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How mayor's global view plays in land of the GOP

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RVINE, Calif. - The local newspaper here, the Irvine World News, was graced with its global title by executives of Irvine Co. who wanted to communicate the "new world of

Irvine" to Southern Californians settling this Orange County frontier in 1972. 

It does not print international news. 

But the paper couldn't be better named from the perspective of Larry Agran, this city's mayor. The 44-year-old, Harvard-educated chief executive has set a global agenda for this Southern California town of 100,000 people.

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