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Extractions: By: Jennifer Parsons Staff Writer for the Whittier Daily News From palm trees to glaciers, a group of educators, students and city leaders well travel nearly 4,000 miles to visit an Alaskan village also named after the famous American poet John Greenleaf Whittier. It's Whittier to Whittier in 45 days, and it begins May 15, 2003. Former Whittier, California, Mayor Michael Sullens organized the trip hoping to promote ecological conservation, cultural diversity and tourism in both communities. "There is a mystique about Alaska. It's like a wonderland almost," said Sullens. " It's 180 degrees different from Whittier, Calif. The cities are smaller, the mountains are taller and the weather is more severe. There are glaciers, bears and caribou. "It's a very raw kind of environment and it will give us a perspective of what we have here and the difference will be enlightening," he said.
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Extractions: Flight Status Web Check-In ITM Locations Board Room ... More... History and Culture Define the Various Regions of Arizona as Dramatically as the State's Unique Geography By Dayton Fandray When Arizona achieved statehood on February 14, 1912, it was little more than a dusty expanse of desert and mountains. The scenery was rare and beautiful, to be sure, but as the last of the Lower 48 states to enter the Union, Arizona seemed like nothing so much as an afterthought, a last link in the long road west to southern California. Nine decades later, it is still possible to lose oneself here in landscapes that have not changed appreciably since the day Arizona became a state. It is, in fact, possible to lose oneself in landscapes that have not changed appreciably in several million years. This image of the Grand Canyon State-replete with dramatic rock formations, crafty gunslingers and forests of towering saguaro cactiis fixed in the popular imagination, and a thriving travel industry promotes it. For the people who live here, Arizona is as much about the future as it is about the past. In just a decade the population has almost doubled, and the new arrivals have revitalized the state with their dreams, their hopes, and their boundless energy. They have transformed once-sleepy cities, such as Phoenix and Tucson, into exciting, cosmopolitan communities where culture thrives and a touch of elegance is always appreciated. Indeed, in modern Arizona it is possible to spend the morning hiking desert trails that were blazed five centuries ago by the Spanish conquistadors, enjoy an early dinner at a five-star restaurant, and still get downtown in time to catch a ball game at a state-of-the-art domed stadium.
Extractions: Australia General Info States Cities ... What To Bring Australia is a land of contrasts be it the smallest continent or the largest island. Thus the diversity of its nature can be seen everywhere. Be it the unique flora and fauna and the beautiful weather or the diverse cultures culminating into a burst of colour and excitement, Australia has something special stored away for everyone. Divided into 6 states and 2 territories, Australia is spread across three time zones. It is one of the most urbanized country of the world and 70 percent of it's population stays in 10 of it's largest cities. With a land area similar in size to continental USA ( excluding Alaska ) and a population of about 19 million people Australia offers the great feeling of space and a sense of freedom which is unmatched. Australia is a land offering the excitement of discovery at every step. The friendly people, unique culture and fabulous attractions; which range from the aquamarine waters of the Great Barrier Reef to the changing colours of Ayers Rock and from the Sydney Opera House to the Big Pineapple at the Sunshine Plantation of Queensland; all beckon the traveller.
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Extractions: American Landmarks Cities: What Are They? AHP VHS 17 min. P,I A city planner explains such basics as why cities grew where they did and why cities have many similarities but also many differences, usually depending on their geographical location. We learn that some cities have many tall buildings because of lack of space, but others spread out because of an abundance of space. Even a city of only 500 population must have many of the same services as a large city: government, fire department, medical facilities, libraries, parks and more. Above all, a city is people. Review of: Cities: What Are They? Aimed at elementary school children, this video does a good job introducing cities, how they became gathering places, the benefits and the problems presented by cities. A city planner, whose work is explained, narrates it. Location and function usually dictated where cities emerge. This is illustrated by reference to several great citiesNew York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Chicago and St. Louis. Cities are different but have much in common. They have jobs, they have cultural attractions like museums, libraries, parks, and symphonies, and they have governments, police departments, and fire departments. Above all else, cities are people, and cities are formed because people want and need the association of other people. This video is a clear, simple, presentation that should appeal to its target audience even as it introduces cities and what they do. Excellent study guide included.
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