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Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA. One of Jordan's famous quotes was "IF YOUR NOT GOING TO COMPETE I WILL DOMINATE YOU. Throughout Jordan's career he has done just that, and that is why he is the greatest basketball player ever to live. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He has two brothers and two sisters. His two brothers names are Larry and James. His two sisters names are Delores and Rossland. After he was
The Psychological Effects of Using Steriods Anabolic Steriods. What are they? Where do they come from? Why are they used? From amateurs to pros, from body builders to football players and every sport in between, Steriods, or "roids" as they are referred to, have been in the circle of athletes since the 1950's. Is it vanity that drives athletes to use steriods? Do they understand the end results from the abuse of "roids"? What psychological effects do steriods have on users? In order to understan
Charles Wade Barkley is an American Professional Basketball Player, known to fans as "Sir Charles". He was born in Leeds, Alabama and later attended Auburn University where he started basketball and was named Basketball Player of the Year in the South Eastern Conference. He left college in the same year (1984) to be a part of the NBA. Charles Barkley was a top scorer and rebounder in the NBA. He worked hard to be in the NBA and had many awards like the NBA Player of the Month Award and the Most
Hong Kong Physical Hong Kong is a territory that has 236 islands and an area of mainland that borders the southwest coast of China. Hong Kong covers about 386 square miles. It has many contrasts. Such as: high rise buildings, and busy streets. And there are country sides with very few people at all. Hong can has very few lakes or large rivers. But it has a deep natural harbor, that is one of the best in the world. The name "Hong Kong" means "Fragrant Harbor." Land is the best natural resource Ho
Baseball, the American pastime and dream of every little boy, whether he plays sand lot ball or little league with organized teams, coaches, uniforms and team moms. For two summers I have coached eleven to twelve year olds to fulfill their dreams. The hallenge was working with fifteen young semi-talented, individual, hope to be baseball players. The first meeting with these prospective players reveals critical information. There were players who had played since they were five years old, with ho
"This Boy’s Life" is a memoir about a young man’s struggles with his own identity. The first section of the chapter titled, "Uncool", is a good illustration of how the young Tobias Wolff feared other peoples perceptions of his true self. The fact that Wolff and his two friends, Taylor and Silver, were raised without true father figures in their lives played a major role in the behavior and character of these three young men. Through othering and double consciousness, the boys came to realize th
Being unfit can mean problems for you. Health problems; where your body wouldn¡¦t function properly due to a lack of exercise. Social problems; where you will be too fat to be attractive and be self-conscientious. Performance problems; where you are too unfit or stress out to play sports or focus on your work. There is a simple solution to these problems-------by being fit. Being fit isn¡¦t just based on a diet, or just doing exercise. It is a combination of both. Having a diet doesn¡¦t mean yo
Professional Sports: The Hidden Greed "Show me the money," screamed Rod. "C'mon Jerry, show me the money!" We vividly remember this famous line from the hit movie, Jerry Maguire. The greedy football player, Rod Tidwell, screams these unforgettable lines trying to convince his agent that he will not settle for any less than a top dollar salary as the flashy Arizona Cardinal wide receiver. This scene exemplifies what has happened to professional sports in recent years. The focus of professional s
My Life Line I had been doing the same thing for a long time. School ..... home ..... school ..... home. I felt I was about to scream with the monotony. In the morning I could almost drive to school in my sleep. Then one day my friend Hank came and got me out of the rut. Hank is one of the most interesting people I have ever meet. A person from India isn’t used to the crazy weather we have here in Michigan. That man could stand on his feet and bend over backward putting his hands flat on the gr
The Early Years... John DeLorean was born on January 6, 1925 in a blue-collar neighborhood on Detroit's near east side. He was the oldest of four sons. His father, Zachary, had immigrated from the Alsace-Lorraine region of France during his teen age years. His mother, Kathryn, had immigrated from Salzburg in Austria-Hungary as a young child. Together, they held an assortment of manufacturing jobs, Kathryn as a tool assembler, and Zachary as a millwright in a Detroit Ford factory. The family liv
I. Introduction When you think of the word "vacation" you probably think of some place tropical like Hawaii. The thing about place’s like Hawaii is there is really only one thing to do and that is going to the beach, which can get boring pretty fast. So the purpose of my speech is to show you why Europe is a premier vacation spot. II. Brief history of Europe A. history goes back to prehistoric times 1. evidence of beings 700,000 years (tools/bones) 2. means a lot of history in europe B. later h
History The first people to live in Australia were called Aborigines. They migrated there about 40,000 years ago. The continent remained relatively unknown by outsiders until the 17th century. The first Europeans to settle were British convicts in 1788. They arrived at Botany Bay in southeastern Australia. Australia grew as a group of British colonies during the 19th century, and in 1901 the colonies federated to form a unified independent nation. National Government The federal parliament cons
