Best & Worst Dressed
You guys sure know how to pick 'em. Every selection in your Best & Worst Dressed section was right on! Thank you for showing America great examples of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Jennifer Reynolds, Largo, Fla.

All I have to say is Kelly Osbourne is a doll! She has her own look and she definitely deserved her own section in the issue.
Elena Valov, Los Angeles, Calif.

Why is it that almost all the best dressed are actors and the worst dressed are recording artists? Your style experts seem to favor bland personalities in predictable dresses over creative, expressive types. The worst dressed are far more interesting than the best dressed.
Daniel Hernandez, West Hollywood, Calif.

Sheryl Crow looking like a stalk of asparagus? We should all look so good. She's in fantastic shape, and her leather outfit looked smart and comfortable. You go, Sheryl!
Louise Loiselle, Niantic, Conn.

Most of these stars make millions of dollars, yet the clothes they wear look like they came off the rack at the local thrift store. Doesn't anybody in Hollywood have any taste?
Debbie Coash, Westminster, Colo.

I adore Kate Winslet since she's probably the only truly healthy-looking woman in Hollywood and was appalled when you noted that she admitted to wearing a corset while applauding Renée Zellweger's bony collarbone as an "asset." This sends a terrible message to young girls.
Kathy Draper, Northampton, Mass.

Thanks for the Best & Worst Dressed issue. Steven Cojocaru's comments were so true and so hilarious. He could blow Joan and Melissa off the red carpet anytime.
Mary Jo Vanderwerken, Coconut Creek, Fla.

What a giggle! Who lets these people walk out the door dressed this way?
J. Dollarhite, Montclair, Va.

Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve has given us a wonderful gift. He has shown us that we should never give up hope and that the human spirit can conquer even the most difficult situations. He is definitely my hero.
Mary Williams, Livermore, Calif.

I was happy to read about the progress Christopher Reeve is making in recovering from paralysis. It saddens me to think about all the people with a similar condition who will not make as much progress simply because they do not have the money it takes to pay for round-the-clock aides, intensive physical therapy and state-of-the-art exercise equipment.
Olivia Sims, Princeton, III.

Deadly Game
My father was one of the 300 people to die from Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease last year. Dad became oddly "confused" in mid-May of 2001. He was initially diagnosed and treated for a mild stroke and then swelling of the brain before a trip to the Mayo Clinic confirmed CJD. My father was an outdoorsman. He hunted. He ate venison and elk meat. Until the connection between CJD and the consumption of wild game can be confirmed or negated, people must be made aware of the possible correlation.
Kristi Luke, Rapid City, S.Dak.

Learning to Chill
As a student I often feel stressed. However, it is not just the school's fault for assigning too much homework or the parents' fault for pushing their children. Students need to learn to manage their time and make decisions about how much time they can comfortably put into activities after school so they don't feel overloaded and stressed.
Kathleen Sutter, Portland, Ore.

Thank you for your article about stressed-out kids. I will be mailing it to my children's school. My 16-year-old daughter had so much work this summer that she never got a chance to relax and be a teenager. Colleges are looking for well-rounded students, good grades and extracurricular activities, so kids are killing themselves playing sports, then going home at 9 p.m. to do three to four hours of homework. It is time to jump off the fast track and let our children be children.
Sharon-Kathleen Corner, Locust Grove, Va.

Derek and Alex King
Two juveniles were tried and convicted as adults for murder while the pedophile who corrupted, manipulated and molested these children is set free? I am sickened beyond belief.
Kat Larstone, Guelph, Ont.