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A Guide to Florida Bass Fishing

- When it comes to bass fishing, few places match Florida. Florida bass fishing anglers enjoy some of the most pristine areas in the country for bass fishing thanks to the efforts of the Florida State Park Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. By enacting responsible licensing rules and size limits, the conservation services of The Sunshine State have made it possible for bass anglers to catch some of the nation's largest bass that have set records that are talked about throughout the bass fishing world....   [tags: florida wildlife commission, sea eagle]

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The Everglades Of Florida Everglades

- ... The largest non-native species are the Burmese Pythons, the Schinus, which is a Brazilian pepper, and the Lionfish. These invasive species may sound harmless, but the damage they do is almost irreparable. For example, the Burmese Pythons are likely to target the American Alligator, sometimes swallowing them whole. Without the American Alligator in the Everglades, the whole ecosystem could deteriorate. While mother Alligators create a nest for their eggs, turtles use abandoned nests for their homes (ok 2002)....   [tags: Florida, Everglades, Everglades National Park]

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Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida

- African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history]

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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change

- ... 2014.) Consequently, the behavior of the Everglades ecosystem and climate has also been modified by human innovation and urbanization. The creation of drainage ditches, levees, and increased agricultural land are all instances of rearrangement of the natural environments surrounding the tree islands in the swamplands of the Everglades and have resulted in changes of the tree island biota (Willard et al. 580-581). The main influence of these changes became evident in 1910 to 1930 as urbanization increased and agricultural land use demanded dryer land for farming....   [tags: Southern Florida diverse ecosystem]

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Florida versus Jardines

- Citation: Florida v. Jardines/ Supreme court of Florida/ 2013, 133 S. Ct. 1409 Facts: On November 2006 the Miami-Dade police department received an anonymous tip that the home of Joelis Jardines was been used to grow marihuana. On December 2006 two detectives along with a trained drug sniffing dog approached Jardines home. At the front door the dog signaled for drugs, as well as the detective who smelled the marihuana coming from inside. Detectives then wrote an affidavit and obtained a search warrant that confirmed the growth of marihuana in Jardine’s home....   [tags: Florida Supreme Court cases]

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The Everglades: Florida's Unique Landscape of Change

- The Overflowed Lands Act of 1850 approved 81,000 km2 of federal land to be given to the State of Florida, which marks the start of the economic history of southern Florida. The International Improvement Fund (IIF) then used these granted lands in 1855 to encourage development by means of land reclamation. Railroad and canal companies were then given land in an effort to make new lands accessible for colonization. In the late 1800’s, land drainage projects were headed by prosperous entrepreneurs and the first railroad completed its connection with Miami, serving to provide access to southern Florida....   [tags: Southern Florida, Economic History, Landscape]

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Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America

- Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students....   [tags: american history, florida]

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Florida Swampy History: Work Project Administration

- The legends and songs tell many things about a culture and person. The only probably was people did not know the meanings of them or the origin. In 1935, President Roosevelt started Work Project Administration. The purpose was to make jobs during The Great Depression. The WPA mission was to bring people the history of the countries writing, “The WPA guides, or as they were known in the 1930s, the American Guides, were designed less to encourage tourism than to serve as histories”. (Bengal) The project head, Henry Alsberg, wanted writers like Zora Hurston and John Cheever, but Zora Hurston was one of the few with experience....   [tags: touring florida, dysfunctional marriage]

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The Effects of Citrus Canker and Citrus Greening on the Florida Citrus Industry

- For citrus growers in Florida, the future is uncertain. Two bacterial diseases, named citrus canker and citrus greening disease, have devastated countless acres of trees across the state. For an industry that “generates about $8.9 billion a year,” this is no small issue (“Citrus Greening”). The Florida Citrus Grower’s Association would like to import a landrace of orange discovered in China that is resistant to citrus greening disease and test it in Florida to discover its effects on both citrus canker and greening....   [tags: Florida Citrus Industry]

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Florida Panther

- 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 to eat once more, this deer had failed to detect a Florida panther that was downwind (going into the wind) crouched low in the underbrush. Amber eyes however, estimated the distance between himself and the deer....   [tags: Florida Panther Restoration]

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The Issue of Casinos in South Florida

- Casinos on the 2014 ballot. Political committee lays the groundwork “After failing to persuade the Florida Legislature to pass a bill to open South Florida to mega resort casinos, gambling interests have taken the first steps to bring the issue directly to voters in 2014. A political committee under the name of “New Jobs and Revenues for Florida” was created April 10 with the purpose of promoting a “statewide constitutional initiative re gaming.” The committee chairman is Tallahassee lawyer and lobbyist John French and its treasurer is a political committee consultant and accountant Nancy Watkins of Tampa....   [tags: Social Issues]

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The Against Predatory Behavior And Florida

