1.Understand that public assistance is provided to assist people in becoming financially stable.
2.Know that there is a "welfare-to-work" policy in effect that requires participants in public assistance programs to undergo job training and to find work.
3.Realize that in order to qualify for assistance, you cannot exceed certain income and asset limits.
4.Apply for public assistance funds at your local public assistance office, which is probably located at or run by your local department of human services or social services. If you do not know where to go, look in the phone book for this department and ask them where to apply.
5.Bring proof of identity, proof of income (including any benefits you or anyone in your household receives), social security numbers for all members of your household, proof of any assets such as bank accounts, home ownership, etc.
6.Fill out the paperwork you are given and ask for help if you cannot complete it on your own.
7.Recognize that you may be able to get emergency assistance if you have suddenly become homeless.
8.Ask about applying for food stamps, free school lunches and breakfasts for your children and Medicaid as well.
Tips: Understand that once you accept public assistance you will have to make regular contact with your caseworker to demonstrate that you are meeting the welfare-to-work requirements.
1.Start the Dreamweaver program.
2.Open the Window menu and select CSS Styles (or press the F7 key). This will open the CSS Style Properties box.
3.Click on the New Styles button on the bottom of the Style Properties box in the lower right corner (which resembles a page with the corner folded over).
4.Select a style type (see Tips) and name the style.
5.Choose the style formatting options and click OK.
6.Apply the style by selecting the object to be changed and clicking on the style in the CSS window.
7.Apply the style to the entire page by choosing "body" from the Apply To list in the CSS window.
"Make Custom Style (Class)" creates a new style.
"Redefine HTML Tag" changes the properties of a tag to reflect your changes. For example, the B tag can be changed to be bold and italicized.
"Use CSS Selector" allows you to create formatting options for tags that contain an ID number specified by you. See Dreamweaver Help for more information about using the CSS Selector.
Warnings: Some older browsers do not support CSS styles. The information that the CSS tags are applied to will appear as if no tags were applied to it. Steps:
1.Start the FrontPage program and open an existing web.
2.Choose Show FrontPage Editor from the Tools menu or click on the FrontPage Editor icon on the tool bar.
3.Select New Page from the File menu or click the New button on the tool bar.
4.Choose Page Properties from the File menu.
5.Title the page "Web Style Sheet" to differentiate it from the others.
6.Use the Background tab to specify the background properties you want for your Web site, including background colors or page text.
7.Change the margins, if necessary, using the Margins tab. Click OK.
8.Choose Save As from the File menu. Save the file as "webstyle.htm" and click OK.
9.Follow the directions in the dialog boxes to save any images or attachments to the web.
Applying the Style Sheet to Web Pages
1..Open the FrontPage Editor and create a new Web page, or open an existing Web page.
1..Choose Page Properties from the File menu and select the Get Background and Colors From Page radio button.
1..Click the Browse button and locate the style sheet (webstyle.htm). Click OK. The settings you created on the style sheet page are applied to the new page.
1..Save the page when finished.
1..Preview the page in a Web browser by choosing Preview in Browser from the File menu. From the dialog box, choose which browser to use and what settings.
The E Chord
1.Review and memorize the names of the strings. Lowest to highest, they are E-A-D-G-B-E.
2.Place your index finger on the first fret of the G string.
3.Place your middle finger on the second fret of the A string.
4.Place your ring finger on the second fret of the D string.
5.Strum chord downward, lowest strings toward the highest.
The A, B and C-Sharp Minor Chords
6.Place your index finger on the second fret of the D string to begin the A chord.
7.Place your middle finger on the second fret of the G string.
8.Place your ring finger on the second fret of the B string.
9.Strum the strings downward to play the A chord.
1..Lay your index finger across the second fret, pressing down firmly on all of the strings to begin the B chord.
1..Place your middle finger on the fourth fret of the D string.
1..Place your ring finger on the fourth fret of the G string.
1..Place your pinky on the fourth fret of the B string.
1..Strum the strings downward to play the B chord.
1..Lay your index finger firmly across all the strings on the fourth fret to begin the C-sharp mimor chord.
1..Place your middle finger on the fifth fret of the B string.
1..Place your ring finger on the sixth fret of the D string.
1..Place your pinky on the sixth fret of the G string.
1..Strum the strings downward to play the C-sharp minor chord.
In order to make the A chord sound completely authentic, arch your thumb around the neck of the guitar and mute the low E string lightly.
Instead of stretching three fingers out over the fourth fret, you can bend your ring finger across the fourth fret of the D, G, and B strings when playing the B chord.
It is very important to keep your index finger firmly against the fret board when playing the C-sharp minor chord. All notes should sound out equally; you shouldn't get a buzzing sound.
