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The's Daybreak: May 15, 2009

Posted: May 14, 2009 4:23 p.m.
Updated: May 15, 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:

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“I also can’t help but hope that maybe, just maybe, these same Californians are waking up and realizing that we cannot tax and spend ourselves into prosperity." Lynn Vakay, Right Here, Right Now. (Click here for story)

Today is Friday, May 15, the 135th day of 2009. There are 230 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 15, 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the breakup of Standard Oil Co., ruling it was a monopoly in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Ten years ago: Russian President Boris Yeltsin triumphed over his Communist foes, surviving an impeachment vote in the Russian parliament. Charismatic won the Preakness, finishing one-and-a-half lengths ahead of Menifee.

Watercooler Talk
READING, Ohio (AP) — A curvaceous, scantily clad mannequin can keep her spot outside a Cincinnati area barbecue joint, but local officials want her to cover up a bit.

The life-size figure stands as a busty beacon outside a restaurant in suburban Reading (REH’-ding) owned by Kenny Tessel. He told zoning officials at a hearing Wednesday night that the advertising gimmick has boosted business 40 percent.

The 5-foot-10 mannequin is on the street wearing a bikini top and tight short-shorts, though Tessel brought her to the hearing draped in a long, sleeveless gray T-shirt.

The board said Tessel may continue to use the figure only if it’s dressed more modestly in front of the restaurant, too.  He plans to appeal.

Actor Joseph Wiseman is 91. Playwright Sir Peter Shaffer (“Amadeus”) is 83. Actress-singer Anna Maria Alberghetti is 73. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 73. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is 72. Singer Trini Lopez is 72. Singer Lenny Welch is 71. Actress-singer Lainie Kazan is 69. Actor-director Paul Rudd (“Knots Landing”) is 69. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 67. Singer-songwriter Brian Eno is 61. Actor Nicholas Hammond (“The Sound of Music”) is 59. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 57. Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett is 56.

Mega Millions
4-8-10-14-51 Mega: 31
Draw date: Tuesday, May 12
Jackpot: $38 million

X-X-X-X-X Mega: X
Draw date: Wednesday, May 13
Jackpot: $XX million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Wednesday, May 13

Daily 4
Draw date: Wednesday, May 13

Daily 3
Midday: 5-0-8
Evening: 5-7-4
Draw date: Wednesday, May 13

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:41.30
Draw date: Wednesday, May 13


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