Since you spelled my name correctly in awarding me one of your "Thanksgiving Turkey Awards" ("To Some, Thanks a Lot; to Others, Thanks for Nothing," Nov. 26, by Randy Lewis), I really shouldn't complain, but I must.
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but being a good newspaperman (former writer and publisher), it took me a while to check the facts upon which you based your award.
I'm reluctant to tell you but I cannot, in good conscience, accept the honor you have bestowed upon me. I can't because I am honestly not deserving.
You honored me for "wanting to prohibit the use of public facilities for political fund raising." In addition, you said I "apparently forgot that the Nederlander organization, which operates the Pacific Amphitheatre, also donated the amphitheater in 1986 for a political rally and fund-raiser, attended by Ronald Reagan . . . "