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Press problems …

Boy, that was one ugly newspaper yesterday. I’ve seen 18th century treasure maps that were easier to read.As most of you know, or noticed, the Tuesday Post Independent was a mess. A cutoff story, mislabeled jump lines and page headers, missing opinion page, no Community stuff, and where were the comics!?As one person told me yesterday, “I just don’t feel right without starting my day with the funnies.”But this was no laughing matter. We had press problems – big-time press problems.Simply put, the press, which is located in Gypsum, went kaput. The problems occurred early Tuesday morning, long after we had sent our pages to Gypsum.The crippled press was able to print without color and no more than 24 pages. So the press crew had to cut the Post Independent by eight pages. That decision came down after 3 a.m. and they still had four daily newspapers to print.That’s what caused the ugly Tuesday PI.Most of the press problems have been fixed – as of press time they were anyway.Press problems happen – fortunately, they are rare. But it shows what can happen and how ugly things can get when the mechanical part of the journalistic process goes kaput.I would like to apologize for any inconvenience that ugly Tuesday paper provided, and thank you for your patience.The good news about today is that we got everything in that was missing yesterday. Including a double dose of comics. A funny ending to an ugly situation.


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