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Re: [Something] Weekly World News

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 23 Jul 2007 07:42:40 -0500
Oh!  Such a loss.  I have back issues of the WWN going back through
middle school and possibly before.  They'd done such a great job
recently promoting -- if I remember right they even got a
cross-promotion deal with the TV series Supernatural -- that this is
so out of the blue!  Did their parent company get purchased or some

On 7/23/07, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
 > Friday morning, Jeff Rovin comes in for a meeting and then the staff
 > was to be called in. He's looking harried, not at all relaxed. At
 > 11:30, we're finally shown into an office where we are told the Board
 > of Directors has chosen to close Weekly World News. The reasons given
 > make no sense. We're stunned and shell-shocked. We're to stay on
 > through August 3, finishing the reprint issues and then we're done. A
 > glorious, funny, odd publication, born in 1979, will go out with a
 > whimper and all I can think is that something's going on that they're
 > not telling us because it just doesn't make sense.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
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April 16, 1953

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