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The's Daybreak: Oct. 26, 2009

Posted: October 25, 2009 10:36 p.m.
Updated: October 26, 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, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2009. There are 66 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Oct. 26, 1979, South Korean President Park Chung-hee was shot to death during a dinner party along with his chief bodyguard by the head of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency, Kim Jae-kyu, who was later executed.

Ten years ago: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study which said the number of Americans considered obese had soared from about one in eight in 1991 to nearly one in five in 1998.

Watercooler Talk
OSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — What’s bigger than a picnic basket and even better than one in the eyes of black bears that live in Yosemite National Park? A study published this month in the Journal of Mammalogy says it’s minivans driven by families with children who leave behind a trail of spilled juice boxes, Cheerios and coolers carrying other snacks.

Park scientists have found that the bears tore up minivans more frequently than other types of vehicles. It found that minivans represented 29 percent of the 908 vehicles torn into by bears between 2001 and 2007, even though they made up just 7 percent of the cars that visited Yosemite.

The researchers investigated the relationship after noticing that bears seemed to target that particular vehicle type.

Former Sen. Edward Brooke III is 90. Actress Shelley Morrison is 73. Actor Bob Hoskins is 67. Author Pat Conroy is 64. Actress Jaclyn Smith is 64. TV host Pat Sajak is 63. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is 62. Singer Maggie Roche (The Roches) is 58. Musician Bootsy Collins is 58. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 57. Rock musician Keith Strickland (The B-52's) is 56. Actor D.W. Moffett is 55. Actress Rita Wilson is 53. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, is 50. Actor Dylan McDermott is 48. Actor Cary Elwes is 47. Singer Natalie Merchant is 46. Country singer Keith Urban is 42. Actor Tom Cavanagh is 41. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt is 38.

Mega Millions

27-45-48-54-56 Mega: 2
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 23
Jackpot: $28 million

1-10-11-26-32 Mega: 10
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 25

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 25

Daily 3
Midday: 2-5-4
Evening: 0-2-4
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 25

Daily Derby
1st: 10 Solid Gold
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:44:41
Draw date: Sunday, Oct. 25


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