Your SCORECARD item (Aug. 24) on personalized license plates caught my eye. In the past few years I've observed many such plates here in Northern California, where they are very popular. There are occupation-oriented plates, such as HART DOK (cardiologist), BRUSH EM (dentist), ILLSU4U (attorney), PPMD (urologist) and DO ADEAL (realtor). There are sports-oriented plates, such as MRATHNR (my own) or 26M385Y for long-distance runners, and my alltime favorite for originality, 10SNE1, for tennis buffs. (Does PLAYGRL qualify as sports-oriented?) There is even one for Steve Martin fans: XQUZIME. And, of course, just to remind us that this is the San Francisco area, TINKRBL!
KYLE M. MEINTZER