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Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone Perhaps the best-known gangster of all time, Al Scarface Capone was the most powerful mob boss of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931, when he was imprisoned for federal income tax evasion. Alphonse Capone was born on Jan. 17, 1899, in a tough neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended school up to the sixth grade. His nickname, Scarface, resulted from a knife attack by the brother of a girl Capone had insulted that left three scars on his f
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far th
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far th
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for income tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947 (URL:http://www.broonale.co.uk/ austria/capone.html 1-3). Al Capone was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1
Gangs
Gangs
Gangs Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find the
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens INTRODUCTION This report will talk about the life of a famous author, Charles Dickens. It will tell you about his early, middle, and later years of his life. It will also talk about one of his great works of literature. In conclusion, this report will show a comparison of his work to his life. EARLY LIFE Charles Dickens was born at Landport, in Portsea, on February 7, 1812. His father was a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office, and was temporarily on duty in the neighborhood when Charles
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
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Fantasy vs Reality
Fantasy vs Reality
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Do you remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a k
Do you remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a k
Do you remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label delinquent slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The legal term juvenile delinquent was est
A Reflection
A Reflection
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The clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect information reports that
The clearinghouse on child abuse and neglect information reports that
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I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
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When referring to John Irvings book The World According to Garp it has
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Morocco
Morocco
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Imagine a person with no feelings no friends isolated both emotionally
Imagine a person with no feelings no friends isolated both emotionally
Imagine a person with no feelings, no friends, isolated both emotionally and physically. They don’t feel threatened by normal things, making the normal person threatened by him. In the book, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, we embark on a journey through the mind of an existentialist. So we meet Mersault, the main character in the book, and in my opinion, the epitome of existentialism. Throughout reading, we have observed Mersault’s self-aware behavior in many scenes of the book. One instance
GANGS
GANGS
GANGS Gangs are a violent reality that people have to deal with in today's cities. What has made these groups come about? Why do kids feel that being in a gang is both an acceptable and prestigious way to live? The long-range answer to these questions can only be speculated upon, but in the short term the answers are much easier to find. On the surface, gangs are a direct result of human beings' personal wants and peer pressure. To determine how to effectively end gang violence we must find the
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Rumble Fish
Rumble Fish
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A Walk in the Night
A Walk in the Night
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Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of the collapse of law and order in the United States during the 1920s Prohibition era. Capone had a leading role in the illegal activities that lent Chicago its reputation as a lawless city. Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York. Baptized Alphonsus Capone, he grew up in a rough neighborhood and was a member of two kid gangs, the Brooklyn Rippers and the Forty Thieves Juniors. Although he was
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur
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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
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Emmet Till
Emmet Till
Emmet Till Emmett Till was a black, 14 year old boy a from the working-class neighborhood of Chicago south side who inadvertently started the American civil rights movement. While visiting relatives near Money, Mississippi in August 1955 he got into big trouble. Although friends and family thought of him as a bit brash and fun loving, they didn't think he could seriously offend anyone. In spite of a stutter emanating from a bout with nonparalytic polio at age 3, he often had a smart mouth. Emmet
Theodore Robert Bundy
Theodore Robert Bundy
Theodore Robert Bundy On January 24, 1989, Theodore Robert Bundy lost the battle he had been fighting for years. There are different stories as to his character before his execution. Some say that in the days before his death, he felt remorse for his actions. More say that he felt sorry only for himself. Ted confessed to more than 20 murders in his last years in prison. We have all heard the stories about Ted Bundy; about the pretty girls he boldly kidnapped and savagely murdered. But how many o
Anthology Globalization
Anthology Globalization
