Thursday, July 15, 2004

Fahrenheit . . . Fe(26)?

From Publishers Lunch:

Why Is Reading Really at Risk?

Because of things like this, dateline Cedar Rapids: "A church's plan for an old-fashioned book-burning has been thwarted by city and county fire codes."

Under the you-can't-make-this-up header, district fire chief Brad Brenneman objected because, "We don't want a situation where people are burning rubbish as a recreational fire."

One ever-helpful fire inspector "suggested shredding the offending material," but the minister behind the idea, "Said that wouldn't seem biblical."

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