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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing - When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]
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Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida - African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history] 2863 words
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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change - ... 2014.) Consequently, the behavior of the Everglades ecosystem and climate has also been modified by human innovation and urbanization. The creation of drainage ditches, levees, and increased agricultural land are all instances of rearrangement of the natural environments surrounding the tree islands in the swamplands of the Everglades and have resulted in changes of the tree island biota (Willard et al. 580-581). The main influence of these changes became evident in 1910 to 1930 as urbanization increased and agricultural land use demanded dryer land for farming....   [tags: Southern Florida diverse ecosystem]
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Florida versus Jardines - Citation: Florida v. Jardines/ Supreme court of Florida/ 2013, 133 S. Ct. 1409 Facts: On November 2006 the Miami-Dade police department received an anonymous tip that the home of Joelis Jardines was been used to grow marihuana. On December 2006 two detectives along with a trained drug sniffing dog approached Jardines home. At the front door the dog signaled for drugs, as well as the detective who smelled the marihuana coming from inside. Detectives then wrote an affidavit and obtained a search warrant that confirmed the growth of marihuana in Jardine’s home....   [tags: Florida Supreme Court cases] 592 words
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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change - The Overflowed Lands Act of 1850 approved 81,000 km2 of federal land to be given to the State of Florida, which marks the start of the economic history of southern Florida. The International Improvement Fund (IIF) then used these granted lands in 1855 to encourage development by means of land reclamation. Railroad and canal companies were then given land in an effort to make new lands accessible for colonization. In the late 1800’s, land drainage projects were headed by prosperous entrepreneurs and the first railroad completed its connection with Miami, serving to provide access to southern Florida....   [tags: Southern Florida, Economic History, Landscape]
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Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America - Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students....   [tags: american history, florida]
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Florida Swampy History: Work Project Administration - The legends and songs tell many things about a culture and person. The only probably was people did not know the meanings of them or the origin. In 1935, President Roosevelt started Work Project Administration. The purpose was to make jobs during The Great Depression. The WPA mission was to bring people the history of the countries writing, “The WPA guides, or as they were known in the 1930s, the American Guides, were designed less to encourage tourism than to serve as histories”. (Bengal) The project head, Henry Alsberg, wanted writers like Zora Hurston and John Cheever, but Zora Hurston was one of the few with experience....   [tags: touring florida, dysfunctional marriage]
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The Effects of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening on the Florida Citrus Industry - For citrus growers in Florida, the future is uncertain. Two bacterial diseases, named citrus canker and citrus greening disease, have devastated countless acres of trees across the state. For an industry that “generates about $8.9 billion a year,” this is no small issue (“Citrus Greening”). The Florida Citrus Grower’s Association would like to import a landrace of orange discovered in China that is resistant to citrus greening disease and test it in Florida to discover its effects on both citrus canker and greening....   [tags: Florida Citrus Industry]
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Florida Panther - As the deer fed at the marsh's edge, it's tail flickering as it nibbled tender and ripe green growth. Then the nervous animal pauses in it's feeding and lifted its head to listen. Whatever hint of danger the deer had sensed was ignored once the threat could not be located. It stamped a forefoot, lowered its head and began to eat once more, this deer had failed to detect a Florida panther that was downwind (going into the wind) crouched low in the underbrush. Amber eyes however, estimated the distance between himself and the deer....   [tags: Florida Panther Restoration]
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The Issue of Casinos in South Florida - Casinos on the 2014 ballot. Political committee lays the groundwork “After failing to persuade the Florida Legislature to pass a bill to open South Florida to mega resort casinos, gambling interests have taken the first steps to bring the issue directly to voters in 2014. A political committee under the name of “New Jobs and Revenues for Florida” was created April 10 with the purpose of promoting a “statewide constitutional initiative re gaming.” The committee chairman is Tallahassee lawyer and lobbyist John French and its treasurer is a political committee consultant and accountant Nancy Watkins of Tampa....   [tags: Social Issues]
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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida - ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs] 602 words
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The Water Supply of Florida - The water supply of Florida is important for a number of reasons. But it is crucial because it not only helped develop human society but it is also continually sustaining it. There are a number of phases and processes that take place to make this happen. There are numerous stages that take place simultaneously in the hydrologic cycle and this includes evaporation. This is when the water alters from a liquid state into a gas. The damp air from the water rises into the atmosphere and when it cools, the vapor condenses and shapes into clouds....   [tags: hydrologic cycle, aquifers, irrigation system]
