Content for Thursday, December 10, 1998

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The love letters of a couple married at Old Town, 1852-1869

My very beloved Chanita

This is the fifth child that death has snatched from us. I am a Christian and I have a great deal of respect for Divine Decrees and God being omnipotent. At times I despair. I blame God.

What is the "glow stick" liquid made of, and is it toxic?

Dear Mr. Alice: I recently attended a white-trash theme party which featured a real live stripper who, as part of her act, opened up glow sticks (the kind kids get at Halloween) and poured the ...

Use a mountain bike to explore Anza-Borrego's Fish Creek Wash through Split Mountain and beyond

Anza-Borrego's Fish Creek Wash is the gateway to a fascinating labyrinth of rugged canyons, twisted arroyos, and mud hills covering the desiccated area known as the Carrizo Badlands. Why the name Fish Creek for a ...

New state police chief Héctor Huerta plans to root out corruption

"He is like an island in a big ocean"

Licenciado Héctor Huerta Suárez, the State Judicial Police station commander, looks up at the familiar gray portrait on the wall beside his new desk. "I love that man," he says. "Emiliano Zapata is my hero." ...

Larry Kramer got my tip and called Tom Brokaw and Peter Jennings

San Diego gay journalist Rex Wockner

The brutal -- and ultimately fatal -- beating of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old gay student at the University of Wyoming, shocked the nation last October after the event was reported by NBC, AP, and other ...

Ravi Shankar, who has a house in Encinitas, may lose the one he has in New Delhi

Kinder Morgan gasoline tank farm near the stadium is about to get bigger

A long-standing sexual harassment case against San Diego County human resources director Carlos Arauz will finally be settled out of court for $35,000 by the City of Phoenix, according to the Arizona Republic. Arauz was ...

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