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Sheppard V Maxwell - 310 words
The wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard(Marilyn Sheppard) was bludgeoned to death on July 4, 1954. She was found in the upstairs bedroom of her home in Bay Village, Ohio. The town mayor called the local police, Dr. Sheppards brother(also a doctor) and the next door neighbors. Local police advised the local coroner and the Cleveland Police Department. When the coroner arrived, he pronounced Marilyn Sheppard dead, examined Dr. Sheppard and took him to a clinic(run by Dr. Sheppard). Both Dr. Sheppard and the neighbors were investigated by Cleveland police. Dr. Sheppard was later interrogated while sedated in a hospital bed. He was also questioned with out the presence of his attorney. On July 7, the day o ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,293 words
FACTORS AFFECTING FINANCIAL HEALTH 3 Capital Structure and Capital Adequacy 3 Operating Cash Flows and Cost Structure 4 Asset Conversions Growing Broke 5 Asset Utilisation Efficiency/Turnover 5 Other Statistical Failure Prediction Models 10 Alternative Models - Artificial Neural Networks 12 A company trying to achieve its business plan faces problems similar to those faced by a driver embarking on a long trip. The likelihood that car and driver will reach their destination is dependent on: 1) how much fuel is in the car's tank upon starting out, 3) how many service stations will be available to refill the car's fuel tank along the way and 4) whether the car's fuel tank is large enough to co ...
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Models For Predicting Corporate Financial Distress - 2,245 words
... ntly, logit analysis has been compared to a more advanced analytical tool, neural networks. Research has found that the approaches perform similarly and should be used in combination (Altman, Marco, and Varetto 1994). Based on multiple discriminate analysis (MDA), the model predicts a company's financial health based on a discriminant function of the form: Z=0.012X1+0.014X2+0.033X3+0.006X4+0.999X5 X3=earnings before interest and taxes/total assets X4=market value of equity/book value of total liabilities The Z-Score model (developed in 1968) was based on a sample composed of 66 manufacturing companies with 33 firms in each of two matched-pair groups. The bankruptcy group consisted of com ...
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Edgar Allan Poe - 1,668 words
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), was an American poet, short-story writer, and literary critic. Poe's stormy personal life and his haunting poems and stories combined to make him one of the most famous figures in American literary history. Poe's influence on literature has been immense. His short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841) is considered the first modern detective story. His reviews of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne mark him as the first significant theorist of the modern short story. His poetry and his stories of terror are among the most influential in modern literature. Writers as diverse as the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson and Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsk ...
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Oedipus Is Innocent - 1,432 words
Because Oedipus knows nothing about the past of Thebes, he is not an assassin. Oedipus committed murder but unknowingly of who King Laius was. Oedipus honor was his claim against the murder. Had it been the other way around and Oedipus had lost the battle, King Laius alibi would have also been for reasons of honor: for reasons of royalty. Oedipus was royalty and knew it as well did King Laius. The main idea behind Oedipus innocence is this royalty. Regardless of either of their class standings a fight occurred and the one to start had been King Laius men, or group, the fact that they lost is not the fault of Oedipus. In other words, King Laius and his men wanted to discipline Oedipus for not ...
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Bloody Mary - 1,475 words
In his book, W.F.M. Prescott makes it quite clear that Mary I has come down in history with the unpleasant name of "Bloody Mary" because of the religious persecutions of her reign. Also called Mary Tudor (well-evidenced by the book's title), she was the daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. I must ass that Prescott does a bit more to honor Mary and begins well in part by writing how one of her first benevolent" priorities was the return of the ceremonies and physical beauties of the old faith. I learned from the book that years before the first parliament of the reign overturned all the Edwardian religious legislation, white-washed churches, decorated only with the royal arms and s ...
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Flannery Oconnor And The Blessed - 1,065 words
The society of the South is such that there has always been a large gap in the classes of wealth, position, education, and general welfare. The gap began with slavery, and the pattern has endured for a long time, despite attempts to create opportunities for the lower classes. The majority of the population has little money, poor education, and lives in squalor while a select few are privileged enough to have whatever they could ever need or want. Privileged they are indeed, whether they have been blessed with intelligence or property. It is this privilege that many people have taken for granted however, as they do not use this opportunity of what they have been given to help those that are n ...
