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School Murder
School Murder
School Murder It is 7:30 on a normal Tuesday morning at Westside Elementary School. The buses have begun to pull into the child unloading dock and have unloaded the students. As the buses pull off, the students began to head toward their classroom to wait for the day to begin. As the day progresses, the students ready themselves for lunch break. As the teacher's aid opens the door for the students to leave, she sees four students dressed in long knee length jackets, strut briskly towards the caf
Marion Barry
Marion Barry
Marion Barry Marion Barry, good mayor but bad man. Marion Barry former Mayor of the United States capital. Most known in America for his "Bitch set me up", video taped, Ramada Inn arrest. Charged with possession of a controlled substance, he was still reelected in 1994. This proving Mayor Barry was respected by many Washington citizens and a good Mayor. Marion Barry was possibly a great man with great intentions but weaknesses to sex, drugs, racism and pressures of the position of taking care of
obesity in US
obesity in US
obesity in US Tectonic shifts occurred this month on the nutritional landscape. From new scientific research and pop-culture movie documentaries to restaurant menu offerings and congressional legislation, obesity concerns weighed in heavily. Those titanic movements, in the wake of growing evidence that Americans are becoming as big as whales, are welcome and serve as harbingers that the restaurant industry is doing its part to broadcast a healthful message. Chief among the developments was McDon
Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber
Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber
Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber In Ernest Hemingway’s story, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Francis Macomber, according to Hemingway, is a very unhappy man because of his cowardly display after facing a wounded lion and because of his inability to stand up to his wife. However, Francis Macomber regains his happiness, contentment, self-control and bravery while out hunting buffalo. At this point in time Macomber put his insecurities and shortcomings behind him. Unfortunately, hi
Antigun control
Antigun control
Antigun control By: tom E-mail: [email protected] Outline for Persuasive Speech I. Intro. - Imagine you are sitting home one night with nothing to do. Your parents have gone away for the weekend and there is absolutely no one around. So you sit around that night watching TV for awhile but find nothing on worth watching. You go on upstairs to your room and get ready for bed. Turn off the lights, lay down, and close your eyes. All of a sudden you here a crash of glass in your kitchen. You rush to y
The Tragedy Of The Black Death
The Tragedy Of The Black Death
The Tragedy Of The Black Death Imagine yourself alone on a street corner, coughing up bloody mucous each time you exhale. You are gasping for a full breath of air, but realizing that is not possible, you give up your fight to stay alive. You\'re thinking, why is this happening to me? That is how the victims of the Black Death felt. The Black Death had many different effects on the people of the Middle Ages. To understand the severity of this tragic epidemic you must realize a few things about th
The United States and National Security, and Domin
The United States and National Security, and Domin
The United States and National Security, and Dominant Party in Balance of Power The United States and National Security, and Dominant Party in Balance of Power The emergence of the United States as a dominant party in balance of power equations is a relatively new phenomenon in world history. New military technology coupled with increased global integration has allowed the United States to reinvent the fundamental assumptions of international diplomacy while propelling itself to the top of the h
Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs
Prison Gangs Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United State’s prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of the ef
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End?
