Scott Peterson was a man of ordinary financial means. In my opinion it would be very difficult for him to pursue his lifestyle of lies, deceit and sleazy behavior with the extra burden of a wife and child. If he had to divorce his wife, Scott wouldn't have had the means to support such a lifestyle.
J. LaRayne Johnson
Columbia Heights, Minn.
I read your cover story on Scott and find it odd that your magazine feels it's above our judiciary process. Yes, I think Scott's guilty. But regardless of my opinion, or anyone else's, there has been no guilty verdict to predicate your cover billing. Claims are not lies until a guilty verdict is reached. So much for unbiased journalism.
Killer or not, Scott Peterson walks like a pig, smells like a pig and therefore is a pig. Wipe the smiles off your faces, Petersons. Your grandchild is dead, and Scott looks mighty guilty.
I enjoyed "League of His Own," about Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. It's refreshing to see a superstar who's a Christian and devoted to his family. Like the Pujols, I have a daughter who has Down syndrome. But I wonder why "suffers" was used in your story instead of stating that their daughter Isabella has Down syndrome? I've lived with a child for almost 24 years who has this condition and the last thing she does is suffer from it, unless suffering is defined by extreme happiness, constant smiles and complete loving. If it is, then all I can say is, bring it on!
Oak Creek, Wis.
HARD TO SWALLOW
Thanks for the article "A Bitter Pill," your Q&A with Dr. Marcia Angell about pharmaceutical companies ripping us off. As a nurse working with geriatric patients, I think it's a crime what these individuals have to pay for prescription drugs. Sadly, I have one patient who takes her medication every two to three days because she can't afford a daily dose. Is this the way Americans should treat their elderly?
Deer Park, Texas
It's unfortunate PEOPLE chose to print the misleading Dr. Angell interview. She didn't mention pharmaceutical companies pour $1 of every $5 of revenue into research or that 7 out of every 10 drugs marketed don't make enough money to cover the cost of developing them. Readers should get a second opinion before swallowing Dr. Angell's prescription for drug company reform.
Alan F. Holmer, president & CEO
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Washington, D.C.
I got such a kick out of your feature "Moms Who Rock." I'm the only female, and the lead singer, in a rock band with four men. One can't begin to imagine what it's like for a woman to put four children to bed at night and go out for a gig until 2 a.m. Then I get up in the morning, get the kids off to school, do the laundry, etc. It's a double life that I wouldn't change for anything in the world. I applaud you for capturing this in your article.
I read "Miracle Babies," about the couples who went through great lengths to give birth to their children, with interest. While it's wonderful to hear about their success, I'm also saddened that more people don't look to adoption as a way of building their families. As the proud parent of a beautiful, healthy son from Russia, and being a veteran of in vitro fertilization and other procedures, I'm thankful I ultimately chose adoption as a way to become a parent.
COSTNER'S BRIDAL SWEET
Wow! What a beautiful picture of Kevin Costner and his new wife, Christine Baumgartner. The only thing that would have made it perfect was if I had been in the canoe with Kevin!
When I reached for my PEOPLE and looked at the cover, I thought, "Oh, how sweet. Costner's daughter is getting married." Then I started laughing when I read that she was his bride! Thanks for the comic relief.