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updated 09/06/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/06/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Though readers seemed happy for lovers and traveling companions John F. Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah (PEOPLE, Aug. 16). some considered our story an invasion of privacy. Correspondents were appalled by the abuse reportedly inflicted on his children by the late Lonnie Button and were irritated by singer Garth Brooks's campaign against used CDs.

JFK JR. & DARYL HANNAH
Believe me. I'm serious when I say I'm happy for them and I hope they'll be happy together. However, my only complaint is that I wish I was the one he fell for.
LAURIE FEIT, New York City

Your article on JFK Jr. and Daryl Hannah was completely formless and void—nothing but a lot of nosy speculation. The photographs of them together were a sad invasion of their basic right to live their lives without the entire world looking on and making judgments.
LISA HAVERLY, Delmar, N.Y.

GARTH BROOKS
When you look up "greed" in the dictionary, you see a picture of Garth Brooks. It's amazing how a man who said on TV that he had all the money that his kids or grandkids would ever be able to spend now says, "I need to do all I can do to make a profit."
PAT ROEDER, Prescott, Ark.

Well, I do declare! I believe our good ol' boy has gone Hollywood on us. And I fear that greed has caused him to forget whence he came.
LINDA CATERINE, Broken Arrow, Okla.

Brooks is "turning his back" on his fans? Hardly. The thing that's being turned is a healthy profit by record stores free of compensation to the artists and songwriters who supply them with something to sell.
LEE HOWELLS, Poway, Calif.

LONNIE DUTTON
The story of the Dutton children shook me to the core. Lonnie Dutton was truly an animal. Shame on the adults who were aware of this horrifying situation and turned their heads.
MARY COLEN, East Meadow, N.Y.

America, wake up and quit perpetuating the myth that our justice system has any concern for children's rights. We strip 2-year-old Jessica DeBoer from the arms of loving parents in the name of blood relations. We leave four children with a father who tortures them until they can see no way out but to kill him. One has to wonder how many other children are suffering the same plight and haven't found a way out.
PATTI KANADY, Idaho Falls, Idaho

DANNY GLOVER
We appreciate Mr. Glover coming to our stale claiming new evidence could exonerate Gary Graham. It's too bad the eyewitnesses and victims can't be intimidated or discredited. Gary Graham is one lethal weapon that does not deserve a sequel.
JIM BASS, Humble, Tex.

Your article staled that Texas death-row inmate Gary Graham was convicted of killing Bobby Lambert, a 53-year-old "con man." Your language implies that Graham had been scammed by Lambert and perhaps murdered him in retaliation. In fact, Graham did not know him. Lambert was just a victim of opportunity, as were the dozens of other citizens Graham encountered during his week-long spree of violence.
H. IRVIN SMITH, Missouri City, Tex.

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