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2009-02-17 12:36:00

"Runway to Nowhere" Ad Campaign Unveiled to Tell the Truth About OMP CHICAGO, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at a press conference at Chicago's City Hall, a broad coalition of groups who don't always agree found a common theme: Stop the OMP -- the $20 billion expansion Boondoggle at O'Hare Airport -- calling it the "Runway to Nowhere." The coalition -- spearheaded nationally by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and a consortium of...

2009-01-27 10:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- SpectraFluidics Inc., a company that specializes in creating chemical detection technology, has named Casey Hare its Vice-President of Systems Engineering. In his new role, Hare will serve as the Company's system architect. He will expand the Company's ability to deliver reliable and robust chemical detection to the market. In addition, he brings manufacturing and product development experience to the SpectraFluidics technical team....

2008-08-28 00:00:26

By Thomas Sutcliffe Last Night's TV MY ZINC BED BBC2 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? BBC1 Einstein successfully predicted that a massive heavenly object would be able to bend light, in a process known as gravitational lensing. He didn't, as far as I know, fully explore the application of this theory to the field of television drama, but big stars can affect our observations here, too. To watch Uma Thurman in My Zinc Bed, David Hare's television adaptation of his own stage play, was to contend...

2008-03-24 01:56:49

Just in time for Easter, the oldest rabbit relation is bounding onto the scientific scene. Tiny foot bones from a 53 million-year-old rabbit ancestor represent the oldest known record of hippity-hoppity mammals and their closest evolutionary relations, according to a new study. The ankle and heel bones were discovered in a coal mine in Gujarat, in west-central India, and recently found by a team of paleontologists to belong to the Lagomorpha, a classification of mammals that...

2008-03-20 00:20:00

One day last spring, fossil hunter and anatomy professor Kenneth Rose, Ph.D. was displaying the bones of a jackrabbit's foot as part of a seminar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine when something about the shape of the bones looked oddly familiar.That unanticipated eureka moment has led researchers at the school to the discovery of the oldest known record of rabbits. The fossil evidence in hand, found in west-central India, predates the oldest previously known rabbits by...

2007-04-17 12:00:28

CHICAGO, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Barbara's Bookstore, Chicago's popular and award-winning neighborhood bookstore, is coming to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The City of Chicago has approved the award of a retail concession contract for five new "Barbara's Bookstores at O'Hare" to a joint venture called Barbara's Bookstore O'Hare JV. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060705/NYW034LOGO http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070417/NYTU101LOGO ) The...

2006-04-17 16:49:33

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state. Efforts are under way to increase their numbers by preserving habitat where they live. The numbers have fallen as development pressures have claimed shrub-filled farm fields where the rabbits live. The state and conservationists are working on plan to preserve spots where the rabbits still live and restore...

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Antelope Jackrabbit, Lepus alleni
2014-08-27 09:30:16

The antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni) is a species of hare that can be found in North America. Its range extends from south-central Arizona in the United States to Sinaloa, Sonora, and northern Nayarit in Mexico and includes Tiburon Island in Mexico and the far southwestern areas of Chihuahua. This species can be found in a variety of habitats including deserts, grassy hills, and plains, as well as urban environments. It holds two subspecies known as Lepus alleni tiburonensis and Lepus...

Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average body length between 16 and 30 inches and a weight of up to 4.3 pounds, with females growing...

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
2012-05-03 12:23:42

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris), is found in the coastal and marsh covered regions of the eastern and southern United States. It is sometimes called the marsh hare. This rabbit has three subspecies, and the range for them is small. The Carolina marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris palustris) inhabits mainland areas. The Florida marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris paludicola) inhabits the peninsula regions of Florida, but is not found along a northern area of the Miami coast. Only found...

White-sided Jackrabbit, Lepus callotis
2012-04-27 08:34:55

The white-sided jackrabbit (Lepus callotis) has a limited range extending from northwestern and central Mexico to southern New Mexico in the United States. This rabbit is also called the Mexican Hare. There are two subspecies of the white-sided jackrabbit. It prefers a habitat at high elevations, living in open plains and on plateaus.  This rabbit will not live where there are mountains or hills, and will also avoid areas where trees and shrubs are dominate. The body length of this rabbit...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'