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- 1984 - 834 words
1984 "Few novels written in this generation have obtained a popularity as great as that of George Orwells 1984." George Orwells popular and powerful novel was not just a figment of his imagination, it was spawned from many experiences from childhood to early adulthood, as well as from events circa World War II. At age eight, he was shipped off to boarding school where he was the only scholarship student among aristocrats. This was Orwells first taste of dictatorship, of being helpless under the rule of an absolute power. Unlike his classmates, Orwell was unable to afford to go to Oxford or Cambridge and his grades kept him from winning any more scholarships (Scott-Kilvert, 98). Therefore, he ...
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- Aztec Nation - 2,989 words
... e would be told that he would be a warrior whose mission was to feed the Sun with the blood of enemies and if the infant was a girl she was to spend her days doing household chores and help the family. In about four days the father would call an astrologer to read the child's horoscope and determine the appropriate day for the naming ceremony. After a naming ceremony, the name was announced and the news was spread by little boys who ran through the streets shouting. Each child had a calendrical name taken from the day of birth and also a personal name which belonged to him alone(Bray 1969). Education was considered extremely important. Even from an infant to age four the child was taught ...
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- Biography Report - 320 words
Biography Report Title: Gold Buckle Dreams Author: David G. Brown Illustrator: Photos courtesy of Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Publisher: Quinan Press Copyright Date: 1986 This book was written about: Chris Le Doux Who was born on: March 27, 1953 At: Austin, Texas (hometown) born at: Texas Womens Hospital His/ Her parents were: Al and Bonnie Le Doux He/ She attended the following schools: He was taught at home till high school, then he attended Cheyenne Central High School. His/ Her outstanding accomplishments were: Winning many rodeos with a first place ride. Winning the 1976 Pro Rodeo Gold Buckle Recording 16 records, 9 of which went gold and 3 platinum. An experience that changed his/ her whole ...
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- Computer Animators - 1,360 words
Computer Animators Computer Animators Animation as an art form has been around for almost one hundred years. From the earliest days of hand drawn cels, individual pictures strung together, to the complex rendering of 3-D virtual worlds, animation packs peoples' lives. Do you wonder how the computer-animated movies are made or want to become a computer animator? Computer Animation is a fast growing field. There are many different areas to of animation, computer animation is what this paper is about, history of animation and how it came to be and how to get there and what computer animators do for their job is what is in this paper. Animation was first developed in 1906 by Stuart Blackton, a y ...
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- Dell Computer Corporation - 1,523 words
Dell Computer Corporation SYNOPSIS In this report an examination will be made of the production and logistics system of Dell Computer Corporation. Emphasis will be placed on the following: The important aspects of Dell's product/ service How effective is the firms resource planning procedures? Dells internal and external logistics process The key difficulties - potential points of failure in the Dell's logistics process How technologies are being used or can be used to make the logistics function more efficient/effective? What is Dell Computers all about? Michael Dell founded Dell Computer Corporation in 1984 having only $1000 start-up capital. To ...
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- Earthday - 1,330 words
Earthday Earth Day Earth Day is April 22. Earth Day is most often observed by the media, hundreds of local groups and noted on calendars on April 22. Many people also observe Earth Week and Earth Month. Since most events and festivals need to take place on a weekend, Earth Day is observed on the weekends before and after April 22. Others also observe it on March 21, the Vernal Equinox or on World Environment Day, June 6. Remember, that really, every day is an Earth Day - we just need to live our lives that way. History of Earth Day For years prior to Earth Day it had been troubling to me that the critical matter of the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of our co ...
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- George W Bush And Al Gore - 524 words
George W. Bush And Al Gore TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) -- The margin separating Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Vice President Al Gore grew ever closer Thursday in Florida, as a recount of Tuesday's election cut the difference from the thousands to a few hundred. Bush's advantage over Gore was only 359 votes late Thursday afternoon, with 63 of 67 Florida counties reporting the results of their recount efforts, according to the Associated Press. The count was likely to conclude by early in the evening. Top officials of Bush's presidential campaign Thursday accused allies of Gore of politicizing the ongoing recount of election ballots in Florida, saying Gore's people were not telling the whole st ...
