Calling Mr. Clean

Scandal-plagued corporations and government agencies have a surefire formula for riding out the storm: Find someone with an unimpeachable reputation to whip the place back into shape. Beleaguered Salomon Brothers turned to superinvestor Warren Buffet. A few other high-profile "fixers":

Nicholas Katzenbach, U.S. Attorney General 1965-66

-- Succeeded Clark Clifford last month as head of First American Bankshares, which was covertly controlled by B.C.C.I., the shady multinational corporation accused of money laundering and supporting terrorists.

-- Plans to stay until "the bank is on top of its problems."

Howard Baker, U.S. Senator 1967-85

-- Named as Reagan's chief of staff in...

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