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Basketball Introduction Basketball is an athletic sport, usually played on an indoor court in which two competing teams of five players each attempt to score by throwing an inflated ball so that it descends through one of two baskets suspended, at each end of the court, above their heads. The team scoring the most such throws, through field goals or foul shots, wins the game. Because of its continuous action and frequent scoring, basketball is one of the most popular spectator as well as partici
Death There are few things in life that are harder to explain to a child then death. Too frequently this task falls on a family member already struggling with their own grief. Nobody likes imagining dealing with a death of a loved one. Unfortunately the odds are high that some point you will face this situation. This may result to the death of a parent, friend, spouse, or even a child. You may be responsible for handling the matters and grief. When a friend, pet, or relative dies, itís important
Quality of Life Is there anything wrong with habit forming? Look at what most of people do with their wrong habits. Everyone has to work harder everyday in order to survive. People do not have sufficient time to do recreational activities such as hiking, cycling, and so forth. Also, people do not have opportunities to spend time with their friends, families, and relatives. In today\'s world, people become less appreciative of themselves. Increased technical advancements such as transportation, c
Prisons In the early 1800s, prisons were widely regarded as ineffective institutions. The Quakers, the kindly, war-hating, gentle, people, wanted to change this. Their primary goal was to create a prison that attempted to reform prisoners, rather than punish them. Following this mission statement, they constructed the Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. The Eastern State Penitentiary is the oldest of its kind in the United States. It closed its doors in the 1970s
Juvenile Delinquency This paper will examine the argument for community systems of care collaborating in order to prevent juvenile delinquency. The literature regarding the need for such cooperation and the benefit of such arrangements will be explored. Further, the components of successful programs will be identified. To prevent delinquency before it occurs, we must start with the community as a whole. The community being family, education (schools), police, church, and peers. The family must s
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston Massachusetts. He was one of Americaís most extraordinary figures. As a scientist, inventor, statesman, printer, philosopher, musician, econimist, and advisor for the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin brought his intelligence and wit to a new and growing nation. Ben loved science and frequently did experiments. In the 1700s a scientist was thought about the way things work and tried to make things work better. Tod
Stress This report is on stress, what causes it, how and why, and how it can be cured. It will tell you all about stress, why it\'s important for people to understand, and what it can do to you and other people. Stress affects everyone and everything, that\'s why it\'s important that we all be properly educated on it. First We need to understand what stress is. Stress is basically the body\'s nonspecific response to any demand. Another way of describing stress is any nervousness or anxiety. Almo
Philosophy Class Essay Born: 1844. Rocken, Germany Died: 1900. Weimar, Germany Major Works: The Gay Science (1882), Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1883-1885), Beyond Good & Evil (1886), On the Genealogy of Morals (1887), MAJOR IDEAS Self deception is a particularly destructive characteristic of West Culture. Life is The Will To Power; our natural desire is to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree possible. Struggle, through whic
The Hoa Lo Prison Camp During the Vietnam war many U.S. soldiers became prisoners of war (POWs). Some of those prisoners ended up in prisons such as the Hoa Lo prison. The Hoa Lo prison, located in the middle of the city of Hanoi, was nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton. It got this nickname because the building was formally the old Hotel Metropole. The prison was North Vietnamís main penitentiary, and the Administrative headquarters for the countryís entire prison system. There were approximately one hu
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----
Urban Decline of Major U.S. Cities This paper will examine the extent and severity with which the industrial cities of the United States are declining socially as technological sophistication increases, under the weight of the twenty-first century. The paper also investigates the causes and some of the effects of the migration from the modern city, and how that migration is can be viewed as both a cause and effect of the social and economic degradation of the modern city. Imagine being alive abo
THE AUTOMOBILE Soon after automobiles were mass-produced early in the 20th century, they began to change styles of living. The automobile is still causing changes. Easy access by passenger car or by truck helps to determine where people build homes, buy food, seek recreation, and locate businesses. The term automotive means self-propelling. It generally refers to passenger cars, trucks, buses, and tractors. The words automobile, motorcar, and car may include any conveyance in the general range
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: ē an organized group with a leader ē a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict ē a group whose members show unity through clothing, language ē a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o
