Outside the Los Angles Times Spring Street entrance, Obama print fever continued as people lined up Thursday to purchase copies of the Los Angeles Times Nov. 5 edition.
Some came out with one newspaper and folded it under their arms; others carefully placed their small stack in a plastic bag to protect the issues for the trip home.
Some carried out a bundle of newspapers and had one wonder if they were picking up inventory, not historical keepsakes.
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For most people in line, it was a chance to have a paper documenting a turning point in American culture
"It's something I want to save and pass on to my just born grandchild," said Thomas Anderson, a South Los Angeles resident who took a bus to the LA Times this morning. "I want to give them a reminder that a black man in a high office was once news. Hopefully, when she is born, it's not a big deal like it is today.