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Education Report to Congress Person

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Hernando County and NCLB: Mandate for Drastic Change

The Hon. Ginny Brown-Waite

North Main Street


Hernando County's Current NCLB Situation

The Hernando County Situation in a Larger Context

National Commentary on NCLB

2004 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report -District Level, Hernando

1004 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report, Hernando

FCAT Grades and AYP Status, Hernando County Schools

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act has stamped modern American education with the mark of mediocrity. In mandating that all school districts in the nation live up to a set of standards or lose important Title 1 funding for their disadvantaged schools, and by imposing sanctions that are draconian in their effects, the federal government is imposing the will of Congress on the choices of parents. In addition, the dissonant requirement that states set their own standards creates disparity of a magnitude unimaginable before the federal government decided to intrude into this…… [Read More]

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Operations Management to the Organizers of This

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Operations Management

To the Organizers of this Major Sporting Event:

At this present juncture of your endeavors, of course all of you are experiencing the inevitable pre-event jitters -- do we have enough sponsors, will all of the athletes 'come through' with their major commitments, etc. Perhaps you are even worried about prospective wardrobe failures of the event's halftime show. However, although good publicity and cooperation from all the necessary parties concerned certainly plays into the managing of a successful event, a sound theoretical overview and organizational paradigm can be helpful to have as an additional form of damage control.

When all things do not go as swimmingly as desired, or things need to be rescheduled more tightly, Critical Path Analysis is helpful. In fact, from the very onset of organizing a time-dependent event, Critical Path Analysis is one of the most effective time management paradigms an organization can employ.…… [Read More]

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Motorcycle Gangs

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Motorcycle Gangs

Is it a gang or is it a club? How did it form and why? What does it take to become a member and what are the reasons? These are all important questions to anyone interested in knowing more about motorcycle gangs/clubs. At the very start, one must decide whether to consider the organization a gang or a club.

The definition of an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang interpreted by a recent Canadian Court Decision: Court File No.45646/92 and published in the Blue Line Magazine Feb 1998 is as follows:

They are often used interchangeably with the term "one percenter"

The 1% symbol is commonly displayed on tattoos by members, or on gang colors

Love of the motorcycle, especially the Harley-Davidson

Paramilitary in nature involved in crime close-knit fraternal organization

The definition continues at length, but one is able to perceive the direction of its intent. A gang is not…… [Read More]

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Nazi Youth

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Nazi Youth


Mein Kompf was regarded as the "Bible" of the Hitlerjugend. On entering the Jungvolk at the age of 10, children took the following oath: In the presence of this blood-banner which represents our Fuehrer I swear to devote all my energies, and my strength to the Savior of our Country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God. One People, one Reich, one Fuehrer." (Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression)


Nazi Youth formal agreement between the Wehrmacht and the Hitlerjugend was published 11 August 1939. It recites that whereas 30,000 Hitlerjugend leaders had been trained annually in shooting and field exercises, the number would be doubled; that 60,000,000 shots had been fired in Hitler Youth training courses in 1938 and that a considerable increase in the figure was expected. The agreement recognized the close cooperation that existed between…… [Read More]

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Hate Speech Constitutionality of Hate-Speech Laws and

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Hate Speech

Constitutionality of hate-speech laws and legislation

College campus hate-speech codes,

Fighting words; hate symbols

State interest in regulating hate-speech,

Arguments for and against such laws and codes,

First Amendment protection of unpopular or offensive speech,

Sentence enhancement for bias motivated crimes,

Supreme Court handling of hate speech and hate crime issues

Constitutionality of hate-speech laws and legislation

The Constitution of the United States was drafted in 1787, ratified in 1788, and put into operation in 1789. The 10 amendments constituting the Bill of Rights were adopted in 1791. The first of these restricted the new government's powers with regard to speech and the press: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of…… [Read More]

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Bob Hope

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Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England in 1903; when he was a child, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He died in California in July, 2003, a few months after his 100th birthday. (Fagan, A01) Amazingly, he performed in his last TV special in 1996 at the age of 93.

Bob Hope started out as a young man as a vaudeville song-and-dance man, but moved rapidly to comedy. By 1930, Hope had reached vaudeville's pinnacle, the Palace, and moved on to leading roles in Broadway musicals such as Roberta and Red, Hot and Blue. Next, he began appearing on radio, and then moved to Hollywood, where he starred in 50 films, and had cameos in 15 more. (Fagan, A01) His first movie was The Big Broadcast of 1938 and his last appearance was a cameo in Spies Like Us in 1985.

