Tom McCall

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  • Robert Straub's Inaugural Message Analysis

    Robert W. Straub was born in San Francisco, California on May 6, 1920. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Business Administration at Dartmouth College. During World War II, Straub served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. In 1994, he married his wife Pat, who was influential during his governor years, and had five children. Him and his wife moved to Oregon in 1946 and Straub became a builder and developer in Eugene. Straub is not only known as a husband, a father, and a soldier, but notorious as the 31st Governor of Oregon. During time in office, he is noted as an important figure to Oregon, especially when he was the first leader to voice a concern about air and water pollution. Straub began his political career in 1954 when he became a member of the Lane County Board of Commission, and the state senator from 1959 to 1963. During his time at Lane, Straub became a passionate advocate of natural resource management and conservation. A year later, he was elected to a four-year term as the state treasurer and earned the reputation as financially conservative. As a state treasurer, he worked to create the Local Government Investment Pool (LGIP) and the Oregon Public employees Retirement System (PERS). LGIP is a voluntary investment vehicle with the objectives: safety of principle, maintaining adequate liquidity to meet cash flows, and providing a competitive interest rate on other comparable investment alternatives ("For Local…

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  • Million Dollar Throw Character Analysis

    In the book Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica, a character that could be considered a best friend is Abby McCall, who is an artist. Abby McCall is best friends with the main character Nate Brodie, the star quarterback on his school football team. Abby can be considered a best friend because she always stood by Nate’s side, and helped him through tough times. An example that depicts Abby’s role as a supportive best friend reads, “That throw is the thing that we all gotta believe in, Brady,…

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  • Huck Finn Character Traits

    In the beginning of the story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, one of the first things that the author, Mark Twain, addresses is Huck and his friend, Tom Sawyer, finding money hidden by robbers. I believe that Twain introduces the story with this topic to show that Huck is an adventurer and lives for the excitement and possibly the dangers of going on crazy journeys like finding stolen money. There are several different characters in this story that I believe influence Huck’s personality…

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  • Different Values In Huck Finn's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

    towards Jim, considering his incomprehension with certain things. Towards the end of the book, Jim and Huck become separated once again, causing another dilemma. Only to find out that Jim had been taken onto a farm being held as a “runaway nigger (Twain, pg. 207), he tries to configure a plan to free him. Although he questions whether or not he should turn Jim in, he finally concedes to continue helping the runaway escape from slavery. Deciding to aid Jim while knowing it is a sin, Huck shows…

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  • Jim's Theme Of Friendship In The Adventures Of Huckleberry

    small, the entire chapter itself is a reaction on the part of Huck to the information he gathers while ashore. The thought of collecting the reward never crosses Huck’s mind. His only concern is to return to the island, alert Jim, and make a hasty getaway. His treatment of Jim could be compared to the way he would have treated one of his cohorts while he was in Tom Sawyer’s gang. The next event gives Huck yet another reason to respect Jim’s cautious approach to their adventure. Five nights below…

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  • The American Dream: The Tragedy Of Forrest Gump

    “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”, one of the most famous lines of the American classic film, Forrest Gump. The tragicomedy centers around the story of the fictional character Forrest Gump, who witnesses and influences important moments in contemporary American history. The film follows this simple-minded man, who represents the ultimate American dream in a land of opportunity. Zemeckis begins his movie with a tracking shot of a white feather. This feather…

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  • Theme Of Mise En Scene In Run Lola Run

    In this essay, i will be focusing on the middle section of Tom Tykwer’s Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt, 1998) starting at the bank where Lola takes her father hostage, demanding 100,000 Marks from the cashier, to the post death scene of Manni (45 minutes to 53 minutes). I am going to be focusing on mise-en-scene how colour is used to portray different meanings in this segment of the film, and how it impacts the narrative, and the meaning behind this. “Lola rennt engages twenty first century audiences…

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  • Huck Finn As A Hero In Mark Twain's Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

    whether he should free Jim from slavery. Huck notes that “[he] couldn’t seem to strike no places to harden [him] against [Jim], but only the other kind” (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn). This realization by Huck that Jim has only done good things for him, depicts Jim as a positive influence and savior figure in Huck’s life, which contributes to the flawless ending of the book in which Jim retains his positive aspects, and Huck retains his heroic characteristics. Although it may appear Jim’s…

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  • Major Themes In My Antonia By Willa Cather

    Huck was to find Jim. Pg 210 “‘No’ m. killed a nigger.’ ‘Well, it’s luck; because sometimes people do get hurt.’” The African American maid did not consider African Americans to be human. This reflected how far Huck had traveled and how the opinions on race had drastically changed from where he started his journey to this farm. This referred to the constant tensions involved in the controversial dealing with African Americans. The theme of racism is constantly brought up when discussing Huck’s…

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  • Animals Rights And Animal Rights

    Animal Rights For Decades the American society as well as many others, have been participants in an ongoing controversy regarding animal rights and animal protection. This particular debate has raised so much havoc in the world today, considering activist for animal rights are very passionate and will not stop on the account of politeness to get a point across. A widely known animal rights group established in 1980, known as Peta are famous for throwing buckets of wet paint on a various victims…

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