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Increased gas prices prompt rate increase for Daily Journal home delivery

The Daily Journal will increase non-mail home delivery subscription rates by $1 per month effective April 1 for all subscriptions with expiration dates of April 1, 2005, or later.

The increase is needed to offset sharply increased carrier delivery expenses. “Our independent contractor carriers are very important to us at the Journal, and to our customers,” said Jim York, the Daily Journal’s publisher. “Dramatically increased gasoline prices both now and in the past year have substantially increased our carriers’ operating expenses. We must increase the profitability of their routes so that we can continue to attract quality carriers, and provide dependable service to our subscribers every day.”

Even with the increase, York noted, the Daily Journal remains a terrific value for subscribers, and will continue to be priced at rates comparable to other Missouri newspapers of its size.

Subscribers with questions about the rate change may contact Circulation Customer Service at 431-2010 during business hours.

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