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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)

Hyde Park signs on for 1200 East connecting road

By Natalie Cook

October 30, 2006 | HYDE PARK -- Main Street may not be the only option in the near future for those seeking a direct route between Smithfield and Logan. Hyde Park became the second city to approve an interlocal agreement to extend 1200 East, Wednesday night.

The Interlocal Agreement for 1200 East Street Task Force calls for the constuction of the street through Hyde Park and North Logan, connecting Smithfield and Logan.

One of Hyde Park's council members' main safety concerns for the street is the number of driveways that would have access. This fear was put to rest by a representative of the new Reeder Development, who said there are only five driveways that will have access to 1200 East.

Hyde Park Mayor Dave Kooyman, who has been a part of the task force for three years, said he sees many advantages for the road construction. Aside from connecting four cities with a second major road, it will reduce traffic on smaller streets in Hyde Park including 400 East and 200 South.

"Interlocal agreements allow us to access funds and bond as a group. It builds a sense of community," Kooyman said.

Portions of the construction have already been completed. Logan's section of 1200 East extends from 400 North beyond 2200 North into North Logan city limits. North Logan has purchased one house that is standing in the way of the project. One of three segments in Hyde Park has been completed and city officials plan on constructing the second portion this winter, Kooyman said.

North Logan revised the current draft of the agreement before approving it. Smithfield's and Logan's city councils must approve the agreement before the completion of the project can take place. A completion date has not been projected. Kooyman expects it may take two more years.


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