Violence In America..Will It Ever End? Today in St. Paul two people were murdered. It has been reported that the two were fighting with a third party about a phone call that was made. The suspect is in custody and the case is under investigation,” a reporter in the ten o’clock news reports. “Spouse and child abuse are on the rise. This year alone over ‘6 million men, women, and children were victims of severe physical attacks from their spouses or parents’(article 16)*,” another reporter reports
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Gun Control Abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment are all controversial issues in today\'s society. Just as important of an issue to many people is gun control. Gun control lobbyists believe that there should be more control over firearms while anti-lobbyists believe there is already enough. Although many people are killed or seriously injured by firearms which are improperly stored, statistics show that assaults with firearms have been progressively lowered since 1975. Theref
Michael Collins Biography Figh
Michael Collins Biography Figh
Michael Collins Biography Figh Fighting Spirit It was in County Cork, Ireland, 1890 when 75 year old "Michael Collins" watched his wife bring into the world his 8th child, "Michael Collins junior." "Michael" was the youngest of 8 siblings and in the short 6 years "Michael" new his father he and his siblings were strongly influenced and encouraged by him to become involved in poetry, reading, and other curriculum activities. As Michael grew older he became increasingly involved in sports and part
JuvenileViolence
JuvenileViolence
JuvenileViolence Two boys at an Arkansas middle school killed four girls and one teacher in what police called a carefully planned ambush on the afternoon of Tuesday March 25, 1998. Nine other girls and one other teacher were also wounded in the attack at the Westside Middle School, located in a quiet rural area just west of Jonesboro, Arkansas. In a similar incident in Littleton, Colorado, two students, cloaked in black trench coats and armed with guns and bombs, opened fire on the morning of T
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be a friend but by night become an enemy (Aaseng 113). It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide, run, and shoot t
Hostile Takeover of the New World
Hostile Takeover of the New World
Hostile Takeover of the New World The Effects of the United States Government on the Indians "The responsibility of any nation, and the particular responsibility of elected officials of any nation, is not to justify what has passed for legality but to anticipate the conditions and problems of tomorrow and attempt to deal with them. The current confusion and violence in Indian Country are a result of the failure to do so by generations of elected officials in this country. To continue to perpetua
Transgenic Rice Plants
Transgenic Rice Plants
Transgenic Rice Plants For centuries, rice has been one of the most important staple crops for the world and it now currently feeds more than two billion people, mostly living in developing countries. Rice is the major food source of Japan and China and it enjoys a long history of use in both cultures. In 1994, worldwide rice production peaked at 530 million metric tons. Yet, more than 200 million tons of rice are lost each year to biotic stresses such as disease and insect infestation. This ext
Harry Browne
Harry Browne
Harry Browne Harry Browne was born in New York in 1933 and grew up in Los Angeles. Although he only attended college for two weeks, he went on to become a very successful investment advisor and author. Harry Browne believes that the government has blatantly disregarded the ninth and tenth amendments, which limit their size and power. He plans to drastically cut the size of government and let people make their own choices instead of politicians making them for us. Harry Browne is the best candida
Teen Violence And Peer Pressure
Teen Violence And Peer Pressure
Teen Violence And Peer Pressure This article discusses peer pressure and problems of teenage violence. It will also try to define the sources of the problems and the solutions to them. Violence. Mentioning the word conjures up images of assault, abuse, and even murder. Its the act of purposefully hurting someone. And its a major issue facing todays young adults. In todays American society, violence is more prevalent now then ever. Annually, one in twelve highschoolers is threatened or injure
The Law of Selfdefense
The Law of Selfdefense
The Law of Selfdefense We concur with Justice Whites interpretation of Tennessee State law. However, we propose that more restrictive standards should be used by policemen when dealing with imminently dangerous circumstances. The necessity standard that White proposes for governing the use of lethal force strikes the right balance in regulating violence. He insists that the police act reasonably by evaluating whether the felons interest in life outweighs the states interest in seizing the fel
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley The play, “Crimes of the Heart,” written by Beth Henley, is brilliantly charming, and Henley is completely deserving of her Pulitzer-Prize for this piece. My mother suggested I read this play because she says that I am very much like one of the main characters Lenny Magrath, and she said that I would be able to relate to many parts of the story. I found that the beginning of the play was somewhat slow and not very uplifting, but as the play progressed, I found
