February 10th, 2015
ALISON LADMAN, Associated Press
Lots of people love their slow cookers. Just as many folks don't. We tend to be in the latter group. Not because we don't appreciate the dump-and-go convenience. And we certainly enjoy being greeted at the end of the day by delicious smells before we've even taken off our coats.
Our objections come down to taste and texture. Too many slow cooker recipes taste just like every other slow cooker recipe, no matter what the ingredients. And after bubbling away for so many hours, most recipes end up with that just-shy-of-mush texture. No thanks.
BLACKFOOT â€” At least three Eastern Idaho RadioShack stores are scheduled for closure between now and March 31. They're among 1,784 which will be closed as a result of the corporate filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 5. Those stores are in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg.
Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot is among 800 independently owned stores which will not be affected by the corporate closures.
For Vern Murray and his six employees, the closures are a good news, bad news situation.
The Blackfoot Broncos fell to the top ranked Preston Indians 72-43 Friday night. For more on the game pick up Saturday's Morning News of visit the e-edition.
BLACKFOOT â€” State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hoursâ€”before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.
The Blackfoot wrestling team took down city rival Snake River 41-39 on Thursday night. For more on the match pick up a copy of Friday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.
Blackfoot fell to Rigby 61-47 Wednesday night at Blackfoot High School. For more on the game pick up Thursday's Morning News or read the e-edition.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot city leaders are considering "requiring the town's landlords to take on the responsibility of paying the utility bills at their rental properties." The motive behind the idea is to cut down on down on city collections and lost revenue primarily due to renters who leave a residence and then skip out on their water bill.
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BOISE (AP) â€” Last fall, a camera dealer in Ohio contacted Levi Bettweiser to tell him he had come across 31 rolls of undeveloped black-and-white film at an auction. The dealer wondered whether Bettweiser was interested in them.
For two years, Bettweiser, 28, of Boise, had scoured Treasure Valley camera stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for old, neglected rolls of undeveloped film. Whenever he came across a roll, he took it home and processed it to see what images the negatives held.