Content for Thursday, July 3, 2003

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Surfer Girls

Some women have always surfed. Three hundred years ago, Hawaiians of both sexes rode the waves, and when the sport moved beyond the islands, when the Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku in 1915 traveled to Australia to ...

San Diego's Boiler Room Barons

Bouquets to Ronald Duane Brouillette Jr.: He could spend more time in the pokey than his nationally notorious mentor, Harold Bailey (B.J.) Gallison. The latter is scheduled to be sentenced early this month, and the ...

Invasion's End

A couple of weeks ago Jay Leno did a gag about how the Japanese had offered to send troops to help out in Iraq. "Great timing," he said, the message being that the Japanese had ...

Tale of Two Papers

This week's big story about the Barona Indians attempting to buy water influence in Sacramento came in for distinctly different treatments by the Union-Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. The U-T began by saying, "The Barona ...

Maybe he should have yelled "Aft!"

Hey Matthew: A friend of mine just lost eight teeth in a golfing accident with a buddy, which makes me wonder, why do people use the word "Fore!" when stroking the ball as a warning ...

ArfArfArfArfArfArf!

Hi, Matt: Do dogs ever get tired of barking? Is there a record for the longest consecutive bark? My neighbor's dog must hold that record. I'm sure a normal person couldn't talk that long. Even ...

Cosmetology for the dead

Dear Matthew Alice: My co-worker and I are having a friendly discussion. It's my understanding that after a person dies, their hair and nails continue to grow, at least for a short time. My co-worker ...

Hi. Is Garfield there?

Matt: Why does my cat bug the heck out of me when I'm on the phone-- rubbing against me, purring… -- Beth, San Diego Outside chance she'd like her own phone. But more likely she ...

You're never too young to be a geezer

Dear Matthew: At what age does one qualify to be called a geezer? Most dictionaries just say "an old man." I was wondering if you could define the chronological age at which the term geezer ...

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