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  • Raw Energy: Learn how to soar with plant-based protein

    By Brenda Richter One of the biggest questions on a raw-food, plant-based diet is where do you get your protein? Here are some quality plant-based protein sources: hemp protein, yellow pea protein, brown rice protein, flaxseed, chlorella,...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Anger and rage in modern society

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer For decades, anger management classes have been filled with individuals who’ve lost a battle with heightened emotions . “Flying off the handle” has become a cliché in domestic abuse cases, employee shootings...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • ‘Sweet Lou’ bids farewell; former Rockford Expos manager takes Cubs’ reins

    By Doug Halberstadt Sports Columnist I wrote a column a few weeks ago basically declaring the Chicago Cubs officially dead this year. One of the facts I used to support that theory was their manager, Lou Piniella,...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Guest Column: A new standard…Green Star Restaurants

    By Randall Smith Clock Tower Inn & Resort Executive Chef Editor’s Note: Chef Smith and I have been thinking about this concept for  a holistic ranking for restaurants for some time. Many of our readers are aware...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Corey Chisel, Miles Nielson perform at Block 5 Festival Aug. 28

    From press release Music aficionados, food lovers and fans of pedicures, salons and boutiques all know Block 5 (500 block of East State Street in Rockford’s River District) is one of the true epicenters of Rockford’s entertainment...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • On Outdoors: Rains blamed for mosquito crop, West Nile not a concern

    By Jim Hagerty Staff Writer While officials aren’t able to locate the command post that seems to be sending millions of mosquitoes to battle, there’s little doubt the Chicago/Rockford region has been a war zone where humans...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Belvidere North looking to finish off run this season

    By Matt Nestor Sports Columnist A heartbreaking loss against Boylan last season left Belvidere North sitting at 2-4 and their season was almost over. Then, they didn’t lose another game until a close loss in the IHSA...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Independence Village collection site for recycling used eyeglasses

    From press release Independence Village was recently designated as a collection site for used eyeglasses. Anyone with used glasses or frames can drop them off at the village, which is at 3655 N. Alpine Road. According to...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Songs and Scenes: iPods and the last stand of the liner notes

    By Jonathan Hicks Staff Writer I gave away my age in last week’s Songs and Scenes. In a less direct fashion, I will do so again this week. For my birthday this year, I was given my...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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  • Astro-Weather: Week of Aug. 25-31, 2010

    By Guy Spiro Wednesday, Aug. 25—Consider the full moon and all of the attendant energies to remain very much with us through today and tomorrow. Reread the past few days, and apply the warnings carefully. Be aware...

    • Posted August 25, 2010
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