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Wind Power and Wildlife Issues in Kansas

- Remember in Wizard of Oz how Dorothy was swept away by a tornado, and how tornados are massive wind storms. Well, it is no wonder they took the setting in Kansas. “Kansas has been ranked third in the nation for its potential wind resources” (Wind Power and Wildlife Issues in Kansas). Wind turbines have been placed all around Kansas, gathering wind to produce energy. Truth is it’s causing problems for animals and farmers. A great deal of biodiversity is being taken place throughout the wildlife. Unhappy farmers complain about their land space and the effects it has on their farms....   [tags: kansas, wind energy, wind turbines]

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Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons

- Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons What is jazz music. A single definition cannot be found. Many writers have attempted to define jazz music only to regress to trying to define what it does. Even this approach is difficult. Writers have only been able to find broad areas to agree up, such as agreeing that jazz is music. But alas, even this is a shortcoming in the eyes of some. Jazz has been so many things throughout it long and illustrious history that it's even hard to point out its origins, which stem from many places, many styles of music, and many people....   [tags: Jazz Influence Kansas City]

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The History of Kansas

- The state of Kansas was tossed back and forth between the French, British, Spanish and Americans. France surrendered its North American possessions at the end of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year War. New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi were in Spain’s possession in 1762. French territories east of the Mississippi, including Canada, were ceded to Britain. Napoleon, who took power in 1799, aimed to gain control back over North American territory. As part of the Treaty of San Ildefonso, on October 1802 the Spain's King Charles IV signed a decree transferring the Louisiana Territory to France....   [tags: American history, United States]

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The Issues Of Kansas

- The Issues Of Kansas Kansas is a very peculiar place, politically speaking, as seen in Thomas Frank’s book “What’s the Matter With Kansas”. The big political question Frank attempts to answer is why do so many people vote against their social and economic interest in the US. Why is it that many people from Kansas, who were of the poor-working class, choose to vote republican when it is not in their best interest. Upper class, republicans have manipulated the people of Kansas into thinking that they have their best interest at heart, when in reality all they promote is privatization, deregulation, and monopolies in every industry such as cows and meatpacking....   [tags: Rural, Republicans, Politics]

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Is There a Hunger Issue at the University of Kansas

- ... These needs are physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization (Maslow, 1943). Physiological needs include access to food, water, shelter, sex, and breathing. If students do not have access to food, then their basic needs are not being met. If their basic needs are not being met, then they will have difficulty reaching esteem and self-actualization. This is an issue because higher education serves as a tool for students to gain experience in the realm of self-actualization (problem solving, creativity, and morality)....   [tags: opening a food pantry on campus]

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The Kansas City Indian Center

- The Kansas City Indian Center (Heart of America Indian Center), a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation, has been serving the Kansas City’s American Indian population since 1971. The mission of the Kansas City Indian Center is to encourage the social, educational, and economic advancement of the American Indian community by promoting traditional and cultural values. It operates as the Kansas City area’s largest social service agency for Native Americans and operates as the Kansas City area’s only multi-purpose social service agency for American Indians....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The University Of Kansas : A Diverse Culture

- The University of Kansas has a very diverse culture. Its diversity comes from the fact that there are more than 2000 internationals students on campus every semester. It is no doubt that the number of international students studying in the U.S has risen 50% since 2004/05 (Institute of International Education, 2012). Knowing the increase in a variety of people it is important to understand how they adapt to their new environment. International students in U.S. universities face multiple challenges....   [tags: English language, United States, American English]

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I Want For The University Of Kansas

- I do not wish to obtain this degree simply for the credentials or to have the ability to call myself a “Dr.” I want so badly to be accepting into your Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program so I can be the best educated and the most knowledgeable, helpful professional I can be to those in need. I know for a fact to be able to achieve this goal the University of Kansas is where I need to be and where I belong. If you will give me the opportunity to work endlessly to show you that I will be an asset to this program, I know I will not disappoint....   [tags: Psychology, Want, Need, Clinical psychology]

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The Death Penalty in Kansas

- The death penalty can be an extremely touchy subject in every community on the emotional side as well as the political side. The family of a child who has been raped and murdered by the old creepy guy down the block would love to see that man receive the final sentence of death. On the other hand, the taxpayers do not want to pay large amounts of taxes in order to execute an inmate. Due to the large amounts of appeals that are involved in death penalty cases, a lot of spending occurs in order to make sure that the decision is one-hundred percent correct....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]

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Homelessness in Kansas City, MO

- “Homelessness is a symptom of systemic poverty” (www.kansascity.com). Since 2012, the homeless rate has risen more than 7% in Kansas City, MO alone. According to a 2012 count survey by the homeless coalition services, roughly 2,434 unduplicated individuals were homeless in Kansas City. Of those 70% were sheltered and 30% were on the streets. Since reported on any given night here in the metro more than 3,000 adults and 7,500 kids are homeless in our area. We are not sure why the rate has risen so much over the years....   [tags: systemic poverty, domestic violence, poor]

