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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)

Nibley council hears advice from Sandy city planner

By Jacob Fullmer

October 23, 2006 | NIBLEY -- In a public meeting following City Council Wednesday night, council members continued discussion on the future of Nibley city.

Guest speaker George Shaw, the city of Sandy's planning director, was invited to share his expertise on city planning with the council. Members of the council encountered Shaw at a recent Utah League of Cities and Towns meeting earlier this month. Shaw said the Utah State Land Use Development Management Act requires all municipalities to have a general plan but doesn't regulate strict enforcement of it.

Shaw referred to a city's general plan as the decision "that governs every other decision."

Councilman Scott Larsen says the city doesn't have defined goals. Other council members, and Mayor Gerald Knight, said the city is working toward a general plan to address the health, general welfare, and safety of the community. Larsen would like to have specific goals in those areas to accomplish what is desired.

One community asset Shaw encouraged the council consider is a system of walking trails.

Councilmen Scott Wells said his experience with these "jewels" in other communities across the nation has been positive.

Councilman Thayne Mickelson said he has spoken with citizens involved with the trail system along the Jordan River in Utah. Those citizens, he says, would not consider their trail system an improvement to their way of life.

The council and Shaw also discussed providing for the unique rural lifestyle of Nibley, the larger than national average size of families, and the importance of having a city identity people can connect with.


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