Adam G. Perl's Tiny Town Teaser No. 16, Vol. 7

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1. Patriot’s org.
4. 6-pt. plays
5. “I've been ___!"

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1. Degree in math?
2. Rx watchdog org.
3. “Acid”
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Degree of Difficulty: Remain unambiguous on Friday

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From Cornell Magazine: A Very Different Look at the Legacy of Carl Sagan

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a screen shot of a piece published in the Cornell Alumni Magazine (CAM), an editorially autonomous publication for the university's alums. We reprint it here not to steal anyone's thunder nor plunder a copyright, but to spread the good news about this endearing tale. November marked the 20th anniversary of the much beloved Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan and Franklin Crawford, Administrator for tinytowntimes, wrote the piece.  We thank the staff at CAM for their good editorial work and fine presentation of this memorable news item.

 

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Adam G. Perl's Tiny Town Teaser No. 15, Vol. 7

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1. With 4 and 5 across, round opening?
2. See 1 Across
3. See 1 Across

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2. Winning combo
3. Net letters
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Degree of Difficulty: Peace in the Middle East
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Another One Bites the Dust: Tompkins Weekly Newspaper shuts down operations immediately

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TEN YEARS AFTER: A BREAKOUT WEEKLY SHUTS DOWN

Nov. 30th Edition Marked Its Final Publication

Tiny Town, USA – Tompkins Weekly, a small but respected local publication, announced it was shutting down operations after 10 years in business. Its Nov. 30, 2015 paper was its last edition.

The paper, formerly owned by Jim Graney, also publisher of Ithaca Child and Ithaca Teens, was recently sold-to and run-by Graney's associate, Dan Bruffey. The paper recently laid off its copy editor and the only full-time staffer remaining was Jay Wrolstad, a workhorse editor who has knocked-about the publishing world for most of his adult life. Wrolstad was a former editor for the Ithaca Times.

 

Circulation peaked at about 20,000 copies, with 8,000 copies printed each week at the end. Graney said falling ad revenue and a trend toward less lucrative trade ad sales were cited as too costly to manage. Graney, also a former Ithaca Times employer, served as the paper's ad man for a good chunk of its short life. He also cited the need to spend more time with his family as a major driver behind his departure.

"It's one thing to have a paper but you've got to have that revenue stream and if you don't, then you're not going to make it," said Graney, who will continue to publish Ithaca Child and Ithaca Teens.

TW kept a stable of a half a dozen local freelance writers busy and was often notable for it broader and deeper coverage of issues than found in area dailies.

In the course of the last year, salaries were scaled back and the paper began to take on the weary look of an ad rag. Still, some bylines enlivened the product, including those of this reporter.

Wrolstad said he'll be pounding the pavements at a dismal time of year to search for work. We wish all members of this respectable organization the very best in finding work in a market seeking bright chipper go-getters who are "juiced" about journalism. Save your juice for breakfast. Journalism's a tough racket.

Franklin "Two Timing" Crawford, tinytowntimes Admin and freelancer abroad.

 


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