Stories for November 1994

Thursday, November 24


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Thursday, November 17

If It Turns out I'm an Investigator He Says They'll Kill Me

How easy is it to buy a Green Card?

Even when he had more with him than just the pair of blue-and-white shorts he wore when the border patrolman and five classified-duty Marines found him, he wouldn’t have had an ID. Crossing, you’re anonymous. ...

Loser's Guide to Lakeside

Meth, bikers, drunk drivers, white trash

Guy Castiglione, 42, a Lakeside resident, was president of the San Diego chapter of the Hell’s Angels. He was arrested May 13, 1989, with two pounds of crystal at the Border Patrol checkpoint near Temecula on Interstate 15.

Down, Down, Down She Goes

Helen Copley can’t be much of a happy camper these days. During the first half of the year, Copley’s flagship newspaper, the Union-Tribune, lost 3 percent of its average daily circulation, down to about 372,000; ...

Thursday, November 10

The Debris of What You Really Do

A Literary Peeping Tom At UCSD

Among Schuyler’s papers at UCSD, I happened upon a file marked “Eileen Myles.” The folder consisted mostly of postcards and hand-written notes attached to manuscripts she’d given Schuyler to read. Finally I spied a two-page letter.

Sweet-and-sour pork-u-pines...

What potlucks told about our Episcopal church

“Oh, my gosh, look at all this food!” And, “I always look forward to Mrs. Cummer’s lovely pea-and-baby-onion salad!” and “I can’t help but want more than my share of Mrs. Gibbons’ cheddar biscuits!”

Thursday, November 3

A Little Bit East of Eden

Evolution debate on full display Creation Museum in Santee

Ken Cumming, dean of ICR’s graduate school, said he didn’t like me hanging around the offices trying to “pump” faculty and staff members for information since I was the “enemy.”

Divorce Isn't About Itself, But What Went Before

The word was, he'd abandoned his family for a cocktail waitress.

Norman Mailer would eat lunch there and Germaine Greer, Zero Mostel, and Lauren Bacall. We began to feel like stars ourselves, as if we were actors in some romantic, intellectual art film.

Clinton-and-Brown-Loving, Rich Texas Liberal Seeks Date with Padres

Who John Moores is

Moores started his own company, BMC Software, in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land in 1980, with a $1000 investment. He had to cover some company costs with his personal credit card.

God's Country Remembered

How San Diego found its way into The Mortician's Apprentice

I grew up on the east edge of Rolando Village. Rolando was, and is, a fine neighborhood of middle-class houses and lawns; but our street, Judson Way, was an unpaved road that went through a shallow arroyo.

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