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The's Daybreak: Dec. 20, 2009

Posted: December 20, 2009 9:36 p.m.
Updated: December 21, 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. 21, the 355th day of 2009. There are 10 days left in the year. Winter arrives at 12:47 p.m. EST.
Today's Highlight in History:

On Dec. 21, 1620, Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time at present-day Plymouth, Mass.

Five years ago: A suicide bombing at a mess hall tent near Mosul, Iraq, killed 22 people, including 14 U.S. service members and three American contractors.

One year ago: A multi-faith ceremony was held to mark the reopening of the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai, India, three weeks after it was targeted in a militant rampage.

Watercooler Talk
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say they have arrested a 69-year-old man who was caught on video throwing paint on Sin City's famous sign welcoming tourists to the Las Vegas Strip.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said Joseph Peter Pepitone of Las Vegas was arrested and booked into county jail on a misdemeanor property damage charge.

A local Fox television crew filming a segment about graffiti Friday morning caught a shirtless and barefoot Pepitone throwing red paint on the front of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign. The paint hit the first "U" in "Fabulous, then smeared through the word "Vegas."

Entertainer Jim Rose is 53. Actor-comedian Ray Romano is 52. Country singer Christy Forester (The Forester Sisters) is 47. Rock musician Murph (The Lemonheads; Dinosaur Jr.) is 45. Actor-comedian Andy Dick is 44. Rock musician Gabrielle Glaser is 44. Actor Kiefer Sutherland ("24") is 43. Actress Karri Turner is 43. Actress Khrystyne Haje is 41. Country singer Brad Warren (The Warren Brothers) is 41. Actress Julie Delpy is 40. Country singer-musician Rhean Boyer (Carolina Rain) is 39. Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant is 38. Actor Glenn Fitzgerald is 38. Singer-musician Brett Scallions is 38. Rock singer Lukas Rossi (Rock Star Supernova) is 33. Country singer Luke Stricklin is 27.

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: Sunday, Dec. 20

Daily 4
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 20

Daily 3
Midday: 0-3-0
Evening: 3-5-2
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 20

Daily Derby
1st: 12 Lucly Charms
2nd: 09 Winning Spirit
3rd: 11 Money Bags
Race time: 1:41:14
Draw date: Sunday, Dec. 20


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