Press: All the News That's Fun to Print

Some famous but shy writers have the Times of their lives

If all goes according to plan, print-starved New Yorkers will wake one morning this week to find that yet another daily has apparently joined Rupert Murdoch's Post in reaching a separate peace with the city's striking press unions. The 24-page paper, selling for a rather extortionate newsstand price of $1 (the result of a costlier-than-expected union settlement, the paper explains in a frontpage notice), looks just like the Times, only more so.

The Page One lead story by Timesman R.W. Papple Jr. recounts the...

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