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Daybreak: Dec. 12, 2008

Posted: December 11, 2008 9:50 p.m.
Updated: December 12, 2008 4:59 a.m.

First Word
"Deals are made all the time in politics. Our system couldn't operate without it."
- Daniel Lowenstein, UCLA Law School professor

Today in History
Today is Friday, Dec. 12, the 347th day of 2008. There are 19 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush was transformed into the president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested election. Five years ago: Paul Martin succeeded Jean Chretien as Canada's prime minister. One year ago: President George W. Bush vetoed a second bill that would have expanded government-provided health insurance for children.

TV host Bob Barker is 85. Former New York City Mayor Edward Koch is 84. Singer Connie Francis is 70. Singer Dionne Warwick is 68. Rock singer-musician Dickey Betts is 65. Actor Wings Hauser is 61. Actor Bill Nighy is 59. Actor Duane Chase (Film: "The Sound of Music") is 58. Country singer LaCosta is 58. Gymnast-turned-actress Cathy Rigby is 56. Author Lorna Landvik is 54. Singer-musician Sheila E. is 51. Actress Sheree J. Wilson is 50. Pop singer Daniel O'Donnell is 47. Rock musician Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) is 45. Rock musician Nicholas Dimichino (Nine Days) is 41. News anchor Maggie Rodriguez is 39. Actress Jennifer Connelly is 38.

Watercooler Talk
WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) - A 50-year-old man who told authorities he was fed up with teens toilet-papering his house decided to defend his property - with a squirt gun filled with fox urine. Now, Scott Wagar is in trouble with the law.

Wagar pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court to misdemeanor assault and other charges. He was released on personal recognizance.

According to police, Wagar was on his property Sept. 16 when he used night vision goggles to see 15-20 people running toward his place. He told police he told them to leave, swore at them and sprayed them with the fox urine. He also allegedly struggled with one of the teens.

Mega Millions
11-12-26-31-33 Mega: 27
Draw date: Tuesday, Dec. 9
Jackpot: $207 million

30-33-38-46-47 Mega: 11
Draw date: Wednesday, Dec. 10
Jackpot: $29 million

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Thursday, Dec. 11

Daily 4
Draw date: Thursday, Dec. 11

Daily 3
Midday: 1-5-8
Evening: 9-6-6
Draw date: Thursday, Dec. 11

Daily Derby
1st: 05 California Classic
2nd: 01 Gold Rush
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:47.35
Draw date: Thursday, Dec. 1


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