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Gene Parker at the 2010 Rockford Sweetheart Splash
Gene Parker at the 2010 Rockford Sweetheart Splash
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“Sweet 16″ Sweetheart Splash In Rockford Saturday At 1 P.M.

"It takes your breath away" Former Rockford Rotary President Lisa Boyd said about her experience jumping in the Rogue River for the annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash. I'd have to agree, I "shiver" every time I think about the two times I went in in 2009 and 2010. I'm going to pass this year, but you are invited to take the plunge in honor of your sweetheart this Saturday at 1 PM at the Rockford Dam.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Michigan State's Draymond Green leads Spartans to win with triple-double.
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A Rare Triple-Double For Draymond Green & Win For MSU

Only two other Spartans have accomplished a "Triple-double".  That 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.  The last time it was done in November of 2000 by Charlie Bell, Draymond Green was an 11 year-old  schoolboy in Saginaw.  And when Earvin Magic Johnson had his eight triple- doubles in 1978 and 1979, Draymond wasn't even a gleam in his mom's eye.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
Kim Carson with flowers from "Mr. Wonderful"
Kim Carson with flowers from "Mr. Wonderful"
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Who Sent The Flowers?

Someone named "Mr. Wonderful' sent Kim Carson some flowers at work. We all were asking who they were from and all Kim would say was, "Mr. Wonderful." Way to go Mr. W, you can't go wrong with flowers...especially around February 14.  Read on gentlemen.  Here's some sage Valentine's wisdom f rom someone who's been there.

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polite robber also a con man
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So-Called ‘Polite Robber’ Also A Liar

Maybe you've seen the viral video of the polite older gentleman, who while minding his "p's" and "q's", apologizes for robbing a Seattle convenience store saying he had bills to pay and to get food for the kids.  You almost feel sorry for the guy.  The store clerk even considered asking for leniency for polite thief.  That is until the robber was caught and his story was exposed.

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Category: Grand Rapids News

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