Content for Thursday, December 7, 1995

News & Stories

Five San Diego black brothers reflect on race

Wrestle not against flesh

I happened to be born colored, like York. By 1950, with Marcus, we had become Negro. Today we are African Americans. However, when the snapshot was taken with Shawn and Andre, we were all known as black.

“Collectors dolls” and “collectors porcelain dogs” you see in Parade magazine

Gold-dipped War of the Roses commemorative coins and Elvis-better-than-he-ever-looked plates

Mr. Alice: There’s a puzzle I’ve had in my mind for a long time. Every time I see those full-page color ads in Parade magazine and other magazines for “collectors plates” and “collectors dolls” and ...

True vs. magnetic north and a sailing invitation

True north is where Santa lives

Matthew Alice: I’m planning a sailing trip around the world. You’re invited! What is the difference between true north and magnetic north? Do the north and south poles really change polarity? What is dead reckoning? ...

How Alex Spanos Made Off with the Police Building Fund

The stadium expansion and the pueblo lands

Spanos would get the practice field and accompanying improvements as part of his new 25-year stadium lease, the same deal under which the city will be paying for the controversial seat guarantee.

My cat and the telephone

There’s an outside chance she’d like her own phone

Dear Matt: Every time I talk on the phone, my cat rubs against my legs and gets in my face and generally makes a nuisance of herself. What is it about the telephone that she ...