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    Elgin history spotlight – Nancy Lou Webster This is the story of longtime Elgin resident/artist Nancy Lou Webster and her 1935 Straight 8 Buick Coupe with suicide doors named “Katie.” The story begins with Nancy Lou as a teen in Oxford, Mississippi. “Miss Kate Skipwith was a philanthropist who lived on Main Street in Oxford, Mississippi. She wanted a car so she ordered a new car to be shipped by rail to her. A 1935 Buick Series 40 Coupe. It arrived by rail in Oxford with five miles on the odometer. Miss Kate was a notoriously bad driver. Everybody in town knew that when Miss Kate came out of her driveway you had better get out of the way for she did not know how to steer the car very well,” said Webster. “Oxford, Mississippi has a square (which is round) at the center of town. Miss Kate would come down to the square and park while she had some shopping and running around. When it was time to go she would hail a passer-by to come put the car in reverse. Shifting into reverse was something Miss Kate never quite learned how to do. As is the way in small towns, people knew to help Miss Kate. They would get her backed up and leave the car in neutral. Shifting into drive, one thing she did know how to do, she would drive back home,” explained Webster. “I knew of that car for a very long time. The banker who took care of Miss Kate’s business also took care of Miss Kate’s decision making as she grew much older. She had gotten to be such a terror driving her Buick, the police…

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    Due to the flooding in Lower Onion Creek, Eric Rangel, 17, had to drop out of school due to the financial burden that flooding has imposed on his family. The Lower Onion Creek area flooded twice, once on October 31, 2013, and October 30, 2015. Many Lower Onion Creek residents are living in condemned homes five months after the latest flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options.…

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    My Team-Personal Narrative

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    Today is the day that my team and I had been working on all season. It’s competition day. Now this year I feel we have a good chance. We have been practicing non-stop from the sun up to sundown; there was no such thing as downtime. We had an awesome dance routine and one of the best crowd-pleasers around. But to top it off we had a killer stunt at the end that was sure enough going to win us first place. “Alright, ladies. It is time for everyone to get up and get dressed.” My coach said as…

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    enter a world they know nothing about, the abyss that Jules is in the process of leaving behind. Instead of murdering them, Jules shows them just how violent and dangerous the abyss is, most likely scaring them away from it in the process. Travis Bickle, the hero of Taxi Driver, is called to adventure by his chronic insomnia. It is what leads him to apply for a job as a night time taxi driver, which also happens to be the first threshold. The taxi job is what helps show Bickle the grimy, dark…

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    Jack And Ralph Analysis

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    Both Ralph and Jack symbolize two different types of government leaders. Ralph shares his ideas and thoughts with the boys and whenever a task needs to be done he shares the responsibility of the task with the other boys. Not only does Jack share his ideas with the boys but he also shows them the way he wants it to be done. He takes control when showing the boys how to hunt and he dictates to the boys their orders. In the book, Jack continues to lead by example whenever he is doing something.…

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    Health Care Self Analysis

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    This weeks class was on worldviews, cosmologies, and religion and how it relates to healthcare. It was interesting to see how various types of cultures have different views and how sometimes it can be source of conflicts when deciding on health care interventions. I redid the Astro chart and I had to look at my birth certificate to see what time I was born at. I usually don’t believe in these astrological signs or palm reading but it doesn't hurt to look. My rising sun, or the first impression…

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    soldier and a heroic Texas commander of the battle of the Alamo was William Travis. Even though he might be remember mainly under the command of the Alamo he achieve other important roles at early age. Being a thought since a kid, Williams grew to become a lawyer and in later years a leader to rebellions, in due time receiving the post of commander for a significant battle. Williams helped and meet people through his life and make several achievements for the Texas Revolution. Unfortunately,…

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    Types of external considerations within Rutherford County are related to natural disasters, political disasters and macroeconomic shifts, including inflation, rate of growth, and unemployment. As a measure to offset natural disasters, we have relationships with other counties across the state coordinate efforts with our Emergency Management team. Indeed, the county 's mitigation planning efforts consist of local, state, and federal assistance. Unfortunately, there are few measures to plan for…

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    Pinellas County Case

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    Haoyu Zhao PUP432 10.15.2015 Case Brief Contractors And Builders Association Of Pinellas County V. City Of Dunedin Background Context Until the 20th century, the general law in Florida stipulated that local governments could only obtain funds from public revenues as they had no authority to taxes. The local government made the realization that these funds were insufficient for running the everyday affairs of the growing county. For this reason, the county turned to private sources…

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    Public Campaign Finance

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    City-states of the ancient world were one of the first political entities with democratic governance. Part of the democratic process is authorizing individuals to make decisions, holding these individuals accountable, and for these individual to be responsive to the needs of the community (Pitkin, 1957). Today, cities have low levels of democratic participation that hold elected officials accountable and authorize them to have the power to make a decision. At the same time, a majority of the…

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