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News Hits encourages our loyal readers (you know who you are) to check out the Web site and latest paper issue of the Utne Reader, the Readers Digest of the alternative publications universe. Why now? Because the voting is on for the Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards, which honor “the cream of the crop — the best publications around.” That includes Metro Times (“excels at local arts and political coverage”), which is among 10 publications nominated in the “local” content category. News Hits would never be so crass as to solicit readers to vote online and help determine the outcome of the competition. Suffice to say, though, the Web site is We trust you’ll do the right thing.

W. Kim Heron, Metro Times' managing editor, contributed to News Hits, which is edited by Curt Guyette. He can be reached at 313-202-8004 or

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