> perhaps selecting the text, then going to RMB -> selection -> grow
> and then filling in the new selection with more white? just a guess, but
> that's how i'd do it...

Or you could do Filters->Blur->Gaussian Blur (maybe to 3 units) with 
Image->Colors->Levels to change the surrounding grey to black.  This 
suggestion is only a slightly-modified version of 'How to Clean Up a Fax 
or Scan' from Kai's Power Tips 
(http://www.pixelfoundry.com/Tips/KPT4/KPT4.html).  A very oldy (these are 
the tips that first sold me on Photoshop eight years ago), but it's a 

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