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Who Are the Real Heroes and Villains in This Town?

September 27, 1986

Why the ungrateful criticism of Fernando Valenzuela expressed by some letter writers who say he isn't deserving of the Cy Young Award? Fernando is the greatest, a legitimate civic-cultural hero, a superb athlete, a fine role model, a warm and achieving human being with a sense of humor and humility.

He represents Los Angeles better than Mayor Bradley, Elizabeth Taylor, Donald Duck, Armand Hammer, the Lakers, Madonna or "L.A. Law." When's the ticker tape parade up Hill Street for Fernando?

MALCOLM BOYD

Santa Monica

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