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The's Daybreak: March 26, 2009

Posted: March 26, 2009 4:38 a.m.
Updated: March 26, 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: 

“The real heroes are the single moms who courageously get up every morning and put their own needs aside in favor of their families.” ­— DaAnne Smith, exectuive director of Single Mothers Outreach. (Click here for story)

Today is Thursday, March 26, the 85th day of 2009. There are 280 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 26, 1979, a peace treaty was signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and witnessed by President Jimmy Carter at the White House.

Five years ago: Phoenix Bishop Thomas O'Brien was sentenced to four years' probation and 1,000 hours of community service for a hit-and-run accident that killed pedestrian Jim Reed. Actress Jan Sterling died in Woodland Hills, Calif., at age 82.
Mega Millions

Watercooler Talk
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Well, at least the salsa is low-cal. The West Michigan Whitecaps, a minor league baseball team, will be offering up major league cholesterol, carbohydrates and calories in an enormous hamburger being added to the menu this year at the Fifth Third Ballpark.

The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips, all on an 8-inch sesame-seed bun. That's a lot of dough!

The Grand Rapids Press reports that anyone who eats the entire 4,800-calorie behemoth in one sitting will receive a special T-shirt. Saner fans can divide it up with a pizza cutter and share. The Midwest League team is a Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.


Jazz musician James Moody is 84. Conductor-composer Pierre Boulez is 84. Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 79. Actor-director Leonard Nimoy is 78. Actor Alan Arkin is 75. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is 69. Actor James Caan is 69. Author Erica Jong is 67. Journalist Bob Woodward is 66. Singer Diana Ross is 65. Actor Johnny Crawford is 63. Rock singer Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) is 61. Singer and TV personality Vicki Lawrence is 60. Actor Ernest Thomas is 60. Singer Teddy Pendergrass is 59. Comedian Martin Short is 59. Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 59.

California Lottery Winning Numbers

Mega Millions
4-25-34-43-44 Mega: 45
Draw date: Tuesday, March 24
Jackpot: $34 million

3-7-23-31-36 Mega: 16
Draw date: Wednesday, March 25
Jackpot: $28 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, March 25

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, March 25

Daily 3
Midday: 0-8-2
Evening: 2-4-6
Draw date: Wednesday, March 25

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:40.74
Draw date: Wednesday, March 25

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