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Adjective: Halcyon (HAL-see-un) Definition: 1. Calm, peaceful 2. Happy, golden 3. Prosperous, affluent Sample sentence: Although Grandma spoke longingly of the halcyon days of her childhood, Jamie suspected all had not been as perfect as she recalled.

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Can eating grapes mitigate the negative effects of a diet high in salt on blood pressure and, by extension, heart disease? Researchers at Michigan State report that grapes could lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation in the body and reduce signs of heart muscle damage, and suggest these effects are due in part to the naturally […]

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You can join Northern Vegans at Upfront and Company tonight at 6 p.m. for a casual dinner. Order a vegan dinner off the menu.  No RSVP is required and all are welcome.  For more information you can visit online www.northernvegans.com or call 236-1279

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Today’s Answer: Four Weddings and A Funeral Winner: Maria Today’s winner is Maria! 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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Adjective: Tempestuous (tem-PESS-chuh-wus) Definition: Of, relating to, or resembling a tempest: turbulent, stormy Sample sentence: Because the player’s relationship with his manager had grown more tempestuous over the course of the season, the decision to trade him benefited everyone.

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Snacking on raisins a few times a day may help lower your blood pressure if you have pre-hypertension, a condition affecting one of every three Americans. Prehypertension is defined as having systolic pressure (the top number) from 120 to 139 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) or a diastolic (lower number) pressure from 80 to 89 […]

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Today’s Answer: The Blues Brothers Winner: John Today’s winner is John! 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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Noun: Recidivism (rih-SID-uh-viz-um) Definition: A tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially a relapse into criminal behavior. Sample sentence: The judge took the rate of recidivism into account when assigning penalties for various criminal offenses.

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Sipping a daily dose of a vitamin D fortified Persian yogurt drink called doogh seems to dial down inflammation in people with type 2 diabetes. Inflammation, which is now being recognized as a root cause of many chronic diseases, can lead to heart disease and stroke and other complications of type 2 diabetes. Researchers in […]

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Tonight at 7 p.m. the film “Paper Clips” will be presented as part of the DocuMonday film series in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. The film runs for 87 minutes and is rated G. You can call 226-4318 or visit the PWPL website.                 […]

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