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The's Daybreak: April 8, 2009

Posted: April 8, 2009 12:58 a.m.
Updated: April 8, 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:

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves hit his 715th career home run in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking Babe Ruth's record.

Five years ago: National security adviser Condoleezza Rice told the Sept. 11 commission "there was no silver bullet" that could have prevented the attacks.

Watercooler Talk
CHILTON, Wis. (AP) - A man faces an arson charge after telling authorities he wasn't thinking when he decided to use gasoline for cleaning up his apartment, and then tossed a lit cigarette into a pile of gas-soaked cushions and clothes.

A criminal complaint filed Monday quoted a 47-year-old man as saying he knew gasoline is flammable and never should have used it.

The complaint said that when the fire began Friday, he didn't pull the fire alarm but instead shouted "fire" a couple times and walked to the Menasha police department for an ambulance to take him to the hospital where he was treated for burns.

Firefighters said the blaze extensively damaged the apartment and caused heavy smoke damage throughout the building.

Former first lady Betty Ford is 91. Comedian Shecky Greene is 83. Actor-turned-diplomat John Gavin is 78. Seymour Hersh is 72.

A story about speed humps installed on Benz Road ("Speed humps get mixed reviews," April 6) contained an error. After the conclusion of the present three-month study period, the city will undertake another three-month study that retains the speed humps but removes the right-turn restrictions on Copper Hill Drive.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
2-4-13-17-36 Mega: 15
Draw date: Tuesday, April 7
Jackpot: $65 million

8-18-21-41-46 Mega: 24
Draw date: Saturday, April 7
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, April 7

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, April 7

Daily 3
Midday: 7-3-8
Evening: 2-9-9
Draw date: Tuesday, April 7

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:42.02
Draw date: Tuesday, April 7

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