Content for Thursday, June 7, 2001

News & Stories

Rocks

I swallowed the lump in my throat as my eyes peered upward. Surveying the Jewelry Exchange, on the corner of Sixth and E downtown, I felt small and insignificant. I gazed up at the eight-story ...

Ponzi patriots

A La Jolla investor and businessman who once ran Honolulu's Polynesian Cultural Center for the Mormon church has been busted for his alleged participation in a giant Ponzi scheme, which prosecutors say cost its victims ...

I Looked at the Baby and Couldn't Believe It

Captain Bob Spangler, 50, has been a San Diego Firefighter for 27 years. He is also licensed as a paramedic and a nurse. A former lifeguard, Spangler's career encompasses lifesaving in one form or another. ...

Volunteer Cop Triggers One-Man Crusade

Dale Raver, 53, a Poway resident and the owner of a cell-phone-accessory business, is waging a quixotic crusade against the City of Escondido, which he believes is breaking the law. He's spent over 30 hours ...

Get good vibrations from the Kelso Dunes in Mojave National Preserve

Booming, roaring, barking, squeaking, and whistling sands have figured in folklore and travelers' tales for 1500 years, with the earliest references found in Chinese and Mideastern chronicles. Marco Polo describes encountering the phenomenon on a ...