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Experiencing Marathon at the Florida Keys - On our 10-day 'vacay' we decided to stop for a several night stay-over at a quaint town which is halfway along the Florida Keys. It's called Marathon, and I do credit it to the famous and wondrous Seven Mile Bridge. It should get billing as one of the 7 Wonders In Our Manmade World, and you'll see beautiful watery scenes on both sides yet in different colors of blues and greens. Serenely breath-taking as the bridge goes from miles of flat driving over shallow water to arching up high in the sky just as you embrace Marathon....   [tags: Sights, Events, Hotels] 882 words
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Insurer Bad Faith in Florida - Insurer Bad Faith in Florida Millions of claims are filed with insurers every year in Florida. Unfortunately, some portion of them are resisted by the insurance company for its own self-interested reasons. Rather than working with the insured to see that all the benefits due under the policy are paid to the person who has diligently been sending premiums to the insurer in exchange for financial protection, these “bad faith” insurers do what they can to deny, delay and minimize the claim. Why. The short answer is that most people don’t bother to fight an insurer’s denial of a claim, so the insurance company gets to keep the money that it would have had to pay to those people....   [tags: insurance company, benefits] 561 words
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The Film Industry in Florida - Florida is known for many things like its fresh oranges, its sunshine and warm climate, its beautiful beaches, its Everglades National Park, cigar factories and many more interesting things. There is also one more thing that adds on to Florida’s popularity and it is its film industry. The film industry in Florida is one of the largest in the United States. In 2006, Florida was ranked third in the U.S. for film production, after California and New York, based on revenue generated. Who knew Florida would also be famous for its film industry....   [tags: kalem studios, winter film capital] 1355 words
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Seving in Florida by Barbara Enhrenreich - There were two major issues that Ehrenreich has with working in the restaurant. The first one is the management and the second issue is the amount of money she makes. The management is views as the enemy to the employees; making new rules for the staff and the endless accusations about the employees behaviors. The salary for restaurant employees makes it hard to secure housing, prescription drugs, and any unexpected expense. “Serving in Florida” written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a reflected recap of her time working in the restaurant industry....   [tags: restaurant and hospitality management] 894 words
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My Family's Trip to Florida - Here we are, packing in the nice, warm, mellow sun. The sweet-scented flowers of May are blooming. The huge amount of supplies goes into the back of our big, white van. Everyone’s face has a sincerely eager smile. I look at my mom’s smile, and I can swear that it’s as open as a crocodile’s. We’re taking a family trip down to Florida. All of us hop into the big, white van. “We’re going to Florida” is just about the only thing I can hear anyone saying for the whole trip. The trip is going to take forever....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative] 1195 words
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The Cattle King of Florida - The Cattle King of Florida Francis Asbury Hendry was commonly referred to as “Berry” and was known as the “Father of Fort Myers.” He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He spent many years serving in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives. As a soldier, statesman, and cattleman; Captain Francis Asbury Hendry was a strong historical figure who accomplished a lot in life. Berry was born about 18 miles from Thomasville, Georgia on November 19, 1833. His parents were James Edward and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Florida Manatee: endangered species - The manatee has been on the endangered species list since the year 2001. This is caused from pollution in the water, power boats, and slow reproductivity. As a result, humans are putting an effort into saving these sea cows. The Florida Manatee’s scientific name is Manatus latirostris. The scientific genus name Trichechus, means hair in Latin. The name manatee comes from the Haitian word, "manati". A common term for manatees and dugongs is the “sea cow”. This name is most likely from the fact that manatees are herbivores, just like cows....   [tags: Manatee] 606 words
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The Dade Massacre: Florida Memory - Treaties associated with Payne’s Landing and Fort Gibson in 1832, under the Andrew Jackson administration were written, to remove Seminole Indians out of Florida to the Westside of the Mississippi River. The Seminole Indians were to be made part of the Muscogee Creek Nation and would be given a piece of the countryside, and re-admitted to all privileges as members of the same. After years of no progression to the end state, a show of military presence was necessary and was placed into order. On 21, December 1835, six companies throughout the Florida peninsula, were ordered to go to Fort Brooke in Tampa Bay to aid in the eviction of the Seminole Indians....   [tags: seminole indians, payne's landing, fort gibson]
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The Cultures of Miami, Florida - Located on the lower east coast of Florida the city of Miami is bordered by the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Going east from the city the islands of Key Biscayne and Miami Beach help shelter the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, giving Miami a naturally protected harbor. The elevation of the city never rises above 40 feet and within most neighborhoods the elevation stays under 10 feet. The highest undulations are the Miami rock ridge which is found along the coast. A majority of the city lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay which contains hundreds of natural and artificially created islands, the largest being Miami Beach and South Beach....   [tags: languages, ethnic identities] 1014 words
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British Rule in Florida - ... Soon after the attack the American Revolutionary War was almost about to happen. Some loyalists remained well..loyal to the British during that time period. The 2 sides as in the east and west side were very royal colonies. Even though the Spain had ruled for a longer period time. The British had one advantage they were able to recruit permanent settlers. Most of Florida's officials were looking to save money to keep public services going. The Proclamation of 1763 outlawed settlement west of the appalachians to the newly acquired Florida....   [tags: colonists, spanish] 1735 words
