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If you live near a noisy highway or anywhere close to traffic sounds, you may be at increased risk of high blood pressure. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Sweden, which found that adults who live near the noisiest roads were much more likely to report high blood pressure than individuals who live […]

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MOVIE: RED ANSWER: “Wanna Get Pancakes?” WINNER: ROSE Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank’s life are his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker Sarah […]

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Verb: Defer (dih-FER) Definition: 1. Put off or delay. 2. To postpone induction of a person into military service. Sample sentence: The minister advised the young couple that it would be wise to defer getting married until they had finished school.

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Even if you’re carrying a few extra pounds, if you get in shape and stay in shape – and you’re male – your risk of death from cardiovascular disease or other causes will be lower. Researchers from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health followed more than 14,000 white, financially secure middle-aged […]

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Sunny friends. who is he deer hunter in your family? Just ask them if they are ready for the big bear hunt with a big 2400 grain bullet? Bullets with the power of ten 30-6 rifles in one. It packs 25,000 pounds of energy. Can you imagine shooting this gun? Take a peek. Would you […]

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Noun: Spendthrift ( SPEND-thrift) Definition: A person who spends wastefully. Sample sentence: David complained that his eldest son was quite the spendthrift, and was always writing home from college requesting more money.

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You may be able to get your chocolate habit under control if you take a 15- minute walk during the day. That’s the word from Britain’s University of Exeter after researchers looked at consumption in 78 “regular chocolate-eaters.” They divided their study participants into four groups, all of which abstained from chocolate for two days […]

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MOVIE: Cannonball Run (1981) ANSWER: “He May Be a Little Overqualified for This Job” WINNER: Jeff A wide variety of eccentric competitors participate in a wild and illegal cross-country car race.

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Noun: Calaboose (KAL-uh-booss) Definition: Jail: especially a local jail. Sample sentence: The chief entertainment at our family gatherings is always the stories my uncles tell of their wild youthful antics, some of which landed them in the calaboose for a night.

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Meet John Smolens, the award winning author of “The Anarchist” and “Cold,” on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Shiras Room. Smolens will read and discuss his newest novel, “The Schoolmaster’s Daughter,” published on September 1, 2011. The Schoolmaster’s Daughter is a gripping historical novel set in Boston in 1775. […]

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