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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 10, 2009

Posted: March 10, 2009 12:46 a.m.
Updated: March 10, 2009 4:59 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
"I'd rather have her live there than a pedophile." - Teri Carr, soon-to-be neighbor of octuplet mother Nadya Suleman


Today in History
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2009. There are 296 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 10, 1876, the first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell's telephone took place in Boston as his assistant heard Bell say, "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you."

Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton addressed lawmakers in El Salvador, then traveled to Guatemala, where he acknowledged the U.S. role in Central America's "dark and painful period" of civil wars and repression.

Watercooler Talk
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - What would you do for a Klondike bar? Authorities said a man shoved an ice cream bar down his pants and then offered a Texaco station store owner $69 not to turn him in for shoplifting. The owner told police that a 65-year-old man tried to sneak the Klondike bar, along with packages of Ramen noodles and Famous Amos cookies, out of the store without paying Tuesday night.

When the store owner confronted the man as he tried the leave the store, the owner reported the man pulled the flattened ice cream snack out of his back pocket and offered the owner $69 for it.

The owner called police, and the man was charged with retail theft and violation of probation charges.

Birthdays
Talk show host Ralph Emery is 76. Bluegrass/country singer-musician Norman Blake is 71. Actor Chuck Norris is 69. Playwright David Rabe is 69. Singer Dean Torrence (Jan and Dean) is 69. Actress Katharine Houghton is 64. Rock musician Tom Scholz (Boston) is 62. Producer-director-writer Paul Haggis is 56. Alt-country/rock musician Gary Louris is 54. Actress Shannon Tweed is 52. Pop/jazz singer Jeanie Bryson is 51. Actress Sharon Stone is 51. Rock musician Gail Greenwood is 49. Magician Lance Burton is 49. Actress Jasmine Guy is 47. Rock musician Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) is 46. Music producer Rick Rubin is 46. Britain's Prince Edward is 45.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions

11-18-37-46-55 Mega: 45
Draw date: Friday, March 6
Jackpot: $16 million

SuperLotto
17-34-39-40-46 Mega: 4
Draw date: Saturday, March 7
Jackpot: $18 million

Fantasy 5
2-24-27-28-31
Draw date: Monday, March 9

Daily 4
7-0-5-2
Draw date: Monday, March 9

Daily 3
Midday: 3-8-7
Evening: 3-1-1
Draw date: Monday, March 9

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Wins
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:44.61
Draw date: Monday, March 9

Daybreak will dawn again tomorrow morning on The-Signal.com. Right now, head back to our home page and check out the rest of today's local news, sports, features, weather, traffic info, videos, blogs, community calendar, "Ask the Expert" and more. The-Signal.com is your community online, every day.

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