Elie Wiesel - 445 words
Eliezer Wiesel was born in 1928, a native of Sighet, Transylvania (Romania) which is near the Ukrainian border; He grew up experiencing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust, this started when at fifteen years old Wiesel and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished there, his two older sisters survived. Wiesel and his father were later transported to Buchenwald In 1945, at the end of the war, Elie moved to Paris, where he studied literature, philosophy, and psychology at the Sorbonne. With a strong desire to write, Elie worked as a journalist in Paris before coming to the United States in 1956. He became an American citizen almost by accide ...
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Piration - 809 words
The future is determined by actions taken at any given time, that has an effect on someone or something. Going through life is not always fair game, or at the least, easy to get by. Being able to admire someone is the biggest accomplishment anyone can ever come to appreciate. Role models are able to provide the feeling of comfort to people who need that in their life. Having someone of superior status to think highly of, allows a person infinite emotions that have a substantial impact on the way that persons life is controlled. People all over the world have dreams and goals, but it is a much easier task to complete when someone is there to guide in the correct direction. Self-discipline is ...
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Happily Ever After - 1,235 words
People say when you marry someone you dont just marry that one person, but you marry that persons whole family. Every family has its dysfunctions. Every family has members that are often times difficult to deal with, but thats what family is all about; sticking together and loving one another, despite what differences or opposing forces may exist. In Liars Club, Mary Carrs Grandma didnt share this point of view when it came to Pete, Marys father. In fact, she wanted Marys mother, Charlie, to divorce Pete before they were even married. Grandma subsequently viewed my father as some slick-talking hick who had baffled her only child into settling for a two-bedroom tract house when she deserved a ...
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My Bestfriend - 1,110 words
English 1301 If you want a good friend, then you must be one yourself. That phrase always sticks in my mind when I remember my best friend Omar. Omar and I have been friends for over twenty years. We have done everything together since the day Omar moved to Jerusalem with his family. Omar was only eight back then and full of stories. I especially liked the one about how women mysteriously grew babies in their stomach six month after they get married. Two years after that, we became best friends when Omar showed me one of his fathers adult magazines. We thought that women were really weird back then. We still share that secret to this day. Our friendship became much stronger during the Pales ...
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Be Nice - 546 words
My two-year-old nieces favorite phrase is Be nice. Anytime she is crossed, does not get what she wants, scolded or reprimanded, Be nice is her response. It is just a quiet, innocently spoken Be nice; almost like she is trying to remind you how to act. Two little words can go a long way. Be nice. Why is that so hard for some people to do? It makes every ones day go a lot more smoothly when people show common courtesy. It does not have to be something prolific, things like holding the door open for the person behind you, pushing the elevator buttons for the person in the wheelchair, picking up a quarter that an elderly lady dropped, all the little things eventually add up. I am employed at Win ...
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Training Program For Cerebral Palsy - 1,548 words
This training program is for Bob, a male eleven year-old student with cerebral palsy. This requires him to use a wheelchair most of the time although he is able to stand and walk for short distances of approximately 30 feet when there is something to hang on to for stability. With more muscular training, that distance could be increased greatly as the only reason he cannot continue is fatigue and therefore the risk of falling or other injury. It should be noted that an assistant will be needed for this program. Bob also has limited extension at the knees and limited dorsiflexion at the ankle. He is underweight for his height as he is 4'11" and only 77 lbs. but this could be due to the lack o ...
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Muscle Dystrophy - 1,335 words
Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive, genetic diseases in which the muscles that control movement degenerate and weaken. In some forms of this inherited disease, the heart and other involuntary muscles and organs are affected too. There are nine types of muscular dystrophy - (1) Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy (2) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (3) Becker Muscular Dystrophy (4) Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (5) Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (6) Congenital Muscular Dystrophy (7) Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (8) Distal Muscular Dystrophy (9) Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy. The forms differ in age at which the disease appears, the severity, the muscles affected, the rate of ...
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Design Analysis - 805 words
Projects, such as renovations, need careful planning especially when they are being placed into a historic establishment. This is the main concern with the handicap accessibility project at hand. Since the project requires handicap accessibility to the first floor of the house, the focus of the group was to change as little as possible to the residence in order to keep the esthetics as they were. The first problem of this project was finding a way into the home. Every entrance in the house had a staircase involved. This created a problem because the first thought in the design was to place ramps over the staircases for accessibility. This was not very practical because the stairs located ins ...
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Disability Act In Affect - 389 words
NHTSA Unveils New Brochure to Help Those with DisabilitiesSeeking Use of Adapted Vehicles The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)unveiled its consumer brochure to help persons with disabilities in the market for an adapted vehicle to take advantage of new technology to increase their mobility. "President Clinton and Vice President Gore are committed to removing barriers for people with disabilities so they can take advantage of the great bounty of opportunities in America," Secretary Slater said. "This new brochure is an important step in helping persons with disabilities to gain greater freedom to get where they need to go." More than 35,000 copies of the 13-page full-col ...
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Lucille Ball - 1,114 words
... in the entertainment world. She even tried using stage names, she encouraged people to call her Montana. No matter what she called herself, Lucille could get no further than auditions. She supported herself by getting part-time jobs selling theatrical cosmetics at Greys drugstore and clerking at Woolworths. Lucille even considered becoming a beautician, but she didnt have the money to take the course required to get a license. During this time she lived with a family in Washington Heights while attending the Anderson-Milton school again. Feeling homesick, she moved back to Jamestown and went back to Jamestown High. Where she joined a group called the Player. Lucille got the part of the l ...
