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The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 18, 2009

Posted: May 17, 2009 10:02 p.m.
Updated: May 18, 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:

Today is Monday, May 18, the 138th day of 2009. There are 227 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed "separate but equal" racial segregation, a concept the court renounced 58 years later with Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

Ten years ago: Georgette Smith, a 42-year-old Florida woman left paralyzed from the neck down after being shot by her elderly mother, won the right to be taken off life support. Smith died the next day.

Watercooler Talk
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts hospital is trying to figure out what to do with a window in which some Catholics claim to see an image of the Virgin Mary.

Hundreds of faithful gathered last October to view the second-story office window at Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, about 80 miles west of Boston. They wept and prayed.

The Catholic hospital removed the window after the crush of visitors caused traffic problems. It's storing the window at a secret location.

Hospital spokesman Mark Fulco tells The Republican newspaper of Springfield he's waiting for a report from experts to determine if the window is worthy of veneration.

Birthdays
Actor Bill Macy is 87. Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 85. Actor Pernell Roberts is 81. Actor Robert Morse is 78. Actor and television executive Dwayne Hickman is 75. Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is 72. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 67. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is 63. Actress Candice Azzara is 62. Country singer Joe Bonsall (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 61. Rock musician Rick Wakeman (Yes) is 60. Actor James Stephens is 58. Country singer George Strait is 57. R&B singer Butch Tavares (Tavares) is 56. Actor Chow Yun-Fat is 54. Rock singer-musician Page Hamilton is 49.

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

SuperLotto
5-19-27-36-42 Mega: 27
Draw date: Saturday, May 16
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
1-13-23-24-32
Draw date: Sunday, May 17

Daily 4
2-6-9-0
Draw date: Sunday, May 17

Daily 3
Midday: 0-5-5
Evening: 0-4-7
Draw date: Sunday, May 17

Daily Derby
1st: 04 Big Ben
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:42.85
Draw date: Sunday, May 17

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