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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...

The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment
The Myth of the Plague of Sexual Harassment One of the most talked-about issues of the past few years has been the issue of sexual harassment, and it supposed prevalence in all workplaces. Pushed to the national spotlight by the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, in which Ms. Hill accused her boss Justice Thomas of sexual harassment, it has become popular belief that sexual harassment occurs in all workplaces, and that the vast majority of female office -workers have been sexually harassed. F...

The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society
The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in today's society. The...

A committee on Outrages was appointed and from its report we gather th
A committee on Outrages was appointed, and from its report we gather the following facts showing the actual condition of the State. Out of forty-five counties, murders of colored men during the past year are reported in seventeen counties, and we are informed these murders are very common.1 This passage was from a black convention held in Macon, Georgia, during the year 1870. That was the period directly following the norths victory in the Civil War, and the whites contempt for blacks was at ...

Procurement Management
Procurement Management Overview: Despite some disagreement on the exact nature of the future of supply chain management development, it would appear inarguable that as corporations continue their preparations to enter the new millennium, the global environment will increasingly serve as a critical element in the value creation process of supply chain management. International trade will exceed $17 trillion by 2020. Global logistics represents nearly 20% of the worlds gross national product. A ...

Black Like Me
Black Like Me The book Black Like Me is a journal that tells of John Howard Griffins firsthand account of dealing with racism in the Deep South. He conducted an experiment that changed his skin tone from a white skin tone to a black skin tone. He did this by taking medication that would turn his skin dark and by putting makeup on his skin to make it look darker. His experiment took place in the 1960s when the battle about segregation was at its highest point. He traveled to southern cities ...

Daddys Little Girl
Daddys Little Girl: Torchbearer For Tobacco Study of Smoking Behavior: Predisposition, Prediction, and Consequences Abstract: The abatement of tobacco use was promising in the 70s and 80s. Teenagers were engaging in smoking in ever increasing less numbers. The 90s came upon with numbers of adolescent users that increased as the years progressed. A record number demographic group has appeared through the smoke. An explosion of adolescent girls are accounting for this decades resurgence of tob...

Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite
Sea cucumbers in the Galapagos are being fished out illegally in spite of a four-year ban that is unsuccessfully enforced by the Ecuadorian government. Most sea cucumbers are dried and exported to Taiwan and Hong Kong. The waters off of mainland Ecuador have already been stripped of commercially valuable sea cucumbers. The controversy in the Galapagos involves the inability to sustain sea cucumber harvesting, and that the removal of millions of sea cucumbers will have detrimental effects on the...

ABORTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE - THAT IS THE QUESTION
ABORTION: TO BE OR NOT TO BE - THAT IS THE QUESTION STATISTICS: About 1.5 million American women have abortions each year. But many common assumptions about who these women are don't always stand up to scrutiny. Women who work are just as likely to have an abortion as those who do not work. Age - Teenagers are having abortions at a slightly lower rate than they were in 1987. Women ages 18 to 24, who make up 21% of the childbearing population, have 44% of all abortions. Money - Women with annual...

Sexual Harassment in the work place
Sexual Harassment in the work place Joel Acie Dr. Ann Jabro Communications Skills III Robert Morris College October 14, 1999 Sexual harassment is described as the most recently defined form of victimization of women, following rape and wife abuse (Henry & Meltzoff, 1998; from Rigor 1991). The phrase sexual harassment signifies forms of behaviors and discrimination that have occurred between the sexes throughout history. It was not given social, moral, or legal significance until the late 70s (...

LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION Little was known about western America when
LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION. Little was known about western America when the Lewis and Clark Expedition set out in 1804. Twelve years earlier Captain Robert Gray, an American navigator, had sailed up the mouth of the great river he named the Columbia. Traders and trappers reported that the source of the Missouri River was in the mountains in the Far West. No one, however, had yet blazed an overland trail. President Thomas Jefferson was interested in knowing more about the country west of the Mis...

In today's corporate environment human resources are undeniably our mo
In today's corporate environment, human resources are undeniably our most valuable assets. By valuing and training our employees, we are better able to meet the needs of our clients. More and more, companies are realizing the importance of corporate etiquette in the sales environment. Customers are looking for a manner conscious sales associate with attention to detail, and a desire to be his or her best. The proper use of manners can show a client immediately what you're made of. According to ...

Life is about choices and so is death although for many people the cho
Life is about choices and so is death, although for many people the choice of life or death is not theirs to make. The person in question, a fetus, is an innocent, unsuspecting life that did not choose to be given life, nor will or can it choose to die. That choice of whether to abort or keep, kill or let live, is made solely by the woman carrying that little person. Abortion is a topic with many controversial sides and arguments, and like many other issues have exceptions. Although in the case...

