I am probably one of the few to write about the annual bathing suit issue and not mention the bathing suits. However, Sam Moses's article about Shirley Muldowney was a treat to read. I have never been one for drag racing, but her courage and comeback should be an inspiration to everyone.
JOHN L. FEININGER JR.
P.S. I can't resist—the swimsuits are fantastic!
MAN OF PRINCIPLE
Sure, I looked at the swimsuits, but the story in your Feb. 10 issue that thrilled me most was the UPDATE on former basketball star Bill Green. His performance as a junior high school principal in New York City's South Bronx is the educational equivalent of taking a team of sixth-round draft picks and reaching the NBA finals. Best of all, his victories benefit not just his students but all of us.
What a trip it was reading about Libby Riddles's exciting victory in the 1985 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Valiant Lady, Feb. 17). For armchair athletes like me, there is nothing more thrilling than having witnessed, even if vicariously through television, an exciting finish like Riddles's and then being able to read about it in her own words, with the help of Anita Verschoth. There are not many athletes who can do what she did.
LYDIA M. WOODS
Libby Riddles—what a combination of toughness, courage and kindness! I can't wait for her book.
What does Libby Riddles really look like? All you showed us were glimpses of her face under her hat.
JIMMY L. SEXTON