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ormer nt Rongan dies

2004- Summer Olympics held in Athens (U.S. wins with 36 gold)

Political Drive

Throughout the coming decade, the United States’ will still be the world’s most competitive economy. The country has a gross domestic product of $14.2 trillion. Thereby, it accounts for 24 percent of the world GDP. This is three times the size of Japan, the second biggest economy today.

United States Avenue

The United States has one of the world’s strongest military, making the nation a viable peace keeper. The United States is one of the leaders in technological innovation. The United States has a hopeful air in the coming decade.

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2004- George Bush reelected president



2004- Martha Stewart 2005- Hurricane Katrina devastates sentenced to 5 years in prison New Orleans

Predictions for the upcoming decade Shayma Elsheikh

Green technology breakthroughs like dynamic towers, tubercle blades, micro-algae, wave and tidal power, and solar-thermal energy are expected to benefit the environment, particularly as it impacts the human condition. In fact, natural gas is reputed to become a dominant energy source in the U.S. in the decades ahead. A new computer model developed by German scientists predicts that the Earth’s temperature may stay roughly the same for a decade, as natural climate cycles enter a cooling phase. UN estimates that the world population will exceed 7.5 billion in 2020. Another 50-80 million people will likely be added to the U.S. population. Access to food, housing and clean water, not to mention waste control, will create new problems for our society to adapt. However, our society is already taking precautions. The Cancer Research Campaign says that technological advances will drive down the number of cancer deaths in the developed world. Research also shows that there is still a need to eat healthier and exercise more to lessen cases of bowel, breast, and esophageal cancers.

2006- Crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin dies after being stung by sting ray 2006- Winter Olympics held in Torino (U.S. gets 9 gold behind Germany with 11 gold)

2007- Virginia Tech Shooting

2008- Famous actor Heath Ledger dies


2008- Summer Olympics held in Bejing (U.S. recieves 36 gold behind China with 51 gold)

2008- Flood waters engulf Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas

2008- The Great Recession begins in U.S. (highest unemployment rate in 26 years)

Lost Twilight World of Lady Gaga Warcraft Razor scooters Survivor Gladiator sandals Blink 182 American Idol Norah Jones Leggings Harry Potter Grey’s Anatomy iPods Brittany Spears Playstation 2

Profile for Cedar Rapids Washington Surveyor

December 2009  

Washington's student-run newspaper

December 2009  

Washington's student-run newspaper