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  • Groundhog song finds groove in Punxsutawney, Pa.

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer Beloit, Wis., composer Bruce Warden has landed a song on the holiday music circuit. Warden’s “Mister Groovy Groundhog” is the title track on the recent Jack Farina Big Band CD. It also...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • The Second Half: February can be fun

    By Kathleen D. Tresemer Columnist Second Half readers may know I received some flak last year for saying February was “the worst month.” In light of such indiscretion, this year I will sing praises to the good...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Catastrophes—always be prepared

    By Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl President and Vice President Illinois Renewable Energy Association When a catastrophe such as Hurricane Katrina or the Haitian earthquake strikes, it raises questions regarding the vulnerability of modern civilization to natural...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • J-Hawks top Auburn, alone in second behind Boylan

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist It was not the first set of big games of the NIC-10 season so far, but it was the first big weekend in the conference as all of the top five teams...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • 1 green thing: It is never too late for ‘green resolutions’

    By Jan Herbert Rockford Park District 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.”...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Committee delays action on proposed abortion ‘bubble’ ordinance

    Building owner alleges city not enforcing existing ordinances By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer The Rockford City Council’s Codes and Regulations Committee discussed a proposed ordinance Jan. 25 that would create a 100-foot buffer zone from the...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Tube Talk: Lost’s final season: Looking for solid answers

    By Paula Hendrickson Contributing Writer Three types of people are watching TV these days: Lost fans, disillusioned Lost fans, and those who never got into the series that helped re-energize what in 2004 was a dying art...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • IceHogs Recap: Rockford continues to roll, winning both games in week 17

    By Todd Reicher Sports Columnist Rockford IceHogs wins keep rolling in, as Rockford won both of their games in week 17. With the All-Star game and the first half of the season behind them, the IceHogs, who...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Pet Talk: Jogging with your dog

    From College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University Jogging with a friend can help keep you motivated and fit. So should your jogging buddy be short or tall, blond or red-haired, two or four-legged? “Dogs need exercise...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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  • Kvapil has full ride for 2010 Sprint Cup series season

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist NASCAR fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2010 racing season. The Daytona 500 is just a little more than two weeks away. That green flag can’t come soon enough for...

    • Posted January 27, 2010
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