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    Another strength that Peoria Illinois demonstrates is that it has more than 9,000 acres of parks (Menching). Sadly, with strengths also comes weaknesses and Peoria is known for their intense crime rate. In Peoria, you always hear about homicides and different shootings quite frequently, which doesn’t make a lot of individuals to thrilled about living in this town. Within Illinois, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Peoria. Importantly, when you compare Peoria to other communities of similar population, then Peoria crime rate is quite a bit higher than average. In my community we have numerous ethnic and racial composition, according to IllinoisDemographics.com the largest Peoria racial/ethnic groups are white 26.1% are African American and 5.5% are…

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    One summer my eldest brother, Colten decided to take his dog.Bo,and our dog Tess down to the Illinois River, to let out some energy. Only, a couple of days before we went to the river, it poured down rain for a solid 3 days, non-stop. As, a result the ground was like soup, really brown, mucky, dirty, gross soup, that looked completely dry on the outside. So, once you stepped in the mud you were stuck, for good. Bo and Tess were playing with a tennis ball in the river, being thrown by Colten and…

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    In this convergence poster there are several things that make up who I am, On the poster there is a picture of me and four rainbow trout that I caught when I was seventh grade. Me and my grandpa went down to roaring river along the Missouri and Arkansas border. It was a weekend early October and we decided it would be nice to get out of town and go do what we love to do, we mostly fish for crappie and sunfish, but we thought it would be interesting to try and fish for trout and with roaring…

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    victims. He shot Vincent then attacked, brutally and stabbed to death his wife also gouged out Maxine Zazzara eyes out as well. The police had no concrete evidence on Ramirez but on August 24th, 1985 Ramirez would kill his last victims. He says that he was mistakenly identified but he was charged with 14 murders and 31 felonies and after 23 years on death row Ramirez died June 7th, 2013 at the age of 53 from complications related to B-cell lymphoma. The Clown Killer, John Wayne Gacy born March…

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    No matter your stance on President Obama or his administration, many would agree that he can passionately deliver a great speech. With 2016 being the finale of his 8-year term, the upcoming State of the Union address will be the last one of Obama’s presidency. As he prepares to address the country on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET, many Americans from all sides of the political spectrum are preparing to watch the President’s final formal speech online. The word on the White House streets is…

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    No one had known that on August 4th, 1961, an individual was born that would one day inspire the world. Barack Hussein Obama Jr. was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents Ann Dunham, an elementary teacher whom later on received her PhD in anthropology, and Barack Hussein Obama Sr., an economist in the Kenyan government. Mr. Obama Jr. is a descendent of a line of strong, independent people. His grandfather, Stanly Dunham, was a World War II veteran and his grandmother worked to become the first…

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    “Oh Captain! My Captain!” is about a son who is attempting to inform his father about good news, unaware that his father has just passed away in a battle. Walt Whitman, the author of “Oh Captain! My Captain!” laments over the loss of his hero, Abraham Lincoln and viewed him as the greatest president in United States History. Whitman saw a “grand tragedy that promised ultimate purgation and unification for America” in the death of Lincoln (Reynolds). Because of this view on President Lincoln,…

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    In this case presentation it focuses on research on stem cells to find possible ways to cure many disease. A group of scientists created a line of stem cells out of human embryos that could be used for genetic engineering research in November 1998. When George W. Bush became president he received immense pressure to ban the funding and research for stem cell research, and it led him to ban the proposed funding for the research. To support his actions Bush argued that the stem cells found by the…

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    Paul Trott and Dap Hartman (2009), propose that a false dichotomy exists in the open vs. closed innovation debate, instead the two paradigms are not mutually exclusive with most, if not all, firms carrying out principles of both. I believe that this is the case with the firm PowerbyPoxi, hence I agree with the statement “PowerbyProxi has adopted both open and closed innovation processes”. This can be demonstrated by analysing the relationship between PowerbyProxi and some of its major…

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    Dorothea Dix was at a young age relatively in charge of keeping house and taking care of her younger siblings due to her mother’s crippling depression and likely other mental illnesses and her father’s abusive achollisim. While her mother likely being her first and most formative experience with mental illness, she was in no way her last. Having always had a fascination with the mentally ill Dorothea took a teaching position at the East Cambridge Women’s prison where she was shocked to see the…

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