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The's Daybreak: Sept. 20, 2009

Posted: September 19, 2009 8:42 p.m.
Updated: September 20, 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 Sunday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2009. There are 102 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. (Magellan was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.)

Ten years ago:
Lawrence Russell Brewer became the second white supremacist to be convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas.

Watercooler Talk
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Professional eater “Humble Bob” Shoudt ate 33 1/2 burritos in 10 minutes, winning the 2009 World Burrito eating championship on Friday before an excited crowd at the New Mexico State Fair.

Shoudt, of Royersford, Pa., finished just ahead of runner-up Hall “Hoover” Hunt of Jacksonville, Fla., who put down 30 burritos in the International Federation of Competitive Eating-sponsored contest.

Shoudt, who won $1,500, said he didn’t eat for two days to prepare for the competition. Competitors ate 4-ounce burritos, filled with beef, beans and green chile — each weighing about a quarter of a pound.

Singer Gogi Grant is 85. Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 80. Actress Sophia Loren is 75. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor is 74. Rock musician Chuck Panozzo is 62. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy LaFleur is 58. Actress Debbi Morgan is 58. Jazz musician Peter White is 55. Actress Betsy Brantley is 54. Actor Gary Cole is 53. TV news corespondent Deborah Roberts is 49. Rock musician Randy Bradbury (Pennywise) is 45. Actress Kristen Johnston is 42. Rock musician Ben Shepherd is 41. Actress-model Moon Bloodgood is 34. Actor Jon Bernthal is 33. Rock musician Rick Woolstenhulme (Lifehouse) is 30.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
18-27-31-36-52 Mega: 33
Draw date: Friday, Sept. 18
Jackpot: $51 million 

6-17-33-44-46 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 19
Jackpot: $32 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 19

Daily 3
Midday: 3-2-5
Evening: 9-0-8
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 19

Daily Derby

1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:43:08
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 19


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