History of Tremont A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhood with its mish-mash of cultures. It offers eclectic sites and adaptive locations for filmmaking. I will look at the history of Tremont as a cultural center of the Midwest before the filming of The Deer Hunter (Figure 3). In addition, I will examine the history of Saint Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the history of Lemko Hall to illustrate the eclecticism and adaptability that director, Michael Ci
Tobacco and Western Culture Title of Paper : Essay 1: Tobacco and Western Culture Grade Received on Report : 89 The use of tobacco dates back to the 17th century. The primary reason for its beginning was purely economic at first. It later became apparent to researchers over the decades that tobacco was more than just a commodity to be traded for economic gain. It was actually a drug, nicotine, which developed into physical dependency and had adverse side effects as people began to live longer. F
Ecosystems Introduction On March 26, my peers and I visited Fort Tilden, the first of two ecosystems we were to observe. At this specific site we were interested in the interaction of living and nonliving things in this environmental ecosystem. On April 2, we visited Plumb Beach, our second ecosystem we observed. Both beaches are part of Gateway National Recreation Area. During these lab periods we attentively examined and inspected several sand danes. There are several different kinds of ecosys
ALCATRAZ ISLAND AND PRISON Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW\'s as they were called. In this report, I\'ll show you how this fortress came to be a federal p
Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that bewilders us all.. There is no known cause. We do know that MS (multiple sclerosis) is a disease where the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue. The demyelination can slow down or block the flow of signals to and from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, impairing such functions as vision, strength, and coordination.1 While we do know what MS is we still don\'t know why, where and when people contract the disease
Mount St. Helen Mount St. Helen is a volcano located along the Cascade range which is a volcano chain stretching from Northern California to British Colombia. It now stands at a height of 8,364 feet above sea level. Mount St. Helen was on of the smaller eruptions of five major ones in Washington State. Itís elevation before the eruption was 9,677 feet high. On March 29, 1980 after a period of one-hundred and twenty-three years of inactivity a earthquake under the volcano quaked, and seven days l
FORESTRY Foresters work to achieve the best use of forest land and resources for economic, social, and recreational purposes. They evaluate and manage forest resources, as well as plan and supervise timber sales and reforestation projects. Foresters participate in fire prevention and control. Others focus on research to develop methods of protecting forests from fire, insects, and disease. They manage fish and wildlife protection and recreation areas. Some survey roads and trails, and make maps
Mardi Gras Mardi Gras (French, fat Tuesday), pre-Lenten festival celebrated in Roman Catholic countries and communities. In a strict sense, Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday, is celebrated by the French as the last of the three days of Shrovetide and is a time of preparation immediately before Ash Wednesday and the start of the fast of Lent. It is thus the last opportunity for merrymaking and indulgence in food and drink. In practice, Mardi Gras is generally celebrated for a full week before Lent.
Costa Rica Costa Rica is officially known as the Republic of Costa Rica. It is 19,575 square miles in size and has a population of approximately 3,342,000 people. It is bordered by Panama and Nicaragua. The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose. Its coastal areas are hot and humid and heavily forested. It has a large chain of volcanoes rising over 12,000 feet. The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish. It is a democratic nation and has no military. Costa Rica has only 3 national newspapers. His
Responsible Driving Responsible Driving Imagine a crowd of 44,000 people in the stands at a World Series or Super Bowl game. A television camera scans the individual faces --- some exuberant, some anxious --- all sports fans out for a good time. As many people as are in that crowd will die in highway accidents this year. More than half of those accidents will involve alcohol, alone or in combination with other drugs. A disproportionate number of the dead will be young, between the ages of 15 an
Steroids Many people have had their lives ruined by the use of illegal steroids, yet the desired effects are so overwhelming that people tend to overlook the consequences. Steroid users believe taking anabolic steroids will enhance their performance, strength, size,etc. They regard the use of them as legitimate as any other aspect of training. To begin with, the term anabolic means to build tissue, therefore anabolic steroids tend to increase constructive metabolic pathways within the body. Also
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Sweet Briar Virginia. This college is highly known for its honors program, science program, and its junior year abroad program. Sweet Briar believes that women are vastly underrepresented in the areas of math, engineering and sciences, their number one priority is preparing women for careers in these fields. Sweet Briarís students consist of about 600 women representing more then 40 states and 15
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past INTRODUCTION Human beings have always been fascinated by flight. Cave people carved, sculpted, and painted winged creatures soaring through the sky. Greek mythology tells of the winged horse Pegasus, ancient Persian myths tell of winged bulls that guarded the royal halls, and a 4000 year old Chinese story, from the Annals of The Bamboo Books, describes how the Emperor Shun escaped from captivity by donning the work-clothes of a bird. People struggle
