Officials of U.S. News & World Report
are scheduled to huddle in Washington on Tuesday to determine whether they should stay with CompuServe when the magazine's current contract with the online service expires at the end of the month. U.S. News
officials were alarmed earlier this month when Time
said it was jumping from America Online to CompuServe. Industry insiders estimate Time
was paid $3.5 million by CompuServe to make the move.
Said U.S. News Senior VP-Publisher Tom Evans, "Obviously we're talking with some people and considering our options."