He also influenced other comedic…… [Read More]

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Native American Gaming

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Native American Gaming

In February, 2004, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty stated that he wanted Minnesota's Indian tribes to share their casino profits with the state (Sweeney Pp). However, according to a legislative analyst speaking before the Minnesota House committee, Governor Pawlenty may have to "give the tribes as much as he gets from them" (Sweeney Pp).

John Williams of the nonpartisan House Research staff presented members of the House Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee as "detailed look at the negotiations fifteen years ago that set ground rules for the tribes' gambling operations" (Sweeney Pp). Williams was doubtful that officials in the federal Interior Department, which approves Indian gaming compact, would accept any effort by Governor Pawlent or Minnesota lawmakers to force the tribes to make gaming payments against their will (Sweeney Pp).

The federal Indian Gaming Act forbids state taxes on Native Americans' casino profits" (Sweeney Pp).

Although a…… [Read More]

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Mandatory Civil Service at 18 for Everyone

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Civil Service

The war in Iraq has spawned a debate over whether or not all persons should have to spend some time in the civil service when they reach the age of eighteen. There are huge sacrifices that are being made in Iraq and Afghanistan but they only really affecting working class Americans. Not everyone can be in the military but everyone can participate in various aspects of the civil service. The purpose of this paper is to provide definitive proof that civil service should be mandatory at the age of eighteen.

Mandatory service

Many veterans and ordinary Americans believe that a grave mistake was made in 1973 when the draft was abolished. Many felt that military service should be mandatory.

An article in Washington Monthly explains,

Such a system should be mandatory not voluntary. It should be broad, not narrow, with exceptions based on inability rather than personal inconvenience.…… [Read More]

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John Kerry for a New Start for America

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John Kerry Campaign

Recent polls have shown President Bush and Sen. John Kerry virtually tied in their chances for getting elected.

Many critics have scored both candidates for having identical position, despite their Republican or Liberal posturing. However, a deeper analysis would show that only Kerry is making solid towards alleviating many of the country's critical social and economic problems.

Kerry has the qualifications to tackle many of these issues. In terms of education, Kerry received good foundation from his years at Yale University and later, from law school at Boston College. This educational background is also supplemented by an extensive record in public office, including a stint at Massachusetts lieutenant governor from 1982-1984. Kerry has been serving as a United States Senator from 1985 to the present ("Profiles of candidates").

From the beginning of his campaign, Kerry has garnered a strong following among middle class sectors. Because of Kerry's…… [Read More]

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Elective or Emergency Childbirth a Choice Between

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elective or emergency childbirth, a choice between general and local anesthesia is often called for. Cognizing the surroundings helps the birthing process. Therefore, a local anesthetic administered via an intrathecal spinal injection or through a catheter in the epidural space will prove an advantage. Ratcliffe and Evans at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England attempted tested this advantage on more than 90 elective Cesarean parturients. (Ratcliffe & Evans, 1993) The epidural anesthetic group enjoyed the most advantages. The determinants to support these findings were fetal and maternal health. These were judged by Apgar scores and also the pH values of the umbilical blood. The greatest acidities (pH less than 7.2) were observed in neonates in the spinal anesthesia groups. In terms of general fetal health, 70% of neonates from the general anesthesia group did not meet an Apgar score of greater than seven in the first minute after birth.

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1930's Novel They Shoot Horses Don't They

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1930's novel "They Shoot Horses, Don't They" and the film with the same title, which adapted the storyline written by Horace McCoy.

They Shoot Horses. Don't They?"

The book "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" was written by the American author Horace McCoy. When it was written in the 1930's the American population has fallen victim to the great depression. In 1969 the book was converted into a film that was nominated for the Academy Awards in nine categories. The film follows the basic storyline of the book like any other adaptation.

