Content for Thursday, January 3, 2002

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How to Eat Out

“To the best of my knowledge, when you go to a restaurant-supply store to look at chairs, there is an idea of quick turn, medium turn, and slow turn” that influences the sort of chair ...

I Don't Have to Dodge Bullets

Robert S. (he wouldn't divulge his last name) stands in front of the Escondido Employment Development Department on Valley Parkway looking despondent. After losing a job he held for only 16 months, he is looking ...

Native Bytes

San Diego's Indian tribes hope Internet technology will bring back the old days, the pre-Cabrillo days, when they traded and traveled among themselves. They believe technology could help them preserve their culture. Up until now, ...

Peters pops

Usually, it's politicians who have their hand out for cash from lobbyists and other influence peddlers, but this year San Diego city councilman Scott Peters and his wealthy wife Lynne Gorguze are turning the tables. ...

Why does my mouse fill his water dish with shavings?

God of Answers, Knower of All Things: I have owned several pet mice over the years, and year after year, mouse after mouse, they all engage in one behavior besides the usual poop-eat-sleep cycle. When ...

What are the blue road reflectors for?

Hey, Matt: When you're driving down a residential (usually) street, you see the "road Braille," the little raised markers that tell you what lane you are in (or not in, if you cross it), and ...

What's the story about toilet paper?

Dear Matthew: Is it true that in certain parts of the world, toilet paper is not an option, but rather the left hand is the primary wiping instrument? (With a subsequent rinsing in water-- running, ...

Avocado pits-- why so big?

Matt: Why do avocados have such big seeds? Sometimes they're all seed, no guac. -- GuacamoleGirl, South Bay The pit's designed to reproduce the parent tree, not to please you. The wild avocado grows in ...

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