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COVER: ISUMeridian sees need for bioskills center ISU-Meridian Health Science Center will open an anatomy and physiology lab next year. Feedback from the local medical community has spurred the university to also consider building a bioskills learning center that could become an “economic engine.”


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CITY NEWS Meridian’s three new council members got to work this week at Tuesday’s swearing in. Not only did the council shift from four to six members, but there’s a new president and the first councilwoman since 2003.

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With the start of the legislative session, lawmakers are wrestling with education reform and how to fund public schools. We’ve highlighted some of the areas of discussion.

Centennial wrestler Logan Blackwood ends his string of secondplace heartbreaks and claims the Rollie Lane Invitational title. His title was one of three for the Patriots at valley’s top wrestling tourney.

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en Edmunds, the recently appointed director of the Idaho Department of Labor, offered a fascinating glimpse at Idaho’s job recovery and workforce trends at the Meridian Chamber of Commerce luncheon this week. Here’s a summary: n Idaho is becoming more and more of a retirement state. Idaho’s 55-plus population is growing more quickly than the national rate. Edmund expects this pattern to continue as Idaho gains more recognition as a great place to retire. One factor that has drawn retirees to Idaho in the past is our comparatively low home prices — an enticing investment. I’ve been told that another common reason for retirees to move to Idaho is to be closer to their grandkids. Obviously, not all seniors are ready to retire. Meridian has seen an increasing number of people 55 and older looking for work, the labor department’s Meridian manager John Russ said. “It’s more appealing for most businesses to hire those more mature individuals,” he said. Which leads to our next trend: n Young employees sometimes lack “soft skills.” Showing up on time, dressing appropriately, sticking with the same job — Edmund said Idaho employers have complained that these are not Millennials’ strong points. Of course, a few anecdotes do not characterize an entire generation. n Young adults are leaving the state at an increasing rate. In 2000, close to 15.5 percent of the Boise metro area’s population was

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CRIME WATCH Meridian Police Department Log Jan. 1-7 Police made the following arrests or issued charges: 1 pedestrian under the influence of alcohol 2 minor consumption 11 warrants 2 no contact order violations 4 possession of marijuana 10 possession of drug paraphernalia 1 possession of a controlled substance 3 open alcohol containers 1 child enticement over the Internet 1 dispensing alcohol to a minor 1 probation violation 4 driving under the influence 1 possession of amphetamine 1 battery 1 firearm violation 3 driving without privileges 2 providing false information to police 1 driving without insurance

1 intimidation 1 juvenile warrant 2 possession of stolen property 2 possession of forged bills Police also took calls, investigated or assisted: 2 returned runaways 1 injury traffic accident 8 medical assistance 1 vehicle burglary 4 residential burglaries 3 grand thefts 1 possession of marijuana 1 possession of paraphernalia 1 runaway 2 disturbances 3 petit thefts 1 custodial interference 3 vandalisms 1 forgery 1 curfew violation


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comprised of people ages 20-29. In 2012, that number was closer to 14 percent. Based on driver’s license data, Edmunds said, more people in this age group have been leaving Idaho than entering it. He identified areas for improvement: n Get out of the spiral of creating low-paying jobs. n Match up education and training more closely to employers’ needs. Specifically, Idaho needs more employees with strong math and machine-operating skills, Edmunds said. by Holly Beech Vocational programs provide practical skills training, he said, allowing students © 2013 MERIDIAN PRESS to directly apply what they’re learning to the job. Also, he said high school students who go through professional/technical education have a greater chance of continuing on to higher education. n Ada County’s unemployment rate should return to 2003 levels by 2015. Here’s a look at the unemployment rate by year: 2001: 3.7 percent 2010: 8.4 percent 2003: 4.6 percent 2012: 6.3 percent 2007: 2.3 percent 2015 projection: 4.6 percent

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Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar opened in The Village at Meridian Dec. 17, and several more retailers are set to open this quarter. The new openings will bring quick and affordable food options to The Village’s food pavilions — the glass rooms near the fountains. The Viln Chico’s lage General Manager n Francesca’s Hugh Crawford said some n IT’SUGAR popular local food truck n Menchie’s Frozen Yocompanies will move in gurt soon: Calle 75 Street Tan Sb Salon and Spa cos, Cacicia’s Cucinas Old n The Counter Burger World Sicilian Foods and n Toby Keith’s I Love RiceWorks. This Bar and Grill n Zoomcare Other retailers set to open in the first quarter n Compiled by Meridian Press staff of 2014 are: n Axiom Fitness SOURCE: Red Sky PR

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A Democrat who campaigned unsuccessfully to lead Idaho’s public schools in 2006 says she’ll try again to win the seat. Jana Jones of Idaho Falls, a former teacher and school administrator, announced her run Tuesday. Jones lost eight years ago to current Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, a Republican. The vote that year was 51 percent for Luna and 49 percent for Jones. Jones says she wants safe schools, great teachers and modern, up-todate classrooms. Luna hadn’t officially announced his 2014 campaign as of press time.


Fire crews rescue pets from house blaze

Meridian and Boise fire crews extinguished a Meridian house fire on NE 10th Street Wednesday and rescued three pets that were trapped inside. Two women who escaped the house before firefighters arrived were treated for smoke inhalation. Crews issued oxygen to the dog and two cats found in the home. The fire was extinguished within about 20 minutes of crews’ arrival and contained to one room, but the home had extensive heat and smoke damage. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear but did not seem suspicious. The Red Cross and Meridian Firefighters Burnout Fund helped the victims.

