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I just loved the story about the baby being born on I-15 on Thursday, June 28. I love it b/c it had a happy ending, and anytime babies are involved it's just so sweet. I answered our newsroom phone at about 5:15 AM that morning, and the caller asked if we were hearing what he was on the scanners about a baby being born in Roy on the side of the road. A phone call to the Utah Highway Patrol confirmed it, and it only got better. The baby and mom were fine, and the dad was a Centerville Police Officer who heard the whole thing on his police radio!
I went up to the hospital and interviewed them along with Channel five. They are just darling, and the mom, Susan Robison said it was her worst nightmare come true but she was glad it turned out ok. They named the baby Sydney, not exit 338 or anything like that.
Another story I loved in the past couple of weeks was interviewing teen farmers at Wheeler Farm in Murray. These young people took a high school class where they would go out to the farm and help, now they are working there for the summer. They do hard work, too. Lifting, loading and stacking hay bales, gardening, caring for the animals. I stuck my microphone through a fence to try and get the sounds of the baby calves mooing, and one came up and licked my microphone! Didn't harm it.
I still thrive on breaking news and nothing gets my heart pumping like an exclusive story, but these two stories will probably stay with me for a long time.