Letters: Aug. 16, 1999

JOHN F. KENNEDY JR., 1960-1999

"He was a child who belonged to all of us since that terrible day in November. My heart is broken, and this time it can't be repaired." NICOLE SCHIMMENTI Strongville, Ohio

The magnitude of the grief experienced by the people of this country with respect to the tragic loss of John, Carolyn and Lauren is extraordinary [JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY JR., 1960-1999, July 26]. May both the Kennedy and Bessette families eventually find some comfort in the amount of love that surrounds them. JOANNE MILLS Medford, N.Y.

The message of the untimely death of these three talented...