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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: March 11, 2009

Posted: March 11, 2009 1:20 a.m.
Updated: March 11, 2009 12:43 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
"The so-called stimulus legislation ... is only stimulating rashness, rushing and riskiness."

"We want to insure that accepting these dollars will not lock in county taxpayers for additional spending after the stimulus money is gone." -- Michael D. Antonovich, Supervisor (Click here for story)


Today's Highlight in History:
On March 11, 1942, as Japanese forces continued to advance in the Pacific during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur left the Philippines for Australia. (MacArthur, who subsequently vowed, "I shall return," kept that promise more than 2½ years later.)

Ten years ago
The House voted 219-191 to conditionally support President Bill Clinton's plan to send U.S. troops to Kosovo if a peace agreement were reached.

Watercooler Talk
BELTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities charged a South Carolina pastor accused of setting fire to his own church with second-degree arson. Anderson County Fire Chief Billy Gibson said Christopher Daniels, 40, reported a fire at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Belton when he opened the church for services Sunday morning.

Gibson said the century-old church suffered moderate fire damage and significant smoke damage. Members said the church changed names recently and was vandalized with graffiti a few months ago.

Daniels remains at the Anderson County jail under a $25,000 bond. Jail officials didn't know if he had an attorney and a message left at his home wasn't immediately returned.

Birthdays
Terence Alexander is 86. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 78. ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 75. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is 73. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 70. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 64. Actor Mark Metcalf is 63. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 62. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 59. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 59. Actress Susan Richardson is 57. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 56. Singer Nina Hagen is 54. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 54. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 52. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 47.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
2-27-31-39-40 Mega: 23
Draw date: Tuesday, March 10
Jackpot: $16 million

SuperLotto
17-34-39-40-46 Mega: 4
Draw date: Saturday, March 7
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
4-12-23-28-37
Draw date:Tuesday, March 10

Daily 4
9-3-1-2
Draw date:Tuesday, March 10

Daily 3
Midday: 0-9-2
Evening: 3-0-6
Draw date:Tuesday, March 10

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:43.12
Draw date:Tuesday, March 10

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