updated 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/19/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
This issue was a real treat! Perhaps you'll do this a few times a year?
CHARLOTTE ALBERT, Boca Raton, Fla.
Does any doubt remain, anywhere, that early fame is a risky proposition? Thank you for treating a veritable who's who of our membership with understanding and respect. We who have been there are fighting to ensure the well-being of all who come after. We need your support.
PAUL PETERSEN, President and Founder
A MINOR CONSIDERATION, Gardena, Calif.
Paul Petersen played Jeff Stone on The Donna Reed Show from 1958 to 1966.—ED.
Thanks for including me in your "Where Are They Now?" issue, but in my case the question got no answer! I wish you had noted that I now serve as president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a nonprofit society of 100 men and women who have played major roles in U.S. foreign policy and whose purpose is to promote the highest standards in American diplomatic practice.
BRUCE LAINGEN, Washington
I take exception to the tenor of your article about me. The overriding feeling was of a person solely satisfied with family life. Nothing could be further from the truth! I am hard at work in my career, as I have been for 40 years. I have done over 400 TV appearances, 12 motion pictures, 300 stage appearances, countless radio and commercial jobs, hosted a talk show and done three animated TV series. The facts belie the impression that all I wanted to do is stay home, watch TV and stir the beans.
KATHY GARVER, Hillsborough, Calif.
To be immortalized in a close-up photograph, shot with a wide-angle lens and made to look as unattractive as possible is merely a small vexation I shall bear with the proverbial stiff upper lip. However, your failure to mention that my husband and I are transforming our modest B&B into a luxurious and probably lucrative health spa saddens me, for it might have shown that our "riches-to-rags" story might have a happy ending. Nevertheless, I have always found your magazine most entertaining and look forward to finding it so in the future.
Livingston Manor, N.Y.
Way to go, Barbara Coe! The government needs to learn that charity begins at home. There is something terribly wrong with a system that allows illegal aliens benefits while cutting those of its own citizens.
JENNIFER SMITH, Baltimore
I am sick and tired of these immigrant legal groups saying that Proposition 187 is unconstitutional. Where in the Constitution does it say that illegal immigrants have any rights in this country? We voted. We have decided. We have sent a strong message that we are sick and tired of our children having to share overcrowded classrooms, books and the limited time of teachers with illegal immigrant children.
E. SORCI, Daly City, Calif.
You made Barbara Coe sound like a hero. Let's admit it—she is a racist! Why promote her as a leader? The only thing she is missing is a white sheet.
ANITA GUTIERREZ, Mountain View, Calif.
Thank you for your piece on Pedro Zamora. Like Zamora, I am gay, was born in 1972, came out in my teens and had unprotected sex. Unlike Pedro, I am alive and healthy. His death, so close to home, has deeply moved and inspired me. I've realized I can't wait until I become infected to get angry about AIDS. The time for action is now, and in Pedro's memory I'm mad as hell.
JASON MICHAEL, Miami
You know you're living in a cruel, unjust world when an amazing, kind, wonderful humanitarian like Pedro Zamora dies at 22, while a world-class brat like Puck lives on to torment the world.
ALAN L. LIGHT, Iowa City
We want to commend you on your eloquent story about the life of AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. We are honored that the Zamora family has established the Pedro Zamora Memorial Fund at AIDS Action Foundation to continue his work. Contributions to the fund will be used to ensure that local AIDS service groups receive the funding they need to provide HIV-prevention and education programs to those most at risk for infection—young people, women, people of color and the poor. For more information about the Pedro Zamora Memorial Fund, please call 1-800-790-2332. Our address is: 1875 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20009.
CHRISTINE LUBINSKI, Acting Administrator
AIDS Action Foundation, Washington
Interesting bit on Dale Chihuly's glass-blowing talents. But, either he's forgotten which eye is bad or you've printed the top picture, uh, glass-backward.
HERBERT W. ZIMMERMAN, Lancaster, Pa.
We are embarrassed, but pleased that reader Zimmerman and 16 others who noticed are so keen of eye.—ED.