Cheers to vet Stanley Coe for helping the animals of homeless people. But what about people who are working and can barely make ends meet, much less afford to get their pet spayed or neutered? Stanley Coe, could you move to Toledo?
JODI NADEAU, Toledo, Ohio
You mentioned that Dr. Coe and his wife, Marge, have two cats. Let me tell you about them. Several years ago in Seattle, two young boys put a stray kitten in a freezer in an act of random cruelty. The partially frozen kitten was found and taken to Dr. Coe. The cat survived; his feet did not. When last I saw the kitten, he was able to walk with the aid of wrappings applied to his lower legs. He also had found a home—with Dr. and Mrs. Coe, where he is company for Coe's other cat, which is blind.
LEWIS TAYLOR EGAN, Seattle
Having two dogs and a cat, I know how expensive it is to get proper veterinary attention. It's too bad there aren't more vets like Stanley Coe. Is there an address where I can send a donation?
RACHEL HUMPHREY, Albany, N. Y.
Donations may be sent to: Doney Memorial Clinic, 2042 15th Avenue West, Seattle, Wash. 98119—ED.
While it may be comforting for Dorothy Hutelmyer to believe that Margie Cox was an evil temptress who lured her defenseless husband away, the fact is that Joe Hutelmyer was a grown man who freely made the decision to commit adultery. Dorothy believes that Margie was the sinner, but Joe "did something, well, stupid." Ever since Adam took a bite of the apple, women have been held responsible for male behavior. It's unfortunate that a jury reinforced this sexist and dangerously archaic idea. Dorothy should direct her anger at the one who broke his wedding vows.
JANET HOUSE, Seattle
The decision in the lawsuit filed by Dorothy Hutelmyer is a disgrace, and the whole notion of "alienation of affection" is ridiculous. If Dorothy Hutelmyer was too distraught to see that, and still too much in love with her ex-husband to hold him responsible, that's understandable. But isn't that what a jury is supposed to be for—to see past emotion and decide cases based on the facts?
STEVE OMLID, San Francisco
Dorothy Hutelmyer should be commended for standing up against adultery. The betrayal of trust in a marriage is devastating. Maybe if more people were held responsible, they would think twice before they act.
SUSAN M. D'ONOFRIO Tewksbury, Mass.
I shudder to think how much of the courts' time will be wasted on these types of civil suits while people with legitimate actions pending will wait.
NAME WITHHELD, Clinton, N.J.
I just finished reading your article on Adi Roche's efforts to help the children of Chernobyl. Please let me know how I can help.
MlNDY L. TTNDLE, Reno
Donations may be sent to: Chernobyl Children's Project Ltd., P.O. Box 211, Cork, Ireland—ED.
Garth Brooks's huge concert, which brought over 250,000 people to Central Park and drew millions of viewers, received one single picture. Great coverage, PEOPLE. What does this man have to do to make the cover of your magazine? Just because he has a happy family and isn't involved in some scandal doesn't mean he should be ignored.
JESSICA M. MARINO
North Eastern, Mass.