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The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 7, 2009

Posted: March 7, 2009 1:36 a.m.
Updated: March 7, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com'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 are all working together to give it all we've got, which needs to be done to keep our world beautiful."
Isaac Wagonner, 11, volunteer  (Click here for story)

Today is Saturday, March 7, the 66th day of 2009. There are 299 days left in the year. A reminder: Daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. Clocks move forward one hour.


Today's Highlight in History:
On March 7, 1965, a march by civil rights demonstrators was broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff's posse.

Ten years ago: Movie director Stanley Kubrick, whose films included "Dr. Strangelove," ‘'A Clockwork Orange" and "2001: A Space Odyssey," died in Hertfordshire, England, at age 70.


Watercooler Talk
BOSTON (AP) - What is 7 feet long, weighs 30 pounds, has eight arms and fits in a box slightly larger than a milk crate? Truman the octopus. Truman squeezed into a clear, acrylic box while trying to snag his lunch at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

Aquarium workers often place food inside locked boxes for the intelligent animals to crack open. It's what the aquarium calls an "enrichment activity," but it didn't go as planned Thursday. In this case, crabs were locked in a smaller box inside the bigger box, which is 14 inches per side. The impatient Truman bypassed the locks and squeezed his body through a 2-inch hole in the exterior box.

He spent about 30 minutes inside before slithering out, delighting staff and guests who witnessed the spectacle.


Birthdays
Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 57. Actor Bryan Cranston is 53. Actress Donna Murphy is 50. Actor Nick Searcy is 50. Golfer Tom Lehman is 50. Tennis Hall-of-Famer Ivan Lendl is 49. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 48. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 46. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 45. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 45. Singer-actress Taylor Dayne is 44. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 42. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 38. Actress Rachel Weisz is 38. Classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 36. Rock singer Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) is 35. Actress Jenna Fischer is 35. Actress Audrey Marie Anderson is 34.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
11-18-37-46-55 Mega: 45
Draw date: Friday, March 6
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
5-6-12-24-44 Mega: 12
Draw date: Wednesday, March 4
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
6-11-25-35-38
Draw date: Friday, March 6

Daily 4
7-4-3-2
Draw date: Friday, March 6

Daily 3
Midday: 4-9-5
Evening: 3-6-8
Draw date: Friday, March 6

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Money Bags
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:47.35
Draw date: Friday, March 6

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