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Florida vs Sexual Predators - The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]
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river city: Jacksonville, Florida - Growing up in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, was the greatest childhood experience I could ever hope for. I was born into the same fruitful city that I was brought up in. Despite Jacksonville, Florida, being the largest city land area size in the lower forty-eight states. It provided me a feel of city life, while at the same time providing me with the slow pace of country life. It was a city of multiple personalities, Jacksonville held so many opportunities for so many different experiences, from the industrial side of the Northside, the fast paced feeling of a big city, the soothing waves of the beaches, the open range feel of the flat plain of the west side, to the suburban life of the...   [tags: Personal Narrative, Skyline]
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Florida Catastrophic Planning Initiative - The Florida Catastrophic Planning (FLCP) Initiative was conducted under the auspices of the National Catastrophic Planning Process (CPP), as mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which was amended by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007. The Act of 2007 expanded the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in preparing for catastrophes as a result of the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina (Ruback et al., 2010). FEMA was given specific requirements to better prepare for catastrophic disasters and the FLCP planning process embodies one the first major tests of the CCP....   [tags: Government] 935 words
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Vacation in Orlando, Florida - It's easy to spend too long trying to figure out the best place to spend your next vacation. In fact, spending hours on a computer looking at different options, half of which might not even be attractive to yourself, could be just enough to give yourself a headache. But then think about what you hear about most often, when visiting a theme park within the Continental United States. While famous celebreties proclaiming “I'm going to Disney World!” is indeed just an add campaign paid for by Disney themselves, it easily brings to mind all the memories of famous theme parks you remember....   [tags: informative essay]
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Colonizing Florida - The Spanish had great expectations of Florida despite disastrous results from expeditions such as Ponce de Leon and Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon's. In a description of the panhandle region from Hernando de Soto's campaigns, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, “The Province of Apalache is very fertile and abundantly provided with much corn, kidney beans, pumpkins, various fruits, much venison, many varieties of birds and excellent fishing near the sea.” Notwithstanding the environmental benefits, the Spanish were ultimately unsuccessful in establishing a plantation economy in Florida....   [tags: American History]
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Florida Abolitionists - Hello everyone thanks for taking the time to listen to my story. I have always had an interest in the abolishment movement for as long as I could remember. I started reading abolishment editorials and that really captured my interest and I was moved by the words. I knew I wanted slavery to end but I had no Idea how I was going to stop it. When I and my family moved to Pensacola Florida I started working and I had to the opportunity to have a few jobs such as carpenter, boat builder, mechanic, and sailor....   [tags: Abolitionists, slavery, ] 561 words
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East or West: Florida versus California - Florida is a place for fun and time with family. There are endless activities to do, whether it’s being a beach bum for the day or going to Disney World with the family. When deciding where to live, one choses by what makes them happiest and is more convenient for their schedule. California and Florida are both places with beaches galore and Disney parks, but what it all comes down to is which state is a more desirable place to live. A state’s climate can play a huge role in whether or not someone wants to live there or not....   [tags: best states for living in the US]
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Penalties for Operating a Grow House in Florida - Issue: What are the penalties for operating a grow house in Florida. Facts: If you own or live in a house for the purpose of cultivating marijuana you are facing very serious charges. You will need an attorney, and a law firm that has experience in handling Marijuana Grow House cases. Recently in Southwest Florida there has been a bill introduced to combat the increasing problem of marijuana grow houses in Florida. House Bill 173, the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act, won approval from the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety....   [tags: marijuana plant growing] 1437 words
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The State of Florida and All Its Wonder - Florida is a wonderful state that is located in a peninsula between the Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico covering on the three sides. Fascinating environments of the state have been richly multiplied with exotic plants and fantastic animals. The culture differs in this flat land of Florida and at present times Florida comprises of more than 1000 public and private airports that welcomes tourists and travelers from around the globe extensively. The coastline of the Florida state has reduced in size from its original because of the increasing sea levels....   [tags: tourist, companies, manage] 525 words
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Florida Government – Current Top Issues - Florida Government – Current Top Issues To begin with, it should be noted, that the government of Florida is operated and established according to the Constitution of Florida, which is the main law document of the state. According to the Constitution the government is composed of three branches. First of all it is the executive branch consisting of the ruling Governor of Florida and the other appointed and elected constitutional officers. Second is the legislative branch, or the Florida Legislature....   [tags: politics, state law, zimmerman]
