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The Signal.com's Daybreak: April 27, 2009

Posted: April 26, 2009 10:46 p.m.
Updated: April 27, 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
"I didn't have a doubt in my mind that I could come out here and do what I needed to do."— Ryan Peters, senior basketball player (Click here for story)

Today is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2009. There are 248 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
Five hundred years ago, on April 27, 1509, Pope Julius II placed the Republic of Venice under an interdict following its refusal to give up lands claimed by the Papal States. (The pope lifted the sanction the following year.)

Ten years ago: A week after the Columbine High School massacre, President Bill Clinton called for new gun control measures, saying, "People's lives are at stake here."

Watercooler Talk
MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A church giving sermons about sex may have to find a new home. Brevard Public School District's risk-management department has threatened to boot New Hope Church out of Sherwood Elementary because of a worship series titled "Great Sex for You."

Church leaders mailed 25,000 fliers, asking residents "Is Your Sex Life A Bore?" The three-week program kicked off inside the school auditorium. Pastor Bruce Cadle had said the Christian church has been "shamefully silent" on the taboo topic.

Mark Langdorf, the director of risk management, says the mailers generated complaints, were not appropriate for elementary school children and shouldn't be used to advertise the sermon in the school.

Birthdays

Actor Jack Klugman is 87. Actress Anouk Aimee is 77. Announcer Casey Kasem is 77. Actress Judy Carne is 70. R&B singer Cuba Gooding Sr. is 65. Singer Ann Peebles is 62. Rock singer Kate Pierson is 61. R&B singer Herbie Murrell is 60. Actor Douglas Sheehan is 60. Rock musician Ace Frehley is 58. Pop singer Sheena Easton is 50. Actor James Le Gros is 47. Rock musician Rob Squires is 44. Singer Mica Paris is 40. Actress Sally Hawkins is 33. Rock singer-musician Travis Meeksis 30. Actress Ari Graynor is 26. Rock singer-musician Patrick Stump is 25. Actor William Moseley is 22.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

9-20-21-48-49 Mega: 7
Draw date: Friday, April 24
Jackpot: $181 million

SuperLotto
6-26-36-40-46 Mega: 19
Draw date: Saturday, April 25
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
5-17-19-33-37
Draw date: Sunday, April 26

Daily 4
6-0-0-7
Draw date: Sunday, April 26

Daily 3
Midday: 7-0-2
Evening: 1-5-2
Draw date: Sunday, April 26

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:40.10
Draw date: Sunday, April 26

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