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IN TODAY'S BLOG: HOLLYWOOD TOUCHES THE VALLEY; ADVANCES FOR YOUTUBE; FINGER FOOTBALL? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT; and THE DAILY PAGE-Convenient Info.

 

 Kudo's to a local actor. Aaron Paul who plays Jess Pinkman, the accomplice to the main character on Breaking Bad was nominated for an emmy. Paul was born in Emmett and attended Centennial High school.

 

 

 

 

For some, YouTube has become the new TV. Now the site is trying to make itself even more like curling up in front of the old-school tube _ by serving up the equivalent of online programming, like the networks do. The format is called ``Leanback.'' It picks out high-definition clips most likely to get a person's attention _ then shows them, up one video after another. YouTube says viewers will feel like they're watching TV if they don't have to search for a clip every few minutes.

  

 

 Everyone is gearing up for the World Cup final this Sunday _ but there's another type of popular ``football'' game around _ and no, we aren't talking about the NFL variety. It's finger football _ the paper game made popular on schoolhouse cafeteria tables around the world. The game has now gone digital _ as ``Finger Football'' or its companion, ``Finger Football Lite.'' The game is designed for the iPhone, iPod Touch or the iPad _ and it's set up so you can play people on your individual devices either across a room or across the world. You go into a lobby and seek out opponents _ or just wander in and be assigned an opponent. You can also customize the game to match your favorite colors.

 

 

DAILY PAGE FOR

Friday, July 9, 2010
 
In the NEWS:Authorities say a 15-year-old boy who drowned in a landscaping pond in Star was intoxicated on freon fumes inhaled from an air conditioner before he went swimming.
 
Violent protests have led to scores of arrests in Oakland, Calif. The demonstrations follow a Los Angeles jury's conviction of a white former transit officer of involuntary manslaughter instead of murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man on a train platform.
 
DOW close on Thursday
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Data as of Jul 08
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AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Treasure Valley Average Prices

 
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POWERBALL
Saturday’s  jackpot $ 72 Million
10 41 44 48 56 PB 4 last numbers drawn
MEGA-Millions – $  43 million – Friday
Hot Lotto –  2.8 Million
 
EVENTS for more detail see Interactive Calendar link        
 
 
Entertainment ON TV. The quaint fishing village of Haven, Maine is not what it seems. And, the people seem to be keeping a big collective secret. That's the foundation for the new SyFy series, ``Haven.''     On ``Friday Night Lights'' on NBC, Tami has been put in a difficult situation. And, Vince's mother is having a medical emergency.
     ``Wife Swap'' is a fresh episode on ABC.
More on the TV tonight link. 
 
 
SUMMER CONCERTS 
Tix for Bob Dylan on sale Friday Adam Lambert - July 18 Morrison center- Lyle Lovett – July 15 ERB; Guess Who – July 29th,Canyon Co, Fair; Jackson Browne - Aug 2 IBG - John Prine; August 21 – ERP, Chris Isaak-Aug. 11 Outlaw Field; Steve Miller August 12, ERP; Bob Dylan August 15, IBG; Doobie Brothers – August 24 West Idaho Fair; 38 Special - August 26 West Idaho Fair; Dave Mathew’s - August 31  TBA -– Tim McGraw – Idaho Center July 29 –
Shakespeare Festival - Bat Boy: The Musical  thru July 24  A Midsummer Night’s Dream thru July 30
Starlight Mtn Theatre – Thoroughly Modern Millie. June 26th - Aug. 21st
Opening at the Box office
 READER BOARD-Hardcover Fiction       
Top 3
1. SIZZLING SIXTEEN, by Janet Evanovich
2. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson
3. THE OVERTON WINDOW, by Glenn Beck
Non-Fiction -- ---- MY DAD SAYS, by Justin Halpern
Advice-. 1. WOMEN FOOD AND GOD, by Geneen Roth- WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING, by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
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Environment
SUNRISE 6:12           SUNSET 9:27
Yesterday’s Hi-94   Today’s 97
 
Treasure Valley Air Quality Condition is
Moderate  47            No Outdoor burning allowed

 

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