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The's Daybreak: Aug. 1, 2009

Posted: July 31, 2009 10:24 p.m.
Updated: August 1, 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:

“To say that you’re doing pretty well is just to say that it’s the best-looking puppy in a pretty ugly litter.” ­— Dave Freudenthal, Wyoming Governor

Today is Saturday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2009. There are 152 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Aug. 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

Ten years ago: A heat wave that had gripped the nation since mid-July finally broke; authorities attributed nearly 200 deaths to the heat and humidity.

One year ago: Some 30 mountaineers began a disastrous attempt to scale K2 in Pakistan; 11 of them died in a series of accidents.

Watercooler Talk
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say a tamed tiger that escaped from a magic act has been captured.

Police say the residents in the city’s northwest section reported seeing the tiger wandering their streets Thursday night.

Police Lt. Les Lane says the cat belongs to Fernando’s Brothers magic act. He says the cat got loose, but “they got it back into custody.”

The cat was found in a resident’s backyard.

Animal Control and Metro Police are investigating the incident.

Actor-director Geoffrey Holder is 79. Singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is 78. Cartoonist Tom Wilson (retired creator of “Ziggy”) is 78. Former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) is 72. Actor Giancarlo Giannini is 67. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is 59. Blues singer-musician Robert Cray is 56. Singer Michael Penn is 51. Rock singer Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) is 50. Rock singer-musician Suzi Gardner (L7) is 49. Rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) is 49. Actor Jesse Borrego is 47. Rapper Coolio is 46. Actor John Carroll Lynch is 46. Rock singer Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) is 45. Movie director Sam Mendes is 44. Country singer George Ducas is 43. Country musician Charlie Kelley is 41. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 36. Football player Edgerrin James is 31.

Mega Millions
17-35-44-52-56 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, July 31
Jackpot: $73 million

8-12-19-25-39 Mega: 17
Draw date: Wednesday, July 29
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, July 31

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, July 31

Daily 3
Midday: 3-8-1
Evening: 9-0-8
Draw date: Friday, July 31

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:40.31
Draw date: Friday, July 31


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