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November 18, 1996
I guarantee what Jeff experienced at Yankee Stadium will forever overshadow what he missed in history class.ANDRES CORREAL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
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November 18, 1996


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Despite my sympathy for Jayson Williams after his sisters' deaths, his driving 150 miles an hour makes him an absolute menace. How many wrecks did he cause as people dodged to avoid him or lost control while watching him speed by? Drivers should serve one day in jail for every mile per hour over 80, one week for every mile per hour over 90 and one month for every mile per hour over 100.
HARRY JEAVONS, Virginia Beach, Va.

Your article—or the lack thereof—about the Major League Soccer championship game was a great disappointment ( United Way, Oct. 28). I can't believe that the title game of a sport of such magnitude earned a story of only two thirds of a page and one picture. Yet, in the same issue you ran an 11-page piece about a six-man football team and its cheerleaders in rural Texas. Soccer is huge worldwide but can't seem to get recognition in the U.S. Thus leagues have failed in the past. Major League Soccer has the quality players to get established but needs publicity to help carry it.

Youthful Bills
Aging Bills? Not much sand left in the top of the hourglass? Buffalo's last chance has been foretold since 1992, and this doomsaying is getting a bit old itself (One More Run, Oct. 14). While it is true that the core members of Buffalo's Super Bowl teams are now 30 or older, the Bills have gotten younger over the past three years. Forty-one of the 53 players on this year's opening-day roster were younger than 30. Public opinion seems to say that when Kelly & Co. retire, Buffalo will sink back into its funk of the mid-'80s. On the contrary, with its shrewd drafting and use of free agency, the Bills' superb front office has provided for the future. What other NFL team has signed every player it drafted in the last four seasons before the start of training camp?

Another First
Your Oct. 21 article Grambling Man featured Michael Kornblau, the first white quarterback to start at Grambling State in Grambling, La. Down the road in Baton Rouge, Marcus Jacoby has become the first white to start at quarterback for Southern University, which is also a historically black school. Jacoby has led the Jaguars to the top of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. He and Kornblau will meet when Southern faces Grambling on national TV in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 30.

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