The Tax Attic — by Jerry Coon — August 26, 2010

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Business federal tax rules revised  The Internal Revenue Service is keeping busy this summer. In a previous article, I discussed various court cases that involved the IRS and taxpayers. Auditing taxpayers is one way the IRS keeps busy. Those audits from time to time develop into court cases. Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Another manner of staying busy is by revising the [...]

A Message for You

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The gift of here and now by LAURIE TENHAVE-CHAPMAN First Congregational Church of Rockford I like to think of myself as an optimistic, carefree person. But I have this uncanny predisposition to see potentially dire mishaps in the simplest and safest of settings. For example, I might be watching a play in a beautiful, old Chicago theatre. I admire the chandelier gracing [...]

Obituaries — August 26, 2010

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Ragsdale Mr. James “Rags” Ragsdale, age 66, of Rockford passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 20, 2010. He grew up on the west side of Grand Rapids and delivered the newspapers from a very early age (often getting up at 4 a.m.). In 1962, he graduated from Union High School, where he played baseball. Jim enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, [...]

Words on Weather & Climate

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  Weather is not climate   by CRAIG JAMES Everybody please repeat after me: weather is not climate, weather is not climate. It seems all the rage now days to blame every extreme weather event on what is called climate change (if it is a cold event) or global warming (if it is a warm event). But you simply cannot blame any one weather event, or even a short series of [...]

Rockford businesswomen learn about volunteer opportunities

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A group of women who work in and around Rockford enjoyed a night of great company, atmosphere and food as they learned about more ways to volunteer. The Wednesday, August 18 event was held at Grill One Eleven and was sponsored by Woman’s Life, a philanthropic organization begun in 1892. The evening included introductions and each person explaining why volunteering is [...]
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