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updated 05/10/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/10/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

FRIENDS' PHOTO FINISH
An amazing PEOPLE cover about Friends. I wish the best for Courteney, Lisa, Matthew, Jennifer, Matt and David and thank them for their work and dedication at putting a smile on my face every day.
Jona Kristo
Roselle, III

It's sad to say goodbye to the best comedy show on TV—Friends. It was on Nov. 11,1999 when I started having labor pains but wanted to stay home because I didn't want to miss the show. Luckily, I got through my delivery a little after midnight and had a healthy baby girl. We even named her Monique after Monica, Courteney Cox Arquette's character, but you guys are all our favorites.
Aimae Adanza-Rosete
Allen Park, Mich.

No more Friends! I thank the network each day for ending this silly show.
Diana Docktor
Denver, Colo.

Thanks for devoting your cover to Friends. This famous sextet has been through so much to make America laugh. Congratulations, Friends, on a decade of success. You'll be truly missed.
Erica Charous
via e-mail

FESS UP, OMAROSA
At last, the truth! To hear Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth tell it, she's a saint. I guess her high morals and hard work got her nowhere when it came to being tossed from four jobs. White House staffer my butt! And as for the infamous 'N' word being used, it quite clearly stands for 'N'ever happened. Omarosa, the game is up and you lost.
Tracye Jorgensen
Calgary, Alta.

She has no work ethic, no principles and no desire to impress her colleagues. The only thing Omarosa is capable of doing is putting a sentence together. After this season's last installment of The Apprentice, it's clear to the world she should add 'liar' to her résumé.
Karen Lewis
Delray Beach, Fla.

Omarosa is the ultimate witch. Not only did she betray Kwame Jackson, she acted in the most unprofessional manner. She's the reason he lost and she doesn't deserve one more moment in the spotlight.
Blair Schluter
Bixby, Okla.

Out of all the smart black women who could have been chosen for The Apprentice, they had to pick an idiot like Omarosa. She wasn't just an embarrassment to professional black women such as myself, but to all women in general, regardless of their race.
Joy Ross-Reagan
Norwich, Conn.

JACKIE'S SMOKE SCREEN
In your book excerpt "Farewell, Jackie" by Edward Klein, about Jackie Onassis and her battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the former First Lady is quoted telling Dr. Carolyn Agresti, "I can't believe it. I've always taken such good care of myself." Later in your article, it states Pall Mall cigarettes were never far from her side and she smoked for 40 years. Onassis was intelligent, but I'd argue that smoking is not taking good care of yourself.
Ellen Ziffren
Santa Monica, Calif.

Wow! Jackie had sex in an old-fashioned open-grille elevator with writer John Phillips Marquand Jr., an affair with French naval attaché Rear Admiral Guerin, made love with architect John Warnecke in the bed she once shared with her late husband and had a relationship with diamond magnate Maurice Tempelsman, a married man, until her death. And she was hoping to meet JFK in heaven? Let's just hope she got to heaven.
Mary Ann Mazur
Hellertown, Pa.

MOURNING COLUMBINE
I cried a long time after reading your story "Columbine Five Years Later." I feel sad for the victims and their families and will forever be amazed at their strength and lack of hatred. My son was only 8 when this horror happened, and now he'll be entering high school in the fall. As any mother, I worry about his safety. Life is such a fragile journey.
Maureen Francois
Boca Raton, Fla.

While I can imagine the hell both Dylan Klebold's and Eric Harris's parents are going through, I have no sympathy for them whatsoever. Where were they when these two mass murderers were acquiring weaponry? To portray these parents as victims when they were clearly enablers is an insult to the inspirational survivors highlighted in your story.
Mike Lane
New Hope, Pa.

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