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Content for Thursday, June 5, 1997

News & Stories

San Diego Chargers tickets should sell themselves

Just what are San Diego taxpayers paying the San Diego International Sports Council to do? And just how much will it ultimately cost? Those closely guarded secrets loom large asthe Sports Council, a group of ...

June 5, 1997
The true color of Athena's eyes

Matthew Alice: In the recent teledrama the Odyssey, Athena appeared with spectacular blue eyes. In Andrew Lang’s translation of the Odyssey, she is consistently called gray-eyed. What is Homer’s word for the color of her ...

June 5, 1997
Your index finger has nothing to do with an index

Hi, Matthew: Where did the index finger get its name? 2. Why do clocks run in the direction we call clockwise? Shouldn’t they run the other way in the Southern Hemisphere? 3. Is a person ...

June 5, 1997
If someone hits you, why you see stars

Matt: I bashed my head on an open kitchen cabinet the other day. I saw stars, little flashes of light. Where did the light come from? — Michelle, San Diego They were made up by ...

June 5, 1997
San Diego – one of the most termite-rich areas in North America

Some primal termite knocked on wood And tasted it, and found it good, And that is why your Cousin May Fell through the parlour floor today — Ogden Nash If my ears were sensitive enough, ...

June 5, 1997
San Diego judge Michael Greer grabs for pension

In February, when ex-superior court judge Michael Greer stood before a federal judge for sentencing on the bribery charges he had pled guilty to several months before, he was contrite. The 62-year-old former presiding judge, ...

June 5, 1997
Canine talent agency uses Morley Field – at its peril

His name is "Scat." Sounds like the name for an annoying cat, but Scat is a dual champion Shetland sheepdog. Not only was he deemed worthy of the title as a representation of his breed, ...

June 5, 1997
San Diego Zoo's poster woman,Joan Embery touts Roundup

A commercial endorsement by San Diego Zoo horticulturist Cary Sharp, of the controversial herbicide Roundup, has set off a round of protest from the environmental group Greenpeace. The TV spots have Sharp strolling around what ...

June 5, 1997
How they track semis on the I-5

Dear Matt: Picture this. I’m driving home from L.A. on the 5, approaching San Onofre. I pass under what looks like an overhead street lamp, only instead of a lamp, there's what looks like a ...

June 5, 1997
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