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The's Daybreak: May 8, 2009

Posted: May 7, 2009 7:22 p.m.
Updated: May 8, 2009 4:55 a.m.

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"“Cap-and-trade is a governmental solution to the presumptive problem of global warming. It is another in a long line of “save the world” mentality of liberals.” - Paul Strickland, Right Here, Right Now. (Click here for editorial)

Today is Friday, May 8, the 128th day of 2009. There are 237 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced in a radio address that Nazi Germany’s forces had surrendered in World War II, and that “the flags of freedom fly all over Europe.”

Ten years ago: NATO expressed regret for a mistaken attack on the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, but pledged to pursue the bombing campaign; demonstrators in Beijing threw rocks and smashed cars at the U.S. Embassy.

Watercooler talk
MURRAY, Utah (AP) — The mayor of the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray said he has little choice but to shave his nearly foot-long handlebar mustache for a children’s charity. Dan Snarr is putting the decision to a vote of residents and said his fashion statement is “getting creamed.”

Besides, his wife hates it. She’s sick of puckering up for a kiss and getting poked in the eye

Yet the 59-year-old Snarr also is facing pressure from the mustache lobby. The St. Louis-based American Mustache Institute got wind of his plans and called on Snarr to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of opposition. Residents are filling up jars with jelly beans to register their votes. The “ballots” will be counted May 16.


omedian Don Rickles is 83. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough is 83. Singer Toni Tennille is 69. Actor James Mitchum is 68. Country singer Jack Blanchard is 67. Jazz musician Keith Jarrett is 64. Singer Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind and Fire) is 58. Rock musician Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) is 58. Rockabilly singer Billy Burnette is 56. Drummer Alex Van Halen is 56. Actor David Keith is 55. Actor Stephen Furst is 55. Actress Melissa Gilbert is 45. Rock musician Dave Rowntree (Blur) is 45. Country musician Del Gray is 41.

California lottery
5-23-38-39-54 Mega: 3
Draw date: Tuesday, May 5
Jackpot: $17 million

23-24-26-28-29 Mega: 11
Draw date: wednesday, May 6
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, May 7

Daily 4

Draw date: Thursday, May 7

Daily 3
Midday: 9-9-0
Evening: 8-5-9
Draw date: Thursday, May 7

Daily Derby
1st: 01 Gold Rush
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:41.23
Draw date: Thursday, May 7


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