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The's Daybreak: Feb. 15, 2010

Posted: February 14, 2010 10:00 p.m.
Updated: February 15, 2010 4:55 a.m.

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 is Monday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2010. There are 319 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain.

Ten years ago:
Republican presidential rivals George W. Bush and John McCain fought over campaign financing and the tenor of their nomination contest in a testy debate in Columbia, S.C. that included Alan Keyes.

Watercooler Talk
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 51-year-old Ohio man has embraced the Valentine’s Day spirit faster than anyone before, giving 7,777 hugs in 24 hours for a new world record.

Jeff Ondash, who sought the squeezes under the costumed alter ego Teddy McHuggin, broke the record Saturday night outside the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

“When you hug somebody, they all walk away from each other smiling,” Ondash said. “They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away; a hug a day — it’s just fun.”

Ondash said he wanted to become the world’s hugging champion to raise money for the American Heart Association during American Heart month.

Actor Kevin McCarthy is 96. Actor Allan Arbus is 92. Actress Claire Bloom is 79. Songwriter Brian Holland is 69. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) is 66. Actress Jane Seymour is 59.  “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 56. Model Janice Dickinson is 55. Actor Christopher McDonald is 55. Reggae singer Ali Campbell is 51. Musician Mikey Craig (Culture Club) is 50. College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Darrell Green is 50. Actress Renee O’Connor is 39. Actress Sarah Wynter is 37. Rock singer Brandon Boyd (Incubus) is 34. Musician Ronnie Vannucci (The Killers) is 34.

Mega Millions
14-16-17-33-47 Mega: 23
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 12
Jackpot: $56 million

1-7-11-39-46 Mega: 11
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 13
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 14

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 14

Daily 3
Midday: 8-0-5
Evening: 7-0-6
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 14

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:44.40
Draw date: Sunday, Feb. 14


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