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Signal Photos's Daybreak: Jan. 10, 2009

Posted: January 8, 2009 9:38 p.m.
Updated: January 10, 2009 4:30 a.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

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"Nothing is more hateful than a liar. The liar behaves as if he or she is the ‘Oracle at Delphi' while the lies betray obvious disdain... (Click here for Letter to the Editor)

Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 10, 1776, Thomas Paine anonymously published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."

Ten years ago: Republicans and Democrats disagreed over whether to call witnesses in President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial, with Republicans pressing to hear testimony from Monica Lewinsky and others, and Democrats saying such testimony could unnecessarily prolong the proceedings.

Watercooler Talk: SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - The activist animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked school officials to change the name of Spearfish High School to "Sea Kitten High School." The new name would "reflect the gentle nature of its current marine namesake," the organization said in a letter to Steve Morford, Spearfish High School principal.

PETA said the letter is part of a new Sea Kitten campaign aimed at children.

If children were taught to refer to fish as "sea kittens," reflecting that fish, like cats and dogs, are "individuals" that "do have friendships," fewer fish might be killed for food or sport, said Pulin Modi, a PETA spokesman. "We want people to realize that more fish are killed each year than all animals combined," he said. "They don't have the sympathy of more popular animals like cats and dogs."

Morford said he did not want to share his feelings about PETA. "Obviously, it's nothing we're taking seriously," he said.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

3-11-12-19-33 Mega: 30
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 9
Jackpot: $16 million

17-30-35-40-41 Mega: 2
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 7
Jackpot: $44 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 9

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 9

Daily 3
Midday: 2-1-3
Evening: 5-3-3
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 9

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:46.94
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 9

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