The United States Supreme Court has on many occasions held up the fund
The United States Supreme Court has, on many occasions, held up the fundamental right, guaranteed by the constitution, to marry and procreate. This right is so widely believed that the supreme court doesnt think that it is even an issue anymore, until it comes to same-sex marriages and gay parenting. In the past decade, courts have had a rising number of custody cases involving a homosexual parent. Typically, the homosexual parent does not get custody of the child because of some accepted soci...

Approximately 265 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United S
1 Approximately 26.5 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United States every year. That equates to 840 packs per second. Currently, smoking Americans pay 24 cents federal tax on every pack of cigarettes they buy. The Senate voted Friday, June 27, 1997 to raise cigarette taxes by 20 cents per pack. The additional taxes will be used to finance a new healthcare program for Americas 5 million uninsured children. The President rolled out his tax-cut plan today, June 30, 1997. Mr. Clintons ...

Migraine Headaches
Migraine Headaches Migraine headaches can be physically and psychologically disabling. Greater than ten million Americans, three quarters of them women, suffer some degree of recurrent migraine headaches. The peak years are ages 35 to 45 but migraine can affect any age group. The classical migraine attack includes a visual aura, usually described as broken zigzag lines, blind spots, flashing lights or double vision, followed by a headache which may vary in sensitivity and rarely lasting greater ...

Kathleen M Foley author of Competent Care for the Dying Instead of
Kathleen M. Foley, author of Competent Care for the Dying Instead of Physician-Assisted Suicide, believes doctors should develop treatments for the physical and psychological problems of dying patients rather than helping them commit suicide. Available data suggests most physicians do not receive training in the care of dying patients. Dying patients experience physical symptoms such as pain, psychological problems such as anxiety and depression and existential distress (described as the experi...

July 1 1997 a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of
July 1, 1997, a significant date for all people in Hong Kong and much of the Asian community. Hong Kong will be reverted to a powerful communist nation. Ironically, many of the world's communist countries are reverting to democratic governments. What will this date mean for, not only Southeast Asia, but for the rest of the world economic community, primarily the United States? Will Hong Kong still function, economically, as it does now or will power from People's Republic of China (China) quick...

Introduction
Introduction Homo Sapiens have yearned for a reliable and consistently correct way of finding out if one is telling the truth since ancient times. Early societies used torture. Statements made by a person on the rack were considered especially believable. (Jussim, pg.65) There was also trial by ordeal, which was based on superstition. For instance, if there were two suspects for one crime, it was thought that the innocent would be stronger in combat and thus vanquish a guilty opponent. This ex...

Black Students
Black Students Effects of African American Family Structure on School Attitudes and Performance In today's world, there is such a big emphasis on education and its importance. And there should be an emphasis. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same attitude about receiving a good education. This article attempts to discuss the attitudes of African American's towards education when a stable family structure is absent. Given, not all homes are the Cleaver family, but if a person really wants an e...

Symbols in Poes Writing
Symbols in Poes Writing Richard Garcia Mr. Swift American Studies June 3, 1998 Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. He was born to a southern family that were in a Traveling company of actors. His father David poe was from a Baltimore family. He was an actor by profession and a Heavy drinker. Soon after Edgar Allan Poe was born, David left his family. Poes mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was a widow at the age of eighteen. Two years after Edgars birth Elizabeth died of tuberc...

The Crucible
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have sug...

Robert Frost
Robert Frost Robert Lee Frost, b. San Francisco, Mar. 26, 1874, d. Boston, Jan. 29, 1963, was one of America's leading 20th-century poets and a four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. An essentially pastoral poet often associated with rural New England, Frost wrote poems whose philosophical dimensions transcend any region. Although his verse forms are traditional--he often said, in a dig at archrival Carl Sandburg, that he would as soon play tennis without a net as write free verse--he was a pio...

AIDS AND IMMUNITY
AIDS AND IMMUNITY Battling the Perfect Immune System Killer It's hard to tell if the glass is half full or half empty, Ilana Fogelman said, shrugging her shoulders. She was speaking of her Food and Drug Administration research on the immune responses of AIDS patients who have been taking the powerful triple-drug combination therapy called HAART. Pointing to her work, posted on a wall at the 12th World Conference on AIDS here, she knitted her brow and then concluded, We'll have to do some more...

Should the President be Impeached
Should the President be Impeached? The most controversial headlines today focus on the President of The United States, Bill Clinton. These headlines have nothing to do with his Foreign policies, deficit control, or the United States budget spending rather focus specifically on the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal and the impeachment hearings. Currently President Clinton faces impeachment hearings. Due to certain allegations caused by the so-called, sex scandal. In the history of the United States o...

