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Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards
Good luck to Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen in their marriage. I don’t know their chances of survival compared to that of their peers, but I was glad to hear the pair understood the heightened challenges they may face as a celebrity couple. They seem to be grounded and mature in their love for each other. May they make it work day-by-day.

Leslie Contreras, Dallas, Texas

I can’t remember crying at an article in your magazine, but the story about the wedding did that to me. I worked at a talent agency that represented Denise. I got to know firsthand that, as beautiful as she is physically, she is actually more beautiful inside. I found her to be down-to-earth, friendly and kind. It was a treat to be around her.

Joy Strickland, Beverly Hills, Calif.

I do wonder if Denise, referring to Charlie’s rather colorful past as “none of my business,” is either incredibly naive or incredibly mature. I hope this cynic will read PEOPLE in 25 years and get all the details about Mr. and Mrs. Sheen’s silver anniversary celebration.

Barbara Ferreira, Braintree, Mass.

Charlie Sheen has proved once and for all he is no longer Hollywood’s bad boy. I hope he and Denise will be happy together. Chris Baranyk, Alliance, Ohio


I just finished reading your article “A Deadly Diet Aid?” and almost fell off my seat when I saw that Xenadrine RFA-1 was the possible cause of death of Shannon Gregory. I had been taking the drug for two months. In the first month I started experiencing lower back pain. I went to the doctor and was later diagnosed with a possible kidney infection. Knowing that I could have killed myself at age 31 really scared me. I will finish my medication for the infection and hope that I haven’t caused any permanent damage. Thank you for opening my eyes. No more pills.

Lori Gant Speed, Waycross, Ga.

As with all supplements on the market today, they are not meant for everyone. People should make themselves well aware of the proper dosages and all warnings. I have been taking ephedrine for seven years for my asthma and allergies with no negative results.

Valerie Young, Calgary, Alta.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Your story about Senator Clinton was very interesting, but it failed to mention that she is one of the best known and most respected and admired Americans throughout the world. Her reputation as a defender of human rights will certainly help Hillary be an effective President of the United States.

George A. Dean, Southport, Conn.

Had I known Hillary would be in my latest issue, I would have told you to keep it. This woman is historically surrounded by scandal. That says a lot. Please uphold PEOPLE’s integrity and report people as they truly are, not just what is PC.

Betty Arenson, Santa Clarita, Calif.

Stacy Wright

Best of luck to Stacy Wright. I, too, have suffered with reproductive problems. After six pregnancies, I have two beautiful children thanks to my reproductive endocrinologist. I hope Stacy will one day find a husband who will be as understanding in the quest to have a child as mine was. With support, she will one day have a beautiful family.

Carol Hajovsky, Liberty, Texas

Katie Couric

Poor, poor Katie Couric. She has a wonderful job and apartment, healthy kids and a spectacular salary, but Couric and her boyfriend wouldn’t compromise on spending more time together. I, for one, will not lose sleep worrying about the life of an overpaid star.

Celia Loudermilk, Jacksonville, Fla.


Anyone who has listened to Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” knows that it is an anthem about the resilience of America after Sept. 11. Every time I hear it, I get a surge of pride for our country. Shame on Peter Jennings and ABC for canceling Keith.

Bernadette Gillespie, Pomona, Calif.

I read the article about Toby Keith with much interest and more than a little disgust. You see, I am a proud Canadian and was horrified about the events of Sept. 11 as were the people of the United States. To hear Mr. Keith tell it, the only people affected by this tragedy are U.S. citizens. Many Canadians lost their lives too. Come on, Toby, get a grip.

Stephen Ong, Kitimat, B.C.