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The's Daybreak: Jan. 18, 2009

Posted: January 17, 2009 10:09 p.m.
Updated: January 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:

First Word
“I’m too excited to be tired.”
- Cody Cooper, student (Click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Sunday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2009. There are 347 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 18, 1919, the Paris Peace Conference, held to negotiate peace treaties ending World War I, opened in Versailles, France.

One year ago:
With recession fears rising and the stock market tumbling, President George W. Bush called for up to $150 billion in tax relief for consumers and business, saying there was no time to waste. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon designated George Clooney a U.N. “messenger of peace” to promote the world body’s activities.

Watercooler Talk
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a shoplifter who was run over twice by her getaway car after stealing $1,200 worth of designer purses from a Cape Coral store.

A T.J. Maxx security guard told police she saw a woman stuff six designer Dooney & Bourke purses into her pants Tuesday morning and walk out of the store.

The guard said she was confronting the woman when a car pulled up.

A report said the shoplifter tried to get into the vehicle but fell out and was run over by the car. She then got up and jumped onto the hood of the car.

As the car was driving away, the report said the woman fell off and was run over again. On her third attempt, she finally made it into the vehicle.

Police are using the car’s license plate and a check the woman dropped to track her down.

Movie director John Boorman is 76. Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 68. Comedian-singer-musician Brett Hudson is 56. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 54. Country singer Mark Collie is 53. Actress Jane Horrocks is 45. Comedian Dave Attell is 44. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 40. Rapper DJ Quik is 39. Rock singer Jonathan Davis (Korn) is 38. Singer Christian Burns (BBMak) is 36. Actor Derek Richardson is 33. Actor Jason Segel is 29. Actress Samantha Mumba is 26. Country singer Kristy Lee Cook (TV: “American Idol”) is 25.

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

8-17-20-26-38 Mega: 19
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 17
Jackpot: $50 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 17

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 17

Daily 3
Midday: 2-7-0
Evening: 7-8-6
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 17

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:43:47
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 17

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