A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER
You did it again with Kenya Top This? (Feb. 8). Do you realize it's 20� below zero here in Colorado, and we have a foot of snow on the ground with more coming, and our skies are gray, and we can't even tell women from men because of the multilayers of clothing we're wearing, and it has been so long since we've seen any kind of skin that isn't frostbitten, and, oh well, I guess we're doomed.
Talk about cruel and unusual punishment, but I love it!
KEITH F. DUNBAR
Rio Blanco County Court
Here in Indiana the snow is a foot deep and more is on the way. The Bengals lost to the 49ers; George Foster is leaving the Reds; income taxes and license plate fees are due; and last night, Feb. 4, the Hoosiers were hammered by Iowa in basketball. Is there any hope? Yes! I opened my mailbox today and found Carol Alt on your cover. Wow! I think I can make it until spring now.
That swimsuit issue melted the snow here in Pennsylvania. Excellent job by Photographer John G. Zimmerman. The swimsuits weren't bad, either.
Your sunshine issue provided a lift for all of us Kansans digging out of two feet of snow. All we need now is the baseball preview and spring will be here.
GARY L. BIRNEY
John G. Zimmerman's photographs, especially those of Kim Alexis (wow!), have helped this angry Dallas Cowboy fan forgive SI for the seemingly endless run of pictures and print on Joe Montana and the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers.
DAVID B. WARSTLER II
Judging by the three preceding covers, I half expected cover girl Carol Alt's swimsuit to be adorned with a 49er insignia. Actually, the color of the suit came close to 49er red.
Carol Alt is finer than a 49er.
FRANK A. PE�A
New York City
Question: What do Carol Alt and 49er Coach Bill Walsh have in common? Answer: They are models of perfection.
Thank you, Jule Campbell, John G. Zimmerman & troupe for Kenya Top This? I appreciated the beautiful swimsuits and the breathtaking scenic photography even more when I read the LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER in the same issue describing how this year's act was produced. I hope you can top it next year!
Huntington Mills, Pa.