Federal Judge Harold Medina, whose silken calm has carried him successfully through weeks of shrill legal heckling, addressed himself to 16 solemn citizens of New York last week.

"I do beg of you as we go through this trial to be patient," he said. "There are few qualities of life that are so important. If you don't let little things disturb you at all, then you get a certain calm and peace of mind about it. That is the sort of thing that is the essence of the administration of justice. Now do that."

His hushed audience was the jury of...

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