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Noun: Xylograpy (zye-LAU-gruh-fee) Definition: The art of making engravings on wood especially for printing. Sample sentence: Francine uses a rubber-stamping technique in her art that is reminiscent of Chinese xylography.

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The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will feature a class called “Defined by Water—Sea Kayaking the U.P.” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome’s Room 101-B. Sam Crowley, an avid kayaking explorer and teacher, will talk about the different places and seasons that sea kayaking in the U.P. offers. This […]

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Vibration machines are heavily promoted as a way to strengthen bones, but they didn’t provide this benefit for a group of postmenopausal women who signed on for a yearlong study of the machines’ effectiveness. Researchers at Toronto General Hospital recruited 202 women whose bone mass was low but not bad enough to require treatment with […]

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MOVIE: Armageddon ANSWER: “Damn Glad To See You, Boy” WINNER: Rob It is just another day at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a few astronauts were repairing a satellite until, out of nowhere, a series of asteroids came crashing into the shuttle, destroying it. These asteroids also decimated New York soon thereafter. Then, […]

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Noun: Junket (JUNK-ut) Definition: 1. A dessert of sweetened flavored milk with rennet. 2. a: A trip, journey: as a trip made by an official at public expense. b: A promotional trip made at another’s expense. Sample sentence: The senator was criticized for making a junket to a posh resort in Panama, claiming it to […]

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If you have had your teeth whitened by bleaching – either by your dentist or with home teeth-whitening kits – you may be able to keep them that way by eating certain foods. Dentists at Wake Forest Baptist Health say that apples, green beans, cauliflower, carrots, celery and other firm fruits and vegetables can help […]

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MOVIE: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure ANSWER: “All We Are is Dust In The Wind, Dude” WINNER: Rena In the small town of San Dimas, a few miles away from Los Angeles, there are two nearly brain dead teenage boys going by the names of Bill S, Preston ESQ. and Ted Theodore Logan, they have […]

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  The Negaunee Miners – Munising Mustangs boys basketball game scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th has been postponed due to to the Lake Effect Snow event in the Central U.P. Once rescheduled, we will post the details here to www.wkqsfm.com Go Miners!!    

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Noun: Graupel (GROU-pul) Definition: Granular snow. Sample sentence: As we sat inside enjoying the cozy warmth of the fire, the storm deposited an inch of graupel on the deck.

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Your memory might be sharper if your diet contains lots of choline – a micronutrient found in some fatty foods, including egg yolks. A new study from Boston University School of Medicine suggests that adults whose choline intake was highest did better on memory tests than those whose intake was lowest; they were also less […]

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