Content for Thursday, September 3, 1998

News & Stories

The Hell with Ted Leitner, Hell with Tony Gwynn

On one side are two multi-millionaires; five national cable and broadcast conglomerates; a well-entrenched, monopoly daily newspaper and its army of compliant reporters; the mayor and city council and their taxpayer-paid staff; an ex-mayor tainted ...

Rich Gang, Poor Gang

The news is good. Murder down 50 percent. Robbery down 18.2 percent, burglary 13.9 percent -- all for the first six months of 1998 (compared with the same period last year). Violent crimes are decreasing ...

Cell Phone Visitation

Otay Mesa is part of a vast sweep of scrub that stretches along the U.S.-Mexico border as far as Texas. Donovan State Prison State Prison is located there, a huge complex of buildings 25 miles ...

Fiddling while taxpayers burn

Chargers owner Alex Spanos, who benefits mightily from the stadium-ticket guarantee financed by San Diego taxpayers, threw a 50th anniversary party for his wife Faye at their controversial new mansion near Stockton last week. Guests ...

Fashion Plate: When Women Wore Hats

Old-style San Diego

Although Beatrice still has, at age 72, all of her gloves, it was the hats she loved. "I tell you," she says Some people go buy shoes when they're depressed. I sued to buy hats."

What exactly does the body go through in the electric chair when the juice is turned on?

Dear Matmail, What exactly does the body go through in the electric chair when the juice is turned on? I have heard that the eyes have to be taped to keep them in. Does the ...

Culp Valley, in the high desert of Anza-Borrego, offers hiking and camping.

While most of the Anza-Borrego Desert swelters, the temperature hovers as much as 10ลก Fahrenheit cooler at the "high desert" locale of Culp Valley, 3400 feet above sea level. Culp Valley is the only designated ...

A sunset walk coinciding with a rising full moon offers romantic possibilities.

Got a hot date with your loved one this weekend? If so, then start the evening with a romantic "sunset walk" by the bay, complete with a full-moon-rise over the twilight-bathed city and its scintillating ...

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