People: Sep. 8, 1997


Before insulting a judge, remember: you can be reasonably sure he or she knows a good lawyer. This didn't put off Don Imus, the radio talk-show host mellow in voice but not outlook. When Deirdre Coleman, Imus' wife, asked to be excused from jury duty on a murder trial because Imus' show was covering it, Judge Harold J. Rothwax asked her to ask him not to cover it. The judge then relented, but not before earning Imus' ire. On his nationally syndicated show, the shock jock ranted against Rothwax, using such epithets as "Scuzwax," "Rothworm" and...

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