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The Signal.com's Daybreak: March 6, 2009

Posted: March 5, 2009 2:00 a.m.
Updated: March 6, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com'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
"“Women think of breast cancer, but it is an 18-to-1 ratio of women dying of heart disease versus breast cancer.” -- Dr. Damuel Kojoglanian, cardiologist. Click here for story

Today is Friday, March 6, the 65th day of 2009. There are 300 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On March 6, 1836, the Alamo in San Antonio fell to Mexican forces after a 13-day siege at the border.

Ten years ago:
The emir of Bahrain (Sheik Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa), a key Western ally who had ruled for nearly four decades, died shortly after a meeting with Defense Secretary William Cohen; he was 65.

One year ago:
A Palestinian killed eight students at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem before he was slain.

Watercooler Talk
BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — A Canadian says he got a face full of pepper spray after repeatedly asking a U.S. border inspector in Blaine, Wash., to say please. Desiderio Fortunato says he thought the inspector who told him to turn off his engine Monday was rude and asked him to say please.

The 54-year-old British Columbia resident told The Bellingham Herald that the inspector repeatedly ordered him to turn the car off and then said he would spray him if he didn’t.

Fortunato says he was stunned and blinded by the pepper spray and was pulled out of the car and handcuffed. He was detained about 3 hours.

Customs and Border Protection spokesman Mike Milne (MILL’-en) in Seattle says it was a lawful order that travelers must obey.

Birthdays
Comedian Alan Sues is 83. Photographer Lord Snowdon is 79. TV personality Willard Scott is 75. Auto racer Janet Guthrie is 71. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 69. Former Walt Disney Co. chief executive officer Michael Eisner is 67. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 66. Actor John Heard is 63. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 63. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 63. Football Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris is 59. Football Hall-of-Famer Lynn Swann is 57. Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 57. Actor Bryan Cranston is 53. Actress Donna Murphy is 50. Actor Nick Searcy is 50. Golfer Tom Lehman is 50.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
26-32-35-43-52 Mega: 10
Draw date: Tuesday, March 3
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
5-6-12-24-44 Mega: 12
Draw date: Wednesday, March 4
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
4-26-27-28-29
Draw date: Thursday, March 5

Daily 4
2-2-2-9
Draw date: Thursday, March 5

Daily 3
Midday: 4-4-7
Evening: 4-0-6
Draw date: Thursday, March 5

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:40.16
Draw date: Thursday, March 5

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