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The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 22, 2009

Posted: May 19, 2009 1:46 p.m.
Updated: May 22, 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:

The First Word
“It’s the Democrats, not the Republicans, who are responsible for the housing meltdown and subsequent financial disasters." -Bill Kennedy, Right Here, Right Now (Click here for column)

Today is Friday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2009. There are 223 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 22, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 10, with Thomas P. Stafford and Eugene Cernan aboard, flew to within nine miles of the moon’s surface in a dress rehearsal for the first lunar landing.

Ten years ago: Columbine High School seniors wearing blue-and-silver gowns marched single file in a graduation ceremony that mixed celebration of the day with sorrow for victims of the recent massacre.

Watercooler Talk
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A coroner in central California says his county’s morgue is so maggot infested that the larvae are dropping from the ceiling. Fresno County Coroner David Hadden gave a tour so the media could see the working conditions he calls “intolerable.”

He said the deteriorating WWII-era morgue is a perfect breeding ground for flies and their offspring. It’s in one of the hottest counties in the state and lacks air conditioning.

Supervisor Judy Case says she’s aware of the problems and pledges something will be done. She says she did not want to approve finances before the state’s special election Tuesday to see what money Fresno has available.

Birthdays

Movie reviewer Judith Crist is 87. Singer Charles Aznavour is 85. Actor Michael Constantine is 82. Conductor Peter Nero is 75. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 71. Actor Frank Converse is 71. Actor Michael Sarrazin is 69. Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw is 69. Actress Barbara Parkins is 67. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 59. Actor-producer Al Corley is 53. Singer Morrissey is 50. Actress Ann Cusack is 48. Country musician Dana Williams (Diamond Rio) is 48. Rock musician Jesse Valenzuela is 47. R&B singer Johnny Gill (New Edition) is 43.

California Lotto
Mega Millions

2-4-9-15-42 Mega: 13
Draw date: Tuesday, May 19
Jackpot: $16 million

SuperLotto
2-6-27-35-36 Mega: 1
Draw date: Wednesday, May 20
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
8-12-23-25-29
Draw date: Thursday, May 21

Daily 4
3-5-0-9
Draw date: Thursday, May 21

Daily 3
Midday: 3-1-2
Evening: 9-3-9
Draw date: Thursday, May 21

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 03 Hot Shot
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:48.15
Draw date: Thursday, May 21

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