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The Great Houdini
The Great Houdini
The Great Houdini The performer known world wide as Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest. Although Houdini often claimed to be born in Appleton, Wisconsin, Houdini actually came to the United States when he was four years old. To this day many connected with the small town of Appleton still claim the untruth that Houdini was born there strictly to attract tourists. Houdini\'s father was Mayer Samuel Weiss. Houdini\'s father was a Rabbi. His mother\'s name was Cecilia Steiner Weis
The Outsiders
The Outsiders
The Outsiders The Outsiders In the book the Outsider by S.E. Hinton Ponyboy is the main character, in the book he is mostly referred to as Pony. Pony has two brothers, Sodapop and Darry. Pony is fourteen and doesn’t have any parent’s, they died in a car accident. Pony and Soda and Darry all live in the same house, with Darry and Soda supporting them. He has long black greasy hair, he has hair like that because most of the people do in the gang their part of the “Greasers”, and it probably fit wi
The Stand
The Stand
The Stand Stephen King\'s The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself.
Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick
Wideman Vs. Limerick John Edgar Wideman’s “Our Time”, and Patricia Nelson Limerick’s “Empire of Innocence”, are two very different stories about one particular theme. In these selections both authors are writing history. Wideman is writing the history of his brother’s life, and Limerick is writing the history of the old west. Although the theme is the same, the two authors’ styles, methods, and writing concerns differ greatly. In the following passage from “Our Time”, John is visiting his brothe
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers
WIld Meat and the Bully Burgers In the beginning, Lovey and her best friend, Jerry, are watching the Shirley Temple movie before they go to church. They never get to see the end because they have to go and leave. They make up the endings and cry in the middle of the pastor\'s sermon. On Lovey\'s birthday, Jerry would make her a gift certificate from the toy store for $500. Lovey is very embarrassed to be speaking pidgin English. She doesn\'t tell anyone, not even Jerry, how she is ashamed of how
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparted to Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest\'s father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the b
Evita Peron
Evita Peron
Evita Peron In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husban
Eating disorders
Eating disorders
eating disorders Eating Disorders Nicole awakes in her cold, dark room and already wishes it was time to go back to bed. She dreads the thought of going through this day, which will be like so many others in her recent past. She asks herself the question every morning: “Will I be able to make it through the day without being totally obsessed by thoughts of food, or will I blow it again and spend the day bingeing?” She tells herself that today she will begin a new life, today she will start to li
Jonas Salk
Jonas Salk
Jonas Salk From the beginning of mankind, man has looked for cures of illness. Jonas Salk found a cure for one of the worst illnesses in the history of man, polio. Jonas Salk\'s polio vaccine was a great discovery of his time, and it is still being used today to eradicate polio worldwide. Dr. Salk is also known for other medical discoveries. He was a quiet man who lived a rough childhood. He was not looking for fame, instead, it found him. During the time before the vaccine, many people, mostly
The Effects of Media
The Effects of Media
The Effects of Media An image, disturbing to picture, of a child’s mind and inside the child’s mind is a schema of every concept the adolescent has ever taken in. A Nazi swastika symbolizes an evil hatred from history, the child has learned that prejudice is wrong. A mental picture of a young bride walking down an isle, the child knows marriage is sacred and that the woman can take pride in her white dress. A Coke bottle brings the sweetness of cola to the youth’s taste buds. This person was bio
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find th
Stephen King: The King of Terror
Stephen King: The King of Terror
Stephen King: The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today\'s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autob
Egalia's Daughters
Egalia's Daughters
Egalia\'s Daughters Socialization of Gender, Is it inherently negative? Egalia’s Daughters My first reaction to Egalia’s Daughters, by Gerd Brantenberg, was something like WHAT is this . I was immediately very confused, and had no idea what this author was writing about. In fact, I felt as though I opened the book to the middle of a story, and became turned off by the whole experience. It took about three chapters, and someone’s help, until I started to read the book understandably, with ease, a
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Never before have I encountered more intriguing works of art than those done by Andy Warhol. I have been curious about his life ever since I saw his work in Milwaukee. I saw his famous work of the Campbell\'s Soup Can. By viewing this, one can tell he is not your average artist. I\'m sure his life is full of interesting events that shaped him into who he was. As an artist myself, I would like to get to know the background of his life. I may then be able to appreciate his styles and u
