It was yet another Mexican Standoff at 7th and Montana this morning as the Notorious Newspaper Thief -- known far and wide for stealing copies of The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times from Our Favorite Starbucks -- proved once again just how brazen he can be. As usual, he crept in the side entrance, glanced furtively around to make sure no one was looking, and sidled his way over to the Newspaper Bin. "Don't even think about it," I muttered, pointing my camera in his direction. He simply glared at me, grabbed a newspaper from the sales display and walked out the door. In his book, The Vanishing Newspaper, Philip Meyer predicts that newsprint will die in America sometime during the first quarter of 2043. Something tells me that'll be the day that the Newspaper Thief -- cockroach that he is -- finally admits defeat ...!