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The's Daybreak: May 27, 2009

Posted: May 26, 2009 8:07 p.m.
Updated: May 27, 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:

First Word
The people of California are tired of being used as a personal ATM for runaway government spending." - Tony Strickland, SCV Voices

Today is Wednesday, May 27, the 147th day of 2009. There are 218 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On May 27, 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrian traffic. (Vehicular traffic began crossing the bridge the next day.)

Ten years ago: A U.N. tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic for crimes against humanity, holding the Yugoslav president personally responsible for the horrors in Kosovo and brutal purge of ethnic Albanians.

Watercooler Talk
DETROIT (AP) — An agent used surveillance cameras to confirm a smelly suspicion: Someone had been urinating in a freight elevator at an Internal Revenue Service data center in Detroit. Authorities filed a criminal charge Tuesday against Michael Hicks.

In an affidavit, treasury agent Delmaria Scott said she interviewed Hicks in January 2008 and he admitted urinating in the elevator for months. Scott said Hicks did it “because he felt he could get away with it.”

It cost $4,600 to clean the elevator. Hicks, who was a contract employee at the IRS, was charged with damaging federal property. A defense lawyer was not listed. Gina Balaya, a spokeswoman for prosecutors, says the government was unsuccessful in trying to resolve the case without a criminal charge.

Novelist Herman Wouk is 94. Actor Christopher Lee is 87. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is 86. Author John Barth is 79. Actress Lee Meriwether is 74. Musician Ramsey Lewis is 74. Actor Louis Gossett Jr. is 73. R&B singer Raymond Sanders (The Persuasions) is 70. Country singer Don Williams is 70. Actor Bruce Weitz is 66. Singer Cilla Black is 66. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) is 65. Singer Bruce Cockburn is 64. Singer-actress Dee Dee Bridgewater is 59. Actor Richard Schiff is 54. Singer Siouxsie Sioux (The Creatures, Siouxsie and the Banshees) is 52. Rock singer-musician Neil Finn (The Finn Brothers) is 51. Actress Peri Gilpin is 48.

Mega Millions
9-18-21-37-55 Mega: 33
Draw date: Tuesday, May 26
Jackpot: $25 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, May 26

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, May 26

Daily 3
Midday: 4-4-1
Evening: 0-7-5
Draw date: Tuesday, May 26

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 09 Winning Spirit
Race time: 1:47.72
Draw date: Tuesday, May 26


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