Content for Thursday, August 14, 1997

News & Stories

Professor Horrdendo Discovers on Page 23 That I've Called an Orange a Tangerine

Thomas Mann translator John Woods in Mission Hills

“I found a job as an editor with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, which happened to be moving to San Diego, in 1982. I had an office on the 11th floor of that lovely old wedding-cake building.”

The most important parts of any car are its tire treads

So many different patterns

Matt: I’ve, always wondered why car tires need tread patterns in them. Why is a tire better if you cut designs into them than if they Were just plain? And why are there so many ...

Jack McGrory's Secret E-mail

It was early May, and San Diego City Manager Jack McGrory was worried. He and the city council had put city taxpayers on the hook for guaranteeing the sale of 60,000 seats for each Chargers ...

The essential difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius?

What is the Kelvin scale?

Hey, Matt: Why doesn’t the temperature scale have freezing at zero and boiling at 100? Why 32 and 212? —Buddy Borgen, L.A. Move to Europe, Buddy. Or Canada. Or Mexico. Or almost any place except ...

America's Finest Fetish

Amy Marie Meek stands poolside at the Hanalei Hotel, an eight-story tropical extravaganza on Hotel Circle. Dressed in a white T-shirt, black trousers, and a black leather vest, with her razor cut (white-wall sides, g'friend) ...

Always the lady's fault

Ex-Omaha cattleman Bill Foxley, who moved to the green hills of La Jolla years ago, made headlines in Denver last week when he abruptly closed the doors of his famed Museum of Western Art. Foxley's ...

The Boots Are Looking Better Now

The zen of making folks' shoes shine

“There are more people in the service industry than anything else. Service jobs are always gonna be with us, whether it’s pumpin’ gas or shinin’ shoes or washin’ dishes, Hey, just take pride in it.”

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