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'L.A. Times' To Deliver

The Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times are getting even closer in bed together. They recently agreed to launch a joint weekly advertising supplement and now they have hammered out new distribution agreement. The Times will deliver copies of the Register to homes and newsstands starting in September.

The Register says the deal would save the paper "seven figures." The move means the elimination of 55 full-time and 143 part-time positions and cutbacks among 721 independent contractors. "This new distribution system will allow us to operate more efficiently and effectively," says Terry Horne, Register publisher.

The Register will be the Los Angeles Times' largest commercial delivery customer. The Times is owned by the Tribune Co., which is currently under bankruptcy protection. The Register is the flagship paper of Freedom Communications.



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