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Florida Agency For Health Care Administration - The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is a regulatory agency in Florida which was created under the Health Care Reform Acts of 1992. The purpose of the Health Reform Acts of 1992 was to ensure efficient quality and affordable health care services were available to all Floridians by the end of 1994. Florida, in the 1980’s, had a very large population of uninsured residents and a large population of senior citizen, practically all of whom are insured by Medicare; and its Medicare expenditures per eligible beneficiary were the highest in the nation (Florida Agency For Health Care Administration)....   [tags: regulatory agency, ]
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Hall v. Florida - Facts and lower court procedural disposition of the case Defendant Freddie Lee Hall filed a motion to declare Florida Statute 921.137 (Florida Statute) as contrary to Atkins v. Virginia (2002) and, thus, unconstitutional. Hall, convicted in 1981 for the murder of Karol Hurst, was initially sentenced to death in September 1982. For three years, he fought his sentence, filing “a motion to vacate, a petition for writ of habeas corpus and an application for a stay of execution, all of which were denied” ....   [tags: Atkins v. Virginia ]
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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts - Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation] 1410 words
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The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) - Growing up in Florida, the sunshine state, all my years of schooling was practically determined in the months of February and March, by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, most commonly known as the F.C.A.T. The Florida department of education (2005) presents (to parents and guardians of the students), the F.C.A.T. as a test given to Florida students to measure what they know and are able to accomplish in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. This test is a part of Florida’s plan to improve student’s achievement....   [tags: Education, testing, school tests, ] 1216 words
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Florida International University - Florida International University (FIU) is not only a standard in quality education as it is also a innovator in best practices especially those that have to do with the environment. The University’s commitment to ensuring that its community contributes to the preservation and protection of the environment has led it to pioneer innovations in solid waste management, in particular, in recycling; because the University clearly understands that recycling is more beneficial compared to waste disposal, it has established its own reputation in the proper and efficient management of solid waste....   [tags: Environment, Waste, Green Practices] 683 words
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Sex Education is Needed in Florida Schools - When it comes to monitoring and ensuring the well being of school-aged children, the agendas of most our nation’s parents, teachers, and public education policy makers seem to be heavily focused on topics such as bullying, drug awareness, and social development. Although each of these issues is very important and deserving of the attention it receives, there is one topic-sex education in the public school system-that holds just as much relevance amongst today’s youth, and yet it continues to be denied the same consideration....   [tags: Pro Sex Educatio]
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The Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida - ... As used in this section, the term: “Dwelling” means a building or conveyance of any kind, including any attached porch, whether the building or conveyance is temporary or permanent, mobile or immobile, which has a roof over it, including a tent, and is designed to be occupied by people lodging therein at night. “Residence” means a dwelling in which a person resides either temporarily or permanently or is visiting as an invited guest. “Vehicle” means a conveyance of any kind, whether or not motorized, which is designed to transport people or property (2013)....   [tags: innocence, defensive force] 794 words
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The Florida Everglades - The Florida Everglades The Florida Everglades have been adversely impacted for decades because of human attempts to control this historical ‘River of Grass’. The reason for our insistence on attempting to control and manage the area can be defined in one word: water. There has always been plenty of water available within the Everglades’ ecosystem, but no logical way to extract it. Our extraction efforts eventually led to devastating results. My paper will focus on the initial policy and practices involved in the extensive downgrading of this once biologically unequaled ecosystem; as well as discuss recent policy initiatives that have been implemented in order to restore the Everglades to...   [tags: Geography Environmental Nature Essays]
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The Florida Everglades - Introduction Maintaining ecological diversity is necessary for the survival of a biological community. In the United States, American citizens are on the verge of irrevocably damaging one of the country's most unique and diverse treasures - the Florida Everglades. This national park is now the only remaining patch of a river that used to span 120 miles from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Bay. Dikes and levees created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1940's drained this river to reduce flooding and increase useable water for the development of the region....   [tags: Ecology of Everglades]
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The Florida Everglades - THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS The Everglades, also known as the River of Grass, is one of South Florida's most treasured areas. It is an area still full of wonder and mystery. The Everglades is lined with a specific type of limestone bedrock formed by tiny organisms called byrozoans. These animals, though not related to coral, act like coral by extracting dissolved limestone from the sea water around them and using it to construct protective chambers in which to live. They then attach to various kinds of sea grasses on the ocean floor and coat them as well....   [tags: Geology] 1335 words