HIV Virus
HIV Virus The Invisible Tyrants A Brief History of the H.I.V. Virus February 27th, 1994 Frank Mancini [email protected] Supposedly 1.6 million years have passed since the earliest human like ancestors. 250,000 years since the earliest Homo Sapiens and 1962 years since Jesus Christ was executed. Although not everyone agrees on whether the existence of Christ is true or not, that is what the standard calendar defining days and time is based upon and that is the way we deal economically and politic...

Music Patterns
Music Patterns Remember that song we heard the other day? What was it called? I wish I could remember. If this has ever happened to you please listen carefully to what I have to say. The following journal article looks into the question; does frequency correlate with familiarity for the remembrance of songs. The hypothesis was, specifically; people with a high knowledge of certain stimulus area should be able to identify frequency patterns more often than those who had little knowledge of the ...

Critique of Keith Stroups Statement on Marijuana Usage
Critique of Keith Stroups Statement on Marijuana Usage Student #44 Prof. Laura Elizabeth English 102 February 8, 1999 The Statement on Marijuana Usage, written by Keith Stroup, was presented to the Subcommittee on Crime and the House Committee on the Judiciary in favor of the legalization of marijuana. This statement can be found in the Current Issues Source File through the Universitys library web page. Stroups argument presented in his Statement on Marijuana Usage consists of differen...

Public Schools
Public Schools Michael Blades Keyword ENG 501 We are faced with a public arena of shallow optimism, of grandiose banality and vulgarity, of sweeping machineries of surveillance, and of brutal structures of violence that tunnel through the flesh and marrow of everyday life (McLaren 9). With such a conception of public life at hand, and with generations of school bound children and adults ready to strap on their backpacks to be schooled, where do we find the public schools themselves? If the sc...

Bi-polar Disorder
Bi-polar Disorder 12/2/98 Intro to psychology Research paper The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and...

Patient Classification Systems
Patient Classification Systems ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The development of patient classification systems (PCS) in fields other than acute medicine raises the question if the principle of using existing data (i.e. diagnoses; procedures where available) is sufficent to describe the products of hospital care. METHODS/MATERIAL: The essence of a PCS (type iso-cost) is to estimate costs of treatment needed in a defined setting by means of a description of the patient status (conditions) and the treat...

THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT LEGALIZING MARIJUANA Mainstream vs. Alternative Media; who do we believe? The Journal of Media Studies Writer Discussion of the legalization of marijuana brings up two main issues, those who are pro- marijuana and those who are anti- marijuana. These issues have been covered by both mainstream and alternative media, mainstream being pro, and alternative being anti. These two factions have been arguing over this issue in the halls of justice for many years. Because most of...

Is It Your Right to Die
Is It Your Right to Die? Final Draft Jonathon Freeman-Anderson English: Period 4 February 1, 1999 Euthanasia or Physician Assisted Suicide is a strongly debated subject. Euthanasia delves into moral, ethical, and personal issues, which is where most opposition comes into effect. Many of the people who oppose the right to die issue are the same people who oppose the death penalty and abortion issues. All these issues are life or death oriented. What makes the right to die issue stand out from...

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE
PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE Running head: PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS AFFECTING FREQUENCY OF DRUG USE The Psychosocial Differences Between Drug Users of Different Frequencies Within a University Setting State University of New York at Stony Brook After declining for a decade, marijuana use began to rise among young people beginning in 1990 (National Institute of Drug Abuse {NIDA}, 1996). Marijuana is one drug whose use, although illegal and considered harmful, has been normali...

Baby Boy Hernandez
Baby Boy Hernandez Reli 330 Case Report Analysis Important Facts 1.Baby Boy Hernandez is dependent on a respirator. He is barely twenty-five weeks old and weighs less than one pound. He is hypoglycemic and has respiratory distress syndrome and jaundice. He also has an intraventricular hemorrhage. He is malnourished and isn't gaining weight. 2.Baby Boy Hernandez's bill is close to $125,000. His family has no money and no insurance. In the previous year Memorial Hospital's Neonatal Unit lost over ...

The Met Expectations Hypothesis
The Met Expectations Hypothesis In the past, researchers in higher education highlighted the increasing research requirements at large, public universities (e.g., Bieber, Lawrence & Blackburn, 1992). However, calls for greater accountability and a nationwide investment in assessing and documenting the outcomes of undergraduate education have refocused universities' attention on teaching and the instructional performance of faculty (Barr & Tagg, 1995). As a result, new faculty are entering a ma...

