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Verb: Discriminate (diss-KRIM-uh-nayt) Definition: 1 a. To see the special features of. b. To perceive a difference in: differentiate. 2. To distinguish by discerning or exposing differences; especially to distinguish from another like object. 3. To make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit. Sample sentence: One of the […]

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Green Bay, WI  – A few weekends ago I headed down to Green Bay for a family vacation and another Lambeau Field experience.  I have been to quite a few Packer games and being able to watch a game on the Lambeau tundra never gets old.  My Dad has been taking me to a game […]

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Using canola oil for cooking might help protect against colon cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from South Dakota State University have reported that canola oil apparently reduced the incidence of cancer in lab rats to by almost two thirds. The study showed that a diet containing canola oil inhibited both the size and […]

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Founded last year, website Mostly Midwest has been finding, discovering, reviewing and posting under-appreciated music from the Midwest. Much of the music is more folk orientated, but has been straying out into punk, rock and hip-hop that the members like as well. I’m glad to see people get into action to promote music from Michigan […]

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If you have itchy, red eyes that seem worse than is typically experienced with seasonal allergies, you may have pink eye. Also known as infectious conjunctivitis, pink eye is an inflammation of the membrane (called the conjunctiva) that lines the eyelid and eyeball. Pink eye can be due to an allergic reaction to pollen, dust […]

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Noun: Patina (puh-TEE-nuh) Definition: 1 a. A usually green film formed on copper and bronze by exposure to moist air and often valued aesthetically for its color. b. A surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use. 2. An appearance or aura that is derived from association, habit, or established character. 3. […]

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“I HAVE A ROSE GARDEN” WINNNER: MIKE Andrew Shepherd is approaching the end of his first term as President of the United States. He’s a widower with a young daughter and has proved to be popular with the public. His election seems assured. That is until he meets Sydney Ellen Wade, a paid political activist […]

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Noun: Onomatopoeia (ah-nuh-mah-tuh-PEE-uh) 1. The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (buzz, hiss) 2. The use of words whose sound suggests the same. Sample sentence: Bam, pow, crash and other words created by onomatopoeia flashed on the screen throughout the show’s fight scenes.

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Upper Peninsula, Michigan UPPCO Plans Electric Outage in Sawyer area on November 11, 2011 (Ishpeming, MI)- To improve electric reliability, on Friday, November 11, Upper Peninsula Power Company (UPPCO) will undergo a planned electric outage for customers residing and doing business in the Sawyer area. About 1,500 UPPCO customers who live in this area will […]

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Iodine, a non-metallic mineral, is required by humans in trace amounts for proper development and growth. An iodine deficiency leads to an enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), slowed metabolism and weight gain, as well as other symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue and intolerance of cold. It can also cause neurological, gastrointestinal and skin abnormalities. Humans […]

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