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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
March 03, 1986
FLO HYMAN'S LEGACYSir:The article (Marfan Syndrome: A Silent Killer, Feb. 17) by Richard Demak on Flo Hyman's death was a significant piece of journalism. I respect the Hyman family for requesting an autopsy and for being so willing to share what they have learned with your magazine and, thereby, mankind. In their grief they have taught us all a lesson in love and caring. Certainly lives will be saved.RICHARD M. STUBBS Alexandria, Va.
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March 03, 1986

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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FLO HYMAN'S LEGACY
Sir:
The article (Marfan Syndrome: A Silent Killer, Feb. 17) by Richard Demak on Flo Hyman's death was a significant piece of journalism. I respect the Hyman family for requesting an autopsy and for being so willing to share what they have learned with your magazine and, thereby, mankind. In their grief they have taught us all a lesson in love and caring. Certainly lives will be saved.
RICHARD M. STUBBS
Alexandria, Va.

Sir:
Thank you for the excellent article. It occurred to me that some of your readers might be interested to know that there is a foundation that distributes information on Marfan syndrome, written in layman's terms.
PRISCILLA CICCARIELLO
Chairperson
National Marfan Foundation
Port Washington, N.Y.

MORE WAVES
Sir:
What an insult to the Old Dominion! In less than 40 hours, Virginia's basketball team beat 21-0 and No. 1-ranked North Carolina, and Virginia Tech beat 20-0 and No. 2-ranked Memphis State (BASKETBALL'S WEEK, Feb. 10). Without a shadow of doubt. Wahoos and Hokies should have graced your Feb. 10 cover instead of that atypical-looking athlete with the funny-shaped pectorals.
Definitely not yours,
HENRY LAMB
Richmond

PS. My wife made me do it, but for health's sake—mine—please don't snitch.

P.P.S. Don't cancel my prescription [sic], no matter what she says. Send future copies of the swimsuit issues disguised as the Ladies' Home Companion.

Sir:
I just discovered something. In my haste to look at this year's swimsuits and models, I dropped the magazine and it fell open to an article on the Syracuse men's basketball team (Juicy Days For The Orange, Feb. 10). This is the first time in the 10 years I've been reading SI that I realized you actually put sports articles in your swimsuit issue. What a great idea!
TIM DALY
Philo, Ill.

Sir:
Both good and bad news accompanied the arrival of your '86 swimsuit issue at my home. The good news is obvious. The bad news is that my wife and I were going to Tahiti this summer, but that won't happen now unless you can assure my wife that Elle, Kathy, Paulina, Kelly, Coco and Jenna have left the Society Islands.
GARY DEGRAAF
Anthony, N. Mex.

Sir:
I asked my wife if Elle Macpherson could come and stay with us, and she said no.
KENNETH W. SHERRILL
Sacramento

Sir:
I'm thankful our subscription ran out at the same time your good taste did.
LESLIE WALKER
Portsmouth, Va.

SHIRLEY MULDOWNEY'S COMEBACK
Sir:
I find it ironic that you chose to present an article concerning Shirley Muldowney (Fiery Return Of A Lead foot Lady, Feb. 10)—a real and dedicated female athlete—immediately preceding your annual salute to swimwear. "Ornaments of Society" indeed! SI should spend more time writing about gutsy women at the racetrack.
STEVEN FRIEDLANDER
New York City

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