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The's Daybreak: May 5, 2009

Posted: May 4, 2009 9:59 p.m.
Updated: May 5, 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 is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2009. There are 240 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. became America's first space traveler as he made a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Five years ago: Seeking to calm international outrage, President George W. Bush acknowledged mistakes but stopped short of an apology as he condemned the abuse and deaths of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers during appearances on two Arabic-language TV networks.

Watercooler talk
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) - A two-story farmhouse on sale for a dollar in northern Virginia is drawing attention from prospective buyers as far as Alaska and Great Britain. There is a catch, however. The land is not for sale, and the buyer will have to pay to have the house carted away.

The 1880s farmhouse is more than 2,500 square feet. It needs to be moved to make room for an assisted living facility.

H.H. Hunt, the company that bought the property, said whoever moves the farmhouse needs permission from local officials and possibly the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The company initially received about 10 calls for the home after running newspaper ads. But a recent article that was linked on received more than 1 million hits.

Saxophonist Ace Cannon is 75. Country singer-musician Roni Stoneman is 71. Actor Michael Murphy is 71. Comedian-actor Michael Palin is 66. Actor John Rhys-Davies is 65. Actor Roger Rees is 65. Rock correspondent Kurt Loder is 64. Rock musician Bill Ward is 61. Actor Richard E. Grant is 52. Broadcast journalist John Miller is 51. TV personality Kyan Douglas is 39. Actress Tina Yothers is 36. Actor Vincent Kartheiser is 30. Singer Craig David is 28. Actress Danielle Fishel is 28. Actor Henry Cavill is 26. Soul singer Adele is 21. Rock singer Skye Sweetnam is 21. R&B singer Chris Brown is 20.

California lottery

Mega Millions
9-16-24-40-43 Mega: 35
Draw date: Friday, May 1
Jackpot: $12 million

1-20-29-34-38 Mega: 27
Draw date: Saturday, May 2
Jackpot: $9 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, May 4

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, May 4

Daily 3
Midday: 1-9-7
Evening: 7-4-9
Draw date: Monday, May 4

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 08 Gorgeous George
Race time: 1:44.89
Draw date: Monday, May 4


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