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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Paula Creamer celebrates after holing an eagle putt to seal victory in a playoff during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday in Singapore. (Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images,) .
Paula Creamer celebrates after holing an eagle putt to seal victory in a playoff during the final round of the HSBC Women's Champions at the Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday in Singapore. (Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images,) .
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Paula Creamer Sinks 75-Foot Eagle Putt to Win LPGA Tournament [Video]

Golf. It is the most frustrating sport known to man.

Trying to hit that little ball hundreds of yards into a hole that's only slightly larger? Impossible.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs (On Saturday) [Audio]

Each Friday, we here at “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replace our regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collection.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from this week:

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Joe Rogan Talks Jiu Jitsu, Brain Damage and Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Comedian, actor, writer and MMA commentator Joe Rogan joined us on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" once again this morning to promote his latest comedy special, "Live from the Tabernacle," which premieres Friday at midnight on his website.

We also got on the topic of Joe’s jiu-jitsu past, as well as sensory deprivation tanks, of all things!

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Trooper Paul Butterfield
(Photo: Michigan State Police)
Trooper Paul Butterfield (Photo: Michigan State Police)
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WZZM-13: Jury Finds Eric Knysz Guilty of Killing State Trooper Paul Butterfield

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Music Friday Songs (On Saturday) [Audio]

Each Friday, we here at “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replace our regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collection.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from this week:

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Winter Olympics: Team Fry Roots on U.S. Women’s Hockey and its Favorite Player

By Hayli Goode | BSU at the Games

Wesley Fry walked into his family’s Chandler, Ariz., living room on Christmas Eve dressed as Santa Claus.

His sister, Lyndsey, who pretended to be the elf passing out gifts, followed him.

The annual family skit was going as usual, but then came the deviation. Lyndsey decided to use the skit to surprise her family with some big news.

From Santa’s bag, she pulled out a scroll with the words Team Fry emblazoned across it.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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