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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 31, 2009

Posted: January 30, 2009 8:45 p.m.
Updated: January 31, 2009 8:47 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:

First Word
"People can help at any age. It’s a good lesson to not be afraid of meeting new people in new settings. We’ll do this regularly."
-- Mark Blazer, Beth Ami Rabbi (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2009. There are 334 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite into orbit, Explorer I.

Ten years ago: The Denver Broncos repeated as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl 33. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham presented what they called convincing proof that the AIDS virus originated in chimpanzees and spread to people in Africa.

Watercooler Talk
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a gut-busting display of championship eating, a man nicknamed Super Squibb has won Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl by downing 203 chicken wings in about 20 minutes.

For his efforts, 23-year-old John Squibb of Berlin, N.J., gets a car, a $7,500 diamond ring and a crown of miniature chickens. And maybe a case of indigestion.

Thousands attend the early morning gorge-fest held every year on the Friday before the Super Bowl. The contest is sponsored by sports-talk station WIP-AM. It also features scantily clad “Wingettes” and a cast of sickened contestants.

Professional eaters were not allowed in this year’s Wing Bowl, but organizers say they’ll be back next year

Birthdays
Actress Carol Channing is 88. Actress Jean Simmons is 80. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ernie Banks is 78. Composer Philip Glass is 72. Actor Stuart Margolin is 69. Actress Jessica Walter is 68. Former U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo., is 68.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

13-16-19-53-55 Mega: 2
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30
Jackpot: $40 million

SuperLotto
8-13-21-26-41 Mega: 20
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28
Jackpot: $66 million

Fantasy 5
5-15-25-31-32
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30

Daily 4
4-7-1-0
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30

Daily 3
Midday: 9-0-0
Evening: 7-8-4
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:44.34
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30

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