Well, this week's issue purports to be from 1996, for reasons I don't know. Maybe it's just a re-run of an actual ten-year-old issue, but last week's paper was supposedly from 1906, so that couldn't have been a rerun. Perhaps this is vacation time for the staff, and they can do an issue like this ahead of time?
(Further research seems to show that this is an actual reprinted ten-year-old issue. Reasons are still unknown, but vacation is still my guess.)
Anyway, I was reading this article, about a straw space shuttle burning up on the launch pad, and I realized it ended in the wrong way. (You need to go read it first, to understand what I'm saying. I'll wait while you do...) What this story needed was something like this:
NASA spokesman Roger Laurenzi said that the space agency planned to continue with the scheduled December 19th launch of shuttle Excelsior II, which is being assembled entirely of sticks.See? Isn't that better?