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Signal Photos's Daybreak: August 27, 2009

Posted: August 26, 2009 8:45 p.m.
Updated: August 27, 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:

Today is Thursday, Aug. 27, the 239th day of 2009. There are 126 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 27, 1859, Edwin L. Drake drilled the first successful oil well in the United States, at Titusville, Pa.
Five years ago: President George W. Bush signed executive orders designed to strengthen the CIA director’s power over the nation’s intelligence agencies and create a national counterterrorism center. Three students were killed in a fire at a University of Mississippi fraternity house.

Watercooler Talk
SNOWMASS, Colo. (AP) — A bear that wandered into a sunken skateboard park and got stuck was rescued when officials lowered a ladder so it could climb out.

The bear was discovered Tuesday morning in the Colorado resort town of Snowmass. Officials say it apparently was in the park all night, and couldn’t get out because of the steep concrete sides.

Workers from the Parks and Recreation Department lowered a long ladder. The bear eventually climbed the ladder and wandered away.

No injuries were reported to people or the bear. Bear sightings have been common this summer in the Colorado mountains. Authorities are pressing residents not to leave out food or trash that attract bears.

Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 82. Author Antonia Fraser is 77. Actor Tommy Sands is 72. Bluegrass singer-musician J.D. Crowe is 72. Musician Daryl Dragon is 67. Actress Tuesday Weld is 66. Rock singer-musician Tim Bogert is 65. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 64. Actress Barbara Bach is 62. Ex-porn star Harry Reems is 62. Country musician Jeff Cook is 60. Actor Paul Reubens is 57. Rock musician Alex Lifeson (Rush) is 56. Actress Diana Scarwid is 54. Pro golfer Bernhard Langer is 52. Rock musician Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols) is 53.

Mega Millions
3-12-19-22-40 Mega: 2
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 25
Jackpot: $325 million

6-7-18-36-42 Mega: 23
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Daily 3
Midday: 3-6-4
Evening: 0-3-7
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:48.01
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26


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