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The's Daybreak: March 8, 2009

Posted: March 8, 2009 12:59 a.m.
Updated: March 8, 2009 4:55 a.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 so-called stimulus legislation ... is only stimulating rashness, rushing and riskiness."
Tana Lampton, Agua Dulce (Click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Sunday, March 8, the 67th day of 2009. There are 298 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On March 8, 1862, during the Civil War, the ironclad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) rammed and sank the USS Cumberland and heavily damaged the USS Congress, both frigates, off Newport News, Va.

Ten years ago
New York Yankees baseball star Joe DiMaggio died in Hollywood, Fla., at age 84. President Bill Clinton began a tour of Central America with a visit to hurricane-battered Nicaragua.

Watercooler Talk
WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they arrested an escaped jail inmate trying to sneak back into the lockup with cigarettes allegedly stolen from a nearby store.

Sheriff Tommy Gregory said Saturday that 25-year-old Harry Jackson had opened a door to the exercise yard and climbed the outer fence.

Deputies found a jail door unlocked early Saturday and were looking for the inmate. They spotted Jackson trying to come back in and found 14 packs of cigarettes they believe were stolen from a convenience store about a block away.

Jackson faces new charges of breaking out of jail and burglary. He was already in jail in Camden County in far southeast Georgia for charges including possession of a controlled substance and violating probation.

Actress Sue Ane Langdon is 73. Baseball player-turned-author Jim Bouton is 70. Actress Lynn Redgrave is 66. Actor-director Micky Dolenz is 64. Singer-musician Randy Meisner is 63. Pop singer Peggy March is 61. Baseball Hall-of-Fame electee Jim Rice is 56. Singer Gary Numan is 51.

California Lottery Winning Numbers
Mega Millions
11-18-37-46-55 Mega: 45
Draw date: Friday, March 6
Jackpot: $16 million

17-34-39-40-46 Mega: 4
Draw date: Saturday, March 7
Jackpot: $16 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, March 7

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, March 7

Daily 3
Midday: 9-2-1
Evening: 1-0-6
Draw date: Saturday, March 7

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 04 Big Ben
3rd: 07 Eureka
Race time: 1:48.85
Draw date: Saturday, March 7

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