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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 13, 1995
James Garner is back in his second Rockford TV movie, and let's just say you can't win them all, Jimbo."A Blessing in Disguise," which airs at 9 tomorrow night on WJZ (Channel 13), is long on sophomoric satire and very short on plot. In fact, you could measure the amount of plot with an egg timer.In a script written by series producer Stephen Cannell, Angel Martin (Stuart Margolin) plays a bogus TV minister. When Rockford sees his old buddy on television wearing Rockford's missing sportscoat, he goes after the coat -- and Angel.
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By Glenn Graham | March 12, 2010
Tonight's Blast game Rockford Rampage (6-11) at Blast (10-7) Time: 7:35 Video: B2TV.com Outlook: The Blast made it five straight with Saturday's 12-11 win over Monterrey, gaining valuable breathing room in second place of the Major Indoor Soccer League and moving just one game behind the Milwaukee Wave (11-6) with three games to play. While the Blast has turned things around (it had lost its previous five games), the Rampage has taken a nose dive into last place with seven straight defeats.
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October 15, 2000
Rockford, Ill., was the nation's most affordable housing market for the second quarter of 2000, as higher mortgage rates between April and June hurt borrowers' buying power. The National Association of Home Builders' Housing Opportunity Index reported that families earning the median income of $50,200 could afford to buy 58.4 percent of the homes sold nationwide in the quarter, down 4.4 percent from last year. In Rockford, in the Midwest region, families earning the median income of $55,300 could afford 89.3 percent of homes sold.
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By Sports Digest | February 22, 2010
After nearly 32 minutes of scoreless play, Rod Dyachenko scored the first of four second-half goals to give the visiting Blast a 9-0 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the Rockford Rampage on Sunday night. Sagu , who missed Friday's 12-8 victory because of a red-card suspension, made 16 saves en route to the second shutout of his Blast career and the second in franchise history. The Blast (7-7) moved to within 1 1/2 games of first-place Monterrey La RaZa and into sole possession of third place - the final playoff spot.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2009
The Blast won its fifth pro indoor soccer championship in seven years Saturday night, fending off the Rockford Rampage, 13-10, before a vociferous announced crowd of 9,857 at 1st Mariner Arena. Red and white confetti flooded the arena after goalkeeper Sagu clutched the ball as time expired in the first National Indoor Soccer League title game. Baltimore's league-leading defense turned away the six-attacker formation used by the Rampage over the final two minutes to conclude its home season with a 9-1 record and lift the big trophy for the second straight season.
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By Darryl Mellema and Darryl Mellema,Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 12, 2009
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A few things happened for the first time yesterday in the Blast's second visit of the season to the Rockford Rampage. First, the Blast got behind, which had not happened in the previous five games this season. The Blast never led in the contest and fell for the first time this season, 14-6. "To be honest with you, we didn't play well enough," Blast coach Danny Kelly said. "Right from the get-go, they were putting us under pressure. Basically, we got outworked." The Blast (5-1)
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By Kent Baker | April 11, 2009
Rockford Rampage @Blast Time: 7:35 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena Radio: WCBM (680 AM) (also Webcast at RockfordRampage.com) Outlook: The Blast goes for its fifth championship in seven years against a team it defeated three times during the regular season. Rockford (10-8) gained the final by defeating Monterrey LaRaZa on a golden goal by Enrique Tovar after they split two games. The Blast won the regular-season title with a 14-4 record. Tovar leads the Rampage with eight points in four games against the Blast; Machel Millwood, a first-team All-NISL pick, had 10 points against Rockford.
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By Kent Baker | January 11, 2009
Matchup: Blast (5-0) at Rockford Rampage (3-3) Time: 6:05 p.m. Site: MetroCentre, Rockford, Ill. Radio: 680 AM Outlook: The Blast takes its National Indoor Soccer League-leading record and defense to Rockford for the second time in search of a third victory over the first-year entry. The Blast has 14-4 and 11-2 wins in the series and would top last season's 5-0 start with a victory. Machel Millwood leads the Blast with 18 points, followed by three others, Carlos Garcia, Giuliano Celenza and Robbie Aristodemo, with 13. G Sagu has allowed a meager 5.44 points a game.
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November 12, 2009
Date/Time/Opponent Nov. 13/7:35/Rockford Nov. 21/7:35/ Philadelphia Dec. 13/6:05/@Monterrey Dec. 18/7:35/Philadelphia Dec. 27/6:05/@Rockford Dec. 31/3/@Milwaukee Jan. 8/7:35/Monterrey Jan. 9/7:35/Milwaukee Jan. 17/6:05/@Monterrey Jan. 23/7/@Milwaukee Jan. 30/7:35/Milwaukee Feb. 12/7:35/Philadelphia Feb. 14/6:05/@Monterrey Feb. 19/7:35/Monterrey Feb. 21/6:05/@Rockford Feb. 28/4:05/@Philadelphia ...
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January 4, 2005
On January 1, 2005, LINDA S. BEALL, wife of John Beall, loving sister of Barbara Zechman and her husband Duane, Dena Leizear and her husband Bob, Sandra Hawkins, Rockford Hawkins and his wife Donna, 4 nephews, Rockford Jr., Christopher, Nicholas, and Jeremy, step-daughter Amanda Beall and granddaughter Emily. Prayer services will be held on Tuesday January 4, 2005 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Clemens Church, 2700 Washington Ave, Baltimore, MD.
