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ADHD Weekly

A weekly summary of local newspapers in outline format
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I would enjoy a local publication that covered the weeks news in outline and/or logic (premise+premise=conclusion) format. No ads (charge a larger subscription fee), no comentary, no creative writing... just pictures and textual meat. It should be the size of a magazine, not the "wrapping-paper" format common to newspapers. The ink should not come off on your hands or anything else. In terms of layout, a new story should not begin before the the previous story ends (i.e., I don't want to go on a scavanger hunt for the last paragraph). Just the facts.
DickWeed, Feb 05 2003

More newspaper improvements http://www.halfbake...Format_20Newspapers
[snarfyguy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Sounds like... http://www.djnewswires.com/
any standard news wire. If you pay for it, you can even filter for just the stuff that matters to you. Of course, it's not a weekly summary. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       you have my vote just for banning the hunt-for-the-end-of-the-story bs.
rbl, Feb 05 2003

       It would have to be pretty expensive I guess. I had another thought along these lines (see link).
snarfyguy, Feb 05 2003

       Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder   

       summaries - someone else's opinions   

       there was a neat little magazine around some time ago ( I think its possibly discontinued now) that was similar to the readers' digest format but a little larger and it gave the reader what they considered to be, the best recent bits garnered from every other magazine (UK)
po, Feb 05 2003

       Correct: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
DickWeed, Feb 05 2003

       I always heard that ADHD stands for "Attention defi -- Hey! Let's all go ride bikes!"
ry4an, Feb 05 2003

       before or after we disrupt the class?   

       apparently lack of drinking water contributes to ... what was I saying?... yes lets play leap frog...
po, Feb 05 2003

       croissant - just for ridding us of the last-paragraph hunt (especially troublesome on the toilet...not much room in the stalls to flip wrapping-paper pages.)
Freefall, Feb 05 2003

       i don't think most people could handle 'the facts'. the truth annoys people. for example, if you tell your girlfriend she stinks, she'll throw you out! what the hell's up with that?! she always said she wanted our relationship to be based on honesty. (disclaimer: i'd never do a thing like that. idiot).
sambwiches, Feb 05 2003

       sambwiches: somehow I doubt the fact that your girlfriend stinks will ever show up in the news.
DrCurry, Feb 05 2003

       that really depends how badly she stunk.
sambwiches, Feb 05 2003

       What's the point in reading a newspaper if it doesn't make any attempt to explain the background behind stories?   

       Today's news: 200 people were happy, 140 were concerned and 57 were really pissed off. The end.
kropotkin, Feb 06 2003

       and all were foreign so who gives a rats?
po, Feb 06 2003

       having ADD myself, this is a good idea. however, it would need to provide a bibliography, so to speak, so that i could find and read the most interesting stories in their original newspapers but not have to worry about missing the end because i notice a piece of paper on the other side of the room.
igirl, Mar 29 2003


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