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  HERO - It's about Life and Giving
HERO works with more than 105 human- and social-service agencies, non-profit organizations and public healthcare clinics locally and regionally, assisting individuals in maintaining a reasonable standard of living.
HERO also works to protect our environment by serving as a free resource to regional healthcare facilities in the effective recycling management of these materials.
HERO continues its original mission by supplying local medical mission teams with medical and surgical supplies to serve those in need throughout the world.
www.fmhero.org   (365 words)

  
  Hero - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The hero commonly possesses superhuman capabilities or idealized character traits which enable him or her to perform extraordinary, beneficial deeds (i.e., a "heroic deed") for which he or she is famous (compare villain).
For example, the circumstances of the hero's conception are unusual; an attempt is made by a powerful male at his birth to kill him; he is spirited away; reared by foster-parents in a far country.
In modern movies, the hero is often simply an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances, who, despite the odds being stacked against him or her, typically prevails in the end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hero   (1518 words)

  
 Hero (Mariah Carey song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was released as the album's second single in the fourth quarter of 1993 (see 1993 in music) and was a commercial success both inside and outside the U.S. "Hero" is considered to be one of Carey's signature songs, and she regularly performs it when invited to charity events and closes most concerts with it.
She and Afanasieff had been asked by producers of the Dustin Hoffman film Hero (1992) to write a song for its soundtrack to be recorded by Gloria Estefan.
"Hero" became Carey's eighth number-one single on the U.S Billboard Hot 100, and it was her first Christmas number-one on the chart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hero_(Mariah_Carey_song)   (722 words)

  
 Hero-1
The Heath "HERO" is a unique and outstanding educational robot "laboratory" and lends itself, as well, to use as a prototyper and experimenter.
HERO 1's motion detector senses movement up to a distance of 15 feet while a sonar system determines direction and ranges between objects and the robot from 4" to 8 feet away.
On-board HERO 1 is an 8-bit 6808 microprocessor that can guide the robot through complex maneuvers, activate and monitor sensors, and modify actions as a result of sensor or real-time clock inputs.
www.hero-1.com /Broadband   (526 words)

  
 Hero
Hero is the summation of a confluence of extremely talented people coming together.
Hero takes place in the 3rd century BC, when China was still a group of warring states.
More impressive is that for the most part, Hero achieved the colors naturally, with props and clothing, and a minimum of special effects, and completely without using tinted lenses (like Traffic).
www.haro-online.com /movies/hero.html   (909 words)

  
 Hero (2004): Reviews
Hero is a movie that lives up to all the nobility of its title, a gift to movie audiences who cherish the opportunity to be transported to a heretofore unimagined world and absorbed totally into what happens there.
Hero is one of the most beautiful and involving films of the year.
Hero is not a CTHD clone; it’s a wonderful movie in its own right, staking its own territory as a dreamlike meditation on motivation and love.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/hero2004   (1476 words)

  
 Hero Robot Frequently Asked Questions
The HERO 2000 and the Arm Trainer share the same Arm and use the same BASIC commands for movement that the HERO 2000 uses, but it is mounted on a stationary base and uses a Z80 microprocessor as the main CPU instead of the 8088 like the HERO 2000 robot.
HERO 1's motion detector senses movement up to a distance of 15 feet while a sonar system determines direction and ranges between objects and the robot from 4 inches to 8 feet away.
HERO JR normally speaks, sings and performs tasks between moving randomly about, however, an optional wireless remote unit allows the Robot to be manually driven from place to place.
hero.dsavage.net /robots/Hero_FAQ.html   (6023 words)

  
 Warcraft III - Basics -> Hero Basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Heroes are the backbone of an assault force.
The player will be informed that their Hero has gained a level by a sound, and by a flash of light around the Hero.
Heroes revived at the Tavern are brought back to life with 0 mana and 50% health.
www.battle.net /war3/basics/heroes.shtml   (3093 words)

  
 Titans Tower: Hero Cruz
Hero has also surmised that the transformations are something of a psychological manifestation of the dialer.
After the battle, Hero finally confessed the truth to Sparx: The reason he didn't respond to her flirtations was that he was gay.
From the onset of Superboy and the Ravers #1, Hero appeared to be an easygoing, amiable young hero.
www.titanstower.com /source/whoswho/hero.html   (3202 words)

  
 Review: Hero (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Hero is not as mainstream as Crouching Tiger (if the earlier movie could have been considered "mainstream") - it has a languid pace, and, even though there are plenty of martial arts confrontations, it doesn't feel like there's a lot of action.
Hero's long-delayed release into the North American market is primarily the fault of Miramax Films, who bought the rights, then decided to bury the movie.
Hero's theme of self-sacrifice being necessary to serve the greater good isn't revolutionary, but it is presented with enough force that we don't dismiss it lightly.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/h/hero.html   (768 words)

