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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Sept. 8, 2009

Posted: September 7, 2009 10:00 p.m.
Updated: September 8, 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 Tuesday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2009. There are 114 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 8, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a "limited national emergency" in response to the outbreak of war in Europe.

Five years ago: The Genesis space capsule crashed to Earth when its parachutes failed to deploy.

One year ago: In a mostly symbolic expression of displeasure with Moscow, President George W. Bush canceled a civilian nuclear cooperation deal with Russia.

Watercooler Talk
WOODBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man is donating his 320th pint of blood this week, making him one of two people in the U.S. who has given 40 gallons.

Seventy-five-year-old Al Fischer of Massapequa plans to reach the milestone Tuesday, 58 years after he started giving blood.

According to a New York Blood Center official, only 83-year-old Maurice Wood has donated more blood than Fischer. Wood is a retired railroad inspector from St. Louis.

Fischer, a print shop operator, donates blood about six times a year. He says he and Wood are engaged in a friendly rivalry and last spoke to each other a few months ago.

Long Island Blood Services executive director Harvey Schaffler says Fischer has helped almost 1,000 people.

Birthdays
Comedian Sid Caesar is 87. Actor Alan Feinstein is 68. Author Ann Beattie is 62. Cajun singer Zachary Richard is 59. Musician Will Lee ("Late Show with David Letterman") is 57. Actress Heather Thomas is 52. Actor Thomas Kretschmann is 47. Gospel singer Darlene Zschech is 44. Alternative country singer Neko Case is 39. TV personality Brooke Burke is 38. Actor Martin Freeman is 38. Actor Henry Thomas is 38. Actor David Arquette is 38. Rock musician Richard Hughes (Keane) is 34. Actor Larenz Tate is 34. Actor Nathan Corddry is 32. R&B singer Pink is 30. Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas is 28.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
2-4-6-21-44 Mega: 37
Draw date: Friday, Sept. 4
Jackpot: $18 million

SuperLotto
2-5-17-25-33 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 5
Jackpot: $23 million

Fantasy 5
2-7-10-12-16
Draw date: Monday, Sept. 7

Daily 4
0-0-6-3
Draw date: Monday, Sept. 7

Daily 3
Midday: 0-5-6
Evening: 7-1-5
Draw date: Monday, Sept. 7

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:45.93
Draw date: Monday, Sept. 7

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