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Psychology Theories - 4,641 words
Sigmund Freud Biography Sigmund Freud was born on 6th May 1856 in Moravias town Freiberg. He lived the most of his life in Vienna. Freud was always a brilliant student in his classes. He went to a medical school and became involved in man researches lead by a professor of psychology named Ernst Brucke. Freud was a very good researcher and made new discoveries about his topics. From there he went on with many great psychiatrists like Charcot in Paris and Bernheim in Nancy. He found out a lot about hypnosis and hysterics. After studying abroad in Berlin, he cam back to Vienna and married Martha Bernays. Freud gained fame by writing many books and giving lectures about topics of psychology. Dur ...
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Damaging Effects Of Cystic Fibrosis - 1,033 words
Cystic fibrosis is a debilitating disease facing many people today. At the present time there is no cure available. According to the cystic fibrosis foundation of America, cystic fibrosis can be traced back as early as 1595. The first documented case was not reported until 1936. One group of people that seem to be affected the most by cystic fibrosis is Caucasians. Recent statistics indicate that 1 in 3,200 live causcasian births are afflicted with cystic fibrosis. For reasons that are currently unknown African Americans have aslightly lower chance of developing cystic fibrosis usually 1 in 15,000 live births. Cystic fibrosis remains to be a rare disease in the asian population as well as th ...
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Oedipus: Is He A Victim Of Circumstance? Or Not? - 1,484 words
When a friend starts telling you something and then close to the end of her story she realizes that she shouldnt tell you because it might hurt you. Wouldnt you nag, bother her until she tells you? When Oedipus finds out from the Oracle that he needs to find the killer of Laius for his kingdom could be in peace. As king tries to investigate who the killer is, so when he finds out that there is a secret that his friends know about, but do not want to tell him he starts getting curious, also his honor that he has within himself pushes him to investigate the terrible truth. Therefore the circumstance that Oedipus was in was what ruined his life because he was king, human and he had a lot of hon ...
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Growing Problem Of Street Gangs In Canada - 1,162 words
... o Star interview, in order to prevent gang entrance by borderline youths, the most preyed upon by gangs, schools need to be teaching the anti-gang message as early as grade three. Furthermore there need to be more youth centers in Canadian cities where students can spend time after school. Lastly he states that children, especially those in the inner city and poorer areas, must be aware that they have choices, and that their lives have not already been prescribed for them. Although Toronto, and Canada in general, has been prescribed as a ripe market for gangs , statistics show that crime among youths has gradually dropped over the past few years (See FigureA). These statistics show an ex ...
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The Bill Of Rights - 1,105 words
... ry of what they should have been, and such actions left the colonists shocked at the possible consequences. 2. In Taylor v. Louisiana 1975, the Court examined a case regarding a Louisiana state law stating that women would be excluded from jury selection unless they specifically asked. The basis for this law was that selecting women on juries would upset their family life. This law was struck down by the Court on the grounds that to have a jury pool that accurately represented the community, women must be included. 3. Controversial Issues follow: Speedy trial versus following proper legal procedure Barker v. Wingo 1972 Pretrial publicity Sheppard v. Maxwell 1966 Fair and impartial jury P ...
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To Say This Is Enough - 1,280 words
Novels present different views about life. They often consist of stories about events that may be totally imaginary, or fictionally realistic. Writers usually write novels to present their ideas and comments about human behavior. Three literary works that poignantly shows their authors' perceptions about life and human behavior are 'The Lame Shall Enter First';, Joy Luck Club, and To Kill A Mocking Bird. Flannery O Conner shows what really matters in life in 'The Lame Shall Enter First';. The importance of faith and courage in a patriarchal society is imprinted in Joy Luck Club. Lastly, in To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents an agathistic assumption about human behavior. Literature is ...
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