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Adjective: Parochial (puh-ROH-kee-ul) Definition: 1. Of or relating to a church parish. 2. Limited in range or scope (as to a narrow area or region): provincial, narrow. Sample sentence: The book is marred by the parochial viewpoint of its author, who fails to take into account the interplay between local and global economies.

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You’re more likely to get a good night’s sleep if you perform moderate exercise for at least 150 minutes a week – that’s only 30 minutes a day for five days. This finding from Oregon State University comes after reviewing data on more than 3,000 adults between ages 18 and 85 who participated in the […]

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My kids use it. Since the beginning of our lives, my wife & I use it. Our parents have been around since 1934 and still use it each year. And my deceased great grand parents whom relocated from Europe and Holland, the Deckers, always used them. It’s that bright small clear light bulb with that […]

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The winter storm in Marquette and across a lot of the UP stopped many people from going out and about today. But not Dee Dee from Sunny 101.9 WKQS FM. She got picked up and dropped off at work today in this John Deere tractor! Way to arrive in Style. While you are out and […]

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Adverb or adjective: Incommunicado (in-kuh-myoo-nuh-KAH-doh) Definition: Without means of communication: in a situation or state not allowing communication. Sample sentence: Human rights groups continue to petition the government to allow them access to prisoners who are being held incommunicado.

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The most popular spice in the world, black, green and white peppercorns all come from the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum), native to Asia. Black pepper is the whole, partially ripened fruit; green is the unripe fruit; and white is the peeled seed. Black pepper is a proven antibacterial agent, and compounds in this spice […]

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Adjective: Maladroit (mal-uh-DROYT) Definition: Lacking skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations: inept. Sample sentence: Jim’s maladroit management of the construction project caused it to take months longer than expected to be completed.

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The best cure for a hang-over is prevention. Of course, if you don’t imbibe in the first place, you won’t end up with the cotton mouth, aching head, and upset stomach on the morning after the night before. But if you do indulge with a few cocktails, here are a couple tips to ease the […]

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Adjective: Dulcet (DUL-sut) Definition: 1. Sweet to the taste. 2. Pleasing to the ear. 3. Generally pleasing or agreeable. Sample sentence: At the concert, Kate leaned back in her seat, closed her eyes, and enjoyed the dulcet tones of the harp solo.

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Bluff Street Ramp Southeast Stair Tower Closure The Bluff Street Ramp Southeast Stair Tower will be closed beginning Monday, January 2, 2012 for resurfacing of the floor. Project completion is weather dependent; however, it is tentatively scheduled to re-open on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.  The elevator tower will remain open during this time.

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