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By Sports Digest | December 28, 2009
The Blast improved to 4-1 and moved into sole possession of first place in the Major Indoor Soccer League with a 10-8 victory over the host Rockford Rampage on Sunday. Rookie Max Ferdinand led the Blast with a career-high three goals. Lucio Gonzaga scored the game-winning goal at 11:31 of the fourth quarter. Bato Radoncic scored the first goal of the second half to give Rockford a 6-3 lead, but Ferdinand took over from that point, scoring the next two goals. He recorded his second 3-pointer in the fifth minute to tie the score at 6, then scored his third goal in the ninth minute to give the Blast its first lead of the game, 8-6. Erik Lukin scored the last goal of the quarter to tie the score at 8. The Rampage had started the second quarter with a power-play goal from Semir Mesanovic to take a 2-0 lead.
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,glenn.graham@baltsun.com | November 14, 2009
The Blast had plenty to celebrate as it opened its Major Indoor Soccer League season Friday night against the Rockford Rampage at 1st Mariner Arena. The game marked the 30th year of professional indoor soccer in the city, and an energized crowd of an announced 9,614 helped the team enjoy the raising of last season's championship banner. All that remained was bringing home a win, but the Rampage spoiled the party. Rockford defender Chris Brisson scored 9:47 into overtime as the Rampage was able to outlast the Blast for a 10-8 win in a rematch of last season's championship game.
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By Glenn Graham | November 13, 2009
Aside from a brief announcement from the coach just beforehand, Wednesday's practice for Blast midfielder Robbie Aristodemo was no different from the others. The 32-year-old veteran was one of the first players to arrive and the last to leave, and in between the coming and going he was his usual persistent self. Aristodemo battled in the corners during a scrimmage, showed a little displeasure when a drill wasn't executed properly and made time to give positive words of instruction to one of the team's younger players.
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November 12, 2009
Date/Time/Opponent Nov. 13/7:35/Rockford Nov. 21/7:35/ Philadelphia Dec. 13/6:05/@Monterrey Dec. 18/7:35/Philadelphia Dec. 27/6:05/@Rockford Dec. 31/3/@Milwaukee Jan. 8/7:35/Monterrey Jan. 9/7:35/Milwaukee Jan. 17/6:05/@Monterrey Jan. 23/7/@Milwaukee Jan. 30/7:35/Milwaukee Feb. 12/7:35/Philadelphia Feb. 14/6:05/@Monterrey Feb. 19/7:35/Monterrey Feb. 21/6:05/@Rockford Feb. 28/4:05/@Philadelphia ...
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2009
The Blast won its fifth pro indoor soccer championship in seven years Saturday night, fending off the Rockford Rampage, 13-10, before a vociferous announced crowd of 9,857 at 1st Mariner Arena. Red and white confetti flooded the arena after goalkeeper Sagu clutched the ball as time expired in the first National Indoor Soccer League title game. Baltimore's league-leading defense turned away the six-attacker formation used by the Rampage over the final two minutes to conclude its home season with a 9-1 record and lift the big trophy for the second straight season.
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By Kent Baker | April 11, 2009
Rockford Rampage @Blast Time: 7:35 p.m. at 1st Mariner Arena Radio: WCBM (680 AM) (also Webcast at RockfordRampage.com) Outlook: The Blast goes for its fifth championship in seven years against a team it defeated three times during the regular season. Rockford (10-8) gained the final by defeating Monterrey LaRaZa on a golden goal by Enrique Tovar after they split two games. The Blast won the regular-season title with a 14-4 record. Tovar leads the Rampage with eight points in four games against the Blast; Machel Millwood, a first-team All-NISL pick, had 10 points against Rockford.
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September 12, 2003
On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, HELENE B. SCHWEIKER, 82, of Rockford, IL, died in Provena Cor Mariae Skilled Care Center. Born May 22, 1921 in Philadelphia, PA, daughter of Matthew and Helen Cunningham McNally. Married Joseph B. Schweiker on June 7, 1947. Helen and Joseph lived and made numerous good friends in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Richmond, VA and Rockford. Graduate of West Catholic High School, Philadelphia where she was active in band and chorus, having recorded the famous 20's tune, "Alice Blue Gown".
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By Chicago Tribune | December 26, 1994
ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Charles Morris wasn't so lucky when it came to love.His marriage to Mercedes Thomas basically lasted two years before the couple separated in 1969.Mr. Morris, 53, of Rockford, tried to divorce Ms. Thomas once, but his wife wouldn't go for it, he said in court papers.Another time, he said, he consulted with a lawyer about filing for divorce only to learn that he couldn't afford the legal fees.When Mr. Morris finally had enough money for a divorce in 1992 -- a year after winning $2.89 million in the Illinois Lottery -- his estranged wife demanded part of the windfall.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2009
One hour after tonight's match against the Rockford Rampage at 1st Mariner Arena, the Blast will board a bus and take a six-hour ride to Springfield, Mass., try to catch some winks, then check into a hotel shortly after dawn. Half a day later, the team will be at Eastern States Coliseum against the Massachusetts Twisters before the return trip to Baltimore. Logistically, it is the Blast's toughest weekend of the season. "This is definitely different," Blast midfielder Robbie Aristodemo said.
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