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  • The opening scene was of a body found in a swamp, slapped on the exam table, with an eager-beaver troop of Woodchucks standing by.

    Alynda Wheat's Beat Cop: The Last Patrol | EW.com

  • And I would extend the "leave this space alone" rule to the notices of events around campus that eager-beaver work study students (I assume) post on the stall doors.

    Discourse.net: Not Real. Please. Not Real.

  • In high school, as an eager-beaver reader, I turned out dozens of enthusiastic if na├»ve book reviews, filling the exercise book meant expressly for this purpose, long before I was meant to.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » The magic country of childhood reading

  • "OK, keep an eye on Peggy," he says, referring to Elisabeth Moss 'character, who's evolved from eager-beaver partner to feminist this season.

    A Mad Dash to the Finish

  • Here is where the sea formed anew, and widened, and deepened, and where sediments from another river, and the carcasses of microorganisms, were deposited, buried, baked, until finally -- the enchanting payoff of the story if you're an eager-beaver oil executive -- the organic matter turned into oil.

    BP disaster: Rare mix of geological factors created rich but dangerous reserves

  • An investigator operating alone could be too easily accused of planting evidence by an eager-beaver defense attorney.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Shock Treatment

  • Voters arriving at their early polling places in Prince George's County last week said they were stormed by eager-beaver candidates and campaign workers who pushed literature into their hands before they had a chance to put them up in protest.

    The signs (and sounds) of Election Day in D.C.

  • Odds are Horatio would be surprised as well, as you can tell from this A&E repeat of the CSI: Miami (9 ET/PT) episode that introduced Jonathan Togo as the eager-beaver Ryan.

    Critic's Corner Wednesday

  • Anne Hathaway's tough, nuanced Maggie Murdock, on the other hand, is -- while expertly acted -- the only female character in the film smart enough to beat Randall at his own game; most of the rest of the chicks in this flick are relegated to sexualized subordinates I guess a movie about Viagra would reduce women to that, although Judy Greer is super cute as the eager-beaver receptionist who beds Randall.

    Kristi York Wooten: Love, Drugs & Jake Gyllenhaal

  • But even the eager-beaver efforts of Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller and Chuck Schumer to find budget-conscious solutions without hurting the precious insurance industry (patients eh, less so) by offering an affordable, fair, and viable public alternative for health care wasn't enough to convince some of a complete government takeover.

    Julie Farby: Et Tu, Blue Dogs?

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