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The's Daybreak: Oct. 5, 2009

Posted: October 4, 2009 10:20 p.m.
Updated: October 5, 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:

Today is Monday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2009. There are 87 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1921, the World Series was carried on radio for the first time as Newark, N.J. station WJZ (later WABC) relayed a telephoned play-by-play account of the first game from the Polo Grounds, where the New York Giants were facing the New York Yankees, to a studio announcer who repeated the information on the air. (Although the Yankees won the opener, 3-0, the Giants won the series, 5 games to 3.)

Watercooler Talk
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A fossilized Tyrannosaurus rex is still looking for a home after bidders failed to meet the minimum price Saturday at a Las Vegas auction.

But auction house Bonhams & Butterfields is in negotiations with a number of institutions and individuals, and Tom Lindgren, the company's natural history director, said he's confident a sale will be completed in the next couple of weeks.

The auctioneer had hoped bids would top $6 million for the T. rex dubbed "Samson." The highest bid at Saturday's auction at the Venetian hotel-casino was $3.7 million.

Lindgren said the owner had sought to sell the dinosaur as soon as possible, leaving potential bidders scrambling to quickly come up with the money.

"Family Circus" cartoonist Bil Keane is 87. Actress Glynis Johns is 86. Comedian Bill Dana is 85. College Football Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer Arlene Smith is 68. Singer Richard Street is 67. Singer-musician Steve Miller is 66. Rock singer Brian Johnson (AC/DC) is 62. Actor Jeff Conaway is 59. Architect Maya Lin is 50. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 49. Actor Guy Pearce is 42. Actress Josie Bissett is 39. NBA All-Star Grant Hill is 37. Actor Scott Weinger is 34. Actress Kate Winslet is 34. Rock musician James Valentine is 31. TV personality Nicky Hilton is 26. Actor Joshua Logan Moore is 15.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
15-24-51-53-55 Mega: 11
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 2
Jackpot: $ 105 million 

13-25-29-45-46 Mega: 5
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 4

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 4

Daily 3
Midday: 8-6-8
Evening: 3-8-8
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 4

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:41.98
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 4


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