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Kids these days spend much too much time in front of screens – computers, video games, television, whatever. A new study from Oregon State University found that parents, and not the presence of electronic devices, are key to whether or not kids become sedentary. The researchers compared four parenting styles, authoritative (high warmth and control), […]

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Noun: Maquette  (ma-KET) Definition:  A usually small preliminary model (as of a sculpture or a building) Sample sentence: At the town meeting the architect presented a maquette of the proposed new school, which will include a state-of-the-art gymnasium and media center.

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Today’s Answer: The Blind Side Winner: Kim Today’s winner is Kim!  She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Noun:Palisade (pal-uh-SAYD) Definition: 1. A fence of stakes especially for defense, or a long strong stake pointed at the top and set close with others as a defense. 2. A line of bold cliffs. Sample sentence: The biggest structure on the lot was a palisade made from wood harvested on the property, making the entrance […]

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A search for the term “fat-free” in the grocery section on Amazon.com brings up 3,386 products; “low-fat” yields 3,597. That’s a vast array of food products in which no- or low-fat content is touted as a virtue. Many of them compensate for the fat’s absence with extra sugar, corn syrup or other added sweeteners. But […]

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Today’s Answer: The Lost World: Jurassic Park Winner: Goofas Today’s winner is Goofas!  He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Adjective: Gibbous ( JIB-us) Definition: 1. Marked by convexity or swelling 2. Having a hump: humpbacked Sample sentence: The gibbous shadows that could be seen on the horizon were those of oxen pulling plows.  

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Wearing tight clothes can compress a sensory nerve called the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve that runs from the abdomen through the thigh. The compression can cause numbness, tingling, and a burning pain in the legs above the knees, a condition called “meralgia paresthetica,” also known as “tingling thigh syndrome” and now sometimes termed “tight jean […]

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Today’s Answer: Tron Winner: Wendy Today’s winner is Wendy!  She wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Noun: Nectar   (NEK-ter) Definition: 1. The drink of the Greek and Roman gods 2. Something delicious to drink 3. A beverage of fruit juice and pulp 4. A sweet liquid that is secreted by the nectaries of a plant and is the chief raw material of honey Sample sentence: After working for hours in the […]

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