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The's Daybreak: Feb. 19, 2009

Posted: February 19, 2009 1:11 a.m.
Updated: February 19, 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:

Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2009. There are 315 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History
On Feb. 19, 1945, during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful monthlong battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces.

Ten years ago
President Bill Clinton posthumously pardoned Henry O. Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point, whose military career had been tarnished by a racially motivated discharge.

Watercooler Talk
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities said a burglary suspect was literally caught with his pants down while trying to run away.

A deputy responded to an alarm at a convenient store early Tuesday morning and reported seeing a 37-year-old man exiting through a smashed-out front door while carrying several packs of cigarettes.

Deputies said the man tried to flee, but the handfuls of cigarettes prevented him from holding up his pants, which fell down and tripped him before he could make it out of the parking lot.

The man was charged with criminal mischief, burglary, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held on $12,000 bail.

Singer Smokey Robinson is 69. Singer Bobby Rogers (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles) is 69. Actress Carlin Glynn is 69. Singer Lou Christie is 66. Actor Michael Nader is 64. Rock musician Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell) is 61. Author Amy Tan is 57. Actor Jeff Daniels is 54. Rock singer-musician Dave Wakeling is 53. Talk show host Lorianne Crook is 52. Actor Ray Winstone is 52. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is 50. Britain’s Prince Andrew is 49. Tennis Hall-of-Famer Hana Mandlikova is 47. Singer Seal is 46. Country musician Ralph McCauley (Wild Horses) is 45. Rock musician Jon Fishman (Phish) is 44. Actress Justine Bateman is 43.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
1-9-23-27-33 Mega: 24
Draw date: Tuesday, Feb. 17
Jackpot: $120 million

1-6-10-23-40 Mega: 18
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 18
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 18

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 18

Daily 3
Midday: 0-9-4
Evening: 2-0-2
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 18

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:45.72
Draw date: Wednesday, Feb. 18

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