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The's Daybreak: April 16, 2009

Posted: April 15, 2009 11:15 p.m.
Updated: April 16, 2009 4:55 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:

First word
"They set a standard for the whole campus. College should put students in a situation where they learn to be disciplined in their life so they’re given a good chance for success." - Dr. John MacArthur, president of The Master's College.

Today is Thursday, April 16, the 106th day of 2009. There are 259 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 16, 1789, President-elect George Washington left Mount Vernon, Va., for his inauguration in New York.

One year ago: The Supreme Court upheld the most widely used method of lethal injection, allowing states to resume executions after a seven-month halt. Pope Benedict XVI was welcomed by President George W. Bush as only the second pope to visit the White House and the first in 29 years

Watercooler Talk
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A nurse was called out of surgery so a manager could tell her she was being laid off. Dean Health said the surgery was minor and the patient wasn’t affected, but the manager who summoned the nurse from surgery violated medical protocol. Dean Health spokesman Paul Pitas said the incident happened at Dean’s West Clinic in Madison on Wednesday or Thursday.

Pitas said there was a period of time in which a nurse wasn’t present during the procedure. He said while there were other clinical staff present, the absence of a nurse is a violation of patient care procedures.

The Madison-based health care provider announced Wednesday that it planned to “immediately” lay off 90 employees. Pitas declined to name what type of surgery the nurse was attending when she was called away.

Pope Benedict XVI is 82. Actor Peter Mark Richman is 82. Singer Bobby Vinton is 74. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II is 69. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 62. Singer Gerry Rafferty is 62. Football coach Bill Belichick is 57. Rock singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 56. Actress Ellen Barkin is 55. Rock musician Jason Scheff (Chicago) is 47. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 46. Rock singer David Pirner (Soul Asylum) is 45. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 44.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
4-11-22-48-50 Mega: 42
Draw date: Tuesday, April 14
Jackpot: $109 million

-X-X-X-X Mega: X
Draw date: Wednesday, April 15
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, April 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, April 15

Daily 3
Midday: 6-6-6
Evening: 1-1-1
Draw date: Wednesday, April 15

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:45.52
Draw date: Wednesday, April 15

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