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Macy’s cutting 2,500 jobs in reorganization

Macy’s Inc. is cutting 2,500 jobs as part of a reorganization to sustain its profitability. It was not clear at press time if Treasure Valley stores would be affected. The announcement comes on the heels of a strong holiday shopping season for the department store chain. Macy’s said Wednesday that it will reassign or transfer some workers and add some positions, leaving its workforce level at about 175,000. The Cincinnati-based company plans to close five stores and open eight others, leaving it with 844 stores nationwide once the changes are complete. Macy’s says the moves will save it $100 million per year.

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Front page: Idaho State UniversityMeridian is considering ways to expand its medical training with a bioskills learning center.

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Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center is exploring the option of building a bioskills learning center, which would complement its Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory set to open in January of 2015. The bioskills learning center would feature: n 8 work stations where practitioners and students can advance their surgical skills n Surgical tools, saws, clamps, new medical devices and other instruments n Video-audio communication system with statewide reach n Exposure to faculty and experts in various medical fields Size: 5,000 square feet (includes physical and occupational therapy labs) Estimated cost: $3 million (includes physical and occupational therapy labs) A&P lab cost: $4 million. The Legislature appropriated $1.9 million for the lab last year and ISU raised the rest of the funds. A&P lab size: 8,000 square feet.

physical and occupational therapy ISU-Meridian is working to develop physical and occupational therapy programs in Meridian. n 24 students would be accepted into the physical therapy doctorate program each year. n 16 students would be accepted into the occupational therapy master’s program each year. n 25,000: estimated shortage of physical therapists nationwide by 2020, according to the American Physical Therapy Association n 43 physical therapy jobs open each year in Idaho, including about 27 in the Treasure Valley n 55 percent of ISU’s physical therapy graduates in Pocatello stay in Idaho SOURCE: Idaho State University

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reasure Valley health care providers often have to go to out of state for training on medical advances. But development brewing at Idaho State University Meridian Health Science Center could change that. ISU is exploring the opportunity of building Idaho’s first Bioskills Learning Center in Meridian. The center would be a place for medical companies to train students and practitioners in the latest health care tools and techniques. “We’ve seen a lot of interest in both facilities that exist here as well as those medical device companies that would spend money to rent the facility,” The CORE Chairman Earl Sullivan said. The CORE, a coalition of Idaho medical agencies, is a key player in paving the way for a bioskills center. The benefits of a local center would be multifold, Sullivan said. Not only would it cut down on expenses for local hospitals and clinics — including the cost of sending physicians out of state for training — but it would bring health care providers and medical device companies to Idaho for conferences, boosting tourism in Idaho. “These (centers) become huge economic engines for an area,” said Robin Dodson, ISU-Meridian advisor to the academic dean and director of pharmacy services. Visiting practitioners would potentially bring their families, stay in hoby Holly Beech tels, visit restaurants and explore the Treasure Valley while they’re here for © 2014 MERIDIAN PRESS a conference, Sullivan said. “I believe that this is a great opportunity for our medical community to both keep our economic dollars in the state of Idaho as well as bring both medical and tourism dollars to the state from outside,” he said.

THE DEMAND Right now, ISU is doing its “due diligence” to make sure a bioskills center is a viable option, ISU-Meridian Associate Vice President Bessie Katsilometes said. The Idaho State Board of Education has given the university approval to seek resources for the center. Bioskills learning centers across the country are in high demand, Sullivan said. In October, ISU-Meridian staff members toured the Beaumont Applebaum Surgical Learning Center in Detroit, which is booked through September and hosts more than 1,000 events a year, Dodson said. “So many of our partners in the Valley here are supportive of what we’re attempting to do, not only with the A&P lab, but also with the bioskills center,” he said. The bioskills center would tie in with ISU-Meridian’s new anatomy and physiology lab, set to open in January 2015, and to new physical therapy and occupational therapy programs ISU plans to bring to Meridian in 2016. “The bioskills part was always going to be a part of (the complex) a little bit later on, and what we found working with the various disciplines is there’s probably a great need to have that bioskills facility up and running as fast as we can get (through) the approval process,” Dodson said. The bioskills center, including the labs for physical and occupational therapy, would be 5,000 square feet and cost an estimated $3 million, Katsilometes said. The CORE is working to build partnerships and raise financial support.

WHO BENEFITS? A bioskills center would not only benefit practitioners and college students, Katsilometes said, but training sessions could be broadcast to high schools, colleges and universities across the state. Students could, for example, compare healthy organs with those affected by fatty tissue or cigarette smoke, she said. Experienced practitioners could learn how to use new surgical tools.

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Top: This rendering by Hummel Architects shows Idaho State University-Meridian’s tentative plan to build a bioskills learning center in Meridian — the first of its kind in Idaho. The center would provide space for training students and medical professionals in the latest medical devices and advances. Directly above: In October, a group from Idaho visited the Applebaum Surgical Learning Center in Detroit — a similar concept to the bioskills learning center that Idaho State UniversityMeridian is considering building. From left: Clint Sievers with Hummel Architects, John Julian with the Idaho Division of Public Works (blue shirt), Robin Dodson with Idaho State University-Meridian Health Science Center, Brian Atkinson with ISU information technology service and Doug Simpson with ISU facilities services. “It really is something that’s much beyond a single university,” she said. Local professionals in the medical, dental and even veterinarian communities have shown interest, Dodson sad.

