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Noun: Devoir  (duh-VWAHR) Definition: 1. Duty, responsibility 2. A usually formal act of civility or respect Sample sentence: I have a lot of chores in my house, but taking out the garbage is not my devoir.

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The Empire State Building “run up” happens each winter. Hundreds of competitors race up the 1,576 stairs to the 86th floor; the winner typically finishes in under 11 minutes. You have to be in extraordinary shape to compete in one of these events. To win, you have to take the stairs two at a time, […]

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Today’s Answer: Love Actually Winner: Shane Today’s winner is Shane! 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: Seriocomic  (seer-ee-oh-KAH-mik) Definition: Having a mixture of the serious and the comic. Sample sentence: The intergenerational meal was a seriocomic affair, with the younger generation refereeing the jabs their elders hurled at one another while trying to keep the youngest generation from getting a true sense of just what was going on.

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Sleep apnea, also called obstructive sleep apnea, is a disorder that causes interruptions of normal breathing during sleep. Symptoms include: 1. Heavy snoring 2. Periods of not breathing 3. Waking frequently during the night or experiencing fitful sleep 4. Feeling sleepy or not well-rested during the day Depending on how often and for how long […]

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Today’s Answer:  Uncle Buck Winner: Don Today’s winner is Don! 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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Verb: Placate  (PLAY-kayt) Definition:  To soothe or mollify especially by concession : to calm the anger or bitterness of. Sample sentence: In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.

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If you’re overweight, losing 10 percent of your weight (20 pounds if you weigh in at 200) may cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, even if you regain the pounds you shed within a decade. This finding comes from a national study that included 3,000 overweight people with impaired glucose tolerance, a metabolic […]

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It is once again October, and I realized today what that means…ice time in Lakeview Arena again! Last year I had gotten told about drop-in hockey there and got to go a few times before I had some other things get in the way.  This year though, I’m all set to get rolling on skating […]

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Today’s Answer:  Hook Winner: Justin Today’s winner is Justin! 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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