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Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand : Human Condition

- Randy Pausch once said, “No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse (Goodreads).” This statement reflects the theme of human conditions that have been encountered by the characters in the novel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Human condition discusses the idea of the positive and negative aspects of existence as a human being (Dictionary). As Hillenbrand recounts the journey to survival during the World War II of Louie Zamperini, she created an inspiring, non-fiction literature....   [tags: Human, World War II, Human condition]

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Interview Concerning Feminist Themes

- How do you pick one woman that you know for an interview on feminism. Each woman has a unique perspective and her own life experiences to bring to the table. Each woman can give you a different view based on her age, her race, her position in her family, her sexual preference, her profession, even her religion. Each woman will have viewpoints that you can identify with and some that you can't. Sometimes the person you least suspect will be an interesting interview can give you the most to think about and learn from....   [tags: Interview Essays]

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Movie Analysis : Ground Hogs Day

- In the movie ground hogs day, the main character Phil Connors, a Pittsburgh TV weatherman wakes up repeatedly to the same day every day, Ground Hogs day. Once he realizes that every day he is waking up to the same day, he begins to direct his day differently. His actions were intended and determined because he knew what was going to happen because he experienced the day before. He had an option to allow what was destined to happen, happen or Instead, chose a different route. Phil woke up this ground hogs day morning for the 98th time, but today he is so fed up and he knows that whatever happens he will wake up the next morning and it would be as if nothing has happened, and ground hogs day...   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Causality, Libertarianism]

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A Nursing Theorist That Created The Tidal Wave Model

- Phil Barker is a nursing theorist that created the Tidal Wave Model. The Tidal Wave Model is about recovery of mental health. What is a nurse theorist. A nurse theorist is one who studies nursing and nursing philosophy. Phil Barker is a nurse theorist and studies mental health nursing. His model of nursing describes four metaparadigm concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing. Phil grew up in the United Kingdom in the 1950’s. Phil started off in nursing as a nursing assistant and went on to receive his PhD in psychiatric nursing....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing theory, Psychiatry]

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History of Computer Animation

- History of Computer Animation To look at him, you would not think that Phil Tippett is the creator of some of the most horrific and terrifying monsters ever witnessed by the human race. A quite normal-looking man of average height, with thinning grey hair, he has been at the forefront of movie animation for almost three decades. Phil Tippett is one of the greatest animators of all time, starting off with the age-old techniques of stop-motion and then moving on to the technical computer generated wizardry of today....   [tags: Computers Animation Essays]

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Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices

- Oprah Winfrey - Disarming the Loud and Angry Voices         The large black man sitting on the stage had heard the demeaning reference one too many times. Suddenly and swiftly, he had his large hands around the tattooed neck of the white perpetrator. The large man was choking the scrawny skinhead who had called him a nigger on national television. Instantly the audience, mainly white supremacists and black militants, was at war. Punches were thrown, and chairs were sent flying. In the melee, Geraldo Rivera sustained a broken nose, and the ratings for his talk show soared....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Building the Existential Man

- There are many genres in music. Today, people see the charts dominated by pop, rock, and hip-hop, but there are numerous genres that fill bottom cultures of music. For instance, jazz music is not booming like it was in the 1930s. However, the culture still fully exists. It is still being performed and experimented with by musicians. It is even arguable that jazz was a starting root to music today. Literature also holds an abundance of genres. From fantasies to lectures, news to philosophies, literature is also a constant part of human life....   [tags: dark phylosophy, Camus, existentialism]

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Phil Jackson And Buddhism

- Buddhism is a major Asian religion studied and practiced in countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Although Buddhism is a growing religion throughout the world, in particular, the practice of meditation is spreading in the West. The United States has a center for Buddhists in Hawaii and New York and also a Buddhist community has been established in California. (Hewitt, 13-14) But even closer to home for most is the practicing of Zen Buddhism on the basketball court by former Chicago Bulls and present Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Two Cultural Products Of The Civil Rights Movement

