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Content for Thursday, August 20, 1998

News & Stories

Problems with the Dale Akiki-Faith Chapel case

Here are two stories about memory: When Carol Hopkins visited New York as a young woman, her best friend said to her, "Whenever you get into a cab, look at the license number. That way, ...

August 20, 1998
City Heights gang members use pit bulls

Gang members have a new weapon against the cops in City Heights. Pit bulls. According to police, the teenage own owners walk their dogs on long leashes down such main thoroughfares as University Avenue. It's ...

August 20, 1998
Baptist pastor Tony Crisp on Park Blvd.: "Being abusive, wife-beating are very un-Christian"

Viewers tuned to the June 12 broadcast of CNN's Larry King Live were treated to an exercise in confusion. King's guests were at such opaque odds, spoke at such broad cross-purposes, that the program seemed ...

August 20, 1998
Pete Wilson's friends: Tom Shepard, Larry Lucchino, David Malcolm, Brian Bilbray, Byron Wear, Mike Alessio

As the hour drew near for Bill Clinton's Monday night mea culpa, a snazzily dressed crowd from Governor Pete Wilson's lavish birthday fundraiser made its way to the bar at the downtown Hyatt Regency to ...

August 20, 1998
Cave Johnson Couts' wedding fiesta in Old Town lasted a week, his marriage a lifetime

“The emigrants! Oh! Still they come. I never was in my life so annoyed. begging for sugar, flour, and god only knows how they have the face to push such entreaties as they do...."

At the Plunge, why are there swastikas on the pool?

Dear Matthew Alice: Recently my mom took my son to the Plunge for swimming lessons, and he came home telling me there were "Nazi signs" in the pool. Sure enough, I took him the following ...

How did the tune "Turkey in the Straw" become the song for ice cream trucks?

Matthew: How in God's name did the tune "Turkey in the Straw" become the perennial favorite for ice cream trucks? -- Summertime Dreamer, La Mesa Hey, make that Summertime Screamer. "Turkey in the Straw" has ...

August 20, 1998
What is a Camaro?

To: Matmail: A Mustang is a horse, a Javelin is a spear, a Corvette is a warship. What the heck is a Camaro? -- Joe in E-mailville I haven't a clue what Camaro means, but ...

August 20, 1998
Early San Diego architecture in Bankers Hill

With two steep ravines spanned by quaint footbridges, scores of well-kept, historically significant homes, and mature landscaping, Banker's Hill is a monument to the elegance of the past. The work of early-century architects Irving Gill, ...

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