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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Jan. 28, 2009

Posted: January 27, 2009 9:15 p.m.
Updated: January 28, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:

First Word
"I clearly believe there should be accountability and transparency."
- Paul Strickland, board member for William S. Hart Union High School District (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2009. There are 337 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Fla., killing all seven of its crew members: flight commander Francis R. “Dick” Scobee; pilot Michael Smith; Ronald McNair; Ellison Onizuka; Judith Resnik; Gregory Jarvis; and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

Ten years ago: Ford Motor Company announced it was buying the Volvo car division in a $6.45 billion deal.

Watercooler Talk
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said the St. Lucie County firefighter who took a man’s severed foot from an Interstate 95 crash scene last year has been charged with misdemeanor theft. The firefighter told the Florida Highway Patrol after the Sept. 19 crash that she took the remains to help train her cadaver dog. She eventually resigned from the St. Lucie County Fire District. She was arrested Monday.

FHP Lt. Tim Frith said the severity of a theft charge is usually determined by the value of what is stolen.

Since there’s no law specifically dealing with the theft of a body part, he said it was difficult to determine the monetary value of the foot.

The firefighter was released from jail on her own recognizance Monday afternoon.

 

Birthdays
 Musician-composer Acker Bilk is 80. Actor Nicholas Pryor is 74. Actor Alan Alda is 73. Actress Susan Howard is 67. Actress Marthe Keller is 64. Actress-singer Barbi Benton is 59. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is 54. Actress Harley Jane Kozak is 52. Movie director Frank Darabont is 50. Rock musician Dave Sharp is 50. Rock singer Sam Phillips is 47. Rock musician Dan Spitz (Anthrax) is 46. Country musician Greg Cook (Ricochet) is 44. Gospel singer Marvin Sapp is 42. Singer Sarah McLachlan is 41. Rapper Rakim is 41. DJ Muggs (Cypress Hill) is 41. Actress Kathryn Morris (“Cold Case”) is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Anthony Hamilton is 38.

Mega Millions
3-11-12-14-21 Mega: 25
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27
Jackpot: $30 million

SuperLotto
5-22-25-29-35 Mega: 7
Draw date: Saturday, Jan. 24
Jackpot: $62 million

Fantasy 5
7-8-13-20-34
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Daily 4
4-3-2-2
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Daily 3
Midday: 0-9-4
Evening: 4-5-2
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27

Daily Derby
1st: 11 Money Bags
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:49.09
Draw date: Tuesday, Jan. 27

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