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The Kansas City Care Clinic

- The Kansas City CARE Clinic was founded in 1971 to provide basic health care services to people who cannot afford care or medical insurance. At one of the early meetings of the founders, principles were created as the foundation of the clinic. "We believe that health care is a human right, not a privilege based on income or anything else; that health care means caring about people, not just treating their diseases; that an emphasis on health education, preventive medicine, demystification and de-professionalism of medicine must underlie all interactions between staff and patients; that no hierarchical structures can exist among clinic staff or between staff and patients....   [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Medicine]

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The Kansas City Gun Experiment

- The Kansas City Gun Experiment was a study that took place between 1992 and 1993. The goal of the study was to examine if increased police patrol in a “hot spot” of the city would help to reduce the amount of gun-related crime. The data collected by the research team was solely quantitative as it mainly consisted of statistics and other data numerical in nature of the increase/decrease of gun violence in these beats. After the twenty-nine week period of the study, the experiment’s findings showed that an increase in police patrol, as well as seizure of illegally carried guns, did help to eliminate gun-related crimes....   [tags: Crime, Police, Criminology, Research]

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Wichita, Kansas and Tornados

- Wichita, Kansas is a moderately sized city, population just over 372,000 (www.city-data.com, 2011) in the heart of America and was established in 1870 at the junction of the Arkansas Rivers. The railroad arrived in 1872 and the flow of beef and grain from the region to the east began. Today the city is known for another modern transportation enterprise: aviation. The first Cessna Comet airplane was manufactured there in 1917 (www.wichita.gov, 2011). Currently there are many airports and landing fields in the surrounding area including McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita Mid-Continental (major terminal) and regional airports, Colonel James Jabara and Augusta Municipal Airport....   [tags: Mitigation Programs, History]

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The Kansas- Nebraska Act

- ... The Republican Party spectrum consisted of Radical Left Republican, Moderates, and Radical Right/ Conservative Republicans. Although the different groups of Republicans had different agendas, the groups agreed that their Party was against the expansion of the Slavery and logically they would be direct opponents to Democratic control of the American political system. The Free soil portion of the slogan referred to the Free-soilers who believed that the Western territories should be free of slavery and slave labor because it degraded the white frontiersmen’s work....   [tags: railroad, democratice, power, politics, rift]

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Kansas Best Robotics Retrospective

- Kansas Best robotics retrospective at kick off day we were a little intimated by the course and the objective but as it went on the objective and goals seemed easier and more attainable. We started with last year’s base and looked to modify it making it faster and more agile for this year’s competition last year’s robot base was large and was thicker than it might have needed to be so we cut off as much excess shortening it and making it thinner to lighten it up and speed it up that way we could grab the balls and bring them back to our spotter who was usually Buckland who did a good job of spotting During both Mall and Game day....   [tags: robots, science, education,]

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Small Town Carbondale, Kansas

- In small town Carbondale, Kansas sits a little three bedroom ranch style home eight houses north of the Santa Fe Trail Middle School. For many years this house was filled with life but now lies there silent, lonely, and abandoned longing for the return of the pitter-patter of children’s feet running through its halls. What was once known as the house with the artwork on the garage now blends with every other house on the block. It’s amazing how a house that was so hated for so many years could now be missed....   [tags: Rooms, Bedroom, Kitchen, Room]

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Geography: Kansas City

- Kansas City is a large city, a major city in one of the largest metropolitan areas of more than two million people on both sides of the Missouri–Kansas border. Kansas City was founded in 1838 at the meeting of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1853. Kansas City, Kansas, is the location of several important battles during the Civil War. The city is well known for its diverse offerings to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to its two most noted cuisine, Kansas City strip steak and Kansas City-style barbecue....   [tags: transit, religion, agriculture]

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Slavery And The New Territory Of Kansas And Nebraska

- In 1854 President Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska act, which formed the territories of Kansas and Nebraska. The act effectively nullified the Missouri compromise of 1820, and gave the two new territories an opportunity to choose, through popular vote, whether they would permit or outlaw slavery. Southern slave holders viewed the act as a chance to spread slavery into the new territories and Northern free-staters saw a means to end it. Pro and anti-slavery advocates poured into the new territory of Kansas to help sway the vote in their favor....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas Nebraska Act

- ... The Pierce administration made matters worse by not correcting the fraud and helping proslavery forces by sending proslavery governors to Kansas to replace Governor Reeder. The practice of favoring proslavery agenda which was common during President Pierce’s time in office, led to aggression within Congress between proslavery and anti-slavery forces. In 1856 Charles Sumner, a Massachusetts anti-slavery Republican senator, gave a scalding speech called Crimes against Kansas. In this speech Sumner, he blamed Steven Douglass and proslavery South Carolinian senator Andrew Butler for “the rape of a virgin territory, compelling it to the hateful embrace of slavery” (Walther 97)....   [tags: political, events, states, conflicts, violence]

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Analysis of Kansas´ Carry on Wayward Son

- Some songs are so well known that whoever you meet, they can sing them. “Don’ Stop Believin’”, “Another Brick in the Wall Part 2”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Come Sail Away”; these songs helped define a generation, and another great example of that is Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son” (1976). This song is a song that virtually everyone can recognize and even sing along to. Inside the lyrics to this song is a myriad of images that people have been fighting over their overall meaning for a long time. But what many people never notice is the correlation that this song has with the aftermath of natural disasters, and how people deal with the issues that arise from the disaster....   [tags: disaster, issues, poeple, deal]

