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The's Daybreak: Feb. 21, 2009

Posted: February 20, 2009 11:59 p.m.
Updated: February 21, 2009 4:55 a.m.
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"Wanting any president to fail is asking for the United States to fail."
-Robert Kerman, Valencia (Click here to read the full letter)

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2009. There are 313 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History
On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside the Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam.

One year ago
: Serb rioters broke into the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade and set fire during protests against Western support for an independent Kosovo. A Venezuelan plane crashed in the Andes, killing all 46 on board.

Watercooler Talk
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The family of an 86-year-old woman who was billed for over $1,000 in phone sex calls suspects identify theft. Arlene Hald recently received a credit card bill addressed to her husband, Sylvester, who died nearly 20 years ago. Hald said they never had a credit card, yet an account in his name was charged.

Hald’s daughter, Peggy Rytych, believes her father was the victim of ID theft. She called the billing company, Preferred Platinum Plan, which agreed to remove the charges.

Rytych says they thought that was the end of it — until another bill arrived for over $70. The California-based company agreed to remove the latest charges and never bill Hald again.

Fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy is 82. Movie director Bob Rafelson is 76. Actress Rue McClanahan is 74. Actor Gary Lockwood is 72. Actor-director Richard Beymer is 70. Actor Peter McEnery is 69. Film/music company executive David Geffen is 66. Actor Alan Rickman is 63. Actress Tyne Daly is 63. Actor Anthony Daniels is 63. Tricia Nixon Cox is 63. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, is 62. Rock musician Jerry Harrison (The Heads) is 60. Actress Christine Ebersole is 56. Actor William Petersen is 56. Actor Kelsey Grammer is 54. Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 51. Actor Jack Coleman is 51. Actor Christopher Atkins is 48.

California Lottery
Mega Millions
21-28-41-45-55 Mega: 24
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20
Jackpot: $120 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 3-1-8
Evening: 8-0-8
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:42.86
Draw date: Friday, Feb. 20

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