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The's Daybreak: Feb. 15, 2009

Posted: February 15, 2009 12:57 a.m.
Updated: February 15, 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
"If there are some cuts in these areas they would not be received well by our community, but we all have to realize that $30 million is a lot of money to make up."
­- Bill Bolde, Saugus principal (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Sunday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2009. There are 319 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Feb. 15, 1898, the U.S. battleship Maine mysteriously blew up in Havana Harbor, killing more than 260 crew members and bringing the United States closer to war with Spain.

One year ago:
Business tycoon Steve Fossett, 63, was declared dead by a judge in Cook County, Ill., five months after his small plane vanished after taking off from an airstrip near Yerington, Nev.

Watercooler talk
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — A man in Washington state made sure a pair of burglars didn’t get away with his three flat-screen televisions — he moved their getaway car.

Patrick Rosario was in the basement of his Bellevue home on Tuesday when he heard the burglars upstairs.

The Seattle Times says the 32-year-old Rosario, who had been laid off from his job as a Washington Mutual manager, called 911 while he sneaked out of the house.

He saw a white van sitting in front of his house with the motor running and the keys in the ignition, and he got in and drove it to a friend’s house.

Police say the burglars left the televisions, a laptop computer and a jewelry box by the door and took off on foot.

Actor Kevin McCarthy is 95. Actor Allan Arbus is 91. Country singer Hank Locklin is 91. Former Illinois Congressman John Anderson is 87. Actress Claire Bloom is 78. Author Susan Brownmiller is 74. Songwriter Brian Holland is 68. Rock musician Mick Avory (The Kinks) is 65. Jazz musician Henry Threadgill is 65. Actress Jane Seymour is 58. Singer Melissa Manchester is 58. Actress Lynn Whitfield is 56. “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is 55. Model Janice Dickinson is 54. Actor Christopher McDonald is 54.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
18-29-38-43-47 Mega: 7
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
Jackpot: $85 million

Mega Millions
25-36-37-40-51 Mega: 20
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 13
Jackpot: $103 million

15-26-29-40-42 Mega: 25
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 14
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 14

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Feb.14

Daily 3
Midday: 6-1-2
Evening: 1-9-5
Draw date: Saturday, Feb. 14

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:42.73
Draw date: Saturday, Feb.14

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