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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Oct. 16, 2009

Posted: October 15, 2009 10:19 p.m.
Updated: October 16, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com'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 Friday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2009. There are 76 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1859, radical abolitionist John Brown led a group of 21 men in a raid on Harpers Ferry in western Virginia, where they seized a U.S. arsenal in hopes of sparking a slave revolt. (In the siege that followed, 10 of Brown's men were killed and five escaped. Brown and six followers were captured; all were executed.) .

Ten years ago: A 7.1-magnitude earthquake in the Mojave Desert shook three states and derailed an Amtrak train, but caused no serious damage.

Watercooler Talk

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - Police in central Pennsylvania say they've nabbed a real pothead. They said an officer spotted 29-year-old Cesar Lopez inside a convenience store with a bag of marijuana stuck to his forehead. Investigators said Lopez was seen peering inside his baseball cap early Saturday morning in Lebanon, about 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia. When Lopez looked up, the officer noticed a small plastic bag appearing to contain marijuana stuck to his forehead.
Police said the officer peeled the bag off Lopez's forehead and placed him under arrest. He has been charged with drug possession. Police do not know whether Lopez has an attorney.
Authorities say the sweatband of a baseball cap is a frequent hiding place for drugs.

Birthdays
Actress Angela Lansbury is 84. Former presidential adviser Charles W. Colson is 78. Actor-producer Tony Anthony is 72. Actor Barry Corbin is 69. Sportscaster Tim McCarver is 68. Rock musician C.F. Turner (Bachman-Turner Overdrive) is 66. Actress Suzanne Somers is 63. Rock singer-musician Bob Weir (The Dead) is 62. Producer-director David Zucker is 62. Record company executive Jim Ed Norman is 61. Actor Morgan Stevens is 58. Actor-director Tim Robbins is 51. Singer-musician Bob Mould is 49. Actor Randy Vasquez is 48. Rock musician Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 47. Jazz musician Roy Hargrove is 40. Rapper B-Rock (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 38. Actress Kellie Martin is 34.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
17-51-45-34-31 Mega: 24
Draw date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Jackpot: $200 million

SuperLotto
12-13-38-30-26 Mega: 24
Draw date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Jackpot: $7 million


Fantasy 5
38-29-17-15-13
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Daily 4
6-5-6-8
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 9-1-0
Evening: 9-9-0
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 15


Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:47:00
Draw date: Thursday, Oct. 15

 

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