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The's Daybreak: Dec. 16, 2009

Posted: December 15, 2009 10:23 p.m.
Updated: December 16, 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. 16, the 350th day of 2009. There are 15 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.

Five years ago:
Bobby Jo Stinnett, 23, of Skidmore, Mo., was found dying in her home, her unborn baby cut from her womb (Lisa Montgomery was later convicted of kidnapping resulting in death, and was sentenced to death).

Watercooler talk
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — The book Stanley Dudek finally returned to the New Bedford Public Library this week wasn’t overdue by a week, a month or even a year. It was nearly a century overdue. “Facts I Ought to Know about the Government of My Country” was supposed to have been returned on May 10, 1910.

Dudek told the Standard Times newspaper he came across the book while going through things that had belonged to his mother, who died about 10 years ago.

He decided that returning the book to the city — even after 99 years — was the right thing to do. The overdue book fine was a penny a day in 1910. That would have added up to a total fine of $361.35, but Dudek wasn’t asked to pay it.


CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 68. TV producer Steven Bochco is 66. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 64. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 60. Actor Sam Robards is 48. Actor Jon Tenney is 48. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 46.Actress Hallee Hirsh is 22.

California Lotto
Mega Millions

27-31-32-36-47 Mega: 35
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 15
Jackpot: $118 million

3-5-6-30-32 Mega: 17
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 12
Jackpot: $41 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 15

Daily 4
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 5-8-1
Evening: 2-6-2
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 15

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucky Charms
2nd: 08 Gorgeous George
3rd: 02 Lucky Star
Race time: 1:48:51
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 15


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