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The's Daybreak: Oct. 18, 2009

Posted: October 17, 2009 8:37 p.m.
Updated: October 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 Sunday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2009. There are 74 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Oct. 18, 1962, Dr. James D. Watson of the United States and Drs. Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins of Britain were named winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology for their work in determining the double-helix molecular structure of DNA.

Ten years ago:
Career prosecutor Robert Ray was sworn in to replace Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and wrap up the investigation of President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Watercooler Talk
HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) — Shoppers in a Wisconsin grocery store got an unexpected surprise when a 125-pound black bear wandered inside and headed straight for the beer cooler.
The bear stopped Friday night at Marketplace Foods in Hayward, about 140 miles northeast of Minneapolis, sauntering through the automatic doors and heading straight for the liquor department.
It calmly climbed up 12 feet onto a shelf in the beer cooler where it sat for about an hour while employees helped evacuate customers and summoned wildlife officials.
Officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tranquilized the animal and took it out of the store. Store workers say the bear seemed content in the cooler and did not consume any alcohol.

Rock-’n’-roll performer Chuck Berry is 83. Sportscaster Keith Jackson is 81. Actress Dawn Wells is 71. Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Mike Ditka is 70. Actor Joe Morton is 62. Actress Pam Dawber is 59. Author Terry McMillan is 58. Writer-producer Chuck Lorre is 57. Gospel singer Vickie Winans is 56. International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova is 53. Boxer Thomas Hearns is 51. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 49. Actress Erin Moran is 49. Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis is 48. Actor Vincent Spano is 47. Rock musician Tim Cross is 43. Tennis player Michael Stich is 41. Singer Nonchalant is 36. Rock musician Peter Svenson (The Cardigans) is 35. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 31.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

51-10-13-18-33 Mega: 43
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 16
Jackpot: $200 million

3-6-8-36-47 Mega: 13
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17

Daily 3
Midday: 4-2-3
Evening: 7-0-6
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:40:14
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 17


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