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  Four More Years
John Kerry says that he only needs four years too; he has his own “big plans.” If we could only see that he is the man for the job, he could cure all the ills of the world with four years.
Four years seems to be the magic time frame, but we obviously have not found the right man for the job yet.
Every four years another loser steps up to the plate and tells us that all he needs is four years, and the previous loser claims that he just needs four more years.
www.strike-the-root.com /4/wasdin/wasdin17.html   (531 words)

 Physics in Denmark: The First Four Hundered Years
The year 1917 marked the turbulent birth of a new era.
I was the first of the post-World War II crop of youngsters from abroad to settle at Niels Bohr's Institute.
First, the correspondence principle, which aims to establish links between classical and quantum physics, of which Kramers has written: "In the beginning the correspondence principle appeared to the world of physicists as a rather mystic wand that did not work outside Copenhagen.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/physics/articles/pais/index.html   (4456 words)

 Book Review for Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
The prevailing theory is that the first primitive organisms developed in the deep seas near hydrothermal vents.
The fossil record in the Archaean Eon (2.5 billion years ago and earlier) is scant: There are some microfossils in the Fig Tree chert of Transvaal, South Africa and in the Pilbara rocks of Western Australia.
Reptiles diversified and the progenitors of mammals arose.
www.jupiterscientific.org /review/life.html   (1629 words)

 Amazon.com: The First Four Years (Little House): Books: Laura Ingalls Wilder,Garth Williams   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
During their first four years of marriage, Laura and Almanzo Wilder have a child and fight a losing battle in their attempts to succeed at farming on the South Dakota prairie.
Laura first tells Almanzo that she will never marry a farmer because the life is so hard and offers little financial security, so he makes a deal with her: They will try farming for three years and if it doesn't work out, he'll get a job in town.
A lot happens to the Wilders during their first four years including the birth of a daughter, disastrous weather and constant debt, serious illness, and a death in the family.
www.amazon.com /First-Four-Years-Little-House/dp/0060264268   (2343 words)

 USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
All four were among thc earliest and closest Companions of the Prophet (peace be on him).
After these four, the later Caliphs assumed the manners of kings and emperors and the true spirit of equality of ruler and ruled diminished to a considerable extent in the political life of Muslims.
The first six years were marked by internal peace and tranquility, but during the second half of his caliphate a rebellion arose.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/politics/firstfourcaliphs.html   (5344 words)

 The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The First Four Years is not considered by many to be in the actual series, as it is written in a much different style than the rest of the books.
It highlights those first four years after Laura married Almanzo, which includes the birth of Rose, and many of the hardships that continue to plague the life of Laura as a pioneer.
www.laurasprairiehouse.com /books/firstfouryears.html   (120 words)

 Catalog | Microcosm Publishing
It is nearly daily journals over four years of a young guy who finds himself subbing in schools for the physically and learning disabled, trying in his own way to reach out to everyone from high school kids with behavioral problems, to severely autistic children.
This book is a collection of stories from four years of Dave’s journals and his zine On Subbing, which documents his life as a substitute teacher in special education classrooms.
When I first gawked at this book I couldn’t fully grasp the concept of it all as I’ve never read anything quite like it in the past, but about a quarter way into it I began to warm to the author and the light in which he showed his students in.
www.microcosmpublishing.com /catalog/books/1010   (4076 words)

 Screening children in the first four years of life to undergo early treatment for otitis media with effusion
The aim of this review was to assess evidence from randomised controlled trials about the effectiveness, on language and behavioural outcomes, of screening and treating children with clinically important OME in the first four years of their life.
The focus was on the first four years of life because this is the time of most rapid language development.
The identified randomised trials do not show an important benefit from screening of the general population of asymptomatic children in the first four years of life for OME on language development and behaviour.
www.cochrane.org /reviews/en/ab004163.html   (674 words)

 Nights And Weekends - Best of the First Four Years Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Okay, so NightsAndWeekends.com has been around for four years now, believe it or not, and we on the editorial staff decided that it was about time we took that big step into the print world.
In case of a tie for first place, there will be a tie-breaking vote on the site to determine the winner.
In the case that an editorial staff member wins first place, the prize will be awarded to the first eligible runner-up.
www.nightsandweekends.com /firstfour.php   (756 words)

 JCCI: The First 25 Years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The first four years under the executive directorship of David Peebles and Dick Bowers, the next fifteen years under the leadership of Marian Chambers and the past six years with its current executive director, Lois Chepenik.
While there have been outstanding board members and officers, none in their limited time of four years on the board or one year in the presidency had the impact of a Marian Chambers during her fifteen years as executive director.
One indicator of the respect JCCI developed during these years could be seen in the leading citizens from all walks of life who chaired studies, served on committees and became board directors.
www.jcci.org /about/jccifirst25years.aspx   (2299 words)

