Newspaper Called the 'Uranus Examiner' Is Being Launched in USA, Seriously
If there was ever a story that wrote itself then it's this - an American town called Uranus is launching a newspaper called the 'Uranus Examiner'. What's more, the mayor of neighbouring Waynesville is kicking up a stink about the whole fiasco.
Uranus is situated in Pulaski County, Missouri, and the paper is due to hit shelves in late October.
But local media reported that Mayor Luge Hardman was deeply unhappy with the new Uranus paper. Speaking to local TV station, KY3, she said: "No. I'm sorry. But the innuendo of that title puts the city up for public ridicule, and I will not be a part of it.
"I think that the Pulaski County Examiner would have been a real hit, and I don't believe it would've been a problem for the cities."
Admittedly it doesn't make for the most appetising chip paper, but come on, the Pulaski County Examiner? That wouldn't be making international headlines, would it? And to be fair to the publishers, when you are launching a newspaper in Uranus, you are sort of damned when it comes to a title: Uranus Digest, Uranus Recorder, Uranus Mirror... Uranus Inquirer... you're bound to fudge it really.
The managing editor of the forthcoming paper, Natalie Sanders, defended the name, claiming that a lot of thought had gone into it.
She reportedly said: "We had thought about constitution, but most of the people who love us, and who were part of coming up with the name, liked the examiner better."
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But for every new opening, there is a closure - with local paper the Waynesville Daily Guide shutting down last week.
But it seems that other organisations in the town have already whole-heartedly embraced the name Uranus.
The Uranus Missouri website welcomes visitors with the message, 'there's lots to do in and around Uranus'. Among the 'things to do' listed on the website are the 'Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store' and 'The Uranus Axehole'. It really does sound like if you've never visited Uranus then you should give it a try - you may be surprised what it has to offer.
The town is situated along the famous Route 66, so you can stop off in Uranus during the trip of your lifetime. Roof down, wind blowing through your hair, Hall & Oates blaring out the radio - 'Now Entering Uranus - Twinned with Scotum-on-Sea'.
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