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The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 13, 2009

Posted: May 12, 2009 6:03 p.m.
Updated: May 13, 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:

First word
A 25-year-old jacks up some liquor stores and bam, his life is flushed. Twelve years of publicly paid education traded in for 65 years of publicly paid incarceration in the slammer."

Today is Wednesday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2009. There are 232 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 13, 1918, the first U.S. airmail stamps, featuring a picture of a Curtiss JN-4 biplane, were issued to the public with a face value of 24 cents. (On a few of the stamps, the biplane was inadvertently printed upside-down; the “inverted Jenny” stamp instantly became a collector’s item.)

Five years ago: Defense Sec. Donald H. Rumsfeld visited the Abu Ghraib prison camp in Iraq, where he insisted the Pentagon did not try to cover up abuses.

Watercooler talk
CLINTON, Maine (AP) — Police said a 500-pound moose fell 18 feet to its death when it apparently leaped a guardrail on Interstate 95 and landed on Hinckley Road. Officials learned of the incident when a motorist called the town office shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday and told assistant town clerk Shirley Bailey that “a moose just fell out of the sky.”

Bailey said the driver, who was under the bridge when he spotted the falling moose, was “pretty excited about it.”

Police Chief Charles Runnels said the yearling bull probably panicked because of the noise and traffic along I-95 and began running. He said it just picked the wrong spot to jump the guardrail, falling onto a road instead of landing in a field. A passerby with a wrecker hauled away the carcass.

Birthdays

Actor Buck Taylor is 71. Actor Harvey Keitel is 70. Author Charles Baxter is 62. Actor Franklyn Ajaye is 60. Actress Zoe Wanamaker is 60. Singer Stevie Wonder is 59. Former NBA player Dennis Rodman is 48. Actor-comedian Stephen Colbert is 45. Actor Tom Verica is 45. Country singer Lari White is 44. Singer Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish) is 43. Actress Susan Floyd is 41. Contemporary Christian musician Andy Williams (Casting Crowns) is 37. Actress Samantha Morton is 32.

California lottery
12-27-29-32-34 Mega: 34
Draw date: Friday, May 8
Jackpot: $28 million

SuperLotto
6-7-26-42-43 Mega: 1
Draw date: Saturday, May 9
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
3-4-5-12-28
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily 4
5-1-4-1
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily 3
Midday: 9-0-9
Evening: 8-5-4
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:49.30
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

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