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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 27 November 2012 Gay Rights There are a lot of strong subjects that people get offended by and hurt deeply inside by words people say. Everyone should have equal rights no matter the gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. It is horrible to think everyone is categorized instead of being equal. Here is what Reginald Williams said about gay rights: “I argue that the right to marry is fundamentally, not an individual right, but a couple's collective right” (Williams 589). Just because someone is different from others doesn’t mean not talk to or have anything to do with them. People should not be categorized by sex orientation when it comes to rights and marriage. Homosexuality began in the 1860’s and 70’s European public administrators began noticing that people were organizing their lives not around family, household, reproduction, but around various forms of sexual pleasure. By early 1870, homosexuals quickly became the target of medical, psychiatric, and legal intervention. The first of the 20th century, people migrated to large cities to find work and were forced to live outside traditional family structures, many samegender, such as military and industrial barracks. When homosexuality was more out in the public eye thousands of gay and lesbian people were dishonorably discharged for service. This is where homosexuality began in the Military. It is really nobody’s business who anyone is with or loves; people need to worry about themselves. In September 2011, “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” law came into effect in the military. There are no prohibitions against homosexuals openly serving in the Military. The authors said:


Ridley 2 “they begin by looking at the social characteristics of those who serve, especially at differences in access to the military and its benefits by socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, gender, race and ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation” (Kelty, Kelykamp, and Segal 181). Men and women in uniform are out there giving their lives and fighting for our freedom shouldn’t matter who they love. That is just stupidity of people. Sexual orientation discrimination gets abused and let go at the workplace. It is hard to prove if someone becomes a victim of it. People in higher positions as mangers that are jealous or attracted to a co-worker of the same or opposite gender will treat that person with disrespect and it is their word against the other. People know what they can and can’t do to not get caught, but don’t realize how badly they are hurting another individual. The victim of these situations feels weak, helpless and scared; therefore these people need to be stopped. All of this discrimination isn’t only in the work place, but also in schools. Children don’t know what all these mixed emotions and feelings they are experiencing while their body is continuously changing. They can’t talk to anyone for advice because they either get or feel disowned, bullied or terrified. This sometimes is the cause of children committing suicide because they think they’re hated, weird, not wanted, and have nobody to turn to. What a lot of children go through has to do with how others are raised. Parents need to pay more attention and teach their children to love everyone. Same-gender marriage is violating traditional marriage. Yes, it does go against one man and one woman being wed to one another, but everyone deserves happiness. Baltzly said: “the author adds that homosexuals do not have the right to marry the persons they love unlike heterosexuals” (Baltzly 333). Times have changed and things have to change. Traditional marriage also says to love and cherish, for better or worse and that gets thrown out of the picture,


Ridley 3 therefore, ending in divorce. People aren’t supposed to get divorces and aren’t supposed to get remarried, but they don’t look at that perspective of the situation. People are very amazing with their facts and reasons behind what they believe. Same-gender couples can’t produce children. Yes, they can there are other ways like surrogate m mothers, artificial insemination, test tube babies, and many more. Opposite-gender couples sometimes have to use these alternative forms to have children. So, people truly need to pay attention to what they like to argue about before thinking of the facts. All happy and committed couples deserve the right to have children and be a family. The public says that children should be raised by a mother and father not by two moms or two dads. This day in time parents hardly stay together; however, if they’re not out cheating on their spouses, they are fighting. So, the public would rather children be raised in a broken home or being abused by a boyfriend/girlfriend of their biological parents, then be happy, safe and healthy with same gender parents. Just because children have homosexual or heterosexual parents; they can be raised the same. Taub said: “such parenthood is viewed by many as offensive, as it is believed to influence the kids to become gay and creates troubled young adults” (Taub 29). All children need to be raised to love everyone for who they are inside, not discriminate against race, gender, sex-orientation, and religion. This would cut down on so much bullying, if parents would raise their children right. People say one reason same gender marriage shouldn’t be legal is because it threatens heterosexual marriages. Statistics say fifty percent divorce rate has already weakened the definition of marriage. Some say a law allowing same gender increases the number of joke or non-serious marriages, such as couples wanting to save on taxes. This is all incorrect, same


Ridley 4 gender marriage will not threaten heterosexual marriages only if those individuals allow it to. Is a man and woman getting married a joke? Some people are just ridiculous. People should be able to be themselves and not feel as though they have to hide. That is inhumane. Everyone deserves equal rights, marriage rights and the rights to be happy. Same gender marriages are less likely to end in divorce, than opposite gender marriages. Same gender couples commits one life because they love and cherish that person; on the other hand, opposite gender couples feel as though they have to, they have children, or it is the right thing to do when it’s not. Homosexual behavior is immoral and should not be encouraged. For one, it is not a behavior, it is just human nature. Heterosexual people should not hate against homosexual people because they are still human beings. People being homosexual should make them stand out or be treated different from anyone. So, people just need to mind their own business and let people be themselves. Lesbians are more prone to violence than heterosexual women. That is not true. Just because someone is homosexual or heterosexual doesn’t say whether they are violent. It is the person not their sex orientation. There are more heterosexual women convicted of more crimes and murders than homosexual women. People just want something to say bad or against homosexuals. Homosexual people are at substantially higher risk for some form of emotional problem, including depression, substance abuse and suicide than heterosexual people. This seems fake because it has nothing to do with a person sex orientation, but with their life situations. Everyone is prone to having disorders because of weakness and not being able to let things go. It


Ridley 5 is funny because some people that say these things are a victim of some of these disorders to make them feel good. Heterosexual people just wanting to do whatever everyone else is doing without knowing the facts. They let others speak for them instead of them voicing their opinion. Recently, the Chick-fil-a deal, people were lined up for miles to eat that one day because they took what Mr. Cathy said and changed it completely. The public was saying Mr. Cathy said he hated the gays and didn’t want them in any of his restaurants because they were Christians. Over half of the people lined up that day was just because of wanting to do whatever everyone else was going and not knowing what for. That was just completely ridiculous. Same-gender marriage gets legalized and what is next marrying animals. This makes no sense of why this would legalize marrying animals because homosexuals aren’t animals. People have no morals. Just mentioning homosexual and animals should not be in the same sentence unless it is their own animals. That is just stupid for people to think this way. The public says if gay marriage is legalized, schools will begin teaching kids how to have gay intercourse with each other. Michael Graydon said: “newspapers and evangelists sought assurances that school boards could still dismiss homosexual teachers” (Graydon 313). People don’t have a life and they just find the stupidest things to say why not to legalize it. What people do behind closed doors is not anyone’s business and does not need to be discussed at schools. It should be legalized because there are just stupid facts nothing worth stressing about. Gay adoption is another strong subject people are against because they said a child has the right to have a father and mother. When having same-sex parents, children don’t receive the proper role models, they need in their lives. They also say that the children will be


