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Quick Takes

"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "Homegrown terror," Dec. 5, 2009

Fifty-year fine

A former student with a guilty conscience returned two overdue books he checked out from Camelback High School in Phoenix-in 1959. The anonymous former student included a $1,000 money order when returning two Audubon Society books with a note explaining the books were lost when the family moved in 1959. The note explained the former student had calculated the overdue book fee at 2 cents per day per book-the going rate in the 1950s. The librarian at Camelback says the books are back on the shelf.


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