Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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Holesterol - 1,541 words
For years, cholesterol has been a major concern for millions of people around the world. This fear of cholesterol has led to many consultations with specialists like physicians and nutritionists. It seems that there is a great misconception about this molecule. A majority of the population is conscious of the harm that it can cause, but they are not aware that it has pertinent values to our body. There are two major forms that cholesterol comes in: 1) low density lipoprotein, which is generally considered "bad" cholesterol and 2) high density lipoprotein, which is known as "good" cholesterol. Although given these names, there is nothing inherently good or bad about them. This research will c ...
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Kissing Doorknobs - 604 words
Hey, whats been going on with you lately? I miss the laughs we used to have walking home from school. I called to you the other day but you didnt answer me. You seem like youre in you own world! Please email me back and let me know if you are mad at me. I dont know how to explain what is going on with me. I hope you dont think that Im acting crazy. You have been one of my best friends since kindergarten. Im afraid if I tell you how I feel, youll think Im nuts. Im not mad, but I have to count on the way to school. Thats why I dont walk with you. You can tell me anything. What is the big deal with counting? Everybody counts! You are acting very strange. Cant you just stop this foolishness? Whe ...
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Native Son - 492 words
Richard Wright was born on September 4, 1908 on a farm in Mississippi, the first of two sons born to Nathan Wright, an illiterate sharecropper, and Ella Wilson Wright, a schoolteacher. When Wright was a small child, his father abandoned the family to live with another woman. After this, Wright's mother was frequently sick, and he and his brother shuffled between various relatives. During one particularly tumultuous time, Wright and his brother spent a month in an orphanage. Wright worked a variety of jobs throughout his childhood and adolescence. His mother's illnesses were a financial drain on his extended family, often forcing Wright to work rather than go to school. Nevertheless, despite ...
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Robert Maxwell - 1,366 words
Robert Maxwell: The Man and the Mystery by Anita Cheek Moon for The Paper Store, Inc. -- March VISIT www.paperwriters.com/aftersale.htm -- Robert Maxwell, the infamous tycoon who is remembered as much for his personality and ethics in his business dealings as he is for his accomplishments, died in 1991. Debates over his life and diversions, however, will loom well into the future. Perhaps fittingly, Maxwell is reported to have died while urinating off the side of his twenty-one million dollar yacht the Lady Ghislaine (Information Intelligence, 1991; Barker, 1998). Fittingly? Yes fittingly. Maxwell was reported to have enjoyed urinating off the tops of rooftops on unsuspecting crowds below (W ...
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Dracule - 1,724 words
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Evil often triumphs, but never conquers. The two quotations from above explain that evil never conquers because good always overcomes it. A good example of this is the book Dracula by Bram Stoker because the author expresses the nature of good vs. evil. Dracula wants to come to London because he wants to turn everyone into vampires. The basic background of the book Dracula is when Jonathan Harker, a realtor who is sent to Transylvania to complete a transaction with Dracula so he can come to England. What Harker does not know is that Dracula has a plan for world domination. Well, while Harker is on a train to Transylvania he enters the eas ...
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Human Nature - 1,263 words
Nature has been around since the beginning of all time. Nature has even been here since long before the dinosaurs. People have been brought up and have lived off of nature and its nourishments. Nature is a wonderful yet dangerous thing. It can be as gentle as a breeze on a warm summer day or as deadly and ferocious as a violent hurricane in a populated city. Although man has lived through many tragic and deadly natural disasters, man has always been trying to grasp a hold of and capture a victory over anything that is disturbing. Once a philosopher named Charles Darwin described nature as, Survival of the fittest. Darwin was describing the natural evolution and how nature is always in contro ...
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Mystery Story - 5,563 words
With an exhausted sigh, Dirk Crozier unlocked the door to his business office at exactly 8:53 to begin another night of work. As he walked through the doorway, he threw his hat in the general direction of his coatrack. It missed, of course, but Crozier didn't bother to pick it up. He carefully walked over the old faded dark-red rug, passing between the two ratty old chairs that he always kept for any customers, and slowly moved around his desk to his own chair. Running his fingers over the scarred and lifeless wood surface, he collapsed into his red leather chair and closed his eyes. He thought: I love this chair, I hate this job. At 9:02, just a few minutes later than usual, his assistant L ...
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John Steinbeck - 959 words
John Steinbeck was a controversial and award-winning author who was considered to be one of the most significant authors of all time. He wrote many books throughout his lifetime and is known for his sharp, forceful writing style and wry humor. This paper will discuss Steinbecks childhood and early career as it influenced his writing. Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902, and was the son of John Ernst Steinbeck and Olive Hamilton. He grew up in Salinas, California where most of his stories and novels take place. He used the surrounding Salinas Valley as an example of a serene and fruitful place in his books (DISCovering Authors 3,4). In school Steinbeck was considered to be a wonderful stu ...
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Vegetarianism - 931 words
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet. Albert Einstein Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat or some animal products, depending on the degree of vegetarianism. There are various types of vegetarianism, each with its own benefits, but also its own difficulties. The first of the three main types, and most common, is Ovo-lacto. Ovo-lacto vegetarians eat no meat (red meat, poultry, or seafood), but do eat eggs and dairy products. The second type is Lacto. Lacto vegetarians do not eat meat or eggs, but do eat dairy products. The last, and strictest, of the types is vegans. Vegans do not eat ...
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Exercise - 338 words
The time has come. You realize and decide that you need to exercise. You have many options. Walking would be your best bet. Most Americans in todays society do not get enough exercise in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Going for a walk could help you loose weight, get in shape, and is a lot of fun. Joining a health club for some might be the your easiest way, for some it might be going for a walk outside. Did you know that many doctors recommend walking to their heart attack patients. That is because if you start to improve your eating habits and exercise regularly, your overall health will greatly improve. Walking is simple, cheap, and can be done anywhere. All you need are a good pa ...
