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The's Daybreak: Aug. 15, 2009

Posted: August 14, 2009 9:06 p.m.
Updated: August 15, 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 Saturday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2009. There are 138 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 15, 1945, Japanese Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects in a prerecorded radio address that Japan had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

Forty years ago: The Woodstock Music & Art Fair, a three-day rock festival, began on a farm in upstate New York. An estimated 400,000 people attended.

Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton and his family went house-hunting in Westchester County, N.Y. (They later settled on a house in Chappaqua.) Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship, becoming at age 23 the youngest player to win two majors since Seve Ballesteros.

Watercooler Talk
LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - A circuit court judge has acknowledged he deflated a tire on a car parked in a restricted area near his courthouse earlier this week. But he isn't apologizing.

Charles County Judge Robert C. Nalley told station WUSA on Wednesday that he let out the air because leaving notes for those parked illegally isn't effective.

The chief administrative judge for Maryland's 7th Circuit said Nalley told him what he had done on Monday. Judge William D. Missouri suggested to The Washington Post that Nalley might be sanctioned.

The owner of the car, Jean Washington, works part-time at the courthouse in La Plata as part of a cleaning crew and said she didn't know she couldn't park in the restricted area.

Actress Rose Marie is 86. Political activist Phyllis Schlafly is 85. Actor Mike Connors is 84. Actress Lori Nelson is 76. Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 74. Actor Jim Dale is 74. Actress Pat Priest is 73. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is 71. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is 71. Musician Pete York (Spencer Davis Group) is 67. Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 65. Songwriter Jimmy Webb is 63. Rock singer-musician Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers) is 61. Britain's Princess Anne is 59. Actress Tess Harper is 59.

Mega Millions
6-12-15-32-42 Mega: 40
Drawing Thursday, Aug. 13

5-8-29-36-47 Mega: 23
Drawing Thursday, Aug. 13

Fantasy Five
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 14

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 14

Daily 3
Midday: 2-9-8
Evening: 8-7-6
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 14

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:47.68
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 14


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