National Geographic : 1987 Dec
"unfortunately been half-buried by successive layers of pavement." My Nepalese friends be lieve that the opposite is happening, that the stat ue is slowly rising out of the ground, and when the statue comes completely out, the world will end. My friends' grandparents say that only the head was showing when they were young. BRYAN THORESON Kathmandu, Nepal Immune System How is Dan Turner of San Francisco (June 1986) doing in his battle against AIDS? GARY M. HARRISON Reno, Nevada Dan Turnerreportsthat he is doingwell. Doctors at the University of California at San Francisco are trying to determine why his immune system, unlike those of other patients, has been able to hold the AIDS virus at bay. Letters should be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted.