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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 11, 2010

Posted: February 10, 2010 10:18 p.m.
Updated: February 11, 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, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2010. There are 323 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1960, “Tonight Show” host Jack Paar stunned his audience by walking off the program in a dispute with NBC over its decision to censor an anecdote he’d quoted the night before. Paar returned about a month later.

Five years ago:
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a visit to Iraq, where he observed Iraqi security forces and declared “there’s no question progress has been made” in preparing the nation for building a new government.

Watercooler Talk
LILBURN, Ga. (AP) ­— Police in Georgia say a 23-year-old man grabbed a baseball bat inside of a Wal-Mart and smashed 29 flat-screen televisions.

Police in Lilburn near Atlanta have charged Westley Strellis with 29 counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Witnesses tell police he grabbed a metal baseball bat from the sporting goods section Wednesday, walked to the electronics department and destroyed the TVs on display.

He was arrested not long after that.

Police say the televisions are valued at more than $22,000.

Police say they do not know whether Strellis has an attorney.

Birthdays
Actor Leslie Nielsen is 84. Actress Tina Louise is 76. Actor Burt Reynolds is 74. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 71. Actor Sonny Landham is 69. Rhythm-and-blues singer Otis Clay is 68. Actor Philip Anglim is 58. Actress Catherine Hickland is 54. Actress Carey Lowell is 49. Singer Sheryl Crow is 48. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is 46. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 41. Actor Damian Lewis is 39. Actress Marisa Petroro is 38. Singer D’Angelo is 36. Actor Brice Beckham is 34. Rock M-C/vocalist Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) is 33. Singer-actress Brandy is 31. Actor Matthew Lawrence is 30. Rhythm-and-blues singer Kelly Rowland is 29. Actress Q’orianka (kohr-ee-AHN’-kuh) Kilcher is 20. Actor Taylor Lautner is 18.

Lottery
Mega Millions

2-17-20-26-48 Mega: 12
Draw date: Tuesday, Feb. 9
Jackpot: $32 million

SuperLotto
19-21-26-30-42 Mega: 25
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
3-6-8-15-37
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Daily 4
1-2-1-7
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Daily 3
Midday: 5-7-0
Evening: 2-8-5
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:49.26
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10

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