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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 2, 2009

Posted: February 1, 2009 10:07 p.m.
Updated: February 2, 2009 4:30 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
"There aren't a lot of singers over 80 still singing classic jazz."
- Marc Mrakich (to read the full story, click here)

Today's Highlight in History:
Today is Monday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2009. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled a $2.4 trillion budget featuring a record deficit, as well as big increases for defense and homeland security.

One year ago: A gunman killed five women at a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park, Ill., in an apparent botched robbery attempt.

Watercooler Talk
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) - After five years fielding thousands of calls to one of rock ‘n' roll's most celebrated phone numbers, disc jockey Spencer Potter is hanging up on Jenny. Her seven digits are familiar to anyone who paid attention to pop music in the early 1980s: 867-5309, immortalized by the band Tommy Tutone.

Potter and his roommates requested the number on a lark for their home phone in northern New Jersey. They got it, along with about 30 to 40 calls a day.

The 28-year-old Potter says he's selling his business, A Blast Entertainment, and moving to New York. The business and the phone number are for sale on eBay, where the high bid was about $1,000 by Sunday morning.

Birthdays
Actress Elaine Stritch is 84. Actor Robert Mandan is 77. Comedian Tom Smothers is 72. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 67. Actor Bo Hopkins is 67. Television executive Barry Diller is 67. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 63. Actress Farrah Fawcett is 62. Actor Jack McGee is 60. Actor Brent Spiner is 60. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 60. Model Christie Brinkley is 55. Actor Michael Talbott is 54. Actress Kim Zimmer is 54. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 43. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 39. Rock musician Ben Mize (Counting Crows) is 38. Rapper T-Mo is 37. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 36.

Mega Millions
13-16-19-53-55 Mega: 2
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 30
Jackpot: $50 million

SuperLotto
4-34-35-38-43 Mega: 17
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 31
Jackpot: $70 million

Fantasy 5
3-11-27-28-33
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 1

Daily 4
1-1-8-8
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 1

Daily 3
Midday: 9-1-2
Evening: 6-4-2
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 1

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:42:22
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 1

Daybreak will dawn again tomorrow morning on The-Signal.com. Right now, head back to our home page and check out the rest of today's local news, sports, features, weather, traffic info, videos, blogs, community calendar, "Ask the Expert" and more. The-Signal.com your community online, every day.

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