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2Day in the SCV: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Toastmasters meeting

June 10, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Gulf residents angry about BP and claims process

GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The financial toll of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico escalated Wednesday as BP's stock plummeted to a 14-year low and fishermen, businesses and property owners who have filed damage claims with the company angrily complained of delays, excessive paperwork and skimpy payments that have put them on the verge of going under.

June 09, 2010 | By Brian Skoloff and Ray Hanry Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Reports: NCAA hands USC 2-year bowl ban

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two media outlets are reporting the NCAA has decided to ban USC's football team from the postseason for two years and strip the program of scholarships.

June 09, 2010 | The Associated Press | SCV Pro Tracker


McKeon comments on U.N. sanctions against Iran

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), the senior Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee released the following statement today after the United Nations Security Council approved sanctions against Iran:

June 09, 2010 | Source: Office of Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District | SCV Raw


Julie Sturgeon: Is a Roth IRA conversion right for you?

Starting in 2010, more people should be eligible to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA - and take advantage of potential tax benefits. A provision of the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (TIPRA) of 2005 will accompish several things.

June 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Business Columns


Election update: California voters overhaul primary election system

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blaming political parties for California's dysfunction, voters dumped the state's partisan primary but got no guarantee it would change government.

June 09, 2010 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Candidates begin to look to November

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California GOP voters on Tuesday sent politically inexperienced billionaire businesswoman Meg Whitman to challenge Attorney General Jerry Brown, the aging heir to a Democratic dynasty, in what's shaping up to be an expensive race for governor.

June 09, 2010 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


O.C. Fair sets summer concert schedule

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sublime with Rome will perform at the Summer Concert Series at Pacific Amphitheatre as part of the 2010 Orange County Fair and will feature special guests The Dirty Heads.

June 09, 2010 | Source: OC Fair & Event Center | SCV Raw


BP oil collection ramps up; so do claims questions

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP plans to bring in an oil-burning device and a tanker from the North Sea as it tries to contain the crude spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, a disaster creating headaches for people who make money off the sea and those processing their claims of financial loss.

June 09, 2010 | By Ray Henry Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


World Cup soccer: Unprecedented hype for US-England match

IRENE, South Africa (AP) - American soccer players have been on magazine covers and the nightly news shows in ever increasing numbers. The World Cup is receiving unprecedented promotion in the United States.

June 09, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer | SCV Pro Tracker


Election: Voters OK open primaries, quake repair measure

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters fed up with politics as usual scrapped their partisan primary system Tuesday in favor of an open one in which voters can cast ballots for any candidate.

June 09, 2010 | By Samantha Young Associated Press Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATED: Les Paul, legendary guitarist and inventor, would be 95 today

Editor's note: Today, June 9, 2010, would have been Les Paul's 95th birthday.

June 09, 2010 | By Stephen K. Peeples Signal Online Editor | Food and Fun


AP IMPACT: BP spill response plans severely flawed

VENICE, La. (AP) - Professor Peter Lutz is listed in BP's 2009 response plan for a Gulf of Mexico oil spill as a national wildlife expert. He died in 2005.

June 09, 2010 | By Holbrook Mohr, Justin Pritchard and Tamara Lush Associated Press Writers | Santa Clarita Valley News


Rim of the Valley studied for protection

The Rim of the Valley, including portions of the mountains surrounding Santa Clarita Valley, could soon receive federal assistance and protection.

June 09, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Dental-assisting students help make brighter smiles

On Saturday, May 1, at 4:30 a.m., seven very sleepy, yet dedicated dental-assisting students in the William S. Hart Union School District's Regional Occupational Program met with me to travel to the Los Angeles Sports Arena to volunteer our time at the Remote Access Medical (RAM) Free Clinic.

June 09, 2010 | By Pam English For The Signal | SCV Schools


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How premarital life affects future marital quality for young adults

Your prospects for a happy marriage may be tied to people other than your soon-to-be spouse. For example, the more people who come to your wedding, the better it bodes for your marital bliss. But the more serious premarital relationships you had before, the less likely you are to be happily married later.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | NEWS 4 U


Arrests: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, August 19, 2014

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August 19, 2014 | Source: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department | Crime Reports


Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Prosecutor: Father shooting driver was 'execution'

ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Liberia: 3 receiving untested Ebola drug improving

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Three Liberian health workers receiving an experimental drug for Ebola are showing signs of recovery, officials said Tuesday, though medical experts caution it is not certain if the drug is effective.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

August 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq military clashes with militants in Tikrit

BAGHDAD (AP) - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


South Pasadena Police: 2 California boys planned school shooting

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Police said they prevented a "horrific tragedy" by arresting two teenage boys who plotted to kill three high school staffers then gun down as many students as possible in a quaint Los Angeles suburb.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Ukrainian troops inch closer to rebel city Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian government troops were fighting pro-Russian rebels in the streets of Luhansk on Tuesday and captured most of a town near the eastern city of Donetsk, tightening the noose around that key rebel-held stronghold, Ukrainian officials said.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks.

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Longtime 'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) - Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."

August 19, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


California brush fire spurs 1,500-plus evacuations

GLENDORA (AP) - One of several wildfires burning across California prompted widespread evacuations Monday in a central California foothill community near Yosemite National Park, authorities said.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (AP) - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

August 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Charlie Vignola: Bye bye Benghazi

Here's a question: when politicians or public figures are dead wrong about a claim they've repeatedly made, what expectations does the public reasonably have to either an apology or even an acknowledgement that they were wrong in the first place?

August 19, 2014 | By Charlie Vignola Democratic Voices | Columnists


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