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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)

Pro athletes, face painting and free food highlight students' 'Extreme' party

WOMAN BITES DOG: Junior Alison Schofield inflicts serious damage to a hot dog at the pre-concert party. Schofield, who helped set up the party, said, the Paunis' happiness "is more important than my time." / Photo by Rebekah Bradway

By Rebekah Bradway

October 19, 2006 | Families, teams and students gathered together in support of the Pauni family to eat, play games and get their faces painted at the pre-party Wednesday evening on Utah State's HPER field.

From 5 to 7 p.m., directly before a benefit concert, partygoers met players from the Salt Lake REAL soccer team and Utah Blaze indoor football team, chowed down on free hotdogs, chips and soda, and played several blow-up activities.

All donations from the pre-party and concert go to the Pauni family, who received the surprise of winning a new house through ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

"It's great to have the opportunity to be a part of something special like this," Real left midfielder Seth Trembly said.

"We love to give back to the community," Real defender Nelson Akwari said.

Trembly and Akwari, along with another Real player, planned on throwing Real T-shirts to the crowd at the concert to help show their support for the contributions for the Pauni family.

The Utah Blaze also demonstrated support with their booth, which had a blow-up football game next to it. Guests tried to hit goals by throwing a football at the huge target board.

"We like the college atmosphere, the young people who are very interested in learning about Blaze football," Rashaan Emoneson, an employee at the Blaze ticket office, said.

Emoneson said they came up to support the Paunis as well as to get awareness about the Blaze in Cache Valley.

The Blaze's game was only one of the 4 inflatable toys at the pre-party. The other three, donated for use by A&B Productions, Inc., included an obstacle course, a bouncy boxing ring and a bungee basketball competition.

"We knew [donating] was for a good cause. This was the main thing," Tyler Brooks, owner of A&B Productions Inc. said.

Face-painting was also an available activity to participate in. The sorority Chi Omega had members ready to paint blue and white A's onto anyone's face.

"It's to attract the kids to get of the community involved for Extreme Home Makeover," Chi Omega's Kenzie Swenson said.

Sarah Reale, a public relations student who helped plan and set up the pre-party, said, "I feel like it was really good. We had strong community support, and it was a great chance for everyone to have a part in helping out."

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