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Signal Photos's Daybreak: April 1, 2009

Posted: April 1, 2009 12:17 a.m.
Updated: March 31, 2009 11:51 p.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

First Word
"The richest country in the world has thousands, even millions of people who work but still live in poverty. That's where the free labor market takes you."
­- Phil Rizzo, Full Speed to Port. See Letters to the Editor

Today in History
Today is Wednesday, April 1, the 91st day of 2009. There are 274 days left in the year. This is April Fool's Day.

Today's Highlight in History

On April 1, 1945, American forces launched the amphibious invasion of Okinawa during World War II.

Ten years ago: The United States branded as an illegal abduction the capture of three U.S. Army soldiers near the Macedonian-Yugoslav border; President Bill Clinton demanded their immediate release. A New Jersey man was arrested and charged with originating the "Melissa" e-mail virus.

Watercooler Talk
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) - Authorities in Ohio said a man was charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, said when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries, they found a man who wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.

Twenty-eight-year Kile Wygle was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police said he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed 15 beers. Wygle told police his motorized bar stool can go up to 38 mph. Wygle pleaded not guilty and requested a jury trial.

Actress Peggy Rea is 88. Actor William Daniels is 82. Hockey Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe is 81. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 75. Actress Shirley Jones is 75. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 75. Musician Herb Alpert is 74. Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 69. Actor Christopher Walken is 66. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 64. Former Vice President Al Gore is 61. David Eisenhower is 61. Actress Rhea Perlman is 61. Actor Ed Marinaro is 59. Rock musician Angus Young (AC/DC) is 54. Actor Marc McClure is 52. Actor William McNamara is 44. Alt-country musician Bob Crawford (The Avett Brothers) is 38. California Lottery

California Lottery
Mega Millions
14-39-47-48-53 Mega: 29
Draw date: Tuesday, March 31
Jackpot: $43 million

12-14-27-29-30 Mega: 27
Draw date: Saturday, March 28
Jackpot: $33 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, March 31

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, March 31

Daily 3
Midday: 3-9-6
Evening: 9-3-4
Draw date: Tuesday, March 31

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:45.79
Draw date: Tuesday, March 31

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