The Law: SCARRED, BUT TOGETHER AGAIN

Viewed from a distance, they make a handsome family, all dressed up and sitting together in the courtroom—as healthy and prosperous looking as when they sat proudly in the pew at the Marymount School chapel, where Patty made her first communion 13 years ago. But San Francisco Federal Judge Oliver J. Carter's paneled courtroom is no church, and Randolph and Catherine Hearst have traveled prodigious emotional distances to be at their daughter's side again. The first shock of the kidnaping, the pain of Patty's taped denunciation of her parents as "pigs," the dark...