TIME is built on the strength of its reporters, and this month we lost one of our best: SANDRA BURTON, 62, who died suddenly in Bali. Sandy was one of the first female correspondents we sent into the field. In 1982, she came to Asia—which she would make her home—and the next year, she accompanied exiled dissident Benigno Aquino Jr. on his fateful return to the Philippines, then ruled by his archenemy, Ferdinand Marcos. Aquino was gunned down when he left the plane. Sandy placed her tape recorder against a plane window, and its record of gunshots and shouting—and her reporting—would...

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