RENO, Nev. – U.S. Route 50 will have to wait a while longer for the light bulb.
The Nevada Department of Transportation has received numerous complaints that
the telephone at a remote emergency phone booth located halfway up Spooner
Summit along U.S. 50 is impossible to see or use at night. The agency took a
look at the bottom line and decided that people will just have to continue
phoning in the dark because it would cost $15,462 to install a light bulb at
that booth. Actually, the bulb probably would have cost about a buck. The
remaining $15,461 were to be used for stringing a power line several miles to
the phone, transportation spokesman Scott Magruder said.

From: USAToday On-Line
edition, 6-24-97

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