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The's Daybreak: Aug. 3, 2009

Posted: August 2, 2009 9:52 p.m.
Updated: August 3, 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, Aug. 3, the 215th day of 2009. There are 150 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 3, 1949, the National Basketball Association was formed as a merger of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League.

Ten years ago: Congressional Republicans, shrugging off a presidential veto threat, nailed down the details of an agreement for a 10-year, $792 billion tax cut. The first issue of Talk magazine hit newsstands. (The magazine folded in January 2002.)

Watercooler Talk
SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle bank teller has lost his job because he ran down a would-be bank robber and held him until police arrived.

Jim Nicholson, 30, who had worked for more than two years at a Key Bank branch near the Seattle Center, says he understands the bank's strict policy that employees comply with robbery demands and avoid confrontations.

But he told The Seattle Times that instinct took over when a thin man in a beanie cap, dark clothing and sunglasses pushed a black backpack across the bank counter on Tuesday and demanded money.

Nicholson threw the bag to the floor, lunged toward the man and demanded to see a weapon. The man bolted for the door with Nicholson in pursuit.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

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

6 13 18 26 39  Mega: 24
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 1
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 2

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 2

Daily 3
Midday: 5-0-1
Evening: 7-6-5
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 2

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:42.31
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 2


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