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol Pop art is a movement that occurred near the end of the 1950’s. It was a reaction to the seriousness of Abstract Expressionism. Pop art emphasized contemporary social values, the sprawl of urban life, the vulgar, the superficial, and the flashy. Advertising provided a number of starting points for the subjects. A particular favorite advertisement form that Warhol likes to use was product labels. You will see quite a few examples of this in some of his work. (Grolier 1996) Warhol did
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein
Eddie Gein Edward Theodore was born on August 27, 1906, to Augusta and George Gein in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Eddie was the 2nd of two children. Eddie\'s mother was a fanatically religious women, who was determined to raise the boys according to her strict moral code. Eddie\'s mother repeatedly warned her sons of the immorality and looseness of women, hoping to discourage any sexual desires the boys might have. ( In the Beginning) Augusta was a domineering and hard woman, while her husband George,
Evita
Evita
Evita In 1949 the most familiar scene in Argentina was the one played out almost daily at the Ministry of Labor in Buenos Aires. There, under the glare of camera lights, a former radio star and movie actress, now the most powerful woman in South America, would enter her office past a crush of adoring, impoverished women and children. Evita Peron, the wife of President Juan Peron, would sit at her desk and begin one of the great rituals of Peronism, the political movement she and her husband crea
It Happened To Nancy
It Happened To Nancy
It Happened To Nancy This book is a diary that goes through the last two years of a young teenage girl’s life, who got infected with the HIV virus after being date raped . The girl in the book is named Nancy and she is important enough to have her diary published because her life went from being a normal teenage girl with normal problems, to an abnormal girl with AIDS and abnormal problems. She agreed to have her diary published so that other people who think that AIDS and rape can’t ever happen
Free Speech
Free Speech
Free Speech The Constitution of the United States states in its First Amendment that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances (Funk Wagnalls 162). This Amendment guarantees each person of free speech. Does this mean that a person can stand in the middle of the street a
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore Who can turn the world on with her smile? One person stands out. A TV legend and an American icon: Mary Tyler Moore. Mary was born in Flatbush on December 29, 1936 to Irish-Catholic parents. Mary\'s family was neither rich nor poor. As a child, she attended St. Rose de Lima Parochial School. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was only ten years old. When she became older, she became a popular actress. Through the years, Mary Tyler Moore has remained as popular as ever. Wit
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. I live on the east side of Detroit where street gangs are increasing in number. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal want
Rodman Edward Serling
Rodman Edward Serling
Rodman Edward Serling Rodman Edward Serling, in my opinion one of the most brilliant men of our time, was born in Syracuse, New York, on December 25, 1924, to a wholesale meat dealer, and grew up in Binghamton. By his own account, he had no early literary ambitions, though from an early age, he and his older brother, Robert, immersed themselves in movies and in shows like Astounding Stories and Weird Tales. Rod was best known from the intro where he was seen wearing a suit and most often danglin
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg I\'m Steven Spielberg and I was born in Cincinnati on December 18, 1947, but I was mainly raised in New Jersey and Arizona. When I was 12 years old I used my dads 8mm camcorder and made a movie. I continued to make films with the camcorder for five more years until I went on a trip to Universal Studios. I was 17 years old and I broke away from the main tourist group to see the sound stages. I bumped into the head of Universal\'s editorial department, Chuck Silvers. We talked for
Ted bundy
Ted bundy
ted bundy GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today\'s cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings\' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we mu
The King Of Terror
The King Of Terror
The King Of Terror The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal, and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, a
Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Walt Disney Disney Productions is one of the leading entertainment businesses, bringing tremendous profits not to mention the joy it brings many people. It has not always been this easy for Disney however. It took the mind of one man to bring it to what it is today, and that’s mans name is Walt Disney. Walt Disney’s life was devoted to the arts and entertainment almost from birth. However, Walt’s fortunes and fame didn’t take form until his creation of Mickey Mouse. Walt Disney was born on Decem
William Levitt
William Levitt
William Levitt As the roads became larger and because they provided much more direct and accessible routes to cities, people had more options about where to live. The construction of Levittowns across the country exemplified another regularization phenomenon partially resulting from the interstate system. William Levitt, the mastermind behind the plan, bought thousands of acres of land outside cities such as New York and Philadelphia. On these vast stretches of property, Levitt organized the con
Gun Control is not Crime Control
Gun Control is not Crime Control
