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Prince William Sound Christian Science Monitor
1,344 wordsThe Exxon Valdez oil spill in the Prince William Sound of Alaska proved to be a disaster on many levels. The coastline, wildlife, and people of the all area were all devastated by the spill. Ten years later, the area is showing remarkable progress. Because of the cleanup efforts and new regulations, the Sound is getting ever closer to recovery. A few minutes after midnight on March 24, 1989, the T/V Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. A few minutes later the coast gua...
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Christian Science Monitor Forty Eight
1,046 wordsDuring the twentieth century, premarital sex has become an important issue. Sexual abstinence was the normal society lifestyle until the late 1950 s. Most men and women would not have ever slept with another person out of wedlock. While this sexual abstinence lifestyle was in effect, a mentality of independence struck the adolescence of the United States. They felt as though they must engage in sexual activity, just to defy society's view of what was morally right. The reason sexual abstinence i...
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Drug Trafficking Between Us And South America
1,626 words... ashington's priority of speeding up border crossings has led to a neglect of the already shrinking interdiction process. DEA agents feel powerless because their requests to mount special operations south of the border including attempts to gain information regarding Mexican politicians corruption by Mexican cartels- are denied due to the current administrations intent to avoid displeasure by the government in Mexico City. In late 1996, the Juarez Cartel, Mexico's most powerful drug trafficki...
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Prince William Sound Christian Science Monitor
1,783 wordsOn March 24, 1989 at 4 minutes past midnight, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez struck a reef in Alaska's breath-taking Prince William Sound. Instantaneously, the quiet waters of the sound became a sea of black. "We " ve fetched up - ah - hard aground north of Goose Island off Bligh Reef, and - ah - evidently leaking some oil, " Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the ship, radioed the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office back in Valdez. That "some oil" turned out to be a total of 11, 000, 000 gallons of crude o...
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Christian Science Monitor Aggressive Behavior
1,901 words"Communication remains God's great gift to humanity without which we cannot be truly human, reflecting God's image. " (Caaberal, 1993, 44) Freedom of speech is a right of individuals as they possess their own free will. Because of their free will, individuals have expressed their thoughts, desires, and aspirations through the mass media. Communicating freely with other affirms the dignity and worth of each and every member of society. Freedom of expression is essential in the attainment and adva...
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Christian Science Monitor Basic Human Rights
817 wordsOur history books are full of ethnic and religious groups who have been mistreated. However, these books say very little, if anything at all about the Gypsies. In this paper I am going to discuss a few of the many hardships and prejudices that Gypsies have faced, and continue to face today. Throughout time Gypsies have suffered disproportionately from poverty, unemployment, interethnic violence, discrimination, illiteracy, and disease (Lewy 1). One may wonder exactly who these people are who see...
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Christian Science Monitor United States Population
1,159 wordsIn my opinion, one of the most controversial topics in the Supreme Court is the idea of capital punishment. The Eighth Amendment of the United States constitution guarantees freedom from cruel and unusual punishment but the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the death penalty in todays society. Thirty-eight states and the federal government authorize capital punishment and the number of people on death row has risen to more than 3, 500 (Clear and Cole). Of the yearly 22, 000 arres...
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission U S Equal Employment Opportunity
1,473 words"Although many women feel they have blossomed in middle or old age, there are some people in our society who believe that a woman's value declines as she ages. Some employers require women workers to meet youthfulness or physical attractiveness standards. If these requirements exclude women 40 or over or are not equally applied to men, they may be illegal" (Williams). Under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, employers who have at least 20 workers are not allowed to: Recruit, or as...
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Christian Science Monitor Low Self Esteem
1,783 wordsThe problem we are facing today with violence in the schools is a major concern with communities everywhere. Juvenile homicide is twice as common today as it was in the mid 1980 's. It isn't the brain that the kids are born with that has changed in half a generation; what has changed though is the easy access to guns and the glorification of revenge in real life and in entertainment. Crime in and around schools is threatening the well being of students, as well as the staff and surrounding commu...
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Christian Science Monitor And World Net Daily
1,150 wordsChristian Science Monitor and World Net Daily. The problem of illegal immigration to U. S. has become very acute in this country. It is estimated that there are about 12 million illegal immigrants live in America, which mostly consist of Mexicans. Many naive people in U. S. suggest that illegal immigrants need to be given a chance of becoming American citizens. Political populists exploit this topic to raise their popularity rating among Hispanics. However, the majority of ordinary Americans are...
