To Our Readers, Nov. 27, 1995

NEWS HAS A DISQUIETING HABIT of finding TIME's Johanna McGeary. In March 1981 she was one of the first reporters on the scene after Ronald Reagan was shot in Washington, a block away from where she had been lunching. In January 1994 she filed extensively on Los Angeles' Northridge earthquake, after the house at which she had been staying during a one-day travel stopover was rocked. And then, two weeks ago, she found herself in Jerusalem the day Yitzhak Rabin was killed.

McGeary, freshly promoted to senior foreign correspondent, had just landed in Israel to fill in for Jerusalem bureau chief...

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