Los Angeles billionaire supermarket mogul Ron Burkle (left) got involved in the Inquirer/Daily News auction after being contacted by Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell at the request of Philadelphia Newspapers CEO Brian Tierney. The other bidders are Stern Partners of Vancouver, British Columbia, and a coalition of the papers’ senior lenders.
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