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Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods Tiger's Real Name: Eldrick Woods. The nick-name Tiger was given to him by his father. It's the same nick-name of a South Vietnamese combat buddy, Nguyen Phong, who saved Tiger's father's life a few times in the Vietnam War. Rumor had it that Tiger was planning to official change his name to Tiger Woods when he turned 21 this past December but sources say he didn't do it for some reason. Tiger's Dad: Green Beret Lieutenant Colonel Earl Woods served 2 Tours of Duty in the Vietnam Wa
Elvis
Elvis
Elvis Elvis by Albert Goldman is a book about the life and times of the king of rock and roll. It shows how a country boy rose up and ruled the world of music, and also showed his downfall. It starts by telling about Elvis' childhood, and moving to his teenage years. Elvis was always a wholesome country boy no matter if people considered him leud, or outrageous. In fact, Elvis was discovered when he made a record for his mothers birthday, Elvis always respected his parents. Next it moves on to
Politics
Politics
Politics Frank Sinatra once said, You're riding high in April, shot down in May. But I know I'm gonna change that tune, when I'm back on top, back on top in June. Does the epitome of individualism lie in the lyrics of a Las Vegas singer? Is this really how far we must look to find the principles on which this country was created? Unfortunately, this is the case. Social programs implemented by the Federal Government have produced a nation of sniveling crybabies. The concept of rugged individua
Black Holes
Black Holes
Black Holes Table of Contents I. What are black holes? II. Where do they come from? III. Interesting facts about black holes. IV. How are they discovered? A. X-ray Emissions B. Exotic Energy Sources C. Star speeds D. Masers E. The Baseline Array F. Hubble Telescope G. Satellites V. Quasi-Stellar Relations VI. Locations A. M87 B. Milky Way C. Andromeda D. ?????? E. NGC 6240 F. A0620-00 What are black holes? Black holes are the remains of a massive star that has collapsed and shrunk to a tiny poi
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its pop
Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's 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
The Ride
The Ride
The Ride It was a beautiful day and definitely not forewarning of the events that would change my life. The warm Las Vegas sun was shining brightly in the blue and cloudless sky. A light breeze cooled the warm air just enough to stop the body from sweating. The breeze was clean and crisp that blew along with the scent of a spring day. The only noise was the roar of the engine as I twisted the throttle and accelerated through the twisted roads near my home. As everything raced by me, I felt a ru
Matt Buyan
Matt Buyan
Matt Buyan C-period 1-1-97 TIGER WOODS THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION BY: JOHN GARRITY Eldrick Tiger Woods was born in Brooklyn, NY on December 30, 1975. His parents names are Earl and Kutildra. Earl is a ¼ American Indian, a ¼ Chinese and half Black. Kutildra is a ¼ White, a ¼ Chinese and half Thai. Both of Earl’s parents were dead by the time he was 13. He named his son Tiger after his Vietnam War partner Nguyen Phong of the South Vietnamese army. He nicknamed him Tiger for his iron will and brav
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years great wealth and improved economic an
Over the past twenty or so years, great wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is as American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since its beginning. Lotteries were used by The First Continental Congress to help finance the Revolutionary war. Many of
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
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. She thinks she can not deal with her parents' deaths, being unwed
Bulletproof
Bulletproof
Bulletproof In the stifling post-boxing match Las Vegas traffic jam, a new black 1996 BMW inched along impatiently, it’s gold detailing glimmering brightly under the street lights. Any attempt to catch a glimpse of the passengers within the tinted windows revealed only a distorted reflection of the chaotic, yet relatively motionless urban scene. The glass sunroof slid open and a dark figure rose partly through the opening, like a tank commander surveying the horizon for signs of the enemy. Disc
Casinos
Casinos
Casinos Are casinos good for Ontario? To every situation there are positive and negative points. In the situation of casinos, the positive side has a very strong case that outweighs the negative side. One of the main reasons that they are good is that numerous jobs are created by and for the government. Another positive aspect is that the government and local charities will get some of the revenue created at these gambling locations. Along with these reasons, a lot of the people that will come
GRANDPA
GRANDPA
GRANDPA By Eddy Arevalo We were going to Las Vegas for vacation. I was looking foward to having a lot of fun there. When we finally got to Las Vegas,it felt like an oven jacked up all the way. When we got to the room it felt like when you open a refrigerator. Then we went to see all the major attractions, like Cesar's Palace, this was one of my favorites because when you go inside the roof looks like the sky inside of a building. I also took some pictures in front of the hotel near the water fo
Pyramids
Pyramids
