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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 landscape students get 'Extreme' hands-on experience

By USU media relations & marketing

October 19, 2006 | Eighty Utah State University landscape architecture and horticulture students are doing in two days what it usually takes professional landscaping crews some three weeks to accomplish.

The Utah State students are working on the set of ABC Television's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to landscape the Janet Pauni family's dream home. The students are working under the guidance of Professor Craig Aston of the plant soils and biometeorology department.

The USU students were scheduled to start at 4 p.m. Thursday.

They planned to begin by grading and leveling the ground, installing a sprinkler system and moving to site preparation. The students also planned to work Friday, planting about 400 trees, shrubs and perennials, some of which were grown by the students and donated by the Utah State Dale and Adele C. Young Teaching Greenhouse.

The students planned to work through the night on Friday laying sod, putting down bark mulch, creating flower beds and installing pavers and decorative boulders. They hoped to finish the project in the front of the house from about 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Aston is the owner of A&D Landscaping. His professional crew is donating time to help with the project.

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