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Content for Thursday, August 28, 1997

News & Stories

What's on a San Diego cheerleader's mind at UC Irvine

It's noon on a midsummer Saturday in a camp of the church of cheer, and eight million blades of grass are about to die. For the next four days, UC Irvine’s Mesa Court Field will ...

August 28, 1997
Cholos from U.S. driving out Rosarito tourists

Tourism from Southern California is huge in Rosarito Beach; it's the town's principal revenue-generating industry and bigger now than ever. But a problem has emerged in the past few years that threatens those revenues and ...

August 28, 1997
San Diego minimum-wage teens

Nationwide last year, some 20.7 million youths - 64.1 percent of 14- to 18-year-olds - worked at paying jobs. Below, seven local teens talk about their summer jobs - how they got them, what they ...

August 28, 1997
New Mission Valley stadium not right for disabled

Pete Wilson's ex-maid, Josepha Klag, is set for a deportation hearing in United States Immigration Court here this coming Wednesday. Allegations that Klag had been in the country illegally when she worked for Wilson and ...

August 28, 1997
Kalmias don't grow here and they are redundant because of Laurel

Matthew: Ash Street, Beech Street, Cedar Street...Hawthorn, Ivy, Kalmia, Laurel... Uh, wait a minute. Kalmia? Redwood, Spruce, Thom, Upas.... Upas? Does a kalmia grow on Kalmia or a upas on Upas? — Tree Hugger, Uptown ...

August 28, 1997
The difference between charcoal and charcoal briquettes

Matmail: Why does charcoal burn? Isn’t it already burned? Or is it only mostly burned? What gives? — Bryan Coon, San Diego Charcoal is simply carefully cooked wood. Mankind figured out this one many centuries ...

August 28, 1997
How number keypads on computers differ from phone keypads

Dear Matt: I apologize if you’ve already been asked this question. Then again, who cares. You get paid for this. What a life. Anyway, a few of my associates and I were wondering why the ...

August 28, 1997
The purpose of ice in urinals

Dear All-Knowing One: Why is it that you sometimes see urinals filled with ice in public restrooms? Is the ice just dumped there to get rid of it, or does it serve a purpose? — ...

August 28, 1997
National City's eclectic architecture

The California bungalow had its origins in India, another crackling-hot destination in need of cheap, cool housing. The bengalas, as the conquering Brits called them, were small, open, one-story huts with wide verandas.

August 28, 1997
I was looking forward to raising a saint

Though he could star in commercials for products that promise a perfect, healthy baby, I believe Finian was born flawed. Though his sleeping face suggests cherubic innocence, I believe he entered the world stained with ...

August 28, 1997
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