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Telander’s column on Bill Jauss brought tears

Longtime Chicago Tribune sportswriter Bill Jauss died Wednesday. He was 81.

Longtime Chicago Tribune sportswriter Bill Jauss died on Wednesday. He was 81.

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Updated: November 16, 2012 6:12AM



I loved Rick Telander’s column on Bill Jauss and “The Sportswriters on TV.” It moved me to tears.

I loved that show and all the guys on it. Jauss and Bill Gleason always had me rolling with laughter. Ben Bentley’s comments and facial gestures were a riot.

Gosh, Rick, you’re the only one left from the greatest sports show ever. So sad.

Frank Chance Chenoweth, Vernon Hills

Jackson letting down his district

It is an absolute insult to the voters in U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s district. Plenty of good people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder go to work every day and fulfill their obligations.

Jackson and his wife, however, have decided to scam the people of his district by not allowing him to speak with reporters or the people of his district.

In my opinion, this whole situation has been a scam from the beginning, and Jackson will win re-election on sympathy votes, not for his performance on the job, which has been an embarrassment at best.

Jeff Perlik, Schaumburg

Kudos for Shedd’s care of sea otter

Upon reading about the death of Kenai, the sea otter who survived the Exxon Valdez oil spill, it became evident that the Shedd Aquarium did an astounding job keeping this marine mammal alive for so many years in captivity.

This otter was blessed to be at the Shedd, where she was safeguarded with incredible compassion, benevolence and professionalism. The Shedd Aquarium merits commendation for emphasizing the environmental imperative to conserve, respect and protect aquatic species. Its staff also adeptly informs visitors and students to recognize the vital importance of marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

Brien Comerford, Glenview



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