MEETING A NEED ISU-Meridian hopes to offer a physical therapy doctorate degree and an occupational therapy master’s degree by 2016, Katsilometes said. These programs are offered at the Pocatello campus, but there’s not enough room to meet demand. In the last two admission cycles, according to an ISU report, about 200 people applied to fill 24 to 26 seats in the physical therapy program. Students applying for the occupational therapy program were also turned away. The need for training in these fields is twofold, Katsilometes said. Not only does the aging population require more services, but practitioners are also aging out of the industry. About a quarter of Idaho physicians are 60 or older, she said. Expanding the PT and OT programs to Meridian will also open the door for ISU-Meridian to open a physical therapy clinic, providing affordable care to the community and training for students.

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LOCAL NEWS Meridian swears in new council members


eridian gave a warm welcome to three new City Council members Tuesday night and a heartfelt goodbye to outgoing Council President Brad Hoaglun. The swearing-in ceremony marked a historic event for Meridian — the first time six people have ever served on the council. New members Genesis Milam, Luke Cavener and Joe Borton, who served on the council from 2005 to 2008, took their oaths of office with family members by their side and excitement on their faces. “I’m humbled and honored that the city, this community of MeridHolly Beech/MP ian, said, ‘This is the team that we Meridian City Clerk Jaycee Holman swears in new City Council member Genesis Milam, who want representing us,’” Cavener stands with her daughter, at City Hall Tuesday. said. “And it’s an honor to serve alongside these other five people.” next to the mayor Board Chair by Holly Beech Keith Bird’s famfor so long — you Keith Bird: Legal Liaison, Police Liaison, ily also stood by him kind of pick up some Meridian Development Corporation Board, © 2014 MERIDIAN PRESS as he entered his traits,” he joked. “... alternate to COMPASS and Ada City-County 18th year as a MeridIt’s just been a great Emergency Management ian City Council member. journey serving with people who “We’ve been down the road a few really care about this community Genesis Milam: Fire Liaison, HR Liaison, Arts Commission times on this,” he said with a laugh. and give it their all.” “... Seeing this many people out, it’s When Borton resigned from City Luke Cavener: Information Services Liaison, thrilling for me for a swearing-in Council in 2008, citing family ob- Parks and Recreation Liaison, Parks and ceremony.” ligations and a growing business, Recreation Commission. The audience overflowed with Hoaglun took his seat. Now Borton New council members attendees, leaving standing room fills Hoaglun’s place. only — a sight Milam said was re“I’m extremely excited about Genesis Milam ally special. serving, and one of the things that n Business consultant/real estate investor The new members join return- reminds me of the right way to n Has lived in Meridian 13 years ing councilmen Bird, David Zarem- serve is hearing everyone speak n First time holding public office ba and Charlie Rountree, whom the about Brad Hoaglun’s service,” he council voted to be their next presi- said. “… It’s an honor to follow in his n Family: husband, Dean; daughter, Hailey, 16; son, Tristan, 5. dent. Rountree has been on the footsteps, I hope to fill his shoes.” council since 2003, serving before Toward the end of the meeting, Luke Cavener that from 1995 to 1999. Rountree glanced over at the new- n Owns a small consulting business bies and said, “Welcome aboard. n Has lived in Meridian since 1984 FAREWELL TO BRAD HOAGLUN You’ve got your feet a just bit damp n Family: wife, Adrean; son, Gunner, 6 After five years on City Council, this evening. They will get wet as n First time holding public office. Hoaglun withdrew from the race the months and days go on.” Joe Borton in September, taking a communin Attorney with Borton-Lakey in downtown cations job with Saint Alphonsus COUNCIL MEMBER ASSIGNMENTS Meridian Health System shortly after. n Has lived in Meridian for 14 years David Zaremba: Community Development Mayor Tammy de Weerd teared n Family: wife, Sharon; two teenage sons Liaison, Valley Regional Transit Board, Air up as she thanked him and pren Was elected Republican precinct captain in Quality Board sented him with a plaque of appreMeridian from 2008 to 2012 and served on Joe Borton: Finance Liaison, Public Works ciation. Meridian City Council from 2005 to 2008 In response, Hoaglun also Liaison, Historical Preservation Commission n Was previously a Republican candidate for Charlie Rountree: Mayor’s Office Liaison, choked up. “That’s the problem with sitting Valley Regional Transit Board, COMPASS the State Senate.




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s a 12-year-old discovering photography, Tiffany Coleman said she would take pictures of blades of grass, trees, buildings — anything that would allow her to practice on her 35mm camera. She developed the film in a dark room with the help of a neighbor who also enjoyed the craft. “If I could take pictures all day long, day in and day out, I would be the happiest person on Earth,” Coleman said. The Meridian resident has teamed up with her 20-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn Ellis, to create TKO Photoworks. Their first photo shoot in November was the start of many, including family and senior portraits, boudoir and maternity shoots and photography for special events like a wedding and a 60th wedding anniversary. Back in August, Coleby Holly Beech man had the honor of photographing Ellis’ wedding. © 2014 MERIDIAN PRESS “I love capturing moments in time that are irreplaceable,” Coleman said. “There’s just something about photographing someone at that moment and then having them be able to look back on it, and storytelling.” Coleman is mentoring in photography and the business side of things, developing her skills in social media, advertising and potentially pursuing an accounting degree. Being on the job site with her mom is nothing new for Ellis. “I’ve been taking her into newsrooms since she was one-and-a-half years old,” said Coleman, who worked in the TV news industry for 14 years before moving to Meridian. She is now the Broadview University-Boise community manager who reports on campus news. Coleman’s love for photography and storytelling that drew her to the news business influences her style at TKO. She would love a formal store front someday, she said, but enjoys going on the road and being out in the community for photo shoots. “I like to go and I like to meet new people,” Coleman said. “I like to be out in surroundings, and it’s the reporter in me.”

