Content for Thursday, May 20, 1999

News & Stories

The Derek, Frieda, and Abbe Chronicles, Part 1

Former city councilwoman Abbe Wolfsheimer plunges into a long-lost-brother mystery.

Suppose you were an only child for the first 57 years of your life. Then suppose you received a letter intimating you had a half brother. How would you feel — other than astonished, curious, ...

Take a short hike to secluded Big Spring in Tubb Canyon, overlooking Borrego Valley.

Big Spring, tucked in a tributary of Tubb Canyon on the west side of Borrego Valley, is one of the more reliable water producers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. As such, it is an ...

A Teacher's Odyssey

Oceanside is about as far as you can go in North County without enlisting. Fact is, many people in Oceanside have enlisted, if only indirectly, via their parents. Biology teacher Dawn Murray says that few ...

Drug of Choice

What's cooking? If you're in San Diego, more than likely it's meth. By the "Nazi" method. Dry, odor-free, small-scale, impossible to catch. And if you're selling, you'll still have more customers than anywhere else in ...

Gold Dust

Disclosure of the pending divorce between Peter Jensen and Princess Ubol Ratana, the eldest daughter of Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, is causing tongues to wag and students of local business fiascos to dust off their ...

Why do some smaller birds chase larger birds?

Dear Matthew Alice: Lately I've noticed some small birds in my neighborhood flying around and chasing bigger birds, hawks maybe. Why are they doing this? I don't think I've ever seen this before. -- Mary ...

Is Camp Pendleton government land or leased from a family?

Dear All-Knowing, All-Seeing One: I heard from a fairly reliable source, my cousin, a retired USMC Master Sergeant, that Camp Pendleton is not government land but actually leased from a family who has owned the ...

Does the "key to the city" open anything?

Mattster: When the mayor awards somebody the key to the city, does it open anything? -- Another Mattster, the Net I'm sure you've also noticed that those official city keys are usually big plastic skeleton ...

What is the name of the candy bar sold years ago that was made from braided caramel dipped in chocolate?

Dear Mattman: Help! We have been wracking our brains trying to figure out this question. What is the candy bar that was sold years ago that was made from braided caramel dipped in chocolate? Help! ...

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