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Trip to Florida - It's hard to decide which entertainment to see near Orlando, Florida first.Universal has a lot for kids, Spiderman, Cat in the Hat, Popeye water rides, some of the rides you can only go on with a child so this was the first time I got to ride them with my sister's kids. I guarantee you will want to come back. This was my first time at SeaWorld and it was a lot to see in 1 day, luckily we had the second day free to spend more time, and I still didn't see it all. It is good if kids like to see animals (like zoos and aquariums) and touch and feed them (dolphins and stingrays and sea lions) and watch shows....   [tags: essays research papers] 441 words
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Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption The line between public and private is quickly diminishing, if there ever was a line to start. Private ideologies (social and moral/ethical attitudes) have been made public by what legislation does (not) relegate, and then protects the right to privacy for the individuals who abide by these private ideologies. The intrinsic protection of adherents to a dominant ideology forces those with deviant ideology to actively make their private concerns public in order to be granted their "right to privacy." However, even after this guarantee it is not possible for the private to leave the public sphere until the dominant ideology changes radically to incorpora...   [tags: Homosexual Children Papers]
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Recommendation For Recycling Water In Florida - Recommendation For Recycling Water in Florida Contents Abstract................................................2 Executive Summary.......................................3 Introduction............................................4 Methods.................................................4 Results.................................................5 Basic background information on water reuse in Florid...5 Reclaiming Waste Water in Florida Uses for reclaimed or reused water......................7 Conclusions.............................................7 Recommendations.........................................7 References..............................................7 Abstract "...   [tags: Recycling Water] 2608 words
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The Florida Everglades ? A Wetlands Ecosystem - The Florida Everglades — A Wetlands Ecosystem The Everglades, a vast wetlands ecosystem made up of marshes and swamps, begins at Lake Okeechobee, a large lake in the center of Florida, and ends in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay. It is nearly 50 miles across and 110 miles long (Hinrichsen), and when viewed from the air, appears to be miles and miles of shallow water flowing through thick mats of grass. This perception has earned it the name “River of Grass”. Although it does flow like a river, the flow is so incredibly slow that, from a distance, it doesn’t seem to move at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The State Judicial Selection Process of Florida and New Jersey - Article three, section one of the United States Constitution states “The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office (Cornell University Law School, 2014)”....   [tags: United States Constitution, Supremem Court]
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Baseball at The University of Florida - Baseball at The University of Florida While being recruited by various colleges for baseball, I had to decide on a program with a great athletic, academic, and fan supported background. I chose the University of Florida because of their great athletic success in the past ten years and all of their well-equipped facilities. I never took a recruiting visit to the University of Florida, so when I first arrived to Gainesville and saw the baseball field for the first time I was amazed. The field looked as if it were a professional stadium....   [tags: Sports Perry Field McKethan Stadium Essays] 959 words
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Florida’s Educational System Needs a Makeover - Florida’s students at all levels are feeling the crunch with education spending levels down and worse performance on standardized tests. When Governor Rick Scott took office, he proposed nearly $3.3 billion in cuts to education (Bousquet & McGrory, 2014). Spending money on education is significant for teacher development, added resources to students, and facility improvements that are necessary to ensure students’ success. Florida’s educational system is changing at all levels; therefore, I have provided some insight and recommendations on improvements that need to take place....   [tags: school reform ]
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florida - Lodging inside the Walt Disney World complex, Celebration City (owned by Disney) and Lake Buena Vista (which is a small resort community right next to Disney World) The Disney World complex and Lake Buena Vista are located along Interstate 4 (I-4) about 25 miles west of Orlando International Airport and about 20 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, Florida. Lodging near the Convention Center and Sea World This is the larger of two convention centers in Orlando. Both the convention center and Sea World are located along International Drive....   [tags: essays research papers] 331 words
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North and Central Florida Springs - Introduction Groundwater is the largest and most available usable source of drinking water in the state. There is a vast and mysterious system of caves and natural springs in North Central Florida. The cave system within the aquifer is one of the most amazing parts. The caves are remarkable in many ways. They are among the deepest and longest in the world, let alone the U.S. Another amazing aspect of the system is the purity of the water. The springs collectively produce billions of gallons of crystal clear water per day....   [tags: Geology] 3039 words
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Regulation in Florida Involving Insurers - Following the extraordinary losses experienced in recent years, several private companies are pulling out of the Florida property insurance market, while those that remain continue to increase premiums at what consumers feel are alarming rates. In response to voter demand for lower cost insurance, Governor Charlie Crist and the state of Florida has passed new legislation that increases the state’s involvement in the property insurance business and can potentially cut rates for most policyholders by 35 percent or more....   [tags: Insurance Legislation]
