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The's Daybreak: Aug. 18, 2009

Posted: August 17, 2009 8:59 p.m.
Updated: August 18, 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 Tuesday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2009. There are 135 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 18, 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., which had fallen behind schedule, finally wound to a close after three nights with a midmorning set performed by Jimi Hendrix.

Ten years ago: A day after a deadly earthquake struck western Turkey, survivors denounced the rescue effort as sluggish and disorganized. (The death toll eventually topped 17,000.)

Watercooler Talk
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - California authorities say a man caused a traffic jam when he threw money onto a Los Angeles-area freeway and people dashed into the lanes to grab the cash.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Kurt Stormes says the man tossed money from his car on Interstate 210 in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora shortly before noon Sunday.

Stormes says about 10 people ran into traffic lanes to get it.

CHP officers recovered about $1,000.

The 56-year-old man then went to the Police Department in nearby Azusa. Police Lt. Steve Hunt says the man told officers he wanted to kill himself and was hospitalized for mental evaluation.

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 82. Actor-director Robert Redford is 73. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 59. Actor Patrick Swayze is 57. Actor Denis Leary is 52. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 51. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is 48. The president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is 47. Actor Christian Slater is 40. Actor Edward Norton is 40. Actress Kaitlin Olson is 34. Actor-writer-director Hadjii is 33. Rock musician Dirk Lance is 33. New England Patriots linebacker Adalius Thomas is 32. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg (TV: "Saturday Night Live") is 31. New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is 29. Actress Parker McKenna Posey is 14.

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: Monday, Aug. 17

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 17

Daily 3
Midday: 5-4-3
Evening: 2-8-0
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 17

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:40.05
Draw date: Monday, Aug. 17


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