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The's Daybreak: Sept. 16, 2009

Posted: September 15, 2009 10:44 p.m.
Updated: September 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:

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

Today’s Highlight in History:On Sept. 16, 1919, the American Legion received a national charter from Congress.

Ten years ago: Hurricane Floyd hit the Carolinas and began making its way up the East Coast, damaging 12,000 homes and claiming more than 50 lives even after it weakened to a tropical storm.

Five years ago: The number of foreigners kidnapped during the Iraq insurgency reached at least 100.

Watercooler Talk
SHREVEPORT (AP) — Police say a man impersonating an officer with a flashing red light in his car has been arrested after he pulled over the wrong driver — the mayor of Shreveport, La. Police think the suspect was using the in-dash light to maneuver through traffic Monday night in northwest Louisiana. Mayor Cedric Glover says he pulled over when the drove behind him, but the fake officer then sped away.

Glover says he followed the car and called police. Daniel Niederhelman, 21, of Shreveport has been charged with false personation of a peace officer.

Police seized the light and a handgun from Niederhelman’s holster.

Actress Janis Paige is 87. Actress Lauren Bacall is 85. Blues singer/guitarist B.B. King is 84. Clergyman-author the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is 83. Actor Peter Falk is 82. Actress Anne Francis is 79. Actor George Chakiris is 77. Movie director Jim McBride is 68. Actress Linda Miller is 67. R&B singer Betty Kelly (Martha & the Vandellas) is 65. Musician Kenney Jones (Small Faces; Faces; The Who) is 61. Actress Susan Ruttan is 61. Rock musician Ron Blair (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers; Mudcrutch) is 61. Actor Ed Begley Jr. is 60. Country singer David Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 59. Country singer-songwriter Phil Lee is 58. Actor-comedian Lenny Clarke is 56.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
29-30-32-35-41 Mega: 39
Draw date: Tuesday, Sept. 15
Jackpot: $38 million

5-24-30-41-47 Mega: 15
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 12
Jackpot: $29 million

Fantasy 5

Draw date: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Daily 4

Draw date: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 3-0-9
Evening: 4-0-0
Draw date: Tuesday, Sept. 15

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:46:30
Draw date: Tuesday, Sept. 15


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