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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Aug. 24, 2009

Posted: August 23, 2009 8:43 p.m.
Updated: August 24, 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, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2009. There are 129 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well as other public buildings.

Ten years ago: The Federal Reserve raised borrowing costs for millions of Americans, increasing its target for the federal funds rate by a quarter point to 5.25 percent, and hiking the discount rate a quarter point to 4.75 percent.

Watercooler Talk
SARANAC, Mich. (AP) - A golf course groundskeeper recently stumbled onto something unexpected on the greens: A tooth from a 10,000-year-old mammoth. Groundskeeper Patrick Walker found the 10-pound tooth Tuesday when he was on the greens about 30 miles east of Grand Rapids at Morrison Lake Country Club.

The recent high school graduate told The Grand Rapids Press he knew the tooth exposed by recent rains was from an extinct elephant because he paid attention in his science classes.

Research assistant Scott Beld from the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology visited the course and confirmed that Walker's find was a mammoth tooth.

Birthdays
Actor Kenny Baker ("Star Wars") is 75. Actress Anne Archer is 62. Actor Joe Regalbuto is 60. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is 54. Actor-writer Stephen Fry is 52. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 51. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is 49. Rock singer John Bush is 46. Actress Marlee Matlin is 44. Retired NBA player Reggie Miller is 44. Country singer Kristyn Osborn (SheDaisy) is 39. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 36. NBA player Michael Redd is 30. Actor Chad Michael Murray is 28. Christian rock musician Jeffrey Gilbert (Kutless) is 26. Singer Mika is 26. Actor Rupert Grint ("Harry Potter" films) is 21.

Mega Millions
9-38-44-48-49 Mega: 13
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 21
Jackpot: $207 million

SuperLotto
5-6-16-26-32 Mega: 22
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 22
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
8-11-20-26-39
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 23

Daily 4
6-9-5-0
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 23

Daily 3
Midday: 8-6-9
Evening: 1-9-2
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 23

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:47.17
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 23

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