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Above: Tiffany Coleman (right) has loved taking pictures since age 12. She recently founded TKO Photoworks with her daughter, Kaitlyn Ellis. This picture shows a behind-the-scenes of a family portrait commemorating the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary. Below: Motherdaughter team Tiffany Coleman (right) and Kaitlyn Ellis founded TKO Photoworks in October in Meridian, providing services for family pictures, weddings, senior portraits, boudoir photography and special events.

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pher,” Coleman added. While that’s challenging, the women say it also requires them to raise the bar. “I always use framing in the field of vision to be creative, … just always keeping that in mind,” Coleman said. “Because anybody could just show up and go ‘click.’ And it’s like, well what COMPETITION kind of a picture are you going to get Technology — not fellow photography companies — if you’re not paying attention to what’s is shaping up to be TKO Photoworks’ biggest competitor. happening in the entire picture as op“It’s not so much competition from other profession- posed to just the subject?” al photographers as it is people with their own camera phones. That’s the biggest competition,” Ellis said. “… I CHANGING TIMES “I liked going into a room that was lit in this orange mean there are other photo studios, but they’re kind of Coleman doesn’t use her old 35mm anymore — hue and the chemicals, and it’s just not there anymore,” a dying breed.” which she says now feels heavy and clunky — but she she said. “You get to be more creative I think with the “Technology has replaced the traditional photogra- remembers her dark room days fondly. hands-on as opposed to the digital.”

Mixed fuel at four Jacksons stores caused vehicle problems


Four Treasure Valley Jacksons Food Stores mistakenly had a mix of unleaded fuel and diesel in their fuel pumps, which resulted in mechanical problems for customers who filled up there. KTVB reported on the issue Monday after a mechanic in Meridian informed the news station about it. Three vehicles arrived at an auto repair shop with problems after all three had been filled with gas from the Jacksons Chevron at 1950 E. Fairview Ave., KTVB reported. Jacksons said in a statement that four of its more than 70 area locations were affected by the mixed fuel mistake. “Jacksons took immediate steps to diagnose and have currently remedied the issue,” the statement said. “In an abundance of caution, we have removed all the affected fuel from those locations. Jacksons has tested all locations: all affected locations passed.” The statement also said several instances of human error led to the issue and Jacksons is changing its policy and procedures to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Customers with vehicles affected by the issue are asked to contact Jacksons Corporate Office at 888-6061.

Todd Dvorak is the new communications director for the Idaho Attorney General’s Office. Dvorak has been with the Associated Press for 13 years, and for the past six years he was the administrative correspondent in the Boise AP Bureau. Dvorak succeeds Bob Cooper who retired after 17 years in the AG’s office. n Joseph P. Caroselli has retired as CEO of the Elks Rehab System. He has agreed to stay on an advisor. Former COO Melissa Honsinger has assumed the role of CEO for the Elks Rehab System. n Idaho Business for Education hired Hollis Brookover as its new vice president of development and special projects. Brookover is a founding board member of Idaho Voices for Children and helped launch the Children’s Champion Award. n

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State address inside the house chambers at the state Capitol building Monday in Boise. Otter said he aims to boost spending on public schools by almost 2.9 percent to $1.34 billion, though he won’t set aside any cash for teacher pay raises.

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ov. Butch Otter’s education task force, made up of major players in the education sector, LEARN MORE has a list of 20 suggestions for lawmakers to Read the Task Force for Improving Education recommendations: improve Idaho schools. The recommendations — including raisThe task force shaped its recommendations around the goal that ing teacher pay, boosting operational funding and advancing technology in schools — would cost about at least 60 percent of Idaho citizens ages 25 to 34 will have a de$350 million. gree or professional certification by 2020, which is almost double Otter intends this year the current percentage by Holly Beech to be the first of five to fund the reform, he said during © 2014 MERIDIAN PRESS his State of the State address BY THE NUMBERS Monday. His proposed bud$1.34 billion: Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state funding for get requests $1.34 billion for public schools, an ineducation in fiscal year 2015 crease of $37.4 million (2.9 percent). $37.4 million: increase over last year’s funding (2.9 percent) “I was encouraged by his speech,” Joint School Dis$1.4 billion: state schools budget before the recession trict No. 2 Superintendent and task force member Linda Clark said. “I think he gave education a high priorSOURCE: The Associated Press ity in the state budget this year and he was clearly very supportive of the task force’s recommendations.… Everybody would have liked more, but I think getting sparking criticism from Superintendent of Public Instarted, recognizing that Idaho needs a plan, having a struction Tom Luna and Idaho Education Association commitment from the governor to support that plan President Penni Cyr. was very heartening.” “The governor has neglected to address the most important factor in student success — professional OPERATIONAL FUNDING educators,” Cyr said in a statement. Otter said $35 million should be restored to school According to The Associated Press, Otter wants to district’s operational funding, which was cut by $83 shift $21 million that’s funding teacher bonuses and million during the recession. professional development this year to fund district Clark praised the increase, saying how important operations next year. operational funding is for districts. Also called disCurrent salaries make it tough to hire and retain cretionary funding, it pays for things like utilities, teachers, according to the task force. It recommends health insurance, classroom materials and busing. that teachers be paid on a career ladder model, with Cuts in operational funding have led to furlough salary levels based on experience, additional state days, bus route reductions and layoffs for schools certifications and performance. around the state. The new system would improve teacher pay, Clark said, but it’s too complex to implement this year. TEACHER PAY “It really needs to be a serious committee that Otter’s budget doesn’t include teacher pay raises, works over the next year charged with coming back

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Idaho high schools are all connected by the Idaho Education Network’s high-speed bandwidth. Otter’s goal — and a task force recommendation — is that every elementary and middle school in Idaho join that wireless network by the end of fiscal year 2015. Also, Otter said, funding for school technology grants should continue. “The task force recommendations make it clear that the best course involves empowering local administrators to acquire whatever devices work best for their own students and in their own classrooms, and then ensuring those devices are accessible to every student,” he said.