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War The Vietnam War The Vietnam War is truly one of the most unique wars ever fought by the Unites States of by any country. It was never officially declared a war (Knowll, 3). It had no official beginning nor an official end. It was fought over 10,000 miles away in a virtually unknown country. The enemy and the allies looked exactly the alike, and may by day be a friend but by night become an enemy (Aaseng 113). It matched the tried and true tactics of World War Two against a hide,
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker Hill By: G-Stain Boom, Bang, Crack! The sounds of muskets being fired, its ammunition ricocheting off rocks and splintering trees are heard all around. The pungent smell of gun powder stings the nose, and its taste makes the mouth dry and sticky. The battle is still young, but blood soaked uniforms and dead or dying men can already be seen, causing the fear of death to enter many of the soldiers\' minds. It is remembered that freedom is what the fight is for, so we must continue
Gun Control2
Gun Control2
Gun Control2 Since disarming the citizens of this country is the objective of the federal government, and since the federal government proclaims this to be a democratic country based upon equality, then any gun control measures adopted by the government should be democratically applied. If law-abiding citizens are to have their guns taken from them then let the law-abiding police agencies of the state be disarmed also. (Those in law enforcement who are crooked can keep their guns just as the dru
HEAVYBADGE
HEAVYBADGE
HEAVYBADGE And how these differences impact on their stress! PERHAPS IT WEIGHS only 2 ounces overall. Large ones may run to 4 ounces. But when that badge is pinned on, there is a weight unknown to most law enforcement officers. The true weight of the badge is not overcome by muscle, not found in the gym, not measured on a scale. This weight requires a strength and conditioning for which few officers are trained. The badge is not just pinned on a chest, it is pinned on a lifestyle. The heaviness
Hippies
Hippies
Hippies The 1950’s gave to America certain ideals and values that were strongly followed and enforced, some of the people in the following generation took those ideals and attempted to destroy them. Most of them were just teenagers or young adults, but they all agreed that the lifestyle and beliefs that their parents and most other adults established didn’t make sense and needed to be changed. These kids started to defy authority and soon were getting encouragement from popular bands, actors, an
Antigun control
Antigun control
antigun control I. Intro. - Imagine you are sitting home one night with nothing to do. Your parents have gone away for the weekend and there is absolutely no one around. So you sit around that night watching TV for awhile but find nothing on worth watching. You go on upstairs to your room and get ready for bed. Turn off the lights, lay down, and close your eyes. All of a sudden you here a crash of glass in your kitchen. You rush to your feet and put your ear to the door listening to what’s going
Modern Crime
Modern Crime
Modern Crime She\'s just another Hollywood whore, an immoral porn queen. She\'s beyond redemption, he muttered to himself as he paced back and forth outside her apartment building. He had been constantly walking around outside the building for hours now, harassing people passing on the streets with crazed questions. Suddenly, overcome with resolve, the man stomped back to the building and rang the bell. She had rejected him once, but never again. He had given her a chance, but she had turned him
Battle Royal
Battle Royal
Battle Royal After I read the story Battle Royal by Ralf Ellison, I could not restrain my thoughts about issues of morality and what it has to do with reality, from clashing in to one another in my mind. As these two completely different ideas were pushing me to the brink of madness, my mind began to click. The swirling messy cocktail of two abstract ideas started taking shape as I began remembering what I had learned earlier in school, and from my summer readings. At this point I came to the re
Gun Control & Schools
Gun Control & Schools
Gun Control & Schools If you recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children\'s safety in our schools. Since last year number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classm
D-day
D-day
D-day pg. 1 In 1942 General Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, had warned Germany to, "Beware the fury of an aroused democracy." On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the Allies mounted the largest amphibious assault in history and redeemed Eisenhower\'s warning. The invasion force consisted of more than 5,000 ships, 1,200 warships and 13,000 airplanes. Some 90,000 U.S., British, Canadian, and free French troops landed on the beaches of Normandy while about 20,000 more came by parachute or glider. The Inva
