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2012-06-01 08:52:35

Indiana University researchers found that the highly active middle-aged subjects in their study appear to avoid the arterial stiffening -- when arteries become less compliant as blood pumps through the body -- that typically comes with aging. A reduction in compliance of the body's large arteries has been shown to occur with age and with inactivity. It also is considered a risk factor, predictive of future cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure and stroke. The study compared...

2010-09-14 10:59:00

MINNEAPOLIS, SAINT PAUL and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) announced today that Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Bloomington, Minn., will host the 2015 Summer National Senior Games - one of the largest recurring multi-sport events in the United States and the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Tentatively scheduled for July 2015, this 16-day event will bring in excess of 13,500 male and female athletes - ages 50 and...

2009-02-19 10:54:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- An error in the most recent edition of the local AT&T phone book and the Yellow Book directed Monroe Hospital callers to an entirely different kind of service -- an adult entertainment hotline. And callers who expected to schedule their next appointment instead found they could get anything they wanted for "$3.99 a minute," according to the hotline. Both an advertisement and a phone number listing in the white pages featured correct...

2008-12-16 08:22:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover footage from a second Indiana Planned Parenthood clinic shows an emerging pattern of abuse, as more clinic counselors evade their legal responsibility to report the statutory rape of young girls. The new footage is the second video in Live Action Film's "Mona Lisa Project," a series of investigations documenting how secret abortions keep young girls trapped in cycles of sexual abuse. In the video, shot undercover this summer at a...

2008-08-21 21:00:35

Today Community- Resource information fair for seniors; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Eureka Nazarene Church fellowship hall. Sponsored by Woodford County TRIAD and Eureka Public Library's "Prime Time." Disaster preparedness seminar, 10 a.m.; lunch stand open, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.- U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson mobile office hours; 10:30 a.m. to noon, Clinton City Hall; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Weldon Library; and 3 to 4:30 p.m., Farmer City City Hall.- Twin City Tale Spinners; 6:30 p.m., Bloomington Public Library...

2008-08-21 21:00:21

FYI Stay updated Visit www.pantagraph.com for the latest road closures. Long term A list of long-term road projects, including work in uptown Normal, is updated weekly in Monday's Pantagraph. New Locust Street, between Prairie and McLean streets in Bloomington, will have one eastbound lane closed through Friday for sewer repair. Today Office hours - U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson will have mobile office hours from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Clinton City Hall; 1 to 2:30 p.m., Weldon Library; and 3...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'