To Our Readers: Nov. 14, 1994

Week 1 on any job can be nerve-racking -- all of those new faces, new procedures and new coffee machines. At TIME, with the added pressures of a weekly newsmagazine, it can be positively manic. So Lee Aitken, our newest senior editor, was already busy enough last Thursday evening when, four days into her first week -- and less than 48 hours from deadline -- she was asked to oversee our late-breaking cover story on Susan Smith, the young South Carolina mother accused of murdering her children. It was an assignment whose challenge amounted almost to hazing, but Aitken brought it...

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