With its structure, storyline and expression the novel can be stated to be giving a murky glance at both, human disposition and human psychology. To say the least this is fast moving, atrocious crime novel. These elements are exposed through the participation of "Couple 22" in a marathon dance contest being held in the state of California. The competition…… [Read More]

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American Studies Civil Disobedience in American Historical

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American Studies

Civil Disobedience in American Historical Life and Literature

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love," writes Martin Luther King Junior in his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" from his civil rights era protest text, Why We Can't Wait, originally published in 1963 after the successful Birmingham bus boycott. King wrote his letter to his fellow Christian ministers in the spirit and words of a man deeply disappointed in an America that had repeatedly denied African-Americans the right to be full citizens in supposedly a free and just society. King's disappointment and subsequent acts of civil disobedience had its roots in the ultimate paradox that is at the nature of American political life. America is a society founded upon the rule of law as well as custom. The American Constitution enshrines this nation's belief in justice and the rule of the word as the foundation…… [Read More]

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Future of Unions in Labor Relations

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Future of Unions in Labor Relations

Unions came about from the struggles and pain that individuals had to go through early on in history. Unions were something that did not spring up overnight, but rather took a great deal of time to develop as individuals began working out for themselves what types of organizations would be the best to protect their rights and ensure that they could not be treated cruelly or unfairly by those that they worked for (Kearney, 2001). The right to collective bargaining took almost 200 years in the United States but today these rights are held in almost every country (Kearney, 2001).

For many years unions were thought to be very important in labor relations. At least, employees have thought so. Much of the opinions had by those who have had to deal with unions in a dispute situation have been less than tolerant of unions…… [Read More]

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Sports and Anti-Trust Is the National Football

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Sports and Anti-Trust

Is the National Football League's Requirements to Enter the Draft a Violation of Antitrust Law?

If so why? Why does the NFL think it is not a violation?

Defining the AntiTrusts Legislation

Sherman AntiTrust Legislation

Clayton Antitrust amendment

Presidential support

The Maurice Clarett Case

The NFL's position,

The effect is could have on the game.

Judge Scheinin's decision

Sherman Antitrust Act

Clayton Act

Basis of Judge Shira Scheinin's Decision

Other cases from other Professional sports leagues, like the NBA, that are Similar to Maurice Clarett's Case

Haywood v. National Basketball Association, 401 U.S. 1204 (1971)

Impact that this case has had on the league

Players straight out of High School who have been successful

Kobe Bryant

Labron James

Players who have not been successful.

Is it worth the risk and is it fair to the kids who leave early

Will an 18-year-old out of High School not…… [Read More]

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Charlie Parker

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Charlie Parker


The music of United States changed significantly during the twentieth century, and each generation went on to develop its own music. These were all immensely popular, had strong rhythmic touch and were very different from the earlier forms which existed. These were used for dancing or just for the purpose of listening. When the twentieth century started it was the time for a variety called Ragtime. After the end of the First World War, Jazz had its origin and it influenced all other forms till it was affected by the stock market crash in 1929. This period was called the roaring twenties. Then it was time for a new form to emerge and this was in the music of the Big Bands and led at different stages by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Glen Gray and Chick Webb in the beginning. They were then followed by…… [Read More]

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Comparison and Contrast of Two Politicians

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Bush and Kerry

George W. Bush belongs to a political family as his father; Bush Senior was also the President of the United States. Bush won the presidential elections 2000 against Al Gore in a cut-to-cut competition and heavy controversy pertaining to the results of the elections. At that time he was serving a second term as Texas's Governor since 1994. Basically, Bush is a businessman and had run previously oil business with keen interest in baseball.

Comparatively, John Kerry is a Vietnam War veteran who, on his return, opposed the motive and the actions of the war vehemently. In 1982 he was elected as Massachusetts lieutenant governor and has been a senator since 1990.

Both Bush and Kerry are experienced politicians, have had a history of elections, where as Bush has an advantage of being the president of the United States. This is the experience that counts most in…… [Read More]

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Miranda vs Arizona

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Miranda Issues in Law Enforcement

In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark case of Ernesto

Miranda, who had been arrested by Arizona police on suspicion of rape. The suspect confessed to the crime after two hours of questioning by police while in their custody, without ever having been advised of his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination or his 6th Amendment right to legal representation before such questioning.

Ever since the Miranda ruling, police have been required to advise suspects in their custody that they have four specific rights before interrogating them. Failure to comply with the Miranda requirements constitutes grounds for excluding any confessions in response to police interrogation. According to Miranda, custodial suspects must be advised that they have the right to remain silent, that anything they say can be used against them in court, and that they have the right to legal representation prior to questioning,…… [Read More]

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Public Relations Gilded and Gelded Hard- Won

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Public Relations

Gilded and Gelded. Hard- Won lessons from PR Wars company's image is something all PR Officers are concerned with. Image makes everything, from the stock market reaction to your own workers to the general public on the street. How is image made and how it affects the company's well being is dealt with in this excellent article by one of the veterans of PR, Dick Martin, former executive vice president pf public relations at AT&T.

