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The's Daybreak: Aug. 30, 2009

Posted: August 29, 2009 10:01 p.m.
Updated: August 30, 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 Sunday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2009. There are 123 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Aug. 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel in space as he blasted off aboard the Challenger.

Ten years ago: Residents of East Timor voted for independence from Indonesia in a U.N.-sponsored ballot. (Afterward, pro-Indonesia militiamen reacted by going on a violent rampage that ended when international forces were sent in.)

Watercooler Talk
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - In Utah, even if you don't get arrested for drunk driving you might still have to call your mom from jail - sort of.

The Utah Highway Patrol and some local bars hope letting people practice an uncomfortable call from the local lockup will help dissuade drinking and driving. A phone number has been set up to recreate what it would feel like to make such a call.

After dialing 1-877-JAIL-FON, the caller is given the option to talk to a hysterical mother or a disapproving father, among others. A prerecorded message then plays one end of what the conversation might sound like, with the caller filling in the other half. Slogans associated with the campaign include "Getting a DUI is easy, calling your mom from jail is hard."

Country singer Kitty Wells is 90. Opera singer Regina Resnik is 87. Actor Bill Daily is 82. Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 70. Actor Ben Jones is 68. Cartoonist R. Crumb is 66. Comedian Lewis Black is 61. Actor Timothy Bottoms is 58. Actor David Paymer is 55. Jazz musician Gerald Albright is 52. Actor Michael Chiklis is 46. Country musician Geoff Firebaugh is 41. Country singer Sherrie Austin is 38. Rock singer-musician Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) is 38. Actress Cameron Diaz is 37.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
37-1-17-31-54 Mega: 31
Draw date: Friday, Aug. 28
Jackpot: $333 million

6-13-14-36-37 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 29
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 29

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 29

Daily 3
Midday: 2-0-0
Evening: 1-2-6
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 29

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:43.61
Draw date: Saturday, Aug. 29


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