Gun Control is not Crime Control Gun Control is not Crime Control Americans are faced with an ever-increasing problem of violence. The streets of America are now a war zone. Teenage gangsters murder one another for drug territory, and innocent victims are caught in the crossfire. However, most recent and most abhorrent, is our children are killing one another. They are killing with extreme prejudice. Our children are killing, exhibiting little or no remorse for lives they have taken. We cannot i
How Do Fake IDs Assist In The Corruption Of Minors
How Do Fake IDs Assist In The Corruption Of Minors
How Do Fake IDs Assist In The Corruption Of Minors How do fake IDs assist in illegal activity in underage minors? We think that with the use of fake IDs, minors are able to obtain things they would not be able to get without a fake id, thus increasing the use of alcohol (going to bars), and underage smoking. It also increases other things that minors would not be able to do, such as get into over 18 clubs, R rated movies, buy spraypaint and weaponry such as boxcutters. The problems of the undera
Impact Of Values
Impact Of Values
Impact Of Values The Impact of Values-Clarification on Ethics in the Helping Profession America is faced with an overwhelming abundance of moral and social problems which seem to consume the fragilely woven fibers of our nation. What has happened to America? What can be done to rescue the innocents in society from those who seem to prey upon them? Can one person make a difference? Those in the human service profession have felt a calling, have been affected by the seeming hopeless perils of the
Artificial Intellegence: Identification And Descri
Artificial Intellegence: Identification And Descri
Artificial Intellegence: Identification And Description Of The Issue Over the years people have been wanting robots to become more Intelligent. In the past 50 years since computers have been around, the computer world has grown like you wouldn\'t believe. Robots have now been given jobs that were 15 years ago no considered to be a robots job. Robots are now part of the huge American government Agency the FBI. They are used to disarm bombs and remove dangerous products from a site without putting
Media Censorship
Media Censorship
Media Censorship Media Censorship Today there is much controversy over whether there should or shouldn’t be censorship of the media. Censorship should not be imposed on citizens by the government or other agencies; adults have a right to view or listen to what they choose. Additionally, if children’s media is censored, parents are the ones to monitor and regulate it. Parents should monitor children’s viewing of television and also what they hear on the radio, CD’s, and tapes. Censorship includes
Media Violence
Media Violence
Media Violence Violence The world today has a variety of problems. Violence is around the top of the list. Everywhere you go that is all you here. It is seen on the front page of the newspaper and as the headlines in the news. Unfortunately it is widely used for entertainment purposes. In the New York Times a 1998 article by Faye Fiore stated: On average last year, one act of serious brutality was found for every four minutes of entertainment. Today, violence is a major part of video games, tele
Media Violence etc.
Media Violence etc.
Media Violence etc. Does the entertainment media reflect the standards of the American people, or does the entertainment media define the standards of the American people? This question is difficult to answer because of the complex interaction between American culture and the entertainment industry. To some extent, the entertainment media does gets feedback on what viewers want to see in the form of Nielson ratings and box office returns. But the simple fact remains that the content produced and
Which Computer Is The Fastest
Which Computer Is The Fastest
Which Computer Is The Fastest What computer is the fastest? What computer is the easiest to use? What computer is number one in education, and multimedia? That\'s right, the Macintosh line of computers. A strong competitor in the realm of computing for a number of years, the Macintosh is still going strong. The reasons are apparent, and numerous. For starters, who wants a computer with no power? Macintosh sure doesn\'t! Independent tests prove that today\'s Power Macintosh computers, based on th
Personal freedoms
Personal freedoms
Personal freedoms No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of the First Ame
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership
Persuasive Speech For Gun Ownership I want to encourage gun ownership. Introduction I. What is the foundation of modern technology? It\'s the history of the gun. Thesis Statement: I will persuade you in that, (1) federal gun control laws are unconstitutional, and (2) I will prove the 2nd Amendment is both a State and Individual Right. Body I.The foundation of our country is based in English Bill of Rights and the American Revolution. A. What is the difference between the Declaration of Independe
Porn
Porn
Porn #65279;Does the mass media cause undesireable social consequences with specific reference to pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. I
Pornography
Pornography
Pornography Pornography is very widely controversial no matter were you go. Only in the past couple of years has porn been more accepted. To understand what all the controversy is about you have to recognize the many landmark court cases over the difference between obscenity and pornography. But first I would like to define each. Obscenity, as defined in Webster\'s dictionary, means the state or quality of being obscene; impurity; lewdness. Pornography means literature which prostitutes a figure
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination?
