Yes! At last you have chosen a man for Sexiest Man Alive!
MARY E. FISKE, West Barnstable, Mass.
I'm glad to see that someone other than me can appreciate the wisdom and knowledge that comes with age. Sex is in the mind, although looking like Nick Nolte doesn't hurt, and a man with a few miles on him is better than someone just discovering sideburns.
ROSEANN FORZIANO, New York City
I can never erase the image of Nick Nolte eating dog food in Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Lips that touch Alpo would never touch mine. Give me Mel Gibson any day.
M. LESLIE WOMACH, Vienna, Va.
You blew it again! The Sexiest Man Alive honor belongs to Quantum Leap's Scott Bakula.
ELIZABETH WILSON, San Diego
ILENE ERSKINE, Houston
RANELL STEPHENS, Fremont, Calif.
VICKI L. MICHEALS, Winchester, Va.
YVONNE A. FLYNN, Royal Oak, Mich.
BOBBIE FORTSON, Mexia, Tex.
WASHINGTON, D.C., CRIME
It doesn't say a lot for this country if its own capital has the highest murder rate in the nation. Maybe now that the violence is hitting so close to home, the top brass there will finally start paying attention to America's real needs.
N. CULPEPPER, Lawrenceville, Ga.
"City Under Siege" is the disgusting result of a justice system that has totally failed the people. It's about judges who rule that the life of a law-abiding person is worth about 10 years in jail for a convicted murderer. It's time for these lenient judges and their political backers to be held accountable for what they've done to our freedom. Only then will efforts to "take back the streets" succeed.
JOHN W. LLOYD, O'Fallon, Ill.
Those of us who live or work in Washington, D.C., have no sense of being under siege. During the night hours we do what most sensible people do around the world—we use common sense in avoiding parks, dimly lit streets and neighborhoods known to be high crime areas.
ANTHONY S. PITCH, Potomac, Md.
With D.C.'s homicide rate twice as high as New York City, Chicago or Houston, I find Police Chief Fulwood's comment, "It's as safe as any other major city—maybe safer than most" perhaps the most amazing statement of denial I've ever read!
NORM EDLAND, Issaquah, Wash.
If I had known that Delta Burke wanted a hairstyle like my 77-year-old grandmother's, I would have recommended the Klip and Kurl Salon up here in Maine—but then again, it looks like she's already found the place.
KELLIE CARNATHAN, Portland, Maine