Content for Thursday, July 9, 1998

News & Stories

Sugar in Your Ears

Chino's famous fresh vegetable farm

“The morning air humidity at the [Chinos’] farm averages around forty percent — compared with about eighty-five percent in the prolific farm belt of central Florida, where the produce has a more watery, less concentrated flavor.”

San Diego's first woman doctor

Charlotte Baker helped close the Stingaree

The Bakers built a two-story house in Point Loma on nine-tenths of an acre. It was the only house in Point Loma for several years. They sailed to work downtown, making the trip in 20 minutes.

Will a car run on Jack Daniel's?

Dear Matt Alice: I don't know how we got on the topic, but my boyfriend thinks that if you pour a bottle of Jack Daniel's into your gas tank, your car will run. I told ...

How many fights have there been on the floor of Congress?

Hey, Matt: From time to time we see on TV some pretty good fights in foreign legislatures. I started to wonder about our own distinguished lawmakers. They never seem to punch one another. How do ...

And Our Next Pretty Lady Is...

'There are so many beautiful people in San Diego. People just do not realize it. It's totally untapped." -- Staci Bynum, model agency director Fashion magazines portray a fullness of being, a perfection that exceeds ...

Queen of Surrogates

Will Halm spreads his hand over the bulging sphere of Elizabeth's stomach. His eyes search the ceiling as he feels for movement. "He turned right around yesterday," says Elizabeth (last name omitted for privacy). "That ...

Grand Old Padres?

Hottest rumor to hit the Padres ballpark beat: a well-known, very wealthy, highly influential Republican "Mr. X" has quietly told certain members of the San Diego City Council to torpedo any deal with Padres owner ...

Angels with dusty wings

Aileen Mellott and the Flying Samaritans

The wind was blowing hard, and the dust started to swirl up. I dropped down to 200 feet and probably was within minutes of Ensenada airport when the weather closed in and everything suddenly went blank.

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