The first and most important concern: the CEO. Indeed, CEOs can sometimes make the image of a company. A charismatic CEO will tend to have a more positive reaction from the general public and will influence the way the company is regarded. This was the example with Mike Armstrong: young and charismatic, he became CEO of AT&T and impressed the media with several public appearances. However, this was not enough to cover up…… [Read More]

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Causes of Criminal Behavior

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Causes of Criminal Behavior

Although crimes have been committed since times immemorial, a systematic study of the causes of criminal behavior (or why crimes are committed) is a relatively recent phenomenon. Various theories have been put forward and numerous research studies have been conducted to better understand the criminal mind in order to prevent or reduce crime. It is, perhaps, a tribute to the complexity of the human brain that most of these theories remain just "theories" with little evidence to support definite and irrefutable patterns of criminal behavior. This is not to suggest that all theories of "criminology" are worthless -- most of them do provide useful insight into the criminal mind and at least partially explain the reasons why crimes are committed by certain individuals. In this paper we shall explore some of the theories of criminal behavior that have attempted to throw light on the causes of…… [Read More]

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Psychological Explanation for Ted Bundy's Personality It

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psychological explanation for Ted Bundy's personality. It has 9 sources.

Theodore Robert Cowell commonly known as Ted Bundy is acknowledged to have been one of the most notorious serial killers in American history. The fascination he holds for the public and scholars alike arises from the fact that his deeds and his personality as it was known did not correspond. It is incomprehensible why an attractive, intelligent, man from a seemingly conventional background would feel the need to commit anywhere from 36 to 100 grisly murders (Simpson 2003).

Since then several attempts have been made to somehow explain Ted Bundy's motivations but as one of his biographers stated, his "mask of sanity" was impenetrable unless the inference was first made that he was a killer. Then various aspects of his personality and life could be made to fit. The fact that the conclusions still remained suspiciously flawed may stem from…… [Read More]

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Relationship Between Stress and the Immune System

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Immune System and Stress

How quickly a deceased human (or animal) body breaks down is testament to how well the immune system works. While a body is alive, the immune system protects the body at every living moment from bacteria and other foreign invaders. The immune system is a complex system of cells -- which have varying functions -- and generated at discreet regions of the body, a circulatory system -- the lymphatic system -- that feeds of and into the blood circulatory system and lymph nodes that act as effective filters and stores of foreign bodies marked for destruction by antibody action. Most of the time, the immune system protects the body. But on rare occasions we might need outside help: this is when he system does not "figure out" the invasion and the body has to be coaxed into producing antibodies by inoculation with weaker forms of the…… [Read More]

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Bush Administration

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Bush Case Study

Case Study in Decision Making

Onlookers often assume that a man who has a firm mindset, and a strong will does not go through what onlookers would consider a "traditional decision making process" Men with strong minds, and a sense of moral right and wrong often take much more time considering a course of action than other who make decisions based on personal agendas. Men with moral mindsets are simply not easily persuaded once a new decision is firmly made on the basis of what the decision make considers moral grounds. For the moral decision maker, the moral right and wrong of a situation dictate the course of action once the somewhat rigid boundaries are crossed. It is the moral absolutism which the on looking world does not understand.

When George W. Bush decided that the country would go to war against those responsible for the 9-11…… [Read More]

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Rampart Scandal

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Rampart Scandal Palucas

Rampart Scandal

One of the greatest atrocities to happen within the Los Angeles police department was the corruption scandal has centered on a group of anti-gang officers in the Rampart station. Rampart, located between downtown and Hollywood, was known to be one of the city's most violent and gang-infested areas.

The L.A.P.D. police department housed a secret and elite group of anti-gang units known as CRASH.

These people were trained to tackle the rising gang-related crime. CRASH officers were required to get to know gang members and keep on top of their activities. Although this program was highly successful to reduce gang crime, critics say officers harassed and abused suspects and falsified reports.

