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Noun: Spiel (SPEEL) Definition: A voluble line of often extravagant talk: a speech delivered especially to sell or promote something. Sample sentence: Jonathan called the wireless company with a question about his bill; he was not expecting a spiel from a representative trying to sell him on a more expensive data plan.

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Eating oranges and grapefruit daily seem to help lower the risk of stroke among women, thanks to compounds called flavones they contain. This news comes from reviewing 14 years of follow-up data gathered from 70,000 women participating in the U.S. Nurses’ Health Study, a landmark trial that has been on-going since 1976 and is still […]

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Performances by The Grimms, Pink O’Herod and Flaming Angus will be held tonight as part of an All-Ages Band tonight from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. No admission charge, for more information you can visit www.pwpl.info or call on the phone 226-4323

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Today’s Answer: Fargo Winner: Tom Today’s winner is Tom!  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: Patagium (puh-TAY-jee-um) Definition: 1. The fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels). 2. The fold of skin in front of the main segments of a bird’s wing. Sample sentence: The parrot plucked his feathers so badly that he exposed the patagium on his right wing.

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We know that artificial light at night appears to affect breast cancer risk: studies have shown that the incidence of the disease is higher among women who are working night shifts. This may be because the body’s reaction to light suppresses the normal nighttime production of melatonin, which has the effect of boosting estrogen levels […]

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandament Arena at Northern Michigan University Boulder, Colorado’s own Big Gigantic will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for NMU students and $15 for the general public and available at NMU EZ Ticket outlets, or 227-1032. For more information you can call Northern Arts and Entertainment […]

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Today’s Answer: Saving Private Ryan Winner: Chaz Today’s winner is Chaz!  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: Unabashed (un-uh-BASHT) Definition: Not disconcerted, undistinguished, unapologetic. Sample sentence: I will admit that I am an unabashed fan of the Singing Bee.

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Don’t count on a big breakfast to promote weight loss. Earlier research suggested that a hearty morning meal cuts down on your appetite – and calorie intake – at lunch and dinner. Apparently not. A new study from Germany found that eating a breakfast that totaled 400 calories more than a small one didn’t change […]

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