Dave Good 11:15 a.m., Sept. 25
Stories for November 1994
Thursday, November 24
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Wednesday, November 23
Thursday, November 17
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. ...
A challenge from Princeton
Dear Matthew: I was in Princeton last week suffering the stings of East Coast intellectualism. I succumbed to bragging about San Diego’s own Matthew Alice. My Princetonian responded with a challenge. “Have this maven of ...
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.
And the tie to O.J. Simpson
Dear Sir: A while ago I read an article that mentioned the Flat Earth Society. Does it still exist? Did it ever really exist, or is it just a name made up to epitomize stupidity? ...
Thursday, November 10
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.
Dye is applied to bills during counting and wrapping
Dear Matthew Alice: I just borrowed another 20 bucks from my dad. The 20 in question has red dye along one edge. Was it involved in a bank robbery—you know, exploding dye packs and all? ...
Cocoa is just chocolate with most of the fatty cocoa butter removed
Dear Matthew: My favorite candy is chocolate-covered cherries. But I can't figure out how they make them. Do they cover the cherry with chocolate and then squirt the juice in somehow? Do they make the ...
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
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.”
Tells us about kosher food
Matthew Alice: I found this newspaper stuck under my windshield wiper. I went to the supermarket to verify some of the allegations made. Indeed, I did find the “K” and the “U" symbols on many ...
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.
Latex is porous
Dear Matthew Alice: A couple of weeks ago, I bowed under pressure at the supermarket and bought my three-year-old daughter one of those helium-filled Mylar balloons. Now as I write, I’m staring at this thing ...
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.
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.