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The's Daybreak: April 13, 2009

Posted: April 13, 2009 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 13, 2009 4:55 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
"I feel very honored and blessed to be with Ms. Baines."  - Cynthia Thompson, caregiver to oldest woman in the world (Read story here.)

Today is Monday, April 13, the 103rd day of 2009. There are 262 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 13, 1743, the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, was born in Shadwell, Va.

Ten years ago: Right-to-die advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced in Pontiac, Mich., to 10 to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder in the lethal injection of a Lou Gehrig's disease patient. (Kevorkian ended up serving eight years.)

Watercooler Talk
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Washington state environmental regulators say they've finally found the source of pollution that has been fouling a creek near Vancouver Lake: the agency's own sewer pipes.

City workers have discovered that an office building's sewer line was mistakenly connected to a storm drain, rather than the municipal sewer main.

The 1970s-vintage building houses Washington state Department of Ecology regional offices, as well as those of the Department of Fish and Game and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Sewage from the building has been making its way into Burnt Bridge Creek and eventually into the lake. Jay Manning, the environmental agency's director, says the discovery was "embarrassing and upsetting."

Actor Lyle Waggoner is 74. Actor Edward Fox is 72. Playwright Lanford Wilson is 72. Actor Paul Sorvino is 70. Rock musician Jack Casady is 65. Actor Tony Dow is 64. Singer Al Green is 63. Actor Ron Perlman is 59. Actor William Sadler is 59. Singer Peabo Bryson is 58. Rock musician Jimmy Destri is 55. Comedian Gary Kroeger is 52. Actress Saundra Santiago is 52. Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov is 46. Rock musician Lisa Umbarger is 44. Rock musician Marc Ford is 43. Actor Ricky Schroder is 39. Singer Lou Bega is 34. Basketball player Baron Davis is 30. Actress Courtney Peldon is 28. Pop singer Nellie McKay is 27.

California Lottery

Mega Millions
18-25-36-42-51 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, April 10
Jackpot: $92 million

2-4-12-34-46 Mega: 16
Draw date: Saturday, April 11
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, April 12

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, April 12

Daily 3
Midday: 5-1-0
Evening: 1-6-6
Draw date: Sunday, April 12

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:48.74
Draw date: Sunday, April 12

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