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The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 6, 2009

Posted: May 5, 2009 9:22 p.m.
Updated: May 6, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

"We continue to expect economic activity to bottom out, then to turn up later this year." - Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve chairman Today is Tuesday, May 5, the 125th day of 2009. There are 240 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2009. There are 239 days left in the year.

On May 6, 1937, the hydrogen-filled German airship Hindenburg burned and crashed in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.

One year ago: Barack Obama swept to a convincing victory in the North Carolina Democratic primary while Hillary Rodham Clinton eked out a win in Indiana. A Georgia man who’d killed his live-in girlfriend was executed.

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 Yahoo.com received more than 1 million hits.

Birthdays
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Willie Mays is 78. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., is 75. Rock singer Bob Seger is 64. Singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore is 64. Gospel singer-comedian Lulu Roman is 63. Actor Alan Dale is 62. Actor Ben Masters is 62. Actor Gregg Henry is 57. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is 56. TV personality Tom Bergeron is 54. Actress Roma Downey is 49. Rock singer John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants) is 49. Actor George Clooney is 48. Actor Clay O’Brien is 48. Rock singer-musician Tony Scalzo (Fastball) is 45. Actress Leslie Hope is 44. Rock musician Mark Bryan (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 42. Rock musician Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) is 38.

California lottery
5-23-38-39-54 Mega: 3
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5
Jackpot: $12 million

SuperLotto
1-20-29-34-38 Mega: 27
Draw date: Saturday, May 2
Jackpot: $8 million

Fantasy 5
11-14-15-30-38
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5

Daily 4
1-9-8-1
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5

Daily 3
Midday: 1-8-2
Evening: 2-0-9
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 11 Money Bags
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:42.83
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5

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