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The-Signal.com's Daybreak: Feb. 10, 2009

Posted: February 10, 2009 1:21 a.m.
Updated: February 10, 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
"Congress has the power to change the law, not the services."
- David Turk, Valencia (click here for full story)

Today in History
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2009. There are 324 days left in the year.

Today's highlight in history
On Feb. 10, 2002, Israeli warplanes and helicopter gunships attack a Palestinian National Authority security compound and other targets in Gaza City.

Five years ago
U.S.-backed, anti-narcotics soldiers capture Nayibe Rojas, a female rebel commander who is believed to manage drug and financial operations for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, the nation's largest guerrilla group.

Watercooler talk
DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Authorities said a man was put behind bars for using a tire iron to attack his brother over a pair of jeans. A sheriff's office report said a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man were arguing Thursday night over the pants. The argument escalated and punches were thrown.

The 23-year-old man then got the tire iron from a truck and struck his older brother in the back of the head and took off running. Authorities said he returned home and told deputies he felt bad about hitting his brother.

The 23-year-old was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was taken to jail where he was being held without bail Friday.

Birthdays
Opera singer Leontyne Price is 82. Actor Robert Wagner is 79. Rock musician Don Wilson (The Ventures) is 76. Singer Roberta Flack is 72. Singer Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) is 69. Jazz singer Kenny Rankin is 69. Rock musician Bob Spalding (The Ventures) is 62. Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Spitz is 59. Country singer Lionel Cartwright is 49. Movie director Alexander Payne ("Sideways") is 48. ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos is 48. Actress Laura Dern is 42. Country singer Dude Mowrey is 37. Actress Elizabeth Banks is 35. Pop singer Rosanna Taverez (Eden's Crush) is 32.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

2-12-18-28-31 Mega: 3
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6
Jackpot: $73 million

SuperLotto
14-23-24-25-44 Mega: 18
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 7
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
2-10-17-23-32
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 9

Daily 4

9-3-9-4
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 9

Daily 3
Midday: 2-0-4
Evening: 5-6-8
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 9

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:42:76
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 9

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