NBC News reported last night that Captain Chesley Sullenberger called his hometown library to report that he had an overdue book and could he have an extension on the due date. The book is in the plane that the hero pilot landed on the Hudson River in an aviation emergency last month. The library has waived all fees and will put a book plate in his honor in the replacement book. The book was about professional ethics according to the NBC report.
Pulling off a one-in-a-million ditch into water with a 747 is heroic, but fessing up to having an overdue book under those circumstances puts Captain "Sullly" in the hero column for the nation's librarians.