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2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Joe Estrella, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Aug. 5--Hewlett-Packard dodged a question about layoffs at its Imaging and Printing Group in Boise again Monday after a published report said 300 furloughs are planned at plants in Oregon and Washington state. A former HP employee said the buzz at the Boise plant is that the company plans to limit its local jobs cuts to middle managers. "What people there are being told is that it won't be the peons that are affected," said Billy Knorpp, who...

2008-06-16 03:00:27

By Shifrin, Simon The Idaho Supreme Court is scheduled this week to hear an appeal of a judge's ruling on whether publishing legal notices in the Idaho Business Review provides sufficient legal notification. The appeal stems from a lawsuit filed by the Idaho Statesman, claiming state law granted the largest circulation newspaper within an applicable political subdivision the right to publish certain legal notices. Judge Deborah Bail, of Idaho's Fourth District Court, has ruled for the...

2007-11-30 09:00:49

By Kristin Rodine, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Nov. 30--A photograph of a beaming little girl, playing on a swing, greets people who visit the Nampa Family Justice Center's new forensic medical unit. The girl, Ellen Marie Sinclair, was killed in August 2001, a few months before her third birthday. She represents the mission and the inspiration for the unit and those who work at the justice center, Executive Director Rebecca Lovelace said. On Friday, the medical unit will be dedicated in...

2006-12-27 09:00:41

By The Idaho Statesman, Boise Dec. 27--Knights of Columbus, Council 12854, in Boise is looking for donations of used medical equipment and associated appliances that members will repair. Items include walkers, canes, wheelchairs, crutches and shower seats. The refurbished items are made available free to anyone in need. For more information or to drop off medical supplies, call Dale Anderson at 888-3782 or Dick DeLeonard at 362-3710. ----- Copyright (c) 2006, The Idaho Statesman,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'