To Our Readers, Oct. 16, 1995

LOS ANGELES CORRESPONDENT Jim Willwerth headed to work Monday morning expecting an easy day. He and Elaine Lafferty had covered the O.J. Simpson murder trial from the beginning, and they were anticipating a long deliberation. When the verdict was returned in less than four hours, however, they suddenly had another cover story on their hands--a big one.

Editors in New York City immediately dispatched reinforcements. Denver bureau chief Dick Woodbury was headed for Montana when he received a message redeploying him to Los Angeles. At the San Francisco airport, bureau chief David S. Jackson ran into another harried traveler: Simpson lawyer...

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