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The Signal.com's Daybreak: July 15, 2009

Posted: July 14, 2009 3:03 p.m.
Updated: July 15, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com'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
“Why does Sarah “Ice Queen” Palin have a cult following in the Lower 48? That she does says more about America than it does about her, for there will always be jesters.”­  Gary Horton, columnist

Today is Wednesday, July 15, the 196th day of 2009. There are 169 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon startled the country by announcing he would visit the People’s Republic of China.

Ten years ago: The government acknowledged for the first time that thousands of workers were made sick while making nuclear weapons and announced a plan to compensate many of them. China declared that it had invented its own neutron bomb.

Watercooler Talk
ROME (AP) — A romantic wedding in the Tuscan countryside ended with injuries after an attempt to launch the bride’s bouquet from a plane brought down the tiny aircraft. Italian police say two people ht plane after the bridal bouquet they launched got caught in the aircraft’s rear rotor.

The flowers blocked the engine, bringing the plane down by a youth hostel.

Police in the nearby town of Piombino said Tuesday the pilot was lightly injured in Saturday’s crash, while the passenger who threw the bouquet had several broken bones.

The bride and groom were not aboard the plane.

Birthdays
Author Clive Cussler is 78. Actor Alex Karras is 74. Actor Ken Kercheval is 74. Sen. George V. Voinovich, R-Ohio, is 73. Actor Patrick Wayne is 70. Actor Jan-Michael Vincent is 65.  Rock musician Marky Ramone is 53. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 53. Country singer-songwriter Mac McAnally is 52. Model Kim Alexis is 49. Actor Willie Aames is 49. Actor-director Forest Whitaker is 48. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 48. Actress Brigitte Nielsen is 46. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 43. Actor Kristoff St. John is 43. Rapper Jim Jones is 33. Actress Diane Kruger is 33. Actress Lana Parrilla is 32. Rock musician Ray Toro (My Chemical Romance) is 32.

Mega Millions
20-29-35-45-53 Mega: 41
Draw date: Tuesday, July 14
Jackpot: $17 million

SuperLotto
12-18-21-24-28 Mega: 26
Draw date: Saturday, July 11
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
5-11-13-24-37
Draw date: Tuesday, July 14

Daily 4
2-0-4-2
Draw date: Tuesday, July 14

Daily 3
Midday: 7-6-8
Evening: 7-2-8
Draw date: Tuesday, July 14

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