- ... The crimes that fall into this category include Lewd or Lascivious Acts, prostitution, pimping, pandering, and the exposure of sexual organs. “A Lewd or Lascivious Acts are sex crimes committed on a person younger than sixteen” (Florida 's Sexual Offenses) but over the age of 12. The lewd or Lascivious Act could also include exposing “yourself” to any individual (including minors). Prostitution is when two individual that are not married to each other agree to buy, sell, or offer sexual favors or intercourse in exchange for money....   [tags: Sex offender, Human sexual behavior]

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The 59th Unnamed Cave in Florida

- ... The prehistoric sherds of the 59th Unnamed Cave can generally be sorted as plain or check stamped. The plain and the worn out check stamped is hard to classified because there are so many variations of it. However the check stamped is a distinctive pattern that can be easily classify. Plain ceramic sherds indicate that the time when the cave was occupied is in the earlier Woodland period, while the checked stamped indicate that the time the cave was occupied is in the Late Woodland period. There are a total of eight individual petroglyph in the cave....   [tags: rock art, glyphs]

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Florida Grapefruit And The Natural Environment

- ... Growers try to use pesticides to keep the sickness away, but these maladies have no cure and will most likely plague the grapefruit for as long as it’s grown. Canker and greening have been spread across Florida and to several other southern states thanks to hurricanes. Florida, being the low-lying peninsula that it is, is subject to many hurricanes every year. The high winds and rain help to carry bacteria from grove to grove, infecting more trees. Of course, that only affects the trees that the hurricanes don’t tear down....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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The Water Supply of Florida

- The water supply of Florida is important for a number of reasons. But it is crucial because it not only helped develop human society but it is also continually sustaining it. There are a number of phases and processes that take place to make this happen. There are numerous stages that take place simultaneously in the hydrologic cycle and this includes evaporation. This is when the water alters from a liquid state into a gas. The damp air from the water rises into the atmosphere and when it cools, the vapor condenses and shapes into clouds....   [tags: hydrologic cycle, aquifers, irrigation system]

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The Case Of Florida Vs. Harris

- According to the Justice Kagan, in the case of Florida vs. Harris, “we considered how a court should determine if the “alert” of drug-detention during a traffic stop provides probable cause to search a vehicle” (Kagan). On June 26, 2006, a Sheriff Officer of the State of Florida, William Wheetley and his drug detection dog, Aldo, were on patrol. Furthermore, Officer Wheetley conducted a traffic stop of the defendant Clayton Harris for expired tags on his truck. As Officer Wheetley approached the truck, he noticed that Harris was acting nervous/anxious, more than he should have, and he also noticed an open can of beer in the cup holder next to him....   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Experiencing Marathon at the Florida Keys

- On our 10-day 'vacay' we decided to stop for a several night stay-over at a quaint town which is halfway along the Florida Keys. It's called Marathon, and I do credit it to the famous and wondrous Seven Mile Bridge. It should get billing as one of the 7 Wonders In Our Manmade World, and you'll see beautiful watery scenes on both sides yet in different colors of blues and greens. Serenely breath-taking as the bridge goes from miles of flat driving over shallow water to arching up high in the sky just as you embrace Marathon....   [tags: Sights, Events, Hotels]

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The Experience Of The Florida House

- ... I thought of the drive as an adventure to the unknown and pretended I was a princess being chauffeured to her Magical Castle. Upon arrival, all I remember seeing is: crystal blue water, looming palm trees overhead, cloudless sky, and my grandparents’ smiling faces. Because the blacktop was scorching hot on my feet, I ran faster into my grandma’s arms as it had been over a year that I saw her last. We were walking to the beach, we had to walk through a huge tunnel that goes underneath the bridge....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Chair, Sand]

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Insurer Bad Faith in Florida

- Insurer Bad Faith in Florida Millions of claims are filed with insurers every year in Florida. Unfortunately, some portion of them are resisted by the insurance company for its own self-interested reasons. Rather than working with the insured to see that all the benefits due under the policy are paid to the person who has diligently been sending premiums to the insurer in exchange for financial protection, these “bad faith” insurers do what they can to deny, delay and minimize the claim. Why. The short answer is that most people don’t bother to fight an insurer’s denial of a claim, so the insurance company gets to keep the money that it would have had to pay to those people....   [tags: insurance company, benefits]

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The Drug Trafficking Of Florida

- ... The “weekend warriors” were only a small group of users, compared to what was to come. They came up with a plan of sending cocaine to the United States through Florida to drive the prices down. Simple economics, the more of a supply there is, the cheaper the price of the supply is. According to Paul Gootenberg, “by 1975 there had been around four tons of cocaine smuggled. Five years later one hundred tons of cocaine had been smuggled in. causing the price to fall, winning devoted users of the drug....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling, Pablo Escobar]

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The Film Industry in Florida

- Florida is known for many things like its fresh oranges, its sunshine and warm climate, its beautiful beaches, its Everglades National Park, cigar factories and many more interesting things. There is also one more thing that adds on to Florida’s popularity and it is its film industry. The film industry in Florida is one of the largest in the United States. In 2006, Florida was ranked third in the U.S. for film production, after California and New York, based on revenue generated. Who knew Florida would also be famous for its film industry....   [tags: kalem studios, winter film capital]

