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Special Editions Issued After Vote

December 20, 1998

Newspapers around the country rushed to press Saturday with special editions on the historic impeachment of President Clinton.

A one-word headline in 3 1/4-inch letters _ ``Impeached″ _ ran across the top of 12,000 copies of an extra edition of the San Francisco Examiner.

The Denver Post produced a four-page extra with 37,000 copies that hit the streets and was sent to subscribers just as the House finished voting on impeachment. It was only the second time a U.S. president was ordered to stand trial in the Senate.

``It’s just right,″ said Frank Myers, an editor at the Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa, a 20,000-circulation daily which produced an extra. ``The last time we did it is when we bombed Iraq the first time. This is certainly significant as is going to war in its own way.″

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran 10,000 copies of its special edition.

The Chicago Sun-Times rushed out 42,000 copies of a re-edited version of its early Sunday paper on Saturday afternoon and called it an extra.

In Baltimore, The Sun printed more than 20,000 copies of an extra edition.

The Wichita Falls (Texas) Times Record News published a six-page extra that was available for street sales within an hour after the first impeachment article was passed.

``We did not print enough,″ said Ted Ingram, night editor. ``If we had known, we would have printed five times as many.″

Other extras were published by The Ithaca Journal in upstate New York and the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune.

In West Virginia, the Charleston Daily Mail stopped the presses in the midst of a second edition Saturday to include all the developments.

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