 Liver transplantation in New Zealand: the first four years
The first New Zealander was transplanted at the Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK in 1986.
The activity of the unit has increased steadily over the first four years, from 34 assessments and 13 transplants in 1998, to 67 assessments and 36 transplants in 2001 (Figure 3).
Kaplan-Meier estimate of graft survival in 109 transplants (Figure 5) at 1 year is 91% and at 3 years is 83% (compared to 81% and 72% respectively for 7196 North Americans transplanted during this period).
www.nzma.org.nz /journal/115-1159/120   (4163 words)

 Amazon.com: The First Four Years: Music: Black Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
When punk rock first came to be in the 70s, for the most part it was really just plain old rock & roll in new clothing.
The grinding, shredding sound of hardcore punk that can be heard on "The First Four Years" should come with an advisory for those who have never jumped in the waters that Black Flag swum in; because this music is not for the faint of heart.
In fact, after their first album, Damaged, they stormed off the charts themselves, into some sorta experimental punk yuk, excluding, of course, the wonderful 2xLP, Everything Went Black of these same songs done by a variety of their earlier singers.
www.amazon.com /First-Four-Years-Black-Flag/dp/B000000LZL   (1749 words)

 The scandal sheet - Salon
By any objective measure, however, after four years of George W. Bush's presidency, the entire nation should be suffering from utter scandal exhaustion.
If the next four years of Bush and the GOP running the federal government are anything like the previous four, however, potential scandals will lead to few political consequences for the Republicans.
This list is also limited to events of the past four years, or those coming to light in that time.
dir.salon.com /story/news/feature/2005/01/18/scandal/index.html   (1016 words)

 Amazon.de: Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth: English Books: Richard Fortey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is where Fortey began his carrier, and where he made a first mark in the study of extinct organisms from earth's ancient past.
This first chapter is important because it reminds us that our knowledge of earth's history has come in fitful starts in which chance and luck have played a central roll.
I found this particularly interesting because I can recall as a little boy reading how dinosaurs were slow, had two brains (one in the head and one in the tail) and had to live in water to support their weight.
www.amazon.de /Life-Natural-History-First-Billion/dp/037570261X   (2507 words)

 Biomass and Nutrient Accumulation in a Cottonwood Plantation - The First Four Years
For the first 4 years, height increment of an eastern cottonwood plantation on a clayey soil was greatest in the first growing season; diameter growth was greatest in the second growing season; and annual production of biomass was greatest in the third year.
While removal of nutrients per ton of biomass would be greatest the first year, loss per hectare would be as great or greater in later years, due to higher annual yield.
After year 2, there is little difference in nutrient loss between summer and winter bole removal.
www.srs.fs.usda.gov /pubs/1835   (452 words)

 Amazon.ca: Life: a Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth: Books: Richard Fortey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Fortey's descriptions of scruffy field assistants and eccentrically brilliant scientists are easily as interesting as the billions of years of evolution he so imaginatively describes.
The first one was the fact that there is no table to know what time period he is referring to.
The only problem, I believe is that the task of writing the natural history of the first four billion years of life on earth is huge.
www.amazon.ca /Life-Natural-History-First-Billion/dp/0375401199   (1705 words)

 Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth
The first chapter is a brief autobiographical piece which sets the stage for how Fortey entered his profession.
In recounting what happened in the four thousand million years between the birth of Earth and the appearance of Homo sapiens, Fortey reconstructs nothing less than how—and why—we became who we are.
Fortey is a senior paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum, and from the book's opening scene—an account of his first youthful expedition to the Arctic to hunt for ancient fossils—he interweaves his grand history with deft and revealing vignettes of what it's like to work in the field.
www.2think.org /life.shtml   (1339 words)

 Amazon.de: The First Four Years (Little House (Original Series Paperback)): English Books: Laura Ingalls Wilder,Garth ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This theory is questionable, as there is evidence that Laura wrote this journal sometime in the early 30's (called by her "The First Three Years and A Year of Grace").
My daughter was annoyed by the fact that the descriptions of the events before Laura and Almanzo's wedding are not exactly like those in the earlier book, and she quickly picked up on the fact the book doesn't have the richness of description so important to enjoyment of the earlier works, especially for young girls.
Laura and Almanzo had a rough time of it those first four years, but this book does not have the tone of hopefulness and progress that illuminated the earlier works--in fact, Laura reveals a great deal of anger and bitterness that exists, but is veiled, in the Rose-edited stories.
www.amazon.de /First-Years-Little-Original-Paperback/dp/006440031X   (1301 words)

