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Priorities in coverage

Re “Effects of air pollution studied,” June 26

So, Michael Jackson, an incomparable figure, dies shortly after going into cardiac arrest. (Front-page headlines, columns of coverage.) Meanwhile, Cerritos residents are dying from cancer-related toxic air pollution at a rate of 1,200 expected deaths per 1 million residents -- the highest in the country and more than 33 times the national average. (Six column inches on Page 19.)

Albert Perdon

Cerritos

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