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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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Adjecctive: Diligent (DIL-uh-junt) Definition: Characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort: painstaking. Sample sentence: After many hours of diligent research, the students were finally ready to compile their results.

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Following previous research suggesting that green tea affects metabolism, researchers at Penn State fed obese mice epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a compound found in most green tea, and also put them on a high fat diet. Another group of mice, serving as controls, were fed the same high fat diet but no EGCG. The investigators found that […]

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Marquette – 12/05/2011 – 45¢ to mail a letter in southern Miami, to Juneau, Alaska?  I think that’s a good value. BUT… the U. S. Postal Service says that’s not enough. They are losing 4 billion dollars this year. OK,  what do you do to save Postal services? First Class now takes 2 days…OK No […]

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Iron Mountain – 12/06/2011 – Last night, the Iron Mountain City Council moved to ban future permits for local businesses to open and sell Spice, a new synthetic marijuana. No permits will be issued to local businesses in the city limits. On a personal note, I support this council’s efforts. And I’d like to see […]

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  The Negaunee Miner Girls take their 2 – 0 record to Escanaba Tuesday Night December 6th for a battle with the Eskymo’s.  Negaunee has beaten Gladstone and Manistique so far this season, and are looking for a second win against a GNC opponent.  Mark Evans has the call, pre-game at 7:10, opening tip is […]

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Noun: Crux (KRUKS) Definition: 1. A puzzling or difficult problem. 2. An essential point requiring resolution or resolving an outcome. 3. A main or central feature (as of an argument). Sample sentence: The crux of the city’s problem with traffic congestion is that many people find the buses to be unpredictable and don’t trust them […]

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