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The 2016 Florida Legislative Session

- ... • Requires Public schools to share Capital Funding with Charter schools: In Citrus one of our charter school the students only go for half of the school year which means we still have to fund their capital needs now without their funding. • Best & Brightest: the highly controversial teacher bonus program which gives teachers up to a $10,000 bonus for bonus for teacher 's ACT/SAT scores. Last year Florida funded $44 million, this year Florida in funding $49million—that is now a total of $89million dollars for this program....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, Charter school]

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Studying Finance At The University Of Florida

- I am currently studying Finance at the University of Florida. I’ve always been interested in the field of business but never knew what aspect of it I wanted to declare for my studies. Throughout my internship at PepsiCo this past summer I was able to see the specific work that each business field was in charge of. While shadowing a Senior Finance Director I realized there was an analytical side to finance that wasn’t just looking and comparing current numbers to previous time periods. Analysts look at numbers and read into them to see potential growth and decline in trends....   [tags: Employment, Intern, Internship, Pepsi]

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Business Administration At The University Of Florida

- ... By copying the part of the text that you want to duplicate, you can efficiently change other text to the same format, instead of manually changing it yourself. This tool will especially come in handy with resumes and cover letters where formatting counts. If I work with marketing or public relations, this tool will allow me to create documents efficiently with the correct formatting throughout the page. Especially with Public Relations where I will need to write press releases in a specific format, this tool will come in handy....   [tags: Management, Business, Business school]

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The Affordable Care Act Of Florida

- ... Lastly, it will be discussed how the court was correct in stating that Congress exceeded their powers and violated federalism by attempting to force states to comply with their Medicaid program or lose their entire federal funding for Medicaid. The individual mandate in the in the Affordable Care Act is a far reach of congressional power. This mandate alone greatly expands the power of the legislative branch in a way that was not intended by the framers of the Constitution. The court was unwise in their decision to allow the individual mandate to pass as it gives Congress almost unlimited power....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Seving in Florida by Barbara Enhrenreich

- There were two major issues that Ehrenreich has with working in the restaurant. The first one is the management and the second issue is the amount of money she makes. The management is views as the enemy to the employees; making new rules for the staff and the endless accusations about the employees behaviors. The salary for restaurant employees makes it hard to secure housing, prescription drugs, and any unexpected expense. “Serving in Florida” written by Barbara Ehrenreich is a reflected recap of her time working in the restaurant industry....   [tags: restaurant and hospitality management]

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The Course At Florida Atlantic University

- ... What started out for me as a want to write about my Grandpa ended up morphing into something of far superior significance. No sooner would I learn certain things than questions would arise to take me in tangential directions, and though the process wasn’t always easy I’m glad they did in the end. I ended up embarking on a journey seeing me not only learn more about my Grandpa but also learn more about myself and other members of my family as well. These are things I wouldn’t have ended up knowing had I not chosen to write this memoir, and I’m grateful this knowledge is not going to get ‘lost’ in our family’s ‘annals of time.’ They are stories I can share with my children and which with a...   [tags: Writing, Family, Creative writing]

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My Family's Trip to Florida

- Here we are, packing in the nice, warm, mellow sun. The sweet-scented flowers of May are blooming. The huge amount of supplies goes into the back of our big, white van. Everyone’s face has a sincerely eager smile. I look at my mom’s smile, and I can swear that it’s as open as a crocodile’s. We’re taking a family trip down to Florida. All of us hop into the big, white van. “We’re going to Florida” is just about the only thing I can hear anyone saying for the whole trip. The trip is going to take forever....   [tags: Personal Experience, Personal Narrative]

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The Cattle King of Florida

- The Cattle King of Florida Francis Asbury Hendry was commonly referred to as “Berry” and was known as the “Father of Fort Myers.” He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He spent many years serving in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives. As a soldier, statesman, and cattleman; Captain Francis Asbury Hendry was a strong historical figure who accomplished a lot in life. Berry was born about 18 miles from Thomasville, Georgia on November 19, 1833. His parents were James Edward and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry....   [tags: Biography ]

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The Florida Department Of Health

- ... The ability to communicate effectively (through writing) can make or break someone 's professional life. The Center provides help with any course-related writing assignment, research papers, speeches, graduate school admission essays and personal statements, and resumes/CVs (University Writing Center, 2015). All services provided by the Writing Center are free of charge to current students. A perfect summary that brings everything together is listed on the Center 's website: "The goal isn 't to fix your paper for you -it 's to show you some ways you can revise your own writing" (University Writing Center, 2015)....   [tags: Public health, Health care, Medicine]

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The Florida Manatee: endangered species