Stephen Biko Many people are considered to be heroes, but only a few of them really deserve that title. One of these deserving heroes is Stephen Biko, a black male who was killed because of his stand against apartheid. He was depicted in the movie “Cry Freedom” by actor Denzel Washington as a black individual who fought for black freedom. The movie showed that Mr. Biko met with a white newspaper editor, Donald Woods, and became great friends with him until his death. Stephen Biko was a true her
Searching out success You are standing outside waiting for some friends on a Friday night watching the cars pass. You watch a small sports car go speeding by. Behind the wheel is a petite woman dressed in a “power suit.” She is talking on a cellular phone and the strain of her day is distinctly shown on her face. Soon after another, more average, car goes by. Driving this one is a man dressed in casual clothes. He is intently listening to his two children who are seated in the back. Now, here i
“Nature vs. Nurture” The question of whether nature or nurture has more influence on gender characteristics has been explored for many years. Anatomically and physiologically speaking, there are more similarities than differences, between the sexes. There are also more psychological similarities than differences. When tested at cognitive skills, there is no gender gap in the average verbal ability as shown by tests in vocabulary, reading comprehension, and solving analogies. There also is no no
Living the Dream I have lived around the world and on my way I have many people who have been living the American dream. Whether it was soccer stars, actors, or even my own friends. Many people who are living this dream don’t even realize it because they want even more than they already have. We see them as greedy. Even I feel that I am living this dream. New Canaan is a town full of spoiled children who have been living the dream since they were born, and only know, at this age, they are start
GORDIE HOWE BY: JENNIFER PRIMEAU CLAY 3RD HOUR Imagine you have been one of the greatest players in Hockey for over thirty-five years. You have played hockey for over thirty years. This is Gordie Howe’s life. In his early life he skated on ice patches in his yard. He accomplished many goals and got many awards. In his later life he set many high records in hockey. Gordie was born March 13, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan. Gordie was the sixth born out of nine children. When he was only nine days o
THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION " The ABA was basketball’s Wild West, and Julius Erving, George Gervin, James Silas, and all the other ABA stars were the gunfighters." Bob Costas What do the Utah Jazz, New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Houston Rockets all have in common? They all got their professional start in the American Basketball Association. It was created in 1965 by Dennis Murphy but it didn’t start as a basketball league. It started as a football l
Well, it's time to start looking for different winter sports 'cause believe it or not at some point this winter, it is supposed to get cold and when that time comes I want my readers to be prepared with some activities to keep them busy in the cold deadlock of winter. Now when I think of winter one of the first sports that comes to mind is snowmobiling. This is a sport that can be extremely fun or extremely testing of your patience, but in any event, an adventure. Now before I waste the time of
Marathon, it is usually accompanied with word like pain, fatigue, and crazy. Today running a marathon has become easier, more common, and more people are doing it and improving at it and satistics back it up. You may have thought that few people do these crazy thing but this year marks the 102 Boston Marathon and it is recorded that there are approximately one million and six hundred thousands people in the United States that have ran or at least finished a marathon. The United States are catch
What is a hero? Are heroes the same for all ages? Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes, and they are different from one generation to another. Heroes can be people that rise above their limitations to do significant things that impact other people’s lives, for instance Mark McGwire when he hit 70 home runs to break Roger Maris’ record. A hero can also be someone that spends her whole life dedicated to a cause to help other people. An example would be Mother Teresa helping the poor. Heroes fr
A Farewell To Arms By: Ernest Hemmingway Plot Summary: Lieutenant Frederic Henry is a young American volunteer who is serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian army during WWI. It is the start of winter, and it has started raining. Henry has just returned from to the front from leave, and has learned that a major offense is about to start. Rinaldi his roommate / best friend has told him of a group of English nurses that have arrived and that he is in love with one of them, Catherine Barkley
Broadcast Law Chapter 9 Business Issues Presented to Mr. Lester LeSure Presented by Jackie Don Christian Jr. MICKEY HOLTHAUS TAKE HOME TEST CASE STUDIES CHILD NUTRITION MRS MOTEN 12-14-98 CHAPTER 11 CASE STUDY 1. Would you be concerned about Kim’s growth? I would need further information regarding this concern such as how much did Kim weigh at birth and what does she weigh now. Does the mother or father have heretical traits of being small in weight and height. I wouldn’t worry because the chil
