Content for Thursday, March 7, 2002

News & Stories

Horses and Their Women

It's nine o'clock on the day before the last day of Diane Wilson’s horse-showing career. Outside her window, the pointy hills of Escondido are wet from the rain. Inside, it’s warm because she has just ...

Atrocious Act

On Friday morning, December 14, two black Muslims, Abdur-Rahim Hameed and Adib Mahdi, residents of San Diego, agreed to speak about the local African-American Muslim community and its response to the terrorist attacks of September ...

Korean connection

A post-September 11 foreign-spy technology crackdown by federal authorities has netted yet another San Diego company with ties to South Korea. Neopoint, a Rancho Bernardo-based maker of so-called smart cell phones, has been slapped with ...

$555,000 Ticket to Nowhere

For traffic-weary Tijuanenses, the happiness of the new year of 2002 ended quickly when they read reports of the city's light-rail project being scrapped. Though ground had never been broken, the tren ligero had been ...

The Enron Effect

The collapse of Enron is having an impact on San Diego's own TrizecHahn USA Corp. "Enron is our fourth largest tenant," according to a disclosure report filed by the office building owner last month, "occupying ...

Up to Date in Kansas City

An ex-quarterback with the Chargers has gone to bat for an old friend in Kansas City. John Hadl, a former All-American at the University of Kansas, has written a letter to a federal court judge ...

Why can't I get a freeway sign that says "Jack's Grub and Beer, next exit"?

What's the deal, Matt: I was driving up the 805 the other day and I noticed a freeway exit sign that said "Maric College." Right after that was another sign that said "National University." These ...

Gummy bear candy, then gummy bear cartoons, or vice versa?

Heymatt: Which came first, gummy bears the candy or gummy bears the cartoon? -- Carolyn, the net Add this to your body of critical knowledge. Gummies, the relentless candy, long predate Gummies, the idiotic cartoon. ...

What happens if a TV commercial bombs out before it's ended?

Hey, Matt: What happens when a TV commercial starts and then gets blipped off after only a few seconds of running? Do companies monitor the programming to make sure the commercials they've paid for actually ...

Who's Sig, and why is he so alert?

Hey, Matt: I've lived in Southern California for nine years and have heard many times in traffic reports the term "sig alert." I know that this means you're screwed if you're driving anywhere, but I ...