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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

We're listening

After deadlines had been increased by 2 1/2 hours in an attempt to print our paper at the building of our sister paper, The Macomb Daily, our readers responded with furor this weekend after our Saturday edition missed the Tigers' Friday night game against the Mariners.
It was a speedy game, completed by 9:45, but still too late to make it into the paper. Readers took notice:
wrote on Jul 3, 2010 12:02 PM: " The home delivery edition has a note that the Tiger game was incomplete at press time. The frigging game lasted two hours and 32 minutes, which would make it end about 9:40 PM. When is press time so early that you cannot even get the local night games into the print edition? Another reason to discontinue the subscription. "
A note to Craven, the many readers who called our sports editor and even went to the paper's publisher with their complaints, as well as any other readers who were concerned with the missing Tigers coverage, the earlier deadlines have been nullified and we will continue on with our regular timing.
That means Tigers coverage all summer long, Pistons and Red Wings in the fall/winter and high school football and basketball all season long.
A crisis has been averted and we have you, the readers, to thank. Thank you for the opportunity to continue bringing you exceptional local coverage.


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