Dear Rosa Delauro,After reading many articles in the newspapers and magazines that all state, 6 year old Elian Gonzalez has been in the middle of an international tug-of-war since he was found on Thanksgiving Day. Clinging to an inner tube at sea for two days drifting after his family and him were trying to escape from Cuba for freedom. I have decided that it is the right thing for little Elian to stay in the United States. The phone rings: "Your 6-year old son has just been found in the ocean, shipwrecked, clinging to an inner tube. His mother drowned.
During the summer of 1998, Munero and three friends made the trip to America on a tiny boat. That fall he went back to Cuba because he was heartsick from his family and Elisabet. A few months after his jail release for escaping, he began persuading Elisabet to join him on a second getaway. He also began to advertise the trip to others in their town at one thousand dollars ahead, then he began patching up an old boat and envinrude fifty horse power outboard motor. When they set out that Sunday, Munero packed rations of water, bread, cheese, and hot dogs for his fifteen passengers.
Captain Smollet is the captain on the ships voyage and is wounded after the fighting brakes out between Long John Silver's Men and The remaining men under his command. The ship's one legged cook, Long John Silver, was a former pirate under the command of Captain Flint and goes on the voyage with a crew of former co-sea men to try and steal the treasure that was left by their former captain. Treasure Island begins in the sea side inn, the Admiral Benbow, of Jim Hawkins and his parents. One day a strange former sea faring man comes the inn and ends up staying there for the rest of his life. He comes with only a mysterious old trunk.
Unfortunately, another sided god, Poseidon, creates a high wind storm that strands Odysseus on the island of the Phaecians. After dining, the King and Queen discover who he is and ask for his story of what he has endured over the years. Odysseus begins with when him and his men leaving their homeland, being shipwrecked resulting in the loss of all his men. He continues to explain he was the lone survivor and was rescued by the beautiful, yet evil Calypso who held him against his will. He remained there for seven years.
The Oil Spill A French submarine is preparing to survey the wreck of the sunken oil tanker Prestige off the north-west coast of Spain to see if it is still leaking oil. However atrocious weather, which has been hampering operations to contain the oil spill, is also preventing the submarine from diving. [IMAGE] What's left for us to do except pick up our suitcases and leave? [IMAGE] Local fisherman Manuel Boullosa Two weeks after the Prestige sank, patches of oil are still washing up on the coast of Galicia. More oil began arriving on beaches on Sunday and a major new slick is floating just one kilometre off the coastline.
Equality today is much different than it was during Lincoln’s days and it’s come a long way, but there is still a long way to go. To conclude, we have had a fair share of struggle to get America to where it is now. In a way we are a free country because of what these three men have sacrificed, but we will not continue this way if we do not keep striving for more. We have to set an example for new generation coming up and we have to let people know that the work our ancestors and people like Dr. King, Emmett, and Abraham did not work for nothing. The day will come when history might repeat itself, but we need to be prepared and ready so that when it appears we will not let our future return as our past.
Gatsby comes upon Dan Cody, a “drunken yachtsman” (Lukens 44) who dies and leaves Gatsby an enormous amount of money. The now wealthy Gatsby then enlists in the army and meets Miss Daisy Faye. Gatsby was poor when he was growing up. He wanted to remake himself using power and wealth to erase the poverty of his past. Margaret Lukens in her article Gatsby as a Drowned Sailor states, that Jay Gatsby at seventeen years old was named Jay Gatz and he had to borrow a rowboat in order to help a man named Dan Cody (44).
“The Open Boat”” “From the first moment [sentence referencing “the sky”], … The Open Boat proceeds as a traditional sea journey to knowledge, and the knowledge it attains is equally as mysterious or religious as that envisioned in other great American sea journeys ---…” The “Open Boat” is a short story written by Stephen Crane (1871-1900). This story develops the tragic fate of the SS Commodore. This ship had for mission to transport ammunition for the Cuban rebels from Jacksonville, Florida to Cuba with his 28 Souls On Board. Unfortunately the ship sank after hitting a sandbar because of the fog. This story relates how the crew was fighting with the sea for his life and how they survived in the life raft during two long nights.
When a father is will to flee the country just to get out of paying child support theRobert Sand, 50, admitted to relocating from New York to Florida and then fleeing the country after arrest warrants in 2000 and 2002 were issued, according to Loretta. E. Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York” (Man Pleads, par .3). Some parents want to deal with their responsibilities in life. “Today, the defendant has admitted to abandoning his responsibilities to the children he helped bring into this world, and to leaving the country to do so," Lynch said” (Man Pleads, par .9). Sand faces up to 4 years imprisonment for child support.
In March 1943, as a lieutenant he took command of a PT boat in the Solomon Islands. While his boat was cruising west of New Georgia on the night of August 2, it was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. Kennedy was thrown across the deck onto his back, but he rallied the survivors and managed to get them to an island. He himself towed a wounded man three miles through the seas. For several days he risked his life repeatedly, swimming into dangerous waters hoping to find a rescue ship.