Content for Thursday, January 23, 2003

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Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Football

The life of a National Football League player's wife can have its highs and lows. Huge player salaries are often spent on dining, travel, gifts, cars, and expensive homes. On the other hand, when the ...

You Think I'm Guilty of Something?

On February 4, 2002, two days after the disappearance of Danielle van Dam, the San Diego Police Department's polygraph expert Paul Redden administered a lie detector test to David Westerfield. The test could not be ...

Super busts

Two months ago, FBI agents swept into San Diego's Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, armed with warrants to search for evidence that the institution had been paying off doctors to refer new patients to the hospital. ...

Check out the green, soon-to-blossom Anza-Borrego Desert vegetation on the trails near Yaqui Pass.

Throughout the Anza-Borrego Desert, the expandable tissues of native barrel, beavertail, cholla, fishhook, and hedgehog cacti may soon become as bloated as they ever get. Flush with supplies of water they can hoard for months ...

Beach Boys puzzle old car freaks.

Matt: An old Beach Boys song goes, "It happened on the strip where the road is wide/ Two cool sharks sittin' side by side/ My fuel-injected Stingray and a 413/ Revin' up our engines and ...

Chutes and Ladders, a game for wussies?

Matt, you snake: What's up with the kids' game Chutes and Ladders? In Mexico it's called Snakes and Ladders. Did they change the name in the U.S. because people here are afraid of snakes and ...

We used to be where the moon is now.

To Them That Runs the Ship: A long time ago I had a friend who kept Hubble telescope photos on the walls at work and just generally "knew stuff." Anyway, one day he walks up ...

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