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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 8, 2010

Posted: February 7, 2010 9:47 p.m.
Updated: February 8, 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. 8, the 39th day of 2010. There are 326 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 8, 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated.

Ten years ago:
Internet vandals continued an unprecedented campaign of electronic assaults against the biggest names in cyberspace, disrupting access for consumers to popular Web sites including eBay, Amazon.com and CNN.com.

One year ago: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won five Grammys, including album of the year, for “Raising Sand.”


Watercooler Talk
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska dentist has given a bald eagle a unique beak — using a temporary crown, sticky poster putty and yellow highlighter.

The bird was found in December with severe damage to its beak, apparently from fishing line that wrapped around it and started cutting into it.

Cindy Palmatier at the Bird Treatment and Learning Center says staff there decided to turn to dentist Kirk Johnson, who thought of patching up the beak with the same material used to make temporary crowns for people.

The “crown” is being held on with poster putty, and Johnson colored it in using highlighter to give it a yellow tint.

Birthdays
Composer-conductor John Williams is 78. Former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel is 70. Actor Nick Nolte is 69. Comedian Robert Klein is 68. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 57. Author John Grisham is 55. Rock singer Vince Neil (Motley Crue) is 49. Actor Gary Coleman is 42. Actress Mary McCormack is 41. Rock musician Keith Nelson (Buckcherry) is 41. Retired NBA player Alonzo Mourning is 40. Actor Seth Green is 36. Actor Josh Morrow is 36. Rock musician Phoenix (Linkin Park) is 33. Rock musician Jeremy Davis (Paramore) is 25. Rock musician Max Grahn (Carolina Liar) is 22. Actor Ryan Pinkston is 22. Actress Karle Warren (“Judging Amy”) is 18.

Lottery
Mega Millions

10-20-45-51-53 Mega: 41
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 5
Jackpot: $32 million

SuperLotto
19-29-36-37-41 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 6
Jackpot: $20 million

Fantasy 5
7-8-9-13-27
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 7

Daily 4
8-9-9-0
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 7

Daily 3
Midday: 9-1-9
Evening: 0-1-0
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 7

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:43.15
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 7

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