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The $1.47 Holiday Rip-off

WICHITA, Kan. - Three weeks ago, I got a letter from the Wichita Eagle informing me I would be charged an extra $1.47 for the Thanksgiving Day edition of the paper. My subscription fee is automatically deducted from my checking account every month, making the subscription less than what I would pay at the news stand and less than what I would pay if I wrote a check every month. This automatic deduction also gives me access to online services that I could use if I wanted to and it allows me to keep the subscription current without worrying about it.

Many people, including my children, have canceled their print newspaper subscriptions and now read the paper online. I, being of the generation that grew up drinking my morning coffee with a newspaper in my hand, don't want to fire up my computer first thing in the morning to read the news and do the puzzles. I know reading a print version of the paper makes me a dinosaur nowadays, but I don't care. The morning paper in my hands is a pleasure I don't want to give up.

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