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Today in the SCV: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Posted: March 14, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 14, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Grief program

A free community presentation on the tools and skills needed for working through significant emotional loss, such as loss of a loved one, divorce or other losses, will take place at 7 p.m.today. The event will be conducted at Action Family Counseling, 22722 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Info: 661-733-0692 or visit TheGriefProgram.com.

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Today in history

Today is Thursday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2013. There are 292 days left in the year.

On this date in the SCV: In 1989, Wes Nunley was trapped underneath a bus after he and his wife Susan drove off a 30-foot embankment off of Interstate 5 at the Lake Hughes off-ramp.

Today’s Highlight in History: On March 14, 1923, President Warren G. Harding became the first chief executive to file an income tax return, paying a tax of $17,990 on his $75,000 salary.

Ten years ago: Actor Robert Blake was released from jail on $1.5 million bail, 11 months after he was arrested on charges of murdering his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. (Blake was later acquitted at trial.) Christopher Boyce, whose Cold War spying was immortalized on film in “The Falcon and the Snowman,” was released from a halfway house in San Francisco after about a quarter-century in prison.

Five years ago: Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Protests led by Buddhist monks in Tibet turned violent, leading to an extensive crackdown by China’s military. A tornado ripped into the Georgia Dome during the Southeastern Conference tournament, sending debris tumbling from the ceiling and prompting fans to flee. Lindsey Vonn completed the first American sweep of the overall World Cup titles in 25 years, a day after Bode Miller won his second overall crown in Bormio, Italy.

One year ago: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, hosted a White House state dinner for British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha. Earlier, the two leaders announced that NATO forces would hand over the lead combat role in Afghanistan to Afghan forces in 2013 as the U.S. and its allies aimed to get out by the end of 2014.

 

Birthdays

Former astronaut Frank Borman is 85. Singer Phil Phillips is 82. Actor Michael Caine is 80. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 80. Former astronaut Eugene Cernan is 79. Rock musician Walt Parazaider (Chicago) is 68. Actor Steve Kanaly is 67. Comedian Billy Crystal is 65. Country singer Jann Browne is 59. Actor Adrian Zmed is 59. Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, is 55. Actress Laila Robins is 54. Actress Tamara Tunie is 54. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 52. Producer-director-writer Kevin Williamson is 48. Actor Gary Anthony Williams is 47. Country singer Kristian Bush is 43. Rock musician Derrick (Jimmie’s Chicken Shack) is 41. Actress Betsy Brandt is 40. Actress Grace Park is 39. Actor Jake Fogelnest is 34. Actor Chris Klein is 34. Actress Kate Maberly is 31. Singer-musician Taylor Hanson (Hanson) is 30. Actor Jamie Bell is 27.

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