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Content for Thursday, May 15, 1997

News & Stories

San Diego beekeepers know all the flowering plants

There are about 30,000 beehives in San Diego County, and just now, Alan Mikolich and I are standing amid 140 of them. Mikolich is a commercial beekeeper, one of the dozen or so in San ...

May 15, 1997
Mayor Susan Golding estimated $1.5 billion would upgrade San Diego sewers

Everett Dirksen seems to have said it best: "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money." The late money." The late Senate Republican minority leader was talking about the ...

May 15, 1997
Ballard Smith fires union food employees at Sports Arena

'I was on the speakerphone with Ballard Smith, Ron Hahn, and one of the Shihadeh brothers. I said, 'What do you me mean, "fit the mold"? You got hot dogs, you got nachos, you got ...

May 15, 1997
UCSD sets up website for Peru's Tupac Amaru guerrillas

Frustration is growing over the San Diego City Council's policy of discussing major issues such as stadium expansion and water rate increases behind closed doors, as well as limiting public comment at its sessions to ...

May 15, 1997
Gay bars in Hillcrest after midnight

9:41 p.m. Where are their faces? Friday night, and dozens of headless musclemen on video, strutting at some outdoor gay-pride event. Near-naked, their bronzed muscles stretched by steroids and molded by Nautilus machines, a cross ...

May 15, 1997
Why you won't find fresh kidney beans, lima beans, pinto beans

Dear Matthew Alice: Why is it that some beans can be purchased fresh, dried, or canned, but some beans cannot be found anywhere in their fresh state, i.e., kidney beans, lima beans, pinto beans, garbanzos. ...

May 15, 1997
What creates the bumps in a “washboard” dirt road

Dear Matt: What creates the bumps in a “washboard” dirt road? And is it really true that if you drive on them fast you can decrease the jarring effect? — P.R., Encinitas To make your ...

May 15, 1997
Why a cat would lick plastic bags

M. Alice: Ever since I began to choose the plastic bags over the paper ones to bring my groceries home, I've observed a very strange behavior in my cat. She seems obsessed with licking the ...

May 15, 1997
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