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The Everglades of Southern Florida Continues to Be an Environmental Oasis - Surrounded to the East by Limestone walls and stretching its arm northward to pad at Lake Okeechobee the Everglades cover nearly 4,000 miles of the southern Florida peninsula. Primarily consisting of marshes and sloughs the area is home to a range of environments as well as a rich biodiversity. The true wonder of the everglades however is its age. Only 5,000 years ago the area was vastly different and timidly arid. The unpredictable climate and geologic change has been creating this once in a lifetime oasis that could soon be gone....   [tags: miami limestone, visitors, flood]
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Sanibel, Florida: The Nature and Biodiversity Protection Program - ... The Comprehensive Land Use Plan designated six distinct ecological zones and densities based on the environmental attributes. For each ecological zone, the report identified the local climate, geology, subsurface and surface hydrology, soils, vegetation, wildlife, functions, and elements essential to these functions (LARP, 2012). This is where information was gathered and synthesized to further promote preservation of the island's natural resources. The “Sanibel Zoning and Planning Committee” was formed to work with Lee County to insure orderly development and limit building height, but it met with little success (Visit Florida, 2013)....   [tags: environment, conservation, diversity]
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Challenges of Pursuing My Masters at Florida International University - ... According to The United States Department of Labor in the article "Occupational Outlook Handbook" the midyear earnings for individuals employed in the health services field of work was $88,580 in the month of May 2012. (1) It is apparent that this degree program has the potential to lead graduate students to great success, but there is a huge opportunity that students are being dispossessed of by not offering this program at the Master's level. The university is lacking superior resources that would adequately prepare graduate students of this field and facilitate their success on the job market....   [tags: graduate, nursing, financial] 1056 words
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My Summer Vacation in Florida - Have you ever been on a vacation. To me a vacation is a time to be with friends or family. When I think of vacations, I think of packing, the flight or drive, and relaxation. Not only is it very exciting to go on a vacation, but you get closer to the people that go with you. Linda, my best friend's mom had asked me if I would want to go with their family to Florida. When she asked me I thought she was kidding, but when she said, "I need to know because if you are I need to get you a airplane ticket," I knew she was serious....   [tags: Summer Vacation Essays] 1286 words
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Fear of Flight on Our Family Trip to Florida - It was summer and I was in my room playing games and then my parents came home and yelled “kids come down stairs we have exciting news for you.” My siblings and I came down stairs and heard the news that we're going on a vacation to Florida. I was excited at first because I had never been to Florida,but when I heard that we're going by plane I started to get a little nervous because I'm afraid of heights, and I had never been on an airplane. Later that day we started to pack our luggage and put into the car for tomorrow....   [tags: personal narrative] 744 words
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The Invasive Mimosa Tree is Taking Over Florida - ... The plant’s aggressiveness and destructiveness toward other species may make it detrimental toward the environment. In order for other plants to grow people must clear away the areas in which this plant inhabits. The mimosa tree do not have any native predators. The mimosa tree’s fruit and foliage “is not significant to any native wildlife species, although several insects, such as mimosa webworm, eat the plant” (Mimosa (Silk Tree)). This species basically hinders the environment, causing nothing but harm....   [tags: ornamental, foliage, destructive]
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Florida’s Juvenile Justice Civil Citation Law - The state of Florida has passed a new law pertaining to the Juvenile Justice System which gives the officer that makes first contact with the youth offender. The officer may, if the youth has no prior criminal acts and the offense is a non-violent or non-drug related offense, just file a civil citation. This happens to be a new program designed to address a youth’s behavior at their first encounter with the Juvenile Justice system providing an alternative to being arrested. Vital to the Department of Juvenile Justice’s effort, civil citations will help reform the juvenile justice system by handing first-time misdemeanor offenders the chance to participate in intervention programs at the earl...   [tags: sanctions and civil citations]
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Tropical Areas in Florida - The Trouble with Tropics Florida, like many tropical areas, has two seasons: the wet season and the dry season. During the wet season (June through October), water is plentiful, lawns grow green, farmers grow their crops and kids wakeboard in the park. But, of course, flooding is a problem. In the dry season (seven months: November through May), grass turns as brown as a desert bush. The source of Florida’s water is the Lake Toho/Kissimmee River/Lake Okeechobee system, and the level of the lake system rises and falls between the seasons....   [tags: Tropics]
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Primates at the Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida - ... Their cranial size is the biggest compared to the other two species of primates I have observed. While watching them I’ve noticed that they use their scent in a different way. As my observation continued I noticed they are constantly digging in search of something and when they have found an item of interest they immediately sniff to possibly get a better sense of what they have in their possession. Upon looking at the Mandrill monkeys they have a nub for a tail that usually arches and lays against they back and when on high alert it is stiff and stands at a vertical angle....   [tags: antropoidea, prosimii, field project] 1157 words
