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Signal Photos's Daybreak: Jan. 16, 2009

Posted: January 15, 2009 10:54 p.m.
Updated: January 16, 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:

First Word
“As for other countries not liking President Bush, who cares? The sure like him when they want money.”
­— Nancy Neal, Letters to the Editor (Click here to read the story)

Today in History
Today is Friday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2009. There are 349 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Jan. 16, 1920, Prohibition began in the United States as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect, one year to the day after its ratification.

One year ago: President George W. Bush closed out his Mideast trip with a brief visit to Egypt, where he was welcomed by President Hosni Mubarak. Archbishop Earl Paulk, the 80-year-old leader of a megachurch, pleaded guilty in Atlanta to lying under oath about his sexual affairs.

Watercooler Talk
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) – In a scene straight out of the movie “A Christmas Story,” a 10-year-old boy got his tongue stuck to a metal light pole. Police said the unidentified fourth-grader was able to tell them that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night. Temperatures in Hammond were around 10 degrees at the time.

By the time an ambulance arrived, the boy was able to yank his tongue off the frozen pole. Police said ambulance personnel explained to the boy’s mother how to care for his bleeding tongue.

The 1983 movie is set in a fictional city based on Hammond, the hometown of author Jean Shepherd.

Mega Millions
22-25-33-36-48 Mega:40
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 13
Jackpot: $12 million

1-19-39-44-45 Mega: 8
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 14
Jackpot: $50 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 3-0-6
Evening: 0-5-6
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 15

Daily Derby
1st: 03 Hot Shot
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:48:66
Draw date: Thursday, Jan. 15

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