Ridley 6 guinea pigs because they have same-sex parents. It does not matter what gender the children’s parents are as long as they are raised properly and taken care of. The public think that homosexual people are nasty, inhumane and have diseases. That is not true. Heterosexual and homosexual people can both be nasty and have diseases. Shorto said: “homosexuality is something to be fought, and not tolerated, because they view it as a disease, which afflicts not only individuals but also society because it seeks to spread itself” (Shorto 34). I do not understand a lot of people’s views on being so rude and opinionated. This just classifies them as people that nobody likes to be around because they are all worried about themselves and nobody else. In all gender, races, sex orientations and religions there are nasty and inhumane people, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to single all homosexuals and say that about all them. Homosexuals are always getting excluded from public places because of their sexual orientation. Do heterosexuals get excluded because they are straight? People do not need to not like someone or not allow them into some place because they are homosexual. It should not matter what they person looks like, dresses like or loves; what matters is they are human beings. Everyone has the right to freedom of speech. They use it a lot more than needed at time; therefore, they abuse it too. Yes, everyone also has their own opinion and that’s fine to, but thinks before saying to help prevent hard feelings, fights and discrimination. When people begin to voice their opinions and others are around they seem to enhance it a lot more, trying to look all big and bad. The authors did research and found this out, “we used a computer harassment paradigm to test the hypothesis that affirming the legitimacy of discrimination against homosexuals increases the likelihood that heterosexual men will engage in


Ridley 7 verbal gay bashing” (Bahns and Branscomb 388). People just need to get along and if not stay clear of them. It starts when people are in elementary and goes for all their lives. It goes from people’s looks to their sex orientation. In so many ways it is very sad how people have to go through all this hatred when they have done nothing wrong. People should be able to be their own person and be accepted. This would make the world a better and happier place. When it comes to people killing others for their race, religion and sex orientation something needs to be done. They do it out of hate and jealously. It is not fair to those that are victims to have to die or get badly beaten because of them being themselves. It is not a choice, it is a lifestyle and people need to realize to accept it or move on. Nobody should kill anyone because it is just inhumane. Hate crimes do not get the attention that they should or be taken serious. Police always just try to blow it off, as if, those victims don’t something to get killed for instead of it being hate crimes. It is crazy to think of the mindset one has to be in to do it. People need to grow up and be adults, not children. It is so sad people have to lose their lives because of someone’s stupidity. Homosexuals always get told they are inhumane and not normal. What is normal? All heterosexuals are not normal or perfect. So, nobody has the right to judge anyone else because they need to take care of themselves. If everyone was the same, then the world would be boring. Life is too precious and should never be taken for granted. People are always against gays and treating them unfair. Why doesn’t heterosexuals get threated unfair with no marriage rights or having children and see how they like it. They would go crazy and not know how to respond. Heterosexuals could not deal with all the mess that gays


Ridley 8 go through on a daily basis. Homosexuals are very strong to deal with all the stuff they have to go through. Places of employment will discriminate, but use excuses like: not qualified, already found someone else and not enough experience. If homosexuals have jobs, they also get discriminated against, but it is hard to prove, so they can get away with it. It is not fair to homosexuals to go into a job everyday should be able to be comfortable at their jobs and not be hurt instead. People all just don’t know that karma will come back on them one day. These days homosexuality is more accepted than it ever has been. Their rights are beginning to unfold and legalizing in states, which is awesome. Stanhope said it well: “you can have good same sex relationships and bad same sex relationships, but, of course, you should be able to have them” (Stanhope 6). Portillo and Block stated this well: “ John Locke and many after him have argued that people have natural rights to life, liberty, and property or the pursuit of happiness” (Potillo, and Block 209). People are beginning to accept people for who they are and not try to make them to be who they are and have rights to be happy. Days are turning for the best and maybe violence will decrease and everyone just be equal. Dr. Martin Luther King said: King said

that like the Civil Rights and Women's Equity Act, Republican support will be needed

in order for the federal gay rights bill to pass” (Schmitz 3).


Ridley 9 Works Cited Graydon, Michael. “Kids Not Rights. Is their craving: Sex Education, Gay Rights and the threat of Gay Teachers. “Canadian Review of Sociology 48.3 (2011): 313. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Williams, Reginald. “Same-Sex Marriage and Equality. “Ethical Theory and Moral Practive 14.5 (2011): 589-595. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Kelty, Ryan, Meredith Kleykamp, and David R. Segal. “The Military and The Transition to Adulthood. “Future of Children 20.1 (2010) 187-207. ERIC. Web 28 Nov 28, 2012. Baltzly, Vaughn Bryan. “Same-Sex Marriage, Polygym, and Discriminate.” Social Theory and Practice 38.2 (2012): 333-362. MastersFILE Elite. Web. 28 Nov. 2012 Taub, Alyon. “Fit or Unfit. Homosexuality and Parenting.” Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 16. (2007): 29-33. Academic Search Complete. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Bahns, AngelaWe and J. Branscomy, Nyla R. Effects of Legitimizing Discrimination Against Homosexual on Gay Bashing. European Journal of Social Psychology 41.3 (2010); 388396. Psychology and behavioral Sciences Collection. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Portillo, Javier and Walter Block.“ Anti- Discrimination Laws: Undergoing Our Right. Journal of Ethics 109.2 (2012). 209-217. Busniess Source Complete. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. Shorto, Russell. “What’s their real problem with gay marriage?” New Yourk Magazine. June 19 2005: 34,6.34. The Advocate (Stanford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courank; Morning Call; Newsday; New York Times; Orlanda Sentintel. Proquest Reseach Library; Sun Sentinel. Stanhope, Victoria. “Where to Now? The Gay Rights Movement.” Off our back 1998:6-. ProQuest Research Complete. Web. 28 Nov. 2012.


Ridley 10 Schmitz, Dawn. "Lesbian and Gay Lobbyists Hail Civil Rights Act; as Passage of the 1991 Civil Rights Act is Imminent, its Impact on the Gay Rights Bill and on Coalitions is Praised." Gay Community News Nov 09 1991: 3-. ProQuest Research Library. Web. 1 Dec. 2012


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 26 November 2012 Work Cited Kurdek, Lawrence A. "Are Gay and Lesbian Cohabiting Couples really Different from Heterosexual Married Couples?" Journal of Marriage and Family 66.4 (2004): 880900. ProQuest Education Journals; ProQuest Religion; ProQuest Research Library; ProQuest Social Science Journals. Web. 31 Oct. 2012 Veltkamp, Pat. "Lesbian Couple Seek Friendship." The Southland Times: 30. Feb 12 2000. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. CLAIRE GARDNER AND, JEREMY W. "'I would have been Living a Lie' Says Out and Proud Lesbian MSP." Scotland on Sunday: 3. Feb 29 2004. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. Olweus, Dan. “Bullying or Peer Abuse at School: Fact and Intervention.” Current Directions In Psychological Science (Wiley-Blackwell) 4.6 (1995) : 196-200. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21. Oct. 2012. Dracic, Sabaha. “Bullying and Peer Victimization.” Materia Socio Medica 21.4 (2009) : 216219. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19. Oct. 2012.