- The manatee has been on the endangered species list since the year 2001. This is caused from pollution in the water, power boats, and slow reproductivity. As a result, humans are putting an effort into saving these sea cows. The Florida Manatee’s scientific name is Manatus latirostris. The scientific genus name Trichechus, means hair in Latin. The name manatee comes from the Haitian word, "manati". A common term for manatees and dugongs is the “sea cow”. This name is most likely from the fact that manatees are herbivores, just like cows....   [tags: Manatee]

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The Dade Massacre: Florida Memory

- Treaties associated with Payne’s Landing and Fort Gibson in 1832, under the Andrew Jackson administration were written, to remove Seminole Indians out of Florida to the Westside of the Mississippi River. The Seminole Indians were to be made part of the Muscogee Creek Nation and would be given a piece of the countryside, and re-admitted to all privileges as members of the same. After years of no progression to the end state, a show of military presence was necessary and was placed into order. On 21, December 1835, six companies throughout the Florida peninsula, were ordered to go to Fort Brooke in Tampa Bay to aid in the eviction of the Seminole Indians....   [tags: seminole indians, payne's landing, fort gibson]

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The Cultures of Miami, Florida

- Located on the lower east coast of Florida the city of Miami is bordered by the Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Going east from the city the islands of Key Biscayne and Miami Beach help shelter the bay from the Atlantic Ocean, giving Miami a naturally protected harbor. The elevation of the city never rises above 40 feet and within most neighborhoods the elevation stays under 10 feet. The highest undulations are the Miami rock ridge which is found along the coast. A majority of the city lies on the shores of Biscayne Bay which contains hundreds of natural and artificially created islands, the largest being Miami Beach and South Beach....   [tags: languages, ethnic identities]

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The University Of North Florida

- The University of North Florida (“UNF”) is failing; less than half of its graduates enjoy overall good lives. According to the Gallup-Purdue Index Report, only 39% of the over 30,000 college graduates surveyed had experienced elements of well-being as well as engagement in their work (Great Lives 7). The study also found there was no difference if they attended a public, private, non-selective, or a highly selective institution (7). Therefore, UNF graduates are doing the same in job engagement and well-being as graduates from all other colleges, only 39% of them experienced well-being as well as engagement in their work....   [tags: Education, Learning, Stereotype threat]

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British Rule in Florida

- ... Soon after the attack the American Revolutionary War was almost about to happen. Some loyalists remained well..loyal to the British during that time period. The 2 sides as in the east and west side were very royal colonies. Even though the Spain had ruled for a longer period time. The British had one advantage they were able to recruit permanent settlers. Most of Florida's officials were looking to save money to keep public services going. The Proclamation of 1763 outlawed settlement west of the appalachians to the newly acquired Florida....   [tags: colonists, spanish]

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Florida vs Sexual Predators

- The debate about sexual predators and how they should be handled has been discussed for years. In Florida it has been no different and the debate still continues today. This paper will discuss Florida’s approach to sexual predators and the laws which, prohibits conduct considered to be predatory. Florida’s approach to sexual predators is to have criminals convicted of predatory acts or crimes against society to register in a sexual offender data base that was passed under the Florida Sexual Predator’s Act in 1997....   [tags: Sexual Predator Law]

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river city: Jacksonville, Florida

- Growing up in the city of Jacksonville, Florida, was the greatest childhood experience I could ever hope for. I was born into the same fruitful city that I was brought up in. Despite Jacksonville, Florida, being the largest city land area size in the lower forty-eight states. It provided me a feel of city life, while at the same time providing me with the slow pace of country life. It was a city of multiple personalities, Jacksonville held so many opportunities for so many different experiences, from the industrial side of the Northside, the fast paced feeling of a big city, the soothing waves of the beaches, the open range feel of the flat plain of the west side, to the suburban life of the...   [tags: Personal Narrative, Skyline]

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Florida Catastrophic Planning Initiative

- The Florida Catastrophic Planning (FLCP) Initiative was conducted under the auspices of the National Catastrophic Planning Process (CPP), as mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which was amended by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007. The Act of 2007 expanded the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in preparing for catastrophes as a result of the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina (Ruback et al., 2010). FEMA was given specific requirements to better prepare for catastrophic disasters and the FLCP planning process embodies one the first major tests of the CCP....   [tags: Government]

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Vacation in Orlando, Florida

- It's easy to spend too long trying to figure out the best place to spend your next vacation. In fact, spending hours on a computer looking at different options, half of which might not even be attractive to yourself, could be just enough to give yourself a headache. But then think about what you hear about most often, when visiting a theme park within the Continental United States. While famous celebreties proclaiming “I'm going to Disney World!” is indeed just an add campaign paid for by Disney themselves, it easily brings to mind all the memories of famous theme parks you remember....   [tags: informative essay]

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Colonizing Florida

- The Spanish had great expectations of Florida despite disastrous results from expeditions such as Ponce de Leon and Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon's. In a description of the panhandle region from Hernando de Soto's campaigns, Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, “The Province of Apalache is very fertile and abundantly provided with much corn, kidney beans, pumpkins, various fruits, much venison, many varieties of birds and excellent fishing near the sea.” Notwithstanding the environmental benefits, the Spanish were ultimately unsuccessful in establishing a plantation economy in Florida....   [tags: American History]

