• Symbolism In Greasy Lake
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    "Greasy Lake""Greasy Lake' by Tom Coraghessan Boyle, is the story of a group of adolescents, searching for the one situation that will proclaim them as bad boys and how their minds change. As the story begins, the narrator gives the impression that he feels he and the others boys should have taken notice of some obvious clues about themselves. These clues would have led them to the conclusion that they were far from the bad guys they wished to be. However, the oblivious teenagers ignore these ob...
  • Aaron Lake Brethren Story Author
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    I. Basic Situation The Brethren is an entertaining book with a suspenseful plot and intentionally misleading details that add to its overall feeling of tense excitement and engaging uncertainty. It has captivating details that keep the reader continually predicting what will happen next. Furthermore, The Brethren is a compelling book because of its overall story line, which involves three felons at a minimum-security federal prison and their attempts at extorting money from rich men who inadvert...
  • Happiness Happy Makes Dog
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    Happiness cannot be defined for a group, no one has the same view of what happiness is. Where happiness can be defined as a chemical reaction in your brain, it is what you do and experience which makes you happy. The sum of those experiences and one's positive reaction to them defines happiness-and these experiences are unique for each person. The things that make me happy in my life can seem boring to others. My ideal day of happiness is a sunny Alaskan day, where there is a slight breeze, and ...
  • Going Out West Salt Lake
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    Going out west last summer was one of the most exciting and interesting things I have ever done in my life. When my mom first told me about the trip I was only really excited about going on the airplane. But when we got there, I was in for a big surprise. One of the worst parts of the trip was that my family and I had to wake up at 3: 00 AM to catch the plane in Manchester. We flew from Manchester to Cleveland Ohio, and then from Cleveland to Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a lot of fun on the plan...
  • Lake Powell Abbey Reservoir Glen
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    Joshua StonehockerSteven Gibson English 1010 046 March 28 th, 2005 Rhetorical Reading Essay (Revision) Since they started pouring the concrete for the dam Lake Powell has been a center of controversy. From nature preservationists to ancient ruins advocates the subject has been heated and intense. On the other hand, those who support Lake Powell are just as avid and active in their defense of the reservoir. One of the former, Edward Abbey, sets forth his plea, hoping it does not fall upon deaf ea...
  • Glen Canyon Water Lake Dam
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    Mother Natures "Time Share" Lake Powell is a family resort for many. Every year at least two million people enjoy its splendor. But I would assume they do not know the trouble that lies beneath. Lake Powell was voted in by a small margin in March, 1956. It was part of the Colorado River Storage Project, also known as CRSP. Ever since it's beginning, some of the people who helped build the dam have had regrets for what has been done to the canyon. Lake Powell has spurred controversy since its be...
  • Loons Diamond Lake
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    'The Loons' Piquette Tonnerre was daughter of Lazarus. She had long black hair and her broad coarse-featured face bore on expression Piquette was thirteen years old. She was older than Vanessa, but they were together in the same grade. Piquette failed several grades, because her attendance had always been sporadic and her interest in schoolwork was negligible. She missed a lot of school because she had tuberculosis of the bone, and had once spent months in hospital Piquette's voice was hoarse an...
  • Acid Rain Acidic Water Chemicals
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    Acid Rain is caused by pollution containing sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and ozone (SO'y, NOx, and O'y) is released into the air. These chemicals are absorbed into clouds and results in Acid Precipitation (Acid Rain, Acid Snow, Acid Hail, Acid Sleet). When the chemicals aren't absorbed into clouds, they can drift for miles and fall to the ground, resulting in Acid Deposition, or dry deposition. When Acid Rain falls into water it is mixed in with the normal water and causes the pH of the entir...
  • Big Game Stories Plot Greasy
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    T. Coraghessan Boyle's 'Greasy Lake' and 'Big Game' are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader's imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the ...
  • Gravel Project Area Lake
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    Dear Richard Hilton: I have been following the controversy regarding the proposed mining of Wonder Lake in the Northwest Herald. I understand there are many legal issues associated with this project and have witnessed the battle that Bull Valley has put up to try and stop this project. They have tried to prevent the mining by annexing the undeveloped land needed to set up the dredging operation. However, in a recent Herald article, it stated that Judge Sullivan ruled in favor of Wonder Lake, whi...
