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Podiumed -- shocking!

09/13/2007

To The Editor:

I was sorry to learn that Malcolm Appleton had been injured while riding his bike.

I was rather shocked, however, to learn that he had podiumed three times. I hope that he didn't do this in public.

At one time I owned a house that had been designed and built by Mr. Appleton and I bought some furniture from his wife. They both appeared to be very respectable people, but I guess the old slogan "appearances can be deceiving" holds true again.

It's bad enough when athletes medal in public and seem to feel no embarrassment, but I feel that when normal appearing people begin to podium in front of large crowds, and brag about it, the boundaries of good taste have indeed been breached.

Donald Reilly

Waitsfield

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