A Letter from the Publisher: Jul. 22, 1985

After a month of late nights, Saturdays and Sundays spent covering the Lebanon hostage crisis, members of TIME's Nation section figured they could finally relax last Friday afternoon and began looking forward to a summer weekend. The cover story planned for this issue had been scrapped in midweek when the Coca-Cola Co. announced the return of the old Coke, and the editors had ordered a crash cover on the business and social implications of the surprise move. This time, the Nation staffers thought, the crunch was on the Economy & Business section, which had mobilized quickly, worked round the clock and,...

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