Ridley 2 Mason, Gail. “Hate Crimes As A Moral Category: Lessons From The Snowtown Case.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (Australian Academic Press) 40.3 (2007) 249-271. Academic Search Completed. Web. 21. Oct. 2012. Sentinel, Sun. “CCR Calls on Hennepin County Attorney to Drop Charges Against CeCe McDonald.” Tangled News Service. April 30 2012. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartfield Courtant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; ProQuest Research Library Completed. Web. 21. Oct.2012 Leslie, Katie. “Cyber-bullying comes to Peachtree City Schools.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. 22. Oct. 2012. Saltzman, Rachelk H. “The Buzz is for you”: Popular Responses to the Ted Bundy Execution.” Journal of Folklore Research 32.2 (1995): 101-119. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Rule, Ann. “Stranger Beside Me. Web. 8 Nov. 2012. Michaud, Stephen G. Aynesworth, Hugh. Conversations with a killer The Death Row Interviews. Web. 8 Nov, 2012. Mayo, Mike. “Bundy, Ted.” American Murder. (2008): 50-52. History Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Vronsky, Peter. Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. n.p.: Berkley Books, 2005. eBooks Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Lamar, Jacob V., and Holmes, Charles. “”I Deserve Punishment” Killer Ted Bundy Bargains and Postures to The End.” Time. 133.6 (1989): 34. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.


Ridley 3 Becker, Amy B. “What’s Marriage (and Family) Got to Do with It? Support for Same-Sex Marriage Legal Unions, and Gay and Lesbian Couples Raising Children.” Social Science Quarterly (Blackwell Publishing Limited) 93.4 (2012): 1007-1029. Sociological Collection. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. NeJaime, Douglas. “Marriage Inequality: Same-Sex Relationships, Religious Exemptions, and The Production of Sexual Orientation Discrimination.” California Law Review 100.5 (2012): 1169-1238. Business Source Complete. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Williams, Reginald. “Same-Sex Marriage and Equality.” Ethical Theory & Moral Practice 14.5 (2011): 589-595. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Case, Kim and Briana Stewart. “Heterosexual Privilege Awareness, Prejudice, and Support of Gay Marriage Among Diversity Course Students.” College Teaching 58.1 (2010): 3-7. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Zanghellni, Aleardo. “Lesbian and Gay Parents and Reproductive Technologies: The 2008 Austrialian and UK Reforms.” Feminst Legal Studies. 18.3 (2012): 227-251. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. J. Burkholder, GaryBurbank, Patricia. “Caring For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual Parents and Their Children.” International Journal of Childbirth Education 27.4 (2012): 12-18. Alt HealthWatch. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Lewis, Gregory B. “The Friends and Family Plan: Contact with Gays and Support for Gay Rights.” Policy Studies Journal. 39.2 (2011): 217-238. Academic Search Complete. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.


Ridley 4 “Gay-Rights Movement.” Columbia Electronic Encycolopedia, 6th Edition (2011): 1-2. Literary Reference Center. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. “Free and Equal in Dignity and LGBT Rights.” Vital Speeches of the Day 78.2 (2012): 45. Topic Search. Web. 26 Nov. 2012. Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Gay, et al. “The 2011 National School Climate Survery: The Experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools. “Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (2012): ERIC. Web. 26 Nov. 2012.


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Crime Scene Investigator is a person who is trained to analyze crime scenes, collect evidence, process the evidence, and return reports to make available for law enforcement and members of the government. Insurance companies have crime scene investigators that go out to car accidents to determine if they are liable for any damages. There are different tiers depending on the agencies qualification. In the lab, CSI look for skin, hair and fiber samples to build a case against the criminal. Crime Scene Investigators have to testify in court, but it is rewarding to bring criminals to justice. This gives victims and families peace of mind

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Assignment #6 1. Explain why King’s introduction and conclusion are effective. The reason Stephen King’s stories and movies are always effective from beginning to end is because he is so descriptive with his wording. When reading or watching something done by him the audience is able to feel like they are actually there and imagine exactly what he is saying or describing. He says we are all a mentally ill, but some hide it better than others. Because it is inside everyone to crave thrills from a roller coaster to a repulsive horror film. Some people will read books and watch movies and truly go and act them out. That is completely morbid. Everyone is different from one another, but has Stephen King ever done something out of the ordinary; such as, criminally. This is just a curiosity. 2. Examine the different ways in which King makes use of cause-and-effect relationships in the essay. Stephen King uses cause-and-effect a lot throughout his essay. The audience can actually relate to what he is saying. “We pay our four or five bucks and seat ourselves at tenth-row center in a theater showing a horror movie, we are daring to nightmare” there we are paying money to just be scared out of our wits for our own enjoyment. The difference between a fairy tale and horror films is horror films take away all the shades of gray. King says even as children we do something good, on the other hand, turn around and do something bad. King explains the reason behind the best horror films: most base instincts let free, our nastiest fantasies realized and it all happens, fittingly enough, in the dark. Some of


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Assignment # 7 1. Suzanne’s thesis said she finally figured out the difference between sloppy people and neat people. She started giving different examples to better help understand the exact difference. Once the audience begins explaining it makes you wonder if you are neat or sloppy. 2. I believe she said sloppy people have more morals because they actually keep personal things and memorable items instead of throwing away everything. Sloppy people have a lot of stuff even cluttered, but neat people are very wasteful. I don’t know which is worse neat or sloppy. She defined the difference between neat and sloppy people. 3. Neat people throw away everything that gets in their way and doesn’t think anything is necessary to keep. They don’t clip coupons, use reusable containers or even eat leftovers because it seems like they are too good. I believe everyone should be equal and quit think they are better than everyone else. 4. Britt has done a lot of research on neat and sloppy people and I think that it’s valid. Neat people seem like they are rich because they don’t touch the same thing twice and will not use already owned items; therefore, they are too good. To me, neat people are losing out on life and experience different values in life. They get everything new and don’t know how to get hand me downs. Yes, sloppy people a goal set and working towards something every day than sitting and watching TV. I believe I am in between neat and sloppy.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 5 November 2012 Partnerships That Last There are a lot of people that would say they are in a perfect relationship, but that is never the case. There will be flaws in any relationship. I’ve been in an amazing partnership for two years and it will last forever. The three steps that are important to me are becoming friends, trust and commitment and an equal partnership. I look at our relationship, and I see all of these things. My first step is two people have to establish a friendship before anything can go further. The reason a friendship is so important is the partners need to have a basic foundation before moving on into a relationship. The partners must be completely honest and open with one another to make a relationship last. The partners need to be able to hang out, laugh, enjoy the same things, and be comfortable around each other; therefore, way to start establishing a good friendship. This means coming to each other and no matter what instead of holding feelings and emotions back. My partner and I began hanging out, going to the movies and going to dinner. We talked on the phone to all hours of the night because we just couldn’t talk about enough. We talked about three weeks before we officially started dating, but we both felt like it was the right time to become more than friends. Friendship is one of the key steps working towards a great relationship. Next, is having trust and commitment among one another. Trust means having the integrity, strength and confidence in someone. If a person knows they have found the one, then that person will be the strength and rock of that person’s life. Partners will love one another with


