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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 1, 2010

Posted: January 31, 2010 10:47 p.m.
Updated: February 1, 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 Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2010. There are 333 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 1, 1960, four black college students began a sit-in protest at a whites-only Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., which refused to serve them; similar protests sprang up across the South.

Ten years ago: Sen. John McCain defeated Texas Gov. George W. Bush to win the Republican New Hampshire primary; Vice President Al Gore edged Bill Bradley to win the Democratic primary.

Watercooler talk
TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) - Tracks in the snow leading from a crashed car to the nearby bridge overpass on New Mexico's I-40 just didn't look right to officers.

State police say that officers patrolling the stretch near Tucumcari Saturday found that 40-year-old Henry Alan Lowe of El Paso, Texas, had lost control of his sedan and crashed into a snow pile.

Then they noticed tracks leading back and forth from the trunk to the bridge.

They allege that partially hidden under the overpass were large plastic wrapped bundles and inside was about 238 pounds of raw marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $642,000.

Police say Lowe was arrested after treated for a gash to his head.

Birthdays
America's last surviving World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, is 109. Gospel singer George Beverly Shea is 101. Actor Stuart Whitman is 82. Singer Don Everly is 73. Actor Garrett Morris is 73. Singer Ray Sawyer (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show) is 73. Actor Sherman Hemsley is 72. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 71. Jazz musician Joe Sample is 71. TV personality-singer Joy Philbin is 69. Comedian Terry Jones is 68. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) is 66. Opera singer Carol Neblett is 64. Rock musician Mike Campbell (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) is 60. Blues singer-musician Sonny Landreth is 59. Actor-writer-producer Bill Mumy (MOO'-mee) is 56.

California lotto
Mega Millions

1-10-22-23-38 Mega: 19
Draw date: Friday, Jan. 29
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
4-12-14-44-47 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 30
Jackpot: $18 million

Fantasy 5
12-15-27-36-38
Draw date: Monday, Jan. 31

Daily 4
3-4-6-1
Draw date: Monday, Jan. 31

Daily 3
Midday: 9-6-0
Evening: 6-6-2
Draw date: Monday, Jan. 31

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:43.29
Draw date: Monday, Jan. 31

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