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Noun: Damask (Dam-usk) Definition: 1. A firm lustrous fabric (as of linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) made with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms. 2. Hard elastic steel ornamented with wavy patterns and used especially for sword blades; also, the characteristic markings of this steel 3. A grayish […]

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Despite being one of the most preventable and curable cancers, over 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed and over 50,000 people die from this disease each year. One in 19 men and one in 20 women will develop it over their lifetime. The American Cancer Society recommends a colonoscopy for everyone over age […]

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Mindy Miller, LMSW, Senior Therapist with Marquette General Behavioral Health will present a program on issues relating to obessive-compulsie disorder tomorrow afternoon from noon to 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library. You can call 226-4318 or visit the PWPL’s website for more information.  

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Today’s Answer: Terminator 2: Judgment Day Winner: Ted Today’s winner is Ted! 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: Menagerie (muh-NAJ-uh-ree) Definition: 1. A place where animals are kept and trained especially for exhibition or a collection of wild or foreign animals kept especially for exhibition. 2. A varied mixture. Sample sentence: The Alpine-themed restaurant had a curious menagerie of cuckoo clocks on the wall of its dining room.

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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice, a major ingredient in Indian curries, and the source of American mustard’s bright yellow color. Used as both medicine and food for centuries, accumulating evidence suggests that this relative of ginger is a promising preventive agent for a wide range of diseases, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory […]

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From 6 to 8 tonight during The Doug Garrison Show at UpFront and Company a Business to Business Social Hour will be held. For more information you can call the Marquette Downtown Development Authority at 228-9475.

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Today’s Answer: Shaun Of The Dead Winner: Donna Today’s winner is Donna! 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: Proficient (pruh-FISH-unt) Definition: Well advanced in an art, occupation, or branch of knowledge. Sample sentence: When he attended an outdoor adventure camp, Mark became proficient at identifying animal tracks.

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The benefits of regular meditation are well known – the relaxation response it engenders can result in lower blood pressure, decreased heart and respiratory rates and can even level out mood swings. New research from UCLA suggests that the long-term practice of meditation leads to beneficial brain changes called gyrification, a “folding” of the cerebral […]

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