COMMON CORE Otter and the task force support the Idaho Core Standards that were approved by the Legislature in 2011, saying it will raise the bar for students and improve career readiness. But opponents say the standards, which were developed and implemented on a national level, might rob local districts of control over curriculum. “There’s a lot of misunderstanding regarding Common Core, because first of all, people think it’s a curriculum, which it’s not,” House Education Committee Chair Reed DeMourdant, R-Meridian, told the Idaho Press-Tribune. “But there’s a lot of other concerns out there and I want to make sure that we are as transparent as we can possibly be and let people have their questions answered.” n

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nyone interested in education should circle Jan. GET INVOLVED 22 on their calen- Anyone wishing to submit dars and prepare a question in writing for the for a not-to-miss hearing at Idaho Core panel may email the the Statehouse. House Education Committee’s The House and Senate secretary or mail their concerns education committees have to House Education Committee, tentatively scheduled a Routing Code 38, State Capitol, joint session that afternoon devoted to the new Idaho Boise, ID, 83720. Core Standards in English language arts and math. House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, said a panel of experts on both sides of the issue will answer questions and dispel myths surrounding Idaho Core Standards, nationally recognized as Common Core standards. The new standards are being taught statewide for the first time this year. Many education stakeholders and a coalition of backers have supported Idaho Core Standards. Meanwhile, dozens of residents, Madison School District Superintendent Geoffrey Thomas and some lawmakers have voiced their opposition. The special meeting will look and feel a bit different than a typical legislative hearing. Questions must be submitted in advance, and in writing. Before the hearing, DeMordaunt and Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde, R- Coeur d’Alene, will pass them along to a panel of experts. The public will not be allowed to speak during the hearing. Only members of the committees will be allowed to ask questions, DeMordaunt said.

