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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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I was watching a band play a few weeks ago and I got to strike up a conversation with the bassist after their set.  I’m a bit interested in guitar pedals and gear (to say the least) so I had to ask what he was using. And one of them that he pointed out was […]

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A weekly fish dish could improve your brain health and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. To get the brain boost, the fish has to be baked or broiled, not fried, according to researchers from the University of Pittsburgh who found that consuming a serving of fish at least once a week seems to help […]

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The Negaunee Miner boys took on Escanaba on Thursday night coming out on top by a final score of 57 to 34. Join us on Friday the 6th when the Negaunee Miner girls will take on Manistique with tip-off at 7:45pm and pre-game at 7:15pm. Only on your home for Negaunee Miners basketball all season […]

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Marquette – 01/05/12 – Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc of Raleigh, NC and Marquette, MI today announces the first clinical use of nanOss Bioactive 3D, a three-dimensionally shaped addition to its flagship biologic bone graft product line, nanOss Bioactive.  The new nanOss Bioactive 3D bone graft utilizes proprietary nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite as well as a collagen-based biopolymer […]

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Noun: Epithet (EP-uh-thet) Definition: 1. A characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing. 2. A disparaging or abusive word or phrase. 3. The part of a taxonomic name identifying a subordinate unit within a genus. Sample sentence: The online message board’s terms of service prohibits […]

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Taking supplements to overcome a vitamin D deficiency may cut the risk of dying by more than half compared to people who remain deficient. This finding comes from a University of Kansas analysis of data on more than 10,000 patients. The researchers first found that 70 percent of patients in the population they studied were […]

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Adverb: Headlong (HED-LAWNG) Definition: 1. With the head foremost. 2. Without deliberation: recklessly. 3. Without pause or delay. Sample sentence: Sue’s impulsive when it comes to romance and often rushes headlong into relationships, with little thought given to their long-term viability.

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Even those products labeled “green” emit hazardous compounds not listed on the labels, report researchers from the University of Washington. They detected 133 chemicals in 25 popular products they analyzed, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, shampoos and air fresheners. More than half the products studied were the top […]

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