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Between 1,000 and 2,000 copies of Monday's edition of the Spectrum, the University at Buffalo student newspaper, were stolen from delivery boxes on UB's North Campus, the paper's editors told police this week.

Sometime late Monday or early Tuesday, every copy of the paper was stolen from delivery boxes and racks along the main Academic Spine of buildings, between the Student Union and the Natural Sciences Complex, said George Zornick, the Spectrum's editor in chief.

Papers delivered to other points on the North and South campuses weren't stolen.

"There was nothing really controversial in there. Either someone was pulling a prank, or someone really liked that day's paper," Zornick said.

The Spectrum is distributed free on campus Monday, Wednesday and Friday. None of Wednesday's papers was taken.

UB police checked trash bins on campus to try to find copies of Monday's paper but so far have no leads on the theft, said John M. Grela, UB director of public safety.

The last time someone stole copies of an edition of the Spectrum was back in the late 1980s, Grela said, when they were taken by someone unhappy with the paper.

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