“Sen. Curt McKenzie, who wants to let young people with a total of 8 hours of training carry concealed weapons on Idaho campuses–despite the objections of law enforcement, college presidents, faculty, and students–is apparently so uninterested in anyone’s opinion about his bill that he played chess on his phone during public testimony. Really?” – from a friend’s Facebook page.
Economic stability is the top concern for Americans, and polls confirm that a majority trusts Republicans more than Democrats to handle our recovery. Despite this advantage, Republicans were again rejected in the last election as voters grew fed up with ill-informed pandering on social policy. In just one generation, a fundamentalist platform and extreme candidates transformed the GOP from a vibrant national party to a regional one that speaks mostly to and for religious conservatives and “old white men.” This ignores changing demographics and cannot sustain the GOP, much less propel it back into the majority.
With a Ndamukong Suh contract extension looming and veteran players like Nate Burleson getting cut, one might figure that the Lions would try to save even more money by moving QB Kellen Moore up on the depth chart.
Considering current #2 Shaun Hill figures to be in demand on the free agent market this offseason. such a minor move would be a no-brainer right?
However, according to a tweet, Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew who made this comment to Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News:
Mayhew on K. Moore as 2nd QB: “I haven’t seen enough of him in actual games to say that you just role with him and you feel great about it.”
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) February 21, 2014
But Moore ended his college career “with an amazing 50-3 record as a starting quarterback, shattering the NCAA all-time wins record for a quarterback, previously held by Colt McCoy of Texas with 45 wins,” according to the Boise State website. ”Moore exited Boise State with nearly every single season or career passing record, including total offense, yards, completions, completion percentage, touchdowns, pass efficiency and lowest interception ratio.”
Thus, the rookie quarterback still has a lot of upside and can easily be traded and do well at another franchise.
Feb. 21 C of I women’s basketball hosts Evergreen, 5:30 p.m., J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
EXCERPT: “My son read chapter three of the sequel I’m working on. I wanted him to tell me if it was scary and if not, how t fix it. Since I will be publishing this book, when it is finished, I won’t post it here, but will just describe what I have so far. My Arimaspain king, Titus, is visited by a strange Raven, who tells him to disregard the Creator of All Worlds and the crow judge of the land, because they have forgotten him. The Raven touches his forehead (King Titus’ race, the Arimaspains, are Cyclops) , putting him in shadow land.”
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Who is Merri Halma?
Merri grew up in Sunnyside, Washington. She has always had an active imagination and wanted to be a published writer from age eleven to twelve. She lives in Nampa, Idaho with her husband, their son and two cats.
To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind, the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, The Harry Potter Series, and all books by Rick Riordan and the Hunger Games Series. There are many more.
Other recent articles by the author:
I felt lost and alone as I walked down a path that had opened into a clearing. As I walked, thoughts of my life swirled around at times, pounding hard,…
What makes you write? What inspires you to write? Is the money? or is it to really just to air your thoughts and allow others to comment on them if they…
The forest is dark and grey, full of noises, hooting owls and snapping twigs, though you cannot see what is that is following you. You walk alone, eager…
— 123 Idaho (@123idaho) February 17, 2014
You’re not going to want to miss out!
February 26, 2014
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Peppershock Media Studio and Office
Build your power team with an award winning hiring process, speaker Chris Taylor will reveal “Fisher’s Secret for Hiring and Retaining the Best and Brightest Employees.” And Peppershock’s Rhea Allen will be presenting “The Future of Marketing,” a workshop about powerful, up and coming marketing strategies and ways to implement them for profit. Plus, guest speaker Ron Price from Price Associates will join us to talk about leadership in an organization with his workshop “On Becoming the Complete Leader.” Ron will also be showcasing his newly published book, “The Complete Leader.”
“This masterpiece is an essential and insightful learning tool to fast forward the career for every aspiring leader.” –Ken Blanchard, author of “The One Minute Manager”
Don’t miss this seminar!
The College of Idaho is set to welcome alumnus Lynn Maxfield back to campus for a special guest lecture and demonstration on the human voice. Maxfield, associate director for the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, will speak about the acoustics of singing classical and musical theatre styles during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, inside Langroise Center for the Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The event is free and open to the public.
Maxfield’s presentation will explore the incredibly versatile instrumental qualities of the human voice. He will explore how two small folds of tissue, coupled with a resonant airway, can produce sounds capable of both lulling an infant to sleep and being heard over a 60-piece orchestra. Maxfield, with the help of C of I voice students, also will demonstrate the properties that give various performance genres their distinctive sounds.
Maxfield, a 2005 C of I graduate, holds a master’s in voice performance and a Ph.D. in voice pedagogy from the University of Iowa. In his current position at NCVS, he contributes to a multi-site research consortium committed to research and education about voice and speech. Prior to joining the NCVS, Maxfield taught at Eastern Connecticut State University, Knox College, Monmouth College and Carl Sandburg College in western Illinois. Maxfield is the primary instructor for the vocal studio at NCVS and also maintains an active performance presence. His opera credits include Monastotos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Sam Polk in Floyd’s Susannah, Orpheus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Guglielmo in Donizetti’s Viva La Mamma. He also sings with the Utah Opera chorus.
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.
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