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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Steve Vai

    Steve Vai

    Steven Siro Vai was born June 6, 1960 at Nassau County Hospital in New York, the fourth of five children born to John and Theresa Vai. Growing up in Carle Place Long Island, NY, He was influenced at an early age by his sister's love of music. Steve started playing organ at age 6 and at 10 years old started playing accordion. When Steve was about 13 years old, he picked up a guitar, and

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Steve Wynn’s Nevada

    Steve Wynn’s Nevada

    Steve Wynn’s Nevada What better way to set off Nevada’s centennial birthday than with the opening of the world’s most highly anticipated resort. Steve Wynn is set to open the only hotel good enough to put his signature on, Wynn Las Vegas is set to open its doors on April 28th, Elaine Wynn’s birthday. Already fully booked through July, you will need more than an American Express black card to get a room there before

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: regina
  • Steven Allan Spielberg

    Steven Allan Spielberg

    Steven Allan Spielberg was born December 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to parents Arnold, an electrical engineer, and Leah, a former concert pianist. Spielberg was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where his love for film and business savvy were always apparent. At age 12, he used the money he earned from his tree-planting business to fund his first amateur film, for which he also wrote the script. stardom is no science fiction Despite his early experience

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Steven King

    Steven King

    Stephen Edwin King is one of today’s most popular and best selling writers. King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, and the paranormal and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital. Stephen, his mother Nellie, and his

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Jon
  • Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg

    Steven Spielberg was born on December 18, 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His mother Leah Spielberg was a concert pianist and his father, Arnold Spielberg was an electric engineer who was part of the team that designed the first computers. His family moved from Ohio to New Jersey, and then to Arizona while he was just a young boy. Steven Spielberg is married to actress Kate Capshaw. They each have a child from a previous marriage,

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Steven Spielburg

    Steven Spielburg

    How Steven Spielburg had effect on other directors. He has been writing movies and screenplays since he was 10 years old. Many other directors only start writing when they go into college or many even high schools. However, this is why Steven is so different compared to the other directors of his time. Steven was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 18,1947. He was raised in the suburbs of Haddonfield, New Jersey and Scottsdale, Arizona.

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Stina Persson

    Stina Persson

    a). Stina Persson’s for Vogue b). Stina Persson’s for Target c). Tina Berning - http://cdn0.lostateminor.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/tina_berning.jpg Stina Persson – Influences, Symbolism and Technique. Eliza Boyd. Stina Persson is a mixed media illustrator based in Stockholm, Sweden who is highly regarded within the fashion Industry. Persson’s clients include Editorial work for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle UK Marie Claire, and Nylon. Persson has also done corporate work for clients such as Coca Cola, Absolut Vodka, Sony Music, Macy’s

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    Submitted: September 9, 2014 By: Eliza Boyd
  • Story

    Story

    When it comes to me sitting down and listening to a story I look for a few specific characteristics that the story must have for me to consider it interesting and well told. To begin with, the character of the story must be somewhat realistic and it really helps when it is somewhat like me. The story must get to its point quickly and keep me on the edge of my seat in order for

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Stranger in the Photo Is You

    Stranger in the Photo Is You

    I found a picture lying on my desk. There stood Kyle shoulder to shoulder with myself, Daniel peering over our backs and Scott Leblanc standing awkwardly in the background. The rest of the picture is filled with the silent conversation and laughter of the kids playing amongst themselves at my old elementary school. It happened to be a full day of ‘Art in the Park. Kyle and I both had our faces painted like clowns,

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Vika
  • Students Living in Temporary Spaces

    Students Living in Temporary Spaces

    TO: Students Living in Temporary Spaces From: Chris Gregory, Cone CRL SUB: Staying in Lounges for the remainder of the Academic Year Students, If you wish to stay in your current space for the remainder of the year, you may be able to do so with my permission. I want to clearly state that simply requesting permanent status in a lounge is not necessary or sufficient. I will need to meet with all students currently

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Victor
  • Stuggles of Neil Young

    Stuggles of Neil Young

    Singer/Songwriter Neil Young was born November 12, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario Canada, to Scott and “Rassy” Young. Neil Young moved to Winnipeg with his mother when she and his father got a divorce (Erlewin N.Pag.). Upset with failed attempts to become successful Young left his former band The Mynah Birds and moved to Los Angeles. (N.Pag.). Young’s movement to America was illegal and was an illegal immigrant all thought playing with Buffalo Springfield as well

