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2010-05-03 06:07:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cazoodle is pleased to announce the launch of its Vacation Rental vertical search destination at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco. The service is powered by Cazoodle's revolutionary structured data extraction technology.

2010-03-11 13:44:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfram Alpha LLC, creator of the breakthrough Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine, today announced the appointment of Barak Berkowitz as Managing Director.

2010-02-05 13:45:24

On Tuesday, representatives of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank shared results of a national study sponsored by Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

2009-09-28 10:52:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Illinois alumnus and NASA astronaut Lee Archambault returned from an out-of-this-world experience in March.

2009-08-10 23:54:43

Psychological wealth may do more than financial wealth to get people through tough times, two U.S.

2009-06-24 12:59:07

Miami Dolphins rookie Vontae Davis says a person arrested this month in Illinois under his name and address isn't him. A Champaign, Ill., police report indicated that someone with Davis' name and Washington address was arrested June 9 and charged with unnecessary vehicular noise and driving without a valid license.

2009-06-23 17:55:39

Ex-Wilco musician Jay Bennett died after an accidental overdose from a prescription painkiller, the Champaign County coroner in Illinois announced Tuesday. Bennett, the band's former keyboardist-guitarist, died May 24 at his home.

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2009-04-23 19:53:02

Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz have donated $1 million to his alma mater, the University of Illinois, the famed film critic announced. The Chicago Tribune said the Chicago Sun-Times film reviewer's gift will go toward establishing the Roger Ebert Program for Film Studies Fund.

2009-03-30 12:41:45

An Illinois man who helped create a car that transforms into an airplane said the vehicle will be available for public purchase within about two years. Sam Schweighart, 31, of Paxon, Ill., said the Terrafugia Transition, which took its first flight March 5, is expected to retail for about $194,000, the Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette reported Monday. He said about 50 people have already put down $10,000 deposits on the transformable vehicles. Schweighart, who holds a Ph.D.


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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'.