Dear Soaps,
Please tell me where the real "Cassie" has been the past few weeks on Guiding Light. The few times the Cassie character was on, another woman played her. Will the old Cassie come back? I miss her. — Jean

Dear Jean,
You'll be happy to know that Laura Wright, who plays Cassie, is in the throes of new motherhood. The actress gave birth to her second child, a son named John Michael, on Dec. 21, 2000. Laura Stepp stepped into the role when Wright needed to leave the show earlier than expected. Wright will return to the role once she finishes her maternity leave. (DD)