- In this assignment I will analyse two cultural products of the civil rights movement in America. I have chosen to analyse song lyrics and speeches which were inspired by the civil rights movement and date back to the time when the civil rights movement was well underway. I will examine the song lyrics of Bob Dylan in his song entitled “Only a Pawn in Their Game”. I will also briefly look at the lyrics of Nina Simone in her song entitled “Mississippi Goddam” and Phil Ochs’ lyrics in his song entitled “Too Many Martyrs”....   [tags: Black Civil Rights Movement]

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Urban Legend of The Boo Hag

- The Boo Hag Background Urban legends survive through time by having three elements: “a strong basic story-appeal, a foundation in actual belief, and a meaningful message or ‘moral’” (Brunvand 10). These characteristics are not only inherent in the content of the story, but also in the performance of the story to an audience. Like an actor on stage, storytellers have the responsibility of keeping a story entertaining, yet believable, through their gestures and attitude while telling the story....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Discrimination in Employment

- Discrimination in Employment Equal Pay Act passed in 1970. This implemented the European principle of Equal pay contained in Treaty of Rome Article 119 (now 141) and sets out a broad definition of pay. Although the EPA is limited in application in that the comparison is between a man and a woman presently employed by the same employer, Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome which requires 'equal pay for identical work' between the sexes confers a similar right to every worker in the Common Market....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theology Of Paul The Apostle

- Outside of Jesus Christ, there may not be a more important figure in Christianity other than St. Paul the Apostle. Paul was at one point a persecutor of early Christians, however a revelation experience in the mid-30’s AD changed his view of the faith. He ultimately became the most prominent figure in the spread of early Christianity, as his many missions established Christian churches throughout the Roman Empire. During the time of his missions, Paul penned numerous letters to the various Christian communities that he had helped establish....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Christian terms]

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Recent War Literature : By Phil Klay, And The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- In the two novels of recent war literature Redeployment, by Phil Klay, and The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien, both call attention to the war’s destruction of its soldiers’ identities. With The Things They Carried, we are introduced to the story of a young Lieutenant Jimmy Cross who is currently fighting in the Vietnam War and holds a deep crush for his college-lover Martha. Jimmy carries many letters from Martha with him throughout the war, and he envisions this romantic illusion in which “more than anything, he want[s] Martha to love him as he love[s] her” (1)....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Nike and Its Ethical Behavior

- Phil Knight started his shoe company by selling shoes from the back of his car. As he became more successful in 1972 he branded the name Nike. In the 1980’s Nike Corporation quickly grew and established itself as a world leader in manufacturing and distributing athletic footwear and sports' attire. The Nike manufacturing model has followed is to outsource its manufacturing to developing nations in the Asia Pacific, Africa, South and Latin Americas; where labor is inexpensive. It quickly became known for its iconic “swoosh” and “Just do it” advertisements and products....   [tags: nike company, phil knight, outsourcing]

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The Frivolity of Phil

- Media sensationalism creates an interesting phenomenon; more often than not, the comments made by varying levels of popular culture stars become catch phrases, buzz words, and the be-all end-all definition of an individual. These occurrences happen, for better or worse, and an individual becomes intrinsically linked to those statements for the rest of their living life and well after. Sometimes these comments are uplifting and promote the betterment of man; but sometimes they serve to berate or belittle a group as well, often times with very little thought being put into what has been disseminated....   [tags: media sensationalism, phenomenon]

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Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature

- Performance and Permanence in Sixties Literature         What is art. Any generation of artists defines itself by the way it answers this question. The artists of the 1960s found their answer in the idea of art as experience. Art was not something that happened; it was something that happened around you, with you, to you. In the moment of creation, and in that moment alone, there was art. For artists of the Sixties, art was vibrant and alive, and thus to say a product was finished was simply to say it was dead....   [tags: Sixties 60]

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The United States' Tax System and Flat Tax

- The United States' Tax System and Flat Tax The United States tax system is in complete disarray. Republicans and Democrats agree that the current tax code is complex, unfair, and costly. The income tax system is so complex; the IRS publishes 480 tax forms and 280 forms to explain the 480 forms (Armey 1). The main reason the tax system is so complex is because of the special preferences such as deductions and tax credits. Complexity in the current tax system forces Americans to spend 5.4 billion hours complying with the tax code, which is more time than it takes to manufacture every car, truck and van produced in the United States (Armey 1)....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Family, Gender And Sexuality

