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Friday, November 10, 2006

Q&A with Ed Bradley:

Q: What single issue should be covered more at CBS News?
A: Foreign news.

Q: Have you ever been assigned a story you objected to? How did you deal with it?
A: When I first started in New York at WCBS radio, the assignment editor automatically assigned any story that had a minority in it to me. I objected to being typecast and told him if I didn't get a variety of stories -- as other reporters did -- then I would take it up with the news director.

Q: If you were not in news, what would you be doing?
A: If I had the talent, I'd play bass guitar and sing in a kicking band.

--Ed Bradley, reporter, "60 Minutes," died yesterday of leukemia at age 65 (2006)

USU's College of Ag breaks ground for Wellsville experiment station

By Landon Bench

October 2, 2006 | WELLSVILLE -- Utah State's College of Agriculture held a groundbreaking celebration in Wellsville Friday in honor of its new agricultural complex.

The new complex, which cost just under $10 million obtained by two federal grants, will be an experiment station for things like sheep production, beef cattle production, and the genetic studying of sheep. There will be more animals, more hay, and more equipment in the new complex, and all the livestock in the new location is in close proximity to the dairy. Accelerated lambing and out-of-season breeding will also be performed. Generally, sheep will only produce in fall, so that the baby lambs will be born in the spring, when there is a warmer climate and more food.

Noelle E. Cockett, dean of the College of Agriculture, says that with this new facility and more intense environment, year-round maintenance of the lambs is possible.

For those students that don't live in Wellsville, Cockett said, "There is a commitment from the administration for a shuttle system." She added that they wouldn't be needed until next fall or maybe even the spring semester of 2008, when classes will be ready.

Cockett said she was very appreciative of the great help from legislators to fund the complex. Not only did they provide financial means, she said, but they also helped with design, construction, and research. She also expressed her gratitude for all the community support, both from citizens of Wellsville and the university for their appreciation for a great recognition for agriculture.

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