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2008 

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 Tampa Bay Bucs fullback extrodinaire, Mike Alstott has announced his intention to retire from the NFL, a move not unexpected after a neck injury kept him out of the 2007 season. This injury was an unrelated to a neck injury suffered in 2003.The Buccanneers all-time touchdowns leader and arguably...
01/25/2008
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The stage is set for sports biggest show, the Super Bowl.As expected, the New England Patriots have skipped into Arizona with an 18-0 record; the first of its kind. Unexpectedly, the New York Giants have made their way to the desert to attempt to thwart them on their path for perfection. The Patr...
01/21/2008
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So I'm up watching TV late last night.....11:30 or later, who really knows? I catch the last half of multi-platinum rapper, Snoop Dogg's new reality show: Father'hood. I've seen the show before and I like it. To me it's both funny and interesting to see a "big-bad" rapper at home vacuuming, playi...
01/21/2008
I, like many youths in this great land of ours, spent my summers off school playing baseball. I grew up on a cul-de-sac in Lockport, Illinois with 5 houses on it. My family lived in the first home on the right as you drove in. Counter-clockwise, Erik 2 years my minor (in my brother's class) lived...
01/09/2008
Wally Backman was hired by the Northern League's Joliet Jackhammers in mid- December to be their new manager!  Woopdie Doo, you say? Well Mr. Backman has an interesting story. You probably remember Backman best from his days throughout the 1980s with the New York Mets. Backman was selected 16th o...
01/09/2008
It's too early for this to about 8 fan-bases of pro football fans...but to just about anyone else, we're counting down the days until pitchers and catchers report. In honor of Danny Thornton and Rich Dansereau's new group Baseball 101- here's a story I had on another outlet last season: Baseball,...
01/07/2008
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 Finally, it has arrived... American Gladiators is back!!! I've been waiting anxiously for the return of the athletic-inspired competition that pits mortal men and women, like you and me, versus Gladiators with bodies that make make Adonis insecure.The original series ran from 1989 to 1996 in syn...
01/07/2008
This was inspired by an awesome blog by Beth Incorvati about an issue she had at a closing table in which an agent confronted her about the co-op she had agreed to when she saw that Beth's was higher on the closing statement.As a buyer's agent it is my responsibility and duty to make as much mone...
01/05/2008
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I had a dealing with a lender last spring/ early summer that I'm now far enough removed from to comment on. My clients were ones that purchased a nice property through me the previous year. They own multiple additional properties in my region and one in Florida as well. They make mega bucks in th...
01/03/2008
This is the year-end report for market share in Coal City, Diamond, Carbon Hill, IL per MLS statistics of closed transactions January 1st 2007- December 31st, 2007. I'm proud to say that Onorato Real Estate is again, the leader in properties sold. In a local, family-owned, office of 14 Realtors, ...
01/02/2008
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