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The's Daybreak: Dec. 22, 2009

Posted: December 21, 2009 10:44 p.m.
Updated: December 22, 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 Tuesday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2009. There are 9 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

In 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing "Nuts!" in his official reply.

Five years ago: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, stung by criticism that he'd been insensitive to the needs of troops and their families, offered an impassioned defense, saying when he would meet wounded soldiers or relatives of those killed in battle, "their grief is something I feel to my core."

Watercooler talk
BOSTON (AP) - Police say a frustrated Boston woman called 911 to say she couldn't get her 14-year-old son to stop playing video games and go to sleep.

Police spokesman Officer Joe Zanoli said Monday the mother called for help around 2:30 a.m. Saturday to say that the teenager also walked around the house and turned on all the lights.

Two officers who responded to the house persuaded the child to obey his mother.

Zanoli says the mother's 911 call over video game obsession "was a little unusual, but by no means is it surprising - especially in today's day and age when these kids play video games and computer games."

Former World Bank Group President Paul Wolfowitz is 66. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Steve Carlton is 65. ABC News correspondent Diane Sawyer is 64. Rock singer-musician Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) is 63. Rock singer-musician Michael Bacon is 61. Baseball All-Star Steve Garvey is 61. Singer Robin Gibb is 60. Golfer Jan Stephenson is 58. Actress BernNadette Stanis is 56. Rapper Luther Campbell is 49. Country singer-musician Chuck Mead is 49. Actor Ralph Fiennes is 47. Actress Lauralee Bell is 41. Country singer Lori McKenna is 41. Actress Dina Meyer is 41. Actress Heather Donahue is 35. Actor Chris Carmack is 29. Actor Logan Huffman is 20. Singer Jordin Sparks is 20.

California lotto
Mega Millions

10-20-30-44-49 Mega: 24
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 18
Jackpot: $162 million

19-30-37-40-44 Mega: 6
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 19
Jackpot: $47 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 21

Daily 4
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 21

Daily 3
Midday: 0-5-3
Evening: 3-1-8
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 21

Daily Derby
1st: 07 Eureka
2nd: 12 Lucky Charms
3rd: 03 Hot Shot
Race time: 1:49:74
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 21


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