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control The debate over gun control has developed into a very complicated issue. Several different groups have suggested limiting the use of guns and others have proposed to supporting free gun use. On one side, people who use some form of gun control imply that guns are responsible for too many deaths and injuries in the United States. They propose that laws be passed to make guns more difficult or impossible for ordinary citizens to own. On the other side are those people who oppose all or
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 A Well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for mili
Capital punishment
Capital punishment
capital punishment As the war on crime continues, two truths hold steady: eliminating all crime is impossible, and controlling it is a must. The main weapon used to control crime in this war is deterrence. The government\'s deterrent for committing murder is the death penalty. The fear of death will not deter every person who contemplates murder from doing it. Whether it is for religious reasons and the hope of salvation or something else, stopping some people is not possible (Cohen 48). The int
Gun control
Gun control
gun control . Gun control, as we know it, consists of the government restricting the ability of individual citizens to purchase weapons. The different types of gun control vary from waiting periods between when you purchase the gun and when you actually get it, background checks so that high-risk people can\'t purchase guns through legal channels, and completely banning certain types of guns. There are countless ways for criminals to avoid these government regulations, causing them to only rende
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential L.A. Confidential L.A. Confidential is a movie of cops that are more corrupt than the criminals they arrest. Throughout the movie Bud White is portrayed to have a personal hatred for women abusers despite becoming enraged and hitting Lynn Bracken. At the beginning of the movie, Bud and two other officers are seen sitting in a car, observing a man beating his wife. Officer White gets out of the car, approaches the house, and then pulls the family\'s Christmas decorations from th
Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns?
Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns?
Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns? Gun Control: Why Do We Need Licenses To Own Guns? Automobiles must only be licensed for use upon public roads, and licenses are not required for the purchase of cars. There are no waiting periods or background checks on the purchase of cars. People who misuse their cars are punished for their own actions, and particular types of cars aren\'t banned or taken away from those who use them safely. Unlike driving on public roads, which is a privilege,
Vegetarianism - To Meat Or Not To Meat
Vegetarianism - To Meat Or Not To Meat
Vegetarianism - To Meat Or Not To Meat As children, one of the first things we learn is to recognize the friendly barnyard animals. We easily can spot the furry cow with the gentle eyes, the feathery chickens who run wildly about, and the pink pigs that roll in the mud. We may also sing about that nice farmer, Old McDonald, and all of his nice animals. The truth is that Old McDonald with a straw hat has been replaced by a business man in the hard hat. Ninety-five percent of the meat we eat does
Secret Of Lock Picking
Secret Of Lock Picking
Secret Of Lock Picking Contents Introduction Tools Lock Identification Pin Tumbler Locks Wafer Tumbler Locks Double Wafer Locks Pin and Wafer Tumbler Padlocks Tubular Cylinder Locks Mushroom and Spool Pin Tumbler Locks Magnetic Locks Disk Tumbler Locks Tips for Success INTRODUCTION The ancient Egyptians were the first to come up with a complicated security device. This was the pin tumbler lock. We use the same security principle today on millions of applications. The most commonly used lock toda
Sphere by Michael Chrichton
Sphere by Michael Chrichton
Sphere by Michael Chrichton Sphere Sphere, by Michael Crichton (Ballantine Books, New York, 1987) is an exciting and unpredictable novel. The transformations between the introduction, rising action, climax and ending are almost perfect. As the wire snagged something, the crew laying the wire on the bottom of the Pacific realized there was a problem; there were no shipwrecks on the chart. The military got a hold of this information and were sent to investigate. They put together a group of people
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Americans are faced with an ever-growing problem of violence. Our streets have become a battleground where the elderly are beaten for their social security checks, where terrified women are viciously attacked and raped, where teen age gangsters shoot it out for a patch of turf to sell their drugs, and where innocent children are caught daily in the crossfire of drive by shootings. We cannot ignore the damage that these criminals are doing to our society, and we must take actions to s
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring? Children\'s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring? Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH*‡§; Ruth A. Brenner, MD, MPH; Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH‡§¶; Hari Cheryl Sachs, MD#; Patricia Moyer, BS; and Malla R. Rao, MEngg, DrPH ABSTRACT. Objective. Violent media exposure has been associated with aggressive behavior, and it has been suggested that child health professionals counsel families on limiting exposure. Effective violence
