Three bidders -- a group of Philadelphia investors; the senior lenders; and a long-shot candidate from Canada, Stern Partners Inc. -- will bid to own the Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and, and take the company out of bankruptcy. The lenders have a provision in their bid to fire the company's workforce and require employees to reapply for their jobs. || Philly Daily News: All three investor groups bidding for the papers have put labor contingencies into their bidding proposals.