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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum

- What is the purpose of this museum. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas houses the second largest collection of U.S. space memorabilia in the country, second only to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Cosmosphere is also home to the largest collection of Russian space memorabilia outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere is also one of three museums in the world that has spacecrafts from all three early manned U.S. space programs. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center grew from humble beginnings....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History]

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Kansas City 's Alternative Media

- Kansas City Coming Out from September 1977 took the visual advancements of Gay Community News and the content advancements of the national publication Christopher Street and combined them into a unique presentation of Kansas City’s first independent newsmagazine . It featured a design than imitated newspapers complete with book reviews and ad space dedicated to national events. Although this was not the only issue of Kansas City Coming Out it is unfortunately the only one available at this time, however, the information contained within it is important in the progression of Kansas City’s alternative media ....   [tags: LGBT, Gay, Homosexuality, Sexual orientation]

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Kansas City : The State Of Law Enforcement

- KANSAS CITY STUDY- The Kansas City experiment was the first large-scale scientific study of law enforcement practices. Sponsored by the Police Foundation, it focused on the practice and preventive patrol. The second Kansas City study focused on “response time.” The second study uncovered that most reports made to the police came only after a considerable amount of time had passed. Therefore, the police were initially handicapped by the timing of the report 143. Importance- The Kansas City study was first scientific study of law enforcement, laying the foundation of law enforcement scientific studies....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Police brutality]

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The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment

- Part One The Kansas City Preventive Patrol Experiment: An Introduction According to Kelling, Pate, Dieckman, & Brown (1974), patrol is the “backbone” of police work. This belief is based around the premise that the mere presence of police officers on patrol prohibits criminal activity. Despite increasing budgets and the availability of more officers on the streets, crime rates still rose with the expanding metropolitan populations (Kelling et al., 1974). A one year experiment to determine the effectiveness of routine preventive patrol would be conducted, beginning on the first day of October 1972, and ending on the last day of September 1973....   [tags: Police, Crime, Criminology, Crime prevention]

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Abraham Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

- Abraham Lincoln’s original views on slavery were formed through the way he was raised and the American customs of the period. Throughout Lincoln’s influential years, slavery was a recognized and a legal institution in the United States of America. Even though Lincoln began his career by declaring that he was “anti-slavery,” he was not likely to agree to instant emancipation. However, although Lincoln did not begin as a radical anti-slavery Republican, he eventually issued his Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves and in his last speech, even recommended extending voting to blacks....   [tags: slavery, views, emancipation, poverty, politics]

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The University Of Kansas ' Music Therapy Program

- Service Learning Assignment #4 The University of Kansas’ music therapy program offers a number of opportunities and experiences that add another dimension to the students’ education. Service learning provides students a chance to work with different populations in different settings. From this experience, I have gained knowledge and skills that will help me in the future. I was exposed to a population I haven’t interacted with before and learned about their needs and perspectives. Throughout the semester, I also learned more about myself through self-awareness and reflection, and as a result, am headed down a path towards being a successful music therapist....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Skill, Therapy]

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College Campus Of Kansas State University

- Now, the ultimate question, are the people of today 's society addicted to their phones or media devices in general. A study was done on the college campus of Kansas State University asking students questions about their phones. Ninety-nine percent of the college students on campus owned a cell phone, to which the researcher behind the project replied with surprise that it was not 100 percent. One reason that people seem to be attached to their phone is because it is one 's own possession. A phone is not shared or lent to others; it is something with "individual ownership." Ownership of something as nice as a phone makes people feel like they have a little piece of power....   [tags: Mobile phone, Cellular network]

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Kansas V. Hendricks Case Analysis

- Kansas v. Hendricks was somewhat of a landmark case when it relates to individuals receiving treatment for a disorder after they have severed their respected prison sentence. Leroy Hendricks was nearing the end of his ten year prison sentence. He was convicted of violating or taking “indecent liberties” with two thirteen year old boys. Hendricks had an extensive history when it came to molesting children. He testified in court that he was diagnosed by a physician for suffering from pedophilia. He told the physician that he still has sexual desires for children and will not be able to control them once he is “stressed out”....   [tags: Law, Crime, Criminal law, Criminology]

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Out of Kansas

- Out of Kansas I find it on the high bookshelf—Maus: A Survivor’s Tale. I’ve heard about it. It’s about the Holocaust. Mice play the Jews, and cats play the German Nazis. I understand it already. Cats are predators to mice. That’s easy enough. I start reading. The Polish people are pigs. Wait a minute, I don’t get it. Why are they pigs. I’m getting confused. I want to give up. Instead, I pick it up and start again. We begin as moody troubleshooters: we see a puzzle piece that doesn’t fit—we either chop off a corner or throw the thing away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers]

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The Role of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in the Start of the Civil War

- The Kansas-Nebraska Act was one of the most crucial events leading up to the Civil War. In 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act created territories for both Kansas and Nebraska. This gave a chance for people to move slavery to the Midwest. This put the center of attention on Kansas, because this was going to alter the balance between the North and the South. The territory we know as Kansas was better known as “Bleeding Kansas” due to all the violent clashes between the pro- and anti-slavery parties. The Act divided the nation and directed it towards the Civil War....   [tags: American History, Civil War]

