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The's Daybreak: May 11, 2009

Posted: May 10, 2009 10:07 p.m.
Updated: May 11, 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 Monday, May 11, the 131st day of 2009. There are 234 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On May 11, 1946, the first CARE packages arrived in Europe, at Le Havre, France.

Five years ago: A video on an al-Qaida-linked Web site showed the beheading of businessman Nick Berg, an American who'd been kidnapped in Iraq.

One year ago: Parvati Shallow was the last woman standing on CBS' "Survivor: Micronesia - Fans vs. Favorites." (Shallow had previously come in sixth place on "Survivor: Cook Islands.")

Watercooler talk
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - A zoo in Australia was evacuated Sunday after an "ingenious" 137-pound orangutan short-circuited an electric fence and hopped a wall surrounding her enclosure.

The ape, a 27-year-old female named Karta, jammed a stick into wires connected to the fence and then piled up debris to climb a concrete and glass wall at the Adelaide Zoo.

Zoo curator Peter Whitehead told reporters Karta sat on top of the fence for about 30 minutes before apparently changing her mind about the escape and climbing back into the enclosure.

"I think when she actually got out and realized where she was ... she's realized she shouldn't be there so then she's actually hung onto the wall and dropped back into the exhibit," Whitehead said.


Comedian Mort Sahl is 82. Rock singer Eric Burdon (The Animals; War) is 68. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo is 57. Actress Frances Fisher is 57. Actor Boyd Gaines is 56. Country musician Mark Herndon (Alabama) is 54. Actress Martha Quinn is 50. Country singer-musician Tim Raybon (The Raybon Brothers) is 46. Actor Jeffrey Donovan is 41. Country musician Keith West (Heartland) is 41. Actor Coby Bell is 34. Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso is 31. Actor Jonathan Jackson is 27.

California lottery
12-27-29-32-34 Mega: 34
Draw date: Friday, May 8
Jackpot: $28 million

6-7-26-42-43 Mega: 1
Draw date: Saturday, May 9
Jackpot: $10 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily 3
Midday: 9-0-9
Evening: 8-5-4
Draw date: Sunday, May 10

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:49.30
Draw date: Sunday, May 10


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