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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 11, 2009

Posted: October 10, 2009 9:27 p.m.
Updated: October 11, 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 Sunday, Oct. 11, the 284th day of 2009. There are 81 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 11, 1884, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City.

Five years ago: European Union foreign ministers lifted sanctions against Libya and eased an arms embargo.

Watercooler Talk

DETROIT (AP) - Viagra and pornography are not staples on the government's food stamp list. But authorities say a Detroit liquor store supplied them during a series of illegal deals.

Federal prosecutors filed fraud charges this week against three people who worked at Jefferson's Liquor Palace.

The alleged scheme worked this way: Food stamp recipients would get cash from the store in exchange for swiping larger amounts off their electronic cards. The store would then be reimbursed by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

And in some transactions, the government says the store provided informants Viagra, liquor and porn in exchange for swiping about $2,000 off food stamp cards. 

Birthdays

Author Elmore Leonard is 84. Actor Earle Hyman is 83. Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Perry is 82. Actor Ron Leibman is 72. Actor Amitabh Bachchan is 67. Country singer Gene Watson is 66. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is 59. R&B musician Andrew Woolfolk is 59. Actress-director Catlin Adams is 59. Country singer Paulette Carlson is 58. Actor David Morse is 56. Actor Stephen Spinella is 53. Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young is 48. Actress Joan Cusack is 47. Rock musician Scott Johnson (Gin Blossoms) is 47. Comedy writer and TV host Michael J. Nelson is 45. Actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 44. College Football Hall of Fame electee Chris Spielman is 44.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
21-14-51-24-3 Mega: 14
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 9
Jackpot: $170 million


SuperLotto
18-44-8-1-26 Mega: 4
Draw date: Wednesday, Oct. 7
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
15-33-36-16-13
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 10

Daily 4
2-9-0-1
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 10


Daily 3
Midday: 2-2-6
Evening: 5-7-9
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 10

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:40:06
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 9

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