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The's Daybreak: July 17, 2009

Posted: July 16, 2009 8:22 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 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:

Today is Friday, July 17, the 198th day of 2009. There are 167 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 17, 1959, influential jazz vocalist Billie Holiday, known to her fans as “Lady Day,” died in a New York City hospital at age 44.

Ten years ago: A search began for the missing plane that was carrying John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, on a flight from New Jersey to Massachusetts.

One year ago: The FDA lifted its salmonella warning on tomatoes amid signs the record outbreak, while not over, might finally be slowing.

Watercooler talk
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police said a man accused of driving drunk left evidence on the trunk of his car: a glass of beer.

A Vermont State Police trooper said when a car pulled up next to him at an intersection on Wednesday night he noticed a glass sitting on the trunk.

The trooper stopped the car to tell the driver, who he then suspected had been drinking.

The man, 59, faces charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

TV personality Art Linkletter is 97. Comedian Phyllis Diller is 92. Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is 89. Jazz singer Jimmy Scott is 84. Actor Donald Sutherland is 74. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 74. Rock musician Spencer Davis is 67. Rock musician Terry “Geezer” Butler (Black Sabbath) is 60. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 58. Actor David Hasselhoff (“Baywatch”) is 57. Rock musician Fran Smith Jr. (The Hooters) is 57. Singer Phoebe Snow is 57. Television producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” ‘’The Apprentice”) is 49. Actress Nancy Giles is 49. Singer Regina Belle is 46. Rock musician Lou Barlow is 43. Hip-hop singer Guru (Gang Starr) is 43. 

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: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, July 16

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, July 16

Daily 3
Midday: 1-1-0
Evening: 3-8-8
Draw date: Thursday, July 16

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:47.65
Draw date: Thursday, July 16




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