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The's Daybreak: April 29, 2009

Posted: April 29, 2009 12:59 a.m.
Updated: April 29, 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 Wednesday, April 29, the 119th day of 2009. There are 246 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 29, 1945, during World War II, American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp; the same day, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun.

Ten years ago: Yugoslavia filed World Court cases against 10 alliance members, including the United States, claiming their bombing campaign breached international law. (The World Court ended up rejecting
Yugoslavia's request for an immediate cease-fire.)

Watercooler Talk
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Polk County deputy has turned in his badge after his wife and mother-in-law took his patrol car out for a joyride. Officials said the 44-year-old deputy resigned Monday after serving 21 years with the sheriff's office.

The arrest report said his wife and mother-in-law face charges of vehicle theft, theft of a firearm and impersonating
a law-enforcement officer. His wife also faces charges of possession of a firearm of a convicted felon.

A third person riding in the back seat also was arrested.

Witnesses reporting seeing the patrol car driving erratically in Lakeland on Sunday morning. The deputy apparently didn't know the car was taken.

Actress Celeste Holm is 92. R&B singer Carl Gardner (The Coasters) is 81. Poet Rod McKuen is 76. Actor Keith Baxter is 76. Bluesman Otis Rush is 75. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 73. Pop singer Bob Miranda (The Happenings) is 67. Country singer Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 66. Singer Tommy James is 62. Movie director Phillip Noyce is 59. Country musician Wayne Secrest (Confederate Railroad) is 59. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 55.

California Lotto
Mega Millions

15-20-24-36-44 Mega: 6
Draw date: Tuesday, April 28
Jackpot: $181 million

6-26-36-40-46 Mega: 19
Draw date: Saturday, April 25
Jackpot: $7 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, April 28

Daily 4

Draw date: Tuesday, April 28

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-4
Evening: 0-2-5
Draw date: Tuesday, April 28

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:43.51
Draw date: Tuesday, April 28


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