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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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Tonight and tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Lake Superior Theatre will hold a second set of auditions for “Dandelion Cottage.” The auditions are in Workshop Room #1 at the Peter White Public Library.  

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Today’s Answer: Major League Winner: Casey Today’s winner is Casey!  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: Boniface (BAH-nuh-fuss) Definition: The proprietor of a hotel, nightclub, or restaurant. Sample sentence: Jon’s retirement will be celebrated, but it also means that for the first time in 45 years, the city’s oldest hotel is in need of a new boniface.

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Half the nation’s overweight teens have unhealthy blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar levels that put them at risk for future heart attacks and other cardiac problems, new federal research says. And an even larger proportion of obese adolescents have such a risk, according to the alarming new numbers. People can keep their risk of […]

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Office at 227-2082 or go to http://www.nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre/node/1. Tonight “How I Became A Pirate!” will be presented by The Forest Roberts Theatre at 7:30 p.m. You can contact the Forest Roberts Theatre Box Office for more information at 227-2082 or you can go to their website.

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Today’s Answer: L.A. Confidential Winner: Angela Today’s winner is Angela!  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: Gazette (guh-ZET) Definition: 1. A newspaper 2. An official journal 3. An announcement in an official gazette Sample sentence: I asked my brother to pick up the monthly car-buyer’s gazette when he went into town.

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The higher your blood levels of folic acid, the less chance you may have of developing allergies or asthma. While that conclusion needs to be confirmed by further studies, researchers from Johns Hopkins have reported that folic acid may help regulate immune system responses to allergens (ragweed pollen, dust and other substances that set off […]

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