The Press: The Quiet Life

In Rouyn, Quebec, the French-language Pays Neuf (circ. 2,700) proudly calls itself "A Weekly Paper with Life." Last week life was so quiet in Rouyn (pop. 8,808) that Pays Neuf published a Page One apology, putting into words what many a newsman has often felt. Said the paper: "The weekend was so quiet everywhere that putting out a newspaper this week was far from interesting. We believe that this issue won't please our readers much, but really it is not our fault . . . We are going through a barren period, and people do not seem disposed to get killed...

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