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The's Daybreak: Dec. 9, 2009

Posted: December 8, 2009 9:45 p.m.
Updated: December 9, 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, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2009. There are 22 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Dec. 9, 1854, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” was published in England.

Ten years ago:
In Worcester, Mass., six firefighters who had died in a warehouse blaze were honored as fallen heroes by thousands of their brethren from around the world.

Five years ago:
Canada’s Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage was constitutional.

Watercooler talk
FRANKLIN, N.J. (AP) — Police said a Franklin man dressed up as his mother in an attempt to withdraw money from her bank account. Tita Nyambi, 25, was still at the Chase Bank in Franklin, in Somerset County, when police arrived Monday afternoon. Tellers called to report that a man wearing women’s clothes and speaking in a high pitched voice was trying to withdraw money through the bank’s drive-through window.

Police said Nyambi handed tellers his mother’s license and a bank form forged with her signature. Nyambi was arrested and charged with forgery and attempted theft by deception.

Franklin police Sgt. Philip Rizzo said Nyambi was wearing his mother’s pink blouse, her black coat and head scarf.

It could not be determined Tuesday whether Nyambi, who was still in jail, has an attorney. No phone listing for him could be found.

Actress Frances Reid is 95. Actor Kirk Douglas is 93. Actor Dick Van Patten is 81. Actor-writer Buck Henry is 79. Actress Dame Judi Dench is 75. Actor Beau Bridges is 68. Jazz singer-musician Dan Hicks is 68. Football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus is 67. Author Joe McGinniss is 67. Actor Michael Nouri is 64. Former Sen. Thomas Daschle, D-S.D., is 62. World Golf Hall of Famer Tom Kite is 60. Singer Joan Armatrading is 59. Actor Michael Dorn is 57. Actor John Malkovich is 56. Country singer Sylvia is 53. Singer Donny Osmond is 52. Rock musician Nick Seymour (Crowded House) is 51. Comedian Mario Cantone is 50. Actor David Anthony Higgins is 48. Actor Joe Lando is 48. Actress Felicity Huffman is 47. Crown Princess Masako of Japan is 46. Country musician Jerry Hughes (Yankee Grey) is 44. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is 43.

California lotto
Mega Millions

20-23-28-30-46 Mega: 29
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 8
Jackpot: $83 million

5-29-30-42-44 Mega: 20
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 5
Jackpot: $36 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 8

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 8

Daily 3
Midday: 5-2-4
Evening: 5-0-4
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 8

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:42:48
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 8


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