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Prizewinning paper for sale

A mom-and-pop store can be hard on a marriage. Facing that fact last week, David and Cathy Mitchell, both 37, owners of the weekly Point Reyes (Calif.) Light, put then: little gem (circ. 3,300) on the block. Asking price: $135,000. They won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for an investigative series on Synanon, the controversial drug-rehabilitation center, but such ambitious undertakings were hard to fit into their 70-hour, seven-day weeks. Explains David: "We are journalists, and the business end of it was taking up too much time." David will become a reporter for the...

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