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GATEWAYS
GATEWAYS ************************************************************************* Social bond theories speculate that delinquency often occurs when youths moral, emotional, and psychological ties to society weaken or rupture. ~Hirschi~ ************************************************************************* When does a child become an adult? At 18? 21? 25? In a time when children as young as 8 carry cell phones, and adults as old as 30 still live at home with mom and dad, it's often tough t...

My View on Technology
My View on Technology Technology is the progression of scientific knowledge used to advance society and is usually seen as a positive thing which leads to an easier life-style and ability to do things we never thought possible or never even imagined. Technology can save time by making tasks easier to achieve but it can also be harmful when not used with responsibility and caution. However, there are some people who believe that technology has the ability to eventually lead to destruction of soci...

My Favorite Room
My Favorite Room My Den is a great place to hang out, play some pool, or just get away from the stress of every day life. My Den offers superior sound and entertainment. It has no stress related items such as a telephone, computer, desk, and no pagers are allowed. This room represents fun and relaxation for all that enter the room. My entertainment center offers a wood grain big screen TV. Complete with surround sound and multi-function remote. The picture within picture offers dual sport viewin...

OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: an organized group with a leader a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict a group whose members show unity through clothing, language a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o...

PREFACE
PREFACE American Naivet The United States trade gap with China jumped 17 percent in 1996 to $39.5 billion, the worst showing for any country other than Japan. It marked the 11th strait annual increase in the deficit with China and analysts believe this trend will result in the deficit with China surpassing the imbalance with Japan probably this year. Fundamental macroeconomics informs us that Chinas trade surplus, created by virtue of its cheap labor, will directly support its plans to obtain ...

On November 22 1996 the last piece of a massive twisting structure was
On November 22, 1996 the last piece of a massive twisting structure was lowered into the ice-cold waters of the straight between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The lowering of this piece the 12.9 kilometer Confederation bridge physically links the mainland of Canada with Prince Edward Island. There are concerns though, will it hurt the islands famous lobster industries? Will life on the little island change forever? Since P.E.I. joined confederation in 1867 transporting goods, people a...

Mauritania
Mauritania A lesser Developed Country Mauritania is a poorly developed country with a low GDP (gross domestic products) which totally depends on agricultures, livestock, which have been lately demolished by droughts. It has a purchasing power partly of $2.8 billion, a GDP real growth rate of 4% which is also low, and a GDP per capital of $1,200. It's unemployment extremely rate is low compared to the U.S but is not as bad as other countries. Maurita-nia makes $390 million a year on iron ore, fi...

What is a luxury Is it a good thing or is it a bad thing Most people c
What is a luxury? Is it a good thing or is it a bad thing? Most people can describe what a luxury is, but the World Book Dictionary gave me an accurate definition. A luxury is defined as the comforts and beauties of life beyond what is really necessary. Immediately, most luxuries that I think of relate to the latest technology in the world. Computers, cd players, cellular phones, and all sorts of nifty little gadgets are all luxuries to me. Again, they are not necessary and anyone can live with...

In simplest language technology is good It has added many conveniences
In simplest language technology is good. It has added many conveniences to our lives. Because of it most tasks can now be completed much faster. It has revolutionized a great number of industries. It has dramatically increased agricultural yields. Huge medical advancements have been made due to technology. It has given birth to a worldwide network. Without technology we would still be in the dark ages. In the dark ages they cooked their food over a fire. Now we throw our macaroni and cheese int...

Introduction
Introduction For many years emergency dispatching for police, fire and emergency medical services was all done manually. Dispatchers were expected to talk on the telephone to the person calling, along with talking on the radio. They had to decide who and/or what units to send and keep track of all the responding units and their needs, keeping everything on just a pad of paper and a header card. The dispatcher also had to keep track of the other units within the system and their calls and needs....

Marcel Duchamp is considered
Marcel Duchamp is considered as one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century by the modern art world. Duchamp, who participated in artistic movements from Fauvism to Surrealism, was an innovator and a revolutionary within the art world. Duchamp, being a founding force in the Dada movement, was also a main influencing factor of the development of the 20th Century avant-garde art. All in all Duchamp has become a legend within the art world. Marcel Duchamp was born on July 28,1887 in Bl...

The Cars of the Future
The Cars of the Future Cars are the chosen form of transportation for most Americans. In 1892 Henry Ford built the first car. It was in 1903 that he opened Ford Motor Co. Through the years cars have been rapidly changing and becoming more useful. Cars now have iron bars in the doors to decrease fatalities in accidents. The common car also has bright lights and engines are being built to reuse gas. As our society gets larger and expands, our cars need more capabilities, for example: the need to ...

