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I have a busy orthopedic physical-therapy clinic and have felt for some time that every patient who walks through our door would benefit from a controlled course of HGH therapy. My colleagues and I have spent hours discussing the social and psychological factors that have prevented good research into HGH's use in rehabilitation, and your article has provided many answers for us. We look forward to more studies regarding the healing power of HGH and to witnessing improved quality of life for everyone, not just elite athletes.
Scott Nossek, Payson, Ariz.
Youth Isn't Served
George Dohrmann's article describes what has been wrong with the summer AAU circuits for more than 20 years (The Education of Demetrius Walker, Sept. 27). Young players are being influenced by many coaches whose knowledge is limited, whose methods can be deplorable and whose long-term goals for each athlete are usually self-serving.
Troy Noble, Galesburg, Ill.
Let me be the first to stump for Stanford's Owen Marecic for the Heisman Trophy (The Perfect Player, Sept. 27). Shouldn't we reward a student-athlete who starts at fullback and middle linebacker on a top 20 team while carrying a 3.9 GPA? Let's get him a seat in the front row for the ceremony in New York City.
Mark Crandlle Middleburg, Fla.
I reject Phil Taylor's argument that penalties imposed on colleges for violations after the perpetrators have left the school are unfair to the schools (POINT AFTER, Sept. 27). The threat of punishment encourages schools to hire coaches who follow the rules. While it isn't a perfect system, it is best for all parties concerned, especially the players.