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MissingyourMondayPostRegister? Subscribersreceiveanonline passwordatnoadditionalcharge. Call542-6777. Youcanreaditonline! TheMondayOnlineEditionincludes 20storiesthatarenewsinceSunday'spaper. ISU coach honored Idaho State’s Mike Kramer was named the 2014 Big Sky Con- ference Coach of the Year on Wednesday. Story, Page A13 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014 POST REGISTER A 2 people talk NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed dis- tasteful” given the reaction to the decision not to prose- cute Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer. NBC on Wednesday confirmed the postponement, saying Brooks was being replaced on the show by Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Colicchio . Brooks wrote on his Facebook page that he landed in New York on the night the grand jury’s deci- sion was announced “to the news of the civil unrest that was going on in our nation. To spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong seemed distasteful to me.” Sylvia Day fan advocate in TV’s ‘Crossfire’ series NEW YORK (AP) — Sylvia Day vows to protect her fans’ favorite moments when her “Crossfire” erotic romance novels are adapted for television. The best- selling author of the books fol- lowing the romance of billionaire Gideon Cross and Eva Trammell is an executive consultant on the TV series optioned by Lionsgate Tele- vision. She says she’s in frequent contact with producers and will be on the set for filming, adding, “It’s like I’m the readers’ voice” as the books are transformed for TV. Brooks cancels over Ferguson birthdays Award-win- ning director Kathryn Bigelow (Film: “The Hurt Locker”) is 63. TV host Bill Nye (“Bill Nye, the Science Guy”) is 59. Actor William Fichtner is 58. Caroline Kennedy is 57. Rock musi- cian Charlie Burchill (Simple Minds) is 55. Rock musician Charlie Benante (Anthrax) is 52. Actor Fisher Stevens is 51. Actress Robin Givens is 50. Rapper Skoob (DAS EFX) is 44. Rapper Twista is 42. Actor Jaleel White is 38. Actor Arjay Smith (TV: “Perception”) is 31. Actress Alison Pill is 29. Actress/singer Aubrey Peeples (TV: “Nashville”; “Sharknado”) is 21. NEW YORK (AP) — Once she’d decided to take on her gritty new role in “Wild,” there were a few things Reese Witherspoon knew she DIDN’T want to hear from movie studio executives: “We want her to be more likable.” “We don’t want her to use drugs.” “We don’t want her to be profane.” And so, Witherspoon says, she didn’t give them the chance. She developed the film, which follows a hard-living woman’s path to sol- ace and redemption via a long trek in the wilderness, outside the studio system under the auspices of her own production company, with private financing. “And then I took it to the studios and said, ‘I’m not changing a word,’” Witherspoon recounts. “And I had three bids on it that day.” “And I think it’s important, you know?” the actress adds. “You grow up, you change — I’m a 38-year old woman now, I have three kids, and I’ve lived a lot of life experience.” today’s quiz Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz Subject: GEOGRAPHY (e.g., In which sea is Cyprus? Answer: Mediterranean Sea.) FRESHMAN LEVEL (1 point): 1. In this state, “the stars at night are big and bright.” 2. Name the world’s best- known mausoleum. 3. Which British territory is called “The Rock”? GRADUATE LEVEL (2 points): 4. What is the largest island in the U.S.? 5. In which city was Christo- pher Columbus born? 6. On which bay is Cannery Row? PH.D. LEVEL (3 points): 7. Name the three largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea. 8. On which river is Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city? 9. In which country is the world’s highest waterfall? SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? in history Today is Thursday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day. In 1910, New York’s Pennsyl- vania Station officially opened . In 1962, the first Boeing 727 was rolled out at the company’s Renton Plant. In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who’d resigned. side lines sports Brooks ANSWERS: 1. Texas. 2. Taj Mahal. 3. Gibraltar. 4. Hawaii. 5. Genoa, Italy. 6. Monterey Bay. 7. Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus. 8. River Clyde. 9. Venezuela (Angel Falls). local today’s headlines national / world breakfast briefing All you need to know to start your day today’s weather Powerball: 16-17-22-46-54 (PB: 35) Mega Millions: 10-11-29-47-56 (Mega: 4) Hot Lotto: 8-17-24-34-37 (HB: 10) Wildcard: 7-8-17-23-29 (King of Hearts) Pick 3: Nov. 26: 8-7-8; Nov. 25: 0-2-8; Nov. 24: 0-3-3; Nov. 23: 3-5-4 Witherspoon to go ‘Wild’ Day our commitment to accountability www.postregister.com/ethics Accountable to you Information in Wednes- day’s Post Register was incor- rect. The Attorney General’s Office did not say that local gifting circle scams were spe- cifically tied to church groups. Protests continue Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers. Story, Page A10 Impaired drivers targeted More law enforcement officers than usual will be patrolling eastern Idaho streets throughout the holidays — part of a crack down on impaired drivers. The Holiday Impaired Driving Mobili- zation campaign runs through Jan. 4. Story, Page B1 Disaster loans available Summer rain took a toll on Idaho’s agriculture industry and the U.S. Small Business Administration is making disaster loans available in 11 Idaho counties, including Bon- neville, as well as some counties in neighboring states. Story, Page B1