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Winner List: For the winner'sname, send a stamped, self addressed envelope for receipt by 2/5/01 to: MasterCard® A Home for the Holidays' M SweepstakesWinner,P.O .Box 5988, Unionville,CT 06087-5988. Sponsor: MasterCard InternationalIncorporated,2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577. Promoter:Project Support Team,Inc.,100MillPlainRoad,Danbury,CT06811 FORUM Your article on Big Sur brought back fond memories of this truly magical, spirited place. As writer and Big Sur resident Henry Miller once wrote: It is "a region where one is always conscious of... eloquent silence.... This is the California that men dreamed of years ago ... the face of the earth as the Creator intended it to look." JAMES E. DELEHANTY Jeffersonville,Indiana The Temples of Angkor After extensive negotiations the Thai govern ment returned the section of wall from Ban teay Chhmar, and it is now on display in the National Museum in Phnom Penh. While it might still be dangerous and inconvenient to go to some areas along the border, that is no longer the case in the Angkor region. The APSARA authority has made great strides in the control and protection of the main cluster of monuments, including issuing passes to foreign visitors, hiring local people to check passes at the monuments and keep the grounds clean, and hiring guards to prevent people from harming the carvings. While much remains to be done, Cambodi ans should get credit for their progress. JUDY LEDGERWOOD Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois As a documentary filmmaker who shot at the temples of Angkor in June 1999, I found your article accurately portrays a situation of widespread looting of artifacts, which is becoming more and more obvious to anyone who visits this unique and overwhelming site. Through articles such as yours, Cam bodia's desperate battle to protect such a wonder has come to light. Now we should actively name and shame those who would profit from its demise. DAVE MITCHELL London, England While serving with the International Labor Organization and the United Nations Devel opment Program in Cambodia through 1993, I had the opportunity to visit Angkor Wat during a time when the country was emerging from a quarter century of horrors and genocide. Atop Angkor Wat I came upon the horror face-to-face. In front of me was a young girl about seven years old, begging.