Not once during my six horrible months of chemotherapy did I feel that my life was in jeopardy. For that, I would like to thank Mario Lemieux. Who says athletes aren't heroes?
DANNY MUSKAT, New York City
A Modest Proposal
As someone who finds soccer, even World Cup soccer, extremely boring, I can't believe the small increases in the goal size being considered by FIFA (SCORECARD, Jan. 15) will add much to the game. My suggestion for dramatically increasing soccer's excitement is to eliminate most of the offside rules, forcing teams to spread defenders more and offering more opportunities for scoring.
JIM HEDEGARD, Arlington Heights, Ill.