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Signal Photos's Daybreak: Feb. 7, 2009

Posted: February 6, 2009 9:44 p.m.
Updated: February 7, 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
"Our generation has greater opportunity than any before us to leave our legacy behind."­
- Phyllis Miller, Santa Clarita (to read the full story, click here)

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2009. There are 327 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 7, 1984, space shuttle Challenger astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart went on the first untethered spacewalk, which lasted nearly six hours.

Ten years ago:
Jordan's King Hussein died of cancer at age 63; he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah. NASA launched the Stardust spacecraft on a mission to chase a comet in hopes of collecting a sample of comet dust.

Watercooler talk
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Elvis has left the vehicle. A man was arrested on more than 50 traffic citations - all in one day. Police said Elvis Alonzo Barrett, 46, fled from police trying to stop him for a traffic violation Thursday morning. Police said he ran through red lights, crashed into another car and a fence. Police said they found crack cocaine and a crack pipe in his car.

Barrett faces several charges, including fleeing and eluding and reckless driving.

He was also issued more than 50 traffic citations on charges including speeding, running red lights, and not wearing a seat belt.

Police said Barrett has a lengthy criminal history and his driver license was suspended.

Country singer Wilma Lee Cooper is 88. Author Gay Talese is 77. Actor Miguel Ferrer is 54. Reggae musician Brian Travers (UB40) is 50. Comedy writer Robert Smigel is 49. Actor James Spader is 49. Country singer Garth Brooks is 47. Rock musician David Bryan (Bon Jovi) is 47. Actor-comedian Eddie Izzard is 47. Actor-comedian Chris Rock is 44. Actor Jason Gedrick is 42. Actress Essence Atkins is 37. Rock singer-musician Wes Borland (Black Light Burns) is 34. Actor Ashton Kutcher is 31. Actress Tina Majorino is 24.


Mega Millions
2-12-18-28-31 Mega: 3
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6
Jackpot: $60 million

4-23-33-35-45 Mega: 14
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 4
Jackpot: $76 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6

Daily 3
Midday: 1-9-8
Evening: 1-1-9
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:44.62
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 6

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