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Note From The Editor

Author: Tim Boyle, Issue: May 1997, Topic: Letters To Or From The Editor

In addition to giving Jon Heese a hearty round of applause for taking on the responsibility of putting out two issues of the Alien Times while I was out of the country, we wish to mention some minor changes in the format. You will perhaps have noticed that this issue is back to the old format. That is certainly not to be taken as a reflection on Jon's experimenting with the format during his short stint as substitute editor. He was using a different program on a different computer, and so I couldn't reproduce his masterpiece if I wanted to -- at least not without an inordinate amount of work (and this takes more than enough time as it is!) Seriously, though, I received a number of comments on the style Jon used, most of it positive, though a few said they preferred the old style (the power of habit, perhaps?). Unfortunately, in the printing process, the shadowed "i" in Alien came out looking more like the shadowed "l", so that the name appeared at first glance to be "The Allen Times". Another change you may have noticed is that there didn't seem to be a "March" issue. What has happened is that since we have been putting out the AT near the middle of the month that has been appearing on the front page (due to the fact that the city newsletter comes out on the first of the month and we want to overlap as little as possible), we decided to begin referring to that issue as the next month's issue, as is often done in journalism, where a particular issue actually comes out ahead of the date on the magazine. So even though this issue (vol. 11 No. 4) would have been called the April issue according to the old scheme, we are calling it the May issue.

As mentioned in the January issue, I will also be out of the country during June, July and August, and so a special effort will be needed by the AT readership to help get those issues out on time. Please contribute your articles and if you're interested in trying your own hand at the formating, let us know.

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