  
 MovieMartyr.com - Hero
The overall presentation of Hero is so tastefully restrained that a tiny rivulet of blood is all that ever flows after a fighter is mortally wounded.
If Hero can’t quite attain the emotional heft of CTHD or Wong Kar-Wai’s Ashes of Time, or allow for a monologue as remarkable as Maggie Cheung’s was in the latter film, it’s far from a shallow effort on dramatic grounds.
The gray morality of its action heroes might be a bit tougher for Chinese audiences to swallow, however, since the film never delivers anything so simple (or fun) as a bad guy.
www.moviemartyr.com /2002/hero.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Health Education Resource Organization (HERO)
HERO's volunteer program screens, interviews, orients, trains and assigns volunteers to HERO departments and programs, as well as to other local agencies.
HERO's pro bono legal unit assists clients with preparing wills, planning and settling estates, filing discrimination complaints, executing powers of attorney, drawing up living wills and handling bankruptcy proceedings; protection of real and personal property for the benefit of clients and their heirs; public and private benefits, health, disability, and life insurance matters.
HERO's Drop-In Center is a place where people with HIV/AIDS can relax and enjoy the comfort and support of friends and neighbors in a comfortable community setting, away from HERO's administrative offices.
www.critpath.org /aric/pwarg/local/hero.htm   (647 words)

  
 Hero (2002)
This fight does not represent the best of their careers in terms of movement or form, but the scene is so crisp and clear in its execution, that one cannot but be in awe of the spectacle.
Hero is Zhang Yimou's first foray into the martial arts genre, it having been a project he had loosely conceived of well before Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon made martial arts film a legitimate modern art form.
Yet, a case could be made that the ideal swordsman who upheld justice would do what's right for the majority and not to satisfy his or her own desire for blood.
www.kungfucinema.com /reviews/hero2002.htm   (1462 words)

  
 Hero Movie Review by Anthony Leong from MediaCircus.net
"Hero" begins with the arrival of a nameless warrior (Jet Li of "Kiss of the Dragon") at the palace of King Qin (Chen Daoming).
With a budget of $20 million US, "Hero" is by far the most expensive Chinese film to date, and it certainly shows with the lavish production design, the hundreds of extras, the well-choreographed swordplay (courtesy of Ching Siu-tung, who was the action director on "Shaolin Soccer"), and the extensive use of CGI.
"Hero" is most reminiscent of Wong Kar-wai's "Ashes of Time (Dung che sai duk)", as it mixes emotional introspection with artful imagery, from the constant billowing of hair and clothing to the sight of magnificent sun-swept vistas.
www.mediacircus.net /hero.html   (1188 words)

  
 Traffic Ops - Message Signs -- Georgia DOT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The primary duty of the HERO is to relieve congestion on the roadway.
If a HERO is already on his way to a major incident, he may pass a stranded motorist.
The HERO program is an integral part of a comprehensive effort to safely and efficiently keep traffic moving.
www.dot.state.ga.us /dot/operations/trafficops/HERO/index.shtml   (537 words)

  
 Hero movie page - Zhang Ziyi at HelloZiyi.us
A masterpiece on every level, Hero brings together China's biggest stars under the helm of it's best director, Zhang Yimou (The Road Home.) Jet Li stars as Nameless, and he comes to the King's palace with the story of how he defeated the kingdom's three most feared assassins.
Based on the historical legend of China's first emperor, "Hero" is a wild and lovely fantasia: a feast of lavish visuals and a heart-stopping explosion of cinema pyrotechnics and fight choreography that, in scene after scene, leaves you almost breathless.
Hero’s characters, themselves, led by Broken Sword, learn progressively to renounce what they have been striving for, and grow to accept that their goals were merely provisional, way-stations on the path to something greater, though less tangible.
www.helloziyi.us /Movies/Hero.htm   (651 words)

  
 www.robotgallery.com - Meet the Heathkit HERO robots. HERO 1, HERO Jr, HERO 2000, and Arm Trainer base.
The HERO 2000 and the Arm Trainer share the same Arm and use the same BASIC commands for movement that the HERO 2000 uses, but it is mounted on a stationary base and uses a Z80 microprocessor as the main CPU instead of the 8088 like the HERO 2000 robot.
HERO 1's motion detector senses movement up to a distance of 15 feet while a sonar system determines direction and ranges between objects and the robot from 4" to 8 feet away.
HERO JR normally speaks, sings and performs tasks between moving randomly about, however, an optional wireless remote unit allows the Robot to be manually driven from place to place.
www.robotswanted.com /robotgallery/heathkit   (3336 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Hero (Tan Dun)
Hero: (Tan Dun) The biggest domestic grosser in Chinese film history, Zhang Yimou's Hero was the natural progression of styles from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon into an even bigger and more lavish production.
Dun is not necessarily altering Hero for that specific purpose, but the more warlike nature of this second score causes the brass and percussion to be more recognizable than the dominant string material typically inherent in Dun's writing.
Overall, Hero is a pleasant and more readily enjoyable score than Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, with a few militaristic cues of bombast tempered by 45 minutes of beautiful treatment of the score's primary theme.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/hero.html   (891 words)

