A Letter From the Publisher: Apr. 21, 1986

Versatility is a quality that is prized at TIME, where the pressures of deadlines and breaking news occasionally push writers, editors and correspondents into varied and unaccustomed roles. Correspondents sometimes write firsthand reports for the magazine, while writers and editors have been known to report from the field on matters of their particular expertise or interest.

The duties of TIME editors usually leave little time for writing. Sciences Editor Leon Jaroff is one senior staff member who has regularly proved his versatility by turning to the typewriter -- or, these days, the computer terminal. Since joining TIME in 1958, he has...

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