Rainbow High

Author: Alex Sanchez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439115370
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Jason Carrillo, the best-looking athlete in school, has had his eyes on the prize from day one: a scholarship for college. But then his eyes turn to love -- and Kyle. Kyle Meeks, swim team star and all-around good guy, is finally in the relationship he wanted. Being in love feels so good, in fact, that he can't imagine giving it up to go to Princeton. Something he's worked for his entire life. Nelson Glassman, outgoing and defiant, might be HIV positive. Jeremy, the boy he loves, is HIV positive. Although Nelson fears testing positive, if he is infected Jeremy might stop protecting him and pushing him away. They can be together. High shool's almost over. Graduation is ahead. Life's a bowl of cherries, right? Right...

Rainbow Road

Author: Alex Sanchez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689865651
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While driving across the United States during the summer after high school graduation, three young gay men encounter various bisexual and homosexual people and make some decisions about their own relationships and lives.

Annie S Rainbow

Author: Fern Michaels
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 9781420123081
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It came out of the blue. A half-million dollars on graduation day. For Annie Daisy Clark, it was the capital she needed to start a business and secure her future. It was also money that didn't belong to her. Vowing to pay back every penny of it one day, she kept the bag of cash she'd found, and never looked back. Ten years later, Annie's investment has paid off. The owner of a successful chain of elegant coffee bars, she is blissfully engaged to a handsome coffee plantation owner and about to return triumphant to Boston for the 10th college reunion. She also begins making good on her promise to return the five hundred thousand dollars with anonymous monthly payments. But just as Annie's life seems complete, the dark history of the money returns to haunt her. Someone is determined to solve the mystery of a ten-year-old bank robbery and an enraged thief who has served his time is coming to reclaim his loot. Suddenly, Annie is plunged into a deadly chase, forced to use all her wits to keep her world from unraveling, and to protect the one thing she values most--the priceless gift of love.

High Performance Computing Hipc 2008

Author: P. Sadayappan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354089893X
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at the distributed virtual Program Committee meeting. Each paper's review recomm- dationswere carefully checkedfor consistency; in many instances, the Vice Chairs read the papers themselves when the reviews did not seem suf?cient to make a decision. Throughout the reviewing process, I received a tremendous amount of help and advice from General Co-chair Manish Parashar, Steering Chair Viktor Prasanna, and last year's Program Chair Srinivas Aluru; I am very grateful to them. My thanks also go to the Publications Chair Sushil Prasad for his outstanding efforts in putting the proceedings together. Finally, I thank all the authors for their contributions to a hi- quality technical program. I wish all the attendees a very enjoyable and informative meeting. December 2008 P. Sadayappan Message from the General Co-chairs and the Vice General Co-chairs On behalf of the organizers of the 15th International Conference on High-Performance Computing(HiPC), it is our pleasureto present these proceedingsand we hopeyou will ?nd them exciting and rewarding. TheHiPCcallforpapers,onceagain,receivedanoverwhelmingresponse,attracting 317submissionsfrom27countries.P.Sadayappan,theProgramChair,andthe Program Committee worked with remarkablededication to put together an outstandingtechnical program consisting of the 46 papers that appear in these proceedings.

Watching Jeopardy

Author: Norm Foster
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462874509
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Watching Jeopardy The normally quiet status of a small Canadian town is sent into a tailspin when a high school teacher is murdered on the same night that one of the town's citizens appears on the television game show Jeopardy. A quirky cast of characters, a genuine mystery for the reader, and a healthy dose of dark humor make Watching Jeopardy a must-read.

Economic Growth And The High Wage Economy

Author: Morris Altman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113629340X
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This book provides a theoretical framework to better understand how firms, economies and labor markets have evolved. This is done in a reader-friendly fashion, without complex mathematical arguments and proofs. Economic Growth and the High Wage Economy shows how high wage economies help make firms and economies more productive and why high wage economies can be competitive even in an increasingly globalized environment. It also demonstrates why concerns that labor supply will dry up as wages increase and social benefits rise are largely based on impoverished economic reasoning. The first chapters provide a theoretical basis for the rest of the book, showing for instance how higher wages are prone to increasing the level of economic efficiency by getting people to work harder and smarter (mainly smarter). Altman also explains that our understanding of technological change can be markedly improved by modelling technological change as a product of higher wages and improved working conditions and other shocks to the economic system. As the book develops, it is shown that increasing and high levels of income inequality are not necessary for growth and development, because the economic ‘pie’ grows when the economic wellbeing of the lower half and even the middle improves. The evolution of the state can also be better understood by applying this analytical framework. So too can the persistence of inefficient systems of production and cultural traits that appear to be inconsistent with economic prosperity. On top of this, the book examines the implications of Altman’s theoretical framework for macroeconomic analysis and policy. Finally, it is shown that labor supply can be better understood by introducing target income into the analytical mix. The main contribution of this book is providing the theoretical underpinning for why relatively high wages and, moreover, competition with high wages is good for dynamic growth and development. This work establishes why an alternative model of labor supply, based on the notion and reality of target income, does a better job of explaining the evolution of labor supply. The latter also reinforces the view that increasing wage and workers’ benefits should not be expected to damage the economy, even in the realm of labor supply. This book will be of interest to public policy experts, trade unions, human rights experts and scholars of behavioural economics, labour economics and globalization.

A Guide To Bearded Irises

Author: Kelly Norris
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694068
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The diversity of bearded irises rivals that of any other perennial grown in temperate climates. For some gardeners, they bring back warm memories of a grandparent's garden; for others, they're a cutting-edge plant with a seemingly endless capacity for producing new forms and patterns. As the manager of Rainbow Iris Farm and co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Kelly Norris is the authority on gardening with bearded irises. His introductory chapters offer tips for successful growth, garden design, plant selection, and "creating" new irises. A Guide to Bearded Irises also provides portraits of the most outstanding plants in each of the six recognized categories, from the dainty miniature dwarf bearded irises to the stately tall bearded irises. A resource section lists specialty nurseries, organizations devoted to bearded irises, and public gardens with notable iris collections.

Rainbow Of Computer Science

Author: Cristian S. Calude
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642193900
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This volume is dedicated to Hermann Maurer on his 70th birthday. Topics include Automata, Formal Languages and Computability to various aspects of the Practice of Computer Science, as well as from Algorithmics to Learning.

Names And Substance In The Australian Subsection System

Author: C. G. von Brandenstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226864815
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Structural analysis of subsection system as opposition between six basic physical or temperamental qualities; constructs from this classification an Aboriginal World Order; material drawn from many areas, with an emphasis on north-west Australia; includes tribal index to contents.