Celebrity Kathie Lee Contacts Stern By People Staff Published on December 14, 1998 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email She’s been the butt of Howard Stern’s boyishly mean rants for a few years now, but Kathie Lee Gifford may be willing to forgive and forget. Last week, the morning radio personality split with his wife, Alison, after 21 years and has talked continuously about it on the radio. Wednesday, he revealed that morning TV personality Gifford sent a note to him expressing sympathy about his separation. Stern expressed astonishment at the note’s contents, which he did not reveal, and teased listeners and sidekick Robin Quivers to guess the sender. The note had at least one reference to ”the Lord” New York’s Daily News reports, and it was hand-delivered to Stern’s Manhattan apartment building by Gifford’s co-host, Regis Philbin, who lives in the building. Stern threatened to read it on air today unless Gifford asked him to desist. Stay tuned.