September 11, 1988
I would like to thank Jerry Payne for his article on Costa Rica (Aug. 21). We have had great response. As a Tica, I am very proud to have an article written on my country and airline. SONIA MONTERO Lacsa Airline
December 1, 1985
Jerry Payne's article brought back wonderful memories of the summer I spent at Cambridge. It combined stimulating subject matter with delightful and unforgettable experiences. I was fortunate enough to have studied Winston Churchill under professor John Charmley. He was not the typical stuffy professor one pictures but instead a breath of fresh air, combining humor, sensitivity and amazing intelligence. He taught me more in three weeks than I have learned in an entire semester at school.
April 6, 1986
The March 9 article by Jerry Payne, "The Stone Age Lingers in a New Guinea Village," was very well written and most enjoyed. For your readers' information, Air Nuigini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, also acts as the national tourist office in North America. It can furnish information on the country as well as tours from over 40 operators who offer escorted or individual, hard adventure or soft adventure. KERRY A. BYRD North America manager Newport Beach
January 29, 1989
My wife and I were pleased to see the beautiful island of Jersey as your front-page feature (Jan. 15) until we read the article. We thought travel articles were supposed to describe the beauties and amenities of various spots, with a view to encouraging people to visit them. Jersey has many beauties and amenities, which we have enjoyed more than once, but there's nothing about its beauty and amenities in Jerry Payne's article. Perhaps Payne has done us a favor. Since no one who read the article would have any reason to consider visiting Jersey, it should remain unspoiled for those of us who have already enjoyed its many attractions.
March 8, 1987
In June, 1984 I read an article about a chateau in Quineville, France, by Jerry Payne and it touched my heart. He told of how in D-Day fighting in 1944 three GIs had been killed helping to retake the chateau; in the assault, an elm in the chateau courtyard was shattered, but the owner, Raymond Lemesle, restored to his property, left the stark tree as a memorial to the soldiers, and lay wildflowers at its base each day. Finally, the stricken tree...