Randall is 41. Country singer Kevin Denney is 37. Tennis player Marat Safin is 33.

 

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