Warnings: The B and C-sharp minor chords take extra practice to master.
The Key of E
2..Freely strum the sequence, E, A, B. Disregard tempo and meter for now.
2..Strum each chord four times repeating the sequence of E, A, B.
2..Strum E four times, A two times, and B two times and repeat.
2..Repeat Step 22 while keeping a steady tempo. Use a metronome if accessible.
2..Strum E four times, A two times, and B four times.
2..Strum each chord two times.
2..Strum E two times, A two times, C-sharp minor four times, and B four times.
2..Experiment with your own variations and progressions.
1.Place the pole straps around each wrist. This keeps the poles connected to your body, and the sharper pole ends stay away from your body in a fall.
2.Fall into the hill. If you know you are going down, lean up the hill.
3.Spread the impact of the fall by trying to land sideways across one leg and hip and your upper body.
4.Try to keep both hands close to your body in a fall. If you land with all of your body weight on a hand or thumb, you may incur broken bones.
5.Extend both legs away from your body in a fall. Telemark ski tips can flop forward and hit you in the face if your feet are tucked close to your body.
Tips: Falls happen quickly. The important thing to remember when falling on telemark skis is to extend both legs, to keep the skis from hitting your face.
Warnings: Telemark skiing is a physically demanding sport that could result in serious injury. We recommend that you seek proper training and equipment before attempting this activity.
1.Have a clear understanding of the course you're taking. Choose a topic that is directly related to what is listed in your syllabus, which you should have received the first day of the semester.
2.Reread your instructor's guidelines, which were written to guide you in creating a well-received paper. Treat those instructions as your bible.
3.Become intimately familiar with your thesis, the underlying statement that you want to make about your topic. If you are still unclear as to the meaning of the word, make an immediate appointment with your instructor for clarification.
4.Explore the bibliography of your textbook or textbooks. Some of your paper's major sources might be found there.
5.Pay close attention to the required length of the paper. Limit the research on your topic if the length of the paper is short - four pages, for example - but expect to spend many hours adding to your bibliography if a longer paper is required.
6.Keep referring to your topic's thesis as you write the first draft outline of your paper.
7.Present the draft to your instructor well before the paper is due and before you have spent a lot of time doing your final research. Like it or not, your grade will depend upon your instructor's enthusiastic approval of your topic.
Tips: Reread each page as you write it to ensure a logical flow of information. Every paragraph should serve to support the thesis.
Warnings: Do not rely solely upon your word processor's spell/grammar-check feature. Technology is not yet advanced enough to make this feature foolproof.
1.Open the presentation and go to the slide you want to add text to.
2.Position your cursor in the Title box or Text box and click.
3.Type in the text you want in one box, then reposition the cursor to enter text in the other box.
4.Press the Return or Enter key once to start a new bulleted list item, if you're entering bulleted text.
5.Press the Return or Enter key twice to enter a space between lines of text or between paragraphs.
You must reposition the cursor to enter text in the Title box or the Text box on a slide. You can't just press Return or Enter.
Keep text on your slides brief, but make sure that a viewer can understand the slide in its entirety without listening to the presentation. (You don't need to describe all your talking points; just make sure the slide itself is coherent.) Then you ensure that viewers who walk in late (or who were just zoning out) can immediately grasp the gist of your slide.
1.Open the table in Design view.
2.Click Indexes on the toolbar, or open the View menu and choose Indexes.
3.Type a name for the index in the Index Name column.
4.Go to the Field Name column and click the arrow.
5.Select the first field for the index.
6.Repeat, selecting as many fields as necessary.
7.Leave the Indexes window open.
8.Click on the new index name at the top.
9.At the bottom of the screen, click the Unique property box. Set it to Yes.
Tips: You cannot index a field if the data type is Memo, Hyperlink or OLE Object.
Warnings: Indexing can slow down some action queries.
1..Open the table in Design view.
1..In the top part of the screen, click on the field that you want to index.
1..In the lower part of the screen, click the Indexed property box and select either Yes (Duplicates OK) or Yes (No Duplicates).
Tips: To delete an index, go to the Indexes window (open the View menu and choose Indexes), then delete its row. Steps:
1.Create a query with the tables containing the records you want to update.
2.From Query Design view, open the Query menu and select Update Query.
3.Locate the fields you want to update on the design list, and drag them to the grid.
4.In the Criteria cell that appears, type in the criteria to be used, if any.
5.Use the Update To cell to enter the value you are using to change the fields. Switch to Datasheet view to view the records that will be updated.
6.Go back to Design view to return to the query. Make any changes needed.
7.Click Run on the toolbar to update the records.
Insetting the Eyes
1.Measure the eyehole from corner to corner in millimeters, and get the appropriate-size eyes. (See the Glossary for specifics.)
