Parry O'Brien – Shot Put Champion

The year was 1951. At three o'clock in the morning, under the dim lighting of street lights on a vacant lot next door, a young man of nineteen standing contemplating the 16-pound shot put in his hand. This iron ball was his barrier, his Everest, his four-minute mile. Despite his copybook style and powerful arms,…

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Teens and Risky Behavior

Studies have linked risky behavior in teens to a variety of factors, including chemical imbalances, peer pressure, trauma, exposure to lead, too much protein and not enough carbohydrates, rejection by peers and television. Risky behavior has also long been identified with race and ethnicity and family income and structure. But in the fall 1998 issue…

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Riparian Rights and Land Surveying

Riparian rights, also known as littoral rights or riparian water rights, is a system of allocating water when multiple landowners possess land around the source of the water. With origins in English common law, Riparian rights exist in many countries, including Canada and Australia, as well as many states within the United States, particularly in…

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Motor Home Awnings

Motor home awnings are usually firmly attached to one side, mostly on the right side of the living accommodations. The awnings are available in open or enclosed varieties. The enclosure types have fabric or plastic covers at the front and two sides, which allow some privacy to the users. The awnings usually have electrical wiring…

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How to Disassemble a Pool Table

Disassembling a pool table can be rather easy, providing you have the right tools and manpower. The instructions listed here are for a standard wood frame home pool table with a slate bed and leather drop pockets. Coin operated tables and non slate tables have different instructions when disassembling. Tools Needed: 9/16″ socket, socket wrench,…

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