Report: Major Newspaper Sites Hobbled by Power Woes

Netcraft reports that:


A power outage at an Advance Internet hosting facility
has hobbled the web sites for the company's chain of
more than 30 newspapers, including many large metropolitan
dailies. The Advance newspapers have switched to text-based
sites to continue publishing, but are currently unable to
display advertising, making the outage a potentially costly

Affected sites include, Michigan Live,,
The Portland Oregonian and the online classifieds site and Best One of the
affected papers, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, is in
the midst of covering the impact of Tropical Storm Cindy,
which hit the New Orleans area yesterday and has left more
than 240,000 local residents without power as well.


- ferg