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Florida’s Incompetent Capital Punishment System - Many times when watching television, we see horrible news about a crime committed, which is most likely is not in self-defense. The first thing that comes to our minds; this person is going to receive the death penalty. First-degree murder triggers our emotions to see justice. Even in a country where everyone is innocent until proven guilty, we are quick to pass judgment and convict the suspect in question. With technology so advanced in the United States where we can receive the news even into our phones, many times the accused do not received a fair trial....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty] 1339 words
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New Fantasyland in Walt Disney World Florida - ... Although this may not be a conventional example of being sustainable, I believe that by addressing this problem now and not allowing it to fester for future generations to deal with was a very sustainable move. Safety issue that would have surrounded this project in the planning process would have included ensuring that the shape of the tracks of some rides and the speeds at which the ride goes at would be sufficient and also not too fast to ensure the safety of the passengers, especially with the “Seven Dwarves Mine Train” which involves rocking carts, the first roller coaster of its kind....   [tags: Seven Dwarves, Mine Train] 1283 words
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University of Central Florida - University of Central Florida The University of Central Florida was established in June of 1963 as one of the ten universities in the State University System. The construction began in January of 1967, and the first classes started in October of 1968. The original college population was 1,948 students. POPULATION The population has massively increased since the beginning. The preliminary fall enrolment for the year 2000 was 33,291 students. LOCATION UCF is located in one of the most rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 542 words
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Florida Should Legalize Euthanasia - Florida Should Legalize Euthanasia Florida should legalize euthanasia and I offer the following plan. The way Florida would legalize euthanasia should be by setting up a set of professional doctors who could examine all cases in which a person or an ill patients family request euthanasia due to extreme pain or an incurable disease. The doctors could examine these people and if they find there is no way other than the use of machines 24-hours a day to keep these people alive they will allow the doctor of the patient to assist in suicide or in better terms freeing an immense pain and agony....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 637 words
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Florida State, First Impression - Florida State, First Impression When I decided to come to Florida State, surprisingly enough it wasn't for the parties. I was actually excited about coming here and studying (don't ask me why). Every other school I looked at I judged them according to how much of a party school they were and what the girls looked like. Then I end up at the #1 party school with a 5:1 ratio of girls to guys. In fact when I came here I wasn't even planning on rushing a Fraternity. When I got here though it was a whole different story....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1380 words
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University of Florida Volleyball - Through the evolution of associations and legislation, the restrictions of women’s athletics lifted and created equality in athletics between the sexes. In addition, Dr Ruth H. Alexander, Weiss, and Lawler are responsible for the establishment and success of Lady Gator athletics, specifically volleyball. Marilyn McReavy, with a career of 156-100 at UF, and Mary Wise whose reign includes 58 straight home wins lead Lady Gator’s volleyball to a prominent standing not only in the SEC, but also in the nation....   [tags: essays research papers] 2242 words
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Florida v. BuyGasCo Brief - I. Purposes of the Brief This brief amicus curiae does not address the merits of the predatory pricing allegation against BuyGasCo Corporation ("BuyGasCo"). It speaks only to the nature of the cost accounting system that we, as students of accounting, think to be appropriate for addressing the issues presented by cases of this general type. We offer our views on this subject out of concern about the allocation of indirect costs used in assessing the appropriate gasoline cost value in State of Florida v....   [tags: Accounting Finance Court Case] 1520 words
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Florida's Growth - Florida's Growth Growth in a state is a sign of maturity and prosperity. Too much growing in a state can cause the reverse effect. Florida appears to be growing at a rapid rate and there's not much to do but sit back and watch. Florida has to be able to handle the growing of population, transportation, and environment. Florida is growing fast and the necessary needs and funds to keep up do not appear to be in the local governments' hands. Population is the major concern for Florida for many reasons....   [tags: Papers] 378 words
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Florida Conquistadors - The New World A land where people could prosper. A land with plenty of opportunity for quick advancement in the Spanish military and diplomatic careers. Coming to the end of the fifteenth century; there were thousands of daring men and women who would be crossing the ocean to conquer just within a few centuries what had taken the Indians thousands to years to inhabit. The discovery of Gold in Mexico and Peru caused many Spanish men to join the army; Leading a successful colonial mission could get them the funds to build a castle instead of the younger sons of the nobility inheriting a small part of the family estate....   [tags: essays research papers] 969 words
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All About Florida - Did you know that for ever person that lives in Florida, four more people visit the state every year. Tourism makes up eighty-one percent of Florida’s gross state product. Also, “no trip is complete without tasting a fresh-picked orange or a slice of Key lime pie” (Heinrichs 11). The excellent weather and awesome beaches in Florida are irresistible to tourists. Florida’s early history, geography, climate, wildlife, and economy will be explained thoroughly in this paper. Florida was first settled over 12,000 years ago when people from Asia migrated to the Americas over the Bering Land Bridge....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Florida’s Literacy Problem - Florida’s Literacy Problem Despite numerous literacy-promoting programs all over the state of Florida, literacy still remains a problem for this state. People just don’t seem to want to waste their precious free time staring at words on a piece of paper, but would rather stare at moving pictures on a screen. Obviously this is a problem, as Florida’s FCAT scores are less then perfect when compared to the scores of the rest of the nation. Something needs to be done to get Florida reading. It may be unfair to attribute all of Florida’s reading problems to television....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 482 words
