July 28, 1995 |
Brea printer Lanny Doyle recently vacationed for six days in a secluded, 10-bedroom oceanside villa in Puerto Vallarta. The villa came with maids, a chef who prepared gourmet meals and a bartender to serve exotic drinks beneath blue skies. Also enjoying the idyllic vacation were Doyle's wife and two children, along with his two brothers from Oklahoma and their families--a total of 22 people.
June 26, 1995 |
During the week that Diane Sawyer interviewed Michael Jackson in a highly rated interview on ABC News' "PrimeTime Live," the network ran 10 TV commercials promoting Jackson's new album. The 30-second commercial spots--five of which ran in prime-time--were given for free by the network in exchange for the rights to air upcoming videos from Jackson's album on ABC entertainment programming.
December 25, 1994 |
Leroy Yellowhair lives in a cramped, one-room home carved out of a dirt hill. The roof is draped with plastic bags to keep out dust and rain. A stove concocted from the bottom of a corroded oil drum heats the center of the circular room. The dugout and the scrap metal, broken crates and more rusty oil drums littered around it stand in contrast to the stark beauty of the muddy red cliffs and canyon the home overlooks.
December 9, 1994
Four local rock bands will play a benefit concert tonight at the San Clemente Elks Lodge to collect toys for underprivileged kids. Performing, in order of appearance, are Loose Groove, Supernovice, Why? Things Burn and Pigmy Love Circus. To get in, bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more to be donated to the children's toy drive of the American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter. No cash will be accepted. The show, open to those 21 and over, starts at 8 p.m. The Elks Lodge is at 1505 N.
December 6, 1994 |
When Brian Stevens got married, he went all out. He hired a limousine and a band. He ordered engraved invitations, flowers, food and dozens of boxes of candy with the date of the wedding embossed in gold. No cash changed hands, though. Stevens, owner of Aloha Graphics & Printing in Costa Mesa, bartered printed business cards and flyers as payment for the entire celebration. Stevens also bartered a honeymoon in Hawaii with his bride.
November 30, 1994 |
When Brian Stevens got married, he went all out. He hired a limousine and a band, and he ordered engraved invitations, flowers, food and dozens of boxes of candy with the date of the wedding embossed in gold. No cash changed hands, though. Stevens, owner of Aloha Graphics and Printing in Costa Mesa, bartered printed business cards and flyers as payment for the entire celebration. Stevens also bartered a honeymoon in Hawaii with his bride.
August 28, 1994 |
The ticket problem that had a few Northridge parents threatening to keep their sons from taking the field Saturday was resolved by diligent effort on the part of Pat Cunningham and Paula Mort.
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July 14, 1994
When I was a child my mother did the hospital laundry in exchange for an operation that she desperately needed. My brothers and sisters and I crawled on hands and knees under bed sheets that were hung from lines strung across our living room for several years. We had an electric washing machine with hand-operated wringers, and mother ironed the sheets and hospital uniforms by hand. With nine children in our family, a father holding down two jobs and a mother whose work was never done, these were the only facilities that we could afford.
June 12, 1994 |
There are such nice, redemptive, even cathartic feelings attached to swapping bad things for good ones, like trading Uzis for Janet Jackson concert tickets. Give up that century-old Mauser carbine and get seats at a Mighty Ducks game. Hand over the .38 Smith & Wesson and walk--well, drive--away with $75 worth of transmission work. Exchange a .22 for a carwash and wax.
March 22, 1994 |
About halfway up the 11 flights to my room in the ozone layer of the Holiday Inn, I ran into my friend Jamie Graff from Time magazine, bounding down the glass-strewn stairwell in the opposite direction. "I'm getting an omelet in exchange for a bath," he declared gleefully, brandishing the immersion water heater that would be his part of the deal.