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Prenatal Care in Early 20th Century Kansas

- Prenatal care is an important part of insuring the wellness of a baby. In the early 20th century, prenatal care was just starting to become an emphasized area of health for women. High infant mortality rates were starting to raise questions as to what could be done to help protect the fetus and insure a healthy childbirth and baby. Kansas attempted to raise awareness of the importance of prenatal care to the general public starting in the early 1900s with “The Kansas Mother’s Manual.” Many women in Kansas followed the guidelines issued within the handbooks, lectures, and posters....   [tags: midwifery, nursing, maternity, nursing]

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The Role Kansas and Nebraska Played in the Civil War

- ... Even in the South, the compromise was heavily supported. (“U.S. History”) The creator of the act was Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, who wanted to see citizens be able to settle in these territories. Underlying it all, Douglas’s real desire was to build a transcontinental railroad to go through Chicago. Although opposition was intense, The Kansas-Nebraska Act was finally passed by congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed settlers in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether slavery would be legal or not within their borders based on popular sovereignty....   [tags: slavery, missouri compromise, political]

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Summary of the Film The Wizard of Oz

- Dorothy was a young lady, full of spirit, living with her aunt and uncle on a farm in Kansas. She was full of energy and really loved her little dog Toto. A whirling cyclone landed her house on a witch in Oz; she started her journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz how to help her return to her hometown of Kansas. Dorothy was really nice and kind and she had many traditional moral values. She didn’t worry about the past events; she somehow made the best out of thing that was happening in the present....   [tags: Kansas, Fantasy]

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Kansas City Board of Trade

- Kansas City Board of Trade The Kansas City Board of Trade is where buyers and sellers have the opportunity to trade commodities, this is commonly known as a Commodity Exchange. The Kansas City Board of Trade deals primarily with wheat but also deals with such commodities as natural gas. Many traders participate in what is known as hedging. Hedging is a process where traders can lock in a purchase or a sell price for the commodities in advance. The process is helps reduce the risks resulting from volatile pricing, The prices of the contracts are determined by supply and demand....   [tags: essays papers]

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Kansas V. Cheever Supreme Court Case

- Most Americans would claim a cop killer should be put to death which is what Scott D Cheever will face if he loses in the Supreme Court of the United States. Scott D Cheever and the state of Kansas argued before Supreme Court of the United States on October 16, 2013. The question posed before the court was when a criminal defendant affirmatively introduces expert testimony that he lacked the requisite mental state to commit capital murder of a law enforcement officer due to the alleged temporary and long-term effects of the defendant’s methamphetamine use, does the state violate the defendant’s Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination by rebutting the defendant’s mental state def...   [tags: cop killer, notorious cases]

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Kansas State Board Vs. Federal Trade Commission

- After a recent United States Supreme Court decision, Kansas state boards may be vulnerable to antitrust lawsuits. Last February, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (Dental Examiners). Dental Examiners concerned the North Carolina Dental Board’s (Dental Board) decision to stop teeth whitening services by non-dentists in the state. The Federal Trade Commission alleged that the Board’s teeth whitening decision had violated antitrust laws by attempting to limit competition....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States, United States]

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Critical Thinking in Kansas Schools

- Critical Thinking in Kansas Schools Tracy and John were casually chatting shortly after their annual meeting about the high school curriculum had drawn to a close. Both were intrigued by some of the proposed changes they had discussed with their fellow school administrators. They were especially interested in a notion that was sweeping the university scene – critical thinking. While both agreed that orienting the class structure to include a greater focus on thinking skills would enhance education as a whole, John questioned the reality of the situation....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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A Common Law Marriage Under Kansas Law

- Question presented Did Oscar Roger and Margaret Frost meet the qualifications for a common-law marriage under Kansas law. Brief Answer Yes. For there to be a common law marriage under Kansas law “the marriage agreement need not be in any particular form” there just needs to be a present mutual consent to the marriage between the parties. see In re Estate of Antonopoulos, 268 Kan. 178, 993 P.2d 637, 192 (1999). Both Oscar Roger and Margaret Frost would often refer to each other as husband and wife....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Common-law marriage]

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A Common Law Marriage Under Kansas Law

- Question Presented Did Oscar Roger and Margaret Frost meet the qualifications for a common-law marriage under Kansas law. Brief Answer Yes. For there to be a common law marriage under Kansas law “the marriage agreement need not be in any particular form” there just needs to be a present mutual consent to the marriage between the parties. See In re Estate of Antonopoulos, 268 Kan. 178, 993 P.2d 637, 192 (1999). Both Oscar Roger and Margaret Frost would often refer to each other as husband and wife....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Common-law marriage]

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The Song Carry On My Wayward Son By Kansas

- The song Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas contains insights into what Plato believes to be a philosopher as is found in his allegory of the cave in the Republic. Found in the second verse of the song, it describes how “Once [he] rose above the noise and confusion/just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion” which is a direct correlation to the journey which one takes to become a philosopher as described by Plato in The Republic through his Allegory of the Cave. This is similar in the sense that the philosopher separates himself from the distractions of normal life to search for what is the reality behind these distractions that cause illusions....   [tags: Plato, Mind, Existence, Ontology]