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Florida State University - Florida State University Florida State University is a great school on a beautiful 456-acre campus in a suburban are. FSU has many things to keep campus life interesting, they have a student -- run newspaper, student -- run radio station, national (Greek letter) and local Fraternities and Sororities, it also has 24 hour security patrols (Choices, 1-2). FSU has seven total libraries with 2,263,257 volumes, 15,511 periodicals, 4,767,120 microfilms, and 43,275 audiovisual titles (Choices, 2). They also have Internet access with a campus-wide computer network (Choices, 2)....   [tags: Papers] 383 words
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Why University of Florida is better than University of Central Florida - UF vs. UCF: Reasons why UF is Superior Reason 1: National Rankings UF: 19 UCF: Unranked UF ranked in the top tier for Best Colleges 2004. UCF is the in last tier. UF is ranked 19th among public universities in the nation and is approaching the Top 10 Public Universities list. UCF did not even make the list. UF is ranked 48st in the nation among all universities. UCF is ranked somewhere between 188 and 250. There, that settles it; UF is better. Doesn't this make any other reason pointless. Source: US News College Ranking Index Reason 2:Individual Program Rankings (Note: US News discontinued the free access to College Rankings based on colleges so I am forced to use old data or else I wou...   [tags: UF UCF College University Comparison Essays] 2260 words
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In Favor of Class Size Amendment in Florida - In Favor of Class Size Amendment in Florida Merely glimpsing into a handful of the classrooms that scatter the state should signal that we have a blatant problem with too many students. With an average of 23 students per teacher from kindergarten to fifth grade and a staggering average of almost 28 per teacher in high schools, one might wonder exactly how any young person can obtain a comprehensive education. The correlations between classroom sizes and school grades around the state clearly depict the problem at hand: from 2003 to 2004 the number of failing schools increased from 35 to a grand total of 49 schools, according to the Florida Department of Education....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 374 words
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Florida State and the Future of Gay Adoption - Florida state law currently bans lesbians and gay men from adopting children. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is attempting to get a case before the Supreme Court that could overturn the law. The ban on gay adoption has been in place since 1977, when the state legislature almost unanimously condoned restriction of the rights of its gay citizens. Legislation on the issue was sparked by Anita Bryant's "Save Our Children" campaign, which raged through Florida and even beyond spreading myths about homosexuality and linking homosexuality to pedophilia....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays]
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Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class - Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class Richard Florida's The Rise of the Creative Class gives a very interesting look into the science behind creativity and a thorough understanding of the creative process. According to Florida, creativity is a cognitive ability separate from other mental functions and all aspects related to intelligence. Creative potential does benefit from intelligence though but creativity is still a capacity inherent to all but in varying degrees for each person....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays] 1117 words
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We Must Promote Literacy in Florida - We Must Promote Literacy in Florida Should more be done to promote literacy in the state of Florida. The ability to read and write effectively is the most efficient tool a person can have. Out of all the subjects in school, reading should be emphasized above all. Children are spending too much time in front of the TV and not enough time in front of a book. According to the TV Turnoff Network, the average child watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV a day, that’s more than 52 days of non-stop TV watching per year....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 371 words
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Economic Report for Lee County Florida - Economic Report, Lee County Florida Lee County Florida is located 120 miles south of Tampa at the meeting point of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caloosahatchee River. In 1850 Fort Myers was built to fend off the then savage Seminole Indians who had been massacring the few settlers who dared brave the area's Gulf Coast. The Fort was named by its commander for his son-in-law Colonel Abraham C. Myers who had been stationed in the area for seven years. After defeating Chief Billy Bowlegs, the fort was closed in 1863 until it was again occupied by Federal troops in 1865 during the Civil War and then abandoned again after the war....   [tags: Economics Economy] 1589 words
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Florida Gubernatorial Race 2006 Analysis - Introduction to American Politics Due: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 Florida Gubernatorial Race 2006 Analysis This year’s midterm elections have brought about sweeping changes in the House and Senate, forcing media outlets to overwhelmingly focus on those races in post-election coverage. However, the results of gubernatorial races are also important political indicators and deserve just as much attention. I must admit that the results of the elections influenced my decision over which of my assigned topics to choose, because I wanted something that went against the grain....   [tags: Political Science] 1656 words
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