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The's Daybreak: Sept. 27, 2009

Posted: September 26, 2009 8:09 p.m.
Updated: September 27, 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. 27, the 270th day of 2009. There are 95 days left in the year. The Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset.

Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1939, Warsaw, Poland, surrendered after weeks of resistance to invading forces from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union during World War II.

Ten years ago: Sen. John McCain of Arizona officially opened his campaign for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination, the same day former Vice President Dan Quayle dropped his White House bid.

Watercooler Talk
PRAGUE (AP) - President Barack Obama had his fly. Now Pope Benedict XVI has his spider.

A large arachnid appeared on the pope's white robes as he addressed politicians and diplomats in Prague on Saturday afternoon.

The pope didn't seem to notice at first - but journalists following the speech on a large screen flinched as the spider inched toward Benedict's neck.

It disappeared from view for a moment, but then could be seen crawling up the right side of the 82-year-old pontiff's face.

When it reached his ear, Benedict gave it a swat. But it didn't go away - it reappeared on the pope's left shoulder and scampered down his robe.

Actress Jayne Meadows is 89. Movie director Arthur Penn is 87. Actress Sada Thompson is 80. Actress Kathleen Nolan is 76. Actor Claude Jarman, Jr. is 75. Rock singer Meat Loaf is 62. Actress Liz Torres is 62. Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is 60. Actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is 59. Singer Shaun Cassidy is 51. NBA player Steve Kerr is 44. Singer Mark Calderon is 39. Actress Amanda Detmer is 38. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 37. MLB pitcher Jon Rauch is 31. Christian rock musician Grant Brandell is 28. Rapper Lil' Wayne is 27. Singer Avril Lavigne is 25.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
7-27-42-49-52 Mega: 19
Draw date: Friday, Sept. 25
Jackpot: $75 million

1-4-22-41-42 Mega: 13
Draw date: Wednesday, Sept. 23
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 26

Daily 3
Midday: 9-9-6
Evening: 8-5-4
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 26

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:41.53
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 26


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