Anti gun control
Anti gun control
anti gun control Anti Gun Control Should the mere fact that criminals committing crimes with the use of guns infringe the national right of the innocent to possess guns. This is a question that arouses everywhere and no matter which way it is viewed the controversy will always go on. "A gun is a mere tool that can be used for good or evil. Our country is based on the belief that man is good until he or she is proven to be otherwise."(Harris p.2) This means that only a few people are committing c
Issues of Gun Control and Violence
Issues of Gun Control and Violence
Issues of Gun Control and Violence Issue of Gun Control and Violence The issue of gun control and violence, both in Canada and the United States, is one that simply will not go away. If history is to be any guide, no matter what the resolution to the gun control debate is, it is probable that the arguments pro and con will be much the same as they always have been. In 1977, legislation was passed by the Canadian Parliament regulating long guns for the first time, restructuring the availability o
Gun debate
Gun debate
Gun debate The Brady act was created with the intention of interrupting firearm sales to individuals who are legally prohibited from owing guns, such as minors, convicted felons and the mentally ill. The 5 day waiting period provides the chance for the firearms dealer to perform a national criminal background check before transferring any firearm to a customer. Originally 32 states were required to implement the Brady act. However, in 1997 during Printz V United States, the law was temporarily o
StephenKing's Rage
StephenKing's Rage
StephenKing\'s Rage Stephen King is a well-known author of horror fiction. He maintains that he writes horror because: The horror writer always brings bad news: you’re going to die, he says; he’s telling you to never mind Oral Roberts and his “something good is going to happen to you,” because something bad is going to happen to you and it may be cancer and it may be a stroke, and it may be a car accident, but it’s going to happen. (qtd. in Magistrale 24) The bad news is that there have been “ni
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce?
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce?
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce? Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce? Narrow construction is not found in the Constitution, but the powers granted to Congress to regulate commerce are found. Exactly stated, "Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes." This clause has no definite interpretation, but has included many aspects of regulating. The word "commerce" is defined as the exchange
The title of a paper
The title of a paper
the title of a paper Juvenile Delinquency Jeremy C. Newell Active Learning Activity Video in Class = 20 pts. Wednesday, March 6, 2002 The video hosted by Bill Moyer that we watched in class on March 4th involved violence in the mass media and the effects that it may have on children in modern day society. Video games sometimes display graphic violence as well as violent verbal messages that often convey a message of appeal to children. Movies often combine humor, violence, and/or sex in order to
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o\'clock in the morning on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious literary critics but the average man as well...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his wi
Honor Killings
Honor Killings
Honor Killings Honor Killings Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups and the press. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of girls and women around the world continue to endure debilitating and often fatal human rights abuses. These are only a few instances of abuse which occur every single day all around the world. Human rights violations against women must be
Restrictions on Guns for the Sake of Life Argument
Restrictions on Guns for the Sake of Life Argument
Restrictions on Guns for the Sake of Life Argumentative Persuasive Essays Restrictions on Guns for the Sake of Life "Our cause is just, our cause is real, our cause is now!" cried out Denver's Mayor Wellington Webb. Recently while watching the television news, I heard the mayor say this. I also found out that over the past five years one hundred and fifteen homicides occurred each year. Obviously the harmful situation involving guns is growing to new horrible heights. The news show was about gun
Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: Physical and Mental
Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: Physical and Mental
Free Yellow Wallpaper Essays: Physical and Mental Abuse Yellow Wallpaper essays Physical and Mental Abuse in The Yellow Wallpaper What is Abuse? Abuse is not just being hit. Abuse is any action that is harmful or controlling and that affects the well being of another person. Many people use the term "Abuse" to signify physical abuse, but there are many more ways of abusing someone than beating them. Physical abuse is the most horrifying and most noticeable of them all, but it is only one of the