  
 Hero (2002)
Hero does have its share of emotional baggage, but it's subjugated to the ultimate "message" delivered by Zhang and company.
Also, Hero's martial arts are contemplative and without explicit tension, and—unlike CTHD—seem soley intended to convey emotional states or thematic metaphor.
It would be too much to ask everyone to jettison their personal and intellectual baggage before seeing this film, and no one should.
www.lovehkfilm.com /reviews/hero_2002.htm   (1896 words)

  
 Hero - Rotten Tomatoes
There are interesting questions about what constitutes true heroism in the aptly named Hero but it's the aesthetic splendor and weird kineticism that you remember.
It's not too much to say that Hero is one of the most ravishing spectacles the movies have given us.
From beginning to end, Hero is a painting in motion, its fight scenes a ballet with blades.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/hero   (763 words)

  
 My Hero - Teachers Materials and Templates
Name heroes in their lives and express why those people are heroes to them.
The dictionary definition of a hero is “a person of distinguished courage or ability…admired for brave deeds and noble qualities…role model, ideal…” (excerpts, Webster, Unabridged, 2nd edition, 2001).
For college students, the hero concept may be addressed in the liberal arts curriculum of literature, history and ethics courses.
myhero.com /teachersroom/teachersguide_whatareheroes.asp   (809 words)

  
 HERO of Oklahoma
HERO of Oklahoma is a voluntary, not-for-profit network of support groups and families dedicated to providing a quality education for their children in a home environment.
E-Mail Discussion Groups HERO of Oklahoma sponsors general email lists for adults and children, and and a legislative discussion email list.
Group Start-Up Assistance HERO of Oklahoma supports and encourages the formation of other inclusive groups in our state.
oklahomahomeschooling.org   (209 words)

  
 TIME Asia Magazine: In the Mood for Swordplay -- Dec. 23, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Zhang Yimou sounds defensive when he speaks of Hero as "a genre piece." The implication is: just a genre piece, a diversion, a long sword fight played by grownups.
Hero marks a return to that precise, luscious style after a decade in which Zhang flirted with less beguiling visual and narrative strategies.
Hero is a reunion of sorts for the principals.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501021223-400044,00.html   (1012 words)

  
 [KFCC] Hero Review
The plot of HERO unravels itself in different stories of the same account, in the sense that as each new perspective is told, the truth becomes more evident; even lies add up to the reality and development of the arc.
Each scene is represented by a different color therefore various emotions and meanings are displayed and laid out for interpretation.
HERO is like watching a dream, one that is awash in vivid color and splashed in liquid imagination.
www.kfccinema.com /reviews/kungfu/hero_jetli/hero_jetli.html   (694 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Hero: DVD: Jet Li,Tony Leung Chiu Wai,Maggie Cheung,Ziyi Zhang,Daoming Chen,Donnie Yen,Liu Zhong Yuan,Zheng ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The result is not so much a historical epic as a kind of highly determined ballet: dreamy with bloodless violence, relying less on shades of character than on magnificence of gesture, and closer to the Michael Powell of "The Red Shoes" or "Tales of Hoffmann," say, than to the strivings of David Lean.
Criticism of HERO as Communist Party propaganda is laughably absurd and demonstrates a severe lack of understanding of Chinese history.
HERO evokes the founding of a nation and one unknown man's ultimate decision to sublimate his desire for revenge to the greater good of his country.
www.amazon.com /Hero-Jet-Li/dp/B00030590I   (2247 words)

  
 My Hero : Directory
Curtis Mayfield who is Doreen Van Lee's hero, was an influential singer and songwriter.
Joan of Arc was poet Christine de Pisan's hero.
William Beebe, Sylvia Earle's hero, was a deep-sea diver and naturalist.
www.myhero.com /heros/heros_content.asp   (81 words)

  
 Hero
With "Hero," another "Crouching Tiger" arises as Zhang Yimou ceates his own imperial martial arts epic with a first-rate cast, sparks-flying swordplay and breathtaking scenery.
Some critics have argued that "Hero" is pro-China propaganda, exonerating a brutal regime's totalitarian thumb.
More likely, "Hero" is a poignant statement to his country and government, a conciliatory parable that offers redemption and choice -- war and violence versus peace and understanding.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /hollywoodreporter/reviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1789184   (592 words)

  
 Hero (1992/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
HERO is a funny, smart, vastly underrated screwball comedy about mistaken identity, and what exactly it is that constitutes "heroism".
Bubber is able to convince as the real hero, because he gave Laplante a lift immediately after the accident (and is handed Laplante's second shoe as a thank-you, to "pay for the gas"), and thus heard the full story of Laplante's adventure firsthand.
HERO was known as ACCIDENTAL HERO (a more appropriate title, in my opinion) in various territories (including the UK), echoing, of course, one of Davis's earlier film triumphs, namely Lawrence Kasdan's splendid THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (1988).
www.imdb.com /title/tt0104412   (595 words)

  
 Helio | Hero Cell Phone: Myspace phone, camera, video & mp3 playback, speedy 3G Internet & more
Hero has an awesome 2MP camera with flash and zoom.
Stereo surround speakers mean you've got a portable party with you at all times.
These features are network and device dependent and may not be available in all areas or under all circumstances.
www.helio.com /page?p=devices_hero   (485 words)

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