09/22/1997 at 01:00 AM EDT
TV'S 40 MOST FASCINATING STARS
The only thing "fascinating" about Jenny McCarthy is that she has gotten this far without any talent!
JENNY KIM, Ann Arbor, Mich.
I can't thank you enough for making John Henson, host of Talk Soup, one of your most fascinating people in TV He is a breath of fresh air.
DIANA A. MELO, Bethlehem, Pa.
Where were Peta Wilson and Roy Dupuis of La Femme Nikita on your list? Did someone sleep through 1997?
KAY VAN GUNDY, Anaheim, Calif.
I too am impressed with Gloria Reuben's portrayal of our profession on ER. However, you called her a "doctor's assistant" instead of physician assistant, which is what she plays. Physician assistants are mid-level health practitioners who attend an abbreviated medical-school-type program for approximately three years and graduate with a degree in the health-care sciences. We are trained to diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of a physician.
BONNYE GARMAN, Colorado Springs
I am appalled at the conduct of The Guiding Light's producers in dismissing Michael Zaslow because of his undiagnosed medical condition. Mr. Zaslow actually carried the show for several years while other lead characters came and went. Until he returns to GL as Roger Thorpe, GL has lost this viewer.
CHRISLYNN SETLEY, Temple, Pa.
I certainly hope the people at Procter and Gamble come to their senses and get Michael Zaslow back soon. If they were smart they would know that giving Roger a slight disability would serve him right.
MEGAN McCABE, Crystal Lake, Ill.
If characters can be brought back from the dead, why can't Roger Thorpe be showm with an illness that afflicts real people?
AMY NlCOL, Conneaut, Ohio
Your article on road rage ignored a key source of many motorists' frustration—the road pig. Road pigs rarely look in their mirrors, couldn't care less that someone might be wanting to pass and have never heard of the common courtesy of keeping right except to pass. If similar discourtesy was the norm in the supermarket, we would be reading about carnage in the aisles and shopping cart assault.
PETER VAN ARSDALE, Naples, Fla.
The administrator of Methodíst Hospital South in Memphis who fired nurse Beverly Pressgrove because she attempted to revive a chimpanzee is obviously the individual with the poor judgment. If Miss Pressgrove is compassionate enough to attend to a beloved pet chimp, just imagine how she treats her human patients.
PAT FASS, Bradenton, Fla.
Administrator Cecilia Sawyer and the other powers at Methodist Hospital South had better hope that neither they nor their families ever need emergency medical attention at a zoo or in a vet's office run by people as callous as themselves.
KATIE PAYTON, Los Angeles
As a paramedic in Memphis, I must defend Beverly Pressgrove's actions in trying to save a little monkey's life. Beverly has always treated us with kindness and respect, which, unfortunately for EMS workers, is rare. On the night in question I was in and out of Methodist South several times. It didn't appear busy to me, and I believe no patient care was neglected. I hope Beverly will keep fighting to get her job back.
It seems to me the new lady in Quinn's life is doing to Iolanda what Iolanda did to the first Mrs. Quinn. Wasn't she involved with Quinn and popping out babies when he was still married? Girlfriend Kathy better keep an eye on the old boy. At 82, he ain't done yet! He's still a hunk.
ELIZABETH N. ZERANSKI Greenwich, Conn.
Anthony Quinn is an immoral alley cat who should have been neutered a long time ago.
JEANNE GRISSOM, Piano, Texas
I have just finished your article on golfer Terry-Jo Myers, and I couldn't believe what I was reading. I have the exact symptoms that she has and never knew what was wrong. It's hard for me even to go shopping with a friend without having to go to the rest room a couple dozen times. Thank you so much for shedding some light on interstitial cystitis, which I'm sure affects many. I will be making an appointment with my physician immediately.
LISA BIRTLER, Corona, Calif.
We are very proud that Terry-Jo is the national spokesperson for our organization, the Interstitial Cystitis Association. If any readers would like information, they can call us at 1-800-HELPICA.
DEBRA SLADE Executive Director, ICA New York City