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The's Daybreak: Dec. 20, 2009

Posted: December 19, 2009 7:52 p.m.
Updated: December 20, 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 Sunday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2009. There are 11 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 20, 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was completed as ownership of the territory was formally transferred from France to the United States during ceremonies in New Orleans.

Ten years ago:
The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as wedded couples of the opposite sex. Country music legend Hank Snow died in Nashville, Tenn., at age 85.

Watercooler talk
A Wisconsin teenager will need legal permission to date girls for the next three years after he was convicted of fleeing to Tennessee with his girlfriend in a stolen car.

Nineteen-year-old Jordan S. Christensen of Appleton was sentenced Friday to one year in jail and three years’ probation. Outagamie County Judge John Des Jardins has ordered “no dating of the opposite sex without permission of your probation agent.”

Christensen had pleaded no contest to charges of auto theft, stealing a firearm and bail jumping. He apologized for his actions before the sentencing.

Investigators say Christensen stole his foster parents’ car May 26 and fled to the Memphis area with his 16-year-old girlfriend.


Actress Audrey Totter is 92. Comedian Charlie Callas is 82. Actor John Hillerman is 77. Rock musician-music producer Bobby Colomby is 65. Rock musician Peter Criss (Kiss) is 64. Psychic/illusionist Uri Geller is 63. Producer Dick Wolf (“Law & Order”) is 63. Rock musician/producer Alan Parsons is 61. Actress Blanche Baker is 53. Rock singer Billy Bragg is 52. Actor Joel Gretsch is 46. Country singer Kris Tyler is 45. Rock singer Chris Robinson (Black Crowes) is 43. Actress Nicole deBoer is 39. Movie director Todd Phillips is 39. Singer David Cook (“American Idol”) is 27. Actor Jonah Hill is 26. Singer JoJo is 19.

California Lotto
Mega Millions

10-20-30-44-49 Mega: 24
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 18
Jackpot: $140 million 

19-30-37-40-44 Mega: 6
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19
Jackpot: $44 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19

Daily 4
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19

Daily 3
Midday: 5-4-4
Evening: 0-8-0
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 12 Lucky Charms
Race time: 1:46:46
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19


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