"Cranberries, potatoes and turkeys for Thanksgiving often travel 1,500 to 2,500 miles from the farm," according to the Worldwatch Institute. That's about 25 percent farther than food items traveled only two decades ago.
AAA Idaho projects 255,000 Idahoans will travel 50 miles or more from home this holiday season, with 227,000 traveling by motor vehicle. AAA says volume across the Rocky Mountain region may see as many 3.5 million travelers.
Along with his students at the Centennial Job Corps in Nampa, Chef Jack D'Orazio cooks hundreds of turkeys, 5,000 beef tamales, a few tons of green beans, 40 industrial-sized pans of dressing and another 40 pans of homemade mashed potatoes.
By George Prentice
Topping it all off are eighty gallons of gravy. Dessert? Countless apple, blueberry, cherry and pumpkin pies plus a few dozen cakes.
"This bill would allow even more Idaho parents to use prayer as an excuse to avoid the medical needs of their children. If you allow this bill to pass, it will be responsible for the deaths of generations of children."