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Content for Thursday, November 13, 1997

News & Stories

Amy Gerstler, San Diego's wondrous poet

"Words that rhymed meant a lot to me, and also were very comforting. I liked knowing things by heart so that when I felt weird or bad or couldn’t sleep, I could repeat them."

November 13, 1997
How they make M&Ms round

Dear All-Knowing One: Often, candies such as chocolate-covered cherries are mostly rounded, with one flat side. That is due to the candy being laid down to dry after being dipped in the chocolate. But peanut ...

November 13, 1997
McPhatter's rage at 32nd Street Navy Filipino employees

Captain Thomas McPhatter, 74, USN, retired from the Navy Chaplain Corps, stands up. He looks gravely at the dozen people gathered around, mostly African-Americans like him. The meeting comes to order. "In your own way, ...

November 13, 1997
What happened to Stan Humphries' brain?

In a curious way, Stan Humphries is among the luckier victims of concussion, Schrock says. The hit he took was so hard that it knocked him out, leaving no question that he had been injured.

November 13, 1997
KFMB-TV's Graham Ledger gets "dart" from the Columbia Journalism Review.

Graham Ledger, KFMB-TV's weekend anchor, has drawn a dreaded "dart" from the Columbia Journalism Review. Last February, the magazine reports, Ledger appeared in a two-part television series about a laser fix for nearsightedness -- featuring ...

November 13, 1997
Twenty-seven years of unread letters in a disabled San Diego child's family

Sheri’s brows were knitted, her lips tight. Like a scowling infant, unhappy thoughts appeared to flit over her face. The eyelids fluttered, and then her eyes opened; they were beautiful—large, a brown color flecked with gold.

November 13, 1997
Why I might not want an electric blanket that cools me

Matt: Even here in America’s Finest (Weather) City, most every household undoubtedly contains at least one electric blanket. But why aren’t electric blankets to provide cooling available in stores, too? Since electricity is used in ...

November 13, 1997
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