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • Success at a Young Age

    Success at a Young Age

    Success by a Young Age Aretha Franklin is a well known pop, R&B, and gospel singer. She has been nicknamed “The Queen of Soul” and is an internationally known artist and a symbol of pride in the African American community. Her popularity soared in 1967 when she released an album containing songs “I Never Loved a Man”, “Respect”, and “Baby I Love You.” Throughout her career she has achieved fifteen Grammy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award,

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Victor
  • Sue Grafton

    Sue Grafton

    On April 24, 1940, Sue Grafton was born to Cornelius Warren, an attorney and novelist, and Vivian Boisseau (Harnsberger) Grafton, a high school chemistry teacher, in Louisville, Kentucky. (“Sue Grafton” I 1) Her father, also called Chip, wrote and published three psychological mysteries and a novel as C.W. Grafton. (“Sue Grafton” I 1) With her parents being a lawyer, writer, and teacher, there were various books around the house that her mother labeled: dirty, dull,

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Summary of the Life of Beethoven

    Summary of the Life of Beethoven

    On December 17, 1770, a life began in Bonn, Germany that would change the change of music for an era. Ludwig van Beethoven was born into a family of musicians. His grandfather, whom he was named after, was a bass singer and Kapellmeister at the electorate of Cologne. Beethoven’s father, Johann, was a court tenor and music teacher. His mother, Maria Magdalena Leym, came from a family of wealthy landowners and senators. When Beethoven was

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Mike
  • Sunil Bharti Mittal

    Sunil Bharti Mittal

    BACKGROUND: Family support: Sunil Bharti Mittal, born October 23, 1957 is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman and managing director of the Bharti group. The $4.5 billion turnover company runs India's largest GSM-based mobile phone service. Sunil's father, Sat Paul Mittal, an MP, was always in public life. It was Sunil who started in business (making cycle parts in Ludhiana, India) in 1976 at the age of 18 with borrowed capital of Rs 20,000.The

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: July
  • Supreme Court Justice – Antonin Scalia

    Supreme Court Justice – Antonin Scalia

    Michael Griffin 09/08/15 Sociology of Law Supreme Court Justice – Antonin Scalia Antonin Scalia is an associate United States Supreme Court Justice who was appointed to the country’s highest court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. Scalia had an interesting rise to his appointment to the Supreme Court which should examined and understood to fully gain a grasp on the type of individual he was. Antonin Scalia was a practicing lawyer in the early 1960’s,

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    Submitted: March 4, 2016 By: luckyme718
  • Surrealism and Salvador Dali

    Surrealism and Salvador Dali

    English 102 Final Rough Draft Surrealism and Salvador Dali Surrealism is defined as an art style developed in the 1920's in Europe, characterized by using the subconscious as a source of creativity to liberate pictural subjects and ideas. Surrealist paintings often depict unexpected or irrational objects in an atmosphere or fantasy , creating a dreamlike scenario ( www.progressiveart.com 2004). The word Surrealism was created in 1917 by the writer Guillaune Apollinaire. He used it

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Victor
  • Survival in the Yukon

    Survival in the Yukon

    Smith Dalton Smith English 101 Research Essay 21 March 2016 Survival in the Yukon Many would say survival is a key component in life’s journey. Survival can be a mental battle within in or a literal battle with the outside world. In London’s short story, “To Build a Fire,” a newcomer to the Yukon survival skills are put to the test and he rarely translates the hard facts, such as extreme cold, and a man’s

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    Submitted: June 11, 2016 By: Haley Suttle
  • Susan B. Anthony - Women’s Suffrage Movement

    Susan B. Anthony - Women’s Suffrage Movement

    Susan B. Anthony For an individual to be considered a leader, they must posses certain leadership qualities. Many think for a person to be a leader, they just have to lead people; indeed they must lead people, but they must lead them to good choices, and a better future. They must portray honesty, good communication skills, confidence, inspiration, be positive, have humor, be creative, and be committed. Susan B. Anthony is a great example of

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    Submitted: December 17, 2015 By: kayleeplyler
  • Susan Cooper

