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The's Daybreak: March 24, 2009

Posted: March 24, 2009 2:15 a.m.
Updated: March 24, 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: 

"If it keeps staying this dry we will use every drop." — Dan Masnada, general manager of the Castaic Lake Water Agency (Click here for story)

Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 83rd day of 2009. There are 282 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 24, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on a reef in Alaska and began leaking 11 million gallons of crude oil.

Five years ago: Former terrorism adviser Richard Clarke, testifying before the federal 9/11 Commission, accused the Bush administration of scaling back the campaign against Osama bin Laden before the attacks and undermining the fight against terrorism by invading Iraq.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry addressed the Virginia Provincial Convention; according to biographer William Wirt, it was during this speech that Henry declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"

Ten years ago: NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana gave the go-ahead for airstrikes against Serbian targets following the failure of Kosovo peace talks.


Fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie is 70. Actor R. Lee Ermey is 65. Movie director Curtis Hanson is 64. Rock musician Lee Oskar is 61. Singer Nick Lowe is 60. Rock musician Dougie Thomson (Supertramp) is 58. Comedian Louie Anderson is 56. Actress Donna Pescow is 55. Actor Robert Carradine is 55. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 49. Rhythm-and-blues DJ Rodney "Kool Kollie" Terry (Ghostown DJs) is 48. TV personality Star Jones is 47. Country-rock musician Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers) is 45. Rock singer-musician Sharon Corr (The Corrs) is 39. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 39. Rapper Maceo (P.A. Pasemaster Mase) is 39. Actor Jim Parsons is 36.

California Lottery Winning Numbers

Mega Millions
15-16-20-39-40 Mega: 26
Draw date: Friday, March 20
Jackpot: $24 million

7-28-34-38-45 Mega: 6
Draw date: Saturday, March 21
Jackpot: $28 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, March 23

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, March 23

Daily 3
Midday: 1-2-0
Evening: 6-9-3
Draw date: Monday, March 23

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:48.40
Draw date: Monday, March 23

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