Thursday, February 5, 2009

What a man!

From yesterday's Washington Post, which I read on LexisNexis Academic in the library, naturally:

Pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger -- a.k.a. Mr. Perfect -- is almost too good to be true. The guy who safely crash-landed his US Airways flight in the Hudson River and saved 150 lives contacted his local branch library to say he lost one of its books. Where? In the plane that went down. Sullenberger asked for an extension and if the late fees could be waived; the library quickly said he didn't owe a dime. The book? A guide on professional ethics. Of course.

I hear from some of my friends on a library messageboard that the library is going to buy a new copy of the book and dedicate it to Mr. Sullenberger. (I guess they probably won't want the book back when it's recovered after a few weeks in the Hudson River, but it's still a nice gesture).

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