- A. How can this group be described based on their presence OR absence in the text. In the text Modern Family, gender and sexuality are both very prevalent and are described in different ways. Through out the text it is notable that the ways the characters are described can be very stereotypical. For example, the character of Claire is portrayed as mom that can not handle anything with technology and having her husband talk to her like a child. This increases the gender roles that women are weak and emotional....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, Gender role]

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Kevin Rayburs Run

- 1968, Six o'clock in the morningThe Olympic village was quiet in its lazy sleep, but Kevin Reybur was already awake, and ready to run. The easy 8-mile morning workout was only a part of the blonde-haired phenomenon's training schedule. Later in the afternoon he would suffer through fifteen miles of pace-work and intervals on the golf cart paths and quiet streets of the peaceful suburbs of Mexico City.Despite his short legs and strong upper body -unusual characteristics for a distance runner- Kevin was really a man born to run....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often the center of ongoing debates in the medical field. Critics have described ADHD as a diagnosis used to label difficult children who are not ill, but whose behavior is at the extreme end of normal range ( (K. Lange, 2010). However, unbalanced chemicals in the brain cause ADHD. It is not something children can control and it is more than a behavioral problem. “ADHD is not a disease per se but rather a group of symptoms representing a final common behavioral pathway for a gamut of emotional, psychological, and/or learning problems” (Furman, 2005)....   [tags: unbalanced chemicals in the brain]

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Calories Burned, Dollars Earned, Lessons Learned

- Calories Burned, Dollars Earned, Lessons Learned "Ben, I'm going to be frank with you. You're not the strongest mudboy I've ever had. In fact, you're about the weakest." And thus my boss concisely summarized the last month of my work as his laborer. A mudboy, by definition, is a mason's bitch, whose sole purpose during the workday is to supply the masons with a constant flow of bricks and mud so they can build without slowing down. This poses a challenging task for a young, fairly weak 17 year old who must constantly (for a nine-hour day with one 15-minute break) mix mud to the right consistency, wheelbarrow the mixture over to the ladder, haul it up to the second story in buckets, heave...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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In Defense of Canada's Rejection of the Death Penalty

- A man, allegedly accused of first degree murder, has been put on a trial to see what his sentence will be. People are outraged and protesting for him to be put on death row. Family and friends of the victim are traumatized, seeking vengeance for the one that they have lost, hoping that Canada can bend the rules just once to get the justice they think they deserve. On the other hand, the prisoner sits in the court room waiting for the verdict that will ultimately change his life forever. He only has two options: if found guilty he will receive life imprisonment, if found innocent he will be let off scotch free....   [tags: Canada Capital Punishment]

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I Love My Grandmother - Original Writing

- I used to love my grandmother. I know she really loved me, but maybe my grandmother just didn’t know how to love. She mentally abused my brother and I, by constantly nagging and criticizing us, and she also abused us physically by today’s standards, and with her friends she would talk bad about them as soon as they left her door. She especially nagged us when we were eating, but we put up with it because she was such a good cook. She also had some good points. She would give us kisses and hugs, rock and sing to us, and give us money....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Jerry Springer]

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Causal Ditermism in the Movie Groundhog Day

- What does it mean to have free will when one cannot choose the environment in which they live in. Because the environment in which one lives in shapes their beliefs and practices, how is it they are morally responsible for their actions and decisions when they are not in control of the environment they live in. Causal determinism is a belief that everything that happens is completely caused by whatever happened before it. Furthermore determinism implies if the conditions under which one made a choice were precisely the same, one could not have done otherwise (Kamber)....   [tags: free will, environment, determinsim, force]

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Making a Killing: How Card Counting Really Works and What Casinos do to Prevent It

