I applaud Prince Harry
for acting like a teenager. I'm not saying that continuous use of alcohol or drugs is right, but it's nice to see that being royal hasn't kept him from being a normal teenager. Who hasn't experimented at some point in their life? I'm 21, so I remember very well what it's like to be a teenager.
Erin Emig, York, Pa.
Thank goodness Prince Harry
's father paid serious attention to his son's risk-taking behaviors, which are all too common and, sadly, sometimes fatal. Most parents look the other way for too long.
Eve Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass.
Cut the kid some slack. At least he admitted that he inhaled.
Robert del Valle, Royal Oak, Mich.
The amount of media attention surrounding Prince Harry
's normal teenage experimentation is absurd. Prince Harry
is indeed an English royal. However, the royal family are real people and deserve dignity and respect when dealing with private matters. I am Prince Harry
's age and find it extreme that the press is covering his social life so heavily. Teenagers' lives are sometimes more fragile than adults'.
Elizabeth Whyte, Milwaukee, Wis.
Now the press has some more meat and potatoes on the royal family. So what? Leave him alone. I bet Diana still watches over her boys.
Mickie Matthews, Fort Smith, Ark.
For the media to single out Prince Harry
just because he is royal and famous is a shame. My heart breaks for this young man due to his losing his mother at such a young age. He needs lots of support and love at this time, not scrutiny from the meddling press.
Jane Klich, Glen Allen, Va.
I was pleased to see the article about Prince Harry
. It should teach people that no one is perfect, not even the royal family.
Ashley Brooks, St. Louis, Mo.
I was delighted to see Lisa Beamer featured. While her husband, Todd, will be forever remembered for what he did for America, Lisa's amazing courage and strength, despite her personal tragedy, continue to be inspirational to us. The couple's baby girl Morgan will be a symbol of hope for a brighter future.
Janna Horner, Coppell, Texas
Although I too was affected by the tragic events of Sept. 11, I am still puzzled why Lisa Beamer is always brought to our attention. Were there not at least two other men who helped foil the hijackers' plan? Why are they not pictured and featured? And how about the other widows who have given birth since Sept. 11? How come they are not mentioned? Why is Lisa Beamer so special?
Karen Maurer, Blaine, Minn.
After reading your story about the hockey dad rage case, I'm sure there are parents saying, "I can control my emotions at my child's game, so that would never happen to me." This case may be a wake-up call, but unfortunately not enough parents will hear it.
Mark A. Hammar, Westland, Mich.
Parents try to teach their children right from wrong, to be kind and well-mannered. In fact, most children learn by examples set by their parents. Mr. Junta should have taught his kids a lesson by walking away. Instead, he taught them a more valuable lesson: You must pay for your actions.
Kathleen Rutter, Greensburg, Pa.
Kudos to PEOPLE for featuring My Brest Friend and its inventor, Andrew Zenoff. My feeding tray, as my husband affectionately named ours, enabled me to breast-feed my son for 13 wonderful months. I know that I wouldn't have stuck with the task if not for MBF. Thank you, Mr. Zenoff, from moms and babies everywhere.
Laura Sullivan, Joplin, Mo.
I usually love your magazine and look forward to receiving it each week. However, I was sickened to see your Style Watch section with Star Jones, Elizabeth Hurley and others wearing denim jackets lined with animal pelts. Wearing a dead animal is not "fun," as the stylist tries to imply—it is cruel. Have these people ever heard of faux fur?
Lisa A. Peterson, St. Paul, Minn.
Thank you for including the El Pueblo Boys' & Girls' Ranch in your president's letter about the death of Dave Thomas. PEOPLE's Digital Heroes Campaign has been an outstanding success at the ranch. For Tino, who was featured in the letter, and the rest of the kids here, the program has opened their minds to what they can achieve. Thanks for believing in these kids.
Patty Erjavec, President/CEO El Pueblo Boys' & Girls' Ranch, Inc. Pueblo, Colo.