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Florida Essay Examples

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Florida Should Protect Panthers to Preserve Legacy
As the deer fed at the marsh's edge, it's tail flickering as it nibbled tender and ripe green growth. Then the nervous animal pauses in it's feeding and lifted its head to listen. Whatever hint of danger the deer had sensed was ignored once the threat could not be located. It stamped a forefoot, lowered its head and began t...
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Moving to Florida
Growing up in a small town in Nebraska at the age of nine, my life was
complete with a mapped out future. My family had just built a new house;
we went to church every Sunday where we knew everyone there. I had
everything I could want: friends, family and a lifestyle I was
accustomed to. One night I was called into the kitc...
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Stand Your Ground: Legal to Kill
The stand your ground law is a debatable topic, many people are for it and others are against it. The Stand Your Ground law has caused murders. I believe the law was created to protect citizens but it has been proven to protect certain citizens. I am from Florida and sometimes I do not like to watch the news it seems like s...
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An Analysis of the Child Abuse in Florida
Sherry Nelson Child Abuse in Florida Florida, as all of us are painfully aware, is not immune to the devastation of child abuse. In 1999, Florida had 168,256 reports of child abuse and 74,000 children were identified as abused and neglected. Eighty-four of those identified children died as a result of maltreatment. (F...
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A Summary of the Performance in the Mahaffey Theater on March 1st
On Saturday March 1st at 8:00 pm, I attended the Mahaffey Theater, also known as the Bayfront Center, located at 400 First Street South in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The Mahaffey Theater was a spectacular looking performing arts center on the inside. It had a capacity of about 2,000 guests and is considered to be one of the...
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The Situation of Women Involved in Justice System in the State of Florida
After visiting several websites in regards to the treatment of females in the justice system led me to the conclusion that the real problem isn't what happens inside the system so much as what happens as a result of being the system. In other words the real injustice happens after the women serve their sentences and are rel...
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A Short Biography of Juan Ponce de León
He was born in San Tervas de Campos, Spain, in 1474. There is no record of his birth, parent's names, or of his preteeen years. In his younger years he served as a squire and earned the nickname "poor knight." From that day on he trained himself in the arts of war and survival to prepare himself for future of dari...
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I Dream of the Atlantic Ocean, My First Visit to Florida
It was my first visit to Florida and I was finally going to catch a glimpse of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. As a child, I heard its glory described to me by friends that had gone on beach vacations. To run and leap into the crashing waves seemed a reoccurring dream of mine. Strolling down the oceanfront boardwalk, I lifted my...
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The Case of the State of Florida and the 2000 Elections
The election of 2000 is one that we will all remember, not because the candidates but because of the state of Florida. The chaos of the 2000 election in Florida has shown that our electoral system is in definite need of immediate reform. Not necessarily our voting system but more the means that we cast our votes. Some of th...
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A Report from a Visit in the Thirteenth District Circuit Court of Florida
On the date of November 27, 2000, I visited the Hillsborough county Courthouse and witnessed the Thirteenth District Circuit Court of Florida in its proceedings. The case was the State of Florida v. Michael Canady and his honor that presided over the case was Judge William Fuente. The case was called at 10:30 AM and opened...
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The Controversy of Affirmative Action Use in the State of Florida
Encarta Encyclopedia defines Affirmative Action as the system of policies used in the United States to increase opportunities for minorities and women by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts. Generally, affirmative action has been undertaken by governments, busi...
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A Review of the Florida National 2001 Exhibition Held at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts
The Florida National 2001 was held at the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition hosted combined talents from all over the United States. The Florida National is an annual art contest that has entries come from all over the nation. Awards were given for the best two pieces in the show. In the show arti...
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An Analysis of the Privatization of Water Management in Florida
An Essay On An Economics Article
There is a major debate brewing in the Florida water districts. The discussion concerns a company called Azurix and their novel offer. Azurix is a spin-off the huge Houston based gas and oil company Enron. The offer: in exchange for financing a portion of the four billion-dollar everglades c...
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An Analysis of Governor Jeb Bush's One Florida Initiative in Florida School Systems
Governor Jeb Bush’s One Florida Initiative has come into action and there have been many opposing opinions towards this plan since The Board of Regents approved it. Some might say the plan has split Florida in two. Many Florida citizens who support One Florida argue towards opposing positions to give the plan a chance. Thes...
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A Study and Statiosof FPL Energy
Case Study and Statistics on FPL Energy Case Study and Statistics on FPL Energy FPL Energy is one of the nation’s leading independent generators of electricity. Dedicated to generating clean energy, 80 % of its capacity is fueled by clean and renewable resources. The United States is the nation with the...
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An Introduction to the History and Geography of Florida
Florida There are many different places to go and to see in this great country. Are you looking for fun in the sun? Then Florida is your vacation paradise. The whole family will enjoy a trip to Florida because of many different attractions, water activities and sports. If your family is looking for a variety of th...
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An Overview of the Case of Lionel Tate in South Florida
Throwing the Book at Kids A twelve-year-old boy, Lionel Tate, brutally beat a six-year-old girl to death in South Florida in 1999. Tate was pretending to be a pro wrestler while he pummeled this girl to death, her liver even had split in half. A Florida law was recently passed which made it easier for prosecutors to try ki...
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The Debates About the Florida Initiative
Florida Initiative has come into action and there have been many opposing opinions towards this plan since The Board of Regents approved it. Some might say the plan has split Florida in two. Many Florida citizens who support One Florida argue towards opposing positions to give the plan a chance. These supporters believe...
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A Recommendation for Recycling Water in Florida
Recommendation For Recycling Water in Florida Prepared for: Tom Petty, Chairman Of The Board Department Of Environmental Regulation Board by: Environmental Specialist, Pasco County Florida November 29, 1996 Contents Abstract................................................2 Executive Summary..............................
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A Look at Key Fact About the Case 'State of Florida Versus Seminole Tribe of Florida'
I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating "electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance" and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the abs...
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An Opinion on a Florida's Law
The Medical, Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues involved in Florida’s “partial-birth” abortion law Damien Dominicis Anthropology 2301 Partial-birth abortion also known, as D & E for dilation and extraction was first used and developed by Dr. James McMahon, who performed the procedure well into the last trimester of...
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The Increase of Everglades and the Threat of Mercury on the State of Florida
There is a large problem threatening the Florida Everglades increasingly everyday. It’s called mercury. This deadly chemical has entered the food chain in an organic form called Methymercury. The Everglades provides plenty of warmth, sunlight, and certain bacteria which combine to form the perfect ingredients for the rea...
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A Comparison of the Florida Constitution and the United States Constitution
A person new to the state of Florida can learn just about everything about Florida politics from the Florida Department of Elections website. One important feature is having access to the Florida Constitution which was revised and then subsequently amended. From this people can learn about the declaration of rights. For exa...
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My First NFL Game
Back in 2003 or 2004 I went to my first ever NFL game in Jacksonville,
Florida. My next door neighbor took me with him because I have never
been to one before. The drive down there was a journey to us because it
took about three hours from where we lived. The weather started to get
nasty and rain came down. By the time...
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History of Tampa Cigar Factory
At one time, there were over two hundred cigar factories gracing our City’s skyline, giving Tampa the moniker of Cigar City. Unfortunately, there are now only twenty-four former factories remaining; five of which are abandoned. However, the remaining nineteen factories are currently being utilized as offices, churches, sch...
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