Wide Right, No Goal

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Humor Gallo

The Dean talks to Leah Archibald, of our favorite band, Wide Right. No mention of the name's genesis, however!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

A touchdown for honesty

In the shadow of Rich Stadium, a library frequenter does the right thing:

From American Libraries Online:

Overdue Book Nets New York Library $2,190
The Orchard Park (N.Y.) Public Library, part of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system, received a $2,190 donation April 29, along with a book returned more than 24 years lhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifate.

Joel P. Schlesinger, a former area resident who lives in New Jersey, found The Joy of Camping in his attic a few months ago, according to the May 3 Buffalo News. He had checked the book out in 1981.

When he found the book, Schlesinger visited the library’s website to see about returning it, and learned of B&ECPL’s financial problems. Schlesinger calculated $2,190 as his total late fee, based on the library’s current fines of 25 cents per day. The library caps fines at $15, but when Director Ann M. Laubacker told Schlesinger of the maximum, he opted to pay the full amount. “I spent a lot of time in the Orchard Park library, doing projects and stuff,” Schlesinger said.