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Content for Thursday, March 5, 1998

News & Stories

A first-hand story of the deadly Tijuana floods in 1993

In January of 1993, nine inches of rain fell on the San Diego/Tijuana region, seven inches more than normal for the month. Most of the rain fell within a two-week period, flooding many parts of ...

March 5, 1998
The slow agony of waiting – the bank, the post office, the DMV

New Yorkers will stand in line for any number of things, but when it's your turn at the counter, or to get on the bus, the idea is to just get on with it: let's go, move it.

March 5, 1998
John Brizzolara asks, Why am I crying so much?

1990. I was tending bar and would have to duck out into the men’s room, and pray for an unoccupied stall where I could place my hands over my face, let my shoulders rise and fall.

March 5, 1998
How flowers, avocados, oranges, tomatos, succulents, eggs, dairy did in San Diego's El Nino

Now it can be told. Now the growers of the top-ten moneymaking crops in San Diego County for 1996 can gather 'round, take a look back over 1997, and weigh in with their judgments. They ...

March 5, 1998
How do astronauts go to the bathroom in space?

Greets, Matt: We recently read about the fellow trying to circle the globe in a balloon. This raised a serious question for us. Uh...what does he do with his #1 and #2? Moreover, how do ...

March 5, 1998
Why do restaurants serve Diet Coke as their only diet soda?

Dear Matthew Alice: Why do restaurants serve Diet Coke as their only diet soda? A lot of us prefer Pepsi (diet). Personally, I find Diet Coke rather gross tasting. Maybe it's easier to water down? ...

March 5, 1998
What are the lyrics in song #2 by Blur?

Hi, Matt: Since you are the knower of all good and evil and everything in between, my daughter, age 11, and I thought we would ask you about a song. "Song #2" by Blur has ...

March 5, 1998
Brothers killed by retaining wall in Lomas del Rubí neighborhood of Tijuana

On Wednesday, February 4, 1998, José Tovar Serrano, 35, and his brother Rubén, 33, were killed in the torrential El Nino storm that began on the night of February 3. They were among the first ...

March 5, 1998
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