• Tube Talk: Late-night wars: O’Brien, Letterman and Kimmel

    Now that Conan O’Brien is settling in as the new host of The Tonight Show, it’s time to weigh in on the fabled late-night wars. I never hid my feelings about Conan’s predecessor, Jay Leno. In my...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • ’Hawks Talk: Rain-outs, shutouts hinder ’Hawks progress

    The Rockford RiverHawks returned home July 23 after dropping two of three games to the Beach Bums in Traverse City, Mich., to open a three-game homestand against the Southern Illinois Miners. Mother Nature quickly changed the three-game...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Rock pioneers John Sebastian, Hot Tuna play Rockford Theatre

    Two acts that played vital roles in the movement that revolutionized rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s will take the Rockford Theatre stage this weekend. Friday, July 31, Lovin’ Spoonful founder John Sebastian will play the theater...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • The Second Half: Overeat to live longer?

    I exercise. Not enough, but I do exercise. I can’t stand running or sweating, but I love to walk—long, brisk walks on country roads in lovely weather, my own special meditation time. I am not a couch...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Left Justified: My friend Steve remembers Vietnam, part one

    Teachers sometimes ask their students to find a veteran and ask him (or her) about their experiences. Since I am a Vietnam veteran, I get asked a lot. But my friend since second grade, Steve Bea, was...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • One Green thing: More ‘cool for less’

    Whether you were “green” before the color was fashionable or whether you’re just ready to find the “shade” that works best for you, here’s information about doing just “one green thing.” Here are a few more ways...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Yoga Rockford : Read your manual—do yoga

    We have all done it—bought a new toy or piece of equipment and are so eager to use it we just throw it together any way we can, totally dismissing the manual that it comes with. We...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Obituary Notices for July 17-23, 2009

    Ethel Ripsch, 86, Rockford, 7/17/09 Gary Moseley, 61, Rockford, 7/17/09 Edward Sherry, 95, Rockford, 7/17/09 Britney Porter, 22, Rockford, 7/17/09 Elsie Amulung, 87, Rockford, 7/17/09 Richard Olson, 73, Rockford, 7/17/09 Orvey Buck, 97, Rockford, 7/17/09 Jean Borowski,...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Cherry Bowl to pay fees for unemployed league bowlers

    This week, I received my information from my local bowling center about the upcoming fall leagues and their “new and exciting programs.” One of the new programs is a direct reflection of the economic times we are...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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  • Guest Column: Why you should be aware of trigger points

    Have you ever had tight knots in your muscles that were painful when you pressed on them? That knot you felt could be a trigger point. Trigger points are small knots of muscle fibers that are painful...

    • Posted July 29, 2009
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