New York
New York Kyle Swanson English 99 1/1/99 I know of a interesting place where people flock to in hope of success. I on the other hand have been to this place twice as a tourist. People call it the big apple or the city that never sleeps. Its home to Wall Street and the world champion Yankees. This place is called New York. I go to New York annually to see Jake a friend of mine who lives there. He is my best friend and went into the Air Force two years ago and ended up in New York. Its hard to r...

Peace and Politics A Marriage Made in Hell
Peace and Politics: A Marriage Made in Hell English Comp 102 15 Dec 1998 Research paper The time is September 17, 1996, the day a young airman uneasily awaits the bombing of Iraq. On this day he has traveled over two thousand miles across the Atlantic Ocean. He has been awake for almost thirty-six hours, and he and his fellow airmen have just launched ten KC-10 tanker aircraft fueled to maximum capacity. Their mission an in-flight refueling to a squadron of F-117 stealth bombers, the same bomber...

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together, there is information that may be surprising to people who have...

Tom Clancys Rainbow 6
Tom Clancys Rainbow 6 Tom Clancy Rainbow Six This book was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in New York, USA. Copyright date is 1998. There are 740 pages in this book. Thomas L. Clancy, Jr. was born on the 12th of April 1947, he is married and lives in Maryland, USA. Clancy's novels can be classified as Military-Techno-Thrillers. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, Rainbow Six is a fiction book. As for other titles, well there are just to many to list, in total 23. Some books that he ha...

NAFTA Canada's Mexico's Viewpoints
NAFTA: Canada's & Mexico's Viewpoints When the Canada/U.S. free trade agreement came into effect, the Mexican's were very impressed by the provision and opportunities that opened for both sides. Mexico then approached the U.S., seeking to form a similar agreement with them. This brought forth a new issue in Canada, should they let Mexico and the U.S. form an agreement without them? Or should they participate, thus transforming their deal with the U.S. into a trilateral agreement including Mexico...

Now Is The Time To Be Computer Literate
Now Is The Time To Be Computer Literate Now is the time to become computer literate. Now is the time to become familiar and comfortable with the computer because in the future we will become virtually a paperless society and many daily activities will be linked to the computer. Mail delivery to the home and business will be almost entirely phased out and e-mail will replace it. Bills will come via the computer and paid the same way. Pay checks will be electronically deposited to your bank accoun...

Telecommuting
Telecommuting Telecommuting is a very interesting and complex subject. The pros and cons of this concept are numerous and both sides have excellent arguments. In the research I've done I feel I have to argue both sides to maintain a sense of perspective. I had mixed feelings about telecommuting before I started this research and I find that this is something many others have in common with me. The reasons for and against telecommuting can be complex or simple depending on which view point you ta...

The Role of The Front Office
The Role of The Front Office A security program is most effective when all employees participate in the hotel's security efforts. Front office staff play a paticularly important role. Front desk agent, door attendants, bellpersons, and parking attendantshave the oppurtunity to observe all persons entering or departing the premises. Suspicious activities or circumstances involving a guest or visitor should be reported to the hotel's security department or a designated staff member. Several proced...

Lithium
Lithium In 1817, an aging Swedish chemist was pouring over his work on a late afternoon in Stockholm, Sweden. He was analyzing a strange ore named Petalite that had been procured from an island off the coast of Sweden called Ut. The ore Petalite (which is now recognized to be LiAl(Si2O5)2) had been discovered by a Brazilian scientist, Jos Bonifcio de Andrada e Silva towards the end of the 18th century on a visit to Sweden. This Swedish scientist, Johann August Arfvedson, detected traces of an...

Manufacture In Scotland Today
Manufacture In Scotland Today Contents Contents page Page 1 Introduction Page 2 Electronics Page 3 Semiconductors Page 5 Aerospace Page 6 Automotive Page 7 Conclusion Page 8 References Page 9 Manufacturing In Scotland Today Introduction This report is not so much on the state of the manufacturing industry in Scotland but rather of its current success. Scottish productivity consistently ranks among the highest worldwide and multinational companies have expanded their presence in Scotland to ca...

Middleware
Middleware Middleware In the past several decades, a trend has emerged where mid to large size corporations have needed to integrate their existing mainframe systems with their newer PC based information systems. With this shift in focus toward PC based communications and productivity software that became available on the market, companies scrambled for ways to tie PCs and mainframes together. This created the need for middleware. Companies discovered that the hardware and programming, involved ...

Movie The Firm
Movie: The Firm Sydney Pollack's film The Firm is a drama based on an desire to escape from the law firm (Berndini, Lambert, and Lock) from which he was hired. The relatively small but wealthy firm wines and dines the ambitious Harvard Law Graduate's (played by Tom Cruise) with money and gifts in order to make him part of their team. Overwhelmed by the gracious treatment and substantial offer Mitch McDeere takes the offer to be part of the Firm. The firm gets them caught up in a affluent lifesty...

