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Poem – AP Human Geography

What is Globalization? Increasing of connections across borders. Which branch of geography deals with climate, soil, and landforms? Physical what is connectivity? Degree to which places are linked Because space is so central to geography, we must study….. scale What is a mental map? Maps we carry in our minds. (beliefs, perceptions) Example of Human […]

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AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Remote Sensing Use of aircraft and satellites to observe and measure the earth’s surface Sensors (Remote Sensing) Photographic images, Thermal images, Multispectral scanners, radar images Multispectral scanners A device that senses and records datat about light of different wavelengths Environmental Geography The study of the impact humans have on the physical environment, and the environment’s […]

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AP Human Geography Chapter 1

DOGS TAILS date orientation, grid, situation, title, author, index, legend, scale What are the five themes of geography Location, place, region, human-enviromental interaction, movement What are the two types of location? relative and absolute What is place? physical characteristics of an area What is region? cultural characteristics What is movement? how people get around What […]

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AP Human Geography Chapter 4

1) The frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of a group of people is a A) custom. B) popular culture. C) habit. D) taboo. 2) A repetitive act performed by an individual is a A) custom. B) popular culture. C) habit. D) taboo. 3) In contrast to folk culture, […]

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Flash Cadillac returns to rock road

Flash is back. The rock ‘n’ roll institution known as Flash Cadillac is about to fire up the engine and hit the highway again. That’s welcome news to legions of good-time music fans. When Flash Cadillac frontman Sam McFadin died suddenly of a heart attack in August, the band’s future was uncertain. But band members […]

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Flash Forward

Once derided as unviable, enterprise-level flash storage began to pick up steam a few years ago. However, even then, it was deemed too expensive relative to the performance that it provided by most organisations. Now, things are changing; with the technology much more affordable (and higher-performing), an entire ecosystem of flash storage vendors and systems […]

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Flash drives are making a big splash

Those little flash memory cards you plug into your digital camera are starting to grow up. Just ask the engineers at Apple Inc. The iconic computer maker’s new MacBook Air laptop will be available in a $3,100 version that uses a solid state flash memory drive, or SSD, instead of a mechanical hard drive. And […]

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Dudley moore is worth millions

IS face is hauntingly familiar. Rocketing around the filthy garage he uses as his bedroom, the toddler’s big brown eyes, wide smile and huge head on a chubby little body are reminiscent of his famous father. The mock karate kicks are followed by overly dramatic pratfalls, the face is constantly animated, and when his antics […]

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Hoffman vs Hoffman

DUSTIN Hoffman won an Oscar for his performance in Kramer vs Kramer, the film that charted a bitter marital breakdown and the fight over the custody of a child. Now, in an extraordinary echo of the 1979 film, the Hollywood star has been confronted with a custody battle over his own grandchild. Hoffman refuses to […]

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Killer’s Daughter Guilty of Murder

A CHEATING wife who murdered her husband after luring him to a hotel by promising him a night of sex to revive their flagging marriage began a life sentence last night. Accountant Carol Croydon, 41, herself a murderer’s daughter, planned to start a new life with her fifth and latest lover after inheriting more than […]

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What a Way to Get Ahead

We begin today by quoting a wire story that would be a testament to good old American ingenuity – if it hadn’t happened in Tokyo: “To gain the minimum height requirement to be a Sumo wrestler, a Japanese teenager had six inches of silicone implanted under his scalp. Takeji Harada, 16, who had failed six […]

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Murder near Sauk Centre

Dinner was done. Rita and Frank Hittle had just pulled out the cribbage board Thursday evening when the shooting started next door at the Schloegl place. Frank Hittle was out the door, up the hill and as far as his woodpile when he saw the bodies and heard the moans. He raced home and called […]

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When Latanya Lavallais was shot to death

When Latanya Lavallais was shot to death, her parents lost not only their daughter but also the church that had been the center of their lives. Lavallais, 23, was shot in the head at close range six times on Sept. 27, 1996, while baby-sitting overnight for Jennifer Tombs, a troubled 16-year-old with a delinquency record. […]

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Captive crowd marks prison’s 90 years

At the Stillwater prison, it’s all about time. But it meant different things to different people Friday as the state prison marked its 90th anniversary: – “As far as I’m concerned, everything’s changed except the shell, and some of it for the best,” said James Wilford, 50, who has been at Stillwater for 25 years, […]

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Triple torture killings head to court

Ida Strouth vowed she would never reveal the whereabouts of her daughter and 3-month-old granddaughter to the baby’s father. Not even torture worked. She died after her throat and wrists were slit, her head was smashed with a hammer and she was choked with a cord. Also slain June 28, in what has been described […]

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Paul Molitor subtracts a wife and adds a kid

Paul Molitor reportedly was as busy over the summer as those Twins he was instructing. His divorce from Linda Molitor became final in July, after what I understand were protracted settlement talks. In August, he became a father for the third time. The second time, a case of unexpected paternity about 18 months ago, is […]

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I fell in love with my wife the moment i saw her photograph

ANTHONY ANDREWS walks into a Kensington restaurant wearing an open-necked blue shirt and a sports jacket. He’s 53 but looks thin, fit and remarkably young. Indeed, he looks little older than when he famously played little-boy-lost Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited. Earlier this year he was the sexually ambiguous Boy Dougdale in the starry TV […]

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Patterson sentenced to three life terms

The last image Henry Patterson saw of his three victims wasn’t the tortured, bloody bodies he left on a basement floor last year. On Wednesday, he saw videos of Ida Strouth, her son and a neighbor boy in happy moments with their friends and relatives. On the “Memories of Ida and Jacob” tape played in […]

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Death of a Party Girl

It is evening in Goa, the former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India. The Paraiso beach club is throbbing. At one small table, Kadamba Simmons and her sister, Kumari, are deep in conversation, unaware of a pair of watching green eyes across the room. Suddenly, Yaniv Malka is upon them. `You are the […]

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Rising star shot dead in Brockton 19-year-old recording artist

A 19-year-old Brockton youth ticketed for stardom in the pop music world was gunned down yesterday morning as he sat in his car at the housing project he had escaped when he began his recording career. Christopher Bender was shot at 2:20 a.m. yesterday as he sat behind the wheel of his Mercedes Benz in […]

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Salina, Kan.-area native retires with $238 million in ADM stock

Dec. 14–John K. “Jack” Vanier, went through good times as well as the bad during his time on the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Co. After 26 years of those ups and downs, Vanier, 76, announced Monday that he was retiring. “I’m playing on the back nine now,” he said. “It’s time to […]

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I’m so proud of my grandfather

Growing up in Hollywood and being long of limb and blond of hair, there was always the possibility that Molly Flattery would go into acting. But when your grandfather happens to be screen legend Steve McQueen, then it is pretty much a fait accompli. Now 19 and about to start college, Molly never met her […]

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Bowing to competition,fannie’s folds

Just before Sept. 11, 2001, Kathleen “Fannie” Doxer opened the eighth location of her namesake factory warehouse store. Six months later, in March 2002, the brand new Springfield, Va., store closed – along with three other Washington, D.C., area outlets. “I never even saw the finished store,” said Doxer, 53, better known as “Frugal Fannie.” […]

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The bridesmaid baby sitter murder

On January 27, 1997, Jamie Lyn Dennis and Michael Gianakos asked a baby sitter to watch her children, then robbed the Moorhead Super 8 where Michael was a clerk. Worried that baby sitter Anne Marie Camp might tell police that Jamie wasn’t home the night of robbery, on May 1 Jamie packed two of her […]