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Akeelah and the Bee

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Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge t [...]
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Girl With a Pearl Earring

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17-year-old Griet must work to support her family, so she becomes a maid in the house of Johannes Vermeer, where she attracts the master painter's attention. He is commissioned to paint Griet, and the result is one of the greatest paintings ever created.
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Who Should Survive?: One of the Choices on Our Conscience

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A panel discusses the ethical, legal and scientific issues involved in the case of a mongoloid baby whose parents refused to grant permission for the necessary surgery to correct intestinal obstruction.
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UVA View: Video Yearbook

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Presents student life at the University of Virginia during the academic year.
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A 12-year-old boy's wish comes true when he asks a mechanical carnival genie to make him 'big'. He manages to land a job at a toy company where he experiences the complications of being an adult.
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Webwise

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The annual WebWise Conference is considered to be a premier forum for nationally recognized experts to demonstrate and discuss the growing convergence between the practices and needs of libraries and museums in collection and information management. Archived webcasts from 2008.
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