Pyramids The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining Wonder of the World. Even in the days of Ancient Egypt when powerful pharaohs ruled over Egypt the pyramids were considered a wonder. Today, the ruins of 35 pyramids still stand near the Nile River in Egypt. These pyramids were built to protect the bodies of Egyptian kings and other royalty but before the pyramids became the standard for burials, tombs were used for Egypt’s early rulers, nobles, and other high ranking officials. This group o
No Coins Please
No Coins Please
No Coins Please Hi ! My name is Artie, but please, call me A. Okay, now a little about myself. I am an 11 year old, short, I have brown eyes and brown hair. I am quit and love to make money. Because it was summer, my mother thought it would be a good idea to send me on a trip across america with this tour she heard about called Junior Tours. Finaly the day came. A white van pulled up in front of my house, and out stepped 2 boys that looked 16 years old. I went out and they told me that their
Ptolemy
Ptolemy
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom
Rap war
Rap war
Rap war Shots ring out in South Central Los Angeles. A man screams in horror. This man has been shot in a heated gang war. This is everyday life for gang members. Gang members are used to cold blooded murder and most attend at least 5 funerals a week. Similar situations occur in Harlem, New York and in other places around the country. Why is this happening? Many people think that rap music is making kids more violent. They think that rap music is just a glorification of violence. All rap music
Leading With My Chin by Jay Leno
Leading With My Chin by Jay Leno
Leading With My Chin by: Jay Leno Jay Leno is quite an inspiring man. Through his childhood years was lonely yet happy boy. He was forced upon his parents to do certain things he did not want, but he did it until he was forced in not doing it. Jay Leno had a hilarious life growing up and his adventures still reign with him. His most humorous days were his childhood. He was also very mysterious when he was around his friends. Jay Leno wrote this book for many reasons. He wanted to show the world
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen control over the United States. Running both illegal and legal businesses they have captivated the lives of the country. Here is an overview of the history of this power that knows everything and everyone that has power or wishes to rise to power. The beginning of organized crime goes back to the 13th century. The Mafia was formed in Sicily to help farmers from being terrorized by French and Spanish looters (Waller, p.16). It was n
The Life of Doc Holliday
The Life of Doc Holliday
The Life of Doc Holliday On January 8, 1849, Henry Burroughs Holliday, a future Confederate Major and a druggist , and Alice Jane McKay were married. They had two kids. The first child was Martha Eleanora Holliday, she died on June 12, 1850, six months after birth. Their second child, born on August 14, 1851 in Griffin, Georgia, was John Henry Holliday. Better known by the nickname he would earn later in life: 'Doc' Holliday. That year, this entry was entered into the local church for record
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTYS REVEIW
GET SHORTY’S REVEIW 5/17/2004 English Get Shorty Book Review Nobody writes openings like Elmore Leonard. Case in point: When Chili first came to Miami Beach twelve years ago they were having one of their off-and-on cold winters: thirty-four degrees the day he met Tommy Carlo for lunch at Vesuvius on South Collins and had his leather jacket ripped off. You need to know about this because you need to know why there's bad blood between Chili Palmer and Ray Bones, the guy who stole his coat and is n
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR
THE LIFE OF MY FAVOURITE RAPPER TU PAC SHAKUR Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971 - 1996 DOB: June 16, 1971 - Brooklyn, NY DOD: September 13, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV Height: 5'10 Weight: 168 Mother: Afeni Shakur Father: William Garland Step Father: Jeral Wayne Williams AKA Mutula Shakur Half Sister: Sekyiwa Shakur Half Brother: Maurice Harding (Mopreme of Thug Life) Godfather: Elmer Geronimo Pratt Music Groups: One Nation Emcees, Two From The Crew, Strictly Dope, Digital Underground, Thug Life, Outlaw Immortal
Cuban Revolution
Cuban Revolution
Cuban Revolution “Fidel Castro did not win power in Cuba, rather Fulgencio Batista lost it” Discuss the origins and causes of the Cuban revolution. Account for Castro’s success. Fulgencio Batista was a military dictator who ruled Cuba during 1940-44, in this time he drew up the democratic constitution. He once again became president during 1952-59. In his second effort as President of Cuba, he abolished the constitution. Batista was a military dictator who oppressed the people. It was because of
Kennedy A Legacy A Murder and a Conspiracy
Kennedy A Legacy A Murder and a Conspiracy
Kennedy: A Legacy, A Murder, and a Conspiracy Period 4 4-19-03 John F. Kennedy- the first in a legacy of fate-filled, extraordinary family of politicians who ran this country in times of turmoil since the 1960’s. However, the Warren Commission, the popular name given to the investigation of his death, proved nothing in their conclusion of how and who had shot him. His murder, which has forever remained a mystery throughout the last half century, was a brutal and public death. What were the motiv
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur On June 17, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem public hospital New York. His mother Afeni Shakur spent part of her pregnancy with Tupac in New York Women’s Correctional Facility due to the many charges brought against her and twenty other Black Panther members, one of which included a conspiracy to bomb many public buildings in New York (Powell 22). The case against her dragged on for twenty-five months. While on bail she courted “…two men-Legs, a straight up gang
