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Today in the SCV: Sunday Feb. 24, 2013

Posted: February 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 24, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Today in the SCV

WiSH Education Foundation Run For Gold
There is a 10K/5K/kidK starting and 8 a.m. at Placerita Jr. High and continuing on to the South Fork Trail. Pancake breakfast included after the race (bring a friend for $4!) Registration starts 7 a.m. Info: 661-799-9474.

Montrose Centennial Celebration
Montrose is turning 100! They will celebrate with a two-day, Western-themed family festival this weekend. We’ve got carnival rides, games, historical presentations, storytellers, barbecue and a saloon, live music, dancing and more. Visit shopmontrose.com for more information.


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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2013. There are 310 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 2005, detectives arrested a convicted child molester in Canyon Country after he allegedly performed piercings on teenagers. Donald Hearne, 58, lived between three Canyon Country schools, and charged money for his services without a business license or parental consent.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1868, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson following his attempted dismissal of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton; Johnson was later acquitted by the Senate.

Ten years ago:  Seeking U.N. approval for war against Iraq, the United States, Britain and Spain submitted a resolution to the Security Council declaring that Saddam Hussein had missed “the final opportunity” to disarm peacefully and indicating that he had to face the consequences. A powerful earthquake in China’s western region of Xinjiang killed at least 263 people, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and injured at least 4,000.

Five years ago: “No Country for Old Men” won Academy Awards for best picture, best director and best screenplay adaptation for Joel and Ethan Coen and best supporting actor for Javier Bardem; Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for “There Will Be Blood,” while Marion Cotillard was named best actress for “La Vie en Rose.” A suicide bomber struck Shiite Muslim pilgrims south of Baghdad, killing at least 56 people. Cuba’s parliament named Raul Castro president, ending nearly 50 years of rule by his brother Fidel. Ralph Nader announced a fresh bid for the White House on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

One year ago: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Tunisia for a conference on Syria, blasted Russia and China as “despicable” for opposing U.N. action aimed at stopping the bloodshed in Syria. Jan Berenstain, 88, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books, died in Solebury, Pa.

Birthdays

Actor Abe Vigoda is 92. Actor Steven Hill is 91. Actress Emmanuelle Riva is 86. Actor-singer Dominic Chianese is 82. Movie composer Michel Legrand is 81. Opera singer-director Renata Scotto is 79. Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., is 71. Actor Barry Bostwick is 68. Actor Edward James Olmos is 66. Singer-writer-producer Rupert Holmes is 66. Rock singer-musician George Thorogood is 63. Actress Debra Jo Rupp is 62. Actress Helen Shaver is 62. News anchor Paula Zahn is 57. Country singer Sammy Kershaw is 55. Actor Mark Moses is 55. Singer Michelle Shocked is 51. Movie director Todd Field is 49. Actor Billy Zane is 47. Actress Bonnie Somerville is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brandon Brown (Mista) is 30. Rock musician Matt McGinley (Gym Class Heroes) is 30.

 

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