The [Tuesday] Papers
BREAKING: "The U.S. Supreme Court rejected former Illinois Gov. George Ryan's appeal of his federal racketeering and fraud conviction Tuesday, all but assuring the 74-year-old will serve out his 6 1/2-year federal prison sentence."
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"Like any sports reporter, he goes where the action is. But Passman doesn't fret about finding the right words to lure readers into a story. He doesn't write for a newspaper, magazine or a blog.
"Yet, it's his account of a ballgame - a detailed report of every pitch thrown - that tells millions of fans all they need to know. Passman's work, refreshed every minute, is sent to mobile phones, laptops and a host of other gadgets that help a nation of need-it-now sports fans not miss a moment."
Today's Worst People In Chicago
"They don't look like people who would ever think of Chicago as Camelot and magical swords handed up to reformers from the Lady of Lake Michigan. They're not national political pundits, to believe in fairy tales."
* "Inside, up on the fifth floor, R. Kelly was on trial, accused of videotaping himself having sex with a girl of 13 or 14," Mary Schmich writes. "He says that's not him on the tape. The girl says that's not her.
"But if he did do it, [Sha'Dawn] Young would understand. It's a crime with ample context.
* "All Thursday's news conference lacked was the theme music from Band of Brothers to make the point as Fitzgerald and FBI chief Robert Grant emphasized that this investigation was not only done in concert with Hoffman, but also was the first time ever that a City Hall inspector general was trusted with federal wiretaps," Carol Marin writes.
"Helllloooooo, City Hall."
* ''I was just very young and immature,'' former Chicago Bear running back Rashan Salaam tells Greg Couch, in a cautionary column aimed at Cedric Benson. ''I was only 20 years old, and 20-year-olds are not supposed to be playing professional football.
''I wasn't ready mentally. It didn't have to do with the team, the coaching, any of that. I was just young. I put myself around the wrong people.
''You know how many football players are smoking weed?'' he said, acknowledging that he was one. ''Everybody smokes weed out there. That had nothing to do with it. I was just young and immature.''
Couch writes that Curtis Enis "has been a little tougher to reach. He used to work third shift at a garage-door company in Russia, Ohio. Supposedly, he had lost all his money. But the company's human resources department said he doesn't work there anymore. Some reports say he was studying to be a cop."
* "Introducing sex education in schools was not a bright idea," Stella Foster writes. "[I]t interferes and distracts a young person from thinking about education to just thinking about doing the nasty. Self-esteem classes should be taught instead."
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