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Signal Photos's Daybreak: Jan. 17, 2009

Posted: January 16, 2009 9:38 p.m.
Updated: January 17, 2009 4:30 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
"[Santa Clarita is] actually classified as the worst growing conditions you can get."
­- Gary Wagner Nurseryman (click here for full story)

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2009. There are 348 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 17, 1961, in his farewell address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

Five years ago:
As White House lawyers met to work on President Bill Clinton's defense, their client spent the day preparing for his State of the Union address.

One year ago:
Character actor Allan Melvin died in Los Angeles at age 84.

Watercooler Talk
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police said an elderly woman in Palm Beach County crashed into a man on a scooter and then kept driving to make her hair appointment. Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said a 77-year-old woman was arrested Thursday for leaving the scene of an injury crash.

The man suffered abrasions all over his body. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Police said the woman was turning right when she pulled into the path of an oncoming scooter that had the right of way. The scooter collided with her silver Toyota, vaulting the man off the scooter, onto the windshield and then onto the roadway. Police spotted her car after she had her hair appointment.

Actress Betty White is 87. Actor James Earl Jones is 78. Talk show host Maury Povich is 70. Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali is 67. Pop singer Chris Montez is 67. Rhythm-and-blues singer William Hart (The Delfonics) is 64. Rock musician Mick Taylor is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Sheila Hutchinson (The Emotions) is 56. Writer/editor Ruth L. Peeples is 53.

Dick Lang owned KMA farms and AE Schmidt. ("Mr. Ague Dulce" mourned, A3. Jan. 16.)

California Lottery  
Mega Millions
2-4-21-39-51 Mega: 29
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 16
Jackpot: $12 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 16

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 16

Daily 3
Midday: 0-4-8
Evening: 5-9-5
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 16

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:40.99
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 16

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