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    Need Vacation ideas for W. Coast of Florida

    Marco Island -- I've been there once-a-year, every year, since 1991 (thanks to my in-laws having a place there). Not once have I ever encountered someone selling a time share. There are no chain restaurants (there is 1 Burger King & 1 McDonald's). You can find information here...
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    Potential "bachelor" Summer Sports Vacation destinations?

    Of the parks I've visited, the one I would suggest as a "MUST-SEE" is PNC Park (Pittsburgh). Here is a long write-up I did on the trip after returning (2007): Friday morning, my friends Sandi and Elaine arrived at my house and we embarked on our journey in Sandi’s SUV. During the ride, we...
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    Chief Merchandise
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    Chief Merchandise

    If you can provide a link to that, I would appreciate it. I just went through all 14 pages of Illinois merchandise listed at the NCAA Official Store and didn't find a single Chief item. If I can find proof that they are, in fact, hypocritically benefitting from selling Chief items while...
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    Champaign Urbana Construction Projects

    Awwww...spent many a Thursday night singing "American Pie" there.
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    The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake - 9.0 undersea megathrust earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant emergency

    If you've got a couple of minutes for one more video...this one is taken from street level. The videographer has to climb a series of stairs to back away from the rushing water as he's recording. The audio really tells the tale of how loud the rushing water was as well...
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    As good as this bar is," said the Scotsman, "I still prefer the pubs back home. In Glasgow, there's a wee place called McTavish's. The landlord goes out of his way for the locals. When you buy four drinks, he'll buy the fifth drink." "Well, Angus," said the Englishman, "At my local in London...
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    How does your Illini room compare to ilphotog's?

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    How does your Illini room compare to ilphotog's?

    I do not have an impressive collection myself. However, a local couple in Rochester can compete. I believe I posted some pics from a tailgate at their house last summer, but here are a few of them: