You made my day featuring the Dixie Chicks on the cover and running such an interesting article. I've been a fan of theirs since I first heard their music. They are three women who got me to listen to country and appreciate such amazing talent. Finally, some role models to look up to.
Lauren Seabourne, NEW BRITAIN, CONN.
Before going to the Dixie Chicks concert in my hometown, I knew nothing about country music and never listened to it. After their performance my eyes were opened to a wonderful style of music. Keep it up, girls, and keep the records coming.
Amanda Hooper, GENEVA, OHIO
I was ecstatic after I went to the mailbox and pulled out PEOPLE magazine and my favorite girls were on the cover. The Dixie Chicks are beautiful and awesome!
Emily Skelnik, HAMSPHIRE, ILL.
Kudos to Jennifer Gratz for standing up not only for herself but for the countless others who are having the same problem. College enrollment should be based on the individual's accomplishments, grades and desires, to name a few, but should never be based on diversity goals.
Shana Fulkerson, CLARKSVILLE, IND.
I, too, worked hard through high school and was rejected by my dream college, but I'm not suing them because of it. Jennifer Gratz says she "lost opportunities" by not being admitted to the University of Michigan. Ms. Gratz, you can only lose by wasting time suing a college pursuing cultural diversity, rather than working toward making your dreams happen.
Melissa Landis, HARLEYSVILLE, PA.
I was extremely upset with your article. I am a 20-year-old college student who also happens to be Hispanic. I was a cheerleader, volleyball player, had an SAT score of 1280 and graduated with a 3.7 GPA, but I didn't get into my first-choice school either. Perhaps Gratz was rejected for other reasons. She claims it's reverse discrimination. How can it be when things have never been equal? I believe Gratz should take an equal opportunity and diversity class to round out her lacking education.
Stephanie Miller, BOYERTOWN, PA.
So glad that Jennifer Gratz and President Bush are teaming up to battle affirmative action. Maybe she can ask him to create a law designating certain jobs such as maids and servants for those pesky minorities. Oh, I forgot. America did have slavery and segregation.
Linda C. Thomas, ASHLAND, ORE.
Harry Schmidt and William Umbach
It's about time these American pilots were held accountable for their actions. But what makes me more mad is how the families of these pilots feel this is unjust to them. What about the four Canadian boys who were fighting for their country and were killed during this friendly-fire incident? My husband spent 15 years in the Canadian military and knew one of the soldiers who died. My heart goes out to those families who lost their sons.
Leigh-Anne Cook, EDMONTON, ALTA.
Wow, what a spin you put on the story about Schmidt and Umbach. You made them sound like they are the victims of this incident and now their military careers are over, whereas the Canadian soldiers' are over forever. Your article should have been about the soldiers, not the pilots who still have their lives.
Scott Houghton, SI THOMAS, ONT.
As long as America has had wars, people have died from friendly fire. If Umbach and Schmidt are charged with any crime, it would be the greatest miscarriage of justice. My thoughts are with these men and their families for what they are being put through.
Judy O'Kane, ST. THOMAS, ONT.