Gum 1 One would think that aids or cerebral pals would be the most common disorders but their not. No one ever hears anything about lupus but its more common in people then aids, cerebal palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle-cell anemia, and cystic fibrosis combined. The L.F.A (Lupus Foundation of America) research data show that between 1,400,000 and 2,000,000 people have been reported to have been diagnosed with lupus. (Lahita 1) In some cases, lupus is mild and only affects a few organs and the
Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Hill 1). Jackie’s grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper (1). His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby (1). He, his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce (1). Hi
SportsFans Psycologists often look to find patterns of behavior among similar people in similar circumstances. One such study is that of the psycological effect of sports teams and their fans. In a study at Murry State University, Daniel L. Wann and Thomas J. Dolan tried to prove that fans that had a high association with their favorite team would be biassed in their evaluation of the past, preasent, and future preformances. Wann and Thomas' study set out to prove that students at Murry State t
The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jessica Holman Mr. Fox / Ms. Brown English / History First Semester Junior Report The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 The Women’s Rights Movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible and inspirational series of events to occur in United States history. One of the more credible aspects of these events happens to be the bold, intelligent pioneers that paved the way for many other women throughout the United States to follow. An important battl
HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY The automotive industry started in 1893 when Charles and Frank Duryea designed and built the first gasoline-engine-propelled motor vehicle. This invention opened the doors to the automotive industry. During the next 30 years, many people tried to enter the industry, but only a few were successful. The Early Years During the early years, every car was built entirely by hand. This process was not only very slow, but it was very expensive. This is the primary rea
CREATINE Creatine a natural substance found in your body. About 95% of creatine is found in your skeletal muscles and the leftover 5% is found throughout your body mostly your heart, brain, and testes. Your body makes about one gram of ceatine a day and you eat about one gram a day making your total intake about two grams per day. Creatine is formed in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys, but the main source is found in the food you eat the food you eat mostly meat and fish. What exactly does it d
Marfans Syndrome Marfan syndrome is a rare hereditary disorder of connective tissue, which causes connective tissue to be weaker than normal. Connective tissue is the most abundant tissue in the body. It supports and protects various other tissues, is a vital component of all organs in the body, and provides strength and elasticity to blood vessels. Therefore, a disorder of connective tissue can cause a variety of abnormal conditions. For people with the Marfan syndrome, weak connective tissue
Acura NSX The NSX first made in 1991 was the first real Japanese challenger to the favorable European sports cars such as Ferraris. The best part about the car is that it possesses a unique combination of race-car engineering, performance, and looks, coupled with the refinement and practicality of a luxury coupe. This car can go from 0-60mph in 5.8 seconds. Not only does it fit most personal wants and needs, it also costs less than most sports cars and has the best visibility of any exotic car.
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None
Prejudice is the act of prejudging someone before you even know them, because of characteristics such as race, religion, size, age, gender, or disability. We read several short stories about people who experience prejudice because of race, religion, handicap, and physical deformity. The novel, Upon the Head of the Goat, by Aranka Siegal also described people experiencing severe prejudice as the Germans attempted to exterminate an entire race. I have never had to fear for my life, but I feel tha
CHILDHOOD: It was a dark and stormy night. Well, actually, I don't really know. It could have been. Anyway, it was September 21, 1982, about nine o'clock at night, when I suddenly appeared in Roosevelt, Utah. I was a good kid. I won a "Cutest Baby" contest once - and I have the newspaper article to prove it. When I was about a month old, we moved to California. My dad had been transferred to a little town called Willows, and, being kinda dependant on him, I was obliged to go, too. We lived in W
Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic area, its popularity is the seventh greate
RENAISSANCE Coming out of the dark ages was a bright and hopeful time. A lot of people were bored and searching for all sorts of things, one of them being entertainment. Entertainment played a major role in renaissance times. People were inspired and experimented with entertainment. How did entertainment in the renaissance times influence people? and what were the different types of entertainment? Theater became a great and popular way of entertainment in the Sixteenth century. It was approxima
Instant replay should be reinstated in the NFL. Have you ever been watching a professional football game and wanted to pet the official’s seeing eye dog or turn his hearing aid up? Because of selective blindness and decrepit hearing, NFL (National Football League) games have been filled with bad calls, upset players/coaches, and heart-broken fans. These and many other reasons are why the NFL should reinstate instant replay. Instant replay would allow officials to be more accurate with their cal
