Content for Thursday, March 19, 1998

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Maple Street sewer repair, part two

They tear up streets and make parking difficult for good reasons.

March 21,1997(Friday, 7a.m. to 3p.m.) ... and including, The Tale of the Palm (Act II): The Fiat is not to be seen when first I peek this morning, it remains in the driveway and the ...

UCSD med school grad: no cure for chaos

I knew now that I couldn’t believe anything she had told me. Ever.

When she first visited my office, Joanne was Mary, and I was not surprised when she told me that not long before she had been Mark. She had a linebacker’s 5´10˝, 246-pound blocklike frame and ...

If a female ballet dancer is called a ballerina, what is a male ballet dancer called?

Matmail: If a female ballet dancer is called a ballerina, what's a male ballet dancer called? I've always wondered. -- J. Sorensen, the Net I hope you have a new wonderment waiting offstage, because you ...

Why does the volume increase when a TV commercial comes on?

Dear Mr. Alice: Why is it that when a TV commercial comes on, the volume is automatically raised to a seemingly ridiculous level? What is the network's position on this? Are there stations that will ...

How do you pronounce Nagano?

Dear Matthew: All the TV commentators made it abundantly clear that Nagano is pronounced NAG-a-no. In my Random House Unabridged, 1971 edition, the verdict: Na-GAN-o. Merriam-Webster dictionary on the Internet, the verdict: Na-GA-no. I have ...

Larry Lawrence's ex-aide, Norma Nicolls, knew too much

She researched WWII Merchant Marine ships to falsify his record

Larry Lawrence, the late owner of the Hotel del Coronado and Bill Clinton's one-time ambassador to Switzerland, achieved posthumous ignominy when it was revealed that his purported wartime service in the Merchant Marine was a ...

The business of prisoner web personals

Love on the rocks

My computer monitor lights up with a picture of a bare-chested, buffed-up, tattooed male, maybe 30 years old, with black hair and mustache. Alongside the photo is a headline announcing "Jeff Rendall's Personal Message to ...

Copley Newspapers suddenly shutters the Santa Monica Outlook

Jung-Ho Pak is counting on a revival of the San Diego Symphony

When La Jolla-based Copley Newspapers this past weekend suddenly shuttered the Santa Monica Outlook, the move set off rumors among staffers at the Union-Tribune. Ever since the San Diego Evening Tribune was merged with the ...

Is it possible that the American Military is being screened for willingness to attack other Americans?

Dear Matt: I got the enclosed editorial from the House of Onyx, which, incidentally, makes its profits from selling gems to well-heeled anti-government types. When I read it, I got a twinge of concern for ...

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