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Florida Abolitionists

- Hello everyone thanks for taking the time to listen to my story. I have always had an interest in the abolishment movement for as long as I could remember. I started reading abolishment editorials and that really captured my interest and I was moved by the words. I knew I wanted slavery to end but I had no Idea how I was going to stop it. When I and my family moved to Pensacola Florida I started working and I had to the opportunity to have a few jobs such as carpenter, boat builder, mechanic, and sailor....   [tags: Abolitionists, slavery, ]

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East or West: Florida versus California

- Florida is a place for fun and time with family. There are endless activities to do, whether it’s being a beach bum for the day or going to Disney World with the family. When deciding where to live, one choses by what makes them happiest and is more convenient for their schedule. California and Florida are both places with beaches galore and Disney parks, but what it all comes down to is which state is a more desirable place to live. A state’s climate can play a huge role in whether or not someone wants to live there or not....   [tags: best states for living in the US]

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Penalties for Operating a Grow House in Florida

- Issue: What are the penalties for operating a grow house in Florida. Facts: If you own or live in a house for the purpose of cultivating marijuana you are facing very serious charges. You will need an attorney, and a law firm that has experience in handling Marijuana Grow House cases. Recently in Southwest Florida there has been a bill introduced to combat the increasing problem of marijuana grow houses in Florida. House Bill 173, the Marijuana Grow House Eradication Act, won approval from the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety....   [tags: marijuana plant growing]

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The State of Florida and All Its Wonder

- Florida is a wonderful state that is located in a peninsula between the Straits of Florida, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico covering on the three sides. Fascinating environments of the state have been richly multiplied with exotic plants and fantastic animals. The culture differs in this flat land of Florida and at present times Florida comprises of more than 1000 public and private airports that welcomes tourists and travelers from around the globe extensively. The coastline of the Florida state has reduced in size from its original because of the increasing sea levels....   [tags: tourist, companies, manage]

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Florida Government – Current Top Issues

- Florida Government – Current Top Issues To begin with, it should be noted, that the government of Florida is operated and established according to the Constitution of Florida, which is the main law document of the state. According to the Constitution the government is composed of three branches. First of all it is the executive branch consisting of the ruling Governor of Florida and the other appointed and elected constitutional officers. Second is the legislative branch, or the Florida Legislature....   [tags: politics, state law, zimmerman]

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Florida Agency For Health Care Administration

- The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) is a regulatory agency in Florida which was created under the Health Care Reform Acts of 1992. The purpose of the Health Reform Acts of 1992 was to ensure efficient quality and affordable health care services were available to all Floridians by the end of 1994. Florida, in the 1980’s, had a very large population of uninsured residents and a large population of senior citizen, practically all of whom are insured by Medicare; and its Medicare expenditures per eligible beneficiary were the highest in the nation (Florida Agency For Health Care Administration)....   [tags: regulatory agency, ]

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Hall v. Florida

- Facts and lower court procedural disposition of the case Defendant Freddie Lee Hall filed a motion to declare Florida Statute 921.137 (Florida Statute) as contrary to Atkins v. Virginia (2002) and, thus, unconstitutional. Hall, convicted in 1981 for the murder of Karol Hurst, was initially sentenced to death in September 1982. For three years, he fought his sentence, filing “a motion to vacate, a petition for writ of habeas corpus and an application for a stay of execution, all of which were denied” ....   [tags: Atkins v. Virginia ]

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Florida Manatee and Sea Turtle Efforts

- Within the state of Florida there are dozens of individualized, non-profit organizations making an effort to help the local wildlife. The local land and marine wildlife includes birds, geckos, frogs, snakes, panthers, manatees, sea turtles, fishes, sharks, corals, lizards and many, many more. Florida State is located on the Southeastern tip of the United States providing a unique opportunity for conservation of salt-water animals. While there are animal conservation efforts taking place all over the world, this essay will focus on two animal species that humans are specifically trying to save in Florida State....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]

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The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

- Growing up in Florida, the sunshine state, all my years of schooling was practically determined in the months of February and March, by the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, most commonly known as the F.C.A.T. The Florida department of education (2005) presents (to parents and guardians of the students), the F.C.A.T. as a test given to Florida students to measure what they know and are able to accomplish in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. This test is a part of Florida’s plan to improve student’s achievement....   [tags: Education, testing, school tests, ]

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Florida International University

- Florida International University (FIU) is not only a standard in quality education as it is also a innovator in best practices especially those that have to do with the environment. The University’s commitment to ensuring that its community contributes to the preservation and protection of the environment has led it to pioneer innovations in solid waste management, in particular, in recycling; because the University clearly understands that recycling is more beneficial compared to waste disposal, it has established its own reputation in the proper and efficient management of solid waste....   [tags: Environment, Waste, Green Practices]