    Susan Cooper

    Susan Cooper has been writing for over 30 years. In this time she has written numerous newspaper articles, books for children and adults, screenplays for TV, the cinema and a Broadway play. As a writer she is hard to classify, what is universally accepted is that she is a writer with extraordinary gifts. Born in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England in May 1935, Susan Cooper attended Slough High School before going up to Oxford University. At Somerville

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Susan Davis Political Profile

    Susan Davis Political Profile

    Susan Davis is a democratic, Jewish, woman from San Diego , California. She has been the representative to San Diego since 2001 and from her track record, she is a good politician. Susan has been a leader ever since she got out of college. Numerous times, she has co-sponored bills that come out of need in San Diego. She is the head of many caucuses as well and holds some leadership power in the House.

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: Victor
  • Sweat

    Sweat

    Sweat By Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston is a remarkable author who reflects her life in most of her novels, short stories, and her essays. She was a writer during the Harlem Renaissance, also known as “the new negro movement”, however; her writings were not given proper recognition at first because they were not of the “norm” for that time period. All of the authors during the Harlem Renaissance were expected to write about

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • Syd Barrett

    Syd Barrett

    Born on January 6, 1946, Roger Keith Barrett was raised in CambridgeEngland. He was given the nickname "Syd" as a youngster, while attending the city's High School, where his friends included Roger Waters and David Gilmour, and it stuck with him as he grew up. In his late teens, after his father died, he started producing paintings and music. He was an originating member of The Abdabs, The T-Sets, Sigma 6, and other names such

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Monika
  • Syd Barrett

    Syd Barrett

    Born on January 6, 1946, Roger Keith Barrett was raised in CambridgeEngland. He was given the nickname "Syd" as a youngster, while attending the city's High School, where his friends included Roger Waters and David Gilmour, and it stuck with him as he grew up. In his late teens, after his father died, he started producing paintings and music. He was an originating member of The Abdabs, The T-Sets, Sigma 6, and other names such

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Monika
  • Sylvester Enzio Stallone

    Sylvester Enzio Stallone

    Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born on July 6th, 1946, in Hells Kitchen, a poor neighborhood in New York City. During his birth, doctors used forceps to pull his head out. The trauma left his lower left side of his face paralyzed, which gave him the slurred speech, drooping lower lip and crooked left eye. His childhood was not spent with his family, but with an elderly woman in a New York City boardinghouse. At the

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Steve
  • Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Stallone

    Sylvester Enzio Stallone was born on July 6th, 1946, in Hells Kitchen, a poor neighborhood in New York City. During his birth, doctors used forceps to pull his head out. The trauma left his lower left side of his face paralyzed, which gave him the slurred speech, drooping lower lip and crooked left eye. His childhood was not spent with his family, but with an elderly woman in a New York City boardinghouse. At the

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath One would think if someone writes about death in all of their writing, that that person is depressed or crazy. Sylvia Plath was depressed and psychotic in certain stages of her life, which is why people were so fascinated with her. How could a young, beautiful, brilliant woman be so sad and dreary? As one looks at her life one realizes her life was very mournful and dark, which is why darkness and

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Sylvia Porter

    Sylvia Porter

    Sylvia Porter was one of the most successful financial columnists and writers in America. At the height of her career, she had over forty million people reading her syndicated financial columns. When Sylvia was a freshman in college, the affects of the stock market crash made her realize that the economy had to change. Switching her major to economics, Sylvia wanted to better understand the reason why the stock market had crashed. After college, she

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Mikki
  • System Information

    System Information

    Crafting your paper around a particular case study has the advantage that it will assist to be specific and not get lost in a superficial summary of everything that the unit may have touched upon. If you decide to go down this path, you could choose to select one of (at least) three options. The options for choosing a case include: • A real life OHS incident or disaster • Your current or previous employer

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    Submitted: May 6, 2011 By: wlee4954
  • T-Mobile Usa

    T-Mobile Usa

    T-Mobile USA is a national provider of wireless service. This company has one of the widest networks of wireless communications. With devices as far as blackberries and sidekicks—they were among the first to connect the cellular gimmicks to adhere with electronic-mailing services and AOL instant messenger features. What started out as VoiceStream Wireless in the mid-to-late 1990’s turned into one of the most reputable wireless services T-Mobile USA in the year 2002. According to the

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Andrew
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