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The's Daybreak: Oct. 20, 2009

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:07 p.m.
Updated: October 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 Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2009. There are 72 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, 2½ years after he'd said, "I shall return." Ten years ago: The government laid out new rules to protect children's privacy on the Internet and to shield them from commercial e-mail. Five years ago: ABC announced it was dropping the Miss America beauty pageant (it was later picked up by cable country musical network CMT, then cable channel TLC).

Watercooler Talk
JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who allegedly kidnapped a car salesman during a test drive and drove the vehicle more than 1,000 miles was in custody in Wisconsin. Authorities said a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper pulled over a 32-year-old man near Edgerton, Wis. on Friday for speeding, reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without owner consent.

The suspect is expected to be extradited back to Massachusetts to face charges of kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle and unarmed robbery.

The incident began Thursday afternoon when the man and a Honda car salesman went on a test drive but the man refused to turn back around. The salesman was able to get out of the car when it slowed at a tollbooth near the Massachusetts state line.

Actor William Christopher is 77. Japan's Empress Michiko is 75. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 72. Singer Tom Petty is 59. Actor William "Rusty" Russ is 59. Actress Melanie Mayron is 57. Baseball All-Star Keith Hernandez is 56. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is 54. Movie director Danny Boyle ("Slumdog Millionaire") is 53. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis is 52. Actor Viggo Mortensen is 51. Rock musician Jim Sonefeld (Hootie & The Blowfish) is 45. Rock musician David Ryan is 45. Rock musician Doug Eldridge (Oleander) is 42. Political commentator and blogger Michelle Malkin is 39.

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: Monday, Oct. 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, Oct. 19

Daily 3
Midday: 4-9-5
Evening: 0-2-6
Draw date: Monday, Oct. 19

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:44.64
Draw date: Monday, Oct. 19


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