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Theories on the Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

- Introduction Throughout the 1920s and 30s, although forming a thirteenth of all aviators, many women played a significant role in flying. (Corn, p 72) Amelia Earhart was one of these women. She was a pioneer in women’s aviation. In 1928, she became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic alongside pilot Wilmer "Bill" Stultz and co-pilot/mechanic Louis E. "Slim" Gordon. Four years later, she became the first woman to fly solo across the same ocean, replicating the record setting flight of Charles Lindbergh....   [tags: messages, strom, island, pilots]

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Amelia Earhart

- As soon as Amelia Earhart took her first flight in 1920, she knew that she was destined to fly. From the instant she left the ground, she decided that the sky was intended for her (“Embassy” par 5). Amelia’s aviation career has made her one of the utmost recognizable woman aviators of all time. Due to her numerous aviation accomplishments, Amelia was often associated with the prodigious Charles Lindbergh; therefore, giving her the nickname Lady Lindy (“Amelia Earhart Biography” par 1). Amelia Earhart’s aviation achievements during the 1920’s verified to millions that women can undeniably fly, and that women can finally live up to the expectations of their male counterparts (“Amelia Earhart B...   [tags: aviation, lady lindy, flights]

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Amelia Earhart

- Amelia Earhart is a legend in America for flying the airplane. She had a passion for planes that went beyond a hobby. Other than flying she also wrote a few books and developed a fashion trend of flight clothes. She had many accomplishments in her life time from going to college to being the first women to solo over the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart is known in the American perception as one of the world's most famous aviators. Amelia remains an icon of the power and perseverance of American women, and the adventurous spirit so essential to the American persona....   [tags: Biography]

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Amelia Earhart Biography

- Amelia Earhart Many fantastic aviators have shown their talents throughout the centuries. Americans have been fascinated, time after time, with the ability to fly. One woman in particular took her fascinations and abilities and became one of the greatest aviators of her time. Amelia Earhart was a very famous, record-setting woman aviator. Amelia, while on her around the world flight in 1937, disappeared and left many people, even today, trying to figure out what happened to her. Amelia Earhart was a courageous woman who set high standards for woman aviators to follow....   [tags: Biography, Pilot, Woman]

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Famous Women Pilot: Amelia Earhart

- Amelia Earhart is one of the most famous women pilots in our history. Her childhood wasn’t the best out of everyone’s, but she used flying as a distraction. Amelia attempted to do things that no one else would attempt and she was the first women to break many records and fly to different places. Amelia was the first woman to attempt to fly around the world even though if it meant risking her life. She changed what women pilots could do and she encouraged them to fly and become pilots. It is still a mystery till today about her disappearance....   [tags: Female Pilot, Biography]

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Amelia Earhart

- Amelia Earhart Amelia Mary Earhart had the courage and independence to do anything she wanted to do. This includes crossing the Atlantic Ocean on a plane and sharing her visions for aviation and women. She inspired many, formed the first women aviator’s association, and she tried to fly around the world. That is why I think that Amelia Earhart has made a difference. And as I have said, Amelia Earhart has certainly affected many people. Amelia Earhart inspired many women to follow their ambitions and dreams....   [tags: Aviation Women]

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Amelia Earhart

- Amelia Earhart gives a brief summary of her younger days, and then goes on to give a detailed story of her flight across the Atlantic. 20 hrs. 40 min. opens with Amelia Earhart as a nurses aid in Toronto, Canada. Canada had been at war for 4 years and Amelia saw that there was war work that she could do. The devastation of war affected her whole outlook on life. Planes were a part of war, and this is where Amelia was first introduced to aviation. She believed that the inevitability of flying was one of the few worth-while things that emerged from the war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Amelia Earhart

- Throughout the Jazz Age a significant number of eminent figures emerged, including the American aviation pioneer and women’s rights advocate, Amelia Mary Earhart. Born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas, Amelia Earhart from an early age began to show leadership skills as well as a tendency to cause mischief. Nicknamed "Meeley" by her parents, she would often misbehave with her sister, Grace Muriel, who acted as her "dutiful follower". Their upbringing was rather unconventional because Amy Earhart, Amelia’s mother, did not believe in molding her children into "nice little girls"....   [tags: Biography]

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Amelia Earhart

- Perhaps no name is as symbolic of aerospace achievement as the American aviator Amelia Earhart. She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air and the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone. She was also the first woman to receive the Distinguished Flying Cross. Her accomplishments as a pilot set standards for all fliers for years to come. Amelia Mary Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. She referred to herself as “AE”. She served during World War I as a military nurse in Canada, where she developed an interest in flying....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Amelia Earhart

- Amelia Earhart Amelia Earhart is one of the worlds greatest aviators, heroes, women, and all around person. She wasn't afraid of the things people said about Women not being aviators. She broke the stereo type boundaries and let the world know that she was not afraid of being a one of the best aviators of our time. Amelia was born in her grandparents house on July 24,1897. Her Father Edwin Earhart was working for a law practice in Kansas city during this time. Amelia didn't know that 2 1/2 years later she would have a sister named Muriel with the nickname Pidge....   [tags: Biography Biographies]

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Amelia Earhart

- Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things. Knows not the vivid loneliness of fear nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings. How can life grant us boon of living, compensate for dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate, unless we dare the souls dominion. Each time we make a choice, we pay with courage to behold the restless day and count it fair." Those were the words of Amelia Earhart in a poem she wrote, entitled "Courage." Amelia Earhart knew a lot about courage....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Amelia Earhart: A Beacon of Hope for Women Aviators Around the World

- July 24, 1897, a belligerent war against the norm of society is interrupted by the birth of one Amelia Earhart. From the time of her birth in Atchison, Kansas, to her disappearance in the Pacific Ocean at the age of 39, Amelia Earhart was venerated as a beacon of hope for women aviators around the world. She is recognized as the first woman aviator to set multiple records and some acclaim that Amelia Earhart is “perhaps the most effective activist of her time.” Acting upon a simple yearn for flight, Amelia Earhart managed to alter the public view on women as workers as a whole, and provided a hero during the ubiquitous devastation caused by the Great Depression....   [tags: Biography]

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Infuence of Women in America: Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart

- ... He goes into this contest with much pride, but has quite the surprise waiting for him. A five foot, one hundred ten pound girl stepped up to the mark with him (Sorg V Wild). Out of twenty-five targets Frank missed one, however Annie with her sharp aim ceased to miss any, winning the contest (“Life”). It was Frank’s first match to ever lose. He was astonished and soon found himself falling in love(Wills 37) . The courtship had begun once Frank offered Annie tickets to his next show (“Program”)....   [tags: native americans, buffalo center]

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Long Live Lady Lindy: The Fascination of an Airborne Legacy

- Long Live “Lady Lindy”: The Fascination of an Airborne Legacy “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”-Amelia Earhart. Earhart couldn’t be more right when she said this. From the days of her early childhood as a tomboy to her final disappearance as one of the world’s greatest female pilots, Amelia Earhart led many “adventure[s]” that inspired and intrigued the world. She began as a daring tomboy at a young age and went on to achieve many firsts as a pilot and as a woman in her time. After her tragic disappearance while attempting to fly around the world, what happened to Earhart instantly became the most puzzling mystery the world has ever encountered and still continues to fascinate today....   [tags: Amelia Earhart, notorious women pilots]

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Airplanes and Other Aircraft: History and Contributions

- Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in North Carolina on December 17th, 1903. Over a hundred years ago man achieved what was thought to be impossible, and the kept pushing boundaries. Through flight many great accomplishments have happened in human history. From the very first aircraft that flew at an altitude of ten feet, and a length of 120 feet, to unmanned aircraft that can travel several times the speed of sound. Aircraft have a variety of uses. It can be used to explore regions we have not visited yet, it can be used to rage wars, rescue people in danger, and for fun....   [tags: Wright brothers, Amelia Earhart, helicopters]

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Amelia Earharts Impact on Womens Rights During the Great Depression

- ... As well as having an independent outlook on life, Earhart was very optimistic, and believed that if women proved worthy in aviation, and in all aspects of modern life, prejudices would fade and barriers would fall. “Many people say that her individualistic movement can be boiled down to two points: first, that women can achieve whatever they set out to do, and second, that it should be the ability of the individual, not the sex that counts.” As Earhart entered the business of aviation she also found that the field was filled with many of men....   [tags: aviation, indepentent, organizations]

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Theories Behing the Bermuda Triangle

- Introduction The Bermuda Triangle is “in the Western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, where a number of aircrafts and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances” (“Bermuda Triangle” Wikipedia.). Many of aircrafts and ships have been lost without a distressed radio call and in adequate weather (“Bermuda Triangle” History). Amelia Earhart and the USS Cyclops are two examples of ships and planes that have gone missing. There are many theories pertaining to the Bermuda Triangle; pirates (Obringer), aliens (Wagner and Obringer), and time warps (Wagner) are three of them....   [tags: ship, planes, pirates, aliens, time]

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Summary Of ' The Story Of Amelia '

- The Story of Amelia Once there was a girl named Amelia Nixon. Amelia lived in a small town in Georgia called Waynesboro. Waynesboro was so small everyone knew each other somehow, and if they didn’t know you they knew someone that was related to you. Amelia wasn’t born in Waynesboro, but she was raised there. Amelia was raised by her mother, Betty. Amelia also had a sister named Amanda. Amelia and Amanda had a father but he would never really play many father roles in their lives. Ever since he divorced their mom, he was never the same with the girls....   [tags: High school, Family, Mother, Father]

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Preston and Amelia: The Future

- “Hurry up!”Amelia cried as she ran through the forest. Behind her was her older brother Preston walking evenly with a book in his hand and a smile on his face. It was a peaceful afternoon, perfect time to take his little sister to his favorite place. “Amelia don't run too fast, you could bump into a tree and ruin that pretty little face of yours,”Preston warned grinning as Amelia forced her lips into a cute pout once she spun around. “Your so mean. Meany!”she huffed before looking back in front of her....   [tags: short story]

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The Events of 1937

- World, American, and regional events that occurred in 1937 were remarkably influential to history. The year of 1937 was marked by dynamic world leaders, intensifying international conflicts, economic struggles, record breaking athletes, and influential authors. Despite the fact that this year was a time of rising world instability and uncertainty, several admirable feats were still achieved. John Steinbeck was a world renowned author of the twentieth century. He wrote numerous novels, many of which were about migrant farmers who struggled during times of economic downfall....   [tags: American Society]

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Diseases: What´s Tetra-Amelia?

- ... Thorough scrutinies of the families were also undertaken, focusing on variables such previous parity, consanguinity (only Rosenak et al (1991) reported non-consanguineous parents) and history of birth defects, although confirmation of these cases was not always possible, due to inaccessibility or lack of hospital records. Pedigrees were used to effectively track affected neonates and draw conclusions regarding inheritance. The most significant cytogenic study undertaken was chromosomal investigation to detect any anomalies, particularly those seen with Robert’s syndrome, to aid in the diagnosis....   [tags: genetic disorder, crano-facial malformation]

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Diary of Mrs. Amelia Stewart Knight

- Response on “ Diary of Mrs. Amelia Stewart Knight” When I finished this article I started to realize that the life of pioneers was not just one big adventure, but they had to face some really difficult problems like dangerous river crossing, bad weather, different kinds of accidents and diseases along the way without any chance for medical treatment. But first of all I had make a research to answer one question before all the problems along the way. It is how much did pioneers traveling west needed and how long did they have to safe money to be able to support their trip....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Use of Primary Sources in Teaching

- Primary sources are materials that come directly from the person or event of record. Such sources could include journals, documents, letter, diaries, memoirs or artifacts. Teaching is made easier with primary sources because students are able to relate to the topic through original visual and audio cues. Primary sources are used to teach virtually any subject from history to science, and even mathematics. It is simple to find and use primary sources online. Many universities, museums and government agencies have digital databases that can be accessed for educational purposes....   [tags: Education, teachers]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Hilson Amelia Hilson ‚ñ™ Damascus Way '

- Week number (2) ▪ May 23- June 3, 2016 ▪ Amelia Hilson ▪ Damascus Way Summary of Week’s Activities: During week one and week two, the writer continued to increase her work experience by learning new things. The writer had an opportunity to visit Columbus Christian Preschool, conduct an intake assessment independently, create policies, and assist with directing a community service event. On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, the writer went to Columbus Christian Preschool with Ms. Christina (Activity Director) and a recovery client to accept a donation the children saved the entire school year....   [tags: Ethics, Critical thinking, Writing, The Red Chord]

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Diaries from Women on the Westward Journey

- Most diaries from women on the westward journey show that they struggled with upholding their roles as wives and mothers, but they did the best they could under the circumstances. Most of their responsibilities were similar to those they had at home. Cooking cleaning, doing laundry, entertaining children etc. was women’s work, but these obligations were much more difficult being in the middle of nowhere. Women also had extra duties, such as packing up the wagon, making sure their children were with them, and taking on their husband’s role when he fell sick....   [tags: Narcissa Whitman, Amelia Stewart Knight]

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The History and Development of Aircraft

- One very influential inventions in the early 20th century is the aircraft. Ever since the design set by the Wright brothers, it has changed in both shape and size. Throughout history people have always found a reason to travel, and now this new type of invention is allowing people to travel farther and move faster. Everyone, no matter your color, race, or gender, is allowed to travel by this new form of transportation. The evolution of the plane played a major impact on the ability to travel, since the first day of airplane being created to when commercial flight was modernized....   [tags: travel, planes, safety]

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A Child Called

- A Child Called Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. She was the daughter of a railroad attorney and had a younger sister named Muriel. Amelia was a tomboy and was always interested in learning. She was educated at Columbia University and Harvard Summer School. She taught English to immigrant factory workers. During World War I, Amelia was a volunteer in a Red Cross hospital. Amelia heard of a woman pilot, Neta Snook, who gave flying lessons. She had her first lesson on January 2, 1921....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Kansas Education Statistics and my Student Observation of a First Grade Classroom

- In 1861, the Sunflower State was adopted into the USA as the 34th state. It is home to the geographical center of the United States and not to forget the largest ball of twine ever recorded. With its vast plains and prariers Kansas is the largest producer of wheat and is known as the ‘bread-basket state’. Many schools in this agricultural governance still base their hours around the harvest schedule allowing the children to lend a hand in the tradition of family farming. There is currently over 2.8 million Kansans calling this prairie land home....   [tags: elementary education, education]

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Procrastination And Its Effects On The High School Year Till Now

- The subject that I’ll be addressing in this topic is procrastination. The reason behind the issue is the fact I’ve been hauled into the depths of procrastination in my high school year till now. It has hindered me so dearly that I had to pull an all nighter on assignments that will change my grade immensely. There was one scenario during my high school year where I had to stay up until five a.m. for an english project that was worth seventy percent on our grade. In addition, due to my careless decision, I only had one hour of sleep before going to school....   [tags: High school, Grade, Anxiety, Motivation]

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Annotated Bibliography on the Progression on Changes During the 1960's

- ... and Stokely Charmichael. 5. Garber, S. (2014, January 10). Key Documents in the History of Space Policy. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved January 10, 2014, from http://history.nasa.gov/spdocs.html#1960s • This resource is a database that covers important events in the history of space from the 1950s to the present time. • President Kennedy strongly supported American Space Travel. In fact, on May 25, 1961, John F. Kennedy made a famous speech where he proposed the idea of putting a human on the moon by the end of the decade....   [tags: nasa, women, rights]

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My First Selection For The Best United Nations Commision Board

- Problems are starting to add up in the world, and the President is putting the duty in my hands to help fix them. My objective to save the day is simple: Put together the best United Nations Commision Board possible, containing famous leaders in history or of today, to stop the madness around the world. The future has brought upon several issues around the globe, including social, financial, and military problems. Therefore, the people I have chosen to sit upon my Commision Board and help save the world are as follows: Calvin Coolidge, Huey Long, Jimmy Carter, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Carnegie, Harry Hopkins, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Samuel Gompers, and Gen....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover]

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The Roaring 20 's And The Jazz Age

- The time period known as the Roaring 20’s was filled with a lot of changes and exciting times. Every age and gender were affected by this era. Many of the changes during this time are still in place today. From courting and dating, the etiquette of women, to the changing of our education. Multiple things from the 1920’s are still being used today in our everyday life; from jobs to clothing to careers. Although there are countless names for the 1920’s the main terms are “The Roaring 20’s” and the Jazz Age....   [tags: Roaring Twenties, 1920s, Carrie Chapman Catt]

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How American Women 's Rights Changed Since 1900

- How American Women’s Rights Have Changed Since 1900 According to Karen Manners Smith, over 75% of women stayed at home around 1900 as “wives, mothers, and housekeepers” (48). A lot of these women wanted to go be part of the world and not just stay at home. Although women did have an easier life at home rather than life in the 1800s with all of the modern conveniences that were invented in the 19th century, they still wanted to go to work in the world outside the home. Some of the things that women were not allowed to do was serve on juries, bring lawsuits or be sued, or own property....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Woodrow Wilson]

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A Brief Note On Sexism And Gender Inequality

- Sexism and gender inequality are other social concept’s that were portrayed throughout the movie. During this time period women (especially those within upper-class) were expected to dress, act, and talk a certain way (Prezi web). Men were seen as more powerful than women in society. A women’s role included cooking, cleaning, bearing children, and taking care of children. Men were the breadwinners, who kept a roof over their family’s head, and food on the table. In the movie, after the men finish up with dinner they say goodnight to the women, and leave to drink and smoke cigars together....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Working class, Gender]

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The Tale of a Society Through Fitzgerald

- ... More thoroughly analyzing the color green, the mixture of yellow and blue symbolizes the mix of dreams and reality in the future (Schneider 6). By using this mix of colors and light to summon Gatsby and his fellow Americans, he reassures them to go ahead—“To run faster, stretch out our arms farther” (Fitzgerald 33). Fitzgerald’s positive approach towards the future is shown thoroughly in this book and presented by the green light. The light holds the very essence of hope and what it means to have determination for the things you strive for, themes that are all very conspicuous while many individuals chased the American dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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American Dream or American Scream?

- America the beautiful. With its spacious skies and amber waves of grain. From one shining sea to another lies this relatively adolescent country. An “unestablished” land until very recently, the United States of America was adopted and cultured like one of Brangelina’s children. In crept the “American Dream”, laced with its fierce politics and even fiercer religious perspectives, simultaneously providing its citizens the fire and passion that drives all, if not many cultures. And, with such a rapid development of diversity in such a short amount of time, there arose a particular cohesiveness amongst families that surpassed all its rivals....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- ... This exciting whirlwind of 10 years ended with the crash of the stock market in 1929, causing the start of the Great Depression. Although this time period ended with such a low point in our history, it is important because it has shaped America to what it is today. It is only fitting that The Great Gatsby, a timeless classic, uses time in the past and future to improve the book as a whole. Foreshadowing and flashbacks are what gave the novel its unique structure. Flashbacks in the Great Gatsby were Fitzgerald’s way of introducing characters, and allowing readers to better understand the actions of the main characters (King)....   [tags: story analysis, the American dream]

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The Life of Saint Francis

- St. Francis grew up very wealthy. His family had a lot of money and basically did anything they wanted to. His father was a wealthy cloth merchant and owned a farmland in Assisi. Francis was spoiled as a child. He left school at the age of 14 and was known to be very rebellious and would often break city rules. A little later in Francis’ life he fought in a battle and was imprisoned for almost a year and starting hearing God’s call to him. After he got out of prison he was very ill and had many mental and physical scars....   [tags: christianity, animals, moral]

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Mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle

- ... Some think that the influence of the lost continent of Atlantis cause the disappearances, and others seem to believe that there are vortices directly centered in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle that sucks objects into other dimensions. Some, if not most Book explanations are more grounded into science, and if not in science, in evidence. Most of the Atlantic storms and hurricanes pass through the Bermuda Triangle, and before we know it, they have claimed ships, in return make it look like it disappeared....   [tags: hipwrecks, crashed planes, missing people]

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Women 's Influence On Women

- There are some brilliant women in history: Jane Addams, Elizabeth Blackwell, Belva Ann Lockwood, Amelia Earhart, Helen Keller, and Rachel Carson just to name a few . These women excelled in science, medicine, politics, literature and many other subjects. If men had had it their way, these women would have stayed at home and slave away with the kids and cooking. Women however, had a different plan for their lives. Over time, women decided that they didn’t just want to do womanly things. Women wanted to be able to go to school and learn like the boys, eventually go off to college, and eventually contribute to changing education for women of all racial backgrounds....   [tags: Education, School, African American, High school]

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Who is Dr. Seuss?

- In 1937, The Golden Gate Bridge was completed, Walt Disney's first full-length animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was out in theaters, and Amelia Earhart and co-pilot Fred Noonan vanished over the Pacific. That same year the book, And to Think I Saw that on Mulberry Street, was published by an author named Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss, one of the most critically acclaimed authors of his time, managed to create a number of books that captured the attention of young readers and adults alike....   [tags: American Writer, Children's Author, Biography]

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Joan of Arc

- Joan of Arc Throughout history people have made a name for themselves by their actions. From Napoleon to Amelia Earhart, individuals have been recognized through their accomplishments. The faithful Joan of Arc has done the same. Joan broke through the boundaries for women of her time and, consequently, is one of the most famous young women in history. This statement is profoundly accurate because she was such a young girl with an extremely powerful devotion to God. But just how did Joan’s intense dedication to God influence her brief life....   [tags: Biography]

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Born To Fly

- Introduction Ever since I was little, I saw that my mom worked behind a desk and didn’t seem happy about it. I decided that I would never get a job that had me stuck behind a desk. Flying was something I wanted to do ever since I first saw the Blue Angels air show. From then it has bounced back and forth from being a military pilot to a business jet pilot to a helicopter pilot. I think now my goal is just to fly, no matter which type of pilot I am. History and Development In the year 1903, two bicycle shop owners named Orville and Wilbur Wright became the first to build and fly a heavier than air machine....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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The Issues of Women in Sport

- The Issues of Women in Sport Race, gender, history and sexual orientation play major roles in women's participation in sport. Through out the history of women in sport, opportunity has increased. Many athletes and coaches are presented with the issue of sexual orientation throughout their sporting career. Regardless of sexual orientation, all female athletes are affected by heterosexism. One's racial or ethnicity background greatly shapes the experience they may have in sport. This essay explores the many issues women in sport face today....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Review of Russell Baker's Growing Up

- Review of Russell Baker's Growing Up Works Cited Missing Autobiographical works tell a story of their authors by compiling antic dotes and accolades. Most autobiographies are that of famous authors or other celebrities and provide a synopsis of life according to them. Russell Baker's autobiography, Growing Up, achieves all these things as well, but, it does more than just tell of his life. As American citizens, history is a big part of our identity not only as Americans, but as individuals....   [tags: Papers]

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American Era Best Choice

- During the period from 1865 to 1929, I think that the most important person, event and technology were Abraham Lincoln, The Civil War, and the airplane. Abraham Lincoln, the person I felt most important, was an incredible man. Not only for his charisma, and character, but for his actions and what he believed in. He was a man from the North, who was for the abolishment of slavery. He was a Republican. Although good to the North, the Southerners declares him as the greatest evil of the century. President Lincoln won the election with 180 electoral votes and 1,865,583 of the popular votes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lifelong Learner

- When I was five, someone informed me of the startling fact that it is the male seahorse, not the female, that gives birth. It was the first fact I can remember learning, probably because of how much it shocked me at the time. The next day I went to school, eager to share my new knowledge with everyone I met. Starting with my teacher as she helped me out of my pink, puffy jacket and moving on to conversations on the swing set and surreptitious whispers during naptime, I quickly ensured that every child and teacher in my pre-school class was well-informed about this reproductive quirk unique to the seahorse....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Film Amelie

- Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Film Amelie Imagination is an intrinsic part of the human experience. It has the power to mold reality by defining the limits of possibility and affecting perception. Both Alan White and Irving Singer examine aspects of this power in their respective works The Language of Imagination and Feeling and Imagination. White delineates how imagination is a necessary precursor to possibility (White 179) while Singer primarily illustrates imagination's effect on human relationships, such as love (Singer 29-48)....   [tags: Imagination Film Movie Amelie Essays]

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Notable Woman

- The words of Amelia Earhart, "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace with yourself" can be related to the woman I have chosen. I have chosen to write about a woman who has been an inspiration in my life. She has inspired me to continue my education as well as to grow in my field of work. Due to the Professor’s instructions, I will keep my chosen woman’s identity confidential, although she made it clear in our interview that she wouldn’t mind inspiring other women by announcing her name....   [tags: Descriptive Courage ]

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Analysis Of The Film ' Amelie '

- Amelie is a young French woman who finds pleasure in life by rearranging the lives of others to fulfill them with happiness, yet she has become so preoccupied fixing the lives of others that she has detached herself from finding her own happiness. Amelie’s detachment from pursuing her own happiness is no surprise. In the film she is depicted as a quiet female who was raised by her father who never taught her to have a voice for herself. Amelie’s character can be categorized along with other characters from other films/television that would demonstrate similar scenarios filled with scenes portraying inequality towards females....   [tags: Female, Gender, Gender role, Woman]

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Applying Postmodernism to Amelie

- The success of the film Amelie, also known in France as Le Fabuleux desin d'Amélie Poulain directed by Jean Pierre-Jeunet, can be attributed to both the vision of the director and brilliant writing of the screenplay. This is a film which takes place around the year 1997 a day after the incident of Princess Diana's death is televised all around the world. We are then guided through the life of Amelie Poulin (Audrey Tautou) who is trying to find meaning in her life by doing good deeds for others around her....   [tags: Film, Retrospect]

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Saving Amelie By Cathy Gothlke

- Saving Amelie In “Saving Amelie,” Cathy Gothlke uses different characters to narrate how a family survives persecution against them because of their race, sex and class. Thousands of people died because of classification during the World War II in Germany and in America where countless also endured discrimination based on sex, race and class. The struggles and discrimination that woman suffered throughout our history are of vital importance for us since they clear the path to the freedom we have today....   [tags: World War II, Nazi Germany, Racism, Race]

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Amelie: Interesting Premise and Beautiful Cinematography

- ... Amelie is shown to be particularly wary of these matters as she helps those around her by being a matchmaker or manipulating her father’s garden gnome and sending it to different places all over the world so that it may inspire him to travel more in his old days. For the iconographies of typical romance films, a kiss scene is usually shown in the movie. In Amelie for example, the ending scene involved the male character realizing his love for Amelie and they kissed for the first time which marks the beginning of their relationship....   [tags: film analysis, french movies]

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Saving Amelie By Cathy Gothlke Uses

- Saving Amelie In “Saving Amelie,” by Cathy Gothlke uses different characters to narrate how a family survives persecution because of their race, sex and their class. Thousands of people died because of classification during the World War II in Germany and in America were many also endured discrimination based on sex, race and class. The struggles and discrimination that woman suffer throughout our history are of viral importance for us since they clear the path for the freedom we have today. One of the themes seen in “Saving Amelie” is race and sex....   [tags: World War II, Racism, Nazi Germany, Race]

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Argentina's Division in El Matadero by Esteban Echeverria and Amalia by Jose Marmol

- In Esteban Echeverria’s short story, “El Matadero” and Jose Marmol’s story “Amalia”, the reader is able to see a one-sided perspective of Argentina and the division amongst the people of the country. The one sided perspective is how both authors favor the Unitarian side over the Federalists side. The division amongst the people of Argentina in these two stories lets the reader interpret how Argentina views their good and bad inhabitants. The people who consist of the Federal party are described as brutal and cruel while the people of the Unitarian party are depicted as educated with heroic language and possessing dignity....   [tags: dictatorship, conflicts and struggles]

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Sickle Cell Amenia: A Change of the Blood

- A Change of the Blood Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder which is passed down from parents to a child. Many people have Sickle Cell Anemia in the U.S and around the world. These people have a wide variety of symptoms, varying from semi-severe to life threatening problems while others live with little to no recognizable symptoms. Sickle Cell Anemia is caused by a genetic mutation in the hemoglobin inside of red blood cells. The mutation occurs in the hemoglobin gene on the 11chromosome. The mutation causes the red blood cell to get deformed in to a rod shape similar to a farmers Sickle, hence the name....   [tags: genetic mutation, blood disorder]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Amelie '

- Many refer to France as one of the most romantic countries in the world; even the slur “French kiss” embodies the amour of French culture. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet successfully captures this passion in the film Amélie, the story of a peculiar Parisian girl, played by Audrey Tautou, who positively changes the lives of those around her in the midst of pursuing love. The three main colors of the film are a combination of red, green, and blue, and this RGB color model is commonly known as the primary colors of the spectrum, which are used to create brand-new colors....   [tags: Color, Green, Red, Primary color]

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Analysis Of The Macintosh At The Company 's Annual Shareholders Meeting

- Hard Lessons In 1984 Jobs would introduce the Macintosh at the company 's annual shareholders meeting. They launched the Macintosh and for the first few months it was successful. A year later sales was dropping and Jobs was in denial and would continue to behave as if he had saved Apple. Steve Jobs and John Sculley was not talking to one another. In May of 1985 Steve Jobs tried to convince some directors and top executives that Sculley needed to go. It turned out many of them had spoken with Sculley and went to the board of directories....   [tags: Apple Inc., Steve Jobs, Gil Amelio, Macintosh]

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How Jobs Changed The World Of The Basement Working With Dad

- All leaders start somewhere in life, whether if it’s in a garage or in the basement working with dad. There is the, one-and-only leader who took innovation through his own ideas. This leader took steps beyond his wildest dreams. This immense leader was demoted from his own company. Many say his ego got in the way of true life and visions, but this leader is the seed to the blueprints of ideas that he had created visions of a leading company. This leader created a legacy; he is the action of a revolutionary breakthrough....   [tags: Steve Jobs, Apple Inc., John Sculley, Gil Amelio]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe '

- Despite Cousin Lymon’s misshapen body and rather displeasing appearance Miss. Amelia forms a close bond with him that develops into the romantic love. Whether Cousin Lymon returns her love is unclear to the reader and the town in any case to the townsfolk the couple seems strange since they live together for six years and yet the relationship remains unconsummated. Still Cousin Lymon eventually affirms Carr’s assertion that he cannot give and receive love as Miss. Amelia does when he betrays Miss....   [tags: Love, Romance, Interpersonal relationship, Ballad]

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The Babadook And Mental Health

- The Babadook and Mental Health One might argue that the scariest horror films are those films which horrors portray a sense that something of that nature might actually happen in the real world. The beauty of horror films is that anything could theoretically be possible, like Freddy Krueger sticking his tongue through Nancy’s phone as he says, “I’m your boyfriend now, Nancy” or a horde of zombies stampeding through the cities of the United States wiping out humanity in its path. If one thinks about it long enough, anything we can perceive could happen....   [tags: Horror film, Slasher film, Halloween]

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Princess of the Kingdom of Dweven

- ... She asked the princes what they thought about the main character, Baudouin immediately spoke and said that he thought the main character was honest. Leopold told Amelia that he thought the main character made bad decisions. Marius told Amelia that the main character was cunning. The rest of the princes remained quite, Amelia asked them why they were so quite and Magnus spoke up and told the Amelia that the book was filled with gibberish. All the other princes muttered agreement. Amelia smiled and told Baudouin, Lepold and Marius that they were excused....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Ballad of the Sad Café and Quicksand

- Although, people come from different backgrounds and have different lives, they may share common interests. People also make all kinds of different choices in life, and these choices people make may have similar outcomes to other people. In the novel “Quicksand,” Helga Crane’s self-image is unstable, because she is African-American and White. This instability in her life leads her to make decisions impulsively and not consider the repercussions of her choices. Helga makes a few major choices in her life which includes where to move, the type of job she has, and whom she is going to marry....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Noteworthy American Writers: Carson McCullers

- ... The reappearance of Marvin sparks a passionate love triangle full of mixed emotions among the characters. Cousin Lymon is the first to take notice of Marvin’s return. He is instantly fascinated by Marvin. Intrigued by Marvin’s lifestyle, Lymon begins to shadow Marvin’s daily activities. Marvin reacts to Lymon’s friendship with distaste, physical and mental abuse, but ulterior motives begin to form when Marvin realizes the power Lymon has over Amelia. Unconditional love for Cousin Lymon is displayed by Amelia when she allows Marvin to live with her and Lymon....   [tags: Ballad of a Sad Cafe]

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The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe

- The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe Throughout the novel The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers, there is an evident recurring theme. Ever-present in the story is a feeling of unrequited love, illustrated through looking at the parallels of the intertwined relationships between three separate individuals. Miss Amelia Evans, Cousin Lymon Willis, and Marvin Macy, are the players involved in this grotesque love triangle. The feelings they respectively have for each other are what drives the story, and are significant enough that the prosperity of entire town hinges upon them....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Member of the Sad Cafe: Analyzing McCullers Masculine Female Characters

- Out of the pantheon of Modern Southern Literature authors, Carson McCullers is arguably one of the best writers to emerge out of the genre in the twentieth century. With her intricate weaving of character development, she creates personas that strike the reader memorably and come alive with the power of their own natures. Two such characters emerge from her famous short stories: Frankie Addams from The Member of the Wedding and Miss Amelia Evans from The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. These characters are unique as they both struggle to fit in with society’s ideal of women in the South, and are isolated from the ‘normal’ life of a Southern woman....   [tags: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe]

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Carson McCuller's The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

- In many southern areas, family and gender roles have been clearly defined and were generally followed closely for years. Carson McCullers’ The Ballad of the Sad Café features one character, Marvin Macy, who strictly abides by the set gender roles. However, The Ballad of the Sad Café also features Miss Amelia and Cousin Lymon, who do not abide by the roles set for their genders and instead exhibit the characteristics of the gender opposite of their own. As a result, Miss Amelia is seen as a somewhat intimidating individual while Cousin Lymon is seen as the weaker of the two....   [tags: formal writing analysis]

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The Phone Rings At 3 O ' Clock

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Analysis of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers

- Analysis of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers is a story of love illustrated through the romantic longings and attractions of the three eccentric characters; Miss Amelia, Cousin Lymon, and Marvin Macy. McCullers depicts love as a force, often strong enough to change people's attitudes and behaviors. Yet, the author seems to say, if the love is unrequited, individuals, having lost their motivation to change, will revert back to their true selves....   [tags: Carson McCullers Literature Love Essays]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- After their first night together, and what a night that was, Conner pretty much moved in. But there were things about him that still nagged at her. Little things really. It started with the potato chips. They had been watching a comedian, George Carlin if she remembered correctly, and he had ended a monologue with “In America, anyone can become President. That 's the problem" They had both laughed and Amelia rose from the couch saying, "You’re right this guy is funny." He ran his right hand down his thigh, stretching out his lower leg as he did so; almost ironing out his Levi 's with the force of it....   [tags: 2008 singles, 2007 singles, 2005 singles]

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Americ Land Of Loners?

