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The Signal.com's Daybreak: May 25, 2009

Posted: May 24, 2009 9:55 p.m.
Updated: May 25, 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 25, the 145th day of 2009. There are 220 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 25, 1979, 273 people died when an American Airlines DC-10 crashed on takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Six-year-old Etan Patz disappeared while on his way to a school bus stop in lower Manhattan; his fate has never been determined.

One year ago: A tornado tore through Parkersburg, Iowa, killing eight people.

Watercooler Talk
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Saturday was a record-setting night for a novice craps player at an Atlantic City casino.

Patricia Demauro set a new record for the longest craps roll, hanging on for four hours and 18 minutes at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Borgata officials say she beat the previous record by one hour and 12 minutes. They say Stanley Fujitake of Honolulu, set that record nearly 20 years ago in Las Vegas.

"This was only my second time playing craps, so this was very exciting for me to be a part of history," says Demauro, who lives in Denville in northern New Jersey.

Demauro bought into a game for $100 and quickly amassed a cheering crowd. When she finally lost around 12:31 a.m., after 154 rolls of the dice, she was greeted by Borgata with a champagne toast.

Birthdays

Actor Sir Ian McKellen is 70. Actress Dixie Carter is 70. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 66. Movie director and Muppeteer Frank Oz is 65. Actress Karen Valentine is 62. Actress Patti D'Arbanville is 58. Actress Connie Sellecca is 54. Rock singer-musician Paul Weller is 51. Actor-comedian Mike Myers is 46. Actor Matt Borlenghi is 42. Actor Joseph Reitman is 41. Actor-comedian Jamie Kennedy is 39. Actor Justin Henry is 38. Actress Molly Sims is 36. Singer Lauryn Hill is 34. Actor Cillian Murphy is 33. Rock musician Todd Whitener is 31. San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Young is 30. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is 25. Actress-singer Lauren Frost is 24.

California Lotto
Mega Millions
3-29-34-42-49 Mega: 29
Draw date: Friday, May 22
Jackpot: $25 million

SuperLotto
7-15-23-38-39 Mega: 21
Draw date: Saturday, May 23
Jackpot: $19 million

Fantasy 5
4-9-10-11-35
Draw date: Sunday, May 24

Daily 4
2-7-7-0
Draw date: Sunday, May 24

Daily 3
Midday: 6-9-6
Evening: 4-5-5
Draw date: Sunday, May 24

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 05 California Classic
Race time: 1:40:72
Draw date: Sunday, May 24

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