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Content for Thursday, August 12, 1999

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One San Diego sculptor, Guillermo Castano, teaches another, Carl Glowienke

The first two or three times I met Carl Glowienke he wore a tuxedo. We weren't at a society function. He wasn't on his way, each time, to the prom. For his day job — ...

August 12, 1999
Traverse the hills of north Escondido and Jesmond Dene on this 10-mile bicycle loop

Rural roads for pleasant summer morning or evening cycling still exist around Escondido. For a sample, try the following ten-mile, looping ride over the hills north of town. The route features an elevation gain of ...

August 12, 1999
Ephraim Morse general store ledgers tell how people lived in Old Town

Davistown: "Settlement named after William Heath Davis, who was the first to feel that the site of the city should be near the harbor. The settlement failed and Old Town remained 'San Diego' until 1868.”

Jim Eichel, UCSD med school alum, asks, Was this my fault?

Was This My Fault? “I THINK SHE HAS PNEUMONIA.” Anne, a nurse-practitioner student to whom I’m teaching outpatient medicine, was right. Flo, a proud, stubborn, wiry, 72-year-old African-American had called me earlier that day hoping ...

August 12, 1999
Crossroads of the West Gun Show at Del Mar warns customers of pending bills

On Saturday, July 7, dozens of people were waiting outside the Crossroads of the West Gun Show at the Del Mar Fair-grounds for the 9:00 a.m. opening. Inside, Crossroads owner Bob Templeton had gathered key ...

August 12, 1999
Mexican mail is 24 times slower than pre-Christian Roman mail

'Hi gang! Having a wonderful time in Tijuana. Wish you were here. Write back soon." I address the postcard, a view of the Jai Alai Fronton Palace on Revolución to myself in San Diego. I ...

Gray Davis named Moores to the University of California's board of regents.

Padres owner John Moores has shown up high on the list of big-money donors to Democratic governor Gray Davis, who earlier this year named Moores to a highly coveted spot on the University of California's ...

August 12, 1999
Were early pool balls made from ivory?

Dear Matthew: The recent acquisition by my next-door neighbor of a pool table has set me to pondering. According to M.S. Encarta, early billiard and pool balls were made of ivory. I'm surprised. Is ivory ...

August 12, 1999
Are there camouflaged bridges off the Del Dios Highway?

Matt and Elves: While we were driving on Del Dios Highway, my eight-year-old son could barely maintain himself as he noticed some "bridges" barely visible (to me, anyway, as I tried to concentrate on that ...

What is Zzyzx?

Matman: While leaving Las Vegas the last few times, I've noticed a sign for Zzyzx Road. How do you pronounce this word and what does it mean? I have a feeling it's Las Vegan for ...

August 12, 1999
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