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Elie Wiesel - 1,203 words
Elie Wiesel was a great man as well as a humanitarian. His works told of the many harsh realities of Jewish life. Due to the way he was brought up in a strict family, where he was taught the importance of family ties, all those lessons helped him live through the concentration camps. All the lessons and experiences throughout his life contributed to his amazing writings. Elie Wiesel was born in the town of Sighet in northern Transylvania on September 30, 1928. His real name was Eliezer Wiesel. His family spoke Yiddish at home; they read newspapers and conducted their grocery business in German. Elie had begun religious studies in classical Hebrew almost as soon as he could speak. Elies life ...
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Australian Identity - 1,472 words
Identity is a debate that many Australians are still arguing today. After all these years of living in Australia, the identity of the country is still something that cannot be agreed upon. Though many seem to have their own idea of what an Australian is, there is no clear cut view of this thus the conclusion that an Australian is a myth can be formulated. Thus, many people of Australia feel as if they should aspire to be citizens of the world instead. Its the phrase on everyones lips: Australian identity. What is it? To find out what Australian identity is, you first must look for certain evidence based on customs and traditions as well as rites and rituals. But the problem with this is that ...
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Gun Control - 1,035 words
In some cases, gun control may be favored even if the price is more death. Consider, for example, H. Laurence Ross's review of Gary Kleck's book Point Blank in the American Journal of Sociology. Kleck's book was awarded the Hindelang Prize, as the most significant contribution to criminology in the last three years; Ross praises Kleck's meticulous research and analysis, and Kleck's debunking of many of the myths surrounding the gun issue. And Ross does not deny Kleck's conclusion that, because handguns are frequently used by law-abiding citizens for lawful defensive purposes, the availability of handguns to law-abiding citizens results in a large net saving of innocent lives every year, even ...
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Informative Essay - 1,434 words
As my eyes slowly flicked open, I began to wonder where I was. I felt dazed and confused, and my head was spinning. Thats how it was when you wake up in a strange place then the reality suddenly came flooding into my mind like a tidal wave. I could hear the loud wail of a siren. Instantly I panicked. thats it, the ambulance they have come for me, theyre going to take me to a special place Without turning my head, I looked around and recognised my father on his knees, next to me. Summoning all of my courage I asked with a quiver in my voice. Darling, where taking you to the hospital. I thought for a while, but continued to remain perplexed. Then the past events began to slowly evolve the la ...
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Stephen Whawking - 1,458 words
Stephen W. Hawking has a mind set that is beyond today's general way thinking. His attempts to identify a grand unification theory that unites everything we know about the physical world and science far exceeds any realm of thinking that has ever graced this earth. Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, England. He spent most of his childhood in and around London, and was always a bit of a self-educator. He was interested in the stars, and his family used to lie out on the grass looking at the stars. His writing was appalling, and he was one of the only people at school to be issued with a copybook. He was never really good with his hands, and gave the impression of nervousness, bein ...
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Mount Rushmore - 542 words
About 60 years ago one of the most important monuments in history was completed. This famous monument is Mount Rushmore. The big rock where 4 faces are carved. This big rock is located in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers spend 15 years carving the four presidents into history. For the past 60 years the same faces are still there. What if we carved 4 new faces into the monument? Whom should we select? The four people I have selected have played an important role in American history and the history of the world. They have made many contributions to better peoples lives around the world. My first and foremost choice is Mother Teresa, who has devoted her life ...
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Real Mother Or Not - 1,728 words
... loating position, but that my water had broke. Then she proceeded to tell us that I was not having contractions and that my cervix was not softened or dilated. While we waited for the ultrasound technician to show up Donny went to the phone and call everyone and let them know that my water in fact had broke. While he was gone I asked the nurse what they were going to do since my water had broke, but I was not having any contractions or dilated. She told me they would probably put me in a room overnight and see if I would go into labor on my own, and if I didnt by morning theyd give me something to put me in labor. When Donny returned he told me he had called everyone and that theyd be on ...
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Halloween Story - 361 words
Why I would possibly want to be Mrs. Kathryn Kenney If I could dress up as anyone for Halloween, and then in turn become him or her, I would be the worlds favorite librarian Mrs. Kathryn Kenney. Besides having a chic sense of style and an amazing haircut, she has an astonishing amount of knowledge about such exciting things as the card catalog, boolean, and biographical dictionaries. Her amazing sense of direction enables her to know the location of not one, not two, but all three of the pencil sharpeners are at all times. It is rumored she also possesses super human powers that let her know when any mischievous student is using the internet to access games or inappropriate material. Her sen ...
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Character Analysis Of Jem Finch Of To Kill A Mockingbird - 1,259 words
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay - Character Analysis of Jem Finch German Finch. What can you say about him? Well, you can say that he is a pretty great character. In the next couple pages, Ill tell you just why this is. Ill also explain my views on this important literary figure. So sit back, relax, and get ready for the A&E Biography of German Finch (Well, not really A&E Biography, but good anyway). German Finch, otherwise known as Jem, was a key figure in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. This co-star of the book is in his teenage years and was mentioned in the first paragraph of the book. This type of literary action is usually used to signify a special role in the story. He was introduced as S ...
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Excitotoxicity - 647 words
This theory is based on the fact that glutamate, an amino acid present in proteins, can cause neuronal cell death when present in high concentration. The specific evidence for the excitotoxic theory comes from the demonstration of decreased levels of glutamate in ALS spinal cord, with the assumption that glutamate must have been released and must have been present in high concentrations that would have been toxic. In addition, there is a decreased ability of glutamate to be taken up in fractions of spinal cord tissue of ALS patients taken at autopsy. Such data would suggest once again that glutamate might have been elevated as a result of a failure of uptake. However, the changes in glutamat ...
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