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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 13, 2010

Posted: January 12, 2010 10:08 p.m.
Updated: January 13, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
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 Wednesday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2010. There are 352 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 13, 1794, President George Washington approved a measure adding two stars and two stripes to the American flag, following the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the union. (The number of stripes was later reduced to the original 13.)

Ten years ago: Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped aside as chief executive and promoted company president Steve Ballmer to the position.

Watercooler Talk
MARION, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts delivery driver growing his hair out for charity said he has been told by his employer to cut it. Brad Siscoe, a contractor employee who makes deliveries for FedEx Ground, said Monday his employer wants him to cut his "hockey" hair, put it in a ponytail or tuck it under a hat.

But Siscoe said his hair is too short for a ponytail and can't fit in a cap. Siscoe said he's growing out his hair for the charity Locks of Love - a group that provides hairpieces for disadvantaged children undergoing medical treatments.

FedEx spokesman Perry Colosimo said the company has a history of supporting charitable causes and the issue is between an independent contractor and his employee.

Birthdays

Country singer Liz Anderson is 80. Actress Frances Sternhagen is 80. TV personality Nick Clooney is 76. Comedian Rip Taylor is 76. Actor Billy Gray is 72. Actor Richard Moll is 67. Rock musician Trevor Rabin is 56. R&B musician Fred White is 55. Rock musician James Lomenzo (Megadeth) is 51. Actor Kevin Anderson is 50. Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus is 49. Rock singer Graham "Suggs" McPherson (Madness) is 49. Country singer Trace Adkins is 48. Actress Penelope Ann Miller is 46. Actor Patrick Dempsey is 44. Actress Traci Bingham is 42. Actor Keith Coogan is 40. Actress Nicole Eggert is 38. Actor Orlando Bloom is 33.

Lottery
Mega Millions
5-9-31-37-56 Mega: 16
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 12
Jackpot: $60 million

SuperLotto
7-13-29-36-40 Mega: 22
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 9
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
10-11-12-23-31
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 12

Daily 4
5-3-4-4
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 12

Daily 3
Midday: 4-4-7
Evening: 1-4-7
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 12

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:46:21
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 12

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