 IngentaConnect CLEFT SURGERY IN EAST TIMOR: THE FIRST FOUR YEARS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The aim of this paper is to report the cleft lip and palate surgical experience during the 4 years since independence.
From the 519 reconstructive surgical procedures carried out by this team in East Timor during the first 4 years, 267 were for cleft lip and palate deformity.
Cleft lip and nose repairs were most commonly undertaken, although over the period of the study increasing numbers of cleft palate repairs were evident, reflecting the developing confidence in the service by the local population.
www.ingentaconnect.com /content/bsc/ans/2006/00000076/00000008/art00004   (278 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on The First Four Years - Black Flag at Epinions.com
The summer I stumbled across 'The First Four Years,' I was sixteen or seventeen.
Small surprise, then, that from the very first smacked-out B/E/A/D changes of "Nervous Breakdown," that I felt an exhilaration far beyond that which most other music could provoke at the time.
Hearing this collection of pre-"Damaged" material is akin to walking peacefully down the street and suddenly being beaten to a pulp by four guys you don't even know.
www.epinions.com /musc-review-6E97-A7F0A7C-392E1137-prod1   (579 words)

 Catalog | Microcosm Publishing (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The first thing that will strike you about the book if you don’t live in the United States is just how low down the career ladder this country views the job.
On the other hand, he barely makes enough money to live off, is treated poorly by his superiors and works under conditions that most would walk out on five minutes into their first day.
Dave Roche’s book On Subbing, collects favourite pieces from four years worth of his zine of the same name.
www.microcosmpublishing.com.cob-web.org:8888 /catalog/books/1010   (4076 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | BBC Parliament | Welsh devolution - the first four years
The first term had the benefit of politicians with a breadth of experience on national level.
But the first couple of years were peppered with confusion.
Rhodri Morgan, the new First Minister, was under pressure to find a solution to its lack of an overall majority.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/bbc_parliament/2949373.stm   (722 words)

 TIMELINE: The first four years - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - January 20, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Jan. 11: The first 20 detainees from the war in Afghanistan arrive at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The hurricanes are blamed for 117 deaths across the state and cause an estimated $42 billion in damage.
Kerry meet in their first presidential debate in Coral Gables, Fla. They debate in St. Louis on Oct. 8 and in Tempe, Ariz., on Oct. 13.
www.washtimes.com /national/20050119-123017-6271r.htm   (1839 words)

 Special parties were organised for the first four years of the MGF
There have been no parties in recent years but there will be a revival for the 10th anniversary which is approaching in 2005.
Along similar lines to the first party the day featured four lectures by Quentin Wilson on the MG Record Breaking cars and included the MG EXF 200mph speed car which had recently broken speed records at Bonneville.
The number attending was nowhere near as great as the first two birthday parties being largely restricted to BBS users.
www.mgcars.org.uk /runnymede-mgoc/mgpitfiles/birthdays.htm   (1065 words)

 ESR | June 28, 2004 | President Bush: The first four years
It is not too soon to make an assessment of the first term of the Bush Administration.
While this record may seem a mixed bag to many conservatives, future objective historians may find it among the most remarkable in American history.
Even their efforts to intimidate the limp democracies of Europe are a mixed bag.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/0704/0704firstfour.htm   (756 words)

 www.aidemocracy.org ::: AID Initiatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The series, called The Next Four Years: What the 2004 Election Means for America's Role in the World will bring together distinguished scholars and rising young leaders nationwide to talk about what foreign newspapers and publics are saying about the election and what the election's potential impact is on America's image abroad.
Americans for Informed Democracy is currently identifying students who want to bring The Next Four Years to their universities.
If you are interested in organizing a Next Four Years event on your campus, please call (202) 270 6268 or e-mail Seth@aidemocracy.org.
www.aidemocracy.org /Initiative.cfm?initiative_id=100604_45576867_New   (245 words)

 Culture Club : This Time: The First Four Years (Twelve Worldwide Hits) - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Culture Club : This Time: The First Four Years (Twelve Worldwide Hits)
Released more than two years after Waking Up With the House on Fire derailed Culture Club's hit-making ways, This Time gathers the songs of one of the most successful pop bands of the '80s.
From the buoyant "Karma Chameleon" and the Motown-inspired "Church of the Poison Mind" to the breezy "Time (Clock of the Heart" and the new wave torch song "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," listening to This Time is like being in 1983 again.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,71544,00.html   (266 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Toddler Taming: A Parent's Guide to the First Four Years: Books: Christopher Green   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Many parents wonder how their sweet baby which gurgled happily at them for the first 12 months changes so suddenly into a bellowing, tantrum prone, carpet biting toddler.
Green's style is extremely easy to read, fun, confidence-inspiring and the book is full of anecdotes and advice from his years of experience both as a father and paediatrician.
The author really has seen it all, with children of his own and many many stories about the little patients he has treated over the years.
www.amazon.co.uk /Toddler-Taming-Parents-Guide-First/dp/0091875285   (1381 words)

 We and GWB: Notes from the First Four Years
We and GWB is the first book to be published by Random Werewolf Press, a division of Clark Schpiell Productions.
These same writers, who had spent the first two years of CSP's existence (1998 - 2000) writing poop jokes and drawing cartoons, began to write about the alarming political issues of GWB's presidency, and began to ponder, in bright HTML markup, what we could do to change things.
We and GWB: Notes from the First Four Years is a collection of those essays.
www.clarkschpiell.com /randomwerewolf/we_and_gwb   (310 words)

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