2.Grind out the eye socket from the inside of the head with the appropriate beveller from an eye-sizer set. Grind a little at a time.
3.Test the eye socket with the eye. You might need to use a larger eye beveller.
4.Place a small dot of eye-setting wax on the eye, then set the eye on the eye-setting tool.
5.Place two small balls of eye-setting wax on opposite sides of the eyehole on the inside of the eye socket.
6.Turn the eye in slightly to make sure that the doll's eyes appear to be looking straight ahead. If they're facing directly forward, they'll look off-center.
7.Press the eye in firmly.
8.Remove the eye-setting tool, and cover the back of the eye with eye-setting glue or eye-setting compound.
Remember that the eyes get set from the inside of the head.
If you grind too hard or too much, the eye won't fit properly. Grind in small increments and test the eye frequently.
If you use too much wax, it will seep out of the eye when pressed firmly, so use small, rice-grain-sized pieces of wax.
You can use Elmer's Glue-All to secure the eyes if you can't get the compound.
You know the eye fits correctly if the iris and the cornea (lens) protrude and fit snugly in the eye socket area.
Warnings: Once eye compound has hardened, it's almost impossible to remove the eye.
Setting in Eyelashes
9.Allow the inset eyes to dry completely.
1..Scrape off excess eye-setting wax with a fine needle.
1..Use an eyelash tool or tweezers, and apply eyelash glue to the eyelashes.
1..Set the lashes in the space between the eye and the edge of the eye socket.
1..Allow to dry completely.
1.Master the forward and backward pikes before attempting a reverse pike. Attempting this dive before mastering these crucial skills is getting too far ahead of youself.
2.Start the dive with a normal forward approach. It is essential that this approach be mastered in perfect balance, and that you remain perpendicular to the board as you ride its bend.
3.Swing your arms forward and over your head as you leave the board to gain extra momentum backwards as you jump up and out.
4.Lift your legs up into the air until they point straight up, perpendicular to the water. Start doing this as soon as your feet leave the springboard.
5.Bend at the waist and reach forward to touch your toes with your fingertips. This is the inverted pike position, same as in the a back pike (except facing the opposite direction). Your buttocks should be your lowest point.
6.Keep your legs extended upward while you straighten your torso and point your head straight down toward the water. Swing your arms with your whole body so they remain over your head and end up pointing toward the water.
7.Enter the water in a vertical position.
Since the forward approach gives you more spring and elevation than the back start, some adjustments will be necessary to lessen your rotation. Holding the pike position should halt your rotation.
Get good speed on your forward approach to have enough momentum to carry you out over the pool, but don't lean or bend at the waist as you ride the bend of the board.
Warnings: Attempt the reverse pike only after you have mastered the forward and backward pike dives, and only under the supervision of a skilled diving instructor.
Overall Warnings: Springboard or platform diving is an inherently dangerous activity that can result in serious injury or death. We recommend that you seek proper training and equipment before attempting this activity.
1.Use something such as psychotherapy, meditation or marathon running to help you set aside feelings you have about your ex-spouse and your divorce.
2.Focus on the needs of your children before beginning a discussion with your ex-spouse.
3.Acknowledge your ex-spouse's feelings and redirect the discussion to your children.
4.Develop a set of mutually agreed-on ground rules that govern how the two of you discuss the children's needs. For example, first focus on present issues and avoid criticism about historic mistakes, then use respectful language, and finally agree to time-outs or breaks during difficult discussions.
5.Schedule a separate time to discuss and process remaining unresolved issues with your ex-spouse.
6.Meet with a therapist or a conflict-mediation professional if you and your ex-spouse seem to be "stuck."
7.Communicate directly with each other, avoid sending messages to each other through the children.
8.Plan for your children in advance, perhaps in three-month segments at a time. Children benefit because they have a clear and specific understanding of what will happen when and which parent they will be spending time with for each holiday.
9.Schedule a weekly time to provide each other with updates about the children. Talk about homework assignments, their new friends and how the children are adjusting to any changes in their routines. Weekly communication provides your children with consistent parenting from both of you.
1..Identify with your ex-spouse ways for your children to feel that they have a sense of control with scheduling. As the children become teenagers, they will have an increased sense of how they want to spend their time.
Tips: Parenting is probably the most difficult and most rewarding job on earth. Co-parenting following a divorce is often harder to deal with, while co-parenting as a gay or lesbian person is even more complex. Gay and lesbian parents exist in your community. Use local resources to find, meet and benefit from the wisdom they will provide you.
Warnings: Your children's needs override any emotinal conflict that exist between you and your ex-spouse. When you are faced with a conflict about a decision for your children, ask yourself, "How much of my reaction is about what I want?" and "How much of my reaction is about what is best for the children?"