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all your heart and don’t let jealousy get in the way because it will completely destroy a relationship. Let each other have free time to just relax and think because when the couple has moments apart it helps when they see one another again. Commitment means a pledge or promise of oneself to another person through the good and the bad. Being committed to a significant other is giving one’s heart, soul, mind, body and spirit to one person forever. My partner and I treat our promise to one another as if we were married. Lawrence Kurdek said, “Seventy-eight

percent of the comparisons on which differences were found indicated that gay

or lesbian partners functioned better than heterosexual partners do” (Kurdek 880). Neither one are more dominate than the other, therefore, we act equal towards one another. A couple that is in love and can give their lives to one another is a true partnership. I like how Pat worded this "Like heterosexuals, we want security and commitment” (Veltkamp 1). I trust and am committed to my significant other for the rest of my life. My last step is the relationship has to be an equal partnership. If a person truly cares and loves the other person he or she will give his or her all. Therefore, if both partners are not giving equal effort to the partnership it will never work. I personally give one-hundred ten percent in my relationship because it’s worth it and I get equal effort given back. If only one person is working towards the relationship, however, he or she will finally just give up. For example, one partner wants to go to the movie or dinner and the other person continuously making excuses, it is not equal effort. Both partners have a job, but only one show up every day, then the relationship won’t work. It is not worth the physical or emotional harm being done to the body if only one is trying to make it work. Through my current partnership I truly found what love really is. I get treated like a person and get equal effort. This is the last thing that really makes a relationship last.


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This story is touching to tell the steps of how to make a relationship last. To be in a partnership it consists a lot of trust, commitment and equal effort to make one work properly. It is a great feeling to have found someone so amazing to be in my life and finally truly be loved and happy. These steps will go in more detail, but it only depends on the people. I know exactly what Claire and Jeremy are saying in this quote: "I sometimes think no one has the right to be as happy as I am," she said. "I am very much in love and found the person who I want to spend the rest of my life with� (Gardner 1). These are the main and basic points to establish a good partnership.


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Work Cited Kurdek, Lawrence A. "Are Gay and Lesbian Cohabiting Couples really Different from Heterosexual Married Couples?" Journal of Marriage and Family 66.4 (2004): 880900. ProQuest Education Journals; ProQuest Religion; ProQuest Research Library; ProQuest Social Science Journals. Web. 31 Oct. 2012 Veltkamp, Pat. "Lesbian Couple Seek Friendship." The Southland Times: 30. Feb 12 2000. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. CLAIRE GARDNER AND, JEREMY W. "'I would have been Living a Lie' Says Out and Proud Lesbian MSP." Scotland on Sunday: 3. Feb 29 2004. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 5 November 2012 Partnerships That Last There are a lot of people that would say they are in a perfect relationship, but that is never the case. There will be flaws in any relationship. I’ve been in an amazing partnership for two years and it will last forever. The three steps that are important to me are becoming friends, trust & commitment and an equal partnership. I look at our relationship, and I see all of these things. My first step is the two people have to establish a friendship before anything can go further. The reason a friendship is so important is the partners need to have a basic foundation before moving on into a relationship. Partners must be completely honest and open with one another to make a relationship last. Partners need to be able to hang out, laugh, enjoy the same things and be comfortable around each other; therefore, way to start establishing a good friendship. This means coming to each other no matter what instead of holding feelings and emotions back. My partner and I began hanging out, going to the movies and going to dinner. We talked on the phone to all hours of the night because we just couldn’t talk about enough. We talked about three weeks before we officially started dating, but we both felt like it was the right time to become more than friends. Friendship is one of the key steps working towards a great relationship. Next, is having trust and commitment among one another. Trust means having the integrity, strength and confidence in someone. If a person knows they have found the one, then that person will be the strength and rock of that person’s life. Partners will love one another with


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all your heart and don’t let jealousy get in the way because it will completely destroy a relationship. Let each other have free time to just relax and think because when the couple have moments apart it helps when they see one another again. Commitment means a pledge or promise of oneself to another person through the good and the bad. Being committed to a significant other is giving one’s heart, soul, mind, body and spirit to one person forever. My partner and I treat our promise to one another as if we were married. Lawrence Kurdek said, “Seventy-eight

percent of the comparisons on which differences were found indicated that gay

or lesbian partners functioned better than heterosexual partners do (Kurdek 880).” We neither one are more dominate than the other, therefore, we act equal towards one another. A couple that is in love and can give their lives to one another is a true partnership. I like how Pat worded this "Like heterosexuals, we want security and commitment (Veltkamp 1).” I trust and am committed to my significant other for the rest of my life. My last step is the relationship has to be an equal partnership. If a person truly cares and loves the other person he or she will give his or her all. Therefore, if both partners are not giving equal effort to the partnership it will never work. I personally give one-hundred ten percent in my relationship because it’s worth it and I get equal effort given back. If only one person is working towards the relationship, however, he or she will finally just give up. For example, one partner wants to go to the movie or dinner and the other person continuously making excuses, it is not equal effort. Both partners have a job, but only one show up every day, then the relationship want work. It is not worth the physical or emotional harm being done to the body if only one is trying to make it work. Through my current partnership I truly found what love really is. I get treated like a person and get equal effort. This is the last thing that really makes a relationship last.


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I have enjoyed telling the steps of how I think a relationship can last. To be in a partnership it consists a lot of trust, commitment and equal effort to make one work properly. I am very lucky to have found someone so amazing to be in my life and finally truly be loved and happy. These steps will go in more detail, but it only depends on the people. I know exactly what Claire and Jeremy are saying in this quote: "I sometimes think no one has the right to be as happy as I am," she said. "I am very much in love and found the person who I want to spend the rest of my life with� (Gardner 1). These are the main and basic points to establish a good partnership.


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Work Cited Kurdek, Lawrence A. "Are Gay and Lesbian Cohabiting Couples really Different from Heterosexual Married Couples?" Journal of Marriage and Family 66.4 (2004): 880-900. ProQuest Education Journals; ProQuest Religion; ProQuest Research Library; ProQuest Social Science Journals. Web. 31 Oct. 2012 Veltkamp, Pat. "Lesbian Couple Seek Friendship." The Southland Times: 30. Feb 12 2000. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. CLAIRE GARDNER AND, JEREMY W. "'I would have been Living a Lie' Says Out and Proud Lesbian MSP." Scotland on Sunday: 3. Feb 29 2004. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartford Courant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; Sun Sentinel. Web. 31 Oct. 2012.


