Moments ago, Westword editorial assistant Aubrey Shoe noticed something unusual about the front page of the January 14 Rocky Mountain News: It didn't mention January 14. The date usually appears at the top of the page, centered in small print directly above the box containing featured headlines. But that area was blank on our copy -- and the same is true of the image above, which the Rocky provided to Newseum, a Washington, D.C. based institution that collects page-one images from across the country on a daily basis.
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Did someone at the Rocky think that dropping the date might prolong the deadline for accepting bids to buy the paper? If so, the scheme was abandoned pretty quickly, since today's paper has the appropriate digits in the usual spot. Time, time, time: See what's become of me.