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The Gap
The Gap
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Experimental Method
Experimental Method
Experimental Method Lesson 1 Short Answer 1. Define the experimental method. Describe one major way the experimental method differs from the correlational method. The experimental method is a manipulation of an independent variable to look for an effect on a dependent variable. That is, the experimental method includes experiments to find the relationship between one dependent variable and one independent variable. Thus, the casual relationship between the dependent and independent variable can
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy On January 24, 1989, Theodore Robert Bundy lost the battle he had been fighting for years. There are different stories as to his character before his execution. Some say that in the days before his death, he felt remorse for his actions. More say that he felt sorry only for himself. Ted confessed to more than 20 murders in his last years in prison. We have all heard the stories about Ted Bundy; about the pretty girls he boldly kidnapped and savagely murdered. But how many of us dismiss
The Atomic Bomb Flashed Above Hiroshima
The Atomic Bomb Flashed Above Hiroshima
The Atomic Bomb Flashed Above Hiroshima Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, southwestern Honshu, Japan. Hiroshima has warm, humid summers with July temperatures. Hiroshima caught the attention of the world when a U.S. plane dropped the first atomic bomb on the City, destroying it on August 6,1945. The Atomic bomb blast in 1945 obliterated three- fifths of the city within seconds and killed about 75,000 people. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the mourning, on August 6, 1945
Relationships
Relationships
Relationships Some felt they were a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The reality, however, is that they were a heartbreaking example of what can go wrong with adolescents. Christian Dalvia, 14 and Maryling Flores, 13 were sweethearts who were forbidden by Flores� mother to see each other. In early November, 1995, the young couple met one last time. Standing at the edge of a Florida canal, they joined hands and jumped 15 feet into the cold, murky water to their deaths. Their deaths may sound romant
Save The Internet
Save The Internet
Save The Internet Did you know that 83.5% of the images available on the Internet were pornographic (Kershaw)? Did you know that pornography on the Internet is readily available to curious little children who happen to bump into them? Today, the Internet which has only become popular several years ago, is unequivocally one of the most revolutionary innovations in the computer world. The information superhighway has changed peoples' lives dramatically and have created many new exciting opportunit
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome PROLOGUE One thing that sets Ethan Frome apart from other novels is the way the story is told. Edith Wharton doesn't just start at the beginning and tell you what happens. Rather, she uses a narrator who knows no more about Ethan Frome than you do. The narrator, who remains nameless, is a young engineer. He tells you how he uncovered Ethan's story bit by bit. He recounts what people said to him and what he observed during the months he spent in Ethan's hometown one winter long ago. T
Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself
Two Short Stories Of Awareness Beyond Oneself
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Barry Sanders
Barry Sanders
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou labeled as a feminist writer as well as being an African-American autobiographer set out to change all the opinionated barriers set by society towards blacks, women, and the poor. Through her childhood as well as her young womanhood she has faced hardships, growing up in Stamps, Arkansas divided by the color barrier Angelou has used these experiences as the backbone of her best writing. Brought up by her grandmother who raised her as well as her older
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
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
Juvenile Delinquency in America and its causes
Juvenile Delinquency in America and its causes
Juvenile Delinquency in America and its causes Remember doing something mischievous or wrong when you were a kid and getting the label delinquent slapped on you ? Did you ever wonder what it meant ? That is what my topic for today is . . . juvenile delinquency. In this report I will: define juvenile delinquency, give the extent of juvenile delinquency, give some suggestions on what causes juvenile delinquency, and what is being done in various communities to deal with this growing problem. The
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA. One of Jordan's famous quotes was IF YOUR NOT GOING TO COMPETE I WILL DOMINATE YOU. Throughout Jordan's career he has done just that, and that is why he is the greatest basketball player ever to live. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He has two brothers and two sisters. His two brothers names are Larry and James. His two sisters names are Delores and Rossland. After he was
America Under Invasion
America Under Invasion
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Searching out success
Searching out success
Searching out success You are standing outside waiting for some friends on a Friday night watching the cars pass. You watch a small sports car go speeding by. Behind the wheel is a petite woman dressed in a “power suit.” She is talking on a cellular phone and the strain of her day is distinctly shown on her face. Soon after another, more average, car goes by. Driving this one is a man dressed in casual clothes. He is intently listening to his two children who are seated in the back. Now, here i