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Schell uses very good description to let the human mind visualize the scene. I don’t believe anyone could truly know how horrible it was unless they were there. One that stuck out to me was “the pieces of the façade of the towers that are often shown in photographs—gigantic forks, or bent spatulas—loomed surprisingly high over the scene with dread majesty” because it is so descriptive letting the audience visualize the destruction. The moon was the only thing left standing to help everyone cope with the tragic things that had happen. This story makes the audience think more of 9-11 than just what was showed on television and in photos.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 7 December, 2012 Tutor Review I was nervous about sending my paper in because I am scared my paper sounds stupid. I submitted it and when they sent me the results it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I asked them to check my grammar errors and they did, so I went back and corrected those mistakes. I had to learn not to take the corrections to heart because they aren’t doing it to hurt your feelings just to help you. Their comments has been very helpful.


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The library always seemed like it would be just for intelligent people and book worms, but I’ve found out that it has a lot more to offer than that. With the tremendous growth of online resources, the library is still relevant and useful. It seemed like people would always know exactly where everything was located and it looked easy, but when other people tried the same thing it was difficult. The library offers a tremendous amount of choices including: computers, printer/copier/fax, and rental for DVDs and books whichever people prefers. The library has so many different choices it is hard to name them all, so everyone just needs to go visit the closest library to find out. Computers used to not be so popular in libraries, but now it seems like that is all everyone relies on anymore. Library computers have internet to access eBooks for online reading, photo images, encyclopedia databases and much more. Students are allowed to do research on computers to find out information about specific topics to write papers and to have the knowledge. There are different kinds of programs including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access to help write and organize papers and store data properly. Computers have almost become a necessity to everyday life. The library offers a printer/copier/fax for student use. Students can print out anything they want, but there is a fee of ten cents per page. If somebody needs more copies of a specific page, then there is a copier to do so and that is ten cents per page. A student might need to fax a resume to a job that they are applying for and they just let the librarian know and the fax is free. When students need to fax something other than for a job, then there is a fee charged per page. It is nice to have a library that provides all these services for student access. The library allows students to check out books and DVDs. They have a large selection of books that relates to the programs of study that they offer, so when you want to find out more


Ridley 2 about a specific job or topic, then you find it in the library. Students can look online at the other campuses and they can order a book to be sent to their campus, so they can check out. Back in grade school students weren’t offered the opportunity to check out DVDs, but in college students are allowed too. The library has so many selections of books and DVDs that people will just have to go visit to find out. A library in a college offers students much more than back in grade school. They give students more freedom to check out books and use computers at their own pace, so they don’t feel rushed. By having a good library for studying or internet access, it gives students that ease that they can complete all their work at school. Students can use computers, printer/copier/fax, and check out books and DVDs to help do research on a project or just for entertainment. The library isn’t just for smart people and book worm, but for everyone.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa M. Russell English 1101 22 October 2012 Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be a crime scene investigator, but now I wouldn’t mind being a detective that deals with hate crimes, bullying and harassment cases. I enjoy helping others and I believe I could conquer my dream this way. “Hate crime is, by definition, a crime of emotion and this is well recognized in relation to the commission of the crime itself.” (Mason 251). Hate crimes do not receive the attention they deserve because professionals in the field use their own beliefs instead of doing their job and treating everyone equal. When referring to adults, it is called hate crimes and referring to children it is bullying. Bullying isn’t taken serious enough until the administrative in schools and law enforcements get stricter. “A quiet thirteen year old was a human plaything for some of his classmates” (Olweus 197). “They badgered him for money, forced him to swallow weeds and drink milk with detergent, beat him up in the restroom and tied a string around his neck, leading him around as a ‘pet’” (Olweus 197). It is inhumane to treat people with disrespect because of someone’s color, weight, or lack of defense. I believe hate crimes, bullying and harassment wouldn’t be as harsh; on the other hand, children should be raised that everyone is equal. Adults don’t always believe children when they say they are being bullied or children don’t feel like they have anyone to turn to. Children need to be listened to not ignore. Bullying should not be ignored in schools and at home. Children need to have that comfort at school and home to know it is okay to go to an adult and talk about what is going on. Adults want to always think children just want attention, to complain or tattle on others when it


Ridley 2 is actually true. Bullying isn’t only at schools anymore it has even went public called cyber bullying. Things are posted online for everyone read. The author said, “Children bullying behavior has been an established behavior in our society and school that it is ignored very often and considered a “part of a normal behavior”” (Dracic 216). It is not normal behavior for children not to be able to go out and not get bothered about a disability, their clothes, weight, sexual orientation, etc. when going to school or out in public. “It is estimated that more than three fourths of adolescents have some kind of experience related to bullying such as calling names or public scorn.” (Dracic 216) “In 2006, a thirteen year old girl killed herself after a classmate’s mother posted as a teenage boy on a MySpace site and harassed the girl” (Leslie ajc). It is insane that children suicide rates have increased over the past few years because of bullying. The bullying is absolutely too high and could be decreased with team work of school officials and law enforcements. The author said, “Hate crime is more than a legal category” (Mason 249). “It is also a moral category that promotes tolerance and respect over prejudice” (Mason 249). Anything involving a homosexual person is looked at with a totally different prospective. I don’t believe it should matter what one’s sexual orientation is, race or religion we are all human and should be treated equally. Hate crimes should be paid more attention to and more actions should be given than what is. A crime is a crime. This type of crimes is not publicized like they should be; however, a teacher is dating one of her students it is everywhere the public eye can see. Crimes should not get different aspects than others; therefore, the sentence should fit the crime. The author said, “More expansive approaches define hate crimes by reference to its effects as well as its causes: hate crime, then involves acts of violence and intimidation, usually directed towards already stigmatized and marginalized groups” (Mason 251). The author said,


Ridley 3 “As such; it is a mechanism of power and oppression, intended to reaffirm the precarious hierarchies that characterize a given social order” (Mason 251). Yes, people have the freedom of speech, but that doesn’t mean to go out and harm others because they believe they are prefect. Nobody is perfect, everyone has faults, but everyone deserves to be happy. By looking at a person’s clothing, hair style, the way they walk, etc. can’t always determine if they are homosexual or heterosexual. Nobody needs to judge and one because they need to worry about themselves not everyone else. People like to hate on others when they are down, having a bad day or their life is completely miserable. They want to destroy other’s life to make themselves feel better and happy. Everyone needs to help make the world a happier and more peaceful place. A case that was recent in the public eye was the CeCe McDonald vs. Minnesota. “CeCe McDonald was a transgender woman of color” (Sentinel 1). In June 2011, in Hennepin County, Minnesota she was convicted with second degree manslaughter. She was sentenced to forty-one months in prison. CeCe and her friends were walking down the street when a group started harassing CeCe calling her names and one girl smashed a glass bottle in CeCe’s face later she got stitches. Both groups began to fight; however, CeCe started to walk off and a guy from the other group followed her. She took a pair of scissors out of her purse to help protect herself and stabbed the guy by self-defense and he died. She got picked up that night by the police department. She shouldn’t be convicted when it was in self-defense. After doing all the research on hate crimes, bullying and harassment has made me realize how serious the crimes are. They don’t receive the attention they should before someone gets harmed when one word could prevent that. I would enjoy becoming a detective to help people and solve crimes that have been committed to help future crimes from occurring. I believe people taking it as far as someone harming another individual or themselves that nothing was done to


