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SENATE PROCLAMATION NO. 101 – Bob Fick commended


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SP101......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
BOB FICK - Stating findings of the Legislature and commending Bob Fick upon
leaving the Associated Press.
03/30    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
    Rpt prt - to 10th Ord
03/31    10th Ord - ADOPTED - voice vote
    Floor Sponsor - Davis
    Title apvd - Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate

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  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                SENATE PROCLAMATION NO. 101
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                    A PROCLAMATION
  3        We, the members of the Senate of the State of Idaho assembled in the First
  4    Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, do hereby proclaim:
  5        WHEREAS, Bob Fick was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, and is a St. Louis
  6    Cardinals and Missouri Tigers fan through and through; and
  7        WHEREAS, Bob Fick graduated from the University of Missouri  in  1970  and
  8    then  went  to work for The Journal in Flint, Michigan, until the end of 1972,
  9    during which time he took a thirteen  month  all  expenses  paid  vacation  to
 10    lounge in that exotic vacation spot South Vietnam; and
 11        WHEREAS,  Mr. Fick started for the Associated Press in St. Louis on Decem-
 12    ber 26, 1972, the day Harry Truman died in Kansas City, and moved to cover the
 13    Missouri Statehouse in Jefferson City in March, 1974; and
 14        WHEREAS, Mr. Fick moved to Washington D.C. in 1979 to cover  Congress  and
 15    then  moved  to  Boise in 1983, the Mount Borah earthquake occurring about ten
 16    days earlier, a harbinger of things to come; and
 17        WHEREAS, Bob Fick came to Idaho on city election day  in  November,  1983,
 18    and  began  covering the Idaho Senate the next year and initiated the ugly tie
 19    tradition in 1985, not that it ever worked that well; and
 20        WHEREAS, when Bob started, the Associated Press office was on  the  fourth
 21    floor,  where the House Chairmen's Suite is currently located, and in 1985 the
 22    Associated Press was moved to the basement where Bob was without daylight from
 23    then on; and
 24        WHEREAS, during his twenty-one years covering  the  Legislature,  Bob  saw
 25    right  to  work, Symms beat Evans, Andrus beat Leroy, the start of the nuclear
 26    waste battle in October, 1988, the Continental Airlines crash, the 1990  abor-
 27    tion  battle,  the  momentary rise of the Democrats, Ruby Ridge, the return of
 28    Republicans with Phil Batt, the nuclear waste  deal,  property  taxes,  forest
 29    fires, tax increases and tax cuts; and
 30        WHEREAS, Mr. Fick quite sickly thought this was entertaining.
 31        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the members of the Senate assembled in
 32    the  First Regular Session of the Fifty-eighth Idaho Legislature, that we wish
 33    to honor and commend Bob Fick on his leaving the Associated Press  as  a  fair
 34    and  honest  reporter,  a fellow with a good sense of humor, a person of great
 35    intellect in budget and tax issues, and someone that the Associated Press will
 36    be hard "pressed" to replace.
 37        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we would state that the Associated Press' loss
 38    is the State of  Idaho's gain as Mr. Fick is now an employee of the Department
 39    of Commerce and Labor.