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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 28, 2010

Posted: February 27, 2010 9:46 p.m.
Updated: February 28, 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 Sunday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2010. There are 306 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, 1960, a day after defeating the Soviets at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, the United States won its first Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia's team, 9-4.

Five years ago: In Santa Maria, the prosecution and defense gave opening statements in the sexual molestation trial of Michael Jackson, who was later acquitted. A suicide car bombing targeted at security recruits killed 125 people in Hillah, Iraq.

Watercooler Talk
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The woman apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child.

According to court records, an employee at Riverview Elementary School in Memphis reported a drunk woman armed with a sword was running through the halls of the school and had threatened to cut her.

Officers who arrived on the scene retrieved a black cane that concealed the blade.

The woman was charged with aggravated assault and having a weapon on school property.

Birthdays
Producer Saul Zaentz is 89. Actor Charles Durning is 87. Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin, is 84. Architect Frank Gehry is 81. Actor Gavin MacLeod is 79. Hall of Fame auto racer Mario Andretti is 70. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Bubba Smith is 65. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 62. Actress Bernadette Peters is 62. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is 62. Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman is 57. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 55. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Adrian Dantley is 54. Actor John Turturro is 53. Rock singer Cindy Wilson is 53. Actress Rae Dawn Chong is 49. Actress Ali Larter is 34.

Lottery

Mega Millions
4-14-29-54-56 Mega: 40
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 26
Jackpot: $99 million

SuperLotto
5-9-14-39-47 Mega: 27
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 27
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
3-5-10-37-38
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 27

Daily 4
5-2-1-0
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 27

Daily 3
Midday: 3-5-3
Evening: 2-5-7
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 27

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 03 Hot Spot
Race time: 1:40.90
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 27

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