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Ridley 5 Work Cited Olweus, Dan. “Bullying or Peer Abuse at School: Fact and Intervention.” Current Directions In Psychological Science (Wiley-Blackwell) 4.6 (1995) : 196-200. Academic Search Complete. Web. 21. Oct. 2012. Dracic, Sabaha. “Bullying and Peer Victimization.” Materia Socio Medica 21.4 (2009) : 216219. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19. Oct. 2012. Mason, Gail. “Hate Crimes As A Moral Category: Lessons From The Snowtown Case.” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (Australian Academic Press) 40.3 (2007) 249-271. Academic Search Completed. Web. 21. Oct. 2012. Sentinel, Sun. “CCR Calls on Hennepin County Attorney to Drop Charges Against CeCe McDonald.” Tangled News Service. April 30 2012. The Advocate (Stamford); Baltimore Sun; Greenwich Time; Hartfield Courtant; Morning Call; Newsday; Orlando Sentinel; ProQuest Newsstand; ProQuest Research Library Completed. Web. 21. Oct.2012 Leslie, Katie. “Cyber-bullying comes to Peachtree City Schools.” Atlanta Journal Constitution. 22. Oct. 2012.


Ridley 6 My peer reviewer was Ashleigh Thomas. The time of the peer review I didn’t know it was supposed to be more than five paragraphs. Ashleigh explains things very well and comprehendible to know exactly what she is saying to go back and fix the mistakes. She said my paper was clear and easy to understand with corrections that could be made by rereading my own essay. She also said for me to come up with a better thesis and I did. I really appreciate having Ashleigh to review my paper. LMR


Verbs

Ashleigh Thomas & Jillian Ridley


Ridley 1 A verb is a word that shows action or links a subject to another word in a sentence. There are three types of verbs: action, linking and helping. At times it is challenging to know which verb to use in a sentence. All sentences are different and the sentence might sound correct, but not be correct. We are going to talk about all the different types of verbs and see if it makes it any easier. An action verb tells what the subject is doing, for example: ran, hide, walk, swim and told. The girl ran to the mall. The children hide behind trees. The women walk every day at the park. The kids swim at the neighbor’s house. The boy told on the girl. The sentences are short and might not look correct, but they all have a subject and a verb that is all that is needed to make a sentence. A linking verb connects or links a subject to a noun or an adjective in the predicate. Here are some common linking verbs is, are, was, were, being, been, and am. Henry is a basketball player. The students are in the gym. The criminal was last spotted in Tennessee. The kittens were under the porch. Tom Cruse enjoys being a stunt man. We have been friends for years. I am a blonde. Linking verbs can be a little difficult at times, but ask yourself if the verb is linking the subject to a noun or adjective in the predicate. A helping verb helps the main verb express tense and voice. Here are some common helping verbs: will, should, would, could, had, has, might and did. Mom will go to the store. We should go to the movies. I would love to go skiing. I could watch the movie “White Chicks” over and over. They had two dogs. The paperwork has to be done tonight. I might be at work next week. The student did his work well. Helping verbs are used everywhere and sometimes we don’t even know we are using them.


Ridley 2 Verbs are past, present or future tense. In writing, everyone should always use the same tense for verbs within a paragraph or essay. The verbs might be the same word, but sometimes used differently according to the sentence. If the sentence doesn’t sound correct when reading, it could be because we don’t always use proper grammar when speaking. Using the correct verb is necessary when writing formal papers. Hope we were able to help everyone out with using verbs.

Assessment Paragraph I believe that we were able to help out the class when doing our presentation. Everyone paid attention when we were speaking. I wish we would have found a better game than what we did to play. It was fun, but it was a child’s game. There are a lot of verbs out there and trying to put all into one presentation wasn’t easy, so we just done the most common ones used. Over all, class participation was good. We enjoyed teaching the class about verbs.

Reflective Paragraph I really enjoyed learning more about verbs because it is an important part of speaking and writing. I use to be very bad in English, but until about a year ago I really caught on. I don’t understand why I had so many problems out of it because it isn’t that difficult. I learned some new things that I didn’t even know about verbs. I really hope I was able to help others use verbs a little easier.


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4. You have been accused of committing a crime last Tuesday. Create a detailed log to the best of your recollection of the day’s events to establish an alibi. My alibi is I woke up at 4am started doing some homework while my partner was getting ready for work. After, she left for work I went back to doing homework and at 6:30a I got our son up for to start getting ready for school. I came into the kitchen to start my morning like normal to fix his breakfast. I turned on channel 3 news and talk to our son while he’s eating and getting ready. At 7:30a, he leaves and gets on the bus to go to school. I go and get in the shower to begin my day. I finished getting ready and leaving at 9:10a because I have Corrections class at 9:30a on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Before going to school I stopped by Lowe’s to drop of our lunch. I got out of class at 10:45a and headed back to Lowe’s. I met my partner for lunch and we went to the park, ate, and then I dropped her off at work. I didn’t have to be at work until 3p that day, so I headed to our house to do homework. I stayed at our house until 1:40p drove back to Lowe’s to be with my partner before having to go into work. At 3p, I went into work. I had to work until 10:30p that night. I took lunch at 5p and drove to the house to have supper. At 5:20p I headed back to work to clock in at 6p and returned back to my register. I got off at 10:30p left Lowe’s and went to the house to get ready for bed. I went to sleep around 12a that night stayed up talking to my partner. Now, that I’ve told my alibi and it is legit; therefore, I cannot be charged with committing a crime when I wasn’t even no were around where it was committed.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 9 November 2012 The Life and Death of Ted Bundy There was a man born of the name Theodore Robert Cowell on November 24, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont. Ted was very intelligent. His mother’s name was Louise Cowell. After he was born, he was taken to his grandparents because his mother couldn’t afford it by herself. When Ted was growing up, he thought his mother was his sister. Everyone might be wondering where he got the name Bundy: “In 1951 Louise and Ted moved to Tacoma, Washington where she married John Culpepper Bundy” (Mayo 50). He went off to college and began dating a dark haired, pretty, young woman from California. She has all he wanted: money, class, and influence. After, she broke up with him, he became very devastated. He began his killing spree shortly after that and the victims resembled his ex-girlfriend: young college woman with long dark hair. He was a gruesome and morbid human being. After, the depression that Ted went thru with his first love back in college; he moved on with Elizabeth Kendell in 1968. She was a divorcee with a young daughter. She fell deeply in love with Bundy and despite her suspicions that he was cheating on her. He didn’t want to get married, but he allowed the relationship with Elizabeth to continue even after reuniting with his first love. His first love was highly attracted to the new, confident Ted Bundy. So, the affair continued without Elizabeth knowing. Ted had everything going for him, basically having his cake and eating it too. He began to work with re-election campaign of Washington’s Republican Governor Dan Evans. In the


