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  • 100 Years Of History - 1,781 words
    ... dium, Henry Hank Aaron, breaks the record set by Babe Ruth, and hits his 715 Th home run, the 40-year old Brave hit it off of Dodgers pitcher Al Downing. On August 8 Richard Nixon, faced with impeachment, became the first president to quit, he announced his quitting, in Washington, D.C. 1975 On January 12, the stunning Steeler defense held Tarkenton and to Vikings to a standstill in New Orleans, where the Pittsburgh Steelers went on to win their first Super bowl 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings. On July 17-19 the American Apollo 8, with Thomas P Stafford, Vance D Brand, and Donald K Slayton, hooked up with the Soyuz 19, Aleksei A Leonov and Valeri N Kubasov. On April 29 the Vietnam war en ...
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  • All For Daddy - 1,110 words
    All For Daddy All for Daddy Henry Louis Gates, Jr. admired his father as a young boy, however he wished he could spend more time with him. Daddy worked all the time, every day but Sunday (78). This was similar to my fathers working habits. He would work all day from early in the morning until late at night. When he came home, he would put on the TV, eat dinner, watch the Laker game, and go to bed. So, during the week the only time I had with him was while he was watching his Laker game. In Gates home it was the same way, Evenings, we watched television together, all of us, after Id done my homework(78). My time with my dad and the Laker game meant more to him than I realized at the time. How ...
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  • Bus Law - 1,392 words
    ... rs and emerging superstars entered the league and took it by storm. Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird revolutionized the NBA. Magic and Bird defined the new ideal basketball player as the "versatile big man". Both men, six feet - nine inches tall, combined their size with great shooting touch, outstanding ball handling, and tremendous passing. Magic and Bird excited the crowds with their new styles and spectacular plays, as they influenced the rest of the league to change into a league based on their styles of play. More and more fans wanted to see this new style first hand, which garnered more revenue in the ticket office. Following the entrance of Magic and Bird was another individ ...
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  • Child Sports - 1,911 words
    ... ays Rainer Martens PhD. Dr. Martens runs a coaching education program in Champaign, Ill. "Yet we trun our kids over to someone who we know nothing about", he adds. "We think nothing about whether this person knows how to protect the physical safety of the child, or can communicate the values we think are important." Coaches, even the nicest, most supportive ones, can inadvertantly harm a child psychologically or physically, simply because they do not know the proper way to communicate. But this is a problem can may be quickly eradicated. Tom Crawford, a psychologist and motor-development expert who directs coaching for the U.S. Olympic Committee, has founded an intervention program calle ...
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  • Eddie Charles Jones - 285 words
    Eddie Charles Jones On October 20, 1971, a woman named Francis Thigpen gave birth to a very talented and healthy son named Eddie Charles Jones. He was born in Toledo, Ohio. Eddie grew up with his mother, father, and two older brothers named Cedric and Derek, in Pompano Beach, Florida. As Eddie grew up he became fond with basketball. He played it with his brothers every day and night. Although he always lost, he never gave up. He tried harder every time. He admired Dr. J from the Sixers very much. He considered him as his basketball hero and favorite player. He went to high school at Ely in Pompano Beach, Florida. Where he became the best all city player. When Eddie was 16 his parents got div ...
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  • Ernie Barnes: Research Of The Football Artist - 1,739 words
    Ernie Barnes: Research Of The Football Artist Ernie Barnes was and still is one of the most popular and well-respected black artists today. Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, in 1938, during the time the south as segregated, Ernie Barnes was not expected to become a famous artist. However, as a young boy, Barnes would, "often [accompany] his mother to the home of the prominent attorney, Frank Fuller, Jr., where she worked as a [housekeeper]" (Artist Vitae, The Company of Art, 1999). Fuller was able to spark Barnes' interest in art when he was only seven years old. Fuller told him about the various schools of art, his favorite painters, and the museums he visited (Barnes, 1995, p. 7). ...
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  • Larry Bird - 1,300 words
    Larry Bird One of the greatest basketball players of all time emerged from the small town of French Lick, Indiana. With a population of 2,059 people, around 1,600 of them came to watch the Valley High basketball games, especially the blond-haired shooting whiz with a funny smile named Larry Joe Bird. Following a sophomore season that was shortened by a broken ankle, Bird erupted as a junior. Springs Valley went 19-2 and young Larry became a local celebrity. Generous fans always seemed to be willing to give a ride to Bird's parents, who couldn't afford a car of their own. As a senior Bird became the school's all-time scoring champion. About 4,000 people attended his final home game. When Bird ...
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  • Magic Johnson - 453 words
    Magic Johnson Report 1. Give the name of the book underlined, the author, publisher, and original date of publication. A. Magic Johnson Court Magician, by Richard Levin. The publisher is Regensteiner publishing Enterprises and the original date of publication is in 1981. 2. Discuss your subjects home life and education. A. Magic Johnson was born in Lansing on August 14, 1959. He is one of 10 children. His fathers name is Earvin, Sr. His mothers name is Christine. His family believes strongly on religion and education before sports. Hes not the only one though who is an athlete in his family. His little sister attended the University of South Carolina on a basketball scholarship. Her nickname ...
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  • Music And Advertisements - 1,146 words
    Music And Advertisements Have you ever looked at pop culture icons and wondered why certain celebrities appear in ads? Especially when the person has no apparent relationship with the product being sold in the ad. It seems like there is some mysterious force that attracts companies to recruit these stars to be in their ads. What most people do not realize is that these ads try to entice younger viewers into looking at them by displaying pop figures who are popular and controversial. These companies look to get any celebrity that is popular and notorious for controversy into their advertisements just so that young people will recognize it. An ad for Tommy Jeans, with Britney Spears in it, is ...
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  • Sports Salaries - 967 words
    Sports Salaries Most people in America feel that pro athlete's salaries are too high. Current sports salaries are reaching astronomical figures. Players are signing 50 million-dollar contracts and up just because they happen to be pretty good at hitting a baseball. Just the other day Kevin Brown signed a contract worth over 100 million! Now pro sports are fun to watch and follow, but college games entertain just as well and they aren't receiving a legal penny. Down south, people like college sports more than professional sports. Player's don't Ned to be paid exorbitant amounts of money. The economics involved in sports today hurts the fans, some teams, and the leagues themselves. The sports ...
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