When it comes to Fuhrman, Los Angeles correspondent Sylvester Monroe reports, "everyone is running for the tall grass." Today, Robert Tourtelot, Fuhrman's attorney, held a press conference to tell the world that he had dropped his friendless client because he was "profoundly disgusted and horrified" by the racial slurs and personal philosophy contained on tapes of the former LAPD detective. "This is simply a matter of trying to get away from the taint of Fuhrman," says Monroe. "But it's a bit disingenuous. All of these people, from Marcia Clark to the Los Angeles Police Department, knew about Fuhrman, no matter how surprised they now appear." Judge Ito, meanwhile, spent the day in his chambers to decide, sentence by sentence, whether the Simpson jury would hear portions of the tapes.