Content for Thursday, September 30, 1999

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The Mr. San Diego Follies

San Diego has become an overbuilt theme park, a hollowed-out pleasure dome noisy with professional sports teams and the brouhaha of drug- and booze-fed street festivals generated for tourists, conventioneers, and high-tech moguls. Unemployment is ...

Ramble amid the fast-disappearing rural landscape of Twin Oaks Valley on a 12-mile bicycle ride.

North County's rural character hangs by a thread outside the rapidly urbanizing communities of Escondido and San Marcos. What better way is there to recapture the feel of that fast-disappearing atmosphere than on a bicycle? ...

Porn Again Christians

Buck Narrows is a musician with a cockeyed sense of calling. Armed with a guitar, a wah-wah pedal, and a brain a bit below his belt buckle, Narrows has set out to create a get-down ...

Cathedral Spirits

The parrot cocked its head to the right and smiled like your favorite grandmother. Its eyes were black and deep and wide open with myopic kindliness. Cloaked in green, it perched in a cage on ...

Chasing the Big O

The Union-Tribune has been scooped once again in its coverage of Padres owner John Moores's attempts to expand his sports empire away from San Diego. Last month, the U-T waited three weeks to report, without ...

Why do restaurants serve 5-7 rolls of bread when there are 2 of us?

Stardate 092199.1401 Oh Great All-knowing Guru: My significant other and I eat out twice a week. If we eat in a restaurant that serves bread or rolls, invariably they give us three or five or ...

Why aren't there any Vietnamese names in the Obituary column of the UT?

Matmail: Why is it there are never any Vietnamese names in the obituary column printed in the San Diego Union? -- Mort Schwartz, Clairemont According to the local Union of Pan Asian Communities, to find ...

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