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The's Daybreak: June 27, 2009

Posted: June 26, 2009 9:54 p.m.
Updated: June 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 Saturday, June 27, the 178th day of 2009. There are 187 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On June 27, 1844, Mormon leader Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were killed by a mob in Carthage, Ill.

One year ago: North Korea destroyed the most visible symbol of its nuclear weapons program, the cooling tower at its main atomic reactor at Yongbyon. (However, North Korea announced in September 2008 that it was restoring its nuclear facilities.)

Watercooler Talk
DALLAS (AP) - A casket minus a cadaver yielded nearly 100 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop in Dallas. William Dale Crock of Cave City, Ark., was in jail Friday on a marijuana possession charge, plus traffic and seat belt violations.

Dallas police say Crock was arrested Wednesday when bundles of marijuana were discovered under the casket's cover and pillow.

Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse told said the van turned up during surveillance on a suspected drug house. Police stopped the van in Mesquite, after noticing Crock not wearing a seat belt. Officers also said he allegedly ran a red light and did an improper lane change.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the casket in the van.

Business executive and former presidential candidate Ross Perot is 79. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is 71. Singer-musician Bruce Johnston (The Beach Boys) is 67. Actress Julia Duffy is 58. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 50. Actor Brian Drillinger is 49. Writer-producer-director J.J. Abrams is 43. Olympic gold and bronze medal figure skater Viktor Petrenko is 40. TV personality Jo Frost ("Supernanny") is 39. Actor Yancey Arias is 38. Actor Christian Kane is 35. Actor Tobey Maguire is 34. Gospel singer Leigh Nash is 33. Actor Drake Bell is 23. Actor Ed Westwick is 22. Actress Madylin Sweeten is 18.

Mega Millions
11-15-17-29-46 Mega: 16
Draw date: Friday, June 26
Jackpot: $81 million

3-13-18-23-37 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, June 24
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, June 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, June 26

Daily 3
Midday: 7-4-2
Evening: 1-6-6
Draw date: Friday, June 26

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:44.25

Draw date: Friday, June 26


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