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Rockford Sweetheart Splash Feb 12, 2011

Last year at the 15th annual Rockford Sweetheart Splash I battled the "cold, icy" Rogue River, and despite the bone-chilling temperatures, I believe I won. This year I seem to be losing my nerve.

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(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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Who will be the Royal Wedding Singer?

Among tabloid speculations:  Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, even Elton John. Who will play the royal wedding? People Magazine gives some insight.

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Keep the tips up doesn't work for XC skiing
photo by Gene Parker
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Who Says The Snow Is All Bad

There are two things you can do in the Midwest during winter; and since it's cold everywhere else, moving is no longer a good option.  The second choice is much more fun.  Get outside and get moving. Lamoreaux Park on Coit Avenue in Grand Rapids is a beautiful spot to go Cross-Country Skiing. It's relatively flat and takes you right near the Grand River.

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Adoreable...Stephanie & her son, Dakota
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Fun Pics From Today’s Live Broadcast At The Grand Re-Opening Of The Jenison Goodwill

Didn't really know when I woke up this morning if anyone would venture out into the wintery weather, it looked worse than it was.  I don't make it out much to that side of town but Jenison and Georgetown township is a nice area

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The London Ice Sculpting Festival Returns To Canary Wharf
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2011 London Ice Sculpting Festival

It's pretty much winter all over America (well, at least in 49 out of 50 states) but London is really rocking the ice right now. Check out these cool -- make that cold -- photos from the 2011 London Ice Sculpting Festival.

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Toning Shoes: Fitness or Fiction?

I won't lie, I'm ready to jump on the toning shoe bandwagon. Not the chunky ones that look mildly corrective, but the ones that get the hot guy to check you out because he's not distracted by your ugly shoes. Yeah, those.  The ads are persuasive: get in shape without going to gym,  get a workout while you walk, get the butt of your dreams. So, do they work at all? A  study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) says maybe not:

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(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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We’re not very healthy!

On our show this morning, Chuck and I talked about the "healthy states" ranking just out and that Michigan is 30th out of 50 states, and in the top 10 for most obese states.  UGH!  What can we do?  GET MORE SLEEP!

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Diana & Charles Spencer
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What Was The Best Thing About Meeting Charles Spencer Last Night At The GRAM?

I had so many people ask me in the office, on Facebook, and on the air today, "What was it like to meet Princess Diana's brother?  What was the most memorable thing?  Were you nervous?  I was doing just fine, watching everyone else react

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Chess Pieces created by the Ice Brigade at Rosa Parks Circle
photo by Gene Parker
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Ice Chess Battle At Rosa Parks Circle

A thinking persons game on Ice? Rosa Parks Circle hosted the Ice Chess Battle Tuesday afternoon. The Ice pieces were made by Randy Finch and Ice Sculptures, LTD of Grand Rapids. The Food Network was on hand to film the icy battle

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Kim and Ginger Met Lord Spencer at GRAM!

Last night Kim Carson and Ginger, a very special winner in the River's Royal January, headed to a cocktail reception at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. They got to meet Diana's brother, Charles Spencer!

Detroit Auto Show Previews Newest Car Models From Around The World
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Drive the Future @ Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has always been about the future.  Click here and see what cars you'll be driving soon.  The  Show runs from January 15  - 23 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.

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Helen Devos Children's Hospital
photo by Gene Parker
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Helen Devos Children’s Hospital Open Tuesday

Helen Devos Children's Hospital will offically opens its doors Tuesday.  After years in the planning stages, it is a big day for health care in West Michigan.  Hospital workers will move patients Tuesday from the old hospital to the new hospital.  It took hospital officials one year to work out the logistics of the move.

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