Rafael Perez came forward with the story that several officers within the department frequently made false arrests, beat civilians, and sent innocent people to jail. When the alleged corruption within the police department became…… [Read More]

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Chinese Contribution

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Chinese immigrants living in the San Joaquin Valley, California. It has 4 sources.

The San Joaquin Valley, California acquired its name in an interesting manner. Spanish history has documented this incident and attributed its name to a Spanish Army Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga who accidentally ventured to this unknown land while looking for new land for potential Spanish missions. During this journey, he came across a small creek, which he named 'Saint Joachim', referring to Saint Joachim, who was the father of Mary, the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ. In Spanish, Saint Joachim became 'San Joaquin' and hence, the river near the creek came to be known as the 'San Joaquin River'. Soon enough, the entire central valley came to be known as the 'San Joaquin Valley'. (How the Valle Got Its Name, 2000)

The Chinese immigrants who chose the United States as a place to live did so for more…… [Read More]

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Political Science Annotated Bibliography

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Political Science

Annotated Bibliography

The Purpose of a Political Court

In the view of Henry J. Abraham (Abraham 1998, 55), "theoretically," just about any qualified law school graduate with ambitions for an important judicial appointment would appear to have a fair chance at being nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court. That is providing, of course, the candidate is politically "available" and is, in Abraham's words, "acceptable to the executive, legislative, and private forces that, in the order enumerated, constitute the powers-that-be underlying the paths of selection, nomination, and appointment in the judicial process." key phrase in Abraham's criteria is "acceptable to the...legislative" body; as has been witnessed in the past few days and weeks, some of the conservative judicial nominees - not for the High Court but put forward by President George W. Bush for federal appeals courts slots - have not been "acceptable" to a sufficient number of U.S.…… [Read More]

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How to Prevent AIDS in the Gay Community

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prevent AIDS in the Gay community

In all culture sex among men is present. The receptive companion is at the risk of carrying a HIV transmission if involved in anal sex and when unshielded. In some parts of the world the HIV transmission is mainly because of the sex among men, while in some other areas other ways of transmission is also possible. But almost everywhere sex amongst men is the major and regular cause for this spate. It should not be overlooked. These sex-actions are done only by option. The occurrence of sex between male-to-male is frequent in the establishments in which male are forced to spend longer periods in full male company like the military, prisons and men-only educational organizations. Antagonism and misunderstandings about sex among men have lead to insufficient protection procedures in many countries.

Defective and lack of epidemiological facts is the barrier for HIV deterrence…… [Read More]

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Indigenous Sacred Ways

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ancestor veneration and also looks at shamanism in ancient Native American cultures.

Indigenous Ways

Indigenous sacred ways are the religions and spiritual beliefs of native and aboriginal people. These sacred ways often evolved as an attempt by these people to make sense of the mysteries of the universe, and to put the world and the cosmos into some kind of order that they could understand. Their sacred ways were expressed through ceremonies, art, rituals, and the daily practices of life. This paper takes a closer look at two important sacred ways of indigenous people -- ancestor veneration and shamanism.

Ancestor veneration is one of the central sacred practices of many indigenous people. Basically, this is ancestor worship. In indigenous cultures that practices ancestor veneration, the soul is just one more never changing part of the universe. This means that we here on earth have a responsibility to ensure the comfort…… [Read More]

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Jamaican Music a Cultural Evolution

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Jamaican Music

It is never just about the music.

No matter how great the musician, music is always the expression of an entire culture, of a moment in history, of a particular place in time. The genius of a particular musician, the synergy of a particular group - these are both essential to the success or failure of a particular group. But that success or failure is never intrinsic to a single song, to a single album. Music that succeeds - both in its own time and later - does so because it has the ability to express something important about that moment in time. Reggae has been able to provide just such an expression of the beliefs of a particular people at a moment in history for the last two years - and it has been able to do so because of its ability to change with larger political…… [Read More]

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Hispanic Americans

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Hispanic-Americans during World War II, and looks at the educational profile, in terms of learning styles, preferred fields of study, and outcomes.

Hispanic-Americans have fought in every war that the U.S. has fought, in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the two great wars, and the two Gulf wars (Bean and Tienda, 1988). During these tours of duty, Hispanic-Americans have received 38 Congressional Medals of Honor: this is a high number, according to the percentage of Hispanic citizens in the U.S. population, and makes Hispanic-Americans, proportionately, the largest single ethnic group to receive this honor (Stone, 2000; Sanchez-Korroll, 1983). During World War II, 400,000 Americans of Hispanic descent fought, including citizens of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and South and Central American descent. Indeed, relative to their representation in the U.S. population as a whole, Hispanic-Americans contribute a disproportionately high number of military enlistees.