Oral Language Developement
Oral Language Developement Children develop oral language at a very early age. Almost every sound a human being makes can be considered communication. As children grow up, they are constantly observing and practicing communication and oral language. What they know about oral language has an effect on the development of their literacy skills. Students who had difficulty with early speech communication skills were believed to be at risk for readingand consequently writing (Montgomery, 1998). Th...

Columbine
Columbine School violence, is an issue that is hard to deal with. There are things that may be done to decrease it but it does not seem like it will ever go away. Parents send their children to school to learn, to have fun, to pass notes, and to meet new people, not to be shot at and never have the chance to come home ever again. They should not have to think or be afraid of sending their child to school and never seeing them. Last year one of the worst school shootings took place at Columbine H...

Falun Gong
Falun Gong expense of the health system to many people and faltering mutual support networks, the positive effects of Qigong practice and the support networks resulting from membership will have been supportive for the spread of the Falun Gong. However, the Falun Dafa is taught as a path which is more than just the practice of Qigong; is seen a way of life. 1 Founder Li Hongzhi (a.k.a. Master Li) has said that, in the past, its secrets were passed only from master to student. Hongzhi made the mo...

Watergate
Watergate Watergate Affair, the worst political scandal in U.S. history. It led to the resignation of a president, Richard M. NIXON, after he became implicated in an attempt to cover up the scandal. Narrowly, Watergate affair referred to the break-in and electronic bugging in 1972 of the DEMOCRATIC National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate apartment and office building complex in Washington, D.C. Broadly, the term was also applied to several related scandals. More than 30 Nixon ad...

The Computer Revolution
The Computer Revolution If I were to make a history book of the years from 1981 to 1996, I would put computers on the cover. Computers, you may ask?, Yes computers, because if there were suddenly no computers on the world, there would be total chaos. People could not; communicate, commute, make business transactions, purchase things, or do most things in their daily routine, because power plants use computers to control the production of electricity. Computers have evolved extreme rapidly in the...

How to Communicate in a Relatioship
How to Communicate in a Relatioship 1 Henry Roose Marion Fekete Writing 151 6 December, 1996 The hardest skill to master in order to maintain a successful, loving relationship is communication. Being unable to express one's thoughts clearly and accurately is a heavy burden to bear when trying to hold a conversation. It often causes misunderstandings and unnessary arguments. Plainly expressing one's thoughts is a lesson that many do not learn. The staggering number divorces in recent years may be...

Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness Wilderness, why civilize it? This is an interesting question, and one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and let it grow and decide it's own beginnings and ends? Does civilizing the wilderness make it better or worse? In what ways is it better or worse if we leave it alone or it we civilize it? These are all excellent questions and are all worthwhile to think about. Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness for quite sometime now, ...

Escapism and Virtual Reality
Escapism and Virtual Reality ABSTRACT The use of computers in society provides obvious benefits and some drawbacks. `Virtual Reality', a new method of interacting with any computer, is presented and its advantages and disadvantages are considered. The human aspect of computing and computers as a form of escapism are developed, with especial reference to possible future technological developments. The consequences of a weakening of the sense of reality based upon the physical world are also consi...

The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights How many rights do you have? You should check, because it might not be as many today as it was a few years ago, or even a few months ago. Some people I talk to are not concerned that police will execute a search warrant without knocking or that they set up roadblocks and stop and interrogate innocent citizens. They do not regard these as great infringements on their rights. But when you put current events together, there is information that may be surprising to people who have...

Biometrics
biometrics biometrics: Biometrics uses personal characteristics to identify users. When it comes to security, mapping unique patterns and traits in fingerprints, irises or voices is considered light years ahead of forcing employees to memorize combinations of letters and numbers -- which are easily compromised and easily forgotten. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- [Category]: Technology [Paper Title]: biometrics [Text]: Biometrics uses personal charact...

Terrorism And The United States
Terrorism And The United States Islamic Terrorism and The United States Michelle Gowka PLSC 14H 04/26/01 The Threat of Islamic Terrorism With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's and the cold war over, the international community seemed to be on the threshold of an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Instead, a new series of problems was created, like ethnic conflicts, weapons proliferation, environmental problems, population growth, drug trafficking, and terrorism. Terror...

Anthony Cortez
Anthony Cortez English Period 6 4/5/04 Extra Credit The Okalahoma City Bombing By: Anthony Cortez On April 19th 1995, in Okalahoma City, a large yellow Ryder truck pulled into the parking lot of the Alfred P. Murrah building. The driver casually stepped out and walked away from the truck at about 8:58. At around 9:02 the 4,000 pound cargo blew up the Alfred P. Murrah building to shreds. Thus, the worst act of terrorism the U.S had seen before the September 11th hijackings. The sirens blasted as...