Pornography -- Sex Or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theories arose in attempts to explain the mot
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source o
Press Freedom
Press Freedom
Press Freedom From the moment she stepped foot outside, Princess Diana of Whales had camera lenses and microphones pushed in her face. She was constantly pursued and for this reason she sometimes had to hide or disguise herself in order to avoid the unyielding persistence and constant harassment of the press. Eugene Robinson, a journalist in England said, For the tabloids, day in and day out, no story is bigger than the royal family. All the tabloids employ royal-watching reporters, some of whom
Prevention Of Teenage Violence
Prevention Of Teenage Violence
Prevention Of Teenage Violence Prevention of Teenage Violence Violence is defined as the intentional use of force to harm a human being. Its outcome is injury (whether physical or psychological, fatal or nonfatal). Violence among teenagers is on the rise, and has been since the early 1980\'s. In my opinion this is due to the increase of violence in the media, the astounding availability of firearms and the lack of proper guidance in the home. Northeastern University\'s College of Criminal Justic
School Violence
School Violence
School Violence Violence in South Florida Schools According to Patrick J. Kiger, a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C., most of the public is unaware of the rampant occurrence of violence in many schools. Some children are terrorized to such a degree that they suffer serious physical injuries, even death, which others may commit suicide to escape the torment. (Kiger 26) In a 1997 CDC survey, 8.3% of high school students carried a weapon, 5.9% carried a gun, 4% of students missed days of s
Sex Education Messages in the Media
Sex Education Messages in the Media
Sex Education Messages in the Media Sex Education Messages In The Media The media should not be blamed for the sexuality of american youth. First concern in sexual activity is too much media. Television is something that kids watch all the time. Television shows that show sexual activity and children pick up on those events quickly. Teenagers dream about marrying someone who is good looking and has money and then starting a family with them. A lot of teens watch soap operas and romantic shows. T
Social Changes In The US Durring WW2
Social Changes In The US Durring WW2
Social Changes In The US Durring WW2 Social Change in the United States During World War II As the possibility of a second World War arose people began to form opinions on the United States’ role in Europe. The general population disagreed on whether or not to get involved in the conflict with Germany. Some people believed in interventionism, the theory that the United States should do everything it could to support Britain without declaring war on Germany. Along with William Allen White they fo
Social effects of pornography
Social effects of pornography
Social effects of pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful sou
Computer Multimedia
Computer Multimedia
Computer Multimedia Sam Quesinberry Computers have come a long way very fast since there start in the 1940\'s. In the beginning they were mainly used for keeping financial records by banks and insurance companies, and for mathematical computations by engineers and the U.S. Military. However, exciting new applications have developed rapidly in the last few years. Two of these areas is Computer Graphics and sound. Computer graphics is the ability of the computer to display, store and transmit visu
STUTTERING
STUTTERING
STUTTERING American Women: Fading Away American society has a notion that woman must be super skinny. This notion has caused a rise in eating disorders. The body images are related to the different levels of self esteem. Poor body image is associated with depression. Researchers have found that white women have the highest rate of anorexia and bulimia. Most actresses and models are so skinny; these women are role models for girls, so these girls want to be skinny. Young girls have a tendency to
Suicide
Suicide
suicide Disagreeable or spoiled? You decide! I was sitting with a friend of mine and we were wondering what we should do this weekend. She wanted to go the mall and I wanted to go to the movies. We debated for hours and hours and still we couldn\'t decide. As the conversation went on, she kept pushing her idea and she made seem like her way was the only way. She would not compromise; all she wanted was to get her way. Have you ever been in a similar situation with some one who only thinks their