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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 4, 2009

Posted: October 3, 2009 8:22 p.m.
Updated: October 4, 2009 10:20 p.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 Sunday, Oct. 4, the 277th day of 2009. There are 88 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 4, 1957, the Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into orbit.

Five years ago: The SpaceShipOne rocket plane broke through Earth’s atmosphere to the edge of space for the second time in five days, capturing the $10 million Ansari X prize aimed at opening the final frontier to tourists.

Watercooler Talk
LEARNED (AP) ­— BC the cat survived, but likely used up one of his nine lives when someone shot an arrow through his head. The 2-year-old gray and white tabby came home one day last week looking like he was doing a bad imitation of the Steve Martin skit from the 1970s. BC’s arrow was pointing front-to-back rather than side-to-side.

Owner Randolph Henderson told WLBT-TV of Jackson that BC was walking and meowing, but was having trouble eating because the arrow kept bumping the cat food bowl.

Dr. Troy Majure, the veterinarian who removed the arrow, said it chipped BC’s skull and somehow arched over the brain.
The only signs of the kitty’s injury this week were scabs on the front and back of his head.

Birthdays
Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 80. Actress Felicia Farr is 77. Pro Football Hall of Famer Sam Huff is 75. Actor Eddie Applegate is 74. Author Roy Blount Jr. is 68. Author Anne Rice is 68. Actress Lori Saunders (“Petticoat Junction”) is 68. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is 65. Actor Clifton Davis is 64. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, is 63. Actress Susan Sarandon is 63. Blues musician Duke Robillard is 61. Playwright Lee Blessing is 60. Actor Armand Assante is 60. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 59. Actor Bill Fagerbakke is 52. Producer Russell Simmons is 52. Musician Chris Lowe (The Pet Shop Boys) is 50.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
15-24-51-53-55 Mega: 11
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 2
Jackpot: $ 105 million 

SuperLotto
13-25-29-45-46 Mega: 5
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
4-7-5-1-7
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3

Daily 4
7-5-1-7
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3

Daily 3
Midday: 2-5-0
Evening: 3-4-5
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:43:32
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 3

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