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Daybreak: Dec. 16, 2008

Posted: December 16, 2008 7:54 p.m.
Updated: December 16, 2008 4:55 a.m.
 

First word
"We would have not done it without our coach. We had a great coach named Brett Rice."
- David Anderson, Legacy Christian Academy sixth-grade soccer player (click here for story)

Today in history
Today is Tuesday, Dec. 16, the 351st day of 2008. There are 15 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Dec. 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes.

Five years ago: Actress Madlyn Rhue died in Los Angeles at age 68.

One year ago: British forces formally handed over to Iraq responsibility for Basra, the last Iraqi region under their control.

Birthdays
Civil rights attorney Morris Dees is 72. Actress Joyce Bulifant is 71. Actress Liv Ullmann is 70. CBS news correspondent Lesley Stahl is 67. TV producer Steven Bochco is 65. Pop musician Tony Hicks (The Hollies) is 63. Pop singer Benny Andersson (ABBA) is 62. Actor Ben Cross is 61. Rock singer-musician Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) is 59. Rock musician Bill Bateman (The Blasters) is 57. Actress Alison LaPlaca is 49. Actor Sam Robards is 47. Actor Jon Tenney is 47. Actor Benjamin Bratt is 45. Country singer-songwriter Jeff Carson is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Michael McCary is 37. Country musician Chris Scruggs is 26. Actress Hallee Hirsh is 21. Actress Anna Popplewell is 20.

Watercooler talk
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Police called to a variety store by a burglar alarm overnight found a toddler inside, playing with the toys.

Police said store surveillance video showed the unidentified boy trying to open one of the front doors to a Family Dollar store about 3 a.m. Monday, only to find it locked. But the second door was unlocked and the child went inside.

That triggered the silent alarm.

Detective Randy Stevens said the child apparently unlocked a door at his nearby home, got out, then crossed a multilane street to reach the store.

A canvass of the neighborhood turned up a family member who was searching for the child.

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

SuperLotto
20-22-25-32-45 Mega: 12
Draw date: Saturday, Dec. 13
Jackpot: $31 million

Fantasy 5
6-13-14-16-17
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 15

Daily 4
8-1-4-2
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 15

Daily 3
Midday: 8-2-9
Evening: 7-5-0
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 15

Daily Derby
1st: 06 Whirl Win
2nd: 02 Lucky Star
3rd: 10 Solid Gold
Race time: 1:43.18
Draw date: Monday, Dec. 15

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