From Shanghai to the Rockies

When I asked Terry McCarthy to head our Los Angeles bureau last year, visions of starlets and swank Hollywood premieres did not exactly dance in his head. Terry and his crew are responsible for covering 13 Western states, and his first reaction was to calculate quickly how many stories he could produce within 50 miles of a trout stream. I don't know how many fish he has caught in the past few months, but he certainly has snagged some terrific stories. He has gone to Alaska for a story on oil drilling, to Arizona to hang with guides who smuggle Mexicans...

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