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May 30, 2010

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Eat some Idaho corn at the fair. It could help save your life one day. | Local News | Idaho Statesman

Most people don't know it, but the all-volunteer Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit's largest regular source of income comes from corn. Not just any corn, mind you - locally grown, boiled corn-on-the-cob that the group sells each August at the Western Idaho Fair. They've been doing it for 45 years. The 60-member search and rescue group, which is best known for its high-angle rescues in the mountains, sells corn for $2 an ear. The group makes $12,000 to $15,000 a year to fund rescue efforts (that's after costs, including 6 percent sales tax and the fair's 20 percent cut of proceeds). The money the group makes is up to half its annual operating budget of about $30,000. The IMSRU booth is the longest-running at the fair, and one of only a few run by nonprofits, according to fair concessions manager Mike Oster. Party Pups and Bonaminio aren't far behind at 43 and 44 years, respectively. The average length of stay of a food vendor is 15 to 17 years - a

May 29, 2010

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May 27, 2010

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Arguments Against Universal Healthcare in America

Arguments Against Universal Healthcare in America 89 rate or flag this page By Things Considered The prospect of universal healthcare in America brings out a great deal of arguments from both sides of the political spectrum. I thought I'd take a closer look at some of these arguments. While it might be a good idea to take a closer look at each one individually, the purpose of this article is to provide an overview. Civilized nations across the globe utilize various forms of universal or nationalized healthcare insurance programs. Germany, the first country to implement national healthcare, did so in the 1880's, decades before America would see the serious development of any kind of health insurance at all. All of these national healthcare systems in other countries have their own unique ways of accomplishing the goal of universal healthcare. Some have banned private healthcare insurance companies altogether. In other countries, the goal of uni