Content for Thursday, September 24, 1998

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Border Fixer

San Diego is a wired city, not by telephone lines or fiber-optic cables, but by a small group of insiders: men and a few women who, by virtue of birth, marriage, enterprise, cunning, guile, or ...

Taxes of the Rich and Well-Connected

What the Joseph C. Glickmans believed was a simple $242,000 gift to an annuity trust has become a $32.4 million tax nightmare. Now the La Jolla couple, well known in San Diego's social and political ...

Cunanan's Last Laugh

'Now you can be Andrew Philip Cunanan, 'the gay spree killer,' and experience his final days! You choose where to go. You decide who to meet. It's a sarcastic adventure based on the wildly inaccurate ...

Shot in the gut

The end of a once-controversial era has finally arrived for the Salk Institute's Biologicals Development Center in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania. The 20-year-old lab, which at its peak in the early 1990s employed a staff of 110 ...

Are there any side effects to burning incense? What is Nag Champa?

Hey, Matt: I burn quite a bit of incense in my apartment, and I'm wondering just what sort of toxic chemicals I am inhaling. Has incense ever been linked to lung cancer or other serious ...

What and who are the postal police?

Matt: I've been meaning to ask this for a long time. It's bugged me. I remember seeing a car screaming past me on the freeway one day that had wire mesh screen between the front ...

What causes heartburn, and how do you prevent it?

Mattster: I just ate a sandwich and a handful of pepperonis, and now I'm suffering from a near-crippling case of SDSU cafeteria heartburn. Years ago I was never plagued by this phenomenon. What causes heartburn, ...

Larry's Legacy

Two one-time staffers of M. Larry Lawrence, the late owner of the Hotel del Coronado and Bill Clinton's ambassador to Switzerland, are claiming rich rewards for years of loyal service. According to documents filed in ...

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