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The's Daybreak: Sept. 14, 2009

Posted: September 13, 2009 10:28 p.m.
Updated: September 14, 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, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2009. There are 108 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write a poem after witnessing how Fort McHenry in Maryland had endured a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; that poem, originally called "Defence of Fort McHenry," later became the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," the American national anthem.

Ten years ago: Indonesian soldiers looted the abandoned U.N. mission in East Timor.

Watercooler Talk
NEWPORT, Del. (AP) - Delaware State Police said a woman punched a gas station clerk in the face and held scissors to his throat in a dispute over how much money she had given him. The clerk at the Country Farms on West Newport Pike told police that a 53-year-old woman asked for $20 of gas, but only gave him a $1 bill. The clerk said the woman, certain that she had given him a $20 bill, screamed at him when he refused to give her $20.

Then police said the woman stormed behind the counter, punched the clerk in the face and held scissors to his throat. At that point, he gave the woman two $10 bills.

As the woman drove away, police said she found the $20 bill in her purse and returned to the gas station. Police said she was arrested and charged with offensive touching and aggravated menacing.

Actress Zoe Caldwell is 76. Feminist author Kate Millett is 75. Actor Walter Koenig is 73. Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown is 69. Singer-actress Joey Heatherton is 65. Actor Sam Neill is 62. Singer Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) is 62. Rock musician Ed King is 60. Rock musician Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) is 54. Country singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is 53. Actress Mary Crosby is 50. Singer Morten Harket (a-ha)is 50.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
16-27-48-49-54 Mega: 2
Draw date: Friday, Sept. 11.
Jackpot: $38 million

5-24-30-41-47 Mega: 15
Draw date: Saturday, Sept. 12
Jackpot: $26 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Sept. 13

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Sept. 13

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-6
Evening: 6-4-7
Draw date: Sunday, Sept. 13

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:40.32
Draw date: Sunday, Sept. 13


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