By late Monday afternoon, I had just about had it with the comics/puzzles questions.

There were 18 voice mail messages awaiting me when I got in Monday morning, and another half-dozen or so emails.

So when one person sent me a long conspiracy-laden email about how we had dumped the comics on purpose to sell more advertising – we had not – I was about ready to blow a gasket.

One of our folks in production made a mistake Friday. She was shorthanded as we are in all departments during the summer and she accidentally put the wrong page into the queue for Monday.

It happens.

People make mistakes.

I like to look at these things in a positive light. In the past 20 years, I don’t ever remember us leaving out the comics or puzzles. So out of those 7,300 issues of the newspaper, we only messed up once. That’s a success rate of 99.9863 percent.

That’s not too bad.



Ken Tingley is Editor of The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y. and writes a regular blog called "The Front Page."

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