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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)

Carbon County library books found in Hyrum trash bin

By Ryan M. Monk

October 16, 2006 | HYRUM -- A Dumpster full of Bookmobile books was found across the street from Ridley's Food and Drug recently.

"My little brother was going to the Dumpster to throw out some things when he found them," said Hyrum resident Michelle Mortensen.

The Dumpster was so filled with books that when people got in to sort through them they couldn't help but stand on them. Stories ranging from children's books to Henry Kissinger's Diplomacy could be found. Some were stamped "Carbon County Bookmobile" on the inside cover.

They were probably dumped because they were no longer circulating, said Marsha Herron, Cache County library director. One of the books had not been checked out in 13 years.

The collection management policy of the state Bookmobile program says a book may be discarded for any of six reasons: if it is obsolete or outdated; worn beyond use; damaged; no longer circulating; one of many copies of a formerly popular title; or if newer editions are available.

"We try not to throw them away," said Herron. "We usually try to sell them to the public or a library or even donate them to Deseret Industries. We stamp ours 'discarded' when we discard our books."

There was no discarded stamp on the books from the Dumpster.

Linda Turner of the Carbon County Bookmobile could not be reached for comment.

Many boxes of books were taken from the Dumpster. One Dumpster diver, Hyrum resident Rose Rockwell, rescued many children's books to send to a grade school teacher in Brooklyn who is trying to start a class library.

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