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The's Daybreak: Jan. 27, 2010

Posted: January 26, 2010 9:37 p.m.
Updated: January 27, 2010 4:55 a.m.
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 Wednesday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2010. There are 338 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 27, 1880, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp.

Five years ago: Condoleezza Rice, in her first day on the job as Secretary of State, reached out to European allies and partners in the war on terrorism and echoed President George W. Bush's inaugural charge to promote liberty across the globe.

Watercooler Talk

ALEXANDRIA, La. – Alexandria police said man stopped for riding his bicycle at night without a headlight was carrying a weapon made from a butcher knife attached to a pool cue. They said the 51-year-old man also had a razor blade in his hat. He was booked with illegally carrying a weapon, doing so after a felony conviction, resisting an officer, public intoxication and at least five outstanding warrants.

The police report said the suspect originally gave police a fake name. An officer patted him down and found a metal push rod that appeared to be used for smoking crack cocaine. They also found a prescription painkiller in someone else’s name.


Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland is 80. Actor John Witherspoon is 68. Rock musician Nick Mason (Pink Floyd) is 65. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nedra Talley (The Ronettes) is 64. Ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov is 62. Actress Mimi Rogers is 54. Rock musician Janick Gers (Iron Maiden) is 53. Sports and political commentator Keith Olbermann is 51. Rock singer Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) is 49. Actress Bridget Fonda is 46. Actor Alan Cumming is 45. Country singer Tracy Lawrence is 42. Rock singer Mike Patton is 42. Rapper Tricky is 42. Rock musician Michael Kulas (James) is 41. Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt is 41. Actor Josh Randall is 38. Country singer Kevin Denney is 34. Tennis player Marat Safin is 30.

Mega Millions

7-8-38-39-48 Mega: 22
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26
Jackpot: $121 million


6-25-35-39-45 Mega: 23
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 23
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5

Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Daily 4

Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Daily 3

Midday: 8-4-0
Evening: 7-0-7
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26

Daily Derby

1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:49.13
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 26



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