I got a call AGAIN from the Star Bulletin newspaper. This time they were offering me a year's worth of Monday to Sunday newspapers delivered for $50.00. We already subscribe to the Honolulu Advertiser. However, we met a Star Bulletin editor and reporter at Gigi's Blog party so I thought we'd better give it a try since they are really, really struggling to not go under.
We got our first paper on Wednesday morning. Right off the bat, Art found something humorous. One of the front page titles for the Advertiser read: Teachers balk at furlough plan. The Star Bulletin's read: Teachers Willing to return for furlough days.
And here's what else I noticed without reading much (anything).
The Star Bulletin has a larger crossword puzzle so I don't have to strain my eyes to write in the little squares. However, the crossword clues are hard (more challenging)and they only have one. The Advertiser has two crosswords. One is for the non Mensa people like me. I could almost do it with a pen. The other is for really, really smart people. There are days that I can't get one single clue. Sigh... now you know.
The Star Bulletin is more like a big newsprint magazine in format and its smaller size. There are no sections like the Advertiser. It would be easier to read on a train if we had a train in Hawaii.
They have different comics.
The Advertiser has a LOT more advertisements. Hmmmm.... Is that why it's called the Advertiser?
Well, that's all I have for opinions on that. When my mother is feeling 100%, perhaps I'll have more time to actually read an article.