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November 7th, 2011
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The Idaho Commission of Pardons and Parole says it won't consider a clemency request from condemned inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades.
Rhoades is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Nov. 18 for the murders of Susan Michelbacher and Stacy Baldwin in 1987.
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BLACKFOOT â€” As a member of the United Nations Military Armistice Commission, Monroe (Monte) Beach of Blackfoot was an eyewitness to history on July 27, 1953.
That was the day the fighting in the Korean War officially ended when Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison of the United States and his counterparts in the North Korean army and Chinese volunteers signed 18 tri-language documents at Panmunjom.
While that sight is stored in his memory banks, another more important one is stored there, too.
POCATELLO â€“ Verna Anderson sits in the living room chair, rocking her granddaughter Olivia and quietly wiping tears as she talks about her beautiful, funny daughter Stacy Baldwin. Baldwin was just 21 years old and starting the life she wanted when Paul Ezra Rhoades abducted and killed her in 1987.
The Morning Newsâ€”Melanie Moore
Rhonda Wixom paints the exterior of the Nuart Theater in Blackfoot Friday. Wixom has been working for the past several months to paint and restore the theater. It is part of a restoration and improvement project that included painting, purchasing the new new sign, new microphones and new marquee lettering. The Blackfoot Urban Renewal Agency provided funding for the project.
FIRTH â€” The Goshen-Basalt-Firth cemetery district is having an election. Cemetery board incumbent Scott Jolley is facing Judith Jolley.
Each cemetery maintenance commissioner serves a four-year term.
What Scott Jolley likes best about serving on the cemetery board is seeing the improvements in the cemeteries. Jolley has served as a cemetery maintenance commissioner for 14 years
"At the Goshen Cemetery, we've put in a pumphouse, sprinkler system and trees," Jolley said.
BLACKFOOT â€” Four new board members were elected to the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce this week.
The new members are Vern Murray of Vern's Radio
Shack of Blackfoot, Kathy Tauscher of Kathy & Company, Michelle Reay of First American Title and Davin Garlick of VanOrden, Lund and Cannon PLLC.
Their terms start Jan. 1.
"I love Blackfoot," said Murray. "I love being a part of Blackfoot.
"There's lots of potential here; lots of fun and growth," he said.
Murray is a past Chamber president in Pocatello.
Clouds will be on the increase this morning, and light snow will develop in the Stanley and Challis area later this morning. Snow will spread to the south and east this afternoon, remaining light. Snow accumulations will continue overnight and through Saturday afternoon, then taper off Saturday night and Sunday. Areas of greater than 6 inches of snow accumulation from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon will include the Idaho Wasatch, and mountain ranges along the Idaho-Wyoming border, and only at elevations above 7000 feet.
BLACKFOOT â€” Angelica Caratachea is a senior at Shelley High School who has a rare disease that affects her kidneys. She is still waiting for a kidney transplant.
A fundraiser for Angelica will start at 1 p.m. this Sunday at the American Legion Hall, 436 N. Fisher, Blackfoot. Money raised will be used by the family for transportation and board and room as they travel to Salt Lake City for treatments.
The cost is $5 per plate for adults $2 per plate for children. All plates include beans and rice.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham Economic Development Corporation's first Economic Symposium Thursday highlighted potentials for economic growth in Bingham County and throughout Southeast Idaho.
Speaking at the symposium, Dan Cravens, regional economist for the Idaho Department of Labor, said Southeast Idaho has drawn interest from numerous employers and said Blackfoot is located in the center of growth between Idaho Falls and Pocatello.