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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)

Wellsville P&Z recommends approval of teen group home

By Landon Bench

WELLSVILLE -- A recommendation to approve a new ordinance allowing the business license for a group home in Wellsville was made by the Planning and Zoning Committee to the City Council yesterday.

Approximately one year ago, Logan River Academy considered purchasing a home in Wellsville to convert into a group home. This was met by opposition from many citizens. Several public hearings were held, where many citizens gave their input and opposition to the group home.

Another Logan River location is just 3/10 of a mile away from homes and very close to Willow Valley Middle School. Logan River Academy is a treatment program for adolescent youths with "behavior difficulties." The homepage Web site for LRA has been recently been changed from "designed and structured to help teenagers who are having behavioral and emotional difficulties" to "having difficulties in the home, community and school."

"Since LRA cannot disclose the reasons a youth is enrolled in their program, it is easy for my imagination to assume the worst," concerned resident Geoff Cox said.

A Mr. Halloc, attorney for Logan River Academy, the company seeking the original location of the facility, said he was attending the Planning and Zoning meeting "mostly as an observer" but thought the ordinance was "drafted fairly" although he may not agree with everything in it.

The Wellsville City Council will be discussing the allowance of this new ordinance in the near future, probably next Wednesday.

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