Content for Thursday, January 30, 1997

News & Stories

When an Indian Language Is Gone

Margaret Langdon hunts down our native tounges

“In our culture, social interaction depends on talking. All the time. But when you walk into an Indian community, it’s not that they don’t talk, but there are long periods where nobody says anything. Where nothing happens.”

I want to own my own prison

A huge bet on how you pay bail

Dear Mary Alice: If someone is arrested and given the opportunity to be released on bail, can he/she pay with a personal check or a credit card? Not that I’m planning ahead or anything...this was ...

An Existential Honeymoon

Newlyweds visit a haven for angst-ridden white people

The first night I lay awake listening to jungle noises—night birds, a laughing burro, strange swishes that made me picture Tarzan riding a vine from tree to tree, and the cackles of stoned people.

McDonald's claim of 65 billion served

Fries don’t count. Shakes don’t count.

Matmail: One thing I’ve always wondered about is the McDonald's signs that say “Over 65 billion served." Sixty-five billion what? I figure it’s either: (1) items (i.e., Cokes, fries, and the big stuff like Quarter ...

Why is Spanos Such a Heavy Hitter?

Last March, a mysterious last-minute political attack appeared in mailboxes throughout the Northern California senate district being contested by Democrat Byron Sher and Republican Patrick Shannon. The hit piece, "widely criticized as the dirtiest of ...

The Moment Leaves Started to Turn

The translation of wisteria

My husband, too, is a temperate, practical man, so the walls of our house are barren, but certain members of the vine family are making their greedy way. We planted two wisteria by the front porch.

Potheads

The strange saga of Soloman and Kathy Silver took yet another turn last week. Soloman is the 30-year-old ex--Point Loman accused of arranging the smuggling of hundreds of pounds of marijuana into Maine from 1992 ...

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