Last week the paper also reported essentially flat paid weekday circulation and revealed that only about 135,000 people had signed up to pay for TimesSelect since Sept. 19. While 135,000 is more than some expected so soon, it's a speck compared to the print edition's paid weekday circulation of 1.1 million and the Web site's September traffic of 21.3 million. And bruising battles over secret sources and regrettable coverage still remain. A Times reporter, along with three other non-Times journalists, now stands in contempt for refusing to say who fed reports that Wen Ho Lee was suspected of spying for China. Mr. Lee, who was never charged with espionage, is suing the government. His case could again remind readers that The Times is a mortal business, not a voice from the clouds.