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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)

North Logan P&Z reviews draft industrial design guidelines

By Erin Wadsworth

October 2, 2006 | NORTH LOGAN -- For those who have never been to a Planning Commission meeting for their town, they should begin their investigation in North Logan.

Who ever knew that people had to ask a committee if they could put a parking lot to the side of their building, instead of in the front? Learning new things is what traveling to these meetings, held every other Thursday at 7 p.m. in the North Logan City Library, is all about.

Presenting an early draft of the Industrial Design Guideline occupied much of the time at the commission meeting Thursday. Assisted by the City Planning Director Cordell Batt, the commission discussed design guidelines for commercial areas. Everything, down to what part of the parking lot snow would be shoveled to in the winter, was talked about in the meeting.

Commissioner Mark Hancey expressed concerns about large piles of black snow being piled up for months under the shade from trees or a building. Trying to plow a parking lot with 45 different islands in the dark must be a delight, Hancey added.

Along with discussion of building integrity is the landscaping surrounding those buildings. Certain expectations will need to be met as the city expands to properly accommodate members of the community.

Addressing the building of new, aesthetically pleasing industrial buildings to line the streets of North Logan, brought up the question of whether existing buildings will rise up to these new standards.

Understanding that everything is site specific when it comes to mapping out building areas, the commission will use this new guideline as a checklist for future endeavors.

Creating more of a campus feeling in an industrial area is one of the main goals of the guideline, encouraging owners to have a more attractive industrial region.

Following more discussion concerning the finalizing of the document, the commission will recommend an approval by the City Council. At that point the public will be able to taste, in full, how this growing community can maintain its beauty and ingenuity.

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