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French Parliament approves measure against anorexic models

April 4, 2015 PARIS (AP) — In one of the most image-conscious cities on earth, France’s Parliament has moved to make it a crime to use anorexic models or encourage anorexia, as authorities try to crack down on th... more »»

A look at a frontier town

April 4, 2015 The little hamlet of Eagle River, Michigan is a remarkable village. In spite of its charm and uniqueness, Eagle River shares a rather common history with other American mining settlements. more »»

Alcohol use a widespread problem

April 2, 2015 HANCOCK — Alcohol abuse is a problem for both children and adults, but there are treatment methods that can potentially help. more »»

Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

April 2, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It’s hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilator. more »»


March 30, 2015 HANCOCK — The following births occurred recently at Portage Health in Hancock: • Lindsay and Hans Nyberg are the parents of son, Elliot Andres Nyberg, born March 19, 2015 • Shelby Merrick and Thoma... more »»

An ode to libraries

March 28, 2015 TUSCON, Ariz. — Shelves upon shelves of novels, picture books, dictionaries, how-to-books, technical manuals, annual reports. more »»

Iron Mountain author releases 5th book

March 28, 2015 HOUGHTON — Themes of mystery, adventure, and love lie around each corner of “Deep Purple Lilacs,” the fifth book by Iron Mountain author Ida M. Nord, now available in local book stores. more »»

Game show is lottery, Monopoly combo

March 28, 2015 LOS ANGELES — It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host. more »»

Writing and other adventures

March 28, 2015 This month I’ll be helping start a writing group open to anyone over the age of 21 that will meet twice a month on Tuesdays. The main reason for the over-21 rule is that we’ll be meeting at the KBC. more »»

Animal shelters let kids cozy up to pets at summer camps

March 28, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Children who love to dance, act or play sports have summer camps specialized just for them. more »»

Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83

March 28, 2015 STOCKHOLM — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday. more »»

Tunisians assure Star Wars sets safe from IS

March 28, 2015 TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — It was a flood of messages from concerned friends abroad that alerted the president of Tunisia’s Star Wars fan club that the sets of his beloved film were under attack by... more »»

Blaze on Fire Island ruins landmarks

March 28, 2015 MINEOLA, N.. more »»

Elvis lives: tribute artist Tony Rocker returns to Calumet Theatre

March 26, 2015 MILWAUKEE?— From his dazzling jumpsuits to his signature moves to his famous voice, Milwaukee-based Elvis tribute artist Tony Rocker is bringing the sights and sounds of the king of rock n’ roll to... more »»

Weight loss in a pill?

March 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Losing weight can be tough, and any pill or supplement that promises to boost the effort can sound like a good idea. Some can be effective, too, according to Aspirus pharmacist Abrah Mak. more »»

Study: Ebola takes worst toll on babies, other young kids

March 26, 2015 Ebola has taken its greatest toll on babies. more »»

Communist Daughter brings band to Orpheum

March 26, 2015 Communist Daughter singer/songwriter Johnny Solomon and singer Molly Solomon have performed at the Orpheum before as a duo, but tonight they’re bringing the band. more »»

‘Insurgent’ underwhelming

March 26, 2015 "Insurgent," the sequel to 2014's "Divergent," takes the restraint and self-importance of the first film and replaces it with excitement and silliness, for better or worse. more »»

Don Keranen Memorial Jazz concert at the Rozsa

March 26, 2015 HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Jazz Studies program presents the Don Keranen Jazz Memorial Jazz Concert with Special Guest Kathy Kosins at the Rozsa Center on Saturday, March 28,... more »»

New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

March 26, 2015 LONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction “to be a normal 22-year-old. more »»



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