Subject: We're shutting down! From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Hugh F. Hefner) Date: 1997/04/01 Message-Id: <email@example.com> Newsgroups: alt.mag.playboy Dear Internet friends, As you all know, these modern days can be very harsh sometimes. Playboy Enterprise was already facing tough times but the situation is now irreversible. We suffered a $2.8 million loss in net income for the quarter. Operating Income dropped 84% to $2.9 million, compared to %5.3 million last year. For further details, click the following link: http://www.playboy.com/corporate/second-quarter.html As a result, the decision to indefinitely postpone the Playboy Magazine publication was taken. NSS issues will still be produced. The WWW site will also be maintained. Personnel cutbacks are still under study. The Magazine Issues already on the drawing boards will be published. This means that the June's PMOY Issue will hit the newsstands in about a month from now. Senior Staff Writers should note that the usual deadlines are in effect, except for the last issue (July) where the deadline is two weeks earlier. Sincerely Yours, Hugh F. Hefner Playboy Founder.