UNC student newspaper prints 23,000 copies for Smith's death



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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill made two additional press runs to handle demand for copies of the edition that featured the death of former basketball coach Dean Smith.

Jenny Surane, editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, said the newspaper usually prints 15,000 copies for Monday's edition. She said demand usually declines in bad weather, but readers picked up the 10-page paper dedicated solely to Smith despite Monday's rain. When those copies were exhausted, another 7,000 were printed.

Surane said an additional 1,100 copies were printed and kept in the newspaper office in case people were still looking for it. She said the newspaper has received a lot of emails from out-of-town requesting copies of the edition, and that printing more is a possibility.

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