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\"Yesterday, Common Pleas Judge Walter R. Little granted a motion reducing the size of the board of trustees of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library from 17 to 12 members and eliminating the position of lifetime trustee.\"
If Mr. Carnegie were alive today, he would take this action to streamline the board,\" said T. Lawrence Palmer, a senior deputy attorney general for state Attorney General Mike Fisher\'s office. The attorney general\'s office monitors trusts to make certain the wishes of the deceased are being carried out.
\"In terms of the changes in society, the court has the authority and discretion to grant this petition,\" Little said as he approved changes to the 1899 declaration of trust drawn up by Carnegie.