Your coverage of the survivors brought tears to my eyes and, above all, revealed that there's still an overwhelming injustice in America, with a widening gap between the rich and poor. Let's wake up and start taking care of each other.
Chris Ng
Los Angeles, Calif.

Brutally honest reporting by PEOPLE. Contrary to what certain governmental agencies may believe, Americans aren't children who need to be shielded from the truth of what Hurricane Katrina wrought.
Dina Kennedy
Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

My wife and I were in New Orleans last year at Preservation Hall, where a white cat named Champ lived. When the hurricane occurred, we hoped Champ would be okay. Then we saw, on page 81, Champ referred to as "lost cat." Thanks so much. We know human loss is great, but Champ allowed us to bring it to reality. Hope someone has adopted him.
Paul Fisher
Chicago, III.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. However, I was very disturbed by your photos of a man in a wheelchair holding a beer and another holding his two plaques honoring his work as a drag queen. Bad publicity! I'm sure that everyone who has come to the rescue with money, food and shelter for these individuals would rather see something more appealing. I know I would.
Vicki Selburg
Bartonville, III.

I really enjoyed reading about Lynn Kohlman and her battles with two different kinds of cancer. It was wonderful to hear how she got through it with kayaking and yoga. I respect Lynn and her family for their struggle and can't believe what they went through and where they are today. I believe that anything can happen if you believe the way Lynn Kohlman does.
Sarah Zeibig
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Thanks for the article, but you put Lynn Kohlman's story under the subject heading of Coping. Lynn's not coping, she's conquering, creating, challenging and celebrating.
Gailanne Grosso
New York, N.Y.

In "Wed to the Fed" you say that NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell was late for her first date with Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan but he waited for her. If I were 58 and unattached, I'd also wait for a cute 37-year-old who's already established in her own field.
Nelson Marans
via e-mail

If Lance Armstrong did another Tour de France, I would be the happiest person in the world. But if he does another one, it's because he wants to, not because he thinks he has anything to prove. If anyone has anything to prove, it's the French who have accused him of doping.
Carole Greenberg
Redwood City, Calif.

A big thank-you for pulling the Best & Worst Dressed story off the cover in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I'll even take it further. Those outfits should be auctioned off to help the victims.
Duncansville, Pa.

Seriously, Nicole Richie as one of this year's best dressed? Everything she wears is a rip-off of some other star's originality. CASEY TAYLOR Killeen, Texas You say Katie Holmes is the only accessory Tom Cruise needs? Not cool.
Algonquin, III.

It was refreshing to see Dakota Fanning's "Party Girl" look make your best-dressed list. Dakota is an 11-year-old who not only looks her age but looks like she's having the time of her life!
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii