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The Economic History of Pittsburgh

- The Economic History of Pittsburgh At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Pittsburgh became a leader in America’s industrial production. This industrial production dominated Pittsburgh’s economy for over a century. This attracted many foreigners to Pittsburgh which had a demand for unskilled workers. However, Pittsburgh eventually lost its position as one of the world’s largest industrial producers and became a rising city for businesses in the field of information technology. As a result, Pittsburgh shifted from a city of mostly blue-collar workers to a city of mostly white-collar workers....   [tags: American America History]

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The Evil of the Age

- The Evil of the Age August 26th, 1871, was a humid, busy Saturday at the Hudson River Depot in New York City. Sweat and fatigue had crept in by mid-afternoon, when a porter suddenly smelled the stench of decaying flesh. Along the wooden platform lay hundreds of trunks and bags, piled haphazardly, ready for loading onto a Chicago-bound train. During rough handling in the baggage room, the lid of an ordinary, 2'8" by 18" packing trunk had cracked open, releasing the foul stench. The porter immediately called Robert Vandeward, the baggage-master....   [tags: Short Stories Papers]

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The Tarahumara People and Running

- The Tarahumara People and Running For the people to whom running is a lifestyle, ultra marathon running seems an old phenomenon, one that has been a part of daily life since its beginnings. Running more than twenty-six miles a day seems a menial task to a Tarahumara, a daily chore, while to the Americans running next to them it is an all consu ming feat. These people, known world wide as "the running indians" have recently made their appearance in the ultra world and are showing everyone how easy running really is for them....   [tags: Run Sports India Indians Essays]

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African American Contributions in Science

- African American Contributions in Science            Throughout American history many African Americans have been overlooked in the field of science. Some powerful minds and great inventors haven’t been re-introduced to new generations. African Americans have contributed a great deal to the advancements of our country and one of the major fields they have made contributions to is in the field of science. Many successful African Americans have been overshadowed by their Caucasian counterparts. More of our children should be aware of these great historians....   [tags: Science African Americans Scientists Essays]

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Brad Paisley and Country Music

- When country music began in America, there were no professional musicians. The typical musician sang only to entertain himself, his family or at local events. There is evidence of square dance-like events as far back as the 1830s (with origins in European country dancing). At first, most country music was either sung by itself or played on a lone fiddle or banjo. A good fiddler was a very popular person and was often asked to perform at events ranging from weddings to cattle drives. There was no concerted effort to preserve the songs played, but the songs that people loved lasted as they were passed from town to town or generation to generation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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It's Time to Decriminalize Marijuana

- It's Time to Decriminalize Marijuana Currently, drugs remain high on the lists of concerns of Americans and are considered one of the major problems facing our country today. We see stories on the news about people being killed on the street every day over drugs. To many people drugs are only an inner-city problem, but in reality they affect all of us - users and non-users. I believe that the negative affects we associate with drugs would be greatly reduced if the United States adopted a policy towards the total decriminalization of marijuana....   [tags: Marijuana Drugs Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Human Eye in Space

- Human visual hardware is a result of a billion years of evolution within the earths atmosphere where light is scattered by molecules of air, moisture, particular matter etc. However as we ascend into our atmosphere with decrease density, light distribution is changed resulting in our visual hardware receiving visual data in different format. Some Aspects to Consider: 1. Visual acuity is the degree to which the details and contours of objects are perceived. Visual acuity is usually defined in terms of minimum separable.Large variety of factors influence this complex phenomenon which includes : # Optical factors- state of the image forming mechanisms of the eye....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Time at Boarding School

- My Time at Boarding School At the beginning of year six, when I was ten, my mum brought up the subject of secondary school and I realised that, after that year, I would have to leave the school and people I had known for many years. I knew I would have to leave my friends, because they were all going to the local comprehensive school, and as my brother was at a private school, I would have to go to one too. I had a choice. I could go to Dauntsey's school, the same as my brother, but I would have had to wear the horrible brown uniform....   [tags: Papers]

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Megachurches and Theologies of Consumption

- Last weekend, while attending Lexington, KY’s Southland Christian Church, I received an invitation to attend a “Poor Man’s After-Tax Dinner.” Located on a 115-acre plot that occupies a stretch of the rapidly disappearing farmland between Lexington and Jessamine County, Southland will host the gala, which includes a catered meal and a performance by the Dale Adams Band. On the church’s website, an announcement for the event asks, “Did you have to pay when you filed taxes. This month’s Gathering is designed to help you to forget your IRS woes.”[1] The After-Tax Dinner will minister to those still reeling from the April 15th deadline, and, with any luck, it will foster solidari...   [tags: Religion Christian]

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Defamation Law: Libel And Slander

- The civil liberties that the American people have are inalienable rights. The most important of these is the freedom of speech. Yet freedom of speech is not entirely protected; using hurtful, false, or damaging speech is not allowed. But how can the American government control something as basic as speech. There are laws against libel and slander but how are they perpetrated. This essay will explain how the court cases and laws have evolved and been clarified throughout America’s history up to present day....   [tags: court cases]

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Informative Speech: The Fokker Triplane

- Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the Fokker Triplane Introduction This speech is about a particular type of aircraft made famous for its use by the Red Baron of Germany in World War One. Many people know that the Red Baron was a real person from history. Others may only know him as an adversary of Snoopy from the comic strip Peanuts, or as a ghost-like magic man dreamed up by lonely housewives hungry for a particular brand of frozen pizza....   [tags: Example Informative Speech]

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Data Collection And Analysis Paper

- Almost every year a hurricane blast through Florida and takes its toll on the business, industry and affects the lives and dollars of the company and its workers. One can ask themselves, "How do we prevent this from happening again?" This is usually what businesses and persons affected by a hurricane ask each other. What about a hospital. How would a hospital prepare for a hurricane. To complicate things more, how would a hospital prepare for a hurricane if the hospital is to operate 24 hours a day....   [tags: Hurricane Natural Disaster Data Information]

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Brand Personality Theory and Practice

- Brand Personality Theory and Practice 1. What is brand personality. 1.1 The background of brand personality. The first time when brand personality was mentioned was in 1955 by David Ogilvy (Ogilvy, 1955) when he had a lecture to American Associate of advertising Agencies. This concept comes out in the specifically background. As the developing of the technology, the produce with the same quality become much than before. Producers need a new method to identify themselves from each other. On the other hand, customers want to identify themselves from each other too....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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A Most Remarkable Teacher

- A Most Remarkable Teacher   A most remarkable high school teacher first aroused my interest in medicine when he invited me to take a special advanced microbiology course at night. He (Mr. Wiles) had worked for years in the medical field before retiring to teach school. Spending many hours with us, he constantly reaffirmed his belief that we could make a positive contribution to society through a career in medicine. Shortly after my graduation, Mr. Wiles died of lung cancer. During his last months, as I visited him, walked with him, chopped wood for him, I anguished over my helplessness as his pain grew and his life diminished....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays]

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Thomas Hardy's Tragic Stories

- Thomas Hardy's Tragic Stories For centuries, various writers have endeavored to encapsulate the constituents of tragedy, and create works of literature that adhere to their understanding of an ostensibly universal system of tragic structure, tragic plot, and tragic theme. Nevertheless, the etymology of the word, "tragedy," proves to be as elusive and arcane as the tragic construct is seemingly concrete and unequivocal; indeed, the word, "tragedy," can be traced to the Greek word, "tragoidia," which literally means, "goat-song." We do not know whether actors in the Choral Odes read their lines clad in goatskins, or if goats were bestowed as prizes; we do know, however, that Aristotle recon...   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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His Odyssey to Chat

- His Odyssey to Chat From the readings in Constructive Identity in the Computer Age, there are many authors with different views and claims about the Internet, such as Sherry Turkle who wrote an article called "Identity in the Age of the Internet: Living in the Mud," about how we should have hidden identities online to hide behind. Even Dale Spender had a few great points in her essay "Gender Bending," about gender-neutral names enabling us to speak freely on the net so that we are not judged for being a man or a woman....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Communication Essays]

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Working in Disney World

- Working in Disney World Welcome to the happiest place on earth, otherwise known as hell. Imagine entering a place where the air smells like fresh homemade cookies, the lush green trees are shaped like animated characters, and the sidewalks are always squeaky clean. The employees or “cast members” appear to be clean-cut, happy, wholesome, all-American people. This is the image Walt Disney World provides for its guests. But what goes on behind the scenes at Disney. Until a person has worked for the “big mouse” she won’t be able to understand the torture that can go on for employees....   [tags: Work Job Essays]

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Shakespeare in my World

- Shakespeare in my World These are the forgeries of jealousy: And never, since middle summer's spring, Met we on hill, in dale, forest, or mead, By paved fountain or by rushy brook, Or in the beached margent of the sea, To dance our ringlets to the whisteling wind, But with thy brawls thou hast disturbed our sport. ~ Titania A Midsummer Night's Dream 2.1 I first truly gazed upon William Shakespeare during college. I had to do a monologue of Joan of Arc from Henry VI part I. I remember wrapping my mouth around his words, tasting him for the first time....   [tags: Personal Narrative William Shakespeare Essays]

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Implementing Uniforms into Schools

- Implementing Uniforms into Schools The argument whether uniforms should be implemented in school has been debated over the last few decades. By implementing a uniform policy within schools would help reduce the rise of violent crimes. In today’s high schools, too many innocent youths become fatalities due to gang warfare that has spread into the school system. Many parents feel that if a uniform policy was implemented , the spread of gang warfare and the idea that children have to have name brand clothing would decrease drastically....   [tags: Uniforms Education School Clothing Essays]

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Que son las Dioxinas

- Dioxinas Que son - Familia a la que pertenecen - Estructura química Como se Dispersan Como se generan Como se miden Que efectos producen Conclusiones. Soluciones o ideas Introducción: Este trabajo pertenece al proyecto grupo cuatro en ciencias del Bachillerato Internacional (IB), en el que la idea es analizar un tema mirado desde el punto de vista de una o más ciencias al mismo tiempo. En el caso de este trabajo específicamente en el área de la física (sin dejar de dar reseñas generales en química y biología) el tema de las “Dioxinas”....   [tags: Spanish Essays]

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Religion In America, 1492-1790

- Religion in the New World exploded into the land with the colonization of thousands of immigrants. It played an important role in the development of thought in the West. Religion was one of the first concepts to spark the desires of people from other countries to emigrate to the new lands. While many religions blossomed on the American shores of the Atlantic, a basic structure held for most of them, being predominantly derived from Puritanism. Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement, showed the link the new settlers had to God when Sir Thomas Dale said the following in 1610: Be not dismayed at all For scandall cannot doe us wrong, God will not let us fall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Urban Vs. Rural Education

- After reading Hallway Hangers, a sense of the complex relationship between poverty and education is gained: it a dualistic one. In some views, education is a means out of poverty, yet those who grow up poor often have different opportunities, hopes, and experiences in their school years. During my time thus far at Colgate, I have participated and watched many sporting events on campus, and found that local families attend and cheer with as much enthusiasm as the students. Similarly, on National Athletes appreciation Day last year the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) ran a program at both the elementary and high schools in Hamilton, providing question and answer periods for the st...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Reality of Insanity

- The development of the world has lots of good advantages for men; but besides all these it has also bad effects, too; as the illnesses and most importantly the mental illnesses. As the centuries go on our responsibilities get much harder and this causes stress and some other mental diseases, too, to some people and this makes a danger; but I'm not talking about the ones who are consciously in mental hospitals. The main idea is that, we call the people who are in these hospitals insane; but maybe they are saner than the ones who are out in the society because the ones who are consciously in these hospitals are the ones who are aware of them and willing to be healed....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Nature of the Mind

- William Blake, a poet that strongly believed in the power of mind, once wrote, "if we see with imagination, we see all things in the infinite." The Romantic poets use their imagination when gazing at nature, and therefore see and feel the infinite through their poetry. William Wordsworth expresses the serene beauty that nature possesses and its calming effects on the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the poetic geniuses of the age, uses nature and his imagination to create surreal atmospheres....   [tags: Poetry]

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Political Economy And Democracy

- American Capitalism and American Democracy have always gone hand in hand for the entire history of the United States since it's founding, and many say one cannot exist without the other. Many people today commonly associate Capitalism with Democracy when asked about the United States in general. But this statement is inherently flawed; capitalism is based on profits for the few while democracy is based on rights for many. So how can such a contradictory statement be good for the society as a whole....   [tags: Capitalism Democracy Government Politics]

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Problem Solution: Riordan Manufacturing

- Problem Solution: Riordan Manufacturing Riordan Manufacturing, a global plastics producer, employs approximately 550 people with projected annual earnings of $46 million. The manufacturing company is owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Riordan's production is divided into the following three categories: plastic beverage containers made in Albany, Georgia; custom plastic parts made in Pontiac, Michigan; and plastic fan parts made in Hangzhou, China....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Strategy]

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The FairTax

- People do not enjoy talking about taxes because they are too political, confusing, and depressing. It is no secret that the American tax code is a mess and something many economists describe as too broken to fix. Despite this, politicians have never stopped from trying to “fix” the code, yet they have had very little success. The U.S. Government’s tax code currently comprises “more than 67,000 pages of complexities” (Boortz, Linder, & Woodall 14). The Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT) was founded in 1995 with one goal: create the simplest and best tax reform plan that would work in the modern market and economy....   [tags: Economy]

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Surveillance Cameras

- Surveillance Cameras How are kids safe at night. Do they roam the streets without adult supervision. Are drug dealers taking over the streets. Are drivers nervous of everyone else’s bad driving habits. Although some believe law enforcement cameras invade privacy and disrupt everyday lives, cameras help keep citizens safe. “Police departments across Great Britain credit cameras with dramatic crime reduction, citing such impressive results as 75 percent drop in Airdrie, Scotland, a 68 percent reduction in Glasgow, Scotland, and a 57 percent drop in Northampton” (Taylor 44+)....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Capital Punishment

- A famous expression, “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” has become the basis for this political debate over the past several decades --- capital punishment. In society today, many people are murdered every day by the hands of another human being. Those who are for capital punishment promote that it is a deterrent for crime, provides closure, and is a moral punishment for those who choose to take a human life. Those not in favor of it argue that it is an ineffective crime deterrent, sends the wrong message, and is more expensive than sentencing a murderer to life in prison....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Death Penalty]

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NSA Wiretapping

- The NSA has been secretly ordered to eavesdrop by the Bush administration after the 9/11 terrorist attack. The base of where the NSA has been operating their wiretapping agenda is in Bluff Dale, Utah the building sprawls 1,500,000 square feet and possess the capacity to hold as much as five zeta bytes of data it has cost almost $2,000,000,000. The act of spying over the USA citizens even though they are suspicious is a threat to the people’s privacy and the privacy of other countries’ members are being infringed on by the NSA by the act of wiretapping....   [tags: politics, government, wiretapping]

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Institutional Liability

- Classroom learning at a college or university is only one small part of attending college. One of the most important ways a student can learn important skills and lessons is by participating in some sort of campus club, organization, or team. “Involvement in student activities is positively related to student retention and to personal success after graduation” (Barrow & Martin, 1996, p. 63). However, for college administrators and legal counsels, these activities can present them with a multitude of legal challenges and issues....   [tags: co-curricular activites, students participation]

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Not a Problem

- Not a Problem In today's hi-tech world, there are millions of people who are connected through the internet. Almost all of these users are living in industrialized nations, such as the United States. But there are many nations that lack the infrastructure necessary to support such forms of communication. Many of these nations are third world countries. In this essay, I am going to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of providing deprived regions of the world with such technology, and I will offer some better ways to spend our limited resources....   [tags: Argumentative Internet Equal Access Essays]

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Teaching Philosophy Statement

- Teaching Philosophy Statement “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” (Dale Carnegie) This quote best fits my views toward education. I feel that a majority of students, today, dread going to school and no longer look at it with a positive mentality. I believe this attitude toward schools is why overall grade performance has decreased and United States students rank lower when compared to students of foreign countries. I want to change all this, at least, in my classroom....   [tags: School Education Teachers Essays]

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The Healing Wound

- The Healing Wound It’s a beautiful morning at our nation’s capital. Constitution Gardens is blooming with life. Flowers of red, yellow, and pink bob their heads in the gentle summer breeze. Wise old trees proudly oversee the grassy lawns, while twittering birds scamper about on their strong, sturdy limbs. People talk animatedly as they stroll in small groups along the brown, dusty paths. Children run and jump, stopping occasionally to make quick poses for parents’ snapping cameras. As we walk ahead, we notice a shape taking form on the horizon....   [tags: Vietnam Veterans War Memorial Essays]

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Sears Case Study

- Sears Case Study Introduction The great advantage of publicly held companies is that they bring together capital and managerial expertise, to the benefit of both groups. An investor need not know anything about making or marketing chairs in order to invest in a chair factory. A gifted producer or seller of chairs need not have capital in order to start a business. When it runs well, both profit, and the capitalist system achieves its goals. Our system of capitalism has been less successful when the company does not run well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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child language disorder

- Child Language Disorders Title: Readability Case Study and Scenarios Reference: Gail Portnuff Venable, MS. “Readability Case Study and Scenarios.” Topics in Language Disorders 23 (2003): 248-51 Summary: Li Moon, a resource specialist in the Hillsborough City School District in Northern California has completed a study about the use of readability measurement. The surrounding school districts (Hillsborough City School District, Millbrae Elementary School District, and San Bruno Park Elementary District) are using oral reading to enhance students literacy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Haimons Covert Scheme

- Haimon has a certain tendency to be overlooked in Sophocles’ Antigone. At first he appears to be a minor character, an accessory to the overt conflict occurring between Kreon and Antigone. We see Haimon supporting his father, but soon thereafter in conflict with him. Haimon expresses disregard for the life of his cold bride to be, yet is defined as being driven by lust. Several questions come up: who does Haimon really support, what drives his actions, and what is his ultimate intent. Unraveling these issues is a tricky task, but what we find is Haimon is far more than an accessory....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Solomon Barney Project

- SOLOMON BARNEY PROJECT Political Website and Online Book Store Project Charter PROJECT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK Solomon Barney Project Document Revision History V 1.1 11/15/04 2nd Draft produced containing updated "project definition" work from 11/08/04 worksession 1.2 11/22/04 Contribution and work flow planning finalized. Roles and Responsibilities finalized. 1.3 11/29/04 Initial project steps defined and waypoints defined with customer. 1.4 12/02/04 Revised final draft containing work from 11/29/04 work session and accepted previous changes 1.5 12/05/04 Final Draft accepted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Woman Rebel:

- Starting in the 1830s, a state-by-state drive to prohibit abortion developed and was largely successful by 1880. It was spurred by a backlash against the women's rights movement that reflected anxieties about women deserting their conventional position as mothers, and by professionalizing physicians eager to restrict their competition from "irregular" practitioners, many of them offering abortion services. Then in 1873 all birth-control information was specifically included within the definition of the obscene and was therefore barred from interstate commerce by the federal Comstock Act....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Washburn V. State

- The evidence presented to myself and the other juror’s proves that Tyrone Washburn is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the murder of his wife, Elena Washburn. On March 12, 1979 Elena Washburn was strangled in the living room of her family’s home. Her body was then dragged to the garage, leaving a trail of blood from the living room to the place it was found. Her husband, Tyrone Washburn, found her in the family’s garage on March 13, 1979 at 1:45 A.M. When officer Dale Chambers arrived at the scene he found her lying face down in a pool of blood....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Poetry and Sex

- Poetry and Sex Since the beginning of human existence, there has been once practice, one instinct, one single obsession that we cannot escape. Some may call it necessary; others say it’s a gift. It can be controlling, enlightening but it’s oh so powerful. It isn’t the need for food, safety or shelter. It isn’t love nor greed nor vanity, but sex, ladies and gentlemen. With the evolution of human communication poets have been using the power of words to describe the practice of sex, and the emotions that come with it....   [tags: Sex Sexuality Poetry Poems Literature Essays]

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Athletics Vs. Academics

- The debate over big time college athletics versus academics can easily be broken down with facts. Athletes at colleges where athletics are a large part of the school's namesake are given unfair advantages that overshadow the purpose of the institutions existence. Scandals in college athletics constantly riddle the news and media. Athletes are receiving financial and material gifts to attend and stay at a certain school. They are being given excessive and undeserved grade changes to maintain athletic eligibility....   [tags: Ethics]

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Saving Private Ryan

- Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan is a film showing us the realities of war. Winner of five Academy Awards including Steven Spielberg's Best Director (1999), it is an unforgettable experience. The film follows Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) who, in the brutally real opening sequence, survives the landing at Omaha Beach. He is then given a new mission: to find and save Private James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon), one of four brothers, the other three of whom have been killed in action within days of each other....   [tags: Papers]

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Johnstown Flood Disaster

- Johnstown Flood May 31, 1889 was a day that brought terror to the small town of Johnstown Pennsylvania. The small town was established in 1794 as a steel town and had a population on 30,000. The cause of the flood actually starts not at the town but 14 upstream at the South Fork Dam were the Little Conemaugh and Stony Creeks rivers meet as you can see in the image below. At this place is Lake Conemaugh, a 3-mile long lake located up against the side of a mountain, 450 feet higher than Johnstown PA....   [tags: American History]

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InterClean Human Capital

- InterClean Human Capital InterClean is a very profitable monster that, if can create the products and services that its clients need, could be at the top place in the market. The company is facing the problem that clients need more effectives in the results of the cleanings, it is because of the previously said that they have to focus on that maintain the cleaned area save for those who use it. The most subtle to this situation are health care industry; they need to follow very strict rules in order to be able to expire with the regulations assigned to this industry....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Campbell Soup Co.

- 1. International Strategies For the past 25 years, Campbell's Soup has been managed by three different CEO's, McGovern, Johnson and Morrison, all who brought their own ideas, vision and strategy for making sure Campbell grew in terms of both size and profitability. Campbell's international business unit, one the largest of the six business units established by McGovern, was a main focus for all three managers. The following are the different strategic approaches taken by each CEO for the international division: Gordon McGovern: McGovern's overall strategic focus was to introduce as many new products as possible....   [tags: Business Management Strategy Analysis]

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Classical Management Theories

- Successful management requires an understanding of the fundamental concepts of effective management techniques and principles. In order to gain such insight, and manage effectively and efficiently, managers must develop an awareness of past management principles, models and theories. From the turn of the 20th Century, the need for a formal management theory was growing evident; organisations required a system to guide managers in an attempt to improve productivity and efficiency of workers. This urgency for a theory saw the development of six major management approaches, the focus of this essay will be on two of the classical management theories; the scientific management theory and the huma...   [tags: Business Management]

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Riordan Problem Solution

- Problem Solution: Riordan Manufacturing Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics producer employing 550 people with projected annual earnings of $46 million. The company is wholly owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Production is divided among three plants: plastic beverage containers in Albany, Georgia; custom plastic parts in Pontiac, Michigan; and plastic fan parts in Hangzhou, China. Research and Development is conducted at corporate headquarters in San Jose, California....   [tags: Problem Solution Case Study Riordan Manufacturing]

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John Updike's A&P

- “Liberty is Worth Paying for. . .” Jules Verne Can an individual break hierarchical associations to find freedom and at which point would enlightenment be validated by achieving freedom through conflict. William Faulkner writes in “Barn Burning” about the desire for the individual to tear away from family because of disbelief in values and morals portrayed by a father. Abner becomes powerless with the release of slaves and chooses to transfer his negative desire for power onto his son. Although Sarty breaks the bond of blood between he and his father, he walks away with a greater sense of enlightenment....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Visual Impairments

- Visual Impairments Glaucoma is a disease that causes visual impairment. In the United States it is estimated to affect 3 million Americans, with 120,000 becoming blind due to the condition. Elsewhere in the world where treatment is less available, glaucoma is ranks as one of the leading causes to blindness. Even if people with glaucoma do not become blind, vision can be impaired. I have personally seen the effects of the disease for my grandmother was afflicted with it. She had several surgical procedures with no success....   [tags: Papers]

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- Ecommerce Electronic commerce includes almost any exchange of electronic data related to a business operation. In this discussion, I will be focusing on the use of the Internet for business transactions. Companies that use the Internet as their major source of income have a big concern about electronic commerce security to keep them successful in their online business. Although the technology exists to prevent almost all types of aggression, the nature of the Internet makes accomplishment of security measures difficult....   [tags: essays papers]

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Rethinking Environmentalism

- Rethinking Environmentalism      Long before the Hayman fire ripped through more than 100,000 acres of Colorado forests, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service officials wanted to thin the area where the blaze started and clear it of dangerous dead woods, underbrush and other fuels that were likely to ignite and explode. But environmental groups objected to the thinning, and thus stymied the Forest Service plans.   Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth said forestry management projects have been blocked routinely through the years by environmental groups that file lawsuits to save trees from the meddling of humans and their chain saws.(Federal) Today, as record-breaking fires rip th...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Internet

- Introduction Welcome to a world beyond reality; a world full of problems, promise, and possibilities. You are now in hyperreality, virtual reality, or cyberspace. It is whatever you want it to be. "[T]he Internet is like a highway, feeding small communities and large cities, and connecting their loops, backroads and alleyways" (Estrada XU). In other words, the Internet is a network of networks-a web that connects a vast number of computers. Wait. Don't give up yet, it's easier than you think. Using the Internet isn't "rocket science"....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Global Village

- Global Village New technological advances are something that we have faced for centuries. Whether the advance was the printing press, the radio, the telephone, or the TV, all of these things affected us globally. In the past all of these new advances tend to change social and political policies. We are currently in a new era of technology, one that we have many names for: the internet, the web, cyberspace, information superhighway, and many more. All of these computer technologies affect the way many of us live, especially the use of the internet....   [tags: Internet Web Communication Argumentative papers]

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Pearl Harbor

- Pearl Harbor During the early 1940’s, World War II was upon the United States of America. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. was ready to go to war with The Empire of Japan. During this time, many U.S. citizens grew great hatred toward anyone of Japanese ancestry. People began to become paranoid and treated any Japanese person with great disrespect. All of this started with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After the attack, many Japanese people were sent to concentration camps. Many of them were either put in jail because of their race, or just because they refused to go to the concentration camps....   [tags: Discrimination Japanese Japan Essays]

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The Egoist

- The Egoist George Meredith's The Egoist: A Literary and Critical History George Meredith was an English author, critic, poet, and war correspondent. He was considered to be a successful writer. He published several works of fiction and poetry. These works included: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, The Tragic Comedians, Modern Love Poems of the English Roadside, and Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth among many others. Toward the end of his career, after the tragic deaths of his wife and son, Meredith received the Order of Merit....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Flat Tax

- Flat Tax An Analysis of the Flat Tax Rate System Should the flat tax rate system be implemented. No, the flat tax rate system should not be implemented. In this paper, the pro arguments will be presented, which will affirm the thesis. Then the con arguments will be presented. A rebuttal will then follow, and finally, the author’s conclusion will be offered. The loudest clamor against the flat tax would come from homeowners, Realtors, and builders, who would be hammered as the flat tax does away with deductions for mortgage interest payments and local property taxes....   [tags: Economics]

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Flat Tax

- Flat Tax1 Current Tax System The current income tax system is very complex. It is so complex; that the IRS publishes 480 tax forms then they publish another 280 forms that explains the 480 forms. “The IRS sends out eight billion pages of forms and instructions each year, which, if laid end to end, would circle the earth 28 times. Nearly 300,000 trees are cut down each year to produce the paper on which IRS forms and instructions are printed” (Armey, Shelby). The main reason the tax code is so complex is the proliferation of deductions, credits and other special preferences in the tax law....   [tags: Economics]

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Birth Defects

- Birth defects, or congenital malformations, are the faulty formation of structures or body parts present at birth. Sporadic, hereditary, or acquired defects may be immediately observed or may become manifest later in life; they may be visible on the body surface or present internally. Birth defects may be life threatening and require surgical correction, or they may interfere with function or appearance. It is estimated that about 3% of all children are born with major defects; minor defects or variations are estimated to occur in 10% to 15% of births....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Blood Justice

- How would you like to be accused of a crime and then be disenfranchised because of your race. Well this is what happened to Mark Charles Parker because he allegedly raped June Walters a pregnant white woman on February 23 1959. In Howard Smead’s historical nonfiction book Blood Justice he describes one of the most important investigations of a racist, motivated crime in the history of the United States. Blood Justice is about the killing of Mark Charles Parker and the investigation after his death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bush's Inauguration

- In his first speech as the nation's chief executive, President Bush delivered a stunning address capable of reuniting a nation bitterly divided, many say. A plethora of flags hanging behind the U.S. Capitol stage, Bush spoke to a crowd of thousands after being sworn in to office Saturday. And it was a speech lined with obvious passion and a call for all Americans to unite, especially since the Florida ballot melee has left a sour taste in the mouth of much of America. "I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity," he told a crowd so Republican that it heavily booed both President Clinton and Vice President Gore when the pair were introduced before the swearing-...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Delaware Diary

- Frank Dale’s view of the Delaware River is of change and challenge. The Delaware Diary is shown through tragedy and prosperity, hope and grief, but above all it is told through the stories of those who were there. As his subtitle suggests, episodes in the life of a river, he symbolically represents the river as having a life of its own through the stories and accounts of the people who had some particular impact by the river or to the river. There are many stories to be told of the river, but here are a few significant turning points in American history in part by that river....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death Penalty

- The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for twenty-five different crimes. The death penalty was also part of the Fourteenth Century B.C.’s Hittite Code; in the Seventh Century B.C.’s Draconian Code of Athens, which made death the only punishment for all crimes; and in the Fifth Century B.C.’s Roman Law of the Twelve Tablets. Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement....   [tags: essays research papers]

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death penalty

- Death penalty Is it violation of human rights. Mohammad Towhidul Islam Though the modern world is very sympathetic to the concept of human rights issues, death penalty as a form of capital punishment has still been in practice in the world. During 2001, at least 3048 people were executed in 31 countries as well as at least 5265 people were sentenced to death in 68 countries. It is very interesting to see that some advanced countries, which are pioneer to the protection and promotion of human rights and also very vocal to the human rights situation in the developing world, do impose death penalty, even on children....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Death Penalty

- Death Penalty; For or Opposed Capital punishment is the execution of a perpetrator for committing a heinous crime (homicide), and it is a hotly debated topic in our society. It has always been a belief for some that if another person wrongs them, they should have the right to take revenge against that person. In the present day, this view still remains, but has been toned down by laws that state the rights of the accused and have developed punishments for offenders. Many, me included, still believe that those punishments are not harsh enough and allow criminals to take advantage of them, knowing that if caught, the punishment is not near enough to make it wise to simply avoid the risk....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Juvenile Delinquency

- BOOT CAMPS ARE A BAD ALTERNATIVE Boot Camps For Children are A Failure According To Substantial Media Research. Wilderness Therapy Treatment - A non-profit consumer protection information, health, safety, referral & education site. More Information: www.Wilderness-Therapy.Org E-mail: info@Wilderness-Therapy.Org Peter S. Canellos, Contributing Roporter, BOSTON GLOBE, April 30, 1989, PAGE: 29 SHERIFFS, LAWMAKERS EXPLORE ALTERNATIVES TO JAIL //acs-VT2000 At least one former supporter of boot camp has turned into a skeptic, however....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nuclear Proliferation

- Nuclear Proliferation Andrew Jackson’s farewell address to the nation, he stated, “We shall more certainly preserve peace when it is well understood that we are prepared for war,” (Political Quotations #3719). The United States has always throughout history been a major military power from the use of abnormal tactics during the Revolutionary War (1776) to the use of its technology and advanced weapons in the Persian Gulf War (1991). After World War II and the Cold War Era, the United States has been able to defend its citizens from any form of a military attack from the sea, air, and the ground on the eastern and western seaboards....   [tags: War Nuclear Weapons Distruction Essays]

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Ventricular Tachycardia

- Objectives The objectives of this case study are to evaluate the cause of death for a female patient that presented to the ER with ventricular tachycardia, of which elevated to ventricular fibrillation and was unsuccessfully resuscitated. Furthermore, what genetic presupposition to development of VT did she have, and how was this augmented by the influence of Seldane ® (active ingredient terfenadine), an over the counter anti-histamine allergy season remedy. Clinical History During spring time of 1998, a typically healthy 43 year old deaf woman presented in the ER with cardiac arrhythmia....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Women's Health

