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  • Kathy Nicolo And Sheriff Lester Burdon
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    I read House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus. This story is one of classic tragedy which also contains a nearly unbearable amount of suspense. It tells a story of the conflict between people of different races who have an inability to understand each other. They each want possession of a small house in the California hills but for very different reasons. On one side, there is Kathy Nicolo and Sheriff Lester Burdon who want the house from which Kathy was evicted. It previously belonged to Kathy's ...
  • Sprawl Through Transportation And Housing Policies
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    Sprawl What is Sprawl? Once upon a time, sprawl was a fairly neutral term to describe car dependent, low-density economic growth beyond the bounds of older suburbs. Now it is used almost exclusively to describe the dark side of that growth: unbearable traffic, vanishing open space, increasing levels of air and water pollution, and higher taxes to perpetuate the cycle of new schools, sewers, and roads. And that's just what the residents of older suburbs are feeling. Sprawl is even less attractive...
  • Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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    The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority was set up in 1967 by an act of parliament to develop the areas along the Lee, many of them by then dis-used and derelict, for recreation and nature conservation. Although the idea had first been suggested twenty years earlier, the Civic Trust report published in 1964 was the catalyst for co-operation between the various authorities, and the Lee Valley Regional Park Bill received Royal Assent in December 1966. Abercrombie's 1944 Greater London Plan proposed...
  • Kitchen And The Location
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    What strikes you about the home described in the ad? After reading this ad by Chan in in the New York Times, a lot of the things they described in this house almost seemed too good to be true for a lot of Americans just coming out of a depression. A part of the ad that really stood out to me was the Hotpoint all-electric kitchen. The kitchen included a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, ventilating fan and washing machine, which are all included in the purchase price of $14,790. Another thing abou...
  • Texas Colonias A Problem
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    Are Texas Colonias A Proble What Are Texas Colonias A Proble What Should The State Do About Them. Are Texas Colonias a problem? What should the state do about them? Colonias is originally a Spanish word meaning simply neighborhoods or areas of a city. In Spanglish, the mixed English-Spanish spoken in the parts of the U.S. near the Mexico border, colonias refers to the primarily Hispanic neighborhoods in cities like San Antonio, Texas. Since these neighborhoods are much less affluent than Anglo o...

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