“Thank you for a positive article on Amanda Knox; there have been far too many of the other kind”
The article told me a lot about the case that I did not know. I feel bad for Knox. She will never get to replace those four years when she was supposed to be enjoying a carefree college life.
Poor Amanda adjusting to life as a free woman? Please! She had her conviction overturned on a technicality. And what about her rush to accuse a truly innocent man? Do her actions indicate those of an innocent person? I think not.
Amanda Knox was at the wrong place at the wrong time and made a great scapegoat. I am ashamed to admit that I knew nothing of the real victim: Meredith Kercher. It’s a terrible thing that the media and we, the viewers, always know the name of the accused but rarely the name of the victim.
Perhaps in a future issue you will write a story about the Amanda Knox murder trial from the point of view of the family of Meredith Kercher, the real victim in this tragedy. Not all of us are convinced of Ms. Knox’s innocence.
Finally justice has been served. I knew Amanda was not an addict or killer from the start of this huge lie. No one lives a life like Amanda’s and then decides, “Oh, tonight I think I will torture and murder someone.” Look at profiles of real murderers, and you will not find Amanda Knox among them. Hurray for you, Amanda. I am so happy for you.
Elk Grove, Calif.
Thank you for the article on Sherrie. I watched her on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September and cried upon hearing about all that she does for these children. She is what our schools need. If we had more principals like her, maybe we would see more kids graduate, see fewer gangs and less crime. She truly cares for her students. Keep up the good work, Sherrie! You are an absolute angel.
Kudos to Sherrie Gahn for not only making a difference in the lives of her students but for helping and strengthening their families. She is helping parents improve their skills and allowing them to give back by volunteering.
What a beautiful family Jessica Alba and Cash Warren have! Haven is a gorgeous baby, and Honor is obviously very proud to be a big sis. Seeing the joy in this grounded and stable Hollywood couple makes me hopeful that other Hollywood couples will take notice and work to make their marriages happy too.
Anne K. Parker
San Diego, Calif.
In the Star Tracks section of our Oct. 10 issue, we gave an incorrect age for Elton John’s son Zachary. He is 10 months old. We regret the error.
UPDATE | BULLIED TEENS
Readers responded with an outpouring of support for the parents in our Oct. 17 issue whose teens committed suicide after being bullied. “My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who have suffered such a senseless loss,” wrote Lisa O’Dell of Sheridan, Wyo. Debbie Berman, whose daughter Alexa, 14, took her own life in 2008, tells PEOPLE, “We have received handwritten notes from old friends who saw the piece and told us how difficult this must have been for us, but how proud of us they were.” The National Council of Jewish Women has invited her to speak at a Connecticut panel on teen safety on Nov. 15.