- ... It soon became obvious that these changes decreased the probabilities of winning that were increased with Thorpe, Brown and Dubner’s theory of card counting strategy. Changes and adaptions were made to the original card counting theories and new theories were developed to give players more of an advantage while playing Blackjack in casinos. The original theory, developed by Thorp, Braun and Dubner, is called The Complete Point Count System. This theory assigns points to the different groups of cards in a standard 52-card deck, in order to track the number of low-value and high-value cards that have been dealt, and therefore, taking them out of the deck....   [tags: gambling, betting games]

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Nike at a Glance

- Nike at a Glance Society, as we know it today, would not be able to continue without the everyday use of shoes and clothes. This fact alone puts companies such as Nike in a pretty powerful and much needed position. It is very unlikely to go anywhere without seeing the Nike Swoosh somewhere. However, Nike has not always had the reputation that they have today. In fact before 1971, Nike was not even heard of. It was instead known as the Blue Ribbon Shoe Company, which was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Workaholics and Workaholism: A Growing Problem for Companies

- Workaholics and Workaholism: A Growing Problem for Companies      Workaholics – people, who have a compulsive and unrelenting need to work (www.dictionary.com) – appear more and more among the working people of United States and other developed countries. At first glance, workaholics do not seem to be such a problem for industry and society as a whole. But in spite of all devotion to their work the workaholic will not be as valuable as a normal worker. Workaholics do not think about anything else except work that can cause severe health problems and can cause problems on their work....   [tags: ESL Essays]

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Nike's History and Marketing

- Nike's History and Marketing Every box of Nike shoes states, “engineered and built to the exact specifications for championship athletes around the world.” Nike has become the measuring stick in the world of merchandising and endorsing. Top athletes around the world are often seen with a famous Nike swoosh on their shoes. It is not uncommon to see some form of Nike product everywhere you look. Nike “head honcho” Phil Knight wants to keep it that way, too.      In the spring of 1972, Phil Knight, a graduate of the University of Oregon, introduced the city of Beaverton, Oregon to the world of Nike....   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays]

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The History of Nike

- Nike, one of the largest athletic companies in the world, has been making a historical impact in the world of sports for over 50 years. The Mission of Nike is simple, "to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world." Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, realized the incredible possibilities for human potential in sports. He understood that any person that has a body is an athlete and with that philosophy he started not just one of the biggest sports companies in the world, but also one of the most influential....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Bill Gifford 's Spring Chicken : Stay Young Forever

- Common sense seems to dictate that we are all going to die one day. As we all get older we crave to keep our youth, and to stay young forever is the ultimate dream. The thought of a possible immortality is just an added benefit. Even though we have strived towards this goal for centuries, have we obtained advances in successfully staying young forever. In Bill Gifford’s book “Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying)” he explores these ideas of life and aging further. In this novel, he goes on a journey to try and debunk the mysteries and questions behind the new science of aging....   [tags: Gerontology, Old age, Ageing, Death]

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Springer & Sociology

- When asked "What is the trashiest show on television?" I wouldn't doubt that the majority of the population would agree that it was The Jerry Springer Show. The show deals with people and there issues in the way like many other self-help shows do, for example Oprah or Dr. Phil, but the issues that are dealt with are quite different. Although one may argue that the people on The Jerry Springer Show are simply freaks, a sociologist would say that the issues on the show are dysfunctions of society and this show is an outlet for them to show off their abnormality....   [tags: Performance Arts]

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The Preferences on Rice Varieties

- This study is about the preferences on rice varieties. We want to know what most of the household women/men prefer, is it the brand, price, or quantity for choosing from a rich variety. This study is about the preferences on rice variety in terms of: outlet selection, purchasing frequency, preferred size packages, preferred rice attributes, purchase decision criteria of most people who purchase rice products. Consumers have their own preference, but we want to focus on housewives/career women/men since they are business oriented and they know more in choosing the right products....   [tags: rice, rice grain, bred, rice plants]

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The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes

- The Conventions of the Soap Opera Genre with Reference to at Least Two Programmes The soap opera genre originated in America in the 1930s as a radio programme. It was targeted at housewives who tuned in while doing their household chores. Soaps included many domestic issues to keep the audience interested. The name “soaps” came from advertising slots between programmes. As the soaps were aimed at housewives, the adverts mainly consisted of products of a domestic nature. “Coronation Street” was Britain’s second soap, following “The Groves”....   [tags: Papers]

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Nike: Just Do It

- Introduction Nike, Inc. is a sporting goods and apparel company founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1972. Nike, being a world-wide phenomenon, has “more than 35,000 employees across six continents and in more than 160 countries around the globe. Through our suppliers, shippers, retailers and other service providers, we directly or indirectly employ nearly one million people” (Nike, Inc.). All this is done to help Nike fulfill their goal to “carry on [Bill Bowerman’s] legacy of innovative thinking, whether to develop products that help athletes of every level of ability reach their potential, or to create business opportunities that set Nike apart from the competition and provide valu...   [tags: Bill Bowerman, Phil Knight, Tiger]

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All Aspects of Soap Operas

- All Aspects of Soap Operas A soap opera is a drama typically performed as a serial on daytime television or radio. Soaps tend to be over dramatic and actors are often over emotional, to provoke a reaction from viewers. Soap operas got their names because they used to advertise soaps during the breaks. These programmes were very popular with 'housewives' though they now attract a much wider audience. Soap operas have dramatically changed through the years, becoming more and more controversial, the story lines have changed and matured in some ways to fit different lifestyles, and the media....   [tags: Papers]

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Incat Wave-Piercing Catamaran

- Describe your selected innovation/invention and discuss the design practice used in its development. Use appropriate images to illustrate this section of your report. Relate your discussion to the industry standards that were being applied at the time. Did this innovation challenge existing standards. Incat’s wave piercing catamarans are an innovation of the catamaran through design and materials. The original catamaran where made to be a fast and stable two hulled boat, although on choppy seas they where unable to maintain this stability....   [tags: Innovation Research Paper]

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Dykes Organize: The Founding of the Lesbian Avengers

- Dykes Organize: The Founding of the Lesbian Avengers The Stonewall riots opened the doors to the rise and fall of numerous different homosexual actions groups. The differences in the groups were like night and day and the theories behind them changed with the times. In the 1990’s a group made its debut by coming out strong and forceful. Their handbook stated, “We need you. Because we are not waiting for the rapture. We are the apocalypse.” This became part of a dyke manifesto. A manifesto that changed lesbian views, a manifesto that brought with it a ‘fierce lesbian movement’, it brought confrontation to lesbian politics....   [tags: Essays Paper]

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Analysis of Nike

- Analysis of Nike Basketball players “wanna be like Mike”, but shoe companies “wanna be like NIKE.” NIKE is the worlds #1 company and controls more than 40% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for just about every sport, including baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, and wrestling. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic wear and equipment, such as hockey sticks, skates, and timepieces. In addition, it operates NIKETOWN shoe and sportswear stores and is opening JORDAN in store outlets in suburban markets....   [tags: Nike Tennis Shoes Retail Businesses Essays]

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Lewis and Lewis, P.C.

- Lewis and Lewis, P.C.      Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is a small, Jackson-based accounting firm that employs thirty-five people and was founded by Phil Willis in 1968. It exhibits many interesting aspects of organizational behavior, which we will examine below from several perspectives. After examining the company's current policies and practices, we will evaluate its status in the transition from the "old" to the "new" model of organization, and recommend some changes that may improve the way Lewis & Lewis operates....   [tags: Accounting Firms Business Analysis Essays]

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Neolithic Park

- Neolithic Park      "Thanks for that update, Bob," said the aged anchor person. His voice was rough and deep, as though he had been to sea recently and had taken home a throat lined with thick salt water. He sounded too serious, but friendly enough to be a local newscaster for a maximum audience of perhaps 20,000 bored stiff eyes. "And now we have a related story about the new sporting goods store here in Sidney. Nan Johnstone is there live. Nan?"      "Yes, Phil. Thanks." Nan was an aged person as well, who doubled as the station's investigative reporter and local happening's person....   [tags: Creative Writing Short Stories Hunting Essays]

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