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Life Styles - 972 words
The lifestyle that will be discussed in this paper is one of a healthy person who exercises regularly to maintain both physical and mental strength. The benefits of this lifestyle are to maintain good health in order to excel in the future. Excelling in the field of policing and the area of corrections. One must give up certain luxuries in life, one must exercise regularly, and one must eat healthy. To be a healthy person one must exercise on a regular basis and maintain a healthy diet. One must not subject oneself to all the luxuries of life like going out every night and partying to the wee hours of the morning. When people go out and party all night long and partake in miscellaneous activ ...
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The Campaign For North Africa The Battle Of El Alamein - 1,170 words
... h North Africa, code-named Torch. During the preparations for the battle, the Royal Air Force established complete air superiority and subjected Axis forces to intensifying punishment. General Montgomery planned the battle in three stages: the break in, the dogfight, and the break out. Montgomery planned to use diversionary tactics to indicate that he would attack in the South, drawing forces away from the strongly held North, then massing Allied forces in the North. On 23 October, the break-in phase of the battle began when 1000 British guns opened up along a six mile front in the North. Twenty minutes later, at approximately 10 PM local time, the 30 struck the North, while to the South ...
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Poland During Wwii - 986 words
Poland In The Second World War Jozef Garlinski The Macmillan Press LTD, 1985 Poland had gained independence after the First World War but unification of Poland, which was apart for such a long time, created many problems. Weak economy, disrupted government, and the population being mostly minorities group. Also the Poland had to deal with two aggressive countries by her side, Germany and Russia. Hitler had known the situation Poland was under. He knew that Poland would not agree to his demands because of their concern with their freedom and their willingness to fight for it which gave him a chance to attack. Poles also had not agree for the Russian to come in with the Red Army because of the ...
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Kitchen - 1,100 words
All people deal with death in different ways. In this story, Mikage has to deal with death her whole life. In her life everyone close to her dies, first her parents when she was young, then her grandfather when she was a young teenager, her grandmother when she was in college, then lastly her best friend and mentor Eriko. The first two deaths did not affect her as much because she was young and did not realize the ramifications of death. The last two deaths changed her life drastically. These deaths made Mikage grow up and learn to be alone dealing with death by herself. Mikage never had a chance to become close with her parents. When they died her grandparents took her into there home and r ...
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Nikita Krushchev - 1,737 words
... cretary be dismissed and that Khrushchev take his place. The Ukrainians refused. Molotov suggested that the Ukrainians should go to Moscow to discuss the matter with the Soviet Central Committee and they agreed. Once in Moscow they were seen by Stalin, Molotov and Kaganovich. It is not known what went on at the meeting, but soon afterwards Koiser disapeared, and Khrushchev was announced to be his successor as First Secretary of the Ukraine. As well as Koiser, most senior Party officials from the Ukraine also disappeared at this time. Khrushchevs take over of the Ukraine is the most blatantly Stalinist episode in his career. In it we see a man who had accepted total ruthlessness as a legi ...
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Brown V Board Of Education - 1,432 words
Analysis of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka On June 7, 1892 a man named Homer Adolph Plessy was arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the White section of an East Louisiana Railroad train. Although Plessy was only one-eighths black, under Louisiana law he was considered black and, therefore, required to sit in the Colored section. The punishment for breaking this law, the Separate Car Act, was a fine of twenty-five dollars or twenty days in jail. Plessy went to court and argued, in Homer Adolph Plessy v. The State of Louisiana, that the Separate Car Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. The judge hearing the case was John Howard Ferguson, who ha ...
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Japenise Internment America - 1,530 words
Senior Exhibition Draft #2 Why do cigarettes remain a legal form of substance abuse, when scientific evidence gathered from around the world has proven how addictive and dangerous they are? Tobacco dependence is a global epidemic that affects more than one billion people worldwide. tobacco causes 3.5 million deaths each year or about 10,000 deaths each day. In addiction, it is estimated that passive smoke kills 50,000 adults every year in the United States. http While it would not be practical for the government to ban tobacco use- - as that would throw too many people into withdrawal and be too difficult to enforce. The tobacco industry should continue to be systematically dismantled throug ...
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Heart Disease - 2,254 words
... and if worse come to worse surgery and the most important thing to counteract this heart problem is self help because this heart problem can be decreased with proper self motivation. It is very important for patients to tell their doctors of the symptoms as honestly and accurately as possible. The doctor will need to know about other symptoms that may distinguish angina from other conditions, such as esophagitis, pleurisy, costochondritis, pericarditis, a broken rib, a pinched nerve, a ruptured aorta, a lung tumor, gallstones, ulcers, pancreatitis, a collapsed lung or just be nervous. Each of the above mentioned is capable of causing chest pain. A patient may take a physical examination ...
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The Impact Of Shiftwork On Humen - 1,177 words
The schedulng of hours of work is undoubtedly one of the major social problems of industrial society. Statistics estimates that 30% of Canada's workforce are involved in some kinds of shiftwork. Of those, 33% work irregular shifts, just under 30% work rotating shifts, 17% work long term evening shifts, 10% work on call, 3% work split shifts, 3% work long term night shifts and just over 3% are classed as "other". Present estimates tell us that before the trend slows, fully 35% of the workforce will work some type of shiftwork (Siroonian 123). Companies are feeling the need to maximize their efficiency by spreading their operating costs over 24 hours. Working other than the standard dayshift c ...
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