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    Hamdi et al. v. Rumsfeld

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    Hamdi et al. v. Rumsfeld Hamdi et al. v. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense, et al. could prove the undoing of the Bush administration’s legal defense of the abuses at Guantanamo Bay. In this case, four British citizens are suing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld as well as a host of Army and Air Force Generals and policy apparatchiks for allegedly authorizing the use of torture in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. The four were captured in Afghanistan, either by Americans or America’s ally, the

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    others, interpersonal communication and developing others" (Hesketh et al pp 4). Because high school students are less experienced the author used this role continually in an effort to develop his students and guide them through their learning experiences. Per Hesketh et al the author must determine his own strengths and weaknesses so he can maximize them. "Your weaknesses can be overcome through self-development" (Hesketh et al. 1997 pp 51). By researching all he could about the Health Science

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    algae of the genus symbiodinium. These algae are commonly called zooxanthellae. This symbiosis between heterotrophic hosts and photosynthetic symbionts allows coral to thrive in nutrient poor seas and deposit calcium carbonate to build reefs (Toller et al. 2001, 348). Coral bleaching occurs when there is a loss of zooxanthellae from their coral host. This is accompanied by loss of a coral's normal color that may or may not be detectable to the human eye. Bleaching can lead to coral death when prolonged

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    The Biogeography of the Dolphinfish

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    of the mature dolphinfish is between 1.5 - 3 ft. and weighs 15 - 30 lbs. Males are generally heavier than females regardless of length (Palko et al. 1982). The largest fish ever recorded was an 87 lb. fish caught off the coast of Costa Rica. Studies of sex ratios are inconclusive in regards to the distribution of males and females worldwide (Palko et al. 1982). Habitat Coryphaena hippurus is a pelagic fish that inhabits tropical and sub-tropical oceans worldwide. This cosmopolitan saltwater

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    Salinity Stress on Plants

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    breeding (Winicov, 1998). Many factors interact with salinity, and this complicates studies on the effects of salinity. For example, humidity, temperature, li... ... middle of paper ... ... Scientia Horticulturae 78, 261-269. Serrano, R. et al. (1999). A glimpse of the mechanisms of ion homeostasis during salt stress. Journal of Experimental Botany 50, 1023-1036. Shannon, M.C., and Grieve, C.M. (1999). Tolerance of vegetable crops to salinity. Scientia Horticulturae 78, 5-38. Volkmar

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    Waardenburg Syndrome Due to PAX3 Mutations

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    someone has Waardenburg Syndrome, or WS. The variety and severity of characteristics that these people display, however, is extremely vast. First, it affects the hearing. Over two percent of deafness at birth is due to Waardenburg Syndrome (Morell et al, 1997). However, there is a vast range of hearing impairments. Some people lose their hearing in both ears, others in just one, and still others have just a slight loss or even normal hearing. The second way it affects the body is through pigment

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    groundwater which rises to the surface and releases in hot springs or steam vents (Hill et al. 2000). Recent uplifting caused the Resurgent Dome in the middle of the caldera to rise 2.5 feet over the past two decades. This volcanic unrest, on a previous stable volcanic system, prompted the USGS to put in place an Emergency Response plan and to closely monitor the region for further signs of unrest (Hill et al. 2000). The Mono-Inyo Crater volcanic chain lines the southwest side of the Long Valley

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    REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

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    nature. The following is a review of another recently described REM sleep boundary disorder called REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). RBD is characterized by the acting-out of violent dreams during REM sleep, often with injurious consequences (Schenck et al. 1986, 1987). As with narcolepsy, RBD involves a dissociation of REM sleep phenomena and their underlying mechanisms, therefore providing yet another opportunity to broaden our understanding of the complexity of sleep. A brief discussion of REM

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    Tropical Rain Forest Soils of La Selva

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    soil, and surface water, flora, fauna, and microorganisms (Otzen 1993). These changes may result in a loss of soil organic matter, a decrease in soil fertility (Garcia-Oliva et al. 1994, Tissen et al. 1994), severe soil erosion (Otzen 1993), and changes in soil structure and chemistry (Fernandes and Sanford 1995, Sollins et al. 1995, Montgagnini and Sancho 1994.) The response of tropical rain forest soils to deforestation depends upon the specific properties of the soils as well as the type of

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    inhabits pine forests in an historical range from Texas to the Atlantic coast (Jackson, 1986; Reed et al., 1988). Picoides borealis nest in clans or family groups that usually consist of one breeding pair and 2 non-breeding male helpers (Jackson, 1986 ). This group establishes and defends a territory that includes foraging habitat and nesting "cavity trees" (Copeyon et al., 1991; Jackson et al., 1986; Rossell and Gorsira, 1996). Red-cockaded woodpecker clans excavate cavities in living pines

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