\'The Lord of the Flies is a picture of our society today \' D The Lord of the Flies ďThe Lord of the Flies is a picture of our society today.Ē Discuss the statement and show the way the statement applies The Lord of the Flies is about a mini-society of boys formed by chance. Their isolation from adults forced reality upon them and so they had to think for themselves and work together. As a commentary of todayís society it does well to explain some of todayís issues like violence, laws, pride, g
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Ultimate Zen The one problem with something being lost is the feeling one has for the object once it is gone. That felling of need and longing just creates pain. One could get rid of pain and loss if one could detach oneís self from these tokens. All emotional pain and suffering could be obliterated if one could think of all things, even people, as just things that come and go. This is not an excuse not to care about anybody. It is just a way not to wreck oneís life after something important
Theory of Varied Consumer Choice Behaviour and It\'s Implicati INTRODUCTION For decades, scholars and practitioners have been frustrated by the very limited capacity of either psychological or marketing models to predict individual choices on particular occasions. This paper discusses a theory which explains the degree to which the extant models omit important influences that produce varied individual choice behaviour. The focus of this paper is on the sequences of product purchases. Discretiona
Drugs and Legalization Since early on man has been interested in the consumption of substances that altered the mind or ones feeling. The consumption of substances can be broken down into legal and illegal substances. The question is, who are we to label certain substances illegal and prohibit others from using them by creating penalties for their use? If the importation, sale and use of drugs were legal, the open competition would eliminate the profitability of drug dealing. Without the economi
Why Drugs Should Be Legal America is wasting itís money and resources. Itís trying restrict something on which restrictions donít have any effects: drugs. People who donít use recreational drugs donít do so because of the health risks; people who do use drugs would whether or not they are legal. The fact that they are illegal makes little difference. Nevertheless, $15,000,000,000 goes directly into drug prohibition every year, and has very little effect. Very much money is spent to pay police na
Censorship Of The Net As a professional Internet publisher and avid user of the Internet, I have become concerned with laws like the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA) that censor free speech on the Internet. By approving the CDA, Congress has established a precedent which condones censorship regulations for the Internet similar to those that exist for traditional broadcast media. Treating the Internet like broadcast media is a grave mistake because the Internet is unlike any information m
Crime Crime refers to many types of misconduct forbidden by law. Crimes include such things as murder, stealing a car, resisting arrest, possessing or selling illegal drugs, appearing nude on a public street, drunken driving, and bank robbery. The list of acts considered crimes is constantly changing. For example, at one time, people were charged with witchcraft, but this is no longer illegal. Today, it is becoming a serious crime to pollute the air and water. In colonial days, pollution receive
Death penalty is the best I believe that the death penalty is the best and fairest punishment for people who have taken other people\'s lives. Here are some interesting facts about the death penalty. Did you know that 70% of all Americans support the death penalty? Murder rates have also been down since the death penalty was reinforced. And rehab techniques are so underdeveloped that no one is ever certain that a murderer can be rehabilitated (supporting capital). First of all, if someone has ta
Drug Debate Drugs Debate Junk yields a basic formula of evil virus: *The Algebra of Need*. The face of evil is always the face of total need. A dope fiend is a man in total need of dope. Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control. In the words of total need: *Wouldn\'t you*? Yes you would. You would lie, cheat, inform on your friends, steal, do *anything* to satisfy total need. Because you would be in a state of total sickness, total possession, and not in a position to
Drugs TOBACCO Tobacco is a plant grown for its leaves that are smoked, chewed, or sniffed for a variety of effects. It is considered an addictive substance because it contains the chemical nicotine. The tobacco plant is believed to have originated in the Western Hemisphere. The cultivated species most often grown for North American and European tobacco products is Nicotine Tabacum. The leaves of the plant are prepared for smoking, chewing, or sniffing. In addition nicotine tobacco contains over
Babe Ruth Babe Ruth is an American hero. He transformed baseball from a sport, to a national pastime when it needed it the most. Coming off of the wake of the Black Socks scandal, baseball was headed downhill. It had a bad reputation, and interest was waning. The dead-ball era was dragging on, and there were to few baseball purists left to support it. Baseball was in search of a new audience, and Babe Ruth handed it to them on a silver platter. Babe Ruth started the Home run era of baseball. I
Investigative Report Of Internet Addiction Prepared for Dr. Jere Mitchum By Marwan November 4 , 1996 TABLE OF CONTENT LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ...............................................iv ABSTRACT.............................................................v INTRODUCTION ........................................................1 Purpose .............................................................1 Growth Of The Internet ..............................................1 THE ADDICTION ............
