The Times-News from Twin Falls, Idaho on March 8, 2018 · A1
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The Times-News from Twin Falls, Idaho · A1

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
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M 1 BOWEN WEST TWIN FALLS — First the artist has to make the canvas. It needs to be trimmed, fi led and bu ed. It needs to be smooth for the paint. The length of the acrylic is de- termined and glued to the natural nails. A primer is applied. The surface is then dehydrated. Then another fi ling for perfection. The canvas is ready. Nhi Thi Le, who goes by the nickname Toni Le, has a simple design in mind. She applies a pink nail polish with quick but deliberate strokes, afterwards she puts a gel coating over it to bring some shim- mer. She draws several curved white lines forming a fl ower, punctuated with a rhinestone in the middle. The design is basic, but Le uploads the photo to her Instagram and Facebook account with the excitement as if this were her latest masterpiece. Social media has become an essential new tool for nail technicians. YouTube and Pinterest are full of instructions for how to obtain the newest and most popular styles from ombre nails to color-changing polish to 3D designs. Facebook and Instagram have become the previews for what each technician MYCHEL MATTHEWS TWIN FALLS — Fourteen jurists heard the state’s case Wednesday against a former Twin Falls police o cer accused of sexually abusing young girls. Former patrol o cer Wil- liam Anthon Jansen of Twin Falls was charged April 10 and put on unpaid leave. In July, Jansen pleaded not guilty to four counts of lewd conduct with a minor. Jansen is no longer with the depart- ment. Lt. Terry Thueson Thueson told Judge John Butler during Wednesday’s testimony that Jansen’s former neighbor Detective Rick VanVooren brought rumors of the alleged abuse to the department before Jansen was hired in December 2013. As part of a routine background check, Thueson interviewed one of the alleged victims, who then denied the abuse. Cop on trial in abuse case DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Daniela Hernandez smiles after having them done Monday at Smokin’ Gun Spa and Salon in downtown Twin Falls. The art of the nail HEATHER KENNISON TWIN FALLS — Movie-goers in Twin Falls will have a di erent kind of expe- rience once the Magic Valley Cinema 13 fi nishes a major upgrade and addition — as early as this year. Woodbury Corp. and Cinema West announced their agreement on Wednes- day. Woodbury Corp. is the real estate management and development company that owns the Magic Valley Mall. The ex- pansion will bring six new theaters, all- new seating, plus one Imax-style theater. Once complete, the cinema will have fewer seats and more auditoriums, o er- ing a luxury-style entertainment experi- ence that’s all new to the area. “There’s a great deal of pent-up de- mand in Twin Falls for entertainment,” said Brent White, regional manager for Woodbury Corp. As the Magic Valley Mall experiences big changes with Macy’s and Sears clos- ing, White believes malls of the future will no longer be mostly retail. They will be about half entertainment and half merchandise and soft goods, he said. The Magic Valley Mall could look much like that with this addition, and as Wood- bury Corp. looks for another type of Magic Valley Cinema 13 announces expansion TIMES-NEWS FILE Canyon Ridge High School students stream out of Magic Valley Cinema 13 after viewing ‘He Named Me Malala’ on Feb. 25, 2016, in Twin Falls. GRETEL KAUFFMAN gkau BOISE — A bill aimed at improving Idaho’s foster care system is headed to the Senate fl oor. SB 1341, also known as the Foster Care Improvement Act, would enact a num- ber of reforms to the system, some more dramatic than others. Most notably, the bill would codify the common judicial practice of keep- ing siblings together whenever possible, strengthen support services for newly reunifi ed families, clarify priorities when investigating claims of abuse, establish in statute a new system of Citizen Re- view Panels across the state and cre- ate a legislative committee to oversee child protection. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Abby Lee of Fruitland, described the bill as the “next step” in improving foster care in Idaho. Because the hearing for SB 1341 was cut short due to a lack of time, the panel was only able to hear two of seven people Foster care bill cleared by panel JULIE WOOTTON-GREENER TWIN FALLS —College of Southern Idaho o cials say they’ll have a lean budget next year with just a 1.1 percent increase — a smaller boost than Idaho’s other commu- nity colleges. The state legislature’s Joint Finance-Ap- propriations Committee voted Tuesday to approve $46.1 million in community college funding — a $6.7 million increase, Idaho Ed- ucation News reported. The vast majority of the increase, $5 million, will go to the new College of Eastern Idaho. CSI President Je Fox described the col- lege’s funding for next year as a “bare bones budget,” but said he’s not complaining and is optimistic. “We’ll have to fi gure out how to do more CSI: Next year’s budget is ‘bare bones’ OBITUARIES A7 OPINION A9 COMICS A8 BRIDGE C4 CROSSWORD C3 DEAR ABBY C3 SUDOKU C9 JUMBLE C2 $2 • D • Volume 113, Issue 129 • A Lee Enterprises Newspaper • Copyright 2018 Follow us online:  If you do one thing: The College of Southern Idaho Stage Door series will present “TBD: To Be Devised” with original work by Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium, 315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students. MOSTLY CLOUDY 51 • 36 FORECAST, D4 | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 | Hornets, Vikings honored All-conference selections announced SPORTS, PAGE B1 Last gasp of ice fishing Fairfield oers wealth of fish OUTDOORS, PAGE D1 Ex-wives testify against former Twin Falls ocer accused of abusing young girls Jansen Twin Falls nail artists use social media to find new clients DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS From left, Daniela Hernandez has her nails done by Leann Nulph Monday at Smokin’ Gun Spa and Salon in downtown Twin Falls. Imax-style theater, reclining seats will bring new theater experience Please see JANSEN, Page A4 Please see BUDGET, Page A4 Please see NAILS, Page A4 Please see FOSTER, Page A4 Please see CINEMA, Page A5

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