Informed Soures: Nov. 29, 1993

DEAR LEON -- BUZZ OFF, LOVE CHRIS

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Warren Christopher has written a stern letter to Leon Panetta, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, complaining about the OMB's desire to cut the State Department's annual budget 10%, along with that of all other agencies. Despite its weighty content, the two-page, single-spaced letter, a copy of which was obtained by TIME, is addressed Dear Leon and signed simply Chris, the Secretary's familiar name.

THE ULTIMATE CRANK CALL

POTOSI, MISSOURI -- With 20 hours remaining until he was to be executed, Lloyd Schlup, dozing in his death-watch...

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