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HOME & GARDEN
December 28, 1991 | PATRICK MOTT
You're reeling a bit these days, right, guys? You were good all year, so all your friends wanted you to come to their holiday dinner parties (the "extra man" and all that). But it made you crazy. Sure, the chow was first-rate, but ramming it mouthward with the requisite gentility and grace got to be a minor nightmare.
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NEWS
December 17, 1993 | REBECCA HOWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Rebecca Howard is a regular contributor to The Times.
The opulent Oscar Wilde advised following the Three Bs when making a toast: "Begin, Be Brief and Be Seated." Good advice, but maybe not enough advice when considering making an actual toast. The holidays, particularly New Year's, seem to be a time of wishing well for the future, of proposing a toast. So how do you do it? It's more than standing up and loudly declaring, "Here's mud in yer eye!"
NATIONAL
February 23, 2009 | Christi Parsons
Michelle Obama joined White House chefs Sunday afternoon for a public preview of the state dinner that night, praising the kitchen's huckleberry pie and confessing that, yes, she might even do the traditional duty of coming up with her own china. "I think that's part of the job," she said, sliding in a joke about the challenge the White House kitchen has in getting her daughters to eat anything green.
NEWS
January 19, 1995 | KATHRYN BOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
She turned the pillbox hat into a sensation, favored simple Givenchy dresses that were copied the world over, had perfect posture and carried extra nylons at all times in case of a run. In short, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had style, and, although she passed away last year, women continue to copy her look. This spring they're donning simple chemise dresses, boxy suits, narrow-fitting pants and oversized sunglasses, all inspired by a woman known simply as Jackie.
NEWS
July 25, 1996 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Booksellers stock new works in all sorts of sections--biography, new fiction, African American titles and even one big department we've seen called People. What they really need is a section called the Kennedys. Another wave of titles about President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is reaching stores.
FOOD
August 6, 1992 | CHARLES PERRY
There are disagreements among the arbiters of etiquette--but, of course, polite ones.
NEWS
April 4, 1998 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the dust settles from legal decisions involving the president of the United States and the Army's top-ranking enlisted man, women around the country are debating the implications of the highest-profile cases to surface since the phrase "sexual harassment" entered this nation's legal and cultural lexicon. Will the military ignore future accusations of misconduct because Sgt. Maj. Gene C. McKinney last month was cleared of all but one count against him?
NEWS
November 1, 1993 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In July of 1992, California Assembly Speaker Willie Brown praised Hillary Rodham Clinton for inspiring women "to be full participants in the power decision-making process instead of the Junior League." But the Junior League, an international women's service organization with 190,000 members, was not amused. So Brown, a powerful Democrat, sent a letter to the group, explaining: "My comment was an allegorical statement."
NEWS
April 23, 2001 | ANNE BRATSKEIR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
During an official trip to India in 1962, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy wore an Oleg Cassini dress and coat of apricot silk for a daytime boat ride on Lake Pichola. "This ensemble brilliantly served Mrs.
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