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2011-02-11 06:20:00

UPDATED President Barack Obama unveiled plans on Thursday to expand high-speed wireless Internet access to nearly all Americans while pledging to cut the deficit by $9.6 billion over the next decade. "We can't expect tomorrow's economy to take root using yesterday's infrastructure," said the president, speaking from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. The $18 billion plan is part of Obama's "Win the Future" initiative unveiled last month during his State of the Union...

2009-07-28 08:00:00

Two thirds of all different species of freshwater crabs are at risk of becoming extinct, says a new survey.That means that freshwater crabs are some of the most endangered of all groups of animals reviewed thus far. This research is the first worldwide evaluation of the extinction danger of any collection of freshwater invertebrates.Crab species in Southeast Asia are the most vulnerable, mainly due to habitat devastation and pollution.Scientists from the Zoological Society of London and...

2008-09-11 12:00:19

U.S. Olympic Athlete Resumes Training and Classes Using Lenovo PCs Lenovo Kristy Fair, 919-257-6329; krisfair@lenovo.com Logo: http://www.lenovo.com Lenovo today announced that Northern Michigan University deployed 6,000 ThinkPad notebooks to provide all full-time Wildcats easy and secure access to more than 700 Web-based classes this fall. Less than one month after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, student athletes enrolled in the United States Olympic Education Center at NMU are...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.