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Today in the SCV: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

Posted: January 29, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 29, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Open house

Santa Clarita Christian School, 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country will host an Open House for prospective families 6:30-8 p.m. today. Info: 661-252-7371.

Donations sought

Audio and large print books needed for Prayer Angels for the Military. A collection drive for wounded warriors and veterans is being conducted by Prayer Angels for the Military. Audio books, large print books, magazines, word search and crossword puzzles are needed. Donations are tax-deductible. Cash donations are accepted and can be mailed to: Prayer Angels for the Military Inc., 21609 Old Orchard Road, Newhall, CA 91321 or through PayPal online www.prayerangelsforthemilitary.com. Items can be dropped off at American Family Funding 28368 Constellation Road #398 Santa Clarita; Prayer Angel sites at 21609 Oak Orchard Road, Newhall; 23510 Cherry St., Newhall; 23667 Via Delfina, Valencia.

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Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2004, Herman Delarosa, 51, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of forcible rape. Delarosa, a Santa Clarita resident, was charged with molesting a young female relative between 1988 and 1991 when she was 12 to 18 years old.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1963, poet Robert Frost died in Boston at age 88.

Ten years ago: The Congressional Budget Office predicted the federal deficit for fiscal 2003 would soar to $199 billion even without President George W. Bush’s new tax cut plan or a war against Iraq. A dust explosion at the West Pharmaceutical Services plant in Kinston, N.C., killed six people and injured dozens more

Five years ago: John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary, easing past Mitt Romney for his first-ever triumph in a primary open only to Republicans. Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton claimed victory in a campaign-free Florida presidential primary in which all the candidates had signed pledges not to compete. (The national Democratic Party had stripped the state of its delegates as punishment for moving its primary ahead of Feb. 5.) Margaret Truman, the only child of President Harry S. Truman, died in Chicago at age 83. Raymond Jacobs, believed to be the last surviving member of the group of Marines photographed during the first U.S. flag-raising on Iwo Jima, died in Redding, at age 82.

One year ago: Eleven people were killed when smoke and fog caused a series of fiery crashes on I-75 in Florida. Lydia Ko of New Zealand became the youngest person to win a professional golf tour event at the Bing Lee/Samsung Women’s NSW Open on the ALPG Tour (she was 14 years at the time). Novak Djokovic began defense of his Australian Open title with a 5-hour, 53-minute match against Rafael Nadal (Djokovic won 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 at 1:37 a.m. Jan. 30).

 

Birthdays

Author Germaine Greer is 74. Actress Katharine Ross is 73. Actor Tom Selleck is 68. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette is 67. Actor Marc Singer is 65. Rock musician Tommy Ramone (Ramones) is 61. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is 59. Country singer Irlene Mandrell is 57. Actress Diane Delano is 56. Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis is 53. Rock musician David Baynton-Power (James) is 52. Rock musician Eddie Jackson (Queensryche) is 52. Actor-director Edward Burns is 45. Actress Heather Graham is 43. Actor Sharif Atkins is 38. Actress Sara Gilbert is 38. Actor Justin Hartley is 36. Actor Sam Jaeger is 36. Actor Andrew Keegan is 34. Actor Jason James Richter is 33. Blues musician Jonny Lang is 32. Pop-rock singer Adam Lambert (“American Idol”) is 31.

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