Editor's corner

This issue has a number of interesting articles about the climbing birth rate in America, upscale bowling food, Chuck E. Cheese's same store sales and Middle East expansion, continuing changes in the availability of Americans' leisure time and the exotic flavors kids like for their snacks.

Our featured article this month is about the evolving impact of FECs, eatertainment, cinemas and other forms of entertainment on shopping centers and malls, including the new rapidly growing form of shopping center known as the lifestyle center, town center or open air center.

We've also made some changes to the posting of our Leisure eNewsletters on our website and the html e-mail version. You can now easily view or print individual stories. On the html e-mail version you are probably receiving, there is a view/print this individual article link at the beginning of each story. If you click on it, the link will take you to the individual story on our website. On our website, starting with this issue, all stories are individually viewed.

Randy White,