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Adair v. U.S. and Coppage v. Kansas Analysis

- Adair v. U.S. and Coppage v. Kansas became two defining cases in the Lochner era, a period defined after the Supreme Court’s decision in Lochner v New York, where the court adopted a broad understanding of the due process clause of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. In these cases the court used the substantive due process principle to determine whether a state statute or state’s policing power violated an individual’s freedom of contract. To gain a better understanding of the court’s reasoning it is essential to understand what they disregarded and how the rulings relate to the rulings in Plessy v....   [tags: lochner era, supreme court, fifth amendment]

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A Rough Subsidized Housing Unit On The Southside Of Kansas City

- My mother grew up in a rough subsidized housing unit on the southside of Kansas City. To her, the flimsy white government issued subsidized housing unit was a relief, a luxurious commodity, after spending several months living in a relative 's cramped house with thirteen other people. The cockroaches and several other pests that often managed to squeeze their way into through the floorboards and holes from behind the kitchen were nothing compared to having her own room. I remember the stories she used to tell my brother and I of her stray pet cat, Muffins: a large black cat with emerald green eyes and a gimpy leg, who used to feast on the roaches that used to sneak into her room and dispose...   [tags: Family, High school, Father, Mother]

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The Missouri Compromise, Kansas Nebraska Act, And The Compromise Of 1850

- which resulted in compromises, such as the Missouri compromise, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Compromise of 1850, that attempted to try to calm these disputes until Abraham Lincoln was elected president in the Election of 1860. During the Civil War, battles such as the Battle of Fort Sumter, Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Gettysburg, and the Fall of Atlanta helped determined the outcome of the Civil War in the Union’s favor. Slavery did not always begin with Africans. Colonies would use both Native Americans received from different tribes and Africans imported from Africa....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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Appraissal Process for the City Manager Position at Wellington, Kansas

- This essay is to discuss the appraisal process for the City Manager position at the City of Wellington, Kansas. The performance of an organization's employees is the key to the delivery of quality service in both public and nonprofit agencies (Ch. 10, Pynes). The performance evaluation is a critical component to ensure all levels of the organization are working optimally to achieve the desired output of the whole (Ch. 10, Pynes). It is important to understand the duties of the position being evaluated so that criteria of the evaluation are directly related to the duties and control of that position....   [tags: performance, responsibilities, skills]

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Kansas City Zephyrs Baseball Club : An Accounting Dispute

- KANSAS CITY ZEPHYRS BASEBALL CLUB: AN ACCOUNTING DISPUTE This case is about some accounting issues because of the differences between accounting approaches to analyze expenses generated and paid in different periods. The controversy arose between the baseball team owners and the players associations that were engaged in collective bargaining about the real profitability of the baseball business. The owners obviously want to demonstrate low profitability in their financial statements so that they could get a better deal for taxes....   [tags: Depreciation, Expense, Income statement]

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Fossil Discoveries in Kansas

- Fossil Discoveries in Kansas Did you know, in the state of Oklahoma it is against the law to either hunt or catch whales. Sounds sort of ridiculous when you think logically about it, but according to paleontologists it isn’t that far fetched. Over 65 million years ago Kansas, including the whole Midwest Region of North America from the Arctic Circle to the Gulf of Mexico, was covered by the Sea. Due to the continental uplifts of the mountain ranges in North America during the Pangaea stage, the once shallow sea of Kansas became shut off from the sea-water flow and dried out to what we know it as today....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Bleeding Kansas

- Bleeding Kansas The Compromise of 1850 brought relative calm to the nation. Though most blacks and abolitionists strongly opposed the Compromise, the majority of Americans embraced it, believing that it offered a final, workable solution to the slavery question. Most importantly, it saved the Union from the terrible split that many had feared. People were all too ready to leave the slavery controversy behind them and move on. But the feeling of relief that spread throughout the country would prove to be the calm before the storm....   [tags: History]

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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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Handel 's Messiah : A Collaboration Of The Kansas City Symphony And The Independence Messiah Choir

- Handel’s Messiah I attended a collaboration of the Kansas City Symphony and the Independence Messiah Choir. Together they performed George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The performance was an oratorio, which is a musical piece that is typically lengthy, tells a story, is based on Biblical or religious events, and is performed through voice and orchestra. I was a perceptive listener during the performance, as I was not just only basking in the delightful sound, while having associations for the music, but I was also constantly seeking understanding, and working through reasonings and answers about it, while creating a deeper appreciation for it....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Singing, Double bass]

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Graduation Speech : The Military Ball And Ticket Of The Kansas City Royals Game

- It is Armed Forces Day and I’m stuck at one of those stupid Yellow Ribbon Events the military makes me go to. Terrible, just terrible. We are in the Pre-Deployment stages and after these are over only 3 more when he gets home from Afghanistan. The military always puts us up in nice hotels during these events and this year we have the military ball and tickets to the Kansas City Royals game. Okay, maybe Yellow Ribbon weekend isn’t so bad after all. Thanksgiving comes around and I’m an emotional wreck....   [tags: Telephone, Telephone exchange, Telephone call]

