Mailbag

updated 11/05/2001 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/05/2001 01:00AM

Where Are They Now?
Your Oct. 22 issue was great! What an excellent idea. It was really neat to see the old gang from Saved by the Bell and 21 Jump Street. And I'm glad that you are back to your normal format.
Kelsey Bryan, Cranbrook, B.C.

I'd like to thank you for the update about 21 Jump Street. This show was my all-time favorite when I was in high school. I'd watch it every week, not only because the stories were great, but also because it was filmed right in my hometown.
Tony Roy, Vancouver, B.C.

PEOPLE, please! With everything that is going on in our country, why would you choose a cover about what happened to the actors in all those moronic '80s and '90s TV shows?
Maggie Fox, Miami, Fla.

I was very disappointed that you would put something as trivial as "Where Are They Now?" on your cover. Who cares what the people from The Facts of Life are doing today? Sun photo editor Robert Stevens died of anthrax, which is currently the country's absolute fixation. I must say that I am much more interested in paying tribute to an American soul lost to a frightening terrorist act than in the stars of the '80s and '90s.
Jennifer Hurlburt, Gainesville, Fla.

Thanks for a fun issue devoted to those popular shows from the '80s and '90s. It was nice to escape from the drama of the world today.
Jeff Tucker, Anaheim, Calif.

Tony Blair
British Prime Minister Blair has truly come through for the United States and deserves much more than a "thank you for coming, friend" from President Bush. Tony Blair is a wonderful leader, and if he could run for President with Rudy Giuliani as his running mate, I'd be the first in line to vote for him.
Ilene Bernay, Studio City, Calif.

Rush Limbaugh
Thank you for your heartwarming article about Rush Limbaugh's sudden hearing loss. Being one of the 20 million people who listen to him, I was shocked to hear of his tragic story. Rush has been a beacon of light for many of us who are conservative. His strength, courage and determination through this difficult time are a reminder of why he is so loved by his listeners. Hang in there, Rush. We can hear you.
Stephanie Ortale, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Rush Limbaugh always says that his talent is on loan from God. Well, maybe God is punishing Mr. Limbaugh for all the lies, half-truths and harm that he has inflicted on people. He is an evil man. I shed no tears for him.
Reba Shimansky, New York, N.Y.

Phil Romano
It's nice of Phil Romano to spend his Wednesdays feeding the homeless. But with his net worth of more than $100 million and receiving nearly $160 million from investing in a friend's medical invention, don't you think he could afford to open a restaurant and feed the homeless all the time?
Melanie Marvin, Cumberland, Md.

I read your article about Phil Romano with satisfaction that someone is doing something to help the homeless. Although I applaud the people raising money for the victims and families of the Sept. 11 attacks, most of these individuals probably have benefits and life insurance. The homeless have nothing. Quite frankly, I think that it's appalling that these kinds of efforts haven't been made on their behalf.
S. Jones, Nepean, Ont.

Jonathan Grayson
If Mr. Grayson has his patients crawl into a filthy tent or prepare and eat food after touching outhouse seats without washing their hands, I'm inclined to believe that he has the problem—not his clients.
Vicki Surges, Duluth, Minn.

Chatter
For the millions of people who have bipolar illness, schizophrenia and other biochemical disorders, life is no joke. Brittany Murphy's callous and unfeeling description of the total elation she felt playing her role in Don't Say a Word portrays her lack of knowledge about these treatable diseases. Perhaps if more people like Ms. Murphy took the time to understand these disorders with the humanity they deserve, more people would seek help instead of being victimized and stigmatized.
Nancy McFarland, Dansville, N.Y.

Mailbag
It makes me sad to hear people complaining about PEOPLE showing pictures of celebrities doing their part. It's hardly in keeping with the unity attitude displayed by most. I was heartened by the efforts of the stars. Never have I really felt such a common bond with the famous. We are truly all in the same boat.
Jimmie Ellen Clark, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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