HOME & GARDEN
June 17, 2010 |
On a recent Friday night, a very pregnant Sheila Dos Santos and her husband were two-thirds of the way through an hour and a half cloth diapering workshop, trying to wrap their heads around the myriad diapering options available to the modern parent. Laid out on the large coffee table in front of them were dozens of types of diapers and covers and inserts, as well as a plastic baby doll to try them on. "I'm so overwhelmed," said Dos Santos, looking down at the 11-page booklet she held in her hands.
November 11, 1989
I offer a new cheer for better UCLA football: Homer! Homer! HOMER! MARTIN DOS SANTOS, Los Angeles
March 31, 1991
Microsoft's current dominance of operating systems is not in the customers' best interest, "Rivals Enjoy FTC Inquiry of Microsoft" (March 20). If you are a PC-compatible user, you have to have MS-DOS or your computer won't run. The current version of DOS is not very well designed. It is not at all user friendly and not powerful enough to do many functions that operating systems for other computers perform, such as multitasking, addressing memory, etc. Microsoft has an improved version of DOS that it has been testing for a long time.
December 9, 1993 |
"What you see is what you get" proves to be true when using WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows, a new offering that lives up to its name from WordPerfect Corp. With the aid of today's computer technology, impressing the teacher with a professional looking paper is no longer a dream. You've probably had the opportunity to use WordPerfect or another word processor sometime during high school. You may have used it to edit an essay, revise a report or put dazzle in a document. With WordPerfect 6.
November 10, 2009 |
In the story making the rounds here in Mexico's drug capital, the setting is a beauty parlor. A woman with wealth obtained legally openly criticizes a younger patron who is married to a trafficker. The "narco-wife" orders the hairdresser to shave the first woman's head. Terrified, the hairdresser complies. Urban legend or real? It almost doesn't matter; it's the sort of widely repeated account that both intimidates and titillates. And it highlights a disturbing trend: As drug violence seeps deeper into Mexican society, women are taking a more hands-on role.
May 22, 1999 |
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.