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The's Daybreak: Jan. 24, 2009

Posted: January 23, 2009 8:40 p.m.
Updated: January 24, 2009 4:55 a.m.

This image, taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity's panoramic camera, shows where the rover's airbags left impressions in the Martian soil. The drag marks were made after the rover successfully landed at Meridiani Planum and its airbags were retracted. The unmanned, six-wheeled rover landed at 9:05 p.m. PST Jan. 24, 2004 in Meridiani P...

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 in History
Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2009. There are 341 days left in the year.

First Word
"They should remember to slow down because the roads are slippery. We’ll have a few more fender-benders, I’m sure."
- Lt. Robert Lewis, SCV Sheriff's Station (cick here for story)

Today's Highlight in History:
Jan. 24, 1908, is considered the starting date of the Boy Scouts movement in England, under the aegis of Robert Baden-Powell.

Ten years ago: House prosecutors interviewed Monica Lewinsky, a move that triggered fresh partisan convulsions in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

Five years ago: NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars, arriving at the Red Planet exactly three weeks after its identical twin’s landing.

Watercooler Talk
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) — A southeastern Pennsylvania man and woman seeking leniency on public drunkenness fines he hasn’t paid have now been cited for public drunkenness in the judge’s office.

The pair visited District Judge Rodney Hartman’s office in New Holland on Wednesday.

They were responding to a warrant notice over fines the man owes for an October public drunkenness conviction.

He said he didn’t have money to pay.

Someone noticed that the two appeared drunk at the judge’s office. Police gave Breathalyzer tests and say the two had blood-alcohol levels far above the legal limits for driving. The boyfriend and girlfriend both pleaded guilty to new charges of public drunkenness.

Actor Ernest Borgnine is 92. Evangelist Oral Roberts is 91. Actor Jerry Maren (“The Wizard of Oz”) is 90. Actor Marvin Kaplan (“Top Cat”) is 82. Cajun musician Doug Kershaw is 73. Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens is 70. Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond is 68. Singer Aaron Neville is 68. Actor Michael Ontkean is 63. Actor Daniel Auteuil is 59. Country singer-songwriter Becky Hobbs is 59. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff is 58. Bandleader-musician Jools Holland is 51. Actress Nastassja Kinski is 50. Rhythm-and-blues singer Theo Peoples is 48. Country musician Keech Rainwater (Lonestar) is 46. Comedian Phil LaMarr is 42. Olympic gold-medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton is 41.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
2-17-20-27-28 Mega: 7
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 23
Jackpot: $21 million

6-15-21-29-37 Mega: 10
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 21
Jackpot: $56 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 23

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 23

Daily 3
Midday: 4-6-6
Evening: 8-4-3
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 23

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:44.56
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 23

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