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Content for Thursday, September 18, 1997

News & Stories

Young girls on the sand in Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach

July 2 and 3 — Mission Beach Three girls from Temecula Valley High School, Paige, Ramona, and Tarah, agree to talk with me. Tarah is 16 and will be a senior in the fall. She ...

September 18, 1997
No uvula, no vibrato

Dear Mr. Know It All: What is that uvula hanging in the back of my throat for? What recourse do I have if I get tired of it? —Phil Harris, San Diego This one’s at ...

September 18, 1997
Why pigeons perch on Clairemont Mesa exit sign

Matmail: Driving north on 805 one day, I noticed a whole mess of pigeons amping out on the Clairemont Mesa exit sign. There were none on the sign before it or after it Now this ...

September 18, 1997
The glow-in-the-dark Band-Aid packaging

[Too frantic to write a salutation]: Don’t even ask how this came up. But it’s urgent! I MUST know the answer! When you open a Band-Aid in the dark, why does the glue on the ...

September 18, 1997
How parrots stomach hot peppers

Mattster: My parrot loves hot peppers. He (she, maybe) can't get enough and doesn’t screech or sweat as he chows down on them or even when he poops. Why do parrots seem to be unaffected ...

September 18, 1997
No one could say what Donald Bickerstaf did for a living

Donald Marquis Bickerstaff was a big wheel at the Del Mar track. The 38-year-old investment advisor from Poway and his 20-something bride were regulars around the Turf Club with its free-flowing booze, gourmet cuisine, and ...

September 18, 1997
San Diego teens asked why they steal

According to the National Retail Federation, more the $25 million worth of goods is shoplifted each day. Teens between 13 and 17 account for 30 percent of shoplifters, even though they make up only 7 ...

September 18, 1997
Dean Spanos, son of Chargers owner Alex, is throwing a political shindig for Marilyn Quayle

She's running against state treasurer Matt Fong for U.S. Senate, but Susan Golding has a more direct Asian connection. A reliable source says her honor is getting regular acupuncture treatments from the city's foremost specialist. ...

September 18, 1997
Doctor Jim Eichel on a work vacation in Mali

Underneath my name on the shingle that hangs outside of my office's front door are the words "Berkeley International Health." Until we sold our practice nine months ago. That was what my partner and I ...

September 18, 1997
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