sorry bout asking so many question but an assignments due so I need to try to figure out a lot of stuff in a small amount of time.

well here goes.

How can you make a record that is permanently saved so it stays stored even when the java program is exited.?

I want to create a large selection of words (about 50)... one of these will be chosen at random...
what would be the best way to go about this?

the only solution I came up with was a switch but I'm sure there would be better ways

and lastly, is there anyway for a string to be searched...?
say search a string for a vowel or a certain letter?