EDITOR'S NOTE: SI
regrets the error.
In your list of
high school programs, only four of the top 10 were public schools: Tupelo,
Cy-Fair, Poly and Omaha Central. Your top school, Punahou (Fast Times at
Punahou, May 26), may be humble, but its $180 million endowment must go a long
way toward paying for the best coaches, facilities and training programs, and
for scholarships to attract athletes.
Sarah Richardson, Gig Harbor, Wash.
What a wonderful
story about Smith Center, Kans. (Great and Small, May 26). These students,
knowing each other from the first grade, develop a strong, trusting
relationship that helps them not only in sports but also in living life to the
Richard W. Rooney, Lincoln, Calif.
If Selena Roberts
feels that horse racing is cruel because jockeys often resort to a half-pound
whip (POINT AFTER, May 26), perhaps she should turn on mixed martial arts and
see humans beating the snot out of each other.
Adam Mull, Charlotte
Barbaro broke his
leg and was never touched with a whip. Jockey Gabriel Saez's actions did not
kill Eight Belles.
Laura T. Nauditt, Saint Joseph, Tenn.
Your May 26 cover
shows Michigan native Derek Jeter flipped, just like Ohio State's David Boston
was on SI's Dec. 1, 1997, cover during Michigan's national championship season.
Last place for Jeter is bad enough; looking like a Buckeye—that's cruel.
Eric Phillips, Bethesda, Md.
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