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The's Daybreak: July 6, 2009

Posted: July 5, 2009 9:08 p.m.
Updated: July 6, 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, July 6, the 187th day of 2009. There are 178 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On July 6, 1944, an estimated 168 people died in a fire that broke out during a performance in the main tent of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Hartford, Conn. (Among the survivors was future actor Charles Nelson Reilly, then age 13.)

Five years ago: Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry chose former rival John Edwards to be his running mate.

Watercooler Talk
NEW YORK (AP) - Joey Chestnut chomped down a record 68 hot dogs, capturing his third straight July Fourth hot-dog eating contest at Coney Island, an annual showcase for flamboyant hot dogging contestants eager to show they really are what they eat.

Chestnut, of San Jose, hoisted the American flag and then stood proudly like an Olympic athlete as "The Star-Spangled Banner" played following his 68 to 64 1/2 dog victory over his archrival, six-time titleholder Takeru Kobayashi.

As soon as he knew he had won, he shot his right fist into the air, his mouth still bulging while he chewed the last of his wieners at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is 88. Actor William Schallert is 87. Country singer Jeannie Seely is 69. Actor Burt Ward is 64. Former President George W. Bush is 63. Actor-director Sylvester Stallone is 63. Actor Fred Dryer is 63. Actor Grant Goodeve is 57. Country singer Nanci Griffith is 56. Jazz musician Rick Braun is 54. Country musician John Jorgenson is 53. Former first daughter Susan Ford Bales is 52. Former NHL player Ron Duguay is 52. Former NFL player Joe Jacoby is 50. Actor Brian Posehn is 43. Rapper 50 Cent is 33. Actress Tamera Mowry is 31. Actor Gregory Smith is 26. Rock singer Kate Nash is 22.

California Lotto
Mega Millions
5-6-7-11-25 Mega: 31
Draw date: Friday, July 3
Jackpot: $133 million

1-6-11-17-33 Mega: 13
Draw date: Saturday, June 4
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, June 5

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, June 5

Daily 3
Midday: 7-6-0
Evening: 0-3-3
Draw date: Sunday, June 5

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:44.36
Draw date: Sunday, June 5


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