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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)

Utah Court of Appeals to convene in Logan Oct. 30

By Rebekah Bradway

October 11, 2006 | Former Associated Students of USU (ASUSU) President Quinn Millet filed an appeal that will be heard by the Utah Court of Appeals in Logan Monday, Oct. 30.

The court is coming to Logan for the first time in over 10 years to hear Millet's appeal as well as a convicted murderer's.

"Both these cases originated in this jurisdiction," First District Clerk of Court Sheryl Morris said. "It might be more useful for this citizenry."

Millet, ASUSU president for the 2005-2006 school year, first filed a lawsuit against Cache Auto Booting Service, D's Bridgerland Apartments and Logan City after the booting service placed an immobilization device on his vehicle's wheel. According to the case summary, "Millet alleged that a Logan City ordinance pertaining to the practice of booting violated his right of due process under the United States and Utah Constitutions, and violated his civil rights under federal statute."

Millet's original complaint sought to enjoin Logan City from enforcing a city ordinance that was passed in response to complaints about the booting service, as well as compensatory damages of $50, the price to get the immobilization device removed.

The trial court dismissed the complaint, and Millet is now challenging the dismissal. According to the case summary, Millet asserted he was "deprived of due process of law when he was not provided notice and an opportunity to be heard before his vehicle was immobilized."

The appellate court will also hear the appeal of Tamara Rhinehart, a convicted murderer who is serving a life sentence in prison. Rhinehart was convicted of burglary and theft in January 2005, and according to the case summary, she argues that "her constitutional rights were violated when the trial court admitted hearsay at her preliminary hearing in violation of her right to confront and cross-examine witnesses."

The summary also states that Rhinehart says the hearsay evidence at the preliminary hearing was unreliable, and challenges the trial courts decision to "allow the prosecution to proceed to trial in this matter before trying her on the related homicide charge."

The Utah Court of Appeals panel, Carolyn McHugh, Judith Billings and Pamela Greenwood, will begin hearing these cases at 10:30 a.m. Special invitations have been sent to schools and USU, Morris said.

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