Content for Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Lakeside's Big Man

There are roughly six million boys between the ages of 16 and 18 living in the United States. There are approximately 26,400 high schools and close to that number of starting centers playing on high ...

Addict Magnet in North Park

Since July 18, 2002, every other Thursday night at 6:00, a motor home has pulled up to the curb on the east side of 15th Street just south of F Street, across the street from ...

We Look Like Arabs

After graduating from Southwest High School in South San Diego in 1997, Roberto Hernandez went off to study at UC Berkeley, where a successful undergraduate career has led to his acceptance into the school's Ph.D. ...

Guns, bimbos, and booze

While San Diego's public is being offered a free fireworks show and the Disney-style NFL Experience, at $15 a pop, pricier and more macho Super Bowl events are being kept under tight wraps and reserved ...

Hike the west end of Santa Catalina Island, and survey the ocean from its high point.

The hike to the highest point on the west end of Santa Catalina Island -- 1804-foot Silver Peak --introduces you to its wild windward side. Spectacular views are the norm most of the way. Assuming ...

ABC gum. Disgusting! Especially in Singapore.

Hey, Matt: I have always wanted to know...why do people leave already chewed gum in public places. It is everywhere! It is disgusting! Could they be fined for littering? -- S.P., Spring Valley Was planning ...

What are pool balls made of?

Heymatt: What are pool balls made out of? I thought the might be made out of ceramics of some kind. -- Lea Dean, South Africa Before 1910 or so, ivory (from Zimbabwean elephants, in particular) ...

In downtown San Diego, why are First through Twelfth called avenues and the rest called streets?

Dearest Matthew: Why are only the first 12 numbered streets in downtown San Diego called "avenue," the remainder "streets"? My speculation is that rather than messing up traffic by eliminating the [bad luck] designation 13, ...

Food that even a gull won't touch.

Hey Matt: My family and I were picnicking at the beach when my daughter threw some biscuits for the sea gulls to eat. Out of curiosity, I threw some pieces of fried chicken their way ...

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