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The's Daybreak: May 17, 2009

Posted: May 16, 2009 2:36 p.m.
Updated: May 17, 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:

Today is Sunday, May 17, the 137th day of 2009. There are 228 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools in its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision.

Ten years ago:
The Supreme Court banned states from paying lower welfare benefits to newcomers as opposed to longtime residents. Labor Party leader Ehud Barak unseated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israeli elections.

Watercooler Talk
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a store owner and a patron thwarted a teen accused of trying to carry out a robbery by concealing a banana beneath his shirt to resemble a gun.

Winston-Salem authorities say 17-year-old John Szwalla entered the Internet cafe Thursday and demanded money, saying he had a gun. The owner, Bobby Ray Mabe, said he and a customer jumped Szwalla, holding him until deputies arrived.

While they waited, Mabe says the teen ate the banana. Mabe says deputies took pictures of the peel. Forsyth County Sheriff’s office spokesman Maj. Brad Stanley says deputies joked about charging Szwalla with destroying evidence. Szwalla faces a charge of attempted armed robbery.

Actor-director Dennis Hopper is 73. Actor Peter Gerety is 69. Singer Taj Mahal is 67. Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester is 65. Rock musician Bill Bruford is 60. Singer-musician George Johnson (The Brothers Johnson) is 56. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 56. Actor Bill Paxton is 54. Boxing Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 53. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 53. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 50. Singer Enya is 48. Talk show host-actor Craig Ferguson is 47. Rock singer-musician Page McConnell is 46. Singer-musician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 44.

Mega Millions
7-12-24-36-48 Mega: 27
Draw date: Friday, May 15
Jackpot: $38 million

11-15-26-32-42 Mega: 18
Draw date: Friday, May 15
Jackpot: $12 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, May 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, May 15

Daily 3
Midday: 7-7-5
Evening: 6-6-8
Draw date: Friday, May 15

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:41.07
Draw date: Friday, May 15


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