From: Roderick Dyke <roddyke.nul> Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:50:29 -0700 Archived: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:31:08 -0400 Subject: UFO Newsclipping Service - An End Of An Era? UFO Newsclipping Service An End Of An Era? For the record: Below is the front page editorial & farewell for the last Edition of the UFO Newsclipping Service (just published) For August 2011 issue # 505. - Rod Dyke ----- Dear UFO Newsclipping Service subscribers, Dave Marler, (who is only the 4th editor of this esteemed news journal), has asked for a few words from me on the "passing" of the UFONS. I started and was the originator of the UFO Newsclipping Service, (UFONS), whose first issue was published way back in May 1969 (as a young 17 year old teen, and to save those mentally doing the mathematical extrapolation, yes, I'll be 60 in a few months. But I digress...) I was the editor from the very first issue thru issue #98 (June 1977) and then as co- editor with Lou Farish from issue #99, (July 1977), thru #258, (December 1990). So, as the "father" of the UFONS and thus giving birth to it, I feel honored to say a few "last words". Over the last 42+ years and 505 issues, the UFO Newsclipping Service has documented, (without editorialisation on our part, mind you), the intriguing and amazing, (and sometimes wacky), world of Ufology, Cryptozoology and related Fortean news as it happened in the press from around-the-world. All 10,000 pages and 30,000+ newsclippings! I want to especially thank Lou Farish who took over full editorship from me with issue #259, (January 1991), and ended with #460 (November 2007). Lou really was in the trenches when it was most needed and carried the torch forward when other personal and business time commitments precluded me from continuing. Thanks go to Dave Marler for the heads-up that Lou was stopping the UFONS back in November 2007. That let me try my hand once again as editor, along with my very able co-editor Chuck Flood from issues #461-473 - December 2007- December 2008. And now to Dave Marler who has unfailingly been a positive supporter of the UFONS... (see what that gets you Dave? - that's right, editorship). Dave has been the able 4th (and last) editor of this journal from issues #474-505 (January 2009- August 2011). He was at the helm when the UFONS proudly saw its issue #500 published, and as editor of this, the last issue. Thanks, Dave. I want to personally give a big Thank You to all those who have inspired and encouraged this publication over these decades... Lou, Chuck, Dave, my wife Colleen, and the hundreds and hundreds of faithful subscribers. A heartfelt thanks to those like me, a kid of the 1950's, who still after all these years still have a sense of wonder, and can envision a world and universe of untold wonders, secrets and mysteries yet to unfold. We all now say goodbye with this the August 2011 - 505th issue of the UFO Newsclipping Service. ----- On a parting note, and as the archivist of the Archives for UFO Research (AUFOR), here on Bainbridge Island, Washington, I personally own and retain the copyrights =A9 to all the UFO Newsclipping Service (UFONS) issues. I'm excited to let all researchers and historians know that all 505 back issues are being scanned and will be made available to those who need them, in either printed or PDF editions. So, all is not lost! Sincerely yours in research, Roderick B. Dyke, Archivist Archives for UFO Research [AUFOR] Bainbridge Island, Washington 98110 RodDyke.nul Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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