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Local teenagers to be on "Oprah" today!

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on March 12, 2009 at 7:06 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:11 AM

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Tune in today at 4pm for "Oprah"...

Some Idaho teenagers will be on the show VIA Skype! Ten teens from the Idaho Teen Dating Violence Advisory Council will be talking about dating violence - in light of the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident. Should be an interesting show...

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Can I just say - I LOVE Oprah. I had the chance to meet her when I was 12... (she is a total "hugger", by the way - she hugged me!) but one of the things on my "TO DO IN LIFE" list (yes, I have one of those) is to meet her again now as an adult... we'll see!

This week, we got word of another restaurant closure. Gino's Italian Restaurant in downtown Boise is closing at the end of this month! Here's the thing... I LOVE GINO'S. I also love Gino. The wonderful guy who owns it! There really is a Gino - here he is:


He makes the most amazing meatballs on earth. His mom's special recipe! He won't give it to me... because it's a family secret! My mom is Italian and makes the most amazing food - but Gino is the only one who can top her! (Sorry Mom!)


The good news here is - Gino is opening up a restaurant in Meridian next month. Yippee! Meatballs for everyone!

One more thing... if you have a little girl, a "tween" or a teenager... you have heard by now that The Jonas Brothers (insert girlie screams here) are coming to The Idaho Center this summer!

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The Jonas Brothers are coming to Idaho!

The concert date is June 26. Tickets will likely go on sale Friday, March 20th. How long do you think it will take to sell out? My guess is, not long at all. I know my nieces are crazy about The Jonas Brothers they have already decided (between them) who will marry each brother... they actually fight over who will marry who.

I don't really get it... but hey, I'm not a tween!