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The's Daybreak: Jan. 30, 2009

Posted: January 29, 2009 10:03 p.m.
Updated: January 30, 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
"It’s like we dressed something up as a lamb, but when we take the hide off it’s a wolf ... ." - Jim Klein, district director of information services and technology (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2009. There are 335 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Jan. 30, 1968, the Tet Offensive began during the Vietnam War as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals; although the Communists were beaten back, the offensive was seen as a major setback for the U.S. and its allies.

Ten years ago: NATO authorized its secretary-general to launch military action in Yugoslavia if the warring parties failed to negotiate an agreement for autonomy in Kosovo.

Watercooler Talk
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Dressing as a girl to take a high school Regents exam in place of another student landed a 17-year-old upstate New York boy in some serious detention.

Deandre Ellis, 17, of Schenectady was arrested on a felony charge after the incident Tuesday. City school officials said a monitor verifying that each student was taking the proper exam suspected something was amiss when the name on the test and the person taking it didn’t match.

District spokeswoman Karen Corona said a closer look revealed the test-taker was a boy masquerading as a girl.

Police said Ellis, who was released to probation authorities, was charged with burglary for entering the school to commit a crime.


Actress Dorothy Malone is 84. Producer-director Harold Prince is 81. Actor Gene Hackman is 79. Actress Tammy Grimes is 75. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 72. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 72. Country singer Norma Jean is 71. Vice President Dick Cheney is 68. Rock singer Marty Balin is 67. Rhythm-and-blues musician William King (The Commodores) is 60. Singer Phil Collins is 58. Actor Charles S. Dutton is 58. Actress-comedian Brett Butler is 51. Singer Jody Watley is 50. Actor Norbert Leo Butz is 42. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 37. Actor Christian Bale is 35. Pop-rock singer-songwriter Josh Kelley is 29. Actor Wilmer Valderrama is 29.

Mega Millions
3-11-12-14-21 Mega: 25
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Jackpot: $40 million

8-13-21-26-41 Mega: 20
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28
Jackpot: $66 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 29

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 29

Daily 3
Midday: 9-2-0
Evening: 7-6-4
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 29

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:41.15
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 29

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