Content for Thursday, April 1, 2004

News & Stories

Marathoners of the Sky

Hormones speed pigeons.

“How long have you been racing pigeons?” I asked Gene Hamilton. “Eighty years.” “That’s quite a while.” “Actually, it’s 80H now. I’m 91.” “What got you started?” "Pigeons underneath a barn in Portland, Oregon. We ...

Why Do They Sneer at Shipione?

Federal examiners are looking into possible "pay-to-play" shenanigans in the pension-consulting business. And one of the pension consultants being studied is Callan Associates, the San Francisco-based firm long used by the woe-beset San Diego City ...

Don't Puke In My Limo

You'd think they would learn. But according to veteran San Diego chauffeur Greg Boss, local limousine companies still engage in practices that have brought class-action lawsuits against four of them in the past seven years. ...

America's finest seats

For years, members of the San Diego City Council and their pals partied hearty in the so-called City Box at Qualcomm Stadium, chowing down on free hot dogs, steaks, chicken, wine, beer, desserts, and all ...

Sunburn on ice

Heymatt: Does the temperature have any bearing on how much sunburn/sun damage a person receives? If I'm outside on a sunny, cloudless 60 degree day, won't I get as much of a tan as I ...

Asq Matthew Alice

Yo Matt: How come so many Arabic words with a "k" sound are spelled with a "q" instead? Qaddafi, Qatar, Iraq, al-Qaeda, etc. Since these are Anglicized spellings and not Arabic ones, who decides on ...

Descend into Deep Creek in the San Bernardino Mountains, where a hot spring gurgles and tan lines are optional.

Deep Creek Hot Springs in the San Bernardino National Forest has been a minor magnet for hikers and other nature lovers -- eccentric and otherwise -- for decades. Volunteers have spent years fashioning rock-bound basins ...

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