Ridley 2 death row interview Bandy said, “Evans was elected and he appointed Bundy to the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Committee” (Michaud and Aynesworth 1). Bundy’s future seemed secure in 1973 and he became an assistant to Ross Davis, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party. Ted had his future planned and was going great and then something made him snap. In 1974, young women began vanishing from college campuses around Washington and Oregan. One of his victims reported: “Lynda Healy, a 21 year old radio announcer, was among those who were missing” (Michaud and Aynesworth 1). In July, two girls were asked to help him, but refused; on the other hand, later that day two other girls were asked and wasn’t ever seen alive again. Bundy moves southeast to Utah and enrolled in law school. He was trying to get closer to college women, so he could have easier access to victims. Ted being new to Utah sure didn’t stop his insane mind from craving killing someone. He attacked Carol DeKonch; therefore, Carol was lucky and escaped. Carol went to the police, gave a description of Bundy and the VW he was driving. Little did Ted know during the struggle he left his DNA on Carol’s jacket. A few hours after attacking Carol, 17 year old Debbie Kent disappeared. Ted moved to a different area, but the murderous rage was still strong. Around the time of Debbie Kent disappearing, hikers in Washington found a graveyard of bones in a local forest. Later, the bones were identified as belonging to the missing women from both Washington and Utah. The investigators from both states communicated together and came up with a profile and sketch of the man named Ted. He approached women asking for help, appearing helpless with a cast or crutches. He drove a tan VW and his blood type was O. Ted continues his murdering of young women because the police can’t locate him.


Ridley 3 Bandy didn’t kill just any woman because investigators realized, they were all similar. They vanished during evening hours. The bodies found in Utah had all been hit with a blunt object to the head, raped and sodomized. The investigators knew they were dealing with a serial killer that was capable of moving from state to state. He was on a massive killing war path and nobody could find to stop him. Ted still hadn’t been caught and the murders began moving to a different state. On January 12, 1975, Caryn Campbell vanished from a ski resort in Colorado while on vacation with family. A month later Caryn’s nude body was discovered lying a short distance from the road. Her remains were taken and examined was concluded she received violent blows to her skull. Over the next few months five more women were found dead in Colorado with similar hits to the skull possibly with a crowbar. Now, the police are onto Bundy and are closing in on him. In August 1975, police attempted to stop Bundy for a driving violation. He tried to run by turning his lights off and running stop signs. When they finally caught him, his vehicle was searched and police found handcuff, an ice pick, crowbar, pantyhose with eye holes cut out and along with other questionable items. On the passenger side of Bundy’s car, the seat was removed and they arrested him for suspicion of burglary. The police began to compare what they had with facts Carol has described in her attach and then charged him with kidnapping. Ted has been caught, but not enough evidence to pin all the murders on him. Ted Bundy went to trial for attempted kidnapping Carol DeRonch in February 1976, after waiving his right to a jury trial he was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison. The investigators began to research links to Bundy and the Colorado murders. According to credit card statements he was in the area when several women vanished in 1975. In October 1976, he


Ridley 4 was charged with the murder of Caryn Campbell. Being sentenced and put in prison doesn’t stop Ted Bundy. Bundy was transferred from Utah prison to Colorado for trial. Ted served as his own lawyer, so that allowed him to appear in court without leg irons plus opportunity to move freely inside the courthouse. This was stated from Ted Bundy’s interview: “In an interview while in the role of his own attorney Bundy said, “More than ever, I am convinced of my own innocence”” (Michuah and Aynesworth 2). In June 1977, during a pre-trial hearing he escaped by jumping from a window in the law library. He was caught a week later. Ted Bundy had been caught, but was more intelligent than people realized. On December 30, Ted escaped from prison and made way to Tallahassee, Florida. Bundy rented an apartment near Florida State University under the name Chris Hagen. He was familiar with college life and in which he enjoyed. He was able to survive buying food and paying his way with stolen credit cards. When he found himself bored he would go into lecture halls and listen to speakers. It was just a matter of time before the disturbed person inside Ted resurfaced. Bandy strikes again! On January 14, he broke into Florida State University’s Chi Omega sorority house and bludgeoned and strangled to death two women. The two women that were murdered: one suffered brutal bits on her buttocks and breast and the second one was raped. The two survivors only suffered being hit in the head with a log; however, if it wasn’t for their roommate Nita Neary walking in, they could have been killed. He didn’t even pay any mind, leaves sorority house on to his next victims. Nita Neary came home around 3am and the door was slightly opened. She entered the house and heard someone coming down the stairs, so she hid in the doorway. She watched Ted walk out of the house with a blue hat on and carrying a log. She ran upstairs to her roommates;


Ridley 5 however, not knowing what she’s going to walk into, but seeing two girls brutally attacked and two killed. Horrifying! The same night another woman was attacked and police found a mask that was earlier see in Ted Bundy’s car. The police was onto Ted again. On February 9, 1978, Bundy killed again. This time it was worse, but threw off police because it was out of Bundy’s normal killing. This victim was 12 year old Kimberly Leach, who he kidnapped and mutilated. A week after Kimberly was kidnapped; Bundy was arrested in Pensacola for driving a stolen vehicle. Investigators had eye witnesses who identified Ted Bundy of him being at both the sorority house and Kimberly’s school. There was physical evidence found on three of the victim’s bodies that traced back to Ted Bundy. He got foolish in his murders. In court, Ted thought he was going to get away with the murders of the two sorority girls and Kimberly Leach by taking a plea bargain. He kept thinking that everyone believed he was innocent even thought, there were physical evidences found on victims. In exchange of the three murders, he was going to receive three 25-year sentences. Bundy started slipping with his last murders because investigators were able to track him. Ted is caught for good now. Bundy went to trial in Florida on June 25, 1979 for the murders of two sorority girls. The trial was televised and Bundy played up the media when he acted as his own lawyer. Bundy was found guilty on both murder chargers and given two death sentences by electric chair. On January 7, 1980, he went to trial for killing Kimberly Leach. He let an attorney represent him. Ted knew with the amount of evidence against him with Kimberly; therefore, he pleads insanity. This seems like the only way people think to get out of something they have done wrong instead of paying the consequences.