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- Hindu Revival In America - 2,214 words
Hindu Revival In America Hindu Revival In An Alien Land. America is coming alive with the sounds and images of Hinduism. From Ras and Garbha dances during Navratri in Chicago and Edison to Diwali fireworks in Manhattan's South Street Seaport; from the sounds of conches and the chanting of hymnals at temple ceremonies in Pittsburgh and Flushing to the consecration of new dieties at the Balaji Temple in Bridgewater, N.J., and the foundation-laying ceremony for a new Shree Raseshwari temple in Austin, Texas; from the modest get-togethers of the devout before a makeshift alter in a three-car garage in Glen Mills, Pa., to mini-culfests in Atlanta and New York University, the American landscape th ...
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- Investigation Of Pit Size Versus Larval Size In An Antlion - 1,133 words
Investigation Of Pit Size Versus Larval Size In An Antlion Senior Seminar 20 April 2001 Abstract The purpose of this study was to test whether there was a relationship between the size of an antlion and the size of its pit. Fieldwork was undertaken at UT's Brackenridge Field Laboratory in Austin, Texas. There we selected two aggregations of larval antlions from which to obtain the data. Pit diameter and slope were measured to obtain the pit volume. After pits were measured, larvae were collected and weighted in the lab with an analytical balance. Regressions of larval weight versus pit diameter, slope, and pit volume were obtained. All three variables showed significant coefficients of deter ...
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- Nolan Ryan - 420 words
Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr., more commonly known as Nolan Ryan, developed the position of pitcher in baseball more than anyone else in the history of Americas favorite past time. With his flaming fastballs and his deadly curve ball, he was able to mesmerize batters like no other. Nolan also defied the age barrier by playing 27 years in the MLB. Beyond his amazing baseball skill, he was an incredible role model to anyone that met him. He handled himself with a poised and friendly manner that made the fans believe that there was still good athletes that cared about the fans. Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. was born January 31, 1947, in Refugio, Texas. He was the youngest of six children. He grew up pl ...
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- O Henry - 651 words
O Henry "William Sydney Porter- later known as O. Henry was born in North Carolina." O. Henry wrote many colorful and dramatic short stories. The inspiration for the many stories that he wrote came from his experiences through life. Some of these include working in a "drugstore, sheep ranching, bronco busting, living as a fugitive in Honduras" (Zwerger #1) William Sydney Porters mother died when he was only about three years old. After her death William moved in with his aunt and his grandmother. While he was living with his aunt and grandmother will started to enjoy reading books and drawing sketches. "Will was influenced a lot by his Aunt". When will was seventeen he got his first real job ...
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- Political Changes After The Crusades - 493 words
Political Changes After the Crusades The series of crusades which started from the early the 1000s and lasted for about two hundred years caused many important political changes in Europe. One of the results of the Crusades was the shift of power between kings and feudal lords. The method of direct taxing was initiated by the kings for the first time. The church also assumed more political power because of its spiritual leadership role in the Crusades. Evidently, the Crusades caused major changes of politics in Europe. Power shifted in Europe from the feudal lords to kings after the Crusades. Kings imposed new taxed and raises armies to help the Crusades. In this process, they gained the res ...
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- Privatization Of Airports - 726 words
Privatization Of Airports For 51 years Bergstrom Air Force Base was home to fighter pilots, bombers, troop carriers and reconnaissance jets. It was the first port of call for President Lyndon B. Johnson on his trips home to LBJ Country aboard Air Force One, it was where Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, once brought a disabled jet to rest in an emergency landing. In September 1993, in the path of military cutbacks Bergstrom Air Force Base was closed. But the timing was fortuitous, because the closure came as the city of Austin, Texas was considering where to build a new airport. In 1993, the expected economic loss to Austin from the Bergstrom closure was estimated at ...
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- Recycling - 1,710 words
... f rats, flies and other pests (Solid Waste 1) "Another disadvantage is that when it rains or snows the water seeps into the materials and dissolves them into leachate, which is polluted water ... " (Becklake 11). This leachate will seep into the ground and will at some point in time pollute the underground water table that is sometimes the source of our drinking waters. The leachate also pollutes some river and lakes. Some other disadvantage of landfills is the gas that is produced by rotting garbage .This is mainly methane gas and can be dangerous if it seeps into areas that are heavily populated (residential and business buildings). These gases are also very dangerous once the landfill ...
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- The Aviary, The Aquarium, And Eschatology - 3,759 words
The Aviary, the Aquarium, and Eschatology by Vince Johnson Eschatology: 1: The branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of mankind. 2: A belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of mankind; specifically any of the various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgement. As more than a casual observer of contemporary ufology, I've recently become aware of a what could be a significant new twist in popular perception about UFOs. For many, UFOs are not the manifestation of extraterrestrial intelligence, but instead, are a metaphysical phenomena -- a manifestation of spiri ...
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