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Thursday, November 23, 2006

News Gobbles

Not really related to the Rattlers, but here's more bad news in Boise...
Midnight Zamboni Run Prompts Firings
JOHN MILLER - AP Writer
November 22, 2006, 11:35 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho -- Two employees of the city's ice skating rink have been fired for making a midnight fast-food run in a pair of Zambonis. An anonymous tipster reported seeing the two big ice-resurfacing machines chug through a Burger King drive-through and return to the rink around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 10. The squat, rubber-tired vehicles, which have a top speed of about 5 mph, drove 1 1/2 miles in all.

The Zamboni operators, both temporary city employees whose names and ages were not released by Parks and Recreation Department, had to negotiate at least one intersection with a traffic light on their late-night creep from Idaho Ice World.

"They were fired immediately," said Parks Department Director Jim Hall. "We're pretty sure it was just the one time. When we interviewed them, they didn't seem to be too concerned about it. I don't think they understood the seriousness of it."

Hall said neither the $75,000 Zambonis nor their $10,000 blades appeared damaged, but the city could charge the employees with operating an unlicensed motor vehicle on a public street.
At least it wasn't a run to the border...

In other news... Here's a summary of the recently reported MJHL coaching carousel...

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a jar of pickled beets to devour before football comes on.

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