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Content for Thursday, February 18, 1999

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Why did Frank Bompensiero come to San Diego?

Frank Bompensiero jumped off a freight train in San Diego in the early 1920s. He was 16 or 17 or perhaps even 18 years old. He was five feet, six inches tall. He had hazel ...

February 18, 1999
Why doesn't our stomach digest itself?

Matt: In my ponderings, accompanied by snacks, I've often wondered why our stomachs can digest everything from cake to goat meat, but it doesn't digest itself. How come? -- Eating and Wondering, San Marcos Matmail: ...

February 18, 1999
Is Paul from The Wonder Years really Marilyn Manson?

Greetings: Could it be true that the sweet geek Paul from The Wonder Years is now the ever-disturbing Marilyn Manson? We heard this nasty rumor. Could your li'l elves investigate this for us? -- Paul's ...

February 18, 1999
Learn about the San Diego Sierra Club's outings program, with some 1000 offerings every year.

Hike Cowles Mountain by late afternoon sunlight, and return by moonlight or flashlight. Trek past Smugglers Cave into the Valley of the Moon. Bike around Mission Bay. Watch birds at San Elijo Lagoon. Circumnavigate Middle ...

February 18, 1999
Navy SEAL Harry Constance accuses Charles Watson of cowardice during Tet offensive

August, 1997. It is a sunny Saturday on Coronado's Orange Avenue. Bay Books is having a ball. Half a dozen ex-Navy SEALs sit at tables inside, each autographing the book he has written about his ...

February 18, 1999
San Marcos' Matt McMullen makes life-sized rubber dolls

Matt McMullen says he was just an artist looking for an appreciative audience two years ago when he posted some snapshots of his female sculptures on the Internet. The online exposure generated a lot more ...

February 18, 1999
San Diego ready for more sewer bonds

The San Diego City Council is getting ready to fire up its heavy-spending machine again. On March 15, the council is quietly planning to sell another $327.5 million worth of sewer bonds, on top of ...

February 18, 1999
San Diego's passionate macadamia community

The cultivation of macs in San Diego County goes back to the 1940s. “There are several old individual trees around. The oldest I’m aware of is in Coronado. The first commercial grove in Southern California was planted in Oceanside.”

February 18, 1999
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