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Signal Photos's Daybreak: March 14, 2009

Posted: March 14, 2009 1:41 a.m.
Updated: March 14, 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
"Why do we need $2 million to study astronomy in Hawaii when unemployment is going up and the stock market is tanking." ­- Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (click here for full letters)

Today is Saturday, March 14, the 73rd day of 2009. There are 292 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History
On March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin, an invention that revolutionized America's cotton industry.
Five years ago: Opposition Socialists scored a dramatic upset win in Spain's general election, unseating conservatives stung by charges they'd provoked the Madrid terror bombings by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq. review of U.S. policy toward China.

Watercooler Talk
BRYANT, Ark. (AP) - Police said a woman has been arrested for allegedly slipping some tranquilizers into her boss's coffee because she felt "he needed to chill out." Police said the 24-year-old woman admitted to detectives that she slipped the drugs into veteranarian John Duckett's drink. Officers said Duckett knew something was wrong shortly after drinking some of the coffee Tuesday morning.

Officers said the woman cleaned the cages at the the Reynolds Road Animal Clinic.

A judge set bond at $25,000 Friday and a jailer said the woman was still being held Friday. Her next court appearance is scheduled for April 21.

Former astronaut Frank Borman is 81. Singer Phil Phillips is 78. Actor Michael Caine is 76. Composer-conductor Quincy Jones is 76. Former astronaut Eugene Cernan is 75. Actor Raymond J. Barry is 70. Movie director Wolfgang Petersen is 68. Country singer Michael Martin Murphey is 64. Rock musician Walt Parazaider (Chicago) is 64. Actor Steve Kanaly is 63. Comedian Billy Crystal is 61. Country singer Jann Browne is 55. Actor Adrian Zmed is 55. Prince Albert II, the ruler of Monaco, is 51. Actress Tamara Tunie is 50. Actress Penny Johnson Jerald is 48.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
10-12-26-46-50 Mega: 23
Draw date: Friday, March 13
Jackpot: $26 million

8-15-34-38-47 Mega: 2
Draw date: Wednesday, March 11
Jackpot: $20 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, March 13

Daily 4

Draw date: Friday, March 13

Daily 3
Midday: 1-8-9
Evening: 0-0-3
Draw date: Friday, March 13

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:44.85
Draw date: Friday, March 13

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