Try copying and pasting the news article into MS word then reformating the text to avoid the holes.
BTW, yes, the stray ink will harm your printer. It chances leaking onto the rollers, which might cause them to not work properly and end up grabbing more paper than needed, or not grabbing paper, or not feeding it correctly. The "stray" ink could also gob up and cause other problems within the printer, including smudging on the back of the paper that you're printing.
I hope that this isn't regular note paper that you're using (like from a school binder or something), because the paper isn't thick enough to absorb all the ink, and it will also spread out more causing it to print in what appears to be a rather low quality (the ink spreads when it hits paper, aka dot gain). Also, this type of paper has more lint than printer paper...more lint means that you're rollers will get dirtier faster causing more problems.
Sorry to interject here! Just trying to help!
Edited by stevealmighty, 17 May 2006 - 02:53 PM.
War produces veterans, wounded both physically and mentally. They have sacrificed for us.....and it is now our job to help these veterans, as they have already helped us in ways we will never know, in ways that we cannot fathom, and in ways that we take granted every day.