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UPDATED 09/11/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 09/11/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT

Faith Hill
Faith Hill has a great voice, looks, honesty, children she adores and that sexy husband who seems to melt when he looks at her. Who says a girl can't have it all?
Kim Poteat, Danville, Va.

I attended their Anaheim show, and Faith and Tim not only gave their all during their own performances, the electricity between the two was amazing! I was sitting close enough to see their faces as they passed each other onstage. As he reached out and touched her cheek, she looked so smitten. I was truly moved.
Linda Hodges, Tehachapi, Calif.

Although Faith can sing country—very well, I might add—she's currently as country as Coolio.
Ellen Greer, Alachua, Fla.

Perhaps Faith Hill doesn't currently fit the country traditionalist mold, and you further blur the lines by referring to her as a "pop siren." There's no doubt that she's a five-alarm fire, but the first gawkers at the scene were dressed in Wranglers and cowboy hats and yelling "Yeehaw!" long before the rest of you even smelled the smoke.
Yvette Hamby, Eugene, Ore.

No matter what category you put her in, I'll still buy the CDs.
Shanna Rather, Las Vegas

Clarification: In our Faith Hill story we wrote that "her music" accounts for only 20 to 25 percent of her revenue. Hill's manager, Gary Borman, who provided those figures, says he was referring only to her record sales and not to any other sources of income.—ED.

I've seen Faith Hill and she's not only beautiful on the outside. She radiates from within.
Melissa Gindlesperger, Valencia, Calif.

Larry Tannahill
Outrageous! This story is the latest example that the war on drugs is in reality a war against individual liberty and the Constitution. The idea of forced drug testing in our public schools is disturbing enough, but the fact that parents have no veto power over this program is downright anti-American. Larry Tannahill's courage to stand up for what is right is no easy task in a climate that vilifies anyone who dares to "just say no."
Jessica Zigler, Klamath Falls, Ore.

I'm not sure which scares me more, the mandatory testing or the sheepish parents who are so willing to give up their rights.
Ann Zatsick, Commerce, Mich.

As an air traffic controller, I have been subject to drug testing. You can make an argument for it in safety-related occupations, but mandatory testing for 12-year-olds who haven't shown any signs of drug use? Surely you jest.
Thomas Dray, San Diego

Given that anything from cold medicines to antibiotics to certain foods can cause false-positives on a drug test, the Lockney policy is bound to cause innocent students enormous suffering.
Greg Goldmakher, Dallas

I was outraged to read that a parent filed suit over a drug testing policy. I never got into trouble and was a straight-A student from elementary through high school, but that didn't stop me from experimenting with drugs, which led to a five-year battle with addiction and an even longer time to get my life back on track. I wish my school had had a drug testing policy. I might have been spared a lot of heartache.
Name Withheld

I don't know Mr. Tannahill, but I do know Lockney because I have lived in the area all my life. It is a good town with churches, a good school system and a lot of wonderful people. Lockney, with drug testing, is trying to make the community better. Who is this hurting? Sometimes we have to lose some rights to make a better place to live.
Jack Foote, Idalou, Texas

Antonio Feliciano
I am incensed! While I understand 7-Eleven's policy against resisting robbery, I do not understand their firing Antonio Feliciano for fighting back. He and his coworker had already handed over the money, thus acting in accordance with policy. But when his life was further threatened by the robber, what other option was open to him? I applaud his bravery.
Terrilee Southwick, Boise, Idaho

I'd love to see what 7-Eleven executives would do in a similar situation.
Barbara Wilkov, Old Greenwich, Conn.

So Antonio Feliciano traded his job for his life. He's the winner and 7-Eleven is the loser here!
Karen Briney, Plainfield, Ind.

Star Tracks
Gwyneth Paltrow is an intelligent young woman with a successful career. Please stop referring to her as the "former would-be Mrs. Pitt" or "ex" anything and grant her the respect she deserves.
Andrea Vitner, Mendham, N.J.

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