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'Doonesbury' delay: No new strips until November

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Here's a letter we received today from the syndicate that distributes Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" strip that runs on our Other Opinion page.

Dear Editor:

Garry Trudeau has informed us that following "Doonesbury's" return to Sunday comic pages, and as he continues to write and produce "Alpha House" for Amazon Prime, he has been forced to acknowledge a cruel reality: He's human.

Garry writes: "I have hit the wall. This is a painful decision, but as the deadline loomed, I had to finally concede that the demands of completing the show have made it impossible for me to return to the strip on schedule. I deeply regret the inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause you, who have already shown much forbearance and patience through 'Doonesbury's' absence. I greatly value your past loyalty, and look forward to returning to your pages in November."

The bottom line is that the return of "Doonesbury" daily comics will be delayed for 10 more weeks, to the week of Nov. 18; Sundays will continue to be new and fresh. "Doonesbury Flashbacks" will give readers their daily dose of adventure from the Walden gang as we look forward to the next chapter in "Doonesbury's" story.

Best regards,

Sue Roush
Managing Editor
Universal Uclick

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Burgetta Eplin Wheeler is the associate editor of the Editorial pages, responsible for the Other Opinion page. She occasionally writes editorials. She can be reached at bwheeler@newsobserver.com or 829-4825.