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Signal Photos's Daybreak: August 29, 2009

Posted: August 28, 2009 7:52 p.m.
Updated: August 29, 2009 4:55 a.m.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to'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 Saturday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2009. There are 124 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 29, 1944, 15,000 American troops marched down the Champs Elysees in Paris as the French capital continued to celebrate its liberation.

Five years ago: Tropical Storm Gaston made landfall in South Carolina at near-hurricane strength. Protesters filling 20 city blocks peacefully swarmed Manhattan’s streets on the eve of the Republican National Convention to demand that President George W. Bush be turned out of office.

Watercooler Talk
LONDON (AP) — A British farmer who paid a new world record price for a sheep says the animal is the finest specimen he has ever seen.

Farmer Jimmy Douglas shelled out 231,000 pounds ($347,000) for the 8-month-old Texel ram called Deveronvale Perfection at an annual sale in Lanark, Scotland.

Douglas says the ram has “a great body and strong loin.”

The British Texel Sheep Society says the fee paid Thursday is a world record, eclipsing a 205,00-pound price paid in Australia in 1989. Society member John Yates says the ram will likely father pedigree lambs worth millions of pounds (dollars) for his new owner.

Actor-director Lord Richard Attenborough is 86. Movie director William Friedkin is 74. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is 73. Actor Elliott Gould is 71. Movie director Joel Schumacher is 70. TV personality Robin Leach is 68. Actor G.W. Bailey is 65. Actor Ray Wise is 62. Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh is 57. Dancer-choreographer Mark Morris is 53. Country musician Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) is 53. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 50. Singer Me’Shell NdegeOcello is 40. R&B singer Carl Martin (Shai) is 39. Actress Carla Gugino is 38. Rock musician Kyle Cook (Matchbox Twenty) is 34. Actor John Hensley is 32. Rock musician David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) is 29.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
37-1-17-31-54 Mega: 31
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28
Jackpot: $333 million

7-36-42-6-18 Mega: 23
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 26
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28

Daily 3
Midday: 5-4-6
Evening: 5-8-0
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:42.72
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28


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