• Costa Rica Central Land Corn
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    Costa Rica by Brandon Noll Costa Rica's official language is Spanish. And nearly all Costa Ricans speak Spanish, but many blacks still speak a Jamaican dialect (local form) of English. About per cent of the people belong to the Roman Catholic Church. The basic money unit is the colon which is worth about a penny in the U. S. The total land area is 19, 730 sq. mi. In Costa Rica there are three main land regions: the Central Highlands, the Carribean Lowlands and the Pacific Coastal Strip. The Cen...
  • S J Sharks San Jose
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    The San Jose Sharks are one of the most popular teams in the The Shark's franchise began in the spring of 1990. When the NHL approved of George and Gordon Gund to sell the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas. In return for the rights to an expansion team in San Jose to began play in the 1991-1992 season. On July 30, 1990 there was a "Name the Team" sweepstakes that drew over 5, 700 entries from all over the world. The winner received tickets to the '92 All-star Game. On September 6, 1990 the team an...
  • Costa Rica Country National Local
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    Costa Rica Known for it s natural beauty and gracious people is a small country located in Central America. Located between the countries of Nicaragua and Panama, bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea is a true gem, the Republic of Costa Rica. Located ten degrees north of the equator Costa Rica is in the tropics and even though it is a small country it has a very diverse landscape and a variety of weather as well. One unusual aspect of Costa Rica is that the country has no army an...
  • A Brief History Of Costa Rica
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    Human habitation can be traced back more than 10, 000 years but it appears Costa Rica was sparsely populated and a relative backwater in the pre-Columbian era. There is little sign of major communities and none of the impressive stone architecture that characterized the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica to the north and the Andes to the south. When Columbus arrived near Limn on September 18, 1502 on his third and last voyage to the Americas, there were probably no more than 20, 000 indi...
  • My Winter Vacation San Jose
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    "My Winter Vacation" My winter break was really fun and I did a lot of the things that I wanted to do. On the first weekend of our break I went snowboarding with my friend Ian for the whole weekend at Boreal. After that it was time to celebrate Christmas. I went to my aunt's house in Alameda to celebrate Christmas Eve. Our family opens presents during the Eve. I got a lot of stuff that I wanted. Cash was 2 the top of my list this Christmas because I need money so that I can go snowboarding the ...
  • Costa Rica Country President Assembly
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    General Information Within it's 51, 100 square kilometers there is a wider variety of species of birds than in all of Europe or North America. With a relatively small population of roughly three million inhabitants, Costa Rica also boast of one of the oldest and more consolidated democracies in Latin America. In 1869 the primary education for both sexes was declared obligatory and free of cost, defrayed by the State. In 1882 the death sentence was abolished. In the year 1949 the armed forces wer...
  • American Problem Image Black Malcolm
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    Racism is a problem that the American people have grappled with since colonial times. The 1960 s saw the rise of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcolm X, who not only influenced the civil rights movement but attempted to solve the problem of racism in this country. On February 16, 1965, Malcolm X gave a speech called Not Just An American Problem, but a World Problem. In his speech he provides a theory on the relationship between media and racism called image making which still has validity today. O...
  • Costa Rica Country National Tourism
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    Costa Rica Known for it's natural beauty and gracious people is a small country located in Central America. Located between the countries of Nicaragua and Panama, bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea is a true gem, the Republic of Costa Rica. Located ten degrees north of the equator Costa Rica is in the tropics and even though it is a small country it has a very diverse landscape and a variety of weather as well. One unusual aspect of Costa Rica is that the country has no army an...
  • San Antonio Miss Mission Conservation Missions
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    Tour of San Antonio The Missions of Texas While in San Antonio there are five missions you, as a tourist, need to see. These missions are the mission of Nuestra Senora de la Puris sima Concepcion, the San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, the Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Francisco de la Espana, and Mission San Antonio de Valero, The Alamo. They are all a great part of the state of Texas. The Mission Concepcion was first built in East Texas in 1716, but they only stayed there for fifteen years do ...
  • Joesph Mcnamara San Jose
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    Joseph D. McNamara was chief of police for the city of San Jose, California for fifteen years, as well as Kansas City, Missouri. He is recognized as an expert in criminal justice, police technology and management systems, crime prevention, and international drug control policies. He was appointed a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, in 1991. McNamara was a pioneer in criticizing the way Police Departments and the government " fought the war on crime." McNamara challe...
  • The Steinbeck Center At San Jose
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    Environment-as-meaning is, of course, not new in the fictional mode, for man's interaction with his environment is indeed the very essence of fiction itself. But Steinbeck's romantic attachment to his country and its people is, in his best work, transmuted into authentic emotion, revealed in vivid, evocative passages which are distinctive. Couched in prose reminiscent of romantic poetry, they arouse sensations which unfold in dramatic action often destructive of dreams, hope, and even life itsel...