Your daily news briefing, with a video report, news of the week ahead and a gas price update.
- The funeral for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is expected to take place Wednesday. The viewing period for North Koreans ends on Tuesday.
- Monday is the anniversary of the tsunami off the coast of Indonesia that killed 174,000 people. The tsunami that took place Dec. 26, 2004, was the second most powerful ever recorded
- The big movies opening New Year’s weekend are “War Horse,” rated PG-13, and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” PG-13, which stars Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock.
- And of course, New Year’s Eve is Saturday, so make your party plans now!
Video to note
National Geographic recently selected its picture of the year. Check out the report below.
Gas price update
Prices are down slightly, but we’re still paying the most we ever had at Christmastime.
- This week: $3.216
- 1 week ago: $3.259
- 1 month ago: $3.340
- 1 year ago: $2.997
- Record high: $4.114
GateHouse News Service