Stephanie Chang
Stephanie Chang US History II Honors Mr. Eastwick 5/6 7 June 2004 4th MP Research Paper Because we live in such a technologically advanced world, it is hard for some people to imagine a time without Internet, cell phones, and television. Communication in today's world is instantaneous, even if the news is coming from all the way around the world. The Internet makes accessing worldwide and national events as easy as clicking a mouse, and cell phones help family and friends keep in touch. But the...

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady My Fair Lady is a musical comedy written by Bernard Shaw, which is set in England. The story is about Elisa, who spoke very bad English, with a cockney accent, but she wanted to learn how to speak better English, so she went to a phonetics teacher, Higgins. Elisa was very poor, so she didnt have the money to pay for the lessons. Then Higgins made a bet with Pickering, another phonetics teacher, that he could pass Elisa of as a duchess. Then after two months they had to put her o...

Sociology English
Sociology, English Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Languag...

Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-
Elizabeth Bishop's skill as a poet can be clearly seen in the thought-provoking poem entitled Filling Station. She paints the different language levels of poetry with the skill of an artist-- she seems to have an eye for detail as she contrasts the dark and dim reference of a filling station to a more homey, pleasant atmosphere. Bishop aptly arranges her words and expressions through the language devices of voice and metaphor. In Filling Station, Bishop uses tone of voice brilliantly, through t...

1 Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District n
1. Setting - This story took place in the Willowgreen School District, near a fictional town call Bleke in 1933. Characters - The main character of this story is the author, Max Braithwaite, but addition characters in this chapter are Dave McDougall, Mrs. McDougall, and their children Mary, Heather, Myron, and Charles. Antecedent Action - The antecedent action in this chapter is when Max outlines the events leading up to the moment when he left the train at Bleke. Those events included: borrowi...

Eliza Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle Eliza Doolittle is introduced as a poor flowergirl. In the beginning of the play she is described as a neglected and unromantic figure of the play. Her hair needs washing rathe How could a lowly flower girl make such a drastic change into a refined lady? She could not have possibly pulled it off herself; she would need help. Thus is the case in the play Pygmalion, by G.B. Shaw. The poor flower girl, Eliza, is turned into a duchess, so to speak, by the other characters in the play...

George Bernard Shaw Socialist and Playwright
George Bernard Shaw: Socialist and Playwright EN 319 20 September 2004 George Bernard Shaw's power as a dramatist is directly linked to his work as a socialist both before and during his work as a playwright. It is because these two forces are so inextricably tied that a working knowledge of both his socialist ideals and his ideas concerning the theatrical process is not only useful, but on some levels necessary for an adequate understanding of his meaning in each. Shaw himself knew this, and he...

Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Language that we often thin...

Copmparing Catcher In The Rye And Pygmalion And Their Themes
Copmparing Catcher In The Rye And Pygmalion And Their Themes Comparing Catcher in the Rye and Pygmalion and the Themes They Represent In J. D. Salingers novel The Catcher in the Rye, the main character, Holden Caulfield, muses at one point on the possibility of escaping from the world of confusion and phonies while George Bernard Shaws main character of Pygmalion, Eliza Dolittle, struggles to become a phony. The possible reason for this is that they both come from opposite background...

Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Language that we often thin...

MUSIC IS EDUCATION
MUSIC IS EDUCATION THESIS STATEMENT Music in education is essential to our children because it increases their listening skills and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. Music is Education There are schools attempting to eliminate teaching musical arts to our children. The board of education claims they must provide education by concentrating on the basic academic courses, but what they don't realize is that music is a major part of basic education. We must not allow them ...

RED SCARE
RED SCARE One evening in 1950 a Houston couple entered a Chinese restaurant. The woman, a radio writer, wanted the proprietors help in producing a program on recent Chinese history. Overhearing their conversation, a nearby man rushed out, phoned the police, and informed them that people were talking Communism. The couple was immediately arrested and jailed for 14 hours before the police concluded they had no case. At about the same time a policeman in Wheeling, West Virginia, discovered some...

Driving through the dessert can be wearisome fatiguing and all the thi
Driving through the dessert can be wearisome, fatiguing and all the things that you dread in a long drive. Not this trip, it was the new beginning, I was on my way to find myself. I had 14 hours to contemplate the reasons I was doing this. My friends said I was nuts, family said I was stupid. Lets see, nuts and stupid, um, O.K. I guess everyone has their own opinion. Its not really what I wanted to hear, but I could see their point. Yuma, Arizona, my hometown, lived there for 10 years, graduat...

The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being relegated to the back when a white boarded. It was not, however, the day that the movement to desegregate the buses started. Perhaps the movement started on the day in 1943 when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks paid her bus fare and then w...