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We update Tim's show notes each day at 7:35 a.m. Mountain time. 5:55 a.m.

6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News

7 News claims Chris Astudillo was recently riding in an Uber car in Mexico City when he and the driver heard noise coming from the trunk. They opened it and found the driver's wife and young son huddled together and hiding. She wanted to spy on her husband to see if he was cheating on her. The husband was outraged.

6:18 a.m. Story

A new survey by One Poll reveals that 20% of people are planning to give somebody a 'take the hint' holiday gift this year.

TOP 10 MOST COMMON “HINT” GIFTS

1. Deodorant/perfume 36%

2. Cookbook 31%

3. Self-help book 22%

4. Exercise equipment 22%

5. Cleaning supplies 21%

6. Alarm clock 20%

7. Toothbrush/toothpaste 20%

8. Gym membership 18%

9. Breath mints 18%

10. Razor 17%

6:18 a.m.

6:30 a.m. Music Quiz

One-Hit Wonder - I COULDN'T SAY NO CARLENE CARTER/ROBERT ELLIS ORRAL #32 in 1983

Born Rebecca Carlene Smith on 9/26/1955 in Madison, Tennessee. Country singer/songwriter/guitarist. Daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith . Married to Nick Lowe from 1979-90.

6:40 a.m. Weather Wakeup/Northern Broadcasting Weather

6:55 a.m. Health Story

Is it true that coconut oil can cure hypothyroidism?
Answer From Todd B. Nippoldt, M.D.
No. Coconut oil is claimed to help with numerous health conditions, including an underactive thyroid, weight loss, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease. But there's little to no evidence supporting any of these claims.

If you have signs or symptoms of hypothyroidism — such as increased sensitivity to cold, unexplained weight gain or fatigue — consult your doctor. He or she can test your thyroid function. If necessary, they can recommend appropriate treatment, which may include thyroid hormone therapy.

If you've already been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, it's important to take your thyroid replacement hormone (levothyroxine) as directed by your doctor. There is no cure for an underactive thyroid. However, the condition can be successfully managed with levothyroxine (Synthroid, Levo-T, others).

6:56 a.m. Hospital Happenings/ABC World News/Local News

7:15 a.m. Story

Top signs you got a "hint gift" -
It’s deodorant, and the person who gave it to you is holding her nose

Your mother in law bought you a cookbook

Your date gave you condoms

Three people gave you toothpaste and mouthwash

You randomly received a Peloton

Your cleaning lady got you some bleach and Windex

A secret admirer sent you breath mints

Your boss gave you an alarm clock

Your girlfriend just gave you a year subscription to Wedding Magazine

Your neighbor got you a lawn mower

Your boyfriend gave you a self-help book

Four Words: Weight Watchers Gift Card

7:15 a.m. Lunch Menus/Valley Happenings

7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use

10 Daily claims today is the most popular day of the year for people to break up. Statisticians studied Facebook posts from 2018 and found that December 11th is the day when people will most likely end a relationship before the holidays.
Relationship expert Simone Milasas says, "Being so close to Christmas people don’t want to spend the holidays with someone they are uncertain about. Really, are you going to have a good time during the holidays if you are in a relationship that isn’t working for you? Relationship shouldn’t be a necessity -- it should be a choice. You know the energy of when someone doesn’t want to be around you.''
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Famous music movies like “Purple Rain” and “Coal Miner's Daughter” are being inducted into the National Film Registry.

Today, 25 films in all will be inducted for historic preservation by the Library of Congress. Many of this year's inductees have a musical theme, like the Mozart movie “Amadeus,” and Martin Scorsese's concert film “The Last Waltz.”

Other famous films added to the registry this year include “Platoon,” “Clerks,” and “Gaslight.” Disney’s cryfest “Old Yeller” is also being inducted as is “Sleep Beauty.”
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KUTV claims the owners of St. John Properties, based in Baltimore, Maryland, recently stunned their employees when they gave them a $10 million holiday bonus. The money will be divided among 198 people. The average employee will receive $50,000. Some employees will receive as much as $250,000 due to their longer tenure with the company. The employees say they plan to pay off their mortgages, send their kids to college and take vacations. St John Properties has employees in Colorado, Wisconsin, Utah, Louisiana and other parts of Maryland
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People magazine says Hershey Kisses cereal will hit store shelves in January 2020. The cereal’s pieces resemble the foil-wrapped chocolate.
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Askmen.com claims Converse is releasing a new high top collection inspired by the Grinch. The basketball shoes are green with red and black accents.
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Fox News says Yoplait is going to start selling Starburst-flavored yogurt in January
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Business Insider claims Apple's new Mac Pro could cost as much as $50,000 if ordered with a 28 core processor, 1.5 TB of memory, two GPUs and 4 TB of storage. The computer's starting price is $6,000 before upgrades. It can stream 8K video
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The NY Post says the Tampa Police Dept is selling an art display for $200,000. The display is called 'Sgt Donut' and features a chocolate glazed donut topped with sprinkles and duct taped to a wall. The police posted a picture of the art display along with the caption, “ATTENTION. Tampa’s finest piece of art work is on display at TPD. The cities most elite artist, Chief Brian Dugan, created this one of a kind piece, ‘Sgt. Donut.’”

