• Personal Writing The Day Of Surprise
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    Personal Writing: The Day of Surprise "That's so cool!" I exclaimed. In my hand was a Valentines Day card which folded to make a spaceship. I was in a Hallmark card shop with my father, looking at cards for the upcoming holiday. "If I got you that card now, then it wouldn't be a surprise later," my father logically stated. "But it's neat! See, it folds into a spaceship."I'll get it for you but... just act surprised for your mother when you open the card."Okay dad," I answered as we walked up to ...
  • Bugs Moran North Side
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    Brandon Glenn Mr. MazzarelliHistory 10 Wednesday, February 26, 2003 George "Bugs" Moran: The Gangster George "Bugs" Moran was not born in Chicago as thought by many people. He was born to Polish and Irish immigrant parents in 1893. Although, he was shortly moved to Chicago where it all started. Moran joined many different gangs throughout his childhood and teen years. He committed more than 20 known robberies and was imprisoned three times before he was just 21 years of age. He was soon very im...
  • Al Capone Decades Cd Rom
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    Prohibition led to the bootlegging of liquor and the gang wars of the 1920 s. The most notorious gangster of all time, known as Al Capone, was the most powerful mob leader of his era. He dominated organized crime in the Chicago area from 1925 until 1931. Capone grew up during the roaring 20 s in Chicago. He joined the James Street gang, lead by Johnny Torrio. In 1920, Torrio asked Capone to move to Chicago and work with his uncle who controlled the citys largest prostitution and gambling ring at...
  • History Of St Valentine And The Valentine's Day Holiday
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    St Valentine's Day was supposedly started in the time of the Roman Empire. In Ancient Rome, the date of February 14 was a holiday to honor the Queen of Roman Goddesses and Gods, Juno. Juno was known as the Goddess of women and marriage. The next day February 15 was the first day of the Festival known as the Feast of Lupe rcia. On February 14 is was said that the young boys and girls of the villages would write down the names of every girl and place these names in a jar of which each young man w...
  • Love Is Overrated Valentines Day
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    Love is Operated The 14 th is just like any other ordinary day of the year to most people, until you add February to the front of it. But what is February 14 th? Valentine's day, of course! The day of all things red and heart-shaped, frilly white lace, and delectable chocolaty treats, not to mention those ever so popular conversation heart candies. It's a day where people express to each other what they mean to one another, as well as come together to celebrate their relationship, which I would ...