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The State Of Florida Defines Secondary Transition

- The state of Florida defines secondary transition as “Secondary transition refers to the process a student with a disability goes through as they move from high school to whatever comes next, including postsecondary education, employment and independent living. “Secondary transition is the process that provides students with special education services for post-school living. The services are provided by the IEP team in partnership with the student and family during the ages of 14 through 21 and sometimes even younger....   [tags: Education, Individualized Education Program]

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Sex Education is Needed in Florida Schools

- When it comes to monitoring and ensuring the well being of school-aged children, the agendas of most our nation’s parents, teachers, and public education policy makers seem to be heavily focused on topics such as bullying, drug awareness, and social development. Although each of these issues is very important and deserving of the attention it receives, there is one topic-sex education in the public school system-that holds just as much relevance amongst today’s youth, and yet it continues to be denied the same consideration....   [tags: Pro Sex Educatio]

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Case Study : West Florida Hospital

- West Florida Hospital located in Pensacola, Florida offered a pleasing Introductory Pharmacy Experience for me. Based on the West Florida Hospital website, they are affiliated with the Hospital Corporation of America known as HCA, which is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare. They provide private rooms for all their patients. This facility is the only one in the area that is an Atrial Fibrillation Certified hospital and first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI and Breast Imaging Center of Excellence....   [tags: Pharmacy, Patient, Pharmacist, Hospital]

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Florida, California, Texas, And New York

- Florida is the fourth largest state, in terms of population, behind California, Texas, and New York (State & County Quickfacts, 2015). Population estimated was estimated to be 19,057,542 for Florida in 2011(State & County Quickfacts, 2015). The southeast counties of Florida, tri-counties (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach) are the three largest counties in Florida. Broward County, being the second largest county in Florida, has a population of 1,748,066 (Florida Counties by Population, n.d.). Broward County’s senior citizen population (249,424) constitutes 14% of the total population of the county (State & County Quickfacts, 2015)....   [tags: Hypertension, Obesity, Health, Epidemiology]

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The Stand Your Ground Laws in Florida

- Being famously known in the state of Florida, the Stand Your Ground Laws has caused major uproar in the past years. The Stand Your Ground Laws has let many guilty people get out of going to jail. If people are innocent of the crime they are charged with they should be able to defend themselves and prove their innocence. The Stand Your Ground Laws states that A person is presumed to have held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another when using defensive force that is intended or likely to cause death or great bodily harm to another if: The person against whom the defensive force was used was in the process of unlawfully and forcefully...   [tags: innocence, defensive force]

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The Supreme Court Of Florida V. Jardines

- ... Scalia wrote the majority opinion using the rationale of the “physical intrusion” theory of the Fourth Amendment that he had advanced in United States v. Jones (2012). Scalia stated that custom typically permits a visitor to approach the home by the front path, knock, wait briefly, and then, absent of invitation to stay, leave; it does not allow a visitor to engage in investigative activity such as bringing a trained drug dog onto someone’s front porch and allowing it to sniff around. The main reason that the dog sniff was a violation of the Fourth Amendment is because the court found that the front porch was in fact part of the home, limiting the ability of police to be involved in inv...   [tags: Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution]

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Personal Narrative : My Florida Experience

- ... Which was a strange feeling knowing that just five minutes north of this palm tree paradise is a Christmas tree farm. The beach always had a full parking lot from the middle of May through to the beginning of September. It was just something everyone knew they’d have to deal with when going to the beach. When they expanded the parking lots an extra 60 spaces it made no difference. The cars that had been parking in the sand now had a place to go and new vehicles parked where those cars once had been....   [tags: Parking lot, Parking, Parking space]

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My Family At The Great State Of Florida

- ... I quickly became friends with just about everyone in my neighborhood and I even made many friends at school. No one even questioned me about being the new kid. It was so normal here, but I guess that’s just how it is when you go to a school with a majority of military dependants. A year or two after we moved to Virginia my dad was deployed to Afghanistan. This deployment was harder. I was older now, and I knew what was going on. I had a better concept of the fact that my dad might not ever come home again....   [tags: High school, Mother, Sophomore, Parent]

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The State Of Florida Vs. Chad Heins

- The case of the State of Florida vs. Chad Heins happened in 1994 in Mayport, Florida. It was on April 17, 1994 that Tina Heins, who was pregnant at the time, was found stabbed to death in her apartment. She shared an apartment with her husband Jeremy Heins and Jeremy’s brother Chad Heins. At the time of the incident Jeremy Heins was on a ship because he worked in the navy but Chad Heins was at the apartment. Before the incident happened Chad Heins, the defendant, who was nineteen at the time, used his brothers license to buy alcohol at a strip club near the apartment....   [tags: Murder, Evidence, Pubic hair, State's Attorney]

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The Principles And Obligations Of The Florida Code Of Ethics

