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The's Daybreak: Aug. 20, 2009

Posted: August 19, 2009 8:35 p.m.
Updated: August 21, 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, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2009. There are 132 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: Fifty years ago, on Aug. 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state as President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order, five months after signing the Hawaiian statehood bill.

Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton urged Americans to contribute to the relief effort for Turkey, where the death toll from a massive earthquake four days earlier topped 12,000. (It eventually reached 17,000).

Watercooler Talk
MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - An embarrassed Sheriff Gary Painter fired one Midland County deputy and suspended three others without pay after a scantily dressed waitress holding a rifle posed for photographs on the hood of a patrol vehicle. Round Rock officers were dispatched to the restaurant after someone reported the waitress with the weapon, which had been given to her by one of the deputies who had been attending a training session near Austin.

The incident occurred last week in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant, which promotes its "fun, friendly and sometimes flirty atmosphere!" The deputies told Painter that they had about three to five beers each.

Former NFL player Pete Retzlaff is 78. Actor-director Melvin Van Peebles is 77. Playwright Mart Crowley ("The Boys in the Band") is 74. Singer Kenny Rogers is 71. Actor Clarence Williams III is 70. Rock-'n'-roll musician James Burton is 70. Singer Harold Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 70. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 68. NFL Hall of Famer Willie Lanier is 64. Actress Patty McCormack is 64. Pop singer-musician Carl Giammarese is 62. Actress Loretta Devine is 60. CBS "Early Show" co-host Harry Smith is 58.

CA Lottery
Mega Millions
4-5-26-37-56 Mega: 25
Draw date: Tuesday, Aug. 18
Jackpot: $207 million

20-25-29-35-41 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, Aug. 19
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 20

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 5-9-8
Evening: 9-5-7
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:44.57
Draw date: Thursday, Aug. 20


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