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Chapter 19 Outline: Perceptions on Slavery

- ... Yet again the citizens would vote to make Kansas either pro or free slave state. The Lecompton Constitution is made to control free-soilers and appeal to the pro-slavery southerners. The constitution caused problems because obviously northerners didn’t agree with it. In the end the constitution was thrown off by free-soil voters. Kansas never becomes a state until southern states seceded from the Union. IV. “Bully” Brooks and His Bludgeon: a. Charles Sumner Senator of Massachusetts gives a speech and is afterward beaten by Preston Brook....   [tags: kansas, slavery, debate, union]

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The Person Leading The Way By Brian Vulgamore

- Throughout my short life span I have been blessed with the opportunity to work for one of the most driven farming establishments in Kansas. The person leading the way. Brian Vulgamore. Brian has been in my life since I was a toddler. I personally believe without Brian in my life, I would not have the opportunity to attend college and pursue my dreams. A man of many attributes, he [Brian] has inspired me to seek the very best in life, and always strive for the greatest opportunities. Brian grew up on a family farm in Scott City, Kansas....   [tags: Education, University, College, Kansas]

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The Art Of Assisting Discovery

- For the Fame and Fortune “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” – Mark Van Doren I really enjoy being in an artistic setting, and helping others one on one. I’d like to use these traits in a career that enables me to use my skills and knowledge, while seeking employment which offers opportunities for growth. As an Art Teacher, I can incorporate what I enjoy doing most with teaching. This paper will explore the job description, requirements, and salary expectations for a High School Art Teacher....   [tags: Teacher, Education, School, Kansas]

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The Role of Railroad Companies, Farmers, and Cowboys in the Development of Kansas

- The 1880s proved to be a time of change for America. High unemployment rates and low wages in many cities forced many to look to new opportunities in cities and elsewhere. This included the newly expanded west. In the 1880s Kansas had three dominating groups- railroad companies, farmers, and cowboys. All three dealt with individual triumphs and struggles when developing the West and specifically Kansas in the later part of the 19th century. Railroads spent most of the 1880s concerned with previous legislation, farmers worried about land allotment and surviving on the Plains....   [tags: American America History]

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A Time Of Change:The 1880’s and 1890’s Kansas

- A Time Of Change:The 1880’s and 1890’s Kansas As history cascades through an hourglass, the changing, developmental hands of time are shrouded throughout American history. This ever-changing hourglass of time is reflected in the process of maturation undertaken by western America in the late nineteenth century. Change, as defined by Oxford’s Dictionary, is “To make or become different through alteration or modification.” The notion of change is essential when attempting to unwind the economic make-up of Kansas in the 1880’s and 1890’s....   [tags: American History Essays]

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas ruling. The supreme court’s ruling stated that separate was in fact not equal. The court ordered that all schools desegregate. This ruling had finally and once and for all put a stop to the dejure segregation of our nation’s schools that had existed since the time when African Americans were allowed to attend schools. This ruling was definitely one of the most significant legal victories in the history of the civil rights movement and possibly the entire twentieth century....   [tags: Segregation Racism Equality Education Essays]

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Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

- Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas In 1950 the Reverend Oliver Brown of Topeka, Kansas, wanted to enroll his daughter, Linda Brown, in the school nearest his home (Lusane 26). The choices before him were the all-white school, only four blocks away, or the black school that was two miles away and required travel (26). His effort to enroll his daughter was spurned (26). In 1951, backed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, he filed suit against the Topeka school board and his case was joined by three other similar cases that were presented before the Supreme Court as one consolidated case (26)....   [tags: Segregation Supreme Court Judge Case]

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Kansas-Nebraska Act

- The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and opened new lands for settlement. Because there was millions of acres of arable farmland, it was necessary to create a territorial infrastructure that would allow settlement. The people living in the Kansas-Nebraska area also wanted a railroad system for transportation. The railroad workers wanted to expand their railroad there as well, because they needed farmers for customers. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was created and proposed by Democratic Senator Stephen A....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kansas-Nebraska Act

- Kansas-Nebraska Act The Kansas-Nebraska act (1854) was a U.S. law that authorized the creation of Kansas and Nebraska, west of the states of Missouri and Iowa and divided by the 40th parallel. It repealed a provision of the Missouri compromise of 1820 that prohibited slavery in the territories north of 36 degrees and 30' and stipulated that the inhabitant of the territories should decide for themselves the legality of slave holding. Democratic senator of Illinois Stephen A....   [tags: Papers]

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Irreversible Prejudice and the Loss of Dreams

- In the era of Reconstruction, African Americans were living in a state of limbo, unsure of their place in society. De jure, they were freedmen, but de facto they were still being socially oppressed by white Americans because of their race. Wanting to take advantage of any opportunity to better their lives and increase their financial situations, many African Americans, most of them agricultural workers, started the search for reliable incomes. One especially enticing opportunity in 1879, put forth by the Kansas state governor, provided southern blacks the chance to settle on readily available farmland in Kansas....   [tags: african americans, kansas, exodusters, racism]

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I Had The Pleasure Of Interviewing A Wonderful Professor

