It’s Croctober! It’s good to see that large crocs are back where they belong — on the front page. First we had yesterday’s Port Douglas and Mossman Gazette:
And today the NT News had a stunning return to form with this fine effort:
Meanwhile, in Cairns… The Prime Minister doesn’t know who Jimi Hendrix is? Really? Jimi? Today’s Cairns Post asks the punters:
Seven’s new digital channel is a go. The Seven network confirmed today that its new digital channel will be called 7TWO and will start on Sunday November 1 at noon, and in many respects, will resemble the successful Nine’s GO. GO consists of new and used programs from a host of networks (many have been on Nine, Ten, Seven, the ABC) and Seven has followed suit.
Programs will include Nine’s The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Murphy Brown. The Jay Leno Show from NBC will show five nights a week.
Seven will show old episodes of UK dramas A Touch of Frost, Prime Suspect, Judge John Deed, Rosemary & Thyme and Minder. It will also premiere episodes of motoring hit Fifth Gear, Heartbeat, Holby Blue, Benidorm, Gavin & Stacey and Britain’s Best Dish. — Glenn Dyer
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NY Times posts loss but optimistic about ad future. The New York Times Co reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday on plunging advertising revenue, but said there were signs the ad slump may be easing. — The Sydney Morning Herald
Kindle glitch. The Kindle International’s 3G connection may be free, but it comes with some serious restrictions, PC Pro has discovered. We’ve just received our review device, but upon trying to subscribe to various magazines and newspapers were greeted with the news that “Newspapers and magazines delivered outside the US will not include photos and other images.” — PCPro
Bad Vibes not welcome. A coalition of top musicians, including R.E.M. and Pearl Jam, want to know if their music was used by the U.S. military as part of controversial interrogation methods at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. — CNN
Obama pulls a Nixon? Here’s video of Pat Buchanan reacting to the comparisons made by Senators Lamar Alexander and Judd Gregg between the Obama White House and the Nixon White House. Pat Buchanan, who was a close confidant of Nixon, scoffed at the idea, calling it “idiotic,” because, duh, Nixon was a historically unlovable bastard-creature, who left trails of foul-smelling ichor all over the Oval Office, like a slug. And no one liked Nixon, except for the “Perotistas, and what you might call the tea-party folk” who loved him immensely. Irony! — The Huffington Post