Gun Contorll Scholarly Essay: Gun Control There has been considerable debate recently in Canada over the issue of gun control. The Canadian parliament enacted the Firearms Act to enforce gun control by requiring gun owners to register their firearms. Just recently, the government of Alberta lead in a charge, including five other provinces and numerous pro-gun groups, complaining that the law is unconstitutional and intrudes on provincial jurisdiction. They also claim that the act infringes on pr
Juvenile Delinquency Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label delinquent slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal term juvenile delinqu
THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA Is the illegalization of marijuana valid? The debate over the legalization of Cannabis sativa, more commonly known as marijuana, has been one of the most heated controversies ever to occur in the United States. Its use as a medicine has existed for thousands of years in many countries world wide, and is documented as far back as 2700 BC in ancient Chinese writing. (Jackson,pg.55) When someone says ganja, cannabis, bung, dope, grass, ras
Social Problems With Raves And Ecstacy Social Problems of Ecstasy and Raves Throughout American history drugs have posed a problem to society and lawmakers. Many attempts have transpired to try to prevent future problems associated with drugs. Many of the drugs threatening America were originally designed toward the improvement of human health. The most recent epidemic of recreational drug use is ecstasy. Ecstasyís popularity is particularly in the possession of the nations youth. The institute
The Pleasure Principle The Pleasure Principle The Oxford Dictionary defines pleasure. It is a feeling of satisfaction or joy. It is enjoyment. It is a source of pleasure or gratification. It is formally a persons will or desire. Finally they define it as sensual gratification. Now if we put these all together in one sentence, pleasure is something that brings an overall feeling of satisfaction and gratification while fulfilling desires. If that doesnít sound good, what does? We have already dete
Women vs. Men We [women] are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men. Elizabeth Stanton (prominent woman suffragist) - (excerpted from One Woman, One Vote by Wheeler, pg. 58) Frailty, thy name is woman. William Shakespeare - (excerpted from Hamlet, Act I, scene 2) This quote made by Stanton in 1890 shows many of the feministic beliefs held by the women of today. And the quote made by Shakespeare holds many of the same thoughts shared by men. The battle of the sexes is prevalent everywhere and is a
Workplace Violence A summary paper for the partial fulfillment of the requirements for completion of the Pacific Union College Degree Completion Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Napa Valley College November, 1999 INTRODUCTION Preface This paper is intended to explore the issues of violence in the workplace. It does not recommend a specific course of action or purport to address all of the issues associated with the problem. It is my desire to ex
About Medical Marijuana Marijuana is medicine. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. Marijuana (Cannabis sativa L.) was legal in the United States for all purposes - industrial and recreational, as well as medicinal until 1937. Today, only eight Americans are legally allowed to use marijuana as medicine. NORML is working to restore marijuana\'s availability as medicine. Medicinal Value Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically act
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a condition from which nearly 10% of Americans suffer. It, unlike other afflictions, is associated with a wide variety of circumstances. Many war veterans suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. However, a new group of people are quickly emerging as common suffers of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-sexually abused children. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a prevalent problem associated with children who are victims of sexual assau
The Differences and Similarities of Pneumonia and Tuberculosis Pneumonia and tuberculosis have been plaguing the citizens of the world for centuries causing millions of deaths. This occurred until the creation and use of antibiotics become more widely available. These two respiratory infections have many differences, which include their etiology, incidence and prevalence, and many similarities in their objective and subject indicators, medical interventions, course, rehabilitation and effects. T
America\'s Zoos: Entertainment to Conservation The children run ahead, squealing with delight. Their parents lag behind holding the children\'s brightly colored balloons and carrying the remnants of the half-eaten cotton candy. The family stops to let the children ride the minitrain and take pictures together under the tree. They walk hand- in-hand toward the exit, stopping first at the gift shop where they each splurge on a treat to remind them of the day\'s adventure. Although this may sound l