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 participant sport
My Essay is about Mohandas Gandhi. I chose him because he in my opinion is one of the greatest men to have lived. Indeed it is the great men who make things happen. They are the ones that make history. To prove this, we must first know a little bit about Gandhi. Notices that I said a little, hole books have been written on Mohandas Gandhi. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the youngest of his family; he was born in 1869. He grew up in a small village in western India called Porbandar. His family w
A Depleting Society The society in Fahrenheit 451 was very different than society today and may be looked at as completely imaginary. Actually, when today’s society is compared with the societies both in Fahrenheit 451 and in the past, we are indeed headed that way. The society in Fahrenheit 451 seemed overall boring. No reading, no thinking, and no discussions. A few ways society is progressing toward the society in the book are in the areas of entertainment, religion, and education. The great
England-History and People EDUCATION Education in England has a long and distinguished history. Some of its most famous schools and universities were founded in the Middle Ages and are among the oldest in Europe. Education remained for long the privilege of a small elite group, and education for everyone did not appear until the beginning of the 20th century. Everyone between the ages of 5 and 16 must now go to school. Children generally first attend primary schools, though many under-5-year-ol
BEFORE I BECAME A FRESHMAN, I WAS VERY NERVOUS. I WAS AFRAID I WASN'T GOING TO FIND ANY OF MY CLASSES OR FALL IN FRONT OF LAUGHING NEW FACES. AS MY FRESHMAN YEAR KEPT CREEPING UP I BECAME EVEN MORE SCARED. YOU COULD SAY I WAS AS NERVOUS AS A THREE- LEGGED DOG IN A RACE. THEN FINALLY, MY NINTH GRADE YEAR WASN'T CREEPING UP ANYMORE, BUT STARING ME IN THE FACE. ON MY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL I WOKE UP ABOUT THREE HOURS EARLY TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE MY OUTFIT TWENTY TIMES, AND END UP WEARING THE FIRST ONE
Situation Analysis: Ford Mustang Prepared for: Dr. Alan Wunsch, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ford Motors Corporation Prepared by: YOUR NAME President and Owner of TDI Consulting YOUR ADDRESS November 8, 1998 HISTORY OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY The automotive industry started in 1893 when Charles and Frank Duryea designed and built the first gasoline-engine-propelled motor vehicle. This invention opened the doors to the automotive industry. During the next 30 years, many people tried to
Career Day Cari Goodrich A normal college student's life consists of classes and homework, and we can't forget the two most important things, eating and sleeping. Most college campuses provide students with on campus cafeteria's, which allow students to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Colleges also allow students to live on campus in dorm rooms, which provide beds and other useful furniture needed to study. Stanford University is one of the most prestigious colleges in th
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 of information we have, a
Some say winning is what the outcome is, or the final score. I would have to completely disagree with this theory. Winning to me isn’t necessarily the team score but your own personal score, or how well you did in the game, or what ever the competition. The competition could for a job, or the competition could be life in general. Winning involves both mentally and physically doing your very best, but more importantly having fun at the same time. However, in order to your best you have to have f
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individual to another. This has been a time honored tradition that takes place every four years. This remarkable tradition is formally known as the United States Presidency. Every four years there is an election to guarantee that the most fit person is selected to run our country. There is usually two to four runners for this grand position but only one is deemed the winner and the American President. So far in our history there have
Physical fitness and physical activity are very important throughout my personal life. They are also important in planning my career goals. As I have grown up, I have always been an active person. Sports and physical activity have been a big part of my daily routine. Since I can remember, I have always been a part of a sports team. When I was not competing on a sports team in a sanctioned league, I was always playing some kind of sport with my friends for recreational purposes. It would be hard
Australians are known for various things. Their funny accent, their partys, wild nature, beer, etc. The country itself is very interesting aswell. It has many types of wildlife that look cuddly, and others that you wouldn’t touch with a 20 foot pole. All in all, the country of Australia is a place that is one of the most visited by tourists around the world. The average Australian woman has a life expectancy at birth of 80 years, six more years than the average Australian man . Most Australians
Christian Call period 3 Mr. Ellis 1. Carl Rogers says that we all have the same problems, just different symptoms. Whatever the symptoms are the problems the same, according to Rogers. We do not understand, accept and love others. This problem may squirt out in one symptom or another, but the problem remains radically the same. We do not offer ourselves understanding acceptance and love. And so Rogers suggest that instead of focusing on the symptoms, we must simply accept people wherever they a