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Content for Thursday, April 1, 1999

News & Stories

San Diego priests, ministers talk about what Heaven will be like

Why go to heaven? When you consider the popular “Family Circus” image — sitting on clouds, playing harps, singing hymns, and watching the doings on earth as if they were some reality-based TV show — ...

April 1, 1999
Widow of Democratic financier M. Larry Lawrence expecting her first child

It's not getting much ink in San Diego, but last week's "Inside the Beltway" column of the Washington Times had this spicy local tidbit: "A stork tells Inside the Beltway that Shelia Lawrence, the petite, ...

April 1, 1999
California Department of Fish and Game's South Coast Region missing money

State investigators are looking into "irregularities" in the sale of hunting and fishing licenses in the California Department of Fish and Game's South Coast Region, which is run out of headquarters here in San Diego. ...

April 1, 1999
Saint Malo – Oceanside's best-kept secret

A real estate agent had warned me, “The residents of Saint Malo are very classy people,” so I had packed a bottle of light, fruity Domaine Les Grands Groux Sancerre (1996) and a loaf of fresh bread.

April 1, 1999
For Easter-Sunday sunrise here are some suggested peaks to climb

You trudge ever upward with steady footfalls, steering clear of barely seen rocks and roots. Night vision rules, monochromatic and flat, supplied by the light from a three-quarter moon sinking in the west. As you ...

April 1, 1999
Tijuana's individualist taxi drivers

It is the world’s busiest border crossing; I have just weaved through the gauntlet of Indian trinket vendors on the right and a phalanx of cab drivers on the left. For the hundredth time I ...

April 1, 1999
When migrants die in Border Patrol car accident

'Slow down! You're not carrying animals back here!" It was the last thing Roberto Alvarado Galindo remembered yelling. The accident happened just before midnight on September 4, 1995. It bore a haunting similarity to last ...

April 1, 1999
Zapatista National Liberation Army.comes from Chiapas to Tijuana

They come out of the chilly night. When they arrive in the pool of light at the top of the stairs, their dark eyes appear more startled and startling because that's all you see. Masks ...

April 1, 1999
Tijuana kidnap victim Georgina Romero de Crespo released

Under mysterious circumstances, Tijuana kidnap victim Georgina Romero de Crespo was released last week, a day after the Reader wrote about her monthlong disappearance, and is safe at her home in the Coronado Cays. No ...

April 1, 1999
What does evolution have against the tail?

Matthew: I was lying awake the other night wondering where tails went. Almost all of the dinosaurs had tails -- tails aplenty, tails to write home about, even the fast and agile dinosaurs, for whom ...

April 1, 1999
Why does raspberry syrup become "globby" when added to coffee?

Dear Mr. Alice: I am a barista at a local coffeehouse. Among the common items one finds on our menu are flavored syrups used to enhance the various coffee drinks: vanilla, hazelnut, and so forth. ...

April 1, 1999
How do you explain the seemingly parallel universe phenomenon?

Dear Matt: This question has puzzled me ever since I moved to Southern California. I am in my car waiting for the light to change to green. I am about 10 to 15 cars away ...

April 1, 1999
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