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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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Mark & Walt Live from Huron Mountain Bakery! Stop by from 6am to 9am on Wednesday, November 2nd at their Marquette location! Marquette, Michigan — This Wednesday Sunny 101.9′s very own Mark & Walt will be on the road LIVE from Huron Mountain Bakery in Marquette from 6am to 9am! Stop by both Huron Mountain […]

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Adjective: Cerulean (suh-ROO-lee-un) Definition: Resembling the blue of the sky Sample sentence: The painting depicted a series of tall, verdant trees surrounding a cerulean lake.

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Consuming too much black licorice may cause abnormal heartbeats, or arrhythmias, particularly in older adults, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Black licorice contains the compound glycyrrhizin, which can cause the body’s potassium levels to fall. In some people, this can lead to, besides arrhythmias, edema (swelling), lethargy or congestive heart failure, the FDA […]

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Noun: Virga (VER-guh) Definition: Wisps of precipitation evaporating before reaching the ground. Sample sentence: The virga trailing the evening clouds created an eerie backdrop for our Halloween expedition.

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Calls to poison control centers reporting glow stick “poisoning” appear to increase during Halloween. Glow sticks are minimally toxic, but do pose a slight health risk. Contact with the liquid, such as through digestion, can cause irritation or vomiting. Kids who ingest glow stick liquid shouldn’t need to visit the hospital, but their parents should […]

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Adjective: Precipitate (prih-SIP-uh-tut) Definition: 1. Falling, flowing, or rushing with steep descent: also precipitous, steep. 2. Exhibiting violent or unwise speed. Sample sentence: Our precipitate decision to invest in the company proved unwise.

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