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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...

2008-06-19 12:00:30

By Joe Estrella, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jun. 18--Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that it will shrink its worldwide Imaging & Printing Group from five to three global business units. But the company offered no details about what that means to HP's workers in Boise. Billed as a cost-cutting measure, the news raised more questions than answers about the future of the estimated 3,400 employees at HP's campus off Chinden Boulevard, between Five Mile and Cloverdale roads....

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
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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