View Mobile Site

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos


The's Daybreak: Dec. 14, 2009

Posted: December 13, 2009 10:20 p.m.
Updated: December 14, 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 Monday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2009. There are 17 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Dec. 14, 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67.

One year ago: An Iraqi journalist hurled each of his shoes at President George W. Bush during a news conference in Baghdad; Bush ducked the flying footwear as they whizzed past his head and landed against the wall behind him. (The shoe-thrower, Muntadhar al-Zeidi, ended up spending nine months in prison.)

Watercooler Talk
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - A 34-year-old Florida woman plans to be a graduate and bride on the same day in Iowa. Tricia Giordano said she has always been the kind of person who loves to stay busy. She was scheduled to get her degree on Saturday afternoon at Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Shortly after that, she planned to head across campus to the chapel and swap her cap and gown for a wedding dress.

Giordano is from Tampa, Fla., and she said it would have been too difficult for her and her fiance, Rich Munsey, to get all the relatives from different states together. But the graduation in Iowa seemed to work for everyone.

The couple plans to move back to Florida.

Jazz musician Clark Terry is 89. Singer-actress Abbe Lane is 78. Actor Hal Williams is 71. Actress-singer Jane Birkin is 63. Actress Patty Duke is 63. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 63. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 63. Actress Dee Wallace is 61. R&B singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 60. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 60. Actor-comedian T.K. Carter is 53. Rock singer-musician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 51. Singer-musician Peter "Spider" Stacy (The Pogues) is 51. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 46. Actress Natascha McElhone is 40.

California lotto
Mega Millions

2-21-27-34-44 Mega: 45
Draw date: Friday, Dec. 11
Jackpot: $118 million

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

Fantasy 5
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 13

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 13

Daily 3
Midday: 4-7-8
Evening: 9-8-0
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 13

Daily Derby
1st: 02 Lucky Star
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:48:62
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 13


Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...