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The's Daybreak: April 11, 2009

Posted: April 11, 2009 12:01 a.m.
Updated: April 11, 2009 4:30 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:

First Word
"We believe in the fundamental gospels. We share the same vision, and it became infectious. It’s important to reach out to the community."  Pastor Joel Moore, Crown Valley Community Church

Today is Saturday, April 11, the 101st day of 2009. There are 264 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on its ill-fated mission to the moon. (The astronauts managed to return safely).

Five years ago: President George W. Bush defended his response to a briefing memo from August 2001 about possible terrorist plots against the United States, saying he was “satisfied that some of the matters were being looked into” and that there were no specific threats against New York and Washington.

Watercooler Talk
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An unemployed Connecticut wosman has taken her job search to the side of a highway.

Pasha Stocking, of East Hampton, has rented a billboard along Interstate 95 in Bridgeport. The sign includes her photo and the message, “Hire Me!” It directs people to her Web site,

Stocking, a 37-year-old single mother, was laid off in June. She says has tried everything to land a new job in marketing and design. She also is interested in executive assistant positions.

Stocking says she got the idea from a Milwaukee man who did the same thing. She says she’s paying for the ad with money she had been saving to buy a home.

Former New York State Gov. Hugh Carey is 90. Ethel Kennedy is 81. Actor Johnny Sheffield is 78. Actor Joel Grey is 77. Actress Louise Lasser is 70. Syndicated columnist Ellen Goodman is 68. Movie writer-director John Milius is 65. Actor Peter Riegert is 62. Actor Meshach Taylor is 62. Movie director Carl Franklin is 60. Actor Bill Irwin is 59. Country singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale is 52. Songwriter-producer Daryl Simmons is 52. Rock musician Nigel Pulsford is 48.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

18-25-36-42-51 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, April 11
Jackpot: $78 million

12-18-19-21-30 Mega: 4
Draw date: Thursday, April 10
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, April 11

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, April 11

Daily 3
Midday: 2-7-3
Evening: 2-6-3
Draw date: Friday, April 11

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:40.18
Draw date: Friday, April 11

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