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Updated: August 26, 2012 6:09AM

B OY, since the announcement Friday of my impending retirement from the Sun-Times, I have received heartwarming emails, phone calls, voice mails and letters from my wonderful readers from all walks of life. I am so touched by the fact that so many readers will hate to see me go that I have to fight back the tears. It warms the cockles of my heart (whatever that means). Here is one email from veteran radio exec and head of WKKC radio Marv Dyson.

“RETIRING!!!!!!!!!?????? So what are you gonna do next????? I can’t see you sitting around and doing nothing!!!! You are far too talented a journalist to not be doing journalism. Who are we gonna get the shonuff, “Yeah I said it!” REAL “411” on Chicago haps from NOW? Your column gave credence and props to the powerful, the powerless, the haves, the have nots, the famous, the not so famous, the party people, the extraordinary people, the ordinary people, the stars, big stars, little stars, the wannabe stars and the rest of us. Kup kicked it off and you continued to bring it home for all of Chicago and I for one will miss your “Yeah I said It” approach to journalism.”

Thanks, Marv, you have great taste in columnists! Ha!

AVIATION Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino speaks Wednesday in Washington, D.C., at the Aero Club, one of the most prestigious aviation policy groups in the nation. That is so fly!

FILMMAKER SPIKE Lee in town Aug. 8 to hype his latest movie, “Red Hook Summer,” which will be in select theaters Aug. 24.

OH GLADYS! Mark your calendar ladies & gents, the legendary Gladys Knight, will be headlining the Chicago Urban League’s 51st annual Golden Fellowship dinner Nov. 10 at the Hilton Chicago. And since the tickets are $600 per person, I am giving you cool people time to save up your coins!

DR. CONDOLEEZZA Rice speaks at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice/”The Power of One” dinner tribute to Milton Friedman July 31 at The Drake. Dinner chair is Leo Melamed.SIGHTS:

Actors Joel (“Mad Men”) Murray, Mike (“Glee”) O’Malley, Alex Beh, comic Kevin Farley prefer watching Cubs games from the Wrigley View Rooftop — 1050 W. Waveland. Beh, a North Shore native, starts filming the movie “Warren” in September. Hey, that was my late brother’s name.

THE fabulous society columnist Candace Jordan will be post-birthday feted by friends Thursday. And she is sweet as candy!

FLUFFY Meat Loaf performs Aug. 24 at the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino.

BIRTHDAY FOLKS: Jenny Burke, Lou Apostol and Carol Brooks.

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