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The's Daybreak: Oct. 19, 2009

Posted: October 18, 2009 10:35 p.m.
Updated: October 19, 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 Monday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2009. There are 73 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 19, 1781, British troops under General Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, Va., as the American Revolution neared its end.

One year ago: Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a Republican who was President George W. Bush's first secretary of state, broke with the party and endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president, calling him a "transformational figure" during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Watercooler Talk
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) - Shoppers in a Wisconsin grocery store got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler.

The bear stopped Friday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, about 140 miles northeast of Minneapolis, sauntering through the automatic doors and heading straight for the liquor department.

It calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials.

Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the animal and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear seemed content in the cooler and did not consume any alcohol.

Rock singer-musician Karl Wallinger (World Party) is 52. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is 51. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 49. Boxer Evander Holyfield is 47. "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker is 40. Comedian Chris Kattan is 39. Rock singer Pras Michel (The Fugees) is 37. Actor Omar Gooding is 33. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 33. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 32. Actor Benjamin Salisbury is 29.

California Lotto

Mega Millions
10-13-18-33-51 Mega: 43
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 16
Jackpot: $12 million

3-6-8-36-47 Mega: 13
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 18

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 18

Daily 3
Midday: 9-1-8
Evening: 4-0-5
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 18

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:42.89
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 18


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