Words on Weather & Climate — March 11, 2010

Your Carbon Footprint by CRAIG JAMES There are many places you can go online to calculate what is called your “carbon footprint,” or how much carbon dioxide your daily activities release into the atmosphere. A Google search of “CO2 calculator” brought up over 700,000 hits in .36 seconds. I’ve even seen carbon dioxide emissions included […]

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Education Blackboard — March 11, 2010

SCHOOL BEAT In three words by BOB SIEGEL, Principal Valley View Elementary Most of the good things that happen at Valley View Elementary School are not my ideas! That may seem like a startling admission for a principal to make, but it’s humbly true. We are blessed to have many talented,  bright and creative staff […]

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Classifieds — March 11, 2010

HELP WANTED Looking for a new direction? Earn money when you sell with this commission-based job. No weekends or evenings. All materials supplied. No start up fees! Make 20¢ on every dollar sold! Plus, you get your own desk! Must be over 18 years, have valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. Full or part-time available […]

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Alice revisits Wonderland—Movie a teen hit and record-setter

“Alice in Wonderland,” with the amazing Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, is now showing at NorthStar Cinemas.	Photo composition by C&N

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  With the Disney movie “Alice in Wonderland” opening simultaneously in area theaters last Friday, March 5, we headed out to catch the opening at our hometown movie venue, NorthStar Cinemas. Wanting to catch this movie with one of our favorite actors, Johnny Depp, we had an ulterior motive. Your scribes […]

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RHS presents Les Misérables

From left to right, back row to front row: Doni Owens, Eponine; Jacob Loader, Javert; Alex Bird, Jean Valjean; Bretton Johnson, Marius Pontmercy; Emily Kolenda, Cosette.  

For those looking for a truly special event to attend, look no further than our own Rockford High School, for a heartfelt and touching performance of the epic theater work Les Misérables. The show will be March 18 through 20 and March 25 through 27, at 7 p.m. The classic, which premiered on Broadway in […]

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