Childs won't play in opener

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Jeremy Childs has been suspended for the season opener against Idaho State, Boise State coach Chris Petersen said Monday.

Petersen would not elaborate, but he did say it was the coaching staff’s decision to hold Childs out of one more game. He also was suspended for the Hawaii Bowl last year.

Childs, a junior wide receiver, practiced with the Broncos on Monday morning, marking his official return to the team.

"Other Studio" playlist — Aug. 3

—ABBA, "Mamma Mia"
—John Rich, "Raising McCain"
—Pretenders, "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
—Fareed Haque, "Big Bhangra Radio"
—Aphrodesia, "Bus Driver part 2"
—South Austin Jug Band, "Jack Ass"
—Asylum Street Spankers, "Antifreeze"
—Robert Earl Keen, "The Road Goes on Forever"
—Donovan Frankenreiter, "Life Love & Laughter"

"The Other Studio" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on 94.9 FM "The River."

Go buy a bottle of the Stone Brewing’s 12th Anniversary Ale - right now

That’s right, Boise imbibers. The much anticipated Stone Anniversary ale is out and available at the Boise Co-Op for the very reasonable price of $5.79 for 22 ounce bottle. Go get one, or two, or three, asap.

The annual Stone anniversary beer has become one of my favorite things to look forward to every year, because they are always so good. And this year’s version, a bitter chocolate oatmeal stout is outstanding. I drank a bottle last night and it was deep, dark, complex, and delicious. The dark malt is just full of (you guessed it) chocolate, oat, and burnt coffee tastes, but it is wonderfully balanced.

Pundit, heal thyself

George Will's syndicated column doesn't usually deliver big laughs, either deliberately or unwittingly.

But I had to chuckle at his weekend column, which offered up this theory for Barack Obama's underperformance in the polls:

"The fact also might be related to fatigue from too much of Obama’s eloquence, which is beginning to sound formulaic and perfunctory."

Yeah, I feel Will's pain. I hate those showoffs and that formulaic, perfunctory eloquence of theirs.

Idaho Newsreader - 08.04.08

The new pelican-angler struggle • Southern Idaho newspaper news • Idaho: Deporting some of our finest • Big stolen firearms bust • Digging in to the remote Steens Mountain country • There's a lifetime worth of junk at the bottom of a lake

Weekend music pick — Bitter:Sweet

Bitter:Sweet, 8 p.m tonight, Neurolux, 111 N. 11th St., Boise, $8/$10, opening act Vermillion Lies

Bitter:Sweet ...

Vermillion Lies ... (Take this, Katy Perry!)

SAB/Miller ditches “craft” beer experiment — for now.

In the incredibly obvious department, international brewing conglomerate SAB/Miller has decided to pull their “craft-style light” versions of Miller Lite from store shelves after a tryout in a few select markets — Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Charlotte — didn’t go so well.

I don’t blame a company like SAB/Miller for trying to make craft beer. As a matter of fact, huge companies like Miller have the resources to do a great job.

But why not make a few interesting, full-flavored beers to expand the roster? Creating “light” versions of craft beers, especially duller styles like the amber and blonde ales Miller flirted with, is just silly. It’s not like they were trying to make a low-cal porter or something.

Making dull beers even duller doesn’t sound to me like a recipe for success.

Federal government treats nuclear heroes like they're radioactive

The Rocky Mountain News has run the results of a long investigation into the compensation of nuclear workers that found disturbing, if not surprising results.

Risch vs. bloggers: Campaign decries "left-wing hatemongers"

Jim Risch has no problem with the blogging medium.

Just with bloggers he considers "left-wing hatemongers."

That's the explanation I got Thursday afternoon from Jason Risch, the Republican lieutenant governor's son and the manager of Risch's U.S. Senate campaign.

The younger Risch was reacting to this video, posted by blogger Serephin at the Democratic site 43rd State Blues:

Updated: Its stock struggling, Micron will face analysts Tuesday

Micron’s stock woes will form the backdrop Tuesday when the company holds a conference for stock analysts. Micron stock was trading at $4.65 Friday morning, having fallen as low as $4.42 in trading Tuesday – a day after reaching a 15-year low of $4.55 on Monday. One analyst this week cut her target price to $4.25 from $8.50.

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