  • Funding A Non Profit Community Book Festival
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    Project Literacy Now: Funding a Non-Profit Community Book Festival Introduction "Without books the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, 'Lighthouses erected in the sea of time.' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind, Books are humanity in print." -Arthur Schopenhauer The love of reading is of the utmost importance to the development in children. Project literacy now and forever will ...
  • Personal Writing The Lake
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    Personal Writing: The Lake It was the middle of springtime and across from my house where the incident took place. There was a lake there in which my brother and I loved to explore from time to time. The humidity and water drops where reminiscent of a fully functional sauna. The onslaught of heat and burning glow of the sun was relentless. Nonetheless, this fact did not bother us one bit, but gave us more incentive to dance with our cool and embracing 'long-lost love'. The first step of this op...
  • The Channeled Scablands Of Eastern Washington
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    The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington As we enter Washington from the east, we immediately run into the gentle rolling hills of the Palouse country. If we continue to travel westward, we suddenly enter a heavily scarred land of barren rock, channels and canyons. Rugged cliffs, basalt rock basins, concave cliffs and even giant ripple marks line the landscape. We have just reached the edges of the Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington. The bleak but intensely unique landscape causes us...
  • Holes Green Lake
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    Holes The book Holes is about kids that do bad things and they get send to a detention center, Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake was once a very large lake, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now its just a flat dry land. During the summer the temperature hovers around ninety-five degrees. Stanley Yelnats was sent to Camp Green Lake when he stole shoes. Everyone in Stanleys family blamed it on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig- stealing- great- great-grandfather when every ...
  • Lake Waves Water Birds
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    Natures Undistinguished Elements On a typical fall day, Lake Michigan can speak a language of its own. The lake relates a story of flowing waves, bobbing boats, and soaring birds. As the white-crested, blue waves drift towards the foamy shores, they bring with them a long history. Many of these waves have traveled for miles to arrive here in Milwaukee, and as they reach the rocky shores, the long, rolling journey comes to an abrupt and ferocious end with waves crashing against the sides of jagge...
  • Water Monster Fleur Lake People
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    Fleur a story written by Louise Enrich is a tale about a young Chippewa Indian woman who is feared by all the people that live on her reservation, Argus. They believed that she has been cursed by the water monster of Lake Turcot who seeks her life for his own. Her general lifestyle is an awe to them because she lives outside of traditional ways. She stirs things up with her uncanny luck and the circumstances that surround her. I believe this is a good story because I like the way that Fleur did ...
  • Hatchet Brian Plane Pilot
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    Hatchet Gary Paulsen 9-26-00 13 year old Brian Robinson is going to visit his father. His parents are divorced and his father lives in Canada. Brian has to take a plane to Canada. His mother gives him a gift before he leaves and it is a hatchet that fits on his belt so Brian puts it there. Brian meets the pilot and he is a nice man. Brian and the pilot get ready to leave and then Brian remembers that he saw a man kissing his mom but he does not let it bother him. Brian leaves and after an hour ...
  • Great Lake Lakes Wildlife Trout
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    Problems in the Great lakes The film Great Lakes Bitter Legacy made a lasting impression on myself. And is making a larger impact on the wildlife and communities surrounding the Great Lakes. I never understood what devastating results could be generated from chemical dumping. Pollutants like plant fertilizers, PCB s, DDT s, and POP s were dumped with complete disregard to the environment. Shocking evidence was found that fish, birds, humans, and other wildlife have been affected. In my opinion a...
  • Morte D'arthur Sir Bedivere
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    "Fairy Tale" 10-12 year olds King Arthur lay badly wounded. All around him his knights were falling to the ground, he could hear the noise of battle, he knew it was all over, would he die or would he live to fight another day King Arthur's wound was deep. He knew it was just a matter of time before he died. Then, out of nowhere came the bold Sir Bedivere, the only knight that had survived the brutal battle, lifted him off the ground, carried him to a church near the battlefield, and rested him o...
  • Grassy Lakes Young Man
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    Jessica Brooks Mrs. Etheridge Honors English 12 20 August 2002 Grassy Lake Most paintings today are very symbolic. Nothing is ever what it seems to be. This is true for the painting Grassy Lake by David Bates. This painting at first glance looks like two men in a canoe pushing through swampy waters, but the symbolism in the painting shows the relationships of the two men to each other and their surroundings. The symbolism is a significant factor in trying to understand the relationship of the pe...