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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 21, 2010

Posted: January 20, 2010 9:40 p.m.
Updated: January 21, 2010 4:55 a.m.
 
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:

Today is Thursday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2010. There are 344 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Jan. 21, 1910, shortly before 11 a.m., the Great Paris Flood began as the rain-swollen Seine River burst its banks, sending water into the French capital for more than a week.

One year ago: In a whirlwind first full day in office, President Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy, summoned top military officials to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the daunting thicket of Middle East diplomacy.

Watercooler Talk

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) - Police said a prank turned potentially dangerous when a man angry about a snowball hitting his car allegedly pulled a knife on a group of youths and kidnapped one of them. No one was injured. Joshua Good, 25, was to be arraigned Monday in Superior Court on charges including first-degree kidnapping, threatening and reckless endangerment. The kidnapping charge carries 10 to 25 years in prison.

Police said a group of youths was throwing snowballs near Colony Park Friday night when Good's car was hit. Police say Good threatened the youths with a knife and forced a 13-year-old boy into his car.

Authorities say Good drove the boy home and didn't hurt him. Good posted $150,000 bail.


Birthdays
Actress Ann Wedgeworth is 76. World Golf Hall of Famer Jack Nicklaus is 70. Opera singer Placido Domingo is 69. Singer Richie Havens is 69. Singer Mac Davis is 68. Actress Jill Eikenberry is 63. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 60. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is 57. Actress Geena Davis is 54. Basketball Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon is 47. Actress Charlotte Ross is 42. Actress Karina Lombard is 41. Rapper Levirt (B-Rock and the Bizz) is 40. Rock singer-songwriter Cat Power is 38. Rock DJ Chris Kilmore (Incubus) is 37. Actor Vincent Laresca is 36. Singer Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) is 34. Country singer Phil Stacey is 32. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nokio (Dru Hill) is 31. Actress Izabella Miko (MEE'-koh) is 29.

California lotto
Mega Millions

4-5-34-38-41 Mega: 18
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 19
Jackpot: $105 million

SuperLotto
7-11-15-31-45 Mega: 3
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 20
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
5-23-28-29-32
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 20

Daily 4
7-9-2-8
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 2-8-3
Evening: 9-6-8
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 01 Gold Rush
Race time: 1:41.91
Draw date: Wednesday, Jan. 20

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