- Women's Health Once upon a time, the many cultures of this world were all part of the gynocratic age. Paternity had not yet been discovered, and it was thought ... that women bore fruit like trees—when they were ripe. Childbirth was mysterious. It was vital. And it was envied. Women were worshipped because of it, were considered superior because of it.... Men were on the periphery—an interchangeable body of workers for, and worshippers of, the female center, the principle of life. The discovery of paternity, of sexual cause and childbirth effect, was as cataclysmic for society as, say, the discovery of fire or the shattering of the atom....   [tags: Papers]

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Medical Marijuana

- Medical Marijuana One of the most controversial issues in the United States is over medical marijuana. Many experiments test the validity of the drug as a medicine, and results of these experiments receive much praise but also some critique. The DEA and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are battling over the issue. The underlying matter that cannot be ignored is that marijuana proves to be a useful medication for many patients, especially those with wasting diseases such as AIDS and cancer....   [tags: Papers]

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Business Investigation

- Business Investigation Background information I am going to write my project on my local hardware shop, which is called B & K; it is based down the street just from where I live. The shop provides a range of hardware goods such as household to gardening for the community in Nottingham. In terms of sales the shop is doing well apart from the current system, which is paper based....   [tags: Papers]

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- LEBANON, Oh. - A 7.0 earthquake shook millions awake early Saturday in the tri-state region and derailed an Amtrak train. The quake jolted residents out of their beds and shook buildings as far away as Pittsburgh. Over 90,000 people lost their power, and a highway bridge was cracked in downtown Cincinnati. This 2:46 A.M. earthquake was more than the ordinary and caused a little more than incidental damage. “Did you ever play a pinball machine and see the ball get stuck in there and go bam-bam-bam-bam....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Who really was Pocahontas. Was she like the Indian girl in the Disney movie, who saved her reservation. Yes and no. She was an Indian of the Algonquian Indians. Her father was Powhatan, the chief. Her original name, however was in fact, Matoaka. But Pocahontas mean “playful, frolicsome little girl” and so they nicknamed her that. The meeting and capturing of her acquaintance, and possible first love, John Smith, was in fact true. But, the saving of him may be as made up and make believe as the movie....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Pocahontas For more than two centuries since the death of the Indian princess Pocahontas, legends and stories of romance have been imbedded into our minds, but her dramatic life was more important to the creation of a segment of American history than legend. Around the year of 1595, Pocahontas was born to chief Powhatan, the powerful chief of a federation of Algonquian Indian tribes who lived in the tidewater region of Virginia (Sahlman). She was but one of the many children of Powhatan, who ruled more than 25 tribes....   [tags: essays papers]

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- Attention Deficit Disorder, widely known as ADD, is a brain disorder which many people suffer from daily. The symptoms described by three authors all go hand in hand, but ADD varies greatly from person to person and some may have completely different symptoms than others. The diagnosis of ADD varies in each author with their own technique. ADD treatment is a long debated and very rough subject, as the authors have different views. The authors express their outlook on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- HDTV It all started when Thomas Edison invented the phonograph. This opened up the idea of receiving and playing professionally produced entertainment at home. As the years went by, there have been many advances in technology and ways to transmit signals through the air waves into people's homes. After all, this is what it's mostly used for, to get programs into people's homes. Whether it be movies, commercials, instructional videos, music, PSA's, news, sports. Whoever creates these programs have the intention of letting somebody else watch them....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Insomnia How many times during the night do we toss and turn, check the clock, and find it ticking away and tell ourselves, "If I could fall asleep right now I would get at least five hours of sleep". But, sleep doesn't come so we continue to toss and turn. This happens to many people and may suffer from a disorder known as insomnia. People who suffer from this disorder have many complaints, and many have similar symptoms. Symptoms can vary from stress to pain to always feeling tired....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- MONTANA BY LARRY WATSON EXTENDEND REPSONSE. 1) In his twelfth year, David discovers the pain of growing up- the fragmentation of the secure world of the innocent though the awareness of truths and realities around him. Discuss. ESSAY In the text Montana by Larry Watson, it is evident that they 12 year old David is growing up. He is a typical 12 year old, loving outdoors, riding his horse, fishing, hunting and exploring (Quote page 23), but by the influences and family around him he has a painful, confusing growing up life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- 1 'Taking A Brand Global: Ten Steps To Success'; I. Introduction: The Importance of Being Global A strong global brand is a powerful weapon. These days, however, it may also be an indispensable one, even as the economy challenges our faith in brands to deliver a profit. According to Interbrand's 'World's Most Valuable Brands 2000'; study, for example, although Amazon's share price has declined, its brand value has increased by 233%. On the other hand, international power player Coca-Cola, although still the world's #1 brand, saw its value drop by 13%....   [tags: essays research papers]

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