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Content for Thursday, July 10, 1997

News & Stories

San Diegans at the Renegade explain country music

4:00 p.m. Saturday evening: “Honky Tonk Heroes” Where did it go? Good Lord only knows. Seems like it was just the other day. (Waylon Jennings, 1973) The Renegade Inn is many things, but you don’t ...

July 10, 1997
August Kleinzahler, Sherman Alexie, Stephen Dobyns, Richard Wilbur, Luis Urrea write about love

“Not long ago, after a reading, a woman asked me to sign her bare breast. I think that she was looking for a strange secular blessing that readers feel has singled out the writer.”

July 10, 1997
What Jimmy crack corn means

Matt: Lately I’ve been throwing out the phrase “Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care” while amongst friends for humorous/irritating effect. I’ve just realized, however, that I’ve no idea where this phrase came from (an ...

July 10, 1997
The popularity of Acme as a brand name

Matmail: Is there an Acme Corporation? Why does Wile E. Coyote buy from them and only them? Is it because they are an American company? — R. Runner, @ibus.com I always figured Wile E. must ...

July 10, 1997
Why webs don't stick to spiders

Mattmeister: I spent part of my weekend kicking back and staring at a spider spinning a gigantic web. Pretty entertaining. Later I tried to knock the web down and it stuck to my hand. If ...

July 10, 1997
Thai authorities want to deport Phra Yantra from monastery north of Escondido

Thai authorities say they aren't giving up on trying to deport Phra Yantra, the controversial Buddhist monk who now lives in his own monastery north of Escondido. Two weeks ago, a U.S. judge granted Yantra ...

What an aglet is

Dear Matty-Matt Guru Man: Us constantly curious Norwegians would like to know what the God-given name for the little plastic thingy on the end of your shoelace is. The entire Tolo clan is anxiously waiting. ...

July 10, 1997
Scott Barnet calls San Diego City Council $1.5 billion budget fiscal insanity

The San Diego City Council recently adopted the city's $1.5 billion budget, drawing criticism from some quarters that the new spending plan wastes millions of dollars and will result in huge future sewer and water ...

July 10, 1997
San Diego's porno king Donald Wiener denies owning part of Baby Rock

The cover story in the February 24 issue of U.S. News and World Report dealt with the "inferno next door," the narco-corruption in Mexico. In the story, reporter Linda Robinson wrote that "trafficking has become ...

July 10, 1997
Andrew Cunanan sighted in Oklahoma City

Fugitive Andrew Cunanan, the 27-year-old Bishop's School graduate accused of slaying four during a coast-to-coast killing spree, has been sighted in Oklahoma City. FBI sources say the former Hillcrest resident, who hung around with wealthy, ...

July 10, 1997
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