A Free Newspaper With Every Cable Tv GuideRobert Barker
Newsroom smart alecks called it Vietnam. That's how swampy the battle had grown in California's Orange County for the Los Angeles Times. Lured by the county's growth and a median family income that this year may top $56,000, the Times tried to gain on The Orange County Register. Yet from 1979 to 1989, as the Register's daily circulation in the county soared 56%, the Times's grew 3%. By 1989, the Register was selling more than 135,000 more Sunday papers than a decade earlier; the Times, just 909 more.
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