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Posted: Saturday, February 8, 2014 6:00 pm

With all the misguided talk about the demise of newspapers, people still have a hunger for the printed word. They may watch a televised event, hear it on radio, receive information through the Internet, but the demand for the printed words on newsprint is still alive and well. The thirst is there.

An example was in Seattle and the Super Bowl. Nearly everyone in the state of Washington knew about the outcome of the game, but they wanted the newspaper accounts of the big win over Denver. The Seattle Times printed 108,000 extra copies of its regular edition Monday. It was a sellout. More people wanted the printed accounts of the game.

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