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The's Daybreak: July 16, 2009

Posted: July 15, 2009 4:04 p.m.
Updated: July 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
"The big government promise of a state that does everything for everyone is nothing but an IOU — and an expensive, destructive one at that." --Tony Strickland Click here for editorial

Today is Thursday, July 16, the 197th day of 2009. There are 168 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins, blasted off from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on the first manned mission to the surface of the moon.

Five years ago: Martha Stewart was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement by a federal judge in New York for lying about a stock sale.

Watercooler talk
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over 23 quadrillion dollars. Josh Muszynski checked his account online a few hours later and saw the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500 (twenty-three quadrillion, one hundred forty-eight trillion, eight hundred fifty-five billion, three hundred eight million, one hundred eighty-four thousand, five hundred dollars).

Muszynski says he spent two hours on the phone with Bank of America trying to sort out the string of numbers and the $15 overdraft fee.

Bank of America tells WMUR-TV only the card issuer, Visa, could answer questions. Visa, in turn, referred questions to the bank.

Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh is 77. Soul singer Denise LaSalle is 75. Soul singer William Bell is 70. Actor Corin Redgrave is 70. Former tennis player Margaret Court is 67. Violinist Pinchas Zukerman is 61. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 61. Rock composer-musician Stewart Copeland (The Police) is 57. Playwright Tony Kushner is 53. Dancer Michael Flatley is 51. Former NFL kicker Gary Anderson is 50. Actress Phoebe Cates is 46. Country singer Craig Morgan is 45. Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell is 44. Actor-comedian Will Ferrell is 42. Actress Rain Pryor is 40. Actor Corey Feldman is 38. Rock musician Ed Kowalczyk (Live) is 38. 

Mega Millions
20-29-35-45-53 Mega: 41
Draw date: Tuesday, July 14
Jackpot: $27 million

1-3-6-25-41 Mega: 10
Draw date: Wednesday, July 15
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, July 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, July 15

Daily 3
Midday: 7-6-8
Evening: 9-8-6
Draw date: Wednesday, July 15

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:40.82
Draw date: Wednesday, July 15



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