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Christian Science Monitor Sexual Harassment
713 wordsEducational conflicts Nowadays our world has become very indifferent to many urgent problems. We are interested in social and private life of famous people. We discuss wars and epidemics in foreign countries. We argue about the weather and game scores. But we turn away when we hear about such things as sexual harassment in school, violence, religion conflict, and gun problems. It is better to think that we have no connections with all that problems. But we totally and completely forget that any,...
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Christian Science Monitor Animal Behavior
6,518 wordsCommunication with Parrots Parrots, and other talking birds, have fascinated mankind since Aristotle. Once thought to be mere mimics, these affable, entertaining and often quite lovable creatures are now known to possess remarkable intellectual abilities. Since 1977, Dr. Irene Pepperberg's studies in Ethology (Animal Behavior) and Animal-Human communications have provided insight into the capabilities of these animals to talk and to understand. Dr. Pepperberg currently works with 3 Congo African...
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Christian Science Monitor Drug Abuse
2,114 wordsDrugs And Their Effects On Business Drugs are used heavily for recreational purposes. It is becoming more common for addicts to get high at work. Stoned workers are inefficient and are costing companies millions in accidents and lost productivity. Searches to catch users have raised questions of the right to privacy. The problem has become so big that companies have banded together to form rehabilitation programs to help the affected workers. Drug use affects employees for one re as or another i...
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Christian Science Monitor 18 Th Century
2,101 wordsWho is really voting, the people or the selected few. The recent election involving Bush and Gore has heated up a fifty year old debate. The debate is about whether the Electoral College is still an effective system considering the circumstances the United States now faces compared to when it was created by the founding fathers. The Electoral College is an outdated system of election that misrepresents the people of the United States today. The college was created in a time where communication w...
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Christian Science Monitor Legalizing Prostitution
2,968 wordsOne of the oldest legal debates comes from one of the worlds oldest profession, prostitution, there is no denying that the sex industry has taken international dimensions and is recognized as an economic motor for many countries. As countries around the world debate the merits of legalizing or at least decriminalizing prostitution. The following questions should be addressed. Would legalization reduce some of the inequalities and abuse suffered by the women involved? On the other hand, by legiti...
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Christian Science Monitor Population Growth Rate
2,149 wordsOf all the issues we face as the new millenium approaches, none is more important than population growth. The numbers speak for themselves. Earth s population, which totaled 1. 7 billion people in 1900, is now nearly 6 billion and growing. (National Geography, 4) In the 20 th century the population tripled, and it s expected to double in the next 50 years (Hager, 12). Big metropolis like New York, Tokyo, New Delhi, S o Paulo, and Paris are getting bigger everyday, while small towns are getting s...
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Christian Science Monitor Film Industry
1,357 wordsAlfredo Room Prof. Lawton English 102 25 Apr. 2000 Minorities and the Film Industry Its September, the kids are back in school, and its time for another new season of television. Another round of must see Felicity, Friends, and Frasier, with a side of ER and some Nash Bridges for dessert. Loads and loads of Caucasian males and females making us laugh, and cry. What you do not see are Black, Hispanic, or other minorities making us laugh, and cry. In this day and age, where everyone gets a fair sh...
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Christian Science Monitor Pre Marital Sex
2,152 wordsDuring Premarital Sex Pre-Marital Sex During the twentieth century, premarital sex has become an important issue. Sexual abstinence was the normal society lifestyle until the late 1950 s. Most men and women would not have ever slept with another person out of wedlock. While this sexual abstinence lifestyle was in effect, a mentality of independence struck the adolescence of the United States. They felt as though they must engage in sexual activity, just to defy society s view of what was morally...
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Physician Assisted Suicide Christian Science Monitor
1,916 wordsEuthanasia, mercy killing, assisted suicide, and help to die. These are all ways to say the same thing. Euthanasia can be defined as either ending the life of an individual that has a terminal illness or physical handicap or the withholding of medical treatment, that results in death, from an individual that has a terminal illness or a physical handicap. The debate over euthanasia has only recently has been brought to the forefront of the American public. Euthanasia is a controversial topic that...
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National Missile Defense Christian Science Monitor
4,041 wordsStar Wars and National Missile Defense: Unnecessary Yesterday, Unnecessary Today Ever since nuclear weapons of mass destruction have existed, people have been attempting to create ways to prevent a war that would bring about a worldwide Arma-gordon. Many of today? s top military and government officials have been studying ways in which the United States can protect itself from a nuclear missile attack. What they have come up with is the National Missile Defense program, or NMD. The NMD would con...
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