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SPORTS 2014 ROLLIE LANE INVITE Team scores Top 10: 1, Crook County A, Ore., 106; 2, Kuna 94; 3, Centennial 80; 4, Borah 67; 5, Post Falls 59; 6, Reno, Nev., 42; 7, Lewiston 41; 8, Lowry, Nev., 37; 9, La Grande, Ore., 35; 10, Hermiston A, Ore., 33. Other local finishes: 14, Mountain View 26; t-16 Meridian 22; 29, Rocky Mountain 11; 34, Eagle 6. 98 pounds 1st-place match: Peter Huntsman (Borah) 13-1, Fr. over Dante Carreno (Caldwell) 3-1.(Dec 5-2). 3rd-place match: Cyro Montoya (Green River ) 4-1. over Ismael Cerros (Caldwell) 3-2, Fr. (Fall 4:18). 5th-place match: Corey Isaacson (LaGrande) 8-4, So. over Mysun Mather (Capital) 3-3, Fr. (Dec 3-0). 106 pounds 1st-place match: Cole Rohan (LaGrande) 4-0, Jr. over Heath Hartley (Nyssa) 14-2, Fr. (Dec 5-4). 3rd-place match: Liam Tarvin (Hermiston B) 6-1, So. over Trent Johnson (Centennial) 15-7, So. (Fall 1:44). 5th-place match: Shea Randall (Borah) 12-5, So. over Bryce Fogleman (Nampa) 3-3, Jr. (Dec 5-2). 113 pounds 1st-place match: Francisco Barrera (Ontario) 4-0, Jr. over Trayton Libolt (Crook County A) 3-1.(Dec 8-5). 3rd-place match: Dorian Sapien (Borah) 7-1, Jr. over Cole Verner (Green River ) 3-2, Jr. (Dec 7-3). 5th-place match: Jake Garrison (Centennial) 16-5, So. over Payton Tsukamoto (Reno) 3-3, Jr. (Dec 6-1). 120 pounds 1st-place match: Casey Cobb (Kuna) 18-0, Sr. over Mikel Perales (Nampa) 3-1, Sr. (MD 12-1). 3rd-place match: Alius De La Rosa (Post Falls) 4-1.over Kurt Mode (Crook County A) 4-2.(Fall 2:07). 5th-place match: Devaughn Sapien (Borah) 18-4, Jr. over Seth Lowen (McCall-Donnelly) 16-6, Jr. (Dec 7-5). 126 pounds 1st-place match: Drake Foster (Post Falls) 4-0. over Timmy Martinez (Pasco) 14-1, Jr. (Dec 7-3). 3rd-place match: Valen Wyse (Hermiston A) 7-2, Fr. over Brent Bannon (Crook County A) 4-2.(Fall 4:22). 5th-place match: Sammy Eckhart (Fruitland) 19-3, Fr. over Tanner Wiese (Meridian) 12-8, Jr. (Fall 3:52). 132 pounds 1st-place match: Michael Cook (Kuna) 18-0, Sr. over Riley Connolly (Mountain View) 16-3, Sr. (MD 10-1). 3rd-place match: Grayson Munn (Crook County A) 4-1, Sr. over Cooper Bailey (Wood River) 17-4.(Dec 3-2). 5th-place match: Chase Wasia (Blackfoot) 20-3, Sr. over Colt Luzkow (Eagle) 4-3, So. (MD 12-0). 138 pounds 1st-place match: Bryce Parson (Lewiston) 18-1, Jr. over Kurtis Loftis (Kuna) 16-2, Sr. (TF-1.5 4:59 (16-0)). 3rd-place match: Ryder Shinkle (Crook County A) 4-1.over Hayden Bates (Crook County B) 3-2.(Dec 5-2). 5th-place match: Spencer Rich (Rocky Mountain) 4-2, Jr. over Tj Wolf (Post Falls) 3-3.(Fall 3:54). 145 pounds 1st-place match: Hayden Tuma (Centennial) 20-1, Sr. over Tristian Jarboe (Columbia) 3-1, Sr. (MD 12-4). 3rd-place match: Demetrius Romero (Mountain View) 15-4, Jr. over Colbrann Meeker (Crook County A) 4-2. (Dec 4-3). 5th-place match: Drake Randall (Lewiston) 17-4, Jr. over Dakota Wall (Centennial) 15-6, Jr. (Inj. 0:00). 152 pounds 1st-place match: Tyler Berger (Crook County A) 4-0, Sr. over Ryan Klemp (Lewiston) 10-1, Jr. (MD 17-4). 3rd-place match: Taylor Owens (Borah) 16-5, Jr. over Tyler Jaramillo (Kuna) 3-2, Sr. (Dec 7-2). 5th-place match: Kenny Raymes (Centennial) 16-5, Sr. over Nick Roman (Boise) 4-3, Sr. (Dec 3-1). 160 pounds 1st-place match: Jon Jay Chavez (Centennial) 20-0, Sr. over Andrew Berreyesa (Reno) 23-3, Fr. (Fall 4:32). 3rd-place match: Garrett Grigsby (Columbia) 4-1, Sr. over Brandon Mailhot (Lakeland) 10-7, Sr. (Fall 2:13). 5th-place match: Brendan Harkey (Crook County A) 3-2, Jr. over Brooks Ney (Caldwell) 20-6, Sr. (Fall 3:26). 170 pounds 1st-place match: Seth Mcleod (Post Falls) 4-0 over Beau Billingsley (Lowry) 3-1, Jr. (Fall 4:54). 3rd-place match: Terry Mason (Reno) 4-1 over Clark Woodward (Crook County A) 4-2, Jr. (Dec 5-3). 5th-place match: Caleb Woodworth (LaGrande) 17-4, Sr. over Brandon Wells (Meridian) 16-7, Sr. (Dec 3-1). 182 pounds 1st-place match: Seth Nonnenmacher (Burns) 4-0, Sr. over Jordan Nolan (Kuna) 3-1, Sr. (Fall 2:57). 3rd-place match: John Hensley (Meridian) 21-2, Jr. over Killian Estes (Lakeland) 14-5, Jr. (MD 19-7). 5th-place match: Shay Mccurdy (Green River ) 4-2, Sr. over Ryan DeSpain (Centennial) 3-3, Sr. (Dec 10-6). 195 pounds 1st-place match: Samuel Colbray (Hermiston A) 6-0, So. over Sullivan Cauley (Reno) 24-3, Sr. (Fall 5:42). 3rd-place match: Sage Delong (Vale) 12-2, Jr. over Caleb Deemer (Palmer) 27-9, Sr. (Dec 1-0). 5th-place match: Tytin Johnson (Lowry) 3-2, Sr. over Jonathon Gomez (Nampa) 4-3, Jr. (Fall 1:59). 220 pounds 1st-place match: Logan Blackwood (Centennial) 18-1, Sr. over Eric Thrift (Borah) 18-5, Jr. (Dec 5-4). 3rd-place match: Trevor Rasmussen (Crook County A) 4-1, Jr. over Andres Rodriguez (Kuna) 4-2, Jr. (Dec 5-2). 5th-place match: Ben Button (Palmer) 33-8, Jr. over Noah Grossman (Marsing) 21-5, Jr. (Dec 13-7). 285 pounds 1st-place match: Cole Mcginnis (Gooding) 4-0, Sr. over Jc English (Kuna) 3-1, Sr. (Fall 2:32). 3rd-place match: Luis Cardenas (Lowry) 5-1, Jr. over Garrett Larson (Fruitland) 16-4, Jr. (Dec 6-5). 5th-place match: Jason Williams (Crook County A) 3-2 over Justin Farnsworth (Post Falls) 2-3.(Fall 2:15).

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Centennial’s Logan Blackwood, right, grabs the leg of Borah’s Eric Thrift in the 220-pound championship match at the Rollie Lane Invitational on Jan. 4 at the Idaho Center in Nampa. Blackwood defeated Thrift in a close match, 5-4.

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entennial’s Logan Blackwood knows all about the heartbreak of finishing second at a major tournament. The Patriots’ senior took second at last year’s Rollie Lane Invitational, second at last year’s 5A state tournament and second three weeks ago at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Nevada. But Blackwood finally broke through Saturday, winning the 220-pound title at the 14th annual Rollie Lane Invitational, one of three Centennial wrestlers to bring home an individual title. “It feels way better than second,” Blackwood joked after the match Saturday. Blackwood needed to hang on for a 5-4 victory against Borah’s Eric Thrift. He scored two points when he escaped the mat and earned an extra point when Thrift was penalized for grabbing Blackwood’s singlet with 1:12 left. The drama continued into the final seconds when Thrift, needing a takedown to win, shot Blackwood’s legs and dropped Blackwood to the mat. But Blackwood earned a

