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The's Daybreak: Aug. 17, 2009

Posted: August 16, 2009 8:21 p.m.
Updated: August 17, 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. 17, the 229th day of 2009. There are 136 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast as a Category 5 storm with top sustained winds estimated at nearly 200 mph. The hurricane and resulting flash floods were blamed for 256 U.S. deaths, three in Cuba.

One year ago: At the Summer Olympics, Michael Phelps and three teammates won the 400-meter medley relay for Phelps' eighth gold medal.

Watercooler Talk
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A 1,224-pound triple vanilla cupcake with pink frosting has set a record as the world's largest.

The sugary behemoth was unveiled Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise classic cars event in Royal Oak, Mich.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator was on hand to certify the cupcake's girth. It was more than eight times the size of the previous record holder.

The colossal cupcake took 12 hours to bake and included 800 eggs and 200 pounds each of sugar and flour.

Actress Maureen O'Hara is 89. Actor Robert DeNiro is 66. Movie director Martha Coolidge is 63. Rock musician Sib Hashian is 60. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 54. Singer Belinda Carlisle is 51. Author Jonathan Franzen is 50. Actor Sean Penn is 49. Jazz musician Everette Harp is 48. Rock musician Gilby Clarke is 47. Former NFL player John Offerdahl is 45. Rock musician Jill Cunniff is 43. Actor David Conrad is 42. Singer Donnie Wahlberg is 40. Former NBA player Christian Laettner is 40. T New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada is 38. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 26. Actor Bryton McClure is 23. Actor Brady Corbet is 21.

Mega Millions

8-22-25-33-35 Mega: 46
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 14
Jackpot: $170 million

7-9-25-29-47 Mega: 24
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 15
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 16

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 16

Daily 3
Midday: 6-1-8
Evening: 8-4-8
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 16

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:49.20
Draw date: Sunday, Aug. 16


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