PARTY OF FIVE
Thank you for showing everyone that Party of Five is a wonderful, realistic show that is addictive (yes, I admit it!) but also touches people's lives much more than anyone realizes, including my own.
CHRISTINE WATERS, Reedley, Calif.
I truly love this program, and I never miss an episode. Sometimes, after viewing the hour-long drama, not only do I have tears in my eyes but I feel like I've been "put through a wringer"! The audience may be 18 to 34 in average age, and I'm almost 60 years old, but Party of Five is my favorite drama on TV. May it party on for years!
ROBERT KIMBALL, Columbus, Ohio
When will Party of Five's 15 minutes of fame be over? I don't care if this show has survived because of a letter-writing campaign. A soap opera is a soap opera is a soap opera.
ELIZABETH BAKER, Las Vegas
For someone who has lost part of his sight, Kirby Puckett seems to have greater vision than most. With his respect and love of family, spirituality, a personal code of conduct that values a hard-work ethic, dedication to a team, integrity and optimism, he is someone who deserves to grace the cover of your magazine.
ANNE M. BROWN, Newmarket, Ont.
Your article only confirms what we in Minnesota have known for years: Kirby Puckett is the ultimate in class and grace. In this era when sports figures are held up as role models, he is someone no parent would mind their children admiring.
C. HALS, North Branch, Minn.
I think you should continue to rerun the story on Kirby Puckett every single week until everyone has learned to celebrate life the way he has chosen. I think he is on to something.
MICHELLE LEWIS, Guelph, Ont.
Bravo to PEOPLE and Kirby Puckett for illustrating the devastation glaucoma can have on a personal level. It saddens me to know that so many people with the disease are not aware of it until their vision is damaged. Half of all people with glaucoma are not diagnosed, although a brief screening by an ophthalmologist can detect the disease. A phone call to 1-800-391-EYES (3937) at the American Academy of Ophthalmology can tell you if you are at moderate or high risk. If you are, the program can refer you to a specialist who will perform a glaucoma test, even if the caller is uninsured and cannot pay.
LAWRENCE M. HURVITZ, M.D. Sarasota, Fla.
Let me see if I've got this straight. Mark Fuhrman is the convicted felon in the O.J. Simpson case. He cannot carry a gun, despite years of commendable service as a police officer, and he cannot vote. Meanwhile, O.J. has no restrictions placed on him! The irony of this is outrageous! Johnnie Cochran, where are you? Sounds like a case.
K. ROMERO, via e-mail
I am one of many who support Mark Fuhrman, feeling that stupidity is not a criminal offense—I've been there.
MARILYN WHITE, Kalispell, Mont.
Second to the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were the words spewed out by Mark Fuhrman. I have watched every interview with him this week. Overall he was coddled by most and showed no real signs of sorrow in his denial that he is a racist, just an attempt at saying what he thought was expected of him. I'm going to sit back and watch the double standards of white America welcome this poor excuse for a human being back into the mainstream. I do think Fuhrman and Simpson have one thing in common: They both live in denial of the truth.
GLENDA RUFUS-LEE, Louisville, Ky.
DR. PETER GOMES
In response to Dr. Gomes's comment about an "arrogant religion which says, 'Ours is the only way,' " I'd like to reply that Jesus is the one who said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Some people delude themselves into thinking that they can be Christians and pick and choose the biblical teachings that they wish to follow. God knows the difference.
East Longmeadow, Mass.
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