Readers were almost as happy as Brenda Schwarzkopf to have Storm in’ Norman back home again (PEOPLE, May 13), though a few were distressed by his love of hunting and others felt his appearance on our cover glorified war.
NORMAN & BRENDA SCHWARZKOPF
The more I read about the man, the more I admire him. People will probably debate the Tightness of the gulf war for years, but if it had to be done, I am thankful that a soldier like General Schwarzkopf was leading our side. Welcome home, General, and thank you.
KAREN MARLO, Macedonia, Ohio
Brenda, Brenda, Brenda! You are one lucky woman!
JAMIE MARLAY, Kansas City, Mo.
Along with the rest of the country, I grew to respect and admire Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf for all he did for his troops and the U.S. His warmth, sensitivity and ability to cry won my affection—he was too good to be true. The bubble burst when PEOPLE casually mentioned that “he hopes to take Christian on a hunting-and-fishing trip to Alaska.” Is this supposedly sensitive man, who cares so much about life and who apparently loves his dog, really going out to intentionally kill animals—and taking his 13-year-old son along to teach him the joy of killing too? Please, say it isn’t so!
MARTI SCHOLL, Las Vegas
I think your cover headline, “Honey, I’m Home,” might more appropriately have been “Honey, I Shrunk the Iraqis.”
MIKEHARDEN, Worthington, Ohio
I am so tired of women like Tai Collins trying to cash in on a supposed affair with someone in a public position. Not only do I not believe her story, but it became obvious that the only reason she came forward with this nonsense was to reestablish a sagging career. Who cares who she slept with?
LISA M. ROSKOW, Philadelphia
Although I have absolutely no sympathy for Sen. Charles Robb, I find it hilarious that PEOPLE tried to give Tai Collins credibility by stressing the fact that she’s involved in “church activities.” As far as I’m concerned, Collins lost her credibility right along with her bikini top.
LAUREN J. BESSETTE, North Smithfield, R.I.
I can’t understand why men in high places want to get involved with these gold-digging opportunists, and the media seems to thrive on it. As for Tai Collins, enjoy your notoriety, honey, for tomorrow you’ll be just another old Miss Virginny of 19…what year was it?
CAROLYN RUSH, Columbus, Ohio
Linda Ellerbee has taken a story rehashed again and again by countless celebrities and made the process of peeling away pain and anger readable and touching. I thank her for introducing us to “Linda Jane.”
VANESSA YOUNG, New York City
SCHOOLS FOR SCANDAL
Like Chris, who says he cheated in nearly all his classes, I am a student at California State University, North-ridge. Besides attending school at night, I am a single mother of two, work 40 hours per week and commute 50 miles each way to work. I do not consider myself more intelligent than my fellow students, yet I have attained a 3.83 GPA. My grades have been earned through hard work, not by cheating. I am forced to work even harder to maintain my high grades when marked on a curve because of creeps like Chris. He and his kind earn C’s and D’s because they are just plain lazy and stupid. Take a class in ethics, Chris. You can apply it to your Master of Nothing degree.
DEBORAH RUTKOWSKI, Palmdale, Calif.
The student who excused his dishonesty by saying, “If I don’t, I will fall behind those who cheat,” failed to consider another option: studying.
PAT AMES, Lake Forest, Calif.
I was diagnosed as having glaucoma in 1987 at the age of 32. With daily drops of medication to control the pressure of fluids in the eyes, my loss of eyesight has been kept to a minimum, but without the early detection I wouldn’t have been as lucky. Though a large percentage of glaucoma patients are much older than myself, I urge all ages to be tested regularly. The intraocular pressure test is painless, and it can save your sight.
SUSAN A. DUNN, Tampa
We commend Dana Elcar for his efforts to educate Americans about glaucoma and to show that patients can continue with their careers and other interests. Glaucoma can be controlled with education and research. People seeking more information may write to: Foundation for Glaucoma Research, 490 Post Street, Suite 830, San Francisco, Calif. 94102.
TARA L. MIKESH, Executive Director, Foundation for Glaucoma Research