Yet, despite the fact that these…… [Read More]

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Job Application

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Job Application

Why are you applying for a role in your chosen area? (Demonstrate your suitability for the position(s) sought.)

In September of 2002, I graduated with honors with a degree in Civil Electronic Engineering from the Free University of Brussels (V.U.B). Although I enjoyed studying this discipline and pursuing my degree, I have come to realize that my naturally extroverted personality is far more suited and more fulfilled in the fast-paced world of business and finance. This is why I have decided to apply for an entry-level position for the Financial Management Program (FMP) at General Electric.

I do not only seek an education for myself in my new, chosen field. I also believe that my background has given me, as a person, a good deal that I can offer to GE as a company. A civil electronic engineer, such as myself, is often confronted with highly complex mathematical…… [Read More]

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Human Resources - Critically Appraise the Historical

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Human Resources - Critically appraise the historical development and future direction of Human Resource Management in the Hospitality Industry

Personnel Management & Human Resource Management

Links of Corporate Strategy and Human Resource Management -- An Analysis

Image-Hospitality Industry

Organizational Behavior

Trends in Hospitality Management

Human Resourcing strategies in Hospitality Industry

Personnel Management & Human Resource Management

The practices of people management have received additional importance due to the present emphasis on the renewed interest in human resources. Traditionally, there has always been a dividing line between operational managers and personnel managers who are now called human resource managers. In the United States the function of personnel management has been a recognized function since the National Cash Register Company had opened their personnel office in the 1890s. The American personnel managers have always closely identified themselves with the objectives of the organization and this may be considered as a unitary tradition.…… [Read More]

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Professional Nursing Roles

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Nursing Specialties

Although nurse anesthetists began providing extensive health care in the United States 100 years ago, they only recently received due recognition. Each year they administer about 65% of the 26 million anesthetics given to patients nationwide. This number is as high as 85% in rural areas. Many hospitals that do not have anesthesiologists rely totally on these professionals. Men make up 42% of America's 28,000 nurse anesthetists, compared to approximately 5% of the total nursing profession.

Nurse anesthetists practice in numerous environments. These include traditional surgical suites and obstetrical delivery rooms; doctors' offices; ambulatory surgical centers; and U.S. Military and Veteran hospitals.

To become a nurse anesthetist, students must have a Bachelor's in Nursing, current license as a registered nurse, at least one year's experience in an acute care nursing setting and graduate degree from an accredited school of nurse anesthesia. They must then become pass a test…… [Read More]

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Terrorist Organizations

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Terrorist Organizations and the Media

Subsequent to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the world did change. Prior to the attacks, the term 'terrorism' was not as frequently used by the media world over, the way we are used to it now. We have to bear in mind that it is the media that brings the world together, it is the Internet at best that allows us easy access to other areas of the globe, far from us -- and their peoples. Next, the television plays a chief role in spreading news, business reports, and propaganda.

Following the attacks on September 11 in New York City, the world got to learn of Al-Qaida, (the sole terrorist group) responsible with many other terrorist organizations to spread mischief across the globe. Osama Bin Laden was turned into a celebrity overnight because his videotapes detailing his agenda…… [Read More]

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Influences of Professional Learning Communities on an Administrators Lived Experiences

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Women in Film Noir

Teaching is in many ways a solitary profession: A teacher in his or her own classroom spends hours in contact with students but often relatively little time talking to other teachers and educators. Administrators are also in many ways isolated from the teachers. Perhaps because of this fact, the administrators interviewed for this project emphasized the personal importance of collaboration with other members of the professional and the necessity of providing support for each other. This section summarizes the findings of this research concerning how education professionals defined and evaluated different aspects of cooperation within the profession.

Subject Population and Research Design

This study was conducted at a kindergarten through eighth grade school in the district where I am employed. I conducted six interviews with administrators who ranged in experience (in administration) from one to eight years. Five were women and five were former teachers in…… [Read More]

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Legacy of Discord Voices of the Vietnam

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Legacy of Discord: Voices of the Vietnam War by Gil Dorland, published by Brassey's Inc., Washington.

