Content for Thursday, May 21, 1998

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Paying Homage to the Roadside Dead

Memorials in San Marcos, El Cajon, Scripps Ranch

The sun descends behind western slopes as I drop down Banner Grade from Julian toward the Anza-Borrego Desert on High 78 — nearly 1500 feet in five miles. A park ranger I met at the ...

Designated Bulldozer

The photographer pretended to be looking at carpet samples. Then he started snapping pictures of the arklike interior of Julie Melim's carpet warehouse. Melim looked up from her office, walked out, and asked if she ...

Nag, Nag, Nag

Jill McEwan's life reads like a Dick Francis novel. McEwan, a graduate of USC's paralegal program, is a racehorse trainer who mixes horses and the law. "I'm just like a home appraiser, except I appraise ...

Reality check

It wouldn't be the first big lie to emerge during an election campaign, and it certainly wouldn't be the first one to appear in a Union-Tribune editorial, but Sunday's was one of the best in ...

A short trail visits oak woodlands at Lake Wohlford near Escondido.

Serene Lake Wohlford lies near the headwaters of Escondido Creek, its mirroring surface reflecting the shaggy-with-chaparral, boulder-studded hillsides that confine it. As early as 1895, water impounded for the benefit of Escondido's farms and households ...

What happens when someone opposes a marriage during the ceremony?

Matt: What's the dealio wit the part of the wedding vows when the priest sez, "Does anyone feel that these two should not be joined in holy matrimony?" What happens when your brother's friend raises ...

What is the connection between country singers and yodeling?

Dear Mr. Alice: Why do country singers yodel? What could have been the connection that brought yodeling from the Swiss Alps to Nashville, or did yodeling crop up independently as a form of expression among ...

Eeyore Strikes Again

Raising a West Coast baby.

Last month, I ended this column by wondering what part (if any) of my East Coastness I would pass on to my California-born son Finian. Now, as he approaches his first birthday, I have had ...

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