Content for Thursday, November 11, 1999

News & Stories

San Diegans who collect and sell antique silverware

Look! you've got a naked man on your fork!

I'm an antique-silver junkie. I'm nuts over silver flatware – knives, forks, and spoons, and the occasional fish fork or aspic server or set of fried-chicken tongs. I cruise dirty little junk shops and yard ...

Robin Henkel Zen master of the blues guitar

Took jazz arrangement lessons from Hal Crook

After playing guitar for 35 years and figuring in the old dog factor, I had little more to learn, one would think, and less hope of learning it. This proved to be only half true ...

Will the 1999 Leonid meteor shower amaze or bore early-morning skywatchers

Will the Leonids roar this year like its namesake constellation (Leo, the Lion), or will we stifle a yawn as we struggle to keep our eyes open looking upward into the sky during the wee ...

Telmex gets competition in Tijuana from Pegaso

Brainchild of Mexican tycoon, Alejandro Burillo Azcárraga

There are still more employees than customers at the customer-service center built in Tijuana by Mexico's newest telecommunications upstart, Pegaso. Surrounded by equipment displays and eye-catching ads, a dozen cashiers and sales people await the ...

Eric Ericson, noted La Jolla car thief, out of jail

Fast cars, funny money

Vintage Mercedes owners, lonely ladies, and San Diego retailers beware. Eric Erickson is coming back to town. Saturday, October 16, the former La Jollan and two other inmates walked out of a minimum-security federal prison ...

Loew's Coronado Bay Resort is on the block for a minimum bid of $90.4 million

Citron family has been trying to unload it for two years

While the board of the San Diego Unified Port Commission considers whether to get into the lodging business by financing and constructing a big new hotel on the site of downtown's Campbell shipyard on San ...

What illiterate computer bozo suddenly decided the @ symbol means "at," when it really means "each?"

Matt: This may come as a surprise to many of you Internet chuckleheads out there, but the symbol @ does not mean "at." It means "each." So what I wanna know is, what illiterate computer ...

Tsunao Saito files libel charges in La Jolla death of her husband

Submarine USS Houston has its defenders

The widow of murdered UCSD researcher Tsunao Saito has filed another round of libel suits against Japanese publications she says defamed her by running false reports suggesting she might have had a role in her ...

Ex-San Diego mayor Roger Hedgecock and wife Cindy, Dean and Susan Spanos give to George W. Bush campaign

Irwin Jacobs gives to Bush and Gore

Well-heeled San Diegans continue to give generously to their political causes of choice in the months leading up to election year 2000. The Union-Tribune's David Copley has given $1000 to Congressman Brian Bilbray. Downtown steakhouse ...