The book was written in 2001, twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, by a former military man, Gil Dorland. Dorland graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, served in two Vietnam tours, and received the Distinguished Service Cross for his service to his country. He now works as a screenwriter and an independent film producer in Hollywood (Biographical information from (

The book was intended to present some sort of understanding of the causes and motivations behind the Vietnam War through interviews with eighteen people representing a variety of - often contradictory - viewpoints: interviews were conducted (by Gil Dorland) with Peter Arnett, Le Ly Hayslip, John McCain, Tom Polgar, Norman Swarzkopf, and William C. Westmoreland, amongst others ( i.e., with people who were responsible for planning the war, people who fought…… [Read More]

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Multigenerational Issues in Leadership

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multigenerational issues of leadership in the workplace. The discussion explores the differences between the traditionalist generation, baby boomers, Generation X and Generation Y the discussion also focuses on how the differences between these generations have affected the nursing shortage that America is now faced with.

Our discussion examined the nursing shortage which has been caused by the ageing baby boom population and the lack of new recruits. It seems evident from the research conducted that the nursing shortage has also been caused by job dissatisfaction. Many nurses are dissatisfied with their jobs because of increased working hours, inadequate pay and stressful working conditions.

This discussion also focuses on the characteristics of the four generations mentioned above. The traditionalist generation is known for the top-down leadership style that offers very little feedback and allows management to have all the power in the organization. The traditionalist generation is composed of individuals that…… [Read More]

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Successful Presidents 1861 to 1969

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Cold War, the president of the United States was often referred to as the "leader of the free world." This connotes an image of someone with an unsurpassed amount of power and responsibility. From 1861 to 1969, the role of President of the United States progressed from being that of the leader of a moderately powerful, factious republic to being one who was almost singularly responsible for the defense of most of the world's population against Communist tyranny. To understand this evolution requires an broader inquiry into the nature of these leaders and the constantly changing polity that they were elected to represent.

Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt bear the distinction of having lead the country into its largest conflicts during this time frame, which makes them among the most intriguing to historians. Although McKinley, Lyndon Johnson and Truman were also 'wartime' Presidents, their respective conflicts were…… [Read More]

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque. Specifically, it will contain a historical analysis of the book, and look at the question: "how and why does World War I have an impact on this novel as it does? "All Quiet on the Western Front" is a war novel that brings the true horrors of war home to the reader in an effort to show the futility of war.


All Quiet on the Western Front" may be one of the most classic and enduring novels about war, as it relates the story of young, innocent men caught up in the violence and bloody battles of trench warfare at its worst. Many of the young men enlisted so they would not be thought of as cowards, which was a prevalent feeling at the time. The main character, Baumer, is one of these men caught…… [Read More]

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Growth of Korean Automobile Industry in America Trade Relations

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growth of the Korean automobile industry in the Unites States from a trade and finance perspective.

Use eight sources of information.

Korean Auto Industry


To begin an investigation into the Korean automobile industry, we first have to start with some basic facts about the Korean Passenger car Industry. The South Korean auto industry is the second largest in Asia and has been one of the key growth industries, along with construction, shipping and electronics.

Passenger cars and multi-purpose vehicles (MVPs) are the main transportation mode in South Korea and is a very competitive industry. Domestic sales of cars and MVPs accounted for over one million units sold last year. In 1944, Kia Motors set up the first assembly plant. Today, there are two main players in this industry -- Hyundai Motor Company and Daewoo Motors. Samsung Motors entered the playing field in 2000. The only foreign presence in the…… [Read More]

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Gun Ownership and Gun Control in American

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Gun Ownership and Gun Control

In American culture today, guns are worshiped. Children play with toy guns, television and film glorify gun violence, teenagers show off guns to one another in order to get respect, and powerful lobbyist groups keep these weapons legal and accessible. There's something wrong with this picture. There's something wrong with a culture that believes guns are more important than feeding the hungry or sheltering the homeless. There's something wrong with a culture that worships a weapon.

Statistics show that gun ownership has done nothing more than hurt Americans. Goods for Guns, a non-profit organization, published the following facts about guns in America in their report, "National Gun Violence Statistics":

In 1999, approximately 10, 096 people were murdered by guns in the United States.

In 1998, over 30,000 people died from gunshots in the U.S.

A gun kept in the home is 22 times more likely…… [Read More]