Content for Wednesday, March 24, 1999

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South Fortuna Mountain

Climb to South Fortuna Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park via Oak Canyon and its trickling stream.

Hike in Mission Trails Regional Park

In the aftermath of 1998­'99's anemic and spotty rainfall, the pale green sheen now covering San Diego's wildlands surely won't last long. By June the natural vegetation of the coastal region may look uniformly brown ...

What is an Irish pearl?

Dear Mr. Alice: Top of the Mulligan t'ye! Can ye be tellin' me what be an Irish pearl? I am the missus of the leprechaun who hoards that legendary pot o' gold at the rainbow's ...

Why do fingernails grow faster than toenails?

Matthew: Why does my fingernail grow faster than my toenail? I smashed one of each at the lumber yard last August, and the fingernail's grown back but the toenail hasn't. -- Bob, telephonically The science ...

Why are there so many Jacks in fairly tales?

Dear Know-It-All: Why are there so many Jacks in fairy tales (Jack Be Nimble, Jack & Jill, Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack Sprat, etc.). -- Not Jack, the net Hey, Joe/Bud/Mac/Bubba/John Doe. See? Lotsa general, ...

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