DIST. III ROLLIE LANE CHAMPS 98 pounds: Peter Huntsman, Borah 120: Casey Cobb, Kuna 132: Michael Cook, Kuna 145: Hayden Tuma, Centennial 160: Jon Jay Chavez, Centennial 220: Logan Blackwood, Centennial standing reset when he squirmed out of bounds with 1 second left in the match, finally claiming his first major tournament victory. It likely won’t be his last though. Blackwood has plenty of experience wrestling in the finals of a major tournament. After finally scoring a win Saturday, he said that will help his confidence in the future. Centennial coach Collin Robertson said Blackwood didn’t do anything different leading up to Rollie Lane. He just caught some tough competition in the past year, and his hard work finally paid off. “He’s wrestled some really tough wrestlers,” Robertson said. “The heavyweight guys are different these days. They’re athletic, they’re strong and they’re really quick. It’s really competitive, and he’s faced some really competitive opponents in those championships.” TUMA BACK ON TOP: Centennial’s Hayden Tuma reclaimed the top spot on the Rollie Lane podium. And he did it by winning the tournament’s most prestigious match of the day. Tuma, a three-time 5A state champ and University of Nebraska signee, squared off against Columbia’s Tristian Jarboe, a three-time

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Centennial’s Hayden Tuma, right, eyes an opening against Columbia’s Tristian Jarboe in the 145-pound championship match at the Rollie Lane Invitational. Tuma defeated Jarboe 12-4 in a hotly contested match. 4A state champ. And Tuma scored a 12-4 major decision in a chippy match that officials stopped with 7 seconds remaining to pull both wrestlers back under control. Tuma won a Rollie Lane title as a freshman, finished second as a sophomore and had to sit out last year’s tournament with the flu and a knee injury. But coming back and topping another three-time state champ provided a memorable moment for the senior. “I heard during the match that combined we have six state championships,” Tuma said. “I wanted to just got out there and prove I was a superior wrestler to him.”

ANOTHER OREGON TEAM CROWNED: Crook County High of Prineville, Ore., added another Rollie Lane title for Oregon, placing first with 106 points, 12 ahead of Kuna and 26 ahead of Centennial. Hermiston won the 2013 and ’11 titles, and an Idaho squad has not claimed the Rollie Lane team title since Columbia in 2009 and 2010. Crook County only claimed one individual champion — Tyler Berger at 152 pounds — but the Cowboys also earned 11 placers, including one second-place finish, three third-place finishes, five fourth-place finishes and two fifthplace finishes.

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World-renowned acrobats to perform in Boise BOISE — The heart-stopping athleticism of the Golden Dragon Acrobats will be featured as the group brings its “Cirque Ziva” show to the Morrison Center Saturday. The group, from the Cangzhou, China, formed in 1985. The “Cirque Ziva” show, which first began in 2011, spotlights the athletes, actors and artists as they perform stunts and acrobatics and bring their culture to the stage. The Golden Dragon acrobats will perform from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane. Admission is $19.50$29.50, available at 426-1110 or

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PLUGGED IN Learn to adapt to different styles of communication in relationships Are you an “enjoy-the-ride” or a “land-the-plane” type of communicator? In counseling we often hear couples say, “We need to learn to communicate better.” But what does that really mean? When couples have styles that are at opposite ends of this spectrum, misunderstandings can develop. Learning how to communicate better usually means learning how to understand the other person’s communication style and then adjusting ourselves to honor each other. Communications require a sender and a receiver and occur on many different levels. There are the more obvious ways of communication that we can see and hear and are easily recognized by the receiver. These direct ways of communication are under the control of the sender. There are verbal methods such as words and non-verbal such as facial expressions, hand gestures and body movements. Indirect methods are usually recognized subliminally or subconsciously by the receiver, and not under direct control of the sender. This includes body language that reflects the inner message rather than the actual delivered communication. Often indirect methods of communication are described as a hunch or a gut feeling. Understanding between couples deepens with increased levels of communication. Effective

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communication is an ongoing process and navigates a delicate balance of sending and receiving messages. Managing the flow of communications back and forth between couples in a conversation requires alternating the roles of speaker and listener. A person with a land-the-plane style of communicating wants to find the shortest path to the goal. And actually, the destination is their goal. A person with this style does not appear to enjoy the conversation and in fact seems to be eager to end it. If a person you are communicating with has this style, your job is to make sure you don’t take it personally! Alternatively, a person with an enjoy-the-ride style of communication likes to sit back and relax, because the trip itself is what it is all about. A person with this style enjoys conversations for conversations’ sake. If a person you are communicating with has this style, you might need to manage your frustration — and again, do not take it personally! A good first step to improving communications with your mate is to look at yourself and change how you may be reacting to what might be simply a different communication style.

Lynn Bohecker is a doctoral graduate assistant in Idaho State University-Meridian’s counseling program.


Happy New Year! I wish you my warmest blessings for 2014: good health, lots of laughter and success in progressing toward your goals. It is an exciting time at City Hall as we welcome some new faces to our City Council. On Tuesday we swore in the three new candidates and one returning Council member who won their campaigns in November. Two of the Council members who just took office are filling new seats, so we have six Council members for the first time. While I am excited for our new Council, I am also sad to say goodbye to our Council president, Brad Hoaglun, who decided not to run for re-election. Brad has worked tirelessly for the last six years to help further our mission of making Meridian Idaho’s premiere community to live, work and raise a family. Brad will be sorely missed as we move forward, and I wish him the very best! If you see him, please take a moment to thank him for his dedicated service to our community. As tough as it is to say goodbye to Brad, I am excited to welcome Joe Borton, Genesis Milam and Luke Cavener to the City Council. I can say with full-confidence that they will represent the citizens of our community, and I am excited to officially have them on our team. While I have had the pleasure of knowing each of them through a variety of involvements, I wanted to share a little bit about each Council member with you. To some of you, the name Joe Borton may sound familiar. Joe previously served on the City Council from 2005 to 2008. Speaking with Joe, I can tell you he is very excited to be serving his community again. He says he can’t wait to listen and learn from all your experiences in our com-

