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The's Daybreak: July 12, 2009

Posted: July 11, 2009 4:55 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 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
“We will see if Ms. Prejean can make a career out of starring in anti-gay-marriage ads and whining about the unfairness of Perez Hilton. I suspect neither pays very well.” ­— Tim Myers, Myers’ Musings

Today is Sunday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2009. There are 172 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he’d chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket. One year ago: Former White House press secretary Tony Snow died in Washington at age 53. Former All-Star outfielder and longtime Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer died in Oklahoma City at age 62.

Watercooler Talk
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a parolee who robbed a Michigan bank was caught when he tried to hitch a ride from an undercover police detective.

Mark E. White was arraigned Friday on charges that include bank robbery and making a false bomb threat. He is being held at the Saginaw County Jail on $755,000 bond. It was not clear whether White had an attorney. Police did not immediately return a message seeking comment Saturday.

Authorities tell The Saginaw News that White flagged down Saginaw Township Detective Scott Jackson on Wednesday after the bank robbery a few blocks away.

White was paroled June 16 after serving time for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and violating an earlier parole.

Movie director Monte Hellman is 77. Pianist Van Cliburn is 75. Comedian Bill Cosby is 72. Singer-musician Christine McVie is 66. Actress Denise Nicholas is 65. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 64. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 61. Actor Jay Thomas is 61. Singer Walter Egan is 61. Writer-producer Brian Grazer is 58. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 58. Actor Jamey Sheridan is 58. Country singer Julie Miller is 53. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 53. Actress Mel Harris is 53. Actor Buddy Foster is 52. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 47. Actress Judi Evans is 45. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 44. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 40.

Mega Millions
5-10-26-27-28 Mega: 4
Draw date: Friday, July 10
Jackpot: $16 million

12-18-21-24-28 Mega: 26
Draw date: Saturday, July 11
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, July 11

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, July 11

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-2
Evening: 6-5-0
Draw date: Saturday, July 11

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:41.60
Draw date: Saturday, July 11



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