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Former Rathdrum Star Publisher Dies

Tom Burnett, a veteran journalist, is shown with the small weekly he started to serve the northern communities of Kootenai County, Rathdrum Star. (Jesse Tinsley SR file photo)

Tom Burnett, who founded the Rathdrum Star weekly newspaper before it closed in December due to his retirement, died at his home on Friday night, acquaintances said. He was 70. Burnett has worked at several newspapers over the past 50 years, including from being a copy boy in Stamford, Conn., to owning the former weekly Post Falls Tribune in the 1980s. The Star was the first paper he started/Coeur d'Alene Press Online.

Thoughts about Tom's passing?

Chef Deen Battling Diabetes Type 2

Celebrity chef Paula Deen. Deen recently announced that she has Type 2 diabetes. While Deen has cut out glass after glass of sweet tea and taken up treadmill walking off camera, she plans few changes on the air. (AP Photo/Food Network, File)

Question: Does diabetes run in your family?

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