munity. Joe cares about the future of Meridian very much because he and his wife are raising their two sons here. I am excited to welcome Genesis Milam to the Council. As a small business owner and mother, she will bring a fresh, unique perspective to decision making. Genesis is already focusing on moving Meridian forward and wants to continue to find new ways to foster business development in our community, especially among small and home-based businesses. The final new face to the Council, Luke Cavener, wants to be a voice for young families in our community. He is married and has a 6-year-old son. Luke has told me he wants to help demystify local government and make Meridian even more accessible to the community. Luke is our youngest Council member, and I am glad to have him as part of the team. While he’s not new to the Council, it is great to welcome back Keith Bird. Keith has served on the Meridian City Council for 16 years and is now officially the longest serving Council member in Meridian’s history. He has seen this community grow from a small Idaho town to the state’s third-largest city. His experience and institutional knowledge is invaluable to our community, and he has always made sure we’ve stayed true to our roots. Please come and get to know your new and returning Council members! Join us at any of our Tuesday City Council meetings or look for us in your community. I look forward to working with this new and larger City Council as we put the needs of Meridian first to create a community all families want to call home. n

Tammy de Weerd is mayor of Meridian.



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medical weight loss specialist has undergone additional education, training, and testing to become board certified in weight loss medicine. Also to become board certified, the national board of Obesity Medicine sends a previously board certified physician to observe the doctors’ practice. This physician then reports back to a board of other physicians before certifying Dr.’s Rader, Freshwater and Hafer. Dr. Rader, Dr. Freshwater and Dr. Hafer are the only MD’s in the

Treasure Valley to pass all three of the processes to become board certified in weight loss medicine.

Meet W. Allen Rader, MD committee and elected as an officer. He was awarded the National Medical Weight Loss Physician of the Year in 2007 and in 2011 was awarded “Fellow” status for his excellence in obesity medicine. In 2012, he was invited to present his program methods and results at the European Obesity Congress in Lyon, France.

Not only is Dr. Rader a treatment specialist, he is an instructor-teaching other physicians his weight loss medicine methods. He has presented and lectured at national conferences from 2003 through 2013. Because they are specialists in obesity medicine, the weight loss program focuses not just on weight loss but also on weight maintenance.

Important facts about our program: • Recognized the “gold standard” of weight loss by 2012 president of ASBP • Only weight loss center in America with 3 physicians certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine • Recipient of the 2007 Best Weight Loss Doctor in America awarded by ASBP • 97% first-month success rate • 5-year success rate 10 times national average • Over 14,000 clients successfully treated • Results posted online and updated regularly • Program has already spread to 21 states

Meet our physicians Michelle M. Freshwater, MD, ASBP, ABOM Dr. Freshwater completed her residency training in family medicine at the Via Christi Family Practice Residency program in Wichita, KS. She is board-certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She earned her MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Lawrence and her undergraduate BA in human biology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Freshwater is member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. She enjoys motherhood, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and camping in the outdoors, as well as knitting and filmmaking with her husband.

Mary Hafer, MD, ASBP, FACOG, ABOM Dr. Hafer is a board-certified OB/GYN and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also board-certified in obesity medicine by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She earned her undergraduate BS in biology from the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude, and her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. Dr. Hafer completed her residency in OB/GYN at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. Hafer is a member of the Idaho Medical Association and the Ada County Medical Society. In her spare time, Dr. Hafer enjoys gardening, cooking and nutrition to fuel her downhill skiing, snow shoeing, running, horseback riding and reading historical fiction.

Brad Gilman, MD, ASBP After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brigham Young University, Dr. Gilman went on to receive his MD from St. Louis University. He completed his internship in emergency medicine and his residency in family medicine at University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gilman is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and is pursuing board certification by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Gilman is a member of the YMCA triathlon team and participates in related activities and sporting events. He spends considerable time mountain biking with his wife and three children in Idaho, Utah and Colorado, and he likes to visit Vancouver and Whistler in Canada.

Deb A. Mabbutt, MS, PA-C, ASBP Deb received her master’s degree as a physician assistant from the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. She did her residency training in family practice medicine in the Treasure Valley of Boise. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise physiology from Boise State University. Deb is a member of the Idaho Association of Physician Assistants, the Idaho Medical Association and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, cycling, white-water boating and gardening.

W. Allen Rader, MD, FASBP, ABOM “I know how losing weight changed my life. I want to help you do the same. In my 14 years in Boise, my team and I have helped over 15,000 patients, including hundreds of doctors and nurses, lose over 520,000 pounds. Many of these patients remain active in our weight maintenance program.” A 1981 honors graduate from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Rader began his practice of bariatric medicine in Idaho in December 1999. He was Idaho’s first MD certified by the American Board of Bariatric Medicine and only the 245th nationwide. He has served on the National Board of Trustees for the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and in 2008 was appointed to the executive

Dr. Rader subscribes to the guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Medicine in caring for patients. He has presented on obesity treatment in 27 states. His experience includes two years as a practitioner in rural Kentucky, one of seven MDs providing care in a 150bed hospital. His practice included obstetrics, pediatrics, assisting in surgery, general inpatient, outpatient and emergency medicine. For the next 14 years, he cared for patients as an emergency department physician, serving as chairman of the department for seven years. He also served as a state representative to ACEP. He began his obesity medicine practice in February 1997. His goal today is to provide compassionate, understanding care combined with modern weight loss medicine. Dr. Rader specializes in the treatment of obesity and obesity-related medical and psychological conditions.


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