- I had the pleasure of interviewing a wonderful professor by the name of Carolyn Szafran. Professor Szafran is a Field Practicum Coordinator/Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Applied Studies at Washburn University. I chose to interview Professor Szafran because of her compassion in social work and her interest in reducing childhood poverty. I am currently employed in the before and after school program at Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka. There I aide in mentoring our youth, especially those in need, to reach their fullest potential as productive and responsible citizens....   [tags: College, Higher education, Kansas, University]

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The Passion Of The Agriculture Industry

- The Passion “It is important to convey to people that everything we do in the agriculture industry is done in a responsible manner.” (Christie Gabel). Christie Gabel is Senior Territory Manager for cattle and equine in northern Colorado for Zoetis, one of the largest animal health companies in the United States. The agriculture industry has many different pathways within it; after all it is how we feed the world. Like many people, Christie did not know what pathway or career she wanted to take, she just knew she wanted to be involved in the industry and be successful within it....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Kansas, Animal husbandry]

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Helium: The Gas that Wouldn’t Burn

- In May 1903, the citizens of Dexter, Kansas were pinning their economic hopes on an unprecedentedly large natural gas reserve from which nine million cubic feet of gas escaped before it finally could be capped, prompting the people to dub it “the howling well” (“Discovery of Helium”). The small town’s population, thinking this discovery heralded an economic boom, decided to create a pillar of flame out of the escaping gas in celebration but they were about to be in for a big surprise. The excited congregation watched as a burning haybale was slowly moved towards the well....   [tags: Kansas, natural gas, methane, hydrogen]

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Exploration Feasibility Study of Kansas’s Central Uplift for Intended use in Stochastic Decision Tree Analysis in New Drilling Programs

- Exploration Feasibility Study of Kansas’s Central Uplift for Intended use in Stochastic Decision Tree Analysis in New Drilling Programs Prepared for: A.C.T. Operating Company Midland, Texas NOTE- PLACE A TTU SEAL IN THE BACKGROUND ABSTRACT My master’s project consisted of an exploration program feasibility study of Kansas’s Central Uplift. The purpose of the study was to see if drilling is justifiable in this region after analyzing Kansas’s Geological Survey lease production database....   [tags: Oil Drilling]

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One Heart : Two Countries

- One Heart: Two Countries It was a gloomy Monday morning in Chihuahua, Mexico, the skies were gray and you could smell the wet dirt as if it was going to rain. The sadness of my family just poured through the whole house and that made me feel confused. They were all sitting in living room with gifts and I was bit shocked as everyone approached me when I walked out of my room. I received huge hugs, kisses, gifts, sobs, and most importantly, I received love from all those who truly care for me. I knew that moving would make my life very different but I was ready to take on the challenge of change....   [tags: Family, Mother, My Hometown, Kansas]

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Interview Paper : Faculty Interview

- Faculty Interview When I was assigned the faculty interview assignment, I struggled with finding the right individual to interview. Having not yet picked a major, talking to someone that relates to my major would have been fairly difficult. Being brand new to campus I didn’t know many of the faculty, which didn’t help either. After taking some time to think, I finally came to a conclusion to interview my history professor Dr. Kim Morse. I chose Dr. Morse because, out of all my professors she has a different way of teaching than the others....   [tags: Education, Spanish language, University, Kansas]

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Make Pratt Local Plan Formation

- Make Pratt Local Plan Formation I. Form a meeting with the entire team to discuss our plan to Make Pratt Local. A. A meeting consisting of myself and various members of the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce will take place after the first of the year. In this meeting, smaller teams will be formed to tackle the various topics of interest. B. The advertising team will be in charge of putting together the media to help spread the word throughout the community. C. The outreach team will be in charge of going out to all of the small businesses in town and telling them of our plan to tackle the issue at hand....   [tags: Small business, Business, Pratt, Kansas]

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The Kansas City Chiefs Opened Up At Home Against Afc West Division Rival, San Diego Chargers

- This past Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs opened up the 2016 regular season at home against AFC West division rival, San Diego Chargers. Last season, the Chiefs dominated the Chargers, sweeping the season series outscoring them 43-6. However on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, the Chargers shocked the Chiefs, outscoring them 24-3 early in the third quarter. The Chiefs ' defense did not have no answer for the Chargers ' offense and Kansas City 's offense could get anything going against a San Diego defense that was ranked 14th in passing yards per game (236.6) and 27th in rushing yards per game (125.3)....   [tags: American football, National Football League]

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Collapse of the Whig Party and the Rise of the Republican Party

- The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the Collapse of the Whig Party and the Rise of the Republican Party The Kansas-Nebraska act did lead to the collapse of the Whig Party and the rise of the Republican Party; however there are other reasons that contributed to it as well. Firstly the Kansas-Nebraska act played a part in the downfall of the Whig Party. The Kansas-Nebraska act stated that the 36° 30 line would be abolished. It also said that Nebraska would be split up into two territories: Nebraska and Kansas this bill gets passed and popular sovereignty takes place in both territories....   [tags: Papers]

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Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City

- The articles "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" and "Freedom of Religion: Lyng v. Northwest Indian Cemetery Protective Association" both engage in conflicts pertaining to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. "Freedom of Speech: Missouri Knights of the Ku Klux Klan v. Kansas City" is an article about the KKK's attempt to spread their beliefs through a public access cable television channel. Dennis Mahon and Allan Moran, both of the KKK, asked to be broadcasted on air in 1987, and the whole situation led to a major problem....   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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John Brown's Raid

