The Daily Press http://www.am-news.com http://www.am-news.com/apfeed.xml--1 Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-03-31T06:09:47-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10413Community Dinner Table serves last supper of the year.2015-03-31T06:09:47-04:002015-03-31T06:00:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLISA LETECommunity Dinner Table serves last supper of the year.Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10413Change0Usable2015-03-31T06:00:00-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10417Photo of the week2015-03-30T23:50:14-04:002015-03-30T23:50:14-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEPhoto of the weekBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10417Change0Usable2015-03-30T23:50:14-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10414New, Affordable Marathon Sponsorships Available2015-03-30T19:47:42-04:002015-03-30T19:47:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe 4th Annual Tommy Vaughn's Blackfoot Marathon and More is approaching its running date of Saturday, May 16, and we are pleased to offer some new opportunities for community support. Thanks to the continued support of our Title, Presenting (Idaho Central CU), and Supporting (Portneuf Medical Center) Sponsors, we are able to offer sponsorship of our HYDRATION STATIONS at a reduced fee of $100. There are 14 of these stations that are looking for sponsors, and this amount will adequately cover the cost of energy gels, cups, electyrolyte mix, and other supplies.Our new sponsorship category will let you BUY A MILE! For $50 you can sponsor one of the 26 miles of the marathon course. This amount helps cover the cost of marking and preparing the course for the event.Each of these opportunities will get you:(1) a sign on the course, identifying your business, family, or group, (2) access to the runners' "goody bags" to place promotional items or brochures about your business or programs, and(3) your name listed on the runners' tee shirts and on a banner at Race Central.As most of you are aware, after all expenses of the event are paid, 100% of the proceeds go to Community Dinner Table, our local charity that works every day to fight hunger in our area. Over the past three events, we have been able to contribute nearly $10,000 to CDT and intend on keeping that trend going.If you, your family, your business, civic group, club, or just a group of friends would like to join us, please visit http://www.blackfootmarathon.com/sponsorships/ to sign up for one of these opportunities. You can pay directly online via credit or debit card. If you would prefer to pay by check, please send it, payable to Blackfoot Marathon, to Blackfoot Marathon, 1129 South Shilling Avenue, Blackfoot, ID 83221, Blackfoot, IDNo author availableNew, Affordable Marathon Sponsorships AvailableBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10414Change0Usable2015-03-30T19:47:42-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10412Underwood sentenced2015-03-31T06:09:47-04:002015-03-30T19:22:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsCharged with vehicular manslaughter, Underwood will serve seven years fixed and eight years indeterminate for this felony. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, Underwood was northbound in the southbound lane, traveling at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. He had passed several cars when he crashed head-on with another vehicle driven by Richard "Tazzy" Peyope, 45, of Fort Hall. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEUnderwood sentencedBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10412Change0Usable2015-03-30T19:22:05-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10411Joslyn Phillips Snake River 2015 Distinguished Young Woman2015-03-30T18:55:04-04:002015-03-30T18:55:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsShe will be joined by the Distinguished Young Women from Blackfoot, Firth-Shelley and Aberdeen. The Blackfoot DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, at BPAC. The Firth-Shelley DYW program begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, in the Firth High School auditorium. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEJoslyn Phillips Snake River 2015 Distinguished Young WomanBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10411Change0Usable2015-03-30T18:55:04-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10410Grandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar2015-03-30T18:10:02-04:002015-03-30T18:10:02-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsMiss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.At 87, she's the same age as the youngest of three models standing in the cover photo, where their bare feet and shoulders peek out from behind a banner they hold advertising the Barberton facility and the affiliated Pleasant View Health Care Center.It reads: "Pleasant View, Pleasant Pointe."Another resident in the calendar is covered only by a large exercise ball.Administrator Teresa Morris told The Akron Beacon Journal that the residents were clearly having fun the morning the photos were taken."The residents were like 20-year-olds — giggling, and having the time of their lives," Morris said. "I do not believe the elderly should just sit around staring at each other. I want a fun environment where I challenge them and they challenge me."Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSGrandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendarBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10410Change0Usable2015-03-30T18:10:02-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10408Things to know about Monday2015-03-31T02:52:56-04:002015-03-30T15:44:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News1. CO-PILOT IN FRANCE PLANE CRASH HAD BEEN TREATED FOR SUICIDAL TENDENCIESGerman prosecutors say Andreas Lubitz had received psychotherapy for years before becoming a pilot.2. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE KILLS TWO OF ITS ADVISERS IN IRAQHowever, Washington says it only struck militants in its campaign against the Islamic State group.3. EX-ISRAELI PREMIER CONVICTED IN BRIBERY CASEEhud Olmert was found guilty in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who had hoped to achieve peace with the Palestinians.4. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP ICU PATIENTSAP's Lauran Neergaard finds some hospitals manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even though they are on life support, exercise that may speed recovery.5. TOURISM DECLINE HITS JORDANIAN CITYPetra is a big tourist draw, yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty and business is at a standstill because of the kingdom's role in the battle against Islamic State militants.6. THREE GENERATIONS OF FAMILY PERISH IN FRENCH ALPS JET CRASHThree women named Emma — a 12-year-old, her mother and her grandmother — were from an affluent family known for their love of sports in a beautiful Barcelona suburb.7. LOOK AT WHAT'S MAKING A COMEBACKMothballed by Ford last decade, the Lincoln Continental is back, a nod to the car's improved sales in the U.S. and an appetite for luxury brands in China.8. FEEL WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A U.S. SENATORThe Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will be opening to the public, featuring a replica of the chamber where Kennedy served for 47 years.9. JUST CALL THEM THE IHEARTTAYLORSWIFT AWARDSThe pop singer cleaned house at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off."10. FINAL FOUR SETBlackfoot, IDNo author availableThings to know about MondayBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10408Change0Usable2015-03-30T15:44:29-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10406Idaho Supreme Court upholds award in driver's ed crash2015-03-30T13:51:09-04:002015-03-30T13:51:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday upheld a ruling that awards $3.5 million in damages to the family of a 15-year-old central Idaho boy who died in a crash during his driver's education class.The court rejected an appeal of the award by the Blaine County School District.A jury in May 2013 found Carey School driver's education instructor Jeffrey Mecham was 100 percent responsible for the Oct. 26, 2010, crash that killed Austin Hennefer.Dennis and Maryann Hennefer of Carey filed the lawsuit against the school district contending it should be held responsible for Mecham's "willful and reckless" decision to hold classes on a day with wintery weather and practice three-point turns on an icy highway.The Supreme Court ruled that a limitation on non-economic damages in Idaho code did not apply in the case because the district was found to have acted recklessly.The court also ruled that the jury was properly instructed on what constituted reckless misconduct and that the evidence supported the verdict. The court refused to grant the district's request for a new trial.The school district is on spring break and officials didn't return a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. The Hennefers couldn't be reached.The driver's education car was performing a maneuver used to make a 180-degree turn on a stretch of U.S. Highway 20 that's otherwise too narrow for a U-turn when it was struck by an oncoming car.Hennefer died at the scene, and 15-year-old classmate was airlifted to a hospital with a broken hip that required surgery.Mecham, who was 41 at the time of the accident, also was seriously injured and flown to a hospital.Sergio Lopez-Rodriguez of Gooding, the driver of the other car, was also flown to a hospital. Jurors found he was not negligent in the crash.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableIdaho Supreme Court upholds award in driver's ed crashBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10406Change0Usable2015-03-30T13:51:09-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10402Things to know for Monday2015-03-30T11:43:06-04:002015-03-29T22:03:00-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News1. ARAB SUMMIT ENDS WITH VOW TO DEFEAT SHIITE REBELS IN YEMENArab leaders also plan to form a joint intervention force, setting the stage for a clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Iran, accused of backing Houthi rebels in Yemen.2. WHAT NSA CONSIDERED ABANDONING PRIOR TO SNOWDEN LEAKThe National Security Agency discussed ending its secret program to collect and store American phone records before Edward Snowden revealed the practice, The Associated Press learns.3. IRAN WEIGHS FURTHER URANIUM ENRICHMENT CUTSBut Teheran is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, say Western officials involved in nuclear talks.4. WHY EXPERTS STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN WHY CO-PILOT CRASHED AIRLINER"We don't have a clue what was going through his mind," says Dr. Simon Wessely, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, referring to Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz.5. 2 BODIES FOUND IN NYC GAS EXPLOSION RUBBLEMayor Bill de Blasio says someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before the blast that caused three apartment buildings to collapse.6. 'WE'RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE THIS LAW'Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defends the state legislation that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians.7. WHERE IMMIGRANT DROWNINGS ARE ON THE RISEDue to increased patrols, migrants are choosing more dangerous spots to cross the Rio Grande into South Texas.8. BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS ATTACK NIGERIA POLL STATIONSBut voting continues in the high-stakes contest to elect a president for Africa's richest, most populous nation.9. NEW ENGLAND OPPOSES NATURAL GAS PIPELINESAlthough the region needs more gas-delivery capacity, few residents want new pipelines through their towns.10. HOW MANY NO. 1 SEEDS REACH FINAL FOURBlackfoot, IDNo author availableThings to know for MondayBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10402Change0Usable2015-03-29T22:03:00-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:10400Peter Pan to be performed at BPAC Monday and Tuesday.2015-03-29T17:48:20-04:002015-03-29T17:48:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availablePeter Pan to be performed at BPAC Monday and Tuesday.Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:10400Change0Usable2015-03-29T17:48:20-04:00