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The's Daybreak: Jan. 29, 2009

Posted: January 28, 2009 10:05 p.m.
Updated: January 29, 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:

First Word
"“It’s like we dressed something up as a lamb, but when we take the hide off it’s a wolf ... .”
- Howard "Buck" McKeon, congressman (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2009. There are 336 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., killing all seven of its crew members: flight commander Francis R. “Dick” Scobee; pilot Michael Smith; Ronald McNair; Ellison Onizuka; Judith Resnik; Gregory Jarvis; and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

Ten years ago: The Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two of President Bill Clinton’s advisers, summoning them for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial.

Five years ago: A suicide bomber struck a bus in Jerusalem, killing 10 Israelis. 

Watercooler Talk
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — Flagler County authorities said a restaurant owner pistol-whipped and beat a customer who complained that his takeout order was incorrect. The owner of Goomba’s Pizzeria was charged with aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon and released on bail.

According to a police report, security footage from the pizzeria shows that the owner struck the customer with a gun. He then jumped over a counter and started to assault the customer and his roommate.

The customer was at the pizzeria to collect a refund for a calzone, which he said was prepared incorrectly. He was taken to a hospital after the incident with a bloodied head.


Actor John Forsythe is 91. Actor Noel Harrison is 75. Author Germaine Greer is 70. Actress Katharine Ross is 69. Actor Tom Selleck is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bettye LaVette is 63. Actor Marc Singer is 61. Actress Ann Jillian is 59. Rock musician Tommy Ramone (Ramones) is 57. Rock musician Louie Perez (Los Lobos) is 56. Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is 55. Country singer Irlene Mandrell is 53. Actress Diane Delano is 52. Actress Judy Norton Taylor (“The Waltons”) is 51. Rock musician Johnny Spampinato (NRBQ) is 50. Olympic gold-medal diver Greg Louganis is 49. Rock musician David Baynton-Power (James) is 48.

Mega Millions
3-11-12-14-21 Mega: 25
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Jackpot: $40 million

8-13-21-26-41 Mega: 20
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28
Jackpot: $62 million

Fantasy 5

Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Daily 4

Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Daily 3
Midday: 6-4-8
Evening: 1-5-8
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Daily Derby

1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:48.29
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 28

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