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Column - November 23, 2012

Saying goodbye to 2 old friends

by Jeb Bing

Two news reports in recent days dampened a bit of the holiday spirit in my household where Hostess-brand Twinkies and Ding Dongs used to be a favorite in our younger days. Then I learned that Newsweek, which I carried for years in my college backpack and later my briefcase, is also exiting the market, or at least its print edition is at the end of the year. Perhaps it's a case of advanced nostalgia, but there's something sad about seeing old friends disappear.

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