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Content for Thursday, March 11, 1999

News & Stories

Frank Bompensiero as bagman for Calif. liquor officials

When 44-year-old Frank Bompensiero awakened at 5878 Estelle Street on the first morning of a new decade, he must have felt optimistic. He must have felt hopeful. He padded on his bare size-ten feet into ...

March 11, 1999
What is the product being advertised on the building at 800 W. Ivy?

Matmail: I have passed a building near the corner of India and Ivy for years that has this painting on the wall and have wondered forever what happened to this product. -- Bob, downtown The ...

March 11, 1999
Do fish fart?

Dear Matthew Alice: Do fish fart? -- Ian Lewis, age 7, San Diego A mighty fine question, and one that could only have come from a 7-year-old. A kid will imagine what might be and ...

March 11, 1999
Can you make fire with ice?

Matt: Here's a question that might give you fits. Can you make fire with ice? (Good luck.) -- Doubtful Tim, Shelter Island We suited up half the elves in parkas, half in flame-retardant pajamas and ...

March 11, 1999
A loop for mountain bikes near Warner Springs takes riders on a combination of sandy fire road and pavement.

Where can you go to do some fat-tire bicycle riding after the winter rains come? Certainly not on many of the county's backcountry dirt roads and trails, which turn slippery when wet. Instead, try out ...

March 11, 1999
Proposition L, to fund libraries, is dead

Proposition L, the quarter-percent increase in the sales tax that would have been earmarked for libraries, is dead and buried. And for the county's business, political, and newspaper establishment -- which until Prop L had ...

March 11, 1999
Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire has legal battle in San Diego

Mark McGwire, the Cardinals slugger who hit a record 70 home runs last season, isn't scheduled to visit San Diego until mid-May, when the Padres host St. Louis in a three-game series. But McGwire's lawyers ...

March 11, 1999
Environmentalists in Portland, Oregon, say Audrey Geisel has gone too far

Just in time for what would have been Dr. Seuss's 95th birthday last week came the latest controversy over his widow Audrey's marketing of the late child author's image and work. During his life, Seuss, ...

March 11, 1999
Kensington ends at Monroe, not El Cajon Bl.

With only two avenues of ingress — Kensington Drive and Marlborough Avenue — it remains secluded, quiet, and difficult to locate. Which is fine with its inhabitants who joke, “We’ve never left because we can’t find our way out.”

March 11, 1999
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