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The Signal.com's Daybreak: June 1, 2009

Posted: May 31, 2009 10:33 p.m.
Updated: June 1, 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:

Today is Monday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2009. There are 213 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, "Don't give up the ship" during a losing battle with a British frigate, the HMS Shannon, during the War of 1812.

Five years ago: A federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional, saying the measure infringed on women's right to choose. (The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in April 2007.)

Watercooler Talk
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Polly wants a passport - and isn't above stealing one.

A brazen parrot, which spotted a Scottish man's passport in a colored bag in the luggage compartment under a tour bus, nabbed the document and made off into dense bush with it, the Southland Times newspaper reported Friday.

The bird - a parrot of the Kea variety - made its move while the bus was stopped along the highway to Milford Sound on South Island, and the driver was looking through the compartment.

Police told the newspaper the passport has not been recovered and is unlikely to be located in the vast Fiordland rain forest.

Mega Millions
23-30-36-39-48 Mega: 34
Draw date: Friday, May 29
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
22-23-31-39-47 Mega: 3
Draw date: Saturday, May 30
Jackpot: $22 million

Fantasy 5
2-17-19-32-37
Draw date: Sunday, May 31

Daily 4
1-8-5-0
Draw date: Sunday, May 31

Daily 3
Midday: 1-4-8
Evening: 2-8-2
Draw date: Sunday, May 31

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:48:91
Draw date: Sunday, May 31

Birthdays
Actor Andy Griffith is 83. Actor Edward Woodward is 79. Singer Pat Boone is 75. Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson is 75. Actor Morgan Freeman is 72. Actor Brian Cox is 63. Rock musician Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) is 62. Actor Jonathan Pryce is 62. Actor Powers Boothe is 61. Country singer Ronnie Dunn (Brooks and Dunn) is 56. Actress Lisa Hartman Black is 53. Actor-comedian Mark Curry is 48. Actor-singer Jason Donovan is 41. Basketball player-turned-coach Tony Bennett is 40. Model-actress Heidi Klum is 36. Singer Alanis Morissette is 35. Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is 30. Pop singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is 28.

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