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The's Daybreak: Feb. 23, 2009

Posted: February 23, 2009 1:21 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2009 4:30 a.m.
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Today in History
Today is Monday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2009. There are 311 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 23, 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi, where they raised the American flag twice.

Ten years ago: A jury in Jasper, Texas, convicted white supremacist John William King of murder in the gruesome dragging death of a black man, James Byrd Jr.; King was sentenced to death two days later.

One year ago: Former United Auto Workers president Douglas A. Fraser died in Southfield, Mich., at age 91.

Watercooler Talk
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison man already serving time for impersonating an officer apparently hasn't learned his lesson. Thirty-year-old Joshua D. Kay is charged with a new count of impersonating an officer. At an initial court appearance Friday he stood mute so the court entered a plea of not guilty.

Prosecutors say Kay has been telling other inmates he's actually a sheriff's deputy, working undercover to investigate other deputies. Online court records didn't list an attorney for Kay on Saturday.

Kay is serving an eight-month jail sentence for three misdemeanors. Among them was a 2007 conviction for turning on flashing red lights and a siren on his personal car to try to stop a speeder.

Country songwriter Bob Willis is 75. Actor Peter Fonda is 69. Author John Sandford is 65. Singer-musician Johnny Winter is 65. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 63. Actress Patricia Richardson is 58. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 57. Singer Howard Jones is 54. Rock musician Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 47. Country singer Dusty Drake is 45. Actress Kristin Davis is 44. Tennis player Helena Sukova is 44. Actor Marc Price is 41. Actress Niecy Nash is 39. Rock musician Jeff Beres (Sister Hazel) is 38. Country singer Steve Holy is 37. Rock musician Lasse Johansson (The Cardigans) is 36. Actress Emily Blunt is 26. Actress Dakota Fanning is 15.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
21-28-41-45-55 Mega: 24
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20
Jackpot: $145 million

25-27-30-32-38 Mega: 2
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 21
Jackpot: $11 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 22

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 22

Daily 3
Midday: 4-2-9
Evening: 4-6-2
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 22

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:47.41
Draw date: Monday, Feb. 22

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