Content for Thursday, May 23, 2002

News & Stories

Desperately Seeking Blondie

“It’s humbling to be beaten by Blondie,” says David Fogel, who many times has stayed up late to play checkers with her. I tell him I wouldn’t be humbled if Blondie beat me. I don’t ...

Big Bite

Gary Sehnert works as the United States representative and distributor for several wineries in the Guadalupe Valley -- the Napa Valley of Mexico -- ten miles inland from Ensenada. Though he operates from his home ...

I'd Fight

America saw a return to patriotism after the 9/11 tragedy that managed to raise enlistment rates in the military. But will the escalation of aggression in Israel stimulate the same response from American Jews? As ...

Cave canem

Honchos on the so-called executive committee of the San Diego Unified School District have authorized use of dogs to sniff out drugs, weapons, and other contraband at inner-city Hoover High, and the practice may soon ...

Can news vans park anywhere they like?

Heymatt: My job takes me down by the courthouse occasionally. The curb facing the courthouse is restricted to three-minute passenger loading and unloading. As often as not, this entire curb will be taken up by ...

Coming attractions are called trailers because...?

Movieman Matt: Why are coming attractions called "trailers"? If they come before, how can they be trailing? -- Meetoo, the net Once upon a time, looooong ago in Hollywoodland, movie theaters showed two (yes, two!) ...

Do airlines not serve chili so passengers don't stink up the place?

Heymatt: Airline passengers are packed together in tight quarters breathing recycled air. Do the airlines make sure to serve food that is less likely to cause gas so passengers aren't fumigating each other during the ...

How to improve your radio reception.

Hey, Matt: Why do radios get better reception when you hold or touch the antenna? -- Breaking Up, San Diego All the world's a big radio wave receiver. Figure a way to hook an amplifier ...

Published May 23, 2002

At least a dozen Native American villages existed in the Cuyamaca Mountains until about a century and a half ago. These were the mountain villages or summer camps of the Kumeyaay tribe, who divided their ...

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