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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
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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
2 COMMENDING BOB FICK UPON LEAVING THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
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.