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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 16, 2009

Posted: November 15, 2009 10:58 p.m.
Updated: November 16, 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, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2009. There are 45 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 16, 1959, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music," inspired by the real-life story of the Trapp Family Singers, opened on Broadway with Mary Martin as Maria and Theodore Bikel as Capt. von Trapp.

Ten years ago: Nathaniel Abraham, at 13 one of the youngest murder defendants in U.S. history, was convicted in Pontiac, Mich., of second-degree murder for shooting a stranger outside a convenience store with a rifle when he was 11.

Watercooler talk
PHOENIX (AP) - A high school librarian in Phoenix says a former student at the school returned two overdue books checked out 51 years ago along with a $1,000 money order to cover the fines. Camelback High School librarian Georgette Bordine says the two Audubon Society books checked out in 1959 and the money order were sent by someone who wanted to remain anonymous. Bordine says the letter explained that the borrower's family moved to another state and the books were mistakenly packed. The letter said the money order was to cover fines of 2 cents per day for each book. That would total about $745. The letter says the extra money was added in case the rates had changed.

Birthdays
Rhythm-and-blues singer Bryan Abrams (Color Me Badd) is 40. Actress Martha Plimpton is 39. Actor Michael Irby is 37. Actress Missi Pyle is 37. Olympic gold medal figure skater Oksana Baiul is 32. Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is 32. Pop singer Trevor Penick is 30.

California Lotto
Mega Millions

27-43-45-49-54 Mega: 44
Draw date: Friday, Nov. 13
Jackpot: $17 million

SuperLotto
15-33-37-38-47 Mega: 16
Draw date: Saturday, Nov. 14
Jackpot: $22 million

Fantasy 5
7-10-13-34-36
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 15

Daily 4
9-1-6-9
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 5-0-8
Evening: 3-2-9
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 15

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:48:73
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 15

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