The display is meant to mock the $120,000 Art Basel banana.
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KCCI claims a Secret Santa recently paid for the entire town of Webster City, Iowa to see the new Mr. Rogers movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." The Secret Santa bought out the city's theater on December 20th. The theater is going to offer eight free showings. The Secret Santa wishes to remain anonymous
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WBTV claims a mall in Rock Hill, South Carolina recently booted Robert Allen because he was dressed as Santa Claus. He says he dresses like Kris Kringle in order to spread cheer. Mall officials told him that he could not enter the mall because he resembled Santa and might confuse children. The mall already has their own Santa and didn't want Robert taking free pictures with children.
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The News & Observer newspaper says Bed, Bath & Beyond employees, from Greenville, North Carolina, recently found a teenager hiding in their store when they arrived for work. The 14 year-old camped out overnight because he had run away from home. Cops took the boy to his parents. He was okay
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The parents of Laurent Simons wanted him to graduate before his birthday on December 26 so he could be the first university graduate under ten years old. Well, that's not happening now. Eindhoven University told them there were still too many exams Laurent needed to take before then and that he wasn't going to be able to graduate in time. His parents refused an offer of the mid-2020 graduation date and immediately removed him from the course. Laurent was supposed to complete the three-year electrical engineering degree in just 10 months so he could meet his birthday deadline. The University said that If he were to rush the course, his academic development would suffer. The university also cautioned against placing "excessive pressure on this nine-year-old student" who, it said, had "unprecedented talent".
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WSB claims a man from South Fulton County, Georgia watched his car burn up after taking it to Walmart for an oil change. Joshua Nesbitt was driving home when his car began smoking. He stopped, opened the hood and noticed that his oil cap was missing. The car's engine then burned up before Joshua called Walmart to complain. Their insurer offered him $200 in compensation
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Business Insider says Walmart is testing a driverless car that delivers groceries. The car has no seating for drivers or passengers and is currently being tested in Miami and Arizona. The car can hold eight bags of groceries
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Over 350 dogs recently gathered in London to set a new world record for the most dogs wearing ugly Christmas sweaters at the same time. Labradors, spaniels, boxers and other dogs wore sweaters and broke the record. Some dogs wore reindeer ears as well.
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The Daily Wire says ugly Christmas sweaters are harming the environment because they are made from plastic and metallic fibers, which kill wildlife and ocean life. Each time a sweater is washed 730,000 microfibers are shed. They end up in bodies of water where they make it hard for life to exist.
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WFTS claims a Manatee County, Florida school bus was recently evacuated after a student sprayed too much Axe Body Spray on themselves. Another bus quickly arrived to pick up the students. Paramedics were also called to make sure the students were okay. None of them were transported to the hospital
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ABC claims numerous pigeons wearing cowboy hats have recently been spotted wandering around Las Vegas. It is not known who gave the pigeons their hats. Eyewitness Bobby Lee jokes, "The rodeo is in town, so that's the only explanation I have."

Mariah Hillman, the founder of a pigeon advocacy group, says she wants to remove the hats.
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It seems that we are always talking about people this time of year who think they are Santa Claus and for some reason want to enter a home via the chimney. The fire department in Tucson, Arizona got a call on Friday afternoon when people heard someone yelling for help from inside a vacant house. It turned out a guy in his 30s had tried to get into the house by sliding down the chimney and, of course, got stuck. The firefighters were able to rescue him and cops arrested him for trespassing, drug possession, and an outstanding warrant. Something tells me he won't try that again.
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Police in Northern California have arrested a couple of Grinches who tried to ruin Christmas for a bunch of foster kids by stealing their presents.

24-year-old Joseph Betancourt and 40-year-old Marie Bennett broke into the Children First Foster Family Agency and took toys and other gifts which were to be given to kids for Christmas.

Police reviewed surveillance footage and realized the two were staying next door, where they were arrested. Officers also found the stolen gifts. They're charged with burglary, theft and breaking and entering. (ABC News)

7:45 a.m. Birthday Show

7:50 a.m. Montana Trivia/Science Faction/Local Sports

8:10 a.m. Story

8:12 a.m. ABC News/Northern Broadcasting Montana News/Obituaries/Pressing On

8:40 a.m. Tradeo

9:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

9:30 a.m. Doggone Show

9:50 a.m. Job Hunt

10:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

10:50 a.m. Hi-Line Highlights

11:00 a.m. ABC News/Weather

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