Unequal Representation Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Ma
Unequal Representation: Membership Input and Interest Group Decision-Making Introduction Interest groups play a key mediating and representational role in politics. In the theory of pluralist politics, organized groups represent the interests of varied segments of society in the national policy process. These groups organize to represent the views of their members in the halls of Congress, administrative agencies, and federal courthouses, giving voice to their members' interests in all policy ma...

SINGLE PARENTHOOD
SINGLE PARENTHOOD by OUTLINE I. Opening Statement / Introduction. a. I am not b. Parental experience c. Keeping up with the Jones II. Evaluation. a. Statistics; Marriage and Divorce 1. percentage of married couples 2. non-family households 3. median age of marriage for men/women 4. woman headed households and those never married b. Evaluation of statistics; no-fault divorces c. Statistics on single parenthood 1. of all children under 18 live in a single parent household; estimations for the ...

Drug Legalization
Drug Legalization However, drugs should not be legalizied because there would be an increase in drug abuse due to its availability. Legalized drugs would become cheaper and more accessible to people who previously had not tried drugs. Addicts who tend to stop, not by choice, would not stop because drugs would be more accessible if legalized. The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is that the United States had 286 million dollars and 81,762 drug seizures due to ...

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau The Great Conservationist, Visionary, and Humanist English He spent his life in voluntary poverty, enthralled by the study of nature. Two years, in the prime of his life, were spent living in a shack in the woods near a pond. Who would choose a life like this? Henry David Thoreau did, and he enjoyed it. Who was Henry David Thoreau, what did he do, and what did others think of his work? Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord, Massachusetts on July 12, 1817 (Thoreau 96), on ...

Graffiti
Graffiti Abstract This study examines a content analysis of physical traces (graffiti) from college desk tops in order to analyze the frequency of certain categorized subjects of content. The researchers of this study hypothesized that students' graffiti would show clues about the student culture and their preoccupations. It was further hypothesized that from six relevant descriptive categories, graffiti would most frequently be related to altered states of consciousness. The other five categori...

Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson Anne Hutchinson has long been seen as a strong religious dissenter who paved the way for religious freedom in the strictly Puritan environment of New England. Another interpretation of the controversy surrounding Anne Hutchinson asserts that she was simply a loving wife and mother whose charisma and personal ideas were misconstrued to be a radical religious movement. Since this alleged religious movement was led by a woman, it was quickly dealt with by the Puritan fathers as a re...

Biology
Biology Biology is the science of living systems. It is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring knowledge of the physical sciences and mathematics, although specialities may be oriented toward a group of organisms or a level of organization. BOTANY is concerned with plant life, ZOOLOGY with animal life, algology with ALGAE, MYCOLOGY with fungi, MICROBIOLOGY with microorganisms such as protozoa and bacteria, CYTOLOGY with CELLS, and so on. All biological specialties, however, are concerned with l...

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we are painfull...

Capital Pumishment
Capital Pumishment Capital Punishment - Injustice of Society The state of the publics satisfaction in the ways of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Todays system of capital punishment is fought with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the publics need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the...

Capital Punisment
Capital Punisment Capital punishment has been in effect since the 1600's. However, in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment, which was unconstitutional according to the Eighth amendment. It was public opinion that the current methods of execution, hanging, electrocution, and facing a firing squad, were too slow and painful upon the person to be executed. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed this decision when a cleaner way to bring about death was f...

Dioxin Pollution
Dioxin Pollution Dioxin is one of the most toxic chemicals known. A report released for public comment in September 1994 by the US Environmental Protection Agency clearly describes dioxin as a serious public health threat. The public health impact of dioxin may rival the impact that DDT had on public health in the 1960's. According to the EPA report, not only does there appear to be no safe level of exposure to dioxin, but levels of dioxin and dioxin-like chemicals have been found in the general...

Fingerprinting Kids
Fingerprinting Kids Should parents voluntarily create detailed identification records(including fingerprints) on their children in anticipation of possiblerunaway problems or abductions? (1) Yes. You can never tell when terriblethings will happen to a child, so its best to be prepared. (2) No. Thevast majority of missing children are not abducted. Whether abducted ornot, fingerprinting will do no good. It wastes time and money and pushesus that much closer to the creation of the Orwellian Nation...

From Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers
From Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers They [Black soldiers] will turn and run at the first sight of the enemy! (Emilio 10) This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War w...

Hand Guns
Hand Guns I. Introduction It is estimated that in 1994, 39,720 individuals died from firearm related injuries in the United States . This figure is very alarming, especially when one considers this number not as a statistic, but 39,720 human beings. The issue that will be addressed is one that brings with it great controversy. Does our right to own guns infringe upon the rights of others to live? Would it be a greater injustice to ban the right to own guns thus saving lives? Would this action de...