One dark cold night I set out on a mission My friend Jaman and I were
One dark cold night I set out on a mission My friend Jaman and I were
One dark, cold night I set out on a mission. My friend, Jaman, and I were walking down my street looking for a good house to TP. As we were walking, we met some girls who were also looking for a good house to TP. Together we had eighty rolls of toilet paper. Jaman and I always used to TP until my mom found out. We became so good that we could use five rolls and it would look like we had used ten. The three things to remember before TPing are how to pick a good house, when to go, and how to thro
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird To be a positive human being involves maturity. Maturity is used to describe the state of a person who is experienced, wise, and has common sense. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird the character Scout, better know as Jean Louise Finch developed in to a more positive human being throughout the novel. She realized that Mr. Arthur Radley (Boo) was a kind man not a monster that should be feared. She learned how to fight with her head not with her fists. She learned abo
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager growing up in a quiet neighborhood in a
Shelley was a typical teenager, growing up in a quiet neighborhood, in a small town. Everyone basically knew everything about everyone. She attended the local school, Washington Senior High School, and was a top student there. She excelled at her academics and still made time to enjoy extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball and track. She had a close knit group of friends that she did everything with. She was also very seriously involved with a guy, Dustin, who worshipped the
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader there
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader there
In an age in which the black community is searching for a leader, there is a shortage of positive black male images. The black man is arguably the most exploited figure in the media therefore causing a lack of role models for young black men. Our youth have been immersed in a pool filled with demeaning black men. This, however, is not something new; this exploitation of the black men has gone on for decades. I intend to show that not only has this been going on for at least 2 decades but that t
Jane Austen born Dec 161775 the daughter of a country clergyman Austen
Jane Austen born Dec 161775 the daughter of a country clergyman Austen
Jane Austen, born Dec. 16,1775, the daughter of a country clergyman, Austen spent her first 25 years in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. There as a child she wrote sprightly and amusing burlesques of contemporary sentimental fiction and composed early versions of her first three novels. Elinor and Marianne became Sense and Sensibility (1811), First Impressions (c.1796-97) became Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Susan, A Novel in Two Volumes became Northanger Abbey. When her father retired
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun
A Raisin in the Sun Aaron Hamilton 9811159 English 1080 C. Goodman November 25, 1998 Throughout the course of time the many generations of people who have lived in this world have fought to find themselves. A common phrase used by people when ask why they did something or why they went somewhere is, I did it to find myself, to find out who I am. The theme of identity is seen by the reader in Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun. In the play Walter Lee Younger is just an example of the
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 1 - In the opening paragraph, Huck introduces himself to us as the narrator of the story. He talks to us in a relaxed, matter-of-fact tone that makes him sound friendly, honest, and maybe a little less respectful than he should be. He does, after all, come close to calling Mark Twain a liar. Try to imagine Twain writing that paragraph, in which he has a fictional character accuse him of stretching the truth in an earlier book. Twain seems to be sharing a joke with you, the reader, but
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A Raisin in the Sun The Death of a Salesman
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April 27 1999
April 27 1999
April 27, 1999 Well, I’ve managed to do it. I’ve been taken over by the “college lifestyle!” Here I am, 4 months into my first year of college, and it feels like it’s only been a few days since I first moved into my assigned cubical-333. My grades absolutely suck. I’ve never made such horrible grades in my life-I mean, who ever thought that you could actually get a “G” on an exam? Or at least that’s what the 37 equals out to be. My social life is about the ONLY thing I seem to be succeeding at
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far th
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far th
Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for income tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947. Al Capone was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899 but knowbody really knows for sure. Capone grew up i
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
I met Sue and Chris last summer at a campground in the
I met Sue and Chris last summer at a campground in the
I met Sue and Chris last summer at a campground in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. They appeared to be just two ordinary campers. It was after some casual conversation that I learned they had been living in the campground for the past two weeks. Park authorities had informed them their time was up and they would have to move somewhere else. Sue, a young lady in her late twenties, told me they had no place else to go. Chris, a young man in his early thirties, had lost his job, had no mon