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The's Daybreak: May 9, 2009

Posted: May 8, 2009 10:05 p.m.
Updated: May 9, 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:

"It’s wonderful to pray together, isn’t it?” - Les Robinson, pastor of Burning Bush Church. (Click here for editorial)

Today is Saturday, May 9, the 129th day of 2009. There are 236 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 9, 1754, a cartoon in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette showed a snake cut into sections, each part representing an American colony; the caption read, “JOIN, or DIE.”

Five years ago: A bomb destroyed the VIP section at a stadium during a Victory Day celebration in the Chechen capital of Grozny, killing some two dozen people, including the province’s president, Akhmad Kadyrov.

Watercooler talk
MONROE, La. (AP) — If you’re going buy something with a forged cashier’s check, don’t misspell “cashier’s” or use an FBI office as your shipping address. Monroe police said they arrested 44-year-old man after he did both. He was held Friday on two counts of forgery and as a fugitive from justice in Georgia, where he is accused of a similar scheme.

The FBI called police Thursday after a Minnesota cell phone distributor called the bureau. The company had sent 50 phones to 300 Washington Street in Monroe, only to discover its $2,359.45 payment was a “cahier’s check.”

FBI agents saw the suspect wave down a delivery truck driver outside the bureau later Thursday, stopped the transaction and waited for police.


CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is 91. Actress Geraldine McEwan is 77. Actor-writer Alan Bennett is 75. Rock musician Nokie Edwards (The Ventures) is 74. Actor Albert Finney is 73. Actress-turned-politician Glenda Jackson is 73. Musician Sonny Curtis (Buddy Holly and the Crickets) is 72. Producer-director James L. Brooks is 69. Singer Tommy Roe is 67. Singer-musician Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield and Poco) is 65. Actress Candice Bergen is 63. Pop singer Clint Holmes is 63. Actor Anthony Higgins is 62. Singer Billy Joel is 60. Blues singer-musician Bob Margolin is 60. Rock singer-musician Tom Petersson (Cheap Trick) is 59.

The story that appeared in the Friday, May 8, Escape gave incorrect dates for the Fillmore May Festival. The correct dates for the festival are May 14 – 17. For more details see the corrected story on our Web site at

California lottery

12-27-29-32-34 Mega: 34
Draw date: Friday, May 8
Jackpot: $17 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, May 8

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, May 8

Daily 3
Midday: 3-2-1
Evening: 2-4-1
Draw date: Friday, May 8

Daily Derby
1st: 08 Gorgeous George
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:49.29
Draw date: Friday, May 8


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