* After reading your article "Casting Stones" (April 15), I am writing to clarify several issues.
First, my husband, Walter Martin, never "handpicked" anyone to succeed him at Christian Research Institute and "The Bible Answer Man" radio program.
This claim was handed to me by someone I thought I could trust as I approached the lectern at my husband's memorial service.
I read it for the first time--aloud--while standing in front of 1,500 people. It took me completely by surprise and put me in a very awkward position. I wish to take this opportunity now to apologize for allowing this statement to stand for so many years.