- Deciding to become a teacher is a huge undertake for many people. A teacher has many responsibilities and must attend 4 years of schooling in order to teach. A teachers must be able to handle 20more students, gain students ' attention, make lesson plans, and thousands of other tasks. Yet most people do not think of one of the most important things teachers learn and must The Code of Ethics and the Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession and make sure they do not violate on a day-to-day basis....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Lesson plan, Ethics]

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Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

- ... For the previous fact and in light of the inappropriate impact of substance abuse, scholars, educators, and policy-makers keep suggesting diverse approaches to prevent and decrease such abuse. The aim to reduce adolescents’ underage drinking, decrease marijuana use and cut prescription medication abuse are the top three substance abuse prevention priorities of the State of Florida. Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Annual Report FADAA (2013). The unification prevails committed to creating progress on all state targets....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse]

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I Graduate From The University Of Florida

- My educational goals are to graduate from the University of Florida with honors with a degree in neuroscience and a minor in business administration. I want to graduate from college because I know that knowledge is the key to success. There are endless possibilities and no limitations when one is knowledgeable about the world around him or her. If I graduate with honors, I will know that I pushed myself to my greatest reaching point and surpassed my limitations. There are great things awaiting me, and the only way to get there is go above and beyond what is expected of me with a solid education....   [tags: Academic degree, Doctor of Medicine]

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My First Year Florida Class

- ... Ann Dunwoody didn 't get to her position by herself. She got to her 4 star position through help of her mentors and her bosses that instilled in her principles that got her to her position. The author wrote this book to enrich developing leaders. Throughout reading this book nothing spoke out more to me than her basically saying that you can’t just be average, you must aim for ascension. Colonel Henry Fitzpatrick pulled Ann Dunwoody aside one time in 1981 after a surprise inspection that yielded terrible results and told her “Don’t ever get too comfortable....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Management, Learning]

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Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

- ... The consumption of prohibited drugs is so destructive that several countries around the globe have taken the determination to regulate them. One of the strategic ideologies of the international drug control treaties is the necessity for shared responsibility. Certainly not a single nation can resolve this enormous problem without help, and no individual country may release itself from the quest for solutions as stated in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime UNODC (2008). Quite a few nations have elected for numerous global regulations, in the form of United Nations agreements that identify which drugs must be controlled....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Substance abuse]

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The Florida Everglades

- The Florida Everglades The Florida Everglades have been adversely impacted for decades because of human attempts to control this historical ‘River of Grass’. The reason for our insistence on attempting to control and manage the area can be defined in one word: water. There has always been plenty of water available within the Everglades’ ecosystem, but no logical way to extract it. Our extraction efforts eventually led to devastating results. My paper will focus on the initial policy and practices involved in the extensive downgrading of this once biologically unequaled ecosystem; as well as discuss recent policy initiatives that have been implemented in order to restore the Everglades to...   [tags: Geography Environmental Nature Essays]

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The Florida Everglades

- Introduction Maintaining ecological diversity is necessary for the survival of a biological community. In the United States, American citizens are on the verge of irrevocably damaging one of the country's most unique and diverse treasures - the Florida Everglades. This national park is now the only remaining patch of a river that used to span 120 miles from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Bay. Dikes and levees created by the Army Corps of Engineers in the late 1940's drained this river to reduce flooding and increase useable water for the development of the region....   [tags: Ecology of Everglades]

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The Florida Everglades

- THE EVERGLADES: RIVER OF GRASS The Everglades, also known as the River of Grass, is one of South Florida's most treasured areas. It is an area still full of wonder and mystery. The Everglades is lined with a specific type of limestone bedrock formed by tiny organisms called byrozoans. These animals, though not related to coral, act like coral by extracting dissolved limestone from the sea water around them and using it to construct protective chambers in which to live. They then attach to various kinds of sea grasses on the ocean floor and coat them as well....   [tags: Geology]

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Trip to Florida

- It's hard to decide which entertainment to see near Orlando, Florida first.Universal has a lot for kids, Spiderman, Cat in the Hat, Popeye water rides, some of the rides you can only go on with a child so this was the first time I got to ride them with my sister's kids. I guarantee you will want to come back. This was my first time at SeaWorld and it was a lot to see in 1 day, luckily we had the second day free to spend more time, and I still didn't see it all. It is good if kids like to see animals (like zoos and aquariums) and touch and feed them (dolphins and stingrays and sea lions) and watch shows....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption

- Florida and the Future of Gay Adoption The line between public and private is quickly diminishing, if there ever was a line to start. Private ideologies (social and moral/ethical attitudes) have been made public by what legislation does (not) relegate, and then protects the right to privacy for the individuals who abide by these private ideologies. The intrinsic protection of adherents to a dominant ideology forces those with deviant ideology to actively make their private concerns public in order to be granted their "right to privacy." However, even after this guarantee it is not possible for the private to leave the public sphere until the dominant ideology changes radically to incorpora...   [tags: Homosexual Children Papers]

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Florida 's Law On Same Sex Marriage And Adoption

