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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 30, 2009

Posted: November 29, 2009 11:00 p.m.
Updated: November 30, 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. 30, the 334th day of 2009. There are 31 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 30, 1939, the Russo-Finnish War, also known as the Winter War, began as Soviet troops invaded Finland. (The conflict ended the following March with a Soviet victory.)

One year ago: The world's most comprehensive legalized heroin program became permanent with overwhelming approval from Swiss voters, who simultaneously rejected the decriminalization of marijuana.

Watercooler Talk
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Visitors to Warsaw's zoo are being greeted by two "Homo sapiens" peering out from a cage - humans in animal skins trying to spark interest in man's caveman ancestors.

Organizer Maria Mastalerz says the weeklong "performance" aims to attract interest in a play, "Caveman," showing in the Polish capital. But she says it also carries a message that humans today are not all that different from their prehistoric ancestors.

Dressed in furs and animal skins, the young woman and man smoked a fish over a fire Friday, poking it with a stick, or stared from behind bars at startled zoo visitors.

The display runs through Sunday.

Birthdays
Historian Jacques Barzun is 102. Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is 91. Actor Robert Guillaume is 82. TV personality and producer Dick Clark is 80. Radio talk show host G. Gordon Liddy is 79. Country singer-recording executive Jimmy Bowen is 72. Movie director Ridley Scott is 72. Singer Rob Grill (The Grassroots) is 66. Movie writer-director Terrence Malick is 66. Rock musician Roger Glover (Deep Purple) is 64. Playwright David Mamet is 62. Actress Margaret Whitton is 59. Actor Mandy Patinkin is 57. Musician Shuggie Otis is 56. Country singer Jeannie Kendall is 55. Singer Billy Idol is 54. Historian Michael Beschloss is 54. Rock musician John Ashton (The Psychedelic Furs) is 52. Comedian Colin Mochrie is 52.

California lotto
Mega Millions
12-25-37-39-45 Mega: 11
Draw date: Friday, Nov. 27
Jackpot: $57 million

SuperLotto
12-17-26-33-42 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, Nov. 28
Jackpot: $31 million

Fantasy 5
11-16-20-21-32
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 29

Daily 4
1-9-8-5
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 29

Daily 3
Midday: 5-0-1
Evening: 7-2-4
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 29

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:43:20
Draw date: Sunday, Nov. 29

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