Technical glitch

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

It’s a bad news, good news, kind of thing.

Let’s start out by talking about last week’s News & Review. I can tell by the e-mails and phone calls, there was concern about an error that appeared in the paper. I would like to compliment those who thought to look on for the entire story.

For those of you who were out of town last week, the error happened on the second page of the cover story, “Teens on the run.” Great story, by the way. We ran a huge photograph on the first two pages of the story, over which we ran text.

Well, on page two of the story, the “layer” of text fell behind the photograph. Now, I could explain the mechanics of QuarkXPress, our layout program, but it wouldn’t mean anything to most readers. It’s kind of along the lines of Clarke’s Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Suffice it to say, a procedural double-check wasn’t done in the production department, and since the photo was so good, the guys at the press didn’t notice anything odd. Heck, the spread looked so good, on first glance, I didn’t notice anything odd. You can imagine my discomfort when I did.

At any rate, we had the guy who failed to do the final check beaten with tire chains by ironworkers.

And now the good news. It didn’t seem like just saying, “You can read the unabridged story online,” was enough. Generally speaking, getting stories onto newsprint is our highest priority. So, if you’ll look on page 14 of this issue, you’ll see the unabridged story. I couldn’t afford the pages to reprint the story in its original design, but I hope this will suffice. For those who were out of town and didn’t pick up last week’s paper, though, this week’s paper should be a special treat.

Thanks again for your support.