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.
-USA Today On-Line edition, 6/24/97