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The's Daybreak: Feb. 27, 2009

Posted: February 27, 2009 12:12 a.m.
Updated: February 26, 2009 11:33 p.m.
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! 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:

First Word
"The steadfast stubborness that ensues results in uncooperative behavior that would be unacceptable in a kindergarten playground."­ - Bill Kennedy (Click here to read story)

Today in History
Today is Friday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2009. There are 307 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History
On Feb. 27, 1933, Germany's parliament building, the Reichstag, was gutted by fire. Chancellor Adolf Hitler, blaming the Communists, used the fire as justification for suspending civil liberties.

Five years ago
America's top bishop, Wilton Gregory, declared the days of sheltering sex abusers in the Roman Catholic priesthood were "history" as two reports showed how pervasive assaults on minors had been during the previous half-century.

Watercooler Talk
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities arrested a man who claimed he was justified in stealing candy at a truck stop because he had served in the military. Police said an officer confronted a 31-year-old man at the truck stop early Monday morning. The officer reported finding several packages of candy and nuts, two black T-shirts and a 20 oz. bottle of beer in his pockets.

He said he had paid for all the items, but a clerk denied ringing up any purchases for him.
A report stated that while in the patrol vehicle, the man screamed out the window that he had served in the military over in Iraq and could steal all the M&M'S he wanted.

His veteran status could not be immediately verified.

Actress Joanne Woodward is 79. Actress Elizabeth Taylor is 77. Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is 75. Actress Barbara Babcock is 72. Actor Howard Hesseman is 69. Actress Debra Monk is 60.

To our readers
Beginning March 1, your daily Signal will shed its environmentally unfriendly plastic bag. Your paper will now only be bagged during inclement weather.

California Lottery Winning Numbers

Mega Millions
1-27-28-35-40 Mega: 6
Draw date: Tuesday, Feb. 24
Jackpot: $171 million

1-13-19-23-25 Mega: 12
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 25 Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 26

Daily 3
Midday: 5-1-0
Evening: 1-6-0
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 26

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:43:24
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 26

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