Readers of Gambit Weekly, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, Miami New Times, Weekly Planet (Tampa), Weekly Planet (Sarasota), Folio Weekly and Orlando Weekly have lately seen Mother Nature at her worst. Distributed in areas affected by the hurricanes that have pounded Florida and surrounding states since August, these alt-weeklies have come out on schedule -- thanks to determined staffers and contingency plans.

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AAN members scrambled to keep operations running after the massive Aug. 14 blackout that plunged 50 million people into darkness across the U.S. and Canada. "This was a disastrous scenario,” Grant Crosbie, ad director for NOW Magazine in Toronto tells AAN News. But most papers had flexible printers and were fortunate that the power failure occurred on a Thursday, after that week's issue had already hit the streets.

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