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Researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School have reported that supplements of ginger root extract reduced markers of colon inflammation that might lead to cancer. The investigators recruited 30 patients at normal risk for colon cancer for their study and randomly assigned them to receive either two grams of ginger root supplements or a […]

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MOVIE: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen ANSWER: “And My Hips are None of Your Business” WINNER: Tanya Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as “The Fantom.” This “League” comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named […]

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The Negaunee Miner boys take their show on the road Tuesday December 13th taking on the Kingsford Flivvers in non-conference basketball.  The Miner girls play Munising at the Lakeview gym that same evening; so head to the gym and watch the girls game, take your radio with you to enjoy the broadcast of the boys […]

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Noun: Zeitgeist (TSYTE-gyste) Definition: The general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. Sample sentence: The movie does an excellent job of capturing the zeitgeist of the early Cold War era.

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The latest on the role of fiber in lowering the risk of colon cancer comes from an analysis of 25 studies that included data on nearly 2 million individuals. The results suggest that increased intake of fiber from cereal and whole grains reduced the risk of colon cancer, while fiber from fruits and vegetables did […]

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MOVIE: The Nightmare Before Christmas ANSWER: “I’d Say It’s Time You Began” WINNER: Rose Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the […]

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Noun: Kibosh (KYE-bosh or KIH-bosh) Definition: Something that serves as a check or stop. Sample sentence: The economic downturn has put a kibosh on many peoples holiday shopping.

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If chapped lips or dry skin are a problem, find natural relief with calendula. This herbal remedy is made from the petals of the ornamental “pot marigold” flower, and is available in tinctures, oil, lotions and creams – look for products with at least 10-percent extract of Calendula officinalis. A gentle, effective remedy for dry […]

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Noun: Wallaroo (wah-luh-ROO) Definition: 1. A large reddish-gray kangaroo (Macropus robustus) — called also euro. 2. Either of two kangaroos (Macropus antelopinus and M. bernardus) related to the wallaroo. Sample sentence: Wallaroos are among the approximately 200 species of marsupials found in Australia, New Guinea, and neighboring islands.

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If you have ever had the good fortune to drink freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, you undoubtedly have been amazed at how much better it tasted than the concentrated or bottled varieties. The reason is that fresh juice, unlike commercial juice products, has not been heat treated, a process commonly used to kill pathogens […]

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