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Signal Photos's Daybreak: April 4, 2009

Posted: April 4, 2009 6:27 a.m.
Updated: April 4, 2009 4:59 a.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:

Today is Saturday, April 4, the 94th day of 2009. There are 271 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. (James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming his innocence before dying in prison in 1998.)

Five years ago:
Supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr, an anti-American cleric, rioted in four Iraqi cities, killing dozens of Iraqis, eight U.S. troops and a Salvadoran soldier.

Watercooler Talk
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Prax Sanchez says he doesn't recall any serious hammer-and-nail mishaps in his past.

Yet doctors administering an MRI on the 72-year-old Colorado man last month abruptly stopped the exam to tell him there seemed to be something metallic in his face.

Right after the MRI, Sanchez coughed up an inch-long nail.

His doctor, Jamieson Kennedy, told television station KKTV in Colorado Springs that the nail might have been embedded there as long as 30 years. The MRI's magnetic force apparently dislodged the nail, causing Sanchez to cough it up.

Sanchez says he can't remember ever using a nail like it.

"I'll probably frame it," he said Friday

Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 88. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 81. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 77. Recording executive Clive Davis is 77. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 70. Author Kitty Kelley is 67. Actor Craig T. Nelson is 65. Actor Walter Charles is 64. Actress Caroline McWilliams is 64. Actress Christine Lahti is 59. Country singer Steve Gatlin (The Gatlin Brothers) is 58. Writer-producer David E. Kelley is 53. Actor Phil Morris is 50. Actress Lorraine Toussaint is 49. Actor Hugo Weaving is 49. Rock musician Craig Adams (The Cult) is 47. Actor David Cross is 45. Actor Robert Downey Jr. is 44. Actress Nancy McKeon is 43. Actor Barry Pepper is 39.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
16-22-38-39-48 Mega: 42
Draw date: Friday, April 3
Jackpot: $54 million



4-7-17-31-33 Mega: 1
Draw date: Wednesday, April 1
Jackpot: $35 million



Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, April 3

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, April 3


Daily 3
Midday: 1-9-1
Evening: 3-0-8
Draw date: Friday, April 3


Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:43.78
Draw date: Friday, April 3

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