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The Budget of Sugarcreek, Ohio, is a newspaper covering Amish community news around the United States. In a world economy where newspapers are closing up shop because of high prices and Internet competition, The Budget has the opposite problem. Its Amish readers are resisting plans by the publisher to establish an online version of the national paper. These readers and contributors, who by reason of their religious beliefs shun certain technologies, including computers, are not anxious for their contributions to the paper to be available to everyone on the Internet (Meghan Barr, "Amish News Slow, Steady," Associated Press in The Washington Times, Aug. 21, 2009).