My Trip to Mexico
My Trip to Mexico
My Trip to Mexico I woke up early in the morning, it was a Saturday. Christmas was coming soon but I didn’t care much because I was going to Mexico. I was pissed off because I had to be on the goddamn plane at eight in the morning. I was tired as hell and my worst nightmare was sitting next to a crying baby when I did get on the plane. All I wanted was two more hours of sleep. Before we ever got on the plane we were waiting on the goddamn cab driver to get to our house. The dumb guy got lost and
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society
Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society November is usually the month that we celebrate Native American heritage and this is the time when young children conceptions of Indians develop out of media and in elementary school. Usually when teachers associate, native Americans with holidays like thanksgiving or Columbus day, its makes children believe that Indians don’t’ exist always referring to them in the past. As a child I remember seeing Indians portrayed in negative
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Gambling
Gambling
Gambling Gambling is prominent in today’s society. This can be seen especially through politics. Everywhere voters are electing people to office who are pro gambling. William Thompson of the University of Nevada (1994) describes politicians by stating, “It’s part of the American landscape, they’ll trade morality for dollars” (1). In North and South Carolina, for example, the last governor election showed that the people were for legal gambling by voting in governors who wanted a lottery. Now in
What is the Meaning of Life
What is the Meaning of Life
What is the Meaning of Life? What is the meaning of life? This question has puzzled the human race for about as long as it has existed. This begs the question, if no-one has thought of an answer by now, no-one including geniuses such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, then why ask a fourteen year old boy? The answer to that is simple, I am a complete and utter genius, a “super genius” if you will. Of course this idea is quite laughable, and the real reason one might perhaps as
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle A Critical Postmodern The
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA
PRO-GAY MARRIAGE IN AMERICA America is the land of liberty where everyone has freedom of choice of lifestyle, religion etc. America has always believed in equality with a few exceptions from history which were resolved. Segregation is one of those exceptions. African-Americans until 1965 were passionately hated by whites. Even after the legislation was passed saying that all men are equal, America still struggled to adapt to this change. Today America would not do such a thing as discriminating
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments,
Get Gonzo Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism “Gonzo Journalism finds it’s roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it” (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a la
Death and violence are these two words synonymous with rap music Rap
Death and violence are these two words synonymous with rap music Rap
Death and violence, are these two words synonymous with rap music? Rap has always been a center of controversy. This is because of the rivalry between the East and West Coast artists, and because of recent deaths. The death and rumors around Tupac Shakur is a recent event. Rap is also very often linked to inner city gangs, which help add to the violence issue. People have tried to ban rap since the beginning. Some say it depicts real life, others think it creates people’s attitudes. Gangsta rap
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it
Gambling has become such a large part of Americans way of life that it has become socially acceptable. New kinds of gambling are being introduced every year as a way to boost the economy, create jobs, etc. But there is a high human cost. Although it might create revenues, it also creates problems similar to drug abuse. In its compulsive form, gambling can act like a disease such as alcoholism or cigarette addiction. It can also often lead to suicide. Gambling affects the poor the most, who also
Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes Howard Hughes was an innovative American manufacturer, moviemaker , and entrepreneur. He made an early fortune on a drill bit given to him by his father. It was designed to be used for oil- and gas-drillings. His interests then expanded and he produced motion pictures and purchased large estates in Nevada. He developed upon his personal interest in airplanes and produced the Hughes Aircraft Company, which became a major defense contractor in War World Two. Towards the end of Hughes
The Mystery of Area 51
The Mystery of Area 51
The Mystery of Area 51 130 miles North of Las Vegas in Rachel, Nevada, on the shores of a dried up lake, lies an area Americans have pondered for over 50 years. This place, which is behind miles of barren, dry desert and surrounded by barbed wire fences, is a place which houses the unknown. Signs which state: “ No trespassing” and “ Anyone crossing this point will be shot on the spot”, are posted outside this lonely, desolate ground (Misage 2). What occupies this dry, desert area? Some believe
Located in North Las Vegas Nevada the primary mission of Nellis Air Fo
