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The's Daybreak: July 22, 2009

By Signal Staff and Wire Services

Posted: July 21, 2009 10:16 p.m.
Updated: July 22, 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 Wednesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2009. There are 162 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 22, 1934, bank robber John Dillinger was shot to death by federal agents outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, where he had just watched the Clark Gable movie “Manhattan Melodrama.”

Five years ago: The September 11th commission issued a report saying America’s leaders failed to grasp the gravity of terrorist threats before the devastating attacks of 9/11.

Watercooler Talk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is celebrating the 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on the lunar surface with a giant moon pie.

The concoction of marshmallow squeezed between two round graham crackers and dipped in chocolate is normally made in a hand-sized portion.

NASA’s oversized treat will be available a slice at a time to visitors Monday to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral.

The anniversary moon pie is 40 inches in diameter, six inches high and weighs 55 pounds. That includes six pounds of chocolate and 14 pounds of marshmallow.

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, R-Kan., is 86. Singer Margaret Whiting is 85. Actor-comedian Orson Bean is 81. Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta is 77. Actress Louise Fletcher is 75. R&B singer Chuck Jackson is 72. Actor Terence Stamp is 71. Game show host Alex Trebek is 69. Singer George Clinton is 68. Actor-singer Bobby Sherman is 66. Movie writer-director Paul Schrader is 63. Actor Danny Glover is 62. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 62. Rock singer Don Henley is 62. Movie composer Alan Menken is 60. Singer-actress Lonette McKee is 56. Jazz musician Al Di Meola is 55. Actor Willem Dafoe is 54. R&B singer Keith Sweat is 48. Actress Joanna Going is 46.

Mega Millions
3-8-21-50-52 Mega: 2
Draw date: Tuesday, July 21
Jackpot: $37 million

10-23-24-34-40 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, July 18
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, July 21

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, July 21

Daily 3
Midday: 7-5-2
Evening: 2-4-5
Draw date: Tuesday, July 21

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 11 Money bags
3rd: 03 Hot shot
Race time: 1:49.40
Draw date: Tuesday, July 21



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