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Daybreak: Dec. 13, 2008

Posted: December 12, 2008 10:09 p.m.
Updated: December 13, 2008 4:55 a.m.
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"You get to cut your own tree, which is kind of rare now."
­-- Nancy Roatcap, owner of Nancy's Ranch (click here for story)

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Dec. 13, the 348th day of 2008. There are 18 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 13, 1862, Union forces suffered a major defeat to the Confederates in the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg (Va.).

Five years ago: Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, Iraq, near his hometown of Tikrit. A summit to forge a European Union constitution collapsed in Brussels, Belgium. Oklahoma quarterback Jason White won the Heisman Trophy.

Actor-comedian Dick Van Dyke is 83. Actor Christopher Plummer is 79. Actor Robert Prosky is 78. Country singer Buck White is 78. Singer Ted Nugent is 60. Rock musician Jeff "Skunk" Baxter is 60. Actor Robert Lindsay is 59. Country singer-musician Randy Owen is 59.

Watercooler talk
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Robbers might think twice about committing a crime when there's snow on the ground. Or at least not head right home.

That's the lesson after police followed footprints from where a pizza delivery man was robbed to a house on the same block and arrested four teens late Tuesday.

Police say two teens waited on a porch for the pizza man and the two others, one holding a bat, approached him.

Police Chief Patrick Kerr said the pizza man turned over pizzas, sodas and $200.

Police said an officer followed the tracks to the house and found two pizza boxes, the pizza man's debit card and a baseball bat.

Mega Millions
10-16-19-27-48 Mega: 25
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 12
Jackpot: $207 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 12

Daily 4
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 12

Daily 3
Midday: 3-7-4
Evening: 3-6-8
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 12

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 06 Whirl Win
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:40.60
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 12


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