Located in North Las Vegas Nevada the primary mission of Nellis Air Fo
Located in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the primary mission of Nellis Air Force Base is the training of pilots and flight crews in realistic air combat exercises. The vast, Connecticut-size Nellis Range Complex, north and west of Las Vegas, is attached to the base. It contains at least two secret bases, Groom Lake and the Tonopah Test Range, both used for the testing of advanced technologies. Further south of Groom Lake is Papoose Lake, sometimes known as Site 4 or Dreamland. This is the supposed
Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon When I think of an American place worth a visit, I think of somewhere I went in which I had an exceptional time and learned much new knowledge, one vacation I went on sticks out most in my mind. I chose to write my speech on Las Vegas, Nevada and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Both are located out west and when traveling to one people usually choose to visit both. I went to both of them last spring break and hope to go again. Las Vegas, the seat of Clark County, Nev
What a nice day A balmy sixty degrees out Children are outside playing
What a nice day A balmy sixty degrees out Children are outside playing
What a nice day. A balmy sixty degrees out. Children are outside playing ball. What a wonderful time of the year this is. I just hope that when mom opens up her Christmas present tomorow, she likes it. Scientists have proven that the Earth gets hotter and hotter each year. More and more people are born each day and the population of the Earth is continuously growing. The more and more people that populate the Earth, and the United States of America in general will require more and more energy.
The Stand
The Stand
The Stand Book II Chapter 43- Nick is driving on his bike down Main Street in May, Oklahoma. He sees a lot of corpses on the ground and is used to he sight and smell or rotted bodies. There are 17 mannequins standing up in the middle of the street and over 25 corpses. Nick became scared when one of the corpses got up and stood in front of him. He did not realize that the man was standing there and he crashed and scrapped his hands and his head. The man who had gotten up was about seven feet tal
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime
The Origin of Organized Crime On January 29, 1919, the united states Congress ratified the eighteenth amendment. This amendment banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead act was passed to carry out this amendment. “Although the origin of the movement is to be found in colonial protests against the excessive use of intoxicants, the temperance crusaders did not turn from moral suasion to legal coercion until the middle of the nineteenth century.”(Dictionary of American
A savage journey into the heart of the American dream Is this what we
A savage journey into the heart of the American dream Is this what we
“A savage journey into the heart of the American dream.” Is this what we all go through? A trip of untold hardships and emotions running wild, all to achieve our final destination, to reach the impossible dream. Perhaps Hunter S. Thompson is right that every journey to our dream is a savage, unrelenting one. We all face our own hardships, it’s how we overcome them that matters. “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” Do you really get rid of the pain, the emotion,
Reality of a Dream
Reality of a Dream
Reality of a Dream In the book Roughing It by Mark Twain, Twain gives his account of the West he encountered on his journey across the U.S. Twain depicts many aspects of the west such as outlaws, Indians, Mormons, and miners. All of the mentioned were and still are stereotyped by people not possessing the entire truth. Because of this many of the people are misinformed on the truth of these different sections of the western culture. Twain writes about the miners in Nevada and California. All of
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stories, and poems. W
Through the years gambling has become Americas pastime Many Americans
Through the years gambling has become Americas pastime Many Americans
Through the years, gambling has become America’s pastime. Many Americans visit casinos yearly and the number of gamblers grows daily. The reason that the number of gamblers grows and has grown over the past few years is because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments. Pathological gamblers are what affect society the most. These gamblers are often characterized as having a lax conscience, alcoholics, and/or being drug addict
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up
Talkin bout what we gonna be when we grow up I said what you wanna be, she said, Alive (hmm) It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes I coulda died( Outkast: the art of storytellin) It’s lines like the above that release the real thought and social conscious in hip music. It’s no longer just making words rhyme. It’s making people think. Hip hop has come a long way since The Sugarhill Gang and Furious Five. It’s not just music anymore, it’s life. Hip hop really just started
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy
How Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the
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OMERTA? THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that has no limits; it exists in all cultures, committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of society and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and unorganized forms. Since the early 1900's, organized crime has existed in the United S