updated 03/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/20/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST
I found the article on Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith very sad (PEOPLE, Feb. 27). Apparently everything either one of them has done has been self-indulgent, destructive and without regard for anyone other than themselves. I hope anyone who might consider them role models will read carefully. If it weren't for their good looks and good luck in the entertainment industry, they would probably be like the majority who embrace their life-style—broke, raising children in poverty, addicted or dead.
N. Providence, R.I.
Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith are "engaged, expecting and ecstatically happy"? Come on! What I get from all this hype is the sure smell of rampant opportunism and self-promotion. Spare us, please!
New York City
Wow! A four-carat engagement ring, a baby on the way and Don Johnson—talk about a working girl's dream come true. I hope Don and Melanie prove all those pessimistic poops wrong and live happily ever after.
One wonders what Melanie Griffith has upstairs. Any man who is unfaithful the night before his wedding deserves no second chance. Didn't she learn the first time around?
Tammy Lynn Tuch
BARBARA BLODGETT AND NANCY KLEIN
It was wonderful of you to inspire us with the miraculous story of Barbara Blodgett's recovery. I'm thrilled for her and her family. But why did you have to include the painful situation of the Klein family in the article? Haven't the husband and parents of Nancy Klein gone through enough torment without your rubbing their noses in the fact that another woman, in a somewhat similar situation, gave birth and came out of her coma. Just because both women were in comas does not mean that other medical conditions were similar, or that they both stood the same chance of recovery. Why drag the sorrow of the Kleins into a story of someone else's happiness?
Jo Ann Kuruc
Elmwood Park, N.J.
As a wife and mother, I believe abortion is murder, but in special cases I am willing to accept it as justifiable. It is ironic that John Short and other antiabortionists say they are "pro-life," when they are eager to sacrifice Nancy Klein's life for the life of her unborn child. Fortunately for Nancy Klein, her husband chose her life, which will probably be the most difficult decision of his lifetime. I hope in this situation my husband would make the same choice.
The spine-tingling tale of Jay Morasko's bison kill made me so proud to be a real man I could just puke. What other big-game trophies are available to the fearless hunters in Montana? Renegade chickens? Killer sheep, perhaps?
Sierra Madre, Calif.
The article on the Montana hunter casts a black shadow over all the sport of hunting. A 20-yard shot on a stationary animal that requires three tries and a telescopic sight certainly is exciting. It is this type of action that gives credence to the saying, "When man destroys what's been made by man, he's called a vandal. When man destroys what's been made by God, he's called a sportsman."
James J. Maurer, M.D.
Battle Creek, Mich.
I read with disgust the article on the Montana buffalo hunt. You made me out to be a heartless, brutal killer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I love animals and would do anything to help conserve those in need. Your article was so slanted that brucellosis, the primary reason for the bison hunt, was not even mentioned. Brucellosis is a disease that causes cattle to abort their young. The cattle industry is big business in Montana, and cattlemen do not want to risk the spread of the disease. The buffalo coming out of the park to look for food are getting very close to large cattle herds, and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is receiving a great deal of pressure to do something. The herd is being thinned now so hopefully there will be no need for a hunt next year. In any case, the hunt is not sport. The Fish and Game wardens tell you what to do. They try to get as close as possible to make sure the animal isn't just wounded. My buffalo was killed on the first shot, but they insisted I shoot again to make sure the animal was not suffering. I reluctantly did, and your writer knew that.
If I see one more article on Paulina Porizkova, I'm going to be sick. If this woman hates her profession so much (except for the money), why doesn't she give it up? I'm sure there are plenty of women who would give anything to have the opportunity she seems to take for granted.