N&O Special Obama Edition

A North Carolina newspaper is covering President Barack Obama's inauguration in its first special afternoon edition since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The News & Observer of Raleigh printed about 5,000 copies of its extra section Tuesday for distribution at retail outlets around the capital city. It was down from the 10,000 planned after a rare winter storm hit the region with several inches of snow.

The section shows a photo of Obama being sworn in, with the
headline, "OBAMA TAKES OATH."

News & Observer executive editor John Drescher said the decision
was based on the high demand for the newspaper's edition the day
after Obama's election victory in November.

The newsroom also will produce an eight-page special section for
Wednesday editions.


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