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Content for Thursday, October 23, 1997

News & Stories

Up close and personal with Scammon's Lagoon whales

“But we still don’t know simple things. Like how many there are. How fast they grow. How long they live. We don’t know where the juveniles go. We don’t know even if [young gray whales] migrate.”

Downtown San Diego hotel room bleeds a woman dry

I did what I would have advised anyone to do. I said to my face in the bathroom mirror, a pale face made paler by the bathroom’s subaqueous light, “You’ve got to quit living on peanut butter.”

October 23, 1997
Whether we really use 10 percent of our brains

Matmail: I have heard that we humans only use 10 percent of our brains and that Einstein used 11 percent. Is this true, and where do they come up with these numbers? What would they ...

October 23, 1997
How they came up with the name Certs

Matt: Where did Certs get its name? — Rip Van Laer, P.B. I hope you’re grateful, Rip. Who else would take this question seriously? Warner-Lambert was pretty dumbfounded that we were wasting their time with ...

October 23, 1997
Shooting the mountain lions after incident in Julian

In 1972, for example, only 4 permits were issued statewide for killing mountain lions that posed a threat to humans or livestock. Compare that with 1994 when 328 permits were issued and 121 were killed.

October 23, 1997
Father Rudy Kos, priest and accused molester of altar boys, arrested at the Loft in Hillcrest

The cameras are there in the courtroom in the San Diego County Courthouse, but they are not yet rolling. Not for the Hispanic male who needs an interpreter to help him grab the gist of ...

October 23, 1997
Susan Golding staff gets childcare room

A friendly item by Union-Tribune columnist Diane Bell about pregnancies among the staff of Mayor Susan Golding has inspired a not-so-friendly anonymous hit by a group calling itself "City Moms." According to the October 7 ...

October 23, 1997
The size of Rosie O'Donnell's head

Matmail: Exactly how big is Rosie O'Donnell's head? Why do the hairstylists on her boring show give her an even bigger head with their “big hair" stylin'? If you have been stumped, I'd settle for ...

October 23, 1997
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