Ridley 6 The federal judge called Bundy: “the most competent serial killer in the country… a diabolical genius” (Lamar and Holmes 34). This trial Bundy’s behavior was totally different than previous trials. He showed anger, slouched in chair, and had a haunting glare. He was found guilty and received his third death sentence. During the sentence phrase, Ted called Carol Boone as a character witness and marrying her while she sat in the witness stand. Boone was convicted Bundy was innocent. She later gave birth to Ted’s daughter, which he adored. In time Carol realized Ted was guilty for all those horrible crimes and divorced him. How could women marry someone seeing all the evidence saying he is guilty? After endless appeals Ted Bundy’s last stay of execution was on January 7, 1989. While in last stay Bundy confessed to Attorney General’s chief investigator, Dr. Bob Keppel in detail of murdering more than fifty women in five states from 1973-1978. He also confessed of keeping the heads of some victims at his house to engage in necrophilia. Necrophilia is sexual intercourse with a corpse. In the final interview he blamed exposure to pornography at a young age was the stimulant behind his murderous obsessions. This whole case of Ted Bundy is completely horrifying and morbid. Many people believe Ted Bundy was involved in killing over a hundred women. The execution went through as planned; it was a carnival like atmosphere outside the prison. On January 24, 1989, Theodore Bundy died at 7:13am as crowds outside cheered for his death. After the execution of Ted Bundy here is what the Prison Lt. Don Davis spoke to the media and official witnesses through a microphone and said, “The sentence of the state of Florida VS Theodore Bundy has been carried out”” (Saltzman 102). The communities everywhere can now sleep at ease knowing Ted Bundy is dead and no longer torching women.


Ridley 7 The reason I chose Ted Bundy as my narrative essay is because I wanted to know what exactly happen. I still don’t understanding why Bundy done what he did because he had his future planned out, then something triggered a spark and he went crazy. He had a wife and daughter; on the other hand, I thought the lady was insane for marrying a man being tried for three murders. That was a long time ago, but that just means people have got smarter and crazier. I feel for all the victims and their families. One thing about Ted Bundy a lot of people don’t know is, he helped police capture the Green River Killer before his execution. I believe he was insane, morbid and just simply horrifying. This is insane: “Bundy was so organized that the police never located the crime scenes where his first seventeen victims were actually killed” (Vronsky 102). To this day, the remains have never been discovered from six of the women Ted murdered. Bundy always referred to himself as: “the only Ph. D. in serial murder” (Vronsky 102). I thoroughly enjoyed researching and learning about Ted Bundy.


Ridley 8 Work Cited Saltzman, Rachelk H. “The Buzz is for you”: Popular Responses to the Ted Bundy Execution.” Journal of Folklore Research 32.2 (1995): 101-119. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Rule, Ann. “Stranger Beside Me. Web. 8 Nov. 2012. Michaud, Stephen G. Aynesworth, Hugh. Conversations with a killer The Death Row Interviews. Web. 8 Nov, 2012. Mayo, Mike. “Bundy, Ted.” American Murder. (2008): 50-52. History Reference Center. Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Vronsky, Peter. Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters. n.p.: Berkley Books, 2005. eBooks Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 9 Nov. 2012. Lamar, Jacob V., and Holmes, Charles. “”I Deserve Punishment” Killer Ted Bundy Bargains and Postures to The End.” Time. 133.6 (1989): 34. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.


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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 5 November, 2012 My peer reviewer was Ashleigh Thomas. I was nervous letting somebody else read my papers because they are like my diary. I finally let someone read my paper and come to find out I am a good writer. Ashleigh said, “That she liked what I had wrote and I done a great job.� She did say she found a few errors as in punctuation, but nothing major. I really enjoy having a peer reviewer because it not only helps them with their paper, but you as well. Ashleigh has great advice.


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My peer reviewer was Ashleigh Thomas. She said, “I had a very good and strong paper.” She enjoyed reading about Ted Bundy and find out information that wasn’t released to the public on television. While reading my essay, Ashleigh said there were a few grammar and punctuation errors that she came across. I went back through, read my paper and made some changes. I appreciated her reviewing my paper and suggesting changes. I didn’t think I would like having a peer reviewer because I don’t like other people reading my thoughts or research. It makes me feel uncomfortable at times because I don’t want it to seem like I don’t know what I am talking about. Ashleigh was very helpful with assisting me with my errors.

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Jillian Ridley Lisa Russell English 1101 7 December, 2012 Reflective Before the class began, I did not want to take English 1101 because of all the horror stories I have heard of how hard the class is. I don’t write well, so I was scared I was going to fail. I was currently at Dalton State College and was in remedially English and didn’t do well at all. I quit college for about 3 years and decided I would switch schools and see if I did better. I enrolled at GNTC and started with an English class. The way she taught was totally different and I learned so much. I was a little more positive when I enrolled in English 1101. We got into class, got our assignment sheet and realize how many essays we were going to be doing. I began to freak out because I talk a lot at times that doesn’t make sense. Mrs. Russell, you have made English 1101 seem easier than I ever thought it would be. I am glad that I got to have this experience and see that I can truly write.


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Who are you? My name is Jillian Ridley and I am kind hearted, loving, caring and outgoing. I am currently enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and my major is Criminal Justice. I have always loved CSI ever since I was little. I want to pursue a job with CSI, FBI or GBI. Once I graduate from GNTC, I am hoping to move towards Kennesaw to get a Bachelor Degree in Forensics. A few reasons why I am attending college is not only to do the profession I’ve always dreamt of doing, but to have a good job to support my family and not have to worry about finances. On the other hand, I work at Lowe’s and this February I will be employed there four years. I enjoy my job and working with the public. I am work at the customer service desk, but I can work any department on the front end. In my spare time, I enjoy riding on the motorcycle with my partner, hiking, tubing or rafting down rivers, road trips with no destination, lazy day’s just relaxing and watching movies and spending time with family and friends. Concluding who I am, I always live life to the fullest with no regrets.


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Why becoming a crime scene technician has a lot of advantages including: collecting and analyzing evidence, helping giving peace of mind to victims, bring justice to society, and making the world a better place.


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What did you expect? I thought English 1101 would be a lot of writing, but grammar too. I would expect us to be learning how to write properly and get peer reviews to help each other become better writers. Sometimes working with your peers doesn’t only help us write better, but learn grammar, punctuation and spelling. I think we would have very vague topics that would take us a little bit to write on; on the other hand, our dream career or our best vacation. I look forward to the topics we are going to get to write about. I expect to learn the proper way to write, such as, how to write to different audience and more in second and third party instead of first person. How to review others paper and give them advice the proper way to not hurt anyone’s feelings. I like to put a lot of my thoughts down on paper, but I’m always embarrassed for others to read them because I don’t think I make sense or sound right. It’s like I just don’t know how to put my words together correctly at times. I don’t know a lot of big terms to sound better. I’m trying to learn a new word every day to help my vocabulary. So far, I like the class. I really enjoy having you as a professor and you give us topics that are interesting to us. If we have any question you answer them with no hesitation. It’s really enjoyable to have a professor that cares. The learning experience so far has been better than I expected. I have found a few mistakes that I kept making on my own when I edit my work. I have heard from other that the class is complicated and boring. Since last semester I’ve realized how good I am and like English. I guess, I finally got a teacher that didn’t just expect us to know everything about English and be perfect. I do believe that’s what has helped me look forward to this class. Thus far, I don’t want to take anything out of this class except to add a little more grammar and punctuation. I am looking forward t learning a lot in English 1101.


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