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What to Avoid During Rockford’s Current Heatwave
As I write this, Rockford's current temperature reading is only 84 degrees. However, before the day is out, we'll see temps over 90 degrees with a heat index that goes even higher. The next several days may bring even warmer temperatures--maybe even as high as 95.
Let’s Be Careful With Those Deep Fried Turkeys, Rockford
For all of you who claim that no method of cooking a turkey even comes close to being as good as a deep-fried turkey, well, you'll get no argument from me. For me though, as Inspector Harry Callahan once observed, "a man's got to know his limitations." Risking incineratio…
Illinois is One of the Best States for Teen Drivers
I'm not generally a nervous person. I wouldn't go so far as to call myself unflappable (there have been moments in my life when I've been highly flappable, to be honest), but I'm lucky enough not to suffer with much anxiety...although when my 16 year old got his driver's lic…
Kayak Fisherman vs. Shark–Place Your Bets
It's a shark-filled summer so far. Attacks in North Carolina (7 at last count), paddleboarders being harassed by great whites in California, and now, Captain Ben Chancey, off the coast of Stuart, Florida, doing battle from his kayak.
As I started to watch the video, my first thought was, &qu…
British Army Parachutist Saves Teammate From Death
The British Army Parachute Regiment has an outstanding show team called "The Red Devils" that's quite famous and very well regarded.
Today, they're even more famous and even better regarded because of an incident at a recent airshow. The team was performing at the Whi…
Death-Defying Cat Takes a Wild Ride
As a cat owner, I'm well aware that a cat can find itself in some of the strangest places and positions, but the place and position of this particular cat had my palms sweating.
From USA Today:
What more can we say? This cat is so much cooler than all of us...

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