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Content for Thursday, March 4, 1999

News & Stories

Hotel Del Coronado art's gender gap

“They’re like squiggles with different colors.” Anita, from Nashville Tennessee, is squinting into the middle distance of Horton Plaza trying to summon an image of exactly what was hanging on the wall of her room ...

March 4, 1999
What is that structure next to Mercy/Scripps Hospital in Hillcrest?

To: Matthew Alice: Every time I drive down Sixth Avenue to 163 north, I see a strange pinkish building on my left on the grounds of Mercy Hospital. It's strange because the highest five or ...

Why did my cup explode when instant coffee was added?

Your Mattness: The other day I was reduced to making myself a cup of (ugh!) instant coffee. I put a cup of water in the microwave, zapped it for a couple of minutes, took it ...

March 4, 1999
Frank Bompensiero goes to World War II

“During World War II,” a retired San Diego policeman told me, “the hoods in the downtown bars made plenty of money. Don’t let anybody fool you. The reason they made more money than anyone else ...

A walk along Santa Ysabel Creek near Ramona reveals the site of the never-built Pamo Valley Dam.

After flowing across the pristine, oak- and sycamore-dotted Pamo Valley north of Ramona, Santa Ysabel Creek cuts southwest down a steep gorge and finally emerges on the flatlands of San Pasqual Valley. In the '70s ...

March 4, 1999
Dad wrote for Sports Illustrated

Until his junior year of college, when he decided he needed to save the world, my dad wanted to be a sportswriter. His career began when he didn’t make the cut for his freshman basketball ...

March 4, 1999
San Diego Union-Tribune walks away from labor talks

Anyone who has passed through the San Diego Union-Tribune during Gene Bell's stint as publisher has heard the mantra, the talk of management's intention to take things at the paper "to the next level." Harmless ...

March 4, 1999
Teresa Platt runs Fur Commission USA from San Diego

Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, Minneapolis; these are the places that come to mind when one thinks of fur clothing, places where the temperature can drop below zero and stay there for weeks. But since last April, ...

March 4, 1999
Bill Clinton picked up $10,000 apiece from Sol Price and golf-club king Ely Callaway

When John Simpson, a 53-year-old vacationing music teacher from Birmingham, England, was found strangled to death last month in his room at La Mesa's Rodeway Inn, the Union-Tribune was most circumspect. The paper's plea for ...

March 4, 1999
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