- Florida’s Law on Same-Sex Marriage and Adoption In Article 1 section 27 of the Florida Constitution it states: “Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.” There are certain validity provisions within Florida’s Constitution and statutes that ban same-sex marriage but were not narrowly tailored to serve state 's asserted goal of procreation among married couples....   [tags: Same-sex marriage, Marriage, Civil union]

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Recommendation For Recycling Water In Florida

- Recommendation For Recycling Water in Florida Contents Abstract................................................2 Executive Summary.......................................3 Introduction............................................4 Methods.................................................4 Results.................................................5 Basic background information on water reuse in Florid...5 Reclaiming Waste Water in Florida Uses for reclaimed or reused water......................7 Conclusions.............................................7 Recommendations.........................................7 References..............................................7 Abstract "...   [tags: Recycling Water]

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The Florida Everglades ? A Wetlands Ecosystem

- The Florida Everglades — A Wetlands Ecosystem The Everglades, a vast wetlands ecosystem made up of marshes and swamps, begins at Lake Okeechobee, a large lake in the center of Florida, and ends in the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay. It is nearly 50 miles across and 110 miles long (Hinrichsen), and when viewed from the air, appears to be miles and miles of shallow water flowing through thick mats of grass. This perception has earned it the name “River of Grass”. Although it does flow like a river, the flow is so incredibly slow that, from a distance, it doesn’t seem to move at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Article Analysis : Protecting Florida 's Water

- Lin 1 Michelle Lin Professor L. Childree ENC 1101 10 March 2016 Protecting Florida’s Water Water is Florida’s lifeblood. It is fickle-abundant one year, scarce another. Yet, Florida is defined by its water resources, therefore, it deserves all the protection we can provide. Statistics show that many Americans are irrevocably damaging one of the Country’s most unique and diverse treasures, the Florida Everglades. The threats to Florida’s springs are numerous and complex. Some are long-term, requiring us to rethink land use....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Water pollution, Water quality]

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The State Judicial Selection Process of Florida and New Jersey

- Article three, section one of the United States Constitution states “The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office (Cornell University Law School, 2014)”....   [tags: United States Constitution, Supremem Court]

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Florida 's Economy Is Heavily Tourism Based And The Beaches

- Florida’s economy is heavily tourism based and the beaches are a main attraction. The extensive coastline and waterways are a vital resource to the ecology and economy of Florida and must be protected. However, in recent years, an intruder, known as the lionfish, has found its way into the waters. Lionfish are a nonindigenous species that have been increasing in number throughout the waters of Florida. Within the past few decades the population of lionfish has grown so much that sightings have been reported along every inch of our coast....   [tags: Coral reef, Fish, Coral, Marine biology]

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Baseball at The University of Florida

- Baseball at The University of Florida While being recruited by various colleges for baseball, I had to decide on a program with a great athletic, academic, and fan supported background. I chose the University of Florida because of their great athletic success in the past ten years and all of their well-equipped facilities. I never took a recruiting visit to the University of Florida, so when I first arrived to Gainesville and saw the baseball field for the first time I was amazed. The field looked as if it were a professional stadium....   [tags: Sports Perry Field McKethan Stadium Essays]

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Florida’s Educational System Needs a Makeover

- Florida’s students at all levels are feeling the crunch with education spending levels down and worse performance on standardized tests. When Governor Rick Scott took office, he proposed nearly $3.3 billion in cuts to education (Bousquet & McGrory, 2014). Spending money on education is significant for teacher development, added resources to students, and facility improvements that are necessary to ensure students’ success. Florida’s educational system is changing at all levels; therefore, I have provided some insight and recommendations on improvements that need to take place....   [tags: school reform ]

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- Lodging inside the Walt Disney World complex, Celebration City (owned by Disney) and Lake Buena Vista (which is a small resort community right next to Disney World) The Disney World complex and Lake Buena Vista are located along Interstate 4 (I-4) about 25 miles west of Orlando International Airport and about 20 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, Florida. Lodging near the Convention Center and Sea World This is the larger of two convention centers in Orlando. Both the convention center and Sea World are located along International Drive....   [tags: essays research papers]

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North and Central Florida Springs

- Introduction Groundwater is the largest and most available usable source of drinking water in the state. There is a vast and mysterious system of caves and natural springs in North Central Florida. The cave system within the aquifer is one of the most amazing parts. The caves are remarkable in many ways. They are among the deepest and longest in the world, let alone the U.S. Another amazing aspect of the system is the purity of the water. The springs collectively produce billions of gallons of crystal clear water per day....   [tags: Geology]

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Regulation in Florida Involving Insurers

- Following the extraordinary losses experienced in recent years, several private companies are pulling out of the Florida property insurance market, while those that remain continue to increase premiums at what consumers feel are alarming rates. In response to voter demand for lower cost insurance, Governor Charlie Crist and the state of Florida has passed new legislation that increases the state’s involvement in the property insurance business and can potentially cut rates for most policyholders by 35 percent or more....   [tags: Insurance Legislation]

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