Content for Thursday, June 4, 1998

News & Stories

San Diego's Top Ten High Schools

Local administrators toot their own horns

Julian caught our attention because it ranked fourth in SAT scores among public schools, despite being so small and so rural. The high school and the community seem to have a truly symbiotic relationship,

A Unique Warmth for Youngsters

'How did you get this number?" snarled an unidentified male voice at the other end of the line. "John isn't involved involved in anything! Don't ever call here again!" John's phone number isn't hard to ...

Save the Local BBS Scene

A few years ago, before that file resource known as the Information Superhighway or Internet was released to the public, local bulletin board systems (BBSes) ruled. The message bases were full of opinions and facts ...

Death of a promoter

A concert promoter's suicide may have helped lead to the hasty departure of Wes Brustad as executive director of a big cultural festival in Memphis. Brustad, formerly of El Cajon, had been the executive director ...

Follow the Big Laguna and Pacific Crest trails on a loop through the Laguna Mountains.

The six-mile-long Big Laguna Trail, high in the Laguna Mountains, wends its scenic way over gently rolling hills and grassy dales, never dipping below 5400 feet of elevation nor rising to more than 5900 feet. ...

What happened to Ted Kaczynski's cabin from Montana?

Dear Sir: The Mad Bomber, Ted Kaczynski, lived in a decrepit cabin in Montana. During his trial, the government seized it and hauled it to Sacramento. Whatever happened to it? Rumor has it that it ...

Why do we sweat and feel uncomfortable when the outside temperature is 97.8 degrees?

M.A. of Reader: The average internal temp of humans is 98.7 degrees F. Why then do people sweat and feel uncomfortable when the outside temp is 98.7? -- L.B. of Poway Skin's big job is ...

How come stupid Americans can enter sweepstakes, but stupid Canadians can't?

American Hero: I've entered a few sweepstakes-type contests in the recent past, and a few of them have a statement such as "Canadian residents, in order to win, must first correctly answer a time-limited skill-testing ...

John Irving's A Widow for One Year

Interview with the author of The World According to Garp

As much research as I did in Amsterdam, and as much help as I had with the police business and the prostitute business and the city, I can truthfully say that the shoe idea was mine.

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