- In his 2010 essay “America: Land of Loners?,” Daniel Akst argues that America has turned to a nation that places friendship very low in its priorities. He describes the parallels between our lives and the lives of Solarians in the science-fiction novel The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov, saying that we keep ourselves physically isolated and communicate virtually, except for in very special circumstances. Despite having many friends on Facebook and other social media sites, we tend to overlook real friendships, preferring “a diluted kind” of relationship available digitally, and something we can take far less seriously than our familial relationships....   [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Friendship]

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Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, Written by William Thackeray

- Vanity Fair: A novel without a hero was written by William Thackeray, which is a very interesting novel for those who love classic. It was first published in 1847– 48. The Novel is presented people’s sinful in a town named Vanity. The pilot is around two female characters Rebecca Sharp and Amelia Sedley, who are from different family background and different personality. Rebecca Sharp is a young beautiful woman. She is born poor, but she does not want to live in poverty. Rebecca with her friend, Amelia Sedley – the daughter of a rich family go to Miss Pinkerton’s Academy....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy

- Today’s society has changed monumentally within these last centuries. The differences in the way people dress, what people do for work and how nonchalant people are about their way of life. “The Ruined Maid” by Thomas Hardy is a great example of how things used to be in the eighteenth century; it shows how quickly things can change through two friends that happen to bump into each other. They start talking about their lives from when they were together and how things have changed. It is interesting because this woman mentions all the things that have changed with her friend....   [tags: The Ruined Maid Essays]

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The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe

- The feelings of alienation and suffering were prevalent in her life and had a direct influence on her writing. The Ballad of the Sad Café is a direct reflection of her personal suffering. The novel could be categorized as simple and to a certain extent grotesque centered around three main characters Miss. Amelia Evans, her Cousin Lymon and ill natured Marvin Macy all of them eccentric individuals. The setting is a small town alienated in characters. In this novella is particular story she deals with her pessimistic outlook on the nature of love, which according to her is bound to bring tragedy....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Ballad]

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Divorce - The Movie

- Divorce - The Movie In society today, divorce is common with approximately 60% of marriages not lasting. Prior to their parents splitting up, children struggle with how to thrive in an environment where their parents are constantly arguing. This is the backdrop for my screenplay. One of the protagonists, Kristi, is an artist who goes running for several hours every night, returning after midnight when she is certain that her parents are asleep. She is a thoughtful and taciturn character who thinks that she is to blame for the problems that her parents are experiencing....   [tags: Divorce Essays]

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Gender Roles Throughout The Balled Of The Sad Cafe

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Movie Review : From The Trilogy Of Terror Directed By Dan Curtis And Misery

- The movies “Amelia” from the Trilogy of Terror directed by Dan Curtis and Misery directed by Rob Reiner are similar in plot, in that they both feature bursts of violence, the scheming of plans and the use of knifes. They also meet the three reasons King gives in the interview Why We Crave Horror Movies by Rise B. Axelrod and Charles R. Cooper. The movies involve multiple tense fighting scenes, the making of plans, and knives. In “Amelia” there are multiple times that Amelia fights the doll. In one scene, the doll attacks her with a knife and she tries to escape....   [tags: Horror film, Film, KILL, Horror and terror]

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Creative Writing: The Secret of the Mutation 15q24

- Amelia and Jane were friends since they went to the same kindergarten in Rockville, Maryland. They lived close to each other and actually went to the same elementary, middle, and high schools together. Sadly, they happened to go different colleges but their colleges were both in the town where they lived, so they still get together and catch up on things on weekends. They share everything about their lives, and there is no secret between them. Not surprisingly, both Amelia and Jane started dating with guys in the fall semesters of their senior years....   [tags: DNA mutation, NIH, genome sequence, genetics]

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The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe

- The Ballad of the Sad Café is set in a gloomy, isolated, small town in the middle of a rural area. The author immediately starts describing the dullness of the town, which is the location of an old desolated café. A portrait of the town is created in the reader’s mind with such vivid visual details provided. The passage sets the perfect mood for the rest of the story to follow. The author promotes her fierce and unique style with the usage of a strong narrative technique as well as different literary devices as the story proceeds....   [tags: Time, Present, Sadness, Depression]

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Analysis Of Hayao Miyazaki 's Princess Mononoke

- Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke is a development of Japanese animation that can be seen as a romantic fable of two characters that were brought together through one cause; however, Miyazaki’s film can be seen as a Japanese cultural production. It is seen as a cultural production because it shows elements of Shinto through the Kami and the use of water for purification, as well as the female stereotype reversal that was quite dominant in the time of the Heian period. The characters in Princess Mononoke interact with the kami (gods or spirits) when they are in sacred sites or areas that assist in the contact....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Hayao Miyazaki]

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