TO OUR READERS

Starting Next Week, Changes in Comics, TV

Monday, March 23, 2009

Beginning March 30, the Style section will make a number of changes to the comics pages and to the TV page.

> The comics will run across two pages, rather than three. Six comics -- "Brevity," "Judge Parker," "Little Dog Lost," "Piranha Club," "Pooch Cafe" and "Zippy the Pinhead" -- will no longer run in the print edition. All will be available online at http://washingtonpost.com/comics. Many strips will change location on the comics pages; "Dilbert," which has been running in the daily Business section Monday through Friday, will move to the comics pages.

> The Tribune crossword puzzle has been discontinued by its provider. The chess column, the poker column, Stickelers and Quote-Acrostic will no longer appear in Style. The chess column will continue to appear online at http://washingtonpost.com. Style will continue to run a daily crossword puzzle, Sudoku, Jumble Crossword and Scrabble Gram.

> The television schedule will run from 7 p.m. to midnight, and the number of channels listed is being reduced to those most watched in the Washington area. Daytime and overnight listings will still run in Sunday's TV Week and at http://washingtonpost.com/tv.

We welcome feedback. To comment on any of these changes, please call our hotline at 202-334-4775, e-mail comics@washpost.comor write to: Comics Feedback, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.


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