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Daybreak: Dec. 14, 2008

Posted: December 13, 2008 9:08 p.m.
Updated: December 14, 2008 4:59 a.m.
 

"The question is, ‘Shouldn't we be stopping the hate instead of fueling the anger?'"
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Today in History

Today is Sunday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2008. 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.

Five years ago: A weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was displayed on television screens worldwide a day after his capture by American troops. A car bombing outside an Iraqi police station near Baghdad killed at least 17 people. Actress Jeanne Crain died in Santa Barbara at 78.

Birthdays
Jazz musician Clark Terry is 88. Former "60 Minutes" executive producer Don Hewitt is 86. Actor Hal Williams is 70. Actress Patty Duke is 62. Pop singer Joyce Vincent-Wilson (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 62. Entertainment executive Michael Ovitz is 62. Actress Dee Wallace is 60. Rhythm-and-blues singer Ronnie McNeir (The Four Tops) is 59. Rock musician Cliff Williams (AC/DC) is 59. Rock singer-musician Mike Scott (The Waterboys) is 50. Singer-musician Peter "Spider" Stacy (The Pogues) is 50. Actress Cynthia Gibb is 45. Actress Natascha McElhone is 39. Rhythm-and-blues singer Brian Dalyrimple is 33. Actress KaDee Strickland is 33.

Watercooler Talk
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - A news report says a burglar who broke into a house claims he was held captive by a "supernatural figure" for three days without food and water.

Police official Abdul Marlik Hakim Johar told The Star newspaper the house's owners found the 36-year-old man fatigued and dehydrated when they returned from vacation Thursday.

He says they called an ambulance to take him to a hospital.

The man told police that every time he tried to escape, a "supernatural figure" shoved him to the ground.

Abdul Marlik could not immediately be reached and other police officials declined to comment.

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

SuperLotto
20-22-25-32-45 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Jackpot: $29 million

Fantasy 5
9-20-21-23-30
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13

Daily 4
1-5-6-4
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13

Daily 3
Midday: 5-4-7
Evening: 6-2-2
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 10 Solid Gold
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:40.84
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13

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