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The's Daybreak: Feb. 12, 2009

Posted: February 12, 2009 12:25 a.m.
Updated: February 12, 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
"When I’m out there, it’s like it’s all on you. No one could say this and that. It’s just riding."
- Hakeem Bradley, West Ranch High School senior (click here for full story)

Today is Thursday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2009. There are 322 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day LaRue County, Ky. Naturalist Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England.

Ten years ago:  The Senate voted to acquit President Bill Clinton of perjury and obstruction of justice; Clinton told Americans he was “profoundly sorry” for what he’d said and done in the Monica Lewinsky affair that triggered it all.

Watercooler talk

CAPE HAZE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said they arrested a man who apparently forgot to fill up when he was robbing a gas station. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said a 23-year-old man used a Bowie knife to rob a Cape Haze gas station early Sunday. Deputies said the man pulled the 12-inch blade and demanded money.

But when he left, a customer followed him and called 911.

While deputies were looking for signs of the robber, a newspaper carrier told them that a man in a car matching the one from the robbery had run out of gas nearby.

The man was arrested several hours after the robbery and charged with robbery with a weapon and loitering/prowling. He was released Monday on $10,500 bail.

Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 86. Actor Louis Zorich is 85. Baseball Hall of Fame sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 83. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., is 79. Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell is 75. Actor Joe Don Baker is 73. Author Judy Blume is 71. Rock musician Ray Manzarek (The Doors) is 70. Country singer Moe Bandy is 65. Actress Maud Adams is 64. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 63. Actor Michael Ironside is 59. Rock musician Steve Hackett is 59. Rock singer Michael McDonald is 57. Actress Joanna Kerns is 56. Actor-former talk show host Arsenio Hall is 54. Actor John Michael Higgins is 46. Actress Christine Elise is 44. Actor Josh Brolin is 41. Singer Chynna Phillips is 41.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
18-29-38-43-47 Mega: 7
Draw date: Tuesday, Feb. 10
Jackpot: $73 million

4-11-15-23-34 Mega: 26
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 11
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 11

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 11

Daily 3
Midday: 3-8-9
Evening: 4-2-1
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 11

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:40.97
Draw date: Thursday, Feb. 11

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