Content for Thursday, April 11, 2002

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Everybody's Got a Favorite Bug

In Bob Parks’s first (and only, as far as I know) brush with the law, he was presumed a corpse. He was about 11 years old. He’d been lying facedown, very still, for so long ...

Locals Discuss Catholic Priests and Sex Crimes

While the Catholic Church is waiting for the media's next horrific revelation of sexual abuse, many non-Catholics are also intrigued by the recent news. Locally, non-Catholics aren't especially surprised by recent revelations, as much of ...

Gospel according to George

San Diego city councilman George Stevens says he knows the reason for his loss to Vince Hall in March's Democratic state-assembly primary: satan did it. "I don't recall ever going through a campaign where the ...

How did that fish get up here in the mountains?

Hey, Matt: How did fish get up into the mountains? Was there an earthquake and the mountains raised up and the fishies went with them in little pools of water? Or was it a water ...

What's the history of the paper airplane?

Dear Wise One: Can you tell me the history of the paper airplane? I know the first airplanes and gliders were glorified box kites. I also am aware that sheet paper has been around for ...

Questions about dead queen consorts.

Hey, Matt: Recently several news stories have mentioned that Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is the second queen consort to lie in state. Who was the first? I say it was Jane Seymour, the consort ...

Navigate through boulders and pinyon pines to the mile-high summit of Whale Peak in the Anza-Borrego Desert.

If you've put off a visit to the local desert this season due to poor wildflower prospects, it's not too late, or too hot, for a rewarding visit to Whale Peak. This gently swelling summit, ...

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