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  • Jul 25-31, 2007
  • Vol. 16, No. 4

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  • Micron's Side of the Story

    In a recent edition of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce newsletter, we got the longest version of Micron's side of things we've heard yet, from their lobbyist Mike Reynoldson.

    In his open letter to the chamber, which we'll print in its entirety after the jump, Reynoldson talks about the reasoning for Micron's layoffs, and where the company is going in the future.

    Since Appleton's not talking much, this is as close as we get to a view into their side of the story. Not that you'll get new inside dope here, but it's worth the read all the same.

  • What's the Word? Ah, "politburo"

    In Stalin's Russia, the Communist governing body was known as the Political Bureau, or politburo for short.

    As he consolidated power, Stalin turned the politburo into a "supreme executive and legislative body" that was "entirely in command of its membership, decisions, and debates," according to the ever-handy online Marxist Encyclopedia.

    I just can't help but think of a certain Boise company these days when I'm perusing politburo history.

  • A Sign of Season's Change

    No surer sign of a season's coming shift: Bogus Basin needs ski patrollers.

    If you think you're hot enough, like skiing or boarding in all kinds of weather, and you can ride while towing a sled, have they got a job for you.

    Details after the jump.

  • That's A New One

    Yes, we do have an exhaustive list of local dining options in our paper.

    And yes, we review restaurants in every edition of BW.

    But today was a first, for me: a reader, who remembered that we had reviewed Tango's Subs and Empanadas last month, had a free lunch hour and wanted to try it out.

    Thing is, he couldn't remember where it was. Simple solution: Call the editor of the Boise Weekly, and ask.

    Buddy, I hope you enjoy your lunch. Don't call me. I'll call you.

  • Simplot Hill "Art"
  • Simplot Hill "Art"

    Does somebody have a beef with the Simplots?

    Or maybe they're upset at Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter?

    Either way, their anger, expressed in unique graffiti on the giant grassy hill of the governor's mansion, formerly the Simplot mansion, is at least misplaced, however, um, pointed it is.

    Update: It's still there, and stories following the BW scoop have since appeared in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, KTVB Channel 7 and, our favorite, on the Wonkette blog.

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