Content for Thursday, July 17, 2003

News & Stories

Attracted to Oblivion

“I had the idea of an average San Diego guy, with a baseball cap, you know, and flannel shirt and Levi’s and burritos. He watches the Padres, and he’s a bouncer at a topless bar.” ...

Opera Buff Hornswoggle

In late 1983, U.S. troops invaded and quickly routed the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada on fears that it would become another Cuba. Today, Grenada is known as home of the most malodorous offshore banks ...

Family business

The wife of embattled San Diego data-processing chief Roger Talamantez, under an ethics cloud for his campaign- fundraising work on behalf of city councilman Jim Madaffer, who has in turn tended Talamantez's job-related interests, is ...

Cruise the back roads of Julian by bicycle.

Summer is settling in at last upon the hills and dales of Julian, bringing with it the toasty smell of sun-dried grass and the cool, vanilla-like fragrance of Jeffrey pines. Bicycling is a good way ...

Hog heaven -- in Poway?

Matt: Where did the term "hog heaven" come from? I have heard that it has to do with breeding pigs, that when the hog reaches sexual bliss, it lasts for several minutes. Can you clarify? ...

Wrong-way driver…

Dear Ma: I recently took an online traffic school course. Is it true that newer vehicles must have their lights on in the daytime? And our local recycling guy objects to my bare feet. He ...

An uplifting discussion

Matt: Some ladies I work with have been discussing which bra straps give the best support. Some say regular, some say racerback. Can you help? I know which I prefer… -- A Guy in the ...