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What may seem like a harmless way to store potatoes may actually be a breeding ground for deadly bacteria. Researchers investigating an outbreak of botulism in the United States in 1994 traced the source to a bacteria-produced toxin that formed when baked potatoes were stored in aluminum foil at room temperature. Botulism can cause severe […]

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Adjective:  Catawampus  (kat-uh-WOM-puhs) Definition: 1.  Off-center, askew, awry 2.  Positioned diagonally, cater-cornered Sample sentence:  Jill walked outside into the wind, which promptly knocked her hat catawampus.

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Noun:  Amanuensis  (uh-man-yuh-WEN-sis) Definition:  One employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript. Sample sentence:  Mark worked as an amanuensis for a judge who needed to compose his opinions orally while recovering from cataract surgery.

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Marquette – The Marquette Senior High School Class of 1976 will be having a reunion on Friday, July 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in downtown Marquette. There will be a live band and refreshments. Tickets are $25 per person. Please send a check made out to “Class of ’76″ and mail [...]

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Marquette – Dance Zone will feature a Latin dance night on Friday, July 1 beginning with a free salsa dance lesson at 7 p.m. at 1113 Lincoln Avenue, Marquette. A Latin dance party will be offered from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission to the dance is $5 for the general public, $2 for full-time students. [...]

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Ishpeming – The Westwood High School class of 1991 will celebrate its 20 year reunion beginning with a night on the town on Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. at the Congress and at Jack’s Tee Pee in Ishpeming. A formal get-together will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 6 p.m. Saturday at the [...]

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Munising – The U.P. Book Tour 2011 will feature an innovative reading, panel discussion and book signing with Jonathan Johnson, Ron Riekki, and Russ Thorburn on Friday, July 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore in Munising. The tour features 60 plus writers, 50 plus events, 30 plus days [...]

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Ishpeming – The U.P. Book Tour 2011 will feature a reading and book signing with Dan Ames, Marty Achatz, Matthew Gavin Frank, Beverly Matherne, and Jane Piirto, hosted by Ron Riekki on Friday, July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Ishpeming Carnegie Library. The tour features 60 plus writers, 50 plus events, 30 [...]

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Negaunee – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter will celebrate the week of Independence Day with UPAWS pets. Adoption specials for this week only will be adult dogs for $25, adult cats for $25 or less, kittens for $40 and all senior pets (all age 8 and up) will be offered free! Adoptions include spay/neuter, [...]

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A new study suggests that apples and tomatoes may help prevent respiratory disease. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom studied 2,633 adults and found a link between the intake of apples and tomatoes and the subjects’ respiratory health. Those who ate five apples or three tomatoes per week scored highest on […]

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