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The's Daybreak: April 25, 2009

Posted: April 24, 2009 9:35 p.m.
Updated: April 25, 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
Where does the belief come from that an unarmed society is not only safe from itself, but from its government?.” — Glenn Carlisle, Letters to the Editor (Click here for story)

Today is Saturday, April 25, the 115th day of 2009. There are 250 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 25, 1945, during World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces linked up on the Elbe River, a meeting that dramatized the collapse of Nazi Germany’s defenses.

One year ago: Three New York police detectives were acquitted in the 50-shot killing of Sean Bell, an unarmed groom-to-be, on his wedding day. Triathlete David Martin, 66, was killed by a great white shark in the waters off San Diego County.

Watercooler Talk
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An 84-year-old man has a black eye, but he still has his car, after fighting off two would-be carjackers.

Ted Mazetier said he stopped Wednesday night to help two men with a disabled car when one punched him in the face and demanded his keys. Mazetier said he kicked the man in the groin and the other in the belly. The two men fled as a passer-by stopped to help.

Police later arrested two suspects for investigation of assault.

Mazetier said he’ll think twice before stopping again to help someone on the street. He’ll be 85 in June.


Movie director-writer Paul Mazursky is 79. Songwriter Jerry Leiber is 76. Actor Al Pacino is 69. Rock musician Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 64. Singer Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA) is 64. Actress Talia Shire is 63. Actor Jeffrey DeMunn is 62. Rock musician Michael Brown (The Left Banke) is 60. Rock musician Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 59. Country singer-songwriter Rob Crosby is 55. Actor Hank Azaria is 45. Rock singer Andy Bell (Erasure) is 45. Rock musician Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction) is 44. Country musician Rory Feek (Joey + Rory) is 44. TV personality Jane Clayson is 42. Actress Renee Zellweger is 40.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

9-20-21-48-49 Mega: 7
Draw date: Friday, April 24
Jackpot: $155 million

5-6-20-36-44 Mega: 18
Draw date: Wednesday, April 22
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, April 24

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, April 24

Daily 3
Midday: 8-8-3
Evening: 0-0-4
Draw date: Friday, April 24

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:41.26
Draw date: Friday, April 24

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