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2008-08-06 15:00:56

By Diane Heldt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 6--CEDAR FALLS -- University Hospitals in Iowa City lost an estimated $6 million in patient care revenue when the hospital was forced to cut back on clinic and surgical services during the June flood.

2008-08-04 12:01:14

By Kristina Andino, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 4--Nine Eastern Iowa school districts were among 60 that received reminder letters at the end of last school year from the Iowa Department of Education that they could be entering dangerous financial waters.

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Eric Clark, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 3--C EDAR RAPIDS -- Jane Pini doesn't have much in common with "Honky-Tonk Highway" by Rob Nassif. Pini is an old-school rock 'n' roll singer, while "HonkyTonk Highway" is a musical about a fictional country music star.

2008-08-02 12:00:42

By Meredith Hines-Dochterman, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 2--C EDAR RAPIDS -- It was a routine ultrasound that changed their lives. Kevin and Heidi Schmidt were halfway through their first pregnancy, with everything progressing as it should. Then the screen revealed something abnormal.

2008-08-01 15:00:18

By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 1--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Barack Obama challenged a Cedar Rapids audience to follow their gut and "take a chance on change" when they vote for president this fall.

2008-08-01 12:00:54

By Jennifer Hemmingsen, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Aug. 1--CONESVILLE -- Eight migrant workers say they were unfairly fired from their jobs picking watermelon and detasseling corn here, and they've called on Mexican immigration officials for help.

2008-07-31 12:00:59

By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul.

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By James Q. Lynch, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul.

2008-07-26 21:00:28

By Stephen Schmidt, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul.

2008-07-24 12:01:12

By Kristina Andino, The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Jul. 24--CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cedar Rapids school leaders say they will ask the federal government for $6 million to provide services and free meals this school year to hundreds of students displaced by the June flooding.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.