- Abolitionism quickly gained popularity since 1821 when William Lloyd Garrison assisted in writing an anti-slavery newspaper, The Genius of Universal Emancipation, with Benjamin Lundy. In 1831, abolitionism continued to grow in popularity when William Lloyd Garrison started The Liberator. Although there remained not a need for slaves in the North, slavery remained very big in the South for growing “cash crops.” The majority of the abolitionists who inhabited the North organized speeches, meetings, and newspapers to spread their cause....   [tags: abolitionism, slavery, Kansas, organized revolt]

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Raising Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

- New York’s recent plan to raise the minimum wage from $8.75 to $15 an hour for fast food workers is prompting similar pushes in states across the nation. New York state made the decision earlier this Fall to raise minimum wage for fast food workers due to the fact that minimum wage can not pay for the basic costs of living. Vice-President Joe Biden supported this decision because he believed it would help encourage similar decisions across the country. Since the wage raise, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave orders to State Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera to create a wage board....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, U.S. state, Kansas]

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The Cold Blood, By Truman Capote

- “The paths of glory lead but to the grave,” (Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, 332) Glory is such an estranged concept and what one actually perceives as glory is defined only by personal values. Some value monetary status, or fame, or reputation, being charitable or intellectual- but for a certain few people, glory is power. Glory is knowing that you hold power over life and death. It’s also acting upon that power. The book In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, follows the case of two men who brutally murdered four innocent people of which neither shared any acquaintance....   [tags: Truman Capote, In Cold Blood, Holcomb, Kansas]

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William Allen White and the Farmer’s Populist Movement

- William Allen White and the Farmer’s Populist Movement      During the late 19th century in Kansas there was a movement among the general population called the Farmer’s Populist Movement. Today, Kansas is still by far a Republican state, but during this time the Populist Party engaged the Republican stronghold in a battle to win over the state, however, in the end the Republicans pulled through. William Allen White, at this time, had become a well known man in the journalism world and his political allegiance did not go unnoticed among either those within the political arena or those observing....   [tags: Kansas Farmer's Populist Movement Essays]

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Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

- The landmark Supreme Court cases of Dred Scott v. Sandford, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas have had a tremendous effect on the struggle for equal rights in America. These marker cases have set the precedent for cases dealing with the issue of civil equality for the last 150 years. In 1846, a slave living in Missouri named Dred Scott, sued for his freedom on the basis that he had lived for a total of seven years in territories that were closed to slavery....   [tags: Landmark Civil Rights Cases]

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Franklin Pierce

- Franklin Pierce I did my essay on Franklin Pierce, because of all he had to go to through before, during, and after his time as President. During his life he had a great deal of trouble. He had three children of which each died during their childhood. He became the fourteenth president at the age of forty-nine years old and served for one term till he was fifty-three yeas old. While he was president he passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act that allowed a large part of Nebraska to be come its own state....   [tags: president, Kansas-Nebraska Act, United States]

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Finding True Peace During Moments Of Bliss And Vulnerability

- Finding true peace during moments of bliss and vulnerability keeps me motivated throughout the adversity I face in my life. Have you ever felt an overwhelming sense of peace and joy. That is exactly what I felt during my experience going to winter jam. God can show himself in multiple ways and he showed himself first in the way to the concert in Wichita, then from the first beats and lyrics song to the last band to walking outside to a rainy night and overwhelming emotions and just a full peace that could come from no one else but God....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Wichita, Kansas]

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Cold Blood, By Truman Capote

- The book, In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote, was a very interesting book to read. In Cold Blood is about two men who brutally murdered the Clutter family in their own home. The crime took place on November 15, 1959 in the small town by the name of Holcomb. According to investigators, there was no motive to the crime at all. Throughout the book, the murder takes place, the investigation goes on, the trail was held and then the execution of the killers is described. The two murderers of the Clutter family were Richard Hickock, who went by the name of Dick, and Perry Smith....   [tags: Richard Hickock, In Cold Blood, Holcomb, Kansas]

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Cultural Event That I Attended

- The cultural event that I attended was the Paseo First Friday Art Walk. I chose this event opposed to others because of the unique environment. This was located in downtown Oklahoma City as a strip mall known as The Paseo Arts District. There were art galleries, art demonstrations, live music, pottery, and food. This was all very fascinating to me and I enjoyed my time there. I took a friend with me to experience it as well. When we first arrived around 7 p.m., which the event started at 6p.m. through 10 p.m., there was hardly any parking....   [tags: Art, Modernism, Mexico City, Kansas City]

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The Power-Generating Industry of The Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc in Japan

- History The Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc. (KEPCO) is an integrated power generating company that services Kansai region of Japan, which includes the major cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. KEPCO was founded in 1951 following the approval of a plan submitted by the Japanese government to the General Headquarters of Allied Powers under General MacArthur to reorganize and rationalize the electrical power industry. Following the end of World War II, a serious power shortage prompted KEPCO to expand its generating capacity by focusing on hydroelectric power....   [tags: utilities, nuclearn, energy]

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