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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 13, 2009

Posted: March 13, 2009 1:33 a.m.
Updated: March 13, 2009 4:30 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
"There is a class war going on in this country, and it was the rich who fired the first shot 30 years ago with Reagan's voodoo ‘trickle-down' economics theory." ­- Howard Barr, Santa Clarita. (click here for full letters)

Today is Friday, March 13, the 72nd day of 2009. There are 293 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History

On March 13, 1933, banks began to reopen after a "holiday" declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Ten years ago: Serb government forces destroyed more than two dozen ethnic Albanian homes in Kosovo, apparently in retaliation for the killing of Serb civilians in the area.

Five years ago: Iran froze inspections of its nuclear facilities after the U.N. atomic agency censured Tehran for hiding suspect activities.

Watercooler Talk
MINOT, N.D. (AP) - It may have looked like Christmas outside, but Ward Nostdahl says it wasn't reindeer he heard clomping on his roof. Nostdahl called police to report a moose on the roof of his hillside home northwest of Minot.

He said he first saw the moose lying next to his garage door Wednesday afternoon. Game Warden Alan Howard said he and his colleagues chased it into a neighbor's yard but it came back to Nostdahl's home. Nostdahl called them back after he heard it on the roof.

Howard said Nostdahl's earth house is built into a hill, making it easy for the young moose to step up on the roof. The animal had come back down by the time Howard got there, and he said he was able to chase it off the property. He said it headed north.

Birthdays
Jazz musician Roy Haynes is 84. Country singer Jan Howard is 79. Songwriter Mike Stoller is 76. Singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka is 70. Actor William H. Macy is 59. Actress Deborah Raffin is 56. Comedian Robin Duke is 55. Actress Glenne Headly is 54. Actress Dana Delany is 53. Rock musician Adam Clayton (U2) is 49. Jazz musician Terence Blanchard is 47. Actor Christopher Collet is 41. Rock musician Matt McDonough (Mudvayne) is 40. Actress Annabeth Gish is 38. Actress Tracy Wells is 38. Rapper-actor Common is 37.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
2-27-31-39-40 Mega: 23
Draw date: Tuesday, March 10
Jackpot: $26 million

SuperLotto
8-15-34-38-47 Mega: 2
Draw date: Wednesday, March 11
Jackpot: $18 million

Fantasy 5
7-9-15-26-37
Draw date: Thursday, March 12

Daily 4
8-8-7-6
Draw date: Thursday, March 12

Daily 3
Midday: 1-6-6
Evening: 3-8-1
Draw date: Thursday, March 12

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:49.73
Draw date: Thursday, March 12

Daybreak will dawn again tomorrow morning on The-Signal.com. Right now, head back to our home page and check out the rest of today's local news, sports, features, weather, traffic info, videos, blogs, community calendar, "Ask the Expert" and more. The-Signal.com is your community online, every day.

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