updated 06/13/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/13/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
I found your article about the Reagans and their astrologer very revealing (People, May 23). In an Administration riddled with secret affairs and cover-ups, this new revelation of Ronnie and Nancy's stargazing should come as no surprise. What does concern me is the security risk posed by an outsider who has such influence over the President as to dictate when and where he travels, what days to make decisions and perhaps what decisions to make. Just think what the Russians would give to have an agent in Miss Quigley's shoes.
If the President and his wife are receiving advice from one or many astrologers who have made this science their life study, then it's certainly a darn sight better than some of the advice they've been receiving from the incompetents on their staff. Too bad Nancy didn't have their charts drawn up before they were appointed to serve the President.
Lee C. Moorhead
If Quigley had correctly predicted from the astrological charts that Reagan would be the worst President in American history, then I might start taking some of those charts seriously.
Robert E. Whitney
I find it very frightening to imagine the leader of the United States relying on stars and planets to make decisions affecting our lives and the lives of our children. I can only speculate as to why the Reagans don't rely on the creator of the stars and planets-God.
Your requiem for St. Elsewhere was great. As one of the best-written and most creatively acted programs on television, it will always be a happy memory for me. Perhaps a St. Elsewhere reunion sometime in the future? Come on, guys, keep an open mind. The fans will be "patiently" waiting.
Jeanne M. Versweyveld
Blooming Grove, N.Y.
As a viewer who saw every episode and rerun of St. Elsewhere, I am almost grieving at the thought of its end. This show was a class act from beginning to end. Some women dream of Redford or Stallone. I would have said "I do" to Dr. Westphall anytime. For those who bypassed it in favor of a show with higher ratings, you have no idea what you missed.
Myla Bookbinder Barrett
Talk about a tempest in a teapot. If so many people think these gossipy books are appalling, why not do as I do and boycott these scurrilous, tattletale tomes? If no one were to buy them, there would be little incentive to write them.
I'm waiting for the White House tell-all from Ronald Reagan's barber. Perhaps he can tell us why a 77-year-old man does not have a gray hair on his head.
El Cajon, Calif.
I certainly hope that Brigitte Nielsen and Mark Gastineau are better parents to their baby than they are to the children they already have. Based on their past track record, I doubt it. I wish Lisa Gastineau and her daughter the best. They have already had the worst. Chin up, ladies.
I hope that if and when Mark Gastineau decides he wants to see his daughter, Brittny, Lisa slams the door in his face.
Jennifer A. Cremisino
Lisa Gastineau complains that her ex doesn't treat their daughter well, yet she parades her daughter's sad face in every magazine she can. I don't think exploiting a child is treating her well. Quit whining, Lisa. Unfortunately, people break up all the time. Accept it and get on with your life.
La Crescenta, Calif.
Kudos and then some for your article on Jackie Stallone. She is truly an inspiration to all women who want to make it in sports. Thanks mostly to her, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are the most talented grapplers in the world. Yo, Jackie, way to go.
Picks & Pans
Jeff Jarvis, how dare you give an F to Unsolved Mysteries and America's Most Wanted? These two shows tell deadly criminals that the American people are not going to let them all get away with murder. Maybe these shows don't put a dent in the wall of crime, but if they can save just one precious life, I believe they are worth it. And you gave a fictional movie about teenage prank phone callers a higher rating? Where are your brains?
I can't believe Jeff Jarvis had the gall to belittle Unsolved Mysteries and America's Most